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Bad service staff
I have been shopping at Costco Canberra for many years but have never come across any incidents until today.
I bought a twin-pack Aveeno body wash that was on sale, with a clear sale sign-posted. I didn't get the discount at the checkout so I went and reported it at the service desk. A lady went to check, came back and told me I got it wrong, the sign was for Cetaphil (next to it). I was very sure I had read the sign very carefully before I took the product (I returned the product because I didn't get the discount). Was not convinced so I went ...
Rotten strawberries & unpleasantness leaving.
1st shop. On leaving, unpleasant woman poked around in our trolley. Looking for....stolen items?Strawberries opened the following morning were okay-ish top layer, covered in fur underneath. Question: do I need to travel across town for this unique experience?
Extremely disappointed! Do not recommend!
I shopped at the Canberra store today and bought the 2kg tub of Chobani yogurt, dated with an expiry date of 4/10/19
I was disappointed to find the yogurt was off.
Perfect store for big families
Wonderful product line, excellent customer service, always diverse range of products available. Very friendly staff members, always there to help, specials are great to buy when available, really value for money for the membership. Fuel is good quality.
really good customer service
I have experienced really good customer service at Costco. after paying my blueberry, I dropped on the floor. One of the staffs come alone and asked me if they could exchange another box of blueberry for me. I refused as this is my fault. However, they make me feel valuable
Rude and unfriendly staff at Costvo Canberra
Very bad custom service staff at entrance and sample demonstration counters. No etiquette or politeness. My 12-year-old son got literally a shouting from a sample demonstration staff at Mozrealla cheese stick counter this afternoon at Costco Canberra. I had to literally rush to my son's rescue and said I am with him. The staff at the entrance also have no smiles or welcoming attitude but act as if they are the bosses. This had been happening for last three four months, earlier there was no problem. I am thinking of not renewing my membership as one can get better value for money with Coles specials and lot friendlier and courteous staff.
Above average but not by much
Costco are not always the cheapest and it pays to do your research, in my case a Woolworths discount card [5%] and purchasing 5% a discount Woolworths ewish card [anyoneone can do this] makes Woolies Petrol cheaper.
My only gripe is that favoured items I have purchased and enjoyed get removed without notice ie Mission Pizza Base [1kg] unavailable elsewhere, as was Tartare Sauce [1 Ltr] again unavailable elsewhere, those are just a sample.
Having said that they have cheap bottled water, tender meat and generally meet my requirements.
Costco is great value for money
I have been a member of Costco since it opened in Canberra some years ago. I save around 25 cents per litre on petrol every week compared to buying it anywhere else in Canberra. This is a huge saving. I have had to return several items that failed after 6 months or so of use and there has been absolutely no problem in getting a refund. The meat is first class, particularly the Australian lamb and organic chicken. There are always new products to try and although we are only a small family, I buy and freeze the meat and don't have any problem with buying in bulk as the food is never wasted. I thoroughly recommend checking Costco prices for electrical good as they are usually cheaper. Even iTunes cards often sell for a 20% discount.
- Verified customer
Customer service staff were arrogant and rude
Well, within 2 months of joining we have experience two times of staff being unprofessional and talk down on customer.
We just left Costco feeling very annoyed by the way one of the staff spoke to my husband. Check out clerk missed 1 of our item on the trolley so Husband had to go back to have the item scan and paid. Not to mention the line was ridiculously long but at the end the staff was beyond rude to my husband when there is no need for it. After my husband paid for the item the staff stare at him and said “it’s not you card, is it?” My ...
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Costco Forcing Australian Business Down and Out!
I have experienced a bad issue from Costco:
Costco have a Sneaky Bad American Policy on Australian business that aren't American.
100% unhappy, with this American Company that's bad for Local Supply Business!!!!
I had a talk with the GM of Costco AU last month.
He was very nice and gentle face to face but as soon as he turned his back the next week be attacked our business.
I got No Answer or any feedback as to why?... I still don't know?
A tip to anyone who has experience the Bad Side of American Costco: pls don't talk to the higher Manager.
Now I can understand why people don't trust Americans or American Businesses...
Costco Canberra best $value, service & supply of multi focal prescription spectacles...
