So I have a broken "flapper" on my refrigerator. It's a kenmore. So I call sears. They ask the model number, serial number and problem. I give them all the information, INCLUDING what's wrong with it. The "flapper" is broken and needs to be replaced. I get told I must pay $95 for some one to come out, plus the part cost and "labor", but no idea what the total bill might be.
I get a call from the service tech on day of repair and get asked the same set of questions. I dutifully reply and am told, they have " no idea what the cost would be until they diagnose the problem". Tech comes and diagnoses that the "flapper is broken". And low and behold the part IS on the Truck! What luck!
Then comes the scam estimate. $360 to replace the "flapper" that no one could tell me the cost of before, even though I told two sears personnel the exact problem ( and I'm guessing the part was put on the truck based in my description of the repair). I naturally refuse as I can buy a new unit ( not a kenmore), for maybe $1000, with a warranty.
So the scam. They knew what was wrong with the fridge. They knew how much they charge for that repair, yet they suckered me into inviting them into my house before they throw out an outrageous fee to replace a tiny plastic "flapper".
How many "diagnosis fees" must sear get in a day with this scam.
Sears has a long history of unethical bigness precipices, and for this consumer, I've dealt with sears for the last time.
Reason of review: Scam in service procedure.
Monetary Loss: $95.
I didn't like: Scam in repair, Estimate scam, Poor customer service.