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Fumfie LLC

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Phone: (866) 666-9198 Fax: (866) 618-1728 226 Beach 101st St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 http://www.fumfie.com


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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Fumfie LLC include:

  • 109 complaint(s) filed against business

Factors that raised the rating for Fumfie LLC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Response to 109 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business


Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

109 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 65 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 20
Billing/Collection Issues 16
Delivery Issues 33
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 6
Problems with Product/Service 34
Total Closed Complaints 109

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

3 Customer Reviews on Fumfie LLC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 3
Total Customer Reviews 3

Additional Information

BBB file opened: March 20, 2009 Business started: 04/01/2008 in NY Business incorporated 01/01/2008 in NY
Type of Entity

Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Henry Frankel, Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Henry Frankel, Manager
Business Category

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES-RETAIL INTERNET SHOPPING SERVICES


Additional Locations

  • 226 Beach 101st St

    Rockaway Park, NY 11694

  • 3522 Flatlands Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11234 (866) 666-9198

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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview


BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating is not a guarantee of a business' reliability or performance, and BBB recommends that consumers consider a business' BBB Rating and Customer Review Rating in addition to all other available information about the business. If the BBB Rating is NR then only Customer Reviews are used for the Star Rating.

Complaint Detail(s)

6/26/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered an oven for $2,584.00 (Order # *****) on 11/**/2013 with my ***** ******* CC. The dual fuel range was delivered but our house did not have the inputs for a dual fuel. I needed to exchange the oven for a standard gas range. In order to do so, I was told that I had to order another one and once ** ******** (shipping) delivered the new one, they would take the unopened original order. So I ordered another oven on 5/*/2014 for $2489.05 with my ******** *******. The new oven was delivered and the old one was returned. In August, I have a confirmation in email that the original oven was returned and that I should an expect a refund check in approximately 7 days. That was in August 2014. I've been in contact via phone, email for almost an entire year and this issue has still not been resolved or payment received. 5

Desired Settlement: I want the refund of the $2,584.00 for the oven range that was returned.

Business Response: Dear Valued Customer,

Fumfie.com is a consumer electronics online web store which
only sells consumer electronics. Fumfie.com conducts all business activities
out of our office located at *** ***** ***** ******* ***** *** ******** ***** ** *****.
Fumfie.com does not sell any major home appliances.

In June 2014, Fumfie.com was approached by ******* ***., a
major home appliance retailer, whose interests were to open up a separate
appliance website under the brand of Fumfie.com. An agreement was made and a
new subdomain was created on a separate server operating as a standalone unit,
separate from the Fumfie.com website ***************************** was the name
of this website and ******* ***. is the entity who coordinates all business
activities related to the ******************** web site and is located at **** ******** **** ********* ** ***** **************

Unfortunately, it was brought to our attention that ******* **** has not been meeting customer expectations. We have also been receiving a
higher number of calls to our office relating to the ******************** web
site. However we are unable to assist these customers because
********************* is a different website and

Fumfie.com does not have access to *********************’s
system. Just because we cannot access their system, we did have ability to
access and control the subdomain. We have since removed permissions allowing
******* ***. to charge orders coming in from the ******************** web site.
******* ***. was charging all orders through their own credit card processing
terminal, but is no longer putting through any charges. Fumfie.com does not
have access to ******* ***.’s credit card processing terminal and because of this
Fumfie.com is not able to refund ******************** their orders.

Fumfie.com has severed all ties with ******** ***. The
******************** web site is no longer active. To show our appreciation for
your patience and as a gesture of good will for the inconvenience experienced
we are willing to issue a $100 store credit towards the purchase of product
accessories from the Fumfie.com consumer electronics website. For the interim,
for answers to all inquiries related to a major home appliance orders please
forward your correspondence to ******* ***. whose information was listed above.

Any questions please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Sincerely,

***** *******

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

They are trying to offer a $100 credit for $2500 that they have stolen from me. The appliance was returned and I want my money back. The response is unacceptable. As of last week they continued tlnsay they were sending a check but nothing has happened. This is a crime.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

**** ******




 

Business Response: Please call ******* appliances

*** *** **** **** ******** **** ********* ** *****


they are the ones who billed you and owe the credit.

Thank you
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6/19/2015 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a washer/dryer combo unit from this company in 09/**. I first had an issue when I purchased the unit, and was told I would receive it in ten business days. After a few weeks and numerous phone calls later I was given the excuse that it is a ****** holiday so the normal term for business days did not apply. I was then told they did not have any of the units I had already paid for in stock and were looking for one. The unit worked fine after I finally received it up until a week and a half ago. I had purchased an extended 5 year warranty on the unit and when I spoke with someone at customer service I was advised they would get back to me in 24-48 hrs. They also requested that I email them the serial number and description of the problem, which I did. As of yet I have received no phone call or return email, and it has been a week. I called there appliance service line, and it states there is no one to take my call try again later. I've attempted to call for the past two hours and have received the same message.

Desired Settlement: I would like the washer/dryer replace or repaired since I purchased a 5 year warranty on it.

Business Response: Hello,

We have since beein in contact with the customer and this matter has been resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

I have yet to receive a return phone call or email from anyone from fumfie. I attempted 3 times yesterday to call but remained on hold for over 15 minutes before hanging up. I contacted *** **** warranty company who advised me they do provide warranty coverage on products sold by fumfie but was advised my washer / dryer was never even registered by fumfie. I filled out a claims facilitation form at their request and am waiting to hear back from the warranty company. Again i still have not spoken to anyone or had any arrangements made to have the extended warranty work scheduled. Any statement to the contrary by the company is a complete fabrication. I will gladly provide the BBB acess to my phone and email accounts to prove this. 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

***** *****




 

Business Response: Hello,

The customer has since been contacted with the warranty information. We now consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

6/17/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Purchased a refrigerator online from Fumfie for $2045. Two weeks later I called to check on the order and they said that it was not in stock. I asked for a refund because they were not going to be able to ship a new refrigerator before we moved. The refund was "processed" and I was going to see it hit my ***** Bank visa card. It never occurred. 7 months later, various phone conversations and emails and I still have not gotten a refund. I have been told multiple times that "the check went out last night" or "the check is sitting on my desk to go out in the morning" If you review the list of complaints now available online, it is SHOCKING that Fumfie is still in business, let alone a "B" rating on BBB. Please do something about this!

Desired Settlement: I would like $2045 refunded to me immediately via my credit card or cash. I would also like to see Fumfie penalized for the types of unethical business practices that they are regularly committing.

Business Response: Dear Valued Customer,

Fumfie.com is a consumer electronics online web store which only sells consumer electronics. Fumfie.com conducts all business activities out of our office located at *** ***** ***** ******* ***** *** ******** ***** ** *****. Fumfie.com does not sell any major home appliances.

In June 2014, Fumfie.com was approached by ******* ****, a major home appliance retailer, whose interests were to open up a separate appliance website under the brand of Fumfie.com. An agreement was made and a new subdomain was created on a separate server operating as a standalone unit, separate from the Fumfie.com website https://********************* was the name of this website and ******* **** is the entity who coordinates all business activities related to the ******************** web site and is located at **** ******** **** ********* ** ***** ###-###-####.

Unfortunately, it was brought to our attention that ******* **** has not been meeting customer expectations. We have also been receiving a higher number of calls to our office relating to the ******************** web site. However we are unable to assist these customers because ********************* is a different website and Fumfie.com does not have access to *********************’s system. Just because we cannot access their system, we did have ability to access and control the subdomain. We have since removed permissions allowing ******* **** to charge orders coming in from the ******************** web site. ******* **** was charging all orders through their own credit card processing terminal, but is no longer putting through any charges. Fumfie.com does not have access to ******* ****’s credit card processing terminal and because of this Fumfie.com is not able to refund ******************** their orders.

Fumfie.com has severed all ties with ******** **** The ******************** web site is no longer active. To show our appreciation for your patience and as a gesture of good will for the inconvenience experienced we are willing to issue a $100 store credit towards the purchase of product accessories from the Fumfie.com consumer electronics website. For the interim, for answers to all inquiries related to a major home appliance orders please forward your correspondence to ******* **** whose information was listed above.

Any questions please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Sincerely,

***** *******

6/11/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a washer on July *, 2014. I received the washer with a large dent on the front of the washer and declined receipt of the washer. A replacement washer was received on 9/*/2014. It turned out to be the exact same washer - had the exact same large dent on the front of the washer. There have been multiple phone calls and emails exchanged but a refund has not been received as of 5/**/2015.

Desired Settlement: A refund is received ASAP.

Business Response: Hello,

We are currently investigating this matter and will contact the customer as soon as the investigation is complete. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

5/30/2015 Problems with Product/Service
5/27/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Found desired appliance on Fumfie’s website on sept *, 2014, website indicated that product is “available”, so I purchased it and received immediate email notification of the purchase and my credit card got charged. I was waiting for delivery information (tracking number, date), never arrived. Called/emailed multiple times and each time stated that they ran out of inventory and they will have it solved soon. 5 weeks after calling and getting the same answer I have confronted the CSR answering the phone (not ******, someone else), asking him how is it possible that they are out of stock of the item in question, when I’m looking their website right now and it states once again that the item is “available”, and the site allows me to again put it in the basket and proceed to check out (purchase I did not complete, but demonstrated to him), when they can’t ship me one. He had no reasonable answer. At that point I gave up on getting the item and requested the cancellation of my order with them, this date was the **** of October, 2014, about 5 weeks after purchase. Following that I have emails and phone calls back and forth for 3 months(!) period of time trying to get my money back, each time being assured I will be credited right back, and they will fix it then. For a while they said they will credit my credit card, then later they state that they can’t credit money back to the credit card (like every other online company does), but they have to issue a check to me (statement they have made multiple times via email or phone call for 3 months, a check that has never arrived to either of my addresses, PO Box or street address) and confirmed my mailing address each and every time (which they had on file in the first place since September when I placed the order) repeatedly, but 6 month later still no money. I have managed a few company before, have one right now, when you have extra money in your accounting without a valid PO for a long period of time, you know that. You also would know if you credit someone’s money back to their account (transfers leave an electronic trail) and so would cashing a check if you issue one! Having two-decades of business background and CSR management/online store management background leaves me with no reasonable explanation of why are we here still, but I would like to see you try giving me one. Also would like to state that CSR “******” (not sure what his real name is) has been kind and supportive at all times, providing excellent customer service, company accounting team has failed to fulfill it’s part and they certainly had 6 month and countless times to figure out how to credit a customer back her money for a single, straight forward purchase of a single item.

Business Response: Hello,

The new check has been sent to the customer. We now consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and IF the check as the business stated will arrive to me, in that case alone I will find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved. That is yet to be seen, as regular mail from the East Coast to the West Coast takes at least 7 business days (and Monday was a holiday) which is not in line with the 6 day closure you have offered for the case. 
Since you are not offering any other options here than to either accept or reject in 6 days, I opt to accept and if still no check in my mail by the end of this week I will open another case. 
Thank you for your kind help in the matter. 

Sincerely,

******** * *******



 

4/28/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: ordered nikon D5200 camera from Fumfie on 4/**/2015-Fumfie personnel immediately billed my credit card (through ******) for 588.00 then they pocketed money-they've shown no intention to ship purchased product. Using their customer service e mail form I got no response from them. Filing a complaint claim through ****** and ****** got no response from Fumfie. After three attempts to contact this business I looked up business history and find Fumfie has numerous (100's) of consumer complaints. I finally filed chargeback through my credit card provider. also, moments after placing order on 4/** I get an e mail from Fumfie that there's 'a problem' with my order-then they call my home to attempted to high pressure sell me more merchandise that they have no intention of sending either.

Desired Settlement: that fumfie lose their New York business license. also be investigated by the federal Trade Commission. I will be contacting both agencies as well as Attorney Generals office in Washington and New York.

Business Response: Orders take 1-2 business days to process coupled with the 6-10 business day shipping speed that this customers order came in with the guarantee delivery date was between the **** and **** of April. As requested the refund has been put through.

4/16/2015 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On December **, 2014 I purchased a Samsung appliance which was to be delivered to ***** ******** *** ******** ** ***** after some 20 days I was informed that delivery to my address would be an additional 400.00 dollars. I gave a alternate address of **** ****** ****** *** ******* ** ***** and was assured by a customer service rep by the name of ****** (no relation) that the appliance would be delivered in 7 days. After 14 more days I called and canceled the order verbally and by email confirmed by ******. Next I was handed off to ***** *. she told me she would send the appliance right out I told her that I purchased one locally that our family could not wait any longer and that ****** said I would be refunded my amount paid which was 1498.95 which was charged to my ***** ***** ***** ****. She stated that to receive a refund I would have to talk with a *******; I now have been trying to connect with a ******* to no avail sending some 12 emails only to be told that he is in and out in another email from ***** *. still waiting to connect with him since January **, 2015. My order # ****** this company has a history of this after I have went and read the poor reviews from many others.

Desired Settlement: A refund to my account for the full amount as I was promised. I have all the documentation in emails I can send to you if you need them. Please Help. Best Regards ***** *******

Business Response: Hello,

A chargeback was put through by the customer and once that happens, we are unable to issue a credit as the funds have already been taken out of our account.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

4/6/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Fumfie LLC has failed to refund my credit card for the amount of $1499.94. I cancelled my order via phone and email after a few red flags where raised with there customer service practices. Fumfie LLC confirmed the cancellation of the order verbally and via email and informed me that they would refund my card. As of 3/**/2015 my card has not been credited back and Fumfie has not response to emails. I have notified my bank of fraudulent charges and will be disputing

Desired Settlement: Credit my card back for the full amount of $1499.94 by 4/3/2015

Business Response: ******,
As per your request we refunded your payment in full on 3/**/15 in the amount of $1499.94

The refund transaction id is

Refund (Unique Transaction ID # *****************)


As stated in our policies although we no longer have your funds the issuing bank can take 3-7 business days to post the refund on your account

Thank You and please consider this closed as a FULL refund was applied





4/1/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On March **,2015 I purchased a DJI Inspire quad copter for the amount of $2799.00. I received the item on March **, 2015. As soon as I opened it I noticed defective electrical pins on the camera gimbal mount. I immediately called Fumfie Co. I requested an even exchange, in accordance with their 30 day defective merchandise exchange policy, but they have stated that quad copters do not fall under that criteria. I have called repeatedly but they do not answer their phone.

Desired Settlement: I want to return the defective merchandise and receive a new one.

Business Response: The product this customer purchased was a DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter with
4K Camera and 3 Axis Gimbal. This customer is claiming that the product
was received damaged right out of the box, they claim to have never
flown the product. We asked for photos from the customer which can be
used to support their claim, one of which we attached to the response of
this complaint. The picture shows many scratches to this drones camera
mount and extremely bent connector pins and we are confident in
responding with 100% certainty that severe impact damage like this could
have only be inflicted by a crash landing.

It is unfortunate
that the customer damaged their product during their first week of
usage, but this type of damage occurs very often to products like this;
these products are meant to be used under extreme circumstances, and
extreme damage and losses can be a result from usage. This is why we
have the following policies specifically listed on the website:
PLEASE
READ: For Recreational and Photography Drones  - We recommend you
follow all manufacturer directions and have some type of practice or
training operating these products.  If protocol is not followed to the
letter and if you do not have any experience operating them, you run the
risk or crashing the drone or even worse the drone may end up fly
away on its own. If this happens, this purchase is not refundable,
when buying this drone quad-copter and by using this drone quad-copter
the purchaser and user assumes all risk should through operation any
damage or loss occur.

Our policies also state: We do not accept
returns for refunds or replacement on the following items: Go Pro
Cameras, Recreational and Photography Drones, Beats or any other
manufactured Headphones or speakers, all  Apple products. NOOK and
Kindle Tablets. videos tapes. underwater equipment or any products that
were submerged in water. Before purchase of these items, please read
the manufacturers warranty and contact the manufacturer with any
questions related to warranty coverage on items purchased below MSRP.
Inspect the product for a defect as soon as it has been delivered to
you. If defective out of the box please contact us immediately and we
will assist you.The product that was shipped to the customer was brand
new sealed and never used.

Please close out this claim because we are not responsible for any damage incured from usage of this non-returnable product.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 I'm very disappointed in Fumfie's response to my complaint. I'm also disappointed that Fumfie is accusing me of using the product when I did not. My first call to Fumfie was within an hour of receiving the package on 03/**/2015. I have a lot of experience with flying these type of aircraft and for Fumfie to claim this is the result of a crash landing is absurd. These pins are internal and not exposed during flight, therefore they would be protected in a crash. The chances of a crash landing resulting in bent pins but no other damage is impossible to say the least. Fumfie is taking desperate measures in order to not honor the policies stated right on their website. Please see the attached photos to this email as they are the same photos I sent to Fumfie as requested by them in the initial investigation.

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

******* *******




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 I have already sent the product to DJI for repair, but Fumfie should not expect any further business from me. And I have already put the word out on social media regarding the lack of support the gave me.

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

******* *******




 

Business Response: The policies and protocols that Fumfie, DJI and every other product manufacturer have instituted were done so with the intent of creating a step by step process for everyone to follow in order to have their problem handled efficiently and effectively. We are extremely sorry that you fel this unhappy in following the necessary and required steps needed to get your DJI looked at, worked on or replaced. Despite your unhappiness, we do thank you for following DJI's RMA protocols. 

3/31/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Appliance Order # ****** was placed on 12/**/14 for $4,418.00. My **** card was immediately charged. Fumfie failed to deliver any appliances and made numerous promises that they would be shipped and never were. I then requested the order be cancelled and refund be issued in January. ****** promised a full refund in 7 days. No refund has been received. I constantly have to contact Fumfie and are promised again and again my refund is in process. This company robs people over and over of their hard earned money and are crooks.

Desired Settlement: Full refund of $4,418 on my **** card. NOT ON A CHECK THAT THEY KEEP PROMISING AND NEVER SEND.

Business Response: Hello,

We will be contacting ************ Tomorrow to discuss some other options regarding the refund. Normally our standard procedure is to issue a check via ****. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I have not received a check that was promised to be mailed on February **, 2015 by email from ****** at 10:54 am (see below). I was called yesterday by "*****" who still had not processed a refund. I have also turned the company into the New York state consumer protection agency and have filed a fraud claim w/ ****.

From: "****** ." <*****************>
To: "******" <***********************
Sent: ********* ******** *** **** ******** **

Subject: Re: ****** Refund Status

** ******* ******* ** **** ** ***** **** ****** *** ********* *** **** ********* *** *** ***** *** **** ****** ** **** *** ****** ******* ** ****** ** ******** ***** ******** ******

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

****** ********




 

Business Response: Hello,

After planning to send another check and speaking with ************ over the phone, we were advised that a chargeback was left. Unfortunately once a chargeback is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

3/17/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Additional Notes

Complaint: History of Events: Initial Fumfie Contact was ****** for placing an order June **: I placed an order for a Washer, Dryer, and 2 Pedestals. Order #: ****** July **: Order Delivered and delivery of Washer rejected due to damage and dent throughout door. Rest of items kept. Pictures sent to Fumfie/****** and was told the washer would be refunded since I did not want a replacement washer. August *: Notified Fumfie that the credit card used for purchase had identify theft and so would need to have refund sent via a check September **: Emailed Fumfie (******) to verify why check still has not been sent out. Was told by ****** check will be sent soon September**: Emailed Fumfie (******) about status October *: Check #**** supposedly sent out from Fumfie October **: Check never received, emailed Fumfie (******). No response received. October**: Emailed Fumfie about status of check. No response received November **: Called Fumfie and escalated to management. Talked to ***** * and was told check would be sent by November **** for $979 plus 3 percent for time delay December **: Emailed Fumfie( ***** *) and informed him I never received notice of check being sent out December **: ***** replied and said accounting would send check by December **** Jan *: Emailed Fumfie (***** *) informing no check received nor notice of check being sent. No response received. Jan **: Emailed Fumfie (***** *) asking about check and informing him that Fumfie is illegally refusing to issue refund. No response received.

Desired Settlement: I desire a refund for the amount of the washer that was rejected ($979), plus 1 percent interest per month delayed. It has been 5 months since the washer was rejected and returned and no check has been received from Fumfie.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience and will be contacting the customer within 2-3 business days. This matter is currently being investigated. We will also be compensating the customer for the inconvenience.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID#********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I have not yet been contacted by Fumfie through either email or by phone to resolve the issue nor have I received a check for the refund amount.

Email: *********************
Phone: ###-###-#### 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

***** *******




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID#********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

This is regarding Complaint********.  It has been two weeks since Fumfie supposedly issued a check.  I have not yet received it and honestly do not expect to receive it.  Fumfie has repeatedly shown over the 8 months I have been dealing with them that they are willing to say they will send a check but never actually send it.  This has been the 3rd time that has happened.

I sent email since I couldn't update in BBB because I had previously rejected response saying no check yet received a week ago.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

***** *******




 

Business Response: Hello,

The check has been sent a few times now and for some reason has not been reaching **********'s destination. We will make another attempt by sending a new check tomorrow via 3 day delivery. If ********** receives his original check before the new check is delivered, we will then void the most recent sent check. We appreciate **********'s patience and look forward to this matter being resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

3/4/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Ordered a GE 30" profile series cook top on December **, 2014. Charged my credit card 1,178.00. I was told it would ship 14 days after first week of January. It is mid February and I'm getting the run around. I researched this company and there are many complaints of scamming people. Complaints ranged from failure to deliver products, refund credit and just flat out lying to people. I have contacted my bank and also filed a dispute.

Desired Settlement: I want them investigated and full refund.

Business Response: Hello,

We have tried calling *********** multiple times but have been unable to reach him. We originally had spoken to *********** and informed him the piece would arrive to our warehouse the end of this week and he would be contacted Thursday 2/**/15. The customer was happy with that resolution but we have been unable to get *********** on the phone. We will continue reaching out to *********** as promised. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 I'm tired of dealing with these people. They are not trust worthy, lost my trust and patience. I have researched them and they pull this off many times. Who ever said they will call me as soon as it arrives to their warehouse is a flat out LIE. This is the third LIE, last time I spoke to them they said it WILL SHIP TO MY ADDRESS THIS WEEK!! NOT COME TO THEIR WAREHOUSE! They are giving me the run around and if I talk to them personally it's not going to go anywhere.
Last time I talked to a rep they put me on 6 min hold on the phone, I kept saying hello, every 2 min, like I was dodged or he wanted me to hang up. Second, he asked for my order #, I told him I don't know it by memory, so I gave him my home address in fast verbal fashion. So he replied ok let me see where your order is, what human being remembers an address read out loud. Obviously he was not looking for my order status and just stalling me. I don't trust them anymore, I don't want their product, I want a full refund. The reps are pathological liars and put the voice tone of trust and under control. I can't deal with them, just want a refund.

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

****** ********




 

Business Response: Hello,

After continuously reaching out to *********** with no success, we were notified that a chargeback was left by ***********. Once a chargeback is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

3/3/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a refrigerator from Fumfie (order ******) and paid $1,949.07 on ** September 2014 and was promised 7-10day shipping, however after multiple broken promises and delays it actually arrived end of October. As an incentive to prevent me from cancelling my order, Fumfie offered me an adjusted price of $100 off the original purchase price- copied from a Fumfie email below "****** ****** ******* AS I TOLD YOU I WILL BE GIVING YOU A NEW PRICE OF $1849 AND EVERYTHING ELSE WILL REMAIN THE SAME THE ITEM IS COMING TO ME IN NEW YORK OCT *** AND THEN I WILL CALL YOU TO ARRANGE TRANSPORT TO MADISON , WISC." Since the end of October I have been trying persistently trying to receive the $100 refund without success, people don't call when they say they will, and constantly told that they are doing everything they can to resolve this issue-i.e. given the run around. I was told that the check would be sent in the next day or two more than three times spread out across 3 months, and then and given a reference number for a check that had supposedly been issued in December, it never arrived. I followed up again and was told some one would call me back that day or the next- they never did. I have made more than 5 attempts both email and phone to obtain the promised refund, each time being told it's on it's way, or they need to investigate what happened to the last check, it is now clear to me that they have no intention of refunding the $100 and are just brushing me off. An example of an email from ** Dec "the original check shouldve been sent around mid November. They are just conducting an investigation to see if they can find out why the check hasnt been delivered to you. Once they perform their due diligence, a new one can be issued. Regards, ******" I would consider this issue to be resolved once the money is cleared in my bank account, as clearly their promises to send checks are not kept.

Desired Settlement: A refund of $100, in the form of either a credit card refund, or a check received and deposited in my bank account. Not just a promise to send a check, since these never materialize.

Business Response: Hello,

A new check has been issued to the customer in the amount of $100.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

I still have not received the refund check as of end of day **Feb. They have told me several times in the past that a check has been issued, but I never actually get the check.
Please send the check. The issue will be resolved when I actually deposit a check.

thanks
******* *****

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

******* *****




 

Business Response: Hello,

The check has been issued already and it should be arriving to the customer any day now. We will be calling the customer today to follow up.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved. The check was actually issued on 18 Feb, and I have received it. Thanks BBB for your help in resolving this.

Sincerely,
******* *****



 

2/28/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered two items a stove and a fridge I paid white glove delivery so that the items would arrive quicker and also they can install it that order was made Aug * 2014. the stove arrived after almost cancelling the order the first time. The real problem has been with the fridge. They kept telling me week after week that they didn't know where the fridge was then after a month that it hasn't arrive to their warehouse. Said that it was a nation wide back order of that fridge. Then 10/** I cancelled the order and they said that it take 3-7 business days to get the refund. it is now 2015 and still I have not received my refund and all I get from them is that they are investigating with the accounting department. Not only has this been via phone calls I have emails back and forth of the conversations. Honestly do not know how this company is A-rated by the BBB.

Desired Settlement: I want my full refund of the refrigerator for the amount of $2,699.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently investigating this matter. We should have this resolved in the next day or so and will contact the customer immediately.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I have not received my refund and no reply regarding the status. I will only Accept the resolution once I have the check in the bank.

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** ** ** ****




 

Business Response: Hello,

The check has been issued to the customer in the amount of $2699.00. We now consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,
***** ** ** ****



 

2/18/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered appliances for my new home through Fumfie on August **, 2014. I paid $3,954.06 for a refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. After waiting to receive my purchases and corresponding with their customer service representatives for three months I cancelled my order on November **, 2014 and requested a refund. Here it is almost six months from the original date of my order and I have yet to receive my refund.

Desired Settlement: I would like a check to be sent to my address through ***** or *** with a tracking number supplied to me once it is sent. I feel as though I have waited long enough to get my money back. Nearly three months.

Business Response: Hello,

We are currently investigating the whereabouts of the original check but our intention is to send a new check and include tracking. If we do not have a response on the original check by Tuesday 2/**, a new check along with tracking will be sent. We consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

2/18/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a dishwasher, stove, and refrigerator from fumfie.com on November **, 2014. It is now January **, 2014 I have not received any of the appliances and I have no date for their expected delivery. My credit card has been charged already, of course. I first received an email stating the final appliance would arrive at fumfie's facility "this week or next" on December **, 2014. I've received the same message via email or over the phone every week since. Fumfie told me they were waiting on the stove. I waited for about another 4 weeks. I requested fumfie.com at least ship the refrigerator and dishwasher which they claimed to have. At first, they agreed then, on the day it was to ship, they told me it would be sent out as they wanted to send the complete order. They still had no expected date when they would receive the stove. Last week, the sales associate told me they would try to secure the stove from another vendor in order to finally close out my order. When I called today (about four days later), it did not appear that they had made an progress on this. We're back to the same old "this week or next" while I have no stove, can't complete my kitchen renovation, and can't cook. Of course, I have the email chain tracking all our correspondence. A couple times, the sales person has asked if I would like to consider a different model. I said no as I, like most people, ordered the one I wanted originally. If I wanted a different model, I would have ordered a different model. One more item: I just checked their website today and Fumfie has the gall to list the exact same model that I ordered as "Available." This is the stove that they haven't been able to get for two months and have no idea when it will get in.

