This consumer wants to return this Amerisleep order. Why won't the company let him?

This Amerisleep mattress order is a disaster? Why can’t I just return it?

Todd Brown just wanted a king size mattress and frame delivered to his home in a reasonable period of time. Unfortunately, his experience with Amerisleep has been a disaster from the start and continues to get more frustrating by the day. Now he just wants Amerisleep to let him return the entire order for a refund. So why is the company ignoring his requests?

Question

I ordered a king mattress and frame and paid $3,400 almost three months ago from Amerisleep. After multiple delays from the stated two-week delivery, I received the mattress and one twin frame about a month later. They then said another twin was on the way to “create” a king. I never received the second twin. They then offered to upgrade to their premium frame a few weeks later. I accepted the offer.

After multiple assurances that the frames were on their way, they were never shipped. FedEx picked up the single twin, then dropped it back off. I don’t have a frame that fits the bed.

At this point, I just want a refund for the entire bed. Amerisleep’s response was to authorize a refund for less than half the total price ($1,680). That was a month ago and still no refund. There was no itemization for the credit nor a response to the other requests. Separately, another Amerisleep representative told me the bed frame is not returnable. The representative asked me to send a photo of the warranty tag and that they will arrange for either a pick-up or allow me to donate the mattress to a local charity. I have not heard from them since.

Can you help me get a refund? — Todd Brown, Gainesville, Fla

Answer

Of course, Amerisleep should have sent you the mattress and frame when it said it would. A three-month wait is unacceptable. I’ve reviewed the correspondence between you and the company, and it isn’t clear to me why the company didn’t deliver the frame when it said it would. Instead, it made promises it didn’t keep, leaving you frustrated and sleepless.

It looks as if you tried to send emails and initiated a chat through the Amerisleep page.

Amerisleep offers a guarantee on its products (“Sleep easy, we’ve got your back”) that amounts to a limited 20-year-warranty, but that assumes it has delivered the mattress and frame. There’s no guarantee it will get the bed to you in a timely manner, only a vague assurance that your mattress and accessories will “usually ship within 3-5 business days.” Maybe there should be a delivery guarantee.

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Finally! Amerisleep will let you return the mattress and frame for a refund

You could have appealed this service breakdown to a manager at Amerisleep. We list the names, numbers, and email addresses of the Amerisleep customer service managers in our database.

I contacted Amerisleep on your behalf. More than three months after your initial order, Amerisleep contacted you to arrange to have your mattress taken away and promised to refund your money.

 

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