I am impressed by the amount of money this crooked dealer https://autographauthenticationstore.com or AUTOGRAPH AUTHENTICATION STORE spends on advertising. I suspect that it is over $10,000.00 per month in google shopping ad clicks. If one does a search on google shopping for BOB DYLAN AUTOGRAPH ,you will find all 25 results lead to the https://autographauthenticationstore.com store
Please realize this works with almost any popular artist searches. Here are a few examples:
beatles autograph..beatles autograph
So my point is that the forger is spending literally tens of thousands of dollars every month in order to get clicks on google shopping
A person can do a search for Jimi Hendrix Autograph jimi hendrix autograph and you can purchase it for $731.00...What a bargain
You can do a search for the doors autograph with Jim Morrison doors autograph
and purchase the LP for $500.00
Please note that the company does not accept paypal FAQ
One would think that the chargebacks from MASTERCARD AND VISA would have the company thrown off.
Here is the GUARANTEE that https://autographauthenticationstore.com offers:
"Yes, every item purchased from us comes with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing it to be authentic. Each item has been authenticated by a 3rd party authenticator(s), and the user of the web site accepts the validity of the authentication at the time of purchase, and no other opinion of the validity of the autograph’s authentication is acceptable, or negotiable for any kind of consideration."
You have up to 30 days from reception of your order to request a return of your order. Please email us, and discuss returning your order, and the reason for said return. If we agree upon the return, we will email you a post return label you can attach to the package to pay for the return. After 30 days, we do not take any returns, or exchanges.
SO MY QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU IS' HOW DOES THIS FORGER STAY IN BUSINESS?'
Well said. Sadly most people buy and never do their research so these crooks keep making money
Dan: What I can't figure out is how https://autographauthenticationstore.com advertises so much and flagrantly sells forgeries and won't accept returns. One would think that the company would be thrown out by VISA and DISCOVERIES. Obviously, PAYPAL has rejected https://autographauthenticationstore.com. In addition to that, there must be loads of people who feel ripped off and filed complaints with the State or Federal Government. https://autographauthenticationstore.com is not a small operation. I suspect that they are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on google ad shopping clicks.
THEY HAVE 2600 DRUM HEADS SIGNED BY THE BEATLES AND ANY COLLECTIBLE ARTIST ON CAN IMAGINE. I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW THEY STAY IN BUSINESS FLAGRANTLY SELLING HIGH END FORGED ITEMS AND GROSSING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS PER YEAR. THIS IS NO SMALL EBAY DEALER
I agree with you but he is sadly one of many who just keep doing it and the gullible keep buying. Soon you hope VISA etc will take notice and finally act to stop them altogether but sadly I think this is unlikely unless a DA or Prosecutor takes things on and goes after them
The owner is Brian Burkel. He's been selling forgeries for decades unfortunately, and is reportedly a convicted felon.
He's renamed the store several times because of articles on this site. He once hired a reputation company to try to get rid of articles about us. I'm proud of that. It didn't work.
Good to know Steve and great that this site has been able at the least to warn others and be a thorn in his side for some time.
This website stays in business because it spends at least $30k a month advertising on Google and people don't find out the ugly truth until its too late. All fakes. Stay far away! Trust me!
Where did you get the figure of $30,000. per month? What I do is click on Autograph Authentic Store listings in Google Shopping so Brian Burkel has to pay for the clicks. Why don't you and other members do the same? He is ruining the value of our autographs. It is interesting that https://autographauthenticationstore.com is banned from Paypal , but has not been thrown out by Visa or Mastercard as there has to be loads of chargebacks within the 180 day return policy of the credit card companies. Why did you write ' too late'. Just do a chargeback when Brian Burkel does not honor his guarantee. One would also think that there would be a lot of complaints to the Nevada state attorney general or even the federal government. They have an 'F' rating with the Better Business Bureau:
Their 50% return policy fee is a riot:
So glad to find this discussion on this seller !!
I have been questioning their authenticity for a while now.
Great to see I’m not alone !!
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Here is the new url of A+ Authentication.
Here is the new return policy:
Items ordered can be returned, no questions asked, within 120 days of sale. All returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee if cancelled in first 30 days. An additional 10% restocking fee per month will be charged if cancelled after 30 days.
SO YOU CAN RETURN THE ITEM , BUT THE COMPANY CHARGES A HEFTY RETURN FEE