BEAUMONT, TEXAS -- I bought a 2 thousand dollar laptop and did the one year no interest plan. I've never missed a payment. The one year mark starts to creep around the corner and we get hit with hurricane Harvey. Lost our home and vehicles. The laptop managed to be saved. I asked for an extension on the one year no interest. They said they would submit it. It got approved and we have been struggling from not working for almost two months already because of the hurricane.
So I had no choice but to call and ask for an extra day on the month extension. They made me wait a month for a response so they could tell me no and they couldn't do anything for me. The customer service line was rude and did not care to help me. I just want to pay this laptop off and they don't want to take my money for what the original price of the payoff was. We've had to live in a freaking tent for a few weeks for crying out loud and hey can't even extend it an extra day to pay off the 1,000$ left of the laptop.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA -- Bought a recliner as a Christmas gift for my Ma. Told at time of sale if there is/was any problem they would take the recliner back. 2 hours after delivery, I drove into town and my Ma was very upset and distraught over the recliner. Tried to refuse chair and delivery men made her take the chair and sign for delivery. I called the Conn's office within 2 hours of delivery and was told I'm stuck with the chair and there are no furniture returns. Oh yeah, the chair delivered was the wrong color ordered and I was still told tough luck I'm stuck with it. My next step is going public and the BBB. I refuse to let them lie and pull this con game without the public being duly informed.
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA -- I purchased A LG 65 inch 4K from Conn's on 11/23/14. It was a Christmas gift for the family. It was delivered the following day. The delivery guys just set it down and walked out the door. I called them back and asked them to open the box because the television could be cracked or something. He showed me that it wasn't cracked. The TV sat in the box taped up. Until 4/10/15 because it was going to be mounted. Well that didn't happen because once it was mounted it didn't work.
I called Conn's the same day. Rude as ever sales reps. And managers continued to inform me of what I signed. I informed them that my sales guy came to my house at 9:30 pm to sign a paper outside in the dark and told me I was signing a paper that he forgot to get me to sign in the store for the delivery. I believed him and signed.
When I contacted the BBB I get a response from company stating that I was aware of policy and signed to that effect. Then they sent a copy of signature. My signature was 4 inches above where I was to sign because it was done in the dark. She stated she wasn't replacing the TV nor would she refund my money. Stated I could call repair dept.
No way am I going to take this laying down. They sell me a defective product and want to put the blame on me for not knowing it's defective. What are we suppose to take the television apart and look for a broken dash panel? I think not! Then they inform me to come in with the television and do a voluntary repo. I refuse to pay one more cent to this company.
I'm in the process of contacting The La. Attorney General's office and filing a lawsuit. This company is a ripoff. They use lies and deception. The products must be refurbished. Also the time on the delivery receipt is 2:41 pm. I was working and clocked out at 2:53 didn't make it home until 3:15.
ARIZONA -- Read the small print! I did not need the insurance so I took a copy of my renter's insurance in and had it removed from the policy. The item I purchased was interest free for 12 months and they gave me a payment book. I sat down and figured out that I had to make double payments each month to get the item paid off in time to avoid their high interest (on a computer that was already overpriced..but I REALLY needed it).
I made my first payment two weeks early and always made double payments online. When I got a bonus or some extra money, I'd get online and pay and extra 50 dollars or so. When paying online you can see what the payoff is to avoid having to pay interest. I made paying them off a priority and determined I'd not charge anything else till they were paid. I didn't deal with in store people, customer service or anyone.
One day I realized that I was four months ahead on the payoff. I then figured out what I owed to pay them off and picked an amount to pay them every two weeks. I never had any problems with them and I love the computer. I didn't get any of their extra perks because I have a good computer guy if my computer breaks, take good care of it and also it's still covered by the original manufacturer warranty.
Now if you only make the monthly payment and think you are going to get by "interest free" you are fooling yourself. Conn's will send you a letter telling you what you have to pay and the date it has to be paid to avoid interest. Since their items are always higher than retail, avoid paying the extra money by paying attention, reading the small print, make paying the bill a priority. If you do this, you won't be one of the people on here writing about being "conned" by Conn's.
