posted on Mar, 28 2015 @ 10:05 PM
I have run into this FAR too many times, 3 times in the past two weeks, but it happens so often, it's ridiculous.
I shop at Walmart when I don't have a better choice. Meaning, I finally get a chance to run out for something I need and that disgusting dump is the
only place open.
The other night, my last phone charger crapped out. I went to Walmart to get one of those $5 cheapies. While they're, I figured I might as well buy a
piece of junk cig lighter adapter for it as well. The wall charger works fine, but I tried the car one in the lot right away (as my phone was just
about dead. As I opened it, I noticed the interior plastic shell of the packaging looked beat up. "Here we go again", I thought. Sure enough, it
doesn't work. Glad I didn't leave the lot yet. Oh wait, it's 11pm. Can't return or exchange, because the so-called service desk is closed.
One of my other purchases was a new heating pad. A real piece of junk and the last one on the shelf (their ordering skills are terrible.) I can't
fall asleep or get out of bed without some heat on my back, and my last one lasted all of 6 months. It worked that night. I found it curious that the
plug, despite having one of those protective packing caps on it, was bent. In the morning, it wouldn't turn on. That's when I noticed two tight
knots tied into one of the strings on the cover. Nice, I wonder what skin diseases the previous owner of this sold-as-new item may have passed to me.
Today was my daughter's 1st birthday. After our at-home celebration, we decided to go to Toys R Us and get her a few things with her " bday money "
and get our almost 3yo son something for being such a good boy while she got the book of the attention (and presents.) He picked a toy stand mixer,
which is great because he always wants to play with our Kitchenaid one. It works on "Try Me" mode, but the full functions don't. That's when I
noticed it's dirty, and the screw for the battery compartment is mangled like the previous owner couldn't be arsed to find a proper screwdriver to
open it - also meaning they used it enough to need to replace the batteries -!- before repacking it and returning it.
Walmart, Toys R Us, Home Depot, etc... If you're going to sell overpriced garbage (which, for the most part, is everything you sell), at least check
your returns before putting them back on the shelf, send them back, or THROW THEM AWAY! I'm so sick of it!
To top it off, I lost the Walmart receipt, so at BEST, I'll get store credit. I'll probably use it to buy something they can't screw up, or fide
their criminal activities of selling used junk as new, like rolls of tape. My wife's birthday is tomorrow. I'll spend part of the morning going to a
different Toys R Us, as my son loves the toy, so we want to replace it right away. They won't pay me the $8 for the extra drive required because of
my being the victim of their scam. They won't give me the time back, nor reimburse me.
Both will, however, be the newest additions to my boycott list. The earliest I will purchase anything from either store again, will be 3/28/2020.