- Report: #959702
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Complaint Review: Home Depot
Home Depot735 Edward Lane Yorkville, Illinois United States of America
Home Depot doesn't care about it's customers Yorkville, Illinois
*Author of original report: Very disappointed
*UPDATE Employee: Home Depot Customer Care
I looked it over and noticed many loose bolts, so I had to find someone to tighten them.This morning, Wed 5/16/2012, I tried to start it but the battery was dead. I jumped it and finally got it running.Tried to drive it off the trailer and it wouldn't move. I called the store and the man tried to help me get it going. I told him that everyting looked like it was hooked up, but it still wouldn't move.
I told him I was sitting in my customers driveway and that I needed to get it running. After awhile and a few more phone calls, a rep from Cub Cadet called. By this time I was very upset because I had found even more loose bolts. After he told me that he would be out the next morning, I had finally had it and told him that I would just return it. Awhile later the Home Depot employee I talked to called and offered me first $100, and the $200 for the inconvience. I once again had to explain that
I had jobs to do today and money did not matter. I was willing to give Home Depot another chance so I agreed to let the store in Yorkville send me a refund in the form of a gift card. I never received it.More time, more phone calls and finally a Home Depot employee finally showed up. It was now 4 hours after my first phone call. Finally got it running and I was able
to take care of my customers.10/8/2012I have since discovered that the bolts holding the seat back don't match and are not even the correct type.They can't be tightened.Furthermore, when the machine quit running in the middle of a yard, I found out that the positive wire connected to the battery had broke off. After trying for days to find the right replacement part, I discovered that the bracket to hold the battery in place was never installed. I was willing to give Home Depot another chance so I agreed to let the store in Yorkville send me a refund in the form of a gift card. I never received it.
After calling your customer service today and being put on hold for over 20 minutes, I was told that the Yorkville store would contact me.
Hours later the manager called me. She told me that customer service would call me and they would arrange to pick up the mower. I told her that was unacceptable since I need to use the mower to service my customers.
She made no effort to try to help me.I still have not heard from customer service.I once again called Home Depot's main customer service line and was once again told that the store manager would contact me, and that the person I talked to would follow up the next day.I never heard back from any of them.I filed a complaint with the BBB. Here's a copy of the emails I recieved.Mr. S****, I have reached back out to my business partners and our position remains the same.
We are still willing to provide you with the $200.00 gift card that was never received. Your request for the $500.00 refund is respectfully denied, as the request for a full refund or a $1,000.00. I will respond to the BBB with our response. Thanks, Cornelia WilliamsExecutive Escalation Team Store Support CenterCUSTOMER FIRSTThe Home Depot | 2455 Paces Ferry Road | Atlanta, GA 30339Phone: (800) 654-0688 EXT 76013 | Fax: (678) 556-7614 Office hours Mon - Fri - 9:00am - 6:00pm ESTPlease contact Jessica Edwards, Extension 76406 in my absence From: Dan [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 6:31 PM
To: Williams, Cornelia
Subject: Re: REF 51662027 The original offer was a $200 refund for the original hassle. I gave you guys a second chance by offering to accept a gift card. You failed. It cost me $190 to get it running this time, Not to mention the lost work and wages I had to pay to my men. I feel that $1000 was a fair offer. I would be willing to settle for $500 refund not a gift card. Sent from my iPhone by Dan
On Oct 19, 2012, at 5:04 PM, <Cornelia_N_Williams@homedepot.com> wrote:We are still willing to provide you with the $200.00 gift card.
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