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 Post subject: GemVal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:26 am 
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Hello,

I just received an email from GemVal saying that the owner had passed away and caused service interruption. It asked for an email address to receive a free 6-month subscription.

Just wondering if anyone else had received this email and whether anyone knew if it was legit, rather than some phishing scam.

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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:00 pm 
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Morning Dave.
I got one too.
I always hate to hear that someone died. Makes me sad.


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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Maybe that explains an odd experience I just had with Gemval. I paid their membership fee out of curiosity to learn how its price info relates to the market prices I see. But I wasn't allowed access to information on stones like sapphire, spinel etc. Instead I got a drop-down saying that info is restricted to subscribers only.

Since I was a subscriber I emailed them 3 times asking why I couldn't access it but got no response. I finally filed a dispute with PayPal, asking either to receive full service or a refund. Today I was sent a refund with no other explanation. It makes me wonder why the company is still soliciting subscriptions if it can't provide the services it advertises.

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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:34 am 
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Is there any info on gemVal since the last post here?
Are they back up and running again?

john.


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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:23 pm 
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I subscribed to Gemval a couple weeks ago, (around Sept. first 2017) no problems, all went smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:25 pm 
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Perhaps their pricing has improved. Hope so.


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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:38 am 
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Thanks Terry.

I can see how hard it must be to do what they are trying to do.
I'll be interested to see what I find.
It can be comforting to know the rough size of the ball park.


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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:44 pm 
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Hi!
Does anybody know something about the Gemval if they still in business or not? Last week I have paid them to subscribe for their premium account for one month and still there is absolutely no reaction from them. Nobody answers to my mails and nobody answers in Facebook.


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 Post subject: Re: GemVal
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:52 pm 
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I recommend cancelling that charge.
This service has been replaced with
https://www.gemsociety.org/


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