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
Lenovo laptop not without issues
First Lenovo laptop purchased was impossible to use. After returning it 3 times the technician discovered it was missing the motherboard. Laptop replaced, the next one much better but does tend to freeze quite regularly and have to take it in for technical help already.
How to experience buying something without getting any help to choose the right one
I walked into Harvey Norman expecting a salesperson to come over and enquire to my visit but to my surprise first salesperson finished with client I tried to engage his services but he had to answer his mobile second person finished and after I asked her for help she told me she would find someone to help me as she was going to lunch so with such great service I decided to leave the shop
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?
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.
Price Ok, Service Not Ok
Recently visited Moore Park Store. Bought two products, wanted to buy 2 more but customer service was not ok. They could be more helpful.
Difficult to deal with and a returns policy that is just ridiculous!
Recently I made a computer keyboard purchase, simple WFH keyboard and it was only 1 week old.
I went into store to get a refund, the gentleman in the tech area 'tested' it by bashing the keys a few times and pairing it to their in-store laptop. I advised him a key didn't work but he kept bashing that specific key until it worked. Then said, this is general wear and tear, no refund.
I was unhappy as I knew it wasn't a long term solution, so I asked for a refund. He refused and said no way, there is nothing wrong, albeit he bashed the keyboard ...
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.
Waited around 15 minutes to be served by someone. Eventually I was assisted and the assistance was fantastic from that point onwards. Friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely go back for any electronic needs.
Selling underspeced items!!
Bough a Lenovo idea centre 27 at hoppers crossing store. Specs were i7, 1Tb harddrive with windows home for $2600. After coming home while registering the product the warranty it showed for 9 months only. Also the same product listed on Lenovo.com for less price and also the spec was 1Tb +2b hard drive with windows professional. basically looks like Harvey norman is underspecing the items and then selling for higher price. Not happy with the purchase!!
Knowledgeable and friendly staff
Staff at the store was approachable ,e and friendly, answered any questions or concerns that I had in relation to recent laptop purchase. Downside was the amount of upwelling that went on until I could take my item to the register. Other than that was great service and great products
all round good but expensive
i love coming here its a great shop, the staff are always good and the range is great but the prices are what kills me. i get confused when prices are 20% others.
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