MILLINGTON, TENNESSEE -- On 12-09-2016 I went to the Millington, TN Walmart to purchase a Ruger 10-22 rifle for a Christmas present. After spending 30 minutes trying to get a salesperson to respond to multiple pages for customer assistance Jess finally showed up. I told him what I was looking for and he looked at a sales tag mounted on the gun display cabinet and wrote down the stock number from it.
He then pulled up the available gun list on the computer. He told me he had 3 available. One was a takedown model which I didn't want but he had 2 of the model I wanted and as the price tag in the display case said they were $209. I told him I'd take one and he went back to get it from the gun room.
After paying for and completing the background check paperwork Jess then told me he could not complete the sale. That a manager had to review all the paperwork and do the actual sale. He paged and called a member of management 5 or 6 times.
Finally an assistant manager named Carla showed up. She reviewed the paperwork and then started to ring up the rifle. Instead of scanning the barcode on the rifle box she flipped through a 3 ring binder that had barcodes listed. She chose one and scanned it and the price came up as $266 at which point I objected. When I pointed out the price tag in the case she said that may have been an old tag and that the $266 price was correct. She then added that retailers under federal law was not allowed to drop prices on firearms. I then asked her how Bass Pro and Academy were able to run sales on firearms every week?
I then asked to speak to a manager. Carla called one on her radio. While waiting another customer inquired about the price of a rifle she was buying. By this time Carla and another woman walked up to the register. Jess then used a scanner to scan the other customer's rifle box and it came up at the tagged price. When I asked him to scan my box Carla stopped him. The woman I'm assuming was the manager looked over everything and then declared that $266 was the price and they weren't going to lower the price.
Didn't I want to go ahead and get it? I told her no and I wanted a refund on my background check that I had paid for. It took almost 15 minutes to get a refund. Total time in the store was over 2 and a half hours. Went to an Academy store the next morning and bought the same rifle for $209 and was in and out in less than 30 minutes. Won't be dealing with Walmart again.
RIALTO, CALIFORNIA -- Walmart Pharmacy in Rialto on Riverside Avenue and Willow - I had been very happy with this store until today 2/1/2017. One of the pharmacy cashiers name Arceli told me it would take 20 minutes to get my elderly relative refill ready. I had called early in the morning to avoid waiting since she is elderly and would be walking to pick up. She gets there at 3:45 pm and the story changes from wait a little bit to "we had to send the medication to your doctor" and she won't be in until next week.
Mind you today is Wednesday so we have to wait until next week. How come nobody called to tell us of this. Such a disorganized shop. Well you lost me trinity with your employee there. I will sure be taking my business to Walgreens. More customers will follow me.
SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA -- If you think Walmart's products can't get any crappier than they are? Think again. Electric tape has been thinned out to the point it breaks off on its own, or adheres to the roll that you can't even unwind it. C'mon. Walmart's unscented baby wipes are now scented but advertising unscented. Walmart brand light bulbs the cheapest ones that are now 5.00 for 4 bulbs burn out the minute you put the new one in the socket. List goes on and on.
SAINT GEORGE, UTAH -- I purchased a 1/4 karat sterling silver wedding band set at the Bloomington, Ut Walmart on Nov 19, 2015. It was sent out to be sized up to an 8 from the 7 that it was. We were told that we would get a phone call when the ring came in. We did NOT receive a phone call at all. After 4 weeks we went into the store to find out what was going on and no one knew anything about it.
We spoke with Brett, an assistant manager, who left a message for the jewelry people. Two days later we get a phone call that the ring is in and is the correct size. My husband went in and got it and brought it home to me that night and it was the WRONG size. We take it back to the store and inform them of this and they size it and tells us it's a size 7.5 at best.
Justin, another assistant manager, tells us that he will talk to Brittany, the jewelry manager, and Scott, the store manager, on Monday and get back to us. After he spoke with them they tried to tell us that the ring is a size 8, when it's NOT, and that they sized it in the store and it showed as an 8 on their sizer. My husband wanted them to send it out to be re-sized to the correct size, since someone there screwed up, and that he wanted it half off because it was screwed up.
