Worst Places to Shop

This list is for the worst places when it comes to shopping.
The Top Ten
1 Wal Mart

I have to have at least 2 drinks before going there.. HORRIBLE! They are filthy, with rude, mean spirited and mostly non English speaking employees. They seem to hire hundreds of stock people who are constantly milling about and blocking the isles which are already too narrow for reasonable business. There are as many employees as shoppers so the store is constantly packed. You can never find the same thing twice, they stock old, expired product, advertises "deals" with assumption all shoppers are stupid, ie. "Special Price 10 for $7.00" when item is regularly priced at $.70. Can't push cart though isles because they are so narrow and everyone is running into each other. Have gone to store with only 2 speed lanes and was sent back and forth because I had well over the limit for a speed lane. Yesterday there was only one lane that was not "Cash Only" or speed lane. While waiting in that one line a "cash only" cashier started to check out people from the REAR of that one long line. If you try to complain to a manager, they just look at you like you are crazy, no apologies and most can barely speak English. And then there is when employees are just hanging about locked exit doors and just watch you trying to find a way OUT! And then there is the parking lot, which is just as chaotic as the store and makes no design sense. The main concerns there are avoiding getting run into; either in or out of your car OR getting mugged. They have somehow blocked Target from coming to our town... Don't know how they can get away with so much crap. And as of this comment I will never go back there even though it is close to me me. I'll pay higher prices at the supermarket, which is just as close, or drive the 30 minutes to a Target. Hate, hate it!

2 Spencer's

This store is alright, but my girlfriend hates the vulgar items inside including the tampon nunchucks and the cheetos dildo! Yikes!

I have to agree with all of you. They have some vulgar stuff but in most Spencer's stores put all the really vulgar stuff in the back

I'm too scared to go in here because of all the nasty stuff inside.

3 KMart

KMart is just plane boring! Usually items and it is so small, the cashiers are slow! They take forever on scanning stuff, what if you gotta go somewhere quick! When I first went to this place when I was young, I look around strangely and I wanted to stay in the car. Never want to go there EVER!

I hate the blue light guy!

They say you save on everything put the one and only time I went there everything I wanted was at least $30!

There's DUMB and there's k-mart DUMB!

As much as I dislike Walmart, I think that Kmart is truly the most depressing chain in the US. How it's still around, I have no idea.

4 Home Depot

This store is so boring! I'm glad I almost never have to go here.

So...what happens if there's a zombie apocolypse and you hate to enter the store?

Why is this store on the list?! Its awesome!

5 Big Lots

I hate big lots. Once I was walking around the store with a bag of marshmallows and dropped it and the one worker argued at me and ALMOST kicked me out of the store

Everything is out of stock in there, And they have small choices to shop from, Big Lots? More like a big waste of space...

Food like crackers are always stale even if they are in date, stores always messy. Furniture does not last long.

6 Toys r Us

In my opinion, Toys r us sucks. Once when I went there, there were kids all over the place, whining and screaming and the staff does not stop this or them from ripping up all of the boxes. I fell because there was a toy on the floor. There are not many staff though, and the lines are always full for the checkout. Everything is overpriced. A barbie doll can be 35 dollars, when the same can be at another store like Target and Walmart for about 15 or twenty dollars. They never seem to have any sales. Once a kid peed on the floor at the one in our mall and nobody bother to clean it up. It smelt horrible at the first floor of the mall. There people there and rude. Parents don't control their kids and there are no staff. This store sucks.

It closed.
It opened in Britain in 80s.
It was not in towns it was in cities and you had to drive to get to one. See why they closed the stupid toy shop, the only interesting thing was the Christmas advert. "There's a magical place, and where on our way there..."

7 Victoria's Secret

I HATE this store. They're always showing things I hate and when I am forced in there I don't want NOBODY thinking I shop there. And they call me a "lady" I am NOT a lady so you're WRONG! Plus, there's so much pink. Eww.

I saw my like 90 year old social studies teacher bra shopping here! Can't get that image out of my mind. The adds and commercials are totally inappropriate if children see.

