HomeCenter.com / Alsons 650 Shower Head / Sent me a completely different product than what was ordered
HomeCenter.com sent me a completely different product than what was ordered. Not only is it different in appearance, but it is completely different in features. I ordered a Alsons 650 shower head from HomeCenter.com which is listed as a 651CBU on HomeCenter.com. The shower head I received is an Alsons 653 (although the tag on it says 651CBU) listed as a 653CBU on HomeCenter.com. I followed the company's returns procedure and submitted a request for return and listed that I received the wrong product and still wanted the correct product. After waiting several days I emailed a request for an update. The following business day I received a call from a representative. The representative asked me a few questions then cut me off and told me that they would not honor taking the item back unless I paid a 25% restocking fee. From that point on the representative became hostile and would not let me speak. She stated repeatedly that their products all state "Image shown may differ from actual product appearance, especially finish and color." I reiterated to her that the product wasn't just a little different, but was in fact a completely different product. Finally I just hung up the phone as it became apparent she was unwilling to actually make their mistake right. I was sent a product other than what was ordered. I no longer want the correct item from them. I just want to return the product and never do business with them again. I feel their business practices are deceptive at best.
Honestly I started to feel that they were deceptive when the site offered free shipping, but the at the last minute in the checkout process charged me $8.95 "handling fee" which comes to just slightly more than what the cost of shipping would be.