Hamilton's Antique & Auction

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I gave them one star because I couldn't do less still waiting for a payment (that has been mailed) for just about a year
ok only 10 months . Every time I call or stop by it was mailed or is in the next batch of checks. They can't even tell me how much it sold for . After reading other reviews not to surprised ....so if you have a item to sell better look else where. I will update when I do get the check to see if they keep there word on the seller fee...(based .on other reviews) and how long it takes them to really mail the check re: jan. 18 2013 still no check the good new is they said it was mailed '' a while ago'' but I still have not gotten it..... what a joke.... there must be some revenue watching over these places??? any one have any ideas???

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I gave them one star because I couldn't do less still waiting for a payment (that has been mailed) for just about a year
ok only 10 months . Every time I call or stop by it was mailed or is in the next batch of checks. They can't even tell me how much it sold for . After reading other reviews not to surprised ....so if you have a item to sell better look else where. I will update when I do get the check to see if they keep there word on the seller fee...(based .on other reviews) and how long it takes them to really mail the check re: jan. 18 2013 still no check the good new is they said it was mailed '' a while ago'' but I still have not gotten it..... what a joke.... there must be some revenue watching over these places??? any one have any ideas???

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I purchased from Hamilton's through Proxibid, a saddle that was advertised with only 1 picture and no description. The saddle arrived in numerous pieces...it was badly chewed by mice underneath (not seen in the phot) the fenders were worn completelt through, all of the latigos were pulling apart, leather peces hung everywhere, the cinch ring on one side was pulled out. I contacted Proxibid and mailed it back with TRACKING....they got it on August 31st. Here, in October, 35 days later, I am still waiting for a refund for this useless piece of junk. Proxibid had told me the return postage would also be repaid, but Hamilton's refused, and Proxibid would not stand behind what they told me.

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I purchased from Hamilton's through Proxibid, a saddle that was advertised with only 1 picture and no description. The saddle arrived in numerous pieces...it was badly chewed by mice underneath (not seen in the phot) the fenders were worn completelt through, all of the latigos were pulling apart, leather peces hung everywhere, the cinch ring on one side was pulled out. I contacted Proxibid and mailed it back with TRACKING....they got it on August 31st. Here, in October, 35 days later, I am still waiting for a refund for this useless piece of junk. Proxibid had told me the return postage would also be repaid, but Hamilton's refused, and Proxibid would not stand behind what they told me.

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hands down the best auction house in the NW. for both buying and selling, looking foward to working with Hamilton's again and again!

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hands down the best auction house in the NW. for both buying and selling, looking foward to working with Hamilton's again and again!

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This company is unprofessional and careless. I bid on a sewing machine using Proxibid, and when I received it, items that were clearly mentioned in the lot were missing (like the pedal!) I contacted Ken and he said he found it in the warehouse someplace (um, wow...considering the machine doesn't even work without it). He told me he'd ship it out 'for free' (how kind of him after I paid for it) but he couldn't find the other item and wouldn't offer fair compensation of $35 for it. I'm still waiting on the pedal for nearly two weeks. Beware of whom you work with...it's sad that places run as badly as this company still exist All it takes for a customer to be happy is a bit of honesty and sense of responsibility, it's not rocket science.

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This company is unprofessional and careless. I bid on a sewing machine using Proxibid, and when I received it, items that were clearly mentioned in the lot were missing (like the pedal!) I contacted Ken and he said he found it in the warehouse someplace (um, wow...considering the machine doesn't even work without it). He told me he'd ship it out 'for free' (how kind of him after I paid for it) but he couldn't find the other item and wouldn't offer fair compensation of $35 for it. I'm still waiting on the pedal for nearly two weeks. Beware of whom you work with...it's sad that places run as badly as this company still exist All it takes for a customer to be happy is a bit of honesty and sense of responsibility, it's not rocket science.

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Thank you very much Joe for selling my items. I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with you selling our items. Your auction is one of the top auctions out there. I will recommend your auction service to all my friends and

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Thank you very much Joe for selling my items. I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with you selling our items. Your auction is one of the top auctions out there. I will recommend your auction service to all my friends and

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I just want to thank Joe and Ken for helping me sell out my estate, I fell on hard times a few months back, I was forced to sale off all my antiques, the rate they charged was 35%, and I must say for the work they did it was more than

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I just want to thank Joe and Ken for helping me sell out my estate, I fell on hard times a few months back, I was forced to sale off all my antiques, the rate they charged was 35%, and I must say for the work they did it was more than

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Our family was VERY dissatisfied with Hamilton's. We have several big ticket items and Joe assured us that the auctioneers know the value of items and won't let them go for unreasonable prices. We ended up getting pennies on the dollar and an estate that should have been worth many thousands of dollars (about 10K by our calculations) we ended up getting about $1600 for. In addition, we were told verbally that the commission was 30% but it ended up in the contract as 35%. We would never do business with them again.

