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Very dissatisfying shopping experience with Homecenter.com. Made purchase of sink based on item availability provide by Customer Service. Tried to cancel order after finding that item is not available and order lead-time 4-6 weeks. Merchant simply ignored request for order cancellation even before order been processed, forcing me to bye item from them. I refused to accept any shipments from them and open dispute with credit card. Merchant provided false information to dispute investigator regarding order cancellation stating that order never been canceled. Think twice, starting business with this merchant - they lure you with lower prices, but they do not care what happen after they received money. Stay away from Homecenter.com
Comment to replay from Homecenter.com:
I have sent request for cancellation to cancel@homecenter.com and even received the automated reply from merchant's website (unfortunately I can not provide copies of emails I exchange with Homecenter.com, this site policy prohibits such postings). Nothing has been done after reply to cancel order, even before merchant has processed it (prior to cancellation I did not received any email confirmed that order been processed with tracking # and delivery dates). Instead, I tried to convince somebody named Bryan Okin, who deliberately ignored my cancellation request and shipped items to justify restocking fee and shipping charge, that I simply do not want to do any business with Homecenter.com. I made that decision after learning that promised in-stock item could be delivered in 4-6 weeks, unreliable customer service and reading review on Resellrratings.com, I agree, Homecenter.com returned $256.76 from initial charge of $469.60, but ignoring customer's request for cancellation and providing false information to credit card company, stating that they never received request for order cancellation, Homecenter.com earned 212.84 just hiding behind predatory policy.
Homecenter.com will do anything to get your money, even if you do not want their service. Be aware!

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  • Gj
      21st of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes
    HomeCenter - Bait and switch/ Price increase
    HomeCenter.com
    United States

    Be vary wary of HomeCenter.com they list low prices and then once you order something tell you it will take 2-3 weeks to get it (at that price) but if you want to pay MORE (what they call their "Quick Ship Program" ) then you can have it faster. It's a classic bait and switch. Then when you try to cancel they CHARGE you a 4% CANCEL FEE. (Yes, it's in the fine print you unknowingly agreed to) These crooks get you coming or going. Don't do business with them, there are much more reputable eVendors out there.

  • Ad
      4th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes
    HomeCenter - No replies, No Answers
    HomeCenter
    United States
    homecenter.com

    Ordered a Panasonic bathroom fan and checked out with Google. My credit card got charged 5 days later but I didn't get the UPS tracking number. 3 days later, I emailed them, but there was no reply. I waited 4 more days to email, again no reply. Afterwards, I called, waited 30 minutes on the phone. Finally, the seller posted the tracking number on Google checkout. Overall, I am not satisfied even though I got the product.

  • De
      16th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    I purchased a $500 fan and it is now 3 weeks and have not received it. I called and EMailed customer service. Both times they said they would get back to me. No response yet. I thought about contacting American Express to open a dispute on them. We will see. Sounds like I might as well just wait for the item and just not order from them in the future. I am not giving them a DIME unless I get a product out of it!

  • Mj
      9th of Mar, 2010
    0 Votes
    HomeCenter - CRIMINALS!!!
    Homecenter
    Virginia
    United States
    Homecenter.com

    They sent me a broken faucet. It took them 30days to contact me about sending the broken faucet back. Every time I try to contact them they do not reply to any of my emails. The phone option for customer services never picks up. The option for the returns department simply disconnects your call. The sales people refuse to connect you to anyone in customer support and simply transfer the call to a number the is never answered. To make matters worse there is no 1-800 numbers. They do not have any replacement faucets in stock to send me so I asked for my money back. They are now charging me a 25% re-stocking fee (about 100$) for the broken faucet they sent me because it is considered a return even if I wanted a replacement but they didn’t have one. It is now over two months and they have both the broken faucet and all my money.
    Do not buy from this company or you will be sorry!

