Today we did our shop With Me Lowes over at the local Lowes near me searching for Lowes appliances discounts, and to expose what we think might be a Lowe’s bait and switch appliance scam. This past Tuesday I brought my friend’s family into Lowe’s to take advantage of the Lowe’s President’s Day Appliance Sale, in which appliances were allegedly up to 40% off, they don’t have much money, they are of meager means but were trying to help out and buy Lowe’s appliances for their son who is getting married next month, practically destitute, and I even brokered the deal that got them into this duplex which I was helping my friend remodel.
Appliance scams? Alleged Bait and switch advertising on Lowes appliances?
We saw on Lowes.com web site the appliance deals for a Samsung Appliance Suite during this sale which my friends liked, because it had Lowe’s appliance deal lowest price of $899 on the side by side refrigerator. This was Item # 712177 Model # RS25J500DSR Samsung 24.52-cu ft Side-by-Side Refrigerator with Ice Maker (Stainless Steel), and it was easily found because it has the HUGE appliance suite discount price President’s Day signs on it on the floor in the Lowe’s Appliances area, $899.00 (was $1,299.00) Save 30% ending 2/26. We though they would be saving $400 off a new fridge. Not so fast… appliance scam in progress.
Then the Lowe’s appliance sales guy lowered the boom on us, the Lowes appliance sales associate said the aforementioned Samsung fridge appliance deal was not in stock, so we can’t get delivery this week. OK, when? He searched for other stores, no store has it in stock anywhere, people have been on waiting lists for this fridge for 2 months, then he said it’s a discontinued SKU#. So why does a discontinued SKU for a Samsung appliance show up on the web site as a major appliance Suite discount from Lowe’s when they know they have no refrigerators of this SKU in stock? We were fuming mad and several people we told this story to all said the same thing: Bait and Switch!
I told the Lowe’s appliances sales guy they need to remove the bogus Lowe’s appliance scam price tags off Samsung side by side fridge since no one can actually take advantage of this non-existant sales price on a non-existent appliance.
This lowes appliances discount is no discount at all during the Lowes appliance scams event, LOL. Of course here we are in today’s live stream and first thing I showed you in this video is those signs are still there on that Samsung refrigerator, 4 days later, even through these Lowe’s appliance sales guys all know that fridge is discontinued and was never available for purchase during this Lowe’s appliance discount sale from the get go. why don’t they take the false advertising signs down? Whose running the ship over there at our local Lowe’s near me?
So since my friends needed appliances in 2 days for their son and wife to be who have no money and no appliances right now in dire straits, we ended up buying a Whirlpool Suite during the Lowe’s appliance sale event there, but my friends ended up paying $2400, not the original $1899 they planned on paying when we walked in, because gee, the advertised item was not available. The Whirpool Suite was in stock and ready to deliver in 2 days.
The lowes appliance delivery guys were the best as usual, showing up on time the agreed upon day. I recognize them, as they have delivered many appliances to several of my foreclosure property flips over the years, they are great guys, and fast. I usually do all my own installs, the lowes appliance delivery guys just wheel it into the living room. lowes appliance delivery days are among my favorite milestone days during my property flips. It means we’re rounding third base and heading for home. After I got online to Lowes.com and chatted with a rep, Lowe’s eventually changed the status on the web site as “Currently Unavailable”, but the store as you saw in today’s video still has the signs up on the non-existent Samsung fridge.
Lowe’s was slashing prices on Craftsman Tools, and DeWalt and Kobalt discount tools, as well as the lowes clearance sales prices on the back aisle. Most of the Crafstman tool discounts were the same as they have been recently, but we showed you another pair of Lufkin Tape measures for $24.99, (I paid $15.99 for them last week during our previous live stream which was half the price of the Holiday season in the lowe’s home improvement sale.)
There were Kobalt Discounts 2020 during this lowes shopping tour. We added this to our lowes haul during this lowes shop with me. We ended up with a good Lowe’s tool haul today, snapping up several utility knofe tools to do a tool review video on.
Lowe’s discount tools and clearance sale
We still scored quite the lowes tool haul of tool discounts from the lowes clearance sales. We looked at the Craftsman tool chests that were reduced in price.