Just received a letter from Sterling enclosing a plastic discount card for their Event at the weekend! Initially I thought they were introducing a new loyalty card but NO ITS FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY AND EXPIRES ON 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019. What is this company thinking about? Have they not seen that we should be cutting down on PLASTIC? Completely disgusted by this sales technique and certainly won’t be shopping with them in the near future!
Review by Walstrum Horynski2 months ago
Actually bloody aweful
We got ripped of by Cornwall
Homestores who product we paid for were from These guys! We Called them and lone behold they shut up shop and wouldn’t comment at all on Cornwall homestores .
They then told us we are trade only and refused to say anymore .... does this guy matthew from Cornwall
Homestores have any links with Bentley designs ?! Makes me think that this company is has dodgy as that rat !
Review by Appeeze3 months ago
I bought a half fabric half leather suite from Sterling and it was delivered in February, already it looks done and we only have 3 adults living here and its in a 2nd living room so very low wear and tear, anyway they sent someone out but then said i should buy a machine to remove the bobbling, they refused to be held responsible even though its only 6 months old, never shop here, no after care whatsoever! Uddingston branch.
Review by Maryann Fournier10 months ago
I purchased a 3 seater leather sofa a 2 seater leather sofa plus a swivel chair, in August 2018 we reported a fault with the stitching on the chair, arrangements were made for someone from Stirling to visit and asses the work needed to resolve the situation .
Assessment completed I requested a replacement but was told the repair option was the only one available.
We are now now in December 2018 and after contacting STIRLING Furniture again today I was informed the items required to carry out the repair are in a shipping container that has been delayed again and will not be here till mid January 2019.
Stirling seem to think that this is good practice and they are being more than fair.
I have received better customer service from DFS in the past.
Beware of a Wolf in sheep's clothing and the patronising , condescending Managers.
Review by Gracce Moreanu1 year ago
I bought a Dante daybed from Buy Furniture. I did so because they were the cheapest on line. I hadn’t look at any of the reviews and if I had probably wouldn’t have. The service I received was excellent, communication was clear from Jo. There was a problem with delivery on the expected delivery date but Jo rang me to explain. I rang them in a couple of occasions as was very apprehensive, but had no problems getting hold of Jo. The delivery came the next week when agreed, it came late 6:45pm, but this was due to traffic and they want to make sure I received as agreed the driver had started work at 5am! The bed was all fine. Thank you. Jamie
Review by Vohn1 year ago
I bought leather sofas from sterling furniture in tillicoultry last year there was damage to them .sterling offered a repair which I declined and was told to order new sofas the 2nd sofas which were a different make had squeaking footrests.i was again offered a repair which I declined and to my astonishment was asked to choose replacements again . i chose the heston sofas. Which i just received and in perfect condition and comfiest sofas I have ever had .I can't praise sterling customer service enough I would NEVER have had this customer service from any other company
Review by Nikolce1 year ago
Looking at the reviews this firm has had a chequered history and i had serious doubts from the beginning that this was going to be a good experience. The item of furniture we were after was a small engineered marble dining table and nationally the design was in short supply as we understood from more than retail outlet that manufacture had ceased. This firm advertised the item in stock and confirmed availability by phone. We placed the order online and paid in full by credit card £570. Email response confirmed our order and delivery asap.Furniture Buyer did not have the item in stock in Huddersfield. Delivery is carried out by a separate company from a wharehouse in Cheadle and they deliver to you when they can as they seem to have one man and a van. Although FB customer services will liaise with you after a fashion, delivery is out of their hands and that is where the problems arose. Initially they came on a day when I was not there and my wife took delivery but could not help lift the items. Outer packaging looked fine and they were deposited in garage. No paperwork was available to sign as per terms and conditions. Once we unpacked goods they were faulty. Many phone calls and emails later we received the replacement items in good order. However it was an anxious time and not an experience I would contemplate repeating with this company. In summary they seem to advertise a wide range of quality products at reasonable prices and will quickly take your order and money but have no control over delivery. As the seller they are responsible for that part of the deal but their customer service is exceptionally poor.
Review by Marinell1 year ago
Bought an Ercol sofa for £1600 and had to wait 11 weeks for delivery which was fine with us. When the item was delivered 11 weeks later,l on the 15th of September 2017 we were shocked by the poor quality of the product.
