MONROEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Re: Bob's Discount Furniture, Monroeville, PA. First delivery from Bob's Discount furniture 1/30/18: Large couch, console, and love seat. We were told this console could be placed anywhere - between the two large couch seats, or the two love seat pieces. Once in my home, the delivery guys seemed confused about how I wanted it set up; then I realized why. The console is NOT mobile - it is permanently attached to the loveseat. Because it didn't look as I wanted it to, I spoke to the salesman (Steve **?) later and he confirmed his error.
They did offer to take the furniture back. In addition to not being what I wanted, the delivery men ripped the end off of one of the power recliner wires, so that would have needed replaced as well. When I got a call back from the manager, Norm, a little while later, he offered $200 off if I chose something else in the store. I wasn't sure, but I wanted new furniture, so I looked at a sectional and decided to get it, though the material wasn't exactly what I wanted, I thought I might like it ok. Delivery was set for a week later. The men were taking the previously ordered couch/love seat and bringing in the new stuff.
While disassembling the old furniture, the men gouged three places in my wall (pic attached). And the new furniture, there was no wedge with it! I called the sales guy again, he says ‘There is no wedge in the furniture set you ordered'. Um, I took a picture of it, thank goodness! So, I sent the picture, and what do you know, he calls to say he neglected to order the wedge with the rest of the furniture. Same sales guy as last time (he says I must think he is an idiot - I am mum).
Being it was another $400 for the wedge, I wanted to just forget the whole thing, but I ordered it and set up yet another delivery date to get the wedge. At least they didn't charge delivery on all these mishaps. Unfortunately, I've started reading reviews on Bob's throughout all this aggravation and also seeing constant complaints about the Goof Proof coverage, which I also purchased. I'm thinking, just 24 hours later, maybe I can just return the whole set and be done with Bob's…but no.
After a long conversation with customer service, they would not budge on doing a return. Supposedly there is to be some type of “compensation” for all our troubles, but they can't tell us what exactly that will amount to - not until everything (wedge included) had been delivered, which it now has, as of this morning. I'm sure I'll have to keep badgering them for follow-up. I also want to just “return” the goof proof coverage, but I'm sure I'll get nowhere on that.
The best I can do now is to try to spread the word. You might get lucky with these people, but it's like Russian roulette, so tread carefully. And now, I have seen a sectional I really, really like at Lazor Furniture in Latrobe, PA. It is a family owned business, extremely nice people run it. They have no delivery fee; the gentleman running the place, Conrad **, told us that we were free to get furniture protection but he wasn't pushing it; didn't think we'd really need it. I had looked there while looking at other places, including Bob's. Not sure why I didn't just run with it. Now I'm stuck.
WILKES BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA -- UPDATE: They will not return my calls or emails. They tried to rectify originally with a gift card to the store, as if I am ever going back, AND in their response to my post here of the form I am supposed to fill out, the link doesn't work. Big surprise.
HORRENDOUS EXPERIENCE. I am beyond displeased with my entire experience with Bobs. To start, the day I was supposed to get a delivery, the delivery team showed up at 7:18 on a Saturday morning. We made it very clear when purchasing that this was a new construction and we do not live there. I did tell them that my husband works right across the street and he could run right over. We got zero notifications the morning of the delivery.
I was not notified that they were coming or that they were there. At 9:30, two hours they left, I got a phone call saying they could not deliver because nobody was there to let them in. Why I was not contacted at 7:18, while they were there, is beyond me. When they called me at 9:30, they said they would see if I would be “approved” to be redelivered to that day. They called back an hour later saying I was approved and the delivery team would be back at 3:00 pm. I got to the house at 2:30 and sat there until 4:30 when I CALLED them back asking where the delivery team was. They told me it looked as though they would be there around 7 pm.
Once again, no notifications of a time much later than I was told. No updates and nobody telling me I could sit in a new construction for 5 hours with nothing to sit on waiting for them to show up. Had I not called at 4:30 would anyone have called me? This was already an hour and a half after the time I was given. I told the delivery team this was unacceptable and delivery needed to be rescheduled.
So, our delivery on the 18th turned into the 27th. When the 27th came around, once again I got zero notifications. I had to log into the Bobs website to find my delivery window. Again, this is a new construction a half hour away from where I currently live. My window was 7:15-11:15. I got a call at 6:50 from the delivery team asking for someone to let them in. At least they called this time. So now they are at the house 25 minutes before my scheduled delivery time. Just about the length of time it takes me to get to the new house.
When I told them it is 6:50 in the morning the response was, “Yeah, we left a little early today.” Unbelievable. So, I get to the house and let them in. They take the boxes out of the truck, throw them on the floor of the living room (mattress and box spring), and leave. Nothing was unpacked, nothing was set up, no one showed me how to work the power box, they dumped the boxes and ran. This experience has been so horrendous, it is actually hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that a company operating like this can still be in business.
