CARSON, CALIFORNIA -- My father purchased an Old Navy cardigan from Salvation Army near Palos Verdes today. It is new because it still had the original tag on it including Salvation Army's own price tag. At the register, I asked the woman to remove the anti shop lifting device attached to it. She told me that is why they are selling "AS IS" because it was donated that way. She suggested, I keep the tags on, take my receipt to Old Navy and have them remove it. I went to Old Navy at Carson Mall the same day. Despite the fact I HAD A RECEIPT and the Price TAGS from OLD NAVY and Salvation Army... they refused to remove it since I did not purchase it from their stores!!!
End note: I went to Sears next door, they tried to remove it after hearing my story. Unable to remove it, I went to JC Penney for help. They helped me after hearing my story and REMOVED the shoplifting device for me. A lesson to OLD NAVY: CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! I will NEVER shop at Old Navy again. Sears and JC Penney have just gained a loyal customer. I will make an effort to purchase from their stores instead.
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA -- Last weekend, I really enjoyed shopping at the various Old Navy in the area where I lived. I started out at Triangle in Raleigh, then Southpoint in Durham, and on Monday, I finished up at Crabtree Raleigh Old Navy (06596). I had purchased over 100.00 worth of items so I began to look for my coupon for 30.00 off. After searching for a while, I went to see if I had left it in my car. Unfortunately, I didn't. Therefore, I went back in the store and told the cashier which in turn she asked a young lady who I assumed was in management. After speaking with her, another young lady named Ebony came over to see what was going on. I explained the situation to her.
I told her that I apparently left the coupon at home. I told her that I wanted the items which primary were jewelry for Christmas gifts for my daughter's friends. I told her I would be more than willing to call the coupon in along with my gap credit card and pick the items up on Saturday. I had to leave because my daughter had a 3:30 appointment.
Ebony immediately stated that it was not necessary and the fact that I visited the store almost weekly that she would override and give the discount. I was so impressed with her and her discussion. I was willing to call my Gap card to see if they could give me a number but Ebony said that was fine because she didn't want my daughter to be late for her appointment. I am so pleased and happy that she made this experience such a pleasant one. I used to shop a lot at Gap but because of this experience, I will be doing most of my business with Old Navy especially at store number 06596. Thanks Old Navy for hiring such a wonderful employee by the name of Ebony.
EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS -- My sisters and I went to Old Navy this past weekend to take advantage of coupons we received for a charitable cause. We found lots of nice things, including slipper boots, but we needed a size up. I asked an employee for the next size up, and was shortly told 'no'. The check-out experience we had was worse, though. We step up to check out, my oldest sister went first. She has picked up a pair of slippers clearly marked $8.00, and they rang up close to $13. Someone I took to be a supervisor yelled back to see if they were $8 or the price they came up, and was told they were in fact $13. She asked my sister if she still wanted the slippers, to which my sister said no.
She wasn't rude about the error. Next I checked out, I handed my coupon over first, and when my items were rang up, it came up to almost $18, which wasn't right. The coupon had not been applied, it was still in the employee's hand. I asked if the coupon had been applied, and the supervisor said NO. And lastly, my little sister checked out with the same boots I had, and a pair of socks, and used my older sister's re-usable coupon (you could use the coupon at many different retailers as much as you liked). The coupon's discount was given, but the boots rang up almost $13, and not $8 as they were supposed to be.
The supervisor even asked another associate which shoes were on sale, and he/she said the tall boots with the pom-poms, which is what I got at sale price, and what my sister should have gotten at sale price. Overall, the visit was fine until check-out. The supervisor/trainer was very rude and snobby, not welcoming at all. All I can say is watch the sales total as they ring your purchases. :(
BARBOURSVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA -- 7/2009 - BEWARE!! If you are going to shop at Old Navy beware of the return policy that applies when the purchase has been made with a check. I recently shopped in Old Navy and needed to return some of the clothing that was purchased with a check. When the purchase was made, my check was processed as an electronic transaction and of course my original check was given back to me - pretty much the same as a debit purchase and since it was an electronic purchase, my account was checked for the funds plus the purchase cleared my bank quicker.
When I made the return I was not given cash back or even crediting the money back to my account would have been suitable - THE NEW POLICY IS THAT IF YOU WRITE A CHECK AND MAKE A RETURN, YOU HAVE TO WAIT TO RECEIVE A CHECK BACK FROM THE OLD NAVY CORP. OFFICE. The clerk was quick to point out the policy was on the bottom of the receipt - little late to change my mind if I find out the policy after my purchase has been made!!
