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.
BELEN, NEW MEXICO -- OK so here is the deal. I purchased 5 Goodyear Viva 2 TIRES from a tire shop in Albuquerque. The tires were practically new they only had about 1000 miles on them and were never really used much. I purchased them and they did give me a 3 month warranty and I was on my way. The thing is when I purchased the tires, I brought the rims because my truck was on jack stands waiting for the tires at home. So anyway I purchase the tires come home put them on and didn't even go anywhere in the truck until the next morning. The next morning I get ready to run errands and then go out there and one tire is flat. Since then I had flats now and then as the tires get more use. Now recently I had a blowout and yes the tire was patched I believe by Walmart, if I am not mistaken it was fixed there. Even if I didn't buy them at Walmart I still took them there for repairs. Anyway the belts are coming apart from the inside.
What I find happening not only with these Goodyears but years ago I had where they give a good smooth ride when new and seem to be nice for a year or so then the sidewall bubbles out or the inner belts start coming apart. The walls are too soft as the tire wears and comes apart. This is why the ride is smooth on those tires. Yet they have no durability at all for a 2WD Toyota Truck which is very dangerous at high speeds. I had many cars in my life and many used tires as well as new. I know tires are not made the same and are probably outsourced in some way but I can say this: STAY AWAY FROM GOODYEAR PRODUCTS.
I also have a pair of boots which are made by Goodyear and they are comfortable to wear but are looking so ugly being that I have worn them indoors on carpet more than outside at all. They were never work boots but sure look like they have been run over by Goodyear Tires. I have also had Goodyear Belts on that same truck I had to remove because they squealed so badly I had to take them off and put GATES. The problem with GOODYEAR is they spent more on making the Blimp Safe that they IGNORE the Quality Control of these tires and DO NOT CARE about CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS. This is where it gets very tricky. I had a representative by the name of LAURA handle my claim and I explained to her that I did not purchase the tires at Walmart and she still sent me there and they told me since I didn't buy the tires from them that they can't do anything. On one hand I understand, HOWEVER those tires were still new when I purchased them and they are defective.
My advice is hold out if you can and DO NOT BUY ANYTHING UNDER A MICHELIN. TOYO, YOKOHAMA, MICHELIN are just simply better tires if you can find or get them. Discount tire is a better place to buy the tires because they hire better technicians in the shop and though I have no complaints with the service techs at Walmart now. I have in the past had a problem where they broke my lug nut and said NOTHING to me. Instead he clocked out and left but that was on a vehicle years back. Walmart is not a place to buy tires or even many Electronics I plan to make a Video and Pictures soon. They are dangerous tires and now even though I plan to get them more than likely at discount I may bet used ones until I can afford to purchase Michelin's. Also whatever model you guys choose to purchase. GET THE MODEL NUMBER AND DO YOUR RESEARCH. Just because its a Michelin does not mean its not an outsourced one or one made poorly. Make sure its high rated with a consistent reputation.
BECKLEY, WEST VIRGINIA -- A few days ago, for the third time in past two months, I took my 92 year old father to WalMart in Beckley, WV. Yes, it would be much easier and quicker for me to just pick the items up for him and I would prefer that, however, he enjoys the trip out and likes to pick out his own groceries. At any rate, there was no electric wheelchair available during either of the three trips and there was not a foot rest on any of the wheelchairs.
The first trip, I was able to place his cane across the wheelchair and he was for a while able to put his legs over top the cane so that they didn't drag the floor. However, that is uncomfortable for him and he couldn't do that for long. So he either has to hold his legs up (again that can't be done for long) or walk his feet on the floor in front of the wheelchair. So third time I thought enough was enough, I mean REALLY - WALMART not providing decent wheelchairs!!!
So, while my father was getting his hair cut in the WalMart salon, I went in search of a wheelchair with foot rests. None to be found. A WalMart Associate asked if he would like to use an electric wheelchair. I said that would be wonderful. I was then advised that all electric wheelchairs were in the 'back' being repaired. (And I was informed by an Associate that management had already been made aware that the electric wheelchairs had not been available for quite some time). So I asked to speak to a manager.
I was told to go to Customer Service and ask for a manager. That assistant manager, after listening to my requests for a wheelchair with footrests, called for another manager. That assistant manager ** gave me to understand in no uncertain terms that it was not mandatory for WalMart to provide wheelchairs, that they were provided as a COURTESY only and that the reason they were all broke and/or being repaired was because customers were so abusive with them.
