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Over priced rip off
Ring around guys , much cheaper else were. Got one installed for less than half the price.
These people take advantage of their customers.
Make a couple of phone calls, these guys rely on you being lazy
Terrible service terrible workmanship
My windscreen needed repairing after a crack occurred when a stone hit it from another vehicle . The windscreen first was assessed then I was told needed to go into the workshop to be repaired. The windscreen obviously wasn't fitted properly so first a piece of plastic casing on the side of the window fell off randomly on my lap when I was driving( extremely dangerous) then we noticed the rubber casing on the outside of the glass was not sitting on the glass. I called back and was sent someone out to look at it. He tried to fix it but a short t...ime later it fell off again , had another person out tried to fix it again but the same thing happened . I called again and the man I spoke to then told me I needed to bring it back in to fix it in the workshop which we did ( this meant driving an hour each way plus we had to leave it for a few hours so a lot of wasted time ). The same thing happened again and the response I got when I called up O'Brien was well I would never buy a Subaru !!! they are temperamental !! The car went back in again ( another wasted day ) and this time the windscreen seems to be fixed but my expensive dash cam suddenly fell off my new windscreen today ( a week after the windscreen was repaired ) I just called back about this as I had it fitted to my original windscreen when I bought the car and I assumed that when my windscreen was fixed this would be re fitted but no !! when I called the man I spoke to said basically I should go and buy double sided tape and stick it on they don't fit them back on when they repair windscreens Ridiculous Ill be telling everyone not to take their cars to you
Outstanding! Friendly, professional and very honest!
Dean is one of the most awesome, down to earth tradies I have ever had in my home. He happily advocated on my behalf and provided a professional, quality product at a very affordable price. If you’re in Sydney and you need glass fixed… Ask for Dean!
Pathetic if I could give 0 I would
Absolutely horrible service! I was shocked to hear the man swearing at my partner while my children where in ear shot and when the company were called to complain about it we were called liars! I’m so shocked at how is was handled NEVER AGAIN
- O'Brien Vehicle Glass
- Verified customer
Paid in advance and then they didn't show up!
Booked and pre-paid a windscreen repair with the Roseville Branch in Sydney. Got a call that afternoon saying the repair guy was running late and wouldn't get there. I said I was fine with the next day or the following day. Their response was maybe on the weekend or the following week which I said wasn't acceptable. Rang their main number who said no other branch could do it as I was in that franchise's area. Zero interest in finding a solution or sending someone from another nearby branch which according to Google maps is only three minutes further away! No interest in customer service or providing the service I paid for in advance. Never again.
Way over priced
After the hail damage from the weekend, they quoted me $1100 for a basic replacement of the windscreen and driverside window. They told me the work would take 1.5 hours. Given that I can purchase the glass brand new myself for $265 for both pieces, this means they are charging $483 per hour labour?! They offered me a 10% discount if I payed now. They then tried to get me to book the vehicle in for repair in 4 weeks time. I have had two other quotes for $550 and $590 and can do the job this week. O'Briens are way over priced!
Disgusting - Replaced Windscreen and damaged vehicle
Absolutely disgusted by the service received at Alexandria branch! My vehicle was dropped there for windscreen replacement. Upon collection of the vehicle 2 x dirty cracks were newly formed on the dashboard. You could clearly see they were freshly cracked and were not there prior to this service. A checklist had been done by the staff member from this branch which was signed off on and clearly no damage recorded. The branch manager was involved and sternly advised that "this damage must of already been there and that this is a manufacturer ...issue - sort it out with Mazda and the girl doing the inspection was not a technician, basically did not want to know about it washed his hands of the matter". Windscreens Obrien you clearly had too much pressure on the dashboard at the time for this to happen and happen coincidentally when my car was in your possession. I left my vehicle with you under all good intention to then be ridiculed and leave with a damaged dashboard. My issue is now being taken to the Fair Trading Ombudsmen and where ever and whoever else will now listen. The crap to go through with insurance is just as ridiculous as it was dealing with your circus in Alexandria. In principal, I left my car in your care for a repair and it was collected damaged whilst in your possession! Warning to all, take photos of everything before you drop your car off in their care.
I was quoted $700 O'Brien Auto Glass for a basic windscreen replacement. I was quoted elsewhere for $295 and $288,
Had an excellent job done by another repairer who came to my home for $288!!!
