My boyfriend and I were incredibly excited to start looking for engagement rings. Because of Jared's advertisements we thought it would be the perfect place to start our search. Unfortunately, Jared took what should have been one of the most exciting experiences of our lives and left us feeling taken advantage of.
Our salesperson pretended to have our best interests at heart- he told us many times how "Jared is different, we care about our customers, provide quality products and want you to be happy."
We clearly explained to our salesperson that Jared was our first stop and that we planned on visiting many jewelry stores to shop around. After looking at diamonds and settings we were asked by our salesperson, "While you look at some of our different payment options would you like me to see how much you two would be 'pre approved' to use for financing?"
My boyfriend and I didn't seem interested but our salesperson let us know, "Hey it only takes 3 minutes- and this way you will have a better idea of what kind of ring you can buy here." We agreed and signed a paper- that we were told was in order to "Give him permission to check our credit"
Little did we know, until we went to another jewelry store and found a ring that we loved, that the salesperson at Jared had me sign a Jared Credit Card application. He opened a $3,500.00 credit card in my name without even once mentioning that he was going to, or had opened it. Because of this, I was unable to open a card at another location in order to finance the ring that I truly wanted.
We were shocked and frustrated with the fact that someone could replace the words "do you want to open a Jared Credit Card" with "Do you want me to see how much financing you would be pre-approved for?" and not have any ramifications for misrepresentation.
The salesperson was able to make a commission of off getting us to open a credit card- but right then and there, he lost any ability to make commission from selling me or any of my friends or family members anything from Jared.
To reinforce the fact that Jared is a complete scam and rip off- we found the same carat weight, color, clarity and cut diamond at another location for less than HALF of the price!
Trust me, don't get clouded by all of the bells and whistles- Jared is in to scam you- rip you off and not even think twice about it!
Charlotte, North Carolina