Here's how Babies 'R' Us sucks today: My mom bought me a glider "nursing" chair for ~400$. Looked amazing, had great reviews. It was shipped to the house, we assembled it, and it felt like it was made for a Munchkin. So, we had to disassemble it and return it to a store that would ship it back for us. When we took it to the store, they said they would re-assemble it and keep it as a floor model, which is what I suggested on the phone to them, when I called to see if we could just return it assembled, rather than run the risk of damaging it by disassembling it. No, they wanted it back in the box.
Babies 'R' Us put the $ on a merchandise credit card that I have to use it in the store or online. I found a chair in the store models that I prefer, so I went home to order that one. Well, to have it shipped to my house would cost 200$ for just the shipping alone... I don't think so! So, I opted to have it sent to a store for pick-up. I placed the order only to have it cancelled within the hour, for ambiguous reasons. I decided to call customer service.
After a long conversation and the woman offered me a whopping 50% off on the shipping (yeay, only 100$ shipping!), I said, "So, unless I pay a massive shipping fee for a freight delivery, which should be the cheaper option, there is no way I can obtain this chair? It cannot be sent to your store so I can pick it up???" "Yes ma'am, that is correct." I told her this is the kind of experience that causes people to say, "I am done with Babies R Us and their inconvenient policies. I will get my chair elsewhere." She obviously didn't care. It's a massive chain. This isn't even a drop in the bucket. And she's probably making minimum wage.
The exact scenario is happening to my mother-in-law who has been trying to order a bassinet for us. Basically, Babies 'R' Us has a bunch of products that they keep out of the stores, in some mysterious warehouse, and when you want to order them, they slap a massive "shipping" fee on it or else you can't have it. And because my money that I can use for this purchase is on their merchandise credit card, I am basically at their mercy. I'm sure that, somewhere, when my mom bought the first chair that we returned, she, as we all have done, clicked "OK" to a statement that said, "All returned items will be refunded in the form of store credit only." Meaning, I HAVE to spend my money there.
I am unbelievably frustrated. I just want a nice place to nurse my baby. Once this is said and done, even if I do have to give them my money for this, I will NEVER shop there again. I hope you will give it a second thought too. Pretty much every other option is better; even Wal-Mart...I can't believe I'm saying that! Gross.
THE WOODLANDS -- Couple of weeks ago, my wife and drove about 10 miles to our local Toys R Us, to buy one item from them for our granddaughter for Christmas. It was advertised $ 24.99. That was 10 dollars off. Normally it is $ 34.99. I had checked their website prior to us going to Toys R Us and the Imaginarium Double-Sided Easel - Pink--Item#: **, was in stock at this store. We checked the area of the store where these items are usually kept and found none. I found one of their associates who had one of the inventory scanners and a walkie-talkie.
I showed him the small cards which you usually take to the front and an associate will go and get your item and bring it to the register. He checked the item number and it showed 6 of them in stock. He and another associate went looking for the easel. They were gone for some time, about 20 minutes. He said he could not find them. I went to customer service and her computer records showed 6 of them in the store. Somewhere. She sent someone else to look for the easel. No luck either. I asked for a rain-check since the sale was over that night on the easel. She gave me one and told me to wait a few days and come back.
We waited a few days. My wife and I went back to the Toys R Us, located in the Woodlands, Texas by our local mall, again. They looked for about 1 hour, and found not a single one of them. Their computer, just like their website, showed they had the item. Six of them. And they were $ 34.99 now. But they would accept my raincheck price if they found even one of the 6 easels. No luck. Just wasted more time. Aggravated... This time customer service told me to wait a few days and call them to see if they found them.
We waited about 5 days and called them at Toys R Us. I held on the phone for about 20 minutes while they looked again. Supposedly. The lady came back on the phone and said they just must be lost, or possibly somebody had just walked out with them. Big as they are I do not see how and they have security devices attached to them. She just advised to try to find another store that might have it.
