WOODSTOCK, GEORGIA -- My 60" high def smart TV took a power surge on June 15, 2016. It was reported to hhgregg and z tech from Golden In House Service showed on June 21. Tech determined the main circuit board needed to be replaced, but also stated that particular board is not available and the TV should be replaced. No contact of any kind until I called on 6/28, 6/29 & 6/30. Apparently the tech report did not get sent to hhgregg until I repeatedly called.
Today, 7/05 I went to the store where the TV was purchased and was told by the manager that were trying to locate the part that I was told 3 times before that it was an old model and no longer available. The manager said there was nothing he could do and that once they found the part some decision would be made to either replace the board or replace the TV or give me in-store credit and that a lot that would probably take at least 2 more weeks to get the problem resolved. At this point, I am looking at a total of around 3 to 4 weeks just to get a TV (which is still under the 5 year warranty) problem resolved.
hhgregg apparently does not care about resolving the problem in a timely manner, just slowly going through their "processes" no matter how long the Customer has to wait. This is totally unacceptable. Add to that the indifferent/uncaring attitude the store manager displayed and this situation has totally get turned me off from ever buying anything from this company in the future. Now I am told they found the replacement board - this after the manager looked up the part and said it could not be found. I recommend NEVER going through hhgregg to everyone one who is looking for a TV.
OHIO -- I cannot begin to tell you HHGregg how incredibly disappointed I am in your company as a whole, the way you train (or should I say DON'T train) your salespeople and that you are perfectly fine with misleading your customers about warranties and how they are honored (or should I say NOT honored).
My husband purchased a very expensive TV ($3500) from you on February 15, 2014 from your North Olmsted Ohio store. The only one left was the floor model. He was very concerned about the hours of use already on it but there were no more in stock. He told the salesperson he'd purchase the floor model but needed the 5 year warranty added in, INCLUDED in the sale price. The sales person said "No problem, my manager said we can do that."
When the invoice/transaction was actual put into the system the actual sale price of the TV was reduced by the amount of the 5-year warranty because the sales person said that's just how they have to document it because the system won't process a warranty without a dollar amount attached to it. The sales person specifically said, "Don't worry about it though. It won't impact your warranty at all." (LIAR).
Now, silly us for believing we should be able to trust what he told us as the truth. Why should we expect honesty and integrity right??? So, lo and behold we start having trouble with the TV. After multiple calls to the warranty co. (Warrantech Corp) and being referred to repair shops five states away! We finally found a repair guy to come look at the TV who's actually located in Ohio.
Good News!!! He believes it can be fixed and will call the warranty company to let them know. Call back from the repair guy, Bad News! The warranty company has decided they won't pay for the repair that they'll give us store credit for a replacement TV. Sounds like good news, right. WRONG, the amount of "credit" we get to replace the TV is only the amount of the line item for "purchase price" because $649 had been pulled out and placed on the warranty line. We don't get "credit" for that (even though we paid for 5 years of warranty and it went bad after only less than 18 months).
So my husband agreed to buy a $3500 floor model TV but now when it went bad and the warranty company doesn't want to pay for it to be fixed (even though the repair guys says it can be fixed) we only get "store credit of $2649. After several hours of time calling your customer service department and several incompetent people telling us there's nothing they can do we're screwed. ALL we want at this point is the money back, NO STORE CREDIT, because WHY would we ever want to purchase something from HHGreg again after this horrific experience?
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- I had a delivery scheduled for a new washer and dryer and was given an email confirmation providing a three hour window of when they would arrive. An hour after the 3 hour window I received a call from the driver saying that he was late and that their scheduling department would call me back to set another time. I called them 7 (yes, 7) times and after letting the phone ring for 3 or 4 minutes each time I was hung up on each time before finally getting a live person. The scheduling agent then told me I would have to wait 2 weeks before the next open time. Save yourself some trouble and go to ABT Electronics instead.
DOWNINGTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA -- Purchased a floor model 65" SUHD Smart TV and had it delivered without a container box. The delivery person after placing it on the basement floor turned it on, took a quick photo then quickly turned it off. He did not give me an opportunity to connect the cable to get a picture. He then told me it was fine, showed me his fuzzy picture to indicate it worked, had me sign for receipt and quickly left. BIG Mistake on my part. After turning it on when connected to the cable, I discovered a four inch wide distortion on the screen.
The store sales manager told me the warranty would not cover the replacement in full because the warranty cost was included in the TV cost. RIPOFF! They have not offered any type of refund or replacement options after one week. I keep getting told it is under review. Beware this consumer ripoff scam.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- At Fine Lines no one would wait on me. Obviously thought I had no cash to spend which wasn't true. "Never judge a book by its cover." So I bought an induction cooktop, a KitchenAid dishwasher, and an LG fridge. They sent installers that took no notes...canceled installations both without notifying me. The worse customer service experience I've ever dealt with when buying large purchases.
