Terrible Service, Terrible Quality
JENSEN BEACH, FLORIDA -- In approximately 2011, I purchased a "leather" living room set. I used the leather protectant liquid to clean the couches regularly and took great care of my furniture. I have no kids and the furniture was not abused. Recently, I have noticed my leather was separating and that I did not have real leather but some type of fake leather appearing plastic film that gives the appearance of leather. The furniture is lightly used and it is in terrible condition.
I contacted customer service because I never expected I would have to purchase new furniture during the time I was still paying for it. I spoke to Millie Murphy from customer relations and she was extremely sweet and helpful. Millie reviewed pictures of my furniture and replied in an email that she was crediting me with $447 of in-store credit towards "a selection of your (my) choice." I called Millie and asked if I could purchase a loveseat by itself and she told me I could, as long as the loveseat was $447 or greater. I specifically asked her if I could purchase one item and she told me I could with the understanding that Rooms to Go would be picking up three pieces of my furniture and not just one or two after the reselection was completed.
I visited the Jensen Beach location and dealt with Patrick. I like Patrick and found him to be a very good salesman. Patrick sold me the original set of furniture and he is a familiar face. I explained to Patrick my situation and he reviewed the notes from Millie. Patrick told me I could purchase my choice of a loveseat, a walnut colored loveseat from the Santa Monica collection, with no issues. Unfortunately, Patrick became busy and referred me to Eric.
Eric was nice and also reviewed Millie's notes. Eric found no problem in completing my order of the the loveseat for the reselection. Eric was great until I realized on my way home that he charged me for a Force Field Protection Plan without ever mentioning anything about it. I realized I agreed to a contract he never talked to me about. The frustrating part of this was that I asked Eric at the end of the transaction, when Eric was folding the Force Field Certificate and placing it into my envelope, what I was being charged for. Eric told me I was only getting charged for the balance after store credit and for delivery. He lied. I was also getting charged $63.91 for something he never told me about.
I turned around and went back to the store, approximately twenty minutes later, and was told Eric was off work. Brad then begin to sell me on the product that Eric neglected to do. I told Brad I just wanted the charge removed. Brad referred me to David, the store manager.
I told David what Eric did and David could not care less. David pointed to the back of the store and told me to go to customer service and started to walk away from me, in the opposite direction of where customer service was. I asked David to please show me where customer service was and to perhaps be present when I had to explain to them what happened. David again seemed unphased and not shocked by his employee fraudulently trying to sneak money out of customers. David walked me back to customer service and then walked away.
I explained to Susan what happened. Susan was not friendly at all and told me she credited 63.91 towards my layaway. I told her I did not have a layaway account and I became confused. Susan said I had a balance and she just put the 63.91 to my balance. I then realized the amount she was talking about was actually the amount that Rooms to Go agreed to be responsible for with the $447 store credit. Susan was basically paying Rooms to Go $63.91 from the $447.
I attempted to tell Susan that the $63.91 amount should be returned the same way it was paid just minutes before, on my MasterCard. Susan said she was just going to credit my Rooms to Go credit card. I asked her to not do that and Susan asked me, "What, are you not paying your Rooms to Go credit card?" This is extremely offensive and none of her business. I proceeded to tell her that I have NEVER been late on a payment and I am a responsible debtor. I told her she could look at my payment history, if necessary.
Every time I attempted to explain to Susan what was going on, Susan cut me off and and said multiple times, "Let me start over again so you understand." Again, Susan found a way to be offensive, condescending and mean. I eventually asked her to review the notes on Rooms to Go and was able to explain to her what happened without her cutting me off.
Susan said she understood and then credited the $63.91 to my MasterCard.
Now, this afternoon, I received a phone call from the Jensen Beach location. Londa said she was not going to honor my reselection because I had to purchase a full package of furniture. I asked Londa to review the notes from Millie and Londa said she sees where Millie wrote, "a selection of my choice" over $447 and where Millie said I would be responsible for bond fees, delivery and any costs over $447. Londa said Millie made a mistake by not emailing me that I had to reselect a whole new package of furniture. Londa said she was canceling my order and I would not be getting my loveseat, which was set to be delivered on Wednesday, as previously agreed.
I have had bad customer service in the past and there is this. I have never felt like I have had to defend everything I do before like I have had in this experience with Rooms to Go. This experience is without doubt, the worst. I have nothing good to say about this company and as it is right now, I will do everything I can to make sure my friends and family never step foot into a Rooms to Go.