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Leroy Merlin - Fraud, Rudeness, Unprofessional Behavior, and a Total Lack of Integrity

Leroy Merlin - Fraud, Rudeness, Unprofessional Behavior, and a Total Lack of Integrity Here is a video detailing all of the problems I have ...

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Leroy Merlin - Fraud, Rudeness, Unprofessional Behavior, and a Total Lack of Integrity

Leroy Merlin - Fraud, Rudeness, Unprofessional Behavior, and a Total Lack of Integrity
Here is a video detailing all of the problems I have had getting Leroy Merlin (Loule, Portugal) to honor the 5-year warranties on the €5,000+ awnings we purchased in May 2022 (over 2 years ago

1. We were defrauded by their installation contractor who justified the nearly €800 installation fee by telling me tat the job would take 2-3 days. In actuality, it took him less than 8 hours to install both awnings - an unheard of €100/hour labor charge here in Portugal.

2. One remote control has not worked properly from the very start, but Leroy Merlin refuses to replace the remote even though it is still under warranty. If there is a sudden wind storm we would not be able to close that awning before damage to the awning would occur.

3. The awnings do not close completely, exposing the awnings to inclement weather and possible damage.

4. The tubing that contains the electrical wiring has failed, falling from the brackets meant to retain them.

5. Leroy Merlin never apologized for the extremely rude treatment I received in the store when trying to arrange delivery. A female calling herself ‘manager’ and a female, supposedly in charge of delivery/logistics, by the name of Maria Biato were both extremely rude, condescending, and insulting because I couldn't speak Portuguese, along with many of their other customers. Their behavior was appalling. I know that we are in Portugal and should speak Portuguese when possible, I’m trying, but many expats have told me about how difficult it is for non-Portuguese speakers to navigate the Leroy Merlin website and deal with their employees in the store.

CombatCritic Gives Leroy Merlin 1 Bomb Out Of 10 And A Spot On My WALL OF SHAME ... MORE BOMBS ARE BETTER!



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Title: Leroy Merlin - Fraud, Rudeness, Unprofessional Behavior, and a Total Lack of Integrity

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Sunday, March 3, 2024

Faro, Portugal; Great Expectations, Oustanding View, But A Disappointing Breakfast Buffet

Harune Restaurant - AP EVA SENSES HOTEL
Av. da República, 1 
8000-078 Faro, Algarve, Portugal 
Phone: +351 289 540 100
Email: book.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com
Prices: €€€€
I had heard about this restaurant, its buffet breakfast and lunch, and the amazing view of Faro's boat harbor, Ria Formosa, and the Atlantic Ocean, so we reserved for a Sunday breakfast.



I had reserved for 9:30 am, but when we arrived we were told that our reservation was for lunch. No worries, the hostess took our money (€16 each even though their website says breakfast is €13).
The restaurant is modern with big plate glass windows overlooking the sea and terraces where you can sit when the weather is warm enough. It was a tad chilly that morning so we parked ourselves near the buffet.


They have cheese and ham, a small salad bar, fresh fruit, cereals, and yogurt, but our focus was on the hot breakfast buffet They made omelets, but the choice of ingredients was sparse. The freshly cooked sunnyside-up eggs were very well done and they had a big quiche with egg and potatoes, but it was gobbled up an hour before breakfast ended and they did not bring out a fresh one

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The bacon looked very strange, some kind of processed meat made to imitate bacon, but it was not very good. How hard can it be to provide real bacon? I can find it in numerous local supermarkets, but we get this processed garbage. Instead of breakfast sausage, they had chorizo and there were no potatoes except for the ones in the disappearing quiche. A breakfast with no potatoes? I don't think so!

There was a nice selection of bread, but the toaster was pretty much useless, having to put the bread on the conveyor belt three or four times to get it even lightly toasted.
The coffee machine was extremely popular and the line was very long because the machine was terribly slow. There was another machine at the other end of the room, but it was not working. The coffee situation was the long pole in the tent because everybody wants coffee with their breakfast yet only one slow machine.
The dessert selection was minimal and not all that appetizing so I did not partake.
This place desperately needs REAL bacon, a breakfast potato offering or two, a couple more coffee machines, a few more omelet ingredients, and a price that matches the one on their website.
I doubt we will go back.

CombatCritic Gives Harune Restaurant - AP Eva Senses 3 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!



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Title: Faro, Portugal; Great Expectations, Oustanding View, But A Disappointing Breakfast Buffet

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sorry I wasted my money on the IPTV Smarters Expert - 4K App

by Liftoff



I'm really sorry that I paid for the IPTV Smarters Expert - 4K app ...
  • Near constant buffering
  • Only one Favorites folder is allowed
  • No way to sort lists (by release date, etc.)
  • Have to type in the full name of the channel/title to locate
  • Support is slow and useless
I thought this app was free, but I was billed over $10/year by Apple shortly after trying it and there is no way to cancel or get a refund.
What a huge waste of money!

CombatCritic Gives Liftoff's IPTV Smarters Expert - 4K 1 Bomb Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Hutton-Le-Hole, Yorkshire, England: The Crowning Glory Of A Small, Quaint Yorkshire

The Crown
Hutton-Le-Hole
North York Moors National Park 
YO62 6UA England
+44 1751 417343
Prices: €€€
A charming old pub in the middle of a quaint, gorgeous village in Yorkshire between York and Whitby, The Crown was empty when we arrived in the early afternoon.
They had a selection of bitters and cask ales. I had a piny of Wainwright and my wife a half shandy. The staff were very friendly. There was a fire blazing and we accessed their wifi as there was no cellular reception in the area while we enjoyed our drinks.

We did not eat, but the menu looked nice although the prices were a bit steep for such an isolated location. They also have three double rooms that are ridiculously expensive, running between £200 and £220 per night in mid-February.




The village is quiet and absolutely beautiful with old rock buildings and cottages as well as a creek running from the old church at the top of the hill through the small valley surrounding Hutton-le-Hole.




CombatCritic Gives The Crown 7 Bombs Out Of 10 ... More Bombs Are Better!
Seven Bombs Equates To
Translation for Civilians: "Shits & Grins"

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