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Got a great deal today at BCF Innis fail on a new electric motor. Weave always had pretty good service there and it seems to improve each time we go. It can be a little pricy at times but their sales are usually pretty good.
Can't get a gas bottle refilled because it is raining
Plenty of chances to fill between showers went to collect after leaving it there still not done very disappointing service
Aubrun are full of great staff. Priced matched a weber package deal that another business had with out trouble. Always great to pop into the store for advice on fishing and camping gear
Shopping a BCF noticed many items without prices, when I asked Staff member Why? claimed that head office changed price daily so they could not keep up. Asked about an Engel Fridge.He picked nearest price tag and claimed the price/the display size was 40 Ltr/tag 57 ltr . questioned this mistake and proceed to sate " I don't know " that was the end of it. Malaga store Very different with great staff and service. I wonder How they make their money, I will never shop Midland store
I guess it's back to Bunnings where you receive customer service! Two 64 year olds, one learning to walk on new prothetic leg. We have new van & new gas bottles, as we have done for some time dropped our bottle to fill yesterday. As usual went back today! as arranged, it was not filled as we had not prepaid. Ok new rules money first and they are only boys, no idea what a new bottle is worth so accept that. In his own good time he fills bottle, then makes my wife carrying to Patrol. Mum would be proud of him, BCF who knows if this is their standard service John R
Paddle too small
Bought childs glide kayak which comes with free paddle. The paddle is only 1.28m long. Considering a paddle should be approx same length as paddler with arms up this might suit a 2year old. The 10 year old boy it is for is 148cm without his hands up. Most other children kayak suppliers supply a much, much longer paddle. I'm very angry that I now need to spend another $40 to buy a proper paddle from another supplier. Kayak is great but would be better to be cheaper without supplying useless short paddle.
No response to customers complaints
Sent 2 complaints to head office during the last 18 months, still waiting for a response.
BCF you need to realise that your customers are the ones who keep you in business.
Won't shop there again.
Their spiel about customer service, refund policy is a load of crap
I bought a bellows type foot pump [link removed] to pump up my lilo - air mattress. My previous one which I had been using for about 30 years had been patched a few times in last few years so I had been looking for best price for a new one. Most seemed to look the same so bought one from BCF Coffs Harbour as I passed coming back to Sydney from a trip to Brisbane as BCF they seemed to have the cheapest (my closest store is out of the way and I rarely pass during BH).
I did not need to use it for 6 months but when I did I found that so much a...ir escaped out the inlet valve when pumping up the lilo that after 10 minutes I decided to blow it up by mouth and that was after trying to hold my hand over the inlet valve when pumping. My previous pump had pumped up my lilo (previous and current) at least 300 times - almost every night for 7 months in one trip around Australia alone. On both occasions I needed to blow up my lilo I had the same problem - thinking I was lucky to be only on a small trip and not on the start of a big trip to remote areas. I called into a local camping store out of curiosity and had a look at their pumps - one being a Coleman. I noticed that the BCF valves were inferior to the Coleman and the other which were both similar to my old pump. The problem with the valves is that the valve flap was thin and could be deformed easily under pressure and therefore not seat adequately. When I got home I looked up BCF return policy - beautiful, great customer attitude. I took my pump back to my nearest store (Belrose NSW) a couple of weeks later when passing by and with the sales docket to ask for a refund so I could buy a better made pump such as a Coleman or a few others similar. I expected a refund with no hassle and after listening to my problem with the pump. The sales assistant went and got the Manager, who doubted what I explained was the issue and showed me that it seemed to work ok by squeezing it by hand - which I admit seemed to indicate it would work ok but this was not in a real life situation pumping up a lilo as I had experienced twice and after turning it at different angles in case some bit of manufacturing debris was fouling the valve seat, although the problem seemed to be with the thin valve material deforming under even slight pressure. The manager treated me like an idiot who did not know how to use a pump I had been using for 30 years! He was trying to get out of a refund so I had to inform him that I would take the issue to Fair Trading for selling a faulty product which failed to fit its purpose. He told me I would lose (great customer service), but obviously realised I was not going to be fobbed off and reluctantly gave me a refund. The end result was the same, but he could have done it with a different customer attitude and had me happy to shop at BCF again. It left me with very bad taste in my mouth, one which I will not forget. Other store mangers may have a different attitude but why would I take the risk again. So much for BCF's claimed customer attitude, [link removed] To add insult to injury, I find that when supplying a copy of the receipt and refund for verification to Product Review I notice that instead of a refund I was charged again for what I returned!!! You have to be kidding! I will be taking this up with BCF H/O tomorrow.