Scott told him that we can send it out to be re-sized and expedite it but I'm not willing to give it to you for half off, and tried to tell us that we told the person when we bought it over a month ago the wrong size, which we did NOT do, and that their ring sizer is incorrect on sizing.
We returned the ring set, cause this is a bunch of BS, and instead of giving us cash like we wanted, they put it back on our debit card because they didn't have enough in the jewelry drawer and that purchases over $200 have to be put on the card. So now we have NO money to spend on Christmas and I'm out the ring set because these people can't or won't do their jobs right.
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA -- My son took his 1997 Honda Accord to Walmart Tire and Lube Express in Cartersville, GA this past Friday, Dec. 5th for an oil change. Upon check out, he was told his tires were due for a rotation, but other than that, all was well. She checked this on the receipt.
Shortly after leaving the service center, he heard a loud knocking coming from under the hood and then noticed the oil light was on. He pulled over and called me. I told him to check the oil and he said it wouldn't even register, the stick was dry. I told him to wait and I would call Walmart. The Walmart service manager said he would go check it out. After waiting 2 hours, my 17 year old son decided to walk to a truck stop and purchased 2 quarts of oil. He put them in the oil reservoir thinking maybe the man wasn't coming.
When he turned on the car, he realized the knocking was still there so he called me again. I told him to be patient the man was almost there. Upon arrival (2 hours after I called), the service manager told my son to back the car closer to a ditch so he could get a better look underneath the car. He told my son he really didn't know what was wrong with it and called me. He told me that Walmart would have it towed by Martin's Garage to my home, and that Walmart would pay for the tow and then file a claim. He told my son, "Evidently we forgot to put all the oil in the car. Don't worry we'll get you back on the road as soon as possible and we'll pay for everything." He took pictures of the car, the engine, the 2 empty oil containers, and the receipt. He never gave the receipt back to my son. Two hours later, the tow truck showed up and brought my son and his car to our home. He went all the way to Walmart first to get paid and then brought him home - which means my son was stranded from approximately 3:30-7:30 PM.
On Monday, Dec 8th, I received a call from the insurance agent. The insurance agent, Joshua, told me that Walmart had a video showing oil was added, and after reviewing the receipt, it appeared that the car had a knocking when we brought it in, a leak in the transmission, and a cracked windshield. Therefore, Walmart nor the insurance company would be able to help us or pay for any repairs. This was never verbally mentioned at all while at the service center or while stuck on the road. The car does have a crack in the windshield, but prior to this service visit, we never heard any knocking or saw any leaks. We had no trouble with the car at all prior to the service visit.
In addition, I called the service manager back and discussed further with him. Since he clearly heard the knocking sound when he made the road visit, I asked him, "Considering the loud knocking sound you heard, would you have changed the oil or serviced the car?" His answer was an emphatic, "No not me personally. I would not have serviced that car with it sounding like that." We are at a loss for words and completely stunned. I can only assume that the paperwork may have been changed since the only copy we had was taken back to Walmart. We have not seen a copy of the video but plan to request one.
I'm not really even sure what to ask other than we plead for you to help us try to get some kind of repair help and/or compensation for my son's car. This is his only mode of transportation to school. He was seeking a job, but without a car, is now at a standstill. We also would appreciate your help in investigating this service center to see if this has happened before or is just common practice. We are just so disappointed and in disbelief. We had a great running car, took it in for an oil change, and now the car is not drivable. We believe the engine is ruined.
MISSISSIPPI -- When ordering online, it doesn't tell you how many come in a box and you can't see it when you blow up the picture of the product. Usually I buy a variety box at Sam's but the chocolate peanut butter is horrible so I decided I would order a whole box of just the ones I like. I pay around $18.00 for a variety box of 12 at Sam's. They are not telling you how many on Walmart.com and charging $21.00 for six bars. What a rip off.
I just saw in the Q&A section that someone asked how any was in a box. I sure hope that if there is a Hell that Walmart burns in it. I have the gastric sleeve surgery and I need this product. From now on I will just order from premierprotein.com. It is much cheaper and they have more flavors.
