Consumer Complaints and Reviews
I placed an order for a new faucet. It was defective. They wouldn't get a new one in stock for at least 3 weeks. So I said I would return it because I needed it quicker. They said they would create a return tag in a few days. It's been over a month and I haven't received it yet. I've called several times. Every time I call I get another explanation for why I haven't received it yet. I offered to sent it back at my expense, they said no. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM. I wish I had read the reviews here before placing the order!
If you just buy a product from them and if it arrives in good condition and you like the product and keep it--Well--You're OK BUT if you have to return it - Arggg - That's a different story. You will wait on hold and wait and wait and wait. Finally--whoops disconnected. Call back and wait... Finally--The ladies I've talked to have always been nice... Had to return something that I didn't like the quality of and reorder. The charges appear on your credit card in 2 days when ordering but it's now been almost 3 weeks after returning and still no refund on my credit card.
Also they have a 15% re-stocking fee in which I asked about and the customer service lady said she would waive since I re-ordered. Well I just got an e-mail saying a credit was issued but it included a 15% re-stocking. There is a reason AMAZON is doing sooo well. It's because they know what they're doing and make buying and returning so easy. If you want to get extremely irritated with ordering on-line, then by all means send an order to eFaucets.
A one star is overrating this Company. We ordered Kohler vanity Sinks for our basement bathroom under the website description of a 3-4 week lead time. Both sinks arrived 9 WEEKS LATER only to find out that one was damaged!!! This terrible company then quoted another 3 weeks to get a replacement. I would have paid twice as much to do business with a reputable firm who is willing to support their customers. BEWARE! DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH EFAUCETS!!!
I ordered a faucet from eFaucets but there was a server error and I wasn't sure if the order went through or not. I called right away and cancelled the order. I was told the order would be cancelled in the next 2 business days. After several follow ups without resolution, the faucet was delivered! I have been dealing with this company for over two weeks with no resolution on how to return the faucet. The message I get each time is “Your return is being processed and we will send you the information on how to return in several days.” I advised them I would be posting a complaints in Consumer Affairs. Thanks!
Bathtub ordered 3.16.17. 24 to 48 hours delivery promised. After they charge my card called and changed delivery to "2 or 3 months to deliver". I canceled and they promised to refund... Now all kinds of excuses not to refund... "Have to check with company we were going to buy it from and make sure they cancel before we can refund your money". Watch out! Besides the extremely long waits on the many calls to customer service they will do anything not to refund your money for products they sell but do not actually have the tub that they sell.
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Shady, shady company. Do not use! Back in Dec I ordered a tub from eFaucets. Unfortunately it came via UPS (which they swear they never do but my driver delivered it) damaged but unfortunately my contractor didn't report it until the 33rd day after delivery. As it could no longer be returned another tub was purchased from eFaucets. Unfortunately that tub too came damaged. This time I contacted the company THAT DAY for a refund. After an exchange of emails and pictures they told me my refund would be processed. Almost two months went by and I inquired about the refund. I was told I now had to fill out a form. I sent in the form. Hear nothing and inquired again.
I received this response: "I am so sorry for the delay. There must have been a mix up in communications. We had not put a refund in process at this point. We have exceeded the eFaucets 30 day return allowance. The good news is that Kohler is awesome to work with & will still credit you for the damaged tub. The thing is...Kohler asks that you, the customer, to contact them directly for an Authorization of Credit letter. Kohler is super easy to work with & can usually email the letter to you. You can reach Kohler at 1-800-456-4537. Once we have received this letter, we can process the credit back to you. Please feel free to call eFaucets if you have any questions. In case this email does not fully answer your question, or you would like to contact us for any reason, simply reply to this email. You can also get immediate assistance during our normal business hours via our Live Chat support service."
Here's my response: "No there was no miscommunication and no we did not exceed the 30 days because I notified you THE DAY it was delivered. I did my due diligence, your company did not. I was told that as soon as picture were received (which they were sent the next day) the refund would be processed. Then OVER 30 DAYS later - only after I inquired about the refund YOUR COMPANY sent me a form!!! YOUR COMPANY SURPASSED THE 30 DAYS PURPOSELY IN ORDER TO PASS THE BUCK TO KOHLER. I have sent you 14 pages of emails showing the communication exchange that took place between myself and your company, beginning the day the tub was delivered. I will be contacting KOHLER, and posting the exchange and your acceptance and then denial of my refund all over social media as well. It appears that unfortunately litigation will unfortunately be my next step."
