MOORESTOWN, NEW JERSEY -- I was originally very excited to order a pair of pants that the stores did not have in my size on your online store. However, I am truly dissatisfied with your online services for the following reasons.
I called a representative to assist me but she was unable to find the shirt at all, even though the internet said they had it in a size 12. (The next day after I placed the order, the skirt came up with no problems). This was frustrating to see since I had already placed the order and was not going to pay another shipping cost.
I wanted to purchase $100 worth of items to receive the free shipping, however, this conflicted with the $10 rewards that I also wanted to use. You could not enter both. I decided not to buy a pair of jeans because of this disappointment. I called a representative again to ask about the skirt, she could not help me and she told me I could not apply both discounts.
When I received the package, I ordered the Women's mid-rise herringbone pants ANKLE, they were $20, to match my coffee blazer. However, the package said Ankle, the pants were not an ankle. They were very long and the label did not say Ankle.
I called a representative to help me, she was not pleasant. She told me they sent the wrong pants, and they no longer had any in an ANKLE. She did not try to accommodate my disappointment nor offer any type of exchange. I told her this is an inconvenience now that they sent me the wrong pants and I have to go to the store to return them. I now do not have a matching skirt or pants for my blazer. I have to return the item, which should have not come up if you did not have them in an ANKLE in the first place. Not my mistake and no apology.
I go to the Old Navy store to return my pants. They only want to give me back $17.65 for the pants, because I got them with a discount from the Rewards. I now lose my rewards points that I have earned. The pants were originally $20.00, I could have applied that money to the other purchases. I am very angry with this process. The saleswomen explained there is nothing she can do, the store gets returns all the time. I lose my reward money.
I was originally very excited to see the prices of your online store. However, I will never recommend anyone to purchase from your online services and I will not be purchasing from Old Navy any longer. I just recently started shopping with your store. I wanted your company to know of the poor service of your online company.
ONLINE STORE, NEW JERSEY -- If you place an order online make sure you are NOT in a hurry. I placed an order on the 8th. I just today got an E-Mail stating they just shipped it out today. It said it "should" arrive by the 24th. I do all my shopping online. Nobody else was this slow. I have everything I ordered from others. Even stores that I ordered as late as four days ago, their item came today!!
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.
I would like to add my 3 cents on Old Navy's return policy. My family was adopted by a church this Christmas and two of the gifts were coats for my teen daughters. The coats were not big enough and they had coats to begin with but what they need and wanted for Christmas was clothing. T'was the night before Christmas and I scrambled around to get to the nearest Old Navy store in town. I approached the sales clerk and proceeded with an exchange in hopes of getting two gifts cards that would be able to provide my girls with the clothing they need. The coats had the selling tags attached but there was no receipt.
The sales clerk informed me of the new return policy for Old Navy, They needed my drivers license and scanned the coats for the amount. The amount along with my information would be sent in to their headquarters and in 10 to 14 days I would receive a gift card for the amount of the coats. Problem!!! T'was the night before Christmas and I just received these two coats from the church a few days earlier, the amount on the gift card would have been $27.56 for both coats combined, and each coat had a selling tag of $68.00, I inquired about the price difference and the young woman replied "Their on sale now."
So the church spent $68.00 plus tax for each coat and we would get back $27.56 for a total on these two coats. "Wow". I am meeting our secret santas in January and will be taking the two coats to them and will explain the return policy of Old Navy and what I intended to do - Which was to take the balance owed for each coat, apply them to two Old Navy gift cards so my girls could get the clothing they need. I explained my intentions to the sales clerk, who smiled and said "I'm sorry, we have a policy". I'm sure the church will find two individuals who need the coats. I am no longer shopping Old Navy and will tell my story!
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.