TROY, MICHIGAN -- Although I have a Macy's credit card, I very seldom use it. Mainly, I purchase gift cards for clients/friends/relatives. There are two stores quite near me; one within walking distance. Last week I received a mailing that left me scratching my head. In it were four ‘star rewards PASS' cards. Two were for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more; two were for 20% off any purchases made on any day I choose. As expected with various coupons, sales, etc., at the bottom of the cards was: *Exclusions apply; see reverse for details. Before tossing them, I thought I'd take a look at the reverse.
I was very surprised at what I found: ‘Excludes ALL: Everyday Values (EDV), specials, special purchases, super buys, furniture, mattresses & area rugs/floor coverings, cosmetics, fragrances, electrics/electronics, Licensed Depts., bridge and designer handbags & shoes, designer sportswear, watches, Impulse, Oval Room, 28 Shop, eSpot, sterling flatware, All-Clad, Eileen Fisher, Emporio Armani, Tommy Bahama, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Dyson, Henckels, Juicy, Lacoste, Lalique, Lauren/Polo/Ralph Lauren/Denim & Supply, Levi's, Lladro, Waterford China/Crystal/Silver, Wusthof, etc.
There were many more companies and/or departments listed but I think these are enough to give a general idea of the exclusions. At the bottom, in bold print is: Online exclusions differ, see (website) for more details. I realize some manufacturers do not allow retailers to discount their products. Yankee Candle comes to mind. A suggestion for Macy's: On the reverse of the amount/percentage off cards, list the items that CAN be purchased using these cards rather than the exclusions. The list would probably be shorter.
My wife bought a pair of earrings in fine jewelry for $2600. The saleswoman ** took the tags off the earrings and stuck them to the receipt and told her that she could return them in 30 days. We went and tried to return them about 15 days later which is today. ** and her manager ** who wouldn't give her last name told us that they aren't returnable because the tags are not attached to the earrings. ** lied and says that she told my wife they were not returnable if the tags were off. It does say that on the receipt but who reads the receipt if the salesperson tells you verbally that you can return it.
So a warning to all who shop at Macy's for jewelry. Do not let the salesperson take off any tags, because they know that if they do, their commission is guaranteed and you will not be returning anything without a tag attached. I know that this has happened to others because it's a scam. Salespeople should not be taking tags off of anyone's purchases. They have too much to gain and nothing to lose. I will celebrate when Macy's files for Chapter 11 and ** and ** get downsized.
First let me explain that I have lost sleep because of this (literally). When I made my mattress purchase $1200 worth, I also purchased the protection plan and they declined my claim stating numerous stains, however from the time I submitted my claim my small child apparently wet the bed again. So now we are in the process of waiting 30-60 days for an answer on whether they will clean it or not. It makes no sense! I can't even sleep on my bed since the stench of urine is too strong for my senses.
Stay away from the protection plan, they give you bull. I have called the worry no more company and have spoken to Macy's and they just give you the runaround I will never buy furniture in this place. Why would you sell your customers a sham of insurance, and why should anyone have to wait more than 30 days for an answer this is totally unacceptable. The salespeople selling you the plan do not explain anything. They are just trying to sell you the plan. It's already been 3 weeks since my claim was submitted... All I have to say is Macy's you suck for cheating your customers!
Macys Credit card fraud. It happened to me, the Macys credit card fraud. I am writing this to alert anyone reading of this of Macys fraud department. It works like this, when you buy any products from Macys they ask you if you want to sign up for their card service, if you say yes, they try to put your new purchase on the new card so that it gets activated immediately and you become liable to use it. I had given them my existing credit card, I don't know why they put the charges on the new card.
I called their customer service to remove the charge from their card and put it on my card. They went ahead and closed it and put a balance on my credit report. All without informing me or contacting me. I paid their card balance in full. This is after they charged me a hefty penalty fees. They won't send me a itemized bill. The penalty amounted to 271$, for a charge of 46$. The Macys customer rep said that I should not have paid without getting a itemized bill, completely sidestepping the issue.
I think I am legally entitled to an itemized bill. Please can anyone reading this advise me. Macys really hurt my credit score. And now after having paid them for an year, they won't update my credit report. I call them get transferred from department to department. In retrospect, any card which is offered in a Shopping mall is risky, this is to all teenagers and youngsters. Hope that helps. Concerned Consumer.
