I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of a brand or a business that I felt was so terrible that I’d never go back or spend money on again and I just can’t really think of any.
There are definitely tons of places where I would never spend my money in the first place, but I don’t think I’ve had such a bad experience somewhere that I vowed “never again”…
But these folks sure have…
AskReddit users opened up and revealed the brands, stores, and restaurants that they’ll never spend money on again.
1. Not gonna do that again.
I will NEVER step foot on one of their buses again. Every single time I’ve rode with them, something catastrophic happens.
From buses breaking down to felons getting arrested mid-trip, I think it’s safe to say I’ve had enough.”
Fake Accounts scandal
Auto Loan insurance scandal
Mortgage Loan scandal #1 (changing customer terms)
Mortgage Loan scandal #2 (2008)
PPP Loan scandal.”
3. Not satisfied.
“Never again restaurant was Jamie Oliver’s Italian.
Bloody awful menu, completely pretentious trite.
I think they all closed down.”
4. The friendly skies.
The one time my family has flown Spirit there was a crushed taco salad in the pull-down desk, and the whole plane smelled vaguely like baby powder.”
5. Waste of money.
I ordered a “loaded nachos” from them recently. It arrived. It was basically a pile of plain corn chips with maybe a tablespoon of cheese sauce.
It included several tiny tablespoon portions of salsa, tomatoes, jalapeños, and sour cream. This was $13.00! Total waste of money.
I will never order from them again!”
6. Avoid at all costs.
Ryan’s, Golden Corral, Old Country Buffet, etc…
I worked at one. Trust me. Do not.”
“Soon after she left me in 1998, my ex wife wanted to meet for a post mortem conversation. I suggested we meet at Pizzeria Uno.
About 20 minutes into our agonizing conversation, she looked around and said: “Wait. You hate Pizzeria Uno.” I replied: “I sure do. I’m not going to ruin a place that I like with terrible memories. I’m never entering a Pizzeria Uno again.”
And I haven’t.”
8. Best Buy.
“Best Buy. I bought a washer and dryer there, and I paid for installation.
The guy came out, installed them, turned them on, and left. The washer started flooding my laundry room within minutes. I called them back, and they said they couldn’t come back to fix it. They’re just bring me a new washer in a few days.
New washer comes, gets installed, and again the guy leaves (even though I asked him not to). Again, it floods my laundry room. Again, they won’t come back even though it’s just a few minutes later. They said they’d bring a new one in a few days, but I said f*ck it.
I told them to take the washer and dryer back, and I’d purchase them elsewhere. It took them a whole week to come back and get them, and even then only after I threatened to put them outside.
When they finally took them back, I got a refund….of one cent. One. F*cking. Cent. I had to spend hours on the phone with them to get the full refund amount. Then, they didn’t refund me for the hoses (which they took back) and the installation (you know, that flooded my laundry room twice). It was another few hours on the phone to get them to give me that money back too.
Bought a new washer and dryer at Costco later. Came the next day, installed in minutes (for free), and worked great. Was even cheaper than Best Buy.
Seriously, f*ck Best Buy.”
9. Bad experience.
“Long Horn Steak House.
Reason: all but 2 people in our party (of 15 people) got horrid food poisoning. Mine was so bad that I threw out my back from vomiting and retching, and couldn’t take pain medicine without throwing it up.
So I couldn’t sleep because of having intense stomach and back pain that lasted a week.”
10. Not good.
Bought a pair once, they broke, got them replaced, they broke, got them replaced, they broke, gave up.
Didn’t do anything out of the ordinary with them, I’d pull them apart a bit to place them.over my head and SNAP, two pieces…”
“Yellow Cab. The driver ran out of gas on Hwy 59 in Houston at 3:00 in the morning which is a major road in a not so good area.
He left my friend and I on the side of the road for an hour while he walked to get gas twice since it still am didn’t start after the first trip. In the midst of all this I called Yellow Cab multiple times asking for another vehicle to pick us up only to be hung up on.
After we finally got to my apartment he requested full payment. I said f*ck you and offered $20 and that was all he was getting. Ended up getting into a massive cussing argument with this guy before he finally took the money and left.
I haven’t, nor will I ever use them again.”
12. Haven’t forgotten.
My wife was pregnant with our first child, so full nesting mode engaged. We ordered a chair for the kids room/nursery/whatever the f*ck it’s called, a nice glider with an ottoman, perfect, in theory, for 3am feedings. We ordered it at around 5 months out.
Everything was on track until 3 weeks from delivery date. We had called many times to confirm since shipping was delayed, but still on track for the due date. They told us it was now back-ordered for 6 months. These things happen, but there’s no way they found out about a 6 month delay 3 weeks from delivery on a 9 month lead.
It was a sh*t show! My wife, now fully in the grasp of preggers-crazy went ballistic. We got in cancelled and found another one from some similar place (restoration hardware?) it came in time.
Ok, then Pottery Barn’s ottoman shows up! What else came was a charge for the ottoman. Now we start fight 2 so they would refund our money and retrieve the ottoman. Kid turned 2 months old before it got cleared up.
My wife still flips the store off every time we drive by. This was 8 years ago.”
13. That’s pretty gross.
“I ordered a different type of gravy at Cracker Barrel, and they brought it out to me still in a plastic pouch with microwaving instructions on it.
I know things are prepackaged and reheated in a lot of places, but to not even bother dishing it up?”
14. Dude, you’re NOT getting a Dell.
“Dell, for laptops anyway. They have this devious little feature: the charging cable has a thin data wire inside that tells the computer the charger is from Dell.
If you plug in a charger that does not have this, even if the voltage is correct, the computer will throttle the CPU way down by sending false overheating signals, and will only increase the battery charge if the machine is off. To make this way worse, that data pin wears out and breaks very easily, and even if your charger still works, which it often does, it is borderline unusable. Since you can only get a replacement from dell, replacement chargers are unusually expensive.
This “feature” cannot be turned off in any intended way. There is a program you can use to bypass it by disabling the specific type of thermal cpu throttling they use, but that only works on intel cpus.
If you have an amd, tough luck, and even if you dont you shouldn’t have to disable hardware safety features using 3rd party software just to use hardware that is perfectly functional except for one unnecessary part that is designed to break.”
Alright, friends, now we want to hear from you.
In the comments, tell us about the brands, stories, and other things that you’ve vowed to never spend money on again.
We look forward to hearing your stories!