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Staples, Inc. (Canada)

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Phone: (888) 723-3444Fax: (866) 830-7178View Additional Phone Numbers6 Staples Ave, Richmond HillON L4B 4W3

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Factors that lowered Staples, Inc. (Canada)'s rating include:

  • 4 complaints filed against business that were not resolved.

Factors that raised Staples, Inc. (Canada)'s rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 89 complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

89 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 17 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues32
Billing / Collection Issues3
Delivery Issues7
Guarantee / Warranty Issues6
Problems with Product / Service41
Total Closed Complaints 89

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Staples, Inc. (Canada)

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Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (89)BBB Closure Definitions
03/03/2015Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I bought an office chair with an extended service plan back in 2014 from staples that required service and repair. t the time I purchased the chair and extended plan I was told to just come back to the store and they will either fix the chair or replace it on the spot. On Feb. 23 2015 at 3pm I went tot he store with the chair to get it repaired or replaced. I was told at the store that I have to call in a claim and talk to the service department. I called the service department at the store and spoke to a woman named ***** who told me they will have to get a tech to call me back within 48 hours to schedule a home visit to repair the chair. On Feb 25 2015 at 3:30pm I called in tot he service department to find out why I have not been called yet to schedule a time for a repair. I spoke to a woman named **** who told e it takes 48 to 72 business hours for a call back and that I will have to wait 2 more days for a call back. I told her that was not what I was told and that I work during the day the next two days and will not be able to pick the phone. She said that was their procedure and there was nothing she could do and was unwilling to do anything to assist in resolving the issues I have with the service and lack of repair and replacement which I was promised when I paid for the plan.

Desired Settlement
Complete replacement of my chair without any hassle due to the unacceptable service and time frame for scheduling a tech and being given the wrong information.

Business Response
We have been in touch with our customer and have come to a resolution. We have offered a gift card for the cost of the chair and this offer has been accepted by the customer.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)

11/04/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

SStaples advertised on their website that a 27in ** computer monitor (**************) came with a 3-year limited warranty (Parts/Labour/Backlight). I chose to buy this product over a competitor's similar product (which only had a 1 year warranty)based on the claim of a 3 year warranty. I purchased it on Oct. 16/14. When I got the product home and opened it, it was apparent that there was only a 1 year warranty on it. I returned to the store on Oct. 20/14 and spoke to the General Manager, He informed me that it was a mistake on the website and that he would arrange to have it fixed. He also said that he would not honour the warranty as advertised on my purchase.

Desired Settlement
I would simply ask that the company honour the warranty as advertised and give me a 3 year warranty on the product. That was the only reason why I purchased from them in the first place. Thanks

Business Response
I have spoken to the customer directly and Staples will cover the additional 2 year warranty. Customer will be attending the store in the next few days to pick up the warranty paperwork and registration form.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
The company is honouring the 3 year warranty as advertised and as I had requested. Thank you Staples and thank you BBB.

11/03/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

OCtober 3 2014 I ordered and paid for online an external hard drive.I cancelled the order a day later using the email link. I have since contacted Staples twice and they have failed to return my money.

Desired Settlement
I want an immediate return of my money and an apology from Staples.

Business Response
We had received an email from the customer regarding this situation and the refund was processed on Oct 17th, 2014 for $74.29, customer was advised that it may take up to 10 days to reflect on the credit card and to advise us if it does not appear in 10 days. Staples Canada has also processed a further credit for $15.00 today as a customer service gesture for the inconvenience. Again, please allow 10 days for this to reflect on the account.

10/07/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

I have contacted them several times to inquire about refund of items never delivered.
$110.62 is outstanding balance that they have refused to refund to my ****.

Desired Settlement
My money back and then no further contact.

Business Response

The customer has been contacted and the refund has been processed for $110.62 plus an additional $50.00 credit as a customer service gesture. Please allow up to 10 days for the credit to reflect on your account.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
The refund was posted to my **** October 2, 2014. File closed. Thank you very much as this would not have happened without the BBB. I contacted Staples on numerous occasions and nothing happened.

10/06/2014Guarantee / Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

Purchased tablet on 05/16/14 at paid by ********** w/extended warranty cost was $127.24 Started having charger issues about 3 weeks ago. Contacted Staples who told me to contact manufacturer. Returned tablet and manufacturer is sending me a replacement. I contacted Staples yesterday and here is their response. The warranty would not apply to the replacement. You would need to purchase a separate warranty for any additional items purchased.

To me it does not seem fair that I paid 19.99 extended warranty on an item that was less than 3 months old and now when I get the replacement I have to again pay for another extended warranty instead of transferring that warranty to the new tablet.

Desired Settlement
Under the circumstances, since Staples sold a defective product and would not do the exchange through one of their stores, I would like the $23.28 it cost me to send the tablet back as well as the $19.99 they charged me for the extended warranty I was unable to transfer to the new tablet.

Business Response
Staples Canada has given a refund on September 5, 2014 in the amount of $19.00 for the cost of the warranty, this credit will be reflected on the credit card to which the orginal purchase was made within a few days. Staples Canada would also like to offer a further credit of $23.28 for the cost of the shipping.

Consumer Response
(The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.)
I accept their offer but an apology would be nice as well. If I had not gone to the BBB Staples would have pocketed my 19.99 and not had to provide a service.

Consumer Response
As per the agreement I accepted from Staples Canada, they stated they would reimburse me for the extended warranty as well as the 23.28 it cost me to send the defective tablet. The extended warranty cost has been credited to my Staples card but I have yet to receive the agreed upon shipping cost of $23.28

Business Response
Staples Canada has processed the refund/credit to the credit card on Sept 11, 2014 at 9:45am EST in the amount of $23.98. The refund/credit will take 3-10 days to reflect on your account, please feel free to contact us directly if you do not see this refund/credit by Sept 25th at 1-************.
We apologize for the delay and any inconvenience that this may have caused.

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01/08/2014Delivery Issues
01/02/2014Problems with Product / Service
12/09/2013Guarantee / Warranty Issues
11/29/2013Guarantee / Warranty Issues
07/21/2014Problems with Product / Service
10/21/2013Problems with Product / Service
03/25/2013Problems with Product / Service
02/06/2013Advertising / Sales Issues
01/03/2013Advertising / Sales Issues
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BBB file opened: 17/12/2001Business started: 15/10/1991
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6 Staples Ave

Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4W3

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