Fraudulent And Unethical Business Practices
ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA -- I had a horrible experience at Dick's When I made my Black Friday purchase, the cashier told me I had earned a $20 gift card because I had spent $100 or more. Cool! I just had to return on 11/28 to get the gift card. See also said I could return and re-buy the purchase and apply the gift card toward it. When I returned, the manager said the cashier had given us the wrong information (she said it several times to my wife and I when we made the purchase). We had to spend $100 before tax; we spent $99.92 before tax and after coupons. I was furious and they refused to do anything about it or honor their word. After sending out several emails because I could not get a hold of anyone at the corporation, and contacting the Better Business Bureau, the district manager for the San Diego area, John called me. He was very apologetic for the total lack of customer service received and for the inconvenience. He offered me a $50 gift card without me asking, and asked it that would make things right. I happily accepted. He also said that someone from corporate would be contacting me who also got one of my emails, and that they may also do something to remedy the situation. His offer was totally independent of theirs. Their "customer engagement manager" offered me $20. Well... I got the $20 one, but the $50 gift card never arrived, even though John took down my personal information. I email him and rather than him responding, I got an email and call from the person at corporate. She basically said: John spoke too quickly and we cannot send you the $50 gift card, your troubles are not worth that much. I argued with her but she refused to stand by the company's promise. They lied to me again, even when trying to remedy another situation that came about because of their dishonestly! Well, I am alerting the newspaper, using social media, telling the local little league (I am on the board), and everyone I know (you know a lot of people in a city after you father is a city official for 42 years and you're born and raised there) - they will lose far more than $50. Bad business. But, you mess with the bull, you get the horns.
PS - when I called John back to discuss with him, he hung up on me.... Sport Chalet here I come.