I'm furious after our brand new £2k sofa arrived with a part completely the wrong colour – we're still waiting a YEAR on | The Sun

ONE man is furious that a piece of his brand new £2,000 sofa arrived in completely the wrong colour – he's been waiting for the right furniture for over a YEAR.

Alan Ratcliffe ordered a light grey L-shaped sofa for his Bradwell home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, back in June last year – but he's still not sat on the right settee yet.

The forklift engineer splashed out nearly two grand on the set of seats with the furniture company Cousins over a year ago.

Alan and his wife Victoria were excited for their cushy corner fixture to arrive in September.

So they were devastated to unwrap it and discover a "slit" on the corner piece.

A Cousins employee came round to assess the damage and promised the couple a new corner piece by November.

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But four months later the pair were shocked to find another mistake yet again.

Somehow the corner piece was completely the wrong colour – brown.

Alan was fuming. He told Stoke On Trent Live: “The delivery driver said that’s not the right piece at all. My wife saw it and she just couldn’t believe it.

“She rang me and told me and we were both furious. We got back in touch with them and they said they will get it sorted."

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Until last week, the couple had been kept in the dark about where on earth the missing part had got to.

Over a year after the original order, Alan is outraged that they are still waiting for the settee they paid so much for.

He said: “We had a letter last week saying they’ve had confirmation that the corner is being built. I’m like 'you’re only having it built now?'

“We haven’t had a date as to when it will arrive but I reckon it will be around September time.

"By that time the sofa we have got would have sun faded and it’s going to be totally worn – when we have this new piece delivered it’s going to be totally out of place.”

Now Alan is angrily demanding a new couch.

The 48-year-old said: “I am very disappointed and we will never go there again, not for anything. There’s not been proper communication from them.

“I’ve been down in the shop and they are still selling the same settee so why can’t they make ours or give us a corner?

“We’d like a new piece or a new settee. It’s the least they can do for what they’ve done, their lack of sympathy is disappointing.”

Cousins have refused to comment on this case to "protect our customers' privacy".

But a spokesperson said: "Cousins Furniture is a member of The Furniture & Home Improvement Ombudsman, who are independent, not-for-profit organisation specialising in dispute resolution services for consumers and businesses.

"As a local independent family-run furniture retailer in the Midlands, we take each issue and complain seriously and always work with customers to try to come up with an acceptable resolution.

"With that in mind, customers can raise their concerns with the Furniture Ombudsman, that provides independent mediation and legal advice on any matters raised and ensures that all concerts are resolved in a correct manner."

Alan's false order follows another man's disappointment to receive a completely different package from the one he was expecting.

The online shopper was left fuming after Evri delivered the wrong parcel after he had sent out a PS4 and headset – but the buyers got something very different.

Liam O’Rourke, from West End near Woking, sold a Playstation 4 and a virtual reality headset on eBay and sent them off to the buyers in Sheffield and London a month ago.

But he was left unimpressed when the people buying off him told him they had actually received an Asos t-shirt and a Boohoo jacket.

Another shocked customer got more than he bargained for when he opened a parcel delivered by mistake – and found a 14-inch sex toy.

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