Rated 2 out of 5 by 1
Rated 2 out of 5 by saxxy27 Meh
I really liked this clock online, but when it arrived, I was a little disappointed right away. The entire clock is plastic (and very obviously so), but the backing, which I thought was cut out so you would see the wall color through it, is actually a mirror. That was a surprise. I suppose I should actually read the descriptions instead of just relying on pictures! I was torn on whether I liked it or not, but I decided to try it anyway. We put in a brand new battery and hung it on the wall. The next day, I noticed the time was way off, and then I saw that the second hand was just ticking in place but not advancing. I swapped out the battery, but the same problem occurred, so I packed it back up to return to our local store. When I brought it in, the store manager put a battery in to check it, and of course it started working. She then told me they have noticed an issue with some of the clocks they sell: they work with cheap dollar store batteries, but not the more expensive, name brand batteries. I decided that I still wanted to return the clock instead of trying again with cheap batteries, and she did refund my shipping since the item was (somewhat) defective. So while it may work with cheap batteries, I still wouldn't recommend this clock because it looks quite cheap in person. If I had been able to see it in the store before purchasing it, I would not have bought it in the first place. I say this one is a pass, even on clearance.
August 6, 2014