I too, have had the same response from them in trying to get a replacement glass top for a coffee table... the many phone calls, the many excuses: "you are not in the system," "the manager is out," "the service rep is out," "someone will call you back"... NOT! I was finally able to speak to the customer relations manager today (7/12/2007), Maryann, who DID call me back and was very kind and helpful. We were able to ascertain that the glass top is not orderable as a replacement part. Each and every other part of the table can be ordered for replacement with the exception of the glass.
The reason I am writing this is that the parts/service rep, Heather, insisted to me that she ordered the part for me on 6/1/07... and even Maryann agreed with me... how could she have ordered a part that is NOT available for replacement???
Personally, folks, I would recommend that you stay away from purchasing Ashley products due to the fact that the main Ashley Furniture in Arcadia, WI does not deal directly with consumers and all your dealings will be with the various independent dealers which have proved to be a very frustrating process which accomplished nothing in the end anyway.
And, by the way, it took six months to find out it wasn't available for replacement and it's very coincidental that I, too, began to mention contacting the Better Business Bureau and I did receive a call back... maybe you might want to mention it at the beginning of your transaction with them ;-)
Atleast, for what it was worth, Eileen got her cabinet back. I, on the other hand, will have to throw my table away since there is not much use for a coffee table without a top...