Fine Amish Furniture, Inc. / Never received furniture or refund
We ordered 2 chairs (to be made) on Oct. 11, 2008. We were told that we must pay for the furniture in advance ($584.55). The purchase order states that the furniture will be in the store in 8 - 10 weeks. We kept calling, no one would call us back. We left many messages. We drove to the store several times and was told that the chairs were on their way. Around Jan. 19, 2009, the store was never open, and the business phone was never answered. We were told by a neighboring business that other people were looking for this crook also. The owner is Wes Cernosek. When he would not return our calls, we drove several times to the store and taped messages on the door. We caught him there on Jan. 23, 2009. He told us that if the chairs were not in by Mon., Jan. 26, he would refund our money. When we tried to collect our refund, he kept avoiding us and would not return our calls. We found out that he lives behind the store. We got the license tags off his vehicles. There is no address on the house, and a big dog is tied up at the front door, preventing anyone from coming up to the house. Later, while waiting outside his house, I caught Wes while leaving the house. He was shocked to see me. He promised to have our money in cash at his store tomorrow (Jan. 29, 2009) -- said he would be in the store all day (yeah - right!). We got a copy of his DBA from the County Clerk with his TDL # and will pursue this with the police and attempt to file a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.