We can't sit comfortably on the sofa. The sofa just sank and gave us terrible back ache. We went to the shop on London road, Glasgow and made an official complaint. We also rejected the sofa as not being 'fit for purpose'. However, we were told they had to send one of their agent to examine the sofa. This happened two weeks later and the agent called in on Tuesday. Now, we are being told that their agent could not find anything wrong with the sofa and they are refusing to make a full refund and take their stuff away.
Review by Lwanda Psenski5 years ago
Ordered a bookcase in October last year, only to be advised by e-mail that it was no longer available. Therefore bought it elsewhere . Few days later receive phone call trying to book the item in for delivery. Explained no longer required. Over the following few weeks received another two calls trying to deliver the item. Despite continually explaining the situation and requesting a refund nothing to date has been forthcoming. At best the communication lines within this company are non-existent or at worst it is run by crooks. A company shows it true colours when things do not go according to plan, this company fails on every conceivable account. I implore you, do not buy from these people.
Review by CustomerAbdul6 years ago
Do not use this company. They took my money within a day and I have not heard from them since. No reply to emails. Their phone number does not work. They are thieves !!!!!!!!!!!!! They will probably go else where and set up a new company and carry on their evil ways.
I have learned ...
1) That I need to always find and read reviews on companies that I buy from online. I would never have used this company had I searched for reviews.
2) Try the telephone number before you buy to check that the line exists.
3) Pay with a credit card for added protection.
Please don't be as naive or trusting as me. I have lost £370.
Review by Divisha Manamperi6 years ago
I placed an order for a dining table with Furniture Buyer on 3rd October 2012 and was told (on the telephone, by Ran of Furniture Buyer) that it would be painted the colour I required and delivered in 4-6 weeks - which I thought would be in plenty of time to arrive before Christmas...WRONG!! After numerous emails and phone calls from myself, I received my first email from Furniture Buyer on 26th November 2012, stating that they would contact me the following Wednesday with a date for delivery (baring in mind they had now already breached their contract, according to the Trading Standards Agency).
This process went on until well into December - me emailing and phoning to be told the delivery will be here next week (every time I spoke to them) - during this time Furniture Buyer never kept to their word; I didn't receive any updates either by telephone or email.
By this time, Christmas was fast approaching and still no table - I emailed once again asking if the table would be delivered in time for Christmas and once again promised by Furniture Buyer that it would be.
Well Christmas Eve came, but no table! -I telephoned Furniture Buyer and there phone line would ring, then no answer, but an engaged tone - so we had the inconvenience of having to go to a store and buy a table that would seat all of our guests over Christmas.
So now we didn't need the table, after the holidays I telephoned to cancel my order and asked for a full refund, I was told to put that request in an email to their customer service department ...so I did just that and received an email back stating; we have cancelled the order and forwarded the details to the accounts for a refund that will be processed in 10 days.
Well guess what? ...to this day I am still waiting for my refund!!!
I have phoned a number of times, my husband has phoned a number of times since and we just keep being told the same thing (by the same person; Sam) over and over; a full refund will be credited to your card within 3 days...
This is what it states on their website;
*Can I cancel an order if I change my mind?
If you have a change of heart, you can cancel at any time before your item is dispatched. Simply contact us and we'll cancel your order and give you a full refund.
ALSO; *Service and quality second to none* (absolute rubbish!)
AND; *live support* (isn't very live at all!!)
I do hope this helps any potential buyers make a decision on whether to purchase anything from 'Furniture Buyer'...
They are very unprofessional, incompetent, deceitful and have no knowledge, what so ever, of Good customer service!!
A note to Furniture Buyer; Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase... its not just about stating on your website; "Service and Quality second to none"!!
