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Sears in Stone Mountain, Georgia - Kenmore Side by SIDE REFRIGERATOR

Earlier I posted a complaint about the cost of repairing our ice despensor.Sears quoted use a cost of 1800.00 dollaers to fix the despensor. The unit new cost just over 2000.oo dollars.Which we tought was outrages. My son in law and fixed the despensor. The total cost was nothing!!!! We made a modifcation which we feel improves the orginal a whole lot. It has been working now for several weeks. Sears we are open for any interest you might have in our fix. You have our information in your computer. Regards jimprussel@msn.com ugcc Zip 30144
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#143852 Review #143852 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$25
On Jan. 2, 2009 my husband noticed a plastic burning smell and traced it to the fridge. When he opened the doors he could feel the heat from the light coming out, he went to shut off the breaker and heard a crash, when he went back the light fixture had melted and...
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Anonymous
#58284

the bulbs in that fridge are insanely hot and bright. if you dont want a problem use smaller wattage or compact flourescent.

the control board is a weak spot and will cause more trouble as time goes by. LG built that piece of junk

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#143688 Review #143688 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Repair

Sears sells things they don't have!

I bought a washer and dryer set at Sears the day after Thanksgiving. I was told that it would be delivered the next Saturday. I donated my water guzzling washer to charity and got ready for my new set. I called my local Sears only to find out that it is on BACK ORDER til MARCH or maybe APRIL. I have called customer service all the way to Sears Holding only to be told there are two options. The first is to get my money back but unfortunately the door buster deals of Black Friday 2008 are over so that is unacceptable. The second option is to wait until it gets here. Until then I am taking the clothes of my family of six to the laundromat weekly to the tune of $40.00 and 2 hours time. I wanted a substitute for what they sold me but was told that is not available but they will send me a 100 dollar gift card for my trouble. I don't want a gift card I want the appliances they sold me in a timely manner. Oh yeah they are charging me interest on my credit card for the appliances even though I have not received them. Sears lies and sells merchandise they do not have and know they do not have and they don't care. Debbie Bruster
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#143535 Review #143535 is a subjective opinion of poster.
If anyone has been in the Sears in Roanoke, Va. you will find very few people of color working in the store. When you look for a manager most of them are white and kids. I would like to know is Sears trying to drive th older employees out or does the managers like...
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A.N. Onymous
#58562

I've seen various cries of racism over a lot of issues, some were fair claims, others were, well, a complete huge steaming mushy pile of cattle fecal matter.

I've walked into a Sears store on a Saturday and all of the employees were white. I went back the next day and it was an fair mix of white, black, and hispanic. I went back later that week and the composition was 75%, 15% hispanis, and 10% white.

I say, unless you've been the victim of racism it's time to *** quit crying about what you preceive, and let people live life.

Thank you to all those who are African American and have the intelligence to be upset by the claim of racism. To you, I show my appreciation and give my respect.

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#143040 Review #143040 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Manager
I had purchased a new refrig. and freezer the day after Thanksgiving and was given a delivery date of 12/19/08. Then I come home tonight and find out that date has now been changed to 12/26/08. I was so furious I called the 800's (delivery dept) and basically told...
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Anonymous
#779578

Sears sells stuff all the time that they can't deliver. I've been trying to get a $2000.00 bed that I paid them for a month ago.

Not only that, but they lie about it. Make up all sorts of excuses "bad weather", "truck broke down" all kinds of nonsense. They won't just come right out and tell you that it's out of stock because they know if they did, you'd go someplace else and buy it. It's not like you can't get beds at any furniture store.

Worse than that is we've been held hostage. Every Saturday we're promised delivery and then, nothing. We can't plan anything for the entire day because you don't know until the night before when they're comming and then you find out half an hour after the time window that they're not coming at all. It's like they're mocking us or something.

They call and taunt us with promises of a bed knowing that they aren't going to deliver anything. Not just once or twice, but over and over like it's some kind of IQ test to see how big of an *** does business with Sears. I feel like such a fool. Emotionally abused by truck drivers pretending to care.

Everyone you talk to is extremely polite and apologetic and respectful. You can tell they've had lots of practice snowing people. Sometimes you can tell they can hardly hold in the giggles until after you hang up. Who else treats people this way?

I don't even care about the money any more, I just want the harassment to stop.

