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Would not purchase online ever again
Not recommended to purchase online. Very slow delivery (has not been delivered yet). I have contacted boath courier company and BCF. BCF would get back with a repsonse within 5 business days to see where the parcel is, it isn't hard to pick up the phone! Mayne use a different courier and someone more reliable like DHL instead of allied express!
BCF is ignoring my issue with incorrect product
I ordered goods from BCF and the order was incorrect. They split the order into six different seperate packages and then became confused and I did not get all what I ordered. I raised it with customer service and BCF was quickly to respond but from the response it seems that they have lost control of the order and does not really know what happened. I corrected their data and now they went to ground and I have not received one response from a number of emails that I sent them.
The worst is this feeling of total hopeless as I can not see how I will be able to address the issue if BCF online ignore my emails.
Do not buy any battery at BCF. They don’t have any tester to test your battery still under warranty, you have to leave your battery at store and waiting for them to book appointment with suppliers come to test. It’s funny if you use that battery for your car, go to Super cheap auto or Autobarn They will change it straight away for you. And also staff in Keysborough ([Name Removed]) not friendly at all. Do not buy battery at Bcf
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Ordered Weber accessory online to avoid going in store. Received only part of the product and instead of supplying missing items, I have to return item which means going to drop off point or into a store. Online is contactless so BCF’s error and online service certainly hasn’t responded to the new norm.
- Physical store
Great Product, Great Service
Purchased the new 25L Dometic Fridge for my business.
BCF priced matched which was great with it being a new product.
I noticed the instructions and power cord were missing.
They provided the missing items and were very easy to deal with solving the issue quickly and painlessly.
Would definitely use this store again for my business needs!
Seems they don't like criticism
Recently bought an insulated cooler from BCF's online store, and was asked to submit a review for their website. My review was as follows:
"Great Product - Slow (and expensive) Delivery
This is an excellent cooler, made in Australia, and works as promised (well insulated and strong construction). It is exactly what I was after and should last for years. While the cooler was well-priced and represents great value, this was offset by expensive shipping (compared to other online retailers). Considering the higher-than-average shipping/handling ...
" BCF @ Be Fishing Expert "
Blue, BCF - Boating - Camping - Fishing is the brand to Remember, amen. Just a day before my family and I (we) left for Albany, WA. We bought a Beach umbrella (Wanderer), 2xBlue Stripe folding chairs and a Quad Fold/Beach chair for the beaches that we are going to visit in Albany region. Well prepared !!!
Ms Kim, one of the staff at BCF (Myaree, WA) was very helpful & sincere with the advices given to us. Commendable dear, amen. BTW , all the beach essentials that we purchased were very good in terms of the $$ value, amen. Top customers services.
Smiley Joe H @ WA - 27th Jan 2021
Made an online order. The item arrived damaged in postage (delicate item was packaged in a grey satchel!). I l've sent multiple emails indicating the matter using different ways of communication - no response. When I called them, was given a totally different email address (unadvertised on their website) and it took a dozen of email messages for me to get a result. I got sent a replacement, but the experience was long and painful. Funny thing is that they deleted my feedback which they asked for themselves. It has been "moderated". My feedback didn't contain foul language or inappropriate stuff. Haha, I suppose they only publish positive reviews.
CLUB BCF prices
Club BCF prices are the same as retail prices in competitor stores. The Club BCF customers think that buying at club prices is a bargain and are being misled.
Pryml Titan Fishing Kayak - Disappointing
I wrote this review for the BCF website as they sell this type of Kayak and that is where I purchased it. They rejected the review so I wrote another one telling them that I would now post it to other review sites. To be honest the review isn't that bad and I actually like the product and BCFs service was good so why they rejected it I don't know. They did, rather stupidly, post the second review complaining that they had rejected the first one. Go figure. This is the original review as I submitted it to BCF.
A little disappointment when I ope...ned the packaging to discover that the pin and rudder washer, rod holder and one slide rail nut were missing. Also one of the springs on the rudder pedals flicked down as pressure was applied and had to be bent across the top of the pedal to make it work. BCF did do their best to help by giving me 2 rod holders for the kayak but even then there was a mismatch between the bolts and slide nuts with one being M6 and the other M5. This was on PRYML rod holders designed for a PRYML kayak! BCF needs to get on to the supplier and get them to sort out their production and packing problems. In other respects the kayak seems reasonably good, it is just disappointing when you buy a new product and have immediate hassles with it.
