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In today's retail market, returns should be as easy as having a return label in the package when it arrives and then you call to have it picked up. Unfortunately, the 3 pajama sets I ordered, though listed as petite, were not really. They were regular sized and huge on me, a petite person. It cost me almost $12 to send them back. If they fit but I didn't like them, I wouldn't have minded, but they were obviously regular.
I placed an order today around 4 p.m. 450 window blinds. It was over a $200 order. The order included a $15 shipping fee which I have no problem pain. Order was placed. Everything was good. I got a confirmation email that the order went through. 4 hours later I received a phone call from someone in Pennsylvania with a 610 area code and he said he was calling from Boscov's and that my order is a large quantity and they categorize it as bulk shipping and they have to add $75 shipping cost if I want to receive it. I told them this is dishonest and that I was recording the call. He said that was no problem and he has no choice but to cancel my order because I am not willing to pay the extra 75 which I deem as a pure scam! Stay away from this pure dishonesty!!!
I have no idea how good store service is. I do most if not all my shopping online, except for personal items like shoes and clothing which I have to see and fit. Ordered online which was a breeze, had my order filled and shipped the next day which was just great and expected. But what I am so appreciative of is the care of the packaging and correctness of my order, all arrived in 2 days which was really fast! And in perfect just brand new and they took special care in the packaging, I surely be back to reorder and shop other items. Very satisfied with my online purchases from this store.
They had Labor Day Doorbusters of KitchenAid Mixer with Cover on sales for $199,99. The sales rep said they only had a couple and they went right after the Palmer Park Mall store opened. I then went online and only the $379 KitchenAid mixer was listed. No option to order the sale model online is a big disappointment. How can you put a big sale in the newspaper and then only have a couple available. It's just not right and I will never trust a Doorbusters sale again.
I went to look for a adjustable bed for my 15 yr old son. I was with him my 21 yr old daughter. I sat on the bed that we were looking at when she came over, she asked "can I help you?" I said, "We were just looking." She told me that she had paying customers coming through so we needed to leave. I put the ages of my kids so you knew they weren't jumping or acting up. Never be back there at Boscov's Deptford NJ again!
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I ordered Natural Soul Shoes... believe it or not they put them in another brand of shoes box and wrote on the box "Naturalizer, shoes size 6.5"... and shoes I got has scuff marks and on the side of sole shoes heavy scuff marks that peeled black color out and I can see clean color underneath. Like it was worn, cleaned and returned and also totally not accurate description, I also ordered gold toe slipper that normally sizes as M 9-10, L 11-12 but for this one that particularly made for Boscov's the choices to choose was just s, m, l. So guess what I ordered normal M and it arrived M 8-9. What the heck? So I called rep. asking for possibility to provide me with free exchange label as I needed a bigger size. He just ignorance, the tone was rude and just state "you need to pay return shipping. There is no exchange, you returned, we ship a new one out. That is how it work."
So after you ordered from them you are done, they can send you as worse condition as they want to as long as it correct size and brand they don't care. You can't argue and if you want to exchange/return you have to pay to ship it back out of your pocket. So if you come across Boscov's and you don't have their physical store in your area. Order them at your own risk. Worse experience and unprofessional for me. Talked to 2 men reps. and both also rude. Wondered how they trained them to be so in line.
Had a lousy 250 credit limit with them. Always paid my bill on time. Always more than the minimum. Got on their site to order Father's Day gifts and found out I now have a 200 limit. For no reason. I canceled the card. If that's how they treat loyal paying customers I don't want their card. Also majority of stuff I got in the mail was wrong or damaged. The decrease broke the camels back.
I thought Boscov's was a local department store, and was amazed at the selections offered. I needed a crossbody handbag, and there are hundreds from which to choose! Shopping for just the right item took a lot of time, but the website operates smoothly and loads quickly. The order came, the price was very acceptable, and I like the bag. It was exactly what I expected. The ease of perusing handbags led me to look for other items, which I purchased, and was also pleased with.