TRI-CITIES -- At the suggestion of the clerk we purchased a beautiful 14k white & yellow gold "charm" bracelet and charm.... (son was giving it to his bride)... Soon after wearing it the charm came off... Then the bracelet started showing signs of "dent" wear on the gold. The one link came apart almost like foil. When going back to Macy's we were told the problem was that it was too soft to be a charm bracelet.
Well it would have been nice if they hadn't suggested it as a charm bracelet and even sold us the charm to go with it. They were nice enough to offer to send it to their repair person. However it has been returned with the note that it cannot be repaired. Whoever heard of a jewelry repair not able to repair gold jewelry. This was not a cheap piece either. Instead of the beautiful sentimental gift that was to be a heirloom to pass on, they now have a hunk of junk... Only value might be to melt into a lump and put on another charm bracelet!
PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- Me and my mom bought a ruby ring on sale from Macy's expecting it to be a real ruby ring. After multiple enquiries with the sales associate we were told it was as the inclusions were visible. We purchased the ring and sent it to be resized. Once we got it back we realized that the main ruby had multiple scratches on it. We immediately returned the ring and got our money back.
The Macy's associate argued with us that a ruby and a diamond can easily be scratched by a steel knife and he can prove it. In truth, a ruby and diamond are 9 and 10 on a MOHS hardness scale and can only be scratched by a something equally hard such as a ruby or diamond not a steel knife which is 7 on a hardness scale. This post is to warn everyone to be careful before making such expensive purchases at Macy's.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- When you advertise an item then not have it available, let's say in TEN stores, from New York City to Montauk LI NY, and of course online, then I would say that it is false advertisement. Macy's I am sure is well aware how they advertise, knows about this, and has an army of law firms to back them! I for one, will not shop there any longer. Oh yes, have their credit card, which they would not let me use, 48 hr for payment to go through. But if you are late, you're done, with them!!!!! Class Action Suit ABSOLUTELY.
PENNSYLVANIA -- We bought a leather sofa from Macy's a few years ago. We purchased the Worrynomore Premium protection plan that costs $338. We thought this was a good idea that would give us peace of mind. No long after before our final payments we noticed small cracks beginning to develop on two of the seating cushions. We contacted the protection plan company and explained our concerns. They sent out a representative who examined the couch. He told us that he had just examined a couch like ours that was a couple years older and the cracks had become splits and they were replacing or repairing it.
He also expressed that it was from body oils. The seat cushions haven't even been sat on where body oils would be transferred to the leather, and there isn't any sign of discoloration on the leather. It is an obvious defect. Days later we received a call from the company and said that it wouldn't be covered because the examiner said it was due to body oils.
Also if you do not place a claim within 7 years you get your money back. Now that we placed a claim we have a ruined couch that we can't replace and we wasted $338 on a protection plan that was a huge waste of money. I am very disappointed in Macy's and this plan. I would not waste my money on this plan. You would be better off buying cheaper furniture and replacing it every few years.
NEW JERSEY -- I ordered online through bridal registry gifts for shower. I gave all my credit info - checked that I did not want card or message sent. I expected to receive packages to my billing address since I did not see shipping info. My shower gifts were sent to bride instead of me ruining surprise. Now I have no gifts to bring to shower. I checked my order info and saw in very tiny print that order would be sent to bride - cannot understand how bridal gifts would be sent to bride way before wedding day - very disappointed.
I am a senior citizen and live on a budget so therefore it will be quite embarrassing for me at shower - will never use your registry again. Tried to call and no one answered - it seems you could do a better job in that department and add shipping address very clearly on any orders.
LA MESA, CALIFORNIA -- Purchased $600 gold bracelet 10/6/12. Wore it approximately a dozen timeslast time worn (9 weeks after purchase), had feeling like a pin-prick and noticed that a gold filament had broken and was poking into my skin. Checked bracelet more thoroughly and it was broken in 4 places. Because I had removed tags, they would not take it back and only option was for it to be sent to their repair shop to have it repaired at my expense (because I had not purchased extended service warranty).
Told them that tags were removed so that I could wear the bracelet as my intent was obviously to keep. Extended service warranty irrelevant and applied only to repairs, not returns.... a product like this should stand up to gentle wear for longer than 9 weeks. So, no consumer protection at all here for a product that is of poor quality. Wish they had lemon laws for jewelry!!