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    Global Gold and Silver
    He was great to work with, but due to a bunch of stuff happening right now (the death of my sister), I am unable to complete this request. Do plan on getting back to him when everything settles down.
    - Rose J.
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    Antiquarian Traders
    I have been using them for years, and I highly recommend them.  The owner was very personable and knowledgeable.  The people that was there were very honest.
    - Ava Q.
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    La Maison D'Elodie Inc
    Elodie and David are the owners. They do estate sales services, insurance appraisals, premium appraisal, donation appraisals and consultants for market value and resale. She is really good in what she does. I am not in to buying a lot of antiques, but I was in the shop and I know some people who had used her before for appraisals. We have a series of hurricanes down here, and people went to her to get pre and post storm appraisals of their furniture and things like that. I got a piece of artwork from her. It was an antique she found somewhere. I purchased it right when I saw it. She had it on her showroom and people had just loved it and they wanted to buy it over and over again, but I purchased it at the price and she said now I am just very satisfied. I gave her promissory note and then I brought her the cash, but ever since I have had it in my home people have always come in and thought that it is much more valuable than I paid for it. I know I got a good deal.
    - Steve D.
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    Brown-Galloway Associates LLC
    My mother and I contracted with Brown Galloway on April 3, 2009, to dispose of the contents of her house in Pensacola as well as miscellaneous items belonging to me. We had issues with Brown Galloway in three areas: dates of the sale, slow and inaccurate dispersal of the profits, and attitude of Helen Galloway. Dates of sale: the sale was contracted to be three days, May 7, 8 and 9 and was held over only two. Multiple items remained unsold. Dispersal of profits: The contract stated that the profits will be dispersed within 10 days. My mother called and finally received a check on June 9?a full month after the sale and only following request. I also received a June 9 check and a letter saying unspecified items had been sold. We determined that items belonging to each of us were improperly credited to each other. Bookeeping was totally inadequate. Attitude of Helen Galloway: When I called to request a check and itemization of sales, I told Mrs. Galloway that we felt the bookkeeping had been sloppy and the attitude rude. Mrs. Galloway became angry and when I asked that she stop derisively referring to me as ?honey,? Mrs. Galloway responded, ?No, you?re certainly no honey.? This was symptomatic of their unprofessional attitude and total lack of consideration. We would not want customers to do business with the Galloways without being forewarned they are unprofessional, uncaring and sloppy. At no point did anyone from the business ask what they could do to rectify our concerns. Instead, my mother received a long venomous letter on why any problems incurred were her fault. This was a distressing and disheartening experience.
    - Mary Beth K.
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    Brown-Galloway Associates LLC
    Ms Brown-Galloway provided a personal property appraisal for my ex-wife and myself on September 3, 2009 during our ivorce. My ex-wife hired Ms Brown-Galloway (the $250 fess is an estimate as to what she likely paid) and her report was so skewed in favor of my ex-wife that I would consider it to be fraudulent.  I filed a complaint with the International Society of Appraisers (which is a joke) as well as the better business bureau, the former refused to act on the complaint because it was more than a year after the appraisal was submitted. This delay was due to the fact that I had to go to extraordinary lengths to get a copy of this appraisal and it wasn't until I hired a new attorney that I was actualy given access to her 'report'.  I have included several examples of her valuations: -Twenty year old delapidated and torn vinyl couch and loveseat that had to be thrown away - husband - $150 -Like new leather sectional with dual recliners and hide-away bed $2500 new - wife -$300 -broken telescope purchased for $35 new - husband $75 - broken dell monitor - husband $50 - dust exhaust system $200 new - husband $300 - craftsman drill press 8yrs old $79 new - husband $75 - air compressor 5yrs old $200 new - husband $200 - fog machine 4yrs old $40 new - husband $75 - Sharp 25" tube TV 15yrs old - husband $200 - Solid cherry bedroom suite 9yrs old like new condition $3000 new - wife $650 - night stand 5yrs old $75 new - husband $75. These are just a few examples of the glaring inaccuracies provided by Ms Brown Galloway. Her report was obviously biased in favor of the party writing her check and she failed to follow USPAP methodology and procedures as the ISA claims to follow. As a former real estate appraiser, I am certain that had I submitted a report so blatantly inacurate and baseless, I would have found myself in from of the Appraisal Board and would have likely had my license suspended or revoked. Unfortunately, the ISA is just a group that these so called 'appraisers' pay a fee to in order to give them some sort of official sounding credibility and who is more concerned with protecting its members than providing any sort of accountibility for the incompetence or fraud perpetrated by those members. In conclusion, I would advise against hiring Ms Brown Galloway because despite a good chance that she would skew her appraisal in your favor, in any hearing where she would have to justify her valuations, she would damaged the credibility of any party she represents.
    - Jason P.
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