I booked an all inclusive vacation with three other people to go to Mexico. Boscov's in Lancaster had my boarding pass listed as just my first initial and I go by my first initial and middle name which is on my passport. This is my third trip with Boscov's. When I arrived at Harrisburg Airport they detained me at Security because my boarding pass did not match my passport. A supervisor finally left me thru after 15 minutes but when I got to the gate they said I could not board. After begging they finally gave me a new boarding pass.
When I got to the Atlanta Airport the agent at the desk said I could not board the plane and sent me down the hall to a Delta representative who said she could not do anything. I called the emergency number for Boscov's and explained my situation. Finally an agent felt sorry for me and left me go thru but said Boscov's would have to fix it or I could not get out of Cancun. I sent Erica in Lancaster an email and she responded back that it was fixed.
When I arrived at the Cancun Airport to fly home, my three friends had a good boarding pass but I had to wait in line 1 hour and 1/2 to get to the counter and it still was not fixed. Took me another 15 minutes to convince them who I was and the agent gave me a new boarding pass but said it was Boscov's fault for not changing things. When I got home I sent an email to Erica at Lancaster Boscov's and told her I had a trip from hell traveling and got no response from her. I guess Boscov's does not care about you. No one should have to go thru this nightmare especially me as a senior citizen.
I have shopped at Boscov's for years, always find great bargains, exchanges or refunds are never a problem. Sales clerk are always helpful even going into the stock rooms to find a particular color or item you want. I never shopped online but in store. I have no complaints except for the optical dept. The only store I shop in. I recently purchased glasses there for the 2nd time. Two years ago I had a problem with the glasses. The manager was very nice. she thought a different style frame would be better which they were. Now I purchased 2 pairs. Using the 2 pairs for $99 deal. The clerk who originally waited on me first told me the tinted lenses were then $60 then said $80 but when I got the total amount I would owe they were $90.
Both pair when I received them I was unable to see clearly, went back the one pair. The clerk said they were too small for my eyes and the glasses were exchanged but I picked a higher price frame and paid the difference, the new ones are great. The 2nd pair I have been there 3 times for adjustments and still can't use the glasses. Yesterday I was back again and the manager got very snippy, told me I had to pay $24 more to exchange the glasses, I did not have the glasses for 30 days, I told her I was going to write a review about the glasses and she said go right ahead and even offered me a card with her name on it. She also insinuated that I was trying to pull something as 2 years prior I had problems with new glasses which I did but she was the one that said I needed a different frame.
The girl who adjusted my glasses yesterday had adjusted them 2 times prior. She said, "You told me the glasses were fine after I adjusted them the last time", they seemed good until I really started using them, then I have to keep moving them so my vision is not blurry. This will in no way stop me from shopping at Boscovs but I will never buy glasses there again. The manager made me feel like I was trying to get a more expensive frame free or something similar. This store was the Palmer Mall. So now I have a pair of glasses that I can't use.
My girl friend went to Boscov's to pick up a Christmas tree for me. It was a real hassle to get someone to wait on her. She was passed from clerk to clerk. She purchased the tree and brought it home. I unloaded it from her car, the box had been opened and retaped. We unpacked the box, it was very apparent the tree had been out of the box before. The tree stand was the incorrect stand for the model tree we purchase, too small for the 7 foot tree and was also broken. I sincerely believe the tree had been used as a floor model and then repacked in the box and sold to us as a new tree. She contacted the store where purchased and was told they would call us back tomorrow. The tree will be returned in the morning and I am finished with Boscov's. I will not set foot in their store ever again.
Don't order from Boscov's online. They don't keep their inventory updated, they cancel out of stock items without offering an alternative (like a different color), and over half of my 3 shipments for one order has sat for 6 business days at their PA store, label printed but not delivered to USPS. They did not charge for the out of stock items but have charged for the items sitting in their store that they haven't got around to shipping. It's almost 2018 Boscov's time to figure out the online shopping or to eliminate your online store.
I placed an order online with several items for holiday gifts, one item was a Cardigan Sweater clearly stating that the sweater was the name brand "United States Sweaters" Co. although gave a vague description of the sweater. It was hit or miss with the color but I didn't mind that. Long story short, the order arrived. The Sweater is not "United States Sweater" Co. brand name, it is called 99 Jane Street which I have never heard of. It looks like the same sweater but it's not the correct sweater I ordered.
