I ordered nearly $3,000 worth of merchandise (a Husqvarna yard tractor and a Craftsman rear tine tiller) on April 2nd from Sears with a delivery date of April 11th. I took off work to be home to get my merchandise on the 11th. To help move things along, I called and gave the customer care people the best # to reach me in case they needed directions to my home and the lady put me on hold so she could give it to the driver who was to deliver my items. She then told me I was #6 on their delivery list and that they were currently on #5 - I was next in line! I was so happy! Finally I was getting my wonderful new mower and tiller! So I anxiously await the delivery truck to come down our road. A few minutes later, the delivery guy from Excel calls asking for directions. I gave him detailed directions and I told him I had taken off work and was anxious to get it so that I could mow my now knee-high grass. He asked how far from Highway 380 and 75 he was, and I told him he should be at my home in 30 to 45 minutes.
An hour goes by and so I call to find out where on earth the delivery truck is. Imagine my surprise when I was told there was no delivery scheduled for April 11th, that my mower and tiller was not to be delivered until April 14th. I told the lady that I had taken off work specifically to get my items which had been scheduled for the 11th for nearly 2 weeks! So she reads the notes and comes back on the phone and says the delivery person wasn't able to come to Bonham and so they rescheduled my delivery. No phone call to me asking if that is okay, no apologies, no nothing!
Let me just be blunt here for a moment - Sears has the worst customer service in the world. Nobody at their company cared that I had taken off time from work to wait on my mower, nobody cared that I needed that mower immediately to mow my yard, nobody cared that I spent quite a bit of money on gas to get to my home. They simply did not care.
I then got online and started looking to see if I can find someone who can deliver me the same mower immediately so that I could cancel the order. I found on the Sears website that they are now offering a free cart with a lawn mower purchase of over $1,299 which mine most definitely was. So I called customer care and they told me they could not give it to me, even though I lost a day of work and tons of gas in going to my house waiting on your delivery truck which never came. If Sears now offers a promotion that I qualify for, and my mower has not yet been delivered, I should be entitled to receive it. I do not understand how they can expect to screw customers over like this and then not honor promotions that you have going on. It was through Sears' own negligence that I did not get my mower and tiller, so I should be entitled to this cart.
So if you order from Sears, just know that you cannot trust anything they say. If they will treat a customer who spends $3,000 on merchandise like this, they will treat customers who spend less even worse. Do yourself a favor and buy your merchandise from a local merchant. A local merchant will appreciate you and will do anything in their power to keep you as a good customer. Sears is just too big for its own good. Nobody there cares about you because if they lose you as a customer, they have so many others that they just don't care if they lose you.