Purchased the 5 year GOLD plan for three barstools - one barstool got stain - they could not remove so they replaced it. The new chair arrived with loose arm. The delivery person stated he would tighten it. After being used VERY seldom - the arm fell off the chair. "NOT COVERED" says Guardsman. The salesman at Havertys told us no matter what happened to the furniture it is covered for 5 years - "even if the dog chews the leg off". They state if they replace an item, the replaced item IS NOT COVERED. Loophole!!!
We purchased the 5 year plan with Guardsman for our leather furniture. When something caused small holes on one cushion which lead to an area peeling, I filed a claim. They would not cover it because I was not specific enough when I filed it. Then when I called in and was clearer they said it wasn't covered anyway. I don't know the last time I had such an awful experience with a company. I asked to cancel my plan and have a refund. I was told that is also not possible.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN -- This company is a fraud and according to my La-Z-Boy dealer who sold me the furniture and the warranty, declines most if not all claims. I purchased a $1300 leather chair from La-Z-Boy and bought the 5-year extended warranty provided by Guardsman. The leather on the chair headrest tore after four and a half years.
I reported it to Guardsman and they acknowledged the warranty. They took over a month to look at the claim and then sent me an email declining the claim without explanation. Also, you cannot reply to their emails and you can only send them an email of a maximum 300 words. This is clearly their business plan and constitutes fraud and misrepresentation in my opinion against consumers. I will be taking legal action and reporting them to the Federal Trade Commission and appropriate consumer affairs offices where I live as well as in their home state of Michigan. I urge all of their other unfortunate customers to do the same.
BAY SHORE, NEW YORK -- I purchased my leather furniture from Guardsman about 4 years ago. I paid $300 for it. Recently the sofa and loveseat began to become worn out from the side a little bit. I called Guardsman regarding the problems. They have a whole lengthy form that you have to fill out and also all the pictures you have to take with a ruler and everything. I did everything they asked for.
I just got an email today saying that my claim was denied. When I called them you get the most rude people on the phone apart from being on hold for more than 15 minutes. They just told me I was denied that the damaged on the couches was not cover. I told them "So what am I cover for then." Then I asked for my money back and they told me that was impossible.
So I just gave this thieves $300 of my hard earn money for nothing at all. What a ripoff and their customer service is trash. They just hang up the phone on you. Since they already have your money they don't need you anymore. What a POS company.
SMITHVILLE, MISSOURI -- A few years ago a sectional we purchased from Nebraska Furniture Mart had a hole in the top in a seam. We went thru entire procedure correctly and when asked when it had happened, we said within a couple of months. Didn't know we needed to say it happened yesterday in order for them to do anything! 2 years ago, we purchased another couch from Nebraska Furniture Mart and we're sold the plan again by salesperson there. He swore up and down that Guardsman would fix anything and if they couldn't they would replace couch.
Anyway, stupid us, we fell for it again. This time a front "decorative" seam had come unraveled. We thought for sure that would be covered. Reported problem through the correct way. Received phone call, saying it was denied. They don't fix decorative stitching. Now I blame Nebraska Furniture Mart as much as Guardsman! They sold me the crappy product Guardsman not once but twice! For those that actually get them to come to your house, have no idea how you even get that done! Guardsman employees are terrible people. Not sure how they sleep at night! DO NOT BUY IT!
HOUSTON -- Guardsman company is a ripoff. Do not buy their warranty. We bought a dinner table from Bassett and the sales representative insisted that we should buy the Guardsman warranty as it covers "everything". We had young children so we went for it. Fast forward 2 years and this table has horrible water marks on it with regular use, along with scratches and chipping paint. The Guardsman person comes out and takes a look at it and states that it is not covered because of the "general condition" of the table. This is a total ripoff. Never buy this warranty unless you want to throw money down the drain. Also beware of buying furniture from Bassett which is poor quality.
We purchased over $19,000.00 worth of new furniture from Haverty's in Duluth, GA in January 2013. This was a huge purchase for us and since the salesman offered the Guardsman Protection Plan, stating that it covers "absolutely everything, no questions asked", we thought it in our best interest to also purchase the Gold Plan covering 5 years of protection for an additional $500.
The Haverty's salesman offered no disclaimers regarding what was not offered or any timeline restrictions. I certainly never thought to look for reasons that Guardsman would have to deny any claims - believing them to be a reputable company.
About 2 weeks ago I submitted a claim for four different damaged items, reporting that all had been noticed the end of May 2016 - trying to be honest here. Well, being honest cost me. All four claims were denied because they were not reported within the 5 DAY time period allowed. I am beyond frustrated that a 5-year plan can allow denials because of such a small window of reporting time. And so, it is true - what sounds too good to be true, probably is not true. I will be pursuing this with Haverty's and making a report to the Better Business Bureau.
LEESBURG, VIRGINIA -- I first called Guardsman when I got a food stain on my Sofa. They sent someone to clean but months later the stain returned to the surface. At this point it had been 14 day since service and a claim to come out and reclean was denied. Then my 4 year threw up on sofa. They sent someone to clean stain yesterday but it still smells. When I called Guardsman they said they do not cover smell. If you ask me they don't cover ANYTHING. They put a band-aid on the problem instead of solving it! Don't waste your money.
I spent hundreds of dollars on Guardsman Furniture Warranty to be taken advantaged of by Guardsman. I mail them all the information that they asked for from me two times and they kept saying that they didn't get it, so then I mail it priority so I can track it. Then Guardsman tells me that's it too late and they are not going to fix anything! They have to receive it within 30 days from when I reported it. Guardsman are stealing from people. They pretend they don't get the mail until it's too late. They make up this 30-day rule so they can get out of fixing the problem. I bought this at Ashley Furniture. I hope they are not involved in this scam.
First of all, not recommended Guardsman for anyone. We bought Guardsman Furniture Protection 5 years from Ashley. 1 month ago, our bed is broken, we called Guardsman to fix it or replace it. They sent an application to fill it out with the pictures of the bed. We already did and they called us again and said, "We received your application and we going to send someone to write a report." All of this and the bed still broken and after 2 weeks the guy came and wrote the report.
After this, they sent us an email and say, "We going to replace this part with a new one, but we have to order it from China", so I'll have to wait!!! After one more week they called us again and say, "Sorry we didn't find your part, and we not able to buy another one for you because your bed is old, so you have 2 options 1.) Take $55 dollars; 2.) take $140 dollars Ashley credit store and deal with Ashley," and of course we didn't find anything with this price and the bed still broken. You're going to lose your money if you buy this most worst Furniture Protection. Not recommended for anyone.