SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Poor quality and even worse customer service. We bought a leather living room set and were sold a 5-yr warranty. At the time the salesman told us the extended warranty covered everything for five years. Rips, tears, punctures, spills, burns, everything. The only condition was we have to keep the furniture conditioned which we have done religiously.
After delivery we had them come fix a small tear in a seam and a scratch on the back from the delivery guys shoving the sofa through the door. Within a year we have them back to repair a tear in another seam. 2 yrs after purchase the last repair is tearing apart again and another seam has now separated. Call them back and Ashley says these are no longer covered.
Why? Because the 1yr manufacture warranty is expired. Seems the extended warranty only covers accidental damage. Of course the salesman never tells you that nor is the word accidental in the description on the receipt but it is buried in the warranty literature. Classic bait and switch. If anyone is interested in a class action lawsuit, I am in.
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY -- I purchased a leather living room back in May and had to wait till June 30 to get my delivery. And when I did get it it was damaged. A week later they brought me another and that one was damaged. Another week later they brought me a third and again damaged. I finally told them that I have had enough and gave them plenty of chances to right this. It is now a week later and I am still doing their job and trying to find out when they will be picking the furniture up.
When I called this morning they still have not even started paperwork on getting the furniture. Customer service was terrible. I had a manager who lied to my face and said she called me when she never did. I have had to make all the phone calls, doing their job. I have never been so stressed out by a company the way they have stressed me out. I would never buy anything from them again and will let friends and family know not to shop there. I am totally totally disgusted and frustrated. I can't believe a major chain like this could treat people like this.
CATONSVILLE, MARYLAND -- I purchased an entire living room of furniture that includes a sofa, love seat, accent chair with matching ottoman, carpet and end tables. Accent pillows that match the accent chair and ottoman were fading in color after furniture had been in my residence less than a week. The accent chair and ottoman has faded, the carpet has been shedding huge carpet balls as well. I have called the store numerous times with a complaint, after about 3 weeks, a service technician came out to take pictures.
Almost two weeks went by, no word from their Corporate Office. I called them to check the status two days ago, and was told that someone would be calling me back within a few hours, no call to date. I want every piece of this furniture returned, and my money back or I will contact my lawyer and sue the hell out them. They are dealing with very poor manufacturers and that is their problem not mine. This furniture was not worth the money paid for and it looks like it is 20 years old or more. I will never buy furniture from this store again, because what is delivered in not what is shown in their showrooms. Now I will have to get an attorney and pay out more money to make this right.
I am in Customer Service and theirs stinks. They know they are selling defective products and don't care about their customers. But let me tell them, I will send out mail blasts all over the country to warn people not to purchase from them.
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA -- On January 11, 2009 I purchased a living room set. I was given an estimated delivery date in writing of January 28, 2009 but was also told in writing that delivery could take up to 6 to 8 weeks. I started contacting Ashley about 4 weeks after the purchase and was initially told call back in six weeks from purchase date. Six weeks after the purchase I contacted Ashley and was told to call back at 8 weeks but that the furniture should definitely be in by then.
Each week thereafter I have continued to call Ashley and am told of a 'new' expected date. That they are all caught up with the orders up to the week prior to my purchase (that representation was made almost 4 weeks ago now). Now, there is just no explanation provided upon request other than it is expected to ship by the end of next week. Although I have repeatedly requested to speak with the manager he is conveniently on the showroom floor and will "call me back". I'm still waiting for that call and my furniture.
For all you who are considering a purchase from Ashley, remember you pay for the purchase at the time you sign the contract and they have the use of your money as a float to operate and run their business. Consumer Beware!
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- I have recently fallen into a scam, On January 28 2006, we bought a leather living room set from Ashley Furniture Home Stores (88 Heritage Gate SE Calgary, AB T3A 6G5 Calgary, AB T2H3A7) at Calgary location. The unit was bought brand new not a floor model.
We received the unit on Feb 26, 2006. Upon receiving, we checked the units for any possible damages. And indeed we found the following damages: 1) Sofa: Loose frame, loose feet, scratches on the leather, crack in the wood frame, leather wrinkle at the back and both the left and right hand are caved in. 2) Love seat: same as the sofa. 3) End table & Coffee table: scratch/crack in the marble.
