• Report: #1156665

Complaint Review: cvs pharmacy

  • Submitted: Sun, June 22, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, July 24, 2014

  • Reported By: celticfury — upper montclair New Jersey
cvs pharmacy
valley road upper montclair, New Jersey USA

cvs pharmacy harassment over discarded merchandise outside their store upper montclair New Jersey

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: CVS defraud Medicare

*Author of original report: x

*Author of original report: x

*Consumer Comment: You know it is wrong and unethical...

*Consumer Comment: Really??

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    the cvs in upper montclair has, for several years, been in the habit of discarding unsold/unsaleable merchandise into their dumpster, from which local dumpster divers have been retrieving it - until about a year ago.  a local diver (whose name i will withhold for his safety and legal protection), was in the middle of salvaging multiple cases of DISCARDED water when he was confronted by several cvs wage slaves who asked him what he was doing.  when he told them, he was told that he could not take the water and other items still in the dumpster, or those he had piled in one of their carts, he asked, "why?  does water expire?"  unbelievably, he was told "yes".  he left, and watched them throw the items back into the dumpster.  

     since that time, this cvs has ceased discarding anything of any remote value in that dumpster, and he has been verbally harassed on at least one other occasion when simply looking into that dumpster.  god forbid that anyone in need should simply be able to obtain anything of use by salvage if a corporation cannot keep its grubby little paws on it to make a profit first.

     this same cvs also has a pair of clothing boxes in the back corner of their parking lot.  they do not own, maintain, fill, or empty these boxes, which are the property of a charity which removes the contents on a weekly basis.  donors frequently leave overfilled garbage bags full of clothes, shoes, accessories, etc., which do not fit into the boxes, on the ground outside it.  salvagers frequently go through these bags, removing and keeping the items they find of value, and neatly placing everything else inside the boxes.

     this evening, a salvager (name withheld for the same reasons as above) not only placed some of his own items in the box, but also went through the contents of a bag too large to fit, placing the items he could not use inside the box.  he suddenly found himself being "supervised" by three employees from cvs management, who asked him "how are you sir?  what are you doing?  can we help you?"  he declined their "help", finished his search, deposited all the unwanted items in one of the boxes, and took what he wanted (a shirt and two plastic garbage bags), and left.  from the tone of the questioning, and the comments made while he was searching, it was obvious that the purpose of the "supervision" was to frighten him away and discourage him from doing this in future.

     it seems to me that the legal grounds these people had for their actions were quite specious, and their behavior unwarranted.  in a time when so many in this country are doing so poorly with so little, such overreaching meanness of spirit is unbelievable, but becoming all too common and oppressive.

     


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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

CVS defraud Medicare

AUTHOR: hicklemr - ()

http://www.millerreport.us/2014/07/cvs-overcharging-on-medications-to.html CVS defraud Medicare to align the CEOs pockets with platinum lining

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AUTHOR: celticfury - ()

if you havent seen this company, or any other company, throw away merchandise like this, then you need to get out more.  corporate waste - at cvs and almost any other company you care to name - is truly staggering. while i am availing myself of what access to food pantries and charities are available to me, even charities charge for second-hand clothes...hard to buy things when youre unemployed and broke.  and i am not the only person who needs, and can use, and takes, these things.  there does not seem to be great interest on the part of these "charities" to donate to local needs, or in corporations such as cvs to behave with much humanity.  if you look at this site alone, there are over 60 complaints against them nationwide.  they are really not nice people.

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AUTHOR: celticfury - ()

its nice to see that the corporations have so many loyal informers.  wait until they decide to screw you over.

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#4 Consumer Comment

You know it is wrong and unethical...

AUTHOR: Robert - ()

 How do I know you know that it is wrong to do what you are doing is wrong?  It is because of this one line....

a local diver (whose name i will withhold for his safety and legal protection)

If there is nothing wrong with what you are doing....there would be no need to withhold your name for "legal" protection.

Oh and yes regardless of how you try to write this YOU are the one doing this.

BUSTED..Thank's for playing..have a nice day.

Oh but you say I am wrong...okay let's go into your ethics...

Even IF "Dumpster Diving" is legal where you live, what you are doing is still unethical. 

 they do not own, maintain, fill, or empty these boxes, which are the property of a charity which removes the contents on a weekly basis. donors frequently leave overfilled garbage bags full of clothes, shoes, accessories, etc., which do not fit into the boxes, on the ground outside it.  salvagers frequently go through these bags, removing and keeping the items they find of value, and neatly placing everything else inside the boxes.

- People put things at this donation bin to help the CHARITY.  What you are doing is basically saying...let me see what may be of some value and give the charity the junk.  This is then in effect taking money away from the Charity, or having you say that the people that this was to help don't deserve anything of value.  The people who left the stuff for donation wanted to help the charity, not some "freeloader" who thinks that they can just help themselves.   If they wanted to do that they could have just left a bag at their curb saying "free" avoiding taking the time and gas to go drop off the donations.

One final thing, many businesses have gone to filing trespass warnings on people they catch "Dumpster Diving" on their propoerty.  Because a business has the legal right to do this for just about any reason.  As a result I have forward this suggestion to this CVS in case they want to go that route.  Too bad you didn't leave the name of the Charity or I could have forwarded this information on how their bins are being used to them as well.

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#5 Consumer Comment

Really??

AUTHOR: Stacey - ()

 Yes water does expire and if you and your friends are so desperate for things then there are other ways to get them ie: food banks, charities, etc etc.  IF indeed this is the case.  CVS paid for this merchandise and I have never seen this company or any other company throw away items like this.  They usually send it back to the home office or supplier.

Want to cut your bills if you are so poor?? I suggest you rethink your priorities and cut the internet access.  That in itself is not a "life" necessity such as food and shelter is.

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