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!!
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS -- My wife surprised me with a New Recliner for Christmas. We looked for a chair that was long enough for me to recline in. I purchased a Cosmo Recliner from Ashley Furniture HomeStores in Grapevine TX. We ordered the chair from a showroom model and it took a month for the chair to arrive. When the chair arrived at my house I was disappointed that it didn't sit like the one in the showroom. 1. The padding was different and it was the most uncomfortable chair I had ever sat in. 2. No spot resistant spray as promised. 3. The chair didn't arrive till January (we were told this) 4. On June 3rd the rivet that holds the mechanism together broke.
I called CS and was told that a tech couldn't come till June 14th to just look at the chair and if what I said was wrong, it would take another 2 weeks to get the replacement mechanism from the warehouse. I was not happy. I talked to a CS rep, a CS supervisor, and a CS Manager. All of them told me the same thing. I said "I am not going to wait 2 week for you to then tell me it will be 2 weeks later before I can get my chair fix."
Finally I called the owner of the franchise and he called me back and arranged for the tech to come on the 7th of June. So now that they came earlier, the part will take 1 month instead of 2 weeks. They got their month any way you look at it. Well I put a bolt in the chair so I could use it till they get her, now the chair mechanism is bent complete and they will not put a better mechanism in it. They also have a NO RETURN POLICY. So I am stuck with a piece-of-crap chair that will probably break again in 5 months and there is nothing I can do about it. I will NEVER buy Ashley JUNK again and please don't you do it either.
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.
TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA -- My husband and I purchased a Durapella sofa for our family room and we weren't too pleased with the comfort of it because we thought it would be better suited for a living room. It looked nice but was just not very comfortable. So we put it in the living room and purchased another set (sofa and loveseat) also in the Durapella and this time we got reclining sofas. What hunks of junk.
First of all, Ashley delivered the wrong sofas and tried to tell me this is what I bought. After arguing and waiting another month, they finally delivered the right ones. It has only been 2 years and the recliner on the loveseat has completely broke on the back. The wood is recycled pallets and completely fell apart and is splintering. When you recline the sofa, the back falls to the floor. Ashley told me to look in the yellow pages for a sofa repairman.
I am so disappointed with the Durapella because I was told my many salesman that it would hold up with the kids better than leather! BS! It is crap and the minute you clean it, the fibers come out and it looks like dirty sheet fabric. These are the worst couches I have ever owned and by far the worst warranty I have ever heard of.
When I called them they asked if I purchased an extended warranty and I told them I was never even offered one on the frame. Most frame are built to last at least 5 years. What a hunk of junk. DO NOT BUY ASHLEY FURNITURE. I almost bought a few bedroom sets about 6 months ago, I am so glad I didn't. I will never recommend Ashley's to anyone.
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!
SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK -- I purchased two couches and one recliner from Ashley. The salesperson told me about the "wonderful Protection" policy which cost over $300.00 but they assured me that this would protect my furniture for five years! No matter what! After one year and two months the rocker frame began to bend and the leather was turning white. They send a repair man who moved the chair in the middle of the room said it was rug stuffed the seat on one side with stuffing to give the allusion of being straight and let.
When I sat in the chair and tried to recline... I nearly broke my neck - the chair fell apart. Ashley will not stand behind Guardsman (the wonderful protection company). Guardsman said it will not replace the chair - they told me it was unfortunate I did not stab it with a knife then may be they would be able to replace it. As far as I am concerned Ashley should go out of business. I have been stressing and not have escalated this matter to the Department of Consumer Affairs. Fed Up in New York.