NEWYORK, NEW YORK -- I bought 42 items online which in the end cost me $409!!! I double checked my items and edited it before purchasing. I went to the store as well to double check my ring sizes. And I said, "Good thing I went to the store to check my ring size."
In the end of the day, I didn't notice that everything I edited didn't pull through. Assuming I did everything right. I patiently waited for the package and every size was wrong. Called customer service. They told me to go to the store to change it. When I went to the store they told me I can't change my products because it's final sale and the reason I bought it online. They said, "It's different. You cannot exchange this in store" even though I told them about the situation.
FRUSTRATED at the customer service for giving me the wrong information, I asked them to fix the issue and they said they can't do anything - it's the company's standard not to do an exchange and I told them, "This is not my fault. This is your website's fault." Then I asked to speak with the supervisor. They told me he will call me tomorrow morning. It took me 3 days calling them back about where is the supervisor that was supposed to talk to me?
And then today I got the chance to talk to him. He told me it was my fault for not reading the confirmation email as well as the advice he gave me, "Just sell it to another third party" and he wasn't friendly at all or being even sympathetic about the issue! Is this what customer service is now!?? That is embarrassing!!! How dare a supervisor tell that to a customer. He should get fired telling a customer straight up "It's your fault and there is nothing I can do." You should be fired by saying that!
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I made two online order on October 11, 2014 for $228.40 and October 12, 2014 for $33.28 via PayPal for FOREVER 21. UPS says they delivered the goods on October 17, 2014, (left at front door) yet the packages cannot be located. This was reported to UPS and Forever 21 on October 18, 2014. Both via telephone and email. UPS opened an investigation incident ** which is now closed, however I am still getting the runaround from Forever 21 who at first told me to wait until October 27, then again October 31.
On October 31 I mysteriously could not get anyone on their online chat, I had to call them, they kept putting me on hold and said I only reported the loss on Oct 22, I told the Rep **. I made the report from Oct 18 and sent her email as proof. They claim not to have heard back from UPS who I then emailed and they confirmed they had finalized the claim with Forever 21 and I should contact Forever 21 directly to resolve the matter. I am now being told today November 4, 2014 they are "investigating" and I need to wait another 8-10 business days on top of the 8-10 business days I have already waited.
Forever 21 has LIED to me that they sent a Loss Affidavit for the order for $33.28 on Oct 24, I had to stay on the phone with a Supervisor ** on Oct 31 to get them to email the Affidavit while I was on the line, this I emailed to them same day and also took the liberty to also email a Loss Affidavit for the missing order for $228.40.
They also lied that that UPS had finalized a claim with them. They seem not to be interested in paying me especially for the order for $228.40. I had to send them the email UPS sent to me confirming this. I am tired of this runaround and shoddy customer service when I have to be dealing with the shock/loss/possibility that someone was brazen enough to steal my orders from the front door.
FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA -- I ordered a jacket online that didn't fit me so naturally I went to the closest Forever 21 to my town (30 minutes away) because apparently you have to pay for shipping to exchange or return. Never mind that, I went into the store and asked if they could help me find the jacket in my size. It turns out that they can't even keep track of their products so I couldn't find it even though they had some in their stock. So, I asked them to give me a store credit so I can reorder it online and they did.
I went home to order the jacket and as I put in the gift card code it tells me I only have $14 dollars worth of credit even though I should have received $37. Obviously there is something wrong with this picture. I called customer service, which btw I don't even understand why they exist because they never do anything to help you, and ask them what's going on. They told me that apparently Forever 21 reuses old card codes and that they couldn't do anything for me and that I have to go back to the store. So, now I have to but only pay for shipping to order a new jacket but I also have to waste my gas going back to a store that ** up in the first place.
Oh I almost forgot. After calling the store multiple times they finally decided to pick up. I tell them what happened and they just can't believe that happened claiming that that couldn't happen and they kept asking me if I was sure as if I was lying. Then I ask to speak to the manager who is unavailable and whom I'm still waiting a call back from. I don't know ** happened to this company but they suck now. They use to have great customer service and I never had any problems exchanging or returning but after this and multiple other things they've done to me recently I think it's time that I spend my money elsewhere.
Oh and corporate if you see this, you guys suck and before you know it you're going to have ** all of your loyal customers and they are going to spend their money elsewhere. Not that you care now you greedy **. I wish I could rate this company 0.1 stars and that's feeling generous.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- I ordered gifts for my sons that per tracking information were supposedly delivered on 12/19/14. I did not receive them and called to advise Forever21. I was told one order was delivered by UPS, the other via USPS and that UPS would have to do an investigation and that I would have to wait 10 days before signing an affidavit to initiate a USPS investigation.
Since 12/22/14 I've called Forever21 customer service approximately 15 times, and have emailed 4 or 5 times. Every step of the way they've dropped the ball. Two different supervisors assured me they would follow up but didn't, and customer service will not give you the name of, or connect you to, a customer service manager. The long and the short of it is BUYER BEWARE - Do NOT order online. Forever21 does not require delivery signatures. Right now I am out $200 and I'm still getting the runaround.
