So I went to Sears today to shop for a number of items I need for a new house I will soon be moving into. I have picked out over 7500 dollars worth of appliances and misc. items for my new home and the salesman starts in with the "sign up for a credit card" pitch. He tells me Sears will give me 10 percent off my total bill when I put it on my "new" card.
Well I want to pay cash which you would think would be good for them and ask for the same discount on a cash option. The sales guy then proceeds to tell me that corporate will not allow them to markdown any prices even though they are offering a discount for credit buys.
This makes no sense to me that they will give a price break to someone who may not have the money for the products they are buying but not to an average Joe who walks in with cash in hand.
You would think with retail sales down in a "tough economic time" they would rather have my cash than give out credit and run the risk of never getting their money.
I was so ticked I left the store and went home and called their 800 number and got the same line of *** from the Supervisor on the phone.
I would really like to get all of the things I need from Sears so I am going to call their corporate office Monday and give them another shot at my sale but I am not hopeful they will want to earn my cash.
If not I guess I will find another retailer who wants to take my cash.
Monetary Loss: $7500.