Gift Shop #5

Gift Shop #5, Siena - Értékelések

Gift Shop #5
3.5
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Karen W
Charlottesville, VA86 contributions
Gift shop # 5
2017. márc. • Egyszemélyes
I read mixed reviews of this shop but since I was in Siena decided to investigate it for myself. The shop is filled with an interesting variety of ceramic pieces, so many that I wondered if they weren't all hand made. Additionally, the person behind the counter was unfriendly and unhelpful. I decided to take my business elsewhere.
Written 2017. április 12.
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tlosas
San Antonio, FL1 contribution
Great little shop.
2016. ápr. • Egyszemélyes
Owner is very helpful and friendly. Shopped all around Siena and found his prices to be the best. Went back three times to purchase objects I had seen in other shops at higher prices.
Written 2017. január 23.
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grnitpauls
Langley, WA1 contribution
Tuscan Dishes
2016. okt. • Romantikus
Gift Shop 5 was a welcome place to buy beautifully hand painted ceramics while we visited Siena. With lots of shops to choose from and prices always high but still variable, we were happy to find Gift Shop 5. Great variety, beautiful quality and reasonable prices. The owner, Roberto, handled packing and shipping of our bowls and they arrived unbroken at our home safe and sound and a wonderful reminder of our stay in Siena. The location of the shop tucked under the back of the Duomo is worth the trip to this lovely shop. Be sure to ask about the ancient grotto.
Written 2017. január 11.
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Sonia P
Brisbane, Ausztrália3 contributions
Beautiful ceramics, but Shipping Costs Deceptive
2016. szept. • Baráti
My friend and i bought some beautiful ceramics from this store In September 2016. We were quoted shipping cost of approximately EUR60 for our products. We chose to purchase here because their shipping costs were so much lower than what others were quoting us. As it turned out, shipping was EUR160 for me and for my friend close to 200 EUR - 3 times more than what we were told. I ordered 7 items and my friend something similar. When we questioned Roberto about this, he basically washed his hands of it and referred us back to the shipping company. As I said, the ceramics are very nice, however, if you do order, do not give authority for the shipping company to charge your credit card. It may also be worth considering arranging your own shipping or at least making certain the cost of shipping.
Written 2017. január 6.
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bn54
San Francisco, Kalifornia1 contribution
Shipped to the US in perfect condition - very happy!
2016. okt. • Romantikus
I had 2 place settings that were 20+ years old, and I wanted to build up a larger number of place settings during our latest trip to Italy. Gift Shop #5 represented the artist from my old plates. We ordered 8 new place settings, all a slightly different pattern for mix & match. Roberto waited until I returned home and sent photos of my existing place settings, then he had the artist make 8 more different but coordinating patterned place settings. Hubby also picked out a couple of fun platters at the store run by Roberto's mother. All off the ceramics arrived today in perfect condition. The packaging was incredible with expanding foam, bubble wrap, and lots of tape. The shipping cost was less than we expected for 40+ pounds shipped internationally in a week. We are so pleased that we found the perfect match for our existing dishes, and so happy to have everything arrive in perfect condition. Now time to plan my next dinner party!
Written 2016. december 28.
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LakeGastonRetired
Littleton, NC178 contributions
Great Ceramics but DECEPTIVE SHIPPING
2016. nov.
Visited in October and loved the shop and in particular, a large hand painted platter. After a couple days shopping around Tuscany we returned to buy the platter. It wasn't cheap at 190 Euro, but they offered to discount it to 170 Euro to help defray shipping. They estimated US shipping with insurance to be 50-60 Euro for that size platter. We filled out a separate "Mailboxes" authorization form with customs info, shipping info, and our credit card authorization--but no amount. The actual shipping charge the following week was 121 Euro, more than double the estimate. They deliberately lied to make the sale! And there was no paperwork to eliminate the VAT tax. We went to the customs desk in the airport with the detailed receipt and charge slip but since the shop hadn't given us the appropriate form nothing could be done. But the week after our trip, the platter arrived by FEDEX, well packed and intact. So it did come quickly and without any problem. Bottom line: 1. Negotiate forcefully before buying. Don't worry about being rude. 2. Demand the VAT tax paperwork before paying. 3. Plan on carrying your purchase home with you. Or, if you ship, write down a "not to exceed" amount on the authorization.
Written 2016. november 4.
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the5reeds
Valley, WA56 contributions
Nice shop and fair* prices - but don't ship
2016. ápr. • Romantikus
This is a nice shop with an excellent assortment of great ceramics from around Tuscany and Umbria. Prices seem fine ... as long as you don't ship. In fact, treat most anything Roberto tells you about shipping costs back to the U.S. as pure fabrication to make the sale. We bought a 24" oblong platter and olio dispenser and it was "discounted" to cover the cost of shipping. We were shown a price list and he said it would be 42 euros to ship everything. Right. Of course we were naive enough to believe him and gave him our Mail Boxes Etc credit card authorization as a separate transaction, and open ended (argh!).. on trust. Right. Well the actual shipping cost turned out to be 190 euros. When contacting him, he said it must have been a misunderstanding ... well it wasn't on our part. We like the platter and it arrived very well packed and unscathed. My advice, unless you are willing to pay $200+ for shipping, is to take it with you and buy some bubble wrap and a duffel bag or suit case and carry it on. It is too bad such a nice place with nice ceramics has to cheapen the experience by being deceptive.
Written 2016. május 10.
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Nicole G
Essex, MA2 contributions
Beautiful Dishes!
2015. júl. • Családi
On a a recent family trip to Italy, we visited Gift shop #5 in Sienna. I fell in love with a dish pattern. I ordered a set of twelve. The dishes were made to order. They were shipped via a local mail box etc. when they arrived I was surprised by how well they they were packed. They look beautiful! I would not hesitate to buy and ship dishes back to the states from this store!
Written 2015. szeptember 4.
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RDukeshire
Tybee Island, GA48 contributions
Great service and shipping
2015. júl. • Családi
The owner was very friendly and helpful as I looked for some Tuscan pottery. He shipped it back to the U.S. And the packing was phenomenal. It all arrived in tact within 2 weeks of purchase date.
Written 2015. július 5.
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Josh R
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
Wonderful Shop Owner
2014. szept. • Romantikus
We placed a custom order with Roberto on our visit to Sienna and are extremely pleased with our pottery. Roberto was always kind, helpful and responsive to my email inquiries, and he communicated extremely well in English. We received a beautiful platter that was exactly what we wanted! We will definitely visit Gift Shop 5 on our next trip to Sienna!
Written 2014. október 25.
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