ROANOKE, VIRGINIA -- After years of trouble with TempurPedic mattresses we went to Sears and purchased a top of the line Simmons Beautyrest Black pillow top mattress and box springs, spending almost $3K, thinking it would hold up and appreciating the 60 day Comfort guarantee should we not like it as much once we got it home. The mattress delivery went well, and we enjoyed the mattress but by 2 months the sagging had begun and in the 7th month we completed jumping through the hoops to satisfy the warranty, demonstrating a clean mattress, strong foundation, and a 1.5" sag.
We were told to pick out whatever mattress we wanted - no refund if we selected something less expensive and if it was more we would pay the difference. Furthermore, no more comfort guarantee- so if you pick something different and don't like it, too bad. Not wanting to make another mistake I read all I could find... which led me to realize that most all mattresses sag, the manufacturers consider this to be "normal". The more plush (more foam inside) the more it will sag, so pillow top mattresses are the worst. I learned that air beds and latex mattresses have the fewest issues so I went back to Sears to see if they carried either of these - No, no they don't.
I continued to research and in doing so learned that all beds contain fire retardant chemicals but some retailers will sell you a bed w/o the chemicals if you have a physician prescription. Not so with Sears - Serta, Simmons and Stearns and Foster all insist on giving you the chemicals and their customer's health is not a concern for Sears. My daughter and husband have both suffered health issues that have reportedly come from these dangerous chemicals.
I contacted Sears explaining my dilemma - obtaining another mattress that will eventually sag and make my family sick was not what I wanted. I asked for a pro-rated store credit. While I had offers of both store credit and a refund - in the end the people offering them were misinformed.
I took it all the way to the executive offices, thinking surely they would be empowered to keep a customer but no - they just don't feel they can do anything about it. They told me their only recourse, and thus mine, was to take the manufacturer's warranty. I contacted the manufacturer and they tell me I must deal with Sears-what a hot potato! No one stands behind these expensive mattresses with short lives. After buying from Sears for 30 years, I will never again purchase anything from them. Instead I purchased a mattress from Sleep Essentials in Roanoke - chemical free latex that won't sag. See ** for mattress education. I wish I had done this before buying from Sears!
RED ROCK, TEXAS -- My husband purchased our mattress and the store warranty from Sears in May 09 and to our dismay it started to sag about four months after we bought it. (Even though we routinely turn it each month) So here were are in Feb 2010 and I call the number listed on the back of my Sears warranty. They tell me to call the store I purchased it from so I do. The store tells me I need to fax them some information and I notify them I do not have a fax and direct me to the store where they will fax it for me. No such luck. Am rudely told by the store employee "we don't do that... we have never done that unless this is something new I don't know about.
You have to call the number on your warranty. So again I call the number listed on the warranty and finally get some help." Am then transferred to the Delivery Solutions department who take my claim. About 15 min later Sears Exchange Department calls me regarding my claim. The Rep didn't give me his name just old me I could either measure the bed and take pictures myself or have the mattress company come out and do it for me. So I figure I have two small children at home what the hey will have them come do it. Well the representative gave me the wrong number, which I repeated back to him, so I call Sears again.
This time am given the right number and am told I can measure the mattress with string to show the sagging. Call Integrated Bedding, who is not Sealy as I thought, and am told it will cost me $45 to have them come out. So again I call Sears and tell them I wasn't told there was a fee, which they so kindly apologized for. Then I ask how to measure the mattress and take the photos and where to send them. Am told to use a broom and ruler to show the sagging. I proceed to take pictures with the broom and string since I am not sure which way to do it and tired of jumping through hoops. I get them done and with the email sent in call Sears back.
