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Update to prior post below:
After a few month hiatus from REI, we returned, cautiously optimistic whether things may have improved, or just same ole same ole. We've been a number of times in the past month. Each time the service has been great, both from the cashier area and those working on the floor. We've always liked REI because of the quality of items they sell, but stopped going because of the service. Glad to see they seem to now have a staff that matches that quality. Kudos to REI for hiring good people. Love the new store and new location!
post from 3 months prior:
REI is a great store and great concept. We've been loyal customers for several decades. We moved to Dallas a couple of years prior to REI moving to its new location, and really didn't have problems with the service at the old location. Unfortunately, the employees at their new local are tarnishing its image. Seems every time we're in, they have someone new working the register. Mostly seems to be either someone who doesn't have a clue of what they're doing and/or some self-deluded, overly confident smart mouth fake. It's irritating when some 20 something employee refers to customers (twice their age) as 'hey buddy', or 'what's up dude'. The older woman that is consistently there, seems to know how to do 'stuff', but just stands in the background. Am tired of being their guinea pig because they haven't done adequate training. She may know how to run the cashier area, but fails at training (possibly just burned out). That, or they simply can't find anyone qualified to work there. Maybe they just need to suck it up, pay someone more, and find decent people to avoid the constant turn over. It's to the point that we dread going in there anymore. It's time consuming and irritating. A shame really, because REI is a great store.
Liked the old location better.
The new store seems smaller & is a pain to get in and out of. Also recycling an older structure would have been more 'green' (and interesting) than building a new one.
I tried returning a Hull a port pro that was gifted to me a little over a year ago. Certainly my fault for holding on to it that long but two moves in 18 months meant a lot on our plate. It was new in box and had not been disturbed and I wanted store credit. The lady at the register had a demeanor about her unlike one I remembered of employees at the Midway location. "Policy has recently changed" was the explanation and not much eye contact or an apology. No worries though. If you're looking for a pro, find it on Craigslist for a discounted price!
Terrible service! I went in expecting to buy a kayak and no one showed up to assist. I asked for help twice and not one person showed up. Instead I saw 3-4 employees near the restroom playing around and giggling. They honestly have pathetic service and I hope you as a customer think twice before shopping at REI.
I love this store, fun to be inside, love it. There are employees who have been with REI for years that are very good at what they do, in particular, in cycling, and at the cherckout. REIs helped me out with gear, on returns, repairs, and even on other businesses gear. At times I probably got enough out of the return that they lost $ but in the end, they get a loyal customer.
Also when they offer a course in navigation or in bike repair I trust that I'll learn something. I would not say that elsewhere.
I like the merch, though the prices are a little steep. The reason this is only 3 stars is because every single time I walk into an REI, there's no one there to help me. I always have to hunt an employee down or ask the cashier for someone to help me.
great store. hate the traffic to get there
Allen in the shoe department was fantastic; helping 3 customers at once flawlessly. Helped make the decision on a new pair of Asolos for exploring. Well done and I will be back! Thank you!
Great products, really slow service. I often wait in line for over 15 mins. They don't seem to be able to get any of their employees (who are often wandering around the store) to come and help at the registers. Get it together guys!
How the hell does an outdoor adventure store open at 10am on a Saturday? I got things to do! You have the stuff I need, so why do you make me resort to Walmart? Stop trying to be snobby, and open up at 8am like the rest of the outdoor stores.
Service is exceptionally slow and, like other REIs, although the quality is good for some options, they're overpriced and frequently understocked.
Best customer service around! They really take pride in their company!
If I could give zero stars that is what I would give. Zero customer service no one approached me for any help. I finally went to go ask the big guy at the bikes with the tattoos and I felt like I was annoying him. I had to ask him again (got the not you again look) for some help. He tried to push their $20 membership fee while writing up a work order. After the way I was treated No way. Then when I went to go pay for my purchase the rude clerk at the register Again asked me about the membership and I said no thank you. She then rudely asked "Can I ask why?" At this point I was not going to spend one more penny at this store. She kept asking me and I felt like once I said No again she was also annoyed. Not sure why the lack of customer service and what looks like disgruntled rude employees but I will Never shop at REI again.
Average REI store with very high quality products and large price tags. Very welcoming customer service with four people asking if I needed anything within 45 minutes.
This REI had great selection and a very friendly staff. The outdoor class selection was small and uninspiring, but the store team was great!