Got my son a swag for xmas. When we opened it one of the poles were broken took it back to the store with the docket to be told it's not their problem. Did even get to use it. 260 gone, it's so wrong. I used to love BCF, spent over 2000 there before xmas feel like returning the whole lot, it's the only thing my son wanted. Any other store would have replaced the pole or ordered us one in. Not sure if I shop there again and if I do I be putting the thing up in the shop before I leave.
purchased a fishfinder through EBAY for a pickup at fountain gate store in victoria
After purchase and confirming avalibity at fountain gate store and paying for item i never recieved message to pickup fishfinder that was because stock was not avalible at this store after all, it was only when i rang the store after waiting to find no stack avalible and were told i could drive 45 minutes to another store to pick item up [lucky i called because no person called me] i have now asked for a refund which will take up to 3 days to get my money back, what a poor poor service this is i since cut up my membership card and have unsubscribed from thier mailing list.
No vision of future sales potential
Returned combo rod and reel after 1 outing because it jammed up. I realised then that it was very poor quality. All I wanted was a refund so I could upgrade to a better rod and reel and spend more money in your store? If I knowingly damaged the rod I would wear this and move on, however I have got my back up because I really feel ripped off. I cant believe the lack of vision by the Mcgraths Hill store by not looking after me over a $160 purchase. I am your prime market: mid 40's, cashed up, Boat owner, Caravan owner, hobbies are fishing and cam...ping! HELLO? I am also a Business owner and I know who to look after and who to let go! You need to retrain your staff and learn how to WOW your customers? I will tell this story to all my friends that have similar interests and they will tell there friends!..... Are you starting to get the picture?
On the 27 Sep, 2014 I purchased a Sea Dog Rod Holder - 9 Rod holder from BCF and eventually received what I had ordered on the Nov 7th. This followed numerous e-mails and phone calls to the Brisbane head office (1300 number) which I received from three different people promises that the product would be sent urgently the same day or the next working day,
Eventually on the 7th November my patients cracked. Another phone call, and a 35 min hang on whilst I was subjected to one of the most irritating piece of music played over and over again int...
BCF lavernton north
Ordered some u bolts for our boat before Christmas and paid, was told they would be delivered in 3 days. 3 days later we had to fight for a refund. And apparantly a phone call to let us know is "impossible with the number of orders we have". Dropped off a battery that has died under warranty boxing day. Was told century would be out to test it and they would call us within three days. Why they cant do it i dont know . Went back last friday and was told by the extremely rude assistant manager that century was closed over christmas and that again its impossible for them to call us. We go away in a week and still havent heard a thing about the battery. Not impressed.
the staff at sushine are great
rude expensive no customer service
Yesterday I visited the Port Macquarie store and what a busy store it was. We searched for a couple of items we could not find ,one of the staff could see us looking around and came over and said do you need some help. This guy ,his name is John went out of his way to track down the items we were after. At the check out another person commented on how helpful John was. This man is a great ambassador to your organization you need to acknowledge his good work.
Time for another review of BCF
Well since my last review of BCF and its shortcomings with the staff back then, there has been a change for the better. My local store Labrador had had a somewhat kind of renaissance with their staff - I know them all by their first names and they know who I am, I always get served straight away and get their honest opinion within regards to my purchase - I know what I want and whats in it however they give me the 'devils advocate' for my peace of mind. They treat me exactly the same way that I want to be treated when I walk into a retail envir...onment - the same way that I treat those that walk into my shop (I like to give them both sides of the story). I have invested a good deal of money since these changes have taken place - thankfully too as some of the local smaller shops seem to be getting more desperate in their sales pitch(s). I have found that BCF seem to be more relaxed and less pushy than the local smaller operators these days, which I like. I also like the warranty and after sales support that they provide and go out of their way to help. Its good to see that things have changed - I enjoy going into my local BCF for a look and to chat to everyone; also to buy all these new reels and rods... The wallet is hurting as a result! Better staff - same old store. Some of the range could be beefed up - some product holes in Shimano range. More comparison charts accompanying the reels.
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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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