Dave Hester, Newport Consignment Gallery, Dave Hester Auctions
Complaint 31771 Details

  • Date Occurred: 06/04/2011
  • Reported Damages: $60,000.00
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Hired Hester to appraise my recently deceased grandmothers estate which was at a storage facility. Hester lied and stated he was licensed, bonded and insured as an appraiser which he is not. Hester arrived at the storage facility and indicated he forgot his "LOOP" and that the lighting was not good enough to make the appraisal at the facility and would have to take the complete estate to his warehouse in Orange to make a proper legal appraisal. He took the property the next day and sold it at his auction house for at total of $5,000 when the property was worth, according to Hester when he first gave me an EDUCATED guess what the estate might be worth, $60,000.00. Hester did not have permission to sell any of the estate let alone did not have a written or verbal contract. He tells the police that we had a verbal contract which placed the complaint into a civil matter rather than criminal. When he auctioned the estate off he apparently had a private auction with just his friends and let his friends buy the property for next to nothing and then Hester would buy back the property from his friends and resell the property at a different auction house in a different county. I filed a civil suit against Hester in the Orange County Superior Courts in California and he indicated that he would file bankruptcy if I were to get a judgement against him which would wipe out my money judgement. Hester also never gave me any of the proceeds that he collected but instead sent me a bill for $5000 for wrapping and packaging up the estate to be taken to his warehouse.

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  • Zeluxor
  • Zeluxor SBID #91adc05473
  • Posted 09/24/2012
  • You have the police reports, I hope you have photos of the stuff that jerk stole and receipts from the storage locker. You should find a lawyer on a no win no fee basis and sue Dave Hester personally.

    He will try to claim that his Rags to Riches business is closed down and you can argue that you did not have a business relation with Rags to Riches but with Hester on a personal basis.

    The dude is a (Inappropriate Content Removed).
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  • Marinegunny
  • Marinegunny SBID #ba11e22abc
  • Posted 12/12/2012
  • I Have watched Storage Wars On TV And this Dave Hester was the bum on this show. Anyone that thought it was real and not just another show had to be nuts.
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  • dontmesswiththisgrandma
  • dontmesswiththisgrandma SBID #672d91935b
  • Posted 01/05/2013
  • sue him ! A) so what if he files bankruptcy....then he LOSES his business...sue him personally, he'll need his business to keep money flowing in.....so, call his bluff, he has gotten away with this crap for too long because people are afraid of his bully tactics...... get your money and shut him down....that's what he deserves....
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  • Scotijean
  • Scotijean SBID #7d03f26113
  • Posted 04/19/2013
  • I never have liked that guy and if you watch him on the show, he always "appraises things" way higher than they really are... He is scum and I would keep up with your suit, otherwise he will keep doing it to others.
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  • Kathryn
  • Kathryn SBID #f95cd9a4ab
  • Posted 09/02/2013
  • I live in the UK. When this series started on tv over here I was thinking it might be based on some facts but Dave Hester was such a nasty piece of work - the program had to be fixed or a lot of people would have (Inappropriate Content Removed)
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  • Rita
  • Rita SBID #d97c9a3f12
  • Posted 10/12/2013
  • You know what bothered me about the show (and I still watch it...lol). The people just put out any number they want to say what something is worth!! And Hester was ALWAYS putting HUGE amounts on the (Inappropriate Content Removed) he bought...so at the end of the show, his name could always be on the top of the list! And I also have a damn good reason (one of them) why his stores shut down...people would see how much he said (Inappropriate Content Removed) was worth, and like me, they thought it wasn't worth the trip because of the high amounts he appraised things on the show and figured that were his prices at the store (which probably WERE the prices at his store.) It also ticked me off when he didn't even want a locker but he ran it up anyway, so some people couldn't afford them. As they said above, he is truly a (Inappropriate Content Removed) !!!
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  • Reported Damages: $60,000.00
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