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|Problems with Product/Service||3|
|Total Closed Complaints||5|
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1200 S Madison Avenue, Indianapolis IN 46225
Phone Number: (317) 327-1291
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Business ManagementMr. Andre Prefontaine, Owner Mr. Kevin Prefontaine, Store Manager Mr. Matt Tyner, HR Manager
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11811 Pendleton Pike
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Problems with Product/Service
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Complaint: I purchased a pool table from family leisure of Indianapolis. The sales person told me that it would be about a week (invoice said 2 - 3 weeks) for the table to be delivered to the store and at that time he would call me to set up an appointment to have it installed. At the end of 3 weeks I called them to find out that the table had yet to ship and that they would call me when it had. I ask for a definitive date and they would not give me one. Another week pasted and only after threating to cancel my order were they able to schedule a date for the install. On the install date. 3 installers showed up at my house only to inform me that they had forgot the tools they needed to install the pool table. So 2 stayed behind to get started. You could tell that neither of the two had a clue as to what they were doing. One even saying we have never installed a table like this before. As they were unpacking the parts they found that 2 of the side rails where damaged. Having large scratches down the length of the rails. When the 3rd person showed back up, he informed me that they would go ahead and do the install and would replace the damaged parts once that were delivered. He said that this usually takes about a week. When he brought in the tools they planned to use to build the table, you could tell this was not their full time job. The tools looks like they had seen a lot of outside use, and not something you would use to install a pool table, but I assumed that they knew what they were doing and that Family leisure would not send non-professionals. My first opportunity to use the table reviled many flaws with the table and how it was installed. This was a three piece slate and the slates were not level or in line with each other. The felt was starting to bubble up around the pockets. The rails were not square and in some places as much as ½ inch out. This was the last straw for me and I called the store to ask for a refund. The person I spoke with let me know that this was the first he’d heard of it and talked me in to giving them a 2nd chance to make it right. They would send a team of installers to my house, break the table down completely and rebuild it. I agreed. When the installers arrived at my house they ask me to show them what the problems were. I did and they informed me that they would not be able to replace the rails because they didn’t have the parts and they didn’t even know they were to pick them up, but they could go ahead and fix the other problems. When they started they simply loosened up the rails and started tightening up the felt. I ask what they were doing and if they intended on breaking down the table completely and they said no they didn’t need to. At that point I call the store and told the sales person that the deal was off that that I wanted a full refund. He agreed and I ask the installers to remove the table. The installers received a phone call shortly thereafter. I assume from the store telling them to proceed. They broke the table down and remove it from my home. I ask when I could expect my refund and they said 1 -3 business days. We are now on the 4th business day and I have yet to receive my refund.
Desired Settlement: nothing short of a full refund.
Business Response: On 08/25/2015 Family Leisure of Indianapolis, Inc. refunded $2,673.93 to the original credit card used to place the order on 07/06/2015. This transaction settled on our end at midnight on 08/25/2015. Depending on the bank policy of the cardholder, this credit may not appear immediately. Most banks state once a credit is received they have as much as 3 to 5 business days to post the transaction. We cannot control the cardholders policies for credits. It is a fact that we processed the credit in full on 08/25/2015, per our verbal agreement with *** *****.
Better Business Bureau:
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********* And although the amount of time and effort it has taken to resolve this issue is unacceptable, the refund was made on 8/28/15 and this matter can be considered closed.
