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.
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.
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.
FLORIDA -- Ordered a rug as a gift for my daughter - received tracking information. Tracked package, but UPS stated that Overstock.com needed to verify the delivery address (they had already delivered half of this order the previous day, so Overstock.com did have the correct address in their file) and instead of verifying the address, they canceled the order and had the rug returned to them (it was already in the state and correct delivery area) and said they would just send me out a new one which would take another 6 days. Not one person could or would give me an explanation as to why they returned it instead of verifying the address. Will never buy from them again.
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UTAH -- Waste your time buying off Overstock, by all means go and frustrate yourself with the online inconvenience that is Overstock. Failure to communicate honestly, clearly and timeously. The manner in which a sale is presented is not altogether honest. If I had been quoted an ETA to begin with, I would have declined to use this slow service. If they have legally presented themselves honestly, it would have to be obscure fine print because I didn't see any indication that I was choosing a more expensive delivery that pertains to local shipping (and I haven't been refunded for a useless option?!?). Fair warning up front, not an ETA after I have paid and the goods are despatched.
When I complained to Overstock that 18 days is ridiculous for an online purchase, this is 2016, I run an online business and even with African time, I still beat the likes of Overstock and they are based in the USA. AVOID OVERSTOCK. - Patrick M Byrne = Major Fail, talks the talk and runs with the money or bitcoin! They should be called OVER-PRICED... and they couldn't care less about your concerns... Charge top-dollar for a product, pay extra for a faster service and have to wait 18 days! My parcel has spent a week in the USA already, it should be in Africa already!!
And when I said that I had been tricked into a terrible service, they said they have done all they can and that's the end of the matter. Well, I will NOT be using Overstock.com... no way. They overcharge and they take forever to arrive. Terrible service - 1/10. They got one because they took my money real fast.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- I ordered a Serta adjustable bed on 12/08/2015. This order included 2 pcs. adjustable base and mattress. The delivery company delivered items 12/23/15. Upon opening the adjustable base it was boxed and had plastic covering, the plastic cover was not torn but we could see the tear across the top of adjustable base, it was clearly damaged. The delivery guy said I could refuse the one piece and just keep the mattress so I did that. I then called Overstock.com, talked to customer service rep. She apologized and she said she would forward the information to the warehouse dept. and they would call me on 12/24/15 if not maybe not until the following Monday 12/28/15.
I never received a call from anyone so called on 12/29/15 again. They told me that someone was working on this and I would be contacted as soon as this was resolved. I had ordered this adjustable base bed because I had recently had open heart surgery and it was difficult for me to get out of bed. I had purchased this item with Comenity Bank which is the bank Overstock uses to finance items to their customers.
I am calling every other day since 12/28/15 with no resolution. The last time I called they told me they were having problems with Serta sending me another adjustable base, at this point I have even made my first payment to Comenity Bank 1/4/2015 and I still don't have my bed. What can I do? I'm just not getting anything resolved.
I bought a Galaxy S6 active from Overstock.com and paid an extra almost 70 dollars for a 2-year protection plan. I had started using my phone on a Friday and it broke the next Monday, so I used it for a total of three days and the screen blacked out. I contacted Overstock.com and told them what happened and they had told me that it would be covered on my 2-year accidental coverage plan. I was told that they would try to just fix the problem but if they couldn't then they would send me a replacement phone instead.
After waiting a week from me sending in my phone they received it and I waited a few days and decided to check on the progress, that is when I seen that it said that they could not fix my phone so a reimbursement was being sent to me.
I called them and told them I was told that if my phone could not be fixed I would be sent a replacement, they went on to tell me that sometimes they send replacements and sometimes they just send reimbursements. I then asked about my 2-year protection plan because they said they were only reimbursing me for the cost of the phone, I then learned that the protection plan is now null and void because "they fulfilled their end of that deal." I am very annoyed by this website and how they handle things. I will not be recommending them to anyone in the future because of how they handle things.
NEW JERSEY -- I bought a recliner from Overstock.com. The product is so cheap and weak my mom could not use it. It is made for a child. My mother is in a care facility and because they did not keep the box it is impossible to return. Nobody makes boxes big enough, they even sent me to the UPS store and they could not make it. Overstock.com will take no responsibility for it.
Mike one of the managers over the phone at Overstock says it is not their problem if I did not keep the box and I cannot return it. Overstock.com has no boxes and WILL NOT help in any way. Knowing my mother is in a care facility and giving absolutely no true guidance shows what type of company it is. NEVER AGAIN will I buy anything from them.
TEXAS -- I ordered a small item from Overstock.com, though not inexpensive. They sent it via UPS (which is another horrible story in itself). When I reported it late and, according to the UPS site unaccounted for over four days, Overstock customer service via email told me that after four days they would do something about it. I took on UPS (maybe my complaint should also be about them!) which was a terrible experience. They blamed Overstock.com for not downloading a shipping manifest. True or not, I received my package by own effort.
I communicated to Overstock customer service in an email that I was a first-time customer and would not be returning and inquired about the missing shipping manifest. They sent me this self-congratulatory email response that they had taken care of the problem by looking up the shipping information.They did not respond to my complaint or question, but patted themselves on the back for no effort whatsoever on their part and then told me I could contact them in 7 days if I had not been satisfied. I see other complaints on this site are very similar to my own. Buyer beware!