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plus3 Mon 03-Dec-12 20:44:12

Oh I know I am really,but bunch of bloody bastards angry

Bought something that was completely the wrong fit & tried to return it for my money back. Apparently they don't do this - you can exchange or get a gift card. My fault - it was the first time I have ever set foot in the place & tbh their exchange policy was visible at the till.

However, have just tried to buy the correct item on line & the website DOES NOT ACCEPT GIFTCARDS. WTAF?

I am very annoyed about this. This means I have to return to their jumble sale of 'shop' & speak to someone about ordering the correct item I wish to purchase. (bet they don't do that either..--fumes--)

So basically I was. Bloody unreasonable to even enter the door. Bah.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 17-Feb-16 17:53:38

Ooh we have lots of big mugs brew, always get one with an order.

DS1 and 2 used to work there, ooh the stories about management grin and the 'rules'.

CaptainCrunch Wed 17-Feb-16 17:49:29

Does anyone know where I can get a REALLY BIG MUG?

coughingbean Wed 17-Feb-16 17:48:28


boredofusername Wed 17-Feb-16 17:47:38

YANBU they are pretty unethical. They think that the law doesn't apply to them whether it's do with consumer law or how they treat their employees.

People use them because they are cheap. I say you get what you pay for.

They remind me of Ryanair.

CornishDoll82 Wed 17-Feb-16 17:37:39

So Sports Direct....shit huh?

PurpleDaisies Thu 22-Oct-15 21:00:49

Ooh how did you do that smiley yellow?

Yellowbird54321 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:57:51

Oh no! I was just about to share my totally boring Sports Direct bad experience then I realised it's a zombie thread. I can't bring myself to share it now - so you'll never know. thlwink

Shutthatdoor Thu 22-Oct-15 20:45:07

shivoncarla Seriously give it a rest.

We get that you are on a Sports Direct rampage.

loveliesbleeding1 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:43:50

2012 ffsangry

AnchorDownDeepBreath Thu 22-Oct-15 20:43:16

WeShould that is almost exactly what I wanted to write.

Sparkling that is hilarious.

ShamefulUsername Thu 22-Oct-15 20:40:47


Active convos has this fucking stuck in my head angry

Sparklingbrook Thu 22-Oct-15 20:38:02


WeShouldOpenABar Thu 22-Oct-15 20:37:46

The fuck is your problem with sports direct you loon

AnchorDownDeepBreath Thu 22-Oct-15 20:31:20

Are you just intending to find all the ancient threads about Sports Direct to bump up?

I was sympathetic when I read your thread, but now you just look like a spammer.

shivoncarla Thu 22-Oct-15 20:29:50

Similar story to me:

So, about a month ago I brought three pairs of shoes for my children from Sports Direct Online. When they arrived, one of them was completely the wrong size to which I had ordered and the other was damaged so I decided to return all three shoes via distribution. I made sure that I noted that I wanted the money back onto my debit card on the return slip, however, they returned all the money back onto a store voucher. I don't usually shop in sports direct, it really was a one off and now I'm stuck with this stupid voucher. When I emailed customer service, they said that there is nothing they can do now as it is on a voucher and they can't return the voucher for money! When I called up, one of the representatives basically told me that it's my fault for returning all of the shoes. I can't believe this, it's absurd. Not all the shoes were a change of mind, I'm not at fault and now I'm out of pocket because I had to pay a TWO delivery charges. I had a few of cases like this with sports direct but I thought it would be different if I brought online... obviously not.

Sparklingbrook Tue 04-Dec-12 17:56:17

It is my DS's favourite shop in the world. And my least favourite.

snice Mon 03-Dec-12 22:52:35

oh and I thought they carried your shoes to the till to stop people nicking them

snice Mon 03-Dec-12 22:51:49

Its the only place I can afford to get football boots/astro boots/ shinpads/any of the other myriad pieces of equipment my children require

QuanticoVirginia Mon 03-Dec-12 22:51:32

I think I hate it more because I can't afford NOT to shop there. It has the most appalling customer service and the shop is claustrophic and over hot and everytime I go in there I vow it will be the last. However inevitably I'm back in there when the boys needs new sports equipment.

I once ordered some ski trousers on line in the sale ( not available in the shop). They arrived with the security tag on so had to go to the shop to get it removed. I was told it 'happened all the time' and then got berated by the shop assistant for shopping on line because it was doing the shop staff out of jobs. He may have had a point but by the same token didn't really encourage me to want to go shopping in store again!!

44SoStartingOver Mon 03-Dec-12 22:46:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

plus3 Mon 03-Dec-12 22:44:21

Cheap & treat customers like shit?? That is actually a customer policy? We will assume the little people won't complain so we can shaft them?

The t-shirt I bought is £24 in John Lewis ....£16 in sports direct. I don't actually deserve to lose money just because I chose a different shop (and made an error in picking up the wrong fit hmm)

DillyDallyDayDream Mon 03-Dec-12 22:40:46

the carrying the shoes to the till is a company policy to make their customer service look good.

My local one is a 2 storey shop with the kids stuff UPSTAIRS AND NO LIFT - hmm how can I look At baby and kids stuff when I got a pushchair?

44SoStartingOver Mon 03-Dec-12 22:38:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

dementedma Mon 03-Dec-12 22:34:29

Its cheap for a reason. Watched Ds walking to school in his new fabby boots reduced from £50 which I can't afford, to £20 which I can, and felt very happy.Not everyone can afford John Lewis.

morethanyoubargainfor Mon 03-Dec-12 22:30:15

Try going in there in a wheelchair! It's the worse place for us disabled customers. Sadly I have been in there for one of the boys christmas pressies, he is football mad

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