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43 Ave. A, New York, NY, 10009
at 3rd St.
Do Not Buy Anything Here!
By MCPNYC on 6/10/2008
or he will steal your credit card # and put in for the charges over and over again! He is a thief and you shouldn't buy anything at this store. If for some reason, you do, just make sure and pay CASH
Gary Stevens is a Crook
By jnrowntree on 10/13/2014
Wish I had read these reviews a long time ago. Made the mistake of letting him keep my credit card number on file and only now I'm going through my credit cards bills and seeing all the double billing this guy did. His shop is now apparently closed. If any one knows where to locate Gary please post. Also ridiculously bad service - took him several weeks to send out a simple contact lens order, which I paid for twice!
He charged my card 14 times. We should get together....
By florainekay on 8/2/2010
14 times 375 dollars. He sent me checks that bounced. I got 4000 back finally and then I made him make up another 4000 dollars worth of glasses. He still owes me.
By lilihouse on 4/28/2009
My brother once bought glasses there, then a couple of years later sent a family member to buy another pair. WELL, do you know that not only the person who bought got charged 7 times on his credit card, but also my brother's card was charged 6 times!!! The card he had used to purchase there 2 years prior. How can THAT be an error? I dealt with it because I am in NY (them not) and it took numerous phone calls, Gary said he was crediting these charges one per week.... WHY??? In the end they just denied the charges on their end, had to use their insurance, and it was a lot of hassle. And what do you know, the $300 pair of glasses deteriorated within a few weeks! We had to have Gary send them back and it took months. HORRIBLE. Not to mention he's got really creative opening hours.... Not to mention he was really rude some years ago to a friend to whom I'd given a gift certificate from there to buy contacts. He sold them and refused to show him how to put them on!!
The Place is Closed Most of the Time
By CT3 on 6/18/2009
The owner Gary Stevens tell he is sick, but rummors said something totally different. The delivery of the prescriptions are constantly delayed and customers do not get the merchandise when promised. He does his best when he is there to comply, but if he is not well enough to tend his business he should get help and hire someone.
Another Nightmare Story
By frustratedclient on 9/23/2013
Just like all the others say.... Gosh, I wish I read these reviews earlier. Anyway, hope it helps someone else. Stay FAR FAR away. He is a thief and a liar. A full month and still no glasses. And now I have to close 2 credit cards because of him. Gary Stevens, you should be ashamed of yourself....
YES TOTAL CROOK
By eastvillagered on 7/2/2008
He did the same to my CREDITCARD.. scam artist
He double charged my credit card too!!!
By angelhair on 7/26/2008
I've been going to Gary Stevens for years, even after I moved out of the neighborhood. I've never had an issue with his store. This last time I bought contacts from him he asked for a second credit card number, saying the first card was declined, which I thought was weird because the card was good . I gave him a second card, and low and behold, he charged both cards. I had to ask him twice to give me a refund. I would have thought it was an honest mistake as he claimed it to be, until I read the other 2 reviews on this site. I won't be going back there again.
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