MASSACHUSETTS -- I purchased about $2,000 worth of furniture including a bed frame, mattress, sofa, and two dressers from Bob's in October 2012. I also purchased the "goof proof" protection plan on both the bed frame and the sofa. I'll start by talking about the bed. About a year after I had bought the furniture my bed completely collapsed while I was sleeping in it. I was pretty upset seeing as the bed was only a year old and I called Bob's to fix it. They indeed came to fix it without too much hassle. About 7 months later the bed collapsed again in all the places that had previously been "fixed" plus some new areas. The bed was less than 2 years old, it should not have been falling apart.
I called Bob's again but this time they told me that I was not eligible for the goof proof protection because it seemed like my bed had manufacturing issues, even though they had come to fix it the first time for the same reasons. After getting hung up and calling back a few times they finally transferred me to manufacturing, where I was told that they would also not fix it because the 1-year warranty had already expired. They did offer to send someone out to look at it...in 3 weeks. So basically expected to sleep in a completely broken bed for 3 weeks until they came in person to tell me they couldn't fix it. I ended up just tossing the entire bed and bought a quality one from a competing store.
On to the couch. Within a month of getting the couch, two of the cushion zippers broke. Throughout the time I have had the couch its seams have split in several places. I also have pets that have caused some stains on the couch. Once again I called Bob's because all of these problems are covered under my goof proof plan. After explaining the situation several times I was placed on hold for 28 minutes. When the customer service representative "Bill" returned he told me that would not fix any of the problems I was having because I did not call them every time something had happened and that I had originally tried to repair the splits myself.
I was furious. I had paid a good amount of money for this extra "protection" and they have basically refused to honor any request that I have had. Bottom line...shop somewhere else. Somewhere with quality furniture and helpful customer service. I will never again give a dime of my money to Bob's cheap furniture outlet and I suggest that anyone else looking to buy furniture do the same.
NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -- The sales person was great. Unfortunately, it was downhill from there. The living room set I bought was a special order, so I waited a month, which was fine. They finally set up delivery for my sofa, loveseat, and ottoman. They brought the right sofa, but the other pieces were the wrong color. Stuff happens, I know, so I was willing to give it another chance. While they were there, the delivery people got customer service on the phone and customer service agreed to deliver 2 days later after 3:00.
The next day I got a robocall saying they would be there between 11-3. I called to remind them that they said they'd come after 3:00, but was told they couldn't make any guarantees about delivery times. I got a little fussy so the customer service person said she would try to find a good delivery time for me and put me on hold for 32 minutes. She came back and said it would have to be the next weekend. The next weekend I had to be out of my town but my husband kindly agreed to put off going to his brother's to wait for the furniture. They brought the loveseat, but not the ottoman.
When I got back in town I called customer service. The prompts and such are very convoluted and I could never get anyone on the phone, so I finally went into the store and talked to a manager. Over the next month I talked to 3 different managers, one of whom called me "sweetie" and one who thanked me for being such a "lady" for not freaking out over the fact I had to talk to 3 different managers to get any response whatsoever.
Finally, manager #3 managed to get the thing reordered and delivery was set up, They came today without calling first and brought the wrong color ottoman. I will be receiving my refund via check within 10-14 days. Or so I hope. They'll probably send the wrong amount sometime next month... Moral of the story, don't shop at Bob's. The free ice cream just isn't worth it.
BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS -- Bought two sofas and big chair three years ago. Was talked into getting extended warranty and Goof Proof for all items since we had dogs. Was told all damage to couches would be covered with purchasing these extended warranties and the fabric goof proofing. So the other day when cleaning the couch we noticed a stain from one of the dogs licking it and also a coil popped up through the cushions. Also noticed that the couch had lost its firmness and everything was sagging. We called Bob's and they sent a service man out.
The man opened up the back of the couch and stuffed more padding in and said he would have to contact the shop to order the part to repair the wire that had broken and popped up tearing couch. Once he was finished he asked to borrow my phone and call the shop. He packed up all his stuff and then called. After a few minutes he handed me the phone and said they wanted to talk to me. They asked me a few questions that took about 3 min. Long enough for the service tech to put his stuff in his car and leave.
Then the woman on the other line says that the issue with the wires was not covered. I asked how that could be since we bought the extended warranty. She said this was a manufacturers defect and since my couch model was no longer being made they were not going to be able to find a part. And even if they did they wouldn't be covering it because it wasn't covered under the warranty. I asked what did I buy the extension for then and they had no answer.
I then asked as far as the stain goes and they referred me to Goof Proof. We contacted them and they said since we couldn't tell them exactly when the "accident" occurred that they would not cover it. An accumulation of dog licks was not covered. Bob's and all the policies they try to sell are a joke. I would have been better off if I jumped on the couch and snapped the frame and called it an accident. Honest people get swindled with the sales pitch of "don't worry whatever your dogs do is covered". A big load of crap. Will never buy from Bob's again. And to think they charged us over $300 to cover the 4 pieces and none of it is covered. Bob's = Scam!
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS -- I purchased a leather sectional almost exactly two years ago. It never fit together properly, but we dealt with it. Now, the chaise part has a discoloration and two small tears. The middle section has a tear along a seam on the seat. We aren't sure how the rips happened, but they all appeared on the same day.
We called Bob's and they sent a technician to look at it. He said he couldn't fix it and it's not covered by the manufacturer. He said someone from the store would call us with next steps. Two weeks go by, no calls and the rips get worse. Finally I call and after sitting on hold for 45 minutes, I am told I need to speak to Guardian for the Goof Proof warranty we purchased. Another 30 minutes on hold and then, because we can't tell them exactly how it happened, they don't consider it accidental and won't cover it. Now I have a two-year-old, $2500 sofa that is garbage.
I will NEVER shop at Bob's again!!!! And I will tell everyone I know looking for furniture to stay far, far away. We were told that the Goof Proof warranty would cover everything when we bought it. Dog pees on it, it's covered! Your kid draws in it with marker. Covered! The padding goes on the arms. They will fix it! It rips and becomes useless? You bet! Don't believe it. It's a total load of crap and a total waste of money.
LAKE GROVE, NEW YORK -- Do not buy from Bob's Furniture!!! They do not stand behind their products at all. Their prices might be a little cheaper, but the quality is junk. The sofa we bought we also added the "GOOF PROOF." OMG what a scam!! Two years of light use on the sofa and the arm rest cracked while leaning over to get TV remote in the dark. Called Goof Proof (Guardian) and was told it was not covered at all because it was not a accident (REALLY). They lied to me and jerked me around for over a month telling me that they were trying to work out a resolution with Bob's. They never called me back so I called Goof Proof (Guardian). They said they never said that.
I finally called BOB'S and they sent out a "service tech". He stated it was normal wear and tear. Really? Only 2 years of light use. I have now filed a complaint with the BBB and called my credit card company who agrees with me 100%. They are going to dispute the whole bill. You have been warned. Spend a few more dollars and buy from a company that sells better furniture and stands behind it. BOB'S FURNITURE SELLS NOTHING BUT JUNK THAT THEY DO NOT STAND BEHIND. If you do buy from them you are buying at your own risk.
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- I must say that the BOB's Discount Furniture at 13055A Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Greenbriar Shopping Center Fairfax, VA 22033, has the worst manager (**) and front desk staff (**) I have ever encountered. I purchased several thousand dollars of furniture on a Friday and returned on Sunday to make another purchased only to have my deliver date changed with no explanation but to say the computer system will not let the employees go back and make changes. (What they really meant, was, we gave your furniture to someone else and want to give you an excuse that we think sounds good).
Bottom line, the manager and front desk staff do not care once they get your money and do not care if you walk out upset. PLEASE, DO NOT BUY FURNITURE FROM BOB's. The furniture is too expensive, cheap-looking and the staff will give you the runaround. If the staff and managers do not care about customer service, you know they won't care once they get your money!!!
PORTLAND, MAINE -- When attempting to order a dresser online from the store website the system indicated that I lived outside the delivery area and there was no alternate option for me to select. The system stopped processing the order at this point. I called the store to speak with a customer service representative named Kim, who told me that they no longer accepted store deliveries. I asked how someone is supposed to receive products from them if they do not deliver to a physical address and will not accept client pickup at the store. This conversation had plenty of attitude that came with it from her.
