RICHMOND, VIRGINIA -- I went to American Freight due to the ability for them to deliver on the same day and provide furniture at an affordable prices. Needed to purchase a bedroom set for my mother that was coming to visit and stay with us from out of town. When I arrived, the sales people swarmed. I know it's a commissioned job, but heck let us look first. After looking through the sets we came upon one that my wife liked. I approached the sales associate and they said that it was available and had plenty in stock. Great I thought that this was easy.
Next went to the mattress and the wife picked one out, and that too he said that they have plenty and it's in stock. Now off to the fun part. Went to the computer and started entering all the info. Said everything was there and asked me if I wanted the warranties. I thought that this was a smart idea considering and said yes. After all was said and done it came to $1,100.00 and some change. I put $200 in cash down right then and said that I will be back on Monday to pay the remainder. The guy told me that would be fine and we can setup delivery then.
3 days later I went to the store to pay the balance. The sales guy that I was working with is no longer there. Spoke to a very nice lady and she went to the computer to look my order up so I can pay. She stated that it was all put in the system wrong and they do not have these items there. After waiting like 20 minutes, she was plugging things into the computer and stated that they do not have the mattress that I wanted but have one they can replace it with (not the same quality) but it will be the same price. She then went to get the manager, a young guy that thought this was funny.
He stated that he would have all the correct stuff available within 3-4 weeks. (WHAT?) I stated that the reason I came here is because of the same day delivery on the what was sold to me. (I did not yell or lose my temper.) He said hold on and was making some calls. He came back 2 minutes later stating that he can give me another set that they do have in stock by Friday. This was a white set that was just horrible. I stated NO! He started getting on the phone again and I was just standing there for 25 minutes. He was on the phone and talking to associates off to the side laughing about this. Unprofessional to say the least.
1/2 hour later he came to me said that he can get parts from different stores but it would be 1-2 weeks to get it all, but he gets trucks in all the time and there may be something on the new trucks. At this time I stated, "I would like to cancel this order and have my $ back." He started to Tap Dance and stated that he will get me my stuff. I was so irritated at this point, even if he took $ off, I would not purchase it. He stated that since I used Cash, they would have to issue a check from corporate and it will take 14 days. Ok, I stated that this was not an issue. He then stated that they will mail it to the store and he will call me when it gets there.
I asked why the store and not to my house. He stated that this was policy. I walked out and went to a legit furniture store where we got the furniture we wanted on the next day delivery (Delivery was Free). It has now been 4 weeks since this went down and still no call. Called the store as soon as they opened this morning. Spoke to the manager and he put me on hold for 20 minutes while he goes and looks to see if my check is there. Comes to the phone and stated that he does not see it. I asked what's the issue. He said that he will email the office and find the status. Once he gets a response to his email, he will call me.
I am not letting this go, nor am I just going to be OK with this $ not being sent to me. I am going to contact the BBB to file a complaint on this whole process. Already notified friends, family and posted on FB about the horrible company and process. Buyer Beware, If it sounds too good, It probably is BS.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- I would have given a negative star amount, if that was an option! My husband and I had heard about American Freight because of the special they were running for a living room set for only $498. Seems like a great deal, right? Wrong. They never had any in stock anytime I called (6-7 times) over a period of a month.
So, my husband finally decided that we would go in and look at the floor models and see if we could order one to be delivered. We were then told that we could not order any certain set. We would have to just give them our $500+ and wait for a truck to come in on some unknown date, not knowing what color or style of anything was on this truck, and then fight on a first-come, first-serve basis to come in and pick up what we had already paid for! On top of that, we could get stuck with anything from purple, to gold, to puke green. No, no, thank you. When I spend $500 on anything, I need to know for sure what I'm getting.
So, the $498 deal was just a bait and switch scam to get people in the door, which we should have realized. So we started to look around to see if they had anything in stock that we would like for a good deal. We found a nice, small couch and love seat that would fit in our living room perfectly. Also priced very reasonably. So we asked about it. We were then told that they didn't have those in stock either, but for just $100, we could have the "bigger and better" set just behind it. Well, we didn't want "bigger and better", our living room is not large enough.