Review by Vinhryan Shinkaryuk6 years ago
This is an appalling company with no application of fairness. They have no customer service. You cannot easily get through to them on the telephone. They do not read your e-mails properly. They boarder on criminal behaviour. I bought some goods (about £690) where they said delivery would be 2-3 days. Over a month later I received some of the goods and they were damaged. No explanation was provided as to why I had only received some of the goods? If I wanted a replacement I would have to wait several more weeks. I asked for a refund around 19 February 2013 and I still have not received the same. I have threatened court proceedings but that has no effect. They took my money in an instant and now simply wont pay me back. I strongly urge and recommend never using this company!!! I Woeful and shameful behaviour. I have also contacted Trading Standards and asked them to investigate why they have refused to give me a refund. I am now contemplating issuing Court proceedings, as they will not give me a satisfactory refund. Use them at your own peril. Any refund I may be provided may take 4 months or more to get. This is after I placed my original order in January 2013, so that would take me to August 2013, when they received the returned goods on 11 March 2013. The refund may apparently have come through my bank (I used my debit card), as this company have refused to refund me. They took my money and have simply kept it!!. This company do not care for their customers at all and they will keep your money if you return the goods.
Review by Meegan6 years ago
We ordered (and paid for) a table on 2nd Feb 2013 - the website said 5-7 days delivery.... and promised great Customer Service.
It is now April and we are STILL waiting for the table to be delivered. Furniturebuyer have replied to 2 emails with further delivery dates (none of which have happened).... They are now not responding to my emails and are not answering the phone, and they are not available on 'live chat'. They have gone silent on me.
I am now dealing with my credit card compnay and in the process of obtaining a refund via my credit card for non-delivery of goods. I am also in the process of writing to Trading Standards to make a formal complaint.
DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY - they do not uphold their promise to deliver, and do not have any Customer Service, let alone 'outstanding customer service'!
Review by Nataelle Murb6 years ago
Bought a Madison bedstead. They took the money immediately. No confirmation of receipt of order as in website so I called was told I would get the item in the next couple of days. It arrived so I thought I am the lucky one with all the bad reviews. But guess what it's damaged. Emails are returned, The telephone numbers don't work and the website has disappeared. I can't believe I have been so stupid!!!! Rang Bentley designs who manufactured and delivered the bed and explained the situation and stated all I need is a replacement head end. They told me to contact furniture buyer. I said I can't as their phone numbers and mail don't work. They gave me new numbers they don't work either. They weren't very helpful either!! Mailed the new email address got a quick response asking for various codes. I immediately responded asking what they meant and have heard nothing. I have friends arriving from Australia and no where for them to sleep. And neither Bentley designs or furniture buyer seem interested. I have raised a dispute with my credit card as don't think I will get a replacement or refund based on the reviews or the fact they have no contact numbers or website.
Review by Eui6 years ago
Well, how easy was it to post a negative review on TrustPilot? Not easy let me tell you. They 'simply' ask for your Customer Order ID but it seems that's not enough and you have to jump through so many hoops just to make a post most people will simply give up. I had to forward a copy of my invoice just to get this up so whatever you're reading on here, believe me it must be the tip of the iceberg!!!! Call me a cynic, but to stop clients posting bad reviews seems to be a simple affair. Just change the order number syntax when you know you're having supply problems and no one can post a review. Simples!
Enough about TrustPilot however, let's talk about Furniture Buyer.
Having a dealt with other on-line furniture stores which were abhorrently slow I was careful to check Furniture Buyer out on a few review sites. All looked good. Plenty of positive feedback from most if not all of the most recent reviews.
I ordered with confidence! We had some friends coming to stay towards the end of Jan and I needed some new tables so I ordered these at the end of December with the web site stating a maximum 14 days delivery (4-14 days delivery I recall was their promise).
Now I didn't expect them to have these in stock, most on-line stores order direct from the manufacturers and ship them direct (just like a shop would), but I do expect that when they state a maximum delivery time they keep to it. I didn't want my account debited immediately for the full amount and then have to wait 5 weeks for them to turn up. If I'd have wanted this I'd have gone to another web site that promised to give me the run-around and purchased from them!!!!
Frankly this sort of business isn't hard. It's selling by the numbers and a simple flow diagram with branching exceptions would allow any competent programmer to construct a simple CRM system that would handle it all. Clearly they don't have one!
My emails weren't answered correctly (when and if I actually got a reply) and their customer service telephone number goes through to either an engaged tone (after one ring) or to an off-shore call handling centre.
This isn't rocket science guys, yes I'm talking to you Furniture Buyer, if a shipment is delayed or you have a problem, CALL the client. As long as clients are kept well informed they are generally happy. Even if you send them an email that says ' Hi, just to let you know we haven't forgotten about you, although there's been a delay in shipping which we let you know about, we thought we'd just let you know that......'. It goes along way you know. Being treated like a mushroom and kept in the dark, well that's when you get negative reviews and that's how I was treated.
