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Terrible customer service.

I've used Instacart a lot, and I have a problem with their refund policy.

I ordered 6 items the other day. The shopper found all of them, I paid for all of them, but I only received 4 of them. Didn't realize until after he left, as all 6 could fit in one bag and he handed me a bag, which was double wrapped and knotted, and I wasn't able to double check right away. No big deal, ill let Instacart know, they can probably contact the driver and he can come back to drop off the rest of my delivery, right?

Apparently, wrong.

They added a 9 dollar credit towards my next delivery. This is unacceptable to me, since I had already paid an 8 dollar delivery fee to get my original 6 items. Instead of just refunding the 9 dollars I already paid for my items (which I know they can do, since they place a rounded-up charge on your card when shopping, and refund items that aren't available), theyre forcing me to either A) Spend another 8 dollar delivery fee so I can use my 9 dollar credit for items that I already paid for but didn't receive, or B) Spend MORE money to get the delivery feed down to 4 or 5 dollars, completely negating the credit for the items that, again, I PAID FOR BUT DIDNT RECEIVE.

After they gave me the credit, I went through their Contact Us system, explained why it wasn't acceptable, and got no reply.

So, to summarize:

1) I ordered 6 items

2) Shopper got all 6 items

3) Shopper didn't know the difference between one bag of groceries or two, so didn't give me all my items

4) Instacart gave me a credit towards another delivery, which means they made either another 8 dollars off the mistake of their driver, or another 4 dollars (plus the EXTRA money I had to spend to get the delivery fee down to 4).

Instacart should be a convenient time saver. Im willing to pay a fee so I dont have to take my moped to a grocery store and deal with traffic filled with drivers who want to kill me. Instead, they take the opportunity of a mistake made by their driver (humans make mistakes, im not mad about that) to force me to either pay them more delivery fees, or lose the money I spent on items I didnt receive.

Instacart's customer service and return policy are both trash.

I dont expect a big business to have my best interests at heart, but for God's sake, at least dont OBVIOUSLY rip me off. Why should I have to pay extra fees in order to get money that I already spent??

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    • They forgot stuff I ordered last time as well. So frustrating

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