So, instead of leaving WalMart as we should have, we got creative: I put the shopping cart in front of the wheelchair and he propped his feet on the lower part of the shopping cart and pushed the cart in front of the wheelchair. It worked out quite nice. AND would you believe that as we were checking out an hour and half later, the motorized wheelchairs that had been in the back getting repaired were getting plugged up!!! All of a sudden, the motorized wheelchairs were fixed!!!
However, principle is: A billion-dollar company like WalMart should be bending over backwards to make sure that there are decent wheelchairs available for disabled customers. I am not talking about the motorized wheelchairs - we would have been more than happy with a regular wheelchair if it had footrests. I do not think for one minute that abusive customers stole footrests from wheelchairs and it would take some heavy-duty abuse to break a footrest!!! Does not speak well for WalMart at all. So back to Krogers we will go!!
JUDA, WISCONSIN -- First I am taking the time out of my busy life to email Walmart corp. to let you all know how pathetic the customer service department at 18009256278. If a customer calls for a technical problem it should be dealt within a professional manner, not a ghetto non educated third party call center.
I called after attempting to place an order online through Walmart.com. It was for the Lego Friends advent calendar. According to Walmart.com the item could be picked up next week Friday at my local Walmart, however it decided not to let me complete the order. I called the lovely (I'm being very sarcastic) customer service phone number where I was transferred three times and spoke with very uneducated individuals. The first lady who was ghetto and had horrible English, had no idea what the Walmart site to store was. HELLO, why in heavens name would Walmart hire a third party company if the employees are that dumb...
She was yelling at me and rude when I asked her to adjust her headpiece so I could understand/hear her better. She didn't so I yelled and for five minutes argued about being able to talk to a supervisor. After waiting on hold for another seven minutes and the same elevator music and automated messages about going online to check the status of an order. The male supervisor, ** (I think) came on. He was yet again obviously extremely uneducated (horrible ghetto English, like South Chicago gangster want to-be).
Whatever, I explained again what happened. **, said there were no zip codes matching. I found out he was deaf on top of just plain stupid. He obviously is so uneducated he typed in four numbers for a zip instead of five!!!! Really, I know that at Walmart only pays minimum wage but come on where in USA is there a four digit zip... I clearly told him 53566 not 5356. When he pulled it up finally realizing he was dumb there were none in stock. I asked how that could be when on my end it clearly stated could be picked up 12/13/2013. He started yelling and talking over me about how there were none in stock.
So I asked if he could find one within fifty miles. He yet again showed me how poor the American education system and Walmart is, by telling me that on his side when he typed in 53511 Beloit, WI that there were no other Walmart within that fifty miles... there are ten at least... so I opened another tab on my browser, went to the website and wow Dekalb, IL is 49.16 miles away from 53511 Beloit, WI. I pointed this out to him and asked if there was some IT tech problems. He being a very rude uneducated individual yelled and to continued to speak over me when I was explaining his computer should show what mine does!
Especially working under the Walmart customer service department. He just kept on how he had no stores within that fifty miles showing up. What an idiot! So I told him he was an ignorant obviously ghetto as hell employee showing how Walmart loves to keep their poor employees poor and dumb.
Shame on you Walmart for three reasons... Educate your third party reps! Come on for someone at one of these call centers not to know what site to store is. Please for the sake that time is precious speed up the customer service line. FIX WALMART.COM obviously there is a glitch. I already spent the extra cash for the toy through Kmart where it was a very smooth transaction and I didn't have to listen to an uneducated ghetto employee who had no idea about the services their company had / had not have to offer me.
EAST DUNDEE, ILLINOIS -- People need to be aware that if damage should happen to your vehicle by a Walmart cart on Walmart's property, Claims Management Inc. WILL NOT do anything to ASSIST THE CUSTOMER. Even after their Walmart employees assure you, as they did me, that Walmart will indeed pay for everything to repair your vehicle, just as it was before you parked it on their lot. I parked my car away from everyone else at Walmart's parking lot early Sunday morning. While cart attendants were visible to me collecting carts, a cart came flying across the lot and put a huge dent in the side of my new car.
I went inside and told a manager at the customer service desk who got another (loss prevention?) manager for me. While I was waiting, she assured me that Walmart would pay for the damage to my vehicle as it was on their property in their parking lot. Another associate came up and told me the same thing, they always do the right thing and take care of the customer.
