OHIO -- I purchased a white 5 piece sectional as well as a recliner when the sectional was delivered 3 of the pieces were partially covered. Later on the night I noticed that 2 of the pieces didn't appear to be new. I called the warehouse and told them about my concern. A date was set for the 2 new pieces to be delivered to the be delivered to me. The night before the delivery was to be made I moved the furniture around and noticed that 2 more of the pieces of the sectional was damaged. I went to the store and began to talk to the manager and a two other employees. I told them that I wanted my money back the furniture was less than a week old.
The manager was kind and apologetic as the other man tried to assure me the plastic was often taken off at the warehouse to inspect the merchandise. The comment of the man made me angrier because that meant that they knew what they had sent out to me was inferior. Then he told me they may have taken the plastic off in the truck. I assured him that that wasn't the case. I saw the furniture uncovered there was no signs of any plastic on 2 of the pieces. I showed the manager the pictures in my camera some of the pictures didn't come out as well. I told the manager that my social he coordinator had also took pictures and she would have them ready ASAP.
The manager assured me that he believed me and the warehouse should have caught the damages. The manager tried to make it right with but I told him that my trust with the warehouse was destroyed. They insulted me [by] trying to pass off something that wasn't worth what I had paid for. I told the manager that I didn't want anything in the store I just wanted my money back. The manager made sure that I wouldn't have to wait another week for me to get my refund. The manager called me later on in the evening and told me that refund was ready. A credit was issued back to my card and the rest of the large refund was given to me in cash.
My problem wasn't with the manager, the cashier-secretary, my sales person, they were great. My problem is with the warehouse. God worked it out for me may He bless those who were a blessing to me. Shame on the people at the warehouse who authorize the inferior merchandise to be sent out to people who deserve better treatment and better merchandise.
All this happened 10/26/12. I told the manager that I wouldn't bash the store and I meant that some of the stores get blamed for what the warehouse does or doesn't do. If I could deal with the store only and never have to deal with the warehouse I would purchase other items from the store. How sad for VCF the losses are piling up.
I recently purchased a red soho sectional from Value City Furniture in St. Ann, MO. I paid around $1000.00 after the sectional, stain treatment, warranty, and delivery. The sales associate promised it would be delivered no later than May 22. I told them that was fine but it was imperative that it arrive no later than that because I live alone and will be hospitalized for major surgery June 9th. 3 days prior to the delivery date they called me and said they had pushed my delivery date back to May 29th. I was upset but told them that was fine, I reminded them that I needed the couch before June and once again they assured me that it would arrive on that date.
May 27th I received a message saying that they have moved my delivery date to June 9th, the freaking morning of my surgery. I'm up at night writing this because I am so upset. I don't quite remember they're return policy but when they open today I am Marching up there and complaining and demanding a refund. I am never setting foot in a Value City Furniture again. They have no care or decency to the people that keep them in business. If I don't get a refund I will be going to the Better Business Bureau and small claims. I want my 1000 dollars back. I will buy a couch from a store that keeps their word and can deliver the item you paid a grand for within 30 days.
LAGRANGE, ILLINOIS -- We bought a nice looking "leather" sectional 3 years ago and they look like crap now! It started cracking, peeling and sinking within this time period. We went to VCF to ask if they could do something about it and the guy said since our warranty just expired, bring it in on Monday and they will replace the cushions as a courtesy. On Monday we hauled 1 of the pieces and went in to speak to their "customer service" dept. They said that they couldn't help us and they don't know who said we could come in.
We gave them the receipt with the guys name on it (which was just printed out 2 days ago) and their response was they didn't know who the guy was. Are you kidding me? You don't know your own co-worker?!? Finally after 20 minutes they told us to bring it to the back to unload. We told them that we will bring in the 2nd piece the next day.
The next day we bring in the 2nd piece and guess who's there... the original person we spoke to 3 days before. He then pretended for a while that he didn't remember our conversation. We brought the 2nd piece around to the back. After we unloaded it they told us our 1st piece was finished. We thought that was awesome. We saw all the other people picking us their fixed items all nicely wrapped, but ours was on a little rolling "dolly" with the middle of the sofa looking like it was on steroids! They didn't replace the cushion as promised, they just overstuffed the middle of the sofa! The sofa piece looked worse than when we dropped it off.
