BAYSIDE, NEW YORK -- On Labor Day 2015, I went to Sleepy's in Bayside NY store to purchase a mattress on sale. I had a list with me of the mattress I wanted to check. As soon as I walked in the salesman grab my list and started to show me a $3,000 mattress. I told him I am not looking to spend that much money and that I was looking to buy one from my list between $600 & $800. Reluctantly he showed me few of the ones on my list but I didn't like the support. He showed me one that had a good support so I decided to buy that one.
The salesman told me it was a $1,800 regular price and last week was on sale for $950 and today is only $749. I liked the firmness of the mattress so I purchased it for delivery next day. Next day something told me to check the price online because I didn't like the way the salesman rushed me in the store. I entered the model number and the sale price on the mattress was only $649 not the $749 that the salesman charged me.
I call the store immediately and I was switch to the main office. The put me on hold for long time and finally I was told that the salesman made a mistake and they will refund the $100 to my credit card. It took about 2 weeks to get my refund after many phone calls to Sleepy's. The salesman in that store definitely didn't make a mistake. He deliberately overcharged me so he can get a bigger commission and that is called RIP-OFF!!!! Stay away from Sleepy's Rip-off artists!!!
NEW YORK -- I purchased a twin mattress on 2/14 and cancelled the order the next day. Despite cancelling the order, it took Sleepy's 11 days to issue a refund, which still has not been posted to my credit card. Apparently, even though Sleepy's told me the order was cancelled, it really was not because only a district manager can do that. Customer service had to contact the district manager no less than 4 times before action was taken.
Customer service instructed me to call the store manager myself who, I am told, finally reached the district manager. I called customer service no less than 6 times by phone and twice by email to get a refund. Customer service told me that it took so long because the district manager is "busy". I will never shop there again.
NEW YORK -- I bought a Tempur-Pedic mattress from Sleepy's. I specifically asked if the mattress gave off a smell. The salesman told me that it did absolutely no such thing. At the time of the order, the salesman told me that I could get a refund if I was not pleased, no questions asked. I placed my order and the mattress was delivered. I slept on the mattress the first night. I got up the next morning very dizzy. I stopped myself from falling by sitting on the floor.
Then I noticed a rash on my face. The mattress smells so bad that I have had the windows open in my house for 6 days, and I cannot get rid of the smell. My entire house such a smell that I have been sleeping at a friend's house. I finally called Sleepy's and they said that they can only replace the mattress, and will not refund. Needless to say, I do not want to do business with this company and I'll probably have to bring about a lawsuit.
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS -- I was sold a mattress and told that I could return it within a certain time period if I did not like it. Well, I went to return it well within the timeframe because it was giving me health problems. Salesman, Jason, said the he was mistaken in telling me I could return it and there wasn't anything he could do about it. He gave me some people for ME to call try to resolve it myself (busy work). Jason did not tell his manager, Jackie, the truth about what happened. I know this because she told me "It's he said, she said." Jackie did not care if I could not even sleep on the mattress. She said, "Sorry, we cannot do anything for you." Click!
I ended up filing complaints with their NY offices, who also brushed me off until I filed a complaint with the Attorney General's office. Even then I was not treated like they cared about me as a consumer. Ended up getting my money back through Tempurpedic, not Sleepy's. Save yourself the hassle - go anywhere else but here. Poorest customer service of any place for me in the past 20 years!
CONNECTICUT -- I was looking for a mattress/box spring at Sleepy's online for my new queen-size bed. The one I saw one I like for about $700 or so. When I did an online chat with a customer service rep, he told me I'd get a FREE mattress cover & two jumbo pillows with my order. This was a lie! I was paying $30 for it & I realized that when I went to check out my order. I was very upset, called customer service, & they confirmed it's NOT FOR FREE, & basically I was lied to.
I cancelled my order only to have them show up anyway w/ the order two days later. I was also CHARGED TWICE on my credit card for an order I never received, that took two weeks to credit me after several more phone calls to customer service.
HAZLETON, PENNSYLVANIA -- Got our replacement mattress; as we suspected, it was the same- much harder than the showroom model, not at all the same. Our mattress did not "break in" with time either. So I refused delivery and we decided that rather than risk dealing with the awful salesman at Hazleton, we would try the Bloomsburg Sleepy's. We had a much better experience there. ** handled us; he was fantastic. We explained everything, and he went out of his way to make sure he did everything he could to resolve the issue to our satisfaction.
