We purchased an extended warranty for a Kenmore grill. Before the warranty expired, it stopped working. We contacted Sears and they said they would send parts to fix it. They sent one part per month for several months and then finally 5 months later sent an email that said the main broken part had been discontinued. We contacted the extended people and requested a replacement grill which we eventually got, with persistence.
Fast forward two months and the big missing part just SHOWS UP in the mail so now we have an old grill and 4 parts and a new grill. The old grill is so rusted, I couldn't even begin to install all the random parts they sent us. I figured I would fix it and donate it to Goodwill or Habitat for Humanity but the screws are all rusted and impossible to remove so all of it is just sitting in our carport. I had no idea what to do with it. Now we are receiving harassing phone calls from Sears. They say they are going to bill us for the parts that finally arrived, after six months of their complete and total incompetence.
WATERFORD, MICHIGAN -- Beware. They make all kind excuses not to pay a claim. I call for service call. Said I would get a call back in 24 to 48 hrs. Never got a call. Was told after had no one to service my furnace in MI. Found out they're locate in Florida and it's a third party. It's actually not Sears. Terrible, nasty and rude. Had contract for almost 4 months. I was at first was told didn't have contract long enough.
After 30 days your contract is suppose be covered. Then keep being told so many reasons why it was denied then last one show that it was in good working condition. Show 30 days prior to signing up how could I was in July. Furnace was turned for summer. Turn it on in October. Never got service and still was trying to take monies out my account. It's good cause I still got a new system without being frustrated with Sears never again. Sears sales Samsung but read upon there's no factory for Samsung so who makes. Read up on your self. Beware of Sears. The old Sears is dead.
LANSING, MICHIGAN -- I called for an appointment for a washing machine repair as it is under a Sears Protection Agreement. I was given a date and time between 8AM- 5PM only to be told around 10AM of that day I was being rescheduled for a 10AM-12PM two days later. MY TIME IS IMPORTANT TOO!!!
LEES SUMMIT, MISSOURI -- IF THEY CAN'T CLEAN IT - IT MUST BE A BURN SPOT?? You know you are in trouble when they roll a tape measure across so as not to go over 300 sq ft per area! I had 2 grease stains on the "rise" of a step. Asked if they could simply catch the 2 SPOTS and he said he would have to charge $25 each!! He went right past it to do the basement... like it would kill him.
Then when they couldn't get the stains out. It must be burn holes. REALLY? There are NO holes... just grease but he's the "professional" . Also he knows already that the big spot that had water damage is NOT going to clean. He assures me (guess that releases him of liability). He is now a carpet "professional". Funny thing is... I remodel houses for a living and in my 20 years of working with "professionals" have NEVER gotten such a line of BS in my life. WON'T BE USING THEM AGAIN. IT'S BACK TO STANLEY STEAMER. (Would have used them if they had availability.)
KILLEEN, TEXAS -- In mid April I took my car to Sears Automotive. I was told that I needed a Valve Cover. I ok'd the job. My son deployed in May and left the car on post in the deployment lot. I picked it up the first week of November and it wouldn't start. I had the battery jumped, then took it to NTB to recharge. When I put it back in the car, the car still didn't start. Since I have credit at NTB, I had it towed to there. They opened the hood and showed me all the oil that was gushing out, missing bolts and covered spark plugs. Apparently the technician only placed a cover over the problem.
As my son drove it thinking the problem was resolved it was getting worse. That technician is no longer there, (not surprising). I appreciate the district manager Marc ** allowing the service manager John to give me a refund. If the job was done correctly in the beginning, I wouldn't have had to pay NTB over $1000 to not only fix their botched up job, but repair the original job. I have been getting the runaround for weeks now. Is this a legal issue? I was leaving Texas this month, but don't mind staying to resolve this issue. I will not be taken advantage of!
OVIEDO, FLORIDA -- I bought a Dockers Suit for my son to learn after he tried it on at home, it didn't fit. The Sears store closest to our home is closing and would not accept the return. The next time I was near the Sears store still in business I was a little over a week of the 30 day policy. However, I did not need a cash refund, I just wanted to exchange the same item for the correct size.
Even though they still carry the suit in their store, they will not allow an exchange. Their receipt says nothing about an exchange policy. I called customer service to find a manager who could help. Every person repeated the same policy. What's the point of having a customer service department if you're not going to help serve your customers.