Absolutely love Sports Basement.They are all things that you want in a retailer that you come back to again and again: great products, awesome customer service, nice discount program that allows you to save money and donate a portion of their profits to a nonprofit of your choice.Sports Basement is on my list of essential shopping places in Dallas, TX !
I want to give kudos to the customer service this business provides. I walked in at one if the busiest times of the Christmas season, & headed to the women's apparel section, where I was immediately greeted by Lori. She hunted down the last jacket of a particular kind I was needing for my exchange in the matter of a few minutes. I appreciate very much how kind and quick my visit was! As well, I am thankful that Lori helped make my sisters Christmas by helping me with this jacket! Thank You Rei!
Good customer service, better than other REI stores.
By far my favorite out door activities store. The member program they run not to mention all of the fun activities and outings they plan.
Really friendly and helpful associates. Good selection.
The customer service here regarding defective equipment or other issues that may arise – is very taken care of. I'm adding this to the list of places to only shop along with Nordstrom. The service is outstanding and not a hassle. Dana was great.
Prices similar to those online. Nice place with lots of floor rooms. Did not find any people on the floor but maybe that is because it was in the middle of the day.
Great selection of camping, hiking equipment & clothing. A little pricey, but specialized stuff.
Even though I was unable to find what I needed, they provided me with a short term solution and referred me to another store that might help me.
LOVE this place. Like to hike? Run trails? Canoe/kayak? Camp? Snowshoe? No better store. Worth every penny.
Really cool spot. Free classes and events are posted on a board by the register. Great way to learn and meet people with common interests.
I love going to this place they are always so helpful. Most people that work there very patient they let you look at anything you want and then help you make your final choice
Nice store. Pleasant and helpful staff. Crowded parking and only entrance is cumbersome to negotiate when it's a busy time!
If you enjoy the great outdoors to a technical degree this is the store for you. Of course it comes at a price but with the REI satisfaction guarantee its worth it.
Love this place. Friendly staff, great backpacking selection and accessories
My granddaughter participated in a “How to Ride a Bike” session at REI this morning. The teachers, Kevin and Ashley, were fantastic and she was riding her bike in record time. I highly recommend the lesson and the teachers.
Great quality in every department, but priced accordingly. Top notch service and they really stand behind their products.
Bennie was very helpful in finding my a good set of Merrell's. Thank you sir!
Love the staff here. Very informative. Very friendly.
Liz was super helpful at the garage sale helping make sure that the paddle board rack attached to my car rack correctly, then this week she knew all the stats and exactly what each watch/gps tracker did best, and helped me map out and plan and gave me tips for my Grand Canyon trip. She is the best!!!
Helpful and knowledgeable staff in shoe department. Only when people working in this department. One more worker would have been nice.
My wife and I were on our way to spend a few hours at the Half Price Book's flagship store that's across the street. (If you haven't been there - it's HUGE!)
On a whim, we stopped in so that I could do a little research on a shoe that I had in mind for a sports massage therapy client that I've been working with.
Since my client has recently switched to a standing desk at work, the most recent version of the Merrell Trail Glove is the shoe that I had in mind for him.
When we reached the shoe area at the back of the store, Bennie, a rather tall laid-back guy with glasses asked if he could be of service. Having passed all of the factors that I look for in an athletic shoe, I asked Bennie if I could try on the Merrell Trail Glove. Although I didn't like the shoe for myself, I could appreciate the way that Merrell constructed the arch. Meaning, rather than alter and restrict how my arches moved when my feet made contact with the ground, the Trail Glove allowed my arches to flex at the appropriate time (i.e., pronate).
Since the Trail Glove is completely flat, flexible, and has an adequate amount of space throughout the toe box, I felt like it would be a good fit for a client who planned on walking and standing at his desk.
A few days later, my client ended up heading over to REI to try the Trail Glove on for himself. Having dealt with lower back pain and a bout of plantar fasciitis, he loves how much different his feet feel.
Even though I didn't plan on purchasing a shoe for myself, I ended up ordering the Merrell Vapor Glove.
Right before we left, I noticed a lone pair of women's Merrells that weren't on the main shoe wall. Seeing as how this shoe had a more aggressive tread than any of the other Merrells that my wife has, we felt like the Mix Master Move Glide Trail Running Shoe was worth trying on. And that shoe turned out to be a great fit.
