1-800-FLOWERS.COM Complaint - No show on Valentine's Day - only the MOST important Flower day of the year!!!
UNITED STATES -- My husband ordered flowers from 1800flowers on 1/25/08 - plenty of time for them to be delivered on Valentine's Day. Needless to say the flowers did not arrive. He tried calling on 2/14 and they were not taking complaints - only new orders!?!? He called again on Friday, 2/15 and was offered a refund and 20% off the next order: Do you seriously think we'll order from you again? He was told that a manager would call us back - no one ever called. We called on Monday and were treated very badly by reps (Sarah # 2199 & Erica #6912). They were curt and unapologetic. They wrote inaccurate notes on our order profile and accused us of not cooperating with 800's assumption of what 100% satisfaction actually means. I am sorry, but I do NOT need you to give me 20% of my next purchase!
Since I will never order from the, again, 20% off is fruitless. We are asking that you refund the difference paid for the flowers he had to rush out and buy that day. The difference was $68.05 ($61.95 - 130 = 68.05 refund in addition to the 61.95 for a total of $130.00). The flowers arrived on Friday, 2/15. I was out of the office that day, on vacation, and the flowers sat outside of water and died over the long weekend. To add insult to injury, I came into the office on Tuesday to find a box of dead flowers sitting at my desk! In sum, he had to rush to a flower shop on Valentine's day and pay $130 for 12 roses (1800flowers confirmed 18).
I sat at my office surrounded by 4 women who received flowers and I was the only one who didn't. I was quite devastated since I always get flowers on special occasions. I went home extremely upset that afternoon. In the end we have spent about 2.5 hours on hold with 800's representatives and have gotten nowhere - except the clear notion that 800 does NOT value their customers! In addition to providing unacceptible customer service, 1800Flowers also silences their customers by inactivating the wistler blower systems and not allowing their customers to openly vent their complaints. What a shame!
For such a huge company who's soul existance is to provide joy to it's customers to have such low scruples! I have filed a complaint with consumer affairs, ripoffreport, BBB and will continue to write bad reviews and give negative feedback. Alas I have also contacted my company's corporate activities department and asked them to take 1800flowers off our site as a preferred vendor - regardless of the discount!