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.
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.
ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA -- You really do get what you pay for. And unfortunately with prices being "cheap" so is the quality of the product (and the service isn't much better). The day of delivery I thought everything was great until I had to sign for the items and then when the delivery personnel left, we noticed that two of the three pieces of the living room set were torn. So, I called and explained the situation. They said they have the same pieces in stock and will be out yet that same day to do the exchange. Great!
Well, waited, waited, waited and then 5 minutes before the store closes I get a call saying that all of the same pieces in stock are torn and they won't be delivering new ones to me that day. Then, the manager instead offers me $50 to keep both pieces as is (after having paid over a combined $700). Umm.. no. Then she says, "well how about $100 to keep both." "UMM.. NO. I want my brand new furniture replaced so it's not torn." I don't think that that's too much to ask. So I inquired about when a new shipment would come in and she said POSSIBLY in 5 weeks!!
Well, let's just say when they come to pick up the torn ones today, the whole set is going back and I'm going to look somewhere else because the hassle just isn't worth it and who knows if the "new" ones I'd get would be in the same condition. Funny that this comes only a day after my parents had a new mattress set delivered from the same company and it was wrong so they also had to call to attempt to get it straightened out. Moral of the story, go some place else as this place will only give you problems.
WASHINGTON, ILLINOIS -- First the wrong mattress was ordered. The sales associate didn't even ask me which I wanted, then she couldn't explain to me why if I didn't buy their $80 dollar stain protector for the mattress, that it would void the 10 year warranty. I had to explain it to her! After it was figured out. AVOID. After reading how poorly their couches are made, it made sense. If it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Also explains that there wasn't a soul in sight other than us in the entire store or parking lot. LOL. Pay the extra couple $100 dollars and get something that will last, and deal with people that know what they are selling.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- First off this company has a lot of issues. I called them and asked how much delivery charges are and they wouldn't tell me. They said "It's reasonable. Come in, we will treat you right". Also asked if they still had the living room package deal, he said "yes and we have several to choose from." So I go there, couldn't find the place, so I called them and the lady that answered didn't even know where she was. So I find the place and asked about the package deal they had advertised, the sales guy said they only had 1 to choose from and it did not look nowhere near the advertisement. It did state on website that items shown may not be included in group package.
OK so you assume maybe a different color couch, table or lamp, but this couch was so small not even close to what was shown, very misleading. Came home empty handed. Later in the day I decided that I'd go ahead and get the package so I called back and asked if I came in today to pay for it will I get it that day? The lady said "YES but you need to get in here ASAP" if I wanted it today, cause their delivery is starting to fill up for the day. So I go back. I was also wanting a mattress, so I asked the sales guy where they were and he showed me. I wanted to laugh. The mattress was only maybe 1 inch thick, more like a padding, way far from a mattress.
So I said "never mind I'll just take the package deal", then he said it would take 6 days to arrive to their warehouse after being told I'd get it today. Glad I didn't give them a dime after reading complaints all over the web about them. I wasted 2 hours of driving and my time cause of this. Most of their items are out of stock. I think their whole warehouse here in Indy is just models. They try to get you in there and then scam you. Top it all off their sales people are very rude.
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.
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!!!
BURNSVILLE, MINNESOTA -- I had put a bedroom set on lay-away prior to reading the reviews. And as stated in other reviews you cannot get your lay-away back. Once I read the reviews I was a little cautious, but mostly "stuck" with American Freight. I did mention to the manager that I was aware of the reviews and that I would be willing to write a review if they made it good for me. They delivered.
I was incredibly surprised with the customer service. I dealt mostly with a gentleman named ** at the Burnsville, MN location. He was as helpful as he was friendly (and easy on the eyes). The day after I completed my purchase my items were delivered at the time given. All the pieces were there and everything was just as I expected. I am very happy with my bedroom set and would definitely do business with American Freight in the future! Thank you!
MADISON, WISCONSIN -- I purchased a sofa and loveseat set and after a year the sofa broke. I also purchased the 10 year fabric warranty on both pieces. I called to see what they could do, was told I had a five year warranty and just send in pictures of the couch. I waited, sent emails and never heard back. Called them and told them my claim was denied. So I have a broken couch with a ten year stain warranty that is junk. Another manager tells me I don't have a 5 year warranty, only a one year but I could possibly have a 5 year on the frame. So send in more pictures of the frame, again the claim is denied. You get what you pay for, it's cheap furniture that doesn't last! Their customer service is horrible!