Daryle Lambert: The most Hated Person in the Antiques and Fine Art business. Daryle lambert has a passion for educating people in the proper way to enter the Antique and Fine Art Markets and it doesn't please everyone. Daryle just wants to be a man of the people.
so today we have auctions charging the seller up to 27.5% commission while charging the buyer 25%. If my math is correct that is 52.5%. They no longer are a service company but your partner. Yes, they deserve fair compensation, but I consider this grand larceny. I believe it is about time we, the public, told the auction houses to go and find their own merchandise to sell.
Not wanting to be unfair and leave anyone out, I then began to write about antique malls and shops. They didnít take my articles as flattery. First, the malls have become, as a general rule, just storehouses for garage sale merchandise. If the dealers do run across something that a true collector would desire to own, they send it to auction. I am laughing all over again. Entering a mall in the front showcase were items that the dealer had listed on eBay. I asked the owner why I was there and he answered, ďI donít know.Ē My response to him was that if all I could buy in his mall was what the dealer didnít want to put on eBay why didnít I just stay at home and bid from there. I left him with a startled look on his face but I believe I got my point across. This is the same situation with regard to the antique shops. Are you beginning to understand why I am so unpopular?
You know I really donít care what others think of me as long as I can live with myself and the way I conduct my business. You see I am one of you and all I ask is to be treated fairly. I hope that some of the people I have written about donít have a carton of eggs. If you would like to throw mud at Daryle you can at firstname.lastname@example.org