ED Magedson – Founder
Fast-Fix Jewelry And Watch RepairsFashion Centre @ Pentagon City, 1100 Hayes St. Ste Arlington, Virginia United States of America
The previous report was right on. I had two watches - one a cheap $10 watch from a street vendor, and another a $100+ Skagen watch. I went in yesterday and the younger guy behind the counter was actually friendly and smiled back at me. First he tried to sell me some jewelry that was on sale, I smiled and said "No thanks, I have enough jewelry."
I pulled out the two watches and asked how much a battery would be for each. The older guy (I presume the owner) came out from behind some rack immediately and said, "Twenty dollars!" I said, "For a ten-dollar watch? I've never paid more than $7.50 for a watch battery." He said, "Our batteries are of the highest quality." I smiled and said, "No thank you. How much for the other watch?" He said, "Twenty dollars."
So the battery prices were the same for both watches - at twenty bucks a pop! Good grief! I jokingly said, "That's highway robbery!" I said it with a big smile, teasing. The older guy got angry immediately, retorting, "It is no robbery." Then he told me to go take my business somewhere else. Wow. I just laughed and walked away. Found the batteries for half his price about fifty feet away at a kiosk.
The store owner was defensive from the outset, and it only took him a split second to turn into an obnoxious jerk. This guy is a rip-off artist. I can't stand people like this who treat customers like crap.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/25/2009 08:57 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/fast-fix-jewelry-and-watch-repairs/arlington-virginia-22202/fast-fix-jewelry-and-watch-repairs-no-place-to-go-for-customer-service-and-reasonable-p-528462. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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