Mattress Warehouse Complaint - Restrictive Return/Exchange Policies in Ohio
MENTOR, OHIO -- I recently decided to invest in a quality mattress and have never bought a mattress before. We purchased a Sealy Embody Motivation from Mattress Warehouse.
After making our purchase, MW missed the first and second delivery dates due to the model being backordered. The mattress arrived on the third try while my husband was in the middle of something. The delivery guys asked if the plastic should be removed and my husband replied yes, unawares that meant a final sale according to MW's return/exchange policy. Apparently in Ohio, there are strict regulations and an exchange/return is voided if the plastic is removed.
While the mattress is beautifully made, it's not the mattress for me. The mattress was slept on 2 times and was protected by a waterproof pad purchased at MW. I've called MW to ask for a refund or exchange, yet they refuse to entertain the idea and say I have no recourse since the plastic was removed. Is it really possible that I'm stuck with a $2000 mattress that I hate? If the consequences of plastic removal are so severe, shouldn't the delivery people be instructed NOT to remove it? If they had made the first or second delivery I would have been there and the plastic would have stayed on. And how is it really possible to try out a mattress with heavy plastic on it?
I've not found any information on Ohio State regulations with regards to mattress purchases, which leads me to believe that MW's incredibly restrictive return policies are unique to them and designed to finalize sales.
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