Sad To See The Store Close
Brought a washing machine , cheap price and a nice size for my little laundry. Very impressed with there products , i was sad to see the store close though hope another homewares store opens up around the area
All good things come to an end
The staff are helpful and lovely. Masters will be missed. I like the music they play instore also. Better than the opposition.
Read sale advertising but interpret to advantage
Example: Masters closing down sale everything 30 to 60% off plus for the next 2 days get an extra 10% off of your total purchase at the checkout, pretty clear that doesn't make it 40 to 70% off everything but as usual a minority read the ad then have there own interpretation. Always a pleasure shopping at Masters good luck to all staff for the future.
It's really good functionaly but there are things and improvementertainment to be fixed.
It's got great service but there needs to be more chairs the only chair I've seem is next to the bathrooms this is rediculous and needs to be fixed, maybe have planners like Bunnings maybe if you copied bunnings more you'd be more successful, instead of putting all your money into different aspects. Although I'm not a buyer I quite like the whole set out. Also why not provide more demos be kid friendly and more diy workshops, give customers more options and flexibility the last thing I'll say is medium sized baskets are bad for a start the ha...ndleft is top short and to small. Maybe also make customers feel more free. Ok thanks I know these things are minor but you'd be surprised that min or improvements go a long way to success focus on flaws and fix them think of flaws and how to fix them I cam see plenty. More tools also.
Nice surprise that they still accepted our gift cards
We don't really have a Masters nearby - the closest store being South Morang (which is about 30+ minutes drive) - but received a gift card as an engagement gift because we're renovating our home. We dropped in once when we were going past a store months ago and had a look but left empty handed as we didn't have the gift card on us. Then we heard the news that Masters was closing down and started to get worried that they wouldn't allow us to redeem our gift card (as what happened with Borders when they closed a few years ago) - the gift card was...for a few hundred dollars, so we really wanted to use it if we could. We visited our nearest store on our first free weekend and enquired with a staff member whether they were still accepting gift cards. She assured us that they were and even double checked with the manager (unasked) just to make sure we wouldn't be blindsided. We were a little disappointed that all the sales they were advertising turned out to only be 10% off but understood this isn't the staff's doing. We ended up grabbing a few things for our new bathroom (spending more than the gift card value) and redeemed the gift card without issue. The same staff member we spoke with upon entry even came over to help us checkout through the self-serve checkouts.
Not Staff Fault
Unfortunately it's not the Masters staff that control the prices, the stock no longer belongs to Masters so they can't discount anymore. Also if Masters have a estimated closing date in December if they slashed there prices right down now they would close a lot earlier than the date set because they would have no stock to sell. People are not looking at the bigger picture. They need to start with smaller discounts to reach that end date.
The no returns or exchanges policy is not set by the staff it's completely out of there hands and I've heard them getting a lot of abuse over it.
Every time I have shopped there I have been greeted by friendly staff who love there job.
My view is if you are a great customer you'll get great service.
I have no complaints with this store, the store is well layout out, has good range of products on sale and better service. Would highly recommend giving Masters a go.
Will be sad to see them go.
I have really enjoyed shopping at Masters in Mornington. The staff there have always been friendly and helpful unlike their Bunnings counterpart near by. Even today as the store is in close down mode I was greeted happily and asked on several occasions if I needed any assistance. I wish the staff all the best and hope their future is a lot brighter than Masters in Australia.
Thank you for your wonderful service Masters
Why should the staff of Masters treat you like you are special when you are only going there now, when it's too late. wanting to get something TOO cheap. You never gave them a chance, you had the other big store in your head and that was it. I shopped at Masters and I found them wonderful and very helpful every time I shopped there, and to me they were a big improvement on the other store where I always had trouble finding someone to help me out when necessary, but at Masters there was always someone handy, I never had to trail around looking f...or someone to help me, and they always bent over backwards to help me, pointed me to a better and cheaper deal. It's your loss and now it's mine because of you. I am not a friend or relative of anyone who works there , just a shopper and I do feel sad that it has come to this. What's happened to the Aussies who always gave people a go. Masters had one store and the other big store had many, GREEDY wanting all the market, just watch if the prices go up, why not, they have no competition to keep them honest. Your own fault. I personally will never shop at the other store ever again, and what's more, I have come across many rude staff members there, people who don't know the products or if they even sell them. They sell one brand of gazebo but not the same brand of walls, not much use to me. Goodbye Masters, I will miss you.
Smiles in the Gloom
Reading a lot of these reviews I think I've been lucky. Renovating at the moment and I've bought thousands of dollars worth of stuff from the Bibra Lake store in the past few months both in store and online. Never had a drama and staff have always been fantastic.
