Hi everyone. I'm not sure that this is necessarily the best board to post this on, but, I think it will be most helpful for those with less familiarity with REI, so that's why I chose to put it here.
I want to send out a heartfelt THANK YOU to REI's Customer Service phone team, Kaylee and Julie in particular. I have been a Co-op member for several years, and have made more purchases than I care to admit, both in-store and online, and have always had very good success.
I recently was ready to purchase bouldering crash pads, and, despite having researched them just days before, none were coming up on the site anymore. I actually posted about that on the Climbing board. (Sorry, but I couldn't get the link to cooperate). The next day they showed up on the site, but I couldn't load them into my cart.
In short, I made a call to REI, and spoke with Kaylee first, and then later, a second call when I spoke with Julie. It turns out inventory was very low, and at select stores, not the warehouse. They each helped me to secure the items I needed, arranged the shipping from the individual stores, and honored a coupon code I had. Both ladies were friendly, knowledgeable, professional, and most of all helpful. Everything you could ever hope for in a customer service situation. And this type of service is what I have always experienced with REI. Obviously, they are doing something right.
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