Okay. I’m mad.
I bought a Gazebo from KMart to replace the one a friend gave me a few years ago that had finally worn out. This was to be my birthday and mother’s day present as both those are in the month of May. I brought it home and put it up. Even followed the instructions and used the tie downs and pegs.
Less than a week later a mild breeze came up (The plastic table and chairs that would normally get overturned in a wind were both fine) and in less than five minutes turned the Gazebo into a crumpled pile of crumpled metal and torn canvas. On top of my car, no less. Luckily I was home. I was already heading out to make sure it was secure when it all went south, otherwise who knows where the thing would have landed.
I called KMart they said I had to contact the manufacturer, Pacific Casual.
I sent Pacific Casual an email and they said all refunds have to go through the retailer. They could replace the parts, but they won’t issue me a refund. PARTS?!! The thing is a mess. And if I replace it with the same thing what’s going to happen the next time the air moves? I’ll be pulling it out of the back 40.
I’m sorry. This Gazebo is a piece of JUNK. I want my birthday money back. I’m going to borrow my friend’s truck, throw the crumple mess in the back and drive it the 30 miles to the closest KMart. They’d better give me my money back or I’m going to camp in their parking lot.
Don’t mess with my Birthday.