O' o' o' O'RIP OFF!
Called to get a quote on a new windscreen for a Mitsubishi ASX - Initial quote was $730 BUT they'd give me a great deal today and knock it back to $680! How generous! I said this was still a bit much and was informed that a chat with a manager could occur to see if they could do me a better deal! They come back with $500 and they can come and do it in a weeks time! Woo Hoo! I say I'll look elsewhere thanks.
Call the local guy - job will be done in two days time, for the over half of the initial price quoted!
O’Brien are absolutely ridiculous - there must be many people out there who aren't informed enough to know that they are paying absurd prices!!!
The staff at underwood are so friendly and do a professional job. Jodie is amazing and kept me informed as my car couldnt be calibrated on the day but Jodie sorted it out with no problem. Wouldnt use any other company only O'Brien's
- O'Brien Vehicle Glass
- Verified customer
Damaged my car - Beyond devastated
I took my car in for an insurance replacement through AAMI, [name removed] from reception (who is not qualified in anything) did a damage report on my vehicle however when I went to collect my car, I noticed they had caused additional damage and cracks to the dashboard but because [name removed] isn't a qualified technician her damage report without this doesn't count as evidence. [name removed] and his branch will not take any responsibility for damages caused even though it is now defected for registration. Do not take your vehicle to the untrustworthy technicians at Alexandria - it will cost you!
Came and fixed a problem
Elliot came and fixed a problem with our light's. Wonderful manners and polite very good with communication. Can't recommend obrien-electrical-bendigo enough great service and prices. Great local company and highly recommended.
They are having a laugh! DO NOT TRUST!
Called to replace windscreen, price quoted was $1592 install, need a special technician, included in our service blah blah blah ect. I said thats ok Ill try elsewhere, operator goes:
"is it the price thats concerning?"
Jeez what gave that away?!
"Hold on Ill chase this up for you...... Hi looks like it was priced incorrectly Ive called up, its looking to cost $700 also we dont service your area youll have to bring your (illegal due to windscreen damage) vehicle to us"
Thats an unusually flat number and I cant see where the decimal got mis...placed what, 700 was accidently typed 1500? No thanks. Called my local up, had a laugh, got a much better quote, by nearly 50% obriens adjusted figure, same delivery schedule happy to come out, too easy. I write this review because this is the 2nd time O'briens tried to grift me in 4 months, This time from Port Macquarie NSW and again before when I got stuck in Prosepine QLD, luckily both times they werent the only option but they were the WORST! Story is the same all up the east coast. I cant stress enough avoid this business.
poor workmanship and not work professionally
O'Brien replaced the windscreen on my Audi Q7, and the technician reconnect my dash cam with wrong cable, then made it shorted out( i have replaced with the same new one cost me $550 with the professional dash cam installer i used before, also my dash cam have video record the last min Obrien technician took it down, that could prove my dash cam were working well before they put it back). I send lots of enquiry and email to them but no one give any respond on it, unlucky i need pay for that money for replacement. If you don’t know how to install, just ask before doing it. This is the most basic common sense. Suggest dont go with them if you have another choice.
Great service from the Croydon Team!
I worked with Lynda Redfern and her team has never failed to deliver high quality and responsive service to my clients, especially when there were other plumbers that couldn't fix my client's issues. They are very professional, prompt and experienced in providing different options to help solve my client's problems so they can get back to running their business quickly. If you're property manager, hotel operator or facilities manager I highly recommend calling Lynda to find out how she and her team can help you.
- O'Brien Vehicle Glass
- Verified customer
Poor workmanship compounded by very slow response and even slower refund
O'Brien replaced the windscreen on our Golf. We later realised the dashcam had stopped worked the day the windscreen was replaced. Took the car back to the original professional dash cam installers who discovered that both cables to the dashcam had been cut just above where they go into the windscreen and badly repaired, so had shorted out. OK - I guess accidents happen when taking out an old windscreen, altho pretty unprofessional for the technician not to tell us at the time and do a shoddy repair (see photo).
Called O'Brien in April who a...
Obrien Glass never turned up, never called to advise.
Booked for Monday 3/08/2020, given a four hour time frame 12-4pm.
No one arrived, no one called. Turns out booking was 'lost'.