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Our family was VERY dissatisfied with Hamilton's. We have several big ticket items and Joe assured us that the auctioneers know the value of items and won't let them go for unreasonable prices. We ended up getting pennies on the dollar and an estate that should have been worth many thousands of dollars (about 10K by our calculations) we ended up getting about $1600 for. In addition, we were told verbally that the commission was 30% but it ended up in the contract as 35%. We would never do business with them again.

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I love shopping there, but I'm not sure if I would trust them with handling my estate if they do not take inventory as the others here suggest. They use proxibid, which is HUGE for me, because I have a child and cannot make it to every auction, or sit there in the auction house for the several hours that it runs.

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I love shopping there, but I'm not sure if I would trust them with handling my estate if they do not take inventory as the others here suggest. They use proxibid, which is HUGE for me, because I have a child and cannot make it to every auction, or sit there in the auction house for the several hours that it runs.

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Hamilton Auction hauled my stuff out of my house so fast I did'nt have time to realize that that the enventory on my stuff was less then parr. Half my stuff is missing. And when I ask them where it is Joe or Frank will say they don't know what I 'm talking about. Now months later they are auctiong my stuff under other numbers. I think more of us with complaints should go see the Tacoma Prosocuting Attorney.

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Hamilton Auction hauled my stuff out of my house so fast I did'nt have time to realize that that the enventory on my stuff was less then parr. Half my stuff is missing. And when I ask them where it is Joe or Frank will say they don't know what I 'm talking about. Now months later they are auctiong my stuff under other numbers. I think more of us with complaints should go see the Tacoma Prosocuting Attorney.

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Don't always believe what you read! I had the pleasure to do business with this auction house. I have consigned and purchased from several auction houses over my 20+ years of being in the antique business and I must say this auctioneer knows his stuff! From the first meeting where the auctioneer explained his services, to the pick up and the selling and receiving my check. I felt this company handled my estate with great care and I know all to well how an auction goes, sometime high and sometime low. If you have antiques this is the company to do business with! I think others don't understand the workings of an auction house. These guys work hard for every dollar!!!!

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Don't always believe what you read! I had the pleasure to do business with this auction house. I have consigned and purchased from several auction houses over my 20+ years of being in the antique business and I must say this auctioneer knows his stuff! From the first meeting where the auctioneer explained his services, to the pick up and the selling and receiving my check. I felt this company handled my estate with great care and I know all to well how an auction goes, sometime high and sometime low. If you have antiques this is the company to do business with! I think others don't understand the workings of an auction house. These guys work hard for every dollar!!!!

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The auction was advertised as museum quality items and it was; however, the auctioneer grouped items in such a way as to devalue them so prices fetched were far below actual value. Many items from the estate did not make it to auction. The auctioneer was quick with responses to questions with ready answers: the condition was poor, the economy was bad, etc. Auctioneer didn't fulfill promises. Auctioneer would not allow reserves to be set on more valuable items.

Workers were careless when removing items, so many items were damaged. Of course, there was a hold harmless clause in the contract. Items were removed without an actual inventory.

If contemplating the use of this company, insist on an inventory of items BEFORE they are removed from the premises. Also, have a crew on hand for each room to supervise the removal of items and don't let this fast talking auctioneer push you around.

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The auction was advertised as museum quality items and it was; however, the auctioneer grouped items in such a way as to devalue them so prices fetched were far below actual value. Many items from the estate did not make it to auction. The auctioneer was quick with responses to questions with ready answers: the condition was poor, the economy was bad, etc. Auctioneer didn't fulfill promises. Auctioneer would not allow reserves to be set on more valuable items.

Workers were careless when removing items, so many items were damaged. Of course, there was a hold harmless clause in the contract. Items were removed without an actual inventory.

If contemplating the use of this company, insist on an inventory of items BEFORE they are removed from the premises. Also, have a crew on hand for each room to supervise the removal of items and don't let this fast talking auctioneer push you around.

Pros: Great place for antique dealers to get real bargains

Cons: Auctioneer seems to be working for antique dealers

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH! GREAT JOB, WILL WORK WITH AND REFER AGAIN AND AGAIN

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH! GREAT JOB, WILL WORK WITH AND REFER AGAIN AND AGAIN

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This Auction was very nice to work with. prices went better than quoted to us.

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This Auction was very nice to work with. prices went better than quoted to us.

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Hamilton Auctions needs to be investagated my the Tacoma Police, they seem to be getting away with ripping people off for some time, I to am a victim of the only half my items have show up and they inventory them like Box of collect or

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Hamilton Auctions needs to be investagated my the Tacoma Police, they seem to be getting away with ripping people off for some time, I to am a victim of the only half my items have show up and they inventory them like Box of collect or

 

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