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.
Just received a summertime cover for our new queen sized futon. Have not tried it yet (seasonal), but color depicted on site truly accurate! It matches the draperies I change for summer perfectly, and I can hardly wait to put the room together at the right time! Thank you Overstock!
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.
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.
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!
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Before even searching on their site for a generator, I had sent a letter to the company stating that they always claim to have the lowest prices on an item and gave you at least a dozen individual cases where that was not the truth. The woman that replied to me stated that your "Best Price Guarantee" fixes that. As long as its the exact item, height, weight, not on promotion or sale... etc).
Now, a few months later, I have indeed found a generator on their site that works for us. I found it cheaper at Newegg.com and asked the person in customer service (chat) about it. He told me it didn't qualify as it was on sale. It wasn't on sale at all... Newegg states "a savings of: x-dollars" on their items but I said "fine", that I would keep looking.
I found another one on HomeDepot.com and initiated chat again with customer service. CHAT REFERENCE #**, with Ian. He immediately went to the rules on what was not covered, it had to be an exact item, not on sale, etc. I said that I already knew this from a prior chat and gave him the item number as well as the competitor's page. After a "hold" lasting quite sometime... Ian told me that even though it qualified, they could ONLY take off up to $100.00 of the NON COUPON (12% off this weekend) price AND that the $100 had to be issued in store credit!!!
This is not price matching, this is not "Best Price Guarantee." This is get MORE money out of the consumer by making her/him spend the money they saved... AT OVERSTOCK.COM!!!! This is wrong on SO many levels. It is underhanded and sneaky. I asked in advance three times, the rules... NO ONE ever mentioned this great little loophole they keep handy. Extremely disappointed. Honor the Price Match... period.
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.
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.