MAILORDER -- I placed an order with Dillard's and because I needed the shoes before Christmas, I paid extra for expedited shipping. I was told there would be no problem, that the shoes were in stock and would ship immediately. I received an email that the order was in process.
I checked the status the next day, and my order was still "in-process". I had to dig to find out that "in-process" meant that Dillard's did NOT have the shoes in stock. My supposedly expedited order was nothing more than a back order. I've made several attempts to contact them about this matter, but no one seems to be able to help. I will NEVER order from them again.
1600 CANTRELL ROAD, ARKANSAS -- I have recently visited the Oak Court store and to my surprise the Store Manager Mr. ** is no longer the store manager. I have been shopping at Dillard's since 1998. I have worked for Dillard's under Mr. **. He is a visionary and motivator. He is a hands-on manager. I have been to other Dillard's; have yet to meet or been greeted by the store managers. Mr. ** spread joy throughout Dillard's.
The key to a profitable store is a great leader. A great leader do not mind walking around the store and greeting the customers. A great leader will get dirty if needed and no job is too small. I have seen all of these distinguishing characteristics in Mr. **. Mr. ** was a GREAT ASSET to Dillard's Oak Court.
ARIZONA -- Normally I don't step foot in Dillard's. I don't see the point in spending $100 on a pair of jeans when I can spend a quarter of that at Kohl's. I don't care about brand names when it comes to clothes and shoes. However, there is one thing that I will spend money on and that's purses. Especially Coach purses.
I went to Dillard's today to look at their selection of Coach purses. I've had my current Coach purse for almost three years and would like to get something new. Their Coach purses are all displayed in glass cases. The sales associate was helping someone so I stood back and waited.
As I was waiting, another woman came up and stood next to me. When the associate was done with her customer, she asked the woman who arrived after me if she needed help. I said "excuse me but I was here first." The associate completely ignored me and continued to help the other woman. I repeated myself a little louder and again was ignored.
I noticed the other woman was wearing expensive clothes and had her hair and makeup done. I am wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and flip flops. I don't dress up unless I am at work or going out to a club or I'm going on a date. I don't want to jump to the assumption that I was ignored because of the way I was dressed, but I can't help but feel that's the reason the associate didn't help me. I left Dillard's and went to Macy's where a very helpful associate was happy to help me look at a few Coach purses. That's the last time I go near Dillard's.
ALBANY, GEORGIA -- I bought a Ralph Lauren poncho at the Dillard's in Albany, Georgia. I took it on a trip to Portland, Oregon, where it rained, rained, and rained. During my second day of the trip I wore the poncho to the Rose Parade, when it rained steadily for the better part of the parade. I was drenched through the poncho and soaked to the skin. I took the poncho, the original hang tags, and the original receipt to the Dillard's where I made my original purchase. This happened within 30 days of my purchase date, per the return policy. The associate refused to accept the return because she said the merchandise had been worn.
I asked to have a manager called. When the manager on duty arrived, he also refused to accept the return. He claimed that the poncho was sold as a fashion item, and that it carried no label that marked it as waterproof. "Why?" I asked, "Would anyone who lives in South Georgia buy a poncho as a fashion item?!?" The manager had no reply to this other than to restate his original claim that the item had to be marked as waterproof. This experience has left a bitter taste in my mouth where all things Dillard's are concerned.
I no longer shop there. I get angry every time I see one of their stores -- or even a logo. I would urge others to avoid them like the plague because they are focused only on selling merchandise (read: making money), not providing customer service, and certainly not honoring the terms of their written return policy when an item is defective.
After working for Dillard's for 5 YEARS I was told to "resign". Our store is dying, so all sales are slipping. In the past two months four other employees were pushed out. I was told two weeks ago that I could either be fired or "resign" by the end of the month because my sales were slipping. So, I gave my notice for Aug. 2nd -- the last day of my review period. I was told I had to give it for the 1st, or else (I found out later) that if I stayed until my last (failed) review day, that the store and my boss get in trouble for employees failed reviews.
So they had to make it look like I left on my own in order to save THEIR ass! They have some nerve! I was told that they "tried really hard to keep me", but company SPH policy wouldn't allow it. Don't EVER work for that company. They will throw you aside in a heartbeat no matter HOW long you've been there.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA -- My mom bought a dress for my daughter from Dillards that is two hours from where we live. My daughter found a dress she liked better - not from Dillards. My mom used her debit card to purchase. I contacted the store and I explained how far we live and my daughter found another dress and wanted to put that money toward the other dress. He stated they would have to credit back to the card or give store credit. I advised him my mom is away I don't have her card and we were not satisfied with the dress. He would still not comply.
I will not shop at Dillards ever again. They have inconvenienced me, my mom and my daughter. Now I will have to get the card from my mom, take it back to credit her card 2 hrs away. I will have to do it that way because I do not want a store credit, I will not spend money there again. Do not use Debit at Dillards if it is a gift the receiver will get taken...
MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA -- I opened my account on 1-18-2008 with Dillard's with a credit limit of $400. I charged $199 at a local store on 2-1-2008. I paid the balance off on 2-7-2008. On 2-11-08 the payment posted; however, my available credit only reflected $200. I called Dillard's to see why. I was told that the other $200 was on hold until 2-29-2008 because my payment history is new. I was appalled at this. Why give me a $400 limit then when I pay the charges off you do not give me the entire credit back. That makes no sense! I feel they are doing this to charge me the credit protection fee. I will close this account! BEWARE OF DILLARD'S!!!
HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS -- I personally think that Dillard's needs to do backup of their customers. I came in there Saturday looking to buy bathing suit for the summer hardest things for me to find. It was fine at first but then the swimsuit specialist was being overly nice and was trying to help me entirely too much and she wasn't being nice to be nice - she just doing that because she thought I was going to steal something. I've been working retail for three years I know the ins and outs of how they go out of their way with guest service to prevent people from stealing.
Just because I have tattoos and piercings and my boyfriend has tattoos does not give you the right to treat us like a ** criminal. He couldn't even look at my bathing suit to tell me if he liked it or even help me try it. They made me feel so uncomfortable I will never go there again. Just because a person has tattoos and piercings does not mean you're going to steal something. I had every intention of paying. I will spend my money elsewhere! I couldn't even shop for myself because she kept giving me bathing suits I did not want I couldn't enjoy shopping because of her.
INTERNET SITE, OHIO -- I went on Dillard's website Sunday morning because the Fiestaware group that I belong to said they were having a great sale at the stores 50% off the cookie jars. Their store is 2 hours from my house so I was hoping that they would be on sale online. They had the Lemongrass cookie jar marked $22 so I ordered one thinking it was a great deal. Now they are saying it was all a mistake and that they were canceling the orders that they no longer had the cookie jars at all. I think they should have delivered on the orders because they left the mistake on the website for more than 24 hours even after they were made aware that it was there.
ALTAMONTE/OVIEDO, FLORIDA -- I ordered a pair of Gianni Ninni shoes on Dec.23 to wear in a new year's party. On Dec 29 I received an email saying that my order was canceled. I understand that things happens and there is a possibility that don't have my size etc, but why they have to wait to the last minute to tell me that they don't have my size??? Why the ordered the shoes if they knew my shoe size was not available?
I am really disappointed with Dillard's online system. I couldn't find any shoes that could go with my dress. When I told the sells person that I wanted my money back in my credit card she told me that the order was never processed. If you don't want have a bitter experience with Dillard's online order, don't buy. Only buy at Macy's, their online system are great I have ordered only without any problem.