WICHITA, KANSAS -- Bought two La-Z-Boy recliners from East Wichita Store, special ordered. I had bought La-Z-Boy in the past and was very satisfied with their product. The recliners that I bought were not their top quality, but since I had the one for about 25 years I felt that I would be safe if thinking these would be good for a few years. WRONG, the chairs were not the comfortable chairs that were on showroom floor, felt there was a lot less padding than the ones we tried in the store. Within four months they were very broke down, very uncomfortable.
Called Slumberland and they sent a tech to my house. He took pictures but did not sit in either chair. His report was that it was normal wear and tear. Protested this report and they said they would look into again. I had to call again and was told the report was same. We sit in these chairs about 2 hours in evening, I weigh 120 lb, normal wear and tear does not cover the condition these chairs were in. Called La-Z-Boy. They took a lot of information and were to get back with me, haven't heard anything. My conclusion is - I will never buy for Slumberland again. They do not stand behind their products. ALSO will not buy La-Z-Boy again since they ignored my complaint. Seems once they have your money they are FINISHED.
GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA -- Dye from leather coming off arms of the recliner. Called and had to wait over 30 minutes to speak with someone. Finally got representative who advised me that our Ultra Shield warranty did not cover this. We would have to either pay over $100 for a representative to come by to check on the arm and then be billed if over 1 hour or we could order a very small bottle of the dye for approx. $30.00... We elected to have the dye sent to us. Purchased the chair in April 2013 no children here only husband sits in the chair...and it has no harsh treatment!!
I am so upset with La-Z-Boy and would have certainly purchased furniture from them in the future had their customer service been up to par. They have the worst customer service I have experienced. Even Walmart provides much, much better customer service... and you could tell the representative that I spoke with could have cared less about the service they were providing. If purchasing furniture I would suggest you select a company known for providing excellent customer service because you never know when you may need it!!
If you're considering a leather piece, understand that the lifetime warranty on the leather in 365 days. We bought two recliner chairs. One is fine. The other has leather peel that we discovered after 373 days and we called the retailer. La-Z-Boy said the chairs were out of warranty. The retailer (Arrowhead area of Phoenix) paid on their own to have touch-ups made. Now we're developing more problems on that same chair. Forget the Lifetime warranty. La-Z-Boy does not honor it on leather, even though the sales people promote it as a major reason to buy La-Z-Boy.
JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE -- I bought a La-Z-Boy sofa pictured in today's paper for the price of 949.95. The stuffing is so soft, and so flimsy. They came out and put more in stuffing but it didn't help. I just gave up. I expected better from La-Z-Boy. The sofa is gone worn out.
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND -- June 2014 we purchased 3 Rowan Recliners, 2 with the power XR, and all 3 custom fabric with memory foam cushions. Over $3500.00 for all three chairs. Before buying we went to the La-Z-Boy website to read about the products. In their video and brochure, it is clearly stated that the functions of the foot rest and back rest function separately, independent of each other. The diagram on the remote control shows the leg rest in upward position.
The button for the back rest is separate and shows the leg rest straight with the back reclining. There is another button for using leg rest and back rest together. But, they do not work independently. When the leg rest is about half way in the upward position, the back starts to recline. The diagram shows the sides of the chair remaining parallel to the floor during these functions. The sides actually angle backward. There is no way to extend the leg rest into full parallel position with out the back rest reclining. The service Rep. explained that this is because the whole chair body moves at that point.
When we visited the store to try out the various chairs no one ever told us that full extension of the leg rest is not possible without the back going into recline. In the store the chairs are lined up, back to back. We didn't ask to have the chairs moved out in the isles so I could fully extend the chair. Had I done that I would have immediately known that these chairs are not what I can sit in. I have lower back problems and sit with my legs up parallel to the floor and my back straight. I can not sit more than a few seconds with my feet high and my lower body reclining lower than my feet. We have purchased 8 La-Z-Boy chairs over the years.
They have all been the manual side handle control function, with independent functioning. No one offered a hint that these chair functions were completely different during our 2 visits to the store in 6 days. We did try to recline one of them on the other side of the showroom that was free standing. We knocked over the glass book shelving behind it when it started to recline. Luckily no one was hurt. The store manager asked, "Didn't you see the bookcase behind the chair?" There are 2 matching chairs in a room with a table between them. There is a seam sewn on the back cushion of the chair horizontal about half way up the cushion.
We think it should be straight across, not a 1 1/2" difference in height from left to right so it appears at an angle. The La-Z-Boy customer service representative came out to examine the 2 chairs 10 days after our initial complaint. He did eventually admit to us although he wouldn't put it in writing that to fully raise the leg rest the chair has to recline because the whole body of the chair moves backward. The La-Z-Boy service representative said the variation in stitching was perfectly acceptable. He did offer to put more stuffing on one side as an attempt to cover it up, which meant the back upper cushion would be fuller and stiffer on one side.
