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Costco Tire Department, Wharton NJ 07866 www.costco.com My wife was going to work on the interstate last...
MY husband and I purchased an LCD TV from Costco. After a month, the sound started to disappear on several channels, since we own another TV part of the same home entertainment network that did not have the same problem we came to the conclusion the TV is defective. We returned it to Costco (Langley, BC) and to our surprise we were charged an extra recycling tax on the new (exactly same type of TV and otherwise same price TV) that we got.
When we asked the manager called Taj why is it that we are being charged extra fees to replace a defective product that we purchased in good faith and under the assumption that it would work as advertised he replied that it he is not responsible for government taxes and that we chose to return the TV instead of having it serviced by the manufacturer. WOw, great service!
My conclusion: It is our fault, I always said Costco has no quality products and the customer service is really bad.
My advice : shop elsewhere!
Costco does not arrange signed deliveries for their shipping courier. Nor do they at least have the courier leave a notice for facility pick-up irregardless of the amount of the merchandise you are buying. On their tracking it said "Delivered: Left at side door" by UPS. First off, we do not have a side door - we have a gate. Second, no UPS person rang the bell (we have 24-hour surveillance cams) on the day they said it was delivered.
Make sure before you order that you know your ship to address will have somebody waiting for UPS (or any other Costco.com courier) during their delivery hours - which has an 8 hour time frame. Or have a hole large enough to fit the item through. Otherwise, it will be customer service hell worse than AOL or Dell.
Online orders of high value should have signed acceptance arrangements, otherwise any courier can just take the item home if there isn't any sign of anybody at home - afterall, he did say he delivered it. We can't blame it on UPS or FedEx, as everyone knows they have a stellar reputation for getting things lost, if not mangled beyond recognition. If you do want to risk online shopping, better order from a store that facilitates reasonable returns, refund or replacement.
The average customer service wait time for Costco.com is 12 minutes. The ordeal becomes harder when you get transferred, worse when it has something to do with a courier mishap - because it IS easier to point the finger than to resolve issues. I am surprised, but eBay resellers - even those with really repugnant track records - offer better customer service. Well, of course there will be plenty of cursing but then again at least you know somebody is working on fixing the problem. At Costco.com, nobody is... even if they make you think they are helping you.
I have not seen a monthly statement from HSBC for some time, even though I regularly make monthly payments to them. I've been charging my gas and meds, plus other things on occasion, on my Costco card for the sake of convenience. Costco contracts out their credit business to HSBC. I've written to them, asking for an accounting, so I can see where I stand, but have not received a response. Now I find on this website that there are many horror stories of fraudulent behavior by HSBC and am very worried I have become a victim of their cheating and chiseling. My next letter is going to the Washington State Attorney General's Consumer Protection Office, with a copy to Costco noting my great displeasure at their credit practices.
I am writing to express my sincere disgust with how your company chooses to treat customers. Not that I feel its important to explain the situation again, however it will aid in your understanding. I purchased an item via Costco.com in November of 2006. After I received the item via UPS, I submitted the online rebate form. After several weeks of waiting, I received a denial notice stating the member number was incorrect. For the record, the member number was not incorrect, it is clearly printed on the back of my card. I resubmitted the rebate making sure all information was accurate. I waited an additional several weeks. I received another denial. I then called the rebate center and they informed me that I could only submit the rebate one time via internet and that I would have to mail the information to the rebate center in order to get the rebate. I did exactly that. Now several weeks later, I received another denial notice in the mail stating that the sku was incorrect. I am quite fed up with the constant jumping through hoops and wasting my time for a rebate. It has become obvious to me that your company would much rather play games and disrespect your customers by treating them as though if they were ignorant. Maybe if you waste enough of my time I will give up and your company gets to keep the $50.00 that rightfully belongs to me. I am here to say by all means keep the rebate. The way I see it, when I cancel my executive membership I will save $100.00 per year anyway. Also when I cancel my American Express costco card, I will save even more. Lets not forget how much I will save from not shopping at costco. If you look up my account, you will see that I spent almost $20,000 last year alone. But I can see that even the most dedicated of customers still get treated like garbage. I find it appalling that this is acceptable business practices. I will gladly take my business elsewhere, knowing that there are far better companies that will treat their customers with dignity and respect, and actually honor the rebates they offer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me as I would most enjoy talking to a live person versus a company that hides behind denial letters.
First Name: James
Last Name: Hanset
E-mail Address: [protected]@comcast.net
In early January 2007 I purchased a bag of Costco's Kirkland Signature "Super Premium Maintenance...
Be wary of ordering anything from Costco.com. I ordered a Executive Gold Star Membership for $100 US. After waiting two months for the membership items via mail, I cancelled my order and requested a refund. Here is the response I received:
Dear Costco Member,
Thank you for e-mailing costco.com. Your credit card will be credited $104.16 within 10 -15 business days. An e-mail will be sent to you when the order has shipped.
E-commerce Costco Wholesale
I went on with life and basically forgot about this order, feeling satisfied that it was taken care of. Around ten months later, I receive a letter from Costco requesting that I renew my executive membership. After checking my account that was used to purchase the membership, I realized that a refund was never made to me. Since then, I have been trying to get some kind of response from their customer service, but they are choosing to ignore me.
Folks, this company has some kind of problem. I do not mean the corporation or the stores around the country, but the online operation. It appears to be a shabby, poorly run operation. Stay away!
I ordered a bedroom set online at Costco.com on 11 Aug 06. The website promised 4-6 weeks for delivery. My credit card was charged on 11 Aug for $3,727.48. I received an email on 24 Aug 06 stating that my furniture was shipped on 23 Aug 06 but I cannot check the status of delivery. Then six weeks passed without hearing anything about my furniture. I called Costco.com and was told that Costco.com had to check with the delivery company because they cannot check the status of delivery themselves. After two more phone calls to Costco.com customer service and two phone calls with the delivery company I found out that my furniture needed to be repaired before delivery. I did not pay a full price to buy repaired furniture so I cancelled the order.
I was told that it will take 7-10 days to before I receive my refund. Waited 10 days but did not receive a refund and did not receive any phone call from Costco.com for the status of my refund. I called Costco.com again and was told that it took 7 days for them to get an authorization from the delivery company so they need another week before I can get my money back. One more week went by without my money and any update from Costco.com. I called again on a Friday and was told that they never received an authorization from the delivery company and the refund section was not open that day but he will send them an email requesting to expedite my claim. I sent them an email requesting an immediate return of my money and my intention to file a formal complaint. The weekend went by but still no phone call or refund received next Monday. I called again on Tuesday. I was told that the refund section was not in Monday either but they will send another email to the refund section. I asked for a supervisor and was told that a supervisor will call me back. I did receive a call back from a supervisor that day (Tuesday) and she told me that she will escalate this situation and will give me a call back as soon as it gets resolved. No more phone calls that day. No phone calls on Wednesday either.
Now it’s Thursday 26 Oct 06. I’ve been without my money ($3,727.48) for a day short of 11 weeks, never received my furniture, and close to no customer service from Costco.com.
What I learned from this experience:
1) Never again order furniture through Costco.com.
2) Costco.com does not follow through with their promise nor do they, as a company, care how I feel or what I say.
3) Think again before ordering anything through Costco.com and consider how long I can live without my money and nothing in return for my money.
I am uncertain when, if ever, Costco.com is going to return my money and I need to find a way to get my money sooner. I still need bedroom furniture but I don’t have my money anymore.
Nokesville, VA 20181