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Cymax vs Barstool Direct

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Get Your Next Barstool At Wayfair Today! Where can you find the best barstools? Whether you're moving into a new-to-you home and need some seating for the bar in your rec room or for your kitchen counters, or you simply want to update the look and decor of your living spaces, there are literally thousands of options available to you.

Have you already spent too much time driving from one furniture store to another, hoping to find the perfect barstool - but failing? You're not alone: many shoppers find themselves frustrated when trying to get the barstools they want, because even the best local retailers carry a limited selection of styles, price ranges, and brands.

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4 stars
Cymax

CYMAX

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Cost:

From $38 to $2150

Selection:

Over 1,000 barstools

Cymax is the furniture store you've probably never heard of. Don't let that lack of name recognition fool you: in business for more than 15 years, this Canada-based company carries more than 75,000 products for home and office.

When you look at the Barstools category on the Cymax site, you'll see more than 4000 results. But, when you start digging through the results, you'll find that they include sectional sofas, armchairs, accent chairs, and many other furniture styles that you'd never use at your bar or counter.

To make it more likely you'll find barstools that are, well, actually barstools, you can use the filters towards the top of the product page. They're fairly inconspicuous - written in small print and a light shade of blue - so it might take you a moment to locate them. These filters let you better sort through the products on the Cymax site by price, style, height and back style, with additional criteria under the More Filters dropdown.

After you've narrowed down the possibilities to an easier-to-shop list of results, you can see at a glance which products have received high marks from other shoppers. For example, the Hillsdale Monae 26" Upholstered Swivel Counter Stool had more than 2590 brand reviews at the time of our most recent visit - though you should note that those numerous reviews were for all of the Hillsdale products in the Cymax catalog. (The specific chair hadn't been reviewed by customers.)

When you've clicked on a chair you like, you'll have easy access to lots of details: finish, material, description, and more. This was one of the few stores that we saw that also specified the weight capacity on many of the barstools they carried, if that's a potential issue for you or your guests.

We also like that every barstool has a delivery estimate. If you're in a hurry to get your furniture delivered, it's nice to know which ones might get there quickly. You'll find that info right below the product picture and above the price. And, speaking of price, Cymax tends to be in the middle of the pack: most of what they carry is listed as being "on sale", but we did find lower prices on other sites for several of the barstools we liked.

Cymax's return policy is just average, at 30 days from the date of delivery. They do not allow returns on assembled or partially-assembled furniture, so your only option is if your barstools are still in brand-new condition and can be returned in its original packaging. Restocking fees of up to 25% may also be charged, depending on the manufacturer of the furniture you buy.

On the other hand, Cymax has an impressive "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau. Also, over more than 1000 customer ratings, this company has an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars, with frequent compliments regarding Cymax's fast shipping, friendly customer service representatives, and responsiveness to any issues that came up.

Cymax also offers free shipping on most orders, and only charges sales tax to residents of VA and Canada, which may also save you money compared to their rival retailers.

Cymax is a trustworthy place to buy your barstools, and there are definitely some things to like about the store. A stronger return policy and a little more organization to the website would boost this retailer even further up in our ratings, so we look forward to more good things from Cymax in the future.

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Barstool Direct

BARSTOOL DIRECT

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Cost:

From $61 to $1,125

Selection:

Over 400 barstools

At first glance, Barstool Direct looks like it could be a good option when shopping for counter stools and barstools. This retailer offers some customer-friendly perks like free shipping on every order and a "price beat" guarantee. You might get extra savings from pop-ups as you visit the Barstool Direct site. During our most recent shopping trip there, we got a 10% discount code if we signed up for their email list. Ironically, at the bottom of the site, there was a permanent offer of a 12% discount for signing up, so it could be anyone's guess which discount you'd actually get.

Barstool Direct carries a decent range of brands, with nearly 20 to choose from, and an inventory of just over 400 models and styles. On the main page of the site, there's a helpful guide to measuring your counter/bar height to get the right chair height to match.

This online store isn't as easy to use as some of its competitors' sites. To find the kind of barstool you're looking for, you'll have to start by clicking on the category - Wooden, Metal, Counter, Bar, etc. - and then select an attribute like features or finish. We would prefer a way to sort everything at the same time, rather than having to click through those options.

You might not get much detail when you click on a barstool that interests you. We were able to see basic dimensions, item weight, and processing time frame (6 weeks on some of the ones we considered!), but nothing about materials used, whether assembly would be required, etc. That seems to depend on the manufacturer/brand - some barstools had that information, while others lacked a description and had a very small product image.

In our last review of Barstool Direct, we found several areas of concern - and we were hoping to see positive changes since that time. Unfortunately, this company's reputation has actually gotten worse. The Better Business Bureau revoked the accreditation of Barstool Direct's parent company, Peazz, in mid-2019 for failing to respond promptly and professionally to customer complaints.

As we looked through dozens of negative reviews from unhappy shoppers, it was easy to see a pattern: credit cards charged for items that hadn't shipped, no responses when requesting a return, lack of response from customer representatives, and many other problems. That definitely doesn't sound like the company is making good on their "Peace of Mind Guarantee" for customer satisfaction. We also found that Barstool Direct makes it hard to get a refund with their 30-day return policy, often failing to respond to customers within that 1-month period.

With so many retailers of barstools who go to great lengths to keep their customers happy, there's just no good reason to shop with Barstool Direct. We encourage you to consider the higher-rated stores in our review.

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Fortunately, there's an easy solution to the problem: buying barstools online. There's no easier way to compare all of the possibilities, leading you to the furniture that's exactly the right color, height and price with just a few clicks. Many of the retailers offering barstools have helpful tools on their site that can guide you through the process of taking measurements to ensure the best fit.

Best of all, these online stores usually offer customer-friendly perks like free delivery, generous return policies, and rewards programs that can save you money over their already-competitive prices. Why spend every weekend hoping to find your barstools locally - and then wondering how you'll fit them in your car for the drive home - when you can get exactly what you want shipped right to your front door?

With so many online stores offering barstools, how can you tell which one should get your business? Not all retailers are created equal, so use these criteria as a starting point for your shopping experience:

  • Selection. How many styles does the store carry? Does the retailer have a wide enough range for you to choose from in the height/material/price point you're considering?
  • Price. How competitive are the prices on barstools? Does the store offer a price match guarantee or any other extra savings?
  • Return Policy. If your barstools arrive and they're not a good fit, either in style or height, can you return them? What requirements do you have to follow to be eligible for a refund?
  • Reputation. What do other shoppers say about their experience with the retailer? Is the company rated by the BBB?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Barstool stores available today. We hope this information helps you find the right barstool for your home needs!

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