Desired Settlement: I would like my complete order delivered immediately. If that means they need to secure the stove from a vendor near me, they should do so at their expense. Also, they should change their website to list the model that haven;t delivered for the past two months to "unavailable."

Business Response: Hello,

We have spoken with *** ***** and are having this matter resolved immediately. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be compensating *** ***** for the delay. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved be

I cannot agree Fumfie has addressed my concerns because I

have neither received any of the goods I ordered over two months ago nor received
a shipment date.  In fact, I cannot
identify a single action taken by Fumfie to resolve my complaint.  It’s been more of the same, i.e. Fumfie doesn’t
know when the order will ship.  I think
Fumfie responds to BBB complaints with stock language in order to maintain
their rating while not truly working to resolve the issue.

Since the original complaint, I canceled the order for the
stove leaving the fridge and dishwasher which I was told weeks ago Fumfie has
in stock.  About three weeks ago, Fumfie
told me they were going to ship just the fridge and dishwasher and on the day
it was to go out, emailed me to state it was not shipped as the order was
incomplete.  Now, it’s been about a week
since the stove was canceled and Fumfie still doesn’t know when the remaining
items will ship.  I was told yesterday
that the items would ship today.  I
called today and was told they did not ship it. 
This is Fumfie’s pattern of behavior.

Fumfie acts like the shipping is entirely out of their
control.  I ended up ordering the same
model of stove from a different store and was immediately told the shipment
date which is four days after ordering. 
This is the stove which Fumfie couldn’t find for over two months.

Something suspicious is going on with Fumfie.  In the most recent call with my wife, the
customer service representative repeatedly asked us to cancel our order.  I’ve been reluctant to do so because of the
difficulty folks have had in getting their money back and the principle of the
matter.  Also, some of their associates
have contacted me from gmail addresses not corporate email accounts.  They don’t issue email confirmations for
orders.  I reported Fumfie to the Federal
Trade Commission for violation of the Mail, Internet, or Telephone Merchandise
Rule for failing to ever provide a delivery date for a purchase made over two months
ago and for operating in bad faith when they sold me goods they did not have
and could not reasonably expect to get (thus the two month wait and still no
delivery).  I provided Fumfie with the
FTC business guide to the Rule and pointed out their violations last week.  I request the BBB disbar Fumfie and pass
these complaints to the FTC to pursue civil violations and fines.  re]

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

*** *****




 

Business Response: Hello,

A check has been issued to the customer in the amount of $3652.06.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

2/17/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: My wife and I purchased a dishwasher, gas range, and refrigerator from Fumfie Home Appliances (******************************) totaling $4371.98. The range arrived fine, the dishwasher arrived severely dented. I refused shipment on the dishwasher but it was replaced. It took a month longer than they promised but it was replaced.However, the LG refrigerator (LFX33975ST) arrived with a small dent in the bottom freezer. We had just built a new house and were moving in that weekend so we needed a refrigerator to be able to move in. We could live without a dishwasher (see above). I signed for the refrigerator damaged and was assured that the freezer door was replaceable and would resolved in a timely fashion. We moved in ~May **, 2014, and are still dealing with this issue. We have talked to both ****** and ***** * at Fumfie and both are very responsive and give you a date on when the issue will be resolved but nothing every happens. Below is a brief timeline of events, each time I was promised resolution.6/*/14-****** promised resolution, 6/**/14-was told freezer door ordered, 7/**/14-followed up with ****** and he responded saying he was looking into it, 7/**/14-got a call from ***** * asking that I fill our his review giving him excellent ratings, 8/**/14-followed up and ****** responded he was checking daily on my issue, 9/**/14-stopped working with ******, now working with ***** *, he responded and I called him giving the details and was assured my issue would get resolved by Sept. **, 2014. 11/*/14-followed up with ***** * and he ask that I kindly remind him of my issue and his response was it was not a warranty issue but more intricate and he would check with his supply chain team.Today, 12/**/14 - still no responses, freezer door has not be replaced, and ***** * has not responded to my last two emails.

Desired Settlement: We have a couple of resolution that we would be happy with:1. Freezer Door replaced and installed on our LG LFX33975ST2. A complete LFX33975ST replacement and installed (not damaging our floors)3. A full refund of the purchase price of $2,298.94, Fumfie can have the unit if they wish at their expense

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience and will have this resolved. We are checking on the latest status of the replacement part. Our goal is to make sure *** ******* is taken care of and completely satisfied. We will do everything in our power to make this happen.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Hello

This is in regards to case #********. I apologize that I did not respond sooner but this case has not been resolved. Fumbie’s response is the exact response that they have given us since May 2014. I have yet to hear about a resolution on our claim.

Can you please re-open our complaint and follow up with Fumfie to get this issue resolved.

Thanks
**** *******

 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** *******




 

Business Response: Hello **********,

We apologize for the inconvenience and will have the replacement drawer shipped out this upcoming week. The delivery company will be installing the part for you at our expense. We will also be following up with you once the part is delivered to ensure everything went well. Due to the delays, we will be compensating you upon delivery. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

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***** *******
********
Office *** *** **** Ext ***
Direct Dial  +*** *** ****
 

This email and the information it contains are confidential and may be
privileged. If you have received this email in error please notify me immediately. You should not copy it for any purpose, or disclose its contents to any other person. Internet communications are not secure and, therefore, Fumfie does not accept legal responsibility for the contents of this message as it has been transmitted over a public network. If you suspect the message may have been intercepted or amended please contact us.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

**** *******



 

2/15/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: FUMFIE.COM failed to deliver an oven that I paid $1275.00 for plus an extra $100.00 for express delivery. SO I had to cancel the order. They also have failed to refund my money after canceling the order. After doing the research online, it is clear that my story is the same as too many other people's. You are currently watching me in the process of being scammed. It's nearly as bad as the ******** **** ********** who rip off old people and it's happening to me as I type this!!! They seem to have a semi successful electronics department that sells camera equipment that does a lot of business, but still with a lot of complaints.They also have an appliance department that seems to rely on the reputation of the electronics department to throw people off their trail. I hope you understand what I'm trying to explain here. They praise themselves for 90 something percent successful transactions but those transactions seem to be for the small electronics department and not the major appliances department. I hope I'm explaining that well because that's how they finally conned me into giving them my hard earned money. I Ordered a stove from these people. ****** tells me my oven will be on the next truck out - of course it never makes it to the truck because there is no oven!!!! ****** called me personally - it's creepy that this guy has my phone number and address now. I never told these people they could call me to try and upsell stuff. Anyhow he called and talked me into express delivery. For an extra $100 I could get it delivered in 10 days. Imagine how excited the family would be when it shows up just in time for Christmas. Sadly, over a month later, and after numerous phone calls and promises that my oven would be on the next truck out the oven never showed - so I ask for a refund on the express delivery, but still keep the order for the stove active. (guess what...I still haven't even been refunded on the express delivery). After several calls and e-mails later I still never received a refund for the express delivery so I started getting concerned and did some research. OMG!!!! These guys are the perfect con men. They appear to use a reputable part of their business to hide their scam of not delivering products and refusing to refund folks after the consumers cancel their orders. After I realized that I'd been scammed I cancelled the whole order...Well Instead of them crediting my credit card they said they were going to send a check....???!!!???! Who does that!? Anyway they swore they sent it 15 days ago so I called yesterday and *****, who swears she's a lady of her word, said the mail may have lost it. She said she was going to check into my missing refund check yesterday. So I called her back and she said she's gonna stay on this until she gets me an answer. Well she calls me back and tells me she can't help me today but she will get me an answer Monday. Same story every week since I ordered the stove. Next week next week next week!!!! So I type in the address of their "store" this is what google maps pulled up ************************************************************************************************************************* What you need to know is this....I'm in the middle of being scammed and I know it and they are counting on the BBB to at least keep them accredited.... They are scamming me right now. As we speak this is going on and I hope the BBB punishes them to the fullest of their capabilities and I hope the FBI get's involved and throws these people in JAIL!!!

Desired Settlement: I want my card credited the full $1350.00 of MY MONEY credited back to the card I ordered from!!!

Business Response: Hello,

We are currently investigating this matter and apologize for the inconvenience. We are hoping to have this matter resolved within 2-3 business days. We will also be compensating the customer for their patience and understanding.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 I spoke with **** from Fumfie today and he assured me that he's going to look into this matter, same as did from ****** and ***** for way too long now. It's the same thing I've been hearing from them since this sad ordeal started. **** has told me that there is absolutely no reason that a check with a tracking number sent by **** should not be sent tomorrow. All three of them are very very nice and make convincing promises that never see the light of day SO after having been put off for so long I don't see this as any different. I will not be satisfied until I have money in my bank account....period....end of story.

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** ******




 

Business Response: Hello,

The check was issued to the customer on 2/*. The customer was contacted on 2/* and pleased with the swift resolution. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,
**** ******



 

2/12/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Ordered a Samsung refrigerator from Fumfie website for $1985 on June **, 2014. My ******** **** was billed for the entire amount on June **, 2014. Between June **** and the end of October, we were repeatedly told by ***** at Fumfie that the refrigerator would be shipped within 2 weeks. Each time we called, ***** provided an excuse why the product had not shipped and told us he would contact us within two weeks to confirm that the refrigerator was shipped. Each time, ***** never called or contacted us and the refrigerator never shipped. Finally, after 4 months of calling ***** every two to three weeks, it was clear to us that we were not going to receive the refrigerator, so we cancelled the order with ***** and requested a refund at the end of October. After several weeks, we had not received the refund and ***** told us that the "billing department" had changed its system and was no longer issuing refunds directly to credit cards, so he would have them send us a check. He told us he would contact us with a "tracking number" for the check as soon as it was sent. After two to three more weeks, we had not heard from *****, so we called back and asked about the status of our refund. ***** then told us that the check would be mailed soon and we waited again. After two to three more weeks, we contacted ***** again and he sent us to his billing department, which was a lady named ****. **** told us that she would find out when our refund would be mailed, and call back, but she never did. We called **** again a few days later, and she stated that the check had been mailed on December **, 2014. As of January **, 2015, we had not received the check, so we called **** back again. **** stated that she did not know why we had not received the check, but that she would find out and call us back. **** did not call us back, so we are filing this complaint to try to get resolution, since we feel we have exhausted all other possible options with Fumfie and have given them more opportunities than a typical consumer who is out $2000 would be willing to give them.

Desired Settlement: Please provide a refund of the $1985 charge that you made to my Discover Credit Card along with the interest on the $1985 that I have lost the opportunity to earn because you have held my money for 7 months. A reasonable assumed cost of money of 5% annualized over 7 months amounts to an additional lost opportunity cost to me of $57.90 due to loss of use of my $1985. Therefore, the total refund from Fumfie should be $2042.90.

Business Response: Hello,

We have spoken with **** **** and apologized for the inconvenience. We have been in contact with **** **** and will continue to do so until it is resolved. Our Billing Department is currently investigating this matter and should have a resolution within the next 1-2 business days. We will also be compensating **** **** for her patience and understanding.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

2/11/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I placed an order for a washing machine, dryer, dish washer, and refrigerator on 09/**/2014. Fumfie’s website stated that all items were in-stock and would be shipped within 7-14 business days. After three weeks of waiting for our items I contacted Fumfie’s customer service. I have been corresponding with ***** and **** in the customer support department. ***** stated that Fumfie’s website was misleading and Fumfie did not have the items in-stock. ***** told me that the items would be received in a few days and then shipped to my home shortly. After another week I called ***** again and he told me that the washing machine and dryer had arrived and if I would like Fumfie would ship those two items now and I could continue to wait for the dish washer and refrigerator. We received the washing machine and dryer on 10/**/2014. Two weeks late we still have not received the dish washer and refrigerator. I contacted Fumfie on 11/**/2014 and talk to **** about cancelling the remainder of our order. **** told me “Yes, we actually got in a shipment of about 60 pieces of each. The trucking company goes to your location on Fridays so yes I would be able to ship it tomorrow(11/**/2014)” I said to **** “if you can ship them tomorrow I would like to continue with the original order and cancel the refund” **** responded with “Ok I can do that for you. We appreciate you giving us the second chance. I will make this a priority to ship Tomorrow. I will have the tracking number for you tomorrow, and we will give you a call personally with the tracking number.” I did receive a tracking number for AM trucking through an E-mail from *****. After the delivery date came and went I called AM trucking and they informed me that Fumfie never delivered the items to AM trucking. I called and spoke to ***** on 12***/2014 and cancelled our order. ***** told me that it would be 15 business days before we would receive a check from Fumfie. After not receiving a check from Fumfie within the 15 business days I call Fumfie and spoke to *****. ***** told me that the billing department was on vacation and would not be able to send me a check till 01/**/2015. On 01/**/2014 I contacted ***** as to the status of our refund. I have not received a response from ***** regarding the status of our refund. Fumfie withdrew the funds for this order on 09/**/2014, it is now 120 days late and I have not received the items ordered or a refund. A satisfactory resolution to Fumfie short comes would be for Fumfie to refund $2492.97($1849.00for RF28HMEDBSR and $643.97 for DW80F800UWS) to my current credit card.

Desired Settlement: A satisfactory resolution to Fumfie short comes would be for Fumfie to refund $2492.97($1849.00for RF28HMEDBSR and $643.97 for DW80F800UWS) to my current credit card.

Business Response: Hello,

We have been in contact with *** ******** and are working to get this resolved as soon as possible. *** ******** will also be compensated for the delay.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

2/11/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Refrigerator was ordered from FumFie on **** of December 2014. It was supposed to be expedited and white gloved delivered by 12/**/14. On 12/**/14 the shipper was contacted and they were never released the product by Fumfie but Fumfie had charged the credit card for $2700 dollars. Fumfie was called and asked to refund the card and to stop the transaction since they failed to deliver by the agreed upon date. The refrigerator was purchased local since they could not meet the requested delivery date. Fumfie has been contacted weekly and has still not refunded the charges. A dispute has been filed with the card provider. was ordered from Fumfie. Ex

Desired Settlement: Would be or Fumfie to go ahead and refund the charges , which they continue to say they are going to do but have not done. $2700 is a lot of expense that is now being charged interest from the card provider. Fumfie should be responsible for the interest that has occurred.

Business Response: Hello,

This matter is currently being investigated and we are hoping it is resolved within the next 2-3 business days. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be compensating the customer for their patience and understanding.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

2/6/2015 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a washing machine (Item # WM3570HWA) on 11/**/14 on fumfie.com that was advertised to have free shipping (Order # ******). The payment cleared my ****** account on 12/*/14. When the washer still hadn't arrived on 12/*, my wife contacted fumfie through their website to get the status of our order. She received the following email the next day: "Thank you for purchasing the LG washer with us. We truly do appreciate your business. Please provide me with a valid phone number you can be reached at, as I'd like to go through a few shipping details before processing the order, and the truck drivers will need a contact number to call and schedule delivery." Fumfie had attempted to send the same email to me previously, but I was unable to access it. My wife gave them her phone number, and she was contacted by ******. He told her that their shipping company does not ship to our address, and he was wondering if we would like it shipped somewhere else. She told him we would like for it to be shipped to our address, since we will be using this product in our home. She reminded him that we had typed in our address to their website, and it was listed as free shipping. He said he would check around and see what the extra shipping charge would be to ship it to our home (even though the invoice says shipping is free). On December **, ****** called my wife again and stated that he had called a few shipping companies, and shipping charges ranged from $**0 to over $400 and again asked if there was a different zip code we wanted it shipped to. She again told him that she would like for it to be shipped to our home, as was advertised and purchased. I then called fumfie myself and asked for our washer to be delivered to our home as promised. I stated that I would have to submit a complaint with BBB if they could not resolve this issue. The representative told me there was nothing they could do to help me get my washer shipped to my home as promised, unless I wanted to pay extra shipping fees.

Desired Settlement: I would like our washer to be delivered to our home for the price we agreed upon, that has already been withdrawn from our account via ******.

Business Response: Hello *** ******,

We sent *** ****** an email the day his order was placed in our system. We continued trying to reach the customer both by telephone and email for several days but did not receive any responses. We ended up reaching the customer on December ***, where we then explained the remote location fee. We do state in our shipping terms that in certain areas, a remote shipping fee may be charged. We spoke with the customer and offered to splitt the ship fee to make sure they were satisfied but customer declined. After the customer declined, they proceeded with cancelling the order.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

The company processed the charge for the washer with shipping on November **.  They never should have processed the charge if they were not going to follow through on their end of the order.  Now they have had our money since November **.  No refund has been issued, and our washer still has not been shipped.  My address is included on the invoice with free shipping indicated.

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** ******




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Fumfie has had our money since November, and they still have not shipped the washer we ordered.  No refund has been issued. Our washer has not been sent.  
 
See attached invoice with our address and free shipping indicated.  The payment cleared ****** on November **.

 

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Sincerely,

***** ******




 

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the confusion. The customer has since been refunded and we consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

2/5/2015 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We ordered a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator from ****** in early August, 2014. On August *** the company notified us in writing that the refrigerator had been sent by expedited 7 to 10 day shipping. Our ******** ******* card was charged for the full amount of $2184.07. The refrigerator never came. After repeated delays and multiple revised delivery dates, it finally arrived October *** dented, the bottom unsecured, and wires hanging out. We refused delivery and were told by ****** that no replacement unit was available. They promised in writing in October that we we would be fully refunded in about one week. I followed up several times and was eventually told that due to a "glitch" they could not issue a credit to ******** ******* but they would issue a check. No check was sent. I finally received an email November **** from a representative at the company named ****** assuring me that the check was sent. He provided me with a check reference number as well. Once again, the check was not sent. On December *** I spoke with ***** at ****** who cited the same "glitch" due to switching their processing systems. He promised me the check would be sent December **** by two-day express courier. I did not receive the check and ***** stopped responding to all calls and emails. I finally spoke with an employee named Joyce. After explaining my situation and asking her if the "glitch" had been fixed so they could refund directly through ******** *******, she told me it was not a glitch--it was company policy to issue refunds by check, and that had always been the policy for the entire time she had worked there. Joyce told me she would look into the matter and emailed me a few days later that the check had been mailed to us December ****. It is now Dec ** and we still have not received a refund for a charge dating from August.

Desired Settlement: I would like a full refund. I would also like an explanation from ****** as to why the company chooses to refund credit card purchases this way when virtually every other business refunds the credit card directly. There are many similar complaints on ***** ****, etc from customers who have had to chase the company for many months to receive the check. This allows ****** to collect interest on money that does not rightly belong to them. Also, when you consider that a percentage of customers either likely give up or forget, it seems there is potential for the company to not return funds that rightly belong to their customers.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience. We are currently investigating this matter and will contact *** ******* once we have an update. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

Fumfie has not issued a refund for the refrigerator. Also, I spoke to someone with authority at ******** ******* and asked if it was possible for a company to accept ******** ******* charges and not be able to issue a credit back, as ****** claims. I was told that there is no possible scenario that this would be plausible. The company continues to stonewall and state falsely in email that they have already mailed a check--even including check reference numbers for non-existent checks. 

I want ****** to issue a full refund to ******** ******* immediately. I also intend to contact the state attorney general's office about this company.

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** *******




 

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience. When we went ahead to issue the refund, we received a notification that a dispute was put through. Once a dispute is put through, the funds are already removed from our account. We have also tried reaching the customer to compensate for the inconvenience and will continue trying to reach the customer until we feel our customer is satisfied. We now consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

1/17/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I received a teaser e-mail from Fumfie.com. They had a great price for the DSLR I've been wanting for some time. I called Customer Service and spoke to *******. He took the usual information (address, phone number, charge card number) then proceeded to up sell me on an SD card (stating it was the only one that Nikon recommended). I checked Nikon's website and found the only specification for SD cards had to either the SDHC or SDXC formats. What ******* told me was not quite true! By the way, he wanted $90 for a 64-gigabyte SD card. (Needless, I didn't purchase the card.) I got an 64-gigabyte SD with a slower read/write speed for $35.00! He also sold be a battery for $89.00. He never mentioned that I was purchasing an additional battery. I thought I was getting the battery that normally comes with the camera. (I told Fumfie.com what had happened and they have reversed the charge of the battery.) But the fact I was sold an unnecessary item makes me feel defrauded. Then there is the delivery problem. Their invoice states delivery within 7 to 10 days. That time has come and gone. I e-mailed them (again!) and there was something to do with a broken pallet and mixed up inventory or some story that sounded rather bogus given all the "delivery related" complaints I found on your website regarding Fumfie. No; I don't know when I will be getting my camera. One thing they did that I thought was illegal, was to process my charge card before the item shipped. It's almost like they needed that money to go purchase a camera to send to me. So here I wait. I want my camera! As an aside, I shall NEVER do business with this company again! It has been the buying experience from hell!

Desired Settlement: Since, as mentioned above, they refunded me the purchase of the additional battery and are giving it to me for free. What I want: my camera. I ordered a Nikon Model Df with a 50mm f1.8 lens. The camera comes with additional items in the box. I want a brand new camera with everything that Nikon sent with it. I want my Nikon ASAP. Shipping things on time seems to be a major problem for Fumfie.com. Please put the pressure the guys so I can get my camera before this time next year!

Business Response: The item was available in the black color at the time of purchase but when it came time to ship, the particular color of the item you wanted was out of stock because the received palate had damaged products on it which were denied and sent back to our distributor. I do not believe you want a product that was damaged or has a higher possibility at being damaged.
Iin order to ship immediately we contacted you to see if you had any interest in the silver color, otherwise we offered to you to wait until the black comes back in.
You only wanted the black color so we did not ship.
You brought up a point about not processing any charges for orders before they are shipped, so we will immediately credit your card.
Once the item comes back in we will charge your card again if you authorize this. Otherwise if you do not want us to refund your card and you want us to keep a hold on your fund please respond immediately.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

It has been a month since I placed my order and they took my money. They have my money and I have nothing! I want the SILVER (NOT BLACK) Nikon camera I ordered. If it can not be shipped within 2 weeks, I shall cancel the order and demand a full and total refund of $1979.89. This includes the price of the camera and lens, an SD memory card and an extra battery they sold me.

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** ******




 

Business Response: Transaction ********** has been successfully ACCEPTED by the system.

Below is a summary:

Transaction ID: **********

Payment Method: ********

Amount: USD (89.99)

Customer Name: **** ******

The 89.99 refund was put through and should be reflected on your next credit card or debit card statement.

Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

RE:  Fumfie LLC; Complaint ********

To Whom It May Concern:

I finally received my refund of $89.99 from Fumfie LLC. Since I have no other issues with then, you can consider my complaint file closed.

Thank you for all your help in helping me get what was rightfully mine. I really appreciate everything you do.

Thank you again!

Sincerely, 

***** ******





1/13/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a refrigerator from Fumfie during Columbus Day weekend, October **, 2014; there web-site showed the refrigerator I chose as 'Available'. When I called them they told me I would receive tracking information within 2-3 weeks of purchase. The 3 weeks and a couple days had passed and I never heard anything so I called them on November *, 2014 to ask why haven't I heard anything. They (someone named *****, a *******)told me there was production issues with the manufacturer and they didn't know when they would receive the refrigerator or when it would ship. So I asked why does your web site say it is available and still say available if you don't have the product and why did you charge my credit card for something you don't have? I cancelled the order and '*****' told me my credit card would be credited/charged back within two weeks or November ****. I called them again on November **** because I still hadn't received a charge back credit and I got more excused from '*****' and he told me they would issue a check by November ****. I didn't wait until the **** and called my credit card company to file a dispute which is still open as of December **, 2014. To this date my CC company hasn't had any success with these people and I never received any check as promised by '*****'. I got a call from '*****' after I sent an email to him with him stating they answered the dispute with the credit card company and that I should call them and ask where my money is. I feel they are just giving me the run around as they have others with similar complaints.

Desired Settlement: I want my credit card refunded immediately. This company should be shut down.

Business Response: Hello *** *****,

We apologize for the inconvenience. We did have a minor issue a few months ago with a few manufacturers who claimed models were on their way to our facilities but never ended up showing until a few months later. Our inventory is now fully stocked. After going through that situation, we found it in the best interest of our customers to only charge the card once we have a confirmed ship date for the actual product. We have corrected this situation. We ship hundreds and sometimes thousands of orders each week as we work on volume and making sure our customers are happy. We understand not every transaction can be perfect but we do our best to make sure it does. When we went ahead to attempt to issue the refund, we received a notification that a chargeback/dispute was left. Once a chargeback/dispute is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We have also offered the customer compensation due to the inconvenience. We consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I contacted my credit card company on 12/**/2014 and was informed that a charge back from the merchant has not been received nor have they answered their inquiries.

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** *****




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

This matter still is not resolved and it's not the fault of mine, not my credit card company.  I have followed up with my credit card company as FumFie suggested and the hang up isn't that my credit card company may or may not have the funds that you say they do, it is because FumFie hasn't answered the credit card companies request for information.  It's not a matter of when and if I will get my money back, I most definitely will.  It's the way FumFie does business.  My credit card company (as with other credit card companies) only gives 60 days to file a dispute.  This transaction with FumFie was October **, 2014; it is now December **, 2014 and this matter is still not resolved.  I was told by FumFie reps my credit card would be credited back on or before November **, 2014; when that didn't happen I was told I would receive a check by November **, 2014; then that didn't happen either.  So a dispute was filed by me to my credit card company because of the non-performance by FumFie and their 'normal refund procedure' and the 60 day period the credit card company gives was approaching. It's not my fault or my credit card companies fault so stop passing the blame

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** *****




 

Business Response: Hello,

We are not passing any blame on the customer or the customers credit card company. Once a dispute is filed, the funds are already removed from our account. Unfortunately there is no further action for us to take when this occurs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

12/30/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a wine chiller on 10/**/14 and they charged my card immediately. The ******** told me it would ship within 2-3 weeks. I called after 2-3 weeks and the same ******** told me it would ship in another couple days and I would get it by the end of the week. I then called on that next ****** (after not receiving the item) and was hung up on and after calling back again was told that the item was discontinued. Not happy, I of course asked when I would get my $954 credit and was told that it would take a week and a half! After a week and a half I called and was told that they could not issue a credit to my card because their system was down and sent a check instead and told me I should receive it within a week. I called back after a week and was then told they would expedite another check that would take 2-3 days. It has now been another week and I have not received that check either. I called back and the ***** *** told me he would look into it and call me back. I still have not heard from him. I have never experienced a company that has had such poor customer service and follow through. I am VERY disappointed and in this company and the way they do business and I am still trying to get my money back!

Desired Settlement: I would like my $954 refunded, as the company has lied to me and not been able to follow through on getting me the product that I ordered!

Business Response: Hello,

A representative did contact *** ***** back on December *** to confirm that we are investigating this matter. Our records indicate that a check was sent last week. We are doing our best to get to the bottom of this so we can make *** ***** a satisfied customer. If need be, we have no problem voiding the check that was sent and issuing a new check. We are here to help and will not stop until *** ***** receives his funds. Our goal is to make sure our customers are completely satisified. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

Fumfie has not contacted me once regarding this matter.  I have had to continually contact them and I keep hearing excuses and delays.  Today's excuse/delay was telling me that the SECOND check that was issued to me (that I have not received after a week and a half) cannot be cancelled until the end of next week and at that point they can issue me a THIRD check with a tracking number.  So, now I have to call the customer service rep yet again next ****** so that this will happen, as I am certain by now that I will not receive the second check they supposedly sent me.  I have confirmed with them the address, to which they are sending the checks, and there is no reason that they should not be delivered to me if they were indeed sent. 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** *****




 

Business Response: Hello,

We do apologize for any inconvenience that was caused. When we planned to send a check out with a tracking number to make sure ******** as well as ourselves can track the exact location of the check, we recieved a notification that a chargeback was put in by ********. Once a chargeback is left, the funds are already removed from our account. Since he Chargeback has been put through, we now consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

12/24/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I bought a warranty for an audio device I purchased through them (by a pushy salesman....I know I know). When I did, he insisted that the device will be replaced with a new one if it broke. Now it has broken and they will not honor the warranty (still 6 mos left in it).