We bought 100% leather (what the people called at Bob's) in 2013 with 5 years Goof Proof plus warranty. We specifically asked them if it is going to cover the leather with 5 years warranty and they said yes. That's the reason why we took the warranty in the first place.
In 2017 Nov we started seeing the peeling on the middle block on the love seat. So we called the customer service to get the warranty covered for the problem. But, the answer we got back was it's not covered under the goof proof plus warranty even though it is clearly mentioned "5 years against factory defects that can sometimes occur in materials or workmanship". They said, "All the others will be covered except for the 100% leather as the leather doesn't called as materials at Bob's." They said, "Bonded leather, fabric are considered as materials but not 100% leather." I was shocked at the answer.
In the first place, the leather shouldn't get peeled off, if it is then it's not 100% leather, that's simple and I would considered as factory defects in material or workmanship. It's their responsibility to fix it as they promised us it's leather and got the payment for leather. Lost around $2400. Don't spend a dime at Bob's, it's going to be total waste. Also the warranty is useless ($200 waste). We are so disappointed and I would never go to Bob's again and tell my friends and family to go somewhere else.
SEABROOK, MAINE -- To start my experience with Bob's what is with customer service and the brand and not people at the store in Seabrook New Hampshire. It started off with my kids bunk bed and the top rails not being attached. Seriously! My kids were able to pull up the top rails and say look at daddy these aren't attached! After further inspecting after this was installed I noticed that some screws were not even attached and some bolts or even screwed into the grommets. The slats going across to supposedly support the top mattress were falling down because the top rails and supports were not installed with the proper parts.
Customer service out of Connecticut was awful and some of the repairman that came to fix the bunkbed were not well-trained. They told me twice that they would give me a new bunk bed and yet they repairman only came and replace some parts. After numerous attempts, Bob's refused to return the bunkbed and give me my money back. After waiting a total of 23 hours for serviceman and to have the initial install, having their customer service key people come back four times to fix the problems, they had the audacity to offer me an in-store credit. I have filed complaints Better Business Bureau in Connecticut against their corporate office.
Not once did they ever care about the safety of my children nor the poor quality product that is made of cheap wood and compressed particleboard. Most times when I called customer service, I was on the phone for well over an hour to try to get somebody come out and fix my kids bunk bed which for the first week they couldn't even sleep on because it was a danger and a Siri safety risk of my children falling off the top bunk. The customer service office didn't seem to care about that and just wanted the problem to go away. I even took pictures and video of what the bunk bed looks like after they installed.
Bob's has some good quality products but I wouldn't buy any wood products from them as they are poorly made and the company Obviously didn't really care about the safety of my children. Therefore I am boycotting Bob's and ask everyone else out there to you hear my story and do the same. They make claims that customer satisfaction is important to them and Bob has this funny quirky commercials but when it came to the danger of my children I couldn't get one manager or regional person to hear me out.
I finally just called the store and made them responsible for the quality of their products and the poor installation. But even when that happened and they were supposed to replace the bad, the install guys that came out only want to tighten a few screws and change a few parts out. I had to force them to replace the trundle which was falling apart.
JOLIET, ILLINOIS -- After much local and online research I purchased my bedroom furniture, a dresser and mirror, a chest of drawers and a night stand from Bob's furniture. My salesman Lamar ** was very helpful and informative answering all of my questions and if he was not absolutely sure of the answer he immediately checked and gave me all the answers I needed to make an informative decision. I appreciated his candor and his sincere effort to again give me all the information I needed to make a decision without any pressure.
I also purchased the Goof proof protection plan. Lamar made it clear what the store policy was. He explained that when I accept the furniture, my signature means that furniture was delivered and assembled and in a condition acceptable and to my satisfaction, otherwise he recommended that I do not sign and accept delivery and let them take it back. I assure you I was not letting the delivery men leave until I had opened every drawer, and checked out every front/side/top/bottom of my furniture and was very happy with it all.
The delivery went as promised - they gave me two calls prior to delivery date, arrived on time and went to work on assembling. The delivery men were polite and careful with my hardwood floors and even helped me put on the felt pads that I had ready for the bottom of the furniture. I purchased the goof proof protection for peace of mind, it was my feeling that if down the line the drawers came off track or something unusual happened that it would be taken care of, so I chose to purchase it. As of yet I have not had any occasion to use it.
I did purchase a bedroom set that is a good quality set. I could not find a set that equaled it for quality vs price in any other furniture store in my area that I really wanted. My purchase was 15000.00 which included delivery and protection policy. There was other bedroom furniture at Bob's that was not as good quality as I purchased and there was furniture that was even better quality that I purchased, but I did get the quality bedroom set that I loved and so far am very happy with my purchase.
I am giving my buying experience at Bob's in Joliet IL a 5 star for all the reasons I mentioned above. I felt they offered a wide selection of bedroom furniture, my questions were answered, from shopping experience to purchasing, to quality of my purchase, the price and delivery - it was all good. I hope I never have to use the "goof proof protection". I was sorry to read so many had a bad experience and because my experience was totally different I felt it needed to be noted.
SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT -- Wish I could give 0 stars. Avoid this place, they are frauds and criminals. We bought a table from this store. Knowing that the quality isn't as good as top furniture stores (you get what you pay for) we decided to buy the Goof Proof Protection. We were told by the salesman "anything happens to the table, we will fix it, not problem." Well, of course there was a problem. When I got two big scratches in my table, I called for the policy and I knew right away they were up to something.
They were very careful to ask vague questions. Kept saying things like "do you have any more information" but would not say what they were looking for. They added, "once the claim is in it can't be changed" so I knew they were up to something. They then declined claim saying there wasn't enough information. They just make up things that aren't in the contract and talk over you when you try to explain what the contract says. I dealt with both the store itself and corporate. Avoid these people at all costs, they do not deserve your business.
DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS -- I purchased a high-end bedroom set for myself and for my daughter as well. The top of the headboard of ours started to peeling after a few months. Then my daughter's drawer got a crack a few weeks after. I called them and they said they will send someone to take a look. They have never sent anyone until I called them back a few months later. Then they started a new claiming process and after asking for some pictures they said those problems are not included in the basic warranty.
Well, I don't understand why it is not included since the top of the headboard is not touchable and the peeling was the result of poor quality. Their stuffs look good but be aware of poor quality as well as bad customer support. I would never purchase anything from them.
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA -- Purchased a recliner/sofa in 2015. Have had several issues and after a struggle every time they have fixed the problem. In Oct/Nov 2017 we had seam separation and tears. They said our pets did it, which they didn't. They ordered us a seat at no cost and said they would install it when we get it. Since that time the same thing is happening to the right side and I call Guardian and they state that Bob's CS should handle it and that I paid for 5 years of coverage. Called Bob's. They sent me back to Guardian who again sent me back to Bob's. This is ridiculous, no one wants to help.
Last call this morning. Said I was no longer covered because I didn't buy extra protection and I could purchase the cushion for $150 and they would install it for a fee once we receive it. This is just ridiculous. I have purchased several things since then and spent a good amount of money. Well I think I need to take my business elsewhere to a company that cares. I will make sure when friends ask a good place for furniture it won't be Bob's.
MADISON, WISCONSIN -- I came into Bob's Discount Furniture and was helped quickly to pick out some kitchen chairs. My salesman helped me with some hints on keeping my kitchen chairs in good shape and to make the screws stay in place (sales person who worked at A1 movers). My chairs came in before they were supposed to - which would have been a plus if I had wanted them earlier. The day I had come to pick them up, I was given the opportunity and helped to inspect my 8 chairs that I had purchased. This meant opening 5 separate boxes and pulling everything out of packaging to inspect all areas.
Everything was up to my standard and I was helped to repackage all the items. The employee who helped me to do this was in great spirits even though it was end of the day. He was great to make conversation with as I did this time-consuming not so fun task. Then this employee recommended some mattresses that I was able to test out on the way out of the store to start my mattress shopping adventure. I give them a 5 star so far with this purchase.
FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK -- Ever wonder WHY Bob's Discount Furniture spends sooo much money on advertising?? It's because they need it to try and convince people to buy their VERY poor quality, sub-par, junkie furniture. Like the many of THOUSAND unhappy customers that was duped - I was a sucker as well. Here is what happened: My wife and I wanted a nice but reasonably priced bedroom set for our guest room and we also bought a 90 Inch Leather couch from Bob's too... and YES, we did pay for the "Goof Proof" protection plan.
First off we did not buy Bob's $999 entry level bedroom set. This was one of his so called "Premier" better quality solid Mahogany bedroom set costing two thousand dollars BUT we certainly did not get a "Premier" experience. The headboard had to be exchanged THREE TIMES before we received one that wasn't damaged. The Mahogany carved foot board had a chunk of wood broken off and the leather couch had a split seam after only 3 months of use. What a pile of garbage!!!
This was absolutely the most horrible new furniture experience I had in my life and I am 60 yrs old. If you are thinking about buying from Bob's DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND THINK AGAIN. I hope sharing my experience helps you. BTW - My elderly mother bought a bedroom set from Raymour & Flanigan five yrs ago and was very happy with the quality. You pay about 30% more but you get quality furniture you will cherish for a life time.