I bought 3 toilet tanks and 3 toilet bowls from efaucets. I purchased the products on 2/1/2017. The products arrived 5 weeks later. 2 of the toilet tanks were broken. I received 1 new toilet tank 3 weeks later instead of 2. I alerted efaucets to this and another arrived 3 weeks later. This toilet tank was broken. What a disaster. Why would anybody order this type of product from efaucets. It is obvious that they do not have any internal controls to achieve quality control. We are talking about 10 weeks and I still do not have my 3 toilets. What a disaster. I save a few cents but it is definitely not worth it. So much for the internet for big fragile products. It is definitely not worth it.
I placed an online order with eFaucets for a large vanity for my master bathroom that cost me $900. A few days after we placed our order we learned the vanity was only going to be delivered to the curb! When we opened the box we noticed one of the doors had 2 deep gashes in it. When I called to see if they could at least just send a replacement for the door and I could send the other one back I was told that they no longer deal with the supplier they got my vanity from and eFaucets does not have it in stock any longer. I was told that there was nothing they could do. I wasn't happy with that and asked to speak to someone else and was given an email address to explain the situation to and send a picture to see if they would possibly give me a discount. Well, I sent that email on February 9, 2017 and have yet to receive any reply. I will never purchase another product from them.
They are just the middleman for selling from various vendors. When I tried to return something that was not advertised accurately, I was told I'd get a "return authorization form" within 3-5 business days. It has been nearly 3 weeks now. I had to wait a minimum of 15 minutes to speak to someone on the phone or online. They do not know what anything looks like. They go by specs that are provided by the manufacturer. Never again. This is why their prices are lower -- they never complete a return. They blame the manufacturer for not completing the return.
I purchased a toilet, eFaucets sent me a confirmation of my order along with a FedEx tracking number. eFaucets then canceled the FedEx shipping, but kept my money. I had to call them to find out what is going on. They said they never canceled the shipping of my item, instead they chose to use a different company called ABF. ABF is no longer in business, but if you call the ABF, you get a different shipping company. I was informed that this new shipping company is only paid enough by eFaucets to deliver my toilet to the street/curb, and they would not deliver my toilet to the top of my driveway.
I would be responsible for dragging the 200-pound toilet up my driveway. The shipping company said if eFaucets would pay the money, they would deliver to the top of my driveway. There is no indication on the website when placing my order that my item will be delivered to the street level of driveway or as they say "the apron level of your property". I called customer service, I have been on hold for 2 hours, no response on my request for a refund.
I bought 5 extension rods from Kichler and paid for next day air. Efaucets claimed item was in stock. What was not mentioned was that they don't stock anything. They drop ship from manufacturers. So not knowing, I paid for next day air to finish a remodel. Next day, I get the courtesy notice telling me that tracking information was coming from manufacturer. OK great, three days later still no info. I found the rods locally and went to cancel the order. I spoke by telephone to their CS who assured me the order would be canceled. I checked back the next day, nothing, 2 days later I get an email saying basically the same order details as the first email. I replied to the email and said the order was to be canceled NOT shipped. They acknowledged this and said they would look into it. Still no reply. 3 weeks from the time I made the order, it arrived. Now I have to pay return shipping and the 15% restocking fee for no reason other than efaucets sucks.
I purchased many items for a bathroom remodel. The showerhead did not come with any type of mounting bracket. I emailed them to inquire about the part I needed and received no response. I called to inquire about the part, and the person was unable to help. I tried the online chat, and the person was also unable to help. They sold the showerhead, but could not tell me which mounting bracket I needed. The showerhead is no use without a mounting bracket! After several attempts to get help, I decided to return it. I was told I would have to pay shipping as well as a $15 restocking fee. This seems extremely unfair, since the reason I can't use the showerhead is because they can't provide me with the mounting bracket!
