I recently went into Jared’s near the Greenwood Park Mall for a wedding ring upgrade. I explicitly told the sales associate, Amy, that I was “shopping around” different stores and wouldn’t be buying a ring for at least a month (but more like three months). She asked if I wanted to know how much I would get if I financed through them. I filled out a form for a credit check- a form she specifically told me was for a credit check. Skip forward to a week- I receive a Jared’s Credit Card in the mail! In no way, shape, or form did I consent, or even desire, a credit card. I called the Corporate office and spoke to a nice lady, Debbie, that seemed genuinely apologetic about the situation, but informed me that the form I filled out has fine print that reads (not verbatim…but darn close) “by signing this application you authorize “the company” to the following, but not limited to…” then she rattled off six different things, including taking out a line of credit. When you’re told you’re filling out a credit check form at Jared’s they can use that form however they want¬-at their discretion…without your knowledge. The Greenwood’s store manager, Adam, was extremely rude and unapologetic. I honestly think this is a standard practice for them. Bottom line- Shady business practices and untrustworthy associates. BEWARE. This company (which is the sister company of Kay, Osterman, Gold Casters, ect. *meaning-they’re one of the same) does poor and bad business.
Side Note- Even if this situation didn’t occur, I’d only give the company/store two stars because the associates are extremely aggressive; I had two sales associates “tag-team” me and another gentleman. As mentioned above, I told Amy (and Amanda?) that I wouldn’t be buying a ring anytime soon- I received a phone call the next day asking if I had made a decision yet, then I received a letter inquiring about my decision.
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