How Buying Gift Cards To Shop Online Can Backfire

How Buying Gift Cards To Shop Online Can Backfire

S. tells Consumerist that she had a bad experience with Lane Bryant, and now she doesn’t know where to turn. She doesn’t use credit cards, but couldn’t pass up a great online-only sale on jeans. She went to a brick-and-mortar store and purchased a gift card, then used the gift card to make the purchase online. Simple, right? Nope. Lane Bryant canceled her order, and now S. is stuck with a $50 Lane Bryant gift card she had budgeted for two pairs of jeans. [More]

Sears Still Has Customers, Can't Manage To Sell Them Actual Merchandise

Sears Still Has Customers, Can't Manage To Sell Them Actual Merchandise

Freddy tells Consumerist that his girlfriend tried to buy a vacuum cleaner from Sears, but the self-destructive retailer stopped her at every turn. After waiting through six weeks of delays and broken promises, she finally asked for a refund and bought the same item at a lower price at Walmart. [More]