If you are looking for a particular connectors object like a certain coin, stamp or classic car, you might have a hard time finding them at a shop unless you are very, very lucky. Therefore it might be an idea to visit an auction website. But what kind of products does Catawiki sell? What kind of quality do they offer? And how long will it take for your order to be delivered? Will your products actually arrive? Will the auctions be fair or is it easy to cheat? How much chance do you have to secure that desired collector’s item? And if something does not go the way you think it’s supposed to, can you count on their customer service department to help you to set things right? These are all matters that collectors that are already subscribed to Catawiki can tell you call about. Their reviews can help you to find out how the auctions at Catawiki are really run.
Catawiki is an auction website. The name is a contraction of the words “catalogue” and “wiki”. The company was founded in 2008. At first is was just a website that enabled collectors to keep track of their collections by creating a digital overview of what they already have. But in 2011 Catawiki also started to host auctions. Now they have 35,000 lots sold per week, auctioned by 193 auctioneers who can count on 14,000 visitors who visit Catawiki per month, and more than 300 weekly auctions. You can visit their website and auctions for stamps, antique jewellery, coins, classic cars, books and old watches, but also modern art, books, comics, wine, fashion, music, toy models, sport collectables, trading cards, video games, photography, archaeological finds, ceramics, motorcycles, postcards, curio, antique weaponry, rugs, records, musical instruments, vinyl, Asian art, glass, Art Nouveau, tribal art and more. You can sort on genre by\ut also on auctions that will close today.
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Services of Catawiki
Catawiki offers a place for sellers and buyers to find each other via auctions. You can sign up for their auctions by creating an account or signing in with Facebook. Creating an account is completely free of costs. The only thing that needs to be paid for are lot proceeds. Their website can be accessed via their website, but they also offer an app for your Apple iPhone or Android Smartphone. And they have an online newsletter that you can subscribe to. And they can be found on Pinterest and Google+.
Complaints, Compliments and Tips for Catawiki
So what is your opinion on Catawiki? Are their actions fair? How hard it is to get your hands on that special item? Does Catawiki help in case of a problem or complaint? Can you trust the auctioneers that offer their collectables at catawiki? Please tell us everything you teel ready to share via a customer review. Your review can help others to know what to expect when dealing at Catawiki.
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I like the format. Truly I loved it. I think you should try this too. Here you can get auctions on all stuffs. And it's easy to buy and if you like to buy vintage things then you should try this like right now! I am playing the auction for long time and bought various stuff. Those who think auction things are not good as compare to quality then you should definitely know this .whatever I got from here ..they all are best.
Catawiki is nothing more than an expensive glorified Craigslist-like website trying to pass itself of as actual auctioneers, not safe at all. After years of trying my best to enjoy Catawiki, I have given up, it's been a few good experiences but mostly it has been aggravating; I've bought things and I have sold things on Catawiki. They have incredibly bad customer service, if it's a positive experience, it's sheer luck. Each and every so called 'auctioneer / expert' is someone that works from home and either does so for the easy money or to feel superior in my experience, all I've dealt with has either been obnoxiously superior (sometimes downright rude) in their attitude or showed a complete lack of knowledge. Repeated reports from me when I noticed that certain items sold on Catawiki were counterfeit got no response and they got sold nonetheless. Most questions I had for them where I got a response were answered it seemed by a robot, or better put: standard answers which simply didnt help me because they only touched on the subject. When a bidder decides not to pay, you get no compensation, just the trouble of having to put it up again, in certain cases those very same items are rejected because a new 'auctioneer/expert' has taken reigns of a certain category and feels it's not good enough or whatever, no discussion is possible. eBay for example is your best bet, it's cheaper too, and much safer, Catawiki does a lot to make you FEEL it's a safe selling environment, it really isn't any safer and I would go so far as to say it is less safe than most similar websites. My advise: steer clear of Catawiki, it's really not well organised and a lot can go wrong (and does).
Catawiki made me sell chinese antiques from the 18th century as 19th century and did not care about proof of age (luckily buyers have a better idea of the age, as the selling prices show). An other Object was under review for more than one month! After several emails, nobody cared and I deleted it from the list of submitted objects. A new one is already in Limbo for 3 weeks again... Pre-Columbian Objects from a collection established in the 1960's... said to be fake!? Two month later I resubmitted them. This time they got accepted... by the same curator... Hands off this platform! If you are a seller and you are sure of what you got to offer! When you are a buyer, you either get fooled by them or find a nice antique for a small price, because they have no knowledge of what they are selling in most of the departements!
Improving slowly but still 'buyer centric' - sellers beware!
As a seller, catawiki is expensive, lazy & poor support - 'customer support' are pointless drones, looking for the easiest solution with them keeping as many of their fees as possible. I've received items back (claimed not working or damaged) that are completely different to the ones sent out, I have to pay seller and buyers fees, plus postage in both directions. On an item costing e.g. 100 eur, that's around 20 eur in postage costs and another 25 eur in fees. So you receive back something that's not working, damaged or different and you get to pay 45 euros for the convenience!
Go elsewhere as a seller, theres no protection here.
I bought a Rolex via Catawiki on April 2018. Then I went to Rolex Services Centre to do a normal services but rejected. RSC said that the watch is not a Rolex original product, which mean is not authentic, is fake. After that I contacted Catawiki coustomer service for help to get the money back. But they just ignore me. This auction web is not reliable, not professional