YUMA, ARIZONA -- December 28, 2009 - 6:00 pm: Myself and a friend, arrived at Sears, in our town to purchase 4 new tires for my 1999 Volkswagen Beetle. About an hour or so, prior to that, we had an oil change done. Earlier during that day, my friend had spoken to ** (the Manager of the Auto Shop area) on the phone, regarding prices of tires, etc. ** quoted her a price on tires, and assured her they had 4 in stock.
When we arrived at the store, we were assisted by one of the Associates, **. ** had gone home for the day. ** advised us that they did not have the tires in stock that ** had talked to my friend about. He helped us by looking for some other tires, and we decided on another set that was on sale, and in stock. We also agreed to have an alignment, tires balanced, and a free inspection on our bug to see if it needed anything else.
We were in the waiting area, and after an hour or so, ** came back and advised us that they had looked at our bug. He then proceeded to give us an estimate of things/work that my bug supposedly needed. That amount totaled to about $700.00. The first thing he mentioned to us was that we needed an oil change. We were surprised because we had just gotten an oil change prior to arriving at the store. Needless to say, it bothered us that they told us that. It made us wonder how many other times they have done this to other customers!!
8:00 pm: ** called us back to the shop because there was an issue. My friend walked back with **. I was very tired of waiting, and I didn't feel like going back there, so I stayed behind in the waiting area. As they were walking to the back, I overheard ** telling my friend, “What's wrong with your latch? It's broken.” She then told him “What do you mean? No, it's not.” While in the shop, she SAW the techs poking at the latch area with screwdrivers. They advised her that the hood would not close. My friend also tried to close the hood as well, and it wouldn't shut.
** then called another manager to see what could be done, as it had been confirmed that the latch was indeed broken on my bug, and my hood would not close. Since it was closing time, they asked us to come back the next morning and talk to ** the Auto Shop Manager to see what could be done. We were extremely upset because of what the techs had done to my car. We drove home with my hood that would not shut properly, and my latch dangling. It was very obvious that they had broken it. There is absolutely no doubt in our minds that the hood to my bug was working properly prior to this incident!
December 29, 2009 - 1:00 pm: My friend and I returned to the shop to talk to **. He asked us to pull the vehicle up to one of the stalls. His techs started working/looking at our hood. After about an hour or so, he called us back and advised us in a very sarcastic manner, that “His guys did not break it, and that they were not going to fix it. He said I will fix this (pointing to the top part of the hood), but we will not fix the latch part, because we did not break it.”
He also tried to tell us that my friend had broken it when she tried closing the hood the evening before!! He gave us some more excuses as to why it wasn't their fault. He also tried to say that the latch had not been installed correctly to begin with. I've had it for a year now, with no problems at all!
We were extremely upset at the way that he was talking to us, and also because he tried to tell us that it was my friend's fault. That she had broken it. It was very obvious that our hood was closing perfectly fine before arriving at the shop the prior evening. So in other words, we drove in with a perfectly working hood, and came out with a broken latch, and a hood that did not close.
** then proceeded to give us a number to call (1-800-549-4505). The last question he made to us was, “So you're sure that your hood was working correctly before bringing it here?” We told him “Yes of course!”, then he told us “Okay, I'll talk to my techs!” That was the end of our conversation.
1:46 pm: I called the Sears 800 number and spoke to **. I explained what had taken place. I also told ** that I was afraid of driving on the freeway because I had to take it to get to work, and I was concerned about the hood flying open or something. She apologized, took my information down, and advised me that she was going to submit my complaint, and that someone would be contacting me in 24-48 hours.
3:13 pm: I called the Sears, and I was transferred to the Store General Manager. As I was speaking to her, she advised me that she was aware of the complaint, and that she had it noted that according to the Auto Shop department, it was our fault and that we had broken the latch on the hood. I advised her that the statement was incorrect. She was very unprofessional and quite rude and used a tone that tried to belittle me, and I did not appreciate that at all.
December 31, 2009 - 1:02 pm: Once again, I called the Sears 800 number to find out what the status of my complaint was. This time I spoke to **, who advised me that District Managers would not be available until the following week, due to the holidays, and that someone should be contacting me then. She reiterated to me what my complaint was, and what the store had corresponded, which was of course, that they did not break my latch and that it was our fault. She then advised that I should contact the Operations Manager at Sears.
2:02 pm: I called the store, to see if she was available for me to speak with. I was advised that she was out until the following week, due to the holidays. January 04, 2010 - 3:52 pm: After waiting all day for a call from the District Office, I called the Sears 800 number. I was connected to ** who was extremely '”nasty” to me, and very unprofessional.