We order an extra valve and drain from eFaucets, and then we found out we no longer needed them after only having those parts for 3 days. We then found out that if you need to return anything they charge you a 15% restocking fee, on top of the shipping cost with that return. So basically they don't have a return policy. So when ordering parts form this company make sure it's the part you need.
It appears that with the number of online complaints on eFaucets that Consumer Affairs would have shut this online merchant down by now. They're very nice when helping you to place an order, but don't have a problem and need to return it, because they'll rip you off. There should be a law, just as credit card companies have to read their policies term to you before you accept, online merchants should be required to do the same with regards to returns, exchanges and refunds.
I am stuck with an item that arrived damaged. Faucets will replace it with another one, but will not let me replace it with a better quality without incurring a 15% restocking fee, and I would have to hire a company to ship it back and incur the cost... WHAT A RIP OFF, POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE! To ship it back to them could be a few hundred dollars. I will never order anything else from them, including the additional faucet parts that I have on hold totaling $1800.00. The headache just isn't worth it... Buyers beware! I'm calling 7 On Your Side, this news media network get results.
You'll pay about third the value of the product to return it if you are dissatisfied. I bought two faucets to install in my double sink's vanity. Unfortunately, this product didn't resemble the website description. I returned the items to eFaucets and it cost me $70 to return the product ($39 for shipping and and $32 as restocking fee). I had to call the customer service to get my refund after almost a month. I complained to eFaucets about the restocking fee but they simply refused to do anything about it. Amazon had these for the same price with free return shipping for Prime members. This is the last time I will shop at eFaucets! They are horrible if you ever want to return anything and they are not that cheap either. Amazon, Overstock and even Home Depot carry most of their products for cheaper and with free returns.
I was shopping one evening for a bathroom faucet and looked on eFaucets. They had a fairly good selection and I found one I liked. I placed the order even though the price was high. I did decide to look elsewhere and quickly found a very similar faucet on Amazon for about 1/3 the price. I went back to eFaucets to cancel my order. I tried using the chat (no one monitors after hours), sending an email (they kept bouncing back) and calling (again, no after hours).
Early the next morning I phoned customer service to ensure they received my email and the order was canceled. I was told by the customer service agent that the product was already shipped. Miraculous that while no one works in sales or customer service after hours and there is no way to get in touch with them, apparently the shipping department works through the night!?!? They told me when I receive the faucet to call them back and they will give me instructions to return.
What they did not tell me was that I would be responsible for the cost for return shipping, and they would charge me a 15% restocking fee. Remember, I tried to start canceling the order 10 minutes after I placed it, was unable to contact them due to their email issues and no other contact methods available, and now have all of these fees. Luckily the Amazon faucet I ended up buying was SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper. I had used eFaucets previously without issue, but this incredibly poor customer service has soured me and I will not use them again.
We ordered over $1,000 of Delta faucets from efaucets.com. The site states in bold 30 day return. My fault, did not read the fine print of restocking fees so buyer beware - read the fine print. Called for the return and rep could not even find where it state details of the fees - finally found it after a minute of searching. Ordered a wrong faucet and wanted to exchange but fees of 15% regardless. Talked to sales and they tried to upsell to a more expensive product and said they did not carry a Delta product. Hung up and looked on the website and had Delta version for less $$. To return an item there is an entire page of instructions. Now I get their ads flashing on internet sites which are giving prices far less than I paid. Can't wait to see if I get my refund - supposed takes 7-10 days but can be up to 30 days. Never again!!
My review will sound as bad as everyone else's. I ordered bathroom fixtures that were in stock. When they did not arrive in a few weeks I called and was promised a certain date. Called again and was told they would arrive on a Tues. I ran to Lowe's that weekend and bought fixtures. eFaucets fixtures arrived after the plumber put in the Lowe's fixtures. Now the return. I refused one box. I had to pay $28 to return 2 boxes and there is a 15% restocking fee. I still have not received the credit after 2 months. They lost one box. I had to call UPS for tracking no, etc. eFaucets told me they were holding my refund until all 3 packages were returned. They are the worst to deal with. They are thieves. Should have sold the stuff on eBay. I am putting info on all my social media accounts.