Stop texting me, stop calling me, please just make it stop. I'll sleep on the floor for the rest of my life if you just stop bothering me, Sears.

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#142766 Review #142766 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$2300

Sears Repair Center - NEVER use them they lie

Copy of my letter sent to Bruce Johnson @ Sears: I am writing this letter to formally, in writing, indicate my severe disappointment with my recent experience with Sears Customer Service Department regarding the repair of my Sears Kenmore Washer. In March 2007, I needed to purchase a washer and dryer. After spending much time in reviewing brands and appliance stores, I chose to purchase a Sears Kenmore at your Los Altos, Long Beach store. I purchased the “upper end” Kenmore appliance which I was told was the best washer and dryer on the market. My experience in purchasing my appliances at Sears was very pleasant as was the salesclerk and the gentleman who came to my home to delivery and set up my appliances. Just one and a half years later, the hot water would not come out in my washer. I couldn’t believe that in such a short time my washer would malfunction. I promptly called Sears and scheduled an appointment for a repairman to come to my home to determine the problem. I chose to use Sears for my repair needs thinking you would provide the best customer service and would be able to easily repair my Sears Kenmore washer. I was wrong. This has been one of my worst experiences of incompetence and deceit with a service repair company. On October 23, 2008 a Sears repairman came to my home and after taking apart my washing machine, he said that the timer was broken. I expressed my dismay that the washer wasn’t even two years old and already it had a broken part. I was told that the parts are made of plastic and the quality is not as good as it used to be. (Note my prior Maytag washer and dryer lasted over 15 years.) I was given the option of ordering a new or refurbished part and after speaking with the repairman he recommended the refurbished part saying a new part isn’t necessarily any better and costs significantly more. The repairman also recommended my buying a Sears service warranty guarantee since it was his belief that my Kenmore would most likely have more problems in the future. I was upset to hear that my washer would fail again and reluctantly accepted the repairman’s suggestion. I paid for the service call, refurbished part and extended warranty for $252.28 with my Visa credit card. My washer was put back together and I was told that it would keep working (as it had before he came out) but the washer would continue to have only warm or cold water wash capability. I was told the earliest anyone could come out to put in the timer was November 1st. The next morning, October 24th I went to use my washer and it would not work at all. I immediately called your customer service department to ask that someone come out immediately to fix my washer so that it would (with only warm or cold water temperatures) work until the timer was installed. I have a family of four and do not have the time or money to go to the laundry mat to wash my clothes. Besides it was your repairman who broke my machine so now it would not work at all. My experience summarized:  First off, calling your customer service department line is not an easy task. You go through a phone button excursion of sorts just trying to reach a live voice to speak with. There is no direct line to call, just a myriad of options and buttons to press on the telephone. During my calls I got disconnected 3 times while being put on hold by a customer service representative to verify information about my call.  I “spoke” with Bill, Suzie, Anna? (an unrecognizable name), and Armando asking that a repairman come out to my house to at least get my washer to work as it did before your repairman broke it. Each of these customer service people assured me that someone would call me back quickly to schedule a follow up appointment that day (October 24) to get my washer working. NEVER did I receive a call back and I had to keep calling. At about 5 pm that day I called again and spoke to Brenda. Brenda said that looking through her records it appeared that no one had input my request in the computer for service. She said that since it was 5pm I should call first thing Saturday morning and that certainly Sears, “for their best customer”, could arrange for a repairman to fix my machine that day. She assured me that my problem would be taken care of immediately on Saturday morning.  Friday night I had to go to the laundry mat to frantically get some items washed as I was having company on Saturday. It cost me $6.00 just to get my items washed.  