Gallery Ubago

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Gallery Ubago
2.5

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James L
Cleveland, OH3 contributions
Don't be fooled. Ubago is scam central!
Feb 2017 • Family
Very good and varied art selection. A charismatic gallery owner with excellent English, someone that will go out of his way for you. And great deals. Too good to be true. Well.....its not true. He is great at convincing the buyer that they don't need to bother packing and carrying the art across the border. "Let me send the art to you." And like many, I was sucked in. Unfortunately, gave him cash, plus extra for the shipping. And we never saw the art. One year later, nothing. If you want to support this thief, carry whatever you buy out the store with you. Or you will never see it again.
Written January 27, 2018
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kebs1024
Landgrove, VT39 contributions
Great gallery
Jan 2018 • Couples
Although it is well worth a trip do not have things shipped as they may not arrive. It is best to take them with you
Written January 5, 2018
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ravi b
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
STAY AWAY
Jul 2016 • Couples
The gallery has some good stuff, but the owner is a shady operator with zero credibility. So do not do business with him - if you have to please ensure everything is settled in store before you pay him. Because after you pay him, he doesnt care. I was luckier than most people posting reviews here. I took my art with me - however as a first time art buyer I was very keen on getting bios of all the paintings I'd purchased from him. 4 years later and after being given the run-around I have no option but to post this. Stay away.
Written June 20, 2017
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kebs1024
Landgrove, VT39 contributions
Take gifts with you
Feb 2016 • Friends
Great for finding different gifts but take them with you, do not send them as they may not arrive. Be sure to bargain as the price is flexible.
Written January 19, 2017
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morgan151515
Brewster, MA6 contributions
Total scam artist. Do NOT trust this fast talking owner.
May 2016 • Solo
Total scam here and the owner knows it from the second you walk in the door. I've attached pictures of my paid-for paintings that I've never seen again. To be clear, it's not a problem with the Nica mail service as paintings from other galleries arrived to the US in three weeks, perfectly taken care of like the owners said. This guy is very friendly, lots of questions, very helpful, and through this he will learn that you are traveling, only passing through Granada, but he'll take care of everything for you, just choose your paintings and he'll have them at your door. He'll offer to ship everything for you so you don't have to travel with it which makes sense. He really sells you on letting them ship it for you. I paid $140 US dollars to have them ship two paintings to the States. I have a receipt for the puchase. He said to swing by the shop the next day and he would give me the shipping receipt. I did, and he said the girl had not come back from the post office yet, she was there at that very minute, very long lines, but to come back again in a day or two. I did that again, and again he couldn't find the girl who works for him with the receipt. He knew I was leaving the next day and assured me that everything had been shipped just fine, don't worry, and the minute he found the girl he would take a picture of the receipt and email a copy to me with shipping numbers, etc. I sent two emails asking for the receipt copy to which he was very quick to reply that he would get it to me right away, as soon as he found it, but everything was taken care of. Four months later, no paintings, no communication, nothing. He's a very slick salesman, very friendly, very flashy with money and talking about how much he makes going back and forth between the States and Nicaragua. He's a total scam. He knows you're not going to go all the way back to Nicaragua just for your $140 paintings. And he's right. And every time you put money in his hand and ask him to ship things, that money goes straight into his pocket and your paintings go back on the wall two days later so he can do it again.
Written August 13, 2016
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Jon B
London, UK8 contributions
Scam gallery- avoid!!
Sep 2014 • Solo
On first impressions this is a professional gallery, with nice art work. Silvio the American with a 'rich history of banking in Nicaragua' says all the right things.

In reality, I spent $500 on 4 pieces of art. Silvio agreed to ship them for me included in the price to save me carrying them around on my travels. On return home I found that only 2 items had been shipped, but had been destroyed. They were oil on canvas paintings, to my disbelief had been FOLDED and stuffed into a package. Destroyed.

The other 2 paintings NEVER ARRIVED.

I tracked the gallery down and spoke to Silvio, who responded once or twice with the obligatory con man talk "I'm not sure what happened!" and then never responded again.

Upon looking on Tripadvisor I saw that this was a regular occurrence for many people which is a real shame. DO NOT USE THIS GALLERY.
Written July 23, 2015
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Buscando_serendipia
Idaho Falls, ID56 contributions
Great selection of Nica art can be had at very good prices
Feb 2014 • Couples
Silvio is a very gracious and knowledgeable merchant. His first price is quite high, but he bargains down easily. If you are naïve, you can overpay. Like I said, he is a merchant, not a shipping company. He will offer advice on shipping, but its really a matter between you and your shipping method of choice. If you are naïve, your shipment may have problems. All that being said, his selection is great and is constantly being refreshed because he finds and moves a lot of merchandise from all over the country.
Written February 16, 2014
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Frequentdiner63
LaGrange, GA27 contributions
Pleasantly Surprised
Sep 2013 • Couples
We had a good experience at Gallery Ubago. I read the other reviews so I was skeptical. The gallery is quite large so you will probably find something you will like. We bought several pieces at a very fair price. The owner helped us pack the paintings so we could take them with us. I am baffled that the owner would behave or do anything to receive the negative posts. Based on these posts I would keep my guard up, but as for my wife and I, we left very satisfied.
Written September 15, 2013
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Ashley S
New York City, NY3 contributions
Great art gallery in Granda
Jun 2013 • Couples
We had a very positive experience at Ubago gallery. The owner worked with us to find four pieces that we love, within our budget. We took the paintings home with us, and they were carefully rolled in a protective tube.
Written June 23, 2013
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rjg0141
Stockton, CA8 contributions
THIEF!!!!
Feb 2013 • Friends
We went to this place with Overseas Adventure Travels (I'm not saying that they vouched for him, but they should certainly take any possible action to keep visitors away.) I just found this review today. Had I known in February 2013 when we went to this place, I would not have fallen for the scam. We also paid in cash for three items to be shipped home. Silvio, who said he was from Anaheim, gave me his email address and said it would take a long time, but promised that the items would be delivered. No one will help us now. Verguenza!!!
Written May 27, 2013
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