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Stop and Run, Never Buy Anything From the Dump
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Rating: 1/51

LOMBARD, ILLINOIS -- This company sells substandard furniture and beds but charges too much. I purchase a mattress for $1,300 but is real value was probably around 400.00. It didn't even last 9 months. It had body impression two weeks later. Six months later the large form that surrounds the form poked out around the bed and it looked lumpy just ugly. The manufacturer went of business so I was told back into Lombard IL location and select another mattress well, I choose one but it was $100.00 more than what I paid so the manager said "pay the difference or get a refund." This was my way out and ridding myself from them so I agreed to be refunded.

Now here is where the catch comes in, The Dump has a financial company they partnered with for customer which will allow them to purchase but purchase must be paid within 90 days, which I had gone. The Dump says they are responsible for refunding me but Progressive is, Progressive says they paid The Dump. Neither is willing to reach out the other about the refund but wants me to communicate to the other about my money.

Truly The Dump owes as the mattress went back into their warehouse over a week ago, Progressive paid them six months ago, I contacted the Better Business Bureau for help and is reaching out to my local news station about this. As is stand as of today neither has started the refund process. Progressive simply says they won't and for them I understand but the dump-not. Please stay aware from this company. I hope the government shuts them down, after my refund of course.

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Do Not Purchase Anything From This Company
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Rating: 1/51

LOMBARD, ILLINOIS -- This has been the worst experience I have had with purchasing a big dollar item. I purchased a sofa and I thought it looked a little bit odd but I could not put my finger on it. I finally figured out that although the sofa appeared similar to the one I purchased, it was not the exact floor model I purchased. They are not disputing the incorrect merchandise was delivered. They are saying because I signed for them, it is not their problem. I tried to dispute it with them and unfortunately there is nothing else I can do. They have absolutely the worst business practices I have ever seen.

I would suggest that no one do business with this company. They are underhanded. They do not care about the satisfaction and return business of the customer. The only thing they are concerned with is how they can get your money. I am surprised they are still in business.

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They sold our furniture to someone else!!
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IRVING TEXAS -- Purchased a bed and dresser in mid September and paid for it. They confirmed before we left the store that the bed was in stock, but the dresser was on order. No problem. The dresser was due in 2 weeks before we needed it. When we go to pick it up? They don't have the bed!! They sold it to someone else EVEN THOUGH WE HAD ALREADY PAID FOR OURS! The icing on the cake? My wife went to get her money back and they made her wait another 20 minutes to confirm we hadn't taken anything! There was no bed to take! Stay away. I would NOT purchase from these people especially if you can't leave with the merchandise the same day.

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Excellent Service and Quality Furniture
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Rating: 5/51

LOMBARD, ILLINOIS -- I was looking for a real wood dining room table. NOT plywood or laminate over particle board. The tables and dining chairs at the dump were exactly what I was looking for. REAL MAPLE ALL MAPLE, not bits and pieces of the table or chairs!!! I had searched other furniture stores and found particle board for the same price. Also my table has an amazing leaf that drops down into the table, self storage at its best. The staff was very helpful and not overbearing considering they work on commission.

If you are looking for cheaply made furniture do not shop here. I will not bash other stores but those who know quality furniture know what I am talking about. They also have an amazing program. (I had to pay a small fee that I will get BACK in a store credit if I do not use.) If something happens to my table I can get it repaired or replaced within 5 years. My friends and family are actually considering giving their 4-5 year old tables away to purchase what I now have. Thank you the Dump!!!

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Defective Merchandise
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Rating: 1/51

ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- For the past 2 months I have been working with customer service, ** to be exact. I purchased a new sofa from the Atlanta store. Upon having it for 2 months the cushions began to "pill up" and get lumpy. No one would come out and look at the sofa. I was then asked to provide pictures... then was told that the manufacturer would "replace the covers". However, I was made to pay shipping.

I have now been waiting for over 3 weeks. I am very dissatisfied with the "Customer Service" agent. Not only was she rude, unprofessional, and would not return my calls. I will never buy anything from The Dump again. They do not stand behind their products. All I wanted was my sofa replaced in a timely matter. But was told that was not their policy. Buy at Your Own Risk!

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Poor Customer Relations
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ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I'm a businessman who decided to kill some time before my next duty so I decided to stop by The Dump in Atlanta. When I got there I looked around a bit and found myself in the clearance area where I noticed a pile of blankets all the same price but different colors. There was one blanket I noticed that matched my colors in my bedroom but this blanket was missing the price. A worker told me the price should be the same as the others but he went and spoke to a lady over the department who was on break in the break area eating and just off the top of her head without seeing it she tells him to tell me $40 more than the other blanks.

I asked to speak to her cause this made no sense to me and she comes out with an attitude and says "it's because it's bigger." I say "no it's the same." So I walk back to clearance and measure it next to the others and guess what it was the same size. Moments later she comes racing up behind me and I showed her that that was not accurate and she says "it's because it's a better color." I said "I'm going to find the store manager this makes no sense." So I find the store manager and right away he acts defensive and I tell him about the situation and he acts real rude, short, and condescending and then tells me that it's because of the date.

So I look at the dates and the one I wanted said 2009 and the other at a lower price said 2011 so I point that out. He says, "well we don't go by that date." I say, "there is no other date so again where is this mystery price coming from?" He storms off and says "I'll just look it up in the computer." And I said "that would have made more sense to do that before you'll made up a price." As he was looking up the real price, another associate comes up to me and ask if I had got my previous needs met, and as I'm talking to her, the store manager jumps in and threatens to kick me out if I didn't shut up.

