NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I went to Harding Road, Nashville, TN location. First of all, finding the small sign that said shipping starts here was a chore. The young woman who came to my aid in a few moments was so smelly that I was sick to my stomach. It seemed to be dirty hair/scalp smell. I was not given any options except a computer screen popped around to me and said "fill in your information." I tried and kept messing up and I told the smelly girl, "You'll have to help me. I keep messing up." This was a long typing process. What do they do when someone is not a good typer? It was not a good process.
She then turned the computer around and filled in the info without responding and said "these are your options." The prices of course were 25% higher than the post office prices. This was just a bad experience. Not only should they give you the option of doing it yourself or them filling it out, the prices shouldn't be higher when you're doing all the work. And tell me this, how did I smell her across the counter and the other employees, three others, not smell her and report it to the manager? I won't be shipping from there ever again.
Most just DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU AFTER the sale. I have gotten the "run around" from them for almost a month. The following are the phone numbers I have been given or transferred to after I recontacted the selling store because the product broke while under the warranty. The selling store's telephone number is 1-909-463-1262.
Here are the numbers I have either contacted as stated in the written material or telephone numbers I have been given or transferred to: 1. 1-800-949-9974, 2. 1-866-540-0013, 3. 1-800 go-depot. etc!!! Here are various email addresses for Office Depot: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yet, there is one person who clearly went above and aboard. Her name is ** who helped me, and even remembered my previous call. She informed me that she sent the "gift card" for approval and said to call her back if it is not received within a certain date. **'s telephone is 1-800-949-974, which is an Office Depot customer care number, a host of numbers that Office Depot has. She put my mind to ease and spoke to me as if I mattered. I would have asked her to marry me but my wife, my awesome, beautiful wife, would not care for me to ask that question!!! ** breathed "life" back into my confidence in Office Depot. Now, on to solve other problems...
There was a sale on calculators so I made an order online, they confirmed my order and said the items were in stock. However, my order was put on "hold verbal authorization" and I was told I would be getting a phone call the next day. When I didn't receive one, I tried chatting with their online CSR, he said I would be getting a call the day after. So I waited another two days before calling them and was told that the problem was with my Visa and I should call them.
I call Visa and they say everything is fine, in fact they call Office Depot for me and then passes me off to another office depot CSR. The guy can't fix the problem and says I will be getting a call in 4 hours from their solutions team. Didn't get the call again. I call again the next day and switch the credit card. The new CSR finally fesses up and says the calculators are out of stock and won't backorder them for me. I go online and voila, the same calculators are in stock and ready to ship at the higher price.
IF THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SELL THE CALCULATORS FOR CHEAP, WHY HAVE THE SALE AT ALL??? Wasted countless hours of my time, when all they had to say was "We don't want to sell the calculators at that price to you, we're a bunch of liars."
Office Depot has conned me two or three times now when I receive these amazing coupons offering 30% off for a purchase over $100. The coupon has a fine print which is very hard to read and understand with numbers and dates and codes. I couldn't figure it out. But each time I've gone in with this coupon, I spend 30 minutes picking out the right item, wait in line, get to the register and find out the coupon does not apply. So I spend the $100 and walk out to my car, disgusted with myself.
Well, I was just conned out of $200 on an external hard drive (when the coupon didn't apply) and finally drove back and returned the item. I then went to Wal-Mart and bought the same thing for $150. Is it legal to advertise a big sale but not let the coupon apply to?
FT.OGLETHORPE, GEORGIA -- I bought an HP printer on 11/30/09. I was not told that they changed their return policy. I tried to get help from HP with the problem I was having with the printer - had nothing but aggravation. When I called the Office Depot store I bought the printer in 2 days later. They refuse to take the printer back because the box was opened. I had 14 days to return, this was 2 days later. The store in reference is The Ft. Oglethorpe store on Battlefield pkwy. in Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Do not do business with them - they are very uncooperative to deal with. I will never buy anything from them again.
I received a coupon from Office Depot for free installation of Windows 7 (value of $99.99). There is no disclaimer that the customer will have to BUY the product first before having it installed. I believe many customers will be deceived into thinking that they are getting Windows 7 for free, therefore will take the time to travel to the store, only to find out that the coupon was only intended to have someone put the CD Rom in the computer and hit "run" and "next." Big deal. How deceptive. I'm disgusted with them and don't plan to buy anything from them anytime soon.
I purchased a 7 inch flat screen TV for use in our home. At the time of the purchase, the clerk placed a wide red piece of tape over the box end which read 14 day return policy. What was not clear, is in smaller print, it reads no refunds, only exchange value allowed.
I got the TV home and the volume was not loud enough for our use. I packed it back neatly and promptly took it back to the store. When I entered the store, that day's clerk intercepted me and immediately stated was I aware that I could only exchange merchandise, that refunds are not allowed. (It is clear that this is a frequent problem as the clerk was more than prepared to advise me when I came through the door.) I read the tape more closely and told him my dilemma. He simply restated the store policy. I have learned my lesson, and will not buy anything electronic from this sleazy operation again!! BUYERS BEWARE!!!
Just spent the whole day visiting Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Wilson Jones/ACCO in retail stores and/or on the web. The company I work for uses the 8-Tab Insertable Dividers (Avery's item# 11102 or similar) when creating files for our clients. Once that client is gone it is re-used for a new client. So we don't need to purchase new dividers. We just need the paper label tabs that are inserted into the divider. NONE of the retailers, including AVERY, will sell those label tabs separately. THEY MAKE YOU PURCHASE THE DIVIDERS ALL OVER AGAIN, JUST TO GET THE PAPER LABEL/TABS.
This is a waste of product. And because with today's economy, our budget and my job is now hanging on, on a daily/weekly basis. Now is not the time to try to bilk your customers for every penny. I am trying to do a professional job. And, I don't believe I am asking for too much when asking the manufacturers to provide product they already make, to a demographic that needs it.
I purchased the product "Media Now" after talking to one of the sales associates about its compatibility. The product would not work with Vista on a 64 bit system. I took the product back and told it could not be returned because I might have made a copy of the program and that it was against the copyright laws.
I filed a complaint with the company and was told the same thing by one of their managers. I researched the copyright laws and there is no such law. If there were no software could ever be returned and many companies will take the program back if they don't work. It is simply Office Depot's policy to assume that every customer is a thief. That is their privilege, but they should be upfront about it and not lie to their customers.
Talked to an Office Depot representative and sent all the necessary information (card no., date of purchase, store no., register no., amount, item, etc.) and received a call back saying the copy of my receipt would be send via email in the next day and a half. This is a receipt to send to HP for a malfunctioning printer in order to get a refund from HP.
It is now three weeks later and I have not gotten the receipt. I talked to a second company representative in the receipts dept. who checked the records and said I had given the wrong email address, which I corrected and she said she would notify the original representative of the change. I did get a message from a team leader of representatives saying he/she was sorry I had had a problem. I emailed back a note and received a reply that this person was out-of-the-office. I have since sent two other emails and didn't receive any response.
Guess I'm stuck with a HP printer which doesn't work bought last Dec. but I can't get the necessary receipt to get a refund on it. This is only half of the story, the rest involves a replacement printer which also malfunctioned. So much for HP and Office Depot. Guess another commentator was right -- just part of the economic downfall.
I pitched the all-in-one in the garbage in an act of closure.