I called Boscov's and spoke to an agent, explained the situation. Before I could finish I was disconnected or hung up on (not sure). I'm not going to wait on the phone again so I sent an email. I finally get the first response asking me to send them the UPC code number from the Sweater I did receive. I did what they asked. I waited another day and just received their response. They are telling me that I received the correct sweater that I ordered. I did not! That is false advertising. I ordered a Sweater that was brand name "United States Sweater" Co. and I received one that was NOT that brand name.
If I were to order a pair of Nikes and I received a pair of Reeboks, I don't care if they are the same color they are not the brand name I ordered. They are not understanding what I am trying to tell them, I did not get what I expected. They believe I did. I am hitting my head against a brick wall here. The sweater is to be a gift for an older lady and she only wears certain brands of clothing and 99 Jane Street is not one of the brands. I have never even heard of it. Beware of what you order from boscovs.com as you don't really know what you may get.
I was always a boscovs.com shopper. Now I am very leery of ever ordering again. I don't think they ever had the "UNITED STATES SWEATERS" brand. It's a ploy to sell these 99 Jane Street look alikes. If you go to boscovs.com and put the number 37684 in the search box it will bring you to the sweater which you can clearly states the brand as a UNITED STATES SWEATER co. brand name. As far as Boscov's is concerned I have what I ordered.
My mom had ordered a bunch of new clothes for me, my favorite of which was a soft jacket, which ended up being too small, so she ordered another one. When I saw her about a week later she was surprised I hadn't gotten the new package yet. Now it's been 3 weeks and I STILL haven't gotten it.
I ordered 17 T shirts from Boscov's. So far, I have received 15 of them in 5 separate packages. I have had to stay home and wait for over a week now because I don't want the package leaning against the front door when I'm not home. I called them and they said there will be two more packages on two more days. For the few dollars that I saved, It was not worth the trouble.
Purchased an Owens (Catnapper) Recliner from Boscov's 9 months ago. Chair frame is intact but cushion and back leans to one side. I have rods, pins and cages in my spine so I need a straight, supportive chair which is why I purchased this chair. Due to the cushion leaning to one side, places my back at an off-angle and causes a lot of discomfort and sometimes pain. Called Boscov's and they sent someone out from Tri County Furniture Services and that individual stated the chair was faulty manufactured without enough padding in the lower back and the right part of the cushion.
Today, I spoke with Boscov's Customer Service and they tell me the company that checked the chair stated the chair was broken down because of the way I sit in it. WHAT A LINE OF **!!! Not what they told me!!! My husband and I have been Boscov's customer for over 40 years and never have I ever felt so disillusioned. If I sat in that chair the way they state I have, I would not be able to walk due to the rods and pins in my back. I am trying to find a way to even out the seat so I can at least use this chair WHICH IS ONLY 9 MONTHS OLD.
Ever since Al Boscov passed away, his stores have been going downhill. Al would never have allowed all this. As far as my husband and I are concerned, Boscov's is no longer a part of our lives. I am paying off my existing card and destroying it. I will not set foot in another Boscov's store. They do not honor what they sell anymore and hire outside repair people to say that the fault is yours so Boscov's does not have to pay or replace. Wonder how much they paid Tri County Furniture Service to say what they did!!! No longer a Boscov's Fan.
My significant other, whom I have lived with for the past 25 years, purchased a Brunswick leather recliner rocker from Boscov's for me for Christmas 2015. That was less than two years ago from today. It was sold to her as a leather chair and it was on sale for $499 reduced from $699. Only problem is it wasn't leather, it is vinyl and that this started peeling off. I called customer service and they said sorry it's only guaranteed one year by the store. My complaint is if it is supposed to be leather why is the vinyl peeling off like a cheap $99 chair. Selling vinyl for leather is a scam! Myself and the remainder of my family and anyone else I can convince do not plan to shop at Boscov's again, they are scammers!
I have one (1) so-called late payment from Boscov's/Comenity which I called and told them I had not received a bill. I have paid on time forever but this is lingering and lingering and bringing my credit score down. I have tried to get it corrected to no avail. I do not have the bill as it was so long ago and by the time you realize you had a late payment on your credit report, it is too late. I am unable to retrieve it, but I did call Boscov's and ask them to please remove it. It is still there after a long period of time. It is really bringing down my credit score. Boscov's credit card holders BEWARE.
