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After just a couple of years, the expensive leather couch we bought as a long term investment is peeling. Selling a product as genuine leather when it turns out to be bonded is false advertising. Buyer beware when shopping at Bassett Furniture.
The salesperson was so helpful and we had a great shopping experience. However the furniture really is poorly made and the fabric looks awful after just a few years. Definitely the worse sofa I have purchased in 25 years. The fabric is dry clean only and is impossible to keep clean. It picks up every thing that touches it. Also Bassett does not honor their warranty nor does Guardsman who they pressured me to buy for 300 dollars.
In less than a year after purchasing a Bassett sofa and chair the sofa was replaced by the store I purchased it from because the frame was broken. Since then the cushions are pilling and the seams are ripping. I’ve contact Bassett customer service and all they did was send me copy of the warranty (which I didn’t receive at the time of purchase) and tell me my issues were not covered by the warranty. I have no small children and no pets so there is no reason this should be happening other than very poor quality. They actually told me that the pilling was caused by friction including friction by a throw or blanket. They never even set a rep. to look at it. Please do yourself a favor and NEVER purchase anything from Bassett.
When shopping for new furniture, we had a bad experience with leather furniture in the past and decided to spend more money and check out Bassett. We purchased two power leather recliners and a sofa with recliners less than two years ago. We spent close to $5000, but didn’t hesitate because we were assured we were purchasing quality furniture. The headrest area on the one recliner looks like the color has worn off, the side of our arms the color is worn off, several marks on the other armrest, and a big white spot on the side of the other. I purchased the extended warranty and was under the impression it would cover these things but in reading the fine print, I realized that was not the case.
I contacted my local store and spoke with the manager. She apologized and said there was nothing she could do since it was past a year since we purchased. She offered to give me the name of a company that I could pay to fix it. I told her that was unacceptable and requested to speak to her manager. We went round and round and she refused to offer any names or contact information for her superiors. I asked for the corporate number and she told me I could look it up online. I left a message with corporate and I’m still waiting for them to call me.
I’ve been on the front line of customer service for 20 years and this is a complete joke and I feel completely mislead and robbed by this store. Had I spent $1500, I’d still be upset but this is beyond unacceptable when you spent $5000. A company with integrity and who has quality products wouldn’t allow this to happen and would want to make it right and correct whatever went wrong. They wouldn’t say too bad, it’s a few months past our fine print. Disgraceful!
We purchased several pieces of Bassett furniture, a little over a year ago and are extremely displeased with the quality. The fabric, on our sofa is showing all-over wear/pilling and the table has multiple small dents/scratches. Several months after purchase I was concerned with the sofa and contacted our store directly (they came out twice over a few month period). Our main concern was the amount of pilling and wear on the fabric body and edges. The representative used a fabric fuzz remover and said the pilling should not continue and suggested to speed the process we could have the fabric cleaned (which would stop the process).
We were also told at this time that pilling was not covered by their warranty. I've since purchased a fuzz remover, had the fabric cleaned and still have found the need to de-fuzz it every few months. After a bit over a year the fabric looks worn and shabby. We are newly retired and did our research before our move and purchase. We truly believed Bassett to be a quality product. We were also told (by our sales person), at the time of purchase, that the fabric we chose was a higher grade fabric (with a higher price point). I believed at the time we had made a quality purchase.
I've had many upholstered pieces over my lifetime and have never experienced this type of breakdown in such a short amount of time (my last sofa was 15 years old and never pilled or showed fabric wear). I'm also not one to complain for minor imperfections, however this was a major purchase, I'm now faced with replacing. At the same time we purchased a dining table and chairs. I agree with others that the wood is very soft and dents/scratches easily. I'm not sure but it may be both softwood and/or an inferior finish. Read the fine print! After contacting both the store and the manufacturer directly I was told they were sorry I was dissatisfied but the warranty doesn't cover my problems.
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Poor quality fabric. Spent $5000 on 2 couches. They are 7 mo. old and the cushions are pilling. Fabric was soft and now rough to touch. No help except to come shave the pilling cushions. Save a lot of $$$ and do not buy here.
