I should also say shop.ca has pretty good/friendly customer service. (in 35 reviews)
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DONT BUY FROM THESE CLOWNS. I am not one to harp or go on these things but needs to be said. Their business practices are shady at best and customer service friendly yes/ helpful NO. Tell you one thing and then say well you should have read the fine print and policies before you ordered. Sorry about your luck but you are out of the 3 days return. Well one product I didnt even receive for almost 3 weeks after ordering. NICE. Anyway SAY AWAY FROM this company and will be happy to see them out of business.
There is a reason why there are so many negative reviews about Shop.ca, simply put, the customer service is beyond atrocious. I, like many others were lured in with deep discounts, free shipping and easy, free returns. But for myself, what started out easy, quickly turned into a nightmare. The item I purchased was unused by myself, still in original packaging, just had a change of heart. It happens. Their promise of easy returns put me at ease. Once you have contacted a rep with your request, they will send you an email with a prepaid label. I carefully packed everything up, pasted that label and off it went to the post office. This is where the easy part ends.
Because Shop.ca uses merchant partners and don't stock most, if any, of the items they sell, your return gets sent back to the vendor from where it came from. Herein lies the problem: depending on the item(s) you bought and how efficient that merchant partner is, you are in for a potentially long wait.
The "customer service" reps at Shop.ca essentially have no authority to make changes nor have any real information on the item(s) until the vendor approves the return or exchange. What little info they get, they pass to you. Only by being persistent with emails and phone calls will you get a result, as none of the 3 different reps I spoke to seem intent on resolving issues with any sort of urgency.
In the end, I received my refund, well past the advertised time frame and far from the "easy returns" I was led to believe. It could have stretched longer than that had I not insisted on my money back.
Bottom line, you will save with discounts and incentives, but hope you never have to use Shop.ca's "customer service".
Love the site. Order was easy to track and arrived as scheduled! My only complaint is with the product. I ordered a 5 panel set of pictures that proved to be the most frustrating things to hang. The teeth on mounting bracket were so closely spaced that even a small nail would not fit in between. When the next panel was hung, we could not get it to line up by the space between each. If we got the spacing right, the branches wouldn't line up from panel to panel. We ended up removing all the picture hangers and just hung each on a nail by the wooden framing that the canvas was attached to. We just received some other pictures today and checked out the picture hanging brackets on them and they are just fine.
Im having a terrible experience with this website! I bought a soda stream machine for my husband for Christmas, and we received another one so we just sent it back to shop.ca. Now they are saying we damaged it and they sent of pictures which I can only assume are fakes be used the pictures show damage to the item!! They are accusing us of using it and trying to send it back when we never even unwrapped most of the parts! Horrible experience. I would caution anyone using this site that their return policy is a hoax!
Excellent service. I was waiting for a Tascam CD200 cd player backordered from an online merchant for over two months and no other site had them in stock either due to supply issues. I took a chance and ordered from Shop.ca and called them on Saturday to see if they indeed had them in stock. The salesperson quickly offered to verify that their warehouse did have them and was courteous and cooperative indicating that if they did not have them in stock they would give me a refund on Monday so I would not have to wait again. He called me back within an hour and indicated that he communicated with the warehouse and they would be shipping the player in a few days. The player arrived on Tuesday, well within the indicated timeframe on their website which states that it "ships within seven days". It seems the company is improving their service and I am extremely satisfied with this experience/transaction. Great service even though many in previous reviews indicated otherwise. Thank-you!
I have only bought a few things at Shop.ca, but I have had a great experience each time. The customer service is fabulous, even when I had to return something. I would definitely shop here again.
Made a Christmas purchase of a present for my daughter. Successfully (I thought) used a Shop.ca incentive, along with a PayPal incentive on the purchase, AND BOTH CREDITS WERE LISTED ON MY ORDER SUMMARY, only to have PayPal take a different amount out of my bank account (only honoured one of the incentives). Both claim that once the first incentive was applied (the lower one), the second didn't qualify. Continued to suggest I read the 'Terms & Conditions'. Strange that Shop.ca obviously didn't understand them either, as both were applied in the summary of charges e-mailed to me after the transaction! 2+ weeks and numerous e-mails and calls with both, and still no resolution. Brutal Customer Service.