Desired Settlement: I want them to send a brand new replacement and I will return the broken one in the same box.

Business Response: This customer when on the phone with us stated that their product is defective and they do not want to return the claimed "defective unit". The customer only wants us to ship a new product to him. This product was ordered from us 2 years ago, the customer also placed an order for an ***** TX-NR616 A/V Home Theater Receiver and an extended warranty. This warranty claim needs to submitted directly with the warranty company, not to fumfie.com.We would be able to take the product back, inspect it for defect and get the product repaired or replaced under the manufacturers warranty terms, however the product would need to first be returned to us. Either way, no matter the customer go through fumfie.com or ***********************, as stated above, the customer is unwilling to return anything for inspection and repair/replacement. Please return the product first and we can proceed with the warranty repair.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Fumfie is obfuscating and disingenuous with their response.  There are a few CRITICAL items that they have not mentioned:

1. Fumfie has declined to send me a box for me to ship the item back ...HOWEVER-- 
2. The receiver is still under ***** Warranty. ***** has indicated they will ship me a box to return the item to them for repair.  Everything for free. So why bwould I ship this at my own expense to Fumfie where they will ship it to *****?  Why did I pay for a Warranty?
3.  I was sold a FUMFIE warranty (under pressure by a Fumfie salesman) who indicated that the receiver will be replaced with a NEW one if anything goes wrong with it. BUT--
4.  NOW, Fumfie wants me to find a box, pay postage, and send the receiver to them so *THEY* will send to ***** for repairs.  This makes absoluteley no sense.  Why have I paid the Warranty from Fumfie for when I can do the same thing directly with ***** for free?  Again, I can do the same thing with ***** and FREE. Fumfie is clearly unethical by charging me for a Warranty that is no different than an existing ***** Warranty.

I will not accept anything less than a BRAND NEW replacement of my receiver (I will pay for an upgraded device BTW) by Fumfie. Once the I have the receiver I will send the broken one back and they can do whatever they like with it.

NOTE:  This is not an isolated issue with Fumfie, a cursory search will reveal they have a very poor record and repeated unethical behavior.

 



 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

** *******




 

Business Response: $399.95 was paid for the ***** TX-NR616 A/V Home Theater Receiver which the customer has owned and used this product for the past 2 and a half years.
If the customer wants to submit his ***** TX-NR616 in and claim warranty coverage then he can do so, but he will need to return the claimed defective unit back to us for inspection. If the product can not be repaired then it would be replaced, by the warranty company with a factory refurbished unit. We will not send this customer a box or pay for return shipping of the claimed defective receiver. We will not replace the claimed defective receiver with a new one.

Now, 2 and a half years after the original purpose, the customer is asking about buying a new receiver. The customer can purchase the ***** v577 for $400, the v677 for $500 or the v777 for $620. ?We will not sell the customer a new receiver for the price difference between a new receiver and the original price he paid for a now, 2 and a half years old receiver. We will only accept a wire transfer or a certified/bank check for a new receiver if he wants to pay for one.

This is all that can be done. There are no other options. The customer is requesting too much and their requests can not be met. If these options are not acceptable than we are sorry.
Please consider this case closed.


Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Again, Fumfie must answer why I have paid for a warranty that is less than *****'s free warranty? I have asked this multiple times and they have skirted the answer.  They are clearly unethical.

Again, to summarize:


The unit sold was defective from the beginning which is why ***** has extended the warranty until Dec ****, 2015 AND has arranged shipping for repairs all at their own cost.

Again, why have I paid $75 for warranty to Fumfie when they will be doing the same thing (sending my package to ***** after I send it to them at my own cost and packaging)?

They are clearly not honoring their warranty and is an unethical business.

I have proposed several amenable solutions:

1. Send me a brand new unit and I will return the broken one in the same box with prepaid shipping on it.
2. I will consider buying an upgraded unti at the price difference.  Send me the unit and I will return the old one with prepaid shipping on the box
3. Refund my $75 warranty.

Thanks!









 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

** *******




 

12/19/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I have been the victim of non-delivery of a product, and then refusal to refund my purchase price . This is on top of false advertising for said product, which they never even had. I purchased a refrigerator from them with my **** debit card on July **, 2014 and paid for expedited 7-10 day shipping. I found out after that the refrigerator was never in stock, yet they told me it was on national backorder. Each week they told me it "would be coming in the next week." It never did. I started trying to cancel my order on Oct *, and was told of new dates for the national backorder to arrive. I attempted to cancel my order multiple times: 10/*, 10/**, 10/**, 10/** and 11/**. Each time I was told it would be there the following week and was offered extended warranties to not cancel my order. In fact, one of the times I tried canceling was 10/** and the "warehouse *******" ***** told me that a refrigerator mysteriously showed up and was being sent out to me. 12 days later, nothing. I made my final cancellation request on 11/** when ***** admitted that the refrigerator was not coming in and I would be getting a refund along with another extended warranty. When I didn't receive my refund by Dec *, I contacted them again and was told that "they were having a problem with their credit cards" and that they would be mailing me a check sometime in mid December. ***** told me they have to go through a system of checks and balances, investigations and a lot of other nonsense. I threatened to contact the BBB and he finally called me back and said the check will be in my hands by Dec *. Well, it is now Dec * and no check. I called again and spoke with *****. He told me the same garbage again, that the accounting department needs to go through checks and balances and won't send me my refund until they are done. Always one absurd excuse after another. I repeatedly asked to speak to the accounting department and was always told that "they don't speak to people" Bottom line, I have been strung along for 4 months. They've refused to cancel my order. They refuse to issue me a refund. The lie about product availability. They lie about sending out refunds. I am now out $2595. (I originally paid $2735, but they refunded me $140 for a price match) I want my money refunded immediately.

Desired Settlement: I want the purchase price of $2595 refunded back to me immediately, either directly back to my **** card or via check. It has been 4 months now that they have lied to me and refused to issue my refund. They on two previous occasions issued refunds to my **** card, yet now they tell me they can't refund the purchase price of the non-existent refrigerator to my card, but have to complete "checks and balances" and issue me a check. They've already promised me a check by Dec *, and I still don't have it. It is just one empty promise after another . I have called or emailed them multiple times each month and have made at least 5 attempts to cancel my order. I've been trying to get my refund issued now since November. This is very shady.

Business Response: Hello,

We have informed the customer that this matter will be resolved no later than 12/**/14. We apologize for the delay and will do everything in our power to make our customers happy. Certain situations do need to be investigated prior to a decision to ensure everything is running correctly. We appreciate **** ******** patience and have also offered to compensate **** ******** for the delay. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Their disingenuous rhetoric as a reply is another lie and I can prove it with the .pdf attachement I've included with my response.  The last time I spoke with ***** at Fumfie was on 12/*/14 and he told me I would have the refund in my hands no later than 12/*/14.  I never received it.   Contrary to *****'s response to you, they have never told me it would be resolved by 12/**/14.  Even so, that is today and still no refund.  I am done being patient.  4 months is too long to wait for my refund. 

Fact:  They never had the refrigerator in stock
Fact:  They took my money for a non-existent product and have had it for 4 months.  That is more than enough time to do an "investigation"
Fact:  They never shipped my the refrigerator and I have already purchased it elsewhere.
Fact:  They to date have not refunded my $2595.
Fact:  There is nothing to "investigate" and make sure things are running smoothly.  That's just ridiculous.  They can easily see I have not been sent a product since it never existed.   They are merely wasting time.  
Fact:  They never informed me this would be resolved by 12/**/14, I have attached proof that the most recent promise was a refund by 12/*/14.  They gave me the excuse they had issues with their credit cards and needed to mail a check.
Fact:  I have saved all emails and phone conversations documenting this horrible transaction and can prove what they are saying is false.  

Regarding the compensation for delays they've  promised in the BBB reply, Fumfie how  can you compensate me for delays on the  product that I have 1) already cancelled with you and 2) have since purchased elsewhere?  If you want to compensate me, then pay me for the interest you've made by keeping my $2595 for 4 months.  At the average interest rate of 15% charged by most credit card companies, I calculate that to be $389.  So add that to what you already owe me.

Just refund my money.  You've now said in your BBB reply it will be done today.  Still waiting. ]

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** ********




 

Business Response: Hello,

**** ******** was sent the tracking number details for her check via email and we now consider this matter resolved. We will also be reaching out to **** ******** to offer compensation. We always make it our business to compensate a customer if they were not completely satisfied. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

12/17/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Product ordered on 9/**/2014 on order ****** failed to ship in reasonable timeframe after numerous promises to ship were broken. The order was cancelled on 10/**/2014. Credit was promised to be issued to credit card in one week and I was told to expect it to be processed by the credit card company in two to three weeks maximum. I contacted Fumfie customer service on 11/**/2014 because I had not received credit to my card. I was told that there was a glitch with their system that interfered with their ability to process credits to credit cards and that a check would be issued to me and it could be expected within 10 days. It has now been two weeks and no check received. I contacted Fumfie customer service again and they had no reason to provide for the failure to issue a check. I spoke with ******* ***** and he promised again that he would have a check issued within 24 hours. I have no confidence that it will happen.

Desired Settlement: Desire full refund.

Business Response: Hello,

This matter has been escalated to Urgent Priority and will be resolved today. Our goal is to make sure all of our customers are completely satisfied. If we feel a customer is not completely satisfied, we will do whatever is in our power to make that happen. We aslo always make sure to compensate our customers if there is any inconvenience caused during the transaction. We understand every transaction cannot be perfect as unexpected delays may sometimes arise, but Fumfie Home Appliances is always there to help.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********.  A promise to refund has also been received.  Although this matter will be considered closed upon receipt of funds, I find it difficult to understand why this company continues to received a positive rating with the BBB when there have been an overwhelming number of complaints filed for the same reasons (i.e., failure to deliver as promised and failure to provide refunds as promised).  I hold BBB to a higher standard of rating poorly performing companies than what you have exhibited.

Sincerely,

******* *******



 

12/16/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a new electric range from this company. (Delivery itself was a problem. They arrived earlier than the first agreed-upon delivery window, then left. The second time, they no-showed entirely. There was no communication either time. The third time they were supposed to arrive by 4 pm, but did not arrive until 11:15 pm.) On delivery, I saw that the box was damaged. The deliverymen assured me the damage was only "cosmetic" damage to the box, that the appliance inside was fine. The almost midnight delivery, combined with the damaged box, prompted me to take photos of the entire process. It's clear that the appliance was dropped. The front of the oven is buckled in. The company refuses to refund my money, to replace or repair the range. The "Customer service" rep is downright abusive. I have even sent my photos of the damaged box to him.

Desired Settlement: I want my money refunded. I saved a LONG TIME to buy this stove. I paid for a NEW electric range. I got a damaged one.

Business Response: Hello,

It was a pleasure speaking with you earlier today. Being that the damage has been reported 4 months after delivery was signed for and accepted, it will be difficult to get approval for a door replacement but we will definitely do our best to make this happen for you. Our goal is to make sure all of our customers are completely satisfied. Even if a customer has an issue weeks or months after the fact, we will never turn away a customer and always try to resolve the matter as best we can. We consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

My complaint has NOT yet been resolved.  I paid this company for a new stove.  They gave me a damaged stove, not a new stove.
 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** ******




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

The range unit was delivered in a damaged box.  The deliverymen assured me the damage was to the box only, and that the range inside was fine and had NOT been dropped.  It was 11:15 at night by the time the deliverymen finally got to my house (third try and third day I had to take off work.) I took photos of the damaged box.  

Due to construction delays beyond my control, the still-crated range was put into storage.

When it was opened, it was discovered that the deliverymen had lied.  The range was NOT fine.  It had been dropped.  The front of the "new" range is buckled in. I sent all my photos to Fumfie.  Fumfie was well aware of all the delivery issues with this unit.  They have photos of the marked damage to the unopened box.  

I purchased a new unit.  I received a damaged one.  The complaint has NOT been resolved.  The matter is NOT closed.

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

**** ******



 

Business Response: Hello,

The customer signed for the package without any notification of a damage or dent. By the customer signing for the unit, the customer agrees that the units are in brand new condition. Although the customer first notified our company 4 months later, we have still done everything in our power to make the customer happy although we are not liable. We have since sent the customer a replacement door after receiveing approval from the manufacturer. We now consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

12/11/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered an appliance on 9/**/14. My expected delivery date was 10-14 days later. I called again 10/* and 11/* and the product had still not been sent. I was then given a date of 11/** as a ship date and offered compensation on a future order. On 11/**, I called to check the status and was told I would not receive the product until after the Thanksgiving holiday. I cancelled my order on 11/** and requested a full refund. I was told I would have my credit card refunded within 10 business days (12/*). 12/* has now passed and I still do not have my refund. I was told today (12/*) that my refund would be given on 12/**. ***** from customer service was extremely rude and refused to let me speak with a supervisor when me request for an immediate refund was not given. This ordeal has been going on for two and a half months which has caused great hardship for my family for not having an oven to cook with and financially as we have since purchased an oven elsewhere and have yet to receive our refund.

Desired Settlement: I would like an immediate credit refund be placed to my credit card that was used for the order.

Business Response: Hello,

After attempting to issue the refund, we received a notification that a chargeback/dispute was left by the customer. Oncea chargeback/dispute is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We apologize for any inconvenience that was caused and we now consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

****** ******



 

12/9/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Hello, I recently purchased a Sony A7s ($2,149) camera from Fumfie. I have a very large problem that has arisen with my purchase because my package never arrived. I was home when i received the message that the package had been delivered, and once I saw the email about 20 minutes after the notification was sent i went out and searched everywhere for it with no success. No one ever knocked on my door or anything. I was right by my window waiting for the driver and he never showed. I fear they delivered it to the wrong house. The problem I am having is that on ***'s my choice there was a signature release done on my account which I did not authorize and still have note figured out what happened. I have tried to go through *** to get this worked out and am having a very very hard time to get them even to consider my situation. But I have been pleading with Fumfie as a young freelance videographer - i cant afford this kind of loss. My business will go under and i will lose all of my upcoming jobs and who knows what else. They did not put insurance on the camera which is confusing and claim a signature release clears them of liabilty. This was not my fault, and a mistake of *** and Fumfie. I have been contacting them about this and will continue to. But the fact is signature release or not, that does not stop the delivery driver from delivering it to the wrong house, where someone could have still easily fake signed for it or any other number of scenarios. My point is that liability shouldn't solely be on me, when I am putting my trust in Fumfie and in ***. And as a long time customer of both companies, one of them needs to help me out. I feel pretty helpless when I can't get the customer service I deserve after spending thousands of dollars on Fumfie's site and with ***. I just want to have my camera that I payed $2,159 for after I sold my old camera to fund this one. Again this was not my fault, and i don't think i should have to suffer such a loss.

Desired Settlement: I really just want to be reimbursed and get my money back.

Business Response: As evidenced by tracking the *** tracking number on the order ******************, Signed By: ****** ***** authorized release of
this shipment. By doing so ****** ***** waived all rights to claims on non receipt or misdelivery. If the customer does not want all responsibility of misdelivery or non receipt to fall on his shoulders then he should not have used mychoice *** service to authorize the release of the parcel that was shipped with next day delivery and signature required on it. Unfortunately, because of the customers choice to waive his signature requirement, he waived his right to a claim and waived his right to a refund for any problem that might arise from delivery problems. 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID#********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Legally the FINE PRINT may have made me accountable according to them, which I feel is ethically WRONG. Again, I did not initiate the signature release online and have not been able to figure out how it happened(possibly a hack or fraud I feel). And if it is so easy to release the signature online, the liability shouldn't be so easily released onto me. Accidents happen so easily, and again I DID NOT RELEASE THAT SIGNATURE, but  I was aware of the signature release service, but had NO idea it was possible for it to release liability on a person - how absurd!  Again, maybe they think they have me on legalities, but this is ethically wrong to do to me as the customer. They wont even attempt to work with me. I did not even get to pick my delivery service. How can I be sold a product, and then through a VERY unfortunate situation which was no fault of my own, lose $2,149 and be told its neither company's problem?


 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

****** *****




 

Business Response: Once delivered to the address, the product is considered delivered with signature because the customers authorized release acts as a signature. An insurance claim with the shipper can no longer be started because the customer because as stated in your contract with *** for my choice "You further agree to indemnify ***, its parent corporation and affiliated companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, and their successors and assigns, from any claims, demands, expenses, liabilities, causes of action, and suits of any kind made or asserted by the shipper arising from or relating to your use of the Service. *** shall not be liable to you for any loss, claim, liability, or damage of any kind, including but not limited to direct, indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages, whether based on contract or otherwise ("Loss") arising out of, or resulting from, ***'s provision of, or failure to provide, the Service, including failure to follow consignee instructions, delivery contrary to consignee's instructions, misdelivery, or delayed delivery. ***'s liability for loss or damage to a package, or delayed delivery shall be limited pursuant to the *** Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service. The *** Service Guarantee does not apply to packages subject to *** My Choice services, including without limitation a change in service level. All claims for loss or damage or delay shall be filed in accordance with the *** Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service. In no event shall *** be liable for any Loss, including but not limited to loss, theft, alteration of, unauthorized access to, or acquisition of, your personal information, or other security breach, compromise, or incident involving your personal information, whether by third parties or otherwise, arising out of or
resulting from misuse or impairment of the security of the personal information (including but not limited to security access codes or vacation information) that you provide to *** to allow it to render the Services to you. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ***, its parent corporation, and affiliated companies, their
officers, directors, employees, agents, and their successors and assigns, from all claims, demands, expenses, liabilities, causes of action, enforcement procedures, and suits of any kind or nature arising from or relating to your use of the Service, your noncompliance with governmental laws or regulations or ***'s requirements applicable to the
Service, or your failure to comply with these Terms. "

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID#********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Like I said, I already understand the legalities of this. My point is that, this signature release was not my fault, and I am upset about the fact that after all the money I have spent, neither Fumfie or *** care about anything but the legalities of the situation. This is a unique scenario where I was not responsible for making the signature release but because it is my account I am being held liable. Again, I understand the legalities, but was hoping for compassion from either company, to see my situation, understand it is very unfortunate and be able to help prevent a small business owner from suffering such a terrible loss. My losses from this extend beyond the cost of the product - I am losing clients as we speak because of this. I just don't feel it is right, whether it is in the fine print or not, to not hold your company more accountable for safe delivery of the product you are selling. Situations are going to happen, and GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE is going outside the bounds of what you are liable for to help out your customer and ensure that if ever a unique and unfortunate situation like this arises, they can count on you to help them out. 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

****** *****




 

12/3/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We ordered a ********** undercounter refrigerator freezer (model no kddc24cvs) on October*, 2014. My credit card was charged the full amount of $2,073.86 on October * - - long before any anticipated ship date. A week or two after placing my order, I was called and told by ****** in customer service that the item would ship soon and I would be called about delivery. At the end of October, I checked my account on line and it indicated that the item was to ship on October**, 2014 - - clearly, this never happened. When I called to inquire, I was told the item was not available and that a shipment was due in the end of November and they would be able to ship after receipt of that shipment. When I said that I wasn't willing to wait that long, I had numerous calls with various people trying to get me to wait by alleging that they would be able to get the item to me sooner. I cancelled the order and they told me that I would receive confirmation of this via e-mail as well as a credit to my credit card. This was on November**, 2014. I have received nothing!!!! It should be noted that even though I was told by numerous people at Fumfie that I would receive various e-mails over the course of my interaction with them, I never received ONE e-mail from anyone!

Desired Settlement: Credit to my credit card of the amount charged by Fumfie. I did not dispute the charge because I was promised a credit, but now I fear that I may have no choice.

Business Response: Hello *******,

We apologize for the initial delay. After expecting the order to ship towards the end of November, we received news that we were able to ship the product he first week of November. At first the customer was ok with that date but has since decided to cancel the order. We do have emails proving that they were sent to **** *******. We are looking into our email system to make sure everything is running correctly. We have been waiting for the trucking company to confirm the product has been recalled and is on its way back to our facility. We have planned to send the customer a check by this ****** or ****** to expedite the refund process. We have also offered *** ******* compensation because of the delay. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID#********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

I WILL NOT accept a check from this company as I do not trust them and do not want them to have any of my banking information were I to negotiate a check from them. Additionally, a check will only further delay the return of my funds.  I want a credit issued to my credit card!  I have already disputed the charge with my credit card company.

This response is completely inaccurate and unacceptable.  I still have not received ONE e-mail from this company and have absolutely no problems receiving e-mails from anyone else.  Additionally, I NEVER agreed to accept shipment of this item because the company WAS NEVER able to assure shipment before I advised them that I did not care to do business with them.  These representations are false.

This company is clearly unscrupulous.  One only need look at the vast amounts of complaints to see their pattern of business dealings.  Frankly, the BBB needs re-evaluate its rating of this company as the "A" rating is clearly misleading to consumers.
 
Consumers, please read all the other complaints about this company and use your judgment as to whether so many people having the same types of problems is a coincidence.  BBB, please take a look at you own website and re-evaluate the rating of this company.

  

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Sincerely,

******* *******




 

Business Response: Hello,

When a dispute is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We apologize for any inconvenience **** ******* has gone through and consider this matter now closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

12/2/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered A Microsoft surface Pro 3, Core i7,256GB HDD,8GB RAM. From: Fumfie.com. I paid with a credit card ($1399.99 for the computer + $39.95 Express 2-3 Business days shipping.On 11/**/2014. Today is 11/**/2014. I have received nothing

Desired Settlement: Never attempt to do business with these people again!

Business Response: This customer informed us today that he would like to cancel this order. This order was then cancelled and refunded in full.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I thank you for your efforts to help me with this matter.  As of today11/**/2014 the refund does not show up on my credit card account.  I will check again in a day or two.  I believe that you should investigate the ********** site as they are advertising items at a price that cannot be delivered.  I am not a lawyer, but this looks like false advertising to me.

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

****** ****




 

Business Response: The refund can possibly take up to 2 weeks to be reflected cak on to your card, processing time is different fort each bank and credit institution. However the refund is complete from Fumfie.com'a end:
Transaction ID: **********
Payment Method: ******** 
Amount: USD (1,439.94)
Customer Name: ****** ****
Fumfie.com does not advertise falsely. Sometimes issues do arise, items go out of stock, and on rare occasion there may be a listings error. Should any problems arise Fumfie.com does try and assist customers any way possible.

11/27/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a refrigerator through Fumfie's website on September ****, 2014. I received a call on the **** to verify the order and verify delivery (paid for express shipping) for September *****. On the ****, the fridge still hadn't arrived. After calling Fumfie customer service, they explained to me they were having issues getting the appliance from their vendor, *******. Roughly two weeks later, I called again to check the status, and the story remained the same, but they told me they'd seek another vendor if they didn't get the fridge from ******* by the end of that week (Oct *** if I remember correctly), they would spend the extra money and get the fridge from a secondary vendor and eat the cost. A week later, I got the same story when I checked in. I never heard anything from the company via phone or email again. I called at least 3 more times, leaving at least two messages. I emailed them an ultimatum on October **, saying if they hadn't purchased the fridge from their vendor and started the shipping process by October ***** I wanted to cancel the order and receive a refund. I told them if I didn't hear from them by October ****, to consider my order cancelled. I received no communication from that company after that time. I called one more time after the ***** and nobody answered, but I was able to leave a message and told them to cancel my order and refund my money. I haven't heard from them since my ultimatum letter on the ****, via phone or email. They have blacked me out.

Desired Settlement: Given that yesterday marked two months since I ordered the refrigerator, I have given up all hope on this business, and have no trust or faith in them. I wish for a prompt refund of my order. They have been holding $2,064.17 of my money since the day I bought the fridge. Most people would request interest or something extra. I only want my money back, and for people to know that Fumfie LLC may do this to them to, so to be careful.

Business Response: Hello *** *******,

We apologize for the unexpected delay. Unfortunately we have no record of an order being cancelled, as orders must be cancelled over the phone for security reasons. The model you have ordered has since arrived and was being scheduled to ship this Friday. I tried calling you a few times today and have been unable to reach you. If you wish to proceed with the cancellation, we have no problem issuing you a full refund. We would also like the opportunity to compensate you for the delay, even if you choose to purchase elsewhere. Our goal is to make sure all of our customers are completely satisfied. If we have a customer unhappy, we always do our best to compensate them appropriately. I will continue reaching out to *** ******* to offer compensation. We consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Fumfie will not accept my calls or emails. They will not accept my order cancellation. Fumfie is completely lying in their response to me. I previously emailed them, an email in which I know to work and get replies from, to cancel my order. I never received a response. I ALSO DID cancel my order over a voicemail to Fumfie (because they wouldn't answer the phone on a Monday afternoon). I never received a response. Additionally, they claim to have been calling me today (or yesterday) repeatedly, and although I have some missed calls from sundry numbers, nobody left a voicemail. If this matter was so important, why wouldn't they leave a voicemail? I at least have emails to prove I cancelled this order. In my research, I haven't seen one instance in which Fumfie has successfully delivered a refrigerator to a customer. I could accept their response, but won't, because it has already been 64 days!!!!! Something tells me that refrigerator will never get here, EVER. I have already ordered the fridge from a different business and it's already on the way to my home. Fumfie needs to cancel my order. I've told them every way I know how already, including through ***** **** ******* ******** *******, phone, and email. They haven't accepted the cancellation yet. Why would they now? Feeling frustrated as heck.

******* ******* ************************ ********** cell

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

******* *******




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Fumfie still has not refunded my money. They DID contact me via telephone because of BBB (thank you) and informed me the order is cancelled and that they would refund my money in full, but my credit card has not been credited that money 5 hours after their voicemail, not even pending. I will consider the matter resolved when the money has been refunded. On ****, I've had two different users contact me directly referencing my review of Fumfie there, also claiming being ripped off by Fumfie. Fumfie has no business doing transactions with the American public. Of course, that is my opinion, and most likely the opinion of several other **** reviewers. 

 

 

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Sincerely,

******* *******




 

Business Response: Hello,

When we had planned on issuing the refund, we received a notification that a dispute has been left. The customer received cancellation confirmation by our company on 11/**/14. The customer wrote in his review that he had disputed the charge and the review was posted by the customer on 11/*/14, which was 13 days prior to the order being cancelled. When a dispute is left, the funds are already taken from our account. The delay which occured was unfortunate and our goal is to make sure all of our customers are completely satisifed. Every transaction may not always be perfect but we will always go above and beyond to make our customers happy. We ship hundreds and sometimes thousands of orders each week and to have even a few unsatisfied customers is upsetting to our company, even though that is a small percentage of all the happy customers we do have. *** ******* disputed the charge 13 days before his order was cancelled. We now consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

11/19/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Ordered a gas range on 9-**-14 was told on phone would be 2 weeks but should be less because I live locally. My card card was charge for the item but two week went by and no range so I called back. I was told that it would be delivered the following week. Two more weeks went by and I called them back and was told the item is backordered which I find very hard to believe that they wouldn't know that when the order was place and how could they tell me a delivery was going to take place? I now asked for a refund but no response from them.

Desired Settlement: I want a refund and my card credited.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the unexpected delay. Due to the recent Holidays, we have been slightly off schedule the past few weeks. An order cancellation must be confirmed over the phone. We will reach out to ********** to have this taken care of. We now consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I still have not received a credit on my credit card even after I returned their call and spoke to ****** to cancel the order at their request. They don't answer the phone nor respond to e-mail from their own web site but they are quick to charge your credit card. I want the credit processed ASAP. 