She also reiterated to me what she had noted as my complaint, and the response from the Auto Shop (which was by the way, totally incorrect). The store stated, “That they had talked to ME, and that I had said the latch was broken previously, and that I had broken the latch when closing the hood.” I corrected ** on the fact that I was not the one they had dealt with, but rather my friend. I did advise her that the statement was totally incorrect. She then told me that my complaint had not YET been submitted to the District Office.
I was very upset at the fact that they had treated my case as if it did not matter. She then advised that she would submit it to District Office and that a District Manager would be contacting me in 2 business days. I asked her who the District Manager was, and she said, “She didn't know,” and refused to give me a name. ** also advised me that she recommended calling their insurance. She gave me their name and phone number (1-800-352-1521). Her demeanor and customer service relations were absolutely horrible and rude.
5:30 pm - Once again, the both of us went in to try to talk to a Store Manager in hopes of getting something resolved. We were able to talk to the Operations Manager. She was extremely helpful, and we appreciated her attention and concern. We explained everything to her once again. She advised we fill out insurance paperwork, get estimates, and take pictures, and gave us **'s name so that we can submit our paperwork to her.
January 6, 2010 - No call received from District Manager. I was advised by ** that I would be receiving a call from someone today. January 7, 2010 - I did not receive a call from the District Office/Manager today either. I am at work all day, and I don't have time to call that office everyday. I really don't think I should have to, especially after I was assured my complaint would be submitted and that someone would be contacting me. It's been a couple of days already. This is extremely disappointing.
January 08, 2010 - Went in to the store to submit our insurance paperwork. Of course, ** was unavailable. We submitted our paperwork along with pictures as advised earlier during the week. ** advised he had to take pictures himself. As he was doing that he said they had mentioned to him, "something about a wire."
We had no idea what he was referring to, and wondered what that had to do with anything. He showed us a little wire on the latch (shown in the pic). The point was that they broke the latch to my hood, and now my hood won't shut properly!! It was fine before taking it in there, and they are only trying to make any excuse they could, to say that it was our fault!
January 11, 2010 - I have yet to hear from anyone at the Sears Auto Shop Department here in town, or their District Office. Since December 28, 2009, I have been driving my vehicle with the hood not shutting down all the way. I am concerned it could pop open and that something could happen.
Just about everyone from this company that we have come in to contact with (aside from the Ops Manager), has treated my friend and I with such disregard and unprofessionalism, that it really makes me wonder if these employees don't realize that ethical behavior is demonstrated not only in how they act toward others, but also in how they treat property that is brought to them. This has been a horrible experience!
I had been checking out prices online for the California brand air compressor model 2010A when I saw an advertisement on cnn.com for that compressor (see attached screenshot). The price was $142.19. When I clicked on the link it took me to Sears.com but the price changed to $169.99. I contacted Sears through their website's Chat feature but they would not honor the lower price in the Sears advertisement on CNN's website. They did eventually offer me 10% off one of their own compressors. I declined that offer.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA -- I bought a Samsung 55" TV from Sears on July 31, 2016. On May 20, 2018 it went blank. I contacted Sears on-line and was told that the earliest appointment was set for May 31... ELEVEN DAYS OUT. I complained. The person at the other end volunteered the 877 number the next day and to call and confirm and perhaps see if they could give me an earlier appointment. I called the next day only to find out that they had NO record of my transaction. I was told by phone that the next available date for service was June 7 (18 days out). I complained and told that person that I had the transcript of the Internet conversation.
Next thing you know I was bumped up to May 31 but they could do no better. I was told that the service would be between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. I asked if they could narrow the window and they said "NO". On the morning of my service I got a robo call at 7:27 AM stating that the technician was "On his way". I wanted until 9:15 and called the 877 number stating that the auto message was too vague. The person told me (after I prodded) that he would be there between 9:15 and 10:15. Around 9:20 the technician arrived. He got out his meters and quickly diagnosed the problem.
MY problem is that he did not have the parts (I just knew that this was going to happen) and he ordered them right then and there. He told me that they would arrive at my address. He gave me a second appointment for JUNE 21, 2018. I was speechless! He further went on to explain that they have only ONE technician serving ALL OF CENTRAL FLORIDA! He stated that they had a second person doing the same job but he has been out sick since January! HUH?
So from the time that my TV went on the Fritz to the time that it will be tentatively fixed will be a total of 32 days. Ridiculous!! I will never buy another item from Sears, I will never insure a large purchase when A &E is the factory service, and I am closing my Sears credit card.