Forced to rebook with ANOTHER 4 hour window 7/08/2020.
Bank on paying half what they quote elsewhere
Rang for a quote for a 2004 Hilux Ute.
Quoted $599 ,told them I had a quote for $295,straight away dropped price to$395.
Found someone to come out today for$220.These guys are a rip off.BEWARE
Rear canopy window
We first contacted this firm on 2 June 2020, thanks to our insurance company, after many phone calls we went in on 1 July for a window fitting, it was the wrong window and did not fit, we had this window replaced a few years before and told him to contact the Cannington Branch for information on this window, he never did, we rang O'Briens ourselves and the lady from the main office was so helpful with the required details we need! We then rang Avanti and told them the details, for the window, I rang him on 20th July and said I would be in On ...Friday 24th and would be sitting there until the window was fitted, last Thursday He rang me and said "He again has the wrong window" and promised to ring me Monday (I am still waiting) We have called in twice to check with him about the window, this is a trip of 300 Km for us! meanwhile the back of our canopy is full of red pilbara dust! We are due to go home from holidays in a couple of weeks, will we have a window in the back canopy by then? who knows, this is now nearly 9 weeks of waiting. Not very good service I'm afraid. Would not recommend him to anyone.
Quote double the price of 3 direct competitors
Following a crack in my windscreen I sort several quotes for repair. Other repairers happy to quote online or on first call. O’Briens insist on collecting a whole heap of personal data and then you receive a hardsell call from an Indian call centre. The sales agent evasive about total cost of repair rather highlighting all the worthless “benefits” of its service versus competitors. I respectfully declined he quote ($595 for a Hyundai i30, 2013 model) because I had several other quotes for exactly half this price. Next day I started receiving scamming calls from Indian call centre. Always seek multiple quotes when getting any car repairs done!
Questions & Answers
O’Brien, why don’t you be honest and transparent and change your policy about telling customers about installing after market windscreens? Why should we have to specifically ask you for a genuine one that is covered by our insurance? How are we supposed to know about aftermarket ones if you don’t let us know??? Are the insurance companies paying you bonuses?? That would be an interesting investigation! And stop telling us about how your aftermarket ones are the same quality, can’t you tell from all the feedback they are not!!! Another deceived customer, with an aftermarket screen that is so distorted and not sealed properly!!!
O’Brien recommended to replace my Mazda windscreen and said everything is covered part of my insurance. I was very happy and said yes. But they didn’t tell me it would be a aftermarket xyg glass. I realised this after one of the car repairer pointed to me by saying this is a aftermarket windscreen.
I think I have been cheated by O’Brien by hiding the fact to me.
Don’t you think now O’Brien should replace my windscreen to genuine Mazda free of cost for not telling me the replacement windscreen is not going to be genuine Mazda?
If not to whom I can escalate this?
Hi there, O'Brien® uses glass sourced from reputable manufacturers and presents with all the same specifications and features as your original windscreen. Glass sourced by O'Brien® complies with all the Australian safety and design requirements. Upon request, in some cases we can also fit original manufacturer glass however as your windscreen replacement was covered by insurance; if you have any questions regarding the specifics of your policy we recommend you speak directly with your insurance company. Regards, Nicole
Hi Obrien, Just for your information. I came to your centre directly with the hope that you will recommend which is best for my car. I had booked an appointment and paid for the chip repair in advance but your technician suggested to go with insurance. He took my policy details and checked in his system and told me everything is covered and I don't need to pay anything for the replacement windscreen. But why did not he tell me, the replacement windscreen is going to be an aftermarket one but not original Mazda?
Do not you think, it is misleading or deceptive conduct by your technician?
If he could have told me then I would have just repaired or should have asked him to go with original windscreen instead of aftermarket product.
I am about to replace a windscreen in my Ford Focus RS. Will the windscreen be an OEM calibre or a cheaper aftermarket product. I have been stung with this before and noticed that cabin noise increases and the aftermarket products can be missing the plastic laminate layer that OEM windscreens possess.
Hi Mark, as mentioned below, aftermarket glass sourced by O'Brien is from reputable manufacturers and presents with all the same specifications and features as your original windscreen. It also complies with all the Australian safety and design requirements. Subject to availability, you can also request OEM glass. If you have any further questions, our customer service consultants will be happy to discuss.
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