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Sincerely,

**** *******






















 

Business Response: Hello *** *******,

We apologize for the inconvenience. When our Billing Department went ahead to refund the account, they were notified a chargeback/dispute was left. Unfortunately once a chargeback/dispute is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We do apologize for the unexpected delays as we wish we could have gotten the product to you right away. Our goal at Fumfie is to do whatever will make our customers happy. We also make sure to compensate a customer if there ever is a delay. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

11/19/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On 8/*/14 I order 3 appliances to be delivered. I was told 10-14 business days. Fumfie within a week charged my credit card in full. Time came and went no contact no email bill nothing from them. Called and was told waiting on 1 appliance was coming from secondary warehouse. Another couple weeks nothing still called and was told Stove was on back order and they would send the refrigerator i ordered. That was delivered. Contacted company on 9/**/14 still no update on stove and they tell me the 3rd piece I ordered was also on back order, never told this prior nor when originally purchased all pieces did they tell me any pieces were delay. 10/* purchased the stove from **** **** and it was delivered 10/**/14. On 10/*/14 I canceled my order and they said they would refund my credit card. It is 10/** and I have not been credited/ refunded, forcing me to dispute the charge on my credit card. I called today and was put on hold for 10 minutes or they hung up on me.

Desired Settlement: They are looked into fraud/ deceptive trade practices & they should not charge a credit card if they do not even have a product they are selling! I paid for goods that never exsisted.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that *** ***** is completely satisfied with the refrigerator he received from our company. When time was running out and we had to provide *** ***** with his products, we unfortunately were delayed on the range and dishwasher. The refrigerator was in stock and we shipped that to *** ***** even though we knew it would cost us more for shipping two different products on two different shipments. We will always go above and beyond to make our customers happy. Due to the delays with the range and dishwasher, we also provided *** ***** with compensation to show we value his business and appreciate his patience. After the range and dishwasher was continuously delayed by the manufacturer, *** ***** chose to cancel the range and dishwasher and purchase locally. The refund entry was sent in to the Billing Department and when the Billing Department went to refund the account, they noticed a chargeback/dispute was left. When a chargeback/dispute is left, the funds are already removed from our account. Although *** ***** purchased the range elsewhere, we have still offered the compensation for his time and pateince throughout this unexpected and rare delay. Fumfie will do whatever is possible to make its customers happy.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

11/17/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I called Fumfie on the *** October to order a Samsung RF23HSESBSR Refrigerator and was told that it was in stock ready for delivery and would be delivered to me within 5-8 days via their Express delivery service. The funds were immediately debited from my credit card. I called back the following week to check on the status and was told that it would ship on the *** October. Still no notification of shipment was received. I called back on the **** October and spoke to a ******* and he gave me an emailed guarantee that my refrigerator would ship on the **** October. Fumfie created a shipping reference but days later still nothing had shipped! I called on the **** October to cancel the order and Fumfie issued a cancellation notice on our order/invoice. I asked for a full refund and was told my refrigerator had shipped but the delivery company had lost it and I would not be refunded shipping costs as a result. I called the delivery company myself to investigate and they confirmed that they had not lost the refrigerator but that Fumfie had not made any refrigerator available for delivery. Twenty Two days after placing my order for an item that was promised to be in stock and Fumfie taking over $3,000 from me no refrigerator has shipped. I told them I expected a full refund (as the order has been officially cancelled and never shipped). To date no refund has appeared on my card. I keep calling their customer service line to chase my refund and I'm promised a call back from a ******* yet no one calls me back.

Desired Settlement: I would like a full refund for $3,157.97 and an emailed confirmation from the billing department that it has been issued and the reference number associated with it.

Business Response: Hello *** *******

We apologize for the inconvenience as we strive to make each customers experience a great one. The product had shipped out and there are times when the trucking company loses or misplaces the appliance that was shipped. The trucking company ships trailers for not only our company but several other companies as well. With the trucking company not wanting to take blame, they may say "theyre truck broke down" or " the company has not released it to them". This is unfortunate and we are taking the necessary steps to ensure our customers receive the best experience possible. When our Billing Department went ahead to refund the account, they received notification that a dispute/chargeback was left by the customer. Unfortunately when a dispute/chargeback is left, the funds are already removed from our account. We always make it a point to compensate a customer anytime they have not had a great experience. We consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

11/14/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered an LG French Door Refrigerator Model: LFX31945ST and Order #****** on September ***** I was contacted by a customer service representative about a couple days later (no email confirmation was received of my purchase) and was told my refrigerator would arrive in 10-14 days. I was told the delivery company would call me to schedule delivery because I was concerned that I would be out of town the first weekend of October. I called on October ****, and the recording said they were closed for the holiday (Columbus Day?). I called again on October ****, and the recording said they were closed midday October *** and reopening October **. Then they have been closed again since midday October ** and supposed to reopen Monday October ****. My credit card was charged, my payment has been made, and I have not received the refrigerator or been contacted to schedule delivery. Why did they give me a 10-14 day delivery window knowing they would be closed for so many days in October? Had I known it would take over a month to get the refrigerator I would have purchased it elsewhere.

Desired Settlement: I need to hear from someone regarding the delivery of my order. If it can't be delivered within a few days I will have no choice but to cancel my order and want a full refund immediately.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the unexpected delay and we are taking the necessary steps to better serve our customers. Our customers satisfaction is our number one priority and we will go above and beyond to make our customers happy. After reaching out to the customer, **** ****** ****** stated that she has disputed the charge with her Credit Card company and immediately hung up on us. We tried calling a few times more but have been unable to reach **** ****** ******. We would like the opportunity to compensate **** ****** ****** and show her that we do appreciate her patience even though she has decided to purchase elsewhere. The customer never did indicate that she was interested in cancelling her order. We would love for **** ****** ****** to contact us so we can compensate her for her patience. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

I ordered the refrigerator on September ****, logged my complaint with the BBB on October ****.  I did not hear from Fumfie until November ***.  I did not immediately hang up on *******.  I told him I had to purchase the refrigerator elsewhere since I could not get a hold of anyone.  He explained that they were closed for two weeks during October for Jewish holidays. He also said the refrigerator I ordered had been discontinued and blamed the delay on that.  However, I already knew that because when I ordered from another company they informed me it had been discontinued for 6 weeks - BEFORE I HAD ORDERED FROM FUMDIE so they should have told me.  I told ******* the company has so many of the same complaints that I was questioning whether they were a legitimate business.  ******* understood that I had already received the new refrigerator so there was nothing he could do for me.  I told him my kids were waiting to go to the movies and that I had to go so we wouldn't be late.  That's when I hung up.  Clearly we had already had a sufficient conversation.  Had I not disputed the charge with **** I doubt I would have heard from anyone.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

******** ****** ******




 

Business Response: Hello,

I understand, and our goal is to get our customers their products as soon as possible. We apologize for the unexpected delays and would love the opportunity to compensate the customer for the inconvenience. We ship hundreds and sometimes thousands of orders each week and it is unfortunate that not every experience can be perfect. We do go above and beyond to make things right with any customer that is not completely satisfied with our service. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and since there can be no true resolution I agree the matter has been resolved by default of **** reimbursing me.

Sincerely,

******** ****** ******



 

11/4/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a camera from this website that stated that it was brand new and came with a 1 year warranty. The product is not genuine and is considered "gray market" from the manufacturer. This advertisement was a bait and switch, it advertised that the product was Nikon but rather it's a fake Nikon.

Desired Settlement: I want to speak with Fumfie management and get an explanation of how this happened.

Business Response: Every product we sell is 100% Genuine. Those claims you stated in your complaint are completely unfounded, they are slanderous and libelous. Please be very careful.

I am sorry, but I think you are misunderstanding Something. As our web site states on every product listing page, a 1 year limited warranty accompanies each product we sell and ship. If you had any questions regarding the warranty you were certainly entitle to do so and we would have been extremely happy to answer.

Authorized dealers are required to sell their products at Manufactures Suggests Retail Price. This is the main reason why customers shop with us, because of our rock bottom prices. We are not an authorized dealer, as evidenced by our below MSRP pricing.  We offer discounted prices to customers because this industry can get quite expensive when upgrading and purchasing equipment. Most manufacturers don’t mind their products being bought below MSRP and will cover all terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, no matter if they purchased from an authorized dealer or not. The reason why we offer the customer to come directly to us for their 1 year limited warranty is to give them the added coverage should the manufacturer decide to not cover their warranty. We want to be there to protect our customer’s best interest. We have even caught manufacturers completely lying to our customers and persuading them to return the product to us and then directed them to go buy from an authorized dealer near them. These  manufacturers tell customers that even after the first year’s manufacturer’s warranty is up they still won’t take this customers camera in, even for a paid repair. You can confirm for yourself that is a lie by calling up any of authorizes service / repair centers in your area. These centers can be found on the manufacturer’s web site under service and repairs. They will in fact work on the product if it needs to be repaired. You will be pleased to see that they will work on your camera.

If you do not want the product that you purchased, please call us to arrange for a standard return. We can waive the restocking fee if returned in brand new condition.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

**** *********



 

11/4/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a refrigerator on 9/*/14 and was told the expected delivery date would be on 9/**/14. It is 10/**/14, and I still have not received my refrigerator. I've been getting every excuse in the book, including the refrigerator was damaged on the way to their store. It's been almost 2 months, I don't buy any of their excuses anymore. I just want my refrigerator that i paid for. Order ******

Desired Settlement: I want my order delivered.

Business Response: Hello *** ******,

It was a pleasure speaking to you a few minutes ago and I am happy to know that this matter has been resolved. As per our conversation, the unit has arrived from our secondary source and will be shipped to you tomorrow. Please contact us once you receive delivery so we can set you up with the compensation discussed. We truly appreciate your patience and will go above and beyond to make our customers happy. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

11/3/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: My husband and I ordered a gas range stove and refrigerator(separately) on 9-**-2014, We received a call from ****** on 9-**-2014. He requested we combine the orders and he sold us the expedited shipping for $150.00, Witch at the time sounded great because we are a family of for without a stove, our recently broke. We waited about nine days with no call from the shipping company conforming our delivery, so we called fumfie to see where the appliance's were. they then proceeded to tell us that the fridge was on back order and would not be ship until 10-**-2014. we asked why the stove hadn't been shipped and was told that the don't like to ship out unless they have the whole order. We asked that they go ahead and ship the stove and they said it would cost us extra. we asked for a refund on or expedited shipping and they said they could refund us $50.00 back and give us a ten year warranty and that we would receive the stove on Friday. Friday came and went with no call or stove. also the credit for $50.00 was never refunded. We called again and were told it had shipped Monday and that A.M trucking would be calling us for delivery date and time and that we should see it by the end of the week. The very next day we received a phone call from holly telling us that because of a religious holiday that the trucking company did not pick up the shipment from there warehouse. I find that a little odd that we were told it shipped and then found out it hadn't even been picked up. we were once again told it would not ship till Next Monday and that we would revive an email with the tracing info Monday morning. By Monday afternoon we called fumfie again to get information and ask for a full refund on the express shipping. they told us once again that it had shipped and that we would get tracing info by the end of the day and with them being two hours ahead of us to call them at four if we hadn't revived the info and they would take care of it, they also offered us a ten year warranty And our appliances witch was something they had already given us. So why wasn't that shown on our order? It has been almost a month now with no refund for the sipping and I don't understand why they are charging us $100.00 for the shipping on the stove if it was free shipping in the first place? We should have never let them talk us into the expedited shipping and putting the appliance on one ticket maybe then we would have received our stove. and not lost money. today we tried to cancel our order but due to the fact that the stove has finally shipped if we cancel we will be charged and extra two hundred dollars for return fee... I have Two children that have had to live off of fast food and T.V dinners because we did not get our stove three weeks ago. They told us we can get a full refund for the fridge. But once Again what about the free shipping and the refund for the expedited shipping. also from what I've seen online the company take's weeks to refund any money. also they told us that shipping would only take a few days but we called the trucking company and the say about a week to two weeks. this has been a hassle from the start and we are never shopping with fumfie again. I will be posting complaints on every website I find and every social media so I can to ensure none of my family our friends or anyone I run across buys from Fumfe. I want my refund in 48 hours. other companies can refund in that time they should be able to as well. I'm Asking for a refund of 2,699.15 for the fridge and 150.00 for the shipping also I want whatever charge for the shipping on the stove taking off. I should be asking for more since I've had to spend so much money on junk food because I never received my stove in time. that's the amount of $2,849.15.

Business Response: Hello **** ******,

It was a pleasure speaking with you and I am happy to know that we were able to resolve the matter for you. Please remember to contact me directly once you have both the refrigerator and range serial number's so I can setup your free warranties as compensation. We always make it our business to make sure our customers are completely satisfied. Although it cost us more to do, we shipped the range on its own at no extra charge, while the customer agreed to wait for the refrigerator. Most companies out there would not even consider shipping one piece at a time. We have since refunded the customer and provided compensation. We consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

10/31/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a refrigerator (Samsung Model RF32FMQDBSR) on 9/**/14. It was never shipped in the promised 10-14 business days. Actually it was promised specifically to arrive by 10/*/14. On 10/*/14 I spoke to ****** in customer service who informed me that they did not even have any of the refrigerators in stock. He had no idea when they would have them and be able to deliver one to me. Since it would be long past the promised delivery time, he agreed to cancel my order and refund my money per their policy. Their policy states on their website that an order can be cancelled without penalty if Fumfie misses the delivery deadline. Although I was promised the refund in 7 business days or less, I have yet to receive any money or credit back to my **** account. The full refund amount should be $2579.03. I have called to check on the refund numerous times. I called on 10/*/14 to check the status and request a confirmation for the second time (it was received via email later that day). I called again on 10/*/14, 10/**/14, 10/**/14, and 10/**/14. The customer service person never had an explanation as to why it hadn't been refunded yet. The last two times I was told I needed to speak to the billing department, but they were too busy and would call me back. The billing department has never called me back. I had also called a few times prior to cancelling the order to check the status. Customer service has been polite, but unable to give me answers.

Desired Settlement: Refund my money immediatly as a credit to my account.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the delay and always make it our business to compensate our customers to make sure they are completely satisfied. When we went ahead to refund the account in full, we were notified that a dispute was left. Unfortunately if a dispute is left, the funds are removed from our account and we are no longer able to process a proper refund. We apologize for the delay regarding the unit ordered. Anytime a customer has even the smallest concern, we go out of our way to make sure they are a happy customer. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I have not received my refund. I do not know what they are talking about when they say "dispute is left." I will be contacting them.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

****** ********




 

Business Response: Hello *** ********,

We apologize for the inconvenience and are happy to confirm that this matter has been resolved. After investigating this order, we have since refunded the customer in full. The customer is now completely satisfied and we consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

I did get the money back to my account on 10/**. I am glad to have my refund but I am still unhappy with the company. I had to send emails and make numerous calls, almost daily the last couple of weeks. The customer service person would always promise that billing or someone would call back but no one ever did. On Friday the **** I spent hours making calls, being on hold, and talking to different people. I still see no reason it should have taken 24 days to refund my money (the order was canceled on 10/*).

By the way, Fumfie's initial response to the BBB complaint was that I had put a dispute or chargeback on the charge, so they could not refund my money even though they tried. This was completely untrue, as I did not get the bank or **** involved at all. I wouldn't have been able to file a dispute anyway, as it had not been the required 30 days waiting period before filing a dispute. So Fumfie was mistaken or making this up. Bottom line, I still see no reason why my money wasn't refunded immediately after I canceled the order. This process took too long, and too many phone calls. 
Sincerely,

****** ********



 

10/30/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Placed order with Fumfie on September *, 2014. Spoke to customer service rep verifying my order and the express delivery that was requested. On September **, 014 I contacted Fumfie's customer service department to inquire about the delivery of the refrigerator and ****** stated he would contact the warehouse and would receive a call from the warehouse or him before he left for the day. On September **, 2014, I contacted ****** after not receiving a call back to ask for a status. ****** informed me that the item had not left the warehouse and he did not know why but would get a status. I ask ****** to forward an email reiterating the status of the order. I replied to the email, stating if the warehouse can insure that the item will go out within the next 24 hours, i would not cancel my order. I also spoke to ****** again and he again told me he was trying to get a status from the warehouse. Later that day i received an email from ****** stating that the refund request had been submitted and it would take about 7 days to receive my refund. On September **, 2014, I emailed ****** inquiring about my refund. On September **, 2014, ****** responded informing me not to worry, that he would handle right away. On October *, 2014, I sent ****** another email, again inquiring about my refund. ****** stated thatI reached out to his billing department and will have them email me the refund transaction ID. On October *, 2014, I sent my last email to ****** and he stated that he apologize as his offices were closed on Thursday and Friday due to the Jewish holidays. I will follow with them during business hours tomorrow as you should have been emailed a refund transaction ID by now. As of October **, 2014, I still have not received refund. I have contacted ******** *******, to see how they can assist with getting my refund.

Desired Settlement: Unfortunately, I did not look at Fumfie's customer reviews before placing my order, but from what I have read Fumfie is not a good company to do business with. I really hope that The BBB investigate Fumfie and remove them as a BBB company.

Business Response: Hello **** ******,

We do apologize for the delay and not sure how the refund fell through the cracks. We have been slightly delayed due to the recent Jewish Holidays but now that the holidays are over, we are back to our normal schedule. When we went ahead to refund the order, we received a notification that a dispute has been left. If a dispute has been left, the funds are taken from our account and we can no longer process a normal refund. We always make it our business to compensate our customers if there ever is a delay. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Hime Appliances

10/28/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Credit card was charged $1649 on June **, 2014 when we ordered a refrigerator online. We waited three months for the appliance. During those three months, the company told us it was damaged on truck, then on backorder, then they couldn't find any replacements from other suppliers, then they might get a shipment in for Labor Day. We decided to cancel our order on September **, 2014. They told us it would take seven business days to see the refund on our credit card. It has been a month since the cancellation, and there has been no refund yet. I have contacted Fumfie customer service several times to see why it has not been settled. They said they would get on top of it and we would get a call by the end of the business day. They have not contacted us yet. The last time I emailed, I received a response on October **, 2014, that their offices were closed due to the holiday (Columbus Day), even though we had been corresponding that whole week. I am asking that you help us get our $1649 back.

Desired Settlement: $1649 refund on our credit card

Business Response: Hello *** *******

We are pleased to inform you that your order was refunded. If you have yet to receive any email regarding your refund, please call us at ###-###-####. We apologize for the delays and always make it a priority to compensate our customers if there ever is a delay. Although a customer may purchase elsewhere, we still make it our business to compensate the customer to show them our appreciation. *** ****** has received compensation along with his full refund. We are happy to have corrected this matter and consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances 

10/23/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I placed an order on the website ***************************** on 8/**/14. for 3 home appliances. I was charged in full on 9/* in the amount of $3607.97. The product numbers, item names and prices are as follows: 1. #RF28HMEDBSR, Samsung 28 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator, $1,849.00, 2. #DW80F800UWS, Samsung Dishwasher, $643.97, 3. #NX58F5700WS, Samsung Freestanding Gas Range with 5.8 cu. ft. True Convection Oven, $1,125.00. I was given a shipping date of 9/**. I first called them on 9/** after not receiving any shipping info after the stated shipping date. I was told that the items were being delayed because the refrigerator was not yet in stock, but that all the items would be shipped as soon as the fridge arrived from the warehouse. I also followed up with an email on 9/** via their online customer service ticket page. I received a reply on 9/** that stated "The order should be shipping any day now, just waiting on the fridge to arrive to our main shipping facilities. Once it lands, you will be called to schedule a delivery date and time." So I waited a week and then called back on 10/*. At this point after being transferred several times, I was put on the phone with a woman who told me that the cause for the delay was because the fridge was still not in stock but I could choose another model that is in stock at no additional charge. I told her I would need to discuss this with my husband. So I called back the next day with a different model number but was told by a different person that I'd have to pay the difference for the higher priced item. So I declined this offer and asked for more information regarding the delay on my order. She explained to me that they are having an issue with all Samsung items being unavailable from the distributor and that all companies are having the same issue. However, they still had the same items I ordered on their website listed for sale. I then asked why the more expensive item that she said was in stock was available, since it was also a Samsung. She stated she did not know and that this item just happened to be available. Then I asked if they could just ship the dishwasher and stove now while I wait for the fridge to become available. She said that should be possible, but then put me on hold to check. She then came back on the phone and stated that all three items I ordered were currently not in stock. This was the first I was hearing of this, since the story the whole time had been that just the fridge was not in stock. I told her that I was not buying her story and would call back in a week. I called back again today and was given all the same lies and asked for my money back. At this point they told me they were going to charge me a fee to cancel my order. I am distrustful that I will ever receive a refund for my items which do not ever seem to be arriving. I wish I had known about all the bad reviews out there about this website since I have read so many stories after going through this that state almost my exact story. Please help me get my money back and put this company out of business. They are criminals.

Desired Settlement: I would like my order to be completely canceled and receive a full refund back to my credit card.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the inconvenience. If an unexpected delay ever occurs, we always make it our business to be upfront with our customers and let them know of an expected arrival date. If there is no expected arrival date, we inform the customer of that as we have no interest in stringing any of our customers along. We know that being upfront and honest with our customers is what makes our company stand out. Our priority is to make sure our customers have the best shopping experience possible. We do know that not every situation can be perfect, but we guarantee to go above and beyond to make that happen. Once the customer chose to cancel the order, the order was refunded in full immediately. We did have a ******* contact the customer as well so we can properly compnesate the customer for this inconvenience. If a customer has not had the best experience possible, please call us at ###-###-####. We have experienced representatives awaiting your call. As mentioned above, the customer has been refunded in full immediately and we now consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

******** *******



 

10/22/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Purchased a refrigerator from "Fumfie Appliance" only to find out some weeks later that they no longer have the item we purchased. We eventually agreed to purchase a similar item that has been discontinued by the manufacturer that Fumfie supposedly has "in stock". Now, they are not returning my calls or voice mails about shipping the discontinued item. They were very quick in charging my credit card approximately $3,000 for the initial purchase, of course.

Desired Settlement: Since Fumfie Appliance appears to be unable to comply with their own purchase contracts I demand a full refund. I will not accept a refund that is minus ANY sort of "re-stocking" or other miscellaneous fees. The refund MUST BE IN FULL or legal proceedings will be initiated.

Business Response: Hello,

We have spoken with the customer earlier today and in addition to upgrading the customer to a better model for no extra charge, we have also provided the customer with additional compensation. The order will be shipping out tonight and the customer is now happy and satisfied with our service. Here at Fumfie, we make it our bsuiness to make sure that all of our customers are completely satisfied. If we feel that is not the case, we will always go above and beyond to make that happen. We now consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances
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10/22/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We ordered an LG French door refrigerator (Model: LFX33975ST) online and was told there was free delivery to our address. Approximately 1-1/2 weeks after ordering the fridge we were contacted because the delivery company doesn't deliver to our area and there was a $400 delivery charge. We could get the 5 year warranty and the delivery would be waived and the fridge delivered to our door. We were ok with this, however, it had been over a month from initial purchase and over 2 weeks from notice about the delivery charge and still no tracking information. I kept contacting customer service who assured me that a ******* would be contacting us "the next day or today," no calls were received. We are trying to cancel our order and get a refund so we can purchase the fridge from a reputable company. The customer service agent said we could not do it over email so I called (twice) to the extension number given and left a message. I also went through the prompt to customer service that transferred me to a line of nothing. Considering the complaints already against this company, they should be shut down for deceiving customers.

Desired Settlement: Refund back to our credit cards for the full amount (purchase price and warranty)

Business Response: Hello,

After speaking with *** ***********, we came to a resolution that would benefit us both. *** *********** has no knowledge of a complaint being written and advised us that he would contact whoever wrote the complaint to remove it immediately. *** *********** was pleased with our efforts to appease him. Here at Fumfie, we always make it our business to compensate our customer if any any inconvenience has occured. We are pleased to know that *** *********** will look to us in the future and this matter has been completely resolved. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory (full refund on warranty and purchase price) to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

***** ***********



 

10/16/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I placed an order with Fumfie.com for a washing machine on August *. I ordered with Fumfie because the principal in the company, *****, assured me he could deliver the washing machine by Monday, August **, the shortest delivery time of all the companies with whom I conferred. Did not receive a call on August ** that machine was not coming; I contacted the company that had BILLED ME the $1,033.27, but they refused to comment or talk to me, even though clearly they were supposed to deliver the machine. Fumfie is a storefront that makes arrangements with independent sellers. I called Fumfie.com to find out what was up and was told they could redeliver on WEDNESDAY. Not happy, but fine. Machine does not come Wednesday and I once again do not get a call. I call Fumfie.com to cancel my order and ***** gives elaborate reasons for why the delivery company couldn't deliver, promises a machine on the following MONDAY, with free installation for my troubles. Machine does not come Monday. I get a call saying Wednesday. Wednesday comes and goes. No machine. I have to call Fumfie.com to find out what's happening. ***** gives a thousand excuses, swears it will be there Monday. It does not come Monday. Once again a long call with *****, offers $100 Visa gift card, promises Wednesday. Wednesday machine is delivered IN THE WRONG COLOR. I refuse delivery. But wait, there's more! I call *****, defeated, and say, should we just call it quits? Can you really get me this washing machine? He starts to tell me the color I want costs more money -- then stops and says, "Oh, we'll cover that." Promises delivery the following Monday. Does. Not. Arrive. I call Home Depot, find out I can have a washing machine delivered by the following Wednesday. ***** says he can do that, keeping the offer of free installation and $100 Visa gift card. At this point I just think, surely they know what they're saying. No. ***** calls me late mid-day on Wednesday to tell me he has no machine. This is AUGUST **. And I have STILL NOT BEEN REFUNDED ON MY CREDIT CARD FOR THIS CHARGE DESPITE SEVERAL FOLLOW-UP CALLS ON MY PART AND PROMISES FROM *****. Do not do business with Fumfie.com. They are a sham and do not control the flow of their inventory. They buy their appliances from independent sellers and then when a situation such as mine happens, they therefore do not have the cash to issue a refund. I am furious. I have carried this charge for TWO MONTHS on my credit card. Completely unacceptable.

Desired Settlement: Refund ASAP.

Business Response: Hello,

When this order was placed, the unit ordered was model WM3250HWA. The customer was sent an invoice as well as the shipping email showing the WM3250HWA. Once delivered, the customer did contact us informing us that they had ordered the Graphite Steel unit as opposed to the White unit.  Since then, the customer has been refunded in full, and we did absorb the return shipping fee for the customer. We have also offered the customer future compensation to make up for this mixup and inconvenience. Our goal at Fumfie is to make sure our customers are completely satisfied. If we feel a customer is not completely satisfied, we will go above and beyond to make that happen. We consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances
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Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

***** ********



 

10/15/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On september ** I bought and was billed for a Sony Cybershot DSC-H400 Digital Camera The order became a # ***** On october * I wrote an e-mail asking for a tracking # On October * I got an answer saying i was going to get a tracking # by e-mail Today October * I still have got no tracking #

Desired Settlement: A tracking # and the promised delivery in 7 to 10 business days, meaning (today until october *

Business Response: Order Date & Time: **** ********** *******
Order Charged: ********** *******
Order Printed: ********** *******
Shipping speed provided:7-10 business days
Shipped: **** ********** *******
Tracking number: ***************
Courier: *****
Delivered: 10/**/2014 - Wednesday 4:07 pm

We do hope that you enjoy the product that you have received. We are sorry that you were frustrated by the shipping of your order.
Taking the 24-48 business hours time that it takes to process an order into account (charging the order, printing the order, picking the order from inventory, and boxing it up preparing it for shipment, than shipping the package). This processing time applies to all  orders starting from when it is charged, as our policies state. This order was delivered on the 6th business day of the 7-10 business day shipping speed, which is a day earlier than estimated. We do not believe were not late on the delivery of your order. Please feel free to contact me regarding this BBB complaint if you would prefer to speak through the issue and we can then close out the complaint afterwards.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

**** ***********



 

10/14/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a refrigerator online after confirming with chat rep that the fridge was in stock and would ship the next day. My credit card was charged the same day and I never received the fridge. I have been calling and told different stories each time 1) the fridge is in our second warehouse and needs to be transferred 2) the fridge is back ordered and will arrive Sept **** 3) and today Fumfie Appliances is no longer affiliated with Fumfie Camera. Both companies are a scam. I should have researched them online before placing my order as there are lots of complaints. This company should be put out of business before they take advantage of more consumers.

Desired Settlement: I want fridge shipped asap or my credit card refunded.

