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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON -- I ordered the Lauren Grey canopy bed from Overstock.com with expedited shipping. Boxes arrived within a few days (it ships in two different boxes). I opened them to find one box was correct, while the other box was to a completely different piece of furniture! I called to complain, and they did immediately refund what I paid for expedited shipping and said they would look into it. However, the next day I received an email saying the bed was out of stock, they wouldn't know if it would be back IN stock for over a month, and here's $30 off in-store credit to Overstock.com... like I'm going to use that!
I was even more appalled at the dismissive tone of the email when I discovered that there is another Lauren Canopy bed that is *exactly the same* with the exception of a different colored headboard. I called to ask if they could send me the 2nd box for that one instead. I was given several days of run around, being referred to different departments and different people. Someone tried to tell me that just because two beds LOOK alike doesn't mean they have the same parts... I had to inform her that the beds did not simply "look alike", they were actually the same bed with the same model number.
Finally they agreed to ship those parts to me, and kept informing me that the "warehouse was working on it". I was told the bed would go out with expedited shipping. (Ironically, the original bed color had come back in stock while all of this was going on.) My bed shipped over a week after the original incident started and guess what?? No expedited shipping! Instead of 2 business days I was told it would arrive in 5-10 business days.
I called to complain and they claimed that there was nothing in the notes about expedited shipping, yet it did say that RIGHT in the email chain that I was looking at from their customer service reps (I spoke to about 9 different people). Overstock literally messed this up at every step of the way and I will never shop there again. Oh well, guess I'll never get to use my $30 in store credit. Btw, still waiting on my bed.
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.
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.
I had ordered items from Overstock.com when they were new and was really happy with the quick delivery, good prices and quality of product. That has obviously changed. After not receiving any notifications on my order, I realized that instead of Gmail on my address it said Gmail. I contacted customer service to fix this and after a half hour of dealing with Theresa, who did not have a good command of the English language (she kept offering to e-mail an link to me so I could fix it), did not understand that I would not get the email!
I demanded to speak to her supervisor. I fixed the problem, but then when it came to the larger issue, of why after 12 days my rug had not arrived, he offered to put a trace on it and reorder at no additional cost to me! "Of course there would be no additional cost," I said, "It is your mistake!" This rug was supposed to take 5 to 7 days. I am not happy with Overstock.com and will not use them again.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Beware return costs - even if overstock.com makes the mistake, you are out of pocket!! I recently ordered bed sheets from overstock.com through eBay; they shipped the wrong size. When I contacted overstock.com, the response was talk to eBay. eBay finally gave approval to return the incorrect item for refund; when I asked about the cost of shipping the incorrect item from Canada, overstock.com said it was nothing to do with them, talk to eBay! eBay told me it was not their problem, and that I had had a choice on whether or not to send the item back - no choice if I wanted any refund!!!
End result: overstock.com sent me the wrong item and I had to pay for the privilege of returning it so that could obtain a refund! Initial purchase cost $125 (refunded by eBay); return shipping $27 - my expense!! No accountability & no consequences for "bad behavior" = poor customer service!
I ordered over $4000 of furniture from Overstock one month ago. I'm so pleased with the whole process from ordering to delivery and quality. I was definitely skeptical what with the amount I was spending and some of the reviews I read, but I have to say I would not hesitate to do it again and again. Great, great buys and amazing customer service! Any company that offers a live online chat is a definite plus.
I even elected to return 2 bar stools because the height of them was not going to work for us. The return was easy and the credit posted back to my account within a few days after they got them back. I've certainly been spreading the word around to my friends and family and definitely give this experience a full 5 stars!!