Oh and because of some kind of glitch in the ordering system it said I could NOT have it sent to my home it had to go to either the store in Biloxi or the store in Pass Christian. When I tried to explain why UPS delivered a package there to the store that should have been sent to my home, the store associate in electronics talked down to me like I was stupid. I even explained it again to him when I went to pick on the package and he wouldn't listen he just kept trying to make me think that I did something wrong.
DALLAS, TEXAS -- Show up to the Lake June in Balch Spring TX. For oil change, after they done. I come to pick up my car. I find out they never use a plastic or paper mat for them to drive my car inside the shop. They spread black grease all over my carpet driver seat. All they do was refund my money for this issue. No care from them but here is your car and money.
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA -- My name is Ken. I am a 47 year male and I had a stroke on Dec 27th 2009. Due to the stroke I now deal with chronic fatigue, my right side arm and leg are out of whack, I have back pain and Migraines. I have to use the electric carts when I go to stores like Walmart and others. I have been in a continuous battle for Walmart to keep their carts safe and just charged up for us disabled folks to be able to use. There has been this one cart in particular that I have had the most aggravation with for the past 6 months. It began when I used a cart that slid some when I stood up to get an item on a higher shelf. The carts are supposed to lock in place for safety when you are not pressing the handles to make it move. I told the manager on duty and she promise me she would look into it. To get to the chase this dance went on for 4 more months and then this incident happened to me. I went shopping at Walmart at about 1 am one night and got a few items and went to my car. I sat on the cart and placed the items in my trunk and then with the last bag I had to stand up to place it. I put one foot on the ground between the cart and my car and one foot was still on the cart. Then it slowly began to move and before I could become aware of my situation (for info sake I have comprehension and memory issues so I am slow to get things sometimes) I became wedged under my bumper and the cart in such a way that I could not maneuver my arms or legs to use the handles or push myself up. So I stayed wedged for about 15 minutes until a nice young couple came out and helped me up.
I went inside and spoke to the manager on duty, Shirley, and was promised she would have it fixed. Now also know that she never asked how I was and never asked me to fill out a report. This same dance went on for another month with this same cart and it was never made safe and it was always put back out. I told the managers on duty 3 more times and the last time I threatened to sue Walmart and surprise I got their attention. This time they had me fill out an incident report and the next day I spoke with Billy the stores head whatever. He was kind and supportive and even told me about his daughter being severely disabled and how he would be upset if she was not safe. He promised me that he would see to the matter personally and make sure that the cart was made safe or thrown out. Finally I felt that something would be done to protect us from unsafe carts and I felt sure that this would be resolved soon. I took some time off from Walmart because it just wore me out mentally and physically so a month later I went shopping at Walmart and to my horror what did I see when I walked in the doors, The same cart sitting there but I still thought it had to be fixed so I tried it and to my shock and dismay it was not. It was just as dangerous as it was before as if nothing was done at all. I was mad and hurt and disgusted at Walmart and especially Billy for lying to me and not caring about the disabled and after playing the disabled sympathy card about his daughter.
I went home and fumed and then called billy the next morning. I told him what I thought of him and that I thought that he personally did not care about the disabled at all. He explained that he called the guy that fixes the carts so he did what he said he would do. I told him again what he said to me about making sure it was fixed and again he said he did what he said he would do. I told them that he was a liar because he said that he promised he would make sure it is fixed or thrown out and that he cared about the disabled because of his daughter and again I called him a liar and he just continued to explain that he did what he said he would do so you decide for yourself if he cares about you or someone you know that is disabled in some way.
What I want from this happening to me is for Walmart to care about us and make it safe for us to come to Walmart if we choose. Personally I choose not to any more. I do not believe liars. Thank you for your attention to my situation and I hope that you will make yourself known to Billy at Walmart - 5448 Whittlesey Blvd # B Columbus GA (706) 322-8801.
Please let him know what you think of his concern for the Disabled. No one should have to wait that long for help.
