These guys ran back-to-back deals, each underselling the last, on nearly all of the deal sites. That's slimy already, but then they inflated their prices by up to 30%, restricted the voucher customers to only come in Tuesday-Friday (when they're usually sold out of product by noon) and are SO RUDE to anyone who comes in. It's across the street from my house, so I usually pop in to see what's there. In the past few months, every time I come in there are a few separate people arguing with the staff over ridiculous voucher rules and restrictions that no one knows about and that aren't printed on the voucher, but apparently are online (I checked - that's not 100% accurate). The other day I walked by at 12:15pm and there were a few people standing outside - the staff was inside cleaning and the doors were locked. The people outside knocked on the door (they didn't know they closed at noon for an hour to clean - as it wasn't posted anywhere) and instead of explain, the staff totally ignored them. I thought it was weird (and terrible) at the time, but I didn't experience the awfulness of this business until today.
I came in, and as I had already used my voucher, I had a receipt with my balance on it, which they do accept on weekends. There was about 300% more selection than there is on weekdays for the voucher customers, and I chose a few things. When I went to pay, I was told a new policy said I couldn't use the receipt. At this point, a couple over heard and cut in to our conversation.
"But we came yesterday with our voucher and you told us to come back today. We drove a long way," they said to the staff member. "Well it changed since I left last night," he replied. AND WALKED AWAY.
At this point I started asking to talk to the owner, who over heard and made himself busy chatting up a few guys who were already on their way out. When it was obvious I was waiting, he snapped.
"This is exactly why we don't take vouchers on weekends. I'm busy," he said to me angrily, without hearing a word I had to say.
This guy has obviously bitten off more than he can chew. His eyes on the one day profits of 600,000$ from Dealfind alone were obigger than his stomach. And I'm sure more metaphors exist for this terrible business which has in turn caused both consumers and the legitimate deal companies a huge headache. He's shot himself in the foot and such terrible service won't go unnoticed...especially with the Friendly Butcher so close nearby.
Yesterday was the first time I have visited this butcher store - thanks to WebPiggy Coupon. They have to be the very best in Toronto! Last night we had chicken wings and tonight, roast lamb. Without doubt, both the chicken and the lamb were the most delicious we've ever tasted Although the owners were rushed off their feet, they took the time to be very friendly and helpful. Can't understand that negative comment "The Worst Butcher Shop..."
Think this butcher shop has a new customer for good - me!
On Saturday I went to the Yonge & Eglinton location to use my coupon and as soon as I have entered the store the lady behind the counter kicked me out. She told me that even though it should already be open they are not ready yet and she suggested that i come back later. When I came back later and I finally entered the store and they only had 4 items for sale. They said that that's all they have and that I should try again on Thursday. None of the products are organic, prices are sky rocketing (Pork Tenderloin $18.99 Lb). So if you are planning to buy a coupon and it says for $20 you will get $100 store credit then you should really think if it's worth it. . I will never recommend that store to anyone. I left so upset that I throw the coupon in the trash. The coupon was a big scam. Go buy your meet in any store for a full price, it's alot chipper than that store. I am forced to give it atleast 1 star because otherwise that review won't be posted.
The Butchers is one of North Toronto's premier stores for high quality, organic naturally raised meats. They also offer some organic produce, seafood, dairy products and prepared foods.