Robbins Brothers Complaint - A High End Store with High Prices - Buy Smarter and SKIP This Place
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- After visiting my local Houston, TX Robbins Brothers (in Galleria area) for engagement rings...both his and hers. I was extremely disappointed with the price point for most (if not almost all the rings they carry).
My reason for offering the suggestion to shop prices and consider Robbins Brothers as one of your last-stop options (shop as last resort only) is that you are clearly overpaying for rings that you can get anywhere else for much much cheaper!
Case in point. Attempted to see if Robbins Brothers would back off of their high pricing for one of their A.Jaffe designer solitaire 14k rings which was priced higher than all competitors. They had it in my size and I could buy and go right on the spot. They refused to come off the 3,495 ring price (this w/out diamond added in yet) and we are only talking $100 off here. I purchased this same ring for so much cheaper and told them I would do so. Knowing that, they still let me walk away - for $100 request in reduction no less.
Zero ability in securing my sale and zero ability to ever let me shop there again. Buyer beware - shop around before purchasing anything for the top end retail prices that Robbins Brothers is offering. There are many reputable online dealers as well (ie: Blue Nile) that can blow many local shops and of course....Robbins Brothers out of the water on pricing. Shop those expensive diamond deals - take a trip on the $$$ you could potentially save. Don't give it away blindly to help fund Robbins Brothers fancy buildings and large media campaigns to lure you in the store. Shop smart!