Clearly they have the basis for a good business but right now they aren't delivering on their promises.
My tables turned up and they are fine, but then again they should be. They only sold them, they didn't make them so I can't actually give any plus points just because something turned up undamaged, that should be a given.
If I was to sum everything up I would say, yes, their prices seem good, delivery when it happens is on the (eventually) promised day and time slot but if you're looking for something to a specific time-scale tread VERY carefully. If you're NOT in a hurry and DON'T MIND waiting beyond the promised date at time of sale AND don't mind being kept in the dark - Furniture Buyer are the guys to go to.
Review by Doo6 years ago
Made an order online at the end of March, was called 2 days later to be told that an employee had inadvertently cancelled my order and that I would receive a refund in 48-72 hours. I was asked to make a payment by card over the phone which I refused to provide as it was insecure and sounded dodgy. As expected no refund has materialised and after phoning and speaking to the alleged manager who told me that SagePay is holding my refund and that I will have to chase with my bank, I have been offered delivery of the products which is interesting given that I am supposed to be being refunded. I have been accused by the alleged manager of basically being a liar and misunderstanding the situation. I now have no products and am £562 out of pocket. Trading Standards have been informed, please do not use this company under any circumstances. They are untrustworthy bordering on criminal and have absolutely no concept of customer service.
Review by Aniraj Derrow7 years ago
BEWARE! Some months ago I purchased a bed from this company. After a few months of use the sprung edge on one side collapsed, and I contacted them expecting a repair or replacement under the terms of the one year warranty.
The first response from Furniture Buyer was that the warranty period was over. I was able to produce written evidence that this was not true, and after further correspondence was informed, "there has been no manufacturing defect with respect to the bed and the damage is due to usage." Their argument seems to be that I have damaged the bed by sleeping on it!
My conclusion is that you buy from Furniture Buyer at your own risk - the one year replacement or repair warranty will not be honoured and is completely worthless.
Review by Duvon Cahani7 years ago
I had to chase-up my furniture order over a number of weeks and was given false information on several occasions - i would not buy from this company again.
Review by Highe7 years ago
Unacceptable!!!!!! Ordered 3 No items on 29/01/12 on a 6 week lead time, received 2 items at 8 weeks. I have phoned and e-mailed countless times to get a date for the delivery of my remaining item and still have not had an answer. It is now the 31/05/12 and I have totally lost my temper.
Terrible customer service and I shall be putting a boot in if I do not here back today!!
Review by Stvphy7 years ago
I cannot rate this company highly enough for there promise and delivery of there products.they were extremely professional in all that they did.A highly recommended company.
Review by Saronporn7 years ago
I ordered the Akita range from FB and they delivered very quickly and at a great price I have always thought that the companies that are very keen on price always provide a bad service but not FB the service was spot on and I would recommend to anyone.
Review by Yurkis Ramanand8 years ago
Searched the net for a two seater dining table and chairs. Found one on several sites but there was always a catch, even when the price was right. Got in touch with Furniture Buyer, the price was matched to the lowest price we found, the delivery time was better and pick up from warehouse in Birmingham was arranged. But here is the kicker, when we were phoned - as arranged and on time - the manager/owner said he would arrange for us to pick it up from his home which is considerably closer to us than the warehouse, saving us time, petrol and money. Can't rate this service highly enough. Larger items may not always get that 'special service' but if he can help he sure will.
Got the table home, assembled it in 15 minutes, chairs took a little longer, stood back to admire. Quality fantastic, not reselling!!!!!
Review by Wmcm Winsler8 years ago
I have had a good experience dealing with Furniturebuyer.co.uk they delivered my goods on time and at a great price, the delivery was booked in 4 days prior to the delivery and a 2 hour window given.
Very good customer service Five stars from Me.
Review by Leyanda8 years ago
I ordered the Bentley Designs Toledo range. The company did exactly as they promised. They delivered the products quicker than their website even indicated which was excellent. I would recommend this company to everyone. Very simple online shopping experience - the way it should be.
Review by Wylisha8 years ago
I purchased a Sterling park bedstead the item was delivered on time and was the best price on the Internet.
The customer service team kept me updated regulary and when the delivery arrived the delivery team were very good.