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“We purchased a John Lewis branded item. We lost the...”

Written on: 07/01/2008 by hazatt (2 reviews written)

We purchased a John Lewis branded item. We lost the receipt. We rang up and enquired whether an exchange for a different size item would be a problem - they said it would not be a problem. My husband took the item to the store, and his exchange was refused. He was told they didn't know if he had stolen it! (This even though they were not currently stocking the item in the store, but in a warehouse instead, so stealing it would have been impossible. This too even though we have thousands of… Read Full Review

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“We bought an expensive item at John Lewis. I had found...”

Written on: 07/01/2008 by hazatt (2 reviews written)

We bought an expensive item at John Lewis. I had found out that it was cheaper (considerably) at another store, and so I let them know. They are refunding part of the price difference, but not the full amount. This is because John Lewis do not allow you to collect large items from their store - you have to have them delivered. The other store allow you to pick the item up from the store for free. But since John Lewis do not allow this option, they are charging us for what the other store would… Read Full Review

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377061_Dragonqueen06's Response to hazatt's Review

Written on: 26/06/2008

Actually John Lewis DO allow you to collect large items from their store. Usually these goods are a warehouse line and they can be collected from the John Lewis dept near to the store.<br/><br/>The Undersale (Price Matching) policy offered by John Lewis takes into account any delivery fee applied by the competitor that you want JL to match against. <br/><br/>If you had clearly stated that you were able to collect the goods from the competitor (Bearing in mind that you would have had to have originally collected the goods from John Lewis when you bought them or if the goods were not yet purchased part of the condition would be that you collect from JL ) then the competitor's delivery charge would not have been applied.

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377061_Dragonqueen06's Response to hazatt's Review

Written on: 26/06/2008

P.s I forgot to mention the Price Matching policy offered by John Lewis is not subject to trading standards etc, they offer it off their own back, so they do NOT have to honour your request. I think it's jolly nice of them to offer this service in the first place so you shouldn't moan.

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“Ordered TV for Christmas two weeks before and...”

Written on: 04/01/2008

Ordered TV for Christmas two weeks before and specified delivery day of 22nd Dec. Nothing turned up was promised it would be delivered 24th as they had problems with delivery, still nothing turned up. Called them and they made out I had ordered it for Jan 22nd 2008!… Read Full Review

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“We ordered a Nintendo Wii in early November in plenty...”

Written on: 03/01/2008

We ordered a Nintendo Wii in early November in plenty of time for Christmas but it didn't arrive and we had many a fruitless contact with online staff. Eventually they declared it lost in transit just as the item was in short supply everywhere. We were offered a refund but as they were still available online for a few minutes a day we asked for a replacement but were told that that was not possible and we had to reorder all over again! This continued until mid December until my husband accepted… Read Full Review

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“I was very disappointed with the delivery service...”

Written on: 19/12/2007

I was very disappointed with the delivery service offered by John Lewis. I paid extra for a Saturday delivery and the goods didn't arrived on the arranged date. I contacted them to be told that I would receive them on Monday. Apparently, it's Christmas, it's busy and they can't meet the shipping dates that they have available on the website - so why have them on the website ? I had ordered the goods a week before the delivery date, so they had plenty of time to contact me to inform we that… Read Full Review

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“I ordered a digital radio on the Friday afternoon,...”

Written on: 06/12/2007

I ordered a digital radio on the Friday afternoon, delivery was promised within 5-7 working days. It was delivered on the Saturday Morning! I think that's excellent service.

I haven't had to call to complain about anything or send anything back, so I can't comment on the after sales service but my experience so far is positive… Read Full Review

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“Note that this relates to John Lewis online operation...”

Written on: 01/12/2007 by online customer (1 review written)

Note that this relates to John Lewis online operation rather than their stores...

The delivery department is totally incompetent, and even though the delivery van turned up to deliver my furniture, my items were not actually on board.
After several calls to customer services, it emerged that the item hadn't even arrived at the depot.

And as for customer service, I ended up talking to a different person every time I called, and there was no ownership of the problem… Read Full Review

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“I will never, ever, ever buy anything from John Lewis! ”

Written on: 19/10/2007 by NinaGordon (1 review written)

I will never, ever, ever buy anything from John Lewis!

We looked at a John Lewis American Fridge (produced by Electrolux), and on an initial in-store consultation, we have been told that it will take two weeks to get it delivered to us, and that the best thing to do is to, instead of purchasing it in the Oxford Street store, we should purchase it out of the Brent Cross Store, as they have few in stock. From Oxford Street we hopped back on the trains and buses to get to the Brent Cross Store… Read Full Review

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“Cutting a very long story short, I am still waiting...”

Written on: 17/07/2007 by RichE72 (1 review written)

Cutting a very long story short, I am still waiting for a £1500 refund to me 3 weeks after it was first promised. I have phoned their call centre on 8 occasions and spoken to a succession of people who appear to have no interest in helping me. None of my phone messages have been returned and you cannot be put through to the manager. All of this has arisen from me originally placing an order purely based upon completely incorrect information provided by a member of their staff. … Read Full Review

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377061_Dragonqueen06's Response to RichE72's Review

Written on: 26/06/2008

You haven't said whether this is online John Lewis or your local store. If it is your local store, then it is highly unlikely that you would be waiting 3 months for a refund, except in the instance of human error which would be corrected instantly once brought to JL's attention. <br/><br/>You CAN be put through to a manager at your local store. (the store, not the online 08456 number). Be specific about which department your issue relates to as there are managers for each department. <br/><br/>If your problem relates to online-John Lewis Direct and you feel you aren't getting anywhere, contact your local store and get them involved. They may be able to call the online company on your behalf reference to complaints.

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“I would never use John Lewis again. Even when I email...”