A lady came up to the desk, came outside to my car with me, took pictures and took a report as to what happened. She said she would review the security cameras, which I fully encouraged as I wanted to know what happened too. She said she would call me the next day, Monday, and make sure that Claims Management, Inc., the company they use for claims, had contacted me to take care of this.
Monday comes and goes, no phone call. No call on Tuesday either. I call Walmart on Wednesday, 11/20 to follow up with the status of my claim. They apologized and provided me with a claim number and told me to contact Claims Management at 800-527-0566. I was assigned a Claims Manager - **. I leave ** a message. ** with Claims Management Inc, returns my call just after 9. She's located in Arkansas. In so many words, she tells me that they will not take care of the repair my vehicle needs because they said we had 62 MPH winds and the cart was blown into my car.
On Sunday, we did in fact have storms and high winds in Illinois. There were tornadoes in our state too. But not at the time that I was at Walmart. This happened at 9:50AM. It was sunny outside. The storms didn't come until 11:30 in my area. ** the claims adjuster, is using an out-of-state weather report that does not coincide with what truly happened, just to get out of doing the right thing. Just to get Walmart out of taking care of their customer.
I told ** that I would be sure to let everyone know how Walmart does not take care of their customers. ** asked me why I would slam Walmart and said it wasn't fair to them. I let her know, as I want everyone who reads this to know, if you were promised by several employees that they would be taking care of the damage to your car, then they use every excuse unfairly to get out of it, wouldn't you do the same thing?!
I am severely disappointed by the behavior and actions of ** who has represented the opinions and decisions of this store. If Walmart management finds this to be acceptable, then I believe it's fair game that everyone who reads this should be made aware of the potential issues of patronizing this store.
You flunk Walmart! A simple online purchase turns into a EPIC FAIL on your QA almost across the board. I ordered a laptop... considering the amount of packaging, the Styrofoam block protection, and "the box inside a box" care taken for this product NOT to be damaged during shipping I can only assume that it was packaged in the damaged state I received it. In other words, somewhere down the line an employee made a conscious decision to toss the broken piece inside the plastic sleeve, fit the Styrofoam cuffs, box and mail my laptop out without a second thought.
I called CS to expedite the process of returning the damaged laptop and having a replacement sent out as I planned to use this for upcoming work. The first person I spoke with was quite helpful and guided me online to the appropriate pages and links I needed to acknowledge my responsibility of returning the damaged laptop. We did this specifically to allow him to expedite the processing of a new order with a promise to overnight it to me. The last thing he left me with was to print out the page I was on, tape it to the outside of the box and take it to USPS. No problem - We hung up.
I began printing out the page and reading my screen only to see that the instructions say that this page goes "inside the box" and the mail carrier would contact me to pick this package up. Now I'm confused, I call back and speak to another CS person.
This female CS person is obviously having either a bad day or more likely a bad life and extremely ** insisting that I need to ignore the webpage instructions, print the page out, tape it to the outside of the box and take it to USPS... Not bending, I explained yet again those were NOT the instructions on the page, READ her what the instructions said word for word and made a 2nd point of the original carrier being FedEx and NOT USPS. Nope, take it USPS as I am instructing sir. -fine, like a ** I package it up and drive about 4 miles to USPS where I stand in line for 15-20 minutes only to find out that NOPE take it to FedEx sir....
OK, now I drive across town to take this package to FedEx only for them to try to collect postage for the damaged shipment... because I didn't have a proper return label (no fault of mine). So, FedEx asked to see the label I printed out and put inside the box and by doing so I now have an order number - I can call Walmart CS while standing there in the FedEx building - the first person I speak to needs to know the whole story of course and he confirms that - No, I didn't have to do anything more than what I did from home online and someone would be calling me to schedule a pickup.
By this time I am asking for a supervisor: "I cannot just let this go, I think I need to speak to a supervisor and file a report - this is costing me time and money, not to mention the stress and aggravation" So, he instructs me to dial "211" after he returns me to the queue. I wait only to find myself trapped in the queue after dialing 211 and I land in another department where I have to tell the person ALL OVER AGAIN my circumstance... she tells me that 211 has been changed to 221 and instead she says "let me transfer you over" - relief... she transfers me, I get some ringing and a recording for a wrong number and an automatic hangup.
