Review: White Gorilla

Posted in the Tucson Forum

Tamera Tiedge

Tucson, AZ

#1 Jan 28, 2010
SHOP SOMEWHERE ELSE- Not only was I a customer and employee, I was a consignor. I had a queen bed on consignment with the store. This was in Sept. of 2009, the bed sold in Sept. and I have yet(1/28/10) to recieve my payment. At the time the bed was consigned, furniture owners were setting their own prices. I wrote on my paperwork I did not want the bed sold for less than $80.00. This would mean $40.00 would be my payment. I wrote I would keep the bed for less than that. I have called several times and have been told the bed sold. I was informed they do not know for how much, and they will let Billy Starr(one of three owners)know I called. This happened all the time while I worked at White Gorilla. I was the one who had to try and explain to consignors why they were not getting paid. So just know when you buy items at the store the consignors wait several months to recieve payment for their belongings.I would have pulled my bed from the store when I quit, but I could not transport it. Not only is the business shady, I quit do to sexual harrassment at the store by owner( Troy Emerson). This is documented thru the Department of Economic Security, and can be backed up by other former employees. Do yourself a favor and shop at Value Village.
Wayne Douglas

Glendale, AZ

#3 Jun 19, 2012
Do not shop there is right! This place is a complete sham they try to sell as some form of charity. The owner Billy Starr is a criminal too. Here is a great picture of the clown in prison.

http://www.azcorrections.gov/inmate_datasearc...

Agreed, Shop somewhere else!
Waxer

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Jun 24, 2012
Classic!!
Wayne Douglas wrote:
Do not shop there is right! This place is a complete sham they try to sell as some form of charity. The owner Billy Starr is a criminal too. Here is a great picture of the clown in prison.
http://www.azcorrections.gov/inmate_datasearc...
Agreed, Shop somewhere else!
Par 6

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Jul 16, 2012
Wow! I'm speechless, you took the words right out of my mouth!
I am in a Tucson organization with "billy" and my wife and I were introduced to him at one of our functions a year ago. He is a balding Jewish man and that should be all I remember about him. Unfortunately he was a complete disaster. He would not stop talking about himself and his salary/income the entire time. He then proceeded to say he was involved with the "retard Olympics" (meaning special Olympics I assume), he became very drunk or drugged or maybe both and then sexually harassed several women by touching them and saying really disturbing and gross things calling himself daddy and the women "supermodels". He talked about the white gorilla as a sham and a tax break for himself (even bad mouthing the other owners). Later in the evening we complained to the hotel the event was held in and the manager told us they were already aware of the situation and went on to say he had also asked a male server if he could "b**w" him for some money!!! We laugh about it now but it was quite blizzard. I spoke with one of the Tucson Conquistador directors about it and he said they also were aware of the kind of person he is and would step in if things did not progress for the better. I have not seen the man since but until seeing this while looking for a place to purchase furniture for my son today, I did not realize that it was a regular occurrence.

I don't want to give the impressionre the Conquistadors are a bad organization by any sense, we do a lot of good work for organizations and the community. It just is disappointing to see there a some bad elements within our group. I'm sorry for you experience, when I read this my jaw nearly hit the floor!
Tamera Tiedge wrote:
SHOP SOMEWHERE ELSE- Not only was I a customer and employee, I was a consignor. I had a queen bed on consignment with the store. This was in Sept. of 2009, the bed sold in Sept. and I have yet(1/28/10) to recieve my payment. At the time the bed was consigned, furniture owners were setting their own prices. I wrote on my paperwork I did not want the bed sold for less than $80.00. This would mean $40.00 would be my payment. I wrote I would keep the bed for less than that. I have called several times and have been told the bed sold. I was informed they do not know for how much, and they will let Billy Starr(one of three owners)know I called. This happened all the time while I worked at White Gorilla. I was the one who had to try and explain to consignors why they were not getting paid. So just know when you buy items at the store the consignors wait several months to recieve payment for their belongings.I would have pulled my bed from the store when I quit, but I could not transport it. Not only is the business shady, I quit do to sexual harrassment at the store by owner( Troy Emerson). This is documented thru the Department of Economic Security, and can be backed up by other former employees. Do yourself a favor and shop at Value Village.
Tucson tigress

Peoria, AZ

#7 Nov 8, 2012
I like his hair LOL
Roger Stubbs

Tempe, AZ

#9 Apr 24, 2013
He is an embarrassment to his family and the city of Tucson.
clint smith

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Jul 31, 2013
place sucks

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