NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Scam artists. My wife and I bought a sectional sofa from the store located at 133 E14th Street, Manhattan NY 10003. It was $2050 which included $100 delivery surcharge. I wanted to finance it and ** who was our salesman offered us 12 months 0% finance. I mentioned that my credit score was 800 so they shouldn't have any problem getting me approved. I remember ** made a joke that I was proud of my score.
When we came to a counter to sign forms there was a place on a form where it said 25.99% APR and ** asked me to put my initials there. Naturally I asked why it said that. He said it was an old form and it simply meant that it was going to be my APR if I don't pay the balance during the first 12 months. I signed the papers. Trouble began when 3 weeks later they ‘delivered' the furniture. They couldn't get it through the door and I have a very standard Brooklyn apartment door. I called R&F and they said that was something they couldn't help me with. I had to hire a company to get my furniture disassembled and reassembled inside the apartment for an additional $360.
Not to mentioned that I had to take off from work so I could deal with that madness. I am still wondering what exactly I paid $100 for. Then two more weeks later I got a bill from them which said 25.99% APR. I immediately called ** at the store and asked him how come my bill doesn't say anything about the first 12 months interest free. He assured me first that it should be on the bill and that the bill also should specify the date by which the balance should be paid to avoid paying interest. I couldn't find it on the bill.
He placed me on hold and when he picked up again said that I don't get 12 months at 0%, instead I get 30 days deferment of my bill and if I don't pay it within 30 days then I will be charged 25.99%. When I asked why he told me I was getting 0% financing when I asked him that multiple times during our purchase he said that he ‘didn't recall such conversation'. Then he brought ** on the phone, who introduced himself as a manager. Mr. ** said that I was confused and misunderstood the terms.
When I said that such thing as '30 day deferment' was not even mentioned when I was in the store and that I multiple times asked about the term he said ‘We've got you on paper' and that ‘against your word it would be **'s and my receptionist's'. Further conversation with Mr. ** proved to be fruitless because he continued to insist that I was simply confused (basically implying that I am an idiot) and 12 months 0% was never in the picture. I filed a complaint to BBB and am willing to go as far as sue them for misleading me and insulting me in the process. Bait and switch places should be out of business.
135 EAST 125TH ST MANHATTAN, NEW YORK -- Raymour and Flanigan misinformed me about my delivery date. Then, they brought part of my living room furniture and the wrong size frame for my bed. After setting a new delivery date with them, they showed me the amount of customers that ordered the same piece of furniture and expects me to be sympathetic to those customers and forget that I'm a customer also. They took it upon themselves to deliver the supposed correct bed frame to my door on a date that I did not schedule with them and parked it in front my closet door.
Every day I have to drag this huge box to get into my closet. Presently I am still awaiting part of my living room. The excuses for my complete delivery has been going on for close to one month. I am a disgusted and disappointed customer and would not shop at this store ever again.
When my wife and I were looking to buy furniture for our new home, we had a some idea of what we wanted to buy. We were still waiting to close on our home and saw an ad on TV at Raymour & Flanigan about an offer for no interest until 2015. I'm a bit of a sucker for those type of deals when I know I'm going to buy a lot of items anyway, so we headed out to the closest Raymour & Flanigan.
When we got there, we saw several sales people. One lady greeted us quickly and we explained we were going to browse. She asked if we wanted water and got us a couple of free water bottles, then let us go on our own (as we kind of requested). We saw several sectional couches that we were somewhat interested. Not actually owning the house yet and not having access to it, we weren't 100% positive of the dimensions of the furniture we could fit in there.
We found a few items we liked, having a general idea of the dimensions, so we inquired with the sales person if there was a way to get the sale, but not actually purchase anything on that day. She said that we could put a deposit down on an item and then come back whenever we would like and we would still get the sale. She said if we put a deposit on item A, but wanted to buy item B, C, and D instead of A, then the sale would still apply. So we put a deposit down on a sectional.
A couple weeks later, once we settled on the house and had the dimensions, we went back to the Raymour & Flanigan. We realized the sectional we originally picked out was not good for the house. We were in the store for around 3 hours looking at just sectionals. The sales person from before remembered us and assisted us when we need it, and gave us space when we needed it. Eventually we found one we liked. We didn't purchase it yet since we wanted to get those measurements and map it out in the room. We spent only about 30 minutes picking out a dining room set.
Later that week, my wife went to the store and actually made the purchase of the sectional and dining room set. Delivery was set up for a Saturday when we were going to be physically moving everything into the house from our apartment. The timing was perfect.
The delivery truck pulled up when they said they would be there, even giving us a phone call 30 minutes before they arrived to let us know they would be there in 30 minutes. The furniture they had was unloaded and put into our house. It seemed to be the wrong furniture, but I wasn't certain because there were two sets of sectionals that we were looking at. I thought this was the one we decided against, but I figured that may be my wife changed her mind at the last minute. I signed (since they did deliver what was on the delivery ticket). My wife was taking a test that morning, so she wasn't there for delivery.
