The Elephant's Trunk Consignment Shop

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Tired of Waiting

United States

#1 Nov 1, 2010
If you like me are tired of waiting to be paid do what I'm going to do this morning. I'm calling:

The Boyd Co Prosecutors office
The Better Business Bureau
The Ashland City Police
The Kentucky Attorney General's Office
Lazear Funeral Home ( they own the Elephant's Trunk ) Cathy Lazear & Bob Hickman.
Momma of 3

Bronx, NY

#2 Nov 1, 2010
Good luck! I tried the BBB but they couldn't get in contact with anyone so they dropped the case. I had over $250-300 worth of items that I left there abs only made $5. So I tried to pick up the clothes that were left ( before the 12 month time period ended) and I found 1 item in the whole store that was mine with my number! There were things that were with someone else's number. It was the daughter that was there and she said she would have Bob call me anemic course he never did. Hope you have better results!
Just saying

Flatwoods, KY

#3 Nov 1, 2010
Momma of 3 wrote:
Good luck! I tried the BBB but they couldn't get in contact with anyone so they dropped the case. I had over $250-300 worth of items that I left there abs only made $5. So I tried to pick up the clothes that were left ( before the 12 month time period ended) and I found 1 item in the whole store that was mine with my number! There were things that were with someone else's number. It was the daughter that was there and she said she would have Bob call me anemic course he never did. Hope you have better results!
IF ANY OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE ITEMS THERE, YOU BETTER GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. THEY ARE CLOSING... A FACT. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BUY. ASK THE OWNERS OF THE NEW CONSIGNMENT SHOP. THEY WERE ASKED IF THEY WANTED TO BUY IT AND IF NOT, BOB WAS CLOSING IT. I THINK THE OWNERS OF THE NEW STORE REFUSED. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SELL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SELL THE ITEMS THEY DON'T OWN. TRUTH !!!!!!!
Just saying

Flatwoods, KY

#4 Nov 1, 2010
Tired of Waiting wrote:
If you like me are tired of waiting to be paid do what I'm going to do this morning. I'm calling:
The Boyd Co Prosecutors office
The Better Business Bureau
The Ashland City Police
The Kentucky Attorney General's Office
Lazear Funeral Home ( they own the Elephant's Trunk ) Cathy Lazear & Bob Hickman.
The owners are Bob Hickman and his wife. His daughter runs it.

Since: Jul 10

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#5 Nov 2, 2010
Just saying wrote:
<quoted text>IF ANY OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE ITEMS THERE, YOU BETTER GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. THEY ARE CLOSING... A FACT. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BUY. ASK THE OWNERS OF THE NEW CONSIGNMENT SHOP. THEY WERE ASKED IF THEY WANTED TO BUY IT AND IF NOT, BOB WAS CLOSING IT. I THINK THE OWNERS OF THE NEW STORE REFUSED. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SELL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SELL THE ITEMS THEY DON'T OWN. TRUTH !!!!!!!
If you go there and can't find your suff, go to the funeral home I have seen them carring boxes and boxes of stuff from the shop and storing it all out back in the garage. I to have heard that they are closing or looking for a buyer. Ms. Hickman has already jumped ship and is working at the funeral home. The daughter is running the place but just to keep the doors open and to keep the consigners from going on a rampage.
consigner

Ashland, KY

#7 Jan 21, 2011
Elephant's trunk was supposed to be open jan 21-22 for consigners to pick up their stuff & money. That's what the sign on the door said last week. There is no way to call them. Any one out there go today?
LOL

Barboursville, WV

#8 Jan 21, 2011
Why don't you all sell your stuff on craigslist? All you need to do is buy a cheap digital cam and take pictures of your items. Then post them, no more getting ripped off.

Since: Jan 11

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#9 Jan 25, 2011
consigner wrote:
Elephant's trunk was supposed to be open jan 21-22 for consigners to pick up their stuff & money. That's what the sign on the door said last week. There is no way to call them. Any one out there go today?
The Hickman lady changed the dates to the 25th and 26th. But new owners are taking over right now. They are at the store trying to clean up the mess that she made of the place. They are a happily married couple with 2 kids and own another store in Huntington. They are very honest and trustworthy. They both has business sense. They WILL treat people right. Not like what's been done in the past. I'm so glad they are there. I hope they can save the Elephant's Trunk from any other damage that has been done. They open on Feb 1st. Nothing has been donated like the sign said. The new owner saw to that.
consigner

Ashland, KY

#10 Jan 25, 2011
I saw where 2nd hand rose has a new kids store & i haven't been to the mudpies & butterflies store yet. Any thoughts on those?

