Overstock.com sent me a completely damaged patio umbrella that I paid $258 for. The metal was actually ripped apart on the pole. It was severed in several places so it was knowingly sent damaged by the company. This is the first and last time will do business with this company. They did reimburse me for the product, however, I had to hold it on my porch for 10 days for a pickup which never came then had to dispose of it myself.
Regarding purchase of: Ergo-Tech Monitor Stand 100-D28-B13. I'm not trying to be dramatic here when I say worst because it really was. They sent me the wrong models TWICE. Each time there were multiple stickers ON the box that clearly showed that it was model 100-D28-B22 NOT the 100-D28-B13 that I ordered, so immediately I knew it was wrong and sent them back.
The first time around I understood that it could be a mistake and gave them another chance. Then I got the EXACT same ones again. I called them immediately asking them to actually look at what boxes they were sending before they even ship anything out to me again. They told me they would talk to the warehouse the next business day and I got no response until 2 days later when I had to call them myself.
Then they asked me to send pictures because they wanted "proof" as if the warehouse people were blind and can't see the stickers on the boxes. Might as well have asked me to 3D print a Braille version of the picture. I'm only a 100 pounds and had to lift 64 pounds from the leasing office to my apartment door just so UPS could pick them up as soon as possible since they only come after the leasing office is closed.
I left early for work to wait for FedEx delivery because I didn't want to go through it again and it'd be easier to just refuse the package. I literally called every single day, sometimes 2 times a day and was VERY patient and courteous to the people I talked with, except maybe for one of the last few reps, where at that point I couldn't hold in my frustration and was on the verge of tears. I gave Overstock MULTIPLE chances to fix this and guess what they did in the end?
I waited patiently for over a week and they basically said oops the website was wrong and that they don't even carry the product. They just gave me a full refund and nothing in return, not even in-store credit for the extreme inconveniences I went through for a week.
The manager I called said the system wouldn't allow it because I was fully refunded and the case was closed and resolved. Resolved on whose behalf? I can't believe Overstock can be that selfish. Yes, it is resolved for them because I basically helped them find a huge flaw in their system, NOT for me because I literally suffered in sweat and tears and blood (from carrying the plastic rope thing the box was tied in) and still never got the product I ordered.
The best they could offer me was a useless 12% discount on my next purchase which I refused because they've now lost all of my trust and I'm never purchasing from them again. In all seriousness, I'd have a better chance at surviving a death match with Ronda Rousey than buying from them again.
They did initially agree to give me "inconvenience fees" but turns out they take it out of your purchase amount which may be understandable if I was the one who chose to return the product. But it was their huge mistake and they promised me a product which they couldn't deliver because it seems like they basically put up a fake page selling a product they don't even have. I'm surprised they still have this page up.
I have a hard time believing that it could be just a "mistake" when the picture, item description, model number, specs and everything matches on the website. Which makes me believe even more that they are doing this on purpose and sending out the wrong model (cheaper and a lot less popular/harder to sell). Makes me believe they are trying to run a scam and hoping that you will either accidentally open the box (meaning partial refund), just shut your mouth and stupidly believe that this is really the product you ordered just so they can get rid of a product that they can't sell.
I've honestly never had as bad of an experience from any other company. I'm not going to be a hypocrite here and throw around "mistakenly" wrong images of the company like Overstock does with their items, because I, for one, actually have morals and understand the effects of libel. But I will definitely be warning everyone I can what happened to me because I would not even wish this on my enemies.
ANYWHERE, MISSOURI -- Let the Buyer Beware! (Austin Reed suit): Overstock.com represents this product with a picture of an American made Austin Reed suit that retails for around $600 (I recognize the suit pictured, as I own one in another color). The suit they send is a Chinese made version that sells elsewhere for around $300, with different lining and different label. (Check the inner pocket and lining as shown in the pictures. The suit they sent to me had a silver-grey lining and a different label.) My attorney called this false advertising and fraud, since it shipped across state lines.