Having trying on a few pairs of shoes that day, my wife and I agreed that Bennie was knowledgeable (and confident). Having looked for shoes in the "barefoot" category before, I also appreciated that Bennie didn't show any bias towards any particular category of shoes.
Top quality merchandise, exceptional customer service, it's a co-op so you get money back on your yearly purchases, and their return policy is the best in the industry. That's a five star in anyone's book!
employees were all super helpful. great selection.
Obviously a great establishment, it’s an REI and it’s very clean and has all the best gear for any outdoor activity. Always my go to for quality products. Only caveat I had with this location is the workers weren’t really synced up with a certain area, I got asked if I needed help probably 5 times in 30 minutes and I told every one of them that I was just browsing. Could be just me, but I like to walk around a store and look without being bothered every couple minutes.
Ok I found so many things I wanted to buy. This was my first time to this location. Now granted all REIs are the same, this location was a lot easier to get to than the one that was on the 635.
I spent 2 hours and walked out $204 later but was very happy with my purchases. It was the first time I saw an indoor hammock anchor system. I bought the set for $12 and installed it within 10 minutes and used my hammock. I'm going back for two more to hang my other two.
The service is great, 3 different people asked if I needed help and 2 different guys helped answer my questions and even showed me what I was looking for.
Now it's no secret that REI prices are not the lowest but I also believe in their quality as well as the quality of the brands they carry.
One thing I didn't know is, their membership is lifetime for $20. The cashier took the time to explain it and I walked out a member.
Good service, great brands, reliable quality and a good location.
Had the exact Kleen bottle top I wanted but checkout line rates too long.
Amazing place to gather your outdoor tools and needs and also just a fun place to explore as well as take classes with intelegent and funny instructors.
I've been a member at REI since 2009 and I have almost always had a good experience. The Dallas location is phenomenal and in my opinion, the only REI in the DFW area worth going to. They were stocked in everything I was looking for. The staff was patient and informative when fitting me for a new pack as well as new boots. For people trying to break into a new hobby, this is the best place to go. Sure you may be able to find the same product slightly cheaper elsewhere but the information and education you receive at REI is invaluable.
One of my all time favorite outdoor gear and supply stores. Though a bit on the pricey side. The New Store on N/W Hwy, is much better than the previous location. I highly recommend it.
Awesome, the only place to go for knowledgeable help with backpacking and other outdoor sports. I only pulled one start because we had trouble with someone giving my wife and daughters the wrong information on backpack sizing. It let us to order the wrong packs. Fortunately when we went back to the store for help with fitting the associate figured out what went wrong and helped us get back on track.
This place is great! Everything you'd expect from an REI: huge building, acres of parking, awesome selection, friendly, helpful staff... and kinda high prices. What I enjoyed about my visit was that they had exactly what I wanted and it didn't take long to locate, try on, and purchase. Oh and the changing rooms are some of the nicest around. Fun to just browse, too.
REI is a great place for lots of out door centric gear, from clothing to GPS devices! The membership is minimal but you get a rolling discount on all products that can be used later ( check mailed or immediate discount! Once accumulated on redeem dates!)
I enjoy it , most times a bit to pricey but I'm sure they are worth the cost.
As they say pay for quality once vs buying cheap again and again.
Adding another bad review of the shoe department, I had a poor experience last week. My salesperson was lackadaisical, darting off after each step of the process. He didn't care one bit about helping me through the process and the hiking shoes I bought will be tainted by doubts as to whether they fit as well as they should, and whether I purchased the right style. Having the correct footwear is pretty fundamental to enjoying the outdoors and you'd think that REI would try to get this right.
I mentioned the problem to the person behind the cash register. He didn't care one bit. Hence this review.
For the record, I purchased a coat and that salesperson, though a bit cold, was prompt and efficient.
I'm planning on a lot of hiking this year and I need to be outfitted for desert climates. I needed backpack, clothing, shoes, the works. I was planning on spending about $1,000 bucks but only spent about $350 because I was tired of trying to put it all together on my own. Employees are real friendly and helpful when you finally tire of wandering around on your own and you go find someone to help. Others complain about the shoe department, I second that. One person was waiting on 4 customers, walked away without new hiking shoes. Don't even start me on the checkout line, always backed up. One person always on the phone with one person checking out a 6 deep line of customers. I don't think there's a lack of employees as there are always countless employees on the floor messing with displays and having a good time which I'm all for. When you want a few items and you know what you want then the service is as good as any 7-11 but with longer wait times at check out. When you go to REI I would hope to find the customer service necessary to take someone through the whole process of gearing up for a great outdoor adventure.