I told her honestly, they needed to remove the ITEM AVAILABLE from their website, instead of having customer after customer coming to their store looking for the same easel, which does not exist. (It has been 2 weeks since our first visit) and their website still lists this item (easel) is available. Bait and switch, like a car lot.
I called another Toys R Us about 15 miles away that said they had it, per the website. Bad mistake. They put me on hold. And never came back. After 20 minutes on hold, I called the 800 number for customer service on my home phone. I spoke with **, who amazingly, seemed to care. I explained to him we were trying to buy this kid's easel for our Granddaughter for Christmas, and having no luck, since they were the only one that sold this type. He gave me reference number after typing in all the information.
He apologized. And said I would receive a call from them within 3 days. I was still on hold on my cell phone from being put on hold. It had been 35 minutes on hold at the time. I let ** even listen to their music that is played after being on hold. ** told me that I could go ahead and hang up. He said his main computer showed that the store I was calling now had no kids easels in stock. Sold while I was on hold I guess.
I waited 4 days, and never heard from anyone at Toys R Us. I emailed them at their main email address, and was advised back the next day via email that I would be hearing from them in 3-5 days. That never happened either. I went to their website and it showed they had plenty for online purchase. I ordered it online and paid full price $ 34.99, plus tax, and shipping, just to make sure my granddaughter got it for Christmas. It has arrived, and is wrapped now.
Toys R Us are just a bunch of scam artists, and it seems bait and switch. While in the store they had tried to sell me the much more expensive kids easel ($ 49.99). Toys R Us does not care about its customers. They just try to get you to the store with phony ads, and hope you buy something while their. We will never shop at their store again, and I told all our friends and relatives that we would hope they did not either.
All that read this story should stay away from the Toys R Us. It will save you a lot of time, and aggravation. Especially the one by the Woodlands Mall in Conroe, Texas (Montgomery County). Maybe our Attorney General here in Texas needs to look into the way Toys R Us runs its business in Texas.
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA -- Simply put, told me I was buying an XBox 360/Kinect Bundle Package for $200. It was Black Friday, last box on the shelf, 3:30 in the morning, and the sales associate told me it was what I was asking for. What do you do? You scoop it up before anyone else does, without thinking twice. (I know the bundle is supposed to be $300, but I thought maybe since it was Black Friday I was getting a deal).
Really it was just the XBox. It was Black Friday, so I was not able to return. Because of this mishap, I was not able to get any of the real deals. For example, if I had wanted to buy just an Xbox, I could have picked one up at any of the other stores I went to that day shopping and would have gotten 2 to 3 free games to go with it. FOR THE SAME $200. Needless to say, I felt wronged, and thought maybe customer service would be there to help make it right. I wasn't expecting anything for free, I understood it was early, and a busy day, lots of commotion, but I should not have been lied to.
I would have gladly paid the extra $100 to get what I was originally seeking, however, by the time this whole fiasco was over, the bundle I was looking for was sold out everywhere. If nothing else, at least get me the Kinect system for $100, instead of the $150 it's supposed to be. You know, since that's what I was told I was getting in the first place. All I wanted was both components, and was absolutely willing to pay the difference.
Had to file an 'incident report' with 800 number customer service line 5 times over the next 2 weeks. The first 3 got 'lost' in the system, never to be found. 1 was 'accidentally closed' when it was supposed to be 'elevated' to corporate (who was supposed to get back into contact with me. The final, got me to a supervisor, who basically told me it was my fault for not knowing what I was buying.
(Shouldn't you just be able to trust the sales associate?) and there was nothing she could do and I should call the store. When I called the store they told me "All of our employees were informed beforehand that we didn't have any of the bundles in stock anyway, so there's no way that could have happened."
How it happened: I was in the electronics dept., browsing, when I was reminded by my wife that we wanted to get this for the family (it was early in the morning and I wasn't ready to start thinking yet). I asked the nearest associate if they had any 'XBox Bundles' in stock. His reply was, "No, We don't even have any XBox's" I looked over his shoulder to the glass case and saw one box, with a picture of Kinect on the side (now I know the picture was just advertising it, and not meaning it was being included).
