RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA -- They talked us into getting the bonded leather instead of the microfiber upholstery, saying the bonded leather would "last a lifetime". We spent $1500 on a couch and a love seat. Within 3 years, it flaked and peeled and came off. There are a zillion pictures of this on the internet, so it's clearly not our fault. The furniture was completely ruined. When we asked for a pro-rated refund, all they would say is "Rooms to Go had no obligation to deliver furniture that would last longer than the one year warranty period." That sounds a lot different from "will last a lifetime."
We don't have little kids, or pets, or smokers, and we don't sleep on these couches. They just sat in our house and deteriorated. They were used for two adults to sit on to watch TV. We did not abuse the furniture in any way. Rooms to Go simply doesn't care about customer service. I contacted four re-upholstery shops and they all said "We do not re-upholster that Rooms to Go furniture -- it simply isn't worth it. Buy yourself some good furniture from a garage sale, Craigslist, or an estate sale, and we will re-upholster it for you."
LITHONIA, GEORGIA -- When our living room set was delivered there were two pieces that were damaged. We caught one, the coffee table but they got away with the damaged console as we did not see the problem until after we signed off and the delivery guys left. It took over a month for us to get the new coffee table. The support on the loveseat broke within a week. They repaired it by laminating, instead of replacing the broken beam. Of course that repair did not last.
Within 6 months the batting was poking through the fabric. In less than a year the cushions started flattening out and the set started looking old. It was comprised of a couch, loveseat, chair and a half with an ottoman, a coffee table, end table and lamp. The frames started being felt through the arms and the coffee table started to lean. A call to customer service got no results as the warranty had expired.
It was when we decided to repair the coffee table ourselves that we learned that their furniture was constructed with new pine and nails, nails not screws. The loveseat has continued to fall apart. When we replace the set it won't be with RTG furniture. We tell everyone we know not to shop there. It looks great in the showroom then shows that it is not quality and not for a family in a very short time.
MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Store set up the base of our bed (slats) incorrectly and caused problems with our mattress. Store unconcerned about it. Misled about a product guarantee. Salesperson led us to believe that both items we bought were guaranteed for 10 years. Later we found out that one item was only guaranteed for one year. The store promises to make things right but don't come through on their promises.
Need to make many calls before being able to get in touch with a store manager. They will never call you back. At the company, it seems like the departments don't talk together or work together. Sales clerks tell you one thing, customer service tells you another thing, technicians tells you something else and the delivery people tell something different also. I believe the company takes advantage of their customers. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I did that. But, I guess they are ok with it. I would suggest that you buy from some other company. I will never go back.
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I recently purchased a sofa and love seat. In the showroom I was showed that there will be 4 pillows and when the order came it never was delivered. I called up customer care to just know that the pillows are never included in that order. They just wanted me to talk to the salesperson from the store but I never get calls from them. I did follow up with customer care but no resolution.
The issue here is when I was sold the product I was told few things which never got delivered and customer care is of no use. There is no point going to a brand then I could have gone to any local store and got similar product in much less price.
DALLAS, TEXAS -- At the time of my purchase the sales associate convince me to get a white sofa and he has a two-year-old and his sofa is the same. If anything happen I have three years warranty and if anything happen they come clean. If it doesn't clean they deliver a new. I call them. They said not cover. I feel cheated. I bought my whole house from them but not even respect. They hung up on me.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- We bought a bedroom set for a sick uncle who was in a nursing home and the delivery people dropped everything off and expect him to build it himself when he can barely move!!! I've never bought furniture from a company who did not either assist or offer help to someone who can't do for themselves. I will never buy a thing from this company again. Due to the fact they can't help a handicap person and the poor quality of the furniture along with the worse customer service I've ever experienced.
FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS -- We waited 2 months for a bed and it arrived broken. We had to wait another week for the part. We called customer service and they told us "It is what it is". We purchased several items with them and were regular customers. Horrible customer service too.
I ordered a chair for my daughter based on the color shown on their website. The color that arrived at my home did not match that color shown on the website. They have a policy (regardless of whether the item matches what's shown online or not) that the consumer has to pay the return shipping charges. So they post a picture, ship me an item I didn't want and I HAVE TO PAY $50.00 TO RETURN A CHAIR I DON'T WANT. BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY!!!
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.