  • Pi
      7th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes
    HomeCenter - Rip off
    Homecenter
    United States

    Although a recent article in the New York Times leads me to believe that complaining about a bad experience with a vendor may actually help that vendor in internet search engines, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/business/28borker.html?src=me&ref=business, I've got to share this miserable tale. In late September, I went looking for a new sink online. I found it at Homecenter.com and immediately submitted my order, using my Visa card to pay the $584.60 charge. Nowhere was it mentioned that the item would be on back order or that Homecenter.com would not be shipping the item to me themselves. When I hadn't received the sink over a week later, I contacted them by email on Oct. 6, asking about my order. I received a note that said they'd keep me updated by email. On Oct. 12, I asked for an update. I received an email that said the sink would ship on Oct.18.

    On Oct. 19, I got an email that said shipping would be further delayed until Oct27! I called Homecenter and told the “Customer Service” (a misnomer if ever there was one!) representative that I wanted to cancel the order. She said I couldn't cancel on the phone and must send an email. I did that as soon as our conversation concluded. At that point, I made the assumption that it would be OK to go ahead and find the sink at another vendor, which I did. Later that day, I received an auto email from Homecenter, telling me "not to consider my order cancelled and not to order the item from anyone else! I also received an email from the representative, who said Homecenter would put the order on hold so the sink would not be sent to me while the order was in the process of being canceled. That was a lie.

    Two days later, on Oct. 21, I received a note from the same representative, saying she would discuss this with her manager! I responded, saying “what is there to discuss I have canceled the order, following your instructions for doing so”. She contacted me the next day, saying my order couldn't be canceled and would be shipped to me on Oct 27. She said there was nothing she could do. A week later, the sink from Homecenter arrived via UPS. I refused delivery and told the UPS man to send the item back.

    I called and told Homecenter that the sink was on its way back to them. The representative said she would do an RMA for me. Three weeks later, on Nov. 22, I received another note from them: “You refused the package. It was sent back to the NY warehouse. It was suppose to be returned to Kohler. When requesting a RGA you are not allowed to refused the package. The package has to go to travel form NY to Wisconsin. I have to inform Kohler of the shipment”. This semi-literate note obviously wasn't helpful and contradicted the conversation I'd had with the representative who had told me she would handle the RMA for me.

    The Homecenter representative who was handling my order did not treat the matter seriously. If she had started the cancellation process when I submitted my email, I believe this situation would have been resolved. Also, since the sink was not shipped directly to me from Kohler, Homecenter could easily have stopped the shipment at their facility in Uniondale, NY, which it passed through before coming to me!

    According to Homecenter's return policy, I am now responsible for paying a 25% restocking fee. Since the sink in question was priced at $594, this fee is not small! I sent an email asking that the restocking fee be waived but have not heard anything back. It's now late December and they have had my money for three months. They're not communicating with me and they haven't responded to a letter from the Better Business Bureau of New York, where I submitted a complaint.

  • Wa
      24th of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes
    HomeCenter - Don't shop there
    Homecenter
    United States

    Whatever you do, do not ship at homecenter.com. First, they will take your money right away and do not ship your products for another month. If you contact them to ask what is the delay, they'll give you the run around and they do not have the product in stock. You will not be able to contact anyone for assistance. No one will help. Just avoid them, they will charge you restocking fee, return fee and any other fees to get your money if you cancel. CEO is Brian Okin, he does not know how to run a business.

  • Ro
      11th of Apr, 2011
    0 Votes
    HomeCenter - No replies, No Answers
    HomeCenter
    United States

    I ordered 2 high-end ceiling fans, total order over 500$.I promptly received one of them, but the secnd did not come. There was no reason sent, not answer to multiple emails, and my phone calls have not been returned. Many telephone numbers are listed and I get various voices, but noone calls back. The fan may be on back order but 1- they should let me know, and 2- I shouldnot be charged until it is shipped, and the entire amount was immediately placed on mycredit card! BEWARE OF HOMECENTER.COM!

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