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Dec 29, 2006
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Sears - ineptitude of sears customer service

I bought a Kenmore Dryer 14 months ago from Sears. It stopped working last week, the drum turns but no heat. I read the manual for all the trouble shooting even went on several online sites to get information, still not working.
So even though I really feel that a dryer should not quit after 14 months, when I called Sears, I knew it was 3 months past warranty, so decided to make an appointment for Service.

I make the appointment for Thursday, December 28th and they encourage me to get their Service Agreement. I was not sure, so he told me if I decide to get the service agreement, just call before the end of the day on Tuesday, December 26th. I decided I should so I call to add it, before I give all the information to the person on the phone we get disconnected, call back get someone else, they charge the $180.00 on my debit card, then he says but your appointment was cancelled on Thursday, I said to him, I never cancelled the appointment, well it turns out the guy who I was disconnected from cancelled my appointment. Then I am told the best they can do is give me a different appointment for Wednesday, January 3rd, which I found ludacris, considering I did not cancel the appointment, did not give permission to cancel the appointment, plus made arrangements for someone to be at my house. Talked to the manager of that department, she instructed me that when you add a service agreement to an appointment, they have to cancel and re-book the appointment which is all well and good if they tell you BUT NO ONE EVER ONCE TOLD ME THAT, because I would have just forgot all about the service agreement, especially since my dryer cost $450.00 and then the extra service was $180.00, on a dryer that is only 14 months old. The manager of the department calls Sears Routing Department, to no avail.

Then after she can't help me, even after admitting that they were wrong to cancel my appointment,I call the customer care phone number, again talk to highest level they allow you to talk to again to no avail. All of the above took 2 hours out of my work day, by the time they keep switching you around.

Wednesday, I have another number to call spend another hour and a half having to repeat the story, repeat my address and phone number at least 15 times. Finally I get to the Customer Retention Department, speak to Julia, they do not give last names out. On Wednesday, December 27th, at 5:00pm. she listens to the whole story, puts me on hold, comes back on the phone and tells me I am back on the service schedule for Thursday. I was pretty shocked, and several times I said to her, "so you are assuring me 110% that a technician is coming to my house?" I told her I wanted this guarantee because my mother would be driving one hour to my house and one hour back and I did not want her doing that if Sears was not coming, she said she was absolutely certain that no matter what they would not cancel my appointment.
Thursday, December 28th, 2006:
2:30 pm. call Julia to make sure she still shows technician scheduled to come to my house. The first person I talk to tells me there is a problem and Julia is on the phone with the Routing Department and she will call me as soon as she is off the phone. Do not hear back from Julia, call again at 3 to be told she is at lunch till 4. Call again at 4, finally get her back on the phone, she said she did everything she possibly could have done, but somehow the routing department did not assign the ticket, it got lost in the shuffle until she called them, and the best thing they could do was send someone on Friday, December 29th. When you ask to speak to a manager, you are told they will call you back in 24 hours or that their managers do not speak to customers. I told her how disappointed I was in the service and why in the world would I have someone again wait at my house and then have to spend another hour on the phone when they don't show up again. I told her I want the Service Agreement credited to my debit account, this takes 72 hours for them to credit, so since Tuesday, December 26th, they have had $180.00 of my money and have offered me absolutely no service. Now I have made an appointment with a local appliance repair shop, called late this afternoon, and they are scheduled to come out tomorrow. I am not asking Sears for anything at all, I just wanted to vent and voice my opinion to everyone and anyone that Sears has absolutely not one ounce of customer service, even when they assure you something will happen, it does not and they do not care. I work at a large financial firm, and if I gave the kind of customer service Sears keeps giving, I would be out of a job within 5 minutes.

Also, please do not waste my time or anyone else's posting to this if you are a Sears employee or Technician. I do not care how many people do not work for the company anymore, I do not care how many other people you have scheduled for that day. I care about service, if I take over 5 hours out of my busy work week, spent on the phone dealing with the ineptitude of Sears Customer Service, and then take time off of work to wait for appointments that never come, I do not have sympathy for the way your time is spent since Sears does not care about my time or from reading all of these complaints any of my fellow complainers as well.

Not that it matters to Sears, but there I go another customer walking out the door, never to buy from Sears again, and word of mouth, especially in the age of the internet goes a long way.

I am in the same situation and will filing a complaint to Better Business Bureau and Consumer Affairs. Thanks for sharing, thought I was the only one suffering

Dec 27, 2006
The complaint has been investigated and resolved to the customer’s satisfaction.
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Sears - rip off guaranteed

We bought 7 appliances through Sears for 2 houses. The 1st washer broke so many times Sears spent over $4,000 fixing it. The repairman would laugh every time he came by.

Finally, after I renewed all the appliances with a 5 year warranty then Sears finally called and tried to get us to waive the washer off the warranty! LOL!

The 2nd range, a fridgeidaire gallery gas model has never worked properly in almost 5 years. I just found out from rapid resolution at Sears that the only way they replace an appliance is if you have 4 repairs WITH parts during the same calendar year. Because they have been "adjusting the stove" all these years therefore the repair visits never counted towards the lemon clause in our service agreement. FYI, the burner will be working fine then the flame just shuts off and the gas spews out while you not looking. A slight fire hazard.

So we are going to try and follow the repair guidelines and either get the stove fixed or get it replaced. After 5 years of failed repairs we are not too hopeful.

