After a trip to NYC and a visit to RoomsByZoyaB, my wife wanted to buy a Sleeping Beauty daybed for our daughter. I wasn't there and was kind of ambivalent about it, thinking perhaps I could build something very similar based on the pics my wife sent. I've been a hobby woodworker for 18 years. Anyway, she ended up buying it and a few other pieces to create an ensemble based on our interior designer's recommendation.
All the furniture arrive well packed via freight. I didn't opt for the white glove service and chose to unload it. We got it into the room after moving her old bedroom furniture out and got it all in place according to our designer's layout.
I have to say, we have some nice furniture we've bought from all over the world and even some over-built pieces I've made. The furniture we bought from RBZB is the nicest in the house, bar none. As a guy who loves building furniture for a hobby, I'm seriously impressed and our daughter loves it.
Once in a blue moon you buy something and it exceeds your expectations. That's the case here. I didn't get a chance to see the other furniture RBZB offers, but if it's the same quality as what we bought, you'll be very happy.
Tip for consumers: If your wife wants you to go to the showroom, go. I wish I would have. You might be as impressed as I am with the furniture.
I have to say that Rooms by ZoyaB has some of the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen. I recently purchased some furniture for my son's room and must say that it is even more beautiful in person than it is online. The pieces are incredibly sturdy and well-made; I can tell that I will be able to pass down this furniture to my children and grandchildren. This company is very easy to work with and kept me updated on my order. I found them very pleasant and helpful. Overall, I, as well as my fellow friends who are also clientele, highly recommend this company.
I have been buying my Chilren's furniture from Zoya for the last 10 years and I have been so pleased with each purchase. My daughter has most of the items in the Sleeping Beauty room, including the beautiful daybed. Everyone that sees her room is truly amazed at the beauty and quality of all her furniture. Being able to customize all the pieces that I buy has made it so much easier to find beautiful pieces that fit the layout of ny children's rooms. I always recommend shopping with this company for children's furniture because it really is worth it.
Getting ripped off at Rooms by Zoya B
Beautiful furniture for baby, but not cheap. At those prices, I had hoped for a certain level of customer service. Well guess what? As soon as I handed over my money for the bulk of the stuff (crib, changing table, rocking chair), the trouble began:
FIRSTLY, Zoya B needed to send someone to measure our window for curtains. The person rescheduled twice, before finally showing up.
Then we waited three weeks for an estimate. When the estimate came in, I almost gave birth there and then. For one window, the cost would be $4061.
Several days earlier, we had dressed all the other windows in our apartment (a total of five windows) for a grand total of $3414 for all five windows.
So when I called to see whether that really was the cost, I was informed, by an assistant, that Zoya B works exclusively with one woman who charges high prices for making curtains. But if I wanted I could buy the fabric at 10% discount and get someone else to make the curtains. Well thanks for nothing, I don't fancy building my curtains piecemeal. So I went elsewhere to get a full curtain service at a much more reasonable price.
SECONDLY, we made the mistake of accepting that the delivery charges for all the purchased items would be quoted to us at a later date. Word to the wise, if someone refuses to give you delivery estimates at the time of purchase, there is a reason for that. They plan to bend you over and rob you. So, for a delivery of less than 3 miles from their warehouse to our home, we were charged $571. To add insult to injury, it was not sent in one invoice. After receiving two invoices totaling $463, I emailed to say, please, is this the last of the invoices? I was told, yes. Then two days later, another invoice for $108 dropped into my inbox, with a note saying, sorry, we forgot to include this invoice for delivery of the rocking chair.
When we protested this, we were told that we were welcome to collect the items ourselves. So we hired a van and went to their loading dock. The whole experience cost $50.
We have purchased beds, a couch and other large pieces of furniture from stores all over Manhattan and never have delivery charges been so high. Zoya B's assistant banged on about how delivery men make their living out of delivering things and that someone has to pay them. Well guess what, I have never had this expense with any other shops. The amount we spent to make our nursery using Zoya B, had me thinking that delivery would be somewhat factored in the cost.
IN CONCLUSION, at no point during any of this, did Zoya B herself bother to communicate with us. We copied her into emails and told her assistants that we expected to hear from her. But she remained absent.
There is an element of greed here that is unacceptable. Zoya B's furniture is pricey and takes 10-12 weeks to be delivered. She knows that by the time she sends those delivery invoices, I am 9 months pregnant with no time to go elsewhere. That's when she swoops in and takes that last stab of extra cash.
The whole customer service experience has been disgusting. No word from Zoya B, very delayed responses from one of her assistants, and non-stop pathetic excuses from the other assistant. No attempt was made to make the customer happy. Every attempt was made to screw the customer.
My advice is stay away from Zoya B. Sure her stuff is nicer than most, but the baby won't care either way. Remember that all baby products must meet all the relevant safety standards, and that is what counts more than anything else. Go to Buy Buy Baby for instance and you'll get your stuff instantly and with minimal delivery charges. Less stress, more civilized.
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