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!
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.
CORONA, CALIFORNIA -- After 6 days my items got cancelled without anyone contacting me. After I had contacted the customer service department the answer was "Well I guess we don't have them in stock." Well thanks for holding my money for 7 days. 10 out of 11 items out of stock $1,419 on hold. Amazing service! The website is a joke.
I ordered a sheet set from Overstock. When it came, it was pitiful quality and I immediately called them and packaged it for return within an hour of arriving at my home. They charged me $11.80 for the return of a $33.75 transaction saying there were black stains on the sheets when they received them. This is an absolute lie unless they were on them when I got them. I know this is a small thing but I do not think they are a reputable company and will not deal with them again.
I bought a console table for $269.00 dollars. The marble top was not anything close to the color in the photo so I have to return it. I am being charged a $50.00 restocking fee and I have to deliver the 80 lb table to UPS. Unlike Amazon, O.co will not pick up. O.co advertises "free shipping and easy returns." This return is, obviously, expensive and difficult.
UTAH -- I ordered a $70 dollar rug, looked nice in the picture. Thought it would look nice in the kitchen. Got it and the quality was like a $35/$40 rug at most. Went to return it. They deducted $23 from the refund to ship this piece of ** back. Never had I had issues like this from Amazon or any other online store. I will never shop here again and will tell everyone about this!
Bought dining chairs that were a good price and advertised as wood. They fell apart. When I called I was told I should have bought insurance. Never heard of a store saying that when their product falls apart. Maybe Overstock makes all their money on insurance. Then I decided to write the president of the company. Okay, so maybe I didn't expect 14 new chairs, but I expected a courteous answer at least. Nope. Computer-generated pablum.
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.
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.