Lastly, calling Sears for repairs is downright scary. One day I was literally on the phone for 6 hours trying to order a part for the repair tech on the stove. The repair tech was not allowed to order the part. i had to do it. i had one guy about 4 hours into it that I was pretty irate with. he assured me that my complaints with Sears were unfounded and he could get the part ordered. After he was on the phone for an hour with me as he was calling other Sears depts., he ended up cussing out another Sears employee. I just had to say, "I told you so." He finally gave up and I had to start all over with another customer service rep. I got one who knew how to work the system after about 15 different tries...

Sep 05, 2007

To whom it may concern:

My wife & I bought a Whirlpool ET25DMXDW01 model in 1998. We have always bought Sears appliances.

We had the the usual maintenance service over the years and we have paid for Sears extended service ( on and off) for several years.

We also have other Sears appliances (washer & dryer etc.).

We have been very happy with the Whirlpool refrigerator and we still use it and is in very good condition.

Almost 10 months ago, the handle for the bottom right drawer (crisper pan) broke and we requested Sears to replace it inorder for us to use the set drawer for fruits and vegetables as we are not able to make usage of that drawer.

Today, I have accumulated several pages of transactions with Sears Home Central to no avail.

We have had the longest run around one could possibly imagine.

We have had several technicians come out to write out the same order several times.

We have dealt with many service reps at Sears Home Center and they have always told us that the problem would and should be fixed and if the replacement would not be available the policy requires them to replace it with a new refrigerator. After many months, my wife handed this file over to me.

Once again, I began my request from the bottom and all the way to the executive line (as they told me).

Finally, they had acknowledged that the replacement was no longer available and forwarded me to another division.

Tel: [protected] (very difficult line to talk to someone...) After many hours of waiting on the tel. I have spoken with Ms. Chris and Ms. Marilyn... again to no avail.

Last I spoke with Ms. Marilyn advised me that the part was no longer available and that Sears was not interested in replacing the refrigerator which totally contradicts my extended service with them.

What am I to do? Can you help us?


Arlene & Sabi Kent

We bought a dishwasher last year after waiting 10 years to be able to afford and install one. It hasn't worked properly since install and now erroring out part way through the cycle. Called Sears for repair on the service plan we paid hundreds of $ for, had to wait a week for first available appt. Technician cancelled day of service, had to wait another week, I called to confirm that he was coming, never showed. Lied about saying no one was home when he came and when I called the next day to complain to our local store the call record had been CHANGED to read that WE cancelled the service call. Of course the next available appointment is another week away - 3 weeks and counting. Foolishly purchased a refrigerator in June.. We had them check before making the purchase to confirm it was in stock and they assured us it was, though it would still be 1".5 weeks before delivery. You guessed it - cancelled the day before. Big surprise - not really in stock, sales tactic. Had to wait another week;. Really bad taste in my mouth. Really sorry I gave them thousands of dollars of our hard-earned money. Never again.

Delivery customer service reps. can't understand most of the time - can't speak English well. Appliance was delivered broken, had to reschedule delivery for next day. Gave Sears my cell phone to call so I can make sure I'm home for the delivery. They called wrong phone number and thus I missed the delivery etc. Sears doesn't understand that people have to take time off from work when appliances are delivered! I spent 40 minutes on the phone to someone who couldn't speak English well trying to get a supervisor. Finally I agree to have the supervisor call me even though I know they won't! If you can, try and buy your appliances somewhere else. Saving a few dollars is not worth going through Sears!


We bought top of the line Sears products in January 2006, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Technicians don't know what they are doing so I stopped calling. Waiting to buy a better brand.

They came out to fix washer at least 4 times in the first year. I wrote and called the CEO and they chose not to respond to me.

Don't buy Sears products, I will never make that mistake again.

Aug 14, 2008

We bought all top of the line Kenmore Elite~ all Garbage!

Apr 12, 2007

My $850.00 dishwasher got stuck between cycles. I called Sears repair and he used a Star Wars light show toy to analyze the problem. He said, "don't try to use the dishwasher, it needs a new "board" This will cost another $429.00 in addition to the $65.00 show up fee.

I was mad. I found out from a Home Depot Appliance salesman that all it was was that it was stuck in a cycle. "Just run the whole cycle through again and it ill clear itself."
It did and It runs like new.

Now to get my money back. That is impossible. SEARS repair knew that the machine was fine, and that is why he told me not to use it till he gets back with the part. Also found out that on the more expansive machines the major parts are waranteed for life.

DON"T Call Sears repair.

Dec 21, 2006
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Sears - washer quality as well as customer service sucks!

Several months ago, I bought an expensive Sears Kenmore high efficiency washer for my wife and four kids. Since then, the washer has had catastrophic failure and every attempt to fix it has resulted in some excuse for more parts.

It is going on a month, and my wife, kids, and now sick daughter (with the FLU) are knee deep in laundry because my wife has to run to the Laundry mat while SEARS REFUSES to make this right. There is no indication that this will be fixed ANYTIME SOON. The repairman has even recommended that SEARS replace the washer because the parts cost more than a new one. WHAT? He is due his fourth trip to our house this week...

A $1000.00 washer should not break under a parts warranty. Then, Customer service gives my wife a hard time about simply replacing this washer, or even paying for the labor to fix it, which is the only right thing to do after several failed promises and apologies. She has asked customer service, repeatedly, for some help. I have also explained several times to customer service the need to fix this, and their response has been to refuse as of 10:29 this morning to replace the washer. We just don't have $1000.00 to go out and buy another one at Christmas.

This is not customer service. Maybe an email or word of mouth to friends and family is in order. If I can help it, this won't happen to another family. $1,000 is a lot of money to us, especially when we were depending on the reputation of SEARS Kenmore.

SEARS won't make this right. I will never buy from them again and ask everyone I know to do the same.

Dec 15, 2006

Sears - unfinished work, no response!