I ordered a bed and other stuff for more than 5K from OKC store to be delivered to Shrewsbury MA and on the day of delivery it got damaged, the delivery guys took the picture and sent to the local shop, it's taking them more than 10 days for the tech to come as and assess the damage , the side table had a scratch as well. The local OKC store customer service were not helpful at all and suggested that they can't assist since the delivery is to MA state.
I ordered Bench mark oak bedroom furniture in the toffee finish, 2 night stands, a 6 draw dresser and a 5 draw chest. I love the furniture but dissatisfied with the choice of some of the oak used. On some of the pieces, such as the dresser there is a hole about the size of an O in the middle of the top and some other distresses on the night tables. I contacted the Bassett company and asked if these pieces were sold as seconds or just stained over. I thought the quality of the oak would be more selective. My wife seems to think that this is part of look (Distressed) but this is not the case on the wood used on any of the draw fronts so why on some of the tops? I will have to fill these areas in and stain it and hope it looks good. The furniture store said the distress on the ruff hew oak will have distress as part of the normal look.
We bought a sofa, club chair and ottoman and paid over $5000 for what we thought was leather. Apparently we thought wrong! After a few years the leather peeled. I’m a bit of a neat freak and used only the Bassett leather cleaning kit so it wasn’t caused by any harsh abrasives. The sofa and chair were located in the living room and hardly ever used. If we knew that we were buying a leather veneer we would’ve passed on this furniture!!! Such a disappointment from a company that’s been around for so many years. It won’t be long before Bassett doesn’t exist anymore considering the products they produce are crap!!
Save your money! We bought over $10k worth of furniture and it’s terrible! The leather couch is peeling, one armchair has feathers coming out of it, and the coffee table is warping. Contacted them— they send out techs and the manager calls and says the tech is incorrect! Would not buy ANYTHING from Bassett!
We purchased a Bassett Club Level Epic leather couch... more than $2,000 (see first attachment). In less than three weeks, the leather started delaminating (see three photo attachments). A close look at the first photo attachment, shows multiple delamination locations. Zimmerman's Furniture, in Bismarck, North Dakota is refusing to refund.
I bought a large sectional less than a year ago and the fabric is awful... peeling, pulling, losing its look. Over $8000 for something that I was told was very durable looks worse than a dust rag! They even replace the seat covers... blaming a decorative throw. Don’t waste your money. It’s low-end garbage!
I purchased a Bassett sectional from Furniture Direct on Hilton Head Island SC. I spoke with the owner Dennis. I cleaned the sectional cushions the way the brochures told me to and I continued to get rings all over the covers and could not get them out. Dennis the owner recommend that I get the couch professionally cleaned. The reason I purchased the sectional to begin with was so that I would not have to do that. I have had nothing but problems with this fabric. Furniture Direct will not give me my over $4000 back. They want to give me new covers for the seats.
That does not help me as I will run into the same problem. I do not recommend this fabric at all nor do I recommend Furniture Direct on Hilton Head Island. They gave me 6 different ways to clean the sectional. The MFG has never called me and it has taken far to long for Furniture Direct to respond. I am one unhappy consumer. I would never purchase this fabric. The owner of furniture direct told me that they would put a special treatment on the sectional. I have come to find out that it would then not be under warranty. Don't believe everything you see on this fabric. Thank you.
In December of 2015, we bought a ~$6000 bedroom suite. We love the style of the bedroom suite; however, we have become extremely disappointed with our purchase. After about a year of owning the bedroom suite, the finish started to peel on one of the nightstands. Thankfully, my furniture markers are able to hide some of the wood where the finish has peeled. Every few months, I have to use the furniture markers to color the spots where the finish has peeled. Now that it is 2 years old, you can certainly see some of the spots where the finish has peeled.
Additionally, we recently found scratches on our bedroom mirror. We can't prove where these scratches came from, but we believe they came from Bassett as we haven't touched the mirror since it is has been in our home. For the price you pay for Bassett furniture, having the finish peel from light - regular use is unacceptable. My wife and I stated tonight that we will never buy from Bassett again and that if we need to replace the bedroom suite, we will be able to do it eventually - like 8 years.