So, I asked him, "Isn't that one right there?" still referring to the Bundle. He said "Yes, it is, I forgot we had that one". I guess it was a 'ticketed' item. Someone had reserved it and not picked it up. After checking to see if it was available, he told me it was, and told me it was $200. I was concerned about the low price, so I verified WITH THE ASSOCIATE that this was the box that included the Kinect and the only thing I was not getting was a bigger hard drive and the headset that comes with the other package. He agreed and nodded the whole time.
My biggest complaint here is that because of all of this mess, I was not able to actually get any of the best deals on what I was trying to buy, and their customer service did not even attempt to accept fault or make it right. Absolute worst customer service I have ever seen, and coming from a well-known company this large was absolutely shocking. 3 weeks later, I was able to come across the bundle I was looking for, at target, for $300, with a free game.
Again, that's all I originally wanted. So I purchased it, and returned the one I got from toys r' us. Toys R Us has absolutely no concern or regard for its customers, will not ever even attempt to admit that one of their employees may have made a mistake, and you have even less of a chance getting them to try to make it right.
We received a trike as birthday gift for my son. He already owned one! My wife brought the bike back to the store and was told that there was a “policy” in place that said she could not return anything without a way to validate it was purchased there (a receipt or the credit card it was bought with). Other than the few fortunate times you get a gift receipt, how would anybody have either of the things they are asking for?
The thought of going to my son's great grandfather and asking for this would be insulting to him and, simply, rude. I would never do that. Well, the store manager decided to keep placing all of his blame on the store policy. He told her that this happens “every day” and he has to “turn away unhappy customers all the time, but that is the “policy.” Wow- some policy! He suggested we call the corporate customer service phone number and lodge a complaint, so I did.
The woman on the phone states that the “policy” is correct as it was told to us, but there is also a “no quibble policy.” She then puts me on hold to speak with somebody, comes back on the phone and says that original policy of “no returns” trumps the “no quibble” policy. Interesting. She was kind enough to agree that the situation was asinine, but her hands were tied.
She suggested I ask my son's great grandfather for the receipt. I asked if she would be so rude in her family and I was told she would not do that either. She then agreed to escalate my concern and complaint to the corporate office, but it would be 3-5 days before I heard back from somebody there. I sat stunned to think that a company would allow a customer to brew in anger for 3-5 days. But that is their “policy.”
I was at a point where I just wanted some justice. I then e-mailed the CEO of Toys R US, Gerald Storch, my story. I figured somebody at the top should know how crazy the policies are and they don't always work out so well. I figured, as a business owner myself; this is something I would want to know.
I sent off my note only to get an e-mail back from the Coordinator of Executive Guest Services (some title!) stating “On behalf of Toys “R” Us, please accept my sincerest apologies for the difficulties you encountered when attempting to return your unwanted item. While it is never our intent to inconvenience you with our policies, I am sorry that we are unable to make an exception at this time.” Seriously, am I dreaming? For $35 this company is going to alienate a customer? Do they realize they are treating me like a criminal?
I decided that I was done wasting my time trying to make them a better company and that the best thing I could do was post something on Facebook letting my 300+ “friends” that there are better places to buy toys. What I did not realize was that posting was also going to pop up on their corporate Facebook page. I am not sure if it was that Facebook posting or my earlier email, but within 30 minutes of my Facebook posting I received a phone call from their district manager with a totally different attitude.
This man apologized. He told me I was right and they were wrong. He said the right things. He ended up overriding the previous poor decisions that were made by his company and asked for us to come back for the store credit. He hung up after giving me his cell phone number and asked that if I were to ever have a bad experience again, to please call him. This is a story about too little too late.
CALGARY -- I had the most horrible service at Toys R Us on Mcleod Trail in Calgary, Alberta tonight. I went to return a toothbrush (only $7 but still it is the point of the matter) as it did not play music or even rotate as soon as I opened it. The employee, instead of greeting me proceeds to gossip for a couple of minutes while I wait for service. (Gross, inappropriate things). When I explain that I was not impressed that a product that I opened did not work, she barked that I should have known to replace the batteries.