On Saturday morning, October 25th I spoke to Kim and while on hold again was disconnected. Then after being on hold for over 10 minutes I spoke with Anna who indicated that there was nothing that could be done on Saturday and that I would have to wait until October 30th before anyone could come out to my house. I shared with both Kim and Anna my severe frustration of being told on Friday by a multitude of customer service representatives that I would receive a call back and never did. I also told them that my washer was broken by the Sears repairman, and I could not do any laundry at all. I needed someone immediately to fix my machine and told them that I was promised by Brenda that this would happen, if I called first thing on Saturday morning. I then asked to speak with a supervisor and now after waiting 20 minutes spoke to Andrea. She was not very sympathetic and said the best she could do was to get someone to my house “maybe” by October 30th. After continuing to repeat my story and beg Andrea to send someone out I was told there was nothing she could do but once again, someone would call me back to schedule a follow up appointment.  Now frantic and mid morning I called an independent service company “A 1 Speedy Appliance” and they came out promptly. After taking apart my washing machine the independent service man said that the Sears repairman had disconnected by reconnect lid switch and that was why I could not use my washer. He confirmed that I needed a new timer and said to buy a refurnished timer was a waste of money. He also said that the Kenmore washer is known for falling apart after just a short time period. I had to pay $65.00 service charge just for A 1 Speedy Appliance to reconnect my washer that Sears broke. No surprise, I received NO follow up call on Saturday from anyone at Sears Customer Service.  On October 26th I spoke to Dennis to cancel my November 1st appointment to install the timer since I decided to proceed with A 1 Speedy Appliance, given the shoddy service and lies I experienced with Sears. I also asked Dennis to credit my Visa credit card account the $252.28 since I was canceling my repair and given the fact that the Sears repairman broke my washer, I told him I should not have to pay the Sears service call of October 23rd. Dennis said he couldn’t help me and transferred me to a Sears specialist. I then spoke to Roland who said I could not get a credit to my account UNTIL I received the timer which was coming by UPS. Once I received the timer I would have to call Sears again to get instructions on how to return the part and then I could get a credit card refund. I again asked Roland to cancel my appointment scheduled for 11/1 as I was having A 1 Speedy Appliance install a new timer.  The Sears refurbished timer came by UPS on Wednesday October 29th and on November 1st was picked up by another Sears repairman who ironically had come to fix my washer. The Sears repairman NEVER received the call from your customer service department to cancel the follow up service appointment.  I received my VISA card statement in the mail and have noticed that Sears has a charge of $252.28. Clearly while Sears received my timer part, no one bothered to credit my account. I realize this letter is very long. In summary I have spoken to over 9 people who represent Sears and got nowhere but severe frustration and complete disappointment with Sears customer service. No one ever called me back. On October 24th I lost an entire day of work waiting at home for a promised call back from Sears that never came; plus the time I had to spend that entire day and next talking with your customer service representatives. After this experience I will never buy another appliance from Sears. I will never use Sears for any appliance repairs and will make sure that my family and friends are aware of the horrible service I have received. I am also forwarding a copy of this letter to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and to my Visa card company. Looking at the BBB website, my experience with Sears hit the major points they discuss with reasons to file a complaint. • selling practices you think are deceptive or otherwise improper • a guarantee or warranty that was not honored • unsatisfactory service after your purchase • credit or billing problems • the company's failure to perform as it agreed to, either orally or in writing I am asking for the following: (1) Refund/credit my VISA the entire amount of my Sears bill of $252.28. This includes the initial Sears service call that resulted in my having a completely broken washer. Attached is a copy of my statement. (2) A payment from Sears in the amount of $65.00 which was the amount I had to pay to A-1 Speedy Appliance Company for their first service charge to reconnect the lid switch, which your Sears repairman disconnected which rendered my washer completely unusable. Quite frankly, Sears should also pay me the $6.00 for the laundry services I was forced to use while waiting for Sears to contact me. I am gravely disappointed with my experience at Sears and sincerely hope you can revamp your customer service department. I would appreciate an immediate credit or check of $323.28 for the above costs to either my VISA account or via check sent directly to me. Mr. Johnson, thank you for your prompt time and attention in fixing this problem immediately.
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#142254 Review #142254 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Poor customer service, order cancelled by Sears, charged xtra 25%