We did a comfort exchange at a discounted fee, and got a great gel/memory foam mattress - all we had to pay was the $150 disposal fee. I cannot say enough about how accommodating the staff was. ** redeemed Sleepy's for us, at least for the most part. Still think they need to fire that guy from Hazleton, and their customer service reps online are nightmares.
I'm not a complainer; I'm willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt. But this has been, hands-down, the worst retail experience I've ever had. Here's the story: needed a new mattress. Went to Sleepy's in Hazleton, despite some scary reviews about customer service. Tried a bunch of mattress, there was one on sale that was quite soft and such a heavy discount, we couldn't resist. Website said they had a score card that didn't require a credit check - I asked for that. Found out later that I was given the one that did require a credit check.
Approved for 2000, got mattress and had to pay extra to get boxsprings and mattress cover for the warranty. Was lied to about price of the boxsprings - we had to get a split box spring - salesgirl told us it would cost $100 extra - what she didn't say was that it was $100 extra for EACH BOXSPRING, so it was $300 more. Had to pay for delivery. Told that we could return the mattress within three weeks if we weren't satisfied.
We weren't satisfied. The mattress was delivered, and it was not even remotely the same. It looked the same, but it was hard as a rock. The VSN numbers and everything matched up, but it was NOT the same mattress. We need our mattresses to be VERY soft. The one in the show room was; the one we received was like sleeping on a board with a thin pillowtop. Called Sleepy's the same day, and was told by ** that of course they weren't going to try to cheat us; they wanted us to be customers for life and be totally satisfied, so we should come up to the store the next day and pick out a new mattress, they would compensate us for our trouble.
Drove an hour to Hazleton the next day after not sleeping at all and waking up in pain. Met by the rudest salesperson ever. Don't know his name, but he is an older guy, maybe 60's, and the most arrogant jerk ever. Told us it couldn't be the mattress; it was us. But if it was the mattress, it was totally against all statistics. (He liked to spout off useless facts in an arrogant tone of voice instead of actually listening or trying to help us.) Told him it was not the same (after laying on the correct one again to make sure), and that we could not continue to use the mattress we had received - I was in severe pain.
Instead of helping us pick a new one, he insisted we should just call customer service (he wouldn't do it) and get it swapped for another of the same, in case it was a factory error. He refused to help us. Confused and stunned, we left the store after half an hour of his BS, and I started crying. My husband got ticked. He went back in and literally told the guy "This is what you're going to do. We want that mattress over there instead. If they bring the mattress and it's another hard one, we'll have to wait another couple weeks until you can deliver to our area again. We can't risk that. Do whatever you have to do to make this happen."
The guy kept arguing throughout the night; my husband literally had to force the condescending jerk to help us several times. He almost had to threaten him, it was bizarre; I've never encountered someone like that in customer service. He should be fired immediately. Anyway, we picked out another mattress, slightly more expensive, but great. The guy started to work out the financing (after complaining, sighing and making us feel like dirt for bothering him.) We were supposed to get compensated, per **. Nope. They wanted to charge us $250 for disposal of the old and delivery of the new mattress.
We said we would get just the mattress and no boxsprings. It still came to almost $800 more, even though the mattress itself was only $500 more than our first one. We asked if we could return the headboard we had gotten, because it was still unopened and in original box. They refused. We asked if we could get more credit - on the store card, which supposedly didn't require credit check. Denied. So my husband applied, even though his credit isn't great. Denied. So I tried to extend my line of credit. Denied. We asked if there was any way we could just have the floor model of the first mattress, since we knew it was what we liked. Denied.
The guy kept insisting we just exchange for another of the same mattress and give it a few months. (Probably so the 21-day satisfaction "guarantee" joke time period would pass.) Incidentally, I found out that two other mattresses in the same Simmons series were mislabeled (firm vs. plush). I tried to inform him. He argued with me, so I insisted he come over there and sit on them himself if he didn't believe me. When he check the tags, they didn't match the store's labels, so he begrudgingly admitted I was right, but said the other mattress number was still correct. (Which it is, and it matches ours, but they are NOT the same.)
So now, we are stuck with a rock hard mattress; I haven't slept since we received it. They are delivering another one (not for 4 days, though - next day delivery is falsely advertised there, just like the "no credit needed" poster in the window) but I am not hopeful. I am concerned that the one in the showroom may be the one that was incorrectly tagged by the factory, and there will be absolutely nothing we can do, short of forcing someone from Simmons to go to the showroom, drag our mattress there, and have them compare.