I said that I did not think it my responsibility to go to the trouble and expense to do that as it was a brand new product that should work as it says, 'batteries included'. So we continue to argue for a bit, her being very nasty and unreasonable and passing the buck, saying, "Blame the manufacturers- it's not our problem!" OK, I am feeling really disrespected here, what happened to consumer confidence in products or the faith knowing that if you get a faulty product, you can return? I buy many thousands of dollars worth of toys and return things with no hassle at the Bay or Wal-Mart.
I tell her this and she ACTUALLY says to me, "So shop there!" Can you believe that?!! You better believe that I will, no way will I give my money over to a business that has their people follow no protocol or professionalism! This same employee had given me a really hard time months ago when I tried to return a faulty stroller! It was dangerous and even the manager I spoke to just told me to send it back to the manufacturer!
(Total passing the buck just to save money) I gave up on that one, why would I send back something that would cost me $50-$100 to post, and have no guarantee as I am sure they would make an excuse or simply not reimburse me? I asked to speak to a manager at this point and complained about all the things mentioned above in a calm (yet angry) voice, simply stating facts in an appropriate manner.
I can't say the manager made me feel better. She never apologized. Never told the girl to stop arguing with me. The manager even stood there and said nothing as the girl shouts, "Don't blame ME for all your problems!" (That was ridiculous actually- pathetic as the only problem I mentioned was...a toothbrush...What a stupid and rude thing to say to a customer, especially since the issue at hand was HER attitude.
I replied, "Yeah, it CAN'T be YOU that is the problem." So she says, "You're the only one that has a problem with me..." And I laughed out loud, that was so funny, the rudest girl I have ever come across that says absolutely shocking things to people, never has any issues with customers? So I laugh and say, "I'm sure, I'm really sure."
Toys R Us is really cheap (and dumb) to save a few measly bucks they have lost me as a customer, as I will never return there, I will only go to places that have good return policies (and expectations of staff to not abuse people).
So if you think you may possibly get something that is dirty/faulty/unsafe or just want to be able to change your mind, do not shop at Toys R Us! I have never been able to return one out of three things- think that is a coincidence? Save your money as it is theirs for keeps (you get to keep the junk) if you buy there. Not to mention getting horrible customer service where they care nothing about your patronage. Toys R Us does not return products!!!
I bought a bike for my child for Christmas amongst other toys for family & friends. I price compared several retailers at the time and they had the best price of all. SO I thought. Buyer must always beware they say. At check out $30 additional dollars was added to price of the bike. I asked how the price went up $30? And pulled out my Sunday flyer ad to show why I chose them for my shopping needs.
The cashier explained it was a Warranty. I said I would forgo the warranty. Only $10 was taken off. I then asked why it was $20 more excluding tax. I was told that was the bike assembly fee I had to pay. I said an unassembled bike was fine. They had 5 none of which were disassembled she said. I asked for a manager on duty. (Kindly I am no stranger to retail or customer service industry. I am always respectful knowing employees have no control over policy but have had my fair share of negotiations to make a sale and keep a customer). That is business and I am holding their flier after all.
I asked for a manager and explained that I came in for the bike at the advertised price and would like to purchase said bike at that price as advertised no upgrades. The manager did not respond to me just whispered to the girl. The girl said the manager would honor that. I said thank you to them both. Manager walked away.
I was told another employee would bring out the bike. The manager whispered to that employee not in my ear shot. I assumed to go get the bike. I had many other items too so was glad I did not have to walk away from sale. Punishing employees on ethics in advertising to the hassle of restocking my cast off items due to failure of negotiations is not ideal. They got far more than $30 additional out of me excluding bike. Win win I thought. Smart manager. A different employee was sent back to retrieve the bike for me. It took 20 minutes. My husband called and asked what is taking so long. I thought maybe they were taking bike apart I thought-well...a little odd but hey.
