I have been an art appraiser since 1975 and take tremendous pride in my profession. From time to time various entities have tried to encourage inaccuracies from me... without success. My 40+ years of experience as a Fine Art and Native American art appraiser certified by the American Society of Appraisers guides me in carrying out my research.
I offer full disclosure. Information about the art's condition is listed on each item page. We are happy to help by phone or email with any questions or clarifications about an item's condition that you may have. All of our art is inspected before being considered for sale. Badly damaged works are not included in the gallery.
Estates are the main source. Individuals inheriting wonderful art that does not reflect their taste often consign it to BuyAffordableArt.com. Downsizing adults may also choose to consign in order to avoid a rushed and often imprudent selling experience. More recently, individuals have chosen to consign to SavvyCollector to convert non-performing assets into spendable revenue.
Items are frequently double-boxed. If you notice a damaged container before the shipping person departs, insist on opening the package in front of the delivery person. If it is discovered later, save all packing materials and call both the shipping company and BuyAffordableArt.com within 24 hours. Art is shipped fully insured, and we will happily work with you to resolve issues such as these. Should you have concerns about your delivery falling into the wrong hands, specify "signature required".
Yes. To date, BuyAffordableArt.com has shipped to buyers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Holland and Italy. Credit card charges are 2% higher for foreign charges for which the buyer is responsible.
If you are not pleased with your purchase, you must first contact us to arrange for a return. Please return it promptly, fully insured, in the same condition you received it. You are responsible for the expense of shipping and insuring the art both to and from the gallery, as well as any corresponding credit card charges. Returns must be made in ten (10) days. Please know that if we have misinformed you about an item, the expenses of returning it are ours.
Credit cards accepted include: American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Personal checks, money orders and cashiers checks are accepted as well. BuyAffordableArt.com also accepts gradual payments (often known as layaways) for collectors with appetites larger than their monthly budgets. Please note that we currently do not accept Paypal.