Update by user Nov 29, 2018
Update 11/29/18; Rev. No.
1314361After more back and forth emails between myself and Pensacola, FL Lazboy's CSRs Jessica Bryan and Mat Sumlin, I received an email from them dated 11/17/18 stating that "we will need to pick up the back only to install the cushioning in shop." They know they shipped the SEAT portion to me in October and I have it and am awaiting that repair, too. I cannot imagine why, fully knowing that I have the SEAT portion they shipped in October, they would say they will only repair the BACK portion now????
I wrote them back on 11/27/18 asking for clarification and received a message back that she is on vacation.The utter confusion I am dealing with trying to communicate with this store is truly incomprehensible!! Will update when there is news.
Original review posted by user Oct 11, 2018
Above is my review (#1314361) Here is an update as of October 11, 2018
About me: I am a 71-yr-old retired professional female, 5'4-1/2" tall,160 lbs. I am unmarried and live on a fixed income. My working career spanned 50 years. I assumed the role of property manager for the 10-unit senior condominium where I live in order to earn a little more money. My work here is 24/7.
After July 28, 2018 Complaint:
On July 28 I received an email from Jessica wanting to schedule another service call for August 1(someone with Lazboy had obviously seen my complaint). I told her I was at the point where I believed it was best that I request a refund. She asked that we try this again. I was unavailable on August 1, but we agreed to a service call on August 8, 2018.
August 8, the Mobile crew showed up and agreed the chair was obviously not in satisfactory shape, and offered to take the chair and try again. I said I preferred to keep the chair until we decided what to do. They took more photos which showed the sagging leather in the BACK and the LEG REST and left. August 10, Jessica emailed that she was submitting the photos and "repair" history to Lazboy Product Support and Warranty and would let me know when she heard back.
On August 10, I received a box of what felt like foam but in fact was a SEAT and FOOTREST portion that is so under-padded that it obviously will not work.(BUT WHAT ABOUT MY BACK portion???)
On September 3, I called the store again. Every time I call the store I reach a message and have to leave them a message, which I did. No one has ever called me back.
On September 10, I DROVE to the local Lazboy store and spoke to a young man about the problems I am having getting satisfaction from them. He directed me to a woman named "Ann". I patiently told her briefly about my chair issue and her solution was to write down and give me an email address for another Lazboy employee, Mat Sumlin, at smat@Decoratewithlazboy.com. I tried to tell her that I have been trying since March to get some relief, but she insisted that "Mat" can help me and turned to resume her conversation with another lady. Needless to say I left very discouraged.
Today is October 11 and to say that I am disappointed with Lazboy is a HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT! It has been nearly 1 YEAR since I tried out this model chair in the showroom and paid to have one custom made in cranberry leather. I bought and paid what to me was a small fortune for this electric leather rocker recliner. I bought it from LAZBOY, one of the best-known furniture makers in the country. I TRUSTED LAZBOY!
Today I called the local store and left an angry but clean message that I would like someone to call me back as soon as possible. It's been over 5 hours and no one has called me back.
I have arthritis and pinched nerves in my neck. I have collapsed discs in my back and see a chiropractic neurologist twice a week. I bought this fine chair because I believed in the Lazboy name and I just knew I was buying the best and last comfort chair I would ever own. Well, that didn't happen....
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Monetary Loss: $1666.
Preferred solution: Full refund.
I didn't like: Poor qualityvery poor customer service and, Attempting to repair an expensive brand new chair.