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01-22-2002, 06:14 PM
Posted By: <b>Lee Behrens</b><p>In the last few months I have won 2 festberg auctions, a T202 lot which was fine, and a T206 45 card lot, here's where the problems start. In the description there was 3 HOFers, 2 two I suspect are reprints, waxy finish. It described 8 EX/EX+, one falls close to that category it was one of two cards pictured, there were 4 cards that I think were suppose to fall into that category that are trimmed. 5 VG/EX, I could find any to fall into that category. I did get the one interesting Tolstoi card that I posted. The lot in no way comes close to the description.<BR><BR>I have attempted to email him two seperate times with no response. This is why I am know posting to STAY AWAY FROM FESTBERG AUCTIONS he just wants your money and does not care about the product. I did have a few members warn me, but my first experience was alright, but this second one is TERRIBLE.<BR><BR>JUST ONE FINAL WARNING STAY AWAY FROM FESTBERG AUCTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!<BR><BR>Any other questions fell free to email me.<BR><BR>Lee

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01-22-2002, 06:44 PM
Posted By: <b>petecld</b><p>Don't take it personally, sounds like you had a typical Festberg experience.

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01-22-2002, 08:37 PM
Posted By: <b>Scott Forrest</b><p>...still a value since everyone with sense avoided the auction, but mostly unusable trash.

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01-23-2002, 04:20 AM
Posted By: <b>Brian C Daniels</b><p>He used to be one of the good ones! In the last seven years of his impoverished collecting/selling tactics has caused a bunch of problems ,covered by lies! he needs to go get another occupation.he claims to be the SCD standard creator of grading..yet can't grade or admit a card is altered.

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01-23-2002, 08:21 AM
Posted By: <b>mike mullins</b><p>Lee,<BR><BR>LMK if you would like to get of those less-than promised T206's, those are just the kind of cards I like! thanks,<BR><BR>mm

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01-23-2002, 11:07 AM
Posted By: <b>warshawlaw</b><p>And only once. He auctioned off a set of 1908 Ogdens (British tobacco) boxing cards that I bought. They were atrocious, far below description. When I get his catalogue now, I assume everything in it is at least two full grades below what he advertises.

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01-23-2002, 11:54 AM
Posted By: <b>Charlie</b><p> had a T206 no name on front card listed on ebay with no picture a couple of years ago. I was being a little cautious because a lot of his other auctions had pictures. Being a nut for errors, I e-mailed him and he re-assured me that the card was an authentic no name on front card...he was right...only thing was the bottom border was so narrow the name was not visible at all.<BR>I e-mailed him and told him what I thought of him and his card...never heard nothing back and never bought from him again.. the card was only 20.00 or so but its something I always remember....I still probably have it somewhere. I always heard good things about him years back when he had his auctions in SCD. He must have changed his ways along the way.

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01-23-2002, 12:27 PM
Posted By: <b>jay behrens</b><p>I hope you guys that have had bad dealing with Festberg are leaving negative feedback. When I heavily involved in the hobby during the 80s he had a less than stellar reputation back then. <BR><BR>Jay

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01-23-2002, 06:52 PM
Posted By: <b>Anonymous</b><p>I must say I'm rather surprised to see all the negative comments about this guy. I used to buy a lot of stuff from him back in the 80's and early 90's. True, his stuff was always overgraded by at least 1 1/2 grades, but after a very short period of time I learned to factor that into my bids. And he always accepted returns and offered refunds cheerfully with no questions asked. I always thought he was one of the nicest guys in the hobby. Back then he was one of the few who offered nice vintage cards at reasonable prices on a consistent basis. I haven't bought anything from him in eight or ten years now and I'm kind of sad to hear how his reputation has fallen.

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01-23-2002, 07:02 PM
Posted By: <b>Lee Behrens</b><p>If you read these testimonials you will find his rep has gone downhill thru out the years. <BR><BR>And we thought Scott was the only guy with a big "Sucker" written on his back. It sounds like the signs were mass produced.<BR><BR>By the way I have never seen what Festberg looks like, no description here except maybe the picture should have bars in front of it!!!!<BR><BR>Lee

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01-24-2002, 10:33 AM
Posted By: <b>Julie Vognar</b><p>are enough to keep me away. Big globs of this and that. A Scrapps I held in my hand and was VG being offered as nearmint...ugh <img src="/images/sad.gif" height=14 width=14>

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01-31-2002, 10:01 AM
Posted By: <b>Lee Behrens</b><p>After 20 days I finally received a reply from Dave Festberg, this is the whole message. <BR><BR>Hi Lee, I'm back, sorry about my new grader should I fire him. Will take care of next auction. best wishes, Dave.<BR><BR>Know here is someone really concerned about his customer absolutely no reference to the transaction or trying to work out the problem. <BR><BR>There will be NO next auction for me and I hope that none of you are even tempted to bid on his auctions.<BR><BR>Lee