Sears Appliance Installer Drops My Dryer, Shrugs – Then Everything Changes

Sears Appliance Installer Drops My Dryer, Shrugs – Then Everything Changes

“Recently Sears had a serious competitive edge on a single aspect of buying a dryer,” writes Bedford. If you’re curious, that aspect is that Sears will set up a dryer to vent from the side while most appliance retailers won’t, but that isn’t really important: what matters is what went wrong when the delivery team showed up with his fresh new dryer, and how Sears dealt with the issue. [More]

14 Months After Delivery, Sears Still Won’t Actually Install Dishwasher

14 Months After Delivery, Sears Still Won’t Actually Install Dishwasher

Lots of people happily hand-wash their dishes because they don’t want a dishwasher. That’s not the case for one California man, who has washed his dishes by hand for more than a year even though he wants and can totally afford a dishwasher. In fact, he, um, had a dishwasher the whole time. It’s just that when he bought it from Sears, they sort of half-installed it and wandered off, and he couldn’t get anyone at Sears to help him. [More]

Sears Delivers Damaged Fridge In Wrong Color, Won't Return Your Calls

Sears Delivers Damaged Fridge In Wrong Color, Won't Return Your Calls

J. found our tipline and wrote in, but clearly has not been a regular reader of Consumerist. We make this assumption because he bought a refrigerator from Sears, and assumed for some reason that things would go well. They did not. After the delivery team took off without calling because they were irrationally afraid of his driveway, they returned and dropped off the wrong color refrigerator with a massive crack in the door. Now they won’t answer his pleas for an exchange. [More]

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Everything This Appliance Delivery Service Could Screw Up, They Did

When Sears sent a delivery service to Stephen’s house with a new dishwasher and fridge, he didn’t have ridiculously high expectations. He did expect installers to show up, not damage the new appliances or his home, not remove items necessary to install the new appliances, and bring all of the items that he paid for. They managed none of these things. And they were late. Now it’s three weeks after the delivery, and he still doesn’t have a working dishwasher. [More]

Sears Finds New And Exciting Ways To Not Deliver Me A Working Dishwasher

Sears Finds New And Exciting Ways To Not Deliver Me A Working Dishwasher

Years ago, in a time so foreign and distant that many of us can barely remember it, Sears was the place to go if you wanted to buy a quality appliance. That’s not the case anymore. Evidently now it’s the place to go if you want to buy a non-operational appliance and take a bunch of unnecessary days off work. Tomorrow morning, Jesse will be waiting for a technician to come by and (most likely) not get his new dishwasher to work. The second, replacement dishwasher that Sears brought after the first one didn’t work either. [More]

Washer Floods House, Sears Puts Dams Up In Front Of Customer

Washer Floods House, Sears Puts Dams Up In Front Of Customer

When his washing machine from a Sears Outlet failed during its very first load of laundry, flooding the house, Rob thought that everything would be okay. Replacing the defective washer was a painless and easy process, thanks to the staff of his local store. Getting Sears to cover the thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage to his home…not so much. [More]

Sears Keeps Pushing Back Dishwasher Delivery, Charges When You Get Sick Of It

Sears Keeps Pushing Back Dishwasher Delivery, Charges When You Get Sick Of It

Perhaps it was unwise of Robert to order a dishwasher from Sears and expect to eventually receive a dishwasher. But his local Sears managed to do even worse than that. After they delayed his order six times, he had enough and canceled it. So, naturally, they went right ahead and charged his Sears credit card for the much-delayed, never-delivered dishwasher. [More]

Sears Takes Four Appliances Back, Refunds You For One

Sears Takes Four Appliances Back, Refunds You For One

By Sears standards, maybe Benjamin was lucky. More than two months ago, he bought two washers and two dryers from his local store to go inside a coset. When they didn’t fit in the appointed space, he sent them back under the rational assumption that Sears would credit him back for the purchase. This was an incorrect assumption. [More]

Sears Replaces Reader's Basement-Flooding Washer

Sears Replaces Reader's Basement-Flooding Washer

Consumer victory! After being featured on this site last week, reader Sharon’s basement-flooding washing machine is going to be replaced. While the replacement itself is due to Sharon’s own diligent work trying to make Sears see logic, she’ll be getting more expensive replacement washer for her trouble after her Consumerist appearance. [More]

Sears Cancels Your Account Of 44 Years Because Your Husband Died Ten Years Ago. What?

Sears Cancels Your Account Of 44 Years Because Your Husband Died Ten Years Ago. What?

Meet Judy, Sears’ ideal customer. When Judy’s husband died ten years ago, Sears, like her other creditors, assured her that she could continue using her account. Since then, Judy has used her Sears card to buy a washer, dryer, and refrigerator. Yet when Judy recently tried to buy a $142 saw, Sears insisted on immediately closing her account because it was in her late-husband’s name.

Sears Replaces Your Dishwasher With A Defective One, Then Says "See You In July!"

Sears Replaces Your Dishwasher With A Defective One, Then Says "See You In July!"

As part of a full kitchen upgrade, reader Sean purchased a $1300 dishwasher from Sears. Shortly after he received the unit, he realized it was defective. Sears directed him to an outsourced service company called OneSource. During the phone call to OneSource, Sean logged over 3 hours of hold time and was bounced around to 11 different CSRs, but they did nothing to help. Eventually, he got with Sears Executive customer service who said that they couldn’t replace the washer until July. Now, Sean can’t even wash his dishes because his hot water isn’t connected and his garbage disposal leaks water. Sean’s letter, inside…