Have been trying to get couch replaced for ten months. Ashley lied about original terms. Refusing to help get me a replacement couch.
I purchased several thousand dollars worth of furniture from Ashley on 4/12/11. We were told about the extended warranty, which covers "absolutely everything." We knew we wouldn't be in Alexandria permanently, so we asked if the warranty was good at ANY Ashley nationwide. They promised us that it was. We received a hefty discount on our furniture, since we purchased such a large amount. Our couch's original price was $999, and we paid $650.
Flash forward to January of 2014. The entire frame on the back of my couch broke, ripping the fabric. We managed to somewhat rip the nails out of the board, because it was sticking out of our couch dangerously, and having small children, it was a serious health hazard, posing serious injury if anyone ran into it. We had one repairman come out in February. He told us it would take eight weeks to order the parts. The parts never got ordered, and we never heard from ******* for months. I finally got back on the phone and hassled them until we got another technician out in August, nearly eight months after our claim had been started. He took pictures. After several weeks of calling every 2-3 days trying to get a response, and I would keep getting told "we're waiting on the technician to e-mail us his photos." At this point, I had already e-mailed them detailed pictures, so the technician's pictures were a moot point. After several weeks, they finally received the photos from the tech. I kept calling every few days, as nothing further was done. Finally, after a few more weeks, I was told the parts for my couch are no longer available. After a few MORE weeks of calling every few days, I was told my couch itself is no longer even available to be ordered as a whole. I was then offer $160 dollars for my $1000 couch, which the $160 was LESS than the amount I paid for my warranty! They kept pushing this option on me, but I kept insisting I wanted a new couch. They finally approved it for Ashley to get me a different couch completely.
Now, I had to deal with Ashley. I constantly call and if my original salesperson *****, ***** the warranty lady or the manager isn't it, I get told I have to call back. If I leave my name and number, I never get a call returned. ***** said that we could work with the price of the replacement couch I picked out, because obviously without a discount, even the same original value couch would be more than I paid. I found a couch that I really like that is $1,069. My original couch was worth $999. ***** was in, but ***** was not, so I had to call back another day. I called back today, 10/23/14. ***** is in, ***** is not and the manager is not. I said I would pay the $70 difference in the two couches out of pocket, all they would have to do is give me the SAME discount I received on my original purchase, so I am simply paying for the difference in the retail of the two couches. ***** said I would have to call back in a week, as everyone is on vacation/out of the office yet again.
They are also insisting on charging me a $79 out of area delivery charge, since I no longer live in the delivery area. I paid a delivery fee of $79.99 when I purchased the furniture, and have to now pay an additional fee because I moved. This was NOT told to me when I purchased. I was, once again, told the warranty was good at ANY Ashley. I have contacted the Ashley closest to me, in Opelousas, and they said they wouldn't help me either.
All I am trying to do is replace my expensive couch with another couch at a similar price (and as stated, will pay the difference in retail price as the couch I prefer is slightly more expensive) and get it delivered and set up to me.
I was ALSO told that I was able to KEEP my broken furniture if I used the warranty by ***** and ***** when I purchased the warranty plan. They're now insisting that they take it back as well.
Purchase amount: 5338.14 via Ashley financing
Purchase date: 4/12/11
Customer code: BETHKXXXXX
I originally purchased a $999 couch according to the sign that was sitting on it when I bought it, and received discounts to make the couch $650 as I purchased such a large amount of furniture. I am looking to replace my couch using my purchased extended warranty, and get a couch of the same retail value delivered to me in Lafayette, LA. The couch I picked out that I like, the Cowan, is $1069 according to Ashley. On dozens of other sites on the internet, the couch is priced below $700. I know that the mark up on the couch through Ashley is exponential. I have even offered to gladly pay the extra $70 in Ashley's retail difference on the couch. I was literally scoffed at by an associate (I do not recall his name) when I requested to just get the same discount from my original purchase. For the ten MONTHS of hassle, hours upon hours spent on the phone, the hazard of nails and boards sticking out of the back of my only couch, and the in general runaround, I do not feel that I am out of place requesting to get the Cowan couch as a similar replacement. It is not my fault that the exact same couch is no longer carried. I would prefer it if, for the rudeness of the employees, the out of area delivery fee and additional $70 retail value of the Cowan couch would be waived, as the manager is never available, several of the salespeople literally refused to assist me as they were not my original salesperson, and nobody can seem to help me nor return my numerous phone calls.
All I want is a new couch without nails and boards sticking out of it. Furniture should last more than two years without splintering and breaking apart. That's why I bought this shady warranty, though.
At Ashley Homestore we want our customers to return again and again as many have.Concerning this particular case, we and ******* (which is the insurance) have not refused the replacement of a sectional.The 2pc sectional Mrs.***** purchased XX-XX-XX soe#XXXXXA2THCR was originally priced at 797.28 (in computer)NOT $999.00,discounted to $650. which was roughly 18% off. ******* is giving full credit of purchased price.Mrs.***** selected a larger 3pc sectional priced at $1069.99. Even with discount of 20%, which is more than the original discount down to 850.00. I did in fact discuss this with Mrs.***** on XX-X-XX when she called and she was to check with her husband and get back to me.As of XX-X-XX @ 5:45 pm,I have not had a call.
At this point to help resolve this we would be willingly to deliver to her at no additional cost and absorb the tax bringing her total difference to ******* for the 3pc sectional to replace her damaged 2pc sectional. Thank you for your help concerning this issue.