We wanted the set we had picked out, in the color we had picked out. We said that right up front. He said that they could be ordered and would arrive in 2 weeks at the most. And we said that would be fine. But then, he continued to try to get us to buy the other set for almost 5 minutes after we told him specifically that was not what we wanted.
He was rude and did not consider what we wanted or needed, he obviously just wanted the extra commission. He treated us like crap after we asked him to order the cheaper couches. He reluctantly took us over to the counter and took our money for the couches we had asked for, told us they would be delivered to the store in approximately two weeks, but couldn't give us a date of when that would be. That's fine, we'll figure it out.
Three weeks went by, no phone call, nothing. Not even a follow-up to let us know that they would be late. I called back in myself and was told it would be another week. Called again a week later, was told it would be another TWO WEEKS! It has been two months and we still have not received even one phone call from them, we have called in every time, and every time have been told it will take longer.
Even after my husband called in and asked to speak to a manager, got blown off, then called in again and got the phone unprofessionally set down on the counter (instead of being placed on hold) for several minutes until someone decided to pick it up again.
My husband gave them an earful. They told him that they didn't care if he told all of his friends to never go there! This so called manager told him that it didn't matter what my husband said, they would still have enough business! They then offered us a $200 upgrade to a different set. Again, not the set we ordered. Another one. I don't believe they ever even ordered our couches, nor did they ever intend to. This poor excuse for a business will take your money up front, then string you along until you give up.
NEVER EVER give them any money until you see your couch in front of your eyes. There are no guarantees at American Freight, and they don't give a crap what they tell you, they'll tell you anything just to shut you up. Also, they try to bribe you with a free lamp if you give them a good customer review, so don't believe any good reviews you see! DON'T buy anything here! Spend a little more and go to a reputable business that won't treat you like crap! American Freight cares nothing about their customers, only getting money in the door! Don't make the same mistake we did!
WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS -- This doesn't even deserve one star. And I have been more than understanding because I REALLY wanted to like this place since I fell in love with the 5-piece bedroom set that I purchased and have not received. However after this nightmare the past week and a half I can say with complete sincerity that I will NEVER purchase from these crooks again, and never recommend to anyone.
Monday August 22, 2016: Purchased 5-piece bedroom set from American Freight in Washington IL. Originally told that the chest was not in stock and that I would be getting that later that week Thursday. Everything else would be delivered that night (Monday). After I officially made the purchase, I was then told that the chest would not be delivered either. Later that night I received the bed (headboard, footboard and rails), nightstand, and mirror. Paid the $85 delivery fee upon delivery.
Thursday August 25, 2016: Chest and Dresser were to be delivered today anywhere from noon-8. They were to call me when they were on their way. After altering my work schedule to accommodate the delivery, I called around 2 pm to see if they had an approximate time when I can expect the dresser and chest to be delivered.
It was then that I was informed that the furniture was not going to be delivered that day either because they had not received it. It will have to be delivered Saturday anywhere from noon-6. Please note that I HAD TO CALL to find out that my stuff was not going to be delivered. Very inconsiderate, especially after I had cleared my afternoon and evening.
Saturday August 27th, 2016: Again, cleared my day to accommodate from noon to 6. Did not hear from them all afternoon, so I called a little after 4 pm to ask when I can expect my delivery. They said that they have a few more stops and that they will call when they are on their way. Around 6:30 pm I got a call from Anthony who said that they are loading up my chest. The dresser is NOT going to be delivered because it was damaged.
An hour and a half went by and they still hadn't showed up. Called the store at 8 pm and got no answer (at this point they were closed). Received a phone call at 8:45 pm from the delivery driver who said that they were 25 minutes out. At 9:30 pm they showed up with the chest. NINE THIRTY PM ON A SATURDAY NIGHT when it was supposed to come anywhere from noon-6.
Monday August 29th, 2016: Tried calling the Washington store to ask when my dresser will be delivered. They did not answer the phone even though it was within their normal business hours. Immediately called the corporate number and left a voicemail for Susan who was "on the other line". Never received a phone callback.