The worst on-line shopping site I have used. Issues from Paypal checkout to changing passwords to locking my account. Told to change browsers because "Internet Explorer doesn't work with our site"
Avoid the frustration and shop anywhere but here.
My first order arrive quickly with no issues, price was good with the coupon available at the time as well.
My 2nd order has been atrocious. Customer support has been useless. The only reason I'm ordering is because of the Paypal 40 off 99 offer that was sent, otherwise everything I'm ordering is cheaper elsewhere. Anywyas, the promo doesn't work. The shop.ca checkout doesn't work with the paypal promo as acknowledged by their support staff. You'd think they'd be on to fix it right away considering its the xmas holiday buying season. However they don't seem to care. They got the free publicity from Paypal already and are just now "accidently" refusing to honor it. Shady business, site has many glitches. Customer service sucks, and the prices are not that good unless you get a promo code.
Tip for consumers: Search around, there's other more reputable sites where most stuff is cheaper. Sometimes items that rarely go on sale are cheaper here with a coupon.Ask Michael about Shop.ca
They don't ship when they say they will, and when I contacted them to cancel the order (cause the supplier hasn't even started to ship a full week AFTER expected arrival- which is 3 weeks after I paid them) I was told they had to contact the supplier to cancel the order and that I MIGHT get a cancellation confirmation OR I might have to wait for the item to arrive (whenever that might be) and then I'm welcome to return the merchandise for free. Ain't that nice. ABSOLUTE CRAP!
Note: Less than 10 minutes after this hit Twitter and Facebook I got an email promising that this will be taken care of swiftly.
I ordered a 55 inch tv which arrived broken in the box. No signs of abuse on the outside, but it had been dropped on its corner and separated the bezel from the screen. I did not take it out of the box, notified them and was told they would get right back to me with return instructions.
That was a week ago, no amount of emails get answers. I called VISA, and they are taking over in a few days.
Tip for consumers: Use a VISA card that guarantees your purchase. Otherwise you have no leverage at all. VISA is going to take them on if they have not replied in one more week.Ask WESLEY about Shop.ca
My experience with SHOP.CA.
Ordered an item on Nov 29th, thinking way ahead for a Christmas gift, I used my PayPal account to pay for the item. Was charged for the item almost immediately. Item was listed a leaving Warehouse in 3 days. After ordering, the Order was listed as Supplier Processing.
After 2 ½ weeks with the order still listed as Supplier Processing, I thought I would ask what’s going on. So I used their Web Online Customer support submission form. Waited 4 days, and no response.
So I decided to now phone thinking this would be best way, you get to actually speak to someone and can results. Spoke to someone named Albert, he said that’s not right, I will contact the supplier and find out what’s happening. I asked, when should I get an answer, he said late today or early tomorrow. I waited till early afternoon and no response, so I phoned again, waited 20 minutes when the messages said, sorry we missed your call please leave a message and someone will call you back.
I couldn’t even stay on the line anymore, so I left a message. Waited a few hours, no call back, phoned again, and while on the phone this was the email I wrote:
I have been trying to get information on an Order I placed on Nov 29th. I have contacted you once via your website, with no response. I then contacted you via phone, waited on hold for over 45 mins, finally talked to Albert who said he would look into it, and get back to me as late as this morning. Tried to phone you again today waited on hold for 20 minutes and then was transferred to a option to only leave a message, I could no longer stay on the line. I left a message, and still no return call. I am currently on hold with you right now.
This is a Christmas gift and its still at Supplier processing, but on your site it states leaves warehouse in 3 days!.
My order number is: xxxxxxx
Am I going to get this before Christmas! I've paid for the product already.
Someone finally did answer the phone, I explained how I have been trying to get an answer to my question, am I going to see this item before Christmas. It’s now Dec. 17th. They indicated they see the same as I see online, the order is still saying Supplier Processing, I said can’t you do anything? They indicated they can’t do anything and the best thing to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org. I said I did, and I’m still waiting. She said she would also put in a request to find out more information.