The suit itself (not the lawsuit): The suit was poorly constructed and of thin material. It weighed around half the weight of my other Austin Reed suit (the American made version, bought locally). It did not arrive in its original packaging, and was in fact balled up in the box, and hung on a hanger which advertised a competing brand. I hope potential shoppers read this and understand not only that the suit they will receive is substandard and made in China, but if they still decide to purchase this suit, that they also understand that after adding $60-$100 for tailoring, this is no bargain in any sense of the word at the Overstock price.
Customer service: After many emails back and forth with Overstock's representatives, who first tried to send me another Chinese suit, then another pair of pants (because they couldn't comprehend the written word, I can only assume), their only solution offered was to return the suit. I did so after taking pictures, as my attorney recommended. (There will be no further discussion of this, as the issue is not yet resolved.) After the suit was returned at their request, Overstock offered to refund the purchase amount, but not the shipping cost, and had the gall to add a charge for return shipping in an amount almost three times the original shipping cost.
Needless to say, "that ain't going to fly". Conclusion: I have dealt with many online vendors from Amazon to Zappos, but never had such a poor customer service experience, nor felt cheated by the seller. I will continue to shop from A to Z, but will skip over the "O" from now on. I will not be shopping Overstock.com ever again, and will not recommend them to my friends, or to anyone reading this review. P.S. I should have checked their stock performance first (OSTK), as it seems it has been falling rapidly (60 %!) this past year. I do not wonder why.
UTAH -- My wife ordered a couch on Oct 12th from Overstock.com after they screwed up our order on the 6th and we had to reorder the couch again. The woman at Overstock who took the order told my wife, do not take delivery until the couch is brought into our home, set up and to inspect the couch to make sure it is not damaged. I have been waiting for almost a month to get my couch and it arrives tonight on the delivery truck with instructions to only drop it at the doorstep, no set up, no inspection just dumped at the front door.
We tried to contact someone at Overstock and had to wait for at least 30 minutes to speak to someone from management, he was useless and unable to help us, by this time the delivery truck had left and we still had no couch and no refund from overstock in sight, so I don't know what to do. I know BBB is basically useless but I will copy and paste my experience with Overstock to many websites including the Attorney General in Texas and Utah.
I just wanted my couch delivered and set up like they promised and now I have no couch and those liars (Overstock) still have my money and Overstock has done nothing but increase my stress level and still no couch. Overstock is incompetent and unethical.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- I used to be one of Overstock.com customer service reps. and have been reading the complaints on this site concerning Overstock service. Here's the scoop: Overstock CSR's are trained to lie point blank. While I was employed with them I receive numerous complaints from angry customers that received damaged goods, wrong orders or just never got their order period and it had already been paid for. Overstock Customer Service reps work from a totally different state than the warehouse okay. At the time I was employed through them our customer centers were in Wyoming and New Mexico, the warehouse however is in Utah.
So any complaints we received had to be resolved by filing a grievance form on the computer. Not only that the orders are paid for we then place the order to the warehouse and a lot of the times that order never gets shipped out but hey Overstock has that little problem covered. When the customer calls in to complain they will tell you that yes it has been shipped and that it was UPS's fault or USPS's fault when the whole time it was never shipped. Now a grievance is filed through Overstock and that takes at least if you're lucky 72 business hours and you'll be lucky if you see your order at all.
As for the orders being shipped to the wrong address well the people at the warehouse itself most of them can't understand or read English - are you following me. A lot of times you'll get something damaged or missing a part yeah good luck getting that resolved. Long story short if you don't want to get ripped off stay away from Overstock. They lie to get your business, once they've conned you into ordering they couldn't care less about whether you get your merchandise or not. And as for their refund policies I had customers that would call me and complain that they had been waiting 6 months for a refund or exchange and had never got it.
You're better off staying away from this company. I know people who quit cause of the dishonesty of this company's business practices including myself. Let me make myself clear I am not a disgruntled ex employee by no means. I just believe that if you are going to spend your money on something you should get exactly what you ordered as seen on the site, not some cheap or damaged version of it. Nor should you be penalized, i.e. restock fees for asking for a refund cause it didn't fit or cause you received damage goods from the warehouse.
