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I bought my mobile from Harvey norman and the staff were awesome. Here is the video I took with the phone.
Not Too Happy
Was not happy with an experience I had, too pushy and kept asking for Optus connections when i just wanted a Cable
Great place but salesman a wee bit pushy
So much to choose from. It can become very confusing. Booval Harvey Normans is a very well kept, clean store. Needed a laptop for business purposes. I liked what I ended up with but felt like I didn't have a choice. Went way over budget, but that's my fault. Had told the salesman what I wanted to spend, but was shown things all more expensive. But still happy with my purchase.
I have purchased four smart TVs within 3 years from Harvey Norman. Service was great ! And good quality of product highly recommend Samsung smart TVs easy to set up apps for your Netflix or YouTube account for the kids high definition good sound. I have no defaults on this product at all
Carefully weigh up the after-care plan offered
Salesperson attempted to sell me an aftercare plan for an additional 2 years for a laptop (on top of the standard one) for $350 and brought up a page showing that the expected life of the laptop battery is 2.5 years; what the salesperson didn't bring up from his online "research" findings was that the cost of the online battery is only around $90. Salespeople at HN are vey pushy on the aftercare plan and I am suspecting this is where their best margins are at. I'm also aware of retail margins and I do sincerely doubt the salesperson claim that the price I got for the laptop (77% of the retail price) was "below cost". I don't expect to get a product at below cost so why the need to lie?
With a bit of trouble came through with my claim.
If you have to get an assessment done on a faulty item make sure the person doesn’t put the word “broken” in the assessment as it will be possibly assumed you broke it not that the item is just not functioning.
forced to purchase extended warranty
I am so sick of spending thousands of $$ on essential appliances and electrics (eg fridge, dishwasher, washing machine) for them to only last a couple of years. Basically forced to purchase the extended warranty for peace of mind which is ridiculously overpriced and costs 30% or more of the actual item price. Shouldn't have to pay that amount of money just to ensure a $1000++ purchase lasts more than 1-2 years.
Had many purchases within the past 20 years from their Whangarei store.
Bought Computer, Photo, Electronics.
After having been caught with some very poor quality items from their furniture department in recent years, I have stopped visiting Harvey Norman
Poorly excuse for a Harvey Norman store
Went into my local HN store to buy a printer I saw on sale online and yep you guessed it, not only does my local store think they are too good to stock sale items, they won't order anything in and nor do they keep accessories for the printers, we all know every printer you buy you need to buy a separate cable and they sell the printers but no cables, so I asked can you order a cable in but no they don't even keep them as part of their normal range, so how does it work out that you can buy a printer but you can't buy the cord, it's like selling ...printers buy not selling the ink to go with it, it's just poor management and poor planning, really my local store is small but still how much room does a printer cable take on the shelf or wall, super disappointed and annoyed and hence I didn't end up buying anything because they never had what I wanted and the range of products is quite inadequate.
- Retail Stores - Electronics
Dandenong store laptop section staff too hard sell
I bought a laptop, the staff kept persuading me to buy their product care although he offered quite attractive price. I was still very polite to him but actually I felt very annoyed. When I asked him about refund policy, he avoided answering and kept on talking about the product care insurance. Next time, I will go to other stores.
city shop is GREAT
easy to navigate shop, massive selection, the staff were very friendly, also appreciative of them ensuring social distancing is in place. I will admit a little pricy but good value
Really disappointed with the recent experience with Harvey Norman. Bought Arlo pro 2 wireless cameras. Read some reviews and then decided to return the product as it did not meet my expectations. I was told by Castle Hill store that they don't refund for the change of mind. I asked for the in store credit for which I got a shocking reply that in store credit can be used only in computer section and only for that particular store as there are six different franchises in one store. As a consumer I was not aware of the fact and it does not concern...me as I went there to shop in Harvey Norman and not that individual franchisee. I am ok to not to get the refund and shop around something else but why should I shop only in computer section when I don't need one.
Store was well laid out, with plenty of products to sample/review. I went into the store to buy a different product, but the salesman showed me advantages of the alternative I actually did buy.
Great service customer focused salesperson Tahmi
Found the buying experience of laptop computer comfortable and very positive. Having been supplied by laptop by employer, Tahmi was patient, courteous, respectful, commercial and efficient. We bought the Ausus Zenbook and look forward to productive and trouble free use going forward.
Good stores for variety. Can't beat it.
We recently purchased a MacBook pro from the stores in West Melbourne region. Even though we were changing mind often about the product they did not rush and were happy to oblige by going through the product features. When we ultimately exchanged our laptop for a HP Pavilion they were happy to refund the difference in costs. Very happy.
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