About 1 1/2 years ago, I bought a central air conditioning unit from sears. I decided to go with sears because of their "commitment". "sign a satisfaction certificate - we are not finished until you're pleased as can be." "relax you've chosen sears: we're the nations largest provider of home improvements, now the rest is easy."

The job I received for over $7, 000 was sub-standard. The ducts were run into wood bays which produces black mold, the system never cooled the house, one of the large ducts was run across the staircase and now is a safety hazard as people have to duck to go upstairs.

I have been complaining to sears for 2 seasons now. They ignore me, until I make a pest of myself. Their project manager came out and admitted it was a horrible job, but I didn't like the alternative he had to offer me (Which was to re-position the unit so that the duct ran through my living room and dining room without fixing the old holes or making a soffet around the duct), so I asked for my money back. They refused to return my home to the original state if they took out the unit, so I just asked for my money back and to leave the system and I would take care of it. They never got back to me.

I had to pay $2300 to an outside contractor to fix the work they did to finally get the system working. They stated that the system was undersized and not put in correctly. They did get it to work.

I filed with the bbb and initially got a call from their legal department. Sent them all my information (And I have lots), yet don't hear back from them in weeks.

Dec 09, 2006

Sears - sick and tired of sears!

We had two sump pumps die on us in February. We went to the Sears store with them, they had a lifetime warranty, the store said we had to take them to the repair center. We took them to the repair...

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Nov 28, 2006

Sears - broken refrigerator delivered!

I purchased a Kenmore Refrigerator at the Sears Store at Chesterfield Town Center in Richmond, Va on 11-20-06. It was delivered on on 11-24-06. After the men set it up to work it never got cold in temperature. When Sears sent a man out to look at it the next evening, he said it was a bad refrigerator and it needed to be replaced. When we went to the store that same evening to purchase another one we were told we had to wait until 11-30-06 to get it. We asked if we could get it sooner, we have no way to keep our food. All our food had to be thrown out. We got no satisfaction from the store help. The product was paid for in full. We owe Sears nothing. The help in your store was no help to me at all. We were subjected to a disservice and I think we should be compensated for the loss of our food and we should not have to wait until 11-30-06 to get our product. I am seriously considering seeking the help of an attorney and reporting your store to WWBT Channel 12 here in Richmond, Va. I look forward to hearing from your corporate office. I can also be reached by phone which I prefer at [protected] and at 1607 Westover Hills Blvd., Richmond, VA 23225.

Sep 25, 2008

Like so many others have written, the freezer works but the refrigerator side doesn't cool. Called customer service (I have an extended service agreement), earliest a tech could get out to me was three weeks ( why rush, they got my money for the service contract - I'm a hostage) ...on the tech the tech ewas to show ..of course not...Customer Service was sorry for the inconvenience...refused to let me speak with a supervisor..but happily rescheduled me for 10 days later...that's right - no show again. Anyone who buys annything from Sears no longer has a right to complain, the internet is loaded with the same stories of abuse ...its your money =- be a fool and buy from Sears or be a wise person and go anywhere else.

Feb 07, 2007

Almost two years ago we renovated our kitchen, and replaced all the appliances with Kenmore Elite products, including their top-line dishwasher and refrigerator.

In that time period, the dishwasher has broken twice, and the refrigerator twice. Both have 4-year Master Care plans.

In the past, we've been happy with the timeliness of the immediacy and quality of the warranty service, though the disconnect between the parts shippers and the appointment makers is really annoying, as other reviews have noticed.

However, our refrigerator broke TWO MONTHS AGO on Dec. 1, 2006, and a repairman visited on Dec. 5, 2006. Since then, the parts have been backordered. And every few weeks, the ship date keeps on extending. It is now Feb. 6, 2007, and Sears STILL has not shipped the parts. I don't trust their shipping estimate, since they keep on revising it.

To Sears' credit, they have authorized rental reimbursement for another refrigerator. However, how many people have room in their kitchen for a spare refrigerator? Where would we put it? This is not like a car repair where you can drive a rental car while the other is in the shop -- in that case you don't have an extra car to park.

At what point does this constitute "unable to repair" which in the warranty would merit replacement? Ironically, if this really was a car, many states' lemon laws (the part about honoring the warranty) would merit replacement or reimbursement by now.

TWO MONTHS and waiting.

Nov 25, 2006

Sears - very poor service!

I have been without a washing machine for 64 days and counting! A & E Factory Service, a company owned by Sears, has been absolutely non-responsive and lack any form of client care and assume no...

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Nov 23, 2006

Sears - declined check

My fiance and I were in Sears Store at a local mall and when she wrote a check for her tools that she is needing in automotive class, it was declined. She and I both know that her money was in the...

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Nov 20, 2006

Sears - have not received an ordered part!

I ordered a part back from Sears for their Kenmore vacuum cleaner. This was in July of 2006, since then I have not received the part. All I get on my order form is... product on back order until such and such a date. On that date another, "Product on back order until such and such a date." Well this has gone on since JULY! I have called the parts service and gotten rude replies. I tried to talk to the manager of my local Sears and got no where. Is there ANYONE I can get a hold of to resolve this matter?

Thank you


my husband bought me a kenmore vacuum cleaner for christmas and it blows the dirt right out the back of it . I am very disappointed with it and i would not recommend any body purchasing one of these vacuum cleaners kenmore upright serial # [protected]. please be aware of this item.


