NEWNAN, GEORGIA -- My husband and I began searching for new furniture several weeks ago. Our first day of looking we went into several furniture retail stores with the same experience at most. We would tell the associates that we were just looking and would ask for help if we needed. I know most furniture store associates work on commission and I did not want them to waste their time on us unless we were making a decision and I knew we were not ready to make a final decision that day.
We then went into RTG and began browsing. We told the sales associates the same thing that we told all the others. The first day we went to RTG (a Saturday) they were too busy to pay much attention to us. That was fine with us because as I mentioned we were just browsing at this point but it did make it a little more difficult to really look so we decided to come back. We went back on a Monday morning when it was substantially less crowded which made it difficult (nearly impossible) to browse without associates coming up trying to talk us into a more expensive sofa than the one we were looking at or printing out pages of information on living room sets that we had no interested in. We mentioned again we were just browsing and we were not ready to make a decision. My husband and I were attempting to discuss among ourselves what decision we would make and the associate would not give us the time or space to do so. We then decided to leave the store to go home and look online and discuss. The associate got visibly frustrated that we were leaving without purchasing (despite us saying upfront we were just browsing not ready to purchase) so we decided if we did order it would be online.
I placed an order on RTG online after a few more days of online browsing and was asked to complete a bizrate survey at the end. I completed the survey expressing my dissatisfaction with the in store process and was also asked how long I was having to wait for delivery (3 weeks). The 3 week wait was frustrating but dealing with the associates was much more so. I received a call about my bizrate survey and my "dissatisfaction with delivery time" and was told there was no sooner delivery time available. My dissatisfaction with customer service was never addressed. So we began our 3 week wait for furniture.
On the day of delivery I called RTG to find out if the 4 hour window might be narrowed down at any point (perhaps by the driver calling as has been the case in most major deliveries or installations I have received the last couple of years). The customer service representative told me it would not be narrowed down and if no one was there within 15 minutes of the driver arriving then the furniture would not be delivered. While I understand the policy the way the information was given to me was with little care and I later found out there was an option to "perhaps" receive a call an hour before although it was not guarantee. However, this representative did not give me that information. I then called back the customer service representative (Melissa) who originally called about my bizrate survey. I thought that after reading the survey and seeing the frustration with the associates in store, the fairly long wait time, and then the frustrating dealing with the customer service that morning she might care to know more about a customer's experience. I could not have been more wrong.
As seems to be the norm with RTG customer service she had little interest in my concerns. At this point I began to get very frustrated. My frustration was with the lack of service and/or caring exhibited by the customer service representatives. She told me the drivers could not call ahead because they could not call while with a customer and could not call while driving. Both excellent points but as I told Melissa, many other companies manage to do so by perhaps calling after finishing with one appointment but before leaving for the next. She said she could not speak for anyone's policies except RTG but then went on to say that she has "never received a call ahead from any company" (which to me seems to be speaking for other companies' policies). I told her the delivery was only part of my frustration and I was more frustrated with the lack of care any customer service representative has shown about the negative experience I have had with the company. She responded that SHE was not being rude and because I did not know the names of the representatives in the store there was nothing she could do. She also expressed multiple times she could not help me because I was angry (I never cursed, yelled, or name called simply expressed my strong dissatisfaction that grew stronger as the lack of service from the "customer service representative" continued). I expressed that I was looking for some acknowledgment that I am a customer and some caring at my dissatisfaction or an apology would be great. She then said if I was looking for compensation she could not offer me that. The final resolution was she could offer a non-guaranteed call ahead from the driver or cancel my order.
My furniture arrived well within the four hour time frame and I even received a call 20 minutes before arrival (although it didn't really help as a non guaranteed call still means I had to miss work whereas if I would have known of the call I could have easily gone to work and returned home in time). My husband and I spent lots of time emptying/cleaning/preparing the rooms where the furniture would be going and removing hindrances to the process of bringing in the furniture (including moving other pieces of furniture that might be in the path and taking baby gates off of the hinges).
