Two of the four recliners on my sofa and loveseat have broken. I am out of warranty and am willing to pay to have them fixed. I went into the Henderson, NV store and after I said my furniture was 8 years old was told that I could still have them serviced. I needed to pay a $45 trip fee to see what was wrong and if they could fix them and I said fine. Today when I got the service call, the customer service line said they could not work on them because they were out of warranty. I told them I realize that and I am will to pay for the repairs.
She continued to say they cannot work on them because they were out of warranty. I told her I thought they were missing a profit center for repairing furniture and she said I was crazy that they would not make money if they had to replace the furniture. I asked her why they would need to replace the furniture if it was out of warranty and she changed brought the conversation back to they cannot repair the items due to them being out of warranty. I also said "I believe you don't fix furniture out of warranty because you want people to buy new furniture."
I told her that once your car goes out of warranty you take it back to the dealership and pay for repairs, you don't buy a new car. It was totally over her head. She didn't understand the concept of making money off repairs. I told her she needs to make sure the stores aren't taking the service fee ($45) upfront if they cannot do the work.
Now I have to go through the hassle of getting my $45 back. They also couldn't refer me to someone who could fix the furniture locally, once again making me believe they only want me to buy new furniture which I will never do with them again. Customer service is awful.
I bought a Sonoma Brown Leather couch and recliner from Ashley. Before the year was up, my husband told me to call them about the discoloration and sagging. I did. Guess what? Took them a year to come out. 2 months later, the same thing. THEIR REP CAME OUT, AND JUST WALKED IN. OF course, ASHLEY denied this. But I told him, "LOOK, somethings wrong." He replied, "I did not do any wrong." I am now sitting on the floor on the middle cushion on my couch for 10 months.
Managers were also rude, done with it. Who is Monarch? The one who takes over Ashley's warranty? No one tells, Well, I just found out the Sonoma brown leather couch is not, hear me, NOT LEATHER. Leather really does not do this. IT does not DISCOLOR. They told me it was my abusive children. I do not have children. I am 60. I was nice, even though my husband may have not been to their representative He was rude. Then my husband was. You know, everyone can get up on the wrong side. Obviously, their representative did before we did. Never sign their papers either. Their reps will tell you it is about their work. Naught.
It is a release as I found out, Always say you are not satisfied. Never let anyone of them fool you. NEVER SIGN - ALWAYS BE DISSATISFIED AND NEVER TAKE THEM AT THEIR WORD. IT IS NO GOOD. Even their specialist will tell you after this it will be replaced. Who would actually want their fake furniture? IF anyone near Spartanburg would like to e-mail me my address is **. Also make a sign in your vehicles on this problem. I WILL. COLLECTIVELY WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I hope the best for all of us who have been fooled once by ASHLEY. NEVER AGAIN.
FAIRFIELD, CALIFORNIA -- Sadly, my experience has not been good at all. I ordered my furniture on Feb. 8th and was told that it should be in by March 4th. Nothing fancy, just a durrapella sofa and recliner that they had on special, their "most popular" piece. Called on March 3rd, the date had been pushed out to March 17th. Called during that week, pushed out to April 9th.
I understand the concept of estimated delivery dates, but don't tell me things like "I don't know ma'am I'm not the person who puts the furniture on the truck." Instead of being understanding the customer service reps and managers I've spoken with have all been apathetic. After a very angry phone call, the sales manager told me he'd put me on a "hot sheet" to try to rush the order, because of its importance.
Aren't all of your customers important? Don't they all deserve to have their deliveries sent to them as soon as possible? That whole concept is just ridiculous and says a lot about their customer service. Hot sheet = this person is pissed and has threatened to cancel their order and tell everyone they know not to shop here. I know what a flagged account is all about, "difficult customer."
I think what has been the most frustrating is that you have to call/keep on top of them to find out what's going on with the product you've ordered and paid for long ago. No courtesy call when they keep pushing those delivery dates out further and further. Since purchasing from them, I've come across a good deal of people who have had the same bad experiences. I wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Matter of fact, I dang near want to stand outside the store and warn people thinking about buying from them against it.
MEDICINE HAT ALBERTA -- Fight hard I did get a refund from the almighty Ashley!! Furniture quality grossly misrepresented. I was told the furniture was all wood made down east in their factory especially for our climate. When doing the inspection they suggested, I was horrified to find the furniture was made of some kind of plastic. Boxes said made in China, and was in such bad condition. Tried to follow their no return policy but in a few days of repeatedly calling customer service, and the store I knew I was not going to get my money back. I was told the garbage they delivered belonged to me and any repairs were at their discretion.
I read every report on the internet about them. I was appalled!! So My daughter and I went to the store almost every day trying to deal with managers and whoever would listen. We made sure other customers in the store knew what had happened, and that I was ripped off for $1900.00. We stopped customers outside the store, to warn them. We sought legal advice and were told we could put up posters as long as the information was true!! We had recorded every conversation after the first contact with customer service. We were told that you can use a recording in a civil court action.