On Aug 29-16 I purchased a swanstone sink from efaucets.com. I still haven't received this product yet. I have called cust service many times and they say they will get back to me. Nothing. They need to be banned from sales on the internet. I am so glad I paid by paypal as I can get my money back. Stay away from them. They are liars and use your money. Just wished I had read your reviews on this company.
Garbage company. You have been warned. Do business with them at your own risk. Issue: Three weeks ago I placed an order with them for three items. I thought I paid for overnight service but several days later, after the items didn't arrive, I noticed that the order had normal shipping on it. I got notice that the order had shipped. (Please note: This was not a partial shipment notification. This was a notification that said my order had shipped. I incorrectly assumed all three items had shipped.)
Two days later the first item arrived. It was cheap-looking and not at all what I thought I ordered. Several days later, perhaps even a week, the second item arrived. I waited an additional 2 days then called to find out the status of the final item. That's when I was informed the final item had not shipped yet and that there would be a 1 to 2 week delay before it would ship.
Am I upset, absolutely!!! Not once did they state the order was split into separate shipments and not once was it stated that some items were not shipped. I am on a tight time schedule and this company has totally blown that schedule. Now I have to go into scramble mode to figure out a way to recover. NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH THESE PEOPLE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Website photos and description are incorrect. Items shipped were not at all what I needed (who uses blind deadbolts that can't be keyed?!). 7 months of back and forth starting to realize this is their fault, and then acting as if it is entirely my fault. The first sent only one, though I had paid for two items. I didn't even open the first one since I was going to be installing both on the same day. It took over 5 weeks to get the second item after I inquired twice. When I finally received both, I actually took off my old deadbolt before I opened the new package and found that I was screwed. So, I had to reinstall my old deadbolt and contact them for the 4th time to try and get what I paid for.
I was so very patient with them - gently helping them to see the problem. Waiting for their responses. Sending photos, scans, and descriptions of the issues. They finally said that the website description is correct ("the vendor told [them] that"). That could not be a more incorrect statement. I looked up the series on Kwikset's website and found that eFaucets has crossed the item number with the wrong product. But they will not admit that! They finally said I can return it if I ship it back at my own expense. The return authorization says "0%" restocking fee. I sign it and return, and they take out a 15% restocking fee! They now say it's a "general return", which requires a 15% restocking fee. Patricia was initially responsive but has now shown her true colors. There's no culture of helpfulness here. The company appears to operate at least partly as a sham. After all this (7 months), this product is still wrongly listed on the website!
I purchased a Kohler tub faucet from efaucets.com because they had the quickest delivery time of all the places I visited. The cost was $343. When I got the faucet and inspected it, it had many dents and scratches on it. The dents were all beneath the surface of the chrome which suggested that the faucet had been refurbished. I contacted efaucets.com about my problem. I purchased the faucet for a house being built outside the US. efaucets.com did offer for me to send the faucet back but being outside the US it would have been too costly to do so. While I applaud them wanting to take the item back, it disgusts me that I was sold something that was this defective and it was passed off as being new.
The defects are very obvious and if the item was inspected before shipping it out that would have been picked up. I am of the view that no due care and attention was paid to this transaction. In my opinion, it was known that my item is not new and they sold it as if it was. My advice is to be careful when purchasing items from this company.
Waited 26 days for faucet delivery. Once it arrived, discovered faucet only takes cold water, not cold and hot. Incorrect handle included, which did not fit. Customer Service Manager Trina would do nothing and was not sympathetic. Sales person Mel offered no guidance or assistance.
I ordered from them because of google guarantee and got the wrong valve which my tiler installed. Had to pay $125 to a plumber to come out and change the valve plus cost of new valve. I had ordered these via their chat and expected correct fittings BUT CAN NOT RETURN THE WRONG ITEM IF INSTALLED BUT TRUSTED THEM TO SEND CORRECT PARTS. GRRR!!!