Business Response: Hello,

We are happy to know that this matter has since been resolved. We have provided the customer with a free upgrade to a better unit as well as a discount on a new item the customer ordered from our company. The order has shipped for the customer and they will be receiving the delivery shortly. We always make it a priority to make sure our customers are completely satisfied from beginning to end. We consider this matter resolved and closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances 

9/26/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased an LG WM3997HWA washer/dryer combo appliance on * Sep 2014. The Fumfie.com order number is # ******. I paid $1808.49 using my Air Force Federal Credit Union Visa debit card. I emailed the customer service rep, ******, the next day * Sep 2014 and told him that I'd like a refund immediately. Then, I spoke with the ****** *******, *** ****** ****, on * Sep. His phone number is ###-###-####. He told me that the funds would be refunded in 10 days - by ** Sep 2014. The ten-day period has passed, and I still have not received a refund.

Desired Settlement: I would like Fumfie.com to refund my original purchase price of $1808.49 immediately.

Business Response: Hello,

*** ***** placed his order on 9/*/14 and chose to cancel his order on 9/*/14. Normally once an order is processed and a customer decides to cancel, if Fumfie is not late on shipment, a 3% merchant service fee is charged. We waived the 3% fee for *** ******** The order has been refunded and the details of the refund have been automatically emailed to *** ******** We also would love to compensate *** ******* for the way this has transpired, as we look forward to doing business with *** ******* in the near future. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie Home Appliances

9/17/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We ordered a refrigerator online from Fumfie.com. They kept changing the delivery date, and told us the fridge was on backorder. Thirty days after the normal 10 to 14 day arrival time through shipping, I asked for a refund. The refund has not shown up yet. Fumfie order # was ******. The billing date on my A E card was July ***.

Desired Settlement: $1,569 needs to be returned to my American Express Card.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for the delay and are happy to know that this matter has since been resolved. Please note, we do always make it our business to compensate a customer if there is a delay with their order. Delays are not likely but they can occur from time to time in this business. If you have not received compensation from one of our representatives, please call us at ###-###-#### so we can make sure you are taken care of. The order was cancelled and refunded and we consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

9/17/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I placed an order for an Samsung RFF30HBEDBSR refrigerator on July **, 2014. My credit card was charged $2,249 on 7/**/2014. I still had yet to receive the unit by 8/**/2014, so I contacted customer service about the shipment conformation number. However, they stated: “My warehouse usually sends me tracking information in the early afternoon. I will forward your tracking number to you when I receive it”. I did not receive any shipment conformation until 08/**/14 and called back to the customer service with concern where my appliance is. The customer service replied that the fridge they had in stock was damaged or was losing compression and they ordered a new unit directly from Japan. I had still not heard from the company, so I contacted them again on 09/**/14 and called back to cancel my order and requested a full reimbursement; they told that my appliance was shipped out via AM TRUCKING on 8/**/14 and you should receive today or tomorrow a telephone call from them. By 09/**/14, I had still not received the unit or any telephone call, so I contacted Fumfie's again with demand to reimburse my money. On 8/*/14, the money had still not been credited to my account. I contacted customer service, and they stated that I should have received the money, but they would check with the billing department and call me back. I told them this was unacceptable that I ordered the unit 6 weeks prior without receiving the product. Customer service had threatened me if I will open a dispute with the credit card company, than they will not reimburse a full amount or $2,249 and will charge for the transportation cost. (Transportation cost??? They never shipped the unit!!!)

Desired Settlement: Refund of $2,249. I would also like yearly interest at 3%, beginning from July **, 2014 until balance will be paid in fool.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. The order was in fact shipped 8/**/14 and did land in Washington on 9/*/14. On 9/*/14, the customer decided to cancel the order. We immediately informed the trucking company to recall the package, which has yet to arrive back at our facilities. In our attempt to stand by the 5 Star Customer Support we strive for, we waived any return shipping fee and Issued the customer a full refund. The customer was emailed the refund information as confirmation and is now happy with the service provided by Fumfie. We hope to hear from **** ****** in the near future. We consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

The order of appliance was for Vancouver, Washington address, and the company delivered refrigerator to their ******* facility which is about 3-4 hours driving from my house.  Their warehouse told that my package was too
large and could not fit into their trucks; therefore they cannot deliver to my house, unless I will wait for another two weeks (their schedule deliver ones per two weeks).  I told them that I have
waited for one and half months already and if the company will not deliver tomorrow, than they will have to cancel my order and ship it back to NY.  I do not want anymore their fake promises!  I have emergency situation
because I have no place to store my food.  I am going to by a fridge from the local appliances store.  As a result, the only solution to this problem will be a full refund plus an interest of 3%, starting July ****, 2014 until payment in full.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,
******** ******



 

Business Response: Hello,

Unfortunately we were not notified of the information that the trucking company was telling **** ******. Had we known that information, we would have contacted the trucking company immediately to resolve the matter for the customer. Once the order was refused, there was not much we could do other than recall the package. **** ****** was refunded in full and the refund transaction id was emailed to the customer. We have no problem offering **** ****** proper compensation and we look forward to her call. If there ever is any hiccup or unexpected delay, we always make it our business to compensate the customer. We consider this matter closed.

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and I received my money back.
Sincerely,
******** ******



 

9/16/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We ordered an LG washer online. During the sales process, the site informed us we would get an email order acknowledgement. When we did not receive the order acknowledgment, I called to check on the order and get a delivery date. They said it would take 10-14 days to process the order, then a delivery date could be provided. I canceled the order on the spot. They first wanted to charge us 3% (for an an order that had not been processed, nor confirmed) before greeting to give us a full refund. I was told the refund would occur in 7 days. That promise was made August ****. It is now August *****...

Desired Settlement: Full refund, as promised. We have already disputed the charge with Amex.

Business Response: Hello ****,

When speaking with one of our representatives, you mentioned you needed the unit delivered by the following day or two. Shipping from New York, that time frame was unfortunately unrealistic. If an order is processed and a customer needs to cancel the order before the promised ship date, there is a 3% cancellation fee. This cancellation fee is noted in our terms and conditions. In this case, we were waiving the 3% cancellation fee for you as our goal is to make sure all of our customers are completely satisfied. When beginning the refund process, we were notified that a dispute was left. When a dispute is left, the funds are taken from our account and we are unable to complete the refund process. We would love the opportunity to do business with you in the future and hope you have a wonderful day. We consider this matter resolved.

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 

 The matter is resolved since they finally provided a full refund AFTER promising such a refund but only AFTER filing with the BBB.  Their response is a lie.  I did not call and ask that the item be delivered in two days.  I called as I had not received a confirmation email about my order, as was also part of their terms and conditions.  I asked "when" they would deliver, and they told me it would take 14 days in order to "process" the order.  I told them to cancel the order then and there, as I knew I could get one delivered sooner.

Their sales practices are a joke.

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

**** *******




 

9/5/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On July **, 2014, I ordered a GoPro Hero 3+ camera group from this company for a total of $679.90. The same day, I found the exact same offering on ********** for almost $200 less. I contacted Fumfie.com to cancel the order and when they asked why, I told them why. "******," looked it up on ****** and verified the price difference and offered to match the price. I agreed and was told that a refund of the difference would be forthcoming. When the credit never appeared on my credit card, I called back to find out where it was. I was then told that because the sales agent had not taken a "screen capture," of the offer at **********, the supervisors would not approve the refund. I then told them I wanted to cancel the order again because I had been lied too. In the meantime, the order arrived. One piece of the order was for a Cannon product and thus did not work with the camera I had bought. I called them again, and got a return shipping label to return the purchase, which I did. I was told a full refund would be made. It was not. I've called them again a week ago, and was told that a refund had not been sent, because a box had been torn that held the camera. You have to tear the box to get the camera off. I demanded a refund and notified my Credit Card Company, USAA, and initiated a charge back process. The last time I called then, I was told a refund has been sent. I called them today, August ****, and was told that a partial refund had been sent to USAA, the CC company, in the amount of $577.92, given transaction number (((REDACTED))) with a refund date of August **, 2014. When asked why a total refund was not issued as I had been previously told numerous times, I was told that a torn box inside the return shipment, prevented them from fully refunding my money and that they had kept the difference between the price charged and the alleged refund, due to "the condition of the return." I contacted USAA and found that no such refund had been issued for any amount. Since this whole process started, I have learned through internet research that this company sells, "Grey Products," which means the manufacturer does not warranty the product, and this this mode of conduct is how they do business. Yes, there are happy customers of this company out there, if the positive reviews are legitimate, but a pattern of conduct clearly emerges when reviewing others who have filed negative reviews. This is how they rip people off. I am retired Civil Service, and retired from the position of ******* of debt collection for the entire U.S. Government. As such, I handled many, many cases from the FTC, which I did personally because they were so complicated and dealt with conduct that I have seen in this case. This companyt may just skim the line between legal and illegal to stay in business. The bottom line is I have no product of any kind from Fumfie.com, and they have my money which they have to date refused to refund.

Desired Settlement: Full refund

Business Response: We spoke with the customer and resolved any open issues. Please close out this complaint.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here] The complaint should remain unresovled  because I have not been given all of my money back. I was forced to take an in-house credit for one hundred dollars in lieu of cash refund. This is a pattern of conduct by this business and BBB's rating is inflated of this business. The correct way to resolve this matter with me would have been a full refund, period.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

***** *******




 

Business Response: *****,

You were not forced to take anything or even accept our offers. You were not under duress and you were not coerced. Under your own free will and accord, You, on your own behalf and ***** (our representative) negotiated the agreement regarding your returned items restocking fee and you agreed to it.  Not only did we offer to apply the full amount of the entire restocking fee towards the purchase of accessories in the future, but you also agreed to accept a free AHDBT-301 BATTERY, CHARGER and a 64gb MICRO SD card as part of the agreement USPS **********************. Now you are trying to break the terms of the agreement you made. You placed the order with us and by doing so you agreed to our return policies, which specifically states the outcome of a return sent back in the condition you sent it back in. Upon the return of the item you purchase you tried to extort us with constant threats against our business in order to get out of the return policies that were bound by when you placed your order. Before submitting your order by clicking the "place your order" button in big bold hyperlinked font it states by placing your order you agree to our policies. If you care to take you time to look at our policies, returns of go pros are not accepted, nor do we match competitors pricing. Given the torn/ripped condition of the manufacturer packaging of the product you returned this product was no longer able to be sold as new. This had to be sold as used. The value of the product was permanently reduced because of the return condition. You had stated to us before that you had to tear /rip the packaging in order to open the product. This is not true, you were able to peel half of the plastic seal off of the hard plastic cover and leave the other half of the seal attached to the cardboard gopro box. We Sell these items all day long and also receive many return for people who have buyers remorse and people who've opened the product but and never used it or just tested it out and do not want it. To open the manufacturers the box, tearing / ripping and not necessary, most likely what happened was that a the time when opening the box you were unaware that you you would later return the item and were not careful during opening the manufacturers box. If you wish to back out of ur negotiated agreement, please send the items back and we will start all over again. There is no guarantee that the future negotiation will come out more in your favor, most likely given the expenses incurred by us thru fulfilling the agreement you accepted, our stance in future negotiations will be more in our favor. Please keep the items already sent to you and accepted by you, as well as the credit towards a future purchase.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and have found that my credit card company has retrieved all of my money and therefore this case is closed and the company can keep their credit.

Sincerely,

***** *******



 

9/5/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Digital Camera from them on July **** 2014. I thought this camera would be an improvement over the camera that I currently own, a Canon Power Shot 50X. From reading the reviews online about the camera, the cheapest Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 was being sold by Fumfie, so I clicked on the link to their web site to purchase the camera. The Fumfie website clearly states Hassle-Free 30 Day Returns. I purchased thousands of items over the internet, from **** ***, to *** **** and *** ***, so I expected I wouldn't have any problems if I had to return the camera. After testing the camera for one day, I found it's quality to be less then my Canon Powershot. I'm going to have to try a DSLR Camera. I'm still considering my options for that camera, and contacted Fumfie about returning the Panasonic that I purchased. Fumfie advised me that I could return the camera if the camera must came back to them in pristine condition, with all original manufacturer's accessories. I sent the camera back, and paid for shipping and a tracking number. Fumfie received the camera, and responded to me "We will provide you with a refund once the package is processed in returns." I paid Fumfie $419.95 for this camera, and they refunded me $356.95. Fumfie charged me $63 to return a camera within the 30-Day Hassle Free window. At no time in my email exchange with Fumfie was I advised that I would be charged $63 to make a return. ********* ***** ******** *****, **** ***, ****** and countless other merchants don't charge $63 to return a camera within 30 days. I'm upset. I wasn't made aware of this before my purchase, or while I was in contact with them about returning my camera. At first I wanted to exchange it for a DSLR camera, but decided on a refund while I research the DSLR cameras available. I won't be purchasing from Frumfie after this experience. Hassle Free doesn't mean that I have to pay $63 on top of the cost for me to ship it back to them.

Desired Settlement: I want a full refund of $419.95 so send me $63 and we'll be square. In the future, put it up on your website, right under the advertisement about "Hassle-Free 30 Day Return Policy" that customers will be charged a substantial amount to return an expensive camera. I'll never purchase anything from these people ever again. Purchasing a $400 camera is a very serious decision, and the customers have a right for a return, within a certain period of time, without being charged almost a hundred dollars. It's not like I could handle the camera, and test it out before I purchased it. I had to buy it from them online, wait for them to ship it, before I could try it. Lesson here is to purchase from **** ***, *** **** or **********. I want a full refund!

Business Response: This customers ordered a product. They did not test the product out before purchasing it. The manufacturers specifications, documentation and marketing material are all specific and fact based. The customer is entitled to have their own opinion on the product they purchased. If they have buyers remorse, that is acceptable as well. However the company policies, were valid and do govern the terms of the sale. The product was not defective and the customer received exactly what it is that was ordered. customer had buyers remorse and changed their mind about the product they want. The return policies are specific, the product was returned and was treated as a standard return.

8/31/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a Sony DSC-RX100 camera from Fumfie on 8/*/14. I received the camera about a week later. Everything is fine except that the battery that was shipped with the camera was a generic battery ("for Sony NP-BX1") instead of a genuine Sony brand name battery. The box that was sent was not sealed, so apparently the batteries were switched. Generic batteries of this sort sell for under $5 on ****, whereas a genuine Sony battery goes for $30-$35. There is a real performance difference between such batteries. I emailed Fumfie a week ago, but they have failed to respond to my request for a genuine battery instead of this substituted one.

Desired Settlement: Either they send me a genuine Sony NP-BX1 battery, or they refund me $25 (what I believe the value difference is in the batteries)

Business Response: We spoke with the customer over the phone and we will be issuing a 25 dollar refund.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

****** ****



 

8/29/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a stove from them for the purchase price of $1,429.05 that they assured me was in stock and one month after accepting my payment I had to contact them to find out why my stove hadn't been delivered yet. I was given some song and dance excuse that the delivery truck it was on had been damaged and that ALL of the products on the truck were destroyed! They then suggested I select a different stove; bait and switch. I told them, "No ." I wanted my money back, which they reassured would not be a problem. It apparently IS a problem because I haven't received a refund yet. It doesn't take 2 weeks to issue a refund and they are doing all they can to keep my money in their hands for as long as they can. They keep assuring me it will be refunded, but never issue the refund. This is NOT a business that should be allowed to sully the reputation of the BBB by prominently posting on their website their membership with your organization. This implies that they will deal reputably with their victims-I mean customers when they clearly have no intention of doing so.

Desired Settlement: REFUND MY CREDIT CARD- WHICH THEY STILL HAVE ON FILE AND FILLS ME WITH FEAR THAT THEY WILL PERPETRATE SOME SORT OF IDENTITY THEFT WITH.

Business Response: Hello *** ******,

We apologize for the way things have transpired and would love nothing more than to fulfill your order. We do understand that this unit is needed to you as soon as possible, therefore the order needed to be cancelled. When we processed the refund, we were infomred by the bank that a chargeback has been filed and the funds have already been debited from our account. Once a chargeback is filed, the credit card company does not allow us to proceed with the refund. After reaching out to you recently, we are hoping that we are given the opportunity to compensate you so you are a retunring customer of Fumfie in the future. We believe better prices and better service make a lasing relationship. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

******* ******

************* ************ ***** ******* ****** *************************** ***** ********* ****** *** **** ***** ** *** ********** ******** ***** ** *********

 

I would like to close my complaint as my credit card company has informed me that the disputed charge case I opened has since been resolved in my favor against the proprietor.

 

Thank you,

 

*******

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8/15/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I placed an order for an LG washer/dryer combination on June *, 2014. My credit card was charged $1455.00 on 6/*/2014. I still had yet to receive the unit by 7/**/2014, so I contacted customer service. They stated that my order "should have" been shipped. They stated the unit would be shipped in the next week. By 7/**/14, I had still not received the unit, so I contacted Fumfie's again. They stated that the unit had been loaded on a truck the prior night, but an employee noted it was damaged, so they had to get a new unit. They asked if I wanted a different version which was in stock. I told them that I wanted what I had ordered. They had no explanation why no one called to update me on the status of my order. They said that I should have the unit by the following Wednesday (7/**). I told them that I expected a call before Wednesday to update me on the status. On Tuesday, July **** I had still not heard from the company, so I contacted them again. They said that the unit had not been shipped yet, but they were hopeful it might be on the truck on Wednesday evening. I told them this was unacceptable that I ordered the unit 8 weeks prior without receiving the product. I think told them that I wanted to cancel the order, and wanted a refund. Customer service stated that they would refund my money. On 8/*, the money had still not been credited to my account. I contacted customer service, and they stated that I should have received the money, but they would check with the billing department and call me back. By late afternoon, they had yet to contact, me so I called them back. The same representative stated that billing department had recorded they refunded my money, but he needed to get a transaction number. He assured me that he or his co-worker would get the transaction number and call me back this evening. I told him that skeptical I would receive a call back as the company had never called me back when they said the would. At of 11 pm, I have yet to receive an update regarding my refund. The funds have not been credited to account, and I have verified this with my credit card company.

Desired Settlement: Refund of $1455.00. I would also like yearly interest at 3% which comes to $7.28 for 8 weeks.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but I do want to inform you that the unit has since arrived in our shipping facility. Although the refund has already been processed, if you have any interest in reinstating the order with our company, we can ship the unit on the next available trailer. Your order was refunded a few weeks away and the Refund Transaction ID was provided to you via email as well as over the phone. We have also given you a $25 store credit towards any furture order. We are happy to know that everything has been taken care of and we consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

******* *****



 

8/14/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Hello, i ordered washer machine by 5/**/2014 and today is 7/**/2014 and i still waiting delivery. I call them many times and costumer service promise me delivery every time which never happened.

Business Response: Hello,

Unfortunately the unit that was reserved for the customer was received damaged. We immediately ordered a replacement model for the customer and were awaiting it to land. The customer needed the unit as soon as possible, which we understand 100%. After processing the cancellation, our billing department processed the refund but received a notice back from the credit card company that a dispute has been filed and we can no longer proceed with the refund. According to the bank, the funds were already debited from ur account. Once a dispute is filed, we are unable to proceed with processing a normal refund for the customer. We do hope the customer gives us the opportunity to compensate them so they can be a returning customer of Fumfie in the future. We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to perfecting the imperfect to make the shopping experience at Fumfie as easy as possible.

Best Regards,

Fumfie 

8/13/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On 9/**/2013 I purchased a refrigerator from Fumfie. The purchase price of $2673.99 included the refrigerator ($2,299), delivery ($149.99) and a 5 year extended warranty ($225). The refrigerator arrived fine but I didn't receive any warranty information. I have contacted Fumfie via phone and email numerous times, and have been promised "it's in the mail" every time. Almost 1 year later I still have nothing. I no longer believe what Fumfie has been telling me.

Desired Settlement: I would like a refund of $225 cash. I would also be OK with receiving the 5 year warranty but I would want paperwork confirming it, and I do not want the company providing warranty service to have anything to do with Fumfie, whom I don't trust and will not do business with again.

Business Response: Hello *** *****,

We are pleased to have come to a resolution in this matter. There have been Warranty Registration Cards lost in the mail, which delays our customers from receiving their warranty information. We did make a special exception for *** ***** and registered the unit for him while also providing *** ***** with the Activation Code. We are working on registering the warranty for all of our customers to make the shopping experience at Fumfie as easy and pleasant as possibe. If any customer reading this has not yet received their warranty information, please call us at ###-###-####. We are here to help and look forward to your call. We consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

****** *****



 

7/6/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We ordered a GE range and microwave on April **, 2014 for $2926.93 plus a delivery charge of $270, and have been charged on our credit card. To date, neither appliance has been shipped. We were given a tracking number, and every time we check it, the pick-up date is scheduled within the next few days.

Desired Settlement: We want the range and microwave delivered ASAP!

Business Response: Hello,

It was a pleasure speaking to *** **** and clearing up this matter. We will proceed with having this order delivered as soon as possible. *** **** has a direct connect to one of our Representatives as we want to make sure *** **** is updated every step of the way. We consider this matter closed. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I have been speaking to the rep, ******, for weeks, and while very nice, we still do not have our range or microwave.  As of yesterday, June **, the merchandise has not shipped.  ****** said that they had sent me an email saying that the range had been damaged, but I never received it.  Furthermore, he said that since they had not received a response, they interpreted that as we were no longer interested in it, hence the delay.  If that were the case, then why wasn't a credit issued.  Bottom line is that they have my money and I have nothing except this hassle of trying to get my range and microwave.     
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We will not consider this matter closed until we receive the NEW merchandise. ****** made a reference to waiting on a part!  When I questioned him about this, saying I do not want a range that had been repaired, he inferred that he misspoke.  We expect to receive brand new appliances and will accept nothing less.

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

****** ****




 

Business Response: Hello,

*** **** has since received the microwave and we do have confirmation that ******* is extrememly pleased with the unit. His range is on schedule to be delivered this Wednesday and we look forward to resolving this matter for *** **** as well as compensating him for any troubles. We do appreciate *** ****'s patience throughout this investigation. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.  Note that it took 70 days to receive the merchandise from the day I ordered it, and I'm not sure it would have been resolved without your intervention.

Sincerely,

****** ****



 

7/3/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a refrigerator on May **. I was upsold a warranty (which I later learned I didn't need), in return I was guaranteed a 5-8 business day delivery guarantee. 12 business days later, I do not have my product, I do not have delivery notice or shipment confirmation of any type. I tried to contact the company on June * and they were closed for some random holiday. I could not leave a voice mail so I sent an email which was never returned. I called on June *** and was told someone from electronics would return my call and address my concern. No one called me back. I called back later in the day and spoke with *******, the person that took my original order. I told him my concerns and problem and he said he would "look into it and contact the warehouse" and get back with me within 15 minutes. 3 hours later I have not heard from anyone and I cannot get through to their company. I am aware of the multitude of complaints against this company for similar situations. I have no idea why they have an "A" rating !!??

Desired Settlement: I do not want to do business with this company and I want a FULL refund on my credit card immediately. They should not have an "A" rating, there are many complaints that remain unresolved. I expect this issue to be resolved.

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for any inconvenice you have been through. When you last spoke to ****** on Friday, he informed you he will check into this and come to a resolution for you. That is exactly what ****** did. Your tracking number was being prepared on Friday, and is supposed to be automatically emailed to you by our computer system. Sometimes that email does go to the spam folder. Your order was shipped out today with AM Trucking and the tracking number was *******. As you can see by logging on to **************, the unit is currently in transit. We tried contacting you a few times today to compensate you for the delay. If there ever is a delay, we always go above and beyond to make things right. I understand when an order is delayed, it gets frustrating but we ask for you to give us the opportunity to make this right for you. Once again, you can check the AM Trucking website to see that the unit is currently in transit. We look forward to your response and coming to a swift resolution.

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

The response from this company is way too late. My product was not delivered as promised, and they were closed the entire week my product was to arrive. I never heard anything from them. After finding multiple complaints about this company for very similar issues on the BBB website, I decided to cancel my order and not do business with this company. They agree to free express shipping if you purchase a warranty and then do not comply with shipment dates. There were complaints about damaged products being shipped, incomplete or wrong items shipped and the customers were having a very hard time getting refunded. I want no part of that.
When I finally got a hold of this company, when they decided to open, I called twice and no one called me back when they said they would. I told ******* to leave me detailed message as to the status. He called me back 5 hours later with no message. When I returned the call, they were already closed. I'm not going to play games. I canceled the transaction and I'm done with this order.

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

***** ****




 

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and our goal is to make sure our customers are completely satisifed. Unfortunately an unexpected delay occured whcih pushed back the delivery date that you were originally told. Anytime a delay occurs, whether the delay is 1 day or 4 days, we always make it our business to compensate the customer. We tried compensating you many times to make things right but were not given the opportunity. We are on our customers side and do eveerything in our power to get every order to our customers as soon as possible. We have many things that we can compensate with, like warranty, gift cards etc...When the order was cancelled, we went ahead attempting to refund the customer but was unable to beause a chargeback was filed. I understand how frustrating it can be to be without an appliance for a few days after originally anticipated but in the small event that this does occur, Fumfie always makes it our business to make things right. We would love the opportunity to compensate **** **** for any inconvenience this has caused even though her order has been cancelled. Please give us a call at your earliest convenience so we can work on compensation for your troubles. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

6/24/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased a camera online. The following day a sales rep contacted me and used pressure sales to upgrade to increased memory, warranty, and price. He then told me my card had been declined, and asked me to call my bank to approved. I recognized I had bowed to pressure and asked the sales rep to put a hold on my transaction until I contacted them. I went to my bank and no rejection of my card had actually occurred. There was no indication per my bank that a charge had been attempted. Feeling uneasy about the situation, I cancelled my card. Approximately an hour later, an invoice for the sale of the camera came through to my email indicating that the company had attempted the sale, including upgrades, despite the fact that I had not given them permission. Fortunately, the card had already been cancelled so they sale was declined. I later sent an email stating I was uncomfortable with the interaction with the sales associate, no longer trusted the company, and was cancelling the order.

Desired Settlement: I would like written notification from the company that they have received my email and that they have cancelled my order.

Business Response: Your order came in on May ****, You had agreed to purchase additional accessories. The charge was attempted twice on the ****, as shown here:

Amount of $
907.89 at
**** ********** ******* ********* **** *********** *** **** ********* ************ ********* *********** *** ********** *** ********* * ******** *********** ** ************ *** ********* * *** ******

Amount of $
907.89 at
**** ********** ******* ********* **** *********** *** **** ********* ************ ********* *********** *** ********** *** ********* * ******** *********** ** ************ *** ********* * *** ******

Then again on the ****:
Amount of $
907.89 at
**** ********** ******* ********* **** *********** *** **** ********* ************ ********* *********** *** ********** *** ********* * ******** *********** ** ************ *** ********* * *** ******

You had sent your email to cancel on the ****, i do see your email, however we were backed up with emails and did not get to it until after you had cancelled the order with James, your salesman on the ****. That is why we had attempted to put the charge through again on the ****. Sorry, this was an honest mistake, we are not sure why you don't believe us that we attempted to charge you but your card did not go through. If your card company did not show a charge attempted to be made, then most likely the card number was entered in wrong at the time of purchase. Not sure why you do not trust us.
You also received an email when you had cancelled the order, showing the order had been cancelled.
To verify for you, this order is still cancelled and was never charged.