I went to Boscov's today 9/20/17 1:15 this afternoon with my 89 year old mother. I went there for the dish set that were on sale. I wanted a set for 12, there was only a set of 4. A shipment of product was in because it was all over the dept. The young man there started to help me and I gave him plenty of time to look through the load that was there. While waiting we went to look at dresses. I found that the sizes carried in the misses dept. Didn't go over 12 although I did find 1 size 14. I asked the girl there if she could call another store and she did then said I had to pay for there first. Well that's just crazy. I can order from J.C. Penney and Kohl's and not have to pay ahead of time. I wanted 3 dresses to look at and try on. I asked for the store manager. At first he was sending his wife to talk to me Stephanie I believe, but then he Clarence the store manager came to talk to me.
I went through the whole thing including that if I wanted the dresses delivered at the store that it would take 8-12 weeks. Now thats just stupid. I could make one faster!! He proceeded to tell me that HE could get something here faster. HE never once said he would get the dresses here for me. I told him that his stores customer service is terrible can for dishes. The kid disappears went for dresses cant get them, and he is not offering to get then to HIS STORE. Very bad service.
Mind you at the end of all this he says, "Well is there anything I can do for you..." REALLY a yeah Dresses. Did I really have to tell him get these stupid dresses to your store without a charge. REALLY Whats up with that. He listen that's all and not even I felt. So after I TOLD HIM HE DID IT. But why did I have to say it. Poor Al is rolling in his grave I am sorry to say. One good note. The girl she helped me with the dishes was very good, I am that I can't remember her name. Manager knows it. This is the New Hartford NY Store #26. Clarence as a store manager didn't prove anything to me!! Don't know if I'll be back!!
We bought mattress 2011 and they told us it was 10 year warranty. Well our mattress have a lump in the middle of the mattress as per inspector. Well the mattress are stain and it's not cover which is not true they just offer a 20%discount to get new mattress that not right. I will not get them there again!
Bought this recliner after looking at it several times so it was not an impulse buy. My money is tight so I had to really think about it. I decided to purchase the chair and it was on sale, I was excited. So I get the chair, picked it up myself after waiting 7 days for it to arrive to the store. I was looking to take it home that day. Get it home and I left for my trip. 7-day return policy had expired by now. So I started to enjoy my new chair, well it has been falling apart since I started using it. Foam was bunching up in front, arms would not stay closed, massager stopped working and light stopped working. Called customer service, can't return but I have a year warranty...
So the service man came out to fix the problems, huh... Did nothing about the arms not staying closed, put new foam in fixed light and massager. When I put my feet up on the chair and I went to close it I could not close it. My bf had to put his foot on it and pushed it down. I was livid. Arms still flap open and the massages has stopped working again. I called customer service to make my complaint. She offered to send out the device man again. I said, "I don't think so. Did you not hear what I just said." At the end of the day there is nothing Boscov's nor the company who made the chair will do for me what so ever. 600 dollars for a piece of crap chair. Very pissed at their lack of trying to correct a very dissatisfied was a loyal customer. Since I have paid off the crap and cut up my card. If it would not appear on my credit I would have stopped paying for the chair. Will never buy another thing from Boscov's.
I purchased a VERY expensive Beautyrest Black queen mattress and split box from them less than a year ago. Boscov's DELIVERED THE BEDDING AND SET IT UP in my existing sleigh bed frame. THEY did not set the bed up correctly and NEVER said anything to me about adding support to my frame!! And, the salesman mentioned nothing of this to me either during the purchase process. He gave me a receipt that listed all kinds of things to review - nothing was checked off and nothing reviewed, only their 30 day return/replace policy.
Today my bed measures a center dip of over 1.25". I am not a large person by any means. When I called them, THEY TOLD ME I VOIDED the warranty by not having the proper support under the bed!! BUT THEY SET IT UP AND SAID NOTHING TO ME. I also found out that the "Split Box Spring" is in fact, only a split BOX. THERE ARE NO SPRINGS FOR ANY SUPPORT. Again, the salesman did not clearly explain this to me - and he reference it 'box spring'. The delivery men left a yellow form that had a list of actions that they performed - again, nothing was checked off. In my adult life, this was only the 2nd bed I had ever bought. I stupidly followed the salesman/delivery guys lead and never asked any questions. I was too excited to have my new bed. I know fee that I was for over $2000.
