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“You get what you pay for”

Written on: 25/03/2014 by hazeldinka (7 reviews written)

A word of warning... as far as footwear is concerned, cheap means rubbish and apparently this means that a pair of shoes doesn't need to last 24 hours. No refund for me then. Oh and when you leave a bad review on their website, they seem to disapprove it and refuse to put it on their website. A big thumbs doen for Sports Direct… Read Full Review

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“Appalling customer service”

Written on: 23/03/2014 by kaDaugherty1991 (1 review written)

I have never ordered from sports direct before and won't be again. There is no phone number to call on the website so when I noticed a problem with my order I had to email. I received no response until after my product was dispatched (3 working days later - plenty of time to respond to an email). The staff repeatedly pointed out it was my fault and there was absolutely nothing they could do. I have never been treated like this by any other online retailer and I am shocked and appalled… Read Full Review

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“steer clear of this store”

Written on: 21/03/2014 by KarlyPritchard (1 review written)

Bought football top from store and after only two wears top started to run and pulls appeared all over. Took back to local store in Dumfries and was told by uppity manageress that my washing machine was responsible? Funny had only been handwashed, however returned to customer services at head office at a cost of over a fiver only to have it returned and told that these tops were delicate and should not be used for sport activities. What an utter disgraceful service,have warned all friends and… Read Full Review

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“Don't bother complaining!”

Written on: 16/03/2014 by 328Woods (1 review written)

Just been to SD Denton and had the worst customer experience ever! They failed to scan a 50p tennis ball that my 4 year old son had decided he wanted, when we returned 45 mins before the advertised closing time I was abruptly told that the tills were off and we couldn't buy a replacement despite an admission that it was the error of the till staff. The assistant managers were extremely rude and aggressive saying it they had done their hours and they'd physically remove us if we didn't leave… Read Full Review

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“Are they selling factory seconds as new?”

Written on: 14/03/2014 by Thalleon (1 review written)

I have ordered from Sports Direct twice in the past few months. On the first occasion i bought Firetrap jeans one in black and one in mid-wash. Both were for 32W Regular length. Even though both had a label stating they were the same size there was a massive discrepancy in the fit. The Mid-wash were just about right but the Black were massive, obviously a 36 waist not 32. I have bought plenty of Firetrap jeans in the past both online and in shop but never from Sports Direct. I thought it may… Read Full Review

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“disgraceful service”

Written on: 07/03/2014 by Elsie257 (1 review written)

purchased football top after two wears top appeared full of runs and pulls, returned to store and was told by an uppity manageress that my washing machine was to blame? funny it had only been hanwashed twice. Send back to customer services at a cost of over a fiver only to be returned telling me football tops are delicate and should not be used in any sort of sport training, utter nonscence,will never shop or reccommend anyone to use this store again, much better service in JD sport… Read Full Review

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“rip off merchants”

Written on: 28/02/2014 by gm123 (1 review written)

ordered some socks, trainers and a coat. They sent me the wrong socks and also sent me a mug and a useless magazine that I hadn't asked for - oh and they charged me for them. They are only a pound in total but to send them back would cost me around £5. They obviously thought that they had the rest of the order correct and so would charge me an extra pound with the mug and magazine so that I wouldn't return it as I would be out of pocket. On the grand scheme of things if they do this with every… Read Full Review

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Apandy's Response to gm123's Review

Written on: 07/03/2014

I just had the same problem and have written to SD asking for a refund. Ire clown they shod also refund some of the postage too as the package will be heavier if a mug and magazine are included. If they don't respond to my satisfaction I am writing to trading standards.

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Exapt_Brit's Response to gm123's Review

Written on: 11/03/2014

Wow, I can't believe they're still pulling this. They did this to me last year too, and I have not bought anything from them since. It doesn't matter how cheap their prices are, not when they trade in such a dishonest way. Your review is fair, and you're not alone.

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“Terrible in every way!!!”

Written on: 25/02/2014

Bought a new squash racquet a few weeks ago, the strings snapped when I was playing which is really unusual for a new racquet. I did end up going back to the store 2 days after the 28 day period to take this back. I had to speak to three different people and wait 15 minute to be told no. There is a store policy that strings have to be replaced by customers (regardless of circumstances). This policy is not on receipts, not in store, and when I asked where is was I was told 'in private files in… Read Full Review

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“Shop alarm still attached to coat.avoid store”

Written on: 24/02/2014 by Zainerrmae (1 review written)

I have two toddlers so thought it would be better to order older daughters school coat online which I did.when I ordered it added a magazine and cup which I was charged for .then when school coat did come it still had shop alarm on when I contacted custumer service they told me to return it to store.or post it back at my own expense.i asked to speak to a manager they told me they would phone me back .three days later still no call.so once again I phoned the online contact no which cost 10p per… Read Full Review

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“Items added I didn't want”

Written on: 22/02/2014 by AMug (1 review written)

I order a coat on the website. I have since noticed that a mug and magazine were adde d to my order without my knowledge. Okay it's only £1.00 total but I don't want them. Even if the coat turns out to be fantastic this gives the impression that you are dealing with them. I will not deal with them again so for the sake of £1.00 they have lost my future custom… Read Full Review

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“queue at tills!”

