EVANSVILLE, INDIANA -- I bought a matching couch & love seat combination w/ 4 built in recliners not even 6 months ago. Only 4 months after purchase a hole was in the love seat. It took more than a month for them to come to my house to just look at it, then another month after that to repair it. I had to keep calling to get results done several times. Now, the frame on the love seat has broken. Had to call 2 times to get a time set up for someone to just come to my house just to look at it, having to wait 2 weeks for that who knows how long until it'll actually be fixed.
The people involved have been very rude, seems to not care about my anger over this & very unprofessional. I know one thing, I will NEVER buy another thing from Ashley furniture & I know I won't EVER recommend them, not even to anyone, if I hated someone, I don't, but I'd not even tell that person(s) about them. I regret ever hearing about them, let alone buying something from them!!!
WICHITA, KANSAS -- We purchased the Durablend Sofa and love seat 4 years ago, and they were very comfortable. We were told that they would hold up to wear and tear and pets, better than real leather furniture. Our sofa is now peeling like a orange. The faux leather is sticking to people when they sit on them. Under is a tan fabric. I would not buy this furniture again. Nor would I tell people its a great investment. I am going to contact them tomorrow and see what sort of warranty we have.... From reading other reviews it may look like we are out of luck.
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY -- I purchased a couch and recliner almost 2 months ago and left excited about new furniture. We were given a delivery date only to have Ashley Furniture call the day of to tell me that the furniture was on back order. The new delivery date would be another 3 weeks. My thoughts, no sweat, things happen. On the new delivery date they didn't even bother to call. My wife stayed home all day and once the time was close, she called to find out the furniture was still on back order.
After being given the runaround, she was able to speak with the highest ranking customer service representative (I use this term loosely) and he offered us $130 in store credit and told us that the new delivery date "should be" July 11th, but fell short of guaranteeing.
Customer service was rude and condescending and not once took any ownership of doing anything wrong. An "I'm sorry" goes a long way and I have yet to receive that. Additionally, they initially tried telling me they could not refund money back to my card that I put down as a deposit and would just apply anything to my existing credit. Only one that benefits it them. So now instead of being able to cancel my order over the phone, I have to actually go to the store to cancel the order. They were unwilling to fix the problem and unwilling to apply and adequate credit to my purchase.
BEL AIR, MARYLAND -- February 16, 2012 I purchased a Durablend Black Reclining Sofa "**" and Also purchased The Durablend Black Reclining Loveseat w/ console "**", and Purchased the 5-year Extended Warranty "**". The seating surfaces on the couch are peeling off life like a person who had bad sunburn. The recliner is broke and had gouged my wood flooring badly. I called to file a claim "**" and was informed these issues are not covered. I really loved the looks of the set and when told about the extended warranty I could get which would cover anything that could go wrong with it in the next five years I was sold!
Now I'm having these problems I told "oh well the warranty doesn't cover "DuraBlend". It also doesn't cover the reclining mechanism." If it doesn't cover the Durablend why was I sold the warranty? I was told this warranty covered everything. Now I'm stuck with a Horrible looking piece of furniture, that's broke and has ruined my wood floor. BUYERS BEWARE!!!!
I purchased a leather sofa along with the warranty. A few months before the warranty ran out the seat cushions started to peel and flake off in big pieces. We took one of the cushions into the Joplin, MO store from where we had purchased the sofa. They gave us contact info for the warranty dept. We were told that we would have to have the serial # for the sofa and were told where to find it on the sofa; however, there was not a serial # there.
We have been denied the claim even though we still have the receipt. When we asked about just paying for new cushions we were told that there are no replacement parts for sofas. I'm really disappointed in Ashley and will not buy from there again.
CONROE, TEXAS -- I've had my Durablend couch I spent almost 2k for and I've only owned it for 3 years and it's falling apart. I contacted the warranty company 2 months ago and they haven't responded after I spent time taking pictures and writing up a report on the issue. Very low-class company - STAY AWAY!
We purchased a sofa set in July of 2010 knowing that we were only going to be in Mesa, AZ for 1 year so we specifically asked if the extended 5-year warranty was transferable anywhere and purchased it when we were assured that it was. The couches were beautiful, we moved to Cincinnati, OH as planned and have been here for 3 years.
About a month ago I started seeing some light scuffing but nothing I was concerned about and then about a week ago the couch started peeling, and I mean huge flakes coming off on the seams of the seat cushions where the cushions rub together when you sit and stand back up, the seams of the back cushions, the folds where the back cushions push into the seat cushions, the arm rest and all that is underneath is foam - FOAM (yellow to boot)!
I called Ashley Furniture here in Cincinnati and the representative was very nice but informed me that he couldn't do anything and maybe call Mesa to see if there was anything they could do like release their records to them so they could further assist me.
So I called Mesa and the representative there said that the peeling was normal wear and tear and wasn't covered. I told her that was ridiculous as I have a couch falling apart and the salesman told me the warranty covered anything that diminished from the finished look of the couch. She said it didn't matter anyway as we had moved out of the warranty coverage area and had voided the warranty. I told her that didn't make sense and the salesman had told us that it would travel with us anywhere in the U.S. Her response was that it wasn't her fault we moved. Nice.
I asked her what we could do and her response was nothing. We are planning on going out to visit this summer so I asked if we brought them back with us if they would look at them (I know what you are thinking, that sounds crazy. I knew it sounded crazy at the time and the logistics didn't add up. We weren't going to do it but I am making a point here, stay with me) her response was that I would be outside of the reporting time for a problem and it didn't matter because by moving initially I had voided the warranty. Basically it doesn't matter what the situation was, they weren't going to do a blasted thing about it.
I looked online and it said that if you or your retailer moved to call a number in WI so I did that and spoke with a woman who said that she couldn't help me as they didn't cover extended warranties and to try calling Guardian. So I asked if she had the number, you guessed it, she didn't. So I got grumpy said I would never buy Ashley again, both times had been a headache and the company was incompetent and she transfers me to consumer affairs.
I explain to ** at Consumer Affairs that I am frustrated and the situation and he says that they are a factory and they can't do anything. I asked him why the website gave me the number to a factory under the "moved" option and he said they only handle the basic warranties. I told him that the website needed work and the company he worked for was inept and his response was "Thank you."
I get that this isn't really their problem but I am so frustrated with sleazy salesmen who will say anything they have to and don't care about the consequences for those they are taking advantage of and the greater company who doesn't care either. I am never buying Ashley Furniture again and will warn anyone I can from the same. Maybe next time I will get taken advantage of by a company whose furniture will last longer than four years.