Old Navy Complaint - Old Navy does not care about the handicapped
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE -- Here is a copy of an email that I sent to them without as much as a response
To whom it may concern,
Yesterday my wife and I visited your location in Wilmington, DE. My wife had previously received a gift card from you people because she complained about the way handicapped people are treated, or should I say ignored, in your locations. I would call these facilities stores, but in my experience, stores typically have some sort of customer service. Sadly Old Navy does not seem to train their “Associates” in the art of customer service. We went there with the intention of purchasing some of the Graphic Tee’s that were advertised as buy one, get one free. First the racks where this merchandise was “displayed” was not readily noticeable. Your facility merchandisers should be applauded for putting these racks toward the back of the store so that the poor person that makes the initial mistake of coming through the doors will have to see all of the other over priced items. Great work and kudos to that department. After the expedition to find these advertised Tees, we selected a few, brought them to the counter, gave them to the 8 year old behind the register, gave her the gift card, and lo and behold we were told that we could not use the gift card! Now I examined this “Gift Card” (which by the way was for $10, gee thanks for that) and I examined the place where these Tee’s were located in the store, and to my surprise, no where does it say “Gift Cards Not allowed” or “Don’t you dare try and use a gift card for this stuff” or “Sorry, we can’t allow you to use a gift card because we have to pay little Ling Fong $0.05 a hour more to make up for the administration”, nothing, just the word of the 8 year old behind the counter. So we asked for the manager. And as I guessed the manager, a 14 year old, gave us the same story, even after my wife told her that we had gotten the “Gift Card” because of their poor treatment of the handicapped. By the way, in case you are wondering (and I am sure you aren’t) my uses a walker due to her recent bout with cancer. She’s doing well but still needs some help getting around, selecting things in store, stuff like that (thanks for asking [yeah right]).
Anyway I’m done venting now. If you would be so kind please send me an address where I can send the “Gift Card” back to as we won’t be utilizing your facilities again. I will more than likely make sure that none of our friends, acquaintances, relatives, people we pass on the street, and anybody else that asks doesn’t either.
It is a shame that the rest of the American retail market, is in such disarray, and that Old Navy is in such good shape. You must be if you chase away business like this.