Instead a complete bike came out. I thought all was well just busy holiday season- hard working employee. One has to wait. I said thank you to this employee too. And was on my way hustling for my children were hungry and restless and crying in the car with hubby. Upon getting home- It's tires were low and a plastic chain guard a little lose. I thought no biggie I have a bike pump and a screwdriver and they worked with me so OK. I tightened the screw the guard popped up in that one area that did not lay flat. Tried again and got it I thought. I pumped the tires and packed and hid it for the big day. Christmas morning the tires were flat and the guard once again ill fitting.
My hypothesis-Every lemon piece from all 5 bikes must have been combined into one in those 20 minutes. My son was broken hearted not to be able to test ride it Christmas morning and he is too young to understand why Mom has to take it to the bike shop. I could buy a Schwinn from a professional for the end cost of all these shenanigans. TRU clearly knows kids love character bikes etc and use it to their advantage. Like taking the bike back would not traumatize a child-it does. Making me the bad guy-what parent wants to further ruin Christmas for a 2 1/2 yr old- kid after TRU already has.
And what fool who would actually bring the bike back to complain just to test their ethics further and prove the cliche -fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. Bike shop it is! A very expensive lesson in retail to learn TRU is not the company it once was. Yuck! In the 70's Venture and the like would just advertise and have your "rain check" last forever with no product ever arriving-Not sell you a lemon. So just as my parents felt heartache for the Barbie Dream house rain check that never was honored for me. I too have that parenting experience with a lemon bike.
At least one day should my grandchildren and son have this unfortunate event. I know it won't be due to TRU because surely its customers will drop like flies one shenanigan at a time, another retailer is just dying to swoop in and take their business, or BBB will uncover them for whom they now have become.
My grandson is turning 10 tomorrow and I have been very ill, so I decided to purchase a gift card for him. With express shipping it would have been there tomorrow and on time. On 28 November 2009 I went online to the TRU website and purchased a $100 gift card, this transaction was paid for with PayPal. A great option for online shopping.
I received a confirmation email at 10:48pm that the order was being processed. At 11:24pm I received another email stating that "after attempting several times to contact you, unsuccessfully the order had been cancelled." Now I am really confused at this point as obviously in the time frame between emails no one tried to contact me, and I know the funds are available for the transaction, so what is going on?
Beginning at 7:00am the following morning I first called my bank, yep the funds were on memo hold just waiting for TRU to claim them. So nope that is not the problem. Called TRU who informed me that it was a PayPal problem. Called PayPal and was told the funds were just waiting for TRU to pick them up and there was absolutely no problem on their end.
This ping-pong action went on for the better of 4 hours and finally I am at screaming match point. I was told after screaming at the top of my head in frustration that...TRU does not take PayPal for some purchases. Now you have to understand THEY offer PayPal as an option at checkout. Also the woman told me that all I needed to do was repurchase the card using a different mode of payment. Here is the true dilema. I am mother of 6, grandmother of 9, have 3 birthdays this month and Christmas to boot. At that moment I did not have an additional $119.17 for them to just hang on to until they felt like giving it back.
So to date I have filed with the BBB, with whom TRU has an *F* rating. They do not respond to complaints, nor do they feel the need to rectify them. I have also filed a complaint with PayPal, as they had never heard of anything like this, unless funds were not available. Also just a bit of information from PayPal when a company contracts with them to use this as a clearing house they MUST stipulate in the contract what if anything PayPal would not be good for. TRU has not done this.
So here it is Monday morning and I have no money and no gift for the grandson, my bank said that although TRU said they removed the hold on the funds there has been no such order. I want to find others who have, had this done to them and I would like to file a class action. I also think it is time to hurt them were it hurts the most, their pocketbooks. I would like to gather any related stories and turn them over to the media. I am using this venue because I do not want this to be a local story. I live so far out in the woods we don't even have a TRU by us. So please, send me anything related to TRU/PayPal. You can send it to: **.
WARRINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM, NEW JERSEY -- At 1614 hours on 18th July 2009 I spent £221.33 at Toys R Us at the Warrington Store, United Kingdom, items purchased included 2 in 1 Dolls House - £99.99, 12” girls Snowflake - £39.99 (bike). This is for my daughter's birthday on 30th Aug 2009, so on 29th Aug 2009 I began to build the Doll House and only at around eleven at night did I find out that a vital piece was missing!
In relation to the bike, there seems to be a fault to it from the first day namely the back wheel was wobbly, I tried to fix it by adjusting the brakes and that but it did not work. This back wheel together with the chain came in one piece from the manufacturer that means it was faulty from the moment I opened the package.
So at 1144 hours on 30th Aug 2009, I went back to the store with my daughter and spoke with a ** at the Customer Service Desk, she told me because I have had the bike for more than a month, I couldn't have a new one or a full refund, it will have to go to repairs and that will take about 2 – 7 days. I also asked for a full refund for the dolls house because I was very annoyed with the products from that store, ** stated I needed to bring the product back in order to obtain a full refund, the house is about 5 foot by 5 foot by 6 foot and I was not bringing that product back (I will need a van), I stated the store should come and collect it, I then asked to speak to her supervisor.
** the Manager turned up, I repeated the request to her, she gave me the same answer as ** did, and I said I was not happy about this. Suddenly she told me that I was raising my voice and refused to help me but will help my daughter. I reassured her that I was not raising my voice aggressively; she only said this because her products were faulty. I wanted other customers to hear the kind of services the store was being provided to me. She then threatened to call the police so I said to her ‘call the police' as I did not commit any offences whatsoever.
A male member of staff was standing behind her and he never said anything, as he was probably useless as well. I stated to ** the Manager I am not asking for your help, I am a customer and you are under an obligation to make sure the products bought by me was what it described, you have breached your contract. ** the Manager that stated I will help your daughter but not you because you have raised your voice, I stated this is not a raised voice and I stated just give me my bike back and I will pursue this elsewhere.
** the Manager was unable to give me my bike back because the repair person has already taken it in and probably taken it apart. ** the Manager then liaised with the repair person by phone, she knew that the bike was faulty from the minute I bought it. ** the Manager then stated to me that "just go and choose another bike and I will give you £10 for your petrol on a gift card, in relation to the house I will have to go to the Ancoats store in Manchester to collect the missing piece."
She also stated “DON'T TALK TO ME ANYMORE OR I MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT HELPING YOU.” ** the Manager stated she did not like my attitude. I did not pass an attitude test when I purchased the products, did I have to pass an attitude test when their products are faulty? Talk about customer services, what customer services?
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- So less than a month ago my husband and I were in Jacksonville, FL visiting from Tallahassee. I have always loved the Toys/Babies R Us there until now! We have bought everything from furniture, bedding, travel systems, and so on from them. Luckily we have never had to return anything until now. Our son is over a year old and we recently gave away our old travel system and I needed a new stroller for him.
On our last day in Jacksonville we purchased 'the perfect' stroller. We bought the Chicco Trevi- Extreme. It was a nice color, lightweight, and compact.... we were very happy with our new find! The man who was working the floor seemed to be very knowledgeable and informative about everything. Nice guy except for his FOUL MOUTH, but hey that's OK. We bought it! After leaving Jacksonville we stopped & picked up our two children up. All of our luggage wouldn't fit in the car because of the box. We took the stroller out of the box, folded it out, put the baby in it, and rolled it around for less than a minute.
Everything seemed to be fine so we trashed the box! Now two and a half weeks later I needed the stroller for the first time. I put the baby in and we started off. I noticed the metal piece that locks the frame IS BENT! I guess my 1st mistake was to not thoroughly inspect every last inch before throwing the box away. I quickly called the store we purchased it at. I explained exactly what was wrong. The metal piece is badly bent. I have my receipt but no box, and asked what I should do.
