Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:09:26 -0600
Subject: My elgin watch
I bought an elgin watch about 3 years ago that i have had problems with since day one. I bought it at walmart and took it back three times in the first week i had it. The third time i took it back i asked them if they would exchange it for one exactly like the one I had because that's the reason i bought it - i like the way it looks. They exchanged it. This time it ran for three whole months before it stopped again. Again i put a new battery in it and it ran maybe three weeks this time. I went through this process for long enough that i didn't feel i could ask for a refund. About a month ago i took it to a jewel to ask about a repair. He told me it would be about $125.00. That's not an option since the watch only cost about $45.00 plus tax at walmart. Sometime back there not too long after i bought it, i looked up elgin on the internet and sent an email asking if they could do something to correct the situation. I didn't hear from anyone then went in the hospital for surgery. When i got out and recovered i still had not heard from anyone. Six months later i went in hospital again for another surgery and still have not heard from anyone. By now it's been at least three years or more. I no longer have the receipt. Have i just lost the $45.00 plus tax that i paid for a WORTHLESS watch? After bringing it home from the jeweler today and paying yet another $16.00 plus tax to have yet another battery put in for it to work maybe two weeks - three if Im lucky, i have a very bad taste in my mouth when i say the word ELGIN. Is there anything that can be done for this worthless piece of junk. (Im trying to keep it clean because that's not the word i use when referring to it.). Out of the three years I've had the watch, I've got to wear it a MAXIMUM of probably six months. The rest of the time it has not worked. My stomach knots up when i hear or even think the word "Elgin". Boy, did i get a lemon! With no help from anyone!