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“Rude staff, faulty products, Don't care attitude.”

Written on: 22/03/2014 by jmMcCullough422 (1 review written)

I bought a soap dispenser and its tray. The dispenser didn't work so I went to return it. I used it once in my kitchen and it stopped working. Returns lady told me that it is a bathroom item (very rudely as is if was some sort of idiot) and that I shouldn't have used it in the kitchen. Apparently john lewis 'bathroom' soap dispensers are not designed to be used within the confines of a kitchen. Well thats what i was lead to believe. After arguing my case for about 20 minutes i finally got… Read Full Review

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Filthysolo's Comment

Written on: 21/05/2014

HI! how about my attending an interview at their private members club in Cookham.

The Odney Club is for JL members only. They advertised for a beauty therapist to work Sundays - went along , carrried out a full massage treatment on a member there - then proceeded to sit for a full hour's interview aterwards.

Imagine how I felt to be turned down via email over an "unclean" uniform - why let me massager her then?

rAGING GRRRRR

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★★★★★

“WELL DONE ON THIS OCCASION JOHN LEWIS!”

Written on: 11/03/2014 by denfearn (1 review written)

We purchased a TV 4.5 year's ago which came with a 5 year guarantee. For about 5 months we had been experiencing problems with the remote and the DVD connection. We purchased another DVD but this did not solve it. We didn't think it was the TV as we had a picture. Anyway, eventually it was discovered there was a problem with the TV. JOhn Lewis despatched an engineer from Plymouth to St Ives and a part ordered. The part was delayed and after 16 days John Lewis decided to replace the TV for… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC SERVICE - COULDN'T CARE LESS ATTITUDE”

Written on: 08/03/2014 by JaydenGuthrie236 (1 review written)

Our washing machine broke, so we thought, we would get one from John Lewis, we have had an account for over 10 years, we don't owe anything either. I selected a Samsung washing machine for £564 with a 5 year guarantee, when it came to add to my account, the online service asked for my John Lewis card. I haven't used the card for over a year, so put in in a safe place - needless to say it was too safe, as we couldn't find it. So I phoned John Lewis card services and informed them about the… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“John Lewis Insurance”

Written on: 02/03/2014 by JohnnyHolland (3 reviews written)

Personally, I would AVOID John Lewis for Home or Contents Insurance as from personal experience they are expensive and seem to be totally confused as to what they can or cannot offer - my wife was refused contents insurance (despite 25 years plus insurance without any claims)then bizzarely they called her a few days later and asked if she 'wants to accept out quote'(which we found enormously confusing). Even though we had John Lewis buildings insurance (which costs £800 per year and which I… Read Full Review

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“Poor service”

Written on: 01/03/2014 by Price68 (1 review written)

We were in the computer department of the Sheffield store and decided to get a booster for our wireless router. The supervisor found us an "expert" to help us. He advised us to get a device that used our mains electric ring main and then sent out a wireless signal into a different part of the house. I asked him specifically if it was wireless-it didn't say so on the box. He assured me it was. Needless to say when I got home and opened the box it was not wireless. I rang to complain and… Read Full Review

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“5 Weeks for a Fridge-Freezer Delivery?!!!!”

Written on: 22/02/2014

Do yourselves a huge favour and stay away from ordering white goods from John Lewis....like anything larger than a handbag john lewis makes you wait and wait and wait....they said 3 weeks for delivery...called customer service - absolutely useless. Even though they made me wait 5 weeks after just a few days - I couldn't even change the order to ask the delivery guys to take my old fridge away...do yourselves a favour and go to curry's - next day delivery...but then curry's actually hold… Read Full Review

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“The John Lewis Customer Service Myth.”

Written on: 19/02/2014 by chasdownie (1 review written)

Just dealt with John Lewis Customer service for a PC repair. they are appalling. Months to get a simple repair fixed, no updates and they dont have a clue on what customer service is. Bought from them believing their customer service myth and paid dearly, as I had to buy a new laptop while I waited months to get PC sorted. Dont believe their customer service myth. … Read Full Review

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“Appalling customer service from John Lewis”

Written on: 12/02/2014

Appalling customer service from John Lewis. Their systems don't work and departments don't speak to each other. I found their advisors rude and not willing to listen to their customers. I feel they're getting complacent and I will be looking at taking my business elsewhere… Read Full Review

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“Worlds apart from the quality I'd expected”

Written on: 09/02/2014 by StuartBarnes11 (1 review written)

My wife and I purchased a wardrobe online from John Lewis in late December 2013. We thought we'd grabbed a bargain wardrobe for our 2 year old daughter's bedroom when we found one reduced from £300 to £150 in the sales. A week or so later we were advised that they had none left and so we could either have a cash refund or chose another item. Whilst disappointed that they'd failed to supply a product to us that we had purchased in good faith, we nevertheless chose another item, the 'Mika… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Microwave replaced.”