When she got back, she took a look a knew right away that it was the wrong furniture. She immediately called one of the two salespeople who helped us. He took the call and said he would look into it. He called me back within 30 minutes and said that they did mess up. He scheduled a delivery for the correct furniture to arrive in a few days and said not to worry about the furniture we had presently (in terms of any damage that may be made from our pet or anything of that nature).
When the new furniture came in, they took away the wrong furniture with no problems at all. Overall the entire experience was much better than I thought it was going to be. The only problems were deciding which furniture we wanted.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -- Re: A purchase from hell: Raymour & Flanigan, Franklin Mills Store. On Sept. 7, 2008 I purchased a Shelburne king size bedroom set from your Franklin Mills store. When the bedroom set was delivered, I did not see a screw point on the headboard sticking up through the top which held the lamp underneath the headboard on. When my husband came home from work that day he noticed it immediately and called the store. The customer service told him because I accepted the delivery I can't return it.
I had to give up a one time return policy to have them give me an undamaged headboard. This was a manufacturer defect per one of your techs, I found out later. When I purchased the set I told ** that I wanted this set and the chest. I never received the chest.
** told me he did not add that to the order and I would have to come to purchase that and would have to pay another $75 delivery charge. When I came in he apologized and told me he will give me the discount of $75 to make up for the mistake. I thanked him and went on my way. That weekend we set the bed up. We discovered the base is incorrect. The drawers should be at the bottom and the empty panel at the headboard per the R&F website image.
The footboard also does not line up with the pre-drilled holes that the manufacture had made. The one I have now has the drawers at the headboard leaving me unable to access the two drawers. I called the store to speak with **. He told me to just move the nightstand when I need to access them. I told him the nightstand was heavy and hard to move.
He told me to leave enough room between the two so I can access it. According to the direction there is a right and left base. I had to wait 3 wk. for a tech to come out and agree it was the wrong side and I showed him the directions, he drew a diagram and I signed it. I got a call saying the drawer base will be delivered. I took the day off and when it was delivered the person said it's the same one that I have now. I paid over $3600.00 for this set it was not a floor model nor an outlet item.
Finally they said they will special order the base. They finally ordered the correct base. On 12/15 I got a call and was told the base was in. On 12/20 I was told the base was badly damaged and there will not be a delivery today. I could have cried. Till this day 12/26/2008 I have not received the correct drawer base.
When I received my bill that I financed through Wells Fargo and it had finance charges on it of $75. I called and spoke to Cust. Service and they told me that because the items were made on different days I was not eligible for the 2012 no interest charge. It should have been made on one day but ** never placed the order correctly. On 12/20 I received my bill again and the finance is still there.
I called them again and was told the manager is now gone to redo the bill and charge me reg. price for the bedroom set. I told the women I didn't receive a sale price. She told me I will be charged for the special order base charge and the full cost of the chest with two delivery charges which would come to $4119.00 then, I can have no financing till 2012. She said "because see SWEETIE you can't have them both". I can't believe how I have been treated. My husband wants the set out of the house because of the way he was treated. I was not rude with them. I love this set.
After talking to them on 12/20 I agree with my husband, I would also like the bedroom set taken out. I have always brought from R&F. They are a decent business and won't close their doors tomorrow morning. I could have received this experience from La Donne furniture. My mother always brought her furniture from Mealy's. I will also from this from point on. I am in need of a living room set, a child's bedroom set, and a king size mattress. I am sorry to say R&F will not receive my business. I would like the furniture to be picked up. I will no longer deal with the store.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The furniture, which the sale person swore was leather, lasted only two years before it shredded and I was left with a completely worn off sofa and my floors covered with thin pieces of black material which was used to imitate leather.
SEEKONK, MASSACHUSETTS -- I bought a dining table with chairs. I was persuaded to finance with '0%' for six month. I paid in full within the six month but I was charged all the interest because my end date for the 0% was different than their date. I tried to talk to a representative, but they weren't helpful or nice. Also I wish the furniture salesmen weren't that aggressive and pushy. They are bored so they won't stop talking or chasing after you. Bad experience altogether.
YONKERS, NEW YORK -- Showroom Manager Jason ** and sales consultant James ** at the Yonkers NY store were very patient and courteous with my cousin as she decided which mattress set to purchase. They were incredibly knowledgeable, down to being able to rattle off mattress depth and length, and appropriate linen measurements to use. I highly recommend making an appointment with them to make sure you get a professional, knowledgeable and patient sales consultant.
JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK -- Where do I start with my rant about Raymour and Flanigan? Probably would begin with 2 words... Paymore and Shenanigans..... I've had about every bad experience that I could possibly have with this company or at least with the Johnson City, NY store.
First, their sales tactics are extremely pushy and unprofessional. All the employees are liars. Being able to look beyond that I made the huge mistake of buying an expensive bedroom set from them because I thought we were getting good quality furniture. Wrong!! Extremely defective furniture was redelivered 4 times because of major flaws until I finally had to demand my money back and provide legal documentation that I was entitled to my money back under NYS implied warranty law.
