OfficeMax Complaint - Restrictive Return Policy
DEARBORN, MICHIGAN -- Just came from this Dearborn OfficeMax store, and had a bad experience with what should have been a simple return. Ten days ago for my birthday my wife gave me several MontBlanc pen refills which were the wrong size. I got the receipt from her and went to return them. I was told "sorry, this was purchased 39 days ago, and there are NO returns after 30 days." I explained the situation, but was told no. I asked to speak to the manager, and had to wait nearly 15 minutes. My time is valuable, and it was hardly worth it, but I waited. The manager discussed the policy, but agreed to make the return. BUT only to my wife's credit card. I didn't have my wife's credit card. "Sorry, no return." Can you refund it to another credit card? "No." After further arguing, she agreed to a store credit. Well who wants to shop here again after having to argue with salespeople for twenty minutes over some pen refills? But I took it.
The icing on the cake: on the way out of the store I noticed a sign that said, "free bottle of soda if we didn't try to sell you printer paper on this transaction." So I asked for the pop. "Sorry, that doesn't apply to returns!" More arguing. But I got the soda.