My name is James, I am a representative from Walmart. We here at Walmart are sorry about your poor experience in one of our stores, but as you may know, our goal is to sell Mass quantities of product as quick as possible, and as cheap as possible, which is the reason why our customer service is poor. The issue you are having with your cart, I'd recommend getting someone over to your local store to fix it. We will not be shipping any new electric carts and accessories for quite a while, since we have recently upgraded the current ones. I highly recommend that if you do not enjoy our stores, please feel free to shop elsewhere. Thank you for buying our products, we really appreciate it. -James
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO CANADA -- Back in earlier July of 2016, my 85 year old mother who is permanently disabled, including having a prolapsed bladder, heart condition, and low circulation in both of her legs (making her very immobile with her walking) had just bought a package of their Great Value Pink Salmon 700 g from the Walmart location at: c/o Walmart Dufferin Mall Supercenter, 900 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6H 4A9 (416) 537-2561, and had a very bad experience!
First of all, their fish had a very bad odor! It was so disgustingly strong that I could smell it outside of my mother's apartment! Gross! It smelled like a dead body to be quite honest with you! Secondly, when my mother cooked it and took her very first bite, she did not feel very well due to cramping in her stomach, and immediately stopped eating any more of that fish and threw it out! Please note: She could have gotten very sick from their fish if she kept on eating it and thankfully she was smart enough to stop after her very first bite!
Is this the kind of garbage that Walmart makes, produces, and sells to the public? I would hope not, but that was not my mother's experience and I am her personal witness in this case as well! For your information: I am now going to provide you with some vital details that I was able to retrieve from the package of their horrible, disgusting fish for your reference and further review: Great Value Pink Salmon, skin-on fillets, 2 fillets wild caught, 700 g, M5C-C-52677, UPC Code: 6 28915 24305 5, best before: 2018 Feb. 28.
Sadly, the first response that I got came from a Mark in Customer Service who purposely and deliberately misread my letter and changed around all of the wording in my letter to make it look like I was complaining about the smell in one of their stores which was a lie because he just did not wish to deal with my mother's complaint. Can you believe it? Yes, I do have that letter available to view upon request.
Furthermore, the latest response that I received came from Customer Service stating that they have transferred my case to their Escalations Department and will have an answer for me within 24 hours. Well, we will wait and see. For a billion dollar company, I think that they can afford to have better staff to deal with in Customer Service and they can afford to have a much faster turnaround time! Thank you. Angry and upset Wal-Mart Canada Corp. customer.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- Indianapolis, Indiana store on S. Emerson. I get home and I realized that I had left some of my purchase at the store... again! This happened twice in a span of two weeks, so I was extremely annoyed at myself. I went to customer service with my receipt and the lady checked her log. Mind you this was the same lady that had "helped" the last time. So she checks my receipt and walks off and I'm like "Ok?!" She comes back and says to me that her manager said that I should be more diligent with my bags and make sure that I get all of my stuff. This would be the last time that I would be allowed to "do this." She goes on to say that this was the third time that I had done this.
Mind you, yes this was our third encounter, but the first time she "helped" me was for being charged double for two separate items and two other items did not ring up properly. I did not throw a fit or get upset, I just went back to the store so they can fix the mistake. Of course this was not the first or second or third time that I had been ripped off by Walmart, just the first time I decided to do something about it. After being reprimanded, I explained that having to return to the store simply to retrieve items I left there, was not something I enjoy or do on purpose.
When I returned to the counter she still had a "vibe" and as did I, she ended the transaction with a "Have a nice day," I was having a nice day until then. I was so upset that I called the store and complained. I'm sure nothing will be done but it made me feel somewhat better. After waiting in line forever all three times dealing with this lady. Having to go and retrieve the exact flavor of ten cans of cat food (because otherwise it would off their inventory!) and everything else that I had left it just got too much.
I don't know of any other chain store, major or mom and pop where the employees have such an unprofessional sense of familiarity. At other grocery stores I see customers with a full cart when the prices are twice to three times as high as Walmart, I was always flabbergasted, like do they not know about Walmart!?! Well they probably do! You cannot put a price on good customer service. Thanks Walmart! This is an idea I thought I understood but now I know exactly what it means. So now I'll pay more for my groceries (I will watch what I spend more closely) but at least I will not have a sense of dread when I leave.