Gustamps valuation expert was pleased to take up Anton’s invitation for a drink at the hotel Anton was staying at. Anton told Gustamps’ valuation expert how he wished he’d come to Gustamps first. Anton said he’d wasted days going to different stamp dealers, also he had wasted £38 on stamp valuation fees. Anton was pleased however how things turned out with his £260 payment from Gustamps, and he was enjoying his Brighton holiday.
Gustamps thanks Anton once more for his valuation experiences and allowing Gustamps to share them with other stamp collectors.
Having contacted Gustamps by telephone, Anton made an appointment with Gustamps for a stamp valuation. Gustamps explained to Anton that the valuation may take some time and only to make the appointment if he had sufficent time. Gustamps was told by Anton that he had at least two hours that he would leave free for Gustamps’ valuation. When Anton came to Gustamps for his appointment, he told Gustamps’ valuation expert that since his last valuation in London, the box of stamps had been sittingat his home for more than two months, and as he was coming on holiday to Brighton he might as well bring them with him. Anton asked Gustamps’ valuation expert to confirm that Gustamps’ valuation would be free of charge. He said that he could not afford to keep paying valuation fees. Gustamps’ valuation expert assured Anton that there would be no charge for the valuation. It took approximately one hour for Gustamps’ valuation expert to carefully and professionally inspect the box of stamps. Gustamps’ valuation expert said the box of stamps was in the region of £260 as some older stamps at the bottom of the box were quite scarce.
Gustamps’ valuation expert also offered to buy the box of stamps for £260. Anton accepted Gustamps’ offer and had immediate payment. Anton also invited Gustamps’ valuation expert to pop into the hotel where Anton was staying which was close to Gustamps’ shop. Anton said he would like buy him a drink.
Gustamps would like to thank Anton for letting Gustamps publish his valuation experiences.
Anton decided to take his box of stamps to London. He told Gustamps that he had two separate valuations in London. The first London stamp dealer charged Anton a valuation fee of £18. Anton told Gustamps that the dealer spent 20 minutes looking through the box. Anton said to Gustamps that the dealer quoted the market value at between £70 and £100. The London dealer also offered to buy the box from Anton for £90. Anton told Gustamps that he declined the offer. Gustamps was also told by Anton that he took the box of stamps to another stamp dealer in central London. The central London dealer charged Anton a valuation fee of £10 for the stamp valuation which only took a few minutes. Gustamps heard that this valuation was higher. The central London dealer told Anton that the stamps should be worth about £120 but the dealer was not interested in buying the box of stamps himself. He explained to Anton that he had too many stamps in stock at the moment, although he might be interested in buying them in a few months time. At this point Anton told Gustamps that he was getting tired of carrying the box of stamps around and also the valuation fees were starting to mount up. Anton told Gustamps that he had taken the stamps back home to Surrey and had decided to forget about them for a while. Anton excused himself to Gustamps but said he had an urgent appointment to go to. He said that he would pop back to Gustamps’ shop before his holiday ends, for Gustamps’ free stamp valuation.
Thanks again to Anton for his interesting valuation experiences and letting Gustamps publish them.
Anton came back to Gustamps and told Gustamps about his stamp valaution in Surrey. Anton told Gustamps about the Surrey stamp dealer who offered him £50 for his box of stamps. Now Anton told Gustamps that the next thing he did was try a man at a car boot sale, who Anton had seen selling stamps. The car boot man did not charge Anton for a valuation and told Anton the box of stamps had little value, but he was willing to offer Anton £15 for the box. Anton told Gustamps that he thanked the car boot man for his offer and took the stamps away. Whenever Anton came to Gustamps he always seemed to be in a hurry. He told Gustamps that he had to leave but he was on holiday in Brighton and that he would call back to Gustamps within the next few days.
Gustamps thanks Anton for his valuation experience.
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Anton had a free stamp valuation at Gustamps before the free valuation Anton had his stamps valued elsewhere. Anton told Gustamps his brother had given him a box of stamps to sell. Anton lived in Surrey and took the box to a local stamp dealer in Surrey. The Surrey dealer charged Anton a £10 fee for the valuation (which took about 5 minutes) quoting £50 as the value. The dealer also offered to buy the box for £50. Anton told Gustamps that he paid the dealer the £10 valuation fee but declined the offer to sell the stamps. Anton said he waS late for an appointment in Brighton and left Gustamps’ shop in haste, saying he would pop in tomorrow.
Gustamps thanks Anton for allowing Gustamps to share his valuation experience.