Personally, I would not buy anything large that has to be delivered based on what I've read. I took my computer home with me and it was fine. But had it not been, I would have taken pictures of it, then gone right back to the store with it the next day explaining the problem and showing the pictures to the salesperson and asked for a replacement and waiver of their "restocking" fee. Hope this helps somebody.
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA -- Purchased $700 Progressive Madison bed from CONN'S for Christmas present to my daughter. Met delivery truck on scheduled time to find that all the pieces were not on the truck. Made several attempts to speak with the General Manager, ** but he wouldn't come to the phone nor did he call me back. Spoke with the **, the Salesman, in attempt to get the missing pieces.
Made several attempts to have Delivery bring the missing supports and slats. They claimed that they had been trying to reach me and my response was that I could prove that to not be true with the cell phone records, that they had made NO ATTEMPT to contact me. The end result with the delivery department was that they said that they didn't like my attitude and didn't know what to tell me. I explained that they were on speaker phone and had that I had a witness listening to the conversation and they hung up on me.
I filed a complaint with Conn's in November via phone as well as online, a copy of which is attached. Had to pick up the missing pieces at the store with no offer to reduce the delivery fee. There were only (3) slats and "Sealy" (Mattress Manufacturer) says that less than 5 slats voids the warranty. Now that Christmas has come and gone, I have inspected the headboard to find that the Manufacturer cracked one of the connections and you can see where they wood putty the holes where the screws went all the way through. Conn's says that they won't swap it out the headboard that they will send a repair person out.
I asked that they just switch out the headboard since it hasn't been assembled, nor do I have all the pieces and it is clearly a Manufacturer Defect. THEY SAID "NO." I have made attempt to contact the manufacturer and have not received call back; Company is PROGRESSIVE FURNITURE out of Ohio. After letting these people come out and tell me they want to repair it or it's fine the way it is will be to FILE SUIT IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT against Conn's for selling defective merchandise.
WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA -- THE worst furniture buying experience ever, although the sales girl was nice. She was polite and wanted me to have a pleasant buying experience. It was after that that the nightmare began. I paid cash for a Nikki Dining Room table with 4 matching, leather back chairs. There is 1 leg on EACH chair that is about an inch short. After numerous calls and 3 attempts by Conn's to replace the chairs I still don't have it resolved. Mind you, they delivered them to me this way!
I've had the set for 2 weeks and we are still unable to use it. They tried to tell me it was my wood floors! Ha! I guess they thought I was an idiot! It's a long story but I'm calling the manager (again) in the morning. If they can't find 4 GOOD chairs... then I will demand a refund, turn them in to the BBB and NEVER buy there again.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I purchased a new LG 8 weeks ago and it has already stopped working. I called Conn's Service Department and waited 20 minutes for someone to pick up. They tell you that they will call you 2 hours before they plan on arriving. However they don't tell you if it will be in the morning or evening. You basically are waiting all day for a call. A floating 2 hour window is worthless. They came out and said my machine was broken (duh!) and that they don't have the part. It will take 3 days to get it. Well, 10 days later and still no part. Stay away from Conn's. They won't be around much longer. Their time has come and passed.
DALLAS, TEXAS -- Conn's refuse accept responsibility for their sales practices. The 12 months same as cash is not even listed in the contracts. People beware this is only a verbal agreement in which they will find any reason not to honor. Conn's have engaged in, and will continue to engage in the unlawful practices set forth below.
Conn's have caused and will cause immediate, irreparable injury, loss and damage to myself, and will also cause adverse effects to legitimate business enterprises which lawfully conduct trade and commerce. Despite the lengthy and high pressure sales presentation, I was not presented with a copy of the actual terms and conditions of the 12 months same as cash at the time of the sale in the store.
The actual terms and conditions of the 12 months same as cash are not made available to the consumer and not disclosed by Conn's prior to the sale. Unknown to the customer at the time of sale, 12 months same as cash contains exclusions, limitations of liability, cancellation penalties, and an arbitration clause—all of which are designed to favor Conn's.
In addition, at the time of sale the consumer is misled to believe that the 12 months same as cash is for 12 months and will cover the product for the one year period; the actual terms of the agreement, are quite different and state that the agreement “expires” upon any payment that is over 10 days late. That Conn's refused to honor the terms of agreement and continues to advertise it under false pretense.