I am NOW informed that because my mattress does not sag more than an inch and a half I do not qualify for the warranty. So am angry and ask to speak to a manager to whom I explain the entire situation to and let her know it feels as though I am sleeping in a ditch, and her response is I am sorry but you do not qualify because it is not more than an inch and a half and it sounds more like a comfort issue. So I tell her do the pictures show sagging and she says yes they do but not the inch and a half. So I tell her then how is it a comfort issue and not a sagging issue. Her reply it's not an inch and a half try again in a few months.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- We bought a hybrid mattress from Sears for what seemed like a great deal. Unfortunately, my wife was sweating bullets on the memory foam and we had to exchange the bed for something that didn't trap heat. So we go to Sears, spend hours laying on the floor models and pick out one we can agree on. That part was fine. We paid the restocking fee and the delivery/pick up fees with no issue. The problem is we aren't very comfortable on this new bed either and called to see if we can exchange it and were told that this was a no go.
There is only one "comfort exchange" allowed per purchase which I get if we were asking the for the same model we already had but this is a totally different bed! So, they want to make sure we're happy with one purchase but the second purchase is just tough luck? We have no issue paying another restocking fee or delivery/pick up fee and are buying yet another mattress from the company so what's the problem?
I will never buy another bed from Sears or make any other large household purchases. I get not being able to endlessly exchange beds but this seems a little uneven and unfair. Hope the quick buck was worth trading off any other money we'll spend with you down the road.
ELIZABETHTOWN, KENTUCKY -- Differently not the mattress tried out at this Sears store. And why would a customer have to wait 30 days to return a product they are clearly not satisfied with. Why would Sears want to treat their customers this way. This mattress was very expensive and was expected to to be the last mattress purchased, given our age and all. 15% restocking fee? Really? On top of a pickup fee? The "break in" period for a mattress is a bunch of crap and wish I had not fallen for it.
MERRILLVILLE, INDIANA -- I purchased queen mattress set along with bed frame from Sears. After 1 year mattress was sagging almost 3 inches down the center. I emailed all the pictures and information required. I was denied because they said the frame didn't meet the requirements. After numerous calls, I got nowhere. I went to Sears because I trusted that I would be sold quality products. Why would they sell me a frame that was not the required frame for my mattress set? Now I'm stuck with a new saggy mattress. Extremely dissatisfied!!!
PEMBROKE PINES, FLORIDA -- On November 30th, 2013 we went to Sears looking for a new mattress set (mattress + box spring). The product is the same price everywhere and but we chose Sears as they offered to haul away our old mattress set. We are loyal Sears customers for over 12 years in an age where many customers have moved on to other retailers such as Best Buy, HH Gregg, Home Depot, JC Penney, etc. for home bedding, appliance and other needs.
On December 6, Sears delivered the new mattresses but categorically refused to haul away the old mattresses despite the fact that it is on the receipt to have them hauled away and despite the fact that this was the reason that I purchased from Sears. I called the store manager on the same day (December 6) and she apologized and arranged for Sears to once again attempt to do the haul away on December 11.
On December 11, the Sears employee arrived to take disposed of the old mattresses and then told me that they would not haul away the mattresses because they were "stained"! These are old mattresses and that is precisely the reason we wanted to get new ones so of course they are "stained".
Nonetheless, the Sears representative categorically refused to dispose of the old mattresses and left. He said that a "manager from the warehouse" would call me to explain their "policy". When I purchased the new mattresses there were no conditions stated regarding the haul away and the sales person went ahead with the sale knowing that this was a condition for us in buying from Sears.
After many years as a loyal Sears customer (and many investments in many purchases) I feel cheated. Sears has not and appears will not do anything to resolve this matter or to keep a loyal customer. I am posting this here so that other potential customers are aware and will make a better decision than the one I made in selecting Sears. BUYER BEWARE!! Sad, that a good long lasting customer relationship has to end like this but I guess that is Sears' way of doing business.
Sears contacted me (finally). They arranged for picking up the mattress on 21-Dec. The Sears employees arrived, inspected the old mattresses (to be hauled away as garbage) and again stated that they were too stained and wanted me to talk to their warehouse manager. The explained the same old story that they cannot haul away the mattreses in that "condition" that they were "stained", etc. etc.