The next day I get this as the response to my email:
Thank you for reaching out.
Sorry to hear you would like to cancel your order with us.
As this order is now in our merchant partner's hands, and processing, I'll have to reach out to them to make this request. When successful, you'll receive an cancellation email! In the event that your order has shipped, please reach back out when it arrives to initiate a Free Return.
James | partner, customer loyalty representative
My email in response:
Seriously!! WHERE IN MY EMAIL did I say I wanted to cancel the ORDER!!
I want the Product, BUT I WANT it by CHRISTMAS!!!..
If I don't hear back from you regarding if this product will be shipped and at my house by Christmas, I will be contacting PayPal to resolve a distribute with you. I will then also be contacting Head Office and filing a complaint with SHOP.CA. I expect an answer to my question by today at 3pm PST.
The next email I received about 2 hours later was one from PayPal indicated SHOP.CA has done a full refund.
I am done with this company. I have now been left with just a few days now to find a new gift.
Please lookup the reviews of this company. I’m not the first to report issues like this.
I ordered a blue plaid shirt and waiting over two weeks for it to be delivered, to make things worse, the shirt was not even blue or the same brand name as the one I ordered. I thought maybe I had selected the wrong shirt and checked out before confirming but my order history and invoice left no doubt it wasn't my error. After I sent an email to Shop.ca, they responded two days later with a shipping label for a refund and that the shirt I wanted was out of stock.
WORST ONLINE PURCHASING EXPERIENCE EVER! I purchased Esso gift cards through shop.ca on Nov 24, called back on Dec 15 to check on my order status. They could not find my order. Waited on hold for 45 min, to talk to a useless customer service (if you could call it customer service) person. Proceeded to email my information, and got a rediculous response asking for the same info that I just provided.
Never again. I should have listened to the reviews.
Anyone who purchased through Shop.ca after the reviews, and has a bad experience deserves it. Me included. You might be the exception, but it's not likely.
Non existent customer service. They took a week to ship my refurbished computer, a Lenovo, and it came with a Windows 7 Product Key that is not valid and says the Windows is not genuine. After over a week of emails and phone calls from what should have been as simple as a patch and new key, I have heard NOTHING.
They did offer to replace it, but I thought it would be faster to get new product key. Silly me, I assumed they would actually do something. After reading reviews, I am dubious about getting a refund or replacement.
Tip for consumers: Don't bother. If you are looking for a computer, check other companies. Not worth the free shipping.Ask Ann about Shop.ca
This is the worst online shopping company I have ever met. I hope I could rate it for "0 star".
You better stay away from shop.ca.
I ordered a Chordbuddy Jr guitar system for my niece and nephew a couple of weeks ago, after never having heard of Shop.ca before. They offered the best price I could find on the web, and NO SHIPPING PENALTY FOR LIVING IN CANADA. However, after I placed the order, I read the reviews on this site and was mortified. I thought I'd probably never see that little guitar. Well, the guitar arrived at my house 4 business days later. In perfect condition, packaged well so no shipping damage. I told my neighbour about it, and she asked me to order one for her, too. I received the "Your item has shipped" notice the next day, so the second guitar should be here by Monday. Maybe I just got lucky. Not sure. But the number of horrible reviews on here (including some that just say "they don't provide enough details on the merchandise") makes me think there might be a competitor out there submitting false reviews. I would certainly recommend Shop.ca from my experience. I especially appreciate a company that has taken the initiative to broker online shopping for Canadians; if I had ordered this item through a local supplier, instead of being $157, it would have cost another $70 minimum for shipping and customs brokerage fees. That's inexcusable, but it's what we Canadians have been putting up with forever. I will be shopping at Shop.ca again for sure.
Having a very frustrating experience with shop.ca. There is long wait time every time trying to contact them and they offer caller to be called back by their customer reps. Guess what, they would NOT call your back, at least in my case.
Also, it took a long time to get the shipment, one week after being told that the order had been shipped. When I was about the activate the gift cards I purchased, I realized that their numbers are different from those in their system under the same order. In other words, the gift cards I received can't be activated and can't be use at all. Called them for help fixing the issue. It has been two days and they haven't been able to address the issue.