In addition to the above problems the delivery guys has left the furniture upside down in the middle of the room (sofa and love seat were laid on their back) as you can see from the attached photos. As it wasn't bad enough, the delivery company damaged the drywall. And as of yet, it hasn't been fixed.
After two weeks their inspector shows up on March 9 to asses the situation and see if it can be fixed at our home. According to his evaluation of the damage, it is a major operation that can't be easily repaired on spot. It requires the removal of the unit back to his factory for repair. He advised us that the arms for both the sofa and love seat has to come off to be re-padded, the wooden frame has to be removed as well and for the leather scratches he cannot do anything about them except of adding a color to cover the scratches.
On March 25th they have provided us with replacement set which again all three pieces where damaged. We have refused to accept the second time damage furniture. Then they have advised us that they will not exchange them but will be repaired. On May 25th we to receive the furniture and again it was in terrible conditions.
The following are some of the major new damages that we have seen (3rd time): 1) Love seat: Scratch marks on the left arm, first and back. A tear in the leather on the right arm towards the lower part. (This was not repaired we have noted this the first time we got the furniture). The left arm require re-padding as it seems that something heavy has been placed on top of it causing it to sink.
2) Sofa: Scuffs on leather top and back cushion, sides. A leather wrinkle on the right arm it appears that the seat was placed upside down which cause this damaged to the leather. 3) Marble top still had the scratch on it plus a burn mark (new). All three pieced where in a terrible condition an incredible amount of dust and dirt was on both seats. The damaged caused to this furniture was even more than the first time we have seen these pieces.
Again we have rejected all pieces as it does not meet the minimum standards for the quality furniture Ashley company claims they got or even minimum standards for new furniture. In many cases used furniture would be better than what I have seen yesterday.
When I contacted them the following was the respond: Hello, Our technician inspected the pieces and found the following; Sofa - 2 loose threads on one cushion - 1 loose thread on back panel - 2 small rub marks in back bottom edge leather - 2 small rub marks in back left corner leather at bottom - wrinkled leather in right arm. Love -small rub marks on both corners of wood squares that feet attach to small scar on inside back panel -falls within manufacturer's specs - wrinkles in both arms. Table - orange mark in marble. Normal marble markings. In my opinion it would take about .5 to 1 hour to fix all these concerns. ******
The above is not what we have seen and yet does not come close to the real conditions the furniture was in. They are refusing to refund us the money and I cannot accept the furniture in this condition, we have paid $5,000.00. We feel we have fallen into a scam and I do not know what to do from here. I have contacted The BBB which they told me that the company has unsatisfactory report our.
I also have tried to contact the ASHLEY Corp. (Head office in the states) But they told me that the stores are independently operated and they cannot help me. I have to deal with the store which was a shock for me as I was thinking I buying from a well known name but….
DELAWARE -- We purchased an Ashley living room suite in March, 06, from Furniture and More in Dover, De. Upon getting it home and un-wrapping it we found the love seat frame broken. The sofa had staples which never touched the upholstery in the back area, a tear on the back and the cushions were installed unevenly. I called the store immediately and reported my finds. I was promised by the salesman he would fix the problem and he would call me the next day. (This is the same salesman who was to give me $100.00 off on both pieces of furniture. He made the commitment to me and my husband went into the store and paid.)
Anyway, we never got the discount. I waited two day for an answer from the store and when I didn't hear from them I called the store two days later. The salesman said, "I don't know what you are talking about." I refreshed his memory. Again I waited days for an answer. Again, I called Furniture and More. Had to explain to the salesman again what I was calling about. He said they would send out a technician to fix the problem. I told him I didn't want furniture that had to be repaired. I had paid for new furniture and that was what I wanted.
So he ordered another love seat. (He didn't order another sofa.) When the love seat came in we were told we had to deliver their broken love seat back to the store in order to get the new one. I told them it was their broken furniture and I felt they should be responsible for their own delivering. They refused. I called Ashley Furniture and told them of our circumstance with their furniture. ** said she would file a report to the marketing dept and then would get back in contact with me. No contact back was ever received. A furniture tech came to the house April 19, 06 and said he could not fix the sofa and he would give the report to the owner, **.