SO I TOLD THEM A WHITE LIE. I said that I had spoken to a VP at Sears executive office (I really only had spoken to the Sears Social Media Support Escalations as you can see above). They seemed to believe me because then the Sears person told their manager over the phone the manager told him to just get it done.
It is too bad that I had to lie to get this done but they took it away finally (third attempt). Will this make me buy again from Sears? I don't know - what would you do?
Dear Charlie, My name is Susan with Sears Social Media Support Escalations team. We are a single point of contact for escalated issues which means that we handle issues start to finish with one dedicated Case Manager. We're sorry that our delivery team would not haul away your old mattresses. We'd like to offer the assistance of a dedicated Case Manager who can discuss possible options to resolve this situation. We value your business very much and want to make sure that everything that can be done to help you is being done. At your convenience please contact our office via email at SMAdvisor@searshc.com and a dedicated case manager will contact you directly. In the email, please provide a contact phone number and the phone number the mattresses were purchased under (if different than the contact phone number) and we will call you directly. Also, in your email, please provide your screen name (Charlie) you used to post on this site, for reference to your issue, and we do look forward to talking to you soon. Thank you, Susan R. Social Media Moderator Sears Social Media Support
JACKSON, TENNESSEE -- We bought a Serta mattress from the Sears store here in Jackson, TN on Oct 19th 2011. We were told it would be delivered to our home on Thursday Oct 27th and that we would get a phone call telling us what time. My husband received the call stating it would be between 2:30-4:30 that afternoon. He made arrangements to be home an hour and a half before the earliest delivery time. Our daughter who is 22 called her father at 12:45 telling him they were already there.
She gave her phone to the delivery man and my husband asked they wait 10 minutes for him to get there. They refused. They came in on my daughter who was home alone, trying to go to work and had to call and tell her employer she would be late. They did not bring the bed frame but told my husband they would bring it tomorrow.
He told them no and to wait because he didn't want anyone to sign something he didn't see in case it stated they did deliver the frame and we didn't get it. That's exactly what happened. We didn't even get a copy of it but Sears (although they have been nice about this) states the frame was on the truck and shows it was delivered. My husband who NEVER gets mad is so angry he doesn't know what to do.
I am angry because these men walked in on my daughter without permission, scared her, would not listen to instruction and then they lied on top of everything else. We still don't have our bed frame today and was told it would now be tomorrow.
We were told we would be compensated by being given free shipping. We were supposed to have free shipping anyway. You can't compensate for scaring my daughter. I understand these delivery guys are sub contractors and not employed by Sears but I can tell you one thing... I work in commercial insurance. They are supposed to have some liability insurance as a sub contractor and should be background checked before they are allowed to visit peoples homes. SHAME on Sears. This is so unacceptable!!!
PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA -- We purchased a mattress and box spring set at Sears in Palmdale, CA. The store itself was alright, but the delivery and customer "after care" was horrific. The guys they sent to my home to deliver the products did not speak any English and showed up with hands covered in some sort of black substance. I asked them to wash their hands and even went so far as to provide them a sink, soap and a fresh towel (which had to be trashed after). They put in the box springs and as they were lowering the mattress I saw greasy hand prints all over the bottom and sides of my new $3K bed.
I said "stop... look at that grease and dirt on my purchase, that is disgusting and will invalidate my warranty". The guys, who did not 'speak English' said "oh no, only piss or blood on the top will invalidate warranty, it's no problem". I said it was a problem and I'd like to see the delivery manifest. I asked them to step outside my home, wrote comments on the manifest and took a photocopy, refused to sign for the delivery and called Sears.
Sears said "yes that does invalidate your warranty, we will replace both box springs and the mattress". A week later another truck shows up, with one box spring. We are waiting on two new box springs and a new mattress tomorrow, God help us! This is the very last time I spend my hard earned money at this establishment.
Note: Sears will not provide the name of the delivery company. Sears will not provide the name or ID of the delivery people. How safe do you really feel shopping with a store and having your wife alone at home accepting products in your home from strangers, a group of unidentified men in this day and age? Sears does not care about its customers. Sears does not care about the safety of its female customers in their homes, and they will never receive our business again.