Mislead by staff about features of boat sounder
The staff at BCF Traralgon will tell you anything to get a sale, including misleading you about certain features of this product. We were shown this Lowrance over all the other options and told this was the one to get as it was the only one to include the ‘3D Sonar’. After purchasing, I went through all the documentation that came with the sounder and deduced that the ‘3D Sonar’ was an additional option that required an extra module and transducer that costs almost the same as the Lowrance itself. I called Lowrance to find out for sure as I los...t all trust for BCF and they advised it was definitely not an “included” feature of this sounder. When we went back to BCF, we were asked to wait about 15 minutes to speak to the manager and when she finally appeared, she seemed completely uninterested in hearing/helping and when I mentioned about being mislead, she said she was aware of the salespersons conduct as it wasn’t the first time he has done this. She basically said, “what do you want, a refund?”. So I said well, yeah, it doesn’t do what I was lead to believe it does so, yes. During the refund process she hardly spoke to me or made eye contact and just handed me the refund receipt without saying anything as she was too busy speaking with another staff member whilst processing the refund. I said “Merry Christmas” and walked out; she didn’t even bat an eyelid. I will never visit the Traralgon store again as I feel this is the culture. When I spoke to Lowrance, they wanted me to submit feedback to them on what the interaction entailed at the store and I haven’t yet done that but I will be sure to. I went to an independent locally-owned marine store and walked out fully educated with a Raymarine for the same money and more features. This sort of behaviour is unacceptable.
- Online Store
Better Than I Expected
At the least minute I decided to order a fishing rod as a Christmas present. I ordered it online cause it was all out of stock. I ordered on the 22nd and despite me expecting it after Christmas it was delivered on the 24th from NSW to VIC.
And because of how fast the delivery was I'm currently looking to buy another rod the same way. I'd definitely recommend.
Rogue 4 Entry Round Crab Pots.
These are not pots they are traps. They should be called Rogue 4 Entry Round Crab Traps. False advertising by BCF. I know you couldn't use crab traps in Lake Macquarie only crab pots, by the Fisheries rules. I brought these because they are advertised as pots. Its not right if you are like myself (first timer) and have no idea what a crab pot is compared to a crab trap, just going from the name you can get yourself into a lot of trouble. The fine from Fisheries is huge, luckily I got a warning and not the fine. Other than this, they are great quality crab traps.
I did try and place a review on the BCF site but they would not publish it. All reviews are hand picked so honest reviews are not published.
Damaged goods. Rubbish service.
Placed online order. There was a tank cleaner amongst other items. Was packed in a plastic satchel and not very well protected. Leaked all over other items and basically damaged everything in parcel. What a hard time trying to get someone to talk to to deal with issue. 30 minutes on phone holding then tried emailing and then sending Facebook message. Facebook message back said someone will contact me. No response at all. Rubbish service, do not order online.
I ordered a click and collect life jacket online and was called shortly afterwards by the store to inform me that they were out of stock but would ship it to me. When there was a delay in the shipping John from the store asked me to come down and pick any jacket I would like and also gave me great advice on how to select the best jacket for me. Friendly and considerate customer service enabling me to get on the water!
Questions & Answers
I reviewed the 22Lt Pro Quip Water Container on the BCF website. It was a fair and accurate appraisal of a product that was not worth the premium price.
Apparently my review (pasted below) did not meet ALL their website guidelines.
I looked at these in the Castle Hill outlet. The first 2 I looked at had a problem with the air-bleed. It has a plastic threaded cap that is just a little bit too small to cap off the air bleed and you can't screw it on, the third one was ok. Took it away with us last weekend and had a problem with the tap. When the tap is opened it's ok, but when closing the tap the whole thing rotates and you need both hands to shut it off. If you try to tighten the tap any further it just pops out back to where it started. I was happy to pay the $36 for an Aussie made product, but would probably get better quality from a Chinese unit.
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The day I purchased this water drum I spent a total of over $600.............never again.
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