We ordered free standing range over the phone to be delivered, and paid for installation. When called to check on block of time for delivery, customer service stated that order was cancelled in computer. Reordered again,and was denied 25% off that was given to us with first time ordering. Next day called again to check on delivery, again they said order was cancelled in computer. Reordered a third time, they again stated order was cancelled and that delivery would not take place as promised. Did not reorder, and will not do business again with Sears. We are now left without stove 2 days before Thanksgiving.
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#142109 Review #142109 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Installation
I purchased a Sears Kenmore canister vacuum on 9-13-04 with a five year Master Protection Agreement (MPA) which I was told would cover all parts and labor for the five years and if they could not repair it, they would replace it. Service under this agreement has been...
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Anonymous
#51260

I have had the same thing happen to me with a purchased service contract they didnt want to honor. I just filed an onlin complaint with my states attorney General and got results.

You can usuallu have their name on the Attorney Generals web site for sometimes years. Try that, it's the only way to make them step up.

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#141891 Review #141891 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Repair

Sears Card

I came into a little money and the way things going in the stock I thought I would help out my girl friend and pay off her sears credit card and you think it would raise her credit wrong it dropped her credit score 10 points if this is the way sears want to treat it's customers at a time we are going through now and christmas right around the corner this company just pushed one consumer away and I'm making it known I have lots of friends and I come from a very large family SEARS A BAD ASSET
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Anonymous
#428064

I know of the constant phone calls and the $40.00 late fees. Used to be me however I learned my lesson.

I take the payment right to them, always on time, I pay $30.00 to them, they pay $15.00 onto my account. What a great deal.

They love thier customers. We love Sears too, in fact Sears will be gone soon.....bye bye Sears.

Anonymous
#115381

I got a Sear Credit Card in 6/2008, made a credit purchase, was making monthly payments of $100 with mininum payment being approximately $20 per month. Balance never seemed to go down and I could never get an explaination as to why.

In 10/2009 I maded another purchase after first balance was close to complication. Again making payments well in excess of the mininum balance. On 1/2010 payment was 9 days late getting to Sears, on the 9th day I began receiving deliquent calls with calls being 2 to 3 minutes apart from 9AM to 9:30PM, leaving no message just calling and calling. I did not recognize the phone number so I called the number after the 9:30PM call.

I was informed that the calls were for deliquence of 9 days, that I had been charged a $39 late fee, and that the min payment must always be paid even if payment is above the mininum. What a ludicrist way of doing business. I understant that individuals are experiencing financial difficulties however to insult and penalize all customers is a fundamental way to lose business. I will be paying off my balance ASAP and will never do business with Sears again.

I wish to extnd a warning to anyone thinking of doing business with Sears via credit to think twice about it.

It is not a proposition that I would recommend. :(

Anonymous
#58639

I know it might look like paying off the Sears CC made the score go down, and in a way may have, but not because of Sears. The credit score is an impossible number to predict.

I obviously do not know the whole story, but sounds like the account may have been closed, and therefore reducing the amount of credit your GF has, which is not always a good thing as revolving lines of credit are a necessity in having a high score; just need to have a good ratio of debt to income. If you didnt close the account and the account was not past due/in collection when it was paid off then the credit score dropping is most likely related to something else. Also, it takes a few months for equifax, transunion, etc...

to update the credit score, so depending on how quickly after you looked at the score after paying account off it may have not taken affect yet. A lot of tools available in Google

Anonymous
#52083

Sears did not cause your score to go down, the credit agencies have a weird mathamatical way of making credit scores. It is possible for score to go down as she is no longer making monthly payments, to show credit worthiness

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#141739 Review #141739 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Sears Credit Card
Purchased a double door Kenmore for about $1300. also purchased 5 year extended service contract for about $1500. Had multiple service calls over life of service contract. Refrigerator was a lemon from the start. So, paid about $3000 for a refrigerator that lasted only...
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Anonymous
#53474

Im the one from 11-25-2008 i just wanted to share this...

WASHINGTON – Maytag Corp. said Tuesday that it has voluntarily recalled about 1.6 million refrigerators due to an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard.

The problem has led to 16 incidents ranging from smoke damage to major kitchen damage, Maytag said.

The Newton, Iowa-based company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves some Jenn-Air, Amana, Admiral, Magic Chef, Maytag, Performa by Maytag and Crosley side-by-side and top freezer refrigerators. They were sold from January 2001 through January 2004 at department and appliance stores and by homebuilders.

The refrigerators, which sold for $350 to $1,600, came in black, bisque, white and stainless steel. Those with bottom freezers are not included in the recall.

The recall notice said an electrical failure in the relay component that turns on the refrigerator's compressor can cause overheating and pose a serious fire hazard.

Maytag, a unit of Whirlpool Corp., said 41 refrigerator ignition incidents have been reported, with 16 resulting in various degrees of damage.

Consumers were advised to contact Maytag to find out if their refrigerator is included in the recall and to set up a free in-home repair. Its toll-free number is 866-533-9817.

The company said refrigerators should not be returned to the stores that sold them.

Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool purchased Maytag in March 2006 in a $1.8 billion deal.

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