The CSR was nice & said she could only do an exchange since it was broken & I DID have my receipt but no box. I asked again if she was sure before I drove the two and a half hour to get there and SHE WAS! I get there and she unfolds it and looks at. She then walks across the store without a word and brings back a manager. The manager takes one look at it and says "I'M NOT TAKING THAT BACK!” I asked why not and he rudely replied that they don't sell strollers in that condition. It's a safety hazard and he'll never be able to resell it. It came in a freaking box so how the crap does he know what condition they sell in? Do they open every box? I only wanted to exchange it.
The guy was extremely hateful and made out like I had broken it. Before he RAN ME OUT of the store I asked what he thought I should do. He said that he didn't care what I did and that they sell $29 umbrella strollers if I wanted one of those! And yes ran me out! He told me if I wasn't going to purchase something I needed to leave because he was not going to exchange it. I had just spent over $100 not to mention the cost to travel back to the store for nothing. The manager could have at least apologized for his employee and the inconvenience.
But no, nothing! I called customer service today and no help from them either. The only thing that led to was an employee complaint. The whole time the guy made me out to be a crook or scammer. It's more like Babies R Us are the ones scamming people! I've received better service at Wal-Mart & Kmart. YOU WOULD HAVE TO PAY ME BEFORE I WOULD EVER SHOP HERE AGAIN! I DON'T THINK ANYONE SHOULD BE TREATED & TALKED TO THE WAY I WAS!!!
The workers in this company are targeted when it comes to these reviews. Any negative review that corporate finds out about is turned around to us not doing our jobs. (except for the return policy that got changed without notice, so people who already purchased something suddenly couldn't return it)
It's going to sound kind of mean, but if you don't like the service in the stores, don't shop there. And instead of complaining about the employees service, complain about the policy behind it, or the obvious lack of training that the employee received.
Let corporate see that they are the cause of these problems. True, there are going to be horrible workers, but until you can see the stress put on the workers, you'll never understand why. Just an example: Our work performance is based on YOUR credit score. You're not buying a car, the bank doesn't take ownership of your crib until it's paid off. Our work performance depends on if Chase thinks that you will pay them back.
Besides that, workers all over the place are forced to carry 80+ lb boxes alone because they understaff people capable of carrying it. 60lb boxes are stored on top shelves requiring a ladder to get down... OSHA would have a lot of fun doing a surprise inspection of these stores. So when a worker doesn't even look to see if we have something, or they're hesitant to sell you the thing that you wanted. Remember, we care about our safety, the company doesn't. We're just trying to avoid that risk of injury.
So if the service is that bad, which I agree that it is, go to Walmart or Sears to buy what you need and save money while you're doing it. If you're using this page, unless it's a complaint about a specific worker, try to limit it to complaining about the policy that caused your complaint, not the person who had to tell you the policy, because we get blamed when it seems like it was just a bad worker.
And if you do shop there, be ready for an even more extreme game of 20 questions every time you shop, because the company got more strict on BPPs, batteries, and credit cards, to where its actually a write-up, with the chance of being fired, for forgetting to ask ONE person about those 3 things, and then any random charity we're taking donations for.
As workers, I know you all understand, job stress causes bad workers, there's a point where you just "snap", you stop caring, and you stop trying, especially when your paycheck doesn't even pay for the gas to get to work. We're not out to get the customer, we all know that your repeat business is what gives us a chance of getting hours, we want you shopping there so that we have a job. But now, it's obvious the company doesn't care, they make more money in credit sales than they do in actual sales.
Our jobs are constantly at risk because of how our customers choose to use their own money outside of our stores. This isn't a way to run a business, boycott us, let corporate see that they're driving our customers to shop somewhere else. Make them know that they have to actually train their employees, that the average person doesn't have perfect credit, that you just don't need batteries for a crib or stroller...
The customers are the ones with the power to change how the company runs, as long as you keep shopping at our stores, corporate sees it as working fine, and any problems are with the employees. Almost every complaint in here is based on how the company is run, let them know it. Stop shopping at our stores, tell your friends to stop shopping, call corporate and tell them that the store across the street treats you like a person and not a dollar sign, just let them know that their policies, staffing habits, prices, and high interest credit cards just don't work.