This is the biggest nightmare I have ever experienced with a store (and we have had some doozies!) We cannot get a cash refund to take our business elsewhere; Sleepy's blames Simmons for the discrepancy. I'm sure Simmons will say it was Sleepy's responsibility. We have to pay thousands of dollars for a mattress we HATE while I sleep on a recliner. The salesman made us feel lower than dirt (although to be fair, he was really arrogant and rude to everyone he talked to on the phone while we were there as well, including people at corporate, etc...).
I wish I knew if we had any other options, but he literally refused to try to help us in any way; we had to force him to do what little he did. Sleepy's could have had customers for life - we buy a new mattress every five years or so, and were eventually planning to work up to the highest quality adjustable - bed and mattress they carried. We are very brand-loyal people when we have a good experience. Instead, I will tell everyone I meet NEVER to go to Sleepy's, and as soon as we pay off this mattress, we will head to Mattress Warehouse, where the salesman we talked to was kind, helpful, friendly and HONEST.
In the meantime, I get to look forward to sleepless nights, and spending more money on trying to find a mattress topper that will keep my back, knees and neck from hurting. I've never been so angry (but it could be the sleep deprivation talking.) I will do everything I can in the future to ensure that Sleepy's loses as much business as possible.
HERNDON, VIRGINIA -- We purchased a My Side Kingsdown mattress(~$2,100) and box spring set (~$900) and were told by our sales representative that it had a lifetime warranty. At the time of purchase, we were told that we needed to purchase a waterproof mattress pad that was specifically made to allow the mattress to breathe so the cooling effects of the bed would not be hindered and so that the warranty would be not be voided because of stains on the bed. So, we purchased the mattress pad(~$200). We also paid for the mattress to be delivered and set up (~$99). It was delivered and set up on the date agreed upon.
After sleeping on the mattress for 9 months, we noticed the mattress sagging and my husband and I both started to develop back problems and cooling effects of the bed no longer existed. I looked through the papers that I got from Sleepy's for the warranty information, but could not find it. So, I called the store where we purchased the mattress and they gave me the number for the warranty department. I called Sleepy's warranty department and told them about the problems we were having with the bed and was asked some questions about the bed frame. I told her that our frame had three horizontal wooden slats and a metal vertical support.
The person I spoke with told me that an independent company would send someone out to check the bed. He came and took some pictures with his computer. He found the warranty information still attached to the bed. He said that the box springs were fine and that Kingsdown made very good box springs. Sleepy's warranty department called me back one week later, saying that while the mattress seemed damaged on the left side, they could not do anything for us, as the warranty was voided because we did not have the center support leg, required by the company, on our bed frame.
She probably saw this from the pictures. I told her that there was nothing wrong with the center of the bed or with the box spring, that it was the sides and the non-cooling of the bed. She said she knew that, but that it had nothing to do with them not replacing the damaged mattress, as the warranty was void. I asked her why the people that installed the bed did not say anything about the frame and she said they were just drivers.
My husband then called and talked to someone else. My husband mentioned to the representative that we had paid to have the mattress delivered and installed and that the problem of the bed frame should have been taken care of then. The representative he spoke to said he would get back to us in 24 hours. That was a week ago and we have not heard back. We have a very hefty wooden bed frame that is about 17 years old.
We are very upset and feel that we should have been told about the bed frame by Sleepy's (they told us about the $200 mattress pad) or the people that set the bed up should have noticed the missing leg and told us, or at the very least, we should have been handed the warranty, instead of it being left on the head of the mattress in a place that is out of sight unless you remove the mattress from the bed, which we not supposed to have to do. Is there anything else we can do? Hopefully, we will get a positive result from this situation and our experience will help someone else. Buyers, beware of the bed frame loophole if you have an older bed frame!
SICKLERVILLE, NEW JERSEY -- Who knew that buying a mattress was comparable to buying a used car? Approximately two weeks ago, on a whim, my significant other and I decided to stop by a Sleepy's TO GET AN IDEA of what a high quality queen sized mattresses would cost us. As anticipated, we were immediately greeted by an overzealous saleswoman who wanted to know how she could help us. We explained to the woman that we were only poking our heads in for a moment and were the absolute epitome of “just looking” but also as expected, we were bombarded with a whirlwind of pitches, promises and prices.
Instead of being able to walk the store and peruse the different brands and styles freely, we were ushered onto a computerized mattress that evidently knows more about what we're looking for than we do. Well, as it turns out, the mattress “for us” was Sleepy's Sleep to Live 800 Series and just happened to be the most expensive one on the showroom floor. We weren't deterred by the astronomical price of the mattress since it was comparable to lying on a slice of heaven and it included a lifetime warranty.