Conn's in the course and conduct of trade and commerce, have directly and indirectly engaged in false, misleading and deceptive acts and practices declared to be unlawful by the DTPA §17.46(a). Without limiting the foregoing, Conn's also have violated DTPA §17.46(b), by engaging in the following conduct: false, misleading, or deceptive acts or practices in the course of trade or commerce.
Therefore causing confusion or misunderstanding as to affiliation, connection, or association with, or certification by, another. By representing that goods or services have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits, or quantities which they do not have or that a person has a sponsorship, approval, status, affiliation, or connection which he does not. By representing that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, or grade, or that goods are of a particular style or model, if they are another. By advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised.
By representing that an agreement confers or involves rights, remedies, or obligations which it does not have or involve, or which are prohibited by law. By failing to disclose information concerning goods or services which was known at the time of the transaction if such failure to disclose such information was intended to induce the consumer into a transaction into which the consumer would not have entered had the information been disclosed.
Because Conn's have engaged in the unlawful acts and practices described above, Conn's have violated and will continue to violate the law as alleged. Stay away from them, you will be trapped like me and my family and get nothing but excuses on how they refuse to fix the issue at hand. I am referring this to the Attorney General Office. This predatory to all Texas citizens.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- My experience with CONN'S has been by far the worst experience yet!!
PART 1: I went into the store Friday with a friend who was purchasing some merchandise. After listening to the sales pitch I thought to myself this isn't a bad place. Maybe I should see if I get approved. Of course I was approved for the $2000 amount (which I'm not finding is a norm). I picked out a couch and a camera. For whatever reason the transition couldn't be completed that night and I was asked to return the next day.
PART 2: Saturday morning I'm getting calls from Conn's to come by the store and finish my purchase. I arrived Saturday afternoon and was sitting around the store for several hours not doing anything. I left went and sat down at a deli, ate and came back and STILL had to wait some more. When I finally told the sales man ** I was leaving and I wanted to just say forget the whole thing, he hurried and followed me to the car with his manager, ** who would assist me from there. All the sudden everything went really fast.
He told me to sign some papers not really explaining them and told me to sign two of each and I received neither. He gave me the camera and set up a delivery date for Monday and because I work it would be before 11 am but he didn't know an exact time. Mind you I haven't paid for anything yet.
PART 3: I leave the store with my friend who originally went in to make a purchase. She had to pay a deposit and it was really weird that I didn't have to. We were in the car and Conn's hadn't collected any money from me nor did they have a way to. I considered not worrying about it but then thought that was really the dishonest thing to do. So about an hour after leaving the store I called back and made them aware of the store manager's mistake and paid over the phone. I was told that I would receive my receipt and some important documents Monday during my delivery.
PART 4: Monday comes around and I'm sleeping in waiting for my delivery. I've taken off of work so I'm losing money but I don't mind you have to do these things sometimes. At about 8 am I receive a call and it's the warehouse. The guy on the phone lets me know he'll be there to deliver my couch anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm. Uh hello sir, just like you I have job that I need to go to and I live alone. I was told in the store before 11am. I would've taken off work but I had an important meeting right at 1pm.
I was then informed that I would get another call on Tuesday and that the time would be unknown again. I was told by the CSR that they would make sure it would be before 11 am this time.
PART 5: Tuesday comes along and so does 8 am. No phone call from Conn's. So I finally decide to call about 9 am and talk to the warehouse. I'm now informed over the phone that my delivery will come between 3 and 6pm. I'm sitting at home waiting because you said 11 am. Okay oh well. I go into work (late mind you) and tell my company president I'll have to leave early at 3 pm. Thankfully it wasn't a big deal.
I asked to get a 30 minute call prior to getting my furniture so I could leave work and meet them. 3 pm comes and no call so I keep working and working. At 4 pm I decide to leave work and go home and wait for my delivery. I'm sitting at home at a 5 pm. I decide to call Conn's right when I decide to call them and cancel the whole order literally as the man on the phone was pulling up my account the delivery man calls and states that he's lost outside.
PART 6: The delivery man was beyond rude on the phone and this would later continue in person. It was at this time about 5 pm so traffic was kind of bad and it had just finished raining really bad. I gave him perfect directions to my building but because he had to make a sharp u-turn and then an immediate right in a large truck he wasn't able to get to me which I completely understand. On the phone he has an attitude with me like it's my fault though. He ended up parking his truck 2 building over from mine which meant they would have a little bit of a distant walk.