6/13/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: SUMMARY: Placed order for TV and shipping insurance in the amount of $2,794.00. Fumfie charged credit card on Monday 5/**/2014. On June *, (one week later) Fumfie call us and stated that they could not ship to Amarillo, TX and would have to cancel the order and credit my credit card. They stated that my credit card would be credited by COB June *. It is now Tuesday, June **, and my credit card still has not been credited in the amount of $2,794.00 Between June * and June **, I have contacted Fumfie 3 additional times and each time they promised that my account would be credited by COB that day. It appears that Fumfie is being allowed to commit miss-representation, fraud, or theft under false pretenses on consumers by taking orders that they likely knew from day one that they were going to cancel due to address being out of shipping area, and charging credit cards with deliberate intent to have beneficial use of funds for an extended period of time through a series of delay tactics. I still have not received a credit on my credit card for the order that Fumfie canceled. EVENT CHRONOLOGY: On Sunday, 5/**/2014 I placed an online order with Fumfie for a TV (Order #****** in the amout of $2,595.00 On Monday, 5/**/2014 I received an email from Fumfie representative *****, Ext *** stating to contact ***** for further processing of my order. On Monday 5/**/2014 I contacted *****, Ext *** and he indicated that they needed to charge me shipping insurance to my order in the amount of $199.00. He also attempted to sell me an extended Warranty for the TV. I accepted the charge for the shipping insurance, but declined all attempts to sell me an extended warranty for the TV. On Tuesday, 5/*** 2014 I contacted *****, Ext *** and asked if my order shipped and if I was going to get a tracking number from the shipping company. He assured me the order had shipped and stated that because it was going by a freight company that I would only get a call the day before delivery from the freight company and that I should expect my order in 7 to 10 days. On Tuesday 6/*, 2014 (one week later) ***** from Fumfie call our house and stated that they were going to have to cancel the order as their carrier could not ship to Amarillo, TX. When my wife asked ***** why it took him a week to notify us that Fumfie could not ship to Amarillo and ***** alleged that I had given a different address as the shipping address. No such questions about shipping were asked and a invoice confirmation clearly shows identical billing and shipping addresses. My wife called me to tell me the news. I contacted ***** with Fumfie on the same day and stated that they need to credit my credit card immediately so that I could re-procure the TV from some other business. He assured me he would take care of it that day. On Thursday, 6/*/2014, I contacted Fumfie again. ***** was busy, so I talked to another sales representative about the lack of action in crediting my credit card. He also assured me that it would be taken care COB that day. On Friday, 6/*/2014, I contacted ***** with Fumfie again and he stated that he would immediately take care of it and get my credit card credited for the canceled order. On Monday, 6/**/2014, I contacted ***** with Fumfie again as there was no pending transaction of a $2,794.00 credit to my credit card. He immediately transferred me to ***** @ *** ***? with Fumfie Customer Service and he stated that they had to manually enter the credit in the system and that he would have to get management approval to credit my account. He assured me it would be taken care of immediately. On Tuesday, 6/**/2014, I have checked my credit card account to see if there were any pending credit transactions in the amount of $2,794.00 from Fumfie. There has been no pending credits posted to account. Fumfie continues to provide lip service with no follow through to credit my credit card account for a TV order they canceled.

Desired Settlement: Immediate refund to my credit card in the amount of $2,794.00 as Fumfie canceled order. Fumfie has been in business since 2009 and is not new to supply chain management in shipping products all over the U.S or at least knowing what areas/towns their shippers deliver too. There is an industry expectation that Fumfie had superior knowledge of their ability (or inability) to ship to Amarillo, TX prior to charging credit card. It is also desired that Fumfie be investigated for deliberate miss-representation, fraud, or theft under false pretenses as there appears to be a history and repeating pattern of this practice.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have not reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********  as they took care of issue before receiving a response.  The matter has been resolved.   Fumfie has finally credited my account 2-1/2 weeks later after charging my credit card and then canceling order as they could not ship to Amarillo, TX.   Fumfie was slow in processing the credit back to my card.

Sincerely,

***** *********



 

6/12/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Three appliances were ordered on 4/**/2014 and credit card was charged on 4/**/2014. Nothing has been received by the buyer. Sent an email on 5/**/2014 to ask for shipping information and got back from sales representative that he should have the tracking information available by the end of that day. Nothing happened after that day. Sent email again on 5/**/2014 and was told that he should have the tracking number shortly. I called the sales representative in the evening on 5/**/2014 and he promised to send the tracking number to me before he left. I have not received any tracking information.

Desired Settlement: If my order can not be shipped, I'd like to have a full refund. Their BBB rating needs to be brought down a lot. I placed order with this company as it has a A rating from you!

Business Response: Hello,

We apologize for this delay and we will be shipping all units on the same order to save the customer any inconvenience of needing to be home for two separate deliveries. This order is scheduled to ship in full this Thursday night. We will send the detailed tracking information this Friday. We appreciate your patience and hope you have a wonderful rest of the day.

Best Regards,

Fumfie

6/10/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I recently purchased a Nikon D5300 camera from Fumfie. Date 3/**/2014, Received on 4/*/2014. After I received the Camera I went to the Nikon Website to register my brand new camera. The website could not detect the serial number. I called up Nikon customer service and they confirm it is from the GRAY Market. Gray Market products have no warranty. Next day i call up the Fumfie customer service, The customer service professionals receive the calls and try to persuade me to keep the camera saying the camera is brand new and that "They will provide Warranty to the Product" I then decided to send back my camera back. The camera was sent back. I reviewed the website online on **** and Reseller Ratings and CNET Website. After they saw the bad reviews that I gave them. They are not returning me my money back. They have help my $276.99 back and they threaten me by saying they will only return the money if the comments are removed from the websites. I am feeling mentally harassed by these people. Their products are not good. I hope to get back my rest of the money. I really had the worst experience in my life with Fumfie. I am MENTALLY DRAINED by the HARASSMENT. I also have recordings of all my calls and I am willing to go further and file a case against them. Hoping to get my money back!!!! Primary Nature of Your Complaint could only pick 1 complaint: But given an option I would select all these below: 1. An Advertisement misrepresenting a product 2. An advertisement that failed to disclose all the conditions required to take advantage of the offer. 3. The company failed to honor a verbal commitment to provide refunds, exchanges or credit 4. A Sales presentation with unethical sales practices

Desired Settlement: Refund remaining money of $276.99

Business Response: Customer called and we accepted their return, The web site was clear that the product comes with a 1 year warranty, any manufacturer warranty issues they will have to contacts us during their first year of ownership and we will take the product back and have it repairs or replaced under manufacturers warranty. Customer did not want the product, and decided to return the product for a refund. This was treated as a standard return. Please close this case as any refund that might be processed can no longer be processed by us, this case is now out of our hands, because there is a dispute on the customers credit card purchase. The bank will have to work it out with our credit card terminal. 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[The merchant's response towards the issue is totally baseless and wrong.
Firstly, they advertised incorrectly and they make sure that their website does not show where the warranty is from. They tell it only after the order has been accepted. 
If you look at their website, their website does not even tell that the products are NOT GENUINE. They try to trick the people by not telling all these and keeping all the facts.

As far as the Credit Card Dispute is concerned: I obviously filed a complaint to the credit card since they said they will not be giving me back my money during my 1st call which was on April *******, 2014.

This should not be a reason for Fumfie not to return me back my Hard Earned Money.

They should obviously learn to earn money Fair and Square and not play with people fraudulently. 

Their rating on BBB is A. Even after so many complaints from Consumers. They should obviously be demoted to B- or even C-. 

Thanks and Regards
******** *

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

******* ***********




 

Business Response: Every product we sell is 100% Genuine.
Those claims you stated in your response are completely unfounded, they are
slanderous and libelous. Please be very careful.

I am sorry, but I think you are misunderstanding what the points our
representative was trying to relay. As our web site states on every product
listing page, a 1 year limited warranty accompanies each product we sell and
ship. If you had any questions regarding the warranty you were certainly
entitle to do so and we would have been extremely happy to answer.

Authorized dealers are required to sell their products at Manufactures
Suggests Retail Price. This is the main reason why
customers shop with us, because of our rock bottom prices. We are not an
authorized dealer, as evidenced by our below MSRP pricing.  We offer discounted prices to customers
because this industry can get quite expensive when upgrading and purchasing
equipment.

Most manufacturers don’t mind their products being bought below MSRP and
will cover all terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, no matter if they
purchased from an authorized dealer or not. The reason why we offer the
customer to come directly to us for their 1 year limited warranty is to give them
the added coverage should the manufacturer decide to not cover their warranty. We
want to be there to protect our customer’s best interest.

We have even caught manufacturers completely lying to our customers and
persuading them to return the product to us and then directed them to go buy
from an authorized dealer near them. These manufacturers tell customers that
even after the first year’s manufacturer’s warranty is up they still won’t take
this customers camera in, even for a paid repair. You can confirm for yourself
that is a lie by calling up any of authorizes service / repair centers in your
area. These centers can be found on the manufacturer’s web site under service
and repairs. They will in fact work on the product if it needs to be repaired.
You will be pleased to see that they will work on your camera.

There was absolutely nothing that was misrepresented on our web site. The
product had indeed been returned and was already refunded. A 15% restocking fee
was assessed as state in our policies for all returned merchandise.  

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[The reason I am rejecting the business' response is because their response is completely false and baseless. They are still trying to mislead the general public by posting comments like saying the Manufacturers are not allowing the consumers to buy from their website. The products are not GENUINE!

Coming Back to the Policies:
If you see this link: **********************************************************************************************************************
there is no mention of their policies and anything related to why the product is cheap or whether the warranty is from them or the manufacturer. 

The need to change that and not mislead the public. 

I am not sure why BBB is not changing their credit ratings after all these complaints from the consumers.

]

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

******* ***********




 

5/29/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a stove and a microwave online from FumFie 1/*/14 order *****. The total was $1659 ($1399 for the stove, $260 for the microwave, free shipping). The stove was wrong, my mistake, so I called and ordered the correct stove on 2/*/14 order ******. This order shows the return shipping for the wrong stove. The new stove is delivered and the old stove taken by AM Trucking on 3/**/14, Bill of lading *******. I assumed it would take some time for the stove to be returned to Fum Fie and the refund made to my credit card so I waited until 4/*/14 to check the status. All of my conversations have been with a gentleman named ******* ****** told me on 4/* he would check and call back, he did not. I called on 4/**/14 and was told he would check with the warehouse and call me back, he did not. I called on 4/**/14 and was told the stove had not been received yet. I called on 5/*/14 and was told the warehouse says it is will be back on Friday 5/*/14 or Monday 5/**/14 at the latest and was promised a call back.....which I did not get. I called on 5/**/14 and was told the stove was still not shipped back, but he was checking on it daily and would call me back that day.....he did not. On 5/** I called AM Home Delivery ###-###-#### and spoke with ******* and he said the stove was received by AM in California on 3/**/14 and was shipped to New York but I would need to speak with AM's New York Office to see what happened from there. I spoke with **** with AM in New York and she said the stove was delivered to Fum Fie's warehouse on 4/*/14. I called ****** at Fum Fie and he says he still has no record of the stove being returned and "these things take time, the shippers sometimes hold onto them for months." He said he would look right into it and would call me back today. It is 5:30 PM in New York and I have not received a call.

Desired Settlement: I would like $1399.00 credited to my credit card

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

****** *****



 

5/27/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Ordered and paid for refrigerator April * they informed 3 week delivery called April **** they informed me they issued tracking number waited another week called trucking company they informed me never was shipped from Fumfie. Called Fumfie spoke with ****** the whole time nothing but lies from him. On May **** I canceled my order and demanded a refund, still no refund $2,367.07.

Desired Settlement: That they are forced to close and not swindle any more customers.

Business Response: Hello *** ******,

We do apologize for any inconvenience *** ****** has gone through and our goal is to make sure all of our customers are completely satisfied. We have spoken to ********* this past week and informed him that his refund would be taken care of by 5/**/14. We kept our promise and refunded *** ****** on Friday 5/**/14. *** ******'s refund transaction id is #**********. We consider this matter closed, and we hope that *** ****** will give us a second chance in the future to show him the company we truly are.

Best Regards,

Fumfie

5/26/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Nikon product purchased turns out to be what is known as a "Grey Market" product. Fumfie turns out NOT to be an authorized distributor of Nikon products.....lead to believe they were. CS Representative went on to tell me how I was misinformed and did not understand the dynamics of their services and that this is why they (Fumfie) could offer lower prices....by getting products imported and not the USA Warranted products. This is unacceptable to me...I am a professional photographer and a first time (last time) purchaser from Fumfie(

Desired Settlement: ONLY a USA WARRANTED (five year) product and NOT a GREY market product.

Business Response: The fact that we are not an authorized dealer is no secret. We sell below MSRP and that is specifically why our customers shop with us, because of our attractive pricing. Authorized dealers are required to sell at MSRP. If there is ever a product sold below MSRP, you are not purchasing from an authorized dealer. This camera has now been professionally used for 3 months. Over 1000 photos have been taken with this camera as mentions on the phone call with our representative. Our web site is specific in stating you are covered under a limited warranty, and that still is the case. A customer service representative will be contacting you shortly to follow up on this complaint.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 

This complaint has not been resolved. I did receive a response from Fumfie, first admonishing me for not know that they sold grey market product, and they offered for me to return the product and they would inspect and get back to me with a potential return allowance. First off there is ZERO chance that I would trust them since they were deceptive to begin with and secondly, I cannot be without my camera for any unknown length of time.

 

The only acceptable remedy is that I receive an original (USA MFG) Nikon D610 with the 5-year warranty and I will immediately return the 'copy' import to Fumfie.

 

Regards,

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,
******* ******




 

Business Response: I am sorry, but i think you are misunderstanding what the points our representative was trying to relay. We are not an authorized dealer, as evidenced by our below msrp pricing.  As our web site states on every product listing page, a 1 year limited warranty comes with every order, this warranty is covered directly through us the seller. The reason why we offer the 1 year limited warranty is because the manufacturer covers their own warranty, only when purchased through authorized dealer. Authorized dealers charge higher prices and are required sell sell at MSRP and not below. This is the main reason why customers shop with us, because of our rock bottom prices. We offer discounted prices to customers because this industry can get quite expensive when upgrading and making equipment purchases. The manufacturer wants their product sold at higher prices and only cover the warranty when the product is bought at msrp and from an authorized dealer. that is why upon submitting any warranty they want a copy of the invoice showing proof of purchase. We have caught this manufacturer in many lies to customers, trying to get the customer to return the product to the merchant they bought from and directed them to buy from an authorized dealer. This manufacturer ever said to customers that even after the 1 year manufacturers warranty is up they will still not touch the camera for a repair. This was another lie that was misinformed to customers, you can call up any authorizes service / repair center in your area and ask them, if after my 1 year warranty is no longer valid, would they work on the product if it needs to be repaired. You will be pleased to see that they will work on your camera.

5/22/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: ORDERED SONY KDL-70R550A 4/**/14, THEY CHARGED MY VISA $2028.95.ORDER NUMBER *****. SAID WOULD SHIP IN 2 DAYS. TODAY I CALLED CUSTOMER SERVICE ******** EXT ***. THEY COULD NOT EXPLAIN WHY IT HAD NOT SHIPPED. THEY SAID THEY HAD THE TV IN STOCK AND PROMISED THEY WOULD HAVE THE FREIGHT COMPANY PICK UP TODAY(5-*) PLUS INCLUDE A COUPLE HDMI CABLES FOR DELAY. NOW I RECEIVE A E-MAIL THAT THEY CANCELLED MY ORDER. THEY HAVE MY MONEY AND I WANT MY TV. THE ADVERTISED PRICE WAS $1879.95, BUT THE SALESMAN TALKED ME INTO INSURANCE FOR $149 TOTAL $2028.95.

Desired Settlement: SEND ME THE SONY 70" KDL-70R550A R550 THAT I HAVE PAID FOR ASAP.

Business Response: the product was shipped via freight company, the web site where you can track the shipment is ****************** the tracking number is *******. It was picked up on 5/* and is currently on route to you. The insurance was required to pay since this size tv needs to be shipped freight and should it be damaged, this ensures a replacement will be provided.  

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[I HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE TV ]

 

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

***** *******




 

Business Response: As confirmed by the delivering freight company with the customer the tv's delivery is scheduled for 05/**/14 between the hours of 13:00-17:00.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

***** *******



 

5/6/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: The new refrigerator that we ordered (7/**/13) arrived damaged (8/**/13). Spoke with company and sent pictures on 8/**/13. Despite numerous phone calls to the company they still have not made the repair. I requested that they just pick up the product and refund my money and they refuse to do that as well. This process has been going on for five months and still no results! The last communication we had with Fumfie,we were told that a new door was ordered and would be there to be installed in two weeks. That was approximately 2 months ago! We wish to have the refrigerator returned with a full refund now. We are done dealing with this company.

Desired Settlement: We want a refund and they can pick up the product.

Business Response: Hello,

 
We apologize for the delay. The door has finally arrived after an unexpected delay. We will get in touch with the customer to schedule the delivery date for the door.
 
Best,
 
*********

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# **********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

We have been told that numerous times and nobody ever calls back or follows up.  This process started 6 months ago and we have lost faith in the company.  We would like them to refund our money and come pick up the product.  

 

 

 

 


Sincerely,

****************




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Not resolved because we asked for a refund and return of the refrigerator after the absurd time period they have taken to respond. In fact, I believe they would have not ever sent the door had we not contacted the BBB.  Obviously, Fumfie has no intention of honoring our wishes.   Even worse, the replacement door was delivered to our house on March **.  It was delivered an hour later than what was scheduled and caused major chaos for getting children to school.  The crew didn't know how to change out the door after trying for 40 mins.  The old door had to be reinstalled and the new door was returned to the box and left in my kitchen.  I was told to make yet another call to Fumfie to schedule a service person to come out and change the door. Did Fumfie not know that the delivery crew wouldn't know how to change out the door?  How is this?  A skeleton door was sent so all the parts off the old door would have to be removed and placed on the new door.  My frustration level has exceeded the limit. The new door remains in my kitchen and I will have to make more calls to arrange this service call. I have lost count of the number of calls placed since this began.  Once again, I am asking that all of it, old and new, be picked up from my house and my account credited.    This is the most pitiful excuse of customer service I have ever encountered in my entire life.   

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

*************




 

Business Response: Hello,

This matter is currently being investigated and we look to come to a resolution shortly. We have no reason to hold back from shipping a replacement door, as our goal is to make sure our customer's are completely satisfied. The typical time frame for a replacement door to arrive at our warehouse is 2-3 weeks. For some reason, the manufacturer took a lot longer to get the replacement door to our facility. We continuously followed up with the manufacturer but were told " it should arrive shortly". In regards to the trucking company, we have shipped replacement doors in the past and have never come across any issues. We hope to have further updates over the next few business days. 

Best Regards,

*********

4/29/2014 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: At the end of August, we ordered a GE Profile slide-in induction range and matching GE Profile microwave oven. We are rebuilding a home in our town and are staying with relatives until the home is done. The delivery was scheduled for the relatives' home. Fumfie did not provide a tracking number or delivery date. My husband called and was told that it had been shipped, but there was no delivery date given. The delivery company called the day of delivery (we do not remember the date) and gave a time. Both my husband and I were out of town on business and his elderly mother accepted delivery of the stove directly to the garage. My mother-in-law said she signed a tiny screen and did not see what was supposed to have been delivered. She did not get a copy or printout of the delivery manifest. They closed and locked the garage immediately after the delivery company left. I realized, when I returned, that the microwave box was missing. My husband called on 9/** to report that the microwave had not been delivered, and Fumfie was closed until Monday(this was Sukkot, a Jewish holiday). After several telephone calls, a manager at Fumfie told my husband that someone had signed for it, and that was it. We are still trying to get resolution. Without a manifest, there was no way that my mother-in-law would have known that there should be two boxes rather than one. We assume that the microwave was placed on a delivery truck in New York with every intention of it being delivered at our end. We have never ordered something that we did not receive and trust that a business with a BBB "A" rating will make sure that its subcontractors are competent. We want to assume that the delivery company also acted appropriately, that the microwave box just got moved to the back of the truck and was missed, or was errantly delivered somewhere else. At any rate, we assume that it was just a mistake on their part. We are frustrated that we are out more than $400, and that Fumfie is not willing to accept any responsibility whatsoever for the fact that we did not receive our microwave. desired reslolution: Replacement

Desired Settlement: We believe that this should be a matter between Fumfie and their shipping service. We would appreciate it if he folks at Fumfie would acknowledge that there could have been error PRIOR to the delivery or AT delivery, and not just assume that we are the ones at fault. Find the item and make sure it is delivered As a nurse, I know that in the operating room, we have a "time out" to make sure that we have the right patient, the right site, etc. If there were such a thing for delivery, then this would not have happened. The fact that we did not receive a copy of the manifest makes it all the more frustrating.

Business Response: The only proof regarding this claim is the Bill of Lading which is attached is evidence.  The bill of lading shows the model numbers for both items accepted and signed for as delivered by the recipients agent who accepted the delivery for them. Sorry, but there is nothing we can do since the shipping company says the 2 boxes were delivered.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 

The "signature" on the bill of lading was hand written in by the delivering company.  **** ******** did NOT receive the merchandise as he was not present, **** ******** signed for it.  Nowhere on the screen that she signed was there ANYTHING stating that there were two packages that came off the truck.  The only thing there was room for on the screen was the line that she signed.  She DID NOT receive any sort of a copy or a receipt of her acceptance. 

We DO NOT accept the delivering company's bill of lading as the signature on the bottom could not possibly have been **** ********'s.  We consider this a forgery and an attempt to defraud.

Again, we went with Fumfie in part BECAUSE of their "A" rating with BBB.  We are disappointed that you just assume that the company is in the right and the customer is wrong. 

Please imagine a patient going into an operating room, the surgeon tells the nurse to prep his right foot for amputation, and when she says, "It's his LEFT foot that needs amputating," and having the doctor tell her, "I am the doctor, I know what is correct."  Just because the doctor "knows" doesn't make it right, and the person who points out the discrepancy should be rewarded, not told "you don't know anything about this."

This is a $425 microwave.  It may not be a lot to Fumfie, but it is a lot of money to us.  When we look at the positive reviews online, we have to wonder if they have been written by (or at least prompted by) Fumfie itself.  As honorable people, we also expect those with whom we do business to be honorable.  We expect Fumfie to replace the microwave that we never received or at least to come up with a PLAUSIBLE reason for not doing so.

Sincerely,

**** ********




 

Business Response: Hello,

After receiving approval, the check will be mailed out to *** ******** this week. We appreciate ***********'s patience throughout this investigation. We now consider this matter resolved. 

Best Regards,

Fumfie

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

**** ********



 

4/24/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I have ordered my camera on April ** and I paid 14.xx USD for 3-5 days shipping, I didnt get any response from them for one day after that I called them through customer care number and I got the response like they are off for two days (nowhere mentioned on the site of these holidays). I called after two days and asked them to ship as early as possible. I have ordered on April ** 2014 and I got the product on April **, 2014with additional charges of 14.xx USD. My Order Number is: 63646 The product which I got is not new and I is a Opened box. They mentioned in the site as "BRAND NEW AND IN STOCK" The camera and the Lens was completely opened and the lens was out the lens box. I am seeing some of places in the camera got cleaned up with solution or something. I am totally unhappy with the product and the way of they deliver it to the customer.

Desired Settlement: I need a Box pack as they mentioned in their site as "BRAND NEW AND IN STOCK" or I need refund.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID ********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

********* *********



 

4/6/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Fumfie sent me a defective lens---it took 3 pictures on first day of use then failed. I had another lens to use with my camera and my further attempts at getting the defective (refurbished) lens to work were unsuccessful. I requested and received an RMA and returned it to them for a full refund on this defective item. After several emails and weeks went by without any credit or contact, I contacted them. They then issued a $390 refund instead of the $459. They said they kept the $68 as they decided lens was working. They did this without notifying me of this.I just happened to see it on my statement weeks later. Why would I go through all of this to return a lens that was working-which it was not!! This is not very professional service. I have had to buy a replacemnt lens from another (more reputable) vendor. I requested them to return the $68 they kept and they refused. Perhaps you can ask them to do the right thing? They understandably have many bad reviews online(see yelp) but on their website show the BBB "A" level of good business conduct which they are not doing & are holding you outas proof of their professionalism, which then cheapens the BBB name & reputation. Thanks for your help.****

Desired Settlement: Refund of the $68 that they kept of my $459 paid for the defective lens that I returned.

Business Response: We had gotten the lens back and tested it with a panasonic gf3 for over 10 min and it focused quickly every time. There were no issues as the customer stated. We do get returns from customers stating there is a defect with the product they received and turns out there is no problem with the product at all. Sometimes this happens when the customer did not know how to use the lens and sometimes this happens when a customer wants to try to get out of paying the standard restocking fee and shipping costs which are not refundable for regular returns. If a product is defective those fees would be waived and we would ship the lens back to the manufacturer for replacement, but there was no problem with this lens and it had to be put back into stock and sold as used, the value of this product has now been brought down because it has been used and is no longer wanted. The customer agreed to all policies before making the purchase.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Their response is entirely unsatisfactory. The lens was defective and failed after only a few photo's. It was represented as a "Refurbished" lens so perhaps this is the same defect that it was refurbished for. Their representing that the lens was not defective after only a few minutes testing on a different camera is inadequate to find an intermittant defect as was present in this lens.

their characterization of my motives as either incompetent or deceptive is also wrong. I am experienced in photography and was able to switch out that lens with another lens from same manufacturer and found only their lens was defective so I am not incompetent. Moreover the charactetrization as deceitful is also wrong and a low blow. As I submitted proof to you, I had to buy this same lens from someone else subsequently as I needed the lens & would not go thru all the expense and time to contact them, ship it back to them at my expense and then have to wait for weeks after I returned it before any refund was issued and only after repeated emails from me. Moreover, not informing me of the $68 deduction from my refund was underhanded of them.

I would appreciate it if they would issue me a $68 refund as a complete refund of this defective lens, returned under RMA upon first use of camera. That is the only right thing to do under the circumstances.

I read initially on yelp and elsewhere many negative reviews of this business, but thought that the later reviews showed an improving trend. I can see however that they don't stand behind their merchandise and are hostile to their customers with their underhanded practices. **** *****


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Sincerely,
**** *****




 

Business Response: Reference # **************
Amount 68.85

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

**** *****


 

4/4/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: The television I recently ordered from this company was listed at $849.95 w/Free Shipping. My invoice also states that my total for this order is $849.95. Today, I was instructed via email to call this company to process my order and, upon doing so, I was informed that I would have to pay $99 for “shipping insurance”. The advertisement was $849.95 w/free shipping. If I am to pay an additional $99 for shipping insurance, then the shipping is no longer “free” as advertised. The individual I spoke with said the insurance cost was stated in their policies, but again, paying for shipping insurance constitutes paying for shipping.

Desired Settlement: To advertise free shipping on your website and then later (via phone) attempt to charge a substantial amount for the service is not only scandalous, but it is false advertising. The company should honor their free shipping advertisement, or remove it from view. To resolve this issue, I want my television shipped to me, with insurance, for the advertised price of $849.95.

Business Response: Our policies state "We are responsible for the monetary value of the merchandise only. All cost associated with insuring shipments for orders contain cameras and camcorders are include in the total price of the product. Costs associated with insuring shipments for anything that goes freight are not included in the total price of the product. Insurance for oversize items going via freight shipments must be paid for in addition to the cost of the product itself." These policies were agreed to by the customer when placing their order. The order was never charged, the customer requested us to cancel this order, so we did. The cost of shipping is a separate from the cost of insuring the shipment. There is nothing more that we can do for this customer. Our policies are specific and can not be made any more clear.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ***********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 

1. Something much more evident was agreed to when I placed the order for the television and that was the statement on my invoice which stated:

 “Total Package Price (including handling and insurance): $849.95

Furthermore, there was:

Total Order Price: $849.95

Again, this business falsely advertised this product.  The above excerpt from my invoice specifically details that my order, including insurance, will cost me $849.95.  The invoice containing the above information is attached for review.

2. I did not solely request that my order be canceled.  Initially, I requested that I be sold the item I ordered as advertized ($849.95) and not be charged any extra costs.  I specifically stated this to ***** when I spoke to him over the phone.  He then told me that he would speak to his ******* and see what he could do.  I ended the conversation by reassuring ***** that if I would not be sold the television for the amount that was advertized on the website, and coincidentally, the amount that was on my invoice (please reference above) to cancel my order.

