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Written on: 10/04/2016 by Julianna395 (1 review written)
I placed a bid on an item (bike) at 08.45 and the item was due to finish at 08.59 giving the time of the previous highest bidder time to enter a higher bid if they so wish, I was still winning the bid at £4.50 as I was at 08.45 . 08.59 came and went and still no other bids came in, otherwise the £4.50 which was winning the auction at 08.45 and the finish time of 08.59 would have increased to £5.50. I waited and waited thinking what is going on here and it wasn't until 09,26 nearly half hour… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/01/2016 by LandenMcCoy (1 review written)
I bought a Gold chain off this site marked as 'Yellow Metal'. Clearly assumed it to be an untested Gold chain sold as usual at any auction as 'untested' Yellow metal but clearly Gold. Gold = Yellow metal - Silver = white metal. Being a Police auction, assumed this would be a trust worthy, reliable and honest auction site. It was not. When I won the auction I traveled 30 miles to pick the chain up. Arrived at the Police station and asked the desk Sergeant for my item, a 20'' Gold chain. On… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/11/2015 by Hooverbh156 (1 review written)
I won a camera for £73 including postage - 10 weeks and 4 emails later still no camera despite assurances It will be with you in a few days Impossible to phone them and their service department generally ignores your e.mails. Stick to Gumtree / Preloved or eBay........give this shower a miss… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/02/2015 by Aylin44 (1 review written)
I won an auction but the item mysteriously disappeared after it became clear it was worth more than the value of the sale. what is also strange is the total junk that is sold. Examples like expensive watch boxes - what happened to the watches? Is this really all the articles the police manage to confiscate from criminals?! The response from customer service - read our terms and conditions… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/10/2014 by Vincentmc05 (1 review written)
I agree with all the previous comments. I first went to the site 2/3 years ago. You may of been lucky with one or two buys then! However, over the last 18 plus, they appear to be knowingly selling junk are ripping people off. If you tried to do the same, you would be arrested z& prosecuted for fraud, or if you were running a business be reported to trading standards & eventually closed down. They seem to be getting away with this scot free. I received an item and there was a label on the bag… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/07/2014 by izzieb (7 reviews written)
DO NOT buy from this rip off site. It really isn't worth the stress. They are supposed to be a police auction, however they don't run it like police departments should be run that's for sure! I paid within days, way back between 5th and 7th June, it is now over a month later and nothing has arrived! Four items (all £4.99 postage for rubbish jewellery) and the so called customer services person, is rude and says I must 'actually read their terms' about 28 days which it is well within?? What??… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2014 by Andreaa132 (1 review written)
Bought an unframed limited print, idiots stuffed it in an ordinary envelope and posted it with no DO NOT BEND markings. Arrived folded several times, resulting in creases in picture. Demanded a refund and was promised a cheque in post. Cheque never received. AVOIS this auction site unless you are collecting. … Read Full Review
Written on: 17/09/2013
If I can save ONE person from interacting with theis company, writing this review would be worth it. Do NOT purchase from this site! You always get bid up to your maximum bid, and then they can take up to 28 WORKING DAYS to deliver AFTER threats to involve the media and police!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/05/2013 by Morph666 (1 review written)
3 months ago I purchased a picture from the Bumblebee (Stinger) Auctions when it was delivered the flimsy box was all battered and torn, the glass in the picture was totally smashed and the picture was damaged beyond repair ,the bubble wrap they used was half flat and the caution handle with care/fragile tape was wrapped around the picture and then the clever people placed this inside a flimsy piece of cardboard made from a broken down box that Nobody could see . After 3months of chasing I… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/03/2013
Bad news you can not trust this site they make you think you are getting a good deal but you are getting robbed. 99% of there gold is fake and they no it,they make it look like it"could"be gold but it never is believe me i was fooled.And stop and ask yourself would anyone in the world have stacks of gold and not even get it tested i dont think so… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/01/2013 by mully67 (1 review written)
I bought a necklace from them last week. They obviously have a very slick photographer. It was made to look good quality, substantial, thick. I paid a lot of money for it. When it arrived, honestly, it was thin, tatty...fit for the bin. Don't be fooled by the fact that it is run via the Police. You would assume that meant decency and integrity. WRONG! I called them. Nothing back. So I emailed the guy who deals with enquiries- Chris Leach. He was rude. Aggressive. Stock answer, after stock… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/09/2012
basically with respect to the jewellery the police give you extremely limited information, maybe you´ll get the size and the hallmark but no weight, and the way the auction is set up, any bids placed within 10 minutes of the auction end will extend the auction by ten minutes, giving people the opportunity to raise their bids. Now what raises my eyebrows with this is that there is nothing to stop the people (police) to have themselves a set of scales with them to weigh and estimate the value of… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/10/2008 by zebedee999 (1 review written)
Idea ok in principle.
The admins should sort out their server before advertising the site to the general public in my opinion...
Bit like policing in general needs a good sort out and restructure. I do not recommend Bumble Bee Auctions until the server is sorted out… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/05/2008 by airtwist (1 review written)
An excellent system which recycles and is environmentally friendly. It opens up the vast property stores to a world audience 24/7.
Over 50,000 auctions to date. It is a bit more of an open club than an auction… Read Full Review
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