IVG Stores/Consoletablestore.com - IVG Stores: A product and service nightmare

Posted on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 5:21pm CDT by 4a9dc0f1

Product: Maddy Hall Console Table (MA-110_

Company: IVG Stores/Consoletablestore.com

Location: 851 NW 125th Ave., Suite 450
Pembroke Pines, FL, 33028, US

URL: http://www.ivgstores.com/

Category: Other

After 6 weeks the issue was resolved with the vendor refunding my money,

including shipping. However, the lack of communication and misinformation

by representatives made this one of the worst buying experiences I have ever

endured.

I bought this table July 8. It arrived July 15. Legs were missing

pre-drilled screw holes, and lower shelf had rough edge. Contacted

manufacturer, who said I needed to return to vendor (IVG). IVG line was

always busy or on hold, & did not respond to messages or emails for 4 days.

On July 22 I finally got someone on line. She asked for pictures, which I

emailed. No reply. On July 30 I finally got in touch with the rep (only by

talking to a 2nd rep) who said pictures were not clear enough. I sent new

ones.

Finally the rep said she would send RMA label for replacement. As of Aug 3

no label came, then another rep said they do not give RMA labels to

customer. UPS picked up the table. She told me a replacement would not be

available until August 8.

I contacted BBB Aug 4 and finally got some notice from company President,

and was told I would receive a discount for the table, and that somoene

would contact me. August 5 I received a voicemail from a rep whose name I

could not make out. She said she would email discount details. No email

arrived.

Replacement table arrived August 10: also lacked holes, and stain was uneven

on front. I called manufacturer again, and then IVG. Offered to ship new

legs, but I told them I wanted full refund, including shipping.

The new rep. emailed me an RMA label and said UPS would not accept return

without it, which contradicted what the other reps had told me. On Aug 12

UPS picked up the table.

A refund was finally deposited Aug 21, more than 6 weeks after my 1st order.

Although I received a full refund, I have NEVER experienced such poor

customer service. I had to spend HOURS just trying to get their attention,

which didn't happen until I contacted the BBB.

They also didn't publish my first review, which I noted in my first

complaint. They sent me a new link for a new review, but it has not been

published either. The only review published since Dec 2008 was a 5-star one. Very suspicious.

I easily spent 20 hours on this nightmarish ordeal, and got nothing out of it.


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5146d431, 2010-01-11, 09:44PM CST

I've got the same problem. Purchased and paid for an Ashley Furniture Recliner, and no product was ever delivered. Customer service department is in such a state of disarray they can't even find my order, let alone pretend to provide a status. I'm working now with the BBB, the Florida Attorney General, and the FTC Consumer Fraud division to recover my 409.99 stolen from me by IVG Stores. Crooks.

6cf6317b, 2011-06-01, 08:45AM CDT

I found out that the item I ordered cannot be refunded. It would have been nice if they had mentioned this on the site!

mike m., 2012-12-06, 06:46PM CST

this is the worst place i have ever deal with i have been waiting for 4days to find out about order that was ship wrong this place don't know anything about caring for customer i order 2 vanities that came with no tops or draws or sinks or trim waited 4 weeks for them still got their money but no answers don't return phone call have sent pictures have been told waiting on warehouse been told this every day or new house cant be completed cause of this had to canceled xmas at new home with family

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