A 10 day hold would have been understandable, but to process my check as an electronic transaction and then make me wait on a return check from the company!!??!! My shopping days at Old Navy are over and it is a shame because I shopped there often and especially at Christmas and back to school time.
By the way, last year Old Navy took clothing vouchers and this does not apply to me, but I felt horrible for a lady who had shopped in the store for 2 HOURS and watched her be rejected at the register, being told we do not accept those anymore - I felt sorry for her. By the way, I looked at the message the clerk had told the lady existed at the front entrance and it was tiny and not well displayed. Clothing vouchers or not, treating a customer with respect and dignity count!!
I'm not much of a mall shopper but back some years ago I would stop by Old Navy and check out some of their clothes. In general they were a bit too young for me, but I liked that they were reasonably priced and seemed to be kind of a good value. I'd pick up one or two things if they looked at least practical. I also thought the ads back then with Morgan Fairchild were humorous.
But lately, I've noticed that the quality at least on the men's side has plummeted to sub-Wal Mart Status. I would check out the shirts and if I tried one on, I'd notice that they were poorly fitted and simply not well designed. If there was a shirt pocket, it would almost go down to my belt line.
The last thing I was truly horrified by in Old Navy was a faux Navy peacoat. It was not just that it was not that precise of a knockoff, but it wasn't even made from wool, or as far as I remember, even cotton. Envision a navy colored Snuggy transformed into a jacket and you will pretty much get the idea. It's sad that even K-Mart seems to have better quality clothes now than Old Navy. I can get all cotton Henleys there and at least decent Fruit of the Loom underwear when I want.
I don't know who they are hiring as buyers, but they need to up the quality. The clothes now look like they would last one or two washes before mutating into Salvation Army material. It's a pity. Now it seems the quality at the GAP, Old Navy's parent company has lower its quality bar to what Old Navy used to be and Old Navy will sell anything that even vaguely resembles clothing.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -- Email sent to Old Navy customer service: I placed an order online, and I received it via UPS on March 30th. Three of the items did not fit. I called Old Navy and placed an exchange over the phone. The representative said the new items would be charged to my card and that I could return the items that did not fit to the store. I returned the three items to Old Navy on March 31st. As of today, April 7th, I am still waiting for my refund in the mail. Also, today I called to check the status of the items being mailed in exchange, and two separate representatives informed me that they had no record of an exchange.
They "apologized for the inconvenience" but had no other suggestions on how to remedy the situation. My question is, is there a way to find out who I called to place the exchange with? I had the girl read the order back to me several times. If I would've known I needed a confirmation number, I would've insisted I get one. However, it seems to me she should have known to give me one. Usually Old Navy is really great to their customers. I just feel like this is pretty ridiculous. I have placed several orders on OldNavy.com, and so far have been very pleased with the results. After this, I will be a lot more hesitant to use the website... Wow.
I have just started noticed a really strong chemical smell in the Old Navy Stores. I actually had to leave the store, it was so strong. It was really making my eyes burn. My 8-year-old daughter even commented on it. We have been in 2 different old Navy stores in 2 different states and the smell is the same. I ordered some clothes online from Gap and Old Navy and the very exact smell is on the clothing. Does anyone have a clue as to what this could be? I really like shopping at Old Navy and Gap but if this smell continues, will be forced to not shop there any longer.
I'm short. And I've had two children. I'm not massively overweight, but sometimes normal shirts don't fit me and I have to choose plus size. On the flip side I'm in petite size for pants... I'm just over 5'1". So I have to buy a lot online. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem. However, Old Navy offers coupons and discounts IN STORE. Doesn't do me any good. And they don't work online. So... because I'm short, I don't get discounts? I also have to risk buying something that doesn't fit, get it, try it on, and if it doesn't, send it back... because they won't accept them in store of course. What a pain!
On top of that, shipping. I can't just go to the store and grab a pair of jeans. No, I have spend an additional $7.50 to get them. So no discounts PLUS shipping. Discrimination anyone? Old Navy needs to add an online code for petite, tall, and plus sizes... and FREE shipping. Until something is fixed, I won't be shopping Old Navy, nor will over 400 mothers in my mother's group who had no clue about this situation until I went through it recently. Now they're appalled. Nice work Old Navy...