Written on: 01/05/2007 by shoppingjoke (1 review written)

I would never use John Lewis again. Even when I email the customer service manager, they don't contact me.

Below is the response I had back from them...

"Please be advised that I have forwarded the pictures attached to our couriers D2H. They will be in contact in due course to discuss the matter further. I can only apologise for all the problems you have encountered."… Read Full Review

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328368_Online Customer's Response to 287521_shoppingjoke's Review

Written on: 01/12/2007

I wish I'd seen this before I ordered via JL Online. I too have had problems with D2H - and similarly, have been unable to talk to a manager!

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London Roger's Response to 287521_shoppingjoke's Review

Written on: 11/01/2008

I found this review helpful because... I had problems with an apple mac computer which was still under the 2 year guarantee. Despite the problem being a manufacturing fault and having had the computer with their service agent for three months before it was returned to me- they wanted again to take the computer back to the service centre because the fault had returned. I had an horrendous time with a complaints manager who seemed to take everything on a personal basis, despite the fact I had written to noel saunders, the general manager. Have got a replacement but was made to feel I was a nuisance for making the complaint. Everything was done begrudgingly and the sentence was alway ended with "as a gesture of goodwill" through gritted teeth. Still have outstanding matters raised in my letter of November but have not heard a word and don't expect to because they don't care. After sales service is appalling. My loyalty has been misplaced and I will not use them for large items again.<br/>

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“On 19th March 2007 I ordered via internet flowers,...”

Written on: 08/04/2007 by ingermorris (1 review written)

On 19th March 2007 I ordered via internet flowers, chocolates and a card, to be delivered to an aunt in a nursing home for her 95th birthday on 27th March. I paid by credit card and received acknowledgment. I had no doubts that the gift had been delivered - after all this is John Lewis we are speaking about.

On 3rd April I just became suspicious and tracked my order without success, so I phoned the customer information department, as it was open until midnight, to be told that the order had… Read Full Review

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“I purchased a 26" inch Samsung telly, and a Samsung...”

Written on: 19/03/2007 by bobby grant 40 (2 reviews written)

I purchased a 26" inch Samsung telly, and a Samsung DVD recorder, of which I am over the moon with, they were delivered on time, by two very helpfull delivery men, I suppose I am a grumpy old man on occasions but certainly not on this occasion… Read Full Review

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“Keep up the good work. Great website, friendly and...”

Written on: 27/02/2007 by nsbhujle (1 review written)

Keep up the good work. Great website, friendly and helpful staff, email confirmation on order placement, confirmation of timeslot by telephone, on-time delivery, helpful delivery service, cheap quoted price… Read Full Review

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“This Christmas I had a hugely disappointing experience...”

Written on: 17/02/2007 by Stevie Bt (4 reviews written)

This Christmas I had a hugely disappointing experience with them. It has convinced me never to shop there again.

On 20th December 2006, I bought an AEG L86810 Washing Machine from John Lewis. It was delivered to me on the 2nd of January.

On the first wash the machine shook so violently it tore up our lino and damaged our wall.

I contacted JL customer services department via telephone and email. It took 3 days for a response to our initial complaint. Then a further 3 days for someone else to… Read Full Review

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“I recently bought a Goose down super king size duvet...”

Written on: 04/02/2007 by kim possible (5 reviews written)

I recently bought a Goose down super king size duvet and 4 pillows from the John Lewis store in Cheadle, Cheshire. I love this store, and I have always received excellent service with a smile. the staff are extremely polite and helpful, and they could teach other department store staff a thing or two about excellent customer care.

The items I purchased were of exceptional quality, and although the prices at John Lewis do tend to be on the high side, you really do get what you pay for.

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“John Lewis is a good shop, but if you are shopping...”

Written on: 11/01/2007 by rksrks (1 review written)

John Lewis is a good shop, but if you are shopping online, check the specifications carefully. Do not expect their call centre to deviate from their script… Read Full Review

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252776_Anonymous101's Response to rksrks's Review

Written on: 12/01/2007

I agree. If you want to shop with John Lewis, you're best off going into the shop, rather using their web service.

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“I ordered an oven and hob online, and within 20...”

Written on: 30/11/2006 by B Ault (1 review written)

I ordered an oven and hob online, and within 20 minutes they rang with a delivery time and date. Delivery arrived exactly on time. Trouble free shopping. Excellent!

I would thoroughly recommend John Lewis. Very professional, value for money, hassle free shopping… Read Full Review

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“We just bought a washing machine at John Lewis there...”

Written on: 06/09/2006 by djferros (36 reviews written)

We just bought a washing machine at John Lewis there in Brent Cross (19/08/06 15:00). Whilst there we were just looking at a machine for 2 mins. (Normally I hate it when just browsing and someone asks you if want help but obviously no one just browses washing machines). Anyway, a senior looking member of staff came over to us and asked if we were ok. We said we were looking for a basic washing machine, straight away he called another member of staff over and asked him to help us. That's… Read Full Review

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“Overall I would certainly recommend John Lewis. ”

Written on: 16/05/2006 by chiedza (5 reviews written)

Overall I would certainly recommend John Lewis.

This is the only retailer so far from which I have received a satisfactory service, and I've ordered a lot of items requiring delivery over the years… Read Full Review

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“We bought loads of things for our new house at John...”

Written on: 03/03/2006 by mousy254 (2 reviews written)

We bought loads of things for our new house at John Lewis, and the service was brilliant. We had the curtains made, and they were really informative on how the size of the curtains, and they went through all the materials and size of curtains. We had them made, and in about 7 days they were ready for collection or could be delivered.

We also ordered a large LCD TV from them. They delivered earlier than the date they said, which was a bonus.

On top of that, they have a price match policy… Read Full Review

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