Interestingly, my boyfriend purchased a different model Beautyrest Black queen mattress/box from Boscov's a few weeks ago. The SAME salesman did the same thing to him - provided the receipt w/ the list of actions w/ NOTHING CHECKED OFF, he called the box a "BOX SPRING" and the delivery guys didn't check off anything on the form that they left behind...exact same issues!! Luckily, because of my terrible experience with Boscov's, my boyfriend has read over all paperwork very carefully and has made sure he has proper support under his own bed/box.
I am very unhappy and disappointed with Boscov's sales and customer service and, if he were still with us, I think Al Boscov would be very disappointed as well. I will not be purchasing anything for my home from them ever again!! If I were you, GO TO A BEDDING SPECIALTY STORE. When it's time for you to invest in new bedding, ask questions and don't sign anything that isn't properly completed during the purchase and/or delivery and set up.
I ordered SIX WHITE elongated cushioned toilet seats. A pretty basic order. I received from two different store/shipping locations two boxes. One box had two white elongated cushioned toilet seats. The other box had four BEIGE elongated cushioned toilet seats. I emailed, I called, I explained to the customer service folks. I was informed I could order four more WHITE toilet seats and receive a 10% discount. Whoopee!!! I asked why they thought I should spend more money with a company that cannot fill a simple order of SIX identical objects. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM UNLESS YOU DON'T REALLY CARE WHAT YOU GET!!
Order two watches for Christmas, received after Christmas. Return with tracking, checked on tracking and it was shipped. A month later, Boscov's customer services tells me that they never received it. Could not locate tracking number after a month and a half and now I'm on the hook for two watches that I don't have. Call USPS to ask them to help, and went to then sure local post office were I returned the items. Manager agreed to talk to Boscov's customer services and they refused to listen to him about the return of the package. Boscov's online support is terrible and they do not help. Also I was told that I would receive help with the order only to find that customer service agent lied... Do not buy anything from Boscov's...
We bought a Laura Ashley mattress and box spring from Boscov's in the Deptford Mall on September 5th 2016. Notice the mattress has been sagging in the middle and also sat on the edge of the bed one day to put on a pair of socks and heard a crack. When I flipped the box spring up to see what I had broke I found the wood had snapped in half right at a knot. Also where this knot was supported by my bed frame also we could see the box spring it bowed really bad. Call Boscov's customer service and they send a guy out to take pictures of the bed.
Wait a week later and they call to say that it was neglect because we don't have a center support on our bed frame and there was a stain in the mattress. Not to mention the lady who called was very ignorant and even had the audacity to tell me to take better care of my stuff and to call me ignorant after. Now I stripped the bed and took my own pictures of both the bed and broken box spring. I spent almost $800 on a bed that barely lasted 3 months. I don't know what else to do. I also contacted Laura Ashley, still waiting for a response. I do know I will be cancelling my credit card there and boycotting Boscov's for good.
I just placed an order. I met my quota for free shipping and they just called saying they were going to charge me an extra $25.00 for shipping! I was told because they were on sale. So buyer beware!! Don't spend time shopping on here meeting the free shipping quota to have them cancel it the next day!!! I spoke to Maria ** the manager on duty. She stated since they were on sale I couldn't receive free shipping!
This is a formal complaint against a female associate in the athletic men's dept at the Colonie Center Boscov's store whom I believe is named Valerie. (She refused to give me her name but I think that Valerie is what appeared on her name tag.) I have been a frequent shopper and loyal customer at Boscov's in Colonie Center for over 10 years. Today, on Saturday November 5, 2016 at approximately 2:15 p. m I was shopping with my daughter for Christmas. While she was in the junior dept. dressing room trying something on I decided to purchase a dress that she was looking at as a surprise gift to give to her for the holiday. The sale went well and I then went upstairs to look for some pajamas for my husband.
