FORT MYERS, FLORIDA -- American Freight sells cheap furniture. They rejected my damage claim when the frame broke on my chaise lounge and said it was only under warranty for one year. That is normal wear they said. Lesson learned American Freight. If only it didn't cost me $2,400.00.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- We ordered a bedroom set priced at over $1000 and made the required monthly payments per our contract. A final payment was made and we were told by the manager that our furniture would be ready for delivery in two weeks or less. According to American Freight's "Terms and Conditions" it states delivery could take as much as four weeks so I wasn't too set on getting it in two weeks or less as previously stated.
We never received a single phone call from American Freight and after one month from the date we paid the furniture off I contacted American Freight and their response was, "Your furniture is on backorder and we do not have a date for when it will be here." Two weeks later I called again (still never received a phone call from the company). They stated, "It may come in on this next truck but we don't really know when our trucks come or what is on them." Again, still nothing and no phone call from the company.
I finally submitted a Better Business Bureau complaint and received this response from the regional manager: "The furniture is on backorder from the manufacture. We do not have a date because they are out of it. The customer can either wait on it to come in, which we don't know a date, come into the store to reselect even if they pick out something better we will work out a price, or get a refund."
I then contacted American Freight again and requested to speak to the manager but was told the manager was assisting a customer. I told the woman on the phone my problem and she said to call back tomorrow when the manager would be there (after she just told me the manager was helping a customer). I called back the following day and the manager was again, helping a customer. I requested the manager call me back in reference to my furniture and I never received a phone call.
I showed up at the store that following Sunday to speak to the manager and he said he never knew I called. I told him my problem and gave him the regional manager's solution from the BBB. His response was, "Everything was on backorder and it would be another 3 weeks before anything comes in." Frustrated, we were about to leave and he said, "Well we do have a couple things coming in tomorrow." We decided on a set that was coming in tomorrow just to be done dealing with the company. Delivery was scheduled the following evening between 5pm and 8pm. At 7:45pm the delivery guys showed up, unloaded our furniture, and left.
We unboxed everything to find a 4" hole in the bottom of the dresser and the mirror frame was cracked on both sides. We would have to pay two additional delivery charges to get another dresser (one to take the broken one back and another to get our replacement). We decided to cut our losses and live with the one with the hole. I was able to fit the mirror in my car and took it back to the company to get a replacement and never received one apology for everything I had to go through. They also couldn't care less about the damaged dresser and made no mention of it after it was brought to their attention.
I suggest anyone looking for a deal to pay a little extra and go with a different company. This company has absolutely no customer service experience and only cares about money coming in the door. Their last concern is making sure the customer is happy. They will not call you if your furniture is on backorder and they will not return your phone call if you leave a message for the manager. They will though act like your best friend when you walk the sales floor to pick out a set of your liking. Please, Google search this company for reviews as this is not the only negative review this company has.
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.
PENN HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA -- We went the store, picked out a sofa and purchased it in full yesterday. We decided to rent a U-Haul and pick up the sofa the next day to save $30 from the delivery cost. The day we purchased the sofa we asked if it was possible to purchase the floor model for a small discount. The salesperson said they can't sell it until the inventory in the back was sold and that they have one wrapped in plastic brand new for us. Today when we get there to pick up the sofa they told us the computer inventory was wrong and they sold the floor model after we left. The manager, **, also said that the sofa was discontinued.
He then told us that he would refund the money for the sofa and there's nothing to be done about the $50 for renting the U-Haul. There was not sympathy or effort to rectify the situation. In my experiences, when someone purchases something in full, the store has the responsibility to mark it as sold. It's pretty much a contract. This situation was unfair and I hope that it doesn't happen to anyone else. I will continue to inform people about how we were treated at this Penn Hills American Freight by ** the manager and his sales team.
MORAINE, OHIO -- My husband, my children and I went to AF on 2/13/15. We were there to purchase a mattress. The salesman said that the mattresses had to be sold as a set with the box spring. My husband and I asked him why the ad said per piece. He said well that's advertising. He then went on to say in the ad it states all sets sold together. My husband and I decided to leave because the salesman was more focused on proving us wrong than selling us something. He was already being a little rude. As we were leaving he came running up to us saying "look, look it says it right here."
My husband and I explained to the man we did not see that, also it does still say per piece!!! And the way the ad looks it looks like sets sold together are for beauty rest mattresses only. Either way we walked out of the store because of the man's demeanor. He chased us out yelling how am I rude... "do you want to talk to my manager? He will tell you the same thing..." Moral of the story, I went over to Kings Furniture and ended up buying a mattress, boxspring bed frame headboard, and 2 dressers and 2 nightstands... in cash!!!
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- I'm shocked to see all of these negative reviews! I have been to American Freight a couple of times with friends and family and they always received a helpful associate to guide them around. I recently bought a house and needed a mattress for a guest bedroom. I went there and a gentleman immediately came to help me. I picked out a mattress set and he told me they were actually out of stock but he would give me an upgraded one for the price of the cheaper one I wanted. Then I went home and it was delivered two hours later!!!! I was shocked. This was such an awesome experience for me personally. I will admit their products are not top of the line, but they are worthwhile.
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!!!
MARIETTA, GEORGIA -- I have been to a couple of furniture companies and I must say my experience at the Marietta location was the most... They spoke when I came in, salesperson Chad ** approached me right away. I told him what I wanted and he was able to satisfy my needs. I will be returning to buy more furniture for my house. Thank you a lot American Freight!