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    I would like to say Thank you too all for this web site. Kudoos. I was about to purchase a simnoiz3200 Pressure washer and will not be going now. You can add about $800 to you goal of F**IN CT. I have stood in lines for returns way to long for this store and want to say I will NO MORE........... Thanks again.. I am about to call and cancel the credit card from them as well.








    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Hilarious story.
    I had a similar pressure washer problem. They would not replace it and randomly accused me of leaving it out in cold weather and therefore it broke. Total junk product, but if you sell it, you should be held accountable. I never go for the "not our problem" response.

    I left a dead battery, still well under warranty, but not honoured, right in front of their front sliding doors, but wouldn't have the guts to do what you did.

    I do have thoughts of a much more stealthy response, like flooding their customer service lines, their website, or using technology to cause the same effect as you did...to tell everyone that Canadian Tire is a low class store who will use any legal loophole to screw their customers.

    they will go bankrupt. they used to survive on the fact that they were the big store, but now they have low end products, often seconds or products that other stores won't sell. This is particularly true of batteries, tires AND their business is going to Walmart, Home Depot and Costco. Those stores have found a niche and should survive.

    My customer service experience was similar. Thank you, yada, yada, we will forward this to a specialist, yada, yada, then the rejection of my claim for one of a shopping list of excuses. They could say anything, really, and unless you're willing to go to court, or camp outside the store, you have no chance of success. Small claims court is a viable option because it only costs customer about $75 to file a claim, and by the time they get their lawyer involved, it will cost them $5k or more. If the claim is reasonable, they would not consider awarding costs to CT so its very little risk for a reasonable claim. I would urge any and all pissed off customers to spend the time to do that, and a positive outcome might well be an offer to settle it right away.

    Personally, I'm gonna try all legit means to inform web shoppers that the store sucks. This means finding ways to get sites like this one at the top of search results for people looking to buy, or by flagging it on shop bot type site. Wish me luck. My object is to damage sales by $500k over the next two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I would like to say Thank you too all for this web site. Kudoos. I was about to purchase a simnoiz3200 Pressure washer and will not be going now. You can add about $800 to you goal of F**IN CT. I have stood in lines for returns way to long for this store and want to say I will NO MORE........... Thanks again.. I am about to call and cancel the credit card from them as well.
    Personally i would buy a briggs ad straton pressure washer.. But you sir are a fuckin idiot if you base your decisions on things said here. There is probably 10% truth to everything said here... on either side of the arguments. These people are retards whinning on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Personally i would buy a briggs ad straton pressure washer.. But you sir are a fuckin idiot if you base your decisions on things said here. There is probably 10% truth to everything said here... on either side of the arguments. These people are retards whinning on the internet.
    Yes, and the above posting is part of the reciprocal 90% that is false and "whinning".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Ummm, this seems more like you have an issue with Simoniz, not with CT. I am in no way defending CT, I truly hate them, but seems they haven't done much wrong, other than sell a shitty product. If there is a sign on the unit, saying No Returns, and you buy it, 2 minutes later try and return it, you can't, because there was a sign posted stating no returns, there's no law stopping that. Again, not defending CT because they shouldn't be doing that at all, but seems your issue here is with Simoniz rather than CT.
    Simoniz pressure washers are truly junk. This is a well known issue. CT keeps carrying their product. Of course they are responsible for selling garbage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT_MANAGER View Post
    FYI: I don't OWN the Canadian Tire Corp.
    I can say that Canadian Tire for some reason seems to attract customers who like to open up our products. I'm not here to point blame.. But I've personally never worked nor walked into any other business with customers who open up vacuum's, lay them all over the aisle, plug them in and start vacuuming.. Or open up 450 piece sets and leave all the parts all over the counter. Just walk down most any canadian tire plumbing aisle and you will find lots of packages open because customers seem to think they can just do what they want.

    That is one big problem we have as a corporation and if those of you wouldn't do this sort of thing, the store and honest people such as yourselves would not have to go thru all this.