GENEVA, ILLINOIS -- I bought some pieces yesterday at the Geneva, IL store, and when I got home I realized that one of the items I bought was in the wrong size; so I went back today to exchange it to the right size, same item, same color. However, I was sadly surprised with a very rude manager saying that that piece was from a final sale, and it couldn't be exchanged. I told her I didn't know that, and that the cashier didn't explain it to me during my check-out yesterday. She then said that this info it is on my receipt, and also at the cashier's location sign (all I saw was a 'hiring now' sign, no wonder...)
I told her that I usually shop during my work lunchtime, and because of that, in a hurry, I took the wrong size by mistake. She just said "it is what it is". Anyways, after she treat me like a **... I left the store hoping that the "hiring now" sign could in the near future attract a staff more client oriented, and more focused on customer satisfaction.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I had four hair bows out of five that I ordered that were horribly made. One was hot glued lopsided onto the barrette, so when I wear it, it's not straight. The other three weren't centered, so one side was bigger than the other. I asked them if they could do anything about it via email since it wasn't a big deal and there was a confirmation that my email was sent successfully on the screen. Guess what? I got NO reply from them and not even a confirmation email in my inbox or any piece of evidence that I sent something to them.
I was very nice in the email, and also very professional. It is super rude of them to just ignore an email. Very dissatisfied... NEVER buy anything online from them. I did however receive everything in great condition, so it's just the quality control that has a bit of a problem for hair bows.
TUCSON, ARIZONA -- I recently attended the Grand Opening at the Forever 21 in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Mall on Saturday the 21st of March. I wanted to write you and tell you a little bit about my experience. I work at a group home for girls and as you could imagine the girls were very excited to hear that they would be giving away gift certificates to the first 300 guests. I got to work early on Saturday to take two young girls who had gotten up at 6 am to the grand opening. The store was to open at 9 A.M. We arrived to the mall and got in line at 7:20 A.M. There was a line in front of us.
A Forever 21 employee came through the line counting people in line out loud. She had a Forever 21 necklace badge and had long dark brown/red hair. We were numbers 229, 230, and 231. As time passed the line grew tremendously both behind us and in front of us. There were several people cutting in line with their friends or would just walk up and stand in front of people. There were Forever 21 employees walking around at various points and when our group as well as several other groups pointed out that people were cutting and were continuing to cut in line they all responded that they hadn't seen it so oh well or they couldn't do anything about people cutting.
There were several employees who clearly saw people cutting in line but did not do a thing about it! One employee even walked through the line smoking a cigarette and not really paying attention to anything! The longer we waited in line the further back in line we became. My small group as well as several others complained and no one helped us or seemed to care. Imagine our surprise when at 9 A.M. the doors opened and guests started filling through the doors when the last gift card was given to the person in front of us. In the end we ended up being numbers 301, 302, and 303.
The girls were heartbroken! I think it is terrible that we waited since 7:20 in the morning in line and waited for nothing because of all the people who cut in front of us. The worst part is that no employee would listen or help when all of the other people would cut in line. I am currently eight months pregnant and got to work several hours early to take these girls who love Forever 21 and were very excited to get a gift certificate. We got there early enough and they should have gotten a gift certificate. These girls live in a group home and really don't have many possessions.
This event was poorly organized. It is not fair that we would keep getting further away from the door as time went on. I called the corporate office to let them know of the situation. They gave me the number for district manager. I called her to let her know and she was very rude, unprofessional, and unapologetic to me.
She answered the phone and sounded very annoyed that I was even calling, she told me, "I doubt one of my employees would even be counting out loud so people could hear." She then stated, "Well, it is what it is." Her overall attitude was that she was annoyed that I had even called and couldn't care less! I am very disappointed. My friends and I loved Forever 21 and had never had a problem with them in the years that we have been shopping there. Due to my experience this time and poor customer service that I received I will not be continuing to shop at Forever 21 and will no longer recommend Forever 21 to friends, family, or colleagues.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK -- I've had the worst experience in this store. The sales associates have such a nasty attitude and were not very welcoming. The store itself was just a complete mess. Undergarments were tossed everywhere and clothes were not where they needed to be. When asked for help from a manager they were not very helpful and gave me a sense that I was not wanted. I vowed to never shop at this store again. As far as location never shop at the Forever 21 in Fulton Street Mall!
ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA -- My daughter bought me a top for Christmas that didn't look good on me. I also noticed that part of a seam was not sewed. We tried to return it but Forever 21 staff claimed that the price tag was adhered by tape and wouldn't accept it back. I then emailed corporate and after a very long time got a response to contact the store manager and they gave me her name. When I went to the store they had to call the manager (I had her phone number on the email). Forever 21 would not take the return because 1. The tag was not on. 2. The top had a seam that was not sewed on and 3. It looked worn.
They sold my daughter a defective merchandise and sold her merchandise that should never have been sold due to their policy of "not selling items with tags not adhered correctly." And now their own sales staff think an item looks worn when in actuality I only wore it a few minutes to try it on. So they are selling inferior looking clothes. I know I am not going to get this resolved so I am letting everyone know about their horrible return policy. They make customers feel like they have done something criminal. For me, I wasted probably 4x the cost of the top in time. I am just doing this because I don't like the injustice and how I was treated.
This site has a note at the bottom of this page that Forever 21 may attempt to contact me regarding resolution. I very much doubt it. They don't care about their customers. Can you believe all the implications that we are doing something shady for something less than $20? Macy's, Target and just about everyone else treats their customers so much better.