In August 2017 I ordered a custom 3 piece sectional for over $7,000. I did custom because I thought there would be better quality. In early October my furniture was delivered and the cushions were all puckered between the welting and the sides. Also the fabric was cut too large for the cushions and so there was too much fabric and it was baggy in many areas. The arms of the sofas weren't taut and were baggy, the welting was crooked and the sofas looked like they were upholstered by amateurs. In addition there wasn't enough padding over the arms so when you put your hand on the arms, you felt the wood. They were horrible in so many ways. I refused delivery. I took lots of photos and showed them to the Manager of Bassett Furniture in Middletown, NJ and she apologized to me and agreed that it was terrible.
2 weeks later, I was told that everything was "fixed" and they wanted to redeliver it. The things that were wrong could not be fixed unless they did it all over but I had no choice but to have them bring it back. When they redelivered the sofas, the only thing they fixed was the grease stain and nothing else so I once again refused delivery. A week later I was told that the furniture met the manufacturing standards of acceptance!!! I looked at a discount store and saw that a $500 couch, was better upholstered than Bassett so please don't waste your money.
Now they wanted to redeliver it and I refused so will have to take them to Small Claims Court. Please don't ever use Bassett as they are horrible and there is no remedy with the store where you purchase it. It all goes to Corporate and they don't want to do anything but take your money and give you garbage. Also their Quality Control doesn't exist or this would not have been allowed out of the fabricators.
My 6000 dollar Beckham sectional and ottoman is peeling like crazy and it is 2 months old. Looks horrible. They have offered to teach me how to use a fabric shaver as a “courtesy “. I would like a refund or a sofa in a more durable fabric.
Just received 2 loveseats from Custom Choice Line. The sizes are so much smaller than indicated on all information sheets. Sat down with designer and was talked out of sectional due to size - now, it's obvious it would have been the perfect choice based on the true size. I just want to return the loveseats and get the sectional but refuse to pay restocking fee - the recommendation was wrong.
I bought a chair at Bassett in Livingston NJ and the experience was so fun. I got to pick the chair style, the fabric, and the finish of the wood legs. I absolutely love it. People always comment on how cute it is, and even better that it's super comfy. I've had it for a few years now and it's just as great as when I first got it. I'm writing now because I loved the experience so much that I just bought a new mattress with them. The guys came in and put the bed frame together, and saved me from having to lug everything up the stairs. They were great, quick and careful, and couldn't have been nicer. At the store I worked with Lauren and she was very helpful too. And I can't thank them enough for being so understanding when I needed to delay my delivery. They really went out of their way to make the entire experience pleasant. THANK YOU BASSETT!!!
After spending a great deal of time with a designer in the Bassett Showroom and requesting a fabric that was durable, we chose a fabric and ordered a sectional for over $6000. A month after its arrival the fabric began to pill. I contacted that store who told me they would send me a depiller. I was told to continue to depill the couch as needed and that was all they could do for me. The depiller arrived, a small battery operating thing from Bed Bath and Beyond. I then contacted the Corporate office who told me that the depiller would work. Fast forward to almost a year later... The sectional looks worse than a rag and is incredibly uncomfortable to sit on because the fabric is so bumpy. WARNING: DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. You will be better off with furniture from Bob's Furniture and they are much nicer to deal with and are all about customer service. Stay clear of Bassett, you will be wasting your money.
When my husband and I went to the store in Perimeter, Stephanie was there to help us. She was very kind, professional and being able to get our ideas about the furniture preferences very soon. Hence, we decided to work with her. She never make us disappointed on our decision. She took care of almost everything from home measurement, furniture selection and design, and final delivery. Whenever we need her, she's always there for us. Although there was some glitches due to the confusing price lists, she's being able to help us clearing out all items quickly. We like her and will recommend her to our friends.
I can't say we were not warned! We have friends that tried to steer us away from Bassett based on their experience and they encouraged us to read the reviews. The reviews were poor, so we brought our concerns to the manager and saleswoman. They convinced us that we should not take the reviews seriously and that they were confident that we would be happy with the delivery and the product. The delivery was on time and professional and we initially loved the furniture and rug that we purchased. We still love the furniture, however less than two weeks later the rug started to unravel in the area located adjacent to the couch.
