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Back in 1999 I was in Aloha, Oregon visiting a business partner. After a few mornings of asking her and wondering what the temp was outside, I had the experience of entering a Fred Meyer for the first time in my life.

There I purchased her an outdoor thermometer for her patio. That night I bought it to her. She told me she had a nice one but it wasn't mounted. She then mounted it, and requested that I return the newly purchased item.

So, the following day I went into the same Fred Meyer in Beaverton, Oregon and asked for a refund. I had a pristine item and the cash receipt in perfect condition. The receipt was for $19.99, the cost of the item (no sales tax in Oregon). I was denied a refund, for not having my ID with me.

I just took the item and receipt when I went to the store (besides fresh air, my only reason for going out that evening), and not my wallet, which I left in a dresser drawer. Now, I am not saying I would have shown them my ID even if I had it with me, but I didn't have it. Needless to say, I was pissed off. I did have the manager called, and he gave me the same static.

Although I was mad, I never was threatening, or disrespectful. I merely requested a legitimate explanation, and asked if their ID demand was "policy". Of course, it wasn't policy. At least not back in 1999 in wasn't.

The cashier who sold me the item was 20 feet away at the same register she was the night before. Remember, that was my first time EVER in a Fred Meyer. Cash receipt, pristine item, and 24 hours later at the same store. The way they demanded my driver's license as a way to deny the return made me boil inside.

Not at all stated on ANY policy of theirs. So now, 2017 and 18 years after that incident, my company is transferring me to Oregon. Let it be known Fred Meyer, that I will enter your establishment often. Not to purchase a *** thing, but to pay you scumbags back.

I will break, mutilate, destroy or otherwise make unusable any and all items in your store that I can reasonably and safely do undetected. Even if I just snap a few thermometers once or twice a week as I reach for them. Or spray paint from a palm size container onto Columbia sportswear and other higher end apparel. But oh, trust me.

Just as I have taken the time to write of this incident 18 years after the fact. How I still get bent just thinking about it, my damage will go far beyond just a few thermometers and $19.99. It's ashamed when a company like Walmart overwhelms other stores and forces them out of business, thus killing competition. And make no mistake about it.

Fred Meyer has a much higher quality of product than Walmart. But I don't give a ***. I have read much about Fred Myer over the years, and they have some really deceptive and downright larcenous practices. I have already purchased a home in Oregon, and will probably retire there.

So, possibly for decades (unless they go under sooner), Fred Meyer will suffer the financial loss I will be heaping upon them. And trust this. I can destroy far more than the biggest thief could fleece from them.

My aim isn't to profit from this, but to cost them. Like they cost others.

Review about: Fred Meyer Customer Care.

Reason of review: Poor customer service.

Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.

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Anonymous
#1460039

It's people like you being the reason they ask for I.D. you don't understand the enormous amount of theft

Anonymous
#1427012

Have you forgotten they can find out exactly who you are? Maybe you should remember that you’re not hurting the company but hurting the employees who work for a living!

Your plan of action is flawed! With the digital surveillance they have now a spike in damaged product is going to have their asset protection ppl watching footage. If you think they are going to stand for any person damaging their bottom line then you’re delusional. I’m truly hopeful that you realize the foolishness of your plan.

You are blowing it out of proportion all because you think they are violating your rights. Get over it. They don’t have to do a return at all. There has been a show id policy in effect on the store level in practically every large chain retail company.

It’s done due to one very simple reason. People are thieves! People steal everyday! People are fundamentally flawed.

If you think this is untrue then look only at yourself. How many times have you justified a small theft. A candy bar. A mistake at the register when you are given more change then you should.

Something left in a shopping cart in a store parking lot. People can easily justify theft when it’s in thier favor. So in order to not have to pay thieves twice ID is requested. Would you act this way if a police officer demanded to see your ID?

They have a right to protect their interests and their interests include staying in business. Principles are for schools and not standing on. It’s shaky ground when you do so.

Is it really worth the jail time since you have already not only spelled out your plan but where you plan on doing it? Doesn’t that make you a James Bond character?

Anonymous
#1426954

What a weirdo.

Anonymous
#1425973

You are a crazy person. Get some therapy.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1425975

Oh and please, for the love of God, do not retire to my beloved Oregon, you filthy waste of breathable air.

Anonymous
#1361264

Oh please do that!! I can't wait to see your mugshot! :D

Anonymous
#1359627

WOW ! Almost 20 years ago and you are still overwhelmingly angry.

Really ? You as an adult would go into a store and break items?

Please consider getting help for mental issues before you are arrested for " break, mutilate, destroy or otherwise make unusable any and all items in your store that I can reasonably and safely do undetected. Even if I just snap a few thermometers once or twice a week as I reach for them.

Or spray paint from a palm size container onto Columbia sportswear and other higher end apparel. But oh, trust me."

You are a danger to yourself and others.

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