Why can’t the Chinese grocery stores sell better quality food and present them nicely like the Koreans do? I just don’t get it. This is the first time I found they’re selling the hot pot meat the Chinese way – 4th picture below. (also posted on Yelp; J Mart in Flushing 2015.07.17 my Yelp post was removed)
The Korean stores usually cost more with better quality. However, this time the mushrooms were terrible. The root of king mushroom was rotten – it’s me who never check. I decided to return – heeding my friends’ urging to return the bad grocery, reminding the store to do better.
Because of the root, I checked the other pack of oyster mushroom and saw white fuzz at the root. Since I’ve never seen it before, I returned it as well. At the store, the cashier’s normal humble friendly manner was gone, in place was cold and unpleasant. She asked for my credit, I (kind of) told her that I didn’t bring it with me. She pointed to the receipt, curtly said,
“I can’t refund you cash.”
Waldbaums does it: once I purchased a loaf of bread that’s mold – me again. When I took it back on my next trip there, the cashier graciously took it and apologized.
I didn’t have the receipt any more and told her it was purchased on my credit card; she refunded me cash.
I hope the Asians realize that we’re, in fact doing them a favor. The $5.07, totally not worth my time. H Mark’s quality has been going downhill. A few years ago, I never had such problem.