In all I spent almost 6,000.00 at the store. I had to prepay for their installers to measure for me and then they never showed up for the installation appointments. Awful...awful experience. The amazing thing is that their sales people are commissioned and they still didn't seem to care if the customer was happy. I would only recommend to an enemy that they should shop there.
NAPLES, FLORIDA -- 11/13/2016. Not only will I recommend that you NOT purchase appliances at this store, but absolutely do not purchase the service contract that they do NOT honor when something goes wrong with the appliance. The experience has been horrible with the Whirlpool washer I bought in 2013. The washer was $720 and the service contract for five years was $160 for this unit. The clutch broke into 2015, so they had Gulfcoast Appliance Repair come to fix the clutch. This particular repairman was having problems and was here for four hours/made several phone calls back to his store to try to fix this machine.
He finally fixed the machine until this year, 2016, when this repairman came out from the same company. He said the last repairman that was here and left some parts on the floor and let the screw out of a piece which caused the oil to drain out. Now it needs a new transmission and hhgregg will not honor my service contract because it costs too much to fix. On top of this, nobody called me back. I made all the phone calls - the last 800 number the service people asked me to call would only speak Spanish. I don't speak Spanish. Next step is going into the store. I am out of options at this point.
BRADENTON, FLORIDA -- On July 1, 2016 I received an appliance I ordered the week before. At the time of my order I specifically asked the salesperson if I would be receiving a user manual. I was assured - "Of course." When the truck arrived with my appliance there was no user guide. The truck driver stated it must have been left behind and to please call the hhgregg store in Bradenton. When I did I was told there was no "user manual". I assured the employee that there was since both the salesperson and driver told me there was. The employee said "Maybe there is, however, we do not send user manuals through the mail."
I questioned the logic and requested to talk to the store manager. Mike the manager assured me a user manual would be sent out the following day. One week later, after not receiving the manual, I called back to the store and talked to a very helpful employee named "Blase". He took my information and assured me that he would personally contact the manager to make sure the user manual would be sent. The store manager Mike ** never followed through with that promise. Worst manager I have ever dealt with - bar none!!!
One thing for sure - I am not going away. If necessary I will attempt to contact the upper management for a solution to my problem. As far as the product itself and the delivery I am very satisfied. However, I cannot imagine why hhgregg is making such a big deal over a user manual??? By the way - the appliance has a sign on it saying - "Be sure to read your manual before safely using this appliance!!!" LOL.
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- My grandparents purchased me a brand new Haier washer and dryer for my housewarming gift back in October 2012. Not only did they purchase two brand new appliances for me, but they also paid for an extended 3 year warranty, & delivery charge from HHGregg. The washer unit was working fine until October 2013, a week before the manufacturer's warranty was up. The manufacturer sent out an authorized repair company to replace the control board on the washer because it was faulty. The unit was working again until March 21st, 2014.
The control board seemed to be having the same problem. I called the HHGregg extended warranty, on March 21st, 2014. I spoke with a service representative by the name of **. I informed her of my washer breaking down again, & wanted to set up a repair appointment for the unit to be fixed. She informed me that since the unit was purchased for under $300, that the unit was going to be replaced like for like. I asked her how long will that take. She informed me to call back in 3 days, & check on the status.
I called HHGregg back on March 25th, 2014. I first spoke with someone by the name of **. She placed me on hold to check the status, & never came back to the phone. Then I spoke with another man by the name of **. He informed me that he spoke with Vendor Relations, & that they were issuing me a store credit for $291.99. I informed ** that I was told that the unit would be replaced like for like. That also the unit had gone up in price @ HHGregg.
It now cost $341.99, & that it was the exact same washer and model that I have in my home. I didn't know why they couldn't just deliver a new one, & replace the old one? Or at least repair the one that I have? It made no sense to me that my grandparents (who are still paying on the units, extended warranty, & delivery charges, may I add) would be out of all of that expense, & that I would have to go out and purchase a new one from HHGregg.
Here's the thing. HHGregg's extended warranty is a rip off. They want me to go purchase the same unit, at a higher price, pay them the difference from the store credit, another delivery fee of $79.99, dispose of the old unit (that is only 1 year, & 5 months old), & have to pick up a new extended warranty on the new washer I would purchase. So in essence I would be purchasing the same unit twice, for more money.