Subject: Kenmore Vacuum cleaner model C50XCRF1W017'NA
Ser. No. Y54506528/NA
Purchased 17 Jan 2006 Store 0001192 Muskegon, MI $329. 64

My first dealings with Sears was when I was fourteen years old in 1939 and with the help of my Stepmother purchased through the catalog a two piece, double breasted wool suit at a cost of fourteen dollars. At the time this was an investment of one hundred forty hours of pushing an old reel type lawn mower back and forth across neighborhood yards.

I have remained a faithful customer of Sears for nearly seven decades and at present have in my household four Kenmore major appliances, plus a microwave oven and, regrettably, the above mentioned vacuum cleaner.

Shortly after purchasing the sweeper, power to the floor attachment was intermittently lost. When pushed ahead it worked fine, but on retrieval power was lost between the handle and the wand. To me this appeared to be a design or engineering problem and it was returned to the repair department on 29 Nov 2006, but on the way I first stopped in at sales where, with the help of a a like display model, I was able to demonstrate to the sales person what the problem was. It was agreed that my diagnostics were correct and said I would have to return only the wand, which I did. Later I was told that I would have to bring in the rest of the sweeper, which I did on 11 Dec.

After repairs? and at home the problem remained the same and unfortunately I was not able to immediately return it to repair services due to a near catastrophic medical problem. Finally on 4 April, with the help of a neighbor kid, I got the sweeper into the trunk of my car and, against the wishes of family members and my doctor, returned it again to the repair drop-off site, only to learn that what I thought to be a six months warranty on parts and labor had shrunk to half that and I had missed the deadline by only a few days. I was so distraught I had to walk away, abandoning my sweeper. After making a couple urgently needed purchases I returned and retrieved it.

I agree that I should have perhaps read the warranty more closely, but at the time about all the reading I could manage was doctor bills and drug dosage instructions, but please listen to the reason for my feeling that I am a victim of circumstances.

When I first took my sweeper in for repair I explained to the fellow the reason I was returning it exactly as I have related above. Through his obvious mastery of the English language he astutely condensed this to "lose contact when moved down." I can imagine a repairman moving it down along the floor, with a frown on his face and scratching his head. After repairs the unit evidently passed the rigorous testing regimen and was returned to the owner where the true test was performed by an octogenarian housewife, and failed miserably.

Any suggestions you can make toward resolving my dilemma would be greatly appreciated.

Charles E. Armstrong
17467 148th Ave.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
familysleuth AT

p.s. After composing the above letter I chose to think this over for a while before clicking on send. At the first of the week, with the help of the same neighbor kid, I retrieved the sweeper from the trunk of my car where it had been cowering since I returned with it from the store. I decided to play around with it a little, which strengthened my belief that the problem is in design and/or engineering. With a little magic I was able to make some covert repairs and, although they may be only temporary, the sweeper now works fine. Perhaps your repair staff and I went to different schools.

Feb 11, 2007

Sears is suffering from a comfortable ride which they forget is the result of faithful consumers.

It doesn't surprise me that Sears would not honor their warranty on our vacuum cleaner [one of those Progressive Models with the pull behind canisters]. The vacuum is a piece of junk and won't work properly for a number of reasons... it seems to degenerate and it's well within the warranty period... hence the warranty should be honored. See you later Sears. Add to the list someone who won't be shopping at your store for consumer goods. I've already excluded you from my commercial sales for my construction company.

Nov 17, 2006
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Sears - glases you can't ware!

Vision services provided by "Sears Optical" at 1300 Southlake Mall, Morrow GA [protected]

At the end of August 2017, I purchased no line trifocals from Sears Optical at Southlake. The glasses, with discount, cost $215.00 and from the first time I put them on, I wasn't sure if they were right. The distance seemed off and the reading was blurry... She told me to try them for the day and "get used to them" that my eyes needed to adjust to the new prescription.

Since that time, I have attempted to contact Sears Optical at Southlake a multitude of times. The doctors number on his business card is a recording... it gives you two numbers... one number has a recording on it that states that your call will be returned within 60 minutes... the other is actually answered.

When I finally got through to someone there (Sharon) on 10/19/06 she stated that the doctor had resigned. I explained to her that was not my problem and she said "well we don't have anybody to do re-checks" I stated again, that this was not my problem. She told me she would call me back on 10/20 to see about my coming in over the weekend- that the doctor was going to come in for a few people to do re-checks. I did not get a call back.

On 10/23 when I called, I again got Sharon who answered the phone asking "do you want to make an appointment for an eye exam today?" I said no, and told her who I was... she then stated that "she was just about to call me" and that the doctor would see me- did I know where "Eagles Landing was?" I said no I didn't and she then said "well you know, the doctor is independant" and I said "I made my payment to "Sears" and therefore Sears was responsible... I then asked for the name of the manager there. She said the manager was Sheila Dawson and that Sheila would not be in until tomorrow. In the meantime, I get a flyer in the mail stating that the Sears Optical at Southlake is having a sale!

In the interim, I have glasses I cannot wear and every time I call there I get the run round.


Atlanta GA

On 1/27/11 I had an eye exam and picked out both daily prescription glasses and also prescription sunglasses. I paid for both pair in the amount of $479.00. I was told that it would be approximated around two weeks and that they would contact me when they received them back from the lab.

I have contact Heidi (store mgr) and also Jennifer on a weekly basis since that appointment and have been told that they have not come back. I called last night and was told that they have now been received on 2/3/11 and no one has called. The only communication that I have is when I call to find out what is going on and why it is taking so long. At this point it is comical to find out that they have been sitting in your store for a week when I have been calling for 6 weeks.

When I called and talked to Heidi on 3/3, all that she could tell me was that she was able to confirm that they had been mailed from the lab but could not find a date or what the problem/delay was. She also proceeded to tell me that typically when this happens, she could give me a 25% discount. But that was a delay of 10 days. This is rediculous. She is not in the store today so I have ANOTHER delay in picking up what I have ALREADY paid for.

