This 4th of July weekend, we went to Sears in Orange Park, FL to potentialy purchase a new cooktop for our kitchen. The sales rep was cordial and showed us the displays and attempted to answer our questions. We returned the next day, after researching various sources of the product we wanted, to work out a deal on the new cooktop. Since it was a major holiday and they advertised huge savings, we decided to purchase from Sears.
The cook top we decided on was made by Electrolux. We were quickly informed that Electrolux appliances were not part of the sale. We then asked them to price match the product with Lowe’s since their advertised price was $300 less than Sears. The sales rep called his manager and then told us that Lowe’s was losing their license to sell Electrolux and Sears would not honor the price match policy.
When we checked with Lowe’s corporate (via their customer service line), we found that this was a lie. Sears just didn’t want to price match and the Lowe’s price was the suggested Electrolux suggested retail price. We questioned the sales rep and also asked for the manager and were told he was “out” (after allegedly answering the question from the salesman). Nothing bothers me more than someone lying to my face.
WE went to Lowe’s and got the lower price and a 10% military discount.
Beware of doing business with Sears. They will not honor their “Blue Team” policy of price match + 10% of the difference. They will just lie about the competition and attempt to charge full price. Bad business!!
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