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From: Anglen, Robert
Date: Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Story on camelback consign
To: Glenn Michaels
Story is in today's paper. Your blog is mentioned prominently in the story. Thanks for all of your help. Here is a link:
Giving Your Goods to Camelback Consign & Design is a REALLY BAD IDEA. Here's Why!
September 23, 2014: Update.
He's still getting away with it!
Out of business? Check.
Wait. His store is closed. But according to
former landlord Bill Roach, Burns removed a
lot of valuable merchandise over several weeks
before he was finally locked out of the building.
If you just want to give them away...no worries.
Camelback Consign and Design, LLC., located at 1030 Camelback Road in Phoenix, Arizona, looks like an upscale consignment store. Its proprietor appears to be a lovely, charming man with fascinating anecdotes of past deals done, fine art, his rich and famous friends.
Watch out! Show up with arms full of real value, lovely somethings you need to turn into cash, and chances are you'll watch your dreams burn. In an amazing bit of reverse alchemy, Camelback Consign and Design turns your golden goods into - voila' - thin air! This startling trick has apparently proven so successful for Camelback Consign and Design that it has used it again and again. Not only on me, but any number of others.
Here's what you'll see:
Here's how Marilyn Huffman | Dispute Resolution Consultant for the BBB explained it in an email:
When a BBB accredited business or non-accredited business is not meeting the Standards of Trust we look into why and try to help. During this period of time we put a business review on "NR" status, which just means "No Rating". It is a courtesy to the business, to give them the chance to make things right, but also lets the consumer know that we are updating/reviewing the business file. Camelback Consign & Design is an accredited business that has had some issues arise. You personally have been affected by this business. The BBB is looking into this and will shortly be making a decision about whether or not this business will be able to retain their accreditation or have it revoked. As soon as our board makes the final decision, that will reflect on the business' review.
Mind you, I YELPed, too. But it seems YELP prefers positive to negative reviews. It squelches negative reviews that make any reference to the name of a human being. Shrieks turn into vapors. I twice tried to post a comment about Camelback Consign and Design. The first was expunged with an explanation from a YELP reviewer. The second, much revised to suit YELP's specified requirements, was also busted.
The first time I visited YELP, it had a newly posted, negative Camelback Consign and Design review by someone else. A day later it was gone. When I finally got around to making my own complaint to the BBB, I found a copy of the complaint BANISHED by YELP.
Not surprisingly, buyers love the great bargains they find at Camelback Consign and Design. Consignors have a different perspective. Here's just the latest consignor comment I found on YELP.
I don't know if the truth will set you free. But fuss loud enough with a big 'nough bunch a friends and I swear folks 'll do near anything to get you to shut up. Fast as they can.
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