Post # 17
I hate that! I’ve been known to just walk out as soon as they start trying to do that. Luckily, we found an amazing salesman at the Jared’s we go to and I refuse to deal with anyone but him now. I’ve waited almost 30 minutes before just so I don’t have to deal with other people trying to push me around.
Post # 18
I would’ve been annoyed by that, too. I had a bad experience at the Jared’s near my house and will never go back.
Post # 19
Willing to bet she doesn’t enjoy that part of her job either, but it’s a necessary evil she has to follow through with. Ya know? It sucks and it’s super annoying but people are doing whatever they can to keep the paychecks coming in.
Post # 20
Yeah…. they are super pushy there. I didn’t get my ring there, but I did stop in while I was looking for my ring. I feel like the lady didn’t listen to what I want. I said I didn’t like they way the sides looked on one ring and she said, “Well, nobody will see the sides” and I’m like, “I will see the sides!!”
My coworker has gotten her rings from Jared, and they upsell her and her husband ALL THE TIME!! Let me preface this by saying that she is in her 50s and this is her 2nd marriage. She recently went in there to get her ring cleaned and they mentioned her getting an upgrade, just as the OP. Anytime they do this, she or her husband seem to comply. I think this is the 3rd ring I have seen her with in 2 years. Well, this time they got her to upgrade to a 12k ring–no, ROCK. And to top it all off, she brought it in on the SAME DAY that I came in with my new engagement ring!! AND had the nerve to show it off to the whole office at the same time that I was announcing my engagement/showing off my first and only engagment ring.
Screw you, Jared!!
Post # 21
I hate Jared’s and will never go there again.
Post # 22
@MrsPinkPeony: “no thanks, I see you haven’t upgraded and you work here!”
Post # 23
lol. It’s probably not her fault, it’s most likely something she HAS to offer everyone who comes in. Like a company requirement sort of thing. Jared’s is a huge company, so they are going to try to sell you whatever they can. Still annoying though!
Post # 24
Jared’s sucks, my SO got me 2 necklaces from them and there have been issues with both and when we went back they were very rude I will never get anything from them again. when we were there the last time about 6 months ago with the most recent necklace a guy came in with an engagement ring he got from them a few weeks before and they didnt want to fix the stone that had come loose in the setting all the poor guy wanted them to do was tighten the setting and the store manager ( I thinks thats what the guy was) got nasty with him. I have other things from Kays and Zales and they have always been super nice I take pendants to them all the time to be cleaned
Post # 25
My brother bought his girlfriend a ring (not an engagement ring) from Jared’s and they were pushy with him too, and he was only 17 at the time. She’s a salesperson, it’s her job to try to get you to buy some new stuff or upgrade, because that’s how she gets paid.
Post # 26
Wow that is frustrating! I have gone in there quite a few times for various things, and they’ve never mentioned that to me but I wonder if maybe its regional. Anyways… I’d be pretty upset too. My first thought? It’s not a couch– its an engagement ring. I am not UPGRADING IT.
Post # 27
@CorgiTales – that’s how I felt! I understand she’s a saleswoman and needs to make commission to get paid, but why not try to sell me a right-hand ring, or point out some anniversary bands, since my anniversary will be here in a few months? I love my ring set, and I wouldn’t upgrade it anyway, especially not within a year of being married!?
Post # 28
She’s a salesperson who has to say this crap to keep her job, don’t take it as a personal insult. You think the Jared’s Corporate Headquarters cares how long you’ve been married? They don’t, they want to sell you a bigger diamond. If you don’t like their pushy sales policies, give a struggling mom and pop store your business.
Post # 29
Fiance had a great experience with them when buying an aquamarine ring for me for Christmas one year. Then we found my engagement ring there and everything changed. I found a ring I loved, but the head sat too high on it so they said oh we’ll change that no problem. Wrote down everything for us, told us how much we needed to put down for the 0% financing etc. So we went home and thought about it and Fiance went back to purchase it. Well they never told him how much the new head was going to cost. Silly us thinking it was just something they did, they tried to charge him an extra $800 for the new head. Um that’s more than my setting cost (it was a vault value but happened to honestly be the best one I’d seen)!!! So anyway since he had their quote or whatever in his hand the manager really had no choice but to give it to him for free (it even had notes to change the head right on the quote). So anyway, we go back to get my wedding band and they don’t have one that matches. They refuse to show me anything but this big gaudy $1,000 wrap. I love wraps but my ring has major details and engraving on the sides and a wrap covered all of it up. Plus this wasn’t just any wrap, this was the hideous I’ve been married for 25 years kind of wrap. Seriously everytime I asked to look at something I got, oh well that just won’t work. And this was the store manager we were working with!!! We went there a few times and nobody would work with us they all kept showing me the same thing. One guy actually tried to get me to cut off part of the detailing of my ring to make a wedding band sit flush. Ridiculous!!! So finally we went to Zales and found one that works perfectly! I’m happy, and I’m happy the engagement ring is paid off because now I never need to pay Jared another cent 🙂
Post # 30
@KatyElle – my husband got my ring set at a mom and pop, and I love it. Unfortunately, the big box stores pushed them out of business and now I have nowhere that is honoring the lifetime warranty on cleanings, rhodium dips, etc, so I was stuck going to Jared’s.
Post # 31
That’s why I avoid chain jewlery stores. I found a small family owned jewlery store that I like. No sales pitches, just service.
Also when I was looking at wedding bands, they were more than helpful to help me find what I wanted. They all were looking through their catalog books trying to find what I wanted.