And in no way should you be lied to when you call into a call center to request as to where your order is or for a refund or anything else. You are the consumer it's your money and you have a right to be treated honestly and fairly. That is why I quit this company. Cause in my opinion if Overstock actually cared what people thought or the fact that they lose good customers everyday because of the crap they dish out, they would listen to their customers and do what they had to to make it right . However this not the case with Overstock. They need to change how they operate.
SALT LACE CITY, UTAH -- I ordered one item, a book about a fiber craft. After waiting several days, I received an email telling me that my order had been cancelled due to "an inventory error." The person I dealt with was sorry for the inconvenience and told me to just order it again, as it was available. I ordered and after several days the same thing happened. I contacted live chat on the site this time and this person was sorry too, but he said I could order it again. "So it's available then?" I asked. He assured me it was. This evening I received the third cancellation email. They were nice enough to offer me a $5 discount for my trouble, but I think not. I am through with Overstock.
I ordered king size bed from Overstock.com and waited more than four weeks to receive my shipment. At the delivery day, the time of delivery supposed to be between 11am to 3pm, and I was told I will get a call 30 minutes before arrival time... no that never happened! I took time off from work 4pm. Still no call or no delivery. I called the delivery company after half hour later I was told they are running late, they will be there soon. Now 5:30 the delivery man shows up, we ask them to open the box for verification before they leave because that's what Overstock told us to do, no! They say no they don't do that, they are just here to drop off the boxes.
We signed their delivery form without knowing what's in the box... We start opening the boxes now we are missing all the screws and pins to put the bed together, the manual/instructions, and the head board of the bed. We aren't sure if we have all the pieces because we don't have a manual telling us what should be in the boxes. When I called overstock.com they told me they will get back to me in two business days. When I asked to talk to a manager I wasn't able to and when I asked to talk to the corporate I was told they don't have a phone # they only have email... 45 minutes later still no one to answer my question why I was missing part of the bed.
I went online and searched for corporate # and called the # finally someone sounded like they will help me... Boy!! I was wrong! The next day the gal called me back to tell me I should have everything and that to check all the pieces. The delivery company don't have it. Then she tells me they don't have the items I'm missing in stock any more. She said they can return everything and will give a refund! At this point I am very frustrated and upset.... I have removed my old furniture and empty my room and purchased new staff that matches this bed and she is telling they don't have the item any more.... there is nothing they can do.
At this point I don't trust anything they say I'm actually worried if they are going to pick up the staff and give me a refund. The gal told me she will call me back some time today to let me know when they will pick the staff and give a refund. I went to their website and the bed is available it is not out of stock! I'm so disappointed! Such a horrible customer service!! O.com doesn't care about customer satisfaction they just want get you off the phone and out of the way! They don't care about losing customers. I advise anyone not to make a mistake purchasing anything from them.
This is the first time in my life I am posting compliant online. I am very disgusted about the treatment I received by o.com!
I ordered a treadmill from Overstock.com. BEFORE I ordered it, I chatted with a representative to verify delivery information. I wanted to make sure that it will be brought to my door being that I would not be able to lift a 300 pound box up a flight of stairs by myself. The representative told me not once but twice that it would be brought to my door. ONLY AFTER she verified TWICE, did I ordered the treadmill. Later I got an email saying that it shipped but I noticed that the email said it would be brought to the ground level. I called Overstock immediately and this ended up in several back and forth phone calls.
Finally after I sent in a snapshot of the conversation between myself and the representative (they initially told me they couldn't do anything about it) and after I started requesting a full refund, they told me that they would upgrade me to white glove at their cost. I said ok I still wanted the item in that case. I was already annoyed with the back and forth and the misinformation at that point but was both excited and desperate to start working on getting my baby weight off. That's the only reason I still agreed to take the item. The delivery company called the day before and we set up delivery.
The day of, the driver called about 30-40 minutes prior to coming out and asked if I had someone to meet them to get it because it was curbside delivery. I said "Noooo, it was supposed to be upgraded to white glove". The driver stated that she did not have that paperwork. She also called her office and they did not have any paperwork saying that they ever spoke to Overstock. Overstock apparently thought that once it got to my place that I would accept it anyway.