Since: Jan 11

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#11 Jan 26, 2011
consigner wrote:
I saw where 2nd hand rose has a new kids store & i haven't been to the mudpies & butterflies store yet. Any thoughts on those?
The Elephant's Trunk has been an established Kids Consignment Shop for years now. Before the previous owners took over it was the BEST around Ashland. The new owners are going to take it back to that point. I heard Second Hand Rose was to high in pricing and I don't know about the other on. I'm going to stay with Elephant's Trunk though. Their prices are fair and if these new owners are anything like the ones from a couple of years ago, I'm spending my money there....
Momma of 2

Ashland, KY

#12 Jan 26, 2011
consigner wrote:
I saw where 2nd hand rose has a new kids store & i haven't been to the mudpies & butterflies store yet. Any thoughts on those?
You really need to check out the Mudpyz and Butterflyz. They are great people, very friendly and helpful. Very nice name brand clothing with great prices. I know they are moving to a new and bigger place on winchester across from Ky Fried Chicken and Wendys. The new shop is on their facebook site. Also pictures of their store now. I love going to this shop. It is decorated so cute and extremely clean. Very very nice. I have tried both trendy tots and elephant's trunk and this place beats both. You won't regret it.
Former Consigner

United States

#13 Jan 27, 2011
KNicholas wrote:
<quoted text>The Elephant's Trunk has been an established Kids Consignment Shop for years now. Before the previous owners took over it was the BEST around Ashland. The new owners are going to take it back to that point. I heard Second Hand Rose was to high in pricing and I don't know about the other on. I'm going to stay with Elephant's Trunk though. Their prices are fair and if these new owners are anything like the ones from a couple of years ago, I'm spending my money there....
The Hickmans have ruined this shop and now anyone that hears the name Elephants Trunk just about pukes.. I'd advise the name be chnaged.. when I hear Elephants Trunk I also her HICKMAN..excuse me whuile I go throw up..
CRIMINAL CHARGES

United States

#15 Jan 29, 2011
consigner wrote:
Elephant's trunk was supposed to be open jan 21-22 for consigners to pick up their stuff & money. That's what the sign on the door said last week. There is no way to call them. Any one out there go today?
I LIVE IN LOUISA, AND ONLY COME INTO ASHLAND ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, AS I OWN MY OWN BUS AND AM QUITE BUSY...SO THEY CAN'T JUST EXPECT TO PUT A SIGN ON THE DOOR, AND HOPE WE ALL KNOW AND PICK UP OUR STUFF, MY LAWYER SAID I SHOULDVE BEEN CALLED OR A LETTER MAILED TO ME...I WAS JUST THERE A MONTH AGO, AND THEY TOOK A LOAD OF MY STUFF, AND NEVER MENTIONED TO ME THEY WERE CLOSING, AND THEY HAD TO KNOW THEN, I DESERVED A PHONE CALL, NOT A NOTE ON A DOOR OF A SHOP I ONLY FREQUENT ONCE A MONTH!!! WE ALL NEED TO CONTACT THE COUNTY ATTY AND FILE CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR OUR STUFF...WE WON'T BE OUT ANY MONEY TO FIGHT THEM IN COURT EITHER, MY LAWYER SAID WE CAN MAKE THEM PAY UP OR SEE US IN COURT AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY OUR FEES AS WELL AS RETURN/PAY FOR OUR STUFF!!!
CRIMINAL CHARGES

United States

#16 Jan 29, 2011
Just saying wrote:
<quoted text>IF ANY OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE ITEMS THERE, YOU BETTER GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN. THEY ARE CLOSING... A FACT. THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BUY. ASK THE OWNERS OF THE NEW CONSIGNMENT SHOP. THEY WERE ASKED IF THEY WANTED TO BUY IT AND IF NOT, BOB WAS CLOSING IT. I THINK THE OWNERS OF THE NEW STORE REFUSED. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO SELL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T SELL THE ITEMS THEY DON'T OWN. TRUTH !!!!!!!
WISH I WOULDN'T KNOWN THIS...I WAS TAKING STUFF THERE, WHEN YOU POSTED THIS COMMENT...I HAD NO IDEA...I'M SO UPSET, JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT ALL THIS YESTERDAY!
CRIMINAL CHARGES

United States

#17 Jan 29, 2011
Doug Deeper wrote:
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If you go there and can't find your suff, go to the funeral home I have seen them carring boxes and boxes of stuff from the shop and storing it all out back in the garage. I to have heard that they are closing or looking for a buyer. Ms. Hickman has already jumped ship and is working at the funeral home. The daughter is running the place but just to keep the doors open and to keep the consigners from going on a rampage.
WHICH FUNERAL HOME? I INTEND TO GO THERE IN PERSON, BUT I LIVE IN LOUISA, JUST DROPPED STUFF OFF LAST MONTH, HAD NO IDEA ABOUT ALL THIS JUNK TIL YESTERDAY, WHEN I MET THE NEW OWNERS AND NONE OF MY STUFF WAS ON THE FLOOR, BET WHEN I BOUGHT IN ALL THAT NEWBORN BABY STUFF LAST MONTH, THEY THOUGHT THEY HIT THE JACKPOT...ANYHOW, MET THE NEW OWNERS, LEFT MY STUFF, BUT MY OTHER STUFF IS MISSING!!! I'M FILING CRIMINAL CHARGES IF THEY DON'T PAY ME, OR RETURN EVERY LAST STITCH OF MY CLOTHES AND MY FURNITURE! BUT DO TELL ME WHAT FUNERAL HOME!
CRIMINAL CHARGES