I would like to see some resolution to this because this happened to my spouse as well. He was with me and purchased a pair of glasses on the same date. He physically went to the store a week later only to be told that they were not available and that they will call. I called two days later and they LIED to me and said that they called and left a message for him Feb 7.

There is not that much activity in that store for these employees to NOT be held accountable for such sloppy service. I could have gone anywhere by now but now I wish I had. This is completely not acceptable to me.

I would like to see some resolution and compensation for this trouble.

Ive ordered glasses from this organization months ago.The eye prescription has been wrong from the beginning.This is the 4th time that the glasses have been returned to be corrected..they say, next wednesday they will be here.That wednesday never comes.then the guy that works there said Im busy, cant look it up.Attitude.Still no glasses.
Summary.they are the worst, the armpits of the optical business.they have a nit wit that gives eye exams that last about 20 seconds.they are as bad as Americas best.anothe beaut.If you have any brains, you will not go to Sears Optical.Also the price changed. I bought them on sale, and its now almost $100.00 more than what I originally paid.
do not go to Sears Optical.If you dont understand English, go to translator and translate it to your language.

And your still waiting?, Its been two weeks for me, and i called today at 5:30, Service said she would check and call me back, store close 8pm it it is now 8:41 pm no call back, guess i will be jerk around as well, Goes to show you read complaints first before stepping in to Sears Optical Store.

Nov 17, 2006

Sears - slipped on a wet floor

I slipped on a wet floor, this was observed by a male clerk that was present at a service desk. At the time of the slip there were no wet floor markings. The initial shock of the fall other than pain in my elbow and forearm was a little disorientating as to what I should do other than being very embarrassed and feeling very uncomfortable, I looked for assistance and the clerk ignored me, and was more interested in seeking to place signs where I had slipped. After searching/seeking assistance I returned to the service desk, where there was present the same male clerk and now a female. The male clerk would neither take my name or make a note of the incident, and expressed no interest in my issue or the extent of my injuries, the female was extremely rude and was more interested in pointing out the languages that were observed on the wet floor signs. Eventually the female took my name and address. I left the store and sought medical assistance. I was seen at the local Emergency Dept, had x rays taken, prescribed pain killers.

I woke up the next day with extreme pain in my right back, however that is not the cause of my complaint and the extent of that is a separate issue. I phoned the next day to request that the store acknowledge and pay for the medical costs, to which the female who responded, basically laughed at me and told me to contact the store attorney. I phoned again a little later and spoke to someone who identified himself as Chuck, he after a series of admonishments on how to observe floor and store safety, stated that I had no witnesses and therefore I cannot have any claim, nor will the store acknowledge any incident.

What I do want to reiterate to ALL CONSUMERS is I believe there is an effective policy of all stores to make it very difficult to make a claim of any kind, CONSUME BUT DO NOT COMPLAIN, I would additional advise that if you do go into a store, particularly this SEARS store in Manitowoc, WI , you go in accompanied and not alone. Especially if you are of a different ethnicity.

I would like to see the video surveillance tape of time index 6.45 - 6.55 PM 101806 of the area in question, just to prove my case, which I am sure will quite conveniently disappear. However I did keep a tape recording of

1: Talking to the store clerk and their admitting that an incident occurred.
2. The two responses made by the clerk operating at the stores.

I do enclose a copy of my talking to the store clerks so that other people if this is made publicly available, will see how bad things are for people who genuinely slip and fall.

If there is interest in hearing the humiliating laugh, and the other call to the store you are more than welcome to request it.


Fox Lake
WI 53933

On the 18th October 2006 at approximately 6.45pm, at the Sears Store at 700 E MAGNOLIA UNIT 220, MANITOWOC, WI 54220. [protected]

Nov 16, 2006

Sears - you call this service?

We bought our Hitachi 50" 50V525 model Tv from sears canada and it was delivered in September 2005. As we were moving into our new home ( not until October 2005) the Tv sat until then.

It worked fine until July2006 when it started to act up. Picture would just go off and screen would turn blue.

We called sears before the year warranty period was up and also purchased at an additional $250.00 an extended warranty.

We have had a sears service man here 3 times to fix the machine but to no avail. Now he says it needs a circuit board and light engine. We have been without the Tv since mid september and sears advised they could not get the part until mid December 2006. Another 2 months waitng.

Hitachi are absolutly useless as they advise they have a "special" arrangement with Sears and I would have to deal with them. part has to come from offshore.sears would not do anything for us either and we just spent over $12,000. on new appliances with them.

You call this service?

Anyone else out there experiencing this kind of treatment?

Oh well what can we expect these days.