My other half was ecstatic about how comfortable the bed was and we were fairly certain that, after a couple weeks of shopping around, we would find ourselves back at Sleepys purchasing the last mattress we'd ever buy. At least, that was our intention… After politely listening to the woman's well practiced hard sale pitch over and over again, we tried to wrap things up and leave the store, seeing as our quick pit stop had already turned into an hour long event. She began inquiring about financing and we let her know that we weren't interested in payments or even buying today, that if we made the purchase it would be in a couple weeks and would be done in cash.
At that moment she offered us the 800 Series mattress at the price of the cheaper 600 Series, insinuating that she would give us a special deal if we would act on it now. I began to realize our youth was being mistaken for a lack of common sense. The offer had everything to do with our paying cash and absolutely nothing to do with the time, date or sale extravaganza that was occurring. On her behalf, there is no way she could have known that I've worked in sales for the past 8 years and that she had been insulting my intelligence from the moment our conversation commenced.
To make the story a little shorter, we ended up placing a $100 refundable deposit on the mattress as a way to reserve the “special sale price” we were offered while still allowing us to do the two weeks of shopping around like we originally intended. Honestly, at that point we were thinking $100 was a small price to pay if it meant we could get the hell out of there without hearing another pitch. The next day I began doing some meddling online to see if there were any reviews of Sleepy's and the brand of mattress we reserved.
To my surprise I found pages and pages (on top of pages) of complaints dealing with every aspect of Sleepy's business i.e. poor customer service, defective merchandise, reneging on warranties, shady business practices. Not wanting to jump to conclusions, I began carefully reading the reviews that appeared to be something a little more than just boorish ranting. One reoccurring grievance was about the warranty and how they seem to weasel their way out replacing mattresses that met the criteria for an exchange.
Seeing as our decision was swayed by the mattress's lifetime warranty to begin with, I began to question if we would follow through with the purchase. Throughout the next week I began asking coworkers, friends and family about their mattress's and experiences. Only two people I know had dealt with Sleepy's previously and they both seemed certain that we should return to the store for a refund and focus our search elsewhere. Apparently both purchased posh mattresses that eventually should have been exchanged under warranty but weren't because regular wear and tear, voids the warranty.
Thinking back, the saleswoman told us that any rip, tear or stain would void the warranty and that we had to purchase and frequently replace a $80 cover to go over our already $3600 mattress in order for the warranty to stay valid. Last night my other half and I returned to the store to get our refund. This task, which we dreaded right up to store's doors, turned out to be quite agreeable. The gentlemen offered to show us something else but didn't push when we declined. He attempted to Win us back over with some savvy salesmanship but we stuck to our guns and were in the store for about a total of ten minutes.
He told us our refund would be mailed out on Monday and after painlessly dealing with him, I can honestly say that despite the negative reviews, I wouldn't completely write Sleepy's off. That was until this morning… Around 9:45 this morning I receive a call from a number I recognize only as the same strange number that has been calling me every other day for the past two weeks. My curiosity peaking, I answered the phone and much to my displeasure, it's the saleswoman from Sleepy's calling to find out why we cancelled our order.
Now personally, I don't feel like I have to explain myself to anyone but after the saleswoman implied that we cancelled our order simply because we couldn't afford it and that we should finance or come back to the store to look at cheaper mattresses, I was a little insulted. I explained to her my concerns about the lifetime warranty and she proceeded to tell me that my information was wrong and that I should pay no heed to the hundreds of people who took the time to write reviews, my family or cohorts and base my entire decision on the promises of a fast talking saleswoman who obviously really needed to make a sale.
She also added that she would call back in a week or two to see how our mattress shopping is going. How sweet... is badgering a common sales technique? With that being said, our experience with Sleepy's wasn't dreadful but I feel that may only be because we didn't buy anything. I didn't find the sales staff to be helpful or informative since they only tried to sell us a mattress from Sleepy's line, neglecting to educate us on what other brands and styles had to offer until after we came to cancel our order. Whatever you do, don't give them your phone number or you'll be dodging their calls more than Aunt Edna's.
I wouldn't recommend going there if you are someone is easily influenced by high pressure salesman either, albeit eager salesman will be hard to avoid wherever you shop for a mattress. It seems salesman would rather sell you what's right for them RIGHT NOW, rather than help you make the decision that's right for you and in return gain a customer for life. Just remember folks, it's your money and you work hard for it so part with it on your terms and your terms only.