The living room furniture was placed haphazardly into the room with the pillows left thrown on the floor still in plastic. The delivery crew then moved on to the sofa that was going downstairs and I was promptly told the furniture would likely not fit through the door frame. And he then spent a few more minutes expressing how difficult it was going to be (I thought we paid for delivery for a reason). I showed him the much larger sofa we had just moved into the garage a few days before that had been moved through those same door frames to which he replied it was a different type of sofa. The sofa we ordered did in fact fit through the door frames and was placed into the room (in less than 10 minutes mind you so not too difficult). He then got me to sign saying I received my furniture. After walking out he then knocked back on the door asking for a disposable fork to eat his lunch (I didn't have a disposable fork but I gave him a plastic one out of my dishwasher that he then asked to wash in the sink). When leaving this time he left the door leading outside open continuing to show little regard for the customer's home.
No representative of Rooms to Go has expressed any regret over the fact that a customer is dissatisfied and has decided to no longer be a patron of your establishment. My issues are not with RTG policies and procedures themselves but how I have been treated by every person who is supposed to represent RTG (sales associates, customer service representatives, and delivery crew). I understand that we all have bad days so if it was just one experience with one representative I would not feel the need write this but every person I encountered that represents RTG was at the least disinterested in my satisfaction and at the most outright rude.I would hope a company would feel the need to make sure a customer is heard, even if they cannot satisfy every desire, which is the exact opposite of what happened. I did not feel my complaints were heard, acknowledged, and definitely not addressed.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 0 RepliesAdd reply
Appalling quality and no Customer Service
Posted by Wendy on 2009-07-06
NORCROSS, GEORGIA -- Do not buy from Rooms to Go Kids!
At the beginning of May 2009, we purchased an “Ivy League Twin/Full Step Loft w/Desk” from Rooms to go Kids – value $1,200, not a trivial amount for Kids Furniture! Link to items: http://www.roomstogokids.com/index. cfm?fuseaction=ktg. showItem&ipac_id=19179
Despite our paying cash upfront for the furniture, it had almost a month wait on it. The associate processing the order bungled the delivery so instead of it being delivered second to last week of May, it got delivered first week of June, and then the real fun began.
The quality of the furniture was appalling. The stain was uneven through all the pieces; there were serious imperfections in the wood with it being damaged in some places; shaved and not even in others (it looked like the piece of wood was bad so they took off the damaged area and left the ‘square’ plank uneven; there were areas where there was no stain at all!; some parts of the wood had splintered where the bolts went it and was broken to pieces; the draws inside had huge splinters of wood about to break off into a child’s fingers if they happened to run it along the top of the drawer (!); the screws were finished with rubbers in the store to protect the wood when bolted together but when I asked the delivery people where they were, I was told that they were not provided (?). I went back to the store to look at the floor sample and it looked NOTHING like what I had in my bedroom at home. Nothing like it!
After complaining to Customer Service about the poor delivery, I was told that they would send a technician out to inspect the furniture, who diligently came out a week later and all he did was touch up some of the areas of poor stain, not even all of them, and when I spoke to him, he told me that the quality of the furniture was to manufacturer’s specifications and that kids furniture was not made the same as adult furniture???? When then did I pay adult prices for the furniture…
So after much complaining, RTGK said they would replace the imperfect items two weeks later after first inspecting it at the factory prior to delivery. The items came and were equally dissatisfactory as the original pieces. After more complaining, RTGK said they would send out another replacement for the furniture a week later, to the same deplorable quality and really not any sort of improvement to the terrible quality already in hand. When I send the third attempt back, Customer Service said they would not send any more replacements and that there was nothing wrong with the furniture because “the technician said so”. If you are wonder why I didn’t just get my money back, is because I had already purchased the rest of his furniture in his room to match that style and color, plus a twin and full mattress, so could not turn back at this point.
After 2 months of waiting, calls and time lost in trying to get mediocre quality replacements, RTGK Customer Service eventually offered a 10% settlement discount to keep the furniture as it – however, the caveat… “BY ACCEPTING THE 10% DISCOUNT FOR THEIR SUB-STANDARD QUALITY FURNITURE, YOU AGREE TO VOID THE REMAINDER OF THE MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY PERIOD (1 year). This is disgraceful Customer Service and really seems to be the store version of Bait-and-switch tactics.
