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I bought $5,947 worth of LG Appliances on December 14, 2013 for a home remodel project (Refrigerator, Range, Microwave, and Dishwasher). Lowe's was advertising a rebate eligible for these purchases running from Dec. 11 through Dec. 17. As part of the purchase, I...
Lowes review in Calgary, Alberta: Non-delivery of online order
I placed an order with Lowes on Dec 23, 2013 for 48 light bulbs. They were to have been delivered to my elderly parents because I did not want them to have to drive on icy roads to go to your store. The following week my parents received a delivery of 16 lightbulbs, not the 48 I paid for. On Dec. 31, customer service promised to deliver the items I'd ordered within 2-3 days. It is now JANUARY 21, 2014, almost a month after my order and despite several more phone calls my parents have not received the light bulbs. I'm appalled the Lowes can not complete a simple order like this, even after numerous emails and phone calls.They certainly wasted no time charging my credit card for the items I never received.
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Lowes installation can't manage to install an entry door
I wanted to have the front entry door on my house replaced and rather than seek out contractors myself I decided to try out Lowes installation services where Lowes handles ordering the product and materials as well as hires and manages the contractors to do the work. Worst decision ever. I've never dealt with such incompetence before. So this 6 month long experience starts out with me at Lowes in their door and window department where they present with me with several catalogs to look through. I select a custom 36 inch fiberglass 3/4 glass door with oak stained finish, 2 3/4 glass sidelites with decorative glass and a full transom window across the top of the door. The transom window had to be custom made since the vendor didn't carry a transom glass that matched the sidelite glass. I also select a 36 inch full view glass storm door. So far so good. The next thing they do is hire a contractor who they send out to my house to measure the entry before they order the door. I'm told that the door should be built and ready in about a month and then they will let me know when it's done at which point their contractor is suppose to contact me to schedule a day for the install. A month goes by and they indeed call me to let me know the door has arrived at their store and that their contractor will call me the next day to schedule an install. Now is where everything starts going bad. A week goes by and no call so I call Lowes and ask why their contractor has not called to schedule a time yet and they say they will make sure he does. A few more days go by and their contractor finally decides to call and says it will be a month before he can come to do the install. A month goes by and I schedule a day off from work to be present at the install as required by the contract that Lowes made me sign. The night before the install I get a phone call from a different contractor telling me that the other contractor decided he didn't have a big enough crew to do the job so he can't do the install. So this *** waits the entire month to decide he can't do it. This new contractor says it will be a month before he can get out to do the install. Since I already schedule a day off from work I lost 1 vacation day so far. At this point I am obviously getting quite ticked off. I had to call Lowes to inform them of what was going on because they are obviously not managing their own contractors and they were clueless to what was going on. Another month goes by and the new contractor shows up right after Lowes drops off the door. The door is missing trim pieces and they forgot to include the door handle and deadbolt which I ordered. So I had to call Lowes to bring it out. The contractor had to go to a supplier to find matching trim to replace what was missing from the new door. So the contractor gets the new door installed and gets ready to install the 36 inch storm door only to find out it doesn't fit. The new door was not built to the correct size. They built it with a 34 inch door which made the opening only 31 1/4 inch wide. Minimum building code requires a minimum of 32 inch clearance so our new door does not meet code. So I lost another vacation day. So not only can Lowes not manage their contractors they also can't manage their vendors or they didn't order the correct size. I never got a consistent answer on that. So since Lowes didn't believe that their contractor can measure correctly they send out a "project specialist" a few days later to confirm that the door does not meet code. A few more days go by and they call and say they are ordering a new door and tell me it shouldn't take more than a few weeks this time. They planned to reuse the custom made transom window already installed to cut down on the build time since it's size won't be affected. When I asked why nobody thought it would be a good idea to measure the door when it came in and sat in their store for 2 months waiting to be installed I was told it is their