Michael, Eda and the team supply great customer service...the Costco supplied lenses are identical/superior to many other local suppliers.
Dollar wise, there unbeatable.....50 years of wearing spectacles..Costco have proven to be my best Optical suppliers...
10 out of 10 !!....
NO point getting Membership for cheap fuel in Canberra
If you're only getting a Costco membership in Canberra to benefit from the cheap fuel think again. Woolworths petrol on Mustang Ave (next to McDonalds in the Majura shopping complex) sells fuel at practically the same price as Costco. You can also get 4 cents off a litre if you have a discount voucher from Woolworths supermarkets. Most my friends have cancelled their Costco memberships as not worth it anymore. Woolworths at Majura Park have a lot of specials on food prices now and with a brand new Aldi Costco membership is a joke. The foodcourt.../restaurant across the road at IKEA has so much more going for it than the rubbish Costco serves up and is much better value. $60 a year to shop is now a complete rip-off. Besides at least Aldi, Woolies, IKEA etc have a better customer service focus and treat you like a person than a criminal (ie their US military style exit checks!!! - what a complete waste of shopper time!). SO before you fill-up at Costco look around the rest of Majura Park - you'll be getting a better bang for your buck all round!!!
Poor service and training of staff
Costco in general is a great place to shop, with some pretty good prices. However, this is let down by the very poor service and attitude of staff members, which is most likely due to poor training.
I recently called Costco in regards to one of my products breaking and asked them what I could do, the staff member on the phone simply told me to 'call the manufacturer' and hung up the phone before I could ask any more questions. I understand that calling the manufacturer was the best way to get a replacement part but I was highly considering ...returning the product, I couldn't even ask if I could return it as the lady on the phone hung up before I had the chance to ask. Another poor experience was at the fuel station. My father was waiting in line to fill up his car but when he finally reached the fuel pump, it was out of order. At this point he looped the car back around to wait in another line. Shortly after, a staff member monitoring the station walked up to our car and started verballing abusing all of us. He told us we had turned the car around the wrong way and we weren't allowed to drive in the direction we did. Bear in mind, there was no signage showing the 'correct' direction to drive in. He then proceeded to say, whilst pointing at himself "you cannot do that again in MY fuel station! If you do, you will be banned from coming back". I couldn't get past the arrogance and attitude he held whilst he talked down to us. I told him we didn't mean do it and it wouldn't happen again whilst also mentioning that he didn't have to be so rude when it was clearly a mistake. After this, he finally managed to hold his tongue and walked off. I think Costco has a lot of self-entitled staff members who believe they're untouchable and that their actions are okay. Train the staff better and these things won't happen. I work retail and if I ever treated customers the way Costco staff do, I wouldn't have a job.
Hey [Name Removed] From Canberra
Your condescending smug approach to resolving issues with customers is unacceptable. I've spent more there in 4 years, then you will earn in your life time. But, carry on believing that you are a superior and reprimanding customers for returning BRAND NEW merchandise. Pointing to a policy change and enforcing it is one thing, being smug about it and adding your own agenda to reinforce how you believe it's the correct decision makes you just a .. i.e "oh geez you have returned a lot of stuff" .
I've had more than my fair share of faulty go...ods provided by Costco, but not once did I complain about it, nor make any big deal out of things I felt were handled improperly. Unfortunately now the prices aren't really that far off full retail. Oh well, it was good while it lasted. Have a good one "[Name Removed]"....
Costco Tyres Canberra
having gone to Costco 3 times previously for new tyres .
I fronted up to the tyre section and told the person at the counter I needed some new tyres on my car .
here is how the interaction went .
me: gyday I need some new tyres on my car
Costco: What size do you need
me: Oh , sorry i don't know
Costco: you don't know the size of the tyres on your car ?
me : No I don't , is that a problem ?
Costco : of course it is , its your car , you should know the size of the tyres ...
Don't plan to go and do all your shopping there is all. It is good to buy certain things in bulk such as toilet papers, water bottles, cooking oils, juices and stock at home. Works well and i see considerable savings so far.
Just buying levis 501 is enough for the membership at $50 a pair.
I have been saving $5-$10 on petrol fortnightly also.
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