LOMBARD, ILLINOIS -- This company sales 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 the 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.
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 FORTH 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.
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 and 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.
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- We purchased a 5 piece bedroom set from this company on May 30, 2009... until today, we haven't received the dresser in proper condition and we are VERY VERY unhappy. We received a damage piece and now we have a replacement that is also damaged. The drawers and frames are broken and chipped and the wood/veneer is flaking off. The dovetails on the drawer are separated by 1/2 of an inch and pieces of wood are cutting into your hand. There is also mould at the bottom inner part of the dresser. If you are a future buyer and care to read our complaint, my one advise - don't shop here!
Please be wary of this store and their furniture quality. This should be your last resort if you ever need to shop for a special piece for your home. I would recommend Star Furniture and many others over this company. For many reasons, a few of which I may take time to list: What you see and order, is not what you receive, the pieces on the floor are better and more sturdier, what you get is nothing in comparison. Made in China - poor excuse. Customer Service are rude and impolite and doesn't care to help you even when THE DUMP has just dumped a damaged piece of furniture in your bedroom; I can list names... but let's be nice and don't.
Furniture was delivered on June 5 with damages and not replaced until August 28, only to find more damages than before. PS: They promise to replace damage furniture within 30 days, but 90 days approach and no follow ups. We call 5 - 6 times for help, we explain over and over, we get no apologies, no kind answers, it's just one excuse after another. We ask for a manager, even by name to no avail, the manager was standing right there but our calls go right back to the original rude customer service representative who once said we have none left in stock.
Our last resort was to go back into the store and find our sales representative and of course the manager was there to help us, very cordial and very nice. But in the end, he does nothing more than promise another immediate replacement. This is sad, given the status of our economy right now - the standards of customer service is at its lowest point. How can we the consumer be confident to make purchases? They take our money and they don't care what happens after.
At one time I called to follow up, only to find that our file was covered under rubble on someone's desk who was sick or out of the office for a week and I was told that no one would interfere with her desk or her job... Well obviously they did when I called to ask for my replacement of a damaged piece of garbage furniture they delivered to me. Delivery people don't care about you or your product... the wrapping is just a piece of blanket which probably lead to more damages in the truck.
Also, we were told our furniture was damaged by termites... hard to believe but termites may be crawling out of our bedroom pieces. The driver nicely said that the truck is sprayed. I am so frustrated at this point, I felt like standing at the door of this company and tell every single customer that the furniture is no good... beware. I hate to know that many may have gone through more than I went through with the DUMP. I can go on and on with more specifications... but I am tired and why should I, in the end, it's my money, no one cares but me.
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.
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.
IRVING, TEXAS -- We bought a new home and new furniture for our bedroom from The Dump. Parts were missing for the dresser/mirror to put it together. I am going on two months now and still no parts, no help from the sales person, no help from the store where I purchased it and no help from customer service. I know why they call it The Dump... It's because you get DUMPED on when trying to do anything with this company.
The sales guy said, "It's not my problem." Customer service said, "Let us look into it and call you back." We can't get a call back to save our lives. This is the worst furniture store experience I have ever had. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE DUMP TO ANYONE. I DON'T RECOMMEND THEIR PRICES, THEIR SALES PEOPLE AND ESPECIALLY THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE.
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.
IRVING, TEXAS -- I heard a radio ad stating that the Dump would give out $100 gift cards to anyone who showed up to the store on Friday the 15th. The ad said there was no minimum purchase required, no strings attached. In fact, it gave the example of finding something for $100 and getting it for free!
On the day of the event I and several other people stood outside to get our gift cards. When the doors opened the sales staff did not know what we were talking about. They acted like they did not know a promotion was going on. Later on someone came over with some cards that said $100 off a $199 purchase. We told the person that was wrong and they told us this is the offer they were told to pass out. I talked to a manager who told me that the higher ups played a copy of the radio ad and it was for $100 off a $199 purchase. I asked the people had they heard the ad on the radio and they all said no. They had only heard it in the meeting.
When I arrived home I filed a complaint to the Better Business Bureau in hopes of getting the $100 gift card that was offered in the advertisement.
TEMPE, ARIZONA -- I have had such a bad time with this miserable company as a customer. I spent 5 hours picking out furniture to redo my whole living room and kitchen. In this time I had to fax paperwork to the store to be approved for their 24 months no payments no interest offer and they approved me for exactly that. That offer is called an x24 offer to the employees of that store. I signed all the paperwork stating I had 0 payments and 0 interest for 24 months, and took the area rugs I had selected to my car. I later received a call saying I wasn't approved for the x24 offer but the w24 which is 24 equal payments over 24 months with no interest.
Still a good deal but not what I wanted so I canceled the order completely and told them to write up the rugs on a new contract and I would pay cash for them. I didn't want to drive 50 minutes back to the store just to hand them their stuff back because they can't honor their contracts. Not only did they not honor their contract, they didn't cancel it either and went on to try to deliver the furniture to me when I wasn't home (according to "The Dump" and my neighbors).
Now "The Dump" is sticking me with the bill for almost 6k worth of furniture that was supposed to be canceled, and trying to make me make payments on it when I was supposed to have no payments no interest in the first place... I never signed a delivery slip nor did I sign any agreement other than the one that I signed in the store for 0 payments 0 interest for 24 months. How did they get a new contract with me agreeing to buy these products from them on a totally different finance structure? Your guess is as good as mine but I can tell you it wasn't legally..
Avoid this store at all costs. They may have deals on furniture but you could end up like me getting bounced back and forth between the store the main office in Virginia, the finance company, the delivery company and the police trying to sort out a simple furniture sale... btw it's been since 5/28/10 that this took place and it still isn't resolved.
I have since reported them to the Arizona attorney general and the federal trade commission. the store in turn has filled charges against me for "stealing" said furniture "that I never took delivery of" because I haven't made a payment on their bogus contract. I will be suing the ** out of them after I am cleared of this obviously ridiculous claim.