Nov 18, 2007

I don't know if i have the right person,i have been getting the run around.Call this number, we don't look after that..well I have worked for over 12 years now--first the Moncton store staff #2303 then I went to the Saint John store staff # 2613172.I went out on stress leave had all the paper for the doctor that they needed and they told me my job will be there when i come back...I went back and my job was not there I was the lead In ladies wear job was not there..there had been changes in the office the the office was no more so the took her and gave her my job..them put me in jew. as a spic.and the lead job
was open of cosm..I asked for an interview for that they told me some one all ready had to interviews ..the lady form hips was hired...then one day I went in the Managers office and i told him
i am ready to get my leads job back..well I should never have do that because they tried a lot of things to let me go ...the one day we had a meeting and the manager said that they had written for theses bar and to help yourself..,the nest day it was the day before my holidays and i was going to catch the plane about 3 hours later--I got stoped at the door and they took me to the office in the back...they ask me if I have the bars ..I had taken 3 of them...I said yes..they ask why I was hiding them ..I was hiding them because the lady in my dep. loves cho. and she would ask me to get her some..then they shoowed me a rec. and ask me if I know this person I says know that I know of just and a purchase and an account # on it...then they said you don't know ------ it was a staff that had retired..then i said yes I know her-they told me I gave her 50%off a shirt --it was long sleeve and the short sleeve one was on --i told them that it did not come up so i call and mens wear told me they were on and that they were not coming up--then they said something that shocked be--they said on the tape they a me giving the cleaning lady a ring--I said I did not --and they said I bought some things with my discount and gave they to her ---I said you better look on that tape again because every second week she would have no money for coffee and I would take it out of purse and give her 2.00 and
when she got payed she would give it back to me--and I did my 2 hats sets with my money and gave them to her after her shaft ..i had met her son and he was cute so I thought I would do that...
then the last thing they had on my was the i had given the cleaning lady 1/5 % discount using someone elses # I had to do it all the time in purfume and noone question me--I was let go with
giving me a begining writen up three times --and my reviews were always good be because i told the Manager that I was ready for the Lead job agian --they let me go-- I have been still of stress and I was at that time and when I phone head personal he told me that I told they Manager I was better---well guess what I have been on 13 pill a day as i was all along and can't come off them --they didn't ask me if the Doctor said I was ready --I said I was ready--but now I am on disabilty and come not work the rest of my life --well I did not like the way I was treated and you should see me now I shake all the time ---I have to say it Sears have done this to me ---thank you--I am the oldest of 9 children --now count how many customer you are missing --because I was treated like dirt--and I was in shoke when they told me they were letting me go I did not say a then took the paper and went home --in Toronto were I was I had to call the Office because the store said I don't get my vacation pay --and she looked after it for me and I got it--now how is that--a way to be treated after al thought years...and now I can't work and I am only 51 years old---I get 520.00 to live on a month and my rent is 460.00 that leaves me 60.00 to pay my bills and eat for the month.. well thank you very much if you have read this letter i have short term memery lose so I can"t spell very well forgive that

Thank you for your time

Cathy Vautour

Nov 14, 2006

Sears - sylvania tv - vibrating speaker noise from the first day

From Sears in the Glynn Place Mall, or Colonial Mall, as it is now called, in Brunswick, Georgia, The Sylvania television purchased as an early Christmas present for my son had a vibrating speaker-noise from the first day. Every time you raised the sound to the mid-point bar on the indicator, it vibrated and "wowed" as they call that effect, to totally distract from any program. I called a repairman as soon as the holidays were over--or not long thereafter. I'm a forty-years customer of Sears--I would have bet my pay check on a Kenmore's reliability, loved their products for years, rarely had a complaint. Boy, has that changed! A series of tech-visits to my home, months apart, ensued, after the first one, in which we were told that the Sylvania just had a peculiar sound system, and nothing could be done. As I tried repeatedly to make good on my warranty--which had, of course, made the tv cost more than its ticket price, the total purchase over 400.00--all because our Zenith that it replaced-had been " irreparable" by whomever we called in about it, much to our regret. Right now, a Quasar I was advised by another dealer could not be repaired, is working beautifully, thanks to a local shop that repairs, "anything electronic." They say those phone calls in for service and warranty replacement of products are monitored and recorded. I wish I could post, on the blog, how hysterical I got when they stonewalled me for the very last time, after months of delays. Minion after minion in Sears, fearlessly stonewalled me and gave me a run-around from one employee-who-would do nothing, to the next one who claimed they could do nothing. On Labor Day, my first chance to go and shop for the replacement the last tech had said I could get, I had such a run-around, that when she said if I came the next day and got on a three-way conference call with the local repair at Sears and their higher-ups, I might be able to get a replacement. I was too exhausted--literally--that's what they count on--to even attempt to go there the next day. Their delays in acting on a warranty allow them to say your time has run out, and you never get your money's worth. I'm currently shopping for an appliance dealer with well-known good service, and the will to help someone who must replace a purchased item. Why in the world would they give anyone a run-around, as if they were wanting to steal something they had already bought and paid for, and were fraudulently seeking warranty refunds they were not entitled to? Why on earth would anyone spend good time and strength trying to get something that isn't rightfully theirs? And how, if fine-print shenanigans--all nicely printed with hitches, bar your unsuspecting product-value, can you trust your Sears for anything? (30 days for the routine Sears Product Guarantee. That means in one month, a person gets to go to Sears, buy a big ticket item, pay 30 dollars to have it delivered, pay more if it needs any special installation, and then, inside the month, undo all that to claim their replacement--and then go back and choose another item and go through the whole process again. )The person would have to devote a whole month to choosing an appliance at Sears--unless they pay even more to have some kind of extended warranty---then they get to face multiple service tech visits to verify--what? that it is indeed irreparable? That's what I went through, and they still did not replace my television set. I had already tolerated two portable Sears tape /cd players on which--one's Cd player failed, and the other's dubbing tapes made a thumping noise, rendering them useless. That I had just given up on--why replace one defective article with another? But this television had a beautiful picture, was a handsome size and case--why would not they replace it for the malfunctioning sound system? It was a big family disappointment, to say the very least. Everyone knows a good family room television to share is a main item of budget entertainment and very important to a family. To be so mistreated over this one was most distressing to me, the mother-purchaser for our household. Every time you raised the sound to the mid-point bar on the indicator, it vibrated and "wowed" as they call that effect, to totally distract from any program. I repeat that, as you requested a detailed version of the problem. Thanks for listening. Charlotte (do I sign my name in full?)

