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Harveys, Peel good furniture! Do not buy a sofa from them!

jammievjammiev

I would like to make everyone aware about the terrible service I received recently from Harveys the Furniture Store! They lied to us! Never buy a sofa from them! We ended up having a battle with them to get a refund!:

The quality of our new Sofa (http://www.harveysfurniture.co.uk/pr...s/jupiter.aspx) was shocking. After a few months it developed lots of small tears/rips and pins where sticking out. Non of these defects were due to accidental damage.

So we rang Harveys for a refund who said that before we get a refund they would have to send out an inspector to asses whether or not the tears were due to manufacturing defect or accidental damage.

The company ( Ecomaster) came out and inspected the tears and pins and repaired the rips. Then after that I rang Harveys expecting to get a refund and they said the report came back as accidental damage! I was shocked.

So another month past and even more rips started to appear! About twenty in total, all over the single seater and the 3 seater! So I rang Harveys and again they said that there inspector had to come out. So the same guy came out again and again Harveys said it was due to accidental damage! I complained on the phone and asked for the duty manager and was told no manager was available. So I had to pay £99 to the furniture ombudsman (who were very helpful) to get and independent report done (as per guidance form Trading standards).

The report came back as manufacturing fault! So the report was sent to Harveys and by this time we posted a message of complaint on Harvey’s Facebook page and within an hour a manger from Harveys phoned us back! A copy of the report was e-mailed to Harveys who accepted that it was manufacturing fault (after a long standing battle on the phone!). We got a £99 refund for the report and Harveys said they would offer us a full refund but it would take few weeks as it would be via a cheque!

We argued with them as we had paid on line with visa debit and due to card scheme rules we were entitled to a refund back on the visa debit card. We then arranged for the junk/firewood sofa to be collected and on the day it was collected we rang Harveys and eventually got our refund (instantly). We also complained to Ecomaster who said that both reports concluded that the tears could have been accidental but the sticking out pins were in fact manufacturing fault! So we knew that Harveys were lying to us and withheld information from the Ecomaster report!

I will never buy from them again and we have recently bought a quality sofa from DFS. I have listed some useful contacts for Harveys below. If you are having difficulty with Harveys I would recommend posting it on their Facebook wall and also contact trading standards for advice! It's a shame we didn't use a credit card!




Adam –extension 1044


ROB – INTERNET / TELESALES SUPERVISOR – 01708 802 952


harveysdirect@harveys-furnishing.co.uk
lculshaw@harveys-furnishing.co.uk
abridgens@harveys-furnishing.co.uk
Richard Oloyede Internet/Telesales Assistant Manager 01708 802954

Linda Culshaw

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    sancho1983
    And to top it all off they appear to have stolen your 'Enter' button

    http://www.gameinformer.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer-Components-ImageFileViewer/CommunityServer-Discussions-Components-Files-258/0246.wall-of-text.png_2D00_610x0.png

    Edited By: sancho1983 on Aug 10, 2012 22:09
    noddle36
    If it was me I would send this to Watch Dog.

    Edited By: noddle36 on Aug 10, 2012 22:31: spelling
    jammiev
    hi, i have
    cdeeclaire
    so have i, ignore the fools, thanks for posting
    hamsterpig
    I've had the Jupiter sofa since January, no problems yet. :{
    jammiev
    thanks cdeeclaire, did you like the title? 'Peel' good furniture, lol
    jammiev
    hamsterpig
    I've had the Jupiter sofa since January, no problems yet. :{


    check it over with a fine tooth comb!, check all the creases etc, check for sticking out pins below the arm!
    RonChew
    I wouldn't like to alarm you but DFS's reputation is about the same as Harvey's. If you're lucky, you'll get a good sofa. :|
    jammiev
    RonChew
    I wouldn't like to alarm you but DFS's reputation is about the same as Harvey's. If you're lucky, you'll get a good sofa. :|


    thanks, but i would disagree, try Googleing them both!
    RonChew
    jammiev
    RonChew
    I wouldn't like to alarm you but DFS's reputation is about the same as Harvey's. If you're lucky, you'll get a good sofa. :|


    thanks, but i would disagree, try Googleing them both!

    Personally, I wouldn't go near either of them. I suppose that, if you were being generous, the level of complaints about DFS is not quite as high as Harveys. But they're both fairly dreadful.
    RonChew
    tinkerbell28
    High street furniture pffft don't. Ron is right. I'd go independent.

    Of the nationals, I'd use John Lewis, M&S or Debenhams mainly because they all have some reputation to maintain. Against that they're not the cheapest around though, come to that, neither are Harveys or DFS.
    sickly sweet
    RonChew
    tinkerbell28
    High street furniture pffft don't. Ron is right. I'd go independent.

    Of the nationals, I'd use John Lewis, M&S or Debenhams mainly because they all have some reputation to maintain. Against that they're not the cheapest around though, come to that, neither are Harveys or DFS.


    M&S sofas are not good quality from experience (personal and friends & family) as is their bedroom furniture. Really shocking.
    JL are really good, but expensive.
    Laura Ashley sofas are ok and their furniture fab.
    Debenhams - no idea.
    Inactive
    If you are really lucky, DFS will have a Sale on.. ( sarcasm )

    I would buy from a local manufacturer, I did, it was made to order, they allowed me to inspect it and they delivered it before paying them a penny.

    Edited By: Inactive on Aug 10, 2012 23:11
    N1K0LAI_DAN7E
    in before the tears...

    oh wait
    bigweapon07
    Having issues with scs and their excellent customer service. Ombudsman is the only way by the looks of it.
    Kat75
    Land of the leather are worse to deal with
    magicbeans
    helpful with the numbers and contacts. glad u got it sorted
    mdixit
    Jammiev - thanks for sharing your experience with Harveys.

    I came across your comment trying to locate an independent review resource on dining furniture that I bought from Harveys. I wish I had done some online checks on their reputation before. Makes me believe they are very irresponsible retailers.

    I am yet to start my battle with them for the defective dining furniture. :(
    jammiev
    mdixit
    Jammiev - thanks for sharing your experience with Harveys.

    I came across your comment trying to locate an independent review resource on dining furniture that I bought from Harveys. I wish I had done some online checks on their reputation before. Makes me believe they are very irresponsible retailers.

    I am yet to start my battle with them for the defective dining furniture. :(


    good luck and please fight them all the way, use facebook if you need to, you have rights, they are a bunch of lying ****.

    let us all know how you get on!
    ben80
    I have had the Jupiter sofa for over a year the sofa has 15 tears in it . Exon aster have been around to inspect it and they can clearly see it is a manufaturating problem . Harvey's are allowing me to find a sofa for the value of £970 pound the sofa cost £1022 pounds . I still can't find a sofa for that price . Also this sofa was sold to me as leather I have now discovered it is partly vinal . Harvey's have well and truly ripped me off . I am expecting to look in the. Store this weekend if I don't find one I will be expecting a full refund . Harvey's have truly let me down . So when you buy a sofa from them make sure you know what your buying.

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