3. ***** says there is nothing more Fumfie can do for me, but this is untrue.  This organization can accept the fact that they intentionally misled me by providing false information on the invoice and claims to “free shipping” when they later attempted to charge “shipping insurance” in the amount of $99.  I would like the television for $849.95 as advertised and as my invoice stated.  My request for an honest transaction “cannot be any more clear.”

Respectfully,

*****************

 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# **********, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 

It was actually somewhat difficult to understand this message from Fumfie, but my attempt to decipher it’s intent has led me to believe they are again attempting to fall back on their crutch, stating that their “policy” is so clear.  This “policy” was nowhere in view during the checkout process.  You advertise “free shipping”, which in the customers mind means it will arrive free of charge.  However, prior to sending out the order you email the customer and instruct them to call Fumfie where they are privileged enough to speak to some ill-mannered customer service agent who attempts to charge nearly $100 to have your order sent out—nothing about this is “free”!  If shipping insurance is required to be paid, but you are attempting to make the customer pay for it, you cannot advertise “free shipping”.  In my case, you did this and now I want what I ordered and what was advertised.  If you charge for shipping make it known during the checkout process, do not attempt to hide it within the fine print. 

Fumfie stated clearly on my invoice that they intended to charge me $849.95 for the television, shipping, and insurance.  This did not happen because they refused to honor their advertisement and honorably execute the shipment of my order.  They deceive their customers, and worse, they do nothing to accommodate their customers when they are unhappy with the lack of service they were provided. 

***************

 

 

 

 

 


Sincerely,

Jarrod White




 

Business Response: we can not take responsibilities for our customers skipping over an not reading the policies that they agreed to by placing their order with us. this order was never charged and payment never went through. Therefor a contract for sale was never a completed. Please consider this case closed. If customer would like to complete their order as our policies state insurance is a required charge on large items shipped via freight.

4/4/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a DSLR camera, order number **, then returned it returned order ***($831.89). I explained that I need a longer recording time than what the camera offered. The person told me that there would be no restocking fee if I ordered another product, and if it was in the original condition. I ordered another camera, order number ***for $929.94. I should have been charged $116.05 for the difference, but was charged $280.84 ($164.79 too high). I called to find out what happened. I was told that I was charged a restocking fee because of the condition of the camera. He said it was "very used," and "thrown into the box." This is not true! I babied the camera, and packaged it as carefully as I could. The salesman said things like "the camera strap was still attached and some of the bags were missing." Absolutely true. But, how is "very used?" All the boxes were present, and the camera was in brand new condition. I only had it a few days, and there was not even a bump on it. When I was told that I would not be charged a restocking fee, the salesman KNEW I had opened it and assembled it. When returning things to any store, I have never had anyone complain that it was missing a piece of plastic. He was incredibly rude and argumentative. It is also bad business practice that I had to call to find out why they charged me as much as they had.

Desired Settlement: I want the $164.79 restocking fee refunded to me.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID **********, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

********



 

3/28/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Please allow me to make it clear, this case is not about a Defective item. This case is about an incorrect item inside the box, and the store refused to take it back. I bought a $2000 lens for my son as a gift. Upon opening the package, my son noticed the lens is not a real lens. It is a lens cup which has the appearance just like a real lens. But it is not. The whole unboxing process was recorded since my son was so excited about the new lens. He wanted to share the unboxing video with his fellow photographers. Fortunately, the video was recorded uncut and there he has the video to prove. After sending a couple emails and pictures to the store regarding this issue, I received a phone call from the store customer representative. The CSR was rude and unable to help to resolve the issue. He wanted to file an investigation with UPS, and UPS will contact me to come to my house to take a look at the package. I said no, I do not have time this week. The CSR kept saying that I have to make time. I offered him to ship the package back to the store and he would have the package to investigate. He refused and hung up the phone. All I want at this point is to return the package to the store, then the store would have time to file an investigation or anything that makes them happy. I am a customer and I do not want to go through all the hassles. If you are a person from BBB, please review this case and contact the store on my behalf to solve this issue. I really appreciate your help. If you need more information, please contact me the the number I provided. I give permission to my son to talk about this issue since he knows everything about this. Thank you and have a nice day.

Desired Settlement: I wanted to receive a placement; however, due to their poor customer service, I would take a refund to my credit card. I DO NOT trust this store anymore.

Business Response: We had shipped out a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II IS USM LENS with Serial number **************************. This customer is unwilling to cooperate with this $2000 fraudulent investigation. This investigation cant not be carried out properly if this shipping box was shipped to us and if this customer is unwilling to COMPLY with the UPS investigations department than there is nothing FURTHER that we can do to assist the customer. It is extremely convenient and somewhat strange that video was taken at the time of the claimed"unboxing", however it had not been sent to us for review. However, even if we received the video this wont change the fact that the recipient could have opened the box from the bottom and replaced the product we sent with a different item. If this was done than the top of the box looks unopened perfect for an "unboxing" showing an item that would appear as being received was incorrectly shipped out. We do not commit fraud, we are a reputable company. We do not carry this product that this customer claims they had received from us (a coffee mug). We asked this customer for evidence to assist us in our own internal investigation like, a copy of their purchases from marketplaces like **** and ****** and any other marketplace, e-commerce or retail purchase, however they were unwilling to comply again. If this were to go to court we the burden of proof would be on the customer and we would seek discovery and ask for more evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this customer is not perpetrating wire and mail fraud. If this customer is unwilling to to comply with all aspects of the investigation into this matter than please consider this case closed. Thank You.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

WOW! What kind of business is this. A business that blames the fault on their customers. Please allow me to make it clear, originally, the "unboxing" video was recorded for Youtube purpose. My son was so excited to receive this lens; he wanted to share with his fellow photographers. That is the whole point. If the business can think of the way to open the box from the bottom and exchange the item inside, well, this business is GENIUS. Please STOP assuming. Stick to what we have here. The item is clearly INCORRECT. The video is just a coincidence; fortunately, it is a hard evidence in this case.

This is an "incorrect item inside the box" case. It is not a "lost package" case. If the package is lost, then I would be happy to work with UPS. In this case, please understand the situation here. The business shipped me the incorrect item and they want me to work with UPS to resolve the issue. Sorry, I cannot. In my point of view, UPS is a courier company. They delivered the package to the right recipient and they did the right job. That is the reason why I refused to comply. Plus, I do not want to deal with all the hassles here. The business shipped the wrong item and now they want the customer and UPS to work together to resolve the issue. In the first place, the customer and UPS did nothing wrong and now we have to resolve the issue. The business is just sitting there and wait for the result. That is NOT right.

As for ****, ****** accounts, I do not have to give you any kind of info. I sent several emails to ask this business why do they need this kind of info. They did not tell me why. Everything is still in my mailbox. I will be happy to forward those emails to BBB at anytime. Again, Fumfie, please stick to what we are dealing here. If you need those information, please tell me why. Then, I will be happy to answer your questions.

The business said they are reputable company. I am not arguing. I am just saying this is my first time and It will also my last time to do business with this company. Please do a quick Google search for with the keyword "Fumfie". You will be able to see a screen full of COMPLAINTS and ISSUES with Fumfie. I was so wrong. I jumped into the deal just because of their great price. I did not check their reputation online. Many photography websites and forums have threads about Fumfie. They all say that Avoid/Stay away from this business. Apparently, I have to agree.

As a side note, BBB should remove the A score from BBB website. An "A" business will never blame their fault on the customers. An "A" business will work with customers to resolve any kind of issue. An "A" business will never hire someone who would yell at the customers over the phone. Very poor customer service.

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

******* ****




 

Business Response: Every product we sell is covered under manufacturers warranty, as specified on our site. If this customer didn't get a warranty card in the box that doesn't mean they will no be covered under manufacturers warranty. They can register the product on line or via telephone with canon directly. Did this customer not get a warranty card in their box, so they assumed it was not covered and now made up false claims against us. So did the customer in fact actually receive the correct product, but because of a false assumption than out of anger, claim we shipped them a coffee mug instead. Why else would this customer claim we sell grey market products unless they experienced first hand receiving something that was grey market. If they are relying on hearsay than they are spreading these unfounded claims which are libelous and slanderous statements. There is no reason for us to take a coffee mug from this customer since we shipped out a lens, so we are not going to take something back that is not what we shipped out. The only way this customer might have received something different than what was shipped out would be if a ups rep who handled the package opened it and swapped out the inside, and that's what the claim was for. This customer needed to keep the original box it was shipped in for ups to inspect. But the customer still does not want to comply with our request from them in order to help them out. This case is in the credit card companies hands and they will be ruling on this. There is nothing further that we can do for this customer via the BBB. Please close this case.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

May I ask, base on what you make an assumption that I received a correct item? I really wish I received the correct item from you, FUMFIE. Then I would NOT have to go through all the hassles. And No, I am not letting my anger to take control in this situation. There are rules and laws. That is why I am letting my bank to take control over this case. I am not happy because you want me to deal with UPS and you came up with an assumption that UPS opened the package and exchanged it. Well, I told you in my email. You asked me what condition of the box when it arrived? I replied that the box appears in ok shape. There is a hole on the box and that is it. The hole is not big enough to do anything to the item inside. And you still keep blaming UPS for this. How professional are you FUMFIE? What I am seeing here is that Fumfie is trying to stay away from responsibilities. Fumfie is pushing it to either the customer or UPS. Which, in the first place, neither the customer nor UPS did anything wrong.

Registering a product does not mean that your product is from Canon U.S.A. If you do not know anything about photography gears other than selling them. Then please, stop pretending like you know about them. Canon does not care whether you enter a correct serial number or a wrong serial number. They will just let you proceed to the next step to complete the registration process. I tried to register a $12,000 lens (which I do not have) with a random serial number and Canon let me to finish the process. Don't you know that and Have you ever tried that FUMFIE? Canon does not need a warranty card, that is true. But that does not mean that It is OK for Fumfie to ship a product out without a warranty card. Warranty card has to be there to verify where the product is from and in what country the warranty is valid. Canon will take and fix any product as long as the customers have the original receipt from Canon USA Authorized Dealers. And apparently, FUMFIE is not Canon Authorized Dealer. Do you have anything else to add, FUMFIE? Would you like a link to check?

I encourage BBB representative to do a search for the keyword "Fumfie" and look for any photography website or forum. I am pretty sure that you will find at least one thread about Fumfie and those people stated AVOID/STAY AWAY from this company. This is not an assumption.

The fact that FUMFIE shipped out grey market products is 100% true. What is the point for those people in photography websites/forums to lie for? They are just telling the truth. Again, I really wish BBB to remove FUMFIE from BBB's Trusted Company list. The most fundamental thing for a business to be in BBB list is ethic; FUMFIE does not have that. Unethical behaviors (ripping people off, shipping out incorrect item, selling grey market products, rejecting to take responsibilities, charging shipping fee while it is FREE) and very poor customer service.

 

 

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Sincerely,

******* ****




 

3/5/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I researched the camera I wanted extensively online and then decided to order the Nikon D5200 with 18-105mm lens together with a case from Fumfie given the apparent competitive pricing and BBB A rating. I called prior to confirming my order to ensure that the wireless adapter noted in the Product Features section was included with the camera and to ask if a memory card was also included. The sales person confirmed that the: "Wireless Mobile Adapter WU-1a: Share images directly from the D5200 to a smartphone or tablet that runs on Android or iOS*, or control the camera remotely via your device." (copied from website) was included with the camera but suggested that I purchase an additional Nikon battery and a memory card for the camera. I paid extra (and since these extras are not Nikon parts, a premium price) but felt that I had a fair deal. The package does not include the Wireless Mobile Adapter which was a critical factor in my decision to buy from Fumfie.

Desired Settlement: I called and requested that I receive the Wireless Mobile Adapter by Friday December ***, however Fumfie does not stock this part. As a result, I will be unable to use the camera as planned and therefore wish to obtain the full package elsewhere and obtain a full refund from Fumfie since the product is not as advertised. I also requested that they change their website to clarify that the part is not included since every other item mentioned in the Product Features section is included. Also, that their sales staff are clear on what is offered in the packages and make clear in their sales pitch that their batteries and memory chips are not Nikon parts, thus potentially invalidate the Nikon warranty.

Business Response: This is a clear misunderstanding. The d5200 is compatible with WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter. However the  WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter does not come with the d5200. The product includes section does not have the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter listed, therefor the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is not included. If the product has not been used and is still in new condition (same condition as it was when shipped to the customer) than it can be returned for a refund.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

I have requested a full refund (the normal practice of this business is to deduct 15%). This is due to the fact that their website was not clear to me thus I placed a phone call prior to purchase during which I was assured that the item was included. I expect a full refund and for the website to be modified to ensure clarity for future customers. Thank you. Sue 

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** ****




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

Their sales person verbally assured me prior to my order that the camera did in fact include the adapter. The replacement camera I purchased from Costco included it in the package. The effort to make a like comparison was the entire reason I called. I now understand that no verbal assurances are valid in the business transaction.  I am therefore seeking the entire replacement cost to be refunded since I was somehow misled. The business is deducting a 15% restocking fee per my VISA and I dispute this since they assured me by phone that I would get a full refund - I informed them that the camera had been unpacked assembled and the shutter released. Again, this was verbal since they declined to answer my emails.   
Obviously had I thought I would incur a significant cost I would have retained the camera since the part was not worth 15% of the camera cost. 
Thank you for your consideration. 
*** ****


 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

***** ****




 

Business Response: The full refund was issued back in January. The customer initiated a charge back. The customer was made whole over 3 weeks ago. Customer should contact their credit card company do verify. Please consider this case closed.

2/21/2014 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We have ordered a refrigerator the model *****from the FumFie Home Appliances on December **. 2013. It was advertised on the website and the company representative accepted the order by phone. They also charged my credit card for the amount of $1959 on 12/**/2013. It has been more than a month and I still dont have the order. They claim that the do not have the fridge, yet they advertise it online and say it is available for other customers. Since then, we have incurred many expenses during this month of holidays without having the refrigerator. If we had known that there would be such delay, we could take some measures or order it from somebody else at that time. The price at that time was comparable with prices from others. I have agreed to purchase it from the company and if it was not able to fulfill the order in a timely manner. After I contacted the company and complained that there is still no refrigerator, they called me back and have offered me other models. These models I was able to order at that time for a lot cheaper than they are trying to sell me now.

Desired Settlement: Fulfill the order as it was agreed within few days

Business Response: Hello,

 
We are currently waiting for the unit to land in our facility. We are currently investigating this, and will contact the customer with any update we receive.
 
Best,
 
*********

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# ******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

 It has been more then a month since we heard the same response from the company. They only promised to deliver but nothing was shipped. Meanwhile, they have  advertised the same model for other customers while we did not get our order.The accepted response will be either a delivered,within two weeks, refrigerator  or a reasonable monetary compensation so we can buy the same model from some other company. 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,
********



 

Consumer Response:

Better Business Bureau:

At this time, my complaint, ID *******regarding Fumfie LLC has been resolved.

(By clicking "OK", your complaint will be closed as Resolved.)


Sincerely,

***********

2/10/2014 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: A single SLR camera (Order #*****) was purchased from this online retailer with a Credit card that had never before been used and was only used once - for this transaction. In the following days the credit card was fraudulently used in several transactions amounting to over $4,000. One of the charges was for over $900 at WalMart with manual input. Upon hearing from the Credit Card company the cardholder was notified that they had spoken with her twice before, which they had not. As Fumfie did make what appeared to be "identify security calls" following the purchase, we suspect that information was used for identify theft as well as credit theft is afoot.

Desired Settlement: We would like a full explanation of the sales process and how it is in accordance with the laws of New York. We would like the names, roles and possible ID numbers for any associate who was involved with either the sale or the telephone calls. We want all the information on the credit card processing company and their identification information. We would also like a letter of apology from the company for all trouble caused.

Business Response:

We do not store credit cards in our system and everything is encrypted regardless. Im not sure how this happened. Unfortunately there is a lot of fraud going on. Have you shopped in Target in the last month? Please see below: ************************************************************************************

I would like to let you know we take fraud matters very seriously. I will have my fraud team look into this as well. As you can see initially, we put your order on hold since it was shipping to a different address. We then verified that you placed the order and sent it to a different address. It is very unfortunate that you are a victim of identity theft and we will investigate further.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

This does not fulfill my requirements for resolution in the least.   As stated, this card was only used ONCE at this store and the card number was manually entered at all the locations of fraud.  Therefore, I would like a full response with information requested should we discover future issues and/or identity fraud down the line as a result. 


 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

*** *********




 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because: The company that processes credit cards is not a confidential piece of information.

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

*** *********




 

Business Response: We are sorry but the sensitive information you are requesting we are not able to just provide to anyone who asks. This information is confidential and we are not at liberty to release it. We have a fiduciary responsibility to our customers and the company as an entity to itself and take security seriously. You might be able to find the information you are requesting on the billing statement of the card you used to make your purchase from us.

1/14/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: We contacted Fumfie to let them know about a camera that needed to be repaired. I was told to send it back and it would be looked at to determine if it could be repaired or replaced. I asked if we would get the same camera back (meaning the same style and color) and we were told yes. No one has ever contacted us to inform us of the status of this camera from the start. From the beginning it took over a month to get through to someone who knew who I needed to talk to and where to send the camera to for repairs. I finally contacted the Repair Center on Monday, December ***, 2013 and was told it was sent out that day and would have it the next day. We received the camera late on Christmas Eve and after we opened it were disappointed to find out that it was not the same color, it was black. Inside was a note from Canon that we should be happy with our order to call if not. Since it was late at night and the next day was Christmas. We contacted Canon today Thursday, December ***, 2013, however noone knew about any camera. I then attempted to contact Fumfie and spent well over an 1 hour and a 1/2 on hold I finally talked to someone who had no idea how to help us at first. He finally gave me the repair number and phone number for Canon. I then spoke with someone at Canon who was most helpful and researched this and found out that the reason we got the black one was because the green one is no longer available.We are very pissed off that we were never notified that this was going to happen. I was told by Canon that they had no knowledge of us in the system, because the warranty went through your company not our name. He then stated that maybe Fumfie could allow us to exchange the black one for a green one as they have them in stock. I tried to attempt to contact them yet again but could not get through and then sent and email. The fact that we were never made award of this information, because for some reason they didnt put our name on it. If I knew I was not going to get the same camera back I would have not sent it back and went and bought the camera some where else.

Desired Settlement: I would like them to send me the same camera but in Green as this was the camera we purchased. If not then they need to send us a check for the amount we paid for this camera.

Business Response: we spoke with the customer over the phone regarding their issue. Canon themselves had replaced the green camera with a black one most likely because they no longer had that color, the customer has contacted canon direct to address their concerns.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureauany:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 eAs stated in my email to them, I spoke with Canon and they advised me to contact Fumfie to ask them to accept the black camera back in exchange for the Green as Fumfie had this camera in stock. I purchased a Green Camera and would like the same camera back. I have numerous friends to have the same black camera and it would be very hard to distinguish between them. Although Canon cannot direct do anything they believe that Fumfie could help me as they never advised me the consumer that the green one was unavailable at that time. Direct contact from Canon to Fumfie via email to ****was done without them ever knowing that it was our camera. Therefore Fumfie should exchange the camera with the correct one or I would appreciate my money back. If they had put in the warranty claim under our name then Canon would have directly contacted us to advise and at that time we could have figured out something. Also I had been trying since October to get the camera back to Fumfie to no avail. If it had gone back then maybe my camera color would have been available. I did email them onn 12/***and they responded within 24 hours asking us to call and if we had a hard time getting through then to email them back. I have tried numerous times since the email on Dc ** and have been unsuccesful in getting through. I do have a job to go to that would not permit to call all day long therefore I would like some resolution ASAP! My next call will be to the Attorney General's office as well as my own attorney if this does not get resolved.

 

Thank you!

 

*********

 

 

 

 

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Sincerely,

Melanie Lawton




 

Business Response: canon replaced a completely used camera for you free of charge. If we had a green color or any color of the sx260 we would have no problem exchanging it for  you for the new replaced one canon sent you. But we dont have any sx260's any more, its completely discontinued. The manufacturer of the product doesn't even have the green color you want. The website inventory has been updated and now displays as discontinued. What you are asking for is impossible for us to fulfill, and what you are asking for is completely impossible for canon to fulfill.  We are not playing a game with you, we are being upfront and honest with you. What more would you like for us to do?

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

[Your Answer Here]

At this point I understand that I have to make due with what I have. However, I feel that I should not have to pay for a warranty that really is useless because I do not get the same camera back and if the camera should break within the next two years I will definitely not get my camera back. Also I feel that it was false advertising that it was still listed on the website until I brought it up and then low and behold it was taken off the site. Again my issue is not  just the fact that I got the wrong camera but that this was an ongoing issue that I started calling in October and NO ONE seemed to know what to do or where to send it. If it had been resolved then, I may have gotten the green camera. Also, my wrist string that went with the green camera that I sent back has yet to come back to me. This was from an old camera and I really liked it not the one that came with the camera. I need it back. I feel that I should be compensated for the warranty and then maybe some type of accessory should be given since this problem arised because of miscommunication from the Company and no one wanted to rectify this. I am aggravated that every time we try and call, we are on hold forever and when we are finally through they say oh hold on we have to transfer you and then we get disconnected.

Thank you!

 

 

 

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Sincerely,
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1/14/2014 Guarantee/Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I bought a Nikon D90 last year 03/***/2013 from Fumfie. Because their website stated this product is Brand New and comes with 1 year USA warranty. My Order # ***I had issues with the camera since last month Dec 2013,I sent it in to Nikon USA. Nikon USA refused to fix the camera. They said the camera is not cover with US warranty ,It is a ******Martket Product. They will not fix even I **************** and wait more than 10 min on the phone every time ,no one answer. My camera can not take picture after camera has focused on most times

Desired Settlement: Send me RMA# and have my camera repaired as it should be. Have a supervisor take care and his phone # tha I can contact with.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I could talk with Fumfie Customer Service, They told me send the camera back ,they will fix it.

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1/9/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Firstly the company is advertised as *** ********* and your form only allows USA/Canada businesses. My research shows the owner ** *** *** ****** ******** also owns ********** so this was my only way to alter you. the trading address is in the same street: *** ***** *** *** *** ** ******** ***** ** *****. The issues is that *** *** are pretending o be a UK company with a false address at *** ********** **** ****** which is a mailbox company and they use a UK London phone number which forwards to the USA, therefore the online business transaction is conducted in the USA. My guess is they have an undisclosed warehouse in the UK as the goods I ordered only took three days for delivery. Internet postings about this company are extensive. The camcorder I purchased for £1477 was mis sold as I asked if the advertised NTSC format would work in the UK for making DVDs from and they said yes but they also said they would look for a PAL version and send it to me. They agreed to a full refund if it didn't work. After a week I discovered the difference in frame rates caused jittering in any movement recorded on video and therefore a product that does not function properly. So the issue is misprepresentation of a UK business and misrepresentation of the agreed sale. They have offered a refund but there smallprint gives them a thousand ways to not give a full refund and I would be vulnerable in losing the goods as well as not getting my money back if I return them right now. The camcorder is in perfect condition but they did not supply a guarantee and lied about the value for Customs duty declaring it is worth £16.00. The transaction was in UK Sterling pounds.

Desired Settlement: A full refund in exchange for safe return of goods. I can video record rthe exact condition of the goods before they leave me. Normally in the UK the seller would collect, on issuing an RMA. O have asked for an RMA but the boss has not sent me one and says I have to pay for the return of the goods to the USA. They never told me it was a USA business. alternatively the outcome could be for them to replace the unit for a PAL UK version at no extra cost.

Business Response: This business is Fumfie, we are not ******, We operate business in the USA not the UK. Please consider this case closed as this customers complaint has nothing to do with Fumfie.

11/4/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I think I am beginning to lose my faith in BBB. I just read some of the complaints and was surprised how many people have experienced the same thing, yet Fumfie.com still maintains an "A" rating. I was looking for a Canon EOS T4i with EFS 18-55mm lens bundle and came across one on Fumfie.com at the competitive price of $380.00. I called immediately to place an order but had to wait in a seemingly endless hold until a salesperson with a rushed tone of voice asked me what I wanted. I said that I want to purchase the camera on their web site. “It’s sold out” he said. He sounded to me as though he was not telling the truth. I thought he did not want to sell the camera at that price because it did not have large enough profit margin for them. I asked him to check again because it was advertised on the web site. "They are all sold out" he responded again. “When will you have some more” I asked, this time sounding like I was bothering him and said he does not know, maybe in a couple of weeks. I hung up and immediately called back only to wait in another seemingly endless hold until another sales person answered. I said that I wanted to place an order for Canon EOS T4i with EFS 18-55mm lens bundle. He said OK. Just to be sure I asked so you have the canon advertised for $380.00 on the web and he confirmed “yes and they are all brand new”. I happily placed my order and then since I needed some accessories he began to explain their special bundled packages. Listening to him was a mistake because before I knew he totaled my order to about $1,000. I was really surprised but trusted that their system does not make a mistake adding, not realizing it was not the system adding but he was. Then he said that I was paying $1000 for this package and but by choosing this other bundle I get all that I ordered plus new Tele lens. In addition, all the other lenses I ordered will be upgraded. I agreed and let him charge my credit card without asking him for the individual prices. That was another big mistake, but I figured that I’ll find out once I get my orders. I received my package after about ten days and opened it excitedly like a kid. There it was my camera with a lot of other little stuff including a few lenses, cleaning stuff, three very cheap tripods and a dinky little case that would break my $1100 camera with a slightest force. Then I realized that the lens my sales person talked about was not among the items. I checked the box again and there was no itemized invoice but a customer order form with a grand total of $1099.99. I looked at the order form but there was nothing mentioned about my lens. Then I decided to check the pricing of every item. After getting individual price for every item and totaling it I was shocked to see that it totaled to about $185.00. So, had I bought every item separately, my total cost of this purchase including the camera would not have been more than $565.00. I paid $1100 for $565 worth of cameras, almost twice as much. This upset me so much and I decided to return everything. I called the fumfie.com again and after another endless wait I spoke with the RMA. They took my information and did not give me any hard time. Just to be sure I asked if I was going to be fully refunded but RMA person kept avoiding giving me an answer. I pushed for answer and he kept saying that it depends on the condition of the camera. I told him that the camera was not used and he said he cannot take my word for it, so I pushed again “Will I be fully refunded if the camera is in a perfect shape”. He said “No. It depends on other things but anyway we charge 15% restocking fee”. So, in a perfect situation they charge me $110.00 for sending me a wrong package and charging me by $565.00 extra. My $380 special sale pricing is not being offered anymore. Oh, their 30 day return policy is not even 30 day. It is 30 days from the time you place your order. It took me about ten days to get my camera. I recommend Fumfie.com to nobody. Customers should stay away from this company as far as they can. I wish that I had read about them at first. This company is ridiculous and I am not going to do business with them anymore.

Desired Settlement: To purchase the camera at its advertised price of $380.00 and purchase other items individually and separetly I also asked for a fish eye lens but received a different lens.

Business Response: Customer was looking for a "Canon EOS T4i with EFS 18-55mm lens bundle". We were not in stock of this specific model but did have the "Canon EOS 650D with 18-55mm IS II Lens Kit".  As shown on the invoice as well as on the web site this listing is displayed as "Canon EOS T4i/650D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens  Bundle". These 2 models go by different names depending on the region of the world they are sold or purchased however they are the same camera, same specs, same body, just the stamp in the body is different. same camera that is why the website displays as well as all invoices are specific in  the title of T4i / 650D. The first agent was being more specific with the customer, stating the t4i was not in stock, because that's the model the customer was specifically asking for. The second call placed ended in a placed order and the customer received an invoice which showed the Canon EOS T4i/650D Digital Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens  Bundle". Attached is the invoice that had been sent to the customer once the order had gone through, as well as a screen shot of the bundle that is listed online. There were upgrades to the items included with the bundle and the customer created a custom package and was given a discounted lump sum price, Instead of purchasing everything individually at prices which would have totaled well over 1099.99. This products inventory without any accessory packages now sells for $669.95. the bundle package with accessories without any upgrades and additional items sells for $759.95. The return policies are very clearly stated on the website. All orders accompany a 15% restocking fee any returned items that are used can incur up to a 50% restocking fee or if not acceptable would be returned to the customer, as the policies state, so we can not determine the exact refund amount until the item is received back and inspected. This order has not been returned yet and can not be refunded. Pricing can not change after the purchase was made either.