Nov 10, 2006
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Sears - washer that has a moldy smell!

I have a Sears Kenmore Elite H3 Washer that has a moldy smell. The rubber gasket smells and I have wiped out mold from underneath the gasket. I have called Sears and Kenmore without any help. Just...

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Nov 10, 2006

Sears - what a dump!

On July 31, 2006, I purchased a washer and dryer at Sears in Fort Collins, Colorado. Part of the purchase included a promotional six-month supply of high efficiency Tide detergent (TIDEHE). I correctly filled out the rebate form, attached a copy of the receipt and mailed everything on August 8, 2006 to the appropriate address according to the instructions.

After waiting six weeks, I received a logically incoherent letter from Sears thanking me for choosing Sears and telling me that the place of purchase wasn’t valid because it wasn’t Sears. The letter informed me that I had to resubmit the paperwork if I still wanted to participate. After calling the assistance number given the letter and waiting 10 minutes for a representative, I was told that the letter I received couldn’t be for the Tide promotion as there was no tracking ID (tracking ID was [protected] according to the letter) in the computer. The customer representative told me there was nothing she could do and I would have to resubmit. So, I resubmitted the paperwork per the instructions I received in the rejection letter (which they could not possibly have sent me according to the customer representative), including a copy of the rejection letter, a copy of the receipt and a copy of the stub I retained from the rebate form.

After waiting several weeks, I checked their online rebate site ( to see if the rebate was being processed; it wasn’t. So I once again called customer service and was told that there was no record of my rebate submission and I would have to resubmit. I asked to speak with a supervisor, who asked me for a load of information before telling me that the rejection letter was sent in error. She said she would pass it on and I could expect my rebate in four to six weeks. I had already waited more than eight weeks.

Today, some gal from Sears called me at work and said they needed more information before they could release the detergent coupons. She asked for some codes from the receipt, which I didn’t have with me at work, of course. So tomorrow I will take all of the paperwork I have to work with me and call Sears back and give them information that I have already sent twice by mail.

I cannot even begin to tell you how angry I am at the complete and utter disregard, with which Sears has treated me as a customer in this matter. I don’t know if I will ever see the detergent coupons they owe me, but I will never, ever buy anything at Sears again. What a dump.



I am just now starting a resubmission for a rebate on a new Kenmore dryer. The letter said we were not eligible for a rebate on something that clearly was advertised with a rebate.


Mar 16, 2007

You should purchase a bunch of Craftsman Tools from Sears and learn how to fix the appliances yourself so if problems arise you are not wasting the time of Sears overworked Service Dept. The skills you learn can be applied to other mechanical items you purchase and you will be a better person for it. Also you should not be wasting your employers time accepting personal calls at work.

Jan 22, 2007

I purchased a Kenmore washer, dryer, refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, oven, microwave oven, and range top all from Sears in 2004 and 2005 when I bought my 1st new home.

To my surprise and frustration, all of the appliances required service more that 2 times a piece not including the maintenance service I make sure they all get, every 6 to 8 months. The refrigerator, washer & dryer have been the worst (refrigerator 5 times one year either completely broke down or parts have stopped working, and washer & dryer 3-4 times within 12 months). And what has been even more disappointing than the appliances, is the costumer repair people and service. I have had two different costumer service agents forget to input my appointment, entirely or correctly give me the time slot I initially requested, into the computer to later be told “we are sorry”. I have to lose yet another day from work and wait all day for them to come either 5 minutes before our 8-12 or 1-5 appointment. I have even had a repair man call me and say “he can’t come until 7p.m.”, and that I need to call customer service to communicate how that was not an acceptable option for me. Again, yet another opportunity for me to waste another 20 to 30 minutes of my time while I go through the whole process on the phone of name, number, address, etc., to be again told, “we are sorry”. Costumer service complaints via email have all responded with the same company ‘broiler plate’ statement “we are sorry”. Mean while, I am the one who has had to swallow all of their mistakes, little amount of repair people on the field, and crappie appliances. WOW... I don’t even know what to say or do anymore. The TIME, MONEY, and ENERGY I have wasted and invested into Sears has been UNBELIEVABLE UNACCEPTABLE!

Dec 01, 2006

I am in the middle of a nightmare with Sears. Beware before every purchasing an appliance from them.

In July of 2006 we purchased the top of the line washer and dryer, with the extended warranty pack to the tune of about $3400.00.

Originally, the dryer door kept popping open.

Sears came and fixed it by bending the door frame. Soon after the dryer started making a strange noise. Turned out that it had a faulty igniter which is a FIRE HAZARD! Sears replaced our dryer. Great!

We are now on dryer #2. The control panels have suddenly stopped working. If we push one button, either nothing will happen, or another area will light up.

Sears sent their repair guy out. This is now the 5th visit we have had from Sears since our original purchase. He informed us that it would be a few weeks to get the part in. So we are basically without a dryer.

I have contacted Sears over and over again and I am hitting one door after the next. I am requesting that they return both my washer and dryer and wave the 15% restocking fee. They refuse. The most current offer is to replace the dryer AGAIN. That would make it our 3rd dryer in a 4 month period.

As for the washer, we were told that we were buying the quietest unit. It even has a special quiet pack, we were told. Beware when you go into Sears for a demo. The washer does appear quiet when there is nothing inside of it. When you put a load of laundry in, it sounds like a train is going through your house! Oh, and part of the sales pitch is that 25 towels can fit inside the washer. When I confronted a sales associate about the false advertising of the washer, he informed me that 25 towels could in fact "fit" into the washer. Tricking wording... even though 25 towels may "fit" in the washer, there is no way that 25 towels could be washed at the same time!