At the same time I bought the bedroom set I purchased a replacement table for my dining room set that I purchased previously at Raymour. The table had to be delivered 3 times until it was finally right. When I was negotiating a price for all the furniture the salesperson and I agreed on a price plus FREE DELIVERY. When I paid, a delivery charge was added to the bill but they subtracted the cost of delivery from one of the pieces of furniture.
Now they refunded the bedroom set but I kept my table since I have the rest of the set. When I received my refund it was short $80 plus tax... Go figure... The delivery fee... I call and explain to them that the salesperson had offered me free delivery and they told me that I was paying the delivery fee end of discussion.
I went there to talk to them in person only to have them call the police on me (or at least they said they did) I don't know because I left at that point.... I didn't do anything to involve the police.... in fact I tried calling several times for 2 days to resolve it on the phone until I showed up there.
Every employee has lied to me and I feel like I have been cheated. Raymour has literally stolen my money and are refusing to give it back. I was told by the store manager that I was no longer a Raymour & Flanigan customer as if I did something wrong by refusing to take defective furniture with wood filler and broken drawers and other major flaws.
To top everything off, I had paid for a 5 year warranty on my table. Apparently that warranty is null and void and my money was returned to me without my permission. Isn't a warranty a legally binding contract? There are sooooo many more details I left out of this to even make it semi short and there are so many more things I could say but I won't waste any more of my time. Raymour has already wasted a month of it and the situation still hasn't been completely resolved.
WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY -- My wife and I went to a Woodbridge, NJ branch to buy a mattress. My wife is 73 y.o. and has Cancer. We were shown an IMatress setup with an adjustable frame. Told that the remote for the base can be wired or non wired. I chose the wired model. Lucky that I was looking over the salesman's shoulder when he wrote up the order as I noticed that the base he wrote up was a Tempur-Pedic brand. He did not tell me this but just went ahead and wrote it in on the order. When I asked him what he was doing I was only then told that the IMatress does not make a base that was wired. Did not tell me this before.
I asked to see what the Tempur-Pedic base looked like and was shown this crappy ugly base that was in a different area of the bed dept. The base was not cheap ($2,800). HE TRIED TO SLIP THIS IN WITHOUT TELLING ME. I said "OK I'll take the wireless IMatress remote model" and paid the extra $200. I then asked if the delivery men wore shoe covers as I have white rugs. He said "yes they do." "OK" then I paid.
When it came to deliver the mattress - the drivers did not bring shoe covers with them. When I offered them some to wear, they refused. I said "then you'll have to take your shoes off." They refused to do that that also. I said "then I will cancel the order." They did not care.
They called the store mgr - he said that they cannot do any of that and never would. SALESMAN LIED AGAIN. I cancelled the order which was about $5,600.00. When I asked the mgr to credit my cc account I was told that I had to come into the store to do that. What a terrible policy. I told him that if I called my credit card company to cancel that the store would have to fill out paperwork. He did not care. I SAY STAY AWAY FROM THESE STORES. They lied to me and they tried to pull the wool over my eyes. THEY ARE NOT REPUTABLE & WILL MISLEAD YOU. THIEVES-STAY AWAY. THEIR POLICIES SUCK.
LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK -- On June 19th 2012, I went to Raymour and Flanigan's in Green Acres Mall, Long Island to purchase a bedroom set for my daughter's 16th birthday. 2 months prior I bought a sofa and recliner, and I was pleased with the service so I decided to give them another try. As my daughter and I walked into the store we were approached by a sales associate name **. She was very polite and patient as my daughter looked around for what she wanted. Eventually she chose a bedroom designed by Kristan Cunningham. We bought the full post bed, door chest, vanity with mirror and the vanity chair.
I then proceeded to look at the mattresses in stock. I explained to ** that I currently suffer with lower back pain from my current mattress. She explained to me that I can try it out for thirty days, and then I can return it if it does not work. That sounded good to me so I decided to give it a try. The furniture and mattress was delivered on June 28th. I slept on the mattress that night and the lower back pain was worse than before. Two weeks after sleeping on the mattress, I suffered excruciating pain. I could not take it any longer, I tried calling the store and could not get in touch with anyone.
Finally I got hold of someone and told them that I wanted to return the mattress that I had for 2 weeks. They told me that it was not that easy, and connected me to an associate. It was **. To my disbelief she told me that I had to pay for them to pick it up which is $200, then I have to pay for something else plus re-stocking fee. Then I have to make an appointment to come into the store to choose another mattress of same value or more expensive because they do not give back the money. I was in shock! Why did she have to scam me into buying something that she knew she was telling a lie.
I was going to buy another quality mattress, and more expensive at a later date. My daughter's door chest is still wrapped up waiting to be assembled as I write this review. The delivery man told me that a part was missing and it would be delivered the next day, I'm still waiting. Trying to get in touch with someone is like trying to contact someone from a foreign country with bad connection. This is the last time that Raymour and Flanigan is getting my business. The corner stores are more honest and professional.