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Won't honour their advertisement

Saw Sears Outlet Store advertisement for "DOOR CRASHER DEALS" to be held on Boxing Day, December 26, 2012. Attended the store @ 6 a.m., and received a ticket to purchase a "Craftsman Lawnmower, Rear wheel drive Briggs Stratton, 850 keystart. Limit 1 per customer. reg price $599.99 - SALE $99.94". Beneath a picture of the lawnmower, there was the statement "may not be exactly as illustrated." Purchased the lawnmower but was told they didn't have them in stock yet & they'd call when it arrived.

Received call from store saying the mower was in & ready for pick up. Asked if it was in fact a key start (as advertised) & was told they'd check and call me back. Called them a few days later & they offered me my $$$ back - I refused. They said they'd contact Sears Customer Service & get back to me. I called them a few days later & what it boils down to is they're not prepared to honour their advertisement & to take it up with Sears Customer Service.

NOTE: To date, there have been no corrections in the local newspaper to cover any potential errors for the Craftsman Lawnmower that was advertised.

SEARS SUCKS!

  • Mr
    m r lapalme Jul 15, 2009

    a couple of weeks ago i submitted a complaint about having problems with my defected lawn mower which never worked properly since i bought it. i havenot received any word about it it was to be used in our other home in south carolina please get back to me as my lawn is growing fast

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  • Sc
    scott will Sep 08, 2010

    i have tried several times to overlook some things about my purchase, but no matter how big or small the problem with my lawnmower does not reflect the service i have gotten. my lawnmower started out with the pulley slinging off after ten minutes of mowing, went back to store got a new nut and pulley cover come home and put on myself no problem . problem is went it happened again i relized the bolt in there was way to short straight from the factory mentioned that to store manger and he gave me a new bolt, nut, pulley cover, and a new belt still i come home and do all this myself. then lawnmower starts shutting down after 30 minutes of mowing so icalled august 26 for service, at first they tell me two weeks then the service man said one week which would have been on tuesday the 31 . no one called and cancelled or nothing then i call back and they said service was still scheduled for the original date sept. 7 and no one showed up or called and cancelled now they are saying sept 14 this is getting way out of hand and i am not satified with lawnmower or service i am three weeks out of my 90 day satisfaction guaranteed i am not saying i got to have all my money back since mower has 11 hours i would like some kind of offer after all the lawnmower is over a 1900.00 lawnmower please respond i am not a rich man and can not afford to just pay someone everyweek to mow my yard thanks

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    baz68 Jan 19, 2013

    The exact same thing happened to me. I was number 7 in line. I still don't have the lawn mower. I contacted sears customer service. They told me that the situation would be fixed in twenty four hours and I would be contacted by the store to fix the problem. That was on Sunday the 13th of January. Today sears St. Albert called me to come in and look at lawn mowers. Not feeling too optimistic Bout the. Bing all to resolve it. Will never shop at sears again.

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Giving Craftsman Cladding my business is the biggest mistake I have ever made in my entire life

If you want cowboys, you have come to the right company. I had the great misfortune to employ this company to replace my old wooden facia with new upvc cladding in April 2009. Despite it coming with a 10 year warranty, I am still fighting them to repair their faulty work, over 12 months later. Take my advice and AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS.

When I first made an enquiry to have the work done, they were bending over backwards, constantly phoning me to see if I wanted to go ahead with the job. On the day of signing up, the salesman even drove 45 miles from Edinburgh to ensure they got the contract. (Desperate or what!!)

I chose to go with a coloured fascia instead of the usual white. The sample the salesman showed me was nothing like the final product and if you look up at my facia from ground level you can see it has simply been sprayed with paint rather than coming out of the factory already coated. There is white all around the underside of it and pretty unsightly when noticed. I have since found out they get a local [bodyshop I ws advised] company to simply spray it the colour of your choice.
The installation went ahead smoothly and the actual fitters were very nice and extremely helpful. On completion of the job, the balance of the payment HAD to be paid immediately, which I gave to the fitters. However, when I first saw this facia, I wish I had just cancelled the whole job and forfeited my deposit.

Over the next few weeks, once my cheque had been cashed, I noticed several faults with the installation which I reported to their “Customer Service”. I use this term very loosely as it does not exist at all and I feel they could do with going on courses to learn how to actually deal with their customers. Over the past 12 months they have been out to sort at least six faults.
THIS IS WHERE MY GRIPE WITH THE COMPANY LIES.
I had and still have to escalate all my faults to their director David Stewart, who apparently has to sanction all remedial work. He is the most arrogant person I have ever had to deal with in any company. Instead of taking responsibility and rectifying my faults, he continuously tells blatant lies that he will phone back when he never does. That is only when I actually manage to speak with him. This is cascaded down to the rest of the staff and when I phone to register a fault found, I am told he is either in a meeting or mysteriously “out”. Don’t waste your time waiting for a return call as it will never come. I have kept a detailed record of all the times I have had to contact them over the past 12 months to report these faults and it does not make for good reading. It is only when I contact them again and again that they actually say they have someone pencilled in to visit “tomorrow” to fix the fault. Of course, if I hadn’t phoned them all these times I would be still waiting. Each complaint has taken approximately 6 - 8 weeks to fix once reported to them.

I have little confidence in this company and would advise other prospective buyers to stay well away. There are plenty other more trustworthy companies out there to give your hard earned money to and if I could turn back the clock and go elsewhere, I would.

Giving Craftsman Cladding my business is the biggest mistake I have ever made in my entire life.

What a waste of money and product

I own a Craftsman set including a cordless drill, trim saw, reciprocating saw and fluorscent light with chargers. My complaint is that all batteries will no longer accept a charge and now the entire kit is worthless to me. Replacement batteries are too expensive. I can buy individual items with batteries from other sources that will do the job but I would prefer to use my kit that I already own. I was leaving the batteries on their respective chargers in order to always have them ready when needed.

This, apparently, was the wrong thing to do as the batteries stopped working either from surface charge build-up or damage by overcharge. Nontheless, I feel I may as well trash the entire kit and re-buy individual tools. I know I can find others much less than the Craftsman brand so, unless I hear something positive from you soon, I will follow-up. I intend to also post this online to warn others not to buy kits. What a waste of money and product!

  • ript May 09, 2012

    ^ You think all the chargers went bad at the same time GEOMMM?

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  • ript May 09, 2012

    Read it again. The OP stated respective chargerS.

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  • Jk
    JKDE Jul 11, 2011
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    Sears has stores in Alaska to sell product.

    Parts come from suppliers all over the USA.

    Your part cost $20 to ship it to Alaska.

    Operating the saw without the guard and telling the world you will do this, makes you openly negligent and makes Sears not responsible if you cut yourself.

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  • Jb
    jbfirebird Jul 11, 2011

    cutting your nose/"hand" off spite your face...great idea

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    Tech Soft Nov 13, 2015
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    Well, check this http://chopsawreviews.com/craftsman-10-single-bevel-sliding-compound-miter-saw/

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I have been a customer of Sears for most of my adult life. I am 63 years old and have enjoyed your products a number of years. Over the past years I have sworn off of any air compressor or craftsman power product. We have all heard of bad luck comes in three's, in my case it comes in two's. Everytime I purchase a lawn and Garden item, Chain Saws, Weed eaters, blowers I purchase two, one for me and one for my father in law. Each of the items only lasted two years and could not be repaired at a reasonable cost. In the past 4 years I have purchased two air compressors under the same circumstance. Each compressor was received with a bad air nossel, we was replaced and each compressor will not old air overnight much less a couple of days. Here recently I find myself wanting to buy another compressor that will hold air and not think about all the trouble I have with your product. I continue to patronize your company and this time I am going to ask for some type of discount, return or something if I buy another compressor. My name is allen Byrd at [protected]@comcast.net

  • SearsCare Jul 07, 2011
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    To Allen Byrd,

    I'm sorry that you've had so many issues with your Craftsman compressor. We do value you as a Sears customer and would appreciate the opportunity to resolve this and any other Sears related issue you may have. My name is James and I am part of the Social Media Support Escalations team at Sears. At your convenience, please contact our office at [email protected] Please send us an email providing a contact phone number and the phone number the compressor was purchased under (if different than the contact phone number) and we will call you directly. Also, in your email please provide the screen name (Allen Byrd) for reference to your issue and we do look forward to talking to you soon.

    Thank you,
    James H.
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  • Jk
    JKDE Jun 03, 2011
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    Return it while you still can. Sears will keep delaying the repairs and soon you will be told it is too late to return it.

    Do some internet search on the models before you get another one.

    There are some good Sears riding mowers and bad ones.

    Good luck.

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[Resolved] false advertising for warranty

I purchased a $400+ gas push mower, with key start from Sears and 2 weeks later received mail soliciting that I could buy extended 3 year warranty for 114.99...
if I called [protected] by May 30 1011. I called on May 15, and the phone operator said he could not honor this price, that I would have to pay 100.00 more. Long hold waiting to speak to supervisor, who finally got on to say, that I would have to mail in the payment, they could not honor that price by phone ... (the Ad said to Call by May 30 to get the price!)
I asked to speak to anther supervisor, While waiting I said I was noticing the google searches for class action law suits citing fraud in Sears Warranty solicitations...

Here's the thing. While on hold to speak to someone.. I waited 5 minutes and called the same number. ( on my second phone cel phone) Got a different person on the phone and had no problem to get the warranty at that price using the same phone number. Go figure.

Way to go Sears.

RESOLVED

The complaint has been investigated and resolved to the customer's satisfaction.

  • Updated by SearsCare · May 18, 2011

    To customer57,

    I'm happy that this was eventually resolved for you but I apologize that it happened in the first place. I wanted to reach to show that the issue has not gone unnoticed and to offer additional assistance if needed. My name is James and I am part of the Social Media Support Escalations team at Sears. At your convenience, please contact our office at [email protected] Please send us an email providing a contact phone number and the phone number the push mower was purchased under (if different than the contact phone number) and we will call you directly. Also, in your email please provide the screen name (customer57) for reference to your issue and we do look forward to talking to you soon.

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  • Jk
    JKDE Jul 01, 2011
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    When Sears started to act like K-Mart, the quality of their Craftsman tool line, management, and service went downhill.

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  • SearsCare Jul 06, 2011
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    To Norb Warnes,

    I'm sorry that you are unhappy with the quality of the tools you have purchased from Sears. My name is James and I am part of the Social Media Support Escalations team at Sears and we would like to address this and any other Sears related issue you may have. We value you as a Sears customer. At your convenience, please contact our office at [email protected] Please send us an email providing a contact phone number and please also provide the screen name (Norb Warnes) for reference to your issue and we do look forward to talking to you soon.

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It has never worked as well as my old craftsman.

I'm not happy with this new saw. After the saw runs for a half of hour or so, its real hard to start back up. My old Craftsman saw never did lay down on me.

So why is your new saw Beening Lazy? If you are going to put your name on these saws, make sure that they can do the job.

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