Very unpleasant experience.
do not trust their 365 days free return!only 30 days!and you cannot use the item!!!they will not return used items!
Tip for consumers: do not buy from there!!!Ask zhou about Shop.ca
Ordered a Vitamix blender on sale and received in 6 business days in excellent condition.
20% cash back from ebates as well:)
Pretty sweet dealio!!
Ordered an item that arrived in time. The item was shipped from a third party seller (not shop.ca themselves). Item was not what I expected so I contacted them the same day. They issued a return label (impressed at this point). I sent it back the next day. Ever since, I receive a newsletter from that third party seller. I contacted shop.ca and told them about this. They apologized (a bit annoyed, but still a happy customer at this point). Now, over a month later, I have still not received my refund (parcel returned to them over a month ago). I contacted them several times but no response. I now started a Paypal claim. I'm convince they hoped I would just forget about the refund. Save your time and money and don't support this "company".
Tip for consumers: Shop somewhere elseAsk Brian about Shop.ca
Ordered winter boots. They took the money right away and sent an email that the order was being processed. Eight days later and order is still being processed. Got through to a team member. They have no idea about where the order is right now. It is Saturday and they promise they will contact me on Monday. Are you kidding. Their billing system is not connected to inventory which is not connected to shipping. This is the 21st century. What kind of hobbled together joke is this for an online shopping experience. I could walk to a shoe store and get this item faster. Never again. Where were those ads showing on TV filmed, with happy Canadian employees looking at computer screens and processing orders. What a load of baloney. This operation deserves to be closed and the sooner the better.
Tip for consumers: Don't use it. They take your money. You don't even know if they have the item in stock or when it might ship.Ask Lawrence about Shop.ca
I can't stand companies that trick you in with a promo for new clients only. Once you're in, you are garbage, and any other promo is for the "newer" people. Take care of your clients, and they'll come back. It must be tough for them to always try to find new customers ....
Tip for consumers: Use it once, then tell them to screw off before they tell that to youAsk Martin about Shop.ca
There is not nearly enough details on ANYTHING they sell.
Ladies dresses? Doesn't tell you what fabric. Is it machine washable? Does it have a built in bra? And no size chart. Talk about ordering blind.
Same thing in computers - I'm in the market for a good gaming mouse - but I want a small one. NO DETAILS there either.
If I have to go and RESEARCH everything they offer before I buy - I WON'T be buying from them!
They could have a great site - with no details on anything they offer - they make themselves just another junk site.
Tip for consumers: Shop elsewhere until they respect customers enough to let them know what they're actually buying.Ask Nan about Shop.ca
OK, they have good sale prices and periodically offer big rebates through ebates. So far so good. The problem is that they cannot seem to deliver anything on a timely basis. Recently ordered a small appliance. Now 2 weeks in and it is still sitting in "supplier processing" despite the website saying it is in stock and under shipping it says
"Leaves warehouse within 5 business days" Ha ha.
I am worried that they are under capitalized and that they in effect use your money free for a period of time so that they can fulfill other earlier orders. Keeping going in this scenario would depend on them getting new orders. Hopefully it does not all collapse while they have my money although I suppose my credit card company would cover me.
I searched online for a gift and found it on shop.ca with a huge discount! But after reading so many bad reviews, I was hesitant to purchase from this site. I went ahead & ordered it anyway, & I was completely surprised. My item was delivered less than a week after I ordered it, in perfect condition! Very pleased.
I'm not sure why there are so many negative reviews, maybe the positives are just not reviewing. I found it easy to order & pay on Nov 13. I live in Vancouver, both of my items arrived separately on Nov 19 (1 from Quebec, the other from Ontario) and both items were in perfect condition and as I expected.
I must admit, that if it were not for paypal inviting me to shop on shop.ca with a $40 credit on $99 or more, I probably might find their "regular" prices outrageously high. Sale item prices are much more tolerable given the inclusion of free shipping.
All-in-all my shopping experience was very positive.
