Sears - Lawn Tractor Service Appointment Disaster
Replace Drive Belt. - Complaint
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- My story begins with the scheduling online for a service call on my Craftsman lawn tractor. I supplied the model number and the part number that I needed installed. On the 29th of June a really nice tech showed up and announced he didn't bring the part and would have to reschedule for the 3rd of July. Then fun begins. On the 1st of July I get a computer call saying I need to reschedule my appointment. I call and they ask if I have the part. I didn't know it was coming to me. I was told to call back when I got the part.
On July 2 the computer calls me again to reschedule my appointmnet. I call again and am told that they will forward the info to the parts group and they will call me, never happened. On July 3 the computer called again telling me to reschedule.
Later that day I get the part. And yes it came before the original appointment time and would have been available to be installed. On July 4 I call and was told the tech will be there on July 6 between 1-6. So I take off work and sit. At 6:30 I figure no one is coming. Now the fun really begins. I call and after several transfers the customer service agent checks and informs me that the appointment has been scheduled for July 13th. None the less this is a surprise to me. She said I should have received a courteous call. Didn't happen. When I asked if the appointment could be moved up she said no.
When I asked to speak to a supervisor she put me on hold for 2-3 minutes and when she came back she said the suppervisor said there was a shortage of techs that work on tractors and it was a busy time of the year. When I asked to speak to the supervisor I was told no.
While I was on the phone I told the agent that I was going to go on line and see what appointments I could get. Miracles of miracles the online system gave me an appointment for Monday the July 9th from 8-12. The only catch is that I would have to agree to another $99 service fee. I made the appointment and the agent informed me the only way to avoid the additionl cost was for her to file a payment dispute. We'll see.
I asked if there was a manager I could speak to and she said she would put in a request. When I asked when I might hear from him she said "could be twenty minutes or two hours" she had no idea. Well it's been almost three days. You're right nothing. Well it's 1:45, Nothing. Maybe the tech will be here by Friday. This will be the last time I deal with Sears. Purchases or service.