YOUNGATHEART99
TRUST RATING
Member since 1/19/2013
Reviews 3
Average Rating
Helpful Votes 1

The Restore

Posted on: 1/19/2013

Great Mission - Lousy Store - Bargain Buyer Beware

If you know anything about Habitat for Humanity, you know it's a great organization doing great work. The Atlanta Restore, however, continues to be very disappointing. The materials are donated - new or gently used. The only folks who think this place offers good prices are those who know nothing about what regular prices are, even at the big box stores. At least you can return items to those stores. $20 for a gallon of paint in a questionable color? $150 for a plain old USED kitchen sink? A basic ceiling fan in an opened box for $125? My favorite is the $650 dining room fixture that has been there at least 3 years with no markdown in price. It is a complete waste of time going there. Once I was there and they had just received free plants leftover from a garden show. Free to them, mind you. On impulse, I bought a cedar that I thought would look good for $75... I had never priced plants before. I realized I needed two and there was only one at the Restore, so I went to Pike's. Same tree, same day - $44 regular price. That's at Pike's! So bargain buyer beware. The good reviews are from Habitat supporters (God Bless Em) and again, the mission is awesome. The store is over-priced and a waste of time.

  • Overall
  • Quality
  • Service
  • Value

Jake's Ice Creams & Sorbets

Posted on: 1/19/2013

Disappointing in Everyway

Those 5 star reviews are all old. Obviously no one is eating at Jake's anymore and I know why. The topic of ice cream came up recently at a friend's house and I was surprised to learn that there was still a Jake's open. I knew the stores in Decatur and Va-Hi and Emory had all closed down. So we drove over. The kid working there was just not interested in our business. My wife declined to order which surprised me and later told me she thought the place was unsanitary. They were out of many of the flavors, and honestly - most any ice cream you get at Kroger is as good as what we were served. Not a bargain. Interesting commune sorta building, but will not go back. No wonder the other locations went out of business.

  • Overall
  • Quality
  • Service
  • Value

Not a Good Choice

I came upon all the 5 star reviews for this company by accident. EXTREMELY hard to believe these reviews. Our community had a VERY bad experience with Craig Sear's operation. One problem is they try and do everything they can involving pools whether they are knowledgeable and experienced or not - from lifeguard staffing to pool re-plastering. They entirely use subcontractors for pool work (they are only "management consultants" - not the actual contractor), and in our case SPMC did not supervise the work at all. Big, expensive errors were made and inferior materials were used. Then the "management consultants" refused to stand behind their subs' work, pointing fingers at the people they hired to do the work. Big mess. We ended up opening our pool weeks late after we were forced to hire another company to repair the lousy job. Craig Sears is a slick salesman but you should INSIST on checking with recent clients they did similar work for a referral. I honestly believe many customers at least initially contact this company because they think there is some affiliation with Sears. I would NEVER choose this company again, but if you do, write into your contract that someone from SPMC must be present when the work is done.

  • Overall
  • Quality
  • Service
  • Value