In the meantime I called Furniture and More several times, talked with the supervisor, left messages for **, the owner to call me. He never did. The supervisor was anything but nice to me. I made visits to the store, talked with the salesperson who made promises but never heard anything from him. Continued to call Ashley Furniture until yesterday. The person I talked with, **, indicated we may had been the ones who broke the furniture when we brought it home. (What about the upholstery being installed wrong, did we do that also?) I was really stressed out over her comment and I talked with several other supervisors with no help at all.
I had already, prior filed a report with the BBB. I had contacted our attorney and was getting ready to do whatever we needed to do to get this solved. I called Furniture and More again and talked with the floor supervisor who was very nice to me. She called me back in 15 min and said they would come and get the furniture on Monday May 14, 06 and give us a refund. This is what I had requested when we received the broken furniture. It could've saved a lot of stress instead of letting this go on for 6 weeks. So, now I am waiting for Monday to come and see what happens. However, I will never purchase anything from Ashley Furniture or Furniture and More.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- I went into my local Ashley Furniture a couple of weeks ago on a whim. I confess I had just bought a used couch and love seat at a second hand store that turned out to have serious problems (fleas, for one) because I didn't think I could afford a new one. I wish I had gone to Ashley's first. Imagine my surprise when I walked out an hour later with the perfect couch that was not much more than I had spent on the used set.
It was a costly lesson, but I would like to thank Ashley's for making it less painful than it could have been. The salesman, the clerk, the customer service phone personnel and the delivery were flawless. I don't often write a review. I have to be either very angry or very happy to do so. I'm thrilled to say I'm very happy this time :)
SUNRISE, FLORIDA -- We purchased a living room set and dinette table. The assistant sales manager and another salesperson guaranteed a new sectional would look as if it was closer together than in the showroom. They said showroom merchandise was used and the gap shown would not be with ours.
When it was delivered there was not only a very wide gap between the two pieces (which are in the middle of the room), but the back looked awful (not at all flush/smooth), and there was a wrinkle near the recliner mechanism on the left side. The table had numerous dimples in it as well. I called the assistant manager who told me to sign for it and they would correct it.
I read their policies and realized if signed and accepted it was mine forever. I indicated I would send back since it was in awful condition. On a follow-up call the assistant manager finally agreed to return my money except he charged me $263 for a restocking fee, and delivery; despite the merchandise was embarrassing at best. I also paid $100 cash to the driver just do move my furniture out of the way, bring in theirs, and then return mine.
I disputed my charge and suggest others do the same. I am also going to seek an attorney if necessary to take an action against the company and recommend the other 1000+ reviews on this site do the same as well.... Or go to small claims court. Will also complain to BBB, and other agencies. It's incredible that a company with as many complaints as it has stayed in business or is allowed to stay in business!!
PURCHASED FROM REEDS, CALIFORNIA -- The entire Ashley's corporation is based on fraud. They don't stand behind their products. Never purchase their brand. I purchased their Dura blend selection, 27200. After 1 year, I start seeing cracks on cushion seats. I got them fixed by paying out of my pocket. Later on, the back seats and sides started to get crack as well in a way that the entire sets needed to be re-upholstered. Contacted Reeds where I purchased Ashley's brand and they referred me to the consumer affair in Ashley.
After talking to a representative, she told me that one year warranty has passed and nothing can be done. Basically, I paid greater than $ 2000 for this piece of garbage that only lasted me two years. What a scam!!! Never, purchase Ashley's Brand. Neither they nor the store (Reeds) where I purchased helped me out on this. I know for sure that I will never buy from them again. You should watch out.
HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA -- I bought a sofa last month. It's a month already and I haven't received my complete furniture. First they give me a date through the phone, then they called me again to change it. We sign the contract at the end of May. Since then they are being given me 4 dates. They came the first time and the sofas were different, then I went to the store and they try to calm me down by giving us the delivery money back, right there they gave me another date.
But this time they will just deliver one sofa, then they gave me another date but they didn't come, and I was OK with that I didn't complain. Then they came the next day to deliver the sofa, but this time the sofas was defective. I couldn't handle it anymore, so I spoke with the manager and he said we will call me back but he didn't. This is the most horrible experience I ever had, buying something at Ashley furniture. And this is my first time going to this store. They are just full of excuses. Before you sign the contract they look at you with respect and attention, after you sign forget about you. That is the way I'm feeling right now, very disappointed.