11/1/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: On Sept ** I ordered and paid for a GE Profile PHS925STSS Slide In Induction Range (Stainless Steel). I also advised Fumfie in many calls and in email from Sept ** through Sept ** that I wanted that specific model because I had purchased a match GE Advantium Over the Range Mircowave. On each occasion, I was assured that the item was in stock and would be delivered within 14 business days of order. Beginning Sept**, I called and wrote each day asking for expected delivery date and assurance that the specific model would be delivered because I learned that GE discontinued the model, and the number of available new ranges was diminishing rapidly from other vendor inventories. Again, each time I was assured the specific model ordered would be delivered. About 1 hour ago, Fumfie advised they didn't know if they could deliver the model ordered. This will cost me considerable funds to locate, ship and install a GE Profile PHS925STSS Slide In Induction Range (Stainless Steel). Cost of cover will exceed $1,000.

Desired Settlement: This is not a simple refund. I could have purchased the same model from Brey & Scarf for $2,660 delivered and installed at any time up to this past weekend. The cost of the only remaining model found on the internet is $800 more, plus additional $200 cost to install. Fumfie knowingly misrepresented that they had item in stock, as my cost of cover increased by at least $900, plus time lost. That is fraud, and I am entitled to that increased costs.

Business Response: We are not responsible for any consequential or incidental damage resulting from the sale or use of any merchandise bought from us. We are responsible for the monetary value of the merchandise only. this customer has charged back their purchase, they are full reimbursed the price paid and the order has not been delivered. please consider this case closed

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 

[Your Answer Here]

 

Fumfie did refund my purchase money, but, there should be a report that for nearly 3 weeks, Fumfie assured me that the GE Profile Range I ordered, which was then discontinued, became out of stock at nearly all distributers and internet, that I called Fumfie back daily to find shipping status on near daily basis and asked that they verify they had item in stock and that reason for delayed delivery was transportation only because there were fewer and fewer of the same range available and at higher prices that were escalating.  Finally, after 4th or 5th delivery delay, I got through to a manager who stated I was getting a replacement model (which would not match my other GE appliances.)

So, while I got my purchase money back, lots of extra time, and ended up pay more for a floor model from Sears Outlet which was not in new condition, missed some  items.

 

Others need to know this was not satisfactory.

 

 


Sincerely,

**** **** 




 

Business Response: We are sorry that we were not able to fulfill your order. There are many times we have been able to supply customers with discontinued models however this discontinued product was impossible to to get our hands on. Since this is the only model you wanted we are happy your were able to actually get a hold of one, albeit being a floor model and through a different merchant. Use the range in good health.

10/17/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: Ordered close to $3000.00 in GE applances,17 days ago, get nothing but a run around when I can, now telling me one item back ordered, which isnt true, called GE in stock and can ship out same day ?? All I get is a run around when I call and never any return call. Very disappointed in the way they handle a customer, would NEVER deal with again and hope this give insight to other people. I ask to cancel they said would be a restocking fee ??? for something I have never seen or recieved, horrible service.

Desired Settlement: After all they are putting me through, would hope there would be some adjustment , and of course recieve my products together, as one goes with the other to install. and real SOON

Business Response: Customer was refunded for the back guard and the microwave as shown below.

10-**-2013 10:18:32
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09-**-2013 11:34:04
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********** *** ********** ******* ******* ******** ******* *** ******** ******** ***** ***** *******

They are keeping the GE Cafe Series C2S985SETSS Dual Fuel Range (Stainless Steel) that was ordered and has been charged $2484.00 for it.
This case should be considered closed.

10/10/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a refridgerator on August **** - it is now September **** and we still don't have our fridge. When I called to try and cancel the order on September *** per their company policy listed on their site (after waiting on hold for over 40 minutes) your customer service rep told me he was going to have to find out what the status was before he could potentially cancel the order. Instead of getting back to me about the cancellation it was pushed out the door for delivery on the **** of September nearly a full month after I originally ordered it. Here we are a full week later and it still hasn't been delivered. I was calling the business almost daily begining on August **** for the order status and either got no answer or varying excuses about the status.

Desired Settlement: I need to know if I should go out and buy a fridge from someone else sincxe theirs has failed to show up - am I going to get a refund? I would like for this company to be removed from the BBB site or at the very least given a poor grade

Business Response: the product had been delivered and we have not heard from the customer since. this case is unfortunate for the major delay in shipping, however is resolved and should be closed.

8/5/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: order #*****: placed order for refrigerator on 07/**/13 -- fumfie confirmed order on 07/**/13 (billed on 07/**/13) -- 07/**/13 called to ask where's the fridge? -- the salesman couldn't say for sure when it would be shipped, so I stated that it's taking to long, and to cancel my order -- then I had to speak to the manager (*****) who said that I should call back at the end of the day to see whether or not it will be shipped -- called back before 6pm but received no update -- i requested a cancellation -- the salesman said ok to the cancellation, but I would be charged a 7.5% restocking fee

Desired Settlement: remove restocking charge on grounds that product not shipped - product never in my possession ---- restock what??? it never left the warehouse!

Business Response: Customer confirmed the order on 07/**/2013. Customer requested Standard Ground * (10-14 Business Days). As our policy states http*************************** :

Cancellation Policy for Unshipped Orders


Orders can only be cancelled and refunded in full if they are cancelled on the same day the charge was made to the card, as long as the request is received and approved before 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time. If an order is cancelled any time after 4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time of the day it was charged, there will be an 8% cancellation fee. No order can be cancelled once a tracking number has been assigned by the shipping department. Orders cannot be cancelled via e-Mail. Orders must be cancelled by calling customer service at ###-###-#### during regular business hours. Exceptions to the cancellation fee and policy are only made if Fumfie.com misses the guaranteed time frame for shipping.

Appliances

Orders cannot be cancelled once they have been marked as shipped, and the tracking number has been created. Any items that are special ordered cannot be cancelled once the order has been charged. Orders cannot be cancelled via e-Mail. Orders must be cancelled by calling customer service at ###-###-#### during regular business hours. Exceptions to the cancellation fee and policy are only made if Fumfie.com misses the guaranteed time frame for shipping. 

Nothing out of the ordinary happened here, we were not late, we did not miss any fulfillment dates and the customer wanted to cancel 3 business days after the order was confirmed.  There was no restocking fee with held, our restocking fee is 15%, what had been with held was a cancellation fee as customer agreed to when placing the order with us as displayed in our policies which have been pasted above.. 

5/17/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a Panasonic GH2 camera from Fumfie on March **, 2013, the camera was supposed to arrive within 5-10 business days. On March** I received a call from Fumfie stating that the camera I ordered is not available. They offered to upgrade the camera to the new model, GH3, for $300. I accepted. I received the camera on April *, 2013. After using the camera once I realized that it was the wrong camera, the camera they sent can only be used in countries that use the PAL standard. The US uses NTSC, so the frame rates of my camera will not match NTSC cameras. This information was not available on the packaging, the only way to find out is to use the camera and check the settings. On April ** after speaking with Fumfie numerous times I asked for a refund and was sent a return label. After receiving the camera Fumfie said that the camera operates in both NTSC and PAL modes and wanted to ship the camera back to me. This is incorrect. Please see correspondence with Panasonic regarding this matter at bottom. It took me several tries to have them issue me a refund at all. Fumfie still maintains that the camera can be used in both NTSC and PAL modes, even though I have provided documentation to the contrary. I have also explained that the camera can only use both modes for viewing on a TV using the HDMI out function. On May * I received two refunds from Fumfie, $105 and $999.94. This is minus a restocking fee of 15%. Fumfie's stance is that I agreed to their terms including the restocking fee when I returned the camera. Also that they have all the recordings of our conversations to prove said point. My stance is that if there is no discernible difference in packaging between the correct camera and the incorrect camera, the only way to know if I received the correct product is to open it and use it. The only way to check these settings is on the camera menu. If there concern is that I fraudulently purchased the camera simply to use it and return it this patently false. At best this is a case of stubbornness. At worst it is a deceptive business practice, and after researching more thoroughly I am not the only one who has had major issues with this company. ---------------------------------------- Panasonic Correspondence: Case Number: ******** Dear Valued Customer Thank you for your inquiry, If in the video settings the camera is showing 1080/50, it was designed with the PAL system. You are unable to change this specification. Thank you for contacting Panasonc. On May*, 2013 at 10:56 PM, [redacted] wrote: I ordered a GH3 from a US company and when I turned it on the video settings were 1080/50, not 1080/60. Is this a PAL camera? They are convinced that the camera can switch between NTSC and PAL. I know that there is a setting to switch for HDMI out, not recording. Nowhere on the box did it indicate PAL or NTSC. I emailed earlier but just looking for clarification. Thank you for your time and I love your cameras. -------------------------------------------- Since I did in fact shoot with the camera I have documentation that shows this camera does shoot in 1080/50. I've never had this type of issue with any other company.

Desired Settlement: Refund of 15% restocking fee, $195.

Business Response: Customer had not just taken the product out of the box and inspected it, but had used it to a point where it can no longer be sold as new, it must be sold as used on a marketplace like ebay. When it was returned to us the customer had not sent back the entire package, there were original manufacturer supplied accessories missing from the box and we informed the customer we were shipping the product back to him because of the used condition it was in and because of the missing items not included in the return.  Customer than informed us that the missing items were sent back in a 2nd shipment and that he didnt want the product to be replaced or returned, just a refund, we had than informed there would be a restocking fee for the product if a refund was wanted instead of a replacement product as stated on the terms of use and conditions page and the customer understood and agreed to the fees. If a product was incorrect than the product needs to be returned in the same if not near close to the same condition it was sent out in. customer doesnt have the right to return a new product back in used condition. Used products carry up to a 50% restocking fee, we only charged the customer a 15% restocking fee which is applied typically to standard returns of item unopened and unused as stated in our policies as well. This case should be considered closed the customer verbally agreed to the terms and conditions by placing the order and paying for it and over the phone when he stated he didnt want the order shipped out. 

5/14/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I tried to place an order and ask them if they can send me and I will get on the date I like or I have to cancel my orders. they told me that yes they can and I also paid for expedize . but trurn out, they sent ups ground and not on the date I like,so I call them that they can't do on the date I like then just cancel. so I did not even receive the I them because they talked to ups to redirect it to there warehouse. and I did not refund me in full amount they told me that because I change my mind, so it is 15% restock fee. but that was their faut, because they did not make it

Desired Settlement: I ask for full amount refund. thanks

Business Response: full refund has been submited

Business Response:

Transaction ID: **********
Payment Method:********
Amount: USD (837.42)
Customer Name: *** *****

Transaction ID:**********
Payment Method: ********
Amount: USD (27.48)
Customer Name: *** *****

Consumer Response:

Thanks, hope you will treat customers nicer.



Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely, 

*** ***** 


 

4/18/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: The website offers a 50% off sale on "all items in inventory" using promo code *******, however there is no place to enter the code. When I placed a call to the company, first they told me that was for accessories only, then they told me the sale price is of $234.95 included the 50% deal (Regular price $399) when I challenged that because 50% of $399, is $199, not $234 I was told the sale was "up to" 50%. I would like to purchase the camera for the listed price of $234.95 minus the sale of 50% for a total of $117.47.

Desired Settlement: I would like to purchase the camera for the listed price of $234.95 minus the sale of 50% for a total of $117.47.

Business Response: This customer is correct, our promo does reads "flash sale use promo code "*******" from 12-3 pm and save up to 50% off all items in inventory". The promo does not read "flash sale use promo code ******* from 12-3 pm and save 50% off all items in inventory". "Up to" are key words and is a very important to be clear about, . The price quoted the customer is the final price and they are getting a great deal. Please consider this case closed.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 

[Your Answer Here]

It says "up to" now, it didn't when I made the complaint.

 

 

 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

******* *******




 

Business Response: The banner always stated "up to" and this was confirmed with the web master, this had never been changed. Plus the sale price of what each product typically sells for and the sale price is displayed already on the listing ad page already.

4/6/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I ordered a Mitsubishi 3D projector and two pairs of the Mitsubishi 3D glasses (model #EY-3DGS-78U) from Fumfie. I originally received only the projector and no 3D glasses. After contacting Fumfie twice, they finally shipped me two pairs of 3D glasses, but some non-brand/knockoff glasses, and not the ones I specifically ordered and which are referenced on my paperwork-off. The customer service agent who I spoke with on both occasions (****) admitted on my first contact (on March **** at 11:43 AM) that they were experiencing problems in their shipping department with patial order fulfillment. After not receiving any shipping confirmation for the Mitsubishi glasses, I contacted Fumfie again and told **** that I would put a block on my payment (via American Express) if the glasses I ordered were not shipped immediately. He did provide a UPS tracking number, and today I received the two pairs of knock-off glasses.

Desired Settlement: At a minimun, I expect to receive a $198 refund on my American Express card - and I have initiated this action via American Express. My preferred resolution would be to have Fumfie take all three items back and receive full credit back on my American Express card (for the total amount of $1447), and to not have any business dealings with this vendor ever again. What a horrible experience!

Business Response: we are shipping customer the mitsubishi glasses they were expecting. and will let him keep the pair that were receive on the house for the error.

Business Response: No problem whatsoever, we will refund the full amount paid for the 3d glasses once they are returned to us. In good faith we will refund one of the two glasses now and the balance one the 2 pairs are received. 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

***** *****



 

3/30/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I found a camera i wished to purchase from Fumfie, it was well below the offers on any other site. When i placed my order i was asked to contact FumFie Via Phone call to confirm my order. I called in which case i was given a ring around the rosy, and was made to believe the battery that came with the camera only lasted an hour, I caved and asked for the battery. a new invoice was emailed to my inbox. the next day i received an email stating that my address was not the same address as my billing address. I called to confirm. Things seemed fishy so i called my bank and put a stop on it. Tried to call FumFie and cancel and was put on hold for 30+ minutes. After never being taken care of i Promptly Emailed the company trying to stop my order and tried to call and cancel and again was put on hold for a long time. Everything was alright with my bank so i had figured that fumfie would not try to send it out again, as i had sent sevral emails stating that they had no authorization to touch my account. They Sent it through again anyhow and shipped it. In the mean time i had purchased my product from someone else. when i found out i called FumFie to figure out why and what was going on.... again i was put on hold. I called the 'If you want to make a payment through the phone press 2" and was helped imediatly. the man there told me that he has no clue why i was put through on hold with customer assistance as they were closed, an hour ago. I stated my problem and he took my information and i was told i would be called first thing in the morning.... Right. I called the next day and asked for customer assistance, and the gal put me through, after waiting AGAIN for more than 30 minutes, i called and received the same lady who helped me, she said she didn't know how i got back through to her, and i was promptly helped by somebody, He sent me a shipping label and was very apologetic, i was told that i would receive my money back within 2 to 3 business days after they had received it. It has been a week, i never opened the package, i didn't do anything but ship it back.... I want my money back. This is the most fraudulent group of people ever, trying to up-sell and messing around with authorization. I just want my 689.88 back, and i want it back Immediately!

Desired Settlement: I was told this would be Painless, and all it has lead to is Tearing out of my hair! I want my money as promised, you have what was promised to you. now i would like what was promised to me. Thank you.

Business Response: customer has been approved for a full refund and is currently being processed. standard return policy has been waived.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

******* ********



 

3/14/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I placed an order for a camera from this company. They proceeded to sell me a number of accessories and upgrades. Each one of the upgrades or accessories has been defective and poor quality. Each time I try to get something returned, I get transferred around and place on hold and eventually disconnected. The only department that answers the phone is the one who will be taking incoming NEW orders! This is not an uncommon issue apparently, as I have read many negative items about this company. Unfortunately, I read them AFTER I decided to do business with them. I don't know how they are able to display their A+ rating from the BBB on their website but it is very deceiving.

Desired Settlement: I just want the products to work that I paid for and if they have only junk and defective merchandise, I want my money back!

Business Response: On March **, 2013 at 1:54 pm the replacement for the defective battery had been delivered with First-Class Mail tracking number ***********************

the customer also purchased a bag from us which we have not have not received a complaint about.
Customer called to tell us his battery his battery did not work.
So a replacement was sent out.
This order is from 01.**.2013. we have a 14 day return policy from the date the product is received or 30 days from the date of the order whichever comes first.
If customer wants to discuss this further with management they can reach  ****** at ###-###-####.
Other wise please consider this claim closed because the issue they were complaining about had been resolved regarding a defective battery.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID *******, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me and the matter has been resolved.

Sincerely,

******* *****



 

2/28/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I contacted Fumfie on 11/**/12 prior to ordering a digital camera to ensure it would be delivered in time for my vacation. The Fumfie representative told me he would make sure it was delivered on time, but I would have to pay for RUSH delivery for an additional $19.99. RUSH delivery per the website is 3-5 working days. I was scheduled to leave Chicago the morning of 11/**/12 for my trip which was discussed. On 11***/12 I got an email confirming delivery for end of business day 11/**/12, AFTER I was scheduled to leave Chicago. I immediately called the Fumfie rep to discuss the problem. I explained the situation that I was told the camera would arrive between 11/**-11/**, not after I left for my vacation. The whole purpose for my purchasing the camera was to use on my vacation. The only solution offered was for Fumfie to deliver a camera to my first destination address in New Orleans, for which I would have to pay the overnight shipping fee. At this point I agreed to this, because I really wanted a camera for my vacation. I then paid an additional $36.00 to have the camera shipped with the one requirement that I would be reimbursed for the original camera shipping and return. I then received my second camera in New Orleans. When I returned from my trip I called Fumfie to request shipping labels for the original camera ordered. At that time I was told by the rep that they did not have shipping labels and that I would have to pay to return the camera. I told the rep that I was extremely unhappy with the situation and did not think I should have to pay more money for return shipping in addition to the extra $36.00 I was already forced into paying. He then promised that he would remedy the situation once the original camera had been returned at my cost. He said he would call me once he saw the camera was returned. On or about 12/**/12 I returned the camera ($8.00 charge). I called today 1**/12 because I have not received my original refund of $154.94. I was informed by ******* that my refund was being processed today. I asked about a "remedy" to the situation regarding the shipping problems. ******* put me "on hold" to check with his manager. His response was that his manager was upset with me and that he "pulled strings" to have the camera shipped "on time" on 11/**/12! I asked him what his manager's first and last name was. He said ****** and "I don't know a last name". I asked him "so you don't know your manager's last name?" and he replied "no" and told me there was nothing they could do.

Desired Settlement: I would like to be refunded the $36.00 for the overnight shipping to New Orleans. I would also like to be refunded $8.00 for my return shipping cost. Both of these additional costs should never have been placed upon me as the original camera should have been delivered by 11/**/12 at the latest. I am extremely unhappy with the inappropriate and utterly disrespectful treatment from the Fumfie staff.

Business Response: Customer had made a purchase in the amount of 154.94 and the order had a must deliver by date on it of 11/**/2012 as you would be able to see from the original invoice. The package was received on 11/**/2012, unfortunately that was too late for the customer even though that was the date mentioned when the order was placed. The customer did not call prior to 11***/2012 to inquire about the status of the order. A tracking number also get sent to the customer when it is marked as shipped. In order to have her camera in time for her vacation she had requested to place a 2nd order and pay for overnight delivery to an alternate location where she was staying. We shipped the 2nd order out and that was also received on the guaranteed delivery date. We had spent money on shipping the original order but understood the customer was unhappy it wasn't received for her trip so when we received the 1st package back which she had paid to return once she came back from her vacation we refunded her in full for the original order. Unfortunately  we can not refund the next day shipping nor reimburse the customer for the money she paid to return the original order back to us because we were not late on delivery, we always made sure the package was delivered on the must deliver by date. we are offering send out to the customer a package of accessories for the camera free of charge including a 16gb memory card and an extended life battery.

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

 

The point of my complaint is that I, as the customer, had to pay more money out of my pocket, because of a "misunderstanding" and a guarantee that was not fulfilled on your end (shipping time period). I am asking for the additional money that I had to pay to be refunded. As stated previously, I would like $24.01 refunded ($36.00-$19.99 + $8.00). I do not want accessories that I will not use for a point and shoot camera, as this does not help my situation.

I also feel as though I was treated terribly by your company. The Fumfie representatives made me feel belittled and unworthy. These are not things a customer should have to feel, especially by a company rated as highly by the BBB as yourself and as a company that prides themself on customer service (as your website claims).

 

Sincerely,

******* ********* 



 

Business Response: 11/30/2012 was the must be delivered by date specified on your invoice as provided already in a reply to a previous rejection.


The details below are from ups direct.
Friday,  11/**/2012 at **** P.M.
Residential
BRI    

The product was delivered on the date speficied on your invoice.
The shipping info that he been displayed on your invoice unfortunately was not an error on our behalf. 
In order to receive the product next day shipping to an alternate address you had agreed to pay for next day air as well as for an entire 2nd order to be shipped out. 
This was your choice. And you had agreed to it. All terms of the deal were finalized over the phone before the 2nd order was put through.
We can not refund anything more.

Customer is asking for approx 20% of the price of the product to be refunded and that is not acceptable to us. 

If no part of our offer is acceptable by the customer to this point than please consider this case closed.

2/14/2013 Problems with Product/Service
2/13/2013 Billing/Collection Issues | Read Complaint Details
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Complaint: I purchased the ***** D3200 from Fumfie.com on 12/**. later I tried to register the serial number displayed in camera into ***** website through online. it mentioned that camera is appeared to be grey market camera. I spoke to ***** customer care and they said this camera cannot be serviced in ***** authorized center... The camera box doesnt have USA warranty card. while purchasing this camera, I specifically asked the fumfie customer care and they mentioned it is USA warranty product. since I am purchasing my first SLR camera and dont want any risk in the product.. After couple of coversations with fumfie customer care, finally I decided to return the product because I am not fully satisfied with the product. I purchased by paying 604$ but they refunded 514$ only to my credit card. My order number - *****. I returned the product within first 15days of delivery and not even used the product. The issue here is they charged 90$ as restocking fee and refunded only 514$ out of 604$. I would like to get the maximum as possible.

Desired Settlement: I returned the product for below reasons 1. ***** customer care advised this is grey market camera and there is no ***** authorized warranty card in the product 2. I didn`t expect the product they will send without USA ***** 1year warranty 3. Iam going to buy another camera(camera has valid USA warranty). since I returned the product as there is no USA warranty card and ***** agent said the product seems to be grey market product. fumfie.com charged 90$ as a restocking fee. so I would like to get the refund of that restocking fee charged.

Business Response: We would have refunded the entire amount paid however we got back a used d3200 with everything opened and used. all of the accessories were used user Manuel pages bent and even the warranty envelope was opened there were over 400 pics taken on the camera as well. we refunded the product according to our standard return policy. The product is accompanied by a 1 year limited warranty as stated on our web site all terms of the manufacturers warranty is covered. We are not an authorized dealer because we sell below MSRP and our customers are price sensitive, they would not pay the higher prices, which is the reason this customer came to us. Authorized dealers are required to sell at MSRP. if the customer would like we can ship him his camera back and charge the amount refunded. 

Consumer Response: Better Business Bureau:

I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to complaint ID# *******, and have determined that my complaint has NOT been resolved because:

This is false. The customer service person conveyed to me that they are 'authorized dealers' when I inquired before buying this product. I tried the product, was not satisfied, so returned. And this is also false that we took 400 pics ( wondering how they came up with such a round number!!!) ... I did take few pics (28), was not satisfied with quality, so returned it. I am concerned on quality of the product and not the price... and thats why when I realized photo quality was bad, and reached ***** for inquiries, came to know its from grey market and does not  have an international or USA warranty with "*****" (which the customer care declared that they have); I should send to Fumfie only, wherever I am for maintenance.  If u are not an authorized dealer, they should train their customer care to convey the same to customers, rather than cheating on me with $ 90. The customer care also lied that this product is entered in some system and ***** do this because they don't like Fumfie!!!? Hearing all these nonsense from the customer care, I decided to return this as I was scared to proceed to do business with them any further. This is absurd. The manual is a photo copy and not original, and is it bent??? 

Only reason we got from this stranger firm because I saw the BBB rating on it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have even dared to buy something from an unknown company.

I am deeply disturbed since this was a gift to a special person, and have to now face so many hardships to get back my hard earned money. I would sincerely request BBB to help me on this. 

In order for the BBB to appropriately process your response, you MUST answer the question above.


Sincerely,

********* ******* ********




 

Business Response: We  never have claimed to be, we do not claim to be and will never claim to be an authorized dealer. We sell below MSRP and do not have a retail showroom, those are prerequisites to being an authorized dealer.

As the web site states, every product listed does indeed come with a 1 year limited warranty, and you are correct it is directly through us, as you stated, and yes you are correct ***** does not like us because we sell at lower price points and customers do not go to authorized dealers in order to purchase, we have price sensitive customers and they want the lowest price possible, below msrp therefore not authorized dealer.
Information must be crossed with what was understood over the phone sir.
Below are the return policies copied from our web site::

Return Policy for Non-Defective Cameras, Camcorders, and Respectable Accessories


Within 14 days of confirmed recipient of delivery from the chosen shipping carrier, you may return any unopened or unused products in its original packaging for a refund less a 15 % restocking fee and shipping fees incurred during shipment. Any order which is refused upon delivery or recalled is subject to a 15 % restocking fee, as well as paying for the shipping costs both ways, and any intercept fees (if applicable) which we incur from our shipping carrier. In order to begin the return process, please contact our customer service department to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA). You can do so by calling ###-###-#### and selecting the appropriate option for customer service. Keep in mind that the return policy for cameras, camcorders, and respectable accessories are 14 days from the confirmed recipient of shipment from our shipping carrier. An RMA number will not be issued to any order older than 14 days from the confirmed recipient of shipment from our shipping carrier. Orders will not be accepted as a return nor will they be refunded without obtaining an RMA number initially. If the order is returned to us without obtaining an RMA number, the item will be shipped back to the customer, at the customers own expense. You must ensure that merchandise is returned to the address provided with your RMA number to receive proper credit. The RMA number is to be marked on the outside of the shipping box, specifically on the shipping label, for product returns. Please do not write the RMA number on the manufacturer's product box. If you do write the RMA number on the manufacturer's box, the item will be shipped back to the customer, at the customers own expense. Return shipping on merchandise being returned to Fumfie.com is to be prepaid by the customer. Fumfie.com does not pay for the return shipping of returned items. Please follow these instructions to return your purchase by mail: 1) Pack your return in the original shipping package, if possible. 2) Be sure to write your RMA number on the outside of the box, specifically on the shipping label. 3) Include a note inside the package with your order number and the reason for return. 4) Include all original packing materials, manuals, and accessories. 5) Follow your RMA email as to where the package will be shipped to. A refund will be issued only to the original credit card which the charge was made.

All returns must include the item's original, unopened, unused and undamaged packaging with all original manufacturer supplied accessories, instructions and the blank warranty card. You must have the original packaging and the item must be in Brand New Condition. Items and packing must not be marred, mishandled, or tampered with by an unauthorized repair person.

Open box and Used products items are not covered under our regular return policy. They must first be inspected by one of return representatives. Open box and Used products items may be subject to a 50% restocking fee. If you return is not accepted because of the condition it was received in and can no longer be sold as new, the product will be shipped back at the customers expense.

You item was open and used, it was subject to a 50% restocking fee however 15% was charged.
Hopefully it is in good enough condition and will not be returned in the future from its next owner. If not than we would have to sell it as used and at a loss.
The restocking fees cover credit card terminal fees shipping costs and other expense paid by us for fulfilling your order.

If you dont want a product from us we can ship out accessories to you to make up for any misunderstanding. If you had purchase the item already somewhere else we can send you out a  memory card and extra battery. 
 

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