We asked for a manager. ** was the RUDEST person I have EVER came across. Right off the back he came in with an attitude. We started to explain to him that the cushion of the sofa was raised so high that it was higher than the rest of the sectional and that the sofa was peeling even more now that it was overstuffed. His response was since you are complaining about the 1st piece they will not accept the 2nd one. WOW! Seriously they did more harm than good. We will NEVER EVER go into another VCF or ANY of their other stores.
GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS -- I purchased a section sofa on 11/13/2010 for $1800. I was told that they would call me 48 hours before the delivery date for the delivery window time. I never received a call so I called the employee who sold the sofa and then he informed me that they should call. They called the day of the delivery saying they are 30 minutes away. Luckily I work 10 minutes away from my house.
The workers were so rude and took 2 out of 3 sofas up and then when the last piece didn't fit into the elevator they said they couldn't take it up the stairs. Immediately I'm like WHAT??? What would you have done if I didn't have an elevator you would have found a way to bring it up somehow. Their response is 'we can take it all back!' And before I could think I started screaming at them.
1st I have no other furniture because I was told that I need to have the old furniture out so the workers have a clear path. 2nd I'm sure you have delivered furniture to customers who didn't have access to an elevator. 3rd the employee specifically asked what floor I was on and if it was a problem then he should have spoken up then. So I call the store and the workers already gone the store manager informs me they were in fact supposed to bring it up. So they refunded me the delivery charge but I still end up paying more because I had to pay $200 to a moving company to come and bring it up the stairs.
I have to say the workers for Golan were amazing they didn't ask any questions and carried the sofa up the stairs within 10 minutes. Never shop at Value City Furniture they are horrible. Finally the store manager calls me and apologize and I politely explain to him that I will never shop there again and I surely will be telling everyone about my experience.
MANSFIELD, OHIO -- I bought over $3,000.00 worth of furniture in Nov. 2009 and by Feb. 2010 I was seeing a default in one of the cushions. So I called VCF and told them about it and they sent a serviceman out to look at it. He said that it was a defect from the factory and he would order a new one. I waited 4 weeks for delivery like they had promised and I called and they said it usually took 6 to 8 weeks, so I waited 8 weeks and called again and was told it was at a factory in Cleveland or Columbus and it should be here in about a week so I waited a week and called again and was told it was here and they would deliver in a few days.
When they came to repair it the guy said "this is not going to fit, your cushion is attached." This is the same guy who came out originally. I was told by their very unprofessional service manager that it could not be replaced because it was a discontinued model and I could have 100.00 dollars off or I could have the sectional replaced. I went to the store to pick out another sofa and was told I had to pay an additional 400.00 for a new warranty and delivery fee again so I took the 100.00 off. Now that I'm coming close to having it paid off, they have added additional hidden charges that add up to almost 500.00 more than I thought.
I will never ever buy anything from them again and I will tell everybody I know how I was treated. I'm not finished with them yet, I'm going to call the Better Business Bureau tomorrow. There too many other places to buy furniture to have to put up with crap like this! Their stuff is of very poor quality and their service is even worse!
NILES, ILLINOIS -- The Double Discount Guarantee at Value City Furniture is not a guarantee at all. I purchased a sofa at Value City Furniture -- the two-piece chocolate bonded leather sectional called the Austin for $1089 total for the sofa to be delivered inside of my apartment. After purchasing, but while still waiting for delivery, I viewed an identical product online at A.M. B. Furniture Design called the 2 pc dark brown bonded leather sectional sofa with tufted seating for $1019 total for the sofa to be delivered inside of my apartment.
I faxed a copy of this information to the manager ** at Value City Furniture (I later spoke with the general manager **). First, ** said that the sofa did not resemble the one I faxed him. Take a look at the two products and judge for yourself. He said that the product I faxed him more closely resembled the Sloan, which you'll see is ridiculous. I was then told by ** that it doesn't matter if the total paid is different. I needed to subtract any sales tax from his order. He said that I also needed to consider that the two sofas were several inches different.
At this point, you may be wondering, "Well, what does their guarantee state?" Here it is: Guarantee: If you find a similar item (with similar qualities, features and benefits) with the same services, offered for less, within 30 days of purchase, we will gladly offer you a refund of twice the difference between their price and ours. This is what I found. I found a similar item delivered inside my apartment for $70 less than Value City Furniture. I also found a staff at Value City Furniture intent on not standing behind their Double Price Guarantee. Shame on you Value City Furniture!
And, to top it all off. The zebra print pillows were supposed to come with the sofa as stated online, I was told prior in-store that they didn't, and got clearance pillows instead. WTF! I don't appreciate this deception by the Value City Furniture sales staff! If I were to add both of these complaints up, I could easily say that Value City Furniture does not deliver on advertised statements!
FREDERICK, MARYLAND -- I purchased a complete white, leather sofa set for my living room & a brown sectional for my family room. The first attempt at delivery was the leather set only (the sectional was not available yet). It came with a scratch in the material, so I sent it back. They took it back and said they'd send me a new one.
2nd attempt at delivery: looked like someone made a lazy attempt with a do-it-yourself leather kit. Had a white spot the size of a half-dollar in a totally different shade of white than the rest of the sofa. It was the same exact sofa because I remember where the scratch was on the first one they sent. Pointed it out to the driver and he said, "Wow, that probably shouldn't have even left the warehouse that way." To make that delivery even sweeter, the sectional had an industrial-sized staple in the fabric, which had torn a hole in the material.
I figured 2 days of wasting my time was enough. I sent everything back on the truck and cancelled the entire order. They did offer me a discount to try deliver my order again, but I declined. The salespeople were very nice throughout the entire buying & returning process. I did not get any grief from the store when I went back to the store to get all of my money back.
To wrap it up, do not waste your time and energy in this store. It is not worth it. They do not take care of your items while delivering and/or they are sending stuff that is already defective. The fact that they tried to pass on the leather set as new when it was the same one they had originally delivered is pretty despicable.
Be aware and wherever you shop, check your items as soon as they get off the truck. Don't let them tell you that a "technician" will come and check it out. Refuse the delivery. Doing this saved me a ton of headaches and made my refund much easier. I understand how tedious and time-consuming choosing furniture can be, so that is why I wrote this review. We were so disappointed and had to start the shopping process all over again!
MARYLAND -- Spent close to $4000 on a sectional and dining room set (table, chairs, hutch), had my dad drive down from another state to let delivery guys in b/c couldn't accommodate morning delivery. Well thank goodness my dad had the sense to examine the $1000+ sectional, not only was it NOT encased in plastic, the fabric was WORN, esp the armrest where the metal was almost poking out! Everything was sent back.
This is where it gets interesting: the sales person said first it was a "defective" sofa, and another one was getting ready to be sent. THEN she called back to say that they take the plastic off at the store to check for any damages from the warehouse!!! I guess they forgot to inspect the dining room items, b/c they were still in plastic! But when I asked for a refund, they refuse to refund me the delivery fee even though it was THEIR error! Talk about shady! Def reporting to BBB! I don't care if I have to spend more at another store, will NEVER give my money to an untrustworthy company like Value City Furniture. Please be warned, wish someone told me.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN -- I purchased a sectional sofa set at the beginning of February at Value City Furniture in my city Grand Rapids MI. Right away, the cushions starting deforming, one piece was delayed almost a month after ordered and paid for.
The Ottoman was broken and it was replaced also a month after and now is broken again not even a month after.
I complained about it right away and it took them a long time to send a person to look at it and see what was wrong. After that I went back to the store and the manager was very rude and not willing to help.
The service person that came home explained the cushion top where you sit down were bad and was going to inform the store to have it replaced of returned. No one called me so I went back to the store. The manager explained that it should had been replaced within the 1st 7 days and no they were not responsible for it. I have a warranty, but he said that it only covers for it to be fixed, but this is a bad furniture.
I requested to switch it for a different sofa or the money back, but they don't want to help. They just didn't care. What options do I have? No one explained the warranty and the return policy, the sales person just said that if anything happened they will take care of it and come back to the store if any problem.
MEMPHIS ON WINCHESTER AVE, TENNESSEE -- I purchased a sectional on Sunday March 11th and I cancelled my order the next day before anything left the warehouse or before the store was opened. The manager at the Winchester Ave. store in Memphis, TN lied to me and told me that he did cancelled my check $3031.73 and everything was OK. He mentioned he called telecheck and cancelled it. On March 12, Tuesday, my check for $3031.73 was cashed by the store. When I called telecheck they mentioned to me they did not received a call or fax on Monday to cancelled my check, so he lied. He called telecheck on Tues. after my check was cashed and cancelled it.
Beware of this store, they are selling junk furniture, not fully built and they will rip you off. It's March 22nd and I still haven't receive my money back into my account. I've called ** the manager of the store and he will not return my call. I've called headquarters and they were very rude, they are no help. They promised me that I will receive it back into my account on Thursday March 22nd, now it's going to be March 27th then after that I'm not sure. Do not buy anything from this store.