And I told him she asked and it's our private conversation and he wasn't in it. The store manager then gets on his cell phone and calls security and upon his arrival they converse in the corner and the security waits to the side. Then the store manager walks up to me with some papers and I'm thinking at that time he's going to tell me the price so I can buy it and leave, instead he walks up to me and starts off with 'first of all blaw blaw blaw and this and that', trying to pick an argument to escalate the situation.

I then tell him "I don't need the back lash. All I need is the price cause I know what you are trying to do." He says, "well you can just get the hell out of my store" and then told the security to escort me out. I've since called customer service twice and after almost 3 weeks I still haven't got the call back I was promised.

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Horrible Customer Service / Damaged Furniture
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Rating: 1/51

IRVING, TEXAS -- We purchased a dining room table and chairs from The Dump. On the FIRST DELIVERY, the table was badly damaged. They left chairs and rescheduled another day to bring a new table. On the SECOND DELIVERY, the table was again badly damaged. (Again, we're not talking scratched, it looked like it had been dropped from 20 ft onto the corner of the table.) A THIRD TABLE was then brought out several days later, AGAIN badly damaged. We'd been speaking to their customer service department begging them to inspect the table before they came out and of course we were assured they would, but they obviously did not.

On the FOURTH DELIVERY, finally the table itself was not damaged, BUT it was missing 2 pieces needed to attach the legs. The delivery guys thought it was a manufacturing defect at the time, so that one also went back. At last, on the FIFTH DELIVERY it was put together and all looked good. After me taking out 5 days for delivery, and complaining to their customer service dept for an hour, they were kind enough to offer me a $100 gift card to The Dump. Thanks for nothing. If I had been able to locate the table to match the chairs we already had, I would have taken my business elsewhere. I certainly will go elsewhere in the future.

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Fraudulent Advertising - Bait and Switch
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Rating: 1/51

TEMPE, ARIZONA -- I heard an advertisement for The Dump on TV and the internet stating that The Dump is going out of the mattress business and mattresses are on sale at 15 cents on the dollar or 85% off. So I drove to the Dump all the way from North Phoenix to find out this was a lie and they had two mattress sets not much else on sale. I looked at the one for a Queen sized bed and thought this looks nothing like what they were advertising. Most mattresses were not even on sale.

When I spoke to the sales person, she said I needed to listen to the add more carefully, that this inventory is going so new could come in that they are not going out of the mattress business. What the heck!! Then I was going to purchase a mattress set but did not want the box springs as my is very new and would have matched. The sign with the pricing was on the bed and it said mattress only $309.00, box springs and mattress $398.00 (something like that), then she said I can only give you $50.00 off for not taking the box springs - what. She told me "never mind the sign stating $309.00 that was wrong."

I bought my daughter's mattress at The Dump a year ago and got a really great deal, quality and a real sale. If you look at the furniture and the pricing you can pretty much pay that at any good furniture store or a little less. They are not going out of the rug business like they advertise either. How come no one has sued this place for false advertising?? How can you get away with what they are doing?? Not to mention how can they charge you 100.00 for box springs and only credit you 50.00 - how ridiculous. The quality sucks and you can see that these are not designer anything.

I came home and listened to the ad again and it is exactly what I told her that it specifically states that they are going out of the mattress business - do they think we are stupid. They are liars so they can get you in the store - if I did business like that I would be out of business. I will never step foot in the Dump again. Thanks Dump - You right I ALMOST GOT DUMPED!!! HOPE SOMEONE FINALLY SUES YOU FOR FALSE ADVERTISING - CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH YOU GO OUT OF BUSINESS.

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Shotty Delivery
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Rating: 2/51

HAMPTON, VIRGINIA -- I just received delivery of my new bed and I am very dissatisfied with the way the delivery men set up the bed. They were very rough with the handling of the metal parts of the bed on my hardwood floor. I could hear them slamming stuff around on the floor because they were in such a hurry to get out. I understand them having to deliver within time constraints but extra care needs to be taken with hardwood floors.

We signed for the delivery but when we went in to apply sliders to the metal legs of the frame I noticed three scratches on the floor and a huge gash. I expect better care to be taken when paying to have store delivery having to redo a hardwood floor is very costly. I was satisfied with my purchase and store experience but completely unsatisfied with the delivery and would not recommend it to anyone.

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Bed Broke and Fell Apart
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Rating: 1/51

TEMPE, ARIZONA -- Bought a bed that was a final sale close out and could not be returned at The Dump. The bed was delivered and the drawers would not close once they were opened. So we reached under the bed, positioned the drawers in a closed position, and vowed never to open again. That was the end of extra storage. A week later the bed broke and we fell to the floor. My husband made a part and fixed the part that was broken.

Several weeks later, again, we fell to the floor as another section of the bed broke. My husband again made a replacement part and we were able to return to our bed for the remainder of the night. Two days ago, the real challenge came when the main support frame cracked and broke. It was late, we were tired, and the bed was not useable so my husband used a piece of wood and a hydraulic jack to hold the bed up for the remainder of the night. The next day, it was necessary to replace the main support beam for the bed. The bed is not even three months old and a call to The Dump brought no results.

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The Dump
5324 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462-1828
800-768-0348 (ph)
www.thedump.com
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