I am still waiting for the agreement that I have to sign before I can get my 10% refund on their second-rate furniture, and thereby accept their junk furniture as-is from this moment on.
PLEASE, take my ordeal as a warning so that you don’t go through the same thing. It is not worth the time or effort. Their furniture is not up to any type of decent specifications and because it is kids furniture they think that they can get away with even lower standards than that. PLEASE go buy your cherished child’s furniture anywhere else by at Rooms to Go Kids.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 3 RepliesAdd reply
Close commentsAdd reply
Fabric Protection Ripoff
Posted by Marc on 2006-10-07
Having worked for ROOMS TO GO for 7 years, I want to make people aware of just one of the many back-handed things this company does. Their salespeople are basically forced into saying almost anything to persuade the customer into paying for fabric/leather protection. They expect almost a 90% penetration of this. I can personally say, anything less is cause for being written up and being threatened with dismissal. I began in early 2000. We had a black vinyl set on the floor which was untreatable. However, because of the sales contest going on, we were told by management to sell the "bond" on this in order to "spike" the Numbers, in which everyone did. 59.99 for a sofa, 49.99 for the loveseat I think 39.99 for the matching chaise. We sold a ton of these. That's just 1 store. Of course, from these type of practices, they went on to win the "presidents cup" and pocket $1400 per salesperson. Another thing they did was misled many many customers on pricing. Lets say a 7pc living room consisting sofa ,loveseat, 3 tables and 2 lamps was 999.99. That's what the front of the tag said. The chair alone was 399.99. However, to add the chair to the package should have made the package $1349.99 not 1399.99. This price was actually on the back of the tag but most customers didn't know that. The 1399.99 was always quoted to the customer if the salesperson felt resistance to them adding the protection. Then we gave the customer a super deal by telling them we would deduct $50 from the price of the protection. Most fell for this ploy. They no longer use that tactic. Maybe they got caught or something.I don't know. I transferred to the Vero store a few months ago. Here, the manager Sandy told customer after customer that the leather protection offers a replacement warranty if it stains. That's as far from true as you can get. All it offers at those prices is a "lifetime" supply of cleaner and if soiled within 3 years, RTG, at THEIR DISCRETION, will come clean it. Shes also told customers that it extended the actual warranty on the furniture for 3 years. Another lie. The fabric is also at THEIR DISCRETION. Rooms To Go has probably made enough money on all their lies just on the protection itself, to finance the war in Iraq! I'm ashamed that I was a part of this. This is how I was trained, and what was expected of me. To sum this up, if you're going to buy at RTG, let the salesperson do his pitch on the protection. Deny it. Then after what you hear next or being turned over to the manager, demand to see the warranty papers and READ THEM IN FULL!! You may hear they "ran out" of them. You'll probably walk right out and go elsewhere. Don't let their finance terms force you to buy there either. I believe their practices could be illegal and they should have to pay back every dime taken from good hard working people, because of their misrepresentation. Spread the word
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 14 RepliesAdd reply
Close commentsAdd reply
Posted by Angela on 2012-08-25
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA -- It takes something of great magnitude to get a complaint out of me and Rooms To Go really stunned me today. I read mixed reviews prior to visiting the Baton Rouge, LA. showroom. I am really kicking myself for giving them a chance. They have a wonderful selection for kids arranged in a beautiful setting. The saleslady was extremely nice, I found the perfect sets for my 15 y/o son and 5 y/o daughter. I didn't want the furniture immediately so waiting a few weeks for delivery was not an issue.
I am not one to flash my money but I spent $4,000.00 on a full/twin bunk bed set with desk/storage attachments, daybed with trundle/matching desk/accent chest/canopy, lamp, 2 desk chairs, 4 mattresses, and an additional desk. Well that is what the saleslady and I discussed and how my order should have been. In translating my A la cart receipt later that day I noticed a desk chair was left off.
