Having ordered a bed, in store, in March 2012, my partner and I paid a £500 (on credit card) and opted to pay the balance of £1100 within one year according to Dreams' interest free finance plan.Whilst in the store we noticed the telephone continually rang and, despite there being two members of staff free, went unanswered (warning bells!).
On the receipt/order form we received there is a little box which states "NO NEED TO CHASE, we will call you immediately your goods arrive, usually within 28 days". Needless to say, 28 days turned into 60 days by which time I was chasing, and receiving some of the most tired and lame excuses it is possible to imagine (this is in line with the countless other customer complaints I've since read online).
Eventually, a date was arranged for delivery and I took a day off work only for no-one to turn up, no phone calls,nothing. I must add that Dreams' "customer services line" is rarely answered, and when it is the person at the other end of the line is usually as in the dark as the caller! Anyway, after spending the best part of the following day trying to speak with someone about this, a call came through from the branch that afternoon (the branch store, by the way, always maintains they cannot contact either Finance, Delivery or Customer Services) which came as somewhat of a surprise; our bed would be delivered the following day!
As my partner and I were both away working, we left our teenage son in charge of signing the paperwork AFTER the bed had been installed - which we paid for. So you can imagine our surprise when he called my partner and told her that not only had they not assembled the bed as per contract,but he had also been "bullied" into signing the paperwork acknowledging receipt prior to the workmen unloading the van! A note was left asking us to ring "Customer Services" to arrange another date for assembly. The bed parts and mattress were dumped in our bedroom where they stayed whilst we cancelled the contract and waited another 3 weeks for them to come and collect everything. And the £500 deposit we paid? Dreams informed us our credit card would be refunded within "5-10 working days". 16 working days later we are still waiting, despite sending email reminders, calls to answering machines etc etc.
In my 50+ years on this planet I have never encountered such a bunch of total charlatans masquerading as a company. Quite frankly the sooner they are drummed out of business the better for all concerned. I am not alone in my thinking - just type in Dreams Beds + problems to get a taste of others' misery at the hands of this outfit!
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