Reader Adam isn’t pleased with the peanuts his wife got from 1-800-Flowers:
When I ordered flowers for my wife, I added a $14.99 box of chocolates, but got an .88 cent box of peanuts
– I’ve attached the photo from 1-800-Flowers of the item your promised. (A standard box of chocolates for $14.99)
– I’ve also attached a photo of what I really got. (A box of chocolate covered peanuts that retail for .88 cents at Wal-Mart)
Not only is this a rip-off, but my wife doesn’t eat peanuts. I tried to call 1-800-Flowers, but you get a message to the effect of “We’re too busy” then the line hangs up.
We checked out the brand of peanuts you got Adam. They’re not just available at Walmart. You can also get them at Ace Hardware, Family Dollar, and Dollar General. When 1800Flowers.com says “candy may vary,” they are not kidding.
Quality issues aside: the 1800Flowers website says that a “small” is 8 oz. Not only did they send you crappy quality candy, they sent you a little more than half the amount you paid for.
Feel free to report this to your Attorney General and your state’s Department of Weights and Measures.