Ordered three items on 5 Aug. 1st two shipments arrived 10 Aug. One item broken. Same day submitted photos and description. Received confirmation from customer service rep that photos were good and that replacement would be shipped within 48 hours (12 Aug). Third shipment status reported as broken before delivery. Contacted original rep for update. Assured all would be shipped expeditiously. No shipment received. On 18 Aug, asked for update from 2nd customer service rep. Apology offered and rep talked to warehouse manager. Promised shipment on 19 Aug. No shipment update, and in response to email query on 23 Aug, told item would ship within 48 hours. Chatted with 3rd customer service rep, who apologized and was told that she talked to warehouse manager, and item would ship tomorrow (24 Aug).
I believe there is a very serious issue of competence with eFaucets' warehouse -- in QA, packing, shipping, and responsiveness. I've been on board of directors for several companies that rely on customer satisfaction with shipping, and I know that eFaucets support is wholly unsatisfactory. I recommend AGAINST ordering from eFaucets until they have a new warehouse manager and culture.
They decided to give me the refund after all. Thanks to Joanie, who was very helpful.
The listing on the website described an entire toilet, but they only sent the tank. Then they said the website was wrong and that they'd sell me a bowl for another $220. I wanted to return it. It took over a month to get the return authorization, then 10 days after they received it, they said it was broken. I never even took it out of the box! Worst online shopping experience I've ever had. And I do a lot of it! Enjoy my $366 e-faucets.
My ordered was confirmed cancelled. They shipped the canceled order and charged to my credit card. It was picked up by eFaucets. Still two weeks later, waiting for my credit. Had called few times and was told credit 5-7 days. They are slow in refund even though it's their mistake by shipping out the cancel order. I wouldn't deal with this company anymore. Wish I read the review before I placed an ordered.
I should have checked the poor reviews of this organization before placing an order for a bidet faucet and accompanying handles, which had to be separately purchased. The faucet arrived, but not the handles. Had to call at least two times to inquire, was eventually told it would be at least "one to two more weeks" before handles arrived. Can't do anything 'til then.
Handles finally arrived. When ready to install, it was discovered they sent the wrong faucet finish. Called once again, and then again and again, to ask for correct faucet and find out how to return the one they sent. Last report last week was they'd send return information via UPS. That hasn't yet arrived. Needless to say, neither has the correct faucet. Have sent two emails to their customer service. No response as yet. THIS IS THE WORST COMPANY I'VE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH. NEVER AGAIN!!!
We ordered a vanity April 26th. We were told it would arrive at the end of May. I said okay. We ordered additional items for a total of over $4000. May came and went. I wrote. They said mid-June. Mid-June came and went. I wrote. They said maybe end of June. End of June. I wrote. They finally said on June 28 that it was shipping. It did not ship for about a week and arrived obviously WAY off schedule. We opened the mirror and discovered that it was badly damaged on one side. I wrote. They said they could not do anything about it because I should have written on Friday but instead had written on Monday. I would have to live with the mirror.
I wrote back to say that part of any delay in opening the mirror and writing about the damage was due directly to the fact that the vanity anticipated at the end of May and the middle of June did not, in fact, come until July to a beach house where we do not regularly live. No response. Nada. I am so angry. I feel I was gracious about their delays and poor communication throughout, and all I got in the end was a damaged product. At least the vanity was not damaged, but still. It makes no sense for a company to anger a client who spends over $4000 in a few months over the replacement of a mirror that came free with the vanity. It's senseless and lazy, and no one needs that kind of customer service.
Ordered a vanity from this site because it would of saved me shipping charges and tax... Little did I know, I would have horrible experience. When order was placed I was told it would be delivered in 5-10 working days. We waiting... these days passed... Called the company and they stated it would be 3-5 more days and the trucking company would call and verify a good time to drop off. Great! Situated that - and received the vanity - guess what. Box was torn and vanity was broken - refused vanity on the spot and made driver take it back.
Call customer service again and told them I was refusing and they needed to send a new one. They said they would take care of it and would order a replacement the same day. They said the new one would be there in 3/5 days. Waited. Nothing - no confirmation email or anything. Called to check again and the replacement was never ordered. I then cancelled my order and asked for my refund which was received within 3 days. Will never order anything like this again!
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