Written on: 28/01/2014 by Mancrowave (1 review written)

Bought a samsung microwave online from John Lewis. It's developed a electrical fault and the spinny thing wouldn't turn. Emailed them on Sunday got a reply yesterday and got a replacement today. There arranging someone to pick up the faulty one tommorw. Was so happy with the service had to register and write a review… Read Full Review

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“Disaster dryer buying experience”

Written on: 26/01/2014 by rockycrag (1 review written)

We wanted to buy a washing machine and dryer. My husband researched the different products available and picked the products he wanted. We had always been impressed by the staff at John Lewis and when we were deciding on where to buy these from, we chose John Lewis even though we could have gotten them cheaper from other outlets. We wanted to have them delivered on a Friday because that is the only day we can be home for so to make sure that this happened, my husband rang them up and gave… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible”

Written on: 15/01/2014

Tried to buy a £239 Magimix from John Lewis online on boxing day with money I had been given for Christmas. It never arrived, call centre staff didn't care and didn't have the authority to do anything - I phoned 8 times over 2 weeks, each time notes were written on the account and a supervisor "would call me back by 2pm". There were never any calls back. I would not advise buying large or expensive items from John Lewis, as if anything goes wrong they are powerless to sort it out. This is the… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Collecting old appliances”

Written on: 15/01/2014

John Lewis refused to collect my old American style fridge freezer on the grounds it could be heavy and would require 3 people to carry. However they where very happy to deliver a new one! When I asked why can the same 3 people who delivered the new one collect the same size old one. They quoted health and safety!… Read Full Review

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“Ashford Kent 11/1/14 Not served ”

Written on: 13/01/2014

Went to the bed section checked products not offered assistance after 10 or so minutes waiting decided to go for coffe returned to bed section One staff member serving a family, two managers nearby talking ignoring customers Another staff member waiting in corner avoiding contact with customers after twenty minutes , Walked out to go back to local independent who wanted our return business clearly John Lewis Staff don't want their bonus in 2014. Graham… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“tv installation stich up”

Written on: 09/01/2014

ordered a tv and paid for the optional installation of £55. it was duly delivered today and a signature was requested for the delivery. when I asked about the installation, was told they are just couriors. phoned JL who said we live outside their instal area ( NO mention of this when accepting the order and full payment). sad that a once reputable company has sunk to this level… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Flawless service, fast delivery, never let me down!”

Written on: 08/01/2014

I have been browsing through the reviews below and I must say I am quite surprised as I have only had good experience with ordering from John Lewis. The last two orders I've placed were on the 18/12/13 and 20/12/13. Both orders arrived faster than expected, the package looked absolutely flawless and since one of the orders was a Christmas gift for my hubby, I had it wrapped and with a message on it, which looked nice. Everything was absolutely fine. I will definitely keep on ordering with JL… Read Full Review

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“Warning to you thinking of using John Lewis”

Written on: 05/01/2014 by Dennis_designer (1 review written)

firstly I never write reviews but on this occassion I think its my duty to help or warn others who are thinking of shopping at John Lewis (Chester) Bought a sound bar and arranged to pick it up from the store as home delivery does not fit in with me as I'm not at home during the day Arrived on the arranged day but told delivery van had not arrived. JL have no way of checking where their vans are or when they are expected to arrive.No phone call to me to let me know goods were not ready to pick… Read Full Review

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“The right hand doesn't know what the left is doing”

Written on: 05/01/2014

A few years ago we bought a tumble dryer from John Lewis online. Luckily we took out a 5 year warranty as it broke down twice. The second time it was written off and a very helpful member of staff called me to explain, and gave me the number to call once I had decided upon the replacement appliance within the specified budget. Then, all due to him giving me the wrong number, it turned bad. I had a week long wild goose chase over the phone with various staff, eventually I got somebody who… Read Full Review

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Farrys's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2014

Right hand / left hand....Well said.
I gave them 1* in my review because a zero rating is not available here!

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★☆☆☆☆

“waste of my time”

Written on: 02/01/2014 by review999 (1 review written)

My wife ordered a pair of Rockport shoes for me for Xmas. They turn out to be size 9 USA not UK, so are, predictably, too small. No mention of this on the website so I am, presumably, meant to divine it psychically. I now have the choice of waiting in all day for a courier to turn up, followed by a wait of up to 2 weeks for a refund, or schlepping through to Sheffield, and wasting half a day plus fuel used. I have called the Sheffield store, still waiting to here if they will hold a pair for… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Click & Collect - Just a Joke”

Written on: 01/01/2014

Ordered and paid for a microwave on the basis of 'click & Collect' the next day. Received message next day saying item was not available for collection but may be later that daybor the following day, and they would inform us of progress. Surprise, surprise, nothing happened following day, so emailed their customer services department. Eventually received a reply saying they were very busy and may not be able to reply forv24 hours. Customer service? Forget it!!… Read Full Review

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