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Great store other than one problem
The staff are helpful and didn’t try to sell me something more expensive when it wasn’t warranted. The problem with this store lies with one staff member, B. For the life of me I don’t know why the company keeps him on
The website was nice and easy to use, customer service was good and prompt BUT.... the first time my custom desktop arrived the graphics was dead and also CPU fan was not attached to the heatsink, so I sent back the pc then when it was returned, it was working fine but my second harddrive was not seated correctly nor was it connected so I had to go into the case and reconnect it all. Overall I'm happy with the customer services but very disappointed in the quality of the build. There should also have been some packing on the inside of the case to prevent parts from coming loose and damaging others.
- Online store
Poor customer service - Blaming on internal system issues - refused to rectify simple order
Ordered items via Amazon Computer alliance. Found cheaper item on their eBay front.
Cancelled order via Amazon. Next day [Name Removed] cancels eBay order that had the discount.
Called and he refused to fix as he said they cant see where it came from in their system. "Too bad, you asked to cancel". Called reception raise complaint and asked to escalate. Turns out [Name Removed]was their highest manager. Just the attitude shown here lost my business.
- Online store
Very bad customer experience after payment
I could get a Thinkpad laptop for a good competitive price, but the additional 3 battery warranty was overcharged.
However, my warranty information was incorrect(laptop) and missing(battery) in Lenovo's system.
After many contacts (email and phone) the team did not come back to me despite promising they will look into it (Emails to [Name Removed], Phone to [Name Removed] and [Name Removed]).
Very bad experience, never buy here again.
Slow to the point of being ridiculous
I work 16km from Computer Alliance but decided on a courier as I catch the train to work which makes pickup a little difficult.
Placed an order on Sunday afternoon and received an email that afternoon saying it had processed.
Item was picked up by the courier from the store on the following Tuesday night. It's now Thursday and the item is still in transit the the Pinkenba distribution centre where, presumably, it will be processed and actually sent out to me.
It sat in the store ready for 48 hours before the courier picked it up and, 4 days aft...
Dodgy refund policy
Had bought the wrong monitor unknowingly and tried to return and exchange for the correct one. Was charged 10% for the 'pleasure' of returning the item, even though the monitor I wanted to buy was $30 more expensive! They complained that the box had been opened. In that case, how would I know it was the incorrect monitor without opening it? I had reboxed it exactly the way it was and hadn't even connected the monitor to my computer. The staff extremely rude and was initially told that the manager was too busy to attend to my query. I am disgusted. I have been a loyal customer over the last few years and had recommended them to others. No more!
Mixed bag. some great staff and some total arrogant fools
Was told by the manager the fact I was disabled was irrelevant. despite all my business being through the national disability insurance scheme. very very rude and uncaring. all about the dollar these cowboys. there are cheaper and better run shops in Brisbane. sales manager a know it all that overstepped the mark. general manager I'm still pondering.
Restocking Fee advertised on Website but not Instore or on Invoice
I was sold the incorrect item and the sales guy opened the packaging to check content before I walked out the door I didnt' realise this until I got home went back the following weekend and was charged a $40 restrocking fee on a $400 item I would never shop at this store again very poor customer experience save yourself the hassle shop at MSY or Umart.
Cannot be Trusted
Check your invoices as we agreed on a price and then the salesman puts it through at full RRP and thought i wouldn't notice.
This store is charging at minimum $200 more than any other retailer for the new graphic's cards.
PC Case Gear is selling the cards at the recommended retail price and Mwave is doing a raffle for the FE, take your money elsewhere.
Good products and knowledgeable staff but way too many personal questions
I got what I wanted which was a bit of extra ram, but I had to answer so many personal questions, it felt like I was at a medical center! I asked why they needed my phone number, email, home address, full name, etc. and they said it was if i ever wanted a refund.... bruh what do you think a receipt is for! If this place ever needs a bit of spare cash they are going to sell this data to the highest bidder. I was really not comfortable giving all this information but they said they wouldnt let me buy the stick of ram without it. If you value your personal information I would avoid this place.
Worst experience ever
Never had a problem until something went wrong. I work in IT support and have done for the last 10 years. I ran all checks and provided the store with the links where AMD admitted to the issue with no resolution as of yet for the 5700 GPU and advised the store that the card would show no faults this is a software/driver issue on AMDs side.
I wanted to check the process as I handed the card in to be tested even though as I had told them the card was functioning and would show no fault if tested, so I called up to be spoken to in an abrupt and v...
No respect for customers, happy to take your money but refusing to resolve after sale problems
I was loyal customer for more than 12 years and had few issues in the past with warranty claims but today they refused to replace my Corsair headset with faulty design which is causing pain and discomfort, there are some hard bumps inside earphones pressing against my ear. Have you ever seen any headset with bumps inside the earphones? After speaking with them over the phone, they told me to bring the hadset to the store for inspection. Computer Alliance technician told me that the faulty design is not a valid reason for returning the headset ...and there is also no option to upgrade to more expensive one. I also told them that they should contact the manufacturer and explain what is wrong with the headset and if they think that my complain is not valid I will accept that without any problems. They simply refused to help me out. I am done shopping at Computer Alliance. There are many other computer stores with lower prices and much better handling of warranty claims.
not overly impressed.
- wanted to order 2 SKUs not currently in stock
- emailed them, was advised "in stock at supplier, ETA likely a couple of weeks"
- after 3 weeks i ask for an updated ETA, advised one part arrived, other hopefuly end of week or early next week
- after 5 weeks from order, have to email again, other part still not in stock, "do you want to cancel that part or the whole order?" is the only response i'm given
- suggest that they should send me what they have now and the final part once it eventually arrives
- currently at 7 weeks from order, no update on second part but the other bits have arrived.
- get email to leave review here....
fwiw the 2 SKUs were from the same supplier, not different places or companies....Pros: - they've always replied to emails pretty quickly - the prices on the parts i *needed* were cheaper here than anywhere else and they're a weird part Cons: - i've had to chase them, no proactive updates - no forethought or offer with regards to "how about we just send you what's already here then sort the last bit out when it gets here?" - i'm still missing a part :(
CA Online Store
Great Store and the staff were extremely helpful.
The Filtering on the left hand side of the website made it particularly easy to navigate.
I did like the messenger chat where Will was on hand to answer my questions without pushing product.
To that point, a very happy experience.
Different story when I started setting up the laptop and realised that the advice that I had been given was completely incorrect.
I was sold a video dock with a laptop that does not support USB-C despite being reassured that it did. I also purchased a third monitor on the back of that advice.
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Questions & Answers
does the gigabyte b450m-h mainboard that i recently purchased from you require bios update to run amd ryzen 5 3600 cpu?
if so, how do i upgrade bios before installing the cpu?
Hi, No it doesn't require a BIOS update, you will see on the box that it has Ryzen 3000 Ready on it.
Could you pse let me know who is CEO or Business Development Head or Sales Head of Computer Alliance?
Hi , do you have laptop "gl731gt-h7101t"??
If i order online, how long does it take to receive the goods?? Please reply. Thanks
Hi, we have this notebook in stock. Current delivery times are typically slower than normal, but it also depends on where you are. If you email email@example.com with your location details we can assist further.
speak to Alex. the only decent salesmen there
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