Horrible Product, Horrible Customer Service
HUMBLE, TEXAS -- My husband, myself, and two family members went into Ashley Furniture on 07/05/09. My husband and I purchased a living room set, sofa, loveseat, recliner, 3 end tables, sofa table, coffee table. I had moved several different coffee tables in front of the sofa set to see if I liked it with the set. I was unsure of the final one so Betty told me that I could have it delivered and if I did not like it no problem, I could send it back. I was paying cash so I ask her how long would it take for a refund since it was cash, she stated that refunds were processed on Thursdays and checks cut on Friday. We were Sunday so I figured I had time to figure it all out since furniture was being delivered on Monday. Furniture arrived on Monday as promised. However, I was talked in to paying the 99.00 delivery fee because the delivery people would come in, assembly all tables for us. We do not live far from the distribution center, approx. 30 minutes. Since things had to be put together, we paid for the delivery. Well, when the furniture arrived, it was not in boxes, not wrapped with blankets or plastic, just simply stacked on top of each other in the truck with no protection at all. The tables were not in boxes and no assembly was required. Two of the tables were damaged.
After the movers left, my husband and I started arranging the furniture. The quality was horrible. The living room set was not the same quality as what was on their showroom floor. Remember I lifted and moved these coffee table and end tables in the store. They were no were near the quality, much lighter. I was shocked. I called the next day to talk to someone regarding some of these issues but the person we needed to speak to was off. To make a long story short, after one of the managers hanging up on my husband, we instructed Ashley to pick up all of the furniture we would go somewhere else to buy our furniture. We were told it would take a week before someone could pick it up. Then our refund of 3300.00 would not be processed until that following Thursday. My husband and I went up to the store on 07/16/09 to make sure the refund was being processed correctly, because they conveniently kept forgetting about the Montage for 298.00 we paid for - an insurance on the furniture. Once we got that all straight we were told to expect our check in 7-10 days. Well, today, 07/29/09, I call to check on refund. I was told that the check was put in the mail on 07/20/09.
Now mind you, they were very quick to let us know it would take every bit of the 7-10 days. But now, they are trying to say that they mailed it out 2 days after it was processed. Needless to say, no check has arrived here. Trust me, I have been at my mail box every day waiting on our 3300.00 refund. I have requested that they stop payment on the check (I know it was never issued yet, nor mailed to my home). I told them to send it to their store in Humble and I will pick it up, I was not going to play these games that it got lost in the mail again. I should have it by Friday but we will see. I will never set foot in their stores again. I have also talked to some delivery people that used to work for Ashley and Fingers - they have confirmed that the quality you receive at home is not what is on their showroom floors. I personally can't believe that they left that furniture in my home for over a week being used, then are going to take it back to their warehouse and sell it to someone else as brand new.
Makes me wonder since it was not wrapped nor covered when it was delivered to me - where it was before I got it. We went to Rooms To Go - got much better quality of furniture for a better price. Delivery was great - everything was wrapped - and the guys were very courteous. MY ADVISE - STAY AWAY FROM ASHLEY FURNITURE. I will update when and if I get my refund check like promised.