Ashley Furniture Store Asheville NC - No Honor, No Integrity, and Great Disappointment.
Sales, Customer Service, Management, Reg. Management and Corporate.
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- As a Veteran, and as many veterans do, we have a great deal of pride and integrity when it comes to our word. To us, that word alone could be the difference between life or death. It alone holds a bound. This is not the case with Ashley Furniture and their team.
My wife and I had the opportunity to purchase a fifteen piece living room group at a very affordable price. Our sales associate was amazing (would recommend that he find a different company). Based on this purchase and the future purchases; to include dining room, toddler room, and master room, we donated all of our furniture. The furniture that we purchased was delivered in a timely manner. At the time of delivery we noted multiple areas of damages. We discussed this with the delivery team. The team stated that the"damages that we did see were annotated at the delivery docks and were shown to delivery manager." Their operational procedure is to " deliver the damaged furniture as is and let the customer make a decision based on if the customer sees the damages." Out of the fifteen pieces that were delivered, twelve were visible damaged. Three boxes, which contained accessories, were damaged on the outside. Leading to the contents of the interior being compromised.
Furthermore; in the process of the delivery, one of the delivery team cut himself and bled on the carpet in several places. I failed to mention the damages to the walls. We contacted the store several times. Speaking with admin assistant, we were informed that it was the managers day off but she would have the customer service manager give us a call. We afforded the CR manager to return our call with no call by the close business. Called next business day and spoke with admin assistant a second time. She stated that the " GM had just walked in. She would speak with him about the damages. No call was received by the close of business.
I again returned a call to the store and this time spoke with GM whom had not heard a single mention of the problems. He stated that the damages were the responsibility of a contracted delivery service. Whom by the way drive trucks with Ashley marketing. Not the responsibility of Ashley furniture. I did have an opportunity to speak with the customer service manager, whom was obviously very putout by my call. She was also unaware of the issues. But wait, even after explaining to her the issues, she put everything off on someone else and had no resolution. Another called placed to GM, was received again very negatively. At this time I was informed by the GM/Regional manager that he would have the delivery manager, whom was responsible for damages give me a call. Then stated that he spoke with delivery manager whom was going to call me to come by and take pictures.
This never happened until I had to escalated the issue to the Attorney Generals level. The delivery manager and GM both stated that the furniture is delivered as is because people need a place to sit?? My words to them both. I came into the store and made a purchase based on what they were representing. Furniture that was aesthetically pleasing, that was not what was delivered and was very misrepresented. Needless to say, we cancelled this order and had all items picked up. We also cancelled our future purchases.
As a Veteran, I encourage all Veterans to really reflect on this companies integrity and honor. After all was said and done, the blame was placed on the young married man at the bottom. As soldiers, that man at the bottom is just as important as the man at the top. He may be the one that saves your life. We don't blame him. We pick him up and bring along. Show him what it means to have integrity and honor. Above all show him that you have ethics.