policy not to touch any products before it goes to the customer. Great policy geniuses. A month goes by and no calls from Lowes so I contact them to find out they haven't so much as checked on the progress from their vendor. So they call their vendor and find out they haven't even started on the door and that it will take at least another month and a half to complete the new build. Apparently Lowes can't get them to expedite the order and they are backlogged. Gee I wonder why. So nearly 2 more months go by and the door arrives at the store again. This time I made sure they measured it before they brought it to my house. They confirmed that the door was 36 inches. So a few more weeks go by and their contractor shows up once again to do the install. I take another vacation day. Before the contractor takes the door off the truck he decides to recheck ALL the measurements again. Guess what, the door is over 2 inches shorter this time. And guess where they took the 2 inches out of. You guessed it, out of the frame for the transom window which means they cannot reuse the transom window because it won't fit in the new door. There is nothing the contractor can do to fix it. So at this point I just cancel the order and ask for my money back and for compensation for the 3 vacation days that Lowes cost me. Took weeks to get my money back and another few weeks to get them to compensate me for my time. During this 6 month long ordeal I had dealt with department managers, assistant store managers and the store manager. It was quite evident the incompetence went all the way up to the top. I would absolutely not recommend using this Lowes store for any kind of home remodeling or installation services. Save yourself time, money and grief and just hire a contractor directly which is what I get to do now since I still have a door that is not to code installed in my house.
Lowes review in Charlotte, North Carolina: Missed call means tech won't show!
I called Lowes claims number 01/12/14 around 10:30am to report that my Samsung HE washer dumped 10 gallons of soapy water onto my floor instead of the drum barrel. Thankfully, I have their purchase protection plan and a technician would be able to come out. I set up an appointment window for that following tuesday, 01/14/14, since my husband had the day off and would be home. I was told that Brett from Choice Service Solutions would arrive between 8am & noon. Starting at 8:23 am on that tuesday my husband called the tech 4 times before noon, leaving a message each time. He also called customer care at Lowes to find out when said technician would show. They told him that the appointment wasn't from 8am-12pm but 8am-5pm & the technician would call when he was on his way. He gave his phone number since I was at work, but the technician never called or answered his calls. At 12:05 pm I received a call and voicemail from Lowes stating how we got disconnected & the tech would call when he was in the area. At 12:32 pm I missed a call from the tech but called him back and left a message roughly 20 minutes later. According to Lowes, because we called and left all together 6 missed calls for the technician and we had a single missed call from him, he wasn't going to be able to come out and fix our broken washer till the following saturday! When I demanded a manager, they provided no solution. Rather, I could miss work and have a technician come out the next day OR wait till saturday. So even though we called 6 times and the technician called 1 time AND someone was home ALL DAY LONG, our washer is still broken!
Lowes review in Danbury, Connecticut: The Delivery Department is the worst
I bought a refrigerator from Lowes and used their delivery. The delivery was originally set up for 1/5/14, we realized we selected the wrong date and we actually wanted 1/4/14 so we went back to the store and they changed it no problem. Got a call on 1/3/14 with a time frame for the delivery, and about 5 minutes before the supposed delivery time we got another call saying the item never came in and would not be in until overnight Sunday. Now it is very hard to believe someone would create a system that called you with a time but there was no product to deliver. I chalked it up to the storm that happened two days earlier. So I set up the new date to 1/11/14. We got a call for the time of 2-4. 4pm comes and goes so I call the store. They are by far the worst to deal with esp when you call the customer service desk, they are useless and know nothing and when you ask for a manager they never pick up they just put you on hold long enough to make you hang up. After being on the phone for over 20 mins the customer service desk (not a manager because they still never picked up) finally found out the delivery company tried to deliver to the wrong address. Now mind you my address is the simplest address that ALL navigation units bring you to the right street and my house and mailbox are clearly marked. So the customer service desk said they would be here within the hour, now that has come and gone and still no refrigerator. I will NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM LOWES AGAIN.
