Auctioneer squeezed me dry, says juice maker


Auctioneer squeezed me dry, says juice maker

After being 'short-changed' in a wrangle over 19 fridges, Gavin Norris hit a legal snag that leaves him without recourse

Cape Town bureau chief

A man who wanted to sell 19 fridges on Gumtree ended up with five and no money when an auctioneer told him he could get a better price.

A year later, after appealing to the National Consumer Tribunal for help, Gavin Norris is still empty handed.

The tribunal said it could not help him in his fight with the now-liquidated Velox Auctioneers, of Cape Town, because he wasn’t a “consumer”...

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