It looks damaged and defective. It was an expensive rug but obviously poor quality. I am still in the process of email exchanges as the company is saying that it is "normal wear and tear". So a fraying, unraveling rug is what we should expect after 2 weeks? We sent pictures, but they say that it looks normal, like it's shedding instead of unraveling. We read reviews of what we are now experiencing - company denying that there is an issue and refusing to take action. This review is meant to hopefully save someone from making the same mistake we did. We moved forward and purchased from them despite the reviews. It is in your best interest not to do this.
Updated on 06/27/2017: We purchased a rug that was clearly defective and actually unraveling before our eyes. Initially the company tried to say that this was normal wear and tear. However, after several weeks the sales representatives at Bassett convinced the rug manufacturer that this was not the case. The manufacturer finally agreed to allow us to exchange our rug. The sales representative and store manager helped us pick out a beautiful rug... from a different manufacturer. We are still frustrated that the manufacturer refused to hear our complaint.
We have not received the rug, however we do not expect any problems (fingers crossed!). We love working with the sales manager and sales rep- they have an amazing ability to bring colors and pieces together perfectly. We feel that the manufacturer was at fault, and that the team worked to help us with the problem to the best of their ability.
Bought leather reclining sofa and loveseat 3+ years ago and paid long dollar plus bought Guardsman protection plan. Broken release lever, broken spring, discolored/worn leather --- items not excluded in warranty are now not covered items. With just two adults in home (no kids) why so much breakage? Couldn't even get a Bassett tech to help if I bought parts and paid for service call. Would never buy Bassett again.
On 1/29/17, I attempted to purchase a sectional sofa from Bassett by depositing $1700.00, I subsequently returned to Bassett on 2/8/17 to cancel the furniture warranty and instead purchase another piece for the aforementioned sectional. I paid for that piece in full. After waiting 8 weeks, which was the longer spectrum of the 6-8 week delivery window, I called the store to find out the status of my order only to be told that the furniture had been redirected because they had mistakenly routed it to the 'purchase' address instead of to the 'ship to' address. Please note that I was never apprised of this situation, and had I not called I would never have known.
It is now 10 weeks since the purchase and purchase attempt were initiated and since Bassett has been holding onto my $1700.00 deposit as well as my additional $587.00 and there is no furniture or hope of receiving same on the horizon. I called today and was told by my salesperson, Mary Jane, that the person who tracks shipments would be off until Thursday and that she will be on Wednesday and Thursday. When I asked to speak to a manager, I was told that there was no manager because the manager had moved away. I have been on the phone for 26 minutes waiting to speak to customer service. My advice to anyone contemplating purchasing from Bassett... Don't do it!!! I certainly won't ever make that mistake again. At this point, I just want to move on and get my money back. Buying furniture should not be so aggravating.
Got a new power sofa, power Lvst and power recliner. On the sofa the back is not aligned and the Velcro is loss. I point to the deliver person and told me to contact the vendor. Contact the vendor and they request pictures. I e-mail to them. I was told that they will send a person to repair or to exchange it, after that they went silence and will not answer my calls or my emails and is been 3 weeks. I will never buy Bassett again.
I ordered $9000 (plus shipping) worth of furniture from Bassett on 11/23/16 and was told it would be 6-8 weeks for delivery. Since we live out of town we were required to pay the entire amount upon purchase instead of the customary 50% deposit. On 12/23/16 I was told that the manufacturer had run out of leather and there would be a delay. Of course, no time estimate could be provided. We are now at week fourteen and still no furniture. The only response I get is "I'm sorry", and "I don't know when it will be delivered". I am waiting for a response to my most recent email requesting detailed information on the furniture's whereabouts. So far, no response. After reading others experiences I am beginning to worry about the condition of the furniture, should it arrive. I would not recommend doing business with this company.