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Complaint: We saw a demonstration of the grill at the flower and patio show. We were already in the market for a higher end grill and grill island so went to Family Leisure to get some prices. The grill island was a bit out of our price range but we did want to buy a grill. We looked at several grills but they were really trying to push the Saber grills because it was a new product for them. We were concerned about purchasing a grill without a grill island for fear that it may not fit in one of their prefabricated grill islands. They had no Saber grills on display in a grill island. ****, the salesperson who was supposed to be the expert on the grills, told us that the Saber grill head would fit in any one of the grill islands that they sold and that we could buy the grill now and come back the next year and buy the grill island and pop the Saber right in there. We also told him that we wanted a grill that used natural gas so he sold us a $100 conversion kit and told us we needed to pay a professional to install the conversion kit. We went back in to Family Leisure on April 6, 2014 to purchase the grill island. We were told by a different salesperson that they sold no grill islands that would accommodate our Saber grill head. We then found **** who remembered selling us the grill. He confirmed that they had not grill islands that could accommodate our Sabre grill. I was very upset because that was the only reason I bought the Sabre grill. He said that he didn't know at the time that they had no grill islands for Sabre grills and he apologized for misinforming us. He said he would call their grill island manufacturer to see if they could modify a grill island for us. He also said that if the manufacturer couldn't modify a grill island to fit our Saber grill, he would sell us a grill island that came with a Titan grill and he would give us a discount equal to what we paid for our Saber grill and we could sell or give the Saber grill away. He said that he would call us the next day and let us know. When he called, he said that the manufacturer could not modify a grill island to fit our Sabre grill and he would only discount the new grill island with the Titan grill by only $750 instead of the full price. I wasn't happy with that but I told him we'd think about it. We decided to go back to the store on April 19, 2014 to talk to **** in person and see if we could work out a better solution. **** was not in so I asked if the store manager was there. They told me the store manager was out but the sales manager was in and they called him up. His name was **** and came up with an attitude! I told him that I had already spoken with **** and that I was unhappy with my Saber grill purchase. I told **** that **** and another employee had told us they had not grill islands that would accommodate my Saber grill. **** said he wasn't aware of this so he said he would go and make a phone call. **** came back and said that the store manager said it would be a problem because he had pull with the manufacturer and he would "make it happen." This didn't sit well with me because **** was very condescending when he was talking to me and **** was supposed the grill expert in the store. **** contradicted everything that **** had just told me the week prior. **** had already called the manufacturer and the manufacturer told **** that all of their grill islands were made on an assembly line for certain grills and they didn't make one for my Saber grill.
Desired Settlement: In order to resolve my complaint, I would like to purchase a grill island of my choice that will accommodate my current Saber grill at a deep discount, or I would like to purchase a new grill island and have it discounted to cover the cost of my current Sabre grill.
This reply is from ***** *********** (************@familyleisure.com)
Here is the email that I sent directly to Mr. ***** (ID ********). This was the same offer that **** was attempting to offer while he was in our showroom.
Hello! I received your letter from the BBB and I had been brought up to speed by **** ******* a day prior about your visit to our showroom. First off, I am sorry about your overall experience with us. We work hard to provide high quality items and back it with knowledge and great customer service. We’ve obviously failed you in a couple of those areas.
Yes, **** misspoke when he originally sold you the grill. The Saber grills need to be purchased as “cart models” or as “built-in models” at the time of sale. At the time **** sold you your grill he assumed (which he should have never done) that Saber grills worked like our other lines and the cart and base could easily be separated when it was time to add the grill head to an island. I promise you it wasn’t malicious and that he wasn’t simply trying to “get the sale”. He truly believed and understood it to be a simple process. However, if he handled things the way that you stated that he did then that is unacceptable on his part.
When **** called me and explained that you were in the store and what your situation was b/c of what **** had promised, I told **** we’d “make it happen”. I told him to make it right and that we’d make it work regardless of what we needed to do with the grill heads. **** then conveyed to you that we’d make it happen. Of course I only have his version of what transpired after that but I did have him physically walk me through exactly what he recalled, every island he mentioned or showed you and every response after each one. I believe he was just as upset and rattled as you may have been after the two of you interacted.
I understand your frustration and I can’t undo what caused it but here is where we are at now. I’d be happy to have you select any one of our main series kitchen islands (this was the only series we had back when you bought your saber with cart). We’ve got over a dozen designs in that series and every one of the grill head cut outs can be modified at the point of production to properly accommodate a Saber grill head. We would simply take the cost of the island (as if it were already equipped with a Saber 670 grill head) and deduct $1299. The $1299 price deduction would cover the entire cost of a new Saber 670 built-in. You paid $1675 for yours with a cart. Of course the cart would not be needed as I’m sure you are aware of. I’d be happy to take your existing grill head (without the cart) and provide you with a brand new 670 grill head with your island.
A few points to cover;
3. Once you select a kitchen island from us, no matter which model or line, we’d need to then order it in and that takes approx. four weeks from order date to install, which is the quickest turn around in the industry. We do not have kitchen islands sitting in back that would accommodate all of our grill heads. That just wouldn’t be possible, I’m sure this makes sense to you hearing it stated this way. I just wanted to touch on this point as **** stated that you were upset that it couldn’t happen immediately.
In fairness (and probably deservedly so) you were pretty frustrated and/or upset when **** was trying to explain everything that we could or couldn’t do but he was (or should have been anyway) trying to explain and covey all of your options. It was my call to offer to “make it happen” mainly to neutralize the fact that you were stuck on what **** said about being able to convert it. So I simply tried to make that a non-issue so everyone could move forward in this process.
I’d be more than happy to speak with you in person or over the phone if you’d like. If you’d like to meet with me directly to look at all of your options in regards to islands I’d be happy to do that as well, just let me know.
Again, sorry about the frustration that we’ve caused you but I’m confident we can make it up to you!
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