PURE FRUSTRATION at this point. So I take my package and drive for home calling back (safely - with a headset) and get yet another person that won't get me a supervisor until they "hear my story" - however, this time she put me on hold and walked a supervisor to me and I get to tell my story all over again for like the 5th time now... and finally some resolve.
Here's the end result of that convo: She confirmed that "Yes" I can expect a call from UPS (not FedEx nor USPS) and that they would indeed expedite my new laptop to the address I gave them and for my trouble I would receive a $60 refund to my Paypal account - hardly worth it, but I have to admit I had that refund within an hour or two. OK, fine. I spoke my piece and a supervisor can create a report and hopefully re-train the CS monkeys to get it straight for the next person.
That was on mid-day on Thursday... it's now Tuesday night of the following week and my order status still shows "Pending" meaning what ???? even if it did process tomorrow... I still wouldn't receive it until Friday at best and that would be an 8 day wait (on top of the original purchase and wait) for an EXPEDITED order ???? ...that of course is assuming that they actually do process my order tomorrow... and at this point I really have my doubts!
I give up Walmart, you are obviously far too ignorant and/or have complete imbeciles running your staff. I cancel my order and will FOREVER take my business elsewhere. Oh, and did I mention that my money is now tied up in the system for God knows how long before being returned to my account. Walmart You Suck! GRADE "F".
EASTON, MARYLAND -- I am 82 and use bus service rather than drive. At 1:55PM two days ago, I was trying to return the worst and least safe product in this category that I have ever seen sold. I had my two items and the receipt for them in a small plastic bag. The customer service desk that handles refunds was very very long and even though I returned to it, it never got shorter. One young man was trying to handle refund requests for roughly 12 people.
By now, my time to get an hourly bus was upon me. I took my several purchases and my refund request to a cashier with no customers and asked if she could please help me with the refund. She said no, I told her that my bus was almost there, that I would have to wait for an hour if I missed it. She said she would check it out on her register. I was her only customer then. She did something with the register, said, yes, she could handle a refund and I handed her the package with my two items for refund in it.
She asked me why I was returning them. I showed her why I was returning them. She asked for my receipt. I handed it to her and she said, "You've already got your refund. See, there is a mark next to those two items." I said,"Yes, I always do that when I return something to help the clerk at the customer service country know which item I'm returning to help her save time."
She refused to listen to me and kept saying, "You already got a refund on this. It has marks next to the items on the receipt." I pointed out that I had also written "Return these two " on the top of the receipt and that the receipt one gets after getting a refund is a different kind of receipt and it is signed by the customer." By this time, there was a man behind me listening to this humiliating conversation with a Wal-Mart cashier who was determined not to accept the truth for the truth.
Or to realize that she was endangering Mr. Walton and his horrible store with a suit for false accusations. A manager finally walked over and said, "What's' the matter?" This cretin who deserves to spend the rest of her life behind that counter, said "shes in a hurry to get a bus and she's saying she wants a refund and she already got one.'
I want through the entire explanation again. The manager said, "Give her the refund.." and then this idiot said, Well the package is open so she shouldn't get a refund." At that point, I said NO.. I will not pay for an item that is the most dangerous product I've ever seen sold anywhere." My attitude was at its final straw and the manager obviously got it; She said 'Here," closed my package, and said, "Give her the refund".
I am 82, a retired professional and certainly never expected to be abused by a clerk who simply didn't look at or listen to the facts. The idiot seemed to have a vested interest in calling me a cheat and a thief in public.
I called the corporate office and asked for the name of the VP of Operations for this safe and was shifted to a "Customer service creep with a pumped up title. No, I did not talk to that person. I will not waste my time listening to trash explanations. I will never give this store a dime, not a penny, in my lifetime again.
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.
LEEDS, ALABAMA -- Bought a can of family size Great Value chicken noodle soup. Found larvae when attempting to eat. The fine folks at Wal-Mart were contacted but couldn't be burdened with a reply (no inquiry as to lot number, date, etc). I guess you should check your canned goods? I'm not sure they care?
I've since filed with the FDA (no response as of yet) and the USDA. Walmart deleted any mention of contaminated food posted on their Facebook page. Coincidentally, this did not invoke a response either.
My mother ate a bowl of this soup before I discovered the larvae. I hope no problems arise, but it's disgusting.
Store location: Leeds Walmart, Leeds, AL.