Sorry, no free Ashley or Morris home furniture

Don't Waste Your Money
Posted at 4:15 PM, Nov 09, 2016

The 2016 election is over, and there is more than one group of people unhappy with the result. And it has nothing to do with Donald Trump's victory.

Rather, recent buyers of furniture from Ashley Furniture and Morris Home Furniture are not pleased with the results of the store's contest, where it promised to reimburse furniture purchases of up to $1,500 if 69 percent of Ohio voters showed up to vote.

And the results are....

Ashley posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that it regrets to inform customers that it will not be handing out any free furniture, because fewer than 6 million Ohioans voted (The number is somewhere around 5.5 million).

The fine print said the 69 percent threshold was based on 6 million voters turning out, because 69% was a confusing figure (would it be 69% of all voters, registered voters, or eligible voters?) So in the contest rules, it stated 6 million voters.

It was not a joke. You may recall that the two stores paid out in a similar promotion when Ohio State won the national championship two years ago.  

Nearly 500 Ohio families ended up with free furniture when the Buckeyes won.

But it appears this time, that won't be happening. Ashley's Facebook page is lighting up with unhappy comments from shoppers, but the company appears to have dotted its t's and crossed all its i's in this case.

As always, don't waste your money.

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