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Stupid is as Stupid does.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Certainly applies to me .
I have too many watches, some people collect shoes, i have a thing for watches.
I decided to sell one of them (did not wear it much)
Got contacted by WATCHBROKERS.COM they could sell my watch on consignment,
Seemd like a good idea,I was strapped for time,December in retail will do that to you.
I checked them out and could not find anything bad about them (should have been more thorrough) emoticon
All said and done I mailed my watch off, OH OH you are thinking now.
Well I am thinking that too, I have e-mailed the company and also the contact i have there and guess what ,,,,No reply offcourse. emoticon

It was not one of my more expencive watches, but I hate to be so dumb, I know better,would have done more research if it had not been december and work overload.

So I am out a watch, do not exactly know what my next step should be, but i would like to prevent any other "fool" to be fooled by these people.
Any ideas?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UTSKI7 1/21/2011 1:27PM

    I am sorry to hear this... Sometimes it makes me sad sometimes angry and often ashamed how "Human" beings treat each other. Why steal? why not make an honset living... very sad... I hope that person gets what is comming to him/her.

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JULIA75 1/13/2011 4:33AM

    Well that's a shame. Though I really don't think you were being stupid, after all you checked them out. Posting about it on the net is a good idea because that way if someone else googles they might find this info though I don't know wether your sparkblog would be visible to someone not logged in on spark.

I just googled "report bad internetshops" and hit on I think if you post your experience there, it should be visible to everyone googling the site name while looking for infos. that is, if the infos SARAHSMC22 found don't help.

And I really like that one of your first thoughts is "how to I keep others from being scammed" ! that's a great attitude.

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ESPERI 1/12/2011 7:46AM

    We should be able to trust people!

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/11/2011 12:20AM

    Not that stupid, What I do nowadays is to send a request in my networks and ask if there is anyone who has good experience from the business I want to do. Recommendations seems to be trustworthy if the experience is not too old.

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    There are websites where you can post the information so that it pops up if people do a search. Check the company's complaint record with your local consumer affairs department or state attorney general.

You are NOT stupid. These companies know how to influence people and lead them to believe they are legitimate.


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SARAHSMC22 1/10/2011 11:44AM

    Not sure if this is any comfort to you, but I looked them up on the Better Business Bureau...

Name: Watch Brokers.comLLC
Phone: (678) 253-1846
Address: 3073 Peachtree Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30305-2221
Original Business Start Date: November 2009
Principal: Mr. Richard Latona, Owner/Partner
Customer Contact: Mr. Richard Latona, Owner/Partner - (866) 440-7535
Type of Business: Watches-Dealers
BBB Accreditation: This company is not a BBB Accredited business.
Additional DBA Names: We Buy Watches

Give them a call...

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MINENA1 1/10/2011 11:13AM

    Oh gosh. That really sucks! You're not stupid. It was just a mistake. emoticon emoticon

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KALVINS_MAMA 1/10/2011 10:18AM

  I am so sorry you made a mistake. We all make mistakes and the only time when someone is stupid about it is if they repeat that same mistake. We all live and learn and you have learned so therefore you are NOT stupid! Hugs my friend and again I am sorry. Let this be ammo for you to workout a little bit harder this week, then there will be a plus side. emoticon

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