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This company offers an online hardware store, selling painting equipment, paint, cabinet hardware, builders hardware, solar lighting, brewers supply, cabinet supplies, canning supplies, motor supplies, appliance parts, auto parts, camping supplies, electric equipment, lawn and garden supplies, lighting supplies, plumbing parts and supplies, pest control, air conditioning parts, drywall equipment, farm supplies, industrial equipment, landscaping equipment, masonry supplies, plumbing and rebuilding kits.
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BBB has determined that Hardware World LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.
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Factors that raised the rating for Hardware World LLC include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
- Response to 3 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||1|
|Total Closed Complaints||3|
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Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementMr. Peter Horadan, Member Ms. Sandra Taylor, Operations Manager
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Refund and Exchange PolicyWe accept returns within 30 days of the item's delivery to you. Items being returned must be in new, unused condition, and in the original, undamaged packaging. For specific returns, RMA & instructions, please contact us directly.
Alternate Business NamesHardwareworld.com
Products & Services
Paint & paint equip, cabinet & bldrs. hardware, appliance & auto parts, camping, survival & tactical gear, electrical & lighting. Lawn & garden & farm. Plumbing. Pest control. AC/Heating. Drywall equip, tools of all kinds and masonry.
15600 Redmond Way Ste 101
Redmond, WA 98052 (800) 385-8320 Directions
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|Negative Review||1 point per review|
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Complaint: This is perhaps the worst customer service experience imaginable. After returning my purchase in new condition, they would not honor a refund as the box was not in original condition. The box! I did have to open the product to see that it wasn't the right fit for me. I did have to ship it. Now no refund since the box was damaged! How does a box remain undamaged by a user when they must open it and ship it. As it stands now, they have my money and my product and I have 2 shipping charges to show for the experience. Oh ya - there solution - donate the product to habitat for humanity. As if a charitable donation makes their lack of service acceptable. I'll decide when and where to donate to charity thank you.
Desired Settlement: Refund of my purchase per their return policy
Business Response: Business' Initial Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/04/16) */ Should a customer be able to order a product and then destroy that product so it can't be resold and yet still expect a refund? That is basically what the customer demanded that we to do. Our return policy is clearly posted on our website, and in each customer's account. The customer at no time contacted us for an RMA and did not follow the return instructions for a return and refund. The product box was ruined by a plethora of shipping labels, packing slips and transit routing labels and sustained in-transit damage as well. This could have easily been avoided had the customer re-used the original shipping box rather than the product display package for shipping the product back. He returned the product in the manufacturer's box that the product is SOLD in. For example, if you were to purchase a television at a retail outlet, would you purchase one in a box that had some other customer's return labels, writing and a hole in the box? No, you would consider that a used item and not available for resale. You certainly would not consider this a "new" item. We pack our shipments out to the customers so the items are not destroyed or damaged before reaching the customer, we expect the same courtesy if the customer is returning the item to us. Common sense dictates you put the item in a shipping box. We have an outstanding record of customer service. This issue is not about our customer service. When it was explained to the customer that the condition of the product was not restockable, and that we could either return the product to him or donate it to a charity in his name, he became threatening, and tried to bully the staff into a refund. His emails promised an internet smear campaign if his demands were not met. Yet, this customer is a CEO of a company, and intelligent enough to be able to read and comply with simple return policy instructions conveniently posted both on our website and in his account. These were not difficult instructions to follow, the customer merely had return the product in restockable condition, placing the packaged product inside a shipping carton. No one will buy the product now in its condition, yet the customer insisted on a full refund on a product we cannot sell. So, while he can conduct his threatened smear campaign against us, our track record stands for itself. We maintain the highest customer satisfaction ratings on many websites, and with the BBB. Photos of the returned condition of the product and copies of his threatening and bullying emails are available upon request.
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Complaint: We recently placed an order ( ***** ) with Hardwareworld LLC. During the checkout process we selected UPS shipping for very specific reasons and they charged us $10.64 for this service. They however without communication or notice sent the product through USPS. At any time they could have contact us to see if this was acceptable, but they did not. We attempted to call them 8 times and they never picked up their phone. We also didn't receive a response to any emails or customer inquiries until we had opened a dispute with PayPal for the amount of the shipping cost. They have stated repeatedly that they dropship this item and they could "Do us a favor" and ask for a refund of the shipping costs from the manufacture. This is unacceptable as the payment we sent went directly to this company as is verified by PayPal Inc.
Desired Settlement: We would like to see resolution to the following items. Honest information about your shipping practices posted on each product. Communication with the buyer before shipping using different carriers. Start answering your phone number. Start responding to customer issues before needing to be escalated to a claim/chargeback. A refund of $10.64 in shipping costs due to the the fact that you were dishonest with us about the carrier you would use. Compensation of an additional $20.00 due to the fact that we had to stay home from work to receive your package. Items sent via USPS are frequently stolen as soon as they are dropped off at our location, and this forced us to remain at home to await delivery.
Business Response: Business' Initial Response /* (1000, 5, 2013/04/09) */ We take our customer care very seriously. It is evident from our record here and other websites that keep ratings, that we do a stellar job. Occasionally there will be a glitch, it is only human nature. Things happen. In this case, the product is shipped directly from the mfg. warehouse. We did not know of any change of carrier until the customer informed us. We did email responses to Mr. ****** in a timely manner and IP tracking shows his email server did receive the emails we sent, though he has denied receiving them. We did explain to Mr. ****** that we had to consult with the mfg. to confirm the shipment was made via US Mail and not UPS as he requested. Upon confirmation from the mfg. that they did select a different carrier than he had requested and approved the refund, we refunded Mr. ****** in full for the shipping fee he incurred. We will not be providing any further compensation for Mr. ****** for his assertion that he had to stay home from work to receive the package. Consumer's Final Response /* (4200, 15, 2013/04/14) */ (The consumer indicated he/she DID NOT accept the response from the business.) They do not. Facts point otherwise. Business' Final Response /* (4000, 13, 2013/04/12) */ It is pointless and unprofessional to engage in a he said/she said contest. As stated previously. We have no further comments on this case. Our maintained high ratings here and thru other internet services speak for us.
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