I made another 30 mile round trip visit and waited 2 hours for the saleslady to add/charge me for the chair since ordering online required another delivery/setup fee. The bulk of the delivery was today and so many things went wrong starting with the delivery guys getting lost by going exactly where I stated not to go. One desk chair was broken so the guys are returning it and ordering another one, the second desk chair was put together backwards. I received 2 mattresses instead of the 4 I thought I paid for however Customer Service insisted I did not order them and advised me to visit my original saleslady.
The purpose of the entire purchase was to provide space for my children to have friends stay the night so not purchasing the additional mattresses is absolutely absurd. The pins to assemble the bunk beds were not included therefore the entire set remains disassembled. Customer Service informed me they will be shipping them Monday and I will have them Tuesday so that I may assemble the set myself despite having paid them to assemble it.
Customer Service for the online store is not a pleasure to do business with either. I ordered a bedding set for my daughter that should have arrived within 7-10 business days. On the 10th business day I emailed a request for delivery status, in response I was informed they were out of stock and that an email was sent to me shortly after I placed the order. I did not receive an out of stock email from them. If I had then I wouldn't be questioning delivery status. Bottom line this company is an absolute NIGHTMARE to conduct business with!
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 1 RepliesAdd reply
Close commentsAdd reply
They Are Robbing The Consumers
Posted by Soundlordent on 2011-03-13
Rooms to Go is a furniture store that sells furniture that they don't have. It seems like we as consumers are being forced to invest our money in their company with no return on our investments.
I purchased $3900 worth of furniture from Rooms To Go in February 2010. I paid delivery fees of $159.00 plus warranty, However; I was informed that I wouldn't get my furniture until April 21, 2010 two months later. When I inquired about picking up the furniture they said I still had to wait until April 16, 2010. I decided to wait because it was only five more days for delivery. On April 19 I received a call from Rooms to Go stating that the delivery truck will be in my area delivering furniture on April 21, between the hours of 3pm and 9pm. On April 21 at 3:15 I received a call from the delivery guy stating he was in my area about to make the delivery. I asked him if he could make the delivery closer to 3:30 cause my husband didn't get off until 3:00 and it takes him 20 minutes to get home. He said he would try but he couldn't make any promises. when I hung up I phoned my husband immediately and he was driving through the gate at my complex. I asked my husband if he noticed a delivery truck and he said no. So we thought all was good. I tried to call the delivery guy back but I did not get an answer so I left a message that my husband was already home. My husband waited a couple hours then called me letting me know that no delivery had been made. I called the number again and the deliver guy answered. He said they couldn't bring the furniture back I had to wait for them to take the furniture back to the warehouse and Rooms to Go had to send it out again. I asked if I could pick it up and he said I should be able to once they took it back to the warehouse.
On April 22 2010, I called Rooms to Go customer service inquiring about my furniture with intentions of picking it up and Rooms to Go customer service said that they would let me know one the furniture got back to the warehouse. I didn't receive a call after a few days so I called them and that's when they told me that I had to start all over again since I wasn't available for delivery. They said that my furniture went out to the next person in line for the same type of furniture. I told the customer service person what happened on the delivery date, and how they never delivered the furniture and they told me the only thing they could do is reorder the furniture. At that point, my delivery day was moved back to July or August. Six months after purchase was made. I pleaded with them because my son was graduating on May 21, 2010 and I had invited my family to my house and there was nowhere for them to sit. They said they couldn't help me and they suggested I come into the store and choose something else. We went in and choose another living room set and they still couldn't deliver it until June. We went ahead and waited. The sofa made a squeaky noise from day one but we thought it was because it was new and it would stop after a while and it did alright. It stopped once it fell apart six months after we got it. Good thing it is still under warranty so we called them and they was supposed to send out a technician. Two days before the technician was supposed to come out we got a call stating the technician had a death in the family and we needed to call and reschedule.