They won't even send a check. If they cut a check, I could pay for a repair person myself to fix the unit, & be less inconvenienced. They are making it so they get a sell twice from the same consumer. The sad part about it is my elderly grandparents are still paying on the broken unit. That is the shadiest thing I have ever heard. They are not standing by the products they sell. There are numerous complaints about HHGregg, & I am strongly considering legal action. Perhaps even a class action lawsuit.
I am sending this letter to several outlets to have HHGregg's business practices investigated. The corporate office is also rude, unprofessional, & seem to all have a different version of their policies to tell every time I call. DO NOT BUY FROM HHGregg!
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I bought a 55” TV on September 25th on invoice # **. I had the store hold the TV until I was ready for the installation. Since H.H. Gregg offered an installation program, I decided to go for it. ** from Unique Home Theater Satellite contacted me by phone and came out to give us a price. The cost given to install the system was $1,347.97 (Order **) which included a “Premium System Installation.”
Also included in that total is $149.99 for RF-Module. I would like an explanation of what that is. I was also charged $199.99 for one AC Outlet Installation. That charge seems excessive. In addition, I wrote two checks totaling $200 to ** for HDMI and speaker wire cables. So for $1,547.97 I was told by ** I would have everything I asked for in the installation.
** came on 10/16/13 to install all the equipment and how we wanted everything set up. The appointment was set for 8:30AM (I called him the night before and that was the time he said he would be at my home.) At 9AM, I called him to see where he was. He told me he was purchasing the wiring. Since ** had plenty of time between us telling him to do the job and the day he came to do the job, I thought that was unprofessional. He finally arrived at 9:20AM. He left our home at 7:50PM stating he and his assistant had “done their allotted time on the installation.” I was given very little instruction how to use the system.
I called H.H. Gregg the next day and requested a manager to come out to the house. My concerns were as follows: We had difficulty turning the TV on and off. The digital box sometimes did not turn on or off when we used the remote. We had existing wiring from the crawl space up to the Bose speakers on the wall. They were located next to the molding which separates the kitchen from the family room. We told ** we wanted no wires showing. He drilled a hole a couple of feet off the floor into the wall and also seven feet up on the wall near the speakers.
Since he knew where the hole was under the crawl space, all he had to do was drill the whole a couple of inches over to be inside the wall. He did the same thing on two other walls. That is three unnecessary holes and wall plates. I also don't understand why he had to drill holes seven feet up right next to the speakers. The speakers have a base which could easily cover a hole. That was three more unnecessary holes and wall plates. I complained to Installs, Inc. and they issued a check to cover the damage.
** forgot to install my VCR. I bought a Blu-ray player at H.H. Gregg for ** to install. He told me it was not compatible. I went back to the store while he was working on the installation. I called him from the store and explained all the connections on the back of the Blu-ray player and he told me to purchase a Sony Blu-ray, WIFI, 100+APPS, HDMI (model # BDPS3100). When I went back to the house, he could not connect it to the system. I had to go back to the store and buy a Blu-ray, Samsung, 3D, Smart (model BDF5900). Apparently he did not know I needed an optical out Blu-ray player.
I was concerned about the potential heat buildup of the Blu-ray, digital box, & receiver which were in an enclosed cabinet. ** suggested a lap top fan. It did not help. When I removed the old TV from a shelf, the cable wire was exposed from the wall. Again, I told ** we wanted all wires hidden. When we change channels quickly, the TV gets locked up. I purchased Netflix but we can't use it because the TV keeps on rebooting. We can't mute the TV.
I was expecting a manager to review the work done on my system. I couldn't believe Installs sent **. That is like having a surgeon who messed up an operation redoing the surgery! I called H.H. Gregg and told them I wanted ** out of our house. A few days later ** came to our home. I explained the situation and he agreed that the installation was not up to par. When **'s assistant was rewiring one of the speakers, he broke a speaker bracket. I super glued the bracket. When ** came to the house it broke again. ** has since ordered a bracket. That was over a month ago.
Needless to say, we are disgusted with the installation. I have spoken to representatives of H.H. Gregg and Installs, Inc. I have not received the courtesy of expediting the completion of the job. I have been in various customer service positions for more years than I can remember. I always tell my staff to reverse rolls and become the customer. It is like the Golden Rule (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you).
I believe if you were me you would also be just as upset. I paid $1,547.97 for a terrible installation and follow-up. As usual, I will continue to wait for a response. I've been very patient, but I have just about run out of patience. I will be contacting an attorney if this is not resolved quickly.
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE -- After paying $3500.00 for a Samsung UHD 4K TV it was defective right out of the box. We took it back to the store and they refused to replace it. They tried to claim that we had damaged it TAKING IT OUT OF THE BOX. Buyer beware! I will never buy from hhgregg again...