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Ohio.com - High Point Furniture store shuts down without notice

There are 103 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Oct 18, 2007, titled Ohio.com - High Point Furniture store shuts down without notice. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

High Point Furniture, known for its lighthouse logo at Midway Plaza, has suddenly closed, leaving no word for customers trying to get their purchased furniture.

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Howies Chizel

Canton, OH

#1 Oct 19, 2007
How could anyone ever buy furniture there? The store always gave me the creaps when I went into it. It was like the jewish bargain furniture stores I knew growing up in Youngstown in the 1960's & 1970's. Everything looked like 2nd quality furniture, and the store was untidy and cramped.

I'm glad to see it closed. I hope those who pre-paid for their furniture either get it or get their money back.
whereisthelove

Akron, OH

#2 Oct 19, 2007
Howies Chizel wrote:
How could anyone ever buy furniture there? The store always gave me the creaps when I went into it. It was like the jewish bargain furniture stores I knew growing up in Youngstown in the 1960's & 1970's. Everything looked like 2nd quality furniture, and the store was untidy and cramped.
I'm glad to see it closed. I hope those who pre-paid for their furniture either get it or get their money back.
Not everybody has the money to shop at an upscale furniture store, you are a snob. The only thing of value that you said was you hope it turns out well for those that pre-paid.

“Tomlinson for MVP!”

Since: Mar 07

H: Barberton/W: Hudson

#3 Oct 19, 2007
Sounds like Customer Service is partly to blame here. I think lawsuits are coming!
Howies Chizel

Canton, OH

#4 Oct 19, 2007
Steve D wrote:
Sounds like Customer Service is partly to blame here. I think lawsuits are coming!
You can't sue someone who is bankrupt. You are way down the list of creditors. It sounds like the divorce took all of his money. I just feel sad for those who lost money and/or needed furniture. That picture of the lady sitting where her couch should be is heart wrenching.

Maybe before people spend thousands of dollars on furniture, they should check with the BBB first. In this case, you would have run away quick based on their record with the BBB, and saved your money.
QUIET STORM

United States

#5 Oct 19, 2007
What a scam. I hope and pray the owner get's what he deserves. I feel bad for the young lady that has children who are eating on the kitchen floor. I hope someone is kind enough to at least donate something special to her and her children

Since: Mar 07

Tulsa, OK

#6 Oct 19, 2007
Hmmm, these folks are probably lucky that the inventory didn't disappear overnight as well. I surely hope these folks get their cash back. For it certainly doesn't look as iff'n they will get their furnature.
goober

United States

#7 Oct 19, 2007
they have had store closing signs in their windows for the last year. gee, might have been a sign.
Disgusted

United States

#8 Oct 19, 2007
Why would customer service be to blame. Those people are employees like the rest. The owner probably didn't tell any of them what was going on. Skank.
akronite

United States

#9 Oct 19, 2007
goober wrote:
they have had store closing signs in their windows for the last year. gee, might have been a sign.
That information would be incorrect they had inventory liquidation signs in their windows. That place was creepy and had crappy goddy furniture anyway. The owner appeared to be a greasy and sly slickster. I do feel sorry for the mother and children who have to eat on the floor and I hope that greasy owner is man enough to at least give people their merchandise or give them their money back.

“At least I'm housebroken.”

Since: Jun 07

Canton, OH

#10 Oct 19, 2007
This sounds like uneducated consumers getting duped by an unsavory business owner. Why would anyone still be waiting on a special order from April? That was six months ago. I'll bet that the special order was never made and that the owner of the store was just pocketing the money instead.

Also, why would any consumer pay for an item in full before having it delivered? Reputable furniture stores normally have a policy where you pay a certain percentage (~20%) at the time you make a special order. The balance is due upon delivery.
City Worker

Dayton, OH

#11 Oct 19, 2007
The Big Lebowski wrote:
This sounds like uneducated consumers getting duped by an unsavory business owner. Why would anyone still be waiting on a special order from April? That was six months ago. I'll bet that the special order was never made and that the owner of the store was just pocketing the money instead.
Also, why would any consumer pay for an item in full before having it delivered? Reputable furniture stores normally have a policy where you pay a certain percentage (~20%) at the time you make a special order. The balance is due upon delivery.
Exactly---no one should pay in full upfront. Besides this incident, all kinds of other things can go wrong.
NONE

Warren, OH

#12 Oct 19, 2007
That is terrible, here is a mother, who seems to work really hard, is even taking that extra step and is going to school at night, i am a mother of two, it is hard struggling work and school, i wish i had extra furniture to give her or i would.
akronite

Dayton, OH

#13 Oct 19, 2007
The police should go out to Highpoint and wait for the owner to show up and the arrest him. He needs to make restitution one way or another to his customers either in refunds or deliveries!
a voice

Mantua, OH

#14 Oct 19, 2007
Good Luck!!!!! Can't squeeze blood out of a turnip!! Or a corporation that insulates itself from integrity.
my voice

Cleveland, OH

#15 Oct 19, 2007
goober wrote:
they have had store closing signs in their windows for the last year. gee, might have been a sign.
That is exactly what I am thinking! Didnt the clearance, store liquidation, everything must go signs send out a warning to anyone? I am not in the area often, but for the past month I have seen the signs all over when I visit home.
TFC

Youngstown, OH

#16 Oct 19, 2007
QUIET STORM wrote:
What a scam. I hope and pray the owner get's what he deserves. I feel bad for the young lady that has children who are eating on the kitchen floor. I hope someone is kind enough to at least donate something special to her and her children
Salvation Army and Goodwill have tables and chairs plus other furniture. Unless you are too good to be seen shopping there. I bought a recliner at Salvation Army for $12.00, And it loooks like new, and is comfortable. I am not to good to buy used stuff.
Mike Hunt

North Royalton, OH

#17 Oct 19, 2007
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL OLOLOLOL
it happened to me

Barberton, OH

#18 Oct 19, 2007
There were no signs up in the store or around the store, when I purchased my furniture over a month ago. Did you see the news footage, there were no signs in the window when they video taped it . I made several phone calls to these people they never even one time announced that they were closing when I called them. They would tell me that my furniture would be in soon. They eventually told me that my furniture would be in next week which was the week of October 9.They were still accepting money for lay-a-ways at the time of closing according to a person I have spoken with concerning this matter. I have done a lot of investigation into this matter. I work hard for everything I get and I dont want anybody to feel bad for me. Like I said and the other lady said we just want our money, or our furniture. That store is sitting there with all of that furniture inside! You mean to tell me that they could not even call us and tell us that they were closing. It would of been nice if they called and said just come pick out something that is on the floor in the store, because we will be unable to get the stuff you wanted in. Some of you say you have only seen the signs for the past month well i ordered my furniture over a month ago and the other lady six months ago. I feel very cheated and it is unfair.
Cindy

Cleveland, OH

#19 Oct 19, 2007
I also agree. High Point Furniture placed store
closing signs in their windows. I hope these people get their money back, if they can locate
the owner.
no signs were posted

Barberton, OH

#20 Oct 19, 2007
It appears that this owner had an agenda to take advantage of these customers. He knew darn well that he was in debt! Why would a person continue to accept down payments on layaways if the store was going out of business?

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