When she finally listened to what I was saying about a delivery/pickup issue she said they would accept in-store pickup. Finally! She said she was transferring me to someone who could assist me with my order. I was sent to Debbie who when I began to explain what I was trying to do, immediately told me that I could not pick items up at the store... here we go again... I tried to explain the situation to her, and I must say with some frustration on my part at this point, and she hung up one me. Great Customer Service!!!
I called back to speak with the store manager, Steve, who was very polite and helpful. He had Joey contact me who has processed my order without any hassle or attitude, and an in-store pickup. The manager indicated the delivery policy had been an issue on multiple occasions today and they realized that they needed to address the staff on the matter. Their computer ordering system needs attention and their customer service people need some better training on how to work with customers.
PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY -- Never sign up for Bob's Discount Furniture protection plan. When I bought my dining table the salesperson told me, “Anything happen to your furniture it will be covered.” One of my dining table chair leg broke and when I call them they said that “it is not covered” as breaking of chair leg is not an accident. It is completely fraud. This protection is complete waste of money. No matter whatever is the cause of damage of your furniture "Guardian" (Protection plan agency) will tell you that it is not accident so you are not covered. Never sign up for protection plan. It is completely fraud.
WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY -- I have never left a review in my life but I am so angry I decided I just had to. Our couch ripped from our children wrestling and fooling around. We called the goof proof insurance and they told us it wasn't covered under the insurance. Children fooling around on the couch is misuse of the couch! The whole reason I got the insurance is because I have 4 young children! I guess my 3 sons and 3 year old daughter should sit on the couch and not move, that's really realistic!!! Don't bother buying anything from Bob's and if you do don't get the insurance! A really angry mom.
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT -- I bought a complete living room set for my home, I bought a sofa, two chairs and a three piece table set. When I first received the tables they were delivered damaged. The coffee table came dented and there were screws sticking out of the legs of the side tables. The screws actually scratched up my floor. It took them 3 months for me to get tables, and the only reason we got tables was because we had to go in and reorder new tables. The originals were on back order and they told me it could be another 2 months before I got the tables, but they sold them to us anyway.
Now less than two years later, the sofa I bought is falling apart. The couch has sunken in and collapsed and the arm is broken. There are no young children in my home and it was not abused. When you touch the right arm of the couch you can hear the wood cracking. The cushions can not be sat on because they are sunken in. It is almost like the foam or whatever is inside is decomposing. There are springs sticking out of the cushions as well. We no longer can sit on the couch.
I bought the goof proof and was told at purchase that is covers everything. They will repair it or replace the furniture if it can not be replaced. I went to Bob's stores and told them what was happening, and that I had goof proof. They told me it only covers small rips and stains, which is not what the salespeople tell you. They sell the goof proof as the ultimate additional coverage. The salesmen told me that it is additional manufacturer coverage, as well as it covers all additional stains and damage caused by anyone even pets and kids. So they told me that I should call Bob's.
I called them today and they told me that goof proof does not cover the quality and that Bob's only gives a one year warranty. There was nothing they were going to do. The couch is collapsing from poor quality and there is nothing I can do. They sent a Bob's technician to my home anyway, and the tech guy walked in and told us that this couch is crap, he has been on many calls about this couch and couches similar to it. I called Bob's and they said they can't help us that the warranty is up, call goof proof. They even told me what to say to get Guardian (Goof Proof Company) to come.
The guy came two months after my initial call, and the guy was at my home for 5 minutes, and also told me that this couch is garbage. He took pictures of the collapsed arm, and the cushions. He then told us "Good luck getting something done, Guardian will only cover small stains and burns and not manufacturer's defects." So essentially we are out of luck, we now have to buy another couch to replace the one I bought 1 1/2 years ago.
I was planning on buying a dining room and bedroom set from Bob's. Thank goodness that the couch fell apart and Bob's poor quality was shown to me before I dropped another 2500 at Bob's. I will go someplace else where I might spend more initially, but will not have to drop more money every 1 1/2 years to replace the cheap garbage I already bought. Update: As predicted, Goof proof will not do anything for my couch, and I am currently shopping for another couch. Bob's furniture is made to last 1 year, just to get past the manufacturer warranty. DO NOT BUY FROM BOB'S, and if you do DO NOT BUY THE GOOF PROOF, it is completely useless.
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