While cruises are generally an amazing experience overall, unfortunately it only takes a few minutes to ruin the entire trip. What do we mean by that?
Tourist traps take advantage of visitors that are only in town for a few hours. Retail prices can be highly inflated, but pushy salespeople can make you feel like you're getting an unbelievable deal. You swipe your credit card, sign the paperwork and get back on the cruise ship with your beautiful new jewelry.
After returning from vacation, you bring your new jewelry to your local jeweler only to discover the bad news: you've been misled. You've grossly overpaid for jewelry that you were led to believe was a great value.
It's one thing to spend $20 on a souvenir that should be priced at $10, but it's a totally different ballgame when you come to find out the jewelry you spent $65,000.00 on, is only worth $4,400.00 (yes, this actually happened)!
If you've recently spent a large amount of money while on a cruise ship vacation, it's possible you've been taken advantage of.
WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
If you've paid by credit card, contact your credit card company and inform them of the situation. If they will honor a chargeback, they will require an independent jewelry appraisal by a qualified expert (such as a GIA Graduate Gemologist and member of the NAJA).
We'll provide you with the necessary appraisal documentation required by your credit card company.
We've helped many victims recover their money after encountering these unfortunate sales tactics.
Contact us to see if we can be of service.