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July 15, 2019

Klutzes Have Two Left Feet, So What Is Kmart Insinuating?

Filed under: Humor,Retail — Edgar (aka MrConsumer) @ 5:26 am

Before we get to this week’s story…

UPDATE: A few weeks ago we told you that Citi was dropping most benefits from some of its credit cards including the very popular Citi Double Cash 2% cashback card. After searching for weeks, MrConsumer finally found an equivalent card, with 2% unlimited cash back AND virtually all the benefits like price protection, double the manufacturer’s warranty, CDW, lost luggage coverage, etc. It is the PayPal Cashback Mastercard. NOTE: Many consumer reviews of this card are negative concerning the bank’s customer service.


Let’s take a summer break this week from the nasty surprises that sometimes are buried in the fine print. Instead here’s the tale of MrConsumer’s recent purchase of sneakers from Kmart.com and its nasty surprise.

By accident a few months ago, MrConsumer found a pair of lightweight Everlast brand sneakers at Kmart that were the most comfortable ones he had ever worn. They soon became only available online and all the 9.5s were sold out. So I decided to bite the bullet and buy two pairs in size 10.

Kmart sneaker order

About 10 days after ordering, a bag arrived with four loose shoes inside:

3 left shoes

It may not be obvious from the picture, but they sent three left shoes and one right one. And they weren’t even all size 10. Duh?

The folks at my local Kmart had quite the chuckle when I dramatically pulled three left shoes out of the bag one-by-one. But they said my order didn’t beat the record they had previously seen of all the kids shoes in an order being only for the same foot.

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5 Comments

  1. Sounds like a sequel to My Left Foot

    Comment by David Bookbinder — July 15, 2019 @ 8:09 am
  2. Just another reason why K-mart is going to go 100% under.

    Comment by richard Ginn — July 15, 2019 @ 9:07 am
  3. I get the impression that store associates at Kmart are mostly biding time until they can find a different job. They’re probably surprised that customers are still buying merchandise from Kmart

    Comment by Wayne — July 15, 2019 @ 10:02 pm
  4. Hopefully they wearable to get you the right shoes Edgar. I know how it can be when you find that one perfect pair. Sucks that the most comparable card you could find is a Paypal.

    Comment by Joel — July 17, 2019 @ 10:08 am
  5. I have to capital one venture visa and i get 2 points oer dollar and 10x points on hotels.com/venture.
    I just traded 255,000 miles for a business class flight from Taipei to Toronto.

    Last year i flw business class from Kuala Lumpur to JFK also free using mikes and got mikes for buying the tickets.
    I searched out lowest price flights and cap one has no restrictions.

    They say any airline anytime no blackout dates and it is true.

    Best card ever !!

    Edgar replies: Rich, your card has a $95 annual fee, and as a matter of principle, I will never pay an annual fee for a credit card. For someone like you, presumably a person who puts a lot of purchases on the card, it seems worth it.

    Comment by Rich — July 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

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