Worldstores is part of the Globe Online Limited owned by the Dunelm group (I guess Dulnelm is on the list of stores to boycott) Worldstores uses a network of different websites that it uses to draw in its victims including:
Garden furniture world
Worldstores also trade on eBay and amazon.
The internet is littered with complaints written by customers who have been scammed by this company. The most common complaint customers have is that Worldstores simply took their money and ran off refusing to deliver the goods or give a refund. With negative reviews dating back years it appears as though this company has been scamming people for a long time and CONTINUES to get away with it without any repercussions.
What Worldstores is doing is fraud on a mass scale and is generating £100m in annual sales as a result.
Worldstores does not have a big warehouse anywhere they are just an office which mean they do not own any of the stock, they only (maybe) buy in stock from cheap manufacturers or importers as and when they get an order. This means when ordering from one of Worldstores websites there is an extremely high chance that what you are ordering will not arrive.
It appears to be management policy, in a lot of cases, to simply take your money without any intention of fulfilling your order and in other cases supplying you with inferior or faulty goods.
When searching for Worldstores reviews online one of the first results that greets those looking to see if Worldstores is a safe place to buy is trustpilot. Due to trustpilots disingenuous review system that enables Worldstores to “manage” their review by paying trustpilot a fee. This means Worldstores can delete negative reviews and create bogus positive reviews. Some trustpilot reviewers have spotted this and posted about this problem only for their post to disappear.
Worldstores parent company, Dunelm, must be seen as being complicit since purchasing Worldstores in September of last year and choosing not to change their policy of deliberately misleading customers.
If Worldstores has scammed you then you can visit http://www.actionfraud.police.uk to report them for fraud, report them to trading standards, BBC Watchdog or persue them through the courts. Your credit card company should be able to make a claim against them as should your bank through your debit card provider (Visa or MasterCard). Do NOT allow them to get away with your money. Do NOT give up the fight.
You can also comment below to share your experience with this awful company and warn others not to buy from them.