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Lowes review in Cotati, California: Whirlpool Cabrio Washer is the worst!!!!
After buying a new Cabrio washer and dryer, I called Lowes to get a service call because our clothes were not getting clean. The service guy said he gets the calls "all the time" but he cannot adjust the amount of water the machine will use, and it uses perhaps a gallon, no matter how full the machine is, and it is a LARGE capacity washer! Several calls to Lowes and to Whirlpool got me absolutely no where. Then a month ago, we have had the set about 2 years, the hinges of the glass lid cracked. We had to take the lid off. Thanks to THIS WEBSITE, we did not bother with phone calls; my boyfriend attached metal strips to both sides as someone else had done. We can use it now, but I will NEVER, EVER buy Whirlpool again, or deal with Lowes!!
Lowes review in San Jose, California: Pattern of horrible customer service..
We recently had a home fire and are in the process of rebuilding our home. We have tried to shop the Terre Haute Lowe's home improvement store, but every single time we go into the store, we have a horrible customer service experience. They have lost thousands in revenue just from me. They really need to get rid of almost every employee, and replace them with people who are actually helpful and want to work. Right now, all of their employees act like they are annoyed if you have a question, and they act like they are too busy to help. So far, my bad experiences have been in plumbing, kitchen and appliances, and flooring. I'm not giving them a chance for any other bad experiences. My name and email: Seth Stockrahm Sbstockr@yahoo.com
Lowes review in Teaneck, New Jersey: Customer service
After spending $1200 at Lowes Rockaway. They made me wait 25 minutes for a propane tank. Not only were the employees nasty but no one was willing to help. Julia was the person in charge of propane and didn't want to go outside cause it was raining. This happened on 12-29-13. It's unfortunate that I even stepped foot in Lowes today I have to tell you I don't have any issue at Home Depot. I didn't even get an I'm sorry. Nasty individuals working in your store. My name is Giovanni Campo and I can be reached at 3475820240 if you need further info.
Lowes review: Bait and switch and not an environmentally friendly store
I bought a troy built pony from Lowes about 6 months ago. It's failed twice. I also had the so-called service agreement. Never once did they pay up. First time they claimed it was my fault for using gas with ethanol. Well they never said anything about not using ethanol juiced gas until AFTER I bought the mower. I started using the non-ethanol gas even though I have to drive 5 mi to find a non-ethanol gas source. Didn't keep receipts, so when the transaxle fails they give me the same song and dance about not using ethanol and I can't prove them wrong so I am screwed again. I thought using ethanol gas was good for the environment? Isn't forcing people to look around for non-ethanol gas an EPA violation? Somebody needs to put this company down for good, legally that is. What about a class action suit against Troy and Lowes? Lowes sells garbage and de-frauds their customer’s worst than any store I've ever shopped at. If I were you I would steer clear of anything with the name on it.
Bought a lawn mower from Lowes that developed into a headache
We purchased a riding lawnmover in the store and the advertisement said next day delivery. When we finished the transaction (this was on a Saturday) we were told that the earliest delivery date would be Thursday, well that didn't work for us so we had to schedule another day 14 days out because of our work schedule. The delivery men called on the day of delivery and stated that it would be 4 hours later than the agreed upon time and if we wanted we could reschedule. We said no, we want it delivered today. When the lawnmover arrived the men could not even get it off the truck because the battery was dead, so they stated we can take it back if you like and you can reschedule to have it re-delivered. They also went on to tell us that they were delivery drivers from another Lowe's store due to all the New Bern delivery drivers calling out of work. So we called the manager at the New Bern Lowes store and informed her of what happened and she matter-of-dactyl said, well you can bring the battery back and we will recharge it for you. Not I'm sorry for the inconvenience or anything. We finally got the battery charged and got to cut our grass three weeks later. I so very dislike Lowes not just for this incident but for others.
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