CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The North Carolina Attorney General s Office released this information about a furniture company that they say was taking money but not delivering the goods.
North Carolina has long been known for its furniture industry, but sellers that don t come through for consumers tarnish that reputation, North Carolina Attorney General Asberry Cooper said. The bottom line is that if you take people s money for furniture, you need to deliver.
If Godfrey violates the order, he will owe $100,000 in civil penalties, said Cooper s Office.
Godfrey filed for bankruptcy in July 2011 and dissolved the company in June of this year.
A total of 23 consumers filed complaints about Grand Furniture Gallery with the Attorney General s Consumer Protection Division, and some of them were able to get their money back.The Better Business Bureau, which gave the company an F rating, also got numerous complaints about Grand Furniture Gallery.
Discount Furniture closed up shop earlier this summer without resolving some complaints.
Call 1-877-5-NO-SCAM to check out and company or file a complaint, or get tips on ordering furniture or file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov