Ashley Furniture Complaint - Ashley... No
PASADENA, TEXAS -- I wish to register a complaint about how wrongly I feel I was treated as a customer. In February of this year I purchased a king size mattress set from Ashley Furniture Company.
At the time of purchase I was told that if I also purchased a mattress protective cover for $120, I would be eligible for a “comfort guarantee,” which meant if I was not satisfied with my purchase for any reason I could return it for another of equal or greater value after 90 days and before 120 days.
My wife & I decided we were not satisfied & wanted to return this mattress & get a more expensive one we had looked at in the same store. Two days ago I returned to the store & was first met by a salesman who claimed to know nothing about this guarantee. He then directed me to a very rude & callous woman who told me that since the Ashley Furniture Company had been recently bought by another parent company this warranty was no longer valid and there was nothing I could do about it and was just stuck with it.
I asked if there was anyone to whom I could complain & she told me to call the Customer Service number. Today I called the Customer Service Department & again was told quite directly the same information. So now I am stuck with an expensive mattress set that I am very unhappy with.
I understand about bigger companies buying & selling smaller ones but to have no consideration for customers & to not honor warranties & agreements made previously seems rather harsh & not in the best interest of satisfying customers. It seems to me that especially in these difficult economic times it would be in the best interest of any business to strive for exceptional customer relations, especially in a business such as furniture where there is such competition.
I have bought several pieces of furniture at Fingers and at Ashley after the name change & was a very satisfied customer. I have several more pieces I am planning on buying in the near future & was going to also shop for them at Ashley. However after this extremely upsetting experience at Ashley I will never shop there again.
I will tell everyone I know, & anyone else I can, how terrible I was treated & not to make the mistake of shopping there & subjecting themselves to this sort of lousy service. It’s unbelievable that some big companies still don’t understand how to cultivate & maintain a loyal customer base in order to remain in business & profit for the long term.
Evidently they are only interested in the short-term bottom line. Perhaps they should ask Circuit City how that works for them.
Leslie H. Knight
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