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De Vera

1 Crosby St., New York, NY, 10013
nr. Howard St.


By SachaNyc on 8/23/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

THIS PLACE IS A RIP OFF.. Initially I thought it was a cool place cause they seemed to have a decent collection of antiques..I saw this venetian goblet that I liked and ended up buying it for $2100. It was made by this artist named Cesare Toffolo.. When I got home I went on the artist's website to check out his other work and was so disppointed to find that he was selling the exact same goblet for $700.. I understand that the artists website is based out of Italy and there are logistic charges etc but selling the same item for 3 times more expensive than what the artist himself is selling is CRAZY! I went back to store to ask if I could get a refund and the owner happened to be there.. When I explained what happened he got all cocky saying that he could charge whatever he wanted to his customers.. then he went on about how he had famous clients that were willing to pay whatever he charged..He refused to give me my money back and said that the best they could do was give me store credit (who the hell wants to buy from a store that rips you off?) Alas I guess you come across these situations in life to teach you important lessons for the future so that you don't make the same mistake twice.. The next time I will make sure to do my research about lesser known brands or people.. just wanted to share my experience with this store for people who were considering purchasing items from them.. Unfortunately for me I still have my 2100 dollar credit that I have to spend there..

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