If your afraid to go inside Victoria's Secret, then Miranda Kerr is waiting for you to get dragged in and a pile of bras and panties will be swarming all over you.

8 Dollar Tree

Their toys are some of the worst in the world! They are made of cheap quality material and break in a few weeks or less! I own two "fashion dolls" from there and their heads, arms, and legs pop off too easily!

Everything cost $1. that's Great! Except after a week it breaks and you have to buy a new one.

Everything there costs one dollar, yay! But it breaks in a week and you have to get a new one.


I go shopping every thursday, and there's always one shop I avoid. Aldi, there products made me sick and their employees insult me when I do go there (occasionally) sure, they save you a few bucks but the product is not worth the cheap price!

Oh god it's the Aldi snobs, like my cousin when she was 11.
Hello Kevin the Carrot great Coca-Cola parody last Christmas.

Their food is disgusting and not worth buying. Although their prices may be slightly cheaper, steer clear of this place unless you wanna get nausea.

10 JC Penney

Eh, this store's alright in my opinion. The only thing I hate about it is the occasional price screw-ups, and some of the clothes don't even have a price tag, so there's no way to tell how much something costs until you get to the checkout.

Jcpenny reminds me a lot of Sears

Clothes are extremely high

I walk in and walk out

I know there employees are over worked and unappreciated

Who really shops there

Can I get a price check for these jean someone ripped the tag off!

Oh yea these one to and this one a customer wants a bigger sizes!

Nothing at that store cost a penny we should sue them for false advertising

The Contenders
11 Best Buy

Tried to buy something that was on a table with a sign that said 50% off, and it was open box that was tapped all back together, the check out person and then the supervisor would not sell it to us at that price that it should have been with discount, but would give us teen dollars the original price, even though it was marked with a different price right on the box. It they can put out a sign saying half off, the make up what ever they want. What terrible customer service, avoid the Lynnwood Wa. Wal-Mart at all costs, they treat people terribly. Oh and buy the way they also told me my debit card was declined and I have to pay with cash, even though there was nothing wrong with my card, per my bank.

The store set up is very nice, but my problem are the people who work here. They are rude, condescending, and mostly - even if you're already giving them 1,000 they will try to sell you every annoying warranty, safety plan, and anything to cost you more up under the sun. It's so annoying.


You know what makes me very angry? ASDA. I hate having to use the self-service checkouts. I was there the other day, I was buying some Red Bull, crisps and salsa dip and I went to the self-service checkouts because the tills were busy. I scanned my first item and the stupid thing said I had to wait for help. I saw a worker coming by, I shouted "Excuse me" but she ignored me, walked straight past me and went to talk to her friend. What an ignorant noob. I had to wait 10 minutes before someone came. Even that ignorant noob came back and had to say "I hope you haven't been waiting long". I said "I have been waiting for 10 minutes". Then she said "Sorry I am very busy today". That is rubbish. There was hardly anybody on the checkouts. I then carried in scanning my items then the thing told me to bag the item even though I have already done it. What a pile of horse manure. I hate self-service checkouts. I hate ASDA. I was there last week and I had the same problem again. This time there were hardly any staff about. I had to wait ages and I saw one of the staff playing with their phones. Do your jobs, you lazy useless noobs.

13 Sam's Club

I had one guy open my return. It was really funny to be honest. The employee asked me if I opened the box and I told him no. I left my license (ID) in the car and was told I needed it for the return. When I came back the guy said so you said you didn't open it and I said yeah I didn't open it. Well this guy got so excited and ripped it open as a child opening a gift on Christmas. I just stood wondering what the heck this employee was doing as he had a big grin on his eager eyed face. I had to help the guy with the box in fear he was going to drop it because he wouldn't slow down. His evil child like face expression dropped after he pulled off the plastic and looked at it. He gave me my money for the return as I tried not to laugh at whatever he had done. I still don't get what he was doing. This experience has me thinking twice if I should continue to shop there. Sam's Club. Maybe your employees need a break from time to time before another box gets violated again. Ouch!

14 World Market

The World Market? Take that off this list! The world market is the best! It has stuff from all over the world for cheapish!