I purchased a 'Bassett' brand Copper Top table from Bassett Furniture. Before I purchased it, I asked about the durability of the copper top finish. I was told it is highly durable. Up to this point, I've had no complaints. The other evening we had tomato sauce which unbeknownst to us dripped onto the bottom of the glass jar it was in and thus onto the table top. After dinner I went to wipe the table down and there was a large stain on the copper top where the sauce had dripped. The sauce to table contact time had to have been approx 30 minutes if that.
I contacted Bassett, sent them photos and they said they could do nothing because wine and red sauce do unrepairable damage to the table top. I asked them why this information was not provided to me when I asked about the durability before I purchased it. We are Italian and had I known sauce of all things could affect it this way, I would never had purchased it as we have this quite often. A kitchen table should be able to endure food products spilling on it. I should not have to purchase a warranty to cover a KNOWN hidden (from their buyers) defect in their product. I am very disappointed with their handling of this and will be going elsewhere in the future for my furniture.
I am writing a negative review because this is the first time I purchased a couch from Bassett. I was so excited and have been saving for some time for this couch. I had a design consultant come and measure the space for me and I trusted her experience and computer-generated drawing she provided for how it would look. When the couch arrived, I immediately thought this wasn't the right couch. It looks so wrong in the space. I have tried to work with the store to return only a portion of the sectional to purchase a bigger portion of the sectional and they are not willing to honor my request. They are willing to sell me a chair, though, to fit the spot that a bigger sectional should be in. I have escalated my request to Corporate and I am waiting for a response. I hope the customer is always right!
We ordered a dining room table along with a variety of furniture for our new home from Bassett. Nothing arrived in 30 days as promised. Our order was placed on 10/08/16 and we were told that there was no problem receiving it for Thanksgiving. This is 12/14/16 and we have now received all items but our dining room table. We were just told that the table was in Dallas and it would be here on 12/23/16. It would take 10 days to ship it from Dallas to Austin. REALLY. It seems that it will be first to San Antonio passing through Austin on I-35 to reach its San Antonio destination. Then will have to be reshipped to Austin. I have no confidence in their promises having received so many with each being broken. If you want furniture in a timely fashion, shop elsewhere!
On May 28th, we purchased ($3K) a custom dark walnut dining room table with endurance finish with two leaves and a custom dark walnut sideboard. After this purchase was made, we had all of our cabinets re-stained to match the exact color of the purchased dining room table and sideboard. On July 8th, the dining room table and sideboard were delivered. The dining room table finish in one spot was poorly done and one corner was crushed on the tabletop. One of the leaves' edge was poorly done as well. The sideboard top had a damaged spot, which they tried to fix before shipping and one door that looked sun-bleached. We expect variations in wood, but this was too drastic and unacceptable. On July 27th, a replacement dining room tabletop, a replacement sideboard top and a replacement sideboard door were ordered from the factory and we were told it would take 2-4 weeks.
On August 15th, the warehouse called and told us the sideboard door was in, but neither of the tops were in yet. On August 17th, the warehouse called and told us that the endurance finish machine broke down and the part was on order from the manufacturer, but the part was on backorder. In early October, Bassett Furniture sent a third party out to replace the sideboard top and sideboard door. These were finished and installed correctly. On October 28th, the replacement dining room tabletop was delivered. In nine different places, the endurance finish was not complete and/or peeling and one of the leaves did not line up with the table once installed.
On November 1st, the warehouse called and told us that the endurance finish is no longer available and we had a choice to have a replacement tabletop made without the endurance finish or Bassett Furniture could send a third party out to try to fix the endurance finish. We chose to forgo the endurance finish. On November 3rd, the warehouse called and told us a replacement dining room tabletop had been ordered. On November 18th, the warehouse emailed and told us that the dark walnut finish was discontinued as of October 13th and suggested a close match in color. Six months later, we still do not have an acceptable tabletop and are now waiting for a response back from Bassett Furniture.
If you are looking for service, Bassett is NOT the place. The couch that was built for me (that fact that they built it was stressed when it did not show up as promised). Now that I need a piece fixed, it cannot be done. I can buy a piece of leather for $47 PLUS shipping (we are talking an area less than 6 inches) AND the area is too much for their guy to do. I'll have to find someone myself to get it fixed. So they can build a whole couch but cannot repair yours when you have a problem. Could not be less satisfied.
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