I tried to get him to come into the back parking lot but he had an attitude at this time and was rude and irritated. They decided to dolly the furniture from the truck pass two buildings and up to the 3rd floor where I live. LOL bad idea but hey whatever. So, they finally get the furniture to my apartment and he asks me to sign a paper confirming I received the delivery. I did. I asked for my receipt and paperwork and of course he had no clue what I was talking about ugh!
PART 7: I'm not worried about the paperwork at this time I'm just finally happy to have my new couch. Now I can move around and worry about other things in life lol. As I'm touching my couch on the back end of it it's a huge metal piece sticking out the end! It's small enough not to see if you're not looking for it but big enough to see now that you know it's there. Being that I didn't know it was there I cut my thumb really really bad. Majority of my thumb was sliced across this metal piece which caused bad bleeding and is restricting my typing right now (I'm sure you can tell) lol.
PART 8: The next morning (today) I called Conn's to get my paperwork and tell them about the metal piece. Here is where the fun begins. I called the (877) 358-1252 number and get an immediate answer after like 1 one ring which was really weird to me for such a huge company. The girl who answered the phone was beyond rude and ghetto (ugh I hate using that word because it can be a good thing but it was bad in her case... very very very bad lol). I was informed for the first time ever that paper I signed with the delivery man was stating the we inspected the couch and that it was perfect therefore I wouldn't get an exchange.
Then when I said I wanted to return the couch I once again hear for the first time that there is a no return policy which was NEVER mention to me. She called the store manager who told her he told me all this when he took my payment and gave me a receipt and some booklet brochure type thing. Hello?!? How can I get that if I didn't pay in the store. Remember I paid over the phone being stupid honest Billy?!? Anyway she argued with me, refused to allow me to speak and then hung up on me.
PART 9: I called back. (Wow this story is getting long, let me speed it up). I called back talked to a nice guy named ** in collections. He said, "Oh no worries. We'll help you out. It hasn't even been 24 hours yet. Let me get you to the right department for a return." He transferred me to another lady who was equally as rude as the first. I'm at this point hot and want to return the cramp because I now hate this company with a passion. Her attitude was off the chain and I couldn't deal anymore so I asked to speak to a supervisor. She told me she was the supervisor.
After going back and forth for a while she finally transfers me. The next lady, **, I spoke to was very calm, polite and helpful (so I thought). She informed me I couldn't return the cramp but I could do a volunteer repo. At this point that's exactly what I want to do. I don't care what it does to my credit I just don't want to deal with Conn's anymore. She tells me to go to the store and they will help me with the volunteer repo and they will come pick up the furniture. I'm finally happy and can breathe. Mind you ALL these phone calls are while I'm at work.
PART 10: Less than 5 minutes after happily ending my last phone call, I get a call from ** the store manager to find out what's going on. I tell him the whole very long story and he tells me I was informed wrong. I was told not to come back to the store ever again if I planned on returning the stuff. If I wanted to return it I needed to speak the customer help line that I just hung up with and that I would have to find a way to return the material myself. I didn't want to stay on the phone with him long because he too was very rude so I hung up the phone and called back the helpline.
I now get a chance to talk to **. I'm learning names very well lol. She tells me this whole long story about the last lady was wrong and that they won't pick up the furniture but I can still do the volunteer repo. She transfers me. I'm on hold for 20 minutes and nothing. So I call on my other line. Now I'm on hold for the repo department on two phone lines. The second line I had been on hold for about 5 minutes when a lady answers I tell her what I'm waiting for and she puts me back on hold. About two minutes later ** answers the phone surprised that it's me. I know this because she says
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA -- To make a long story short I purchased a recliner and noticed there was a problem with the back. So called Conn's and they finally sent someone out to look at it. Never mind. I am going to hire a attorney and have him to go with me to the store where I purchased the chair and leave it with Conn's. If they won't take it off my account I will have my attorney already there with me so Conn's will not get away with this from me. Conn's, there's no reason to contact me because this has been going on and I made every attempt possible to make this right and I was ignored.