On March 13, 2011 we decided to give Rooms To Go Outlet a try since a friend bought a dining room set from there and she said that she went and bought her set and carried it home the same day. We went and looked at new stuff and scratched and dented stuff. Then we asked them if they had extended warranties on any of the furniture and the answer was no so we decided that we should get new in the box furniture. We choose the furniture the sales person said that he had the furniture new in the box but after we paid and went to pick we found out that they didn't have it. We went to get our money back and they wouldn't give our money back. They told us we had to wait ten business day and they would mail us a check to the address in there computer. So here we are again walking away with $450.00 invested in Rooms To Go for 14 day with no return on my investment. That should be against the law.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 2 RepliesAdd reply
Close commentsAdd reply
Poor Customer Service
Posted by E on 2009-05-22
FRISCO, TEXAS -- I purchased a queen size sofa sleeper from Rooms To Go in Frisco. Once I made my selection, the salesperson said that she was going to go to the computer to see if that item was in stock. She returned with what appeared to be a printed invoice. She said that it was in stock and pointed to the total. I happen to be pretty good in math and had an approximate total in my head already, so I quickly noticed that the amount was approximately $100 more than I had anticipated. When I asked what this was for she stated that it was for "fabric protection" I immediately asked her to please remove that item because I did not want it. She seemed slightly irritated and went on to tell me how I really should get it because that the sofa was dark in color and my trying to clean it myself could cause discoloration. I told her that I am very familiar with micro-fiber fabric and that I did not want the protection. She went to the computer and reprinted the invoice with a deliver date for the following day because she had placed my order before the 2pm deadline. Later that evening the salesperson called my home and said that she forgot to add the delivery charge and said that if I wanted my sleeper delivered the next day as scheduled, I had to return to the store before 10pm. I called back to the store, requested to speak with the Store Manager but was told that he was not there. I spoke with the Office Manager regarding my situation of not being able to drive back to the store as well as the manner in which the salesperson responded when I told her that I did not want the fabric protection. The office manager said that she would relay the informatin to the Store Manager and have him call me. Ten or fifteen minutes later I received a call from the salesperson. She was very angry and said, " I got called into my Managers office......." I told her that I did not leave a message for her to call me and that she had no business calling me in such a rude manner. She immediately handed the phone to the store manager and instead of instantly apologizing for her unprofessional behavior, he started explaining to me the manner in which he trains his sales people. He asked me, ma'am what is it that you want and I told him that I want the delivery charges waived. Why should I have to be inconvenienced due to her error. The next day when the delivery guys arrived at my home they were unable to make the turn in the hallway even after taking the legs off the sofa. Needless to say, they had to return the sofa to the warehouse. Today I called the store to ask them to please refund the total to my Visa card only to find out that they are going to credit my Visa with 80% and issue me a store credit for 20%!!! Why am I being penalized because the sofa did not fit!!! Buyers beware....if you are going to purchase an item that has to be delivered, make sure that it fits, otherwise 20% of your money is going to be issued in a gift card. The manager that I spoke with today said that their other stores charge 20% as a restocking fee as If I should be grateful that they are issuing me a gift card. I will never shop at the Frisco store again!
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 2 RepliesAdd reply
Close commentsAdd reply
No service after the sale for Rooms To Go - You are not worth five minutes of their time
Posted by Jeff on 2008-01-02
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- For Christmas I purchased a complete bed room suit for my pregnant wife to make her more comfortable as she goes through the next 9 months. I went to my local Rooms To Go and purchased a Bed, dresser w/ mirror, 2 tables, mattress and box springs, and an armoire. We scheduled a date for the delivery on December 20th 2007. I stayed home to set the furniture up and surprise my wife.
Upon delivery, 3 of the 5 pieces of furniture were damaged. I was shocked at how furniture that seemed so well packed, could be in such bad shape. These problems were documented on the delivery guys' computer and someone called soon after to schedule repairs for two pieces and delivery for one entirely new piece. Now I have to take more time off to fix their problem. Oh' well I knew it had to be done.
