A family near Houston claims that they ordered a toy wooden table from Overstock.com, and received a box with what appears to be a mummified rat in it instead. They contacted a local TV news station…presumably only after they were done screaming. [More]
Though no blood has been shed — yet — things could get ugly as two of the Internet’s deepest discounters try to undercut each other, with Overstock.com (or O.co, if you’re a marketing moron) announcing it would beat Amazon’s pricing on books, only to have Amazon strike back with price drops of its own. [More]
Things get returned to retailers and sent back out to other customers. It happens. What isn’t supposed to happen is that one customer gets the item with all of the personal information of the person who returned it. That’s what happened to reader Justin when he bought some luggage for his wife from o.co, the retailer formerly known as Overstock.com, that had a tag filled out with the information of a stranger. [More]
Tis the season to get mad at companies for not living up to our standards! Netflix, Overstock.com and Gap were just a few of the holiday disappointments this year in the realm of online shopping, according to a new survey of consumers. [More]
Apparently, the “O” in Overstock.com stands for “Overstating discounts and misleading customers,” at least according to the district attorneys in seven California counties. They’ve filed suit against the online retailer, alleging it made untrue statements about its pricing. [More]
It’s time for another installment of the Adventures of the Stupid Shipping Gang! We’ve packaged three reader stories in one post to make sure they stay extra-secure. In this edition: Amazon overestimates the fragility of Pyrex, Newegg underestimates the fragility of computer parts, and Overstock sends someone an awful lot of crumpled-up paper. [More]
Sometimes banner ads online promise a great price, but do not reflect actual reality. That’s the sad lesson that reader Ricky writes that he learned recently after clicking on a banner ad for Overstock.com. See, the banner advertised products for sale at Overstock.com and bore the company’s logo, but the company did not produce the ad, and the prices are not real. [More]
Today’s overstock.com deal of the day is a Franklin 18-gauge Steel Casket. Yours for only $1,249.99, regularly $3,375.99. [Overstock.com]
Overstock.com is an embattled victim under attack by its rivals and a cabal of journalists and shortsellers working to destroy its good name.
s enforcement division for subpoenaing two journalists, declaring their behavior renegade.
We know Overstock.com sometimes has crappy customer service, as we amusingly revealed.
It’s all about the “Oh damn, you’re screwed” for Heather who tried to buy some perfume for her girlfriend (yes, that kind of girlfriend). She could’ve gone down the road to the department store but was enticed by the online retailer’s promise to have it delivered on time for Valentine’s day. Needless to say, it didn’t happen. She took her case to Overstock’s customer service chat bots who display an extremely disarming and hilarious void of concern for her angst and their fumble. Full transcript, as posted to Craigslist: Portland, after the jump.
My wife and I ordered a large rug from Overstock.com on 10/31/05 and received it a week later. The rug was very nice, but not the color we ordered. We requested an exchange for the right color, but were told that due to “warehouse issues” they could not make an exchange, but they would give a refund once the rug was received and we could then purchase the correct rug. Since that time, we have spent over two months attempting to return the rug and receive a refund.
Following the ins-and-outs of business is not our forte, but we continue to be enraptured by the kooky CEO of Overstock.com, Patrick Byrne. After making a call to investors where he assured them that he was not, among other things, a Jedi, he’s now followed up by publishing an email interview with Business Week’s e-Business editor Tim Mullaney—before the Business Week article has been published.