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I just got off the phone (and prior to that online chat) with Sears customer service regarding repair of my Craftsman Lawn Tractor. I have an older tractor and the drive belt broke today while mowing grass. All I wanted was a general cost range for how much it would...
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Anonymous
#968916

Sears home service is a joke, will never use them again. I had them come out and provide a quote to repair the broken drive belt on my Craftsman mower.

$300 was the quote for literally 15 minutes of work. I asked him to leave my property, I'm not paying him $800/hr to fix a broken belt on a mower, I don't pay that much to change the belt in my automobile.

I'm not a handy person... but I was able to remove the mower deck myself, buy the $28 drive belt from Sears and had it shipped to my house within a few days... and I installed the belt myself.

It was a little trial and error, but its not a tough job. Once the mower deck is removed (a 5 minute job).... the belt takes maybe 15 minutes to put on there, much less once you figure out how it works..

and another 5 minutes to put the mower deck back on. If you were in my area, I'd do it and show you how for a nominal charge.

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#240100 Review #240100 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Sears Install & Repair Poor Customer Service

I am in my 50s and have shopped at Sears all my life. I'm now finished with them. After a faulty dryer installation by Sears, the dryer electrical Connection Board melted down. (The installer did not tighten the screws on the cord.) I called Sears for a Repair. The technician did not even look at the dryer but instead wiggled the cord and said to call an electrician. $300 into the "repair" now -($119 for the Sears repair guy, $200 for the electrician and parts) - the electrician replaces the plug, checks the breaker box. . .finds no problems. Electrician looks at the dryer and finds the blown/burned connections due to the bad installation. Sears passes me to SEVEN different reps when I call to remedy the situation. 45 minutes of cell phone time! I called the store and they blew me off. (Sears in Lynnwood, WA.) They still will not make good on this error: worse they pass me from person to person seven times and make me keep repeating the story. I am forced to call a third repair person, unrelated to Sears to try to fix my dryer. I've spent six hours and $300 already, and I assume I will spend another $200-300 to replace the blown Connection Board - and that's if the entire dryer isn't destroyed. I've had it less than three years. I will never shop at Sears again. Sad, really. Unacceptable. Their technician didn't even look at the dryer and told me to call an electrician. Unbelievable.
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#240013 Review #240013 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Installation

Dont use Sears for anything with sub-contractors

We have used Sears for over 40years. We will never set foot in their stores again! Both times purchased items requiring delivery and the use of sub-contractors, Sears sided with the subs when the jobs were messes up. As long as the sub doesn't harm the Sears product, they can tear anything else up and Sears takes their side and you're left with the repair bill. Our last experience we purchased a new refrigerator to replace a smaller side by side that was in excellent condition that we were going to put in our rental. Sub delivered new larger refrigerator perfect but they tore up the handles of our refrigerator, broke the ice and water selector button, put deep scratch in door and deep scratches in our newly painted door frame. We repaired everything but the in door water wouldn't shut off. Complained to Sears. They sided with the contractor and basically called us liars! The repair was less than $100.00! We've spent many many thousands of dollars at Sears - never another penny.
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nikalseyn
#291778

I learned many years ago to not buy anything at Sears. I now go to Lowes for appliances because they treat me good and have free delivery.

The next day, even. The Sears I knew from decades ago no longer exists.

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#239940 Review #239940 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Repair

Sears surely knows how to waste your time

I had a Tile/laminate flooring job that I was getting quotes from different companies for. I called in Sears for an estimate since 1. They do not list any pricing or any information about there products used during installation and 2. Because that was the only way to get any questions answered. After speaking to a Sears rep. I had a set appointment. First, the man that came to my home was over a hour late and I had to call to find out where he was. He blamed traffic for his tardiness.When he finally got there he had entered my home unprepared, no samples or equipment and still no list of prices for anything. Instead he talked for hours about his life, his businesses and his passed professions. I had to remind him and push him to do his job. I told him just to give me some solid numbers and to show me the product. After about an hour of chatting, he finally went back to his car to get his laptop and measuring stick and laptop to plug in numbers(still no pricing or samples)he chatted some more before measuring out my living-room. 30 minutes later, he gave me an estimate for just my living-room, based off of a 15x17(255 sq ft) room I was expected to pay over $3k, for laminate! I have over 1700 more sq ft to go! I asked once again about the laminate samples. He went to his car again and brought back a fold out board with about 8 samples. I was told the install would run between $13-$15k. I couldn't believe it. He was very hesitant about giving me the number per sq ft. Stating that his computer isn't capable of giving him those numbers. And what made matters worse I asked him to finish off the estimate and forward it back for comparison. I haven't heard anything back. Its been about a month passed his visit. My floors are installed now and only cost me half of what I was quoted with Sears. This isn't the type of company that anyone should do business with. This was a waste of time on both ends.
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#239741 Review #239741 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Installation
I tried to call my local sears store in panama city, fl and their phone system forwards all the calls to a call center in another state. You can't even talk to the local store anymore. I needed to replace my under counter ice maker after 5 years. The call center...
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Anonymous
#315961

I am with you with Sears not being what they once were. I bought tires online and went to have them installed the next day only to find those particular ones were not available in the store even tho the online showed that store had them.