Note 2: The (800) Sears service call center provide incorrect phone numbers when asked for a complaints department. They claim to be running some sort of contest on their sales receipts and they provide you with a web site to give feedback. The only way to actually get the right number is to put "Extremely Dissatisfied" as your survey responses. The number listed is the "Sears National Customer Relations Center", but the guy I talked to tonight (Solomon) Unit # ** said that this department name has not been used for over three (3) years. Sears...you really do suck!
My name is Susan and I'm part of the Sears Cares Team. I found your post here and wanted to reach out to you and offer assistance. I am very sorry about the problems you are having getting your mattress and box springs delivered. I can definitely understand the frustration you must be feeling over this situation. We are a single point of contact for escalated concerns which means we step into a situation and handle it start to finish with one Case Manager. At your convenience, please send us an email to our office at email@example.com. In the email, please provide a contact phone number and we will call you directly. Also, in your email please provide the screen name (147657) for reference to your issue and we do look forward to talking to you soon.
Sears Cares Team
NEW HAMPSHIRE -- SEARS LIAR!!! LIAR!!! LIAR. I am so disappointed in Sears warranty and customers service. I could not imagine that can happen in a country like CANADA!!! Where are the law makers and police to catch all these LIARS who rob innocent people in a very VERY MODERN WAY...
My story is very simple and straight I bought a high end Mattress just thinking that sleep is the most important thing in our lives to get yourself ready for the next day and I paid through my mouth and nose to buy that Mattress and salesman (LIAR A BIG LAIR) told me that this mattress has 10 or 20 years warranty if it sags or bulge or anything goes wrong with the mattress. After buying that mattress in 4 months it has started Bulging and sagging from the sides. I GOT BACKACHE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE...
I called Sears customers service (MOST ILL MANNERED SERVICE REPS... THEY JUST DON'T ABUSE YOU otherwise say everything just to force you to end up the call)... anyway according to their report mattress doesn't have 2 inch depression so they can't do anythingCAN YOU BEAT THAT... I'M HAVING BACK PAIN BECAUSE OF THE MATTRESS and any blind person can tell you that mattress is sagging and bulging and has dents on both sides of the mattress... I mean that's a limit... then they simply refuse to change or repair the mattress NO MATTER HOW BAD BACKACHE I HAVE!!!
My wife has stopped sleeping on that bed and sleeps on 2 inch mattress on floor because of the pain... that's sooo outrageous... I belong to India (A third world developing country) but sorry to say EVEN THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN THERE... THERE IS NO HONESTY IN SEARS PEOPLE. THEY ARE SIMPLY LIARS... NEVER purchase anything from them... so disappointed.
My name is Susan and I'm part of the Sears Cares Team. I found your post here and wanted to reach out to you and offer assistance. I am very sorry about the problems you were having with the sagging of your mattress. I can definitely understand the frustration you must be feeling over this situation. We are a single point of contact for escalated concerns which means we step into a situation and handle it start to finish with one Case Manager. At your convenience, please send us an email to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, please provide a contact phone number and we will call you directly. Also, in your email please provide the screen name (146319) for reference to your issue and we do look forward to talking to you soon.
Sears Cares Team
Purchased Sears mattress and box spring in late February 2014. W/in a few months, the mattress sagged in several places which also has caused back pain. Initiated mattress claim in June 2014. Sears would not consider any refund because the sagging had not occurred or was reported within the first 30 days after purchase. I did not expect any sagging for years.
After going back and forth with Sears, I had to accept a different style mattress which is larger than the original box spring. (I could not try out the replacement mattress because it was not available in local stores). This is because Sears would only replace the mattress - not the boxspring. THE REPLACEMENT MATTRESS has sagged! Sears is no longer the customer-oriented store it used to be. After being a longtime Sears customer, I would no longer consider purchasing another mattress or Sears product from Sears.