Forget trying to deal with One Source, they send you in circles and do nothing to help resolve the problem.

I even spoke with one woman named Glenda who refused to transfer me to her supervisor. She said she was the only person that I could speak with regarding my washer and dryer.

This was a very expensive lesson to learn. But we will never purchase anything from Sears again and will make sure that our story is told to everyone possible.

Do yourself a favor, never shop at Sears!

Nov 08, 2006

Sears - piece of crap!

I recently sent this complaint to Sears. Dear Sears Representative, 10/18/2006 I would like to express my deep dissatisfaction with your company. I purchased a Kenmore Dryer from you and it has a...

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Nov 08, 2006

Sears - never worked properly

Received a new lawnmower from Sears - Edmonton as a gift - never worked properly - went to take it for repairs - oops Sears could not find it even though it was charged to the account - bill was shown - after a month of complaining - oops Sears made a human error - they apparently are humans - so off they took it - oh yeah I got no tag. So I get a call to pick it up and pay $42.00 yep its still under warranty but carbs were dirty - yeah right - brand new lawn mower - new geri can - must be me - the small piece of lawn we have takes 10 minutes to cut. Yep take to the nasty people at sears head office - they make your blood boil more. She informs me that if the same problem persists I will not get my $42.00 back. Yep and I have 30 or 60 (I'm not sure which one) days warranty on that work - oh great I have snow on my lawn so I guess I have to try and snow blow/cut it for that warranty - but they really don't care. Sears are great when you are buying and do not own up to their warranty. If the repairs would have cost $300.00 I would have had to pay it.

We had our tractor around 2 years when we started having problems with smoking. We were changing the filter all the time still didn't make any difference. Well after 4 years the engine has to be replaced, no one ever told us about the construction of the engine and the filter that sucks in dirt.

We know Sears doesn't stand by it (not the same Sears of my childhood) as they have had trouble with this for years and that comes from a lawn mower maintenance company. It would take 1300.00 to buy a new engine.

By the time I'm done everyone will know about Sears and the riding lawn mowers. I think there should be a class action lawsuit, not to make any money but to get this fix or stopping sears from selling anymore defective products.

My days with Sears are coming to an end.

Nov 06, 2006

Sears - delivery truck hit my car and did not tell me

I purchased a 32" TV from Sears and it required home delivery. When the item was delivered the delivery truck hit my car and did not tell me. This accident was witnessed by 2 of my neighbors. I called Sears to complain and was treated with total disrespect. Since Sears subcontracts the delivery to New England Retail Express, Sears says this matter does not concern them. I tried to deal with New England Retail Express and was totally abused. Most of the time they did not even return my calls. When the denied my claim they did so via email - how classless! They would not even allow me to compare my car to their delivery vehicle and determine the facts of the incident. So not I have a new TV but a dented car! After a lifelong relationship with Sears this incident has left me so upset that I will NEVER deal with Sears again. As for New England Retail Express - they also own Dial-a-Mattress. I would totally scrutinize any delivery they make to your home.

Nov 01, 2006

Sears - sears technitian proke my water softner!

On Friday, August 4, 2006, I had a scheduled appointment with Sears for service to my water softner. The water softner was bought from Sears, installed by Sears and has been serviced by Sears since I bought it. On the fourth of August a service technician came to my home to service the softner but instead broke it. He did not tell me the home owner instead as he was driving out of my driveway he told my son that we would not have water fpor 24 hours. I literally ran up the driveway after him and told him this was not acceptable because I have a medically handicapped husband who could die without sterile conditions and water. He replied there was nothing he could do call Sears.

My husband is a C-4 quadripeligic, who is on a bowel program, a bladder program and also has autonomic dysreflexia. All medical conditions are very grave and people who work with him need to be very clean and their hands must also be washed before touching him. He also needs a lot of water to drink so that he doeas not become dehydrated, which is common with quadripelgics. My husband's medical condition is documented and I can provide records from his many different doctors. Aside from this family tragedy, you can imagine how much stress I am under dealing with this relatively new injury and being his main caretaker.

I called Sears and begged for help. I pleaded and explained the medical urgency and necessity that we have running water in my home. I also explained their techniciamn broke the softner. After an hour on the phone and several disconnectsI became hysterical, cerying, screaming and begging for help. They continued to ell me that was to bad and I could not have service for twenty-four hours. I then called Sears Customer Service. I spoke to very nice gentleman who told me he would have to get his manger. He said he understood my frustration and would try to provide me with some help. The woman who took the call gave me the same answer as everyone else. When I asked if she understood the graveness of the situation and the medical jeapordy they were putting my husband in, she became huffy. She told the young man to hanfg up on me and the call was over. She said, "Ma'am if you have a problem call 911."

I was on the phone with Sears for 2 1/2 hours. I can not believe how insensitive they were to our situation. Mostly, I can not believe how rude and unprofessional they were. I would like to know how they would handle the situation if it were their loved one? No one was concerned about the medical condition of my husband or the stress they were causing our family.

Meantime, I heard from Sears again on August 7, 2006 when a part was delivered. Then I heard fro them again on August 9 when another part was delivered.

You can spell quadripeligic but you can't spell softener?

Oct 30, 2006

Sears - faulty products

I purchased a refrigerator fro sears 3 years ago. Had 9 servcie calls to fix a faulty ice maker with the incompitance of the sercvice dept. I still have this problem, which started 3 months after the purchase of this date. It still isn't repaired and now that the warantee is over... I have to live with this problem... I think the service department does not have qualified techs and I think that this will become the downfall of Sears... I personally will never purchase another product from Sears again...

Thank you

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