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Massaro's review of Dreams www.dreams.co.uk

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“Nightmares”

Written on: 28/06/2022 by Massaro (1 review written)

AVOID or it will cost you. Overall verdict: incompetent sales staff, unheard of return policy, company who doesn't care about customer satisfaction as long as they got your money. Long read below:

I went to Dreams West End store for a mattress and saw a bed which seemed OK, so I placed an order for both. I was explained the mattress return policy, but it wasn't mentioned to me that if I placed the bed order in the store I wouldn't be able to return it. Yes, you heard it right, no returns for in-store orders, but yes for online orders. Bizarre and probably the only retailer out there who does this. I would never have bought in store if I was alerted to this, no one probably would hence they don’t tell you. The sales person has also failed to advise me that with my choice of mattress and bed, the bed will come all the way to my hip and I am not a short person! That I would literally need to climb into bed and my feet won't reach the ground when I sit on it. This and the fact that the craftsmanship of the bed itself isn't great was why I called the Customer Services and asked for a refund. That’s when I found out about the in-store order policy and was told that they would not give me money back. I asked to speak with someone senior. The operator told me they would just tell me the same, but if I wanted to I could speak with the store. I went to the store, where they were at a loss about this advice as (conveniently) they cannot process refunds. They told me they would get in touch with Customer Services and raise this immediately or tomorrow: either way I should expect a call within 24-48 hours. When after 4 days no call arrived, I called the store again to check if they indeed got in touch with Customer Services. By then I also found out that Dreams do have an escalation process - again, no one bothered to tell me. The store said that yes they were in touch with Customer Services and I should expect the call within 24-48 hours. Five days later I called Customer Services. They did not appear to have any escalation request, they only received an email from the store about my visit. I have been again told about the non-return policy and that even if I escalated this the answer would be the same. I have requested to escalate anyway, but not expecting much and will be pursuing this though my credit card provider too. Needless to say this has been one very unpleasant and stressful experience and it definitely dampened the mood of settling into my new place a lot as now I have a bed I hate and I don't seem to be able to get rid of.

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