Thursday, May 23, 2013

Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA is a SCAM

I went to go clothes shopping at Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA, and all I have to say is the stores there are a SCAM! Why? They use deception to try to get you to buy stuff and tell you about "discounts" that they will not give you at check out. So here is what happened.

The first store I encountered this problem is the GAP Outlet Store. When I first went to the store, they had a sign saying "Entire Store 50% Off" and an employee also told me that when I walked in the door. I was like, okay, that's great! So I went ahead and looked through the discount racks and found some stuff I liked. When I went to go check out, they told me that the 50% discount did not apply to the discounted items! I was like that is not what your employee told me at the beginning. Then they said, well it doesn't matter, it isn't included in our 50% discount. The sign says "Entire Store 50% Off", it didn't even label excluded items. They are using deception to get you to by things. I still bought the items because even without the discount, they were still a pretty good deal, but still, I do not condone such practices. This is not the worst deception anyways. Let me tell you about the next store I went to.

The next store I went to was American Eagle Outfitters. This store was even worse, but let me make it clear it is just the Paragon Outlets store only and does not apply to the store at the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, CA. So pretty much, let me begin with yesterday. I went to the Stoneridge Mall American Eagle Outfitters store yesterday because I had a 20% off coupon that was about to expire today. I didn't find anything I like there so I didn't end up not spending any money, but they didn't try to cheat you there. At that store, they clearly labeled the racks that had the 40% discount and did not put that sign on any rack that did not have the discount. Today, at the Paragon Outlets American Eagle Store, when I walked in, they told me that they had a 40% discount and the stuck the sign on EVERY rack including the ones that does not have the discount (of course no one told me until I tried to check out). Even though they labeled "Select Styles Only" on every sign, it is very deceptive to put it on EVERY rack even the ones that DOES NOT have the discount! When I found the stuff I wanted and went to check out, they told me that it was not included with the 40% off discount, which brought me up to $20 for a t shirt that wasn't even made from cotton and the material did not even feel that high quality. This was very deceptive. They put the sign and labeled every rack 40% off and it is not like the customer misplaced their clothes or anything because the racks were very organized and the same styles are all grouped together. This means the employees purposely put the signs on the racks to deceive the customers. I do not recommend you shop there.

So that is pretty much my little rant on Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA. While I have seen some bad reviews on the Forever21 in the Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton, CA, it is still a way better mall than the Paragon Outlets. This was 2 stores that was using deception trying to get you to buy stuff at the Paragon Outlets and I bet there were other stores also using this method and I just didn't shop at them. If you are planning to go shopping at the Paragon Outlets in Livermore, CA, just forget it because they are obviously trying to scam and cheat you.