We didn't accept his offer. He did tell us we could contact the store for further explanation. We did and they told us the same thing they had when we first complained. "you have to call Customer Service." They have now responded to our complaint review on another website that they offered a resolution which we did not accept therefore they have done what they can. On to the variation in style. The other chair is a different fabric at another house. The back cushion is higher at the head than the other 2. The cushion stuffing is softer in the back and the top of the back cushion is slightly rounded at the top.
It is not remote controlled and apparently the memory foam we paid extra for is softer batch by batch? I posted a complaint on another website which La-Z-Boy responding the next day Ya-da-Ya-da. Someone will gladly contact us to work with us and the store to resolve the issues. It has been 4 weeks since their response. Last week, received a phone call with a pre-recorded message asking us to stop by the store to pick up a complimentary crystal vase. They can't mail it to us? La-z boy does not honor the customer satisfaction guarantee, the workmanship is not acceptable and once they have your money they could care less.
Before you prepay for your merchandise which is supposed to be delivered in 6-8 weeks, you must sign the fine print with verbal reassurance from the sales people that if any problem will be dealt with to our satisfaction. They stand by their reputation. If you don't sign they can not place the order. Perhaps a small point. Their 6-8 weeks is actually about 15 weeks. La-Z-Boy stands by its name, "LAZY".
WICHITA, KANSAS -- After only two years the arms we were told were leather are now delaminating. Like leather can do that. La-Z-Boy used to be the best but every time I tell this leather failure story people have already heard it about La-Z-Boy. I am going to try and warn everyone I can about this defect and don't buy leather from La-Z-Boy. When I talked with the West Wichita store they gave me two phone numbers that were no help as it wasn't under warranty. So if you buy a chair from La-Z-Boy just plan on one good year with leather.
NEVADA -- I bought a chair and spent over $500.00 with fabric protection. Within 3 months the fabric started balling everywhere. I called customer service and they came out and shaved the chair. That's all! I also told the guy when he was at my house I wasn't happy with the quality either. You could feel the wood in the arms. He said he would pass on the information and said he would see what he could do. He said he would email me the complaint that he sends to corporate and they would contact me. I didn't hear or receive anything via email for 2 weeks so I called them.
They said it's not a manufacturing defect what I was complaining about so they couldn't do anything for me. They don't care!!! Substandard quality and service is a joke!!! Once they get your money, they could care less!!! Don't buy La-Z-Boy! Steer clear! Save your money!
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- Bought in August 2014 a $2000.00 recliner. It broke/collapsed to one side 17 months later. Was told at the time of purchase ANYTHING goes wrong they will fix it. Emailed them got no response. Called customer service and was told they would come out for $109.00. They're telling me I have to pay for their inattentiveness to quality of their product. Seriously, do they even know what customer service is or standing behind their product? My chair should last years before having problems not months. Will never buy from them again, especially, after seeing so many complaints from other websites.
FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA -- The chair I thought I was ordering was identical to the one I was sitting in on the show room floor; lots of options not explained by the sales rep, until you complain about the quality of the chair delivered. It only took four weeks for a response, four or five phone calls and several emails later. The chair is not as firm or as sturdy as the one in the showroom; apparently there are "upgrades" or a method to sell you a more expensive chair not on sale.
The chair I purchased was $1,400 with a useless 5-year warranty. Ticket **. Purchased at 10900 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, Virginia. I have requested four times to be removed from this sales list. I got ripped off on a poor quality chair and very poor non-responsive service. I will never buy another product from La-Z-Boy. Even sent a letters to your ad agency and your spokesperson; Brooke Shields.
So each time I receive one of these emails I will add the name of the person who sold me the chair, the name of the store and the sentence about poor quality, very poor service and email it to the now 1,536 names in my address book, the more than 2,200 emails (will add the address of the ad agency and Brooke Shields to each email sent) in my company address book and ask each of them to spread the word on the poor quality of the La-Z-Boy chairs and the very poor service from the Fairfax store. We don't need a permit to protest in Virginia or Fairfax County. So you keep sending these email, you are getting a lot of free publicity.
ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA -- My wife had part of her foot amputated and needs a powered recliner. Unfortunately I didn't do any research. I just went to La-Z-Boy and bought a top of the line recliner. About 8 months later it quit working. When I moved the chair there were a bunch of broken plastic parts under it. I tipped it over and found it hard to believe anyone would use plastic parts on the drive mechanism for a recliner. Every plastic part is broken. I took it back and told about my wife.
They told me it would be fixed in one week. I called them back after a week and they told me it will be at least another week to 10 day. They have 4 technicians working there and I may get my chair back in 3 weeks. If you are looking for GOOD recliner do yourself a favor and don't buy La-Z-Boy. The people are great but what used to be a good product is not worth owning.