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Furniture.Com, Inc.

Phone: (866) 965-3876 View Additional Phone Numbers 580 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 http://www.furniture.com

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Description

Furniture.Com, Inc. provides internet based applications for retail furniture stores. This company is not affiliated with Furniture.com located in Framingham, MA.

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  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

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0 Customer Reviews on Furniture.Com, Inc.
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

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BBB file opened: March 15, 2002 Business started: 01/01/2000 in MA Business incorporated: 01/01/2000 in DE
Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Carl Prindle, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Carl Prindle, President
Number of Employees

20

Business Category

FURNITURE DEALERS-RETAIL Furniture Stores (NAICS: 442110)

Alternate Business Names
Furniture.Com
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Complaint Detail(s)

1/29/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: My initial order is ********* and it has been a nightmare since I place the order. After my original delivery was delayed an extra month, I decided to wait only to receive multiple damaged items. I called the company and they sent some replacement furniture which was also defective and then sent more defective furniture to replace the original defective furniture. Finally, after 3 attempted deliveries of defective furniture they sent a tech out to repair some of the stuck drawers. He fixed some of them but the rest still do not work correct and my chest is still cracked. After speaking with****** in customer service I was told I would receive an extra 5% back off my original purchase price plus the delivery fee to keep the furniture as is. He verified with his manager and I was told in a few days I would see the money, no later than 1/8/14. I called ****** on 1/14 and he told me they can’t do the refund anymore after making the promise.

Desired Settlement: My initial order is ********* and it has been a nightmare since I place the order. After my original delivery was delayed an extra month, I decided to wait only to receive multiple damaged items. I called the company and they sent some replacement furniture which was also defective and then sent more defective furniture to replace the original defective furniture. Finally, after 3 attempted deliveries of defective furniture they sent a tech out to repair some of the stuck drawers. He fixed some of them but the rest still do not work correct and my chest is still cracked. After speaking with ****** in customer service I was told I would receive an extra 5% back off my original purchase price plus the delivery fee to keep the furniture as is. He verified with his manager and I was told in a few days I would see the money, no later than 1/8/14. I called ****** on 1/14 and he told me they can’t do the refund anymore after making the promise. I want to receive what I was promised, a 5% discount plus shipping charges by ******. The total return amount should be over $200.

Business Response: Customer is correct about delays of delivery with a total delay of three weeks from original promised date. What customer failed to mention was we had already processed a 10% credit issued back on December 9th due to inconvenience. When he called again to mention issues were still happening with the items, our rep was not aware at that time customer had already received that extra credit and offered a credit to the customer. When the second credit was requested and found out that customer had already been issued a credit due to inconvenience, the new request for credit was not processed. After a new conversation with customer with our rep, the rep explained we could not process that additional credit and he had the option to return the merchandise which he refused to do.  At this point we could offer the customer an additioanl 5% credit of the merchandise for a total of $104.12 plus its tax portion.

Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response submitted by the business and have determined that the response does not satisfy or resolve my issues and/or concerns in reference to complaint.

The facts presented by Furniture.com are not accurate.  I was issued the first credit for the inconvenience of waiting a month for my order to arrive and for it arriving damaged.  The second credit was promised and then taken back because Furniture.com did not do their research first.  They also never called me and I had to call them only to find out they took back the promised credit.  They have since offered me another credit to keep the furniture as is which is what the second credit was really about, not the inconvenience.  I still have damaged furniture but will keep it simply because every time they do an exchange there is always another problem.  The quality of the furniture is poor and it is delivered damaged whether it's a crack, ding, or stuck drawers.  They only provided the second credit because I persisted and told them I would return everything piece by piece.  No customer should have to take this type of action for a business to do the right thing.  It's simple: If you deliver broken furniture, credit the customer.  If they wish to keep it as is, give them a larger discount since it will save you money in the end.  I hope they learn from this incident but it is too late for me.  I will never again shop at Furniture.com and Value City Furniture (where it actually comes from) because of their poor morals and ethics.  Treat customers the way you would like to be treated.

Business Response: Mr. ******** called back and spoke to Customer Care.  After the follow-up conversation we have processed a credit for $222.49, this was processed back to Mr. ********’s credit card on 1/27/2014

Consumer Response: I have reviewed the response submitted by the business and have determined that the response does satisfy my issues and/or concerns in reference to complaint. I understand that by choosing to accept the business response that my complaint will be closed as resolved.