What a rip off!
My husband bought this product a a TV SHOP in TAMWORTH. We gave it several opportunities to prove itself, but it was basically just a very expensive fan; and not very effective. He took it back to the TV shop and they refused to refund him. He then phoned the company, who asked for proof of purchase. He provided proof of purchase but he never heard back from them. Poor product, highly disreputable company, don’t touch this product.
I was so excited to have my instachills arrive today, but dayum, how disappointing. It definitely doesn't cool, it's an over expensive fan. Looks great, fancy and all that crap but does nothing what the ad shows on tv, and stupid me, I bought 2. Will definitely be sending these back, what a waste of hype
Waste of money
The ad said that it would cool a room but it doesn't. You have to be in front of it to cool down so if there is someone else home then you have to have it on swing and then I start sweeting.
I gave it 2 stars because it's better than a fan but not worth the price.
Styley looking fan
When you put the freezing water in, it blasts cold air for awhile, but as it warms up so does the air coming out of the instachill. It's good for the start of summer, but in the midst of higher temperatures it falls flat. But it still is better than a standard fan
Bought large instachill off the tv shop when it finally came in bits put it back together horrid so sent it back asked for my t/ period money back NO they sent me another one I didn’t want.NOTHING like the tv add. Had sloped top had water filler not on bottom and it pulled out NO drain plug NO mossie derterant and NO air filter as stated on add the pads do NOT soak up water to cool very noisy when u take off water filler panel it all falls to bits takes ages to get it back together when next one arrived was in a little bit better cond ...but still in bits the tiny tape doesn’t hold Panals together packing not great NO orange water float carnt see through view to the water delevery drivers don’t like them Also sent me invoice that I don’t owe any money now want me to pay over 600 send me the bar code so I can send back this item as promised it doesn’t do as they say it does and my t/ period money this is false advertising how many others are sent back too the reviews are bad wish I had read them before I went through all this over 4 weeks of horrid delivery drivers and staff that do not listen on the phone o well I’ve learnt a lesson don’t buy the tv shop good luck to all please send the bar code and my money thank you for the stress not impressed very very unhappy cust also makes my small home hotter not colder shount have listened to sales person only one that has been nice so far this is not great for buss now when add comes on I turn it off dry panals
Purchased in January 2020 at Tv shop for $600.00.
I live in a rental with no aircon. We had a 44 degree day so we put straight ice in the instachill. I wont lie it struggled in the large room but if you sat within a 5 metre radius you could feel the difference. For that time it did the job to make the temp tolerable in that area but its not a substitue for a split system or air conditioner. Its just a cooler overpriced fan. On the plus side its an air purifier too.
Purchased in November 2019 for $350.00.
Instachill - Large
Total waste of money. Doesn't do anything it claims to do. Not worth over $700. Very misleading in the advertisements. Thank god I'm sending it back within the trial period.
Total waste of money
Seriously don't by this product the adds are so misleading it's a fan that's it. Nothing special at all an expensive fan. Even on the cool setting it does not cool down the room.
Purchased in January 2020.
Horrible product and horrible company.
I’d give it no stars but unfortunately you have to give one.
I was 5 days past my trial date and only forgot as I had issues with my pregnancy and was unable to call sooner. I offered to send it back and pay the shipping myself again as the product doesn’t work as well as promised, I’ve even put ice in it as suggested and it is still crap and I t only blows out from one side.
So now they expect me to have to pay them $500+ for a crappy product that doesn’t work properly when I don’t currently work and my husband is on a low wage. So I now have to wait until I’ve paid off this terrible, waste of money product before I can start saving again for a product that actually works!
Not happy at all. Steer clear!!!!
- InstaChill 09EX (Medium)
- Verified purchase
just another evaporative cooler
Hoped it would be an updated version of the older style evaporative coolers, but, it is just the same . A little quieter, did not seem to cooler when chilling button was on. Apparently it works better if you put ice into it which I was only told when I went to return the item.
Purchased in November 2019 at TVshop for $331.00.
This is a scam! Do not buy! It will not cool any room at all. Absolute scam!!
Do not buy this rubbish. It is a scam!!! I bought this thinking it would at least cool a small room in the house. I honesty believe it made the room warmer. My $20 fan is better! Don't fall for this scam, I have never submitted a review in my life but this "Instachill" has gone too far!! Also, Harvey Norman Broadway stocks this rubbish! Questions need to be asked
Not worth the postal cost trust me
I have 09EX model its useless $25 big W fan is as good .
I still have the useless thing because I haven't had time to go to post office , i strongly recommend you don't buy this crap
Love love love it
I purchased this from Epping Shopping centre yesterday, I was so worried after reading the reviews. However I pereservered with cold water and it worked a dream. Our house is cool but bedroom is roasting hot. The installation chill was freaking sensational....
Purchased in December 2019.
Purchased in Nov 2018. Couple days out of warranty it starts to leak water from between main body and water reservoir unit. Contacted TV Shop to be told 'sorry it's out of warranty and don't have anyone you can take the unit to for fixing' !! Nearly $400 for about 3 months worth of use!! Very expensive waste of money I can least afford. While it worked, it was not too bad in my work area which is a tin shed ( based in Queensland ). But one again ? No!!
Turned my daughters bedroom into an even hotter sauna. So sad as was promised it was really cool. Really noisy and no change in temperature. Will be sending back. Great Christmas present. :(
Buy a REAL @ircon
These are nothing more than a glorified evaporative air cooler. the same results can be achieved by throwing a damp tea towel over a pedestal fan. Save yourself 400 bucks and put that money towards a real air con. Any one reading this that is contemplating buying this unit ,honestly...Don't. Save your money.
p.s. it makes a wonderful room deoderiser if you add a few drops of essential oil into the water reservoir, but it's one expensive product to do just that.
Purchased in November 2019.
waste of money
The machine is way overrated, Just turns the room into a sweat shop. And as for the noise well it's ridiculously loud. And trying to return the thing is a nightmare. You can buy an $89 product from Bunnings that does the same thing and heaps quieter. Don't waste your money buying an instachill.
Do not waste your money!
It is noisy, it does not cool anything! Dont waste your money. It has to be faulty or it is misrepresented in their ads. Now have to pay to send back.
Waste of money
It doesn't chill a thing! It is just a big noise, very noise fan that doesn't even swing side to side as simples $40,00 regular fan does... terrible! What a waste of hard work money... I'll try to return tomorrow to the store I purchased. Fingers crossed!
These are a waste of money and the reviews that say there great Im sure its people trying to sell them ,
No good !!!!!!!!! Absolute waste of money dont work the way they say it does , I cant see how people are saying it saves money after only owning for 3wks !!!!!! Scam
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