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!
SALT LAKE, UTAH -- I purchased a $5,100 couch from Overstock based largely on the glowing reviews. I assumed a couch at this price must be a good quality since there wasn't a single negative review. Since we as consumers are buying these products sight-unseen the reviews are a major factor in whether someone does/doesn't buy. You must trust the company you are buying from to be open, honest and ethical in allowing reviews, even negative ones, to be posted.
Overstock clearly is none of those things. I have attempted on 5 occasions to leave a review an honest, unemotional, review, each one was rejected. It is far worse to only allow positive reviews than it is to have no reviews at all. That is a COMPLETE misrepresentation of the products you are selling. My review spoke in detail about the quality of the product, from a very informed perspective and was rejected not once but five times.
They cited the fact I mentioned the shipping, which was out of their control, but every single positive review on their site currently for the product also mentions shipping but they let those get posted as they are 5 stars. I feel robbed and cheated in this whole process. This is purely unethical and I will go to great lengths to insure all potential Overstock consumers are informed about this practice of filtering out negative reviews. Buyer beware.
Additionally I called to try to cancel the order before receiving the shipment since the date of the shipment kept slipping out. The Overstock representative on the other end of the line convinced me to accept the delivery by telling me, repeatedly, that if I took delivery a manager would call me back and compensate me with a credit I could use on future purchases. They did not. I took delivery based on that promise, which they broke, and I ordered based on reviews that they have manipulated to misrepresent the product.
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.
NEW JERSEY -- Order date: September 6th, 2015. Order Number: **. I ordered a coffee table (Anjin Enzo Contemporary 2-tone multi-storage coffee table) with Brand of "Furniture of America" from Overstock.com. I received the parts a week after placing the order, just to realize that there were missing parts, without which I could not even start the process of building the table. When I registered a complaint with customer care of Overstock.com, the gentleman named Kade promised that I would receive USD 50.00 as compensation and that the parts would be replaced at the earliest.
What happened next... guess what!!! I get an email mentioning that the order for missing parts for "Altra Carson End Table" has been placed and I shall hear from their customer care in 2 business days!!! So wrong parts ordered for wrong product and not a mention of the refund!!! When I called customer care again to confirm what's going on, I hear that there was no refund promised or registered in system. Also, the parts were wrongly ordered as I had guessed. They corrected it in their system (apparently.... let's see what email I receive next from Jessica) and there was NO promise for any compensation....
This is not the first time Overstock.com has messed with the delivery of parts for "Furniture of America". Just a few days earlier, my headboard that ordered from Overstock.com had parts with holes drilled in wrong places. They finally had to send replacement parts which arrived after 8 days of complaining. NEVER AGAIN any order from OVERSTOCK.COM.
CALIFORNIA -- I looked at a slim, sliding piece of storage furniture on EBay's site; I could not find any reviews so I ordered it. THEN I found the reviews, which were of great concern to me. Within an hour after I ordered the furniture I notified them to cancel it. They proceeded to ship it and then wanted me to pay shipping charges back because I had "buyer's remorse" - despite my real reason for canceling it. It's particle board so it will cost a fortune to send back or I'm out $129.00+. I will not buy from Overstock.com anymore and you shouldn't, either.
CALIFORNIA -- I ordered a couch and the quality was horrible. It looked like craft store felt stretched over cheap pieces of pressboard. Within 2 days of receiving the couch, I requested a return. That was on August 12, 2015. For the last 3 weeks, the Overstock Customer Service has been giving me the run-around via email. I've called, I've emailed, been nice, been coaxing, been irritated, now I'm downright MAD.
This couch is sitting here taking up space. I purchased a new couch and I don't have room for it. If, by Friday, the couch is NOT picked up, it will sit in my driveway until the truck decides to show up. I will not be responsible for damages or theft nor will I be paying for the couch. I DEMAND A CREDIT! I suggest a supervisor or someone who can make decisions, contact the freight company and contact me ASAP. This is the worst customer service I've received in a long time. Shame on you Overstock!
I had recently moved and updated my billing address for an order, but had failed to update my shipping address. The products I ordered shipped to the old address. I contacted Overstock.com through the chat function. The CSR explained what had happened and that the products had actually been delivered to the old address. I asked about options and we discussed several.
After realizing that there were no good options and because this was my fault, I assumed that I would have to work with the new owner of my old house to get the items. But no! Overstock went above and beyond. They re-ordered the items for me and shipped them out to my new address. This was such a delightful surprise and they really were kind through the process. I am duly impressed.
NY, NEW YORK -- I have been very happy with Overstock.com for 10+ years. Not happy now. On 3/13/15 I tried to place an order for a dress and shoes etc. After keying "submit order" instead of the usual order confirmation and tracking information received a strange error message that told me they were having a problem and to try back later.
So, several minutes I tried again. Same error page. Later on my 4th attempt 48 hrs later I tried again after instant messaging customer service I was told to reenter my shipping address?? I did so. Since after each failed attempt to place an order, my shopping cart was empty I had to re-enter the items. I was finally successful on Sunday 3/15/15 but decided to limit my order to the one dress, omitting the other accessory items. I was tired of going through the pages selecting items! I got sent all orders! 5 duplicates dresses, double shoes, unwanted accessories! Still waiting to hear from Overstock! Sending stuff back as it arrives! Huge charge for their mistake.
PARROTTSVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I ordered a couch on January 23, 2015 on Overstock.com. I understood that because it was oversize, it would take some time. I followed up in early February via chat, and was advised my couch would be shipping on/about February 13, 2015. I continued to check my order status and it still continued to be "processing" (as it is as I write this review on 2/21/15). After contacting OS again about this order and indicating that if it was not shipping in 7 days I wanted to cancel, I was contacted (2/19/15) by Jasmine who advised she would be the point person on this order. On 2/20/15, I received a bill for the order.
I contacted OS and advised I would not pay a penny until the order AT LEAST shipped out of the warehouse/mfg. OS had me call 2 different numbers, neither CSR could help, and referred me back to Jasmine. At this point, I'm so angry I'm not sure what to do, but I want others to know what to expect from OS customer service!!!
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- I bought 4 chairs from Overstock. The chairs came with no hardware. When I let them know, this was their solution: They would send me another 4 chairs, I would open the box and remove the hardware, and then I would have to repack the chairs and haul them to the post office and mail them back. When I didn't agree to this, they instead credited me a whole 20 dollars. I now have 4 useless chairs in pieces and am out the money I spent. This company is a huge rip-off, and their claims of great customer service are completely untrue.