Of course they were happy to offer me other models that were quite a bit more expensive.

A set of tires that should have been 400$ plus install and disposal ended up costing over 750$ I have personaly stopped shopping at sears and advise my friends to do the same. I had a bad experiene with purchasing a riding lawn mower with them 2 years ago and gave them a second chance with the tires, but this was the last straw.

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#239538 Review #239538 is a subjective opinion of poster.
In April 2009 I purchased a Sears Craftsman Walk Behind Lawn Mower. It is a 21" 775 Series Self Propelled, Automatic Start, Rear Bag Mulching Mower with 175 CC and 7.5 ft/lbs Torque Briggs and Stratton Engine. Model # 917.371031, one of the best available at the time,...
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Anonymous
#290115

Buy a bolt? Less then $0.10

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#239425 Review #239425 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Greetings, I understand that you may receive quite a few complaints. As a Director of Quality, I hear much of the same. In my dealings with complaints, it is best practice to try and resolve these issues to a degree of satisfaction which is beneficial to both...
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sammylag
#299993

I agree, I have shopped at sears for 40 years,never again.

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#239128 Review #239128 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Installation
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Sears in Toronto, Ontario - Horrible Service

I bought a dishwasher cash, then i had to return it since they shipped the wrong model. paid again with visa. didn't get a refund until now. two months later,,,,they are horribly unorganized! i called in four times and every time i was assured that the check was on its way but it never arrived. i am on the hold line as i am writing this review. basically i would prefer dealing locally from now on. they cant manage this whole online order and shipment process. and the customer service people seem like they just want to get you offthe phone line and will tell you what you want to hear ....but let the stuff go through their inefficient process after you hang up.
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Sears Response
#287726

To Nimakaj,

I saw your comment here and I wanted to reach out and apologize on behalf of Sears for the difficulties that have occurred in getting you properly credited for your Sears Outlet.com purchase. It certainly sounds as if you’ve had a very frustrating experience and that it still has not been resolved. We would very much like to help and make sure that you receive any money you are due.

My name is Laura with the Sears Cares Escalations team and we are a single point of contact for escalated concerns. At your convenience, please contact my office via email at smsupport@searshc.com so that we might assist you in a timely manner. In the email, please provide a contact phone number and the phone number the dishwasher 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 (Nimakaj) you used to post on this site, for reference to your issue, and we do look forward to talking to you soon.

Thank you,

Laura D.

Social Media Moderator

Sears Social Media Support

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#238321 Review #238321 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$400

Sears in Los Angeles, California - Won't honor their own return policy.

I bought snow tire chains at the Bellingham, WA store and was told at the time that I could return them to any Sears Auto Center if they were unopened. I didn't use them and the case is still factory sealed. I tried to return them to the Carlsbad, CA store and they refused to take them back even though I have a receipt and it is well within the 90-day return period. It took 90 minutes of talking to indifferent sales people, multiple phone calls, and finally talking to the manager and they still wouldn't budge. They even called the original store to see if this item is returnable and they said it is. The receipt clearly says Satisfaction Guaranteed and everything is returnable within 90 days with a receipt. There are no limitations stated about brand new, unused items. I only bought these at Sears because they told me I could return them. If I had known they would refuse to take them back I would have paid half the price as another auto parts store. The service at the Carlsbad location was totally ridiculous. Nobody cared at all, just said this is their "policy" even though that is not what the printed return policy says on the receipt.
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Anonymous
#289689

Update: After complaining to Sears corporate, the Carlsbad Auto Center agreed to issue a refund, minus a 15% restocking fee. In other words, they honored their printed return policy.

Too bad it took a formal complaint to get them to do the right thing. They have lost a long-time customer over $50.

Anonymous
#287489

Sears will not allow me to exchange a new craftsman tool for another size tool. They are K-MART in every respect. And will not have my $ ever again.

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#238176 Review #238176 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$54
Browsing the sears.com website for a king mattress set for under $1000.00. I noticed that they had some mattresses listed as "Mattress Only" and all others listed as just "Mattress" I chose the Simmons Beautyrest Matira Plush Pillow top King Mattress because it was on...
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Anonymous
#500220

Perhaps it would have been wise to try the live chat BEFORE finalizing your order.

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#237950 Review #237950 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$748