As I approached the men's department on the second floor, just as I stepped off the escalator, I noticed that the dress pattern could be seen through the bag so I politely approached the register at the top of the escalator at the Colonie Center Boscov's in the middle of the athletic men's department on the same side of the store as the luggage and college sweatshirts.
I asked the saleswoman who was not helping anyone at the time if she could kindly and before I finished my question she interrupted and said "I ain't holding nothing for you". I said "no I don't need anything to be held, I was just hoping for one extra Boscov's bag so that I could double up my bag with the purchased dress in it to hide the pattern so that I could surprise my daughter who was shopping in the store, as well." She abruptly said "Nope, Can't do it." I was stunned and "Replied, Why not? I shop here all of the time and I have my receipt with the dress." She said, "Ain't my issue, you already gotta bag, go to customer service." As I walked away I looked at her and said "I have never been treated so rude in this store."
Customer service had two sales associates wrapping gifts and a line of exactly eleven people in front of me so I walked over to another register stood in line behind one person and explained my situation with the dress to the sales associate. She smiled and kindly put my bag in another bag to keep the dress from being seen by my daughter. When I walked back I asked the rude sales associate her name and she refused to give it to me instead, she ran over to her manager and said that I had been "cussing" her out and quickly walked back to her register. I explained to the assistant manager in the men's department the situation and she said that she is not supposed to give me a bag... I said "Alright, but the delivery and the tone was so rude not to mention the saleswoman is now lying by saying that I cussed at her because I would never cuss."
The assistant manager apologized and just walked away from me. Then the same saleswoman at the register started speaking loudly to her assistant manager at the register as I walked by saying, "That lady be cussing at me." My reply was, "I have never cussed at anyone and you are very rude." Then I walked away. The entire delivery, and lack of respect for human kindness to which I was spoken and treated was not necessary at all.
Again the salesperson in the men's department at Boscov's would not even give me her name although I believe her name tag had the name Valerie on it and her assistant manager did not show any professionalism by quickly shrugging me off since her associate literally walked me to her. I am wondering if someone might speak to the sales associate about how she speaks to the customers and the assistant manager of the men's department who was there today, Saturday November 6 at 2:15 on how to handle a situation such as this. Thank you for your time. (If I have the sales associates name wrong the assistant manager in the men's department November 5, 2016 at 2:15 will know her name.)
I recently placed an online order for a variety of flameless candles (6 packages) which were on sale. The candles were all called "Luminara Flameless Candles" on the Boscov's website. When I received the candles, none of them were Luminara. They were all a brand called "Inflow" which I consider to be inferior and I would NOT have ordered them. So I had to spend my time returning them to the store, about 25 minutes away, a big waste of time. Shame on you Boscov's. You need to advertise the brand you are actually selling and NOT MISLEAD consumers.
My husband and I went to the Boscovs Optical Center in Dover, DE to get new eye exams and glasses. We were attracted there by the 2 pairs of glasses for $99.00. We had a good exam by Dr. C. ** but then the problems began. The optical manager Allison and Jana assisted us in getting our glasses ordered. First, neither the manager Allison or Jana were remotely interested in helping us choose the best glasses for us. The optical manager, Allison was only interested in talking fishing with Jana who was helping my husband and not once giving either one of us her undivided attention. They never informed us that they used the cheapest and lowest grade of glass (product) when making our glasses. My husband even paid $25.00 to have express shipment of his glasses in 2 days! Well my husband's glasses did come in and they called us a couple of days later.
When we went in to get his glasses, he couldn't see a thing! Everything was blurry and glasses were extremely heavy and they tried to tell us that he would have to adjust to them! At this time then they informed us that they use the lowest grade of glass and another manager from another store informed us that our glasses needed to be upgraded! She upgraded both my husband's as well as mine. We waited a month for the upgraded ones to come in only to find we could see but they didn't fit right. After several trips back to get our glasses adjusted, they still weren't right. They adjusted my husband's glasses which sat way above his eyebrows and made intense pressure areas on the sides of his nose. Still the disinterest by the optical manager Allison and the other assistant. Way too many trips at 30 miles each time to have the glasses adjusted.