Even in the gloom of the staff loosing their jobs I've still had great service. The manager Rachel especially.
Not happy with the false start fire sale but that's big corporations for you. Woolworths are shooting themselves in the foot. Upsetting customers is just dumb business. No one likes a liar.
Twelve months ago I wanted to buy some large Finlay & Smith lidded laundry baskets I saw online but there were none online or it seemed, any store. Store manager found one in Mt Gambier and bought it up for me to buy. After several trips to the store since this time, (one was a large flooring purchase,) I always check for these baskets, but no luck. Today I went to followup on an item, and they had a shop full of the Finaly and Smith baskets I had been chasing. So I bought another three. Stock in storage/laundry area was the best that I have ...ever seen. For a business that is shutting down I found this a bit odd. Staff at the store were as usual, exceptionally helpful. I have always had exceptional customer service from the Adelaide Airport Team. Best wishes to them.
My local store is superb
As the title says ... my local is superb... amazing, fantastic, extremely well run and the prices??? Way below Bunnings. I for the life of me, cannot understand why they are not doing well (Masters that is). The store is Richlands, in Qld, even though I have 2 Bunnings within 10 minutes of my house, I will gladly, drive 30 minutes to Richlands to go to this store. I think the general manager of woolworths should visit the store in Richlands and find out what this one is doing right and then copy it to the rest of the stores. I just think the st...aff are better at this store and they also stock stuff that works. I bought some cockroach killer there today that I can't get anywhere else and guess what??? The staff knew where it was on the shelf. You can't get that at Bunnings.
I would like to say I have been to Masters a number of times and buying in their tool dept is really fantastic they have got quality and 99% of what you need the choice is magnificent their are tools there that you won't find in other Hardware stores!! Thanks Masters for giving me a better and quality choice that I cannot get anywhere else! What am I going to do when you close go back to the places that know how to look after a tradesman????
Thank you to Jodie from Masters Ballarat for fast, efficient, friendly service with recent change over of faulty washing machine. Thanks also to Ben for giving of his time in choice of new machine. Jodie, it was a refreshing change to have somebody actually follow through.
Can't fault their customer service...
I'd just placed a "Click and Collect" order with Masters for a Bosch washing machine (best price I could find - The Good Guys not willing to price match) when I found this site....and got very worried. Even though an email came through acknowledging my order, it bothered me that my efforts to track it on Master's site were met with the message that I hadn't placed any orders. It was Saturday evening so I rattled off an email to Customer Services, to ask for confirmation that my order had been received and to check how long I would have to wai...t for the order to be delivered to the nominated store. This morning I received a call from an affable lady from Masters Customer Services department who checked I wanted to go ahead with the purchase before confirming my order was being processed and that the store would email and text me to let me know that it was ready for collection, which was likely to be in the next two days. Two hours later, I received an email advising me that the washing machine was in the store and ready for collection. I checked the store's opening times and, finding they were open until 9pm, drove over to pick up the washing machine this evening, arriving at 7.50. I was surprised to find a number of staff looking like they were getting ready to finish work, bringing in trolleys and saying goodnight to colleagues. A member of staff at the "Click and Collect" desk told me that the store was closing at 8pm but assured me cheerfully that I'd made it in time and asked a young, male member of staff to locate my order for me in their warehouse/storeroom. After a 10-minute wait he returned to the desk and explained apologetically that he'd found my order but that members of staff qualified to operate equipment needed to retrieve it had left for the day. He asked me if I could return tomorrow and he would ensure the washing machine would be ready for me to collect. At this, an older male member of staff who had been about to leave offered (readily) to see what he could do to help and his younger colleague asked if I minded waiting another 5 minutes, as it looked like he would be able to retrieve my order after all. A few minutes later, both men returned with the washing machine, the younger staff member apologising for the delay and thanking me for my patience, before helping me to load the machine into my car. A great customer service experience from start to finish - I'm sorry for other customers who have not been so luckily but I have no complaints.
Questions & Answers
Does anyone know what brand toilets Masters sold. I have a hairline crack in my cistern and am wanting to buy a replacement. Thanks Gail
Has anybody tried to assemble one of the kitchens ? The detail on the drawings is terrible . trying to assemble rawer & have no idea how to do it. No video tutorial available & scared I will damage the drawer trying to prise out a fitting to attach to front board . I will never buy the Profile range again
Why am I receiving this email?
Please delete my email ,
how do you get onto the big boss at their h/q? It is hard to contact anyone
Sorry didn't....spoke to telephone receptionist and asked for directions to complain...explained my problem....she then spoke with manager and arranged for replacement blade from stock on floor.... extremely bad product because of lack of parts ...I had been in touch on 2 previous occasions and told that they would ring back...which didn't happen...xtremly bad customer service
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