SPRINGFIELD, PENNSYLVANIA -- My Wife and I decided to replace our existing queen mattress set, so we made a decision based on an advertisement in a sales flier from Sleepy's Mattress. We went to visit the Sleepy's located at 101 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA and took a look at and tried out the advertised mattress that we had planned to purchase from the sales flier. After trying a few of the advertised specials, we decided that they were not the comfort level we were seeking, so we to purchase a more expensive set which cost about $300.00 more that the advertised specials which were not pillow top, the set we decided on was a pillow top.
The entire set came to around $700.00 plus delivery. Sleepy's did deliver the matters the next day. About 30 to 45 days later after sleeping on our new pillow top mattress we noticed a concave on the pillow top mattress for each of our sleeping positions, there was a hump between us where we both sleep, when we retired for the night we both rolled into the crevice of the pillow top mattress. I and my wife's weight are about 160 pounds each. Well this was not good, not to mention the sagging for support that our bodies so desperately needed for a good night's sleep. We contacted ** our sales representative at the above location and told her about our concern.
** informed us to call the Sleepy's warranty center to inform the about the problem. We called and got an appointment for about three weeks later for someone to come out and take a look at the mattress. The hired contractor came out to our home and did all the preliminary inspection of the mattress, he had his laptop computer and tape measure digital camera, etc. did his report and left. The conclusion was that the mattress was indeed defective and we were sent back to the original place of purchase to resolve the matter. Upon arriving at Sleepy's showroom of the original purchase, we were greeted by **, our original sale representative.
In so many words we were told that (to sleep well buy the better mattress). OK here we go off to the machine where we both one at a time are requested to lay down on this (computerized mattress) to determine each of our stress point associated with our individual body structure, after that an (digital analysis) recommends a mattress type that will be suitable for us. We were shown some more (expensive mattress) that would resolve our situation. After all the ring a ma roe we decided on a model called the PN CAMARA PL QUEEN MAT to the tune of $1132.31, along with 2 PERFECT NIGHT 30X80 BOX at the price of $233.85 each.
Total cost for this purchase with delivery and tax: $1775.99. Minus the approval of return for defective product of previous purchase that we paid more than $700.00 + for $353.85 (wow my defective return lost more than half its value in less than 45 days after purchase which had a 15 year warranty?) Total for this purchase; $1422.14 of which we were encouraged to finance, after a brief credit check. Well our credit is good so GE Money Bank took our application which was done by ** (Sleepy's Associate). Not only did we get the finance for the purchase, we also got a GE Credit card with a $6,000.00 line of credit. Not what I wanted.
My Wife and I had already made arrangements to pay off the $1422.14 in less than 60 days which we did. The new mattress and box springs were delivered 9/25/2006; After about two week (the standard recommended rotation schedule per warranty instructions) we did as per instructed per supplied information. Upon the scheduled warranty rotation we noticed that when we did, there was a deep indent at the now top of the mattress which would be the head, that had no support, as if it were missing some springs or padding. There was a concave across the width of the mattress that sank in to touch about 2.5 to 3 inches.
Because it is a one side mattress I am unable to rotate it when it needs to be, if I do it is very uncomfortable because my head sinks into where there is no support or padding causing me neck pain. My wife and I not wanting to be a complainer tried to live with the defect, but it just caused more and more stress and restless nights and was no longer tolerable. We decided to contact the Sleepy's warranty center on 2/4/08 to inform them of the defect. Sleepy's sent out another hired contractor on 2/25/08 to come out to look at the new mattress. After going through all of the motions listed above he left. Some days later I received a email of his inspection.
His report was that the frame was not the right one for the set and there for Sleepy's claims that my warranty is void because of that. Well the mattress has had the defect from the time of delivery, the frame we have is a frame with a center support as recommended on the flier "Caring For Your Mattress" if it were not, the bed would not stand because it has a split box spring. I called the Sleepy's warranty center again on 12/1/2009 and spoke with a operator named **. ** asked me for my phone number and for me to verify my address which I did, she returned to the phone and told me that my warranty was Void because of their hired contract inspector's report.
I tried to explain to her again that the problem was not with the frame and there is a defect in the mattress, well ** was not going to listen to me and said I voided my warranty "case closed" and proceeded to hang up. I tried to explain the problem again and ask for another inspection but that was the end of the conversation without a good bye.
Know that Sleepys does not to want to admit that their $1422.14 mattress has a defect and is using the 'Voided Warranty' approach to get out of making good on our purchase. Now my Wife and I are out of $1500.00 and no way to replace the defective mattress from Sleepy's along with many more painful restless nights. I hope someone higher up in the company will take a second look and see that their mattress is indeed defective.