Communication with www.autographsnetwork.com {AKA Autographs America}

Christopher Franklin
11:34 AM (12 hours ago)
to me

Dear Jay,
 
Thanks for writing!
 
Please note that we have been a wholesale organization of over 875 collectors for over 20 years.  If you look on individual pages for almost every artist whom we have gotten autographs from, you will see pictures with the artist(s) from various meet and greets over the years.  We also show on every detail page, other autographed items from these artists.
 
You may certainly get them authenticated from your own authentication company.  We guarantee everything to be 100% authentic.  IF there is any evidence, or proof that any item was not signed by the artist(s) we offer a money back guarantee which also includes the shipping charges.  We have not had one single case in over 10 years of doing business.
 
This is our 22 year anniversary sale which happens once a year.  We ship all over the world, and provide items for charities, benefits, and auctions for hundreds of organizations.
 
Now is the time to get the best ever prices. 
 
Please let us now if you have any further questions.  You can talk to me on the phone anytime at 253-326-0318.  I'm the bald-headed guy in the pictures on the home page with Lady Gaga, and Rihanna.
 
 
Best regards,
 
Christopher Franklin
 
Autographs Network Customer Service

www.autographsnetwork.com

Hello,
 
You have lots of great items! Just adding up all items I am interested in the sale would be many, many thousands of $$$$. 22 years in business I have never heard of you???
However, I have many concerns. Selling so many Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley etc at such a low, low price concerns me!!                                                      
 
The Godfather autographed by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Robet Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Abe Vigoda, Al Martino, Talia Shire, Francis Ford Coppola, and Sofia Coppola $62.50????
 
Beatles Drum heads $121.25?????
 
I have seen some of them items selling for many thousands of $$$$.
 
How can you put me at ease??? Thanks, Jay
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jay lee
11:54 AM (12 hours ago)
to Christopher
Hi Christopher, thanks.
 
Your autograph site remembers me of www.autographsamerica.com I remember looking at that site a long time ago and the products look very close?? Am I off base with that??
 
Thanks, Jay

 
 
 
 
 
Autographs Network Customer Service

www.autographsnetwork.com

 
 
 
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jay lee
9:45 PM (2 hours ago)
to Christopher
Christopher,
 
I do not mean to be rude or disrespectful but just giving you my honest feelings!!
 
Before I spend $50,000.00 + on your products I took the time to go through the Movie soundtracks. I found the following:
 
Seven- Brad Pitt
Sayonara- Marlon Brando at $16.25 Marlon Brando autograph at that price is unheard of wholesale or not!!
Suspect- Joe Mantegna, his autograph is football Star Quarterback Joe Montana
Ed Wood- Johnny Deep
Get Shorty- Gene Hackman
Different tracks- Jack Nicholson
 
I am not James Spence or PSA/DNA but I see no way the items listed above would be authentic. They are so different then the way those people sign. I know signatures change over time but these are "night and day"!!
 
How can you justify this?? Thank you, Jay
 
 
 
 
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Christopher Franklin
10:47 PM (1 hour ago)
to me
Thanks for writing back!
 
We have over 8,000 regular, consistent happy customers.  You might be one, or you maybe not.  To be frank we get a lot of these types of emails.
 
IF you are serious, please call me on the phone and I'll take the time to discuss whatever you want.  Again, 253-326-0318.

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Comment by wascher on May 10, 2013 at 2:02am

Did he answer the question if they were Autographs America?  I see you asked, but I don't see their reply. 

"To be frank we get a lot of these types of emails."  .... I bet they do!

Comment by Benjamin Thomas on May 10, 2013 at 7:55am

8000 regular,consistent happy customers? REALLY?I am gonna havta give ol Chris Franklin a ring to see what new 'SPECIALS' he has in store for his next victims!Even though I have already had my cousin try and locate his forgery lair with no luck!Maybe he will expose his address so I can swing by and have a look at some of his priceless treasures!lol

Comment by Rich on May 10, 2013 at 12:17pm

"The Godfather autographed by Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Robet Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Abe Vigoda, Al Martino, Talia Shire, Francis Ford Coppola, and Sofia Coppola $62.50????"

That pretty much sums it up.  This is a nice case where you don't even have to look at one photo or scan of anything they're selling to know it's all fake.  Whoever is actually buying this stuff flat-out needs their head checked.

Comment by jay lee on May 11, 2013 at 9:33pm

To Benjamin Thomas

When you ring "Chris Franklin" let me know how many ref. he actually gives you that you can call? I am guessing it will be 0, thanks, Jay

Comment by Dan Gregory on May 11, 2013 at 10:34pm

22 year anniversary?  That's how long they should be locked up for.

Comment by jay lee on May 12, 2013 at 1:55am

Dan, It is unreal what people do to rip people off for a quick buck!! Forget Lock Up if you have seen the "SAW" MOVIES he needs a doze of my idol JIGSAW that will set him straight!! Jay

Comment by Loren Serritella on January 14, 2014 at 9:18am

His Autographs America (Sorry) Autographs Networks "Mary Chapin Carpenter" Signed poster. As well as a picture of whom the actual artist is, Sarah Mclachlan. Check Mate. 

Comment by Charles J on April 9, 2014 at 4:51am

Please see a review that I left about Autographs Network a few days ago. I was able to use waybackmachine to view their archived webpages and was able to find a current item on Ebay that was selling a product that Autograph Networks had sold in 2012 for $5,975. In the email exchange with Christopher, Autographs Network themselves said that it looked like a fake signature. If you view both the Ebay photos & the Autograph Network photos, I think it will be quite hard to dispute that it's the same item.

To clarify, the Ebay seller does not appear to be knowledgeable about the situation. They claim that these items were found in a storage unit from a collector who passed away. 

Please ignore the minor typos on the page, it was my first time using ripoffreport. You will also need to scroll down to view most of the review: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Autographs-Network/internet/Autograph...

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