After about a week and a half they said they would replace the furniture, I would not accept this offer given the quality of the furniture. I did not want to repeat this process over again. I did call consumer affairs and was told we could take legal action.
After about two weeks of making a scene we were given a refund, and told we were never welcome back in the store. I bought 3 pieces of furniture (ALL GARBAGE). Stuffing coming out broken trim cracks in press board. Staples showing all over. I wanted to cry. Our last step was going to be loading their garbage on the back of our truck with a big sign. I am in the process of filing a complaint with consumer affairs and the better business. I hope to save a few people from this nightmare!!
WEBSTER, TEXAS -- Procured two power recliners from Ashley furniture in Webster, TX on April 14,2012 and paid cash. During the purchase I inquired about the reliability of the motors and drive systems in the chairs. The store manager assured me that the motors and mechanisms were A+ and would probably outlast the recliners. Minimal use and less than 2 weeks later both motors have failed. Numerous calls were made to speak with the store manager who is always in a meeting and never calls back which have added insult to injury. The customer service people are only providing basic service and do not take any extra effort to help.
These recliners are junk. It might be acceptable as a fluke if only 1 had failed but two in less than two weeks is not a fluke - it's junk. I want to return these for full credit but Ashley refuses. Now I am told replacement motors will be shipped to me within 7-14 days then they will schedule a tech to come fix. Thus it will take longer to fix than I have had the furniture totally unacceptable. I highly recommend that you steer clear of Ashley and go to a more customer oriented furniture store that sells reputable furniture not this junk.
MONTROSE, COLORADO -- I purchased the Presley/Cocoa Rocker/Recliner from Ashley Furniture. The local store is closing and they are advertising a ton, but they had to order my chair instead of selling me something they had in stock. My recliner was shipped in 2 days before target day, which was a plus. The recliner is very comfortable - we'll see how long it keeps its cushion. The only complaint I have is putting the recliner back into its closed position. My legs don't bend that far back & it's hard to close leg cushion. You have to stand up & kick back with your heel to close. That sucks. I wish the back was a little taller but I can live with that. But that darn cushion step.
MORGANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- If you are looking for an Ashley sofa recliner, do yourself a favor and steer clear of this manufacture. I purchased an Ashley sofa and love seat reclining set and after 6 months the padding/cushion has shifted to where your legs and back are resting on wood. When sitting in the recliners you are literally sitting in a hole. I contacted Ashley customer service to invoke the warranty and they sent out a furniture repairmen. A few weeks later I am told by Ashley's customer service that this is normal wear and tear and not a manufacturer defect. So if you are expecting your set to last longer than six months, don't consider Ashley.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- We'll I loved the furniture in the store. I got talked into buying an extended warranty which I thought was great. Furniture was delivered no problem. Once we Sat in it for a while the loveseat mechanical part was starting to come apart and angle funny when reclined. The couch reclining motor failed. Called Ashley and they said, "Sorry the extended warranty was for the fabric and not mechanical." They would not come out.
I called the store directly and spoke to my sales person. What a joke, he did not care, already got the commission. Store manager sent me back to corporate. Corporate said they could not help because it is over a year. I called back and spoke to corporate parts issues, they said they would send me a motor for free but I was stuck with the love seat issue. I got the motor and guess what it was the wrong part, go figure.
I called back and they said I needed to go to the store and order the part and would have to pay. I got fed up and now have a non-reclining couch and a loveseat that is a disaster. Spent over $1700.00 and have crappy furniture. I will never shop there again. I tell the story to everyone I know. Ashley does not back their product and does not care.
PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA -- I'm a sucker. I went into Ashley - told them I wanted a real leather chair. The salesman, showed me a chair that was "real leather" - it was more expensive than the rest, but I was willing to pay for it. I'm not an expert in nice furniture... it's just not one of my interest. Anyway... 1 year later the chair is peeling... obviously not real leather. Literally this place will not be around in 5 years.
Lesson Learned... Do your research... but let me save you some time, energy, and money. DO NOT BUY FURNITURE FROM ASHLEY. You're better off buying from Wal-Mart or Target. They are literally selling fake quality, it's pure crap.
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- We bought two recliners. They had a limited warranty on the springs. We had two springs that broke in one of the chairs. We called customer service - they said they would send someone out for $87.00 to inspect and see if it was a manufacturing defect. I said, I only wanted the two springs, I did not need them installed. They called back and said the item was discontinued and they could not get the parts, even though the warranty was still within the time frame.
I consider this the poorest form of customer service! They did not even attempt to help us solve our problem, just blew us off. Bad form for a company that spends in the millions advertising to get customers in their store and then will not take care of them when they have even a simple problem!!! We intend to make it our personal mission to make the public aware of the horrible customer service!