I ordered a sweater and it was not delivered by the delivery date. I enquired with
Shop.ca and after three days they let me know that it was out of stock. It took an additional two weeks to receive the refund. The same sweater was continued to be listed as in stock on the Shop.ca website. Stay away.
Scam scam scam. Stay away!!
Shop .ca is so overpriced it's amazing how companies like this will just rip off consumers like we're all idiots. There must be enough people actually dumb enough to pay 3 to 4 times more than the same product on eBay, Amazon or a dozen other online stores.. Total scam involving pay pay trying to tell you you are saving money when really they jack up the prices so high in actuality you are paying more than retail! Don't be an IDIOT!
Tip for consumers: Don't ever use shop.ca overpriced scam!!!Ask Bruce about Shop.ca
Shop.ca, is the slowest on-line purchase I have ever made...2 weeks later and the item has not shipped. No response after 2 phone calls, they are still trying to contact the supplier. Didn't update me after the first request asking why my purchase has not been shipped as promised. So I've made a second phone call. They still don't know when or why....do not use this company unless you enjoy being frustrated.
Tip for consumers: Don't use them, they don't ship as promised! Buyer Be Ware!Ask Lauren about Shop.ca
THEY DON'T RESPECT CASH BACK FROM AFFILIATE PROGRAMS LIKE EBATES.CA PARTICULARY IF THE AMOUNT IS HIGH. I WILL NEVER BUY AGAIN FROM THAT WEBSITE.
Tip for consumers: BE AWARE!!Ask Denis about Shop.ca
Ordered an item came fairly quickly, Quality is awful, beyond awful as they are head phones Shop.ca tells me that there are no returns,It clearly states right beneath the item free 365 day returns! I just returned bluetooth in ear head set to Amazon with no issues, Total scam artist AVOID
Since my registration on Shop.ca, I keep getting (unrelated) spam emails. Before my email was spam free. Also my wife had the exact same issue. When contacting Shop.ca, they could/would not help me. AVOID registering at Shop.ca if you want to remain spam free.
I bought 2 HP 75 XL Tricolor refilled ink cartridges from this company. Great price, quick delivery BUT, the printer showed "USED" and would not print properly. An original HP cartridge of this type weighs 46.5 grams new and 35 grams empty. These weighed 36.5 grams new. looks like they added a few grams of ink and passed them off as full.
This company should not be in the online retail business!!! I purchased a Shop.ca Happy Birthday Egift Card. It seemed like a quick and easy process except that they didn't send the card to my friend. I called and talked to a customer service representative the same day and she admitted it was strange the e gift card was not emailed right away. She took my friend's email and assure me the gift card will be emailed. Next day my friend still has not received her card. I facebooked them and asked for a refund. They responded asking about my friend's email address and said it would be resolved. I don't know if they'll refund my money or finally send the egift card, but if it takes days of back and forth with customer service for a simple online transaction such as the purchase of an egift card, the company should not be in the online retail business. Avoid at all cost!
I bought a duvet cover from shop.ca. It arrived damaged. When I returned it the seller said it was returned soiled!. If it was soiled it was sent to me that way since I never even put it on the duvet. I have bought tons of things from Ebay and never had a problem.....this is my first and last time shopping here unless I get my refund very, vey soon!
A shady outfit, stay away from it. This site offers what appears to be good deals, however, I question the legality of the product I purchased from them. I purchased a watch which arrived in a reasonable amount of time, however, there was no warranty with the item. The watch make is "Invicta" and, as I own another watch of this make, I know they are supposed to have a warranty number enclosed along with a warranty card. The watch did not even have a proper instruction booklet, it had a one page folded sheet similar to what one receives with a Wal Mart special. I wonder if the watch is even a legallly manufactured piece or if it is a knock off "copywatch". I emailed the company a few times and while they did answer my emails, they have never provided proof that this is a legally produced item.
Some of the items are expensive and are not available. I tried an alternate site a friend recommended and I got hooked into it. It's fun and shopping can be so addicting. If you love shopping, then you should try it too.
