- Report: #873126
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Complaint Review: House of Brides
House of BridesInternet United States of America
House of Brides Houseofbrides.com Billed my bridesmaids and did not deliver the merchandise. No accountability and apparently using thirdparties who are unable to contact other HOB offices. Complete FRAUD!! Internet, Internet
*UPDATE Employee: House of Brides reply
*Consumer Comment: Could be an issue of non-payment to Dessy
I, being the bride, decided to call to see what was happenning. When someone finally returned my call, Marlene proceeds to tell me that their manufacturer Dessy.com was having a problem with deliveries "which they will not admit to" and thats why we havent received the dresses. She then proceeds to ask ME to contact Dessy.com! I told her NO! and that I placed the order with House of Brides NOT Dessy.com. She said that she "would try but they havent been returning my phone calls". I told her that if I did not hear a response by the end of the day that we would dispute the transactions since house of brides has ALREADY DEBITED THE CREDIT CARDS!!! She said that she "understood" my predicament and said that she would call. She called me back and said that she left a message, in a lackadasical manner. Never saying that a refund would be initiated or that come hell or high water she would get the dresses for me. I sent the email below the night before and still have yet to receive a response back! :
Hello Ashley, Elizabeth, or House of Brides Manager, I am writing regarding two orders that are somehow not where they should be which is at my bridesmaids homes. My wedding is 5/5/2012, 10 days away and we still have not received the dresses or have been able to get an answer as to where the dresses are. The two order numbers are:
Order Number: M10271
Ordered: January 23, 2012
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Customer Service" <email@example.com>
Date: Jan 23, 2012 2:40 PM
Dear Shana, Your order number is M 10271 with an estimated arrival of the middle of March. If you have any further questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and have a pleasant day. Sincerely, Elizabeth House Of Brides and
Order Number: 134744
Ordered: January 12, 2012
Date: January 12, 2012 10:55:57 AM EST
Subject: Your Order Confirmation from House Of Brides Thank you for choosing House of Brides! We are please to inform you that the item(s) below have been ordered and confirmed by the manufacturer.Note:additional confirmations may be forthcoming for items not shown below.Designer/Manufacturer: Alfred Sung Bridesmaids
Product Name: Bridesmaid Dress
Style #: D50 Color : Italian Plum Size : 12 Extra Length : Rush Delivery :
Qty : 1Anticipated Ship Date to House of Brides : Beg Apr
It is odd that seemingly noone is able to find the orders above but the credit cards associated with the orders have been debited for the ENTIRE amount due. House of Brides needs to provide an answer to me regarding both of these orders or these transactions will be disputed. They will be disputed as we have been told multiple stories about system transition issues, tracking issues with Dessy and to call a number that is checked periodically by managment... The other issue is that HOUSE OF BRIDES NEVER contacted either of people above letting them know that there could be a delay in shipment or that any issue occurred with the orders! The wedding is very soon and I am hoping these dresses get to their designated recipients or I will be complaining to every customer site created to worn other brides about your website!! Do not ruin my wedding day. Please call me(info below) or either of the people above tomorrow! If no contact is made, that means that you have forfeited your rights to payment and have ignored us as consumers. Thank you.
So, I decided to call the new order line to try to get a manager and I finally get one. Her name is Dawn and she tries to hide behind the fact that I am not the actual customer, not to talk to me. I called BS and then she spoke to me. She proceeds to tell me that she has no access to see order status', she cannot call over to the status department, she cannot dial out AND that she is a Third Party who assist House of Brides. Im done! This company has fraud written all over and has no accountability to the delicate aspect of the products they are selling. Please do not fall victim to their scheme. They have ruined my wedding day because ALL of my colors are centered around these dresses and I am so dissapointed and upset that i want to warn all others from being victim of this scam.
As a result, we have to scramble 10 days before the wedding for other dresses that neither my bridesmaids nor I wanted and Dessy.com nor House of Brides cares. All they care about is debiting the money from consumers and getting the order to the consumer is the last thing on their list of things to worry about.
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