Report: #417717

Complaint Review:, Iboats

  • Submitted: Thu, January 29, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, August 08, 2011
  • Reported By: Marshall Virginia
  •, Iboats
    170 West Election Dr
    Draper, Utah
    U.S.A.,, Iboats Bad Boat Cover, Semi-Custom Boat Cover, Restocking Fees Draper Utah

*Consumer Comment: IBoats Did Not Learn and is NOT a "Better Company"

*UPDATE Employee:'s response

Show customers why they should trust your business over your competitors...

On 01/06/2009, I was looking for a semi-custom, boat cover and found a Westland cover sold thru its distributor, I called customer service and told them what year, model and make of my boat. They told me which cover would work, and I ordered one on-line and the same cover was retrieved when I put the info in their system.

After receiving it in a box, I tried it out and it sure DID NOT fit. I called customer service and spoke to a Candice Bell who told me that it was subject to a hefty restocking fee. I tried to tell her that I was not happy with the cover and that it did not seem to fit. She advised me to take photos. I did.

The next day, I submitted them. I was given an email sharply telling me that the cover was not for the boat. I called and Candice began arguing with me that my boat was a certain length when the boat title said otherwise and that it was MY FAULT. She faulted me for not documenting who I originally spoke to.. Who does this??

IBOATS.COM is NOT the place to order a cover and customer service is unrelenting. I asked to speak to a supervisor and it was the "There is no supervisor around story." I also noted that when you place an order that they are drawing from multiple sources and you will likely be hit with multiple shipping charge.

Update: Iboats will not address the fact that they told me the cover will fit and is charging significant restocking fee.

Marshall, Virginia
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#1 Consumer Comment

IBoats Did Not Learn and is NOT a "Better Company"

AUTHOR: Patti - (United States of America)

IBoat's response is a joke.  They haven't learned a gosh darn thing, and they decidely are NOT a better company today.  See my report of August 2011.  I am having a nearly identical experience to this consumer's.  Stay away from Iboats unless you like to throw your money away.
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#2 UPDATE Employee's response

AUTHOR: - (United States of America)


We sincerely regret the experience you had with your boat cover purchase. It is terribly frustrating to order a product in good faith only to discover what you ordered does not accommodate the need. We make every effort possible to provide a fair solution in these kinds of situations, regardless of where the fault resides.

As you are aware, once an understanding was reached, the decision was made to waive the re-stock fee at's expense and a full credit was issued on 2/23/09.

RCH, again, we appreciate you taking the time to document your experience. We are a better company today because of it.
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