Problem solved right? Wrong. No one told me that there would be two separate deliveries; one for the new piece and one for the repairs. I take another morning off of work to wait on the reps to take their own sweet time to get to my house. The first truck gets to my house at 9:45 am and informs me that they are only prepared for 1/2 of the work and that I'll have to wait for someone else to fix the brand new furniture that I spent $4000 on.
I decided to run a quick errand 3 miles away that I had to complete as I was not expecting to take the whole day off to wait on Rooms To Go. Shortly after leaving I received a phone call that the Service Agent was at my house and was wondering where I was. I stated that I was just around the corner, apologized for the inconvenience and that I would be there in "two seconds". Seven minutes later as I am pulling in my neighborhood I receive a call from the "Service Supervisor", Elaina telling me that she has instructed the Service Agent to leave. I apologized for the delay, informed her that I was now at home, explained that I was unaware that two separate trips were being made to fix there error, and asked to have him turn around and come back to my house. She immediately caught attitude with me and said that he would still be at my house if it had only been "two seconds".
Obviously this figure of speech meant nothing to her, and her attitude grew and grew the longer we stayed on the phone. She explained how it was my fault for not being home for my service. I kept trying to explain that if she just call him that I was home. He couldn't even be a mile from my house now. The only option that she give me was to reschedule - more time off of work. I asked to speak to her supervisor... big mistake as she quickly informed me that she was the supervisor. I asked to speak to her boss, and she told me he/she "wasn't taking calls today". She gave me the general customer service number and told me that if I had any complaints to send them their way.
Upon calling customer service with my complaint and just wanting to get what I paid for, I was told a supervisor would call me back within two hours. Four hours later I received a call from a lady who claimed she was a supervisor, but still did not want to help. The would reschedule someone else to come out in two and a half weeks. This was her answer, the only way that Rooms To Go would fix their error and she was sticking to it. I asked to speak to her supervisor and all she would give me was an address to write to.
So now I have been setting here for the past two weeks with scratch and dent furniture that I paid almost $4000 for. No one at Rooms To Go seems to care and every "supervisor" that I have spoken with has been incredibly rude and extremely unhelpful. It will be another 2 weeks until I get what I paid for, nice new furniture. No one at Rooms To Go will make any arrangements to fix their mistakes.
This was not my first experience buying from them, but it will be my last. I tried to have them take it all back, but they have a "No Return" policy. Apparently they also have a "The Customer is Always Wrong" policy.
This company wasn't willing to wait 10 minutes on me, but I am expected to wait hours on them.
Please, for your own sanity, DO NOT BUY ANYTHING from Rooms To Go!!!
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 4 RepliesAdd reply
Close commentsAdd reply
Don't Expect Delivery Within Several Months
Posted by Scott on 2014-06-02
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE -- We bought our 4 year old a complete bedroom set, which was about $3000. It looked like nice furniture she could keep several years. They scheduled delivery for about a month later, stating that's when the truck would be coming through our area.
Their delivery crew consisted of non-English speakers unable to follow specific directions. My house is not difficult to find, but GPS is not accurate in our rural area. I told them that, and gave very specific directions. They still got lost, and proceeded to try to repeatedly call my cell phone along the way.
I work in an operating room, and can not take phone calls at work. The first time they called me along the way, I gave very specific and detailed directions. The driver clearly did not listen to what I said. I also told him I would not be able to answer the phone any more that night, and he would have to call my wife's cell phone, but he failed to listen to me then too. (Or since I didn't say it in Spanish, he didn't understand me)
My wife finally called them and got them to our house. But they were driving an 18-wheel tractor trailer, which has no chance of making it up my 1/4 mile long rural driveway. So they unloaded the furniture in my barn and left.
When we moved the furniture to our house, it was missing the headboard and footboard to the bed. We had the rails, but no head or foot. I had to call them 4 times to get it arranged to be shipped to me. They refused to use a private carrier like UPS or FedEx, which would have cost them more than using their non-English speaking delivery people, but would have reliably gotten the missing items sent to me. They scheduled to have the missing items sent to me in 3 more weeks. So 2 months waiting for them to complete the order. And that's assuming they don't screw up with that one, which would surprise me if it's right next time. Probably will be the same Mexicans in their semi-truck who won't listen to directions, because they think the GPS will bail them out.