Tuesday August 31st, 2016: Called the corporate customer service number again and actually spoke with someone (did not get her name, my fault). She said that she would reach out to the store and find out what the status is for my dresser and that she would call me back. Never heard back from her as of today 8/31/2016. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. DO NOT buy from this place unless you want them to take your money and run.
BOARDMAN, OHIO -- My husband and I have been shopping for a rocker/recliner for months now. We avoided going to this store because of a friend but one evening my husband said "Let's go check it out. What could it hurt?" We ended up purchasing a couch, loveseat and rocker/recliner, at a decent price I might add.
The salesman, Ramone, asked if we wanted "Scotchguard" protection, since the furniture is oatmeal in color - we said "Yes." Two hundred dollars more for two kits. I said "You're going to do this, correct?" Ramone said "Yes". I said "Can you please put the delivery charge on the bill?" He replied "Yes". I said, "My husband is disabled, can your delivery men please remove the old couch to the front porch?" Again "Yes".
Tuesday comes, delivery day. Two very nice men come to my front door requesting the ninety-eight dollar delivery fee. I get out my contract, looked it over very carefully, no delivery fee was added. Now we're scrambling around the house trying to find exactly ninety-eight dollars cash. Found it. The two men tell us that they "Do not remove any furniture". We showed them our contract that clearly stated they would remove the couch. He made a phone call, they removed the couch.
The man hands me two small boxes and says "These are your protection kits." I said, "The store was supposed to Scotchguard the furniture." He said "Sorry ma'am, take it up with the store." I opened the boxes. They were leather protector and wood protector. My furniture is all cloth. I call the store, of course the owner/manager is unavailable. I called my local BBB and registered a complaint. I will never deal with this company again but, you can be assured I will be telling all my friends not to go there.
LACROSSE, WISCONSIN -- On April 1st 2016, I wanted to surprise my wife and have the new box spring and mattress all set up before she went to bed. This was a surprise for our 13th anniversary. I live about 45 miles away and something told me to call first, good thing I called they sold the items that I paid for and would take 3 or more weeks to get the same one in or could find another one similar or take a cheaper brand for the same price. Hell no. Called headquarters and got the runaround besides answering machines. I got no reply back. Called the BBB plan on filing a complaint. WARNING TO ALL PEOPLE, DON'T SHOP AT AMERICAN FREIGHT. SCAM ARTIST.
BOARDMAN, OHIO -- I went in the store. Wanting to purchase and have Daughters Bedroom set delivered, that day. They advertise no layaway fee as well as free delivery. Picked 1 out. They stated, "We have it in stock." Get to counter to pay for it all. Discover they don't have all the pieces. Assured me they can get in a week. Put on layaway. Called in a week. Still don't have pieces. Came in for a refund. Found 1 @ Ashleys. They told me, I had to wait 14 days & a check would be mailed to store, then me.
2 Months go by after calling the store a numerous amount of times. To no avail. I called the corporate office. The woman I spoke to never received an email about it. However, I was not accepting no for an answer. She asked me to hold on, contacted Boardman store and told them to let me come in for a cash refund. That's exactly what happened. After 2 months of playing phone tag with these unprofessional idiots. I was rewarded. I WILL NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN.
MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Ugh! This is this only way describe this place, totally false advertising and the web site is a complete lie... Sale said, "I can buy a king memory foam mattress for $333." Well, that is not true at all! This bed only sells for $1000 when I went buy it. All the furniture is made so cheaply and not worth the price!! Please don't waste your time. I'm a bargain hunter too but... Just beware!!!
COLUMBUS -- We purchased leather Sofa and Love Seat from American Freight with warranty (additional $85) for 5 years. In 3 years the leather on sofa and love seat started to peel off. We called the warranty and they said they don't cover if the leather is peeling off. So basically we have both the furniture pieces useless as no one can sit on it because of the leather peeling off. I would never buy any furniture from them again.
YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN -- I bought a mattress and box spring from American Freight in Ypsilanti in May 2010. After 15 months the mattress/box spring squeaked horribly. I went to the store, talk to the manager, was told to contact warranty company directly, which was ABC Bedding Group. American Freight manager told me he didn't have a phone number for them. I wrote a letter to them, no response. My lawyer wrote a letter to them, no response. I will never, ever purchase anything from this store ever again!!!