Troy at Saco River Auction Co. has threatened to sue me for slander as I said Susan Hale has been cheated and feels swindled by this phoney auction change and the resale of her dollhouse and furniture this Saturday. 1 PM PST. (has the start time been changed to 12:30 pm?) it is 11:32 am here and their web site says starts in 1 hr. ok it is 11:56 am and the Saco River Auction site now says "Auction starts in 1 hr". Just being as careful as I can be to understand their rules.
Susan has also been called "confused" nice talk about a woman finishing chemo! Good thing we have emails, they are very clear.
Plus let me add I think Susan is being bullied by being called "Confused" and offered further "gift certificates" Don't they know who they are dealing with. A published author, popular blogist and savvy business woman.
She is very clear with Live Auctioneers.com and Saco River Auction Co. that she wants her items.
It seemed important legally that they kept her payment for over a month before deciding not to deliver her lot regardless how they shift the reason.
The sale was Feb.4, 2012. The refusal email began March 31st. Now (today Troy tells Susan) they are saying the "invoice was automatically generated." Was the consignee's share automatically generated too? That's a legal point in Susan's favor for ownership. Quick get the Accountants and the books.Today then there is another new story about how after they cancelled Susan, They put $1,000 or some amount into fixing the dollhouse roof and they need to recoup that.
Which has no bearing on HER sale. Can you keep up with this?
She filed her complaint with the Maine Licensing Board again today and it was hilarious trying to fit her Canadian address into their form, that is one of the reasons she has help from an American citizen. Don't think you can sluff us off.
Perhaps a trial is what is needed here. As my daughter went to Law School, and she and my son in law live in Washington D.C. we probably do not have to mount a defense fund for me. Or I'll sell MY Tynietoy townhouse to fund it. Ok, maybe just a Gottschalk or Bliss or two... guess which auction house I won't use? Rhymes with "doesn't deliver"...
Does Saco River not see How people feel about this? Read the comments below. Too bad Rebecca lives in New Zealand and Mitchymoo in England, I would plan a protest.
Will Susan Hale prevail? This is a seminal case against an auction house reselling a sold item, regardless of their reason and the Liveauctioneers.com that sponsors the auction online.
I am not afraid because it is true and in America we believe in the rule of Law even in auction houses. Judges use a gavel too.
see post below for details.