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 ...more

This place is really out of everything and they don't even have new things. You can never really find what your looking for and sometimes they are really expensive. Parents don't control their kids at all, so that means you can just find their kids walking around the store all alone. The store is dirty and you can't really tell if anyone has cleaned it. Their bathrooms are disgusting! They also have have like 10 checkouts, but only 3 are open and they encourage you to use the self checkout that no one wants to use!

Some Walmart's have a fish section, But they barley take care of their fish, Most people who shop here have a very low IQ, the shopping sections are so crowded with other products unlike Target, They sometimes rarely have a pharmacy, And some of the self checkouts are out of order...

Target is better, Ignore this trash can..

Ah, Walmart. The place that has well over 50 checkout lanes but only uses maybe 4, has no control over their customers (people who change diapers on the produce, crap in the isles, cook meth in a backpack, and leave raw meat to rot anywhere they like), has an entire website devoted to its stereotypical clientele, and every black-friday lets one of its workers get trampled to death by psychotic mobs of said customers.

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.

Actually a pretty cool store.. Avoid the back

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.

KMart? More the KKK Mart, Most people kept saying that the workers in the retail were very racist...

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!

A total rip off, I prefer Lowe's than this store...

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.

Their stuff is really cheap looking and it is super expensive. You could just go to Amazon and get it cheaper.

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..."

WOW, this place IS a dump. I'm so proud to not have one in my town. Like preschool but more dumpy and WORSE THAN EVER. I have too many awful dreams about this place too. One of them was about a Toys R Us that I was locked in overnight and sold only meats like sausages and baloney. There was only one butcher in the store, but didn't harm me. I've had more, but this is the one I'd love to tell you about. This is also my sister's favorite store (which it shouldn't) because they sell Zootopia toys (she's a fan of Zootopia.)

I'm a kid and when I went to Toys r Us there were little midgets everywhere! Some were crying and some were being chased around while I just slowly walked behind my dad. It was so awkward but I'm glad that I wasn't a lonely crying kid. Poor kids can't be occupied by their own parents.

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.

I personally do not like it. There are many open windows and I don't really want random people and my crushed knowing I shop there. It is over perfumed and bright pink.

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.

It's not worth it to buy cheap stuff that barely even lasts you a week.


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.

Ever since a store opened here my parents keep shopping here, but the food is awfully boring and just cheap substituting. Their instant noodles taste like cardboard and turned me off them. I don't care about cheap things; I'd just go to any store with leading brands and buy them, not ripoffs.

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.

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.

I don't even remember the last time I went here. However, I had a lot of fun at this place when I went (over five years ago).

This store is revolting! Almost everything is covered in mold, and lots of fat people go there.


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 ...more

The clothes in there are horrible. I went in to get some new clothes.. It was just PINK! ASDA really NEEDS to put some variety in it. Would never shop there AGAIN. :/

I never heard of this

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!

Dillards is so expensive!

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 ...more

There is stuffing everywhere and kids are out control and their parents don't care. They have their little plush toys on the ground and I can't stop tripping on them. The staff their talk in super high pitched voices, ask you weird questions, and make you feel bad if you don't buy something. I hope they go out of business!

The other commenters are hobos! I have a multicolor teddy named Jenny and I've had it for almost three years! Very good quality toys! Expensive!

I hate this place. The stuffing is everywhere and you have wild kids running around.

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.

The place is supposed to have pets, but every time I go they don't have any pets.

21 Office Depot
22 McDonald's McDonald's is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand. The first time a McDonald's franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at a location in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald's was originally headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, but moved to Chicago in 2018.

The damn burger always gotta look like somebody punched it!

Hm this person who added this might have some sight problems.

Not a store! It's a restaurant!

Their food ain't no good

23 Justice

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.

I'm scared of this place because you may be subject to a data breach there.

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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