I wish we had never purchased from them at all, and I would recommend finding some furniture you like somewhere else.
Was this review helpful?YesNo
Read 0 RepliesAdd reply
Misleading and Rude
Posted by Christopher on 2013-11-25
SPRING, TEXAS -- I purchased my furniture from the woodlands store on Saturday 11/23. The delivery was then scheduled for Monday 11/25. Before purchase the sales representative told me the delivery people would not call before they delivered the furniture and they would show up anywhere from 7 AM till 10 PM that day. Because of this I asked if it was OK if I had my 13 year old nephew sign for the delivery so I would not have to miss a full day of work just for the delivery. The sales representative said that was fine. Then when Monday came around my phone must not have had signal for a little while because all of the sudden I had 4 voice mails saying I had to have someone of at least 18 years of age to sign for the furniture and they provided a different number in 3 of them for me to call back.
The first one I tried never even went through, the second was an automated system for the woodlands store that never went to an actual person or ever told you to press a number to do anything, and finally the last number was, I believe, the personal number of the sales representative I had. It was not until the second time I called that third number that I was even able to talk to anyone. After talking to the rep, she told me to call the second number, so I told her I already did, but it never gave me an option to do anything. She told me I actually had to press 0 to talk to someone. This is something I would not have known unless someone told me. This number got me in touch with the woodlands store where I asked to speak to a manager.
The manager told me there was nothing he could do to help me other than call me the next day at the earliest with the next possible time they could deliver the furniture (which would be next week at the earliest). On top of not being helpful, the manager's voice was obviously being rude. After not being helped by the store I called the first number again. After 15 tries the number finally worked. This was the customer service. The customer service also said they could do nothing for me, but at least she contacted dispatch to see if the drivers were still in the area. This was about 2 hours after the delivery men came. If I would have had help when I first sought it out it would have been about 45 minutes after they were there and they may have still been in the area.
For a company that says they are so interested in customer satisfaction, the process to get any kind of help was way more than it should have been.
WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA -- We visited our local Rooms To Go store in Wilmington, NC to purchase at least two rooms of new furniture. Before my visit, I'd printed off several items I was interested in. Greg, was our salesman. He greeted us when we went in the store, advised he could help us, and promptly disappeared while we looked around. After we'd decided on the pieces, I went to find Greg. We discussed our furniture and then looked at the living room set. It was the Angelo Bay set, sale priced advertised at approximately 1000.00 as a 3 piece set. The room setup showed a recliner, end tables, sofa with chaise and ottoman. During our conversation, we expressly asked if the recliner was included in the price for the set. We were told it did. It was advertised that you could get a television as well. At no time did Greg mention that the TV Package was an additional 688.00. His sales info was extremely deceptive. This turned out to be a major issue- of course, when we received the furniture, there was no recliner- it was NOT included in the package, and there was nothing that could be done.
The second issue was with my nightstands. I'd previously purchased a bedroom set from RTG and needed more stands. Greg told us that the original set was discontinued, but he could get comparable nightstands. I mentioned to him that my set is black and would need black. He stated he could get them with no issue. When my furniture arrived, the truck had wooden nightstands, in the wrong finish. When we contacted Greg and Mike to advise- we were told that the stands didn't come in black (and they also asked "Can't you use the walnut stands?" No, I can't. It's not what will match, what I wanted, or what should have been ordered.) We had to call the store multiple times with absolutely NO resolve. Mike told us at least twice that there is nothing that can be done about our errors....his suggestion? Use the money we spent on the stands to buy the recliner! No thank you. I will never order anything from Rooms to Go in Wilmington.
The sales experience with Greg was absolutely horrible. Such a shame, because my last order with Charles at the same store was wonderful. If this is how they treat a 5500.00 that was paid, in full, on purchase....I would hate to see how they treat customers who purchase only one or two items at the time. This store and this company, it seems, doesn't care after they get the money in pocket.