I had hopes for this website when it first appeared. They offered a promo of $25 as a new member, plus another $25 if I wrote several reviews. Then PayPal offered another $25 off a purchase. You'd think with $75 off a $100 purchase, I'd be able to find SOMETHING that was worth buying, but every time I checked, either the prices were ridiculously higher than elsewhere, or the sale items were "out of stock". In fact pretty much everything that was reasonably priced was "out of stock". If the item ever showed up as back in stock, the price was magically much higher than it was advertised for when it was :out of stock". Just today I looked at their arts and crafts supplies section. They showed 50 items for $1 each, in some cases multiple units for $1 total. Not one of these items was "in stock" and no surprise, these were items which sell for considerably more than $1. One example was some epoxy cement which sells locally for $7 a tube. Their website had 6 sets of tubes for $1.00!
While looking around the site today, I decided to log into my account. The $25 credit I had received for all my reviews was gone. After reading the reviews here, I deleted all my reviews, cancelled my account and my subscription. While I ended up never ordering anything (and glad I didn't) after being enticed to this website too many times by false promises, and ads which played games with the truth, I'm glad to know the trouble I would have had, should I have ordered from them, even at a 75% discount.
I did read their policy page, which is very enlightening. They basically give themselves permission to take your credits away without notice on their whim, to cancel any order, and basically to twist their policies any way that is to their advantage. I don't think I have ever read a more one sided policy statement from a retailer. My suggestion is save yourself a lot of potential headaches, and keep away. There are many on line retailers which actually want to keep their customers.
This company is a Total scam. Used a paypay promotion and purchased a keyboard stand from Shop.ca Did not receive the item within the timeframe advertised. After many attempts to contact Shop.ca did not receive a reply to my emails nor was I able to contact them by phone, kept getting a voicemail box. I lodged a complaint with paypal which was eventually settled in my favour and got a refund. Paypal's complaint process worked great. Shop.ca is a scam.
I think shop.ca means well...but good intentions are not good enough.
I have purchased about 10 items from them ranging from $50 - $300 each.
I felt bad returning a few things but I had my reasons. One reason being the order took 1.5 months to finally ship and I had to make alternate arrangements and purchase the items elsewhere (being a gift). The other time I had an unopened unused product that was returned and refunded in the form of store credit. I was simply taking advantage of the 365 day returns they offer and it was all legit.
- they really do accept returns
- shipping is free on almost everything
- they are friendly when they email you back
- They are mostly selling items through the use of third parties vendors. Basically the same way in how amazon does this (which is an awesome online store but the third party sellers always jack up the prices considerably high there too). However, Shop.ca is almost entirely all third party vendors. This means terrible pricing and no accountability. Shop.ca always has a scapegoat. The vendors control the pricing (and it is really poor. I have seen $5 items at amazon listed as $50 at shop.ca for example). The shipping times are also dictated by these third parties. I have had items arrive in a couple days (rarely) to as long as 1.5 months after having to request it to be shipped and shop.ca having to "contact the vendor". Shop.ca is simply the middleman and both the consumer and shop.ca are at the mercy of these sellers who don't seem to really care. Many of them are selling their items elsewhere too.
- Returns are slow! I mean really slow. You have to keep contacting shop.ca and logging into your account to verify since they don't even email you when the refund is completed (they say they will though). Expect to wait 2-4 weeks for your refund to process. I waited just over a month for mine and then the item I wanted was out of stock.
- The website is a little difficult to navigate, there are technical and spelling errors and the stock and inventory is very poor. I purchased an item after their recent web update and the $15 off promo code did not apply. I cancelled the order (thanks goodness there was a button to do so) and immediately tried to reorder the two items. I couldn't! The items were now listed as out of stock (because I bought them) and it is now pulled from the site entirely and after contacting them shop.ca can't do anything or has any record. So in short there are inventory issues.
- This is speculation on my part but after a lot of time trying to find something to spend my credit on it looks as if a lot of the items are year end stock and returned products from the vendors. One order I received had the price tags scratched off of all the items. I suspect it was due to it being cheaper if I purchased it in their store. I had no choice, I had to use my credit up. Another item (electronic) also had a paint chip and some very mild wear that led me to believe it was a store demo model.