I called them and stated my issue and that I was going to refuse the product, now they're running around trying to find someone in the oversized department (I believe they're closed on weekends) to help me and to contact the delivery person before they arrived. So why wasn't it done prior to the delivery? In my opinion they are liars and can not be trusted.
Their main problem is that their regular department and their oversized department are not even on the same page. I don't even think within the departments they are either. Everyone gives you different information. Even when I was speaking to a representative, telling her that the delivery company just came to my door saying they needed paperwork to upgrade for white glove, she was still telling me that it was UPS that was delivering and that there's no such thing as white glove with UPS. I told her "ma'am, I just stood here speaking with the company. It was not UPS and they definitely have white glove service."
It annoyed me that she kept asking what was wrong with the item. If she would have taken a second to review all the notes that are there then she would have known what had been going on. And she wouldn't have continued giving me nonsense information. At this point, I will pay whatever extra it might cost to order from someone else. Overstock will not get my money. That's $600 that I can give to a company who has some type of consumer integrity. I would HIGHLY recommend others doing the same.
This is what $1,146.99 gets you at Overstock… I ordered a couch through Overstock on 01/02/15. Now I know what BigO means because I've been sitting here wondering “O” where is my couch. It's 02/05/15, and the couch just arrived. I called multiple times to understand why shipping was taking so long in the past weeks. Incremental weather. Finally, yesterday the shipping company called and said they would contact me tomorrow about delivery. I said "at what time?" The lady on the phone kept just saying tomorrow.
I ask her about the "4-hour-delivery window" and she rudely responded that "yea we have a four hour delivery window" and continued to prompted me that they would call 20 min before arrival “sometime" tomorrow without providing any indication to what time that would be. I tried to communicate that I would be at work all day, and that I work 20 min from home, and if she would provided a bigger indication of what time it would be delivered. She finally agreed that they would call a whole 30 min beforehand. Still no window. So frustrated, I agreed.
Today, I got a call during an important meeting. The gentleman on the phone said "we are with the shipping company, and we are 20 min out from your house." Seriously? Anyhow, I dip out of the meeting rush back to the house, sign for the package and head back to work. I just got home, pulled the couch out of the box, and there is a foot sized hole in the bottom of the thing. This is the worst experience I have ever had with any company. As a high ticket item, I would expect much better service. The couch was only being shipped from within the US and took over a month. It shows up damaged.
I just called to inform Overstock. The customer service representative never even said sorry. He just asked me would you like to return for full refund. I told him I would like a replacement couch, but not if I have to wait another month to get it, so I'll take full refund. I posted my experience and share with friends and family in hope that people will shy away from contributing to a company that has no respect for its consumers and pitiful customer service. Would think I ordered a couch from Comcast.
PENNSYLVANIA -- I have been an online purchaser for a long time and I stick with my regular and reliable stores, rarely do I buy from Overstock.com but on this occasion there was this bed I wanted. Well the large bed headboard was sent in packaging only fit for a pillow, so inevitably the package was very damaged, a whole corner broken off and two large cracks in the top. Terrible, but it happens and that's why there is returns assistance... or so I thought.
First my returns submission vanished, then customer service insisted that I return the 3 heavy boxes to a UPS store by myself (already helped the UPS driver bring them in as he came on his own and they were too heavy). Then they told me I wouldn't be refunded for up to 2 weeks, then they told me I would expect a home pickup one day in the next 2-10 days which suggests I stay home every day. This was disgraceful and everyone else who goes through this must stand up to them. Finally they agreed to refund the money in 1-2 days and an inspector might be out within 10 days to view the damaged item, I got this in writing from 2 online chat agents.
Needless to say they lied and I have no money and just a broken bed... The fight continues, do NOT buy from OVERSTOCK. So refund promised today, didn't arrive today... so guess what, back on to customer service and again they extended their time frame and guess what... it''ll be in my account tomorrow... again!!! So I asked them where I get my lawyer to contact and she just ignored the question, I repeated it time and time again but she ignored it. So finally I gave up and said I guess I'll have to find out where my lawyer contacts by myself... still no refund.
I don't want a smashed up bed, I want them to take the bed back and refund my money... guess what, they just ignore everything I say or ask. Overstock has turned into a scam!