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Old 11-06-2008, 08:12 AM   #1
 
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Default So happy...and then so not! Just a rant.

I decided to break down and buy myself some Le Creuset pots in slate grey from Williams Sonoma that I have been wanting for awhile. They are my "almost end of pregnancy" gift to myself which is not something baby related.

Anyway, I wasn't feeling too good when I was shopping yesterday so I just bought them without looking at them and when I unwrapped one of them today, I found it has tons of scratches all around the edge of the lid. Not one or two little ones, LOTS! I'm so mad! I wouldn't care so much but the damn store is almost 2 hours from my house and with my upcoming work schedule I won't be able to go return it for more than a week. By that time, I don't think I'm going to want to be traveling that far in the car being so far along. UGH, I'm just so mad at myself that I didn't look at them before I left the store. And now I can't use it for what I had planned today so I have to figure out something else for dinner. Blah!
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:24 AM   #2
 
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Can hubby return them?
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What about calling Le Crucet and seeing if they'll ship you replacements? I don't know what kind of warranty they have but it's worth asking.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:55 AM   #4
 
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I'm surprised that WS would sell damaged goods. They are waaay too expensive. Maybe you could find replacements at Marshall's, which carries that brand. Then return the stuff to WS later.

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Old 11-06-2008, 09:17 AM   #5
 
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I'm surprised that WS would sell damaged goods. They are waaay to expensive. Maybe you could find replacements at Marshall's, which carries that brand. Then return the stuff to WS later.
Williams Sonoma is the only store that sells this color so that isn't an option. I'm set on that color otherwise I could have had Le Creuset years ago. Hell, I bought an almost brand new orange one at a thrift store for $5 and gave it to my mom because it matched her set. I was only 18 at the time and knew that was a good deal!

I just talked to hubby about it and he agreed he would return it for me. I was just so pissed because the first pot I unwrapped was perfect and the second - the 7 1/4 qt that I have really been wanting - was damaged.

On another note, my husband was a bit put off that I bought them yesterday because he was planning on getting them for me for Christmas. oops!
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
 
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Go ahead and use it. Le Creuset guarantees their pots 100% for life. You can return it no questions asked and it will be replaced. That way you can use it for what you need and return it at your leisure. Williams Sonoma will not be out anything as it's Le Creuset that takes the product back.

ETA Obviouslu just save the original packaging and return it clean.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:36 PM   #7
 
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OOOOOO - I am jealous even though you have to return them! How nice! I just got a Martha Stewart knock off and love it. But I would still think I had died and gone to heaven if I got the 'real' thing. I did buy the 7 1/2 qt one - it's the perfect size.
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guano:

My birthday was recently and it was a couple weeks before that my boyfriend and I walked into a WS so that I could drool over what he calls "a $300 pot".

So fast forward to my birthday....

He sends me flowers and chocolate (a surprise!!) and then the delivery man tells me that there is more....a box! And he mentions that it's heavy....so now I'm all excited thinking that he got "the pot".

Not so much....it was a leg massager. A very cool leg massager but I would have rather had "the pot".

And he would have saved himself some money if he'd just gone for "the pot"!!

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Oh and I should have added to my post above that Wm S is going to send that pot right back to Le C so you using it one time is not a bad thing. They won't care and you can use your pot. It's not like buying a dress and then returning it after you've worn it. They will not be reselling that pot to some poor unsuspecting person.
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guano:

My birthday was recently and it was a couple weeks before that my boyfriend and I walked into a WS so that I could drool over what he calls "a $300 pot".

So fast forward to my birthday....

He sends me flowers and chocolate (a surprise!!) and then the delivery man tells me that there is more....a box! And he mentions that it's heavy....so now I'm all excited thinking that he got "the pot".

Not so much....it was a leg massager. A very cool leg massager but I would have rather had "the pot".

And he would have saved himself some money if he'd just gone for "the pot"!!

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Too funny. My SO and I also sauntered into WS and I saw the pots. SO is a great gift giver so after I looked at the price tag and said - I will not be putting that on my Christmas list - he says how much...I say $300. I think he almost fainted. But this is a man that would not flinch at buying me a $300 coat. But for some reason a pot being $300 made him go white.
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guano:

My birthday was recently and it was a couple weeks before that my boyfriend and I walked into a WS so that I could drool over what he calls "a $300 pot".

So fast forward to my birthday....

He sends me flowers and chocolate (a surprise!!) and then the delivery man tells me that there is more....a box! And he mentions that it's heavy....so now I'm all excited thinking that he got "the pot".

Not so much....it was a leg massager. A very cool leg massager but I would have rather had "the pot".

And he would have saved himself some money if he'd just gone for "the pot"!!

end guano.
This was exactly why I bought them for myself. My husband is notorious for hearing me talk about something or showing him multiple times and then buying me something totally different as a gift. I never thought he would actually buy them for me. For all I know, he may have just said that he was getting them for Christmas to get on my good side!

Thanks for all the input as to the warranty and everything. My husband returned it and I got my new pot yesterday. It is perfect. I'm finally satisfied and can start cooking!
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What did you cook? When I got my knockoff pot I cooked short ribs - they were YUMMY. I loved being able to do the stove part and the oven part all in the same pot!
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