>Gears and Wears>Retailers & E-tailers: the good, the bad, and the ugly
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Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I've ordered from RunningWarehouse.com several times and have had nothing but great experiences with them. One good thing is that they always list the sizes and quantity they have in stock, no guessing. They also ship a free return label with each order.
BAD: New Balance Tampa
Twice I have ordered shoes from them that had to be "special ordered." They do not show actual stock when one places the order and only notify buyers after the fact that they will have to wait for their order. My MIL has ordered once from them and also had to have her shoes special-ordered. She wears narrows, I wear wides. WTF is with a NB retailer that only seems to carry mediums...the #1 reason I wear NB is that I have very wide feet that are hard to fit.
Also, and this is the big one, they have been running a "gift with purchase" deal...spend $100 and get a free women's jacket or hoody. When I placed my order the order screen asked which model and size I wanted. But when my order arrived my selected top was not included (this is after waiting 2 weeks for my order). I contacted them TWICE to find out the whereabouts of my top and have received no reply. I will not be shopping with them again.
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Surprising on the Tampa Deal. Webexpress and Holabird are both good. Webexpress is the largest NB only online store, and they usually have a great deal of product.
Typically you would expect a retailer or online store to do everything in their power to satisfy the customer. If not you may find your self on the bad side of one of these threads
Zappos 110% price guarantee policy states that the lower priced shoe you find has to be exactly like the one you ordered- including color. They actually did a search for me and found another site with the same shoe, and then gave me the discount. They said anytime you want them to do a search for you, just ask. Hmm. Imagine that!
...And I do.
I've gotten great deals at Sierra Trading Post. Their shipping is slow, though so don't order if you are in a pinch.
I'm a sale shopper so I will only buy what is on sale unless I have to have something and there is NO OTHER WAY but full price.