I am highly dissatisfied and frustrated. I ordered a 5 piece bedroom collection for $1484.99 from Overstock on August 9. The expected arrival date was August 15. Within the last month I have spoken to about 15 different representatives from Overstock. For about a month they could not give me an answer of when I would receive my package or where its location was. About two weeks ago they decided that they could not find it and would ship out another one because of a mishap with the shipping company. They reassured me they would be using a different shipping company different from the original but did not.
I was told several times by different customer service representatives that the delivery was a "white glove delivery" and they would be setting it up in my house. The delivery finally took place today where one person showed up and placed it on my front porch and said "I can help you bring this inside but I'm not really suppose to." I called and they told me there was miscommunication and they do not approve white glove deliveries. Even if they were not going to set it up for me they should have sent another delivery guy to help bring it into my house.
My husband was not supposed to be here today but thankful he was because he had to help bring the estimated 475 pounds of furniture into our home. I'm not sure what we would have done if he was not here. When I called to speak to a representative about my frustration she told me they could send someone out with a delivery fee that I would have to pay for someone to set it up. I had to ask her three times to speak to a supervisor. In the end I finally told the supervisor that I want to return the furniture because I do not want something in my house that is going to remind me of Overstock.com and the frustration that I have endured.
I regret my purchase and this has been the worst customer service experience that I have ever had. Most of the time trying to locate my first furniture shipment I was the one trying to call YRC and Overstock to figure out what was going on. I was told several times that I would receive a follow up call or email and never received anything. When I would call back, a few times I had to wait averaging 30 minutes to even speak to a representative.
I have chosen to take my business elsewhere knowing that there is no way it can be this horrendous. I will not be shopping at Overstock in the future and will make sure to express my concern with anyone that thinks of shopping with Overstock.
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.
Personally, I am surprised by all the negative feedback. I have made 15 purchases from Overstock since 2014. I returned 2-3 of the orders only because not a good fit (clothing). The returns were hassle-free utilizing the return system they have in place through the "My Account" section. All of my orders were delivered on time. Tonight, I went looking for where to leave a review for the excellent customer service I just received and found this forum. I contacted customer service via the online chat. I was connected with a live agent (Morgan) within 15 seconds. She provided exceptional customer service which exceeded my expectations. I am a very happy customer.
VIRGINIA -- On 12/20/16, I ordered a ring and paid for express next day shipping. I checked my order status on the 22nd and it showed still processing. I then contacted customer support with my concern as was given assurances that the item would ship this same day and be delivered the 23rd. Well I checked status again on the 23rd and still showed processing. I contacted the customer service again and asked that if the order was not shipped I needed to cancel and make alternative plans to purchase a gift for Christmas.
Once again I was told it will ship today for sure and you will have it tomorrow. Checked back with them again later that day and was actually told that it had indeed shipped and that the USPS tracking information was not updated. Guess what, I believed them only to find out this was a blatant LIE. Here I sit on December 26th still trying to get some satisfaction out of their customer service only to be told more nonsense. They took my money and have not provided anything except for lies and promises. I will never use Overstock.com again.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- I placed an order for multiple products on 09/30, one of them was not delivered. I contacted Customer Services via Chat. They said that they were going to check with the courier and if the package was not found they were going to send me another one. In 1-4 business days. I contacted them 10 business after, they confirmed that the package was not found and that they were going to send me another one.
It's been 32 days since the original order and I'm still waiting. I contacted support three more times and they keep promising a replacement. No new tracking number on the Website. I'm requesting a refund trough my credit card company, filing an official complaint with BBB and spreading the word.
I ordered 2 matching quilt sets for 2 twin size beds sharing a room. I received not only 2 different quilt sets but not even the sku # was correct. I returned one set and O automatically sent a set that didn't match and that I had to then send back which I was charged for. This happened twice!!! Then, the phone line was down in my attempt to actually speak with a person. I had spoken with someone weeks before who asked that I take multiple pictures and send them to her personally and she would solve the terrible mix-up/mistake on Overstock. Never heard a thing from her so it may have been fake to just keep me happy.
I took many detailed pictures, emailed them to the woman who represented Overstock and never heard another thing from her or anyone else at Overstock. So when there was no one to actually speak with at customer service, I connected with the only other option, the chat option. Twice I was chatting with someone (mind you that you give all sorts of information and then the person you are connected with asks you all for it again, all in typing so if you are painfully arthritic, it really makes it hard). O screwed up 3 times and I am getting charged. Do not buy anything from Overstock.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- I purchased a refurbished laptop from Overstock.com. The product key code was not provided when shipped. Contacted seller, they referred me to vendor. Vendor did not respond. After several days requested and received an RMA. Shipped it back, have proof of delivery and still not refund. Their people seem cordial, but it's all words. I am absolutely amazed at how poorly this transaction has gone and they remain silent. Filed a dispute with credit card company; it was my only option. Bad PR for a retail company.
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.
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.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- We ordered a $1400.00+ dining room set on 11/15. Read that oversized Items will take 2 to 4 weeks, but shipping info would be available in 3 days. Contacted Overstock on 11/23 as no shipping info avail - they would check and get back to me in 24 hours... nothing. Contacted Overstock on 11/28 - they would check and get back to me in 24 hours... nothing. Contacted Overstock on 11/30 and told them to cancel the order. SUDDENLY they became helpful.
Finally got a shipping delivery date of 12/17 (with a 5 hour window!) Took the day off to be there to receive. Delivery guys came, dumped the large box containing the table upside down (label side down) and left in a hurry - assembly was required, so I waited until my partner came home to help unpack the heavy thing and start to assemble. As we opened the upside down table box, we realized it was not a table at all... it was a headboard for a bed. Looked at the label on the box and it was a completely different name in NJ (we live in NYC). Called the delivery company to tell them they made a mistake...and they said we'd have to call Overstock.
THEY delivered the thing (taking up 1/2 my living room space) but would not come back to get the headboard to deliver to the correct person (CEVA is the delivery company - avoid them AT ALL COSTS). WE have to contact Overstock. We called Overstock this morning and they say we need to contact the delivery company... I convinced them that THEY need to work with the delivery company and get my table to me by 12/21 or cancel the order and give me a credit for the cost. Do not buy large items from Overstock!