Written on: 18/02/2014

I was in sports direct in the metrocentre gateshead on friday 14th feb am, there was one person on a till and one on exchanges till. the queues were down the shop, one customers asked if there was anyone else for the till and the lad behind said no sorry, for a big company like this it quite bad. I have better things to b doin with my time rather then standing in that shop 4 10 mins!! I won't be returning… Read Full Review

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“rubbish nasty items, poor quality , poor eyer thing...”

Written on: 11/02/2014 by joannelucy (1 review written)

I order ed all this fab looking coars and tracksuit, well wat a pile of rubbish, none of it fitted, very rubbish poor quality, order came to 45.00 quid cost me 12 quid to return it all so in total with the 4.99p &p I paid I think they makin a tidy profit,so 16 quid in p&p and returns, stupid me wont get caught like that again, they used to offer to buy a prepaid returns label but cudnt find it this time , ive stick to foot locker ta v.much pay more get better quality items. ******* nasty nasty… Read Full Review

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“Pathetic queuing an customer service”

Written on: 08/02/2014 by Theeagletrainer (1 review written)

I was at sports direct in touchwood solihull and the queuing at the tills is absolutely pathetic with no queuing system at all and customers jumping at the first till being available. I almost ended in an argument with an idiot who decided to jump the queue ahead of everyone else. Sports direct don't exactly attract the cream of society and I for one would most definitely not be shopping there again.. I would actually love to see this awful operation have the same fate as jjb… Read Full Review

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“Steer Clear of website.”

Written on: 07/02/2014 by Sam366 (1 review written)

I have bought loads of stuff from Sportsdirect.com stores, and never had a problem. Opened an account and thought for convenience order from the website, ticked next day delivery. Basket had a giant mug and something else added to it which I hadnt ordered, and I couldnt delete it from the order. Then the next day delivery didnt happen. More worryingly no confirmation e mail about the order. So I e mailed them, they came back and advised that the order number I submitted didnt exist. I re… Read Full Review

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“Nice range, but does anyone know how to answer a phone!?”

Written on: 07/02/2014

Having visited several sports direct stores over the last few years, all in all their product range is good. But all I want is to speak to a member of staff in store to see if they have a particular item in stock as I want to walk in, pay cash and walk out again because I have been let down by another company but do you think that any of the three stores I have tried to call this morning have answered their phone?! I know the bulk of their turnover is centred around online shopping, but is it… Read Full Review

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“Printing stains on front of shirt”

Written on: 06/02/2014

Bought a complete outfit for a 9 year old birthday and when goods arrived I discovered stains.Also shorts had previously been somewhere else as bag was torn, not even repackaged. Shoddy treatment. I would NOT recommend this business and certainly won't deal with them ever again. When contacted they asked for item to be returned so that it could be examined.....childs birthday 6 days away so there is no way I would have other one in time. I expected another shirt to be done up immediately and… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“i was a rather convienient situation of which i found...”

Written on: 06/02/2014

i was a rather convienient situation of which i found the fact that the members of staff had a high level of tolearance within of the incompatible customers… Read Full Review

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“Horrendous customer service no refund after 2 months”

Written on: 04/02/2014

I placed a large order before Christmas, when the order arrived the clothes were cheap and looked like had been stored In a warehouse for months the items had lost there colour , I contacted there customer care department was advised I could send back free of charge I was emailed a freepost returns label and advised to take to post office and get a proof of postage. In January I noticed I had not received a refund so I contacted there customer care department and was told they had not received… Read Full Review

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“Take your money but no order on system”

Written on: 04/02/2014 by peterb459 (4 reviews written)

Placed an order on line and went through payments and when directed back to their site I got a whoops something has gone wrong error from sports direct. When I looked I could see they had taken my money but no order was showing on system. I called customer service which is a premium rate number costing me £2.80 only to be told OH YES ITS BEEN DOING IT A LOT TODAY but nothing we can do to help you as you don’t have a order number . So here I am with the money out of my account no goods no… Read Full Review

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“Mag and Mug scam”

Written on: 03/02/2014

These items were placed in my basket by stealth and I they showed up after I paid, is this legal, how are they getting away with it?… Read Full Review

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