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LaRue's Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, Inc.

Phone: (318) 219-1747Fax: (318) 683-00226713 Pines Rd, ShreveportLA 71129-2511

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Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

5 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Billing / Collection Issues1
Guarantee / Warranty Issues1
Problems with Product / Service3
Advertising / Sales Issues0
Delivery Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 5

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on LaRue's Furniture and Mattress Warehouse, Inc.

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (5)
01/15/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

On ******* we purchased a bed, (headboard, footboard, rails, mattress an box spring), from ***** Furniture. The merchandise was paid for in full at the time, including delivery fee. On ******* merchandise was delivered, but with no bed slats, **** promised to bring slats to us on 4 different occasions, but never did so. In addition, the bed -frame will not assemble properly, due to faulty repairs performed by ***** prior to delivery, **** also promised to correct that problem, but has not.

Desired Settlement
Delivery of the bed slats and whatever adaptions/adjustments necessary in order to make the bed useable and safe.

06/26/2014Billing / Collection Issues
08/05/2014Problems with Product / Service | Read Complaint Details

My 2 year old couch and recliner are falling apart. A seam is busted and now all the leather is peeling off.
We purchased our sectional couch and recliner from *****'s Furniture on April 14, 2012. We spend about 2700 dollars on this furniture. We also bought a protection plan for an additional 252 dollars. We were told by the owner, ****, that this plan would cover anything that could ever happen to the couch and recliner. Due to the fact it was leather and I was expecting our first child, we purchased the 5 year protection plan to ensure that we would get our money's worth. After contacting the Guardsman Insurance company, we learned that everything **** told us was covered in the plan, was NOT actually covered at all. I called **** three times 2 days in a row to speak with him about this and he never responded. I finally spoke with him the next day and he told me that he would be happy to fix the furniture for me, but of course he would have to charge. I sent him several pictures so he could see how flawed this product was. I can not believe that $2700 worth of furniture would not even last 2 years. I am very disappointed in the quality of this furniture and even more disappointed in the response the company (*****'s) gave me when I called to get this taken care of. I have not heard back from ****. It has been two days since I sent him the pictures, I have called twice as well and left messages, with no response. After spending that much money on furniture I would expect for it to last more than 2 years. And if it didn't, we were told the "protection plan" would cover any problems we could potentially have. Well, the furniture obviously was made cheap and the "protection plan" he sold us was also a lie too. I am very disappointed in the way the furniture has fallen apart and in the way the owner of this business isn't standing behind his work or word.

Desired Settlement
I want *****'s to recover my couch and correct the seam that is already popped after 2 years. I would like them to cover the cost to replace the damaged fabric, correct the popped seam and cover the charge for picking up and delivering the furniture back to us.

08/05/2014Problems with Product / Service
08/06/2014Guarantee / Warranty Issues | Read Complaint Details

I paid $601.00 for a queen mattress and in 2 months I had a sink in it. I called them they gave me he run around. the boss is never in the office
paid $601.00 for a queen mattress and in in 2 months I had a sink in it. I called a lady answered a assured me she will return my call in 20 min. 1 day later I had to call back because I never received the return call. this time I got another lady she said give her all information on mattress again and she will call me and place this information on the boss desk. still no return call. 1 day later I called back and got the second lady again she said she was going to place an order and she will let me know when to bring defected one back and I could maybe trade up if need be. she than told me this was one of there better mattress and they have not a lot of complaints on it but lately they have but the issue will be taking care of. 2 weeks later the boss called on a Saturday and said what the issue I told the same thing I told the ladies and he asked me is he sink bigger than 1 inch if not that's called settleing. I told him that it was greater the 1 inch. he said that was what he needed to hear and he would get back with me. this has been alest 3 or 4 months ago. and every time I call I get the same treatment and he never in office. the service and the quality on te product in very poor. I will not recommend anyone to use them at his point unless you like giving away money and don't care about treatment.

Desired Settlement
the settlement im seeking now is a refund so I can get a mattress that has a better quality than two months. I donth think that they have any matresses that fit this requirement at all exspecially for me to continue business they don't stand behind there stuff

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Additional Information

BBB file opened: 01/01/1993Business started: 01/01/1985
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Rudy LaRue (President)
Business Category

Furniture Retailers

Products & Services

This company provides retail furniture.

Alternate Business Names
T L Sam's, Truck Load Sams

1 Locations

  • 6713 Pines Rd 

    Shreveport, LA 71129-2511Fax: (318) 683-0022

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