710 E Main St, Lexington, KY | Directions 4050238.035654 -84.485394
Problems, problems, problems! – There are things you should know. James J. Bates II (aka Jamie Bates) and Julie Smith of Thompson & Riley, Ltd., Auctioneers / Realtors misled me repeatedly and extensively to get my signature on their auction contract. Under the heading of consumerism and free speech, I'm here to tell you these people were less than honest from the start.
Over the course of months after the auctions, numerous attempts to contact Jamie Bates and Julie Smith by phone, fax and email were met with silence. Even the published fax numbers were either disconnected or simply not answered. I wanted to know what was going on with the auctions. They had the money and simply were not disbursing. Not until I sent a registered letter demanding response and disbursement did I receive a response. At that point, they claimed my net from auctioning the contents of my 2700 square foot house was $14. They later claimed they would reduce their fees (which they shouldn't have charged anyway) and my net was just under $1400. What a bargain!!!
Until they get it taken down (I've received a cease and desist letter threatening to file suit to remove my complaints), there is more info at ThompsonAndRileySucks.
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