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Lowes in Newark, New Jersey - Terrible customer service
I purchased a Samsung HE dryer From Lowe's of Eatontown, NJ on April 25 2010 along, with an extended service contract and it broke down October 5 2011. I called for service and was given an appt. for the following week with A@E Factory Service. They came on Oct. 11 replaced a belt and informed me the wiring harness was bad. They had to order the part and come back in 8 days Oct. 19. They came and replaced the wiring harness, still didn't work, they said it was the motor. They ordered the motor and gave me an appt. for Oct. 21, never showed up. I called and they said it was my fault they didn't show up because I didn't let them know the part arrived??!!?? They came 4 days later Oct. 25. Replaced the motor, still didn't work, said it was the computer, had to order gave me an appt. for 15 days, Nov 9. Replaced the computer, didn't work it isn't the computer it is the motor. WHAT!!!!!!!! They previously ordered and replaced the wrong motor component????!!!??? (These people couldn't diagnose a head cold) Tech just left I still have no dryer after 5 weeks. Calling A@E does me no good because they don't care that I'm dissatisfied. My hands are tied and I'm at the mercy of A@E. Every time I called they just said "I'M sorry, I understand" but did nothing to help me out. I asked to speak w/a manager and was told "No, he will just tell you the same thing I am." My next appt. is scheduled for Nov. 17. Shame on me for not throwing them out of my house 3weeks ago and buying a new dryer. Don't ever call A@E Factory Service, not even to change a light bulb!!!
Lowes in Scranton, Pennsylvania - Refused 10%
i was using my military dischrage card to get a 10% discount off my purchases, i served in army for 8 years, this discharge paper was honored until i bought wallpaper for $358.90 dollars i was told i would have to get a photo id or prove that i served for 20 years or more in the service. photo cards are taken from you when discharged. you only get a discharge sertificate, they lied when they advertised any id to prove that you served in the military would be good enough to get the 10% discount.i will take my business elsware after this. i felt imbarristed when they told me this in front of other coustomers.
Lowes in Bellevue, Nebraska - Lowe's used illegal aliens to install my carpet
And they didn't do a good job, either. We had to have them come out & fix their mistakes (the carpet didn't even make it to the wall in one spot). How do I know they were illegal? Because one left his wallet. No Driver's license. State ID card had one name, Mexican consular ID had a completely different name. Same picture. Lowe's claims they run ID checks - well, it was on the wrong person. And I doubt the guy had a SS# (an ITIN# is ridiculously easy to obtain). So far Lowe's is doing a major CMA dance. I wish I had thought to photo the ID's. They'll probably get away with it but dang, we're in a recession - there are plenty of legal unemployed folks who could use the work.
Lowes in Clearfield, Pennsylvania - Valspar paint is the worst. Do not waste your money.
My son and I had one piece of wood to paint for project. Bought 2 cans of Valspar spray paint. One was primer grey and the other was basic gloss red. 1) The grey primer "special" safety cap came off first thing. 2) Nozzle had over spray and leaked very bad. 3) Can stopped working before finishing first coat. Red gloss 1) Again safety cap came off. 2) First coat went on fairly smooth and looked good. 3) Day 2 first coat of paint not dry. (In the sun for 6 hours the first day) 4) 24 hours after first coat...still tacky. 5) Attempted to put second coat on. Nozzle again had such bad overspray and leaking. 48 hours later and different brands of spray paint NOT from Lowes, we attempted to sand down bad paint...guess what? Wet paint! Do not waste your money on Valspar spray paint. Buy more of a brand name, respectable, spray paint. NOW we have to use paint remover because the paint will not dry and start from scratch.
Lowes in Freeport, New York - Lowe's Veterans benefits
My father is a Veteran and entitiled to a 10% discount at Lowe's. Since there was nice weather 11/06/11, went to Lowe's - While waiting to be checked out, in order to receive the 10% Veterans discount, they need an "override" to do so. While waiting patiently, Sondra of the garden department who was standing around doing NOTHING came over and said aloud, "they need to do away with these Veteran's benefits" - it was very clear, there was no mistaking what she said...my father served this county and was wounded in battle - we apologize we took and extra 5 minutes of Sondra's time, now she can again focus her energy on the empty store, she'll never see us again.
Pushy lowes paint manager
I came into lowest store in oakpark heights mn #2315 and I wanted the valspar ultra premium paint and when the employee Megan which I guess is the paint manager took my paint order she insisted that I get the valspar signature paint I clearly stated No I want the cheaper valspar and that I do not like the signature paint she rolled her eyes and me and started mixing it in the signature paint anyway when another employee reminded her that she was mixing it in the wrong paint she gave them a nasty look and started whispering I refused to pay for the paint and ended up just leaving and having to postpone my project this is unacceptable!!!! My advice to lowest is to start choosing better employees
Lowes in Washington, District Of Columbia - Kobalt Tools
I purchased a full set of lifetime warranty Kobalt mechanics tools and screw drivers from Lowes to have at a econd home. Up to this point I always bought craftsman. The first time I used the 3/8 ratchet wrench, it did not hold the socket. As luck would have it, I was working on a dock and had no other tool to use - the socket fell into the water and I am missing a 1/4" socket. Lowes would not exchange the rachet for a new one (like Sears has always done to honor their lifetime warranty) and they wanted no part of giving me a new socket. Also, the screwdriver have proven to be toys - the straight edge bends and the phillips strips. Today I am gathering all of my Kopbalt tools to return them - should be interesting to see how that goes. I will replace them with Craftsman - they look real good after this episode.
Lowes and Home Depot - Bait and Switch
So we recently went to both Lowes and Home Depot to buy a 5ft sliding glass patio door. What I'm so pissed off about happened at both stores. You go in and all of their display patio doors are 5ft models. They clearly have a price tag of about $429 with the words In Stock. When we tried to actually order it, they told us they never stock 5ft doors, only 6ft doors and we'd have to order it. Ok, we'll have to wait two weeks which is not terrible. Then they say O, and because we have to order it, its now a 'special order' and the price is now close to $800 !!! How is this not false advertising !! This cannot be legal ! They bring you in the store with one price and then say they never stock them at that price and the actual price is almost double ! We found a 5ft door at a building supply company and paid the $429 like it was supposed to be. I will NEVER EVER go to these box stores again.
Lowes in Bayside, New York - Hot water tank install
I purchased a40 tall hot water tank, when the subcontractor came to install the hot water tank they brought a short and proceeded to tell my wife a tall would not fit, when my wife explained that we ordered a tall and that is what we had they still explained it would not fit, not saying they did not even have the tall on the truck. Bait and switch, I would not recommend LOWES nor trust the subcontractors. We paid extra for a local plumber and they stated they cloud install the tall with no additional work, and stated our ceiling is 8'6".
Lowes -Bad Rug Purchase
We purchased a berber rug March 2011 that was advertised for HIGH TRAFFIC AREA. The area which it was installed is NOT a high traffic, a media room which is hardly used. It is fraying at the seems,has pulls and looks worn.We contacted Lowes and got the run around,they sent an inspector who alluded that we could hire him for a favorable review on our behalf. The manufacturer states they rug is fine based on this inspectors report. Lowe's will not stand behind the product. The store manager, Laurie Creek has not been helpful or apologetic. The warranty is not on the rug but on the installation which is not disclosed at time of purchase. We have a six months old rug that looks 10yrs old. I never expected this from Lowe's
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