Everytime I come to REI, I am impressed by the knowledgeable friendly staff. The workers here have personal experience with many of the products, and that's a huge help--whether you're going on an adventure or getting a gift for someone else's adventure. Today I bought a headlamp. There were tons of choices! The young man that helped me told exactly why he chose the one he uses. It wasn't the most expensive, but his insight have me confidence in my choice. Well done!
It's REI, they pretty much have everything for the outdoors you need, and a ton of things you don't need lol. I wish they carried more bicycle brands, but I don't really go here for that sort of thing. The only downside is their prices have gone up up up since i started going here 20 years ago. I mean north face and Colombia used to be relatively cheap brands, and now their stuff has high end prices. I think that has more to do with the outdoor industry in general though, not really rei fault. That said, this place is pretty great for outdoor needs, especially for Dallas.
Great place! Helpful, knowledgeable assistance. Associates are happy to take the time to help educate you about the pros and cons of different products and strive to understand how and why you need a particular item.
REI has always been a great store. They put a lot of thought into the design of each store, which makes for an enjoyable visit. They also have a nice selection of items to browse, both gear and clothing.
That said, you will be paying full retail price unless you visit during a sale, have some type of coupon, or are a Co-op member that receives annual rebates based upon purchases.
Disappointed by all the security devices on all the items. Frustrating when you want to compare or read the backs of packaging to see if item has or does what you want. Not worth the hassle to customers for the little theft prevention it gains them. And it takes forever to find somebody to open, unlock or ge item for you. Then they put it behind the counter... you continue your shopping and you forget the very item you went there for. They need a better system like giving you a number or widget or something to remind you and the staff you have items behind the counter.
Great store, a little high and bike selection is a little novice, but great outdoors store. Also, they have awesome events and co-op opportunities
A store where the associates are knowledgeable about the products they sell, amazing concept!!
Favorite sporting, gear, and outdoor store EVER. Staff are really helpful and knowledgeable!
Always a great experience. The folks at REI really know their stuff and they treat you very well. Customer satisfaction is their top priority.
I found a jacket I wanted and was told at the register that I couldn't buy it unless I was a member of the co-op. That cost $20. HA! Forget it, there are plenty of places to get the same products cheaper without being gouged for an extra 20 bucks!
Terrible service! I looking for a winter snow pant there was nobody on the floor to help me. I standing around for least 20 minutes before I got the shoe guy to help me out. Last time will be showing at REI. I am a REI member lol.
Incredible selection of high-quality outdoor gear with top-notch customer service.
The sale table this past weekend had great deals on shoes. Pair of MERRELL hiking boots were $74 (no visible defect whatsoever), listed for $130. Reps were knowledgeable and had great suggestions as my original choice of Vasque boots was not available. The checkout front desk associates were NICE & FRIENDLY.
Always very nice and helpful proud to be part of the Co-op
Always the superior service and thank you for being there.
Not impressed. Overpriced. Asked about the weight rating of a basic climbing carabiner, and two different associates could not answer even after being given time to research. They don't know anything except what's on the outside of the exterior labeling of their products.
Definitely did not get the impression that anyone knew anything about the gear they sell, the activities they promote, or they customer base they serve. Felt like a really expensive Walmart sporting goods department.
Very friendly, helpful staff. Nice selection of boots and hiking gear.
well I can honestly say that I will NEVER go back here. their website sent me on a wild goose chase for an item that the website said was in stores but wasnt. even more so when I called other stores to ask for a confirmation that it was actually there, they said they didnt know because they didnt trust their own system! this is absolutely pathetic! thanks for wasting my day REI!
Went back as expected to purchase base and thermal layers for upcoming skiing trip. While I recognize the quality of the products is excellent, I wish the prices were more reasonable. I may look for other places that are more affordable.
Good selection of outdoor equipment from bicycles to camping gear to hiking and other outdoor gear. This store seems to have a more extensive bicycle department than other stores. Staff is quite friendly and helpful.
Extremely helpful and knowledge staff! They are clearly passionate about helping others find exactly what they need.
Great place for high priced outdoor active equipment. Clearance prices are sometimes reasonable.
Great theme park, with lots to do and see! There is something for everyone, though mostly geared towards young adults and teenagers. The best rides in my...read this and 419 more