United States

#18 Jan 29, 2011
KNicholas wrote:
<quoted text>The Hickman lady changed the dates to the 25th and 26th. But new owners are taking over right now. They are at the store trying to clean up the mess that she made of the place. They are a happily married couple with 2 kids and own another store in Huntington. They are very honest and trustworthy. They both has business sense. They WILL treat people right. Not like what's been done in the past. I'm so glad they are there. I hope they can save the Elephant's Trunk from any other damage that has been done. They open on Feb 1st. Nothing has been donated like the sign said. The new owner saw to that.
APPARENTLY, THEY THOUGHT THEY WOULD DONATE MY STUFF TO THEMSELVES!!! I MEAN I WAS JUST THERE, RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, AND DROPPED OFF A LOAD OF STUFF, AND THEY NEVER MENTIONED THEY WERE CLOSING...THEY HAD TO KNOW THEN, THEY SHOULDVED TOLD ME NOT TO LEAVE IT AND TO FIND MY CURRENT STUFF ON THE FLOOR!!!! A NOTE ON THE DOOR IS NOT SUFFICIENT...THEY HAD MY NAME, ADDRESS, AND NUMBER...I SIGNED A CONTRACT, WHY CAN'T THEY KEEP UP THEIR END OF IT!
CRIMINAL CHARGES

United States

#19 Jan 29, 2011
ONE MORE THING, I ALSO AM A COLUMNIST FOR THE LEVISA LAZER, THE ONLINE PAPER...AND IF I'M NOT PAID OR HAVE MY STUFF RETURNED, I INTEND TO WRITE AN ARTICLE ALL ABOUT THE PREVIOUS OWNERS OF ELEPHANT TRUNK, AND BEING IT'S AND ONLINE PAPER, THOUSANDS, EVERYONE ANYWHERE WILL READ ABOUT THESE THIEVES!!! THEY HAD BETTER PAY UP!!!
wannaknow

Richmond, KY

#20 Jan 29, 2011
CRIMINAL CHARGES wrote:
<quoted text> WHICH FUNERAL HOME? I INTEND TO GO THERE IN PERSON, BUT I LIVE IN LOUISA, JUST DROPPED STUFF OFF LAST MONTH, HAD NO IDEA ABOUT ALL THIS JUNK TIL YESTERDAY, WHEN I MET THE NEW OWNERS AND NONE OF MY STUFF WAS ON THE FLOOR, BET WHEN I BOUGHT IN ALL THAT NEWBORN BABY STUFF LAST MONTH, THEY THOUGHT THEY HIT THE JACKPOT...ANYHOW, MET THE NEW OWNERS, LEFT MY STUFF, BUT MY OTHER STUFF IS MISSING!!! I'M FILING CRIMINAL CHARGES IF THEY DON'T PAY ME, OR RETURN EVERY LAST STITCH OF MY CLOTHES AND MY FURNITURE! BUT DO TELL ME WHAT FUNERAL HOME!
Lazear funeral home on central ave next to Crabbe elem.
CRIMINAL CHARGES

United States

#21 Jan 29, 2011
wannaknow wrote:
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Lazear funeral home on central ave next to Crabbe elem.
THANKS SO MUCH!

Since: Jul 10

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#25 Jan 29, 2011
CRIMINAL CHARGES wrote:
ONE MORE THING, I ALSO AM A COLUMNIST FOR THE LEVISA LAZER, THE ONLINE PAPER...AND IF I'M NOT PAID OR HAVE MY STUFF RETURNED, I INTEND TO WRITE AN ARTICLE ALL ABOUT THE PREVIOUS OWNERS OF ELEPHANT TRUNK, AND BEING IT'S AND ONLINE PAPER, THOUSANDS, EVERYONE ANYWHERE WILL READ ABOUT THESE THIEVES!!! THEY HAD BETTER PAY UP!!!
I would suggest letters to the editor so all of Ashland will know the type of people that work for Cathy Lazear at Lazers Funeral Home. Daily Independent (Ashland, KY) 224 17th Street Ashland, Kentucky 41101
Letters about the Elephants Truck should flood the Independent... lets show Mrs. Lazear and the Hickmans Boyd Co will not stand for this.

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