    I can walk thru sears, zellers, the bay and not see any products opened all up.. Except perhaps for the toy sections when parents leave their kids in the aisle as a daycare and come back 1 hour later.. I can understand the toy situation, but people we are ADULTS.

    We don't need to act so childish. It's the dishonest people who make it harder for us honest people.

    Just the other day we heard hammering in the back of the store. I walk over to discover a customer has taken it upon himself to take one of our hammers and smashing away at 3 of our 4 $54.99 foldable tables. Instead of looking on the arm to discover the two buttons to press to pull out the legs, he decided to smash them with a hammer trying to get it to work and assuming they were all faultly.

    $160 ruined! So while he was making a return, I refused to give back his credit card till he paid for it! Perhaps it seemed mean, but you know.. it's time people take responsibility for their actions.. So the next person if we had not discovered this would have purchased the tables and would have been upset returning them as being defective. Our fault? no.. it was the inconsiderate dishonest customers..

    So instead of pointing blame for everything about us, perhaps you should think about what we have to go thru with customers. It's a constant battle to try and keep products in new conditions for our customers. We want you to be happy with the products you purchase. There is always two sides of the story, if you want to blame anyone.. Next time you're in Canadian Tire or ANY store for that matter and you happen to walk next to a customer opening up a box of garbage bags.. perhaps report it to a manager because the next time it could be YOU who got the blunt end of the stick and purchased a box that was opened up at once point (for no reason at all) and you discover 10 missing bags..

    you are talking nonsense. this is simoniz scam thread. it has nothing to do with people opening package in the store. how could anyone try out a pressure washer in the middle of the store. the fact is CT carries junk stuff just because they can make money. come on! you are totally avoiding issues here. i would expect more from you because i assume you are an ADULT. or, are you?

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    I wish I had researched this product before I purchased the Simonize 2000 yesterday. I just wanted to get something a bit more powerful than my old Kodiak 1500. I plugged in the Simonize this morning, Nothing broke but I only tried it for ten minutes. Pressure washer? I get more pressure from the hose. I can wash my hands in what comes out of the nozzle. If I tried that with the old Kodiac it would necessitate a trip to the emergency room.

    I'm too old to go through the hassles some of you have with CT and customer service. Time to put together a comparative video of my new Simonize and the old Kodiak and put it out on the net. Or perhaps put it back in the box and offer it for sale in the CT lot for $10.00.

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    I think canadian tire is the worst place to buy anything,yes it sucks..i bought the same thing 1750 and it is crap..the thing that gets me the most is that all the stuff they sell is crap..i wish they would have used another name, anything but not (canadian) the shit they sell does not earn them the use of canadian...just a pissed off sucker ...rick

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    Simoniz products are basically junks, CT knows about this and they are still selling these junks along with a small sign somewhere hidden on the rack stating the return policy. I will never ever buy any Simoniz product, neither do I spend too much money at CT store. The overall experience at CT is getting worse and worse. Yes, someone may say CT does not only make money from pressue washer, so they dont care about the negative feedback on Simoniz, but keep in mind, as soon as any competitor steps into this market, CT will go under very quickly.

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    Have to agree that Simonize is junk Now folks, where do you think the names "Crappy Tire" and "Canadian Trash" come from. When I "was" a Crappt Tire shopper the same thing happened with other junk they sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmer don View Post
    Have to agree that Simonize is junk Now folks, where do you think the names "Crappy Tire" and "Canadian Trash" come from. When I "was" a [Crappy] Tire shopper the same thing happened with other junk they sell.
    Yes, but they used to actually take it back, once you realized it was no good.

    Now, they've started saying, "Surprise! That item is 'Repair Only', so you can't get a refund". And guess who's going to repair it? The crappy company that made the crap in the first place.

    Or, they'll say, "Well you opened the box, so we can't re-sell it". Well, yeah, it's opened; I had to do that to find out it's crap!

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