- I have $5 credit left and am trying to make a small purchase. Everytime I click on the item I want I get a website error (tried on 3 computers, iphone and ipad too). I am then locked out of the site and have to clear my cache. I am awaiting assistance on this matter.
I could go on and on and my rant here does little justice. I purchase a lot of things online. I will stick with amazon, newegg etc... and even ebay is a more reliable system and that isn't saying a whole lot. If you can apply a promo code and have done your pricing research then you may score a good deal at shop.ca, but expect to wait anywhere from a few days to over a month...and don't even think of returning it. There is just to much energy required to buy from them.
I suspect that shop.ca will not be around much longer. They are doing an inferior outdated version of what others are already doing fairly well. Perhaps they will refine their system and take the endless amounts of criticism to heart. I get the impression they want to dominate but they are up against a lot. Time will tell. I wish them the best and hope they can begin to offer competitive pricing and an efficient shopping experience.
I ordered two items on May 1st, the items page says it will ship from the vendor in 5 days. I received the following email (for each item) on May. 6 instead:
"... has been flagged as back ordered from the supplier. The expected ship date is May 27, 2014."
Once again this reinforces my point concerning inventory issues and slow arrival.
They have been pleasant to deal with and went above and beyond to help sort these issues. I have adjusted my rating. The issues above are there but they really do mean well.
I had been hesitant to use this site, although was very encouraged when it was associated with air miles and ebates.ca - using these sites with shop.ca can greatly benefit the customer. So I went ahead and ordered the HP Envy 23 Recline noting that it would leave the warehouse within three days. Plus with other discounts and coupons, I got an amazing deal. There was some confusion when I checked and it read that it hadn't even begun to be processed after three days. I called to confirm the status and because there had been some concern due to thefts from our local post boxes, they said they had been delayed until I personally confirmed such a large order. Apparently, I had missed the phone call and when I called back four times, I didn't want to leave a message only to have them call back at their convenience - not mine. They really, really need to get rid of that darn thing and have a human answer when we call in. I would rather sit for 15 minutes on hold while drinking a coffee than to have them call back when I am in the middle of something - which I was and I wasn't as pleasant as I should have been. Once we realized that it was just miscommunication, they made up for the time delay and shipped it overnight. I couldn't have been happier. They are a relatively new company that will have its burps and hiccups, but they are truly trying to be the best they can be. BUT GET MORE PEOPLE TO WORK THE PHONE! I earned more bonus discounts, plus using ebates, you can get further discounts. Plus you can earn discounts on their facebook site plus other other couponing sites as well. I will be ordering from them again. I admit, when I checked for complaints and seen this site, my stomach sank, thinking I was so stupid for ordering from them with as many recent complaints seen here. There was some bumps on my first order, but they more than made up for it. And love my new computer, too. I will use shop.ca again.
I ordered laser printer toner from them, because of a promotion through PayPal with Shop.ca. The price was good because of the discount. Shipping was fast, everything arrived fine. But the product is crap! Might as well have no toner in my printer! So I complained to customer service. Only an automated response saying we'll get back to you.
So let's see: they sell junk, and won't respond when you complain about it. The good is they ship the junk to you ASAP!
Say away! Not recommended!
WILL NEVER USE THIS SITE AGAIN! I ordered items in early December under a PayPal promotion. When I paid, the promo was not applied. I called customer service for 3 days straight, holding for hours, or getting voicemail, trying to get the promo applied. I finally gave up and emailed customer service to cancel my order. I was told that the items had already shipped and that I had to return them once I received them. It took them 2 weeks to send me the shipping labels (after sending several follow-up emails). It is now MARCH and I still have not received my full refund on the items I returned. Nobody answers the phone. And emails take longer than snail mail. HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. Don't waste your time and money on these people.
I ordered a camera which was an amazing deal. Although they over sold the product, they were extremely accommodating. They purchased another Camera to send to me even though it was a different colour. They also upgraded the memory card and gave me a 25 dollar credit for the inconvenience. I was amazed with their customer service. I will definitely purchase from there again