If you don't know what it is, it's a store with sodas, candy, chips, and goodies all around the world. I love the store, BUT there's one big PROBLEM. THERE'S ONLY ONE CHECKOUT! And there's a lot of people there everyday! Hope they get more checkout's

15 Dillards

Dillard's is like a thrift store. Most of their clothes they sell have been returned. Their's always a yellow label on almost all their clothing meaning they were purchased before.

DIllards is so expensive especially compared to Charlotte Russe Love culture. And forever 21

You get so obsessed with saying the name that eventually you can't say anything else. Dillard's! Dillard's! Dillard's!

16 99 Dollar Store

From fake brands to really disturbing stuff.

Do you mean 99 cent store?

Its 99 cent not dollar

17 Build-A-Bear Workshop

They go out of control because they let kids try through everything just to get a little stuffed bear.

Now it went really out of control when they set up the Pay Your Age event in July 2018 where they gave the bears an extremely cheap discount, so that they'd cost only a dollar or 2, therefore prompting tens of thousands of children and adults to form a huge crowd and line where they'd wait for hours just for a stuffed bear.

Some stores had wait times of 9+ HOURS with mile-long lines, which formed around and inside the stores.


That meant some people spent almost half their day at stores waiting just to buy stuffed bears.
Can you believe it!

It makes you forget how bad Disney's lines are for their rides because this put them beneath the iceberg.

It was Black Friday all over again, people were going WAY out of control, parents were fighting and their kids were crying and throwing a tantrum.

After all of that, when they went toward the end of the lines, Build a Bear shut the event down, leaving everyone disappointed due to the fact that they waited 9+ hours only to go home without a Bear they wanted.

What's the big deal about a stuffed bear.
I respect their opinions, but think of how important people, their lives and families are.
And there are so many things to do and enjoy in life.

The company really wanted their dough considering the madness and crowds they brought in with their disastrous promotion.
This is an example of where we should care about people and families rather than just money.
You know people say money is the root to evil.

18 Blockbuster Video
19 Payless

I just got shoes from Payless, and the soles fell apart and they're pretty much destroyed now. It's only been a little less than 2 weeks! Not coming back.

20 Petco

This is not a Petco story but Pet Smart and Petco are partners right? Anyways I got a fish tank for Christmas when I was 11 and we went to get fish from Pet Smart. In the span of a few weeks every fish we got has died even though I took good care of them. We got sick of buying fish and then later gave up on Pet Smart.

ANY place that sells live creatures as if they were products should be shut down immediately... Or at least boycotted...

My Petcos around here are great, though I have heard many horror stories about it... I still prefer mom and pop stores though.

21 Office Depot
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Hm this person who added this might have some sight problems.

The damn burger always gotta look like somebody punched it!

Not a store! It's a restaurant!

23 Justice Justice is a U.S.-based clothing and lifestyle retailer focusing on tween girls aged 7-14. Established in 2004, the brand offers a wide range of products, from clothing and accessories to toys and beauty products. Justice aims to create an engaging shopping experience that empowers girls to express their individuality. The company focuses on delivering products that are not only trendy but also comfortable... read more

Justice is a place I used to shop at when I was a kid and it was terrible! They always play the same song 5 times and it really annoys you. When they do their buy something get something free, the item is always gone they say even though the item is right behind them. When you put something on hold you ask them to get for you from the back they say, "Sorry, I guess we sold it." All their stuff there is really cheap and breaks easily.

In all honesty, I hate justice, if you go to middle or high school with a justice top or pants, you'll be made fun of, they'll know it's from justice cause justice always puts the logo on EVERTHING they make, the products break or rip easily, it's kinda annoying about the type of music they wear, and they repeat it!

I got a backpack from them and it was breaking and the employee just ripped off the part where it was broken.

24 Albertson's

I work at Reasors, which bought the last Albertson's location in my city. So that's why Albertson's is #15, because we assimilated it into OBLIVION.

25 Primark

It's all cheap and the material is so thin - there's no point buying a t-shirt for £3 if it only survives in the washing machine 3 times. If you're looking for cool, colourful clothes that will actually last, try Superdry instead.

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