I've been a nurse for many years and neither my husband nor I will ever go back to the optical center due to the lack of knowledge, interest, and customer service nor will we ever recommend this optical center to anyone. Eyes are a very important part of the human anatomy and they are the human's lifeline to be able to live life to the fullest. The cost of our glasses together was $823.00 which had to be paid in full before we could order our glasses and then they refused to give us an itemized receipt. We were told you can't get that until you pick the glasses up. They didn't even attempt to use our Eye Med insurance.
An optical center such as Boscovs should employ people who are knowledgeable, professional, and who dress appropriately. Not wearing sneakers and clothes that were inappropriate for a professional office. They need excellent customer service skills and they should make the patients their priority. This optical center in Dover, DE is the worst optical center ever and should be closed due to their inability to provide professional services.
I shopped at Boscovs for the first time this July and have had nothing but problems with them since, 2.5 weeks and no resolution yet. First they fished around in my bank account by placing a hold in the amount of $600 for items that had already been charged to my account but not shipped. I called to have them remove the illegitimate charge & it was a nightmare. It took 2 hours, 6 discourteous, unhelpful and ill-natured customer "service" reps, 3 disconnects (I was told by Felix their phones are rigged to hang up on ppl after 10 minutes, rather evasive, IMO) and a rude email telling me to contact my bank if I need further assistance understanding the holds procedure.
A few days later my merchandise began to arrive in deplorable condition. Items were carelessly thrown in bags and dumped in boxes. They placed a pair of shoes - completely unwrapped on top of lingerie - also completely unwrapped - in a bag in a loosely packed box and shipped it across the country! The lingerie was pulled and snagged and certainly not in new condition. A pair of shoes arrived with debris on the upper and signs of wear & tear on the sole. They appear to have been worn & are also not in new condition. Many other items appeared to have been worn (showed signs of filth such as foul aromas and smears) and returned.
In fact, the only merchandise from Boscovs that arrived in new and acceptable condition were 4 pairs of men's pajamas, still in their factory packaging. I thought I was ordering merchandise and paying for it to be delivered to my home in perfect condition. That did not happen.As it turns out, I paid for:
1. The inconvenience and waste of time and money spending 2 hours on the phone babysitting rude & unhelpful staff while they fix Boscovs accounting mistakes.
2. The inconvenience of photographing and documenting their shoddy, careless packaging and the damaged merchandise it produced.
3. The inconvenience and waste of time sending 9 (!) emails (including photos and explanations) in total so far without achieving resolution. Their best offer is "Send it back, we will refund you when we get our merch back." Boscovs wants to blame UPS so they can avoid losing $. Macy's on the other hand offered an immediate replacement at no extra charge or further inconvenience to me. I received an email confirming this within moments & my replacement will be here in 3 days. All they required from me was to "Please safely dispose of damaged items." <3 them for that!
Simultaneously, I had placed orders w/ Macy's, Target, Vitacost, VitaGlo, and several others. No one else placed holds on my account for money they had already deducted/received (even and especially the large orders) and everything but one item arrived in ship-shape condition. The one "problem" was very easily resolved in less than 5 minutes with one phone call - this was Macy's. Their customer service is outstanding, I will continue to shop there, but NOT at Boscovs. I have 25+ years of retail employment experience (and even more shopping experience :D), let me tell you, Boscovs is doing it all wrong. Don't waste those hard earned $$$ and precious time there. You will be ripped off and treated poorly.
Boscov's expert review by ConsumerAffairs
Boscov’s is a regional department store operating primarily in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Boscov’s also has an online store that ships nationwide. The chain sells home goods and clothes, accessories and shoes for women, men and children.
Special promotions: Boscov’s website regularly features special sales and promotions for budget-conscious consumers.
Size options: Hard-to-fit customers can find many options on Boscov’s website. Hundreds of options are available for each women’s size from 3 to 12, and many special widths are available in each size.
Store locations: Boscov’s customers can return merchandise to any of the chain’s department stores. This option makes returns simple.
Online exclusives: Boscov’s website stocks many styles that are not available in stores. Consumers who have difficulty finding their size may have much better luck on the company’s website.
Best for: Boscov’s has shoes for adults and children and is best for those who live in the mid-Atlantic region and/or wear hard-to-find sizes.
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