Poor communication and no stock when listing a product
The negative reviews are correct. Items appear in stock on their website but aren't. After two weeks, it took a second email before I got a response saying the product wouldn't be in stock for about 6 weeks.
2 weeks on - never received product
Ordered product & never received it. Very slow to respond. Hard to get through on phone. Still awaiting arrival hopefully it turns up
Idiots who have no product knowledge
From lying to me about the 5% new customer discount to knowing whether or not a winch will comply with a bullbar's weight rating, the people on the other end of the email or internet are simply useless. There are plenty of places to source our 4WD equipment, this place does not deserve our business.
From humble beginnings as they say to bloody useless pretty quick. If you take my advice buy elsewhere. They take your money and deliver nothing, never answer emails, talk crap on the phone, resolve nothing.
If I did not live so far away I'd pay them a visit with my baseball bat, at least that way I'd get something for my $120
Trip ruined due to misinformation
Ordered a snorkel on April 12 2022 for an upcoming trip and was assured that even with the public holiday I would receive it in a week. Today is now 11 days since it was ordered and still no snorkel.
Your tracking system says it SHOULD have been delivered yesterday.
I will not be using this company again or recommending them to anyone. In fact I will be posting my experience on the social media pages that I am a member of to warn others of this companies sell at all costs culture, especially their failure to be honest about delivery just to land a sale.
This is totally unacceptable as I could have ordered the same snorkel off ebay as my mate did on the same day and his is already fitted.
Modular water tanks
Purchased 43 litre modular water tanks. Tanks have a 3/4" BSB male top & bottom but no provision for a breather. I did not intend to use the filler neck for existing tank. Can't cut a hole because there is no adhesive that will stick to this poly plastic. Beware, I've wasted my money.
Good Follow Up Service by Flynn
Were waiting on an order which was delayed. Phoned & emailed re this order, however due to Covid, staff shortages were being encountered & these were not being followed up.
Happy news, phoned this morning, spoke to a very helpful, pleasant Flynn, who checked, the order had arrived, and he promised this would be actioned immediately.
Thanks Flynn, you are a credit to the company. Keep up the good work.
Rang to make sure item was in stock before ordering. A month later and still no product. Australia Post investigated and they never shipped the item despite issuing a shipment number. It's a shame companies like this are allowed to operate.
brought a stove and paid in full. no stove has arrived not even a email to say dispatched or any thing.
have tried to contact via email no response. dont buy here plenty of other company's to buy from that actually send the item. very dissapointed
Fake tracking number, no response from support
Bought a redarc charger, and got a tracking number, but the tracking number isn't a real one, auspost have no record of the package and they havnt replied to my support request through their website, avoid these people like the plague.
Better to go straight to Supplier
Ordered expensive roof rack system. Week later told wasn't actually in stock though advertised as such. No option but to wait as other suppliers had sold out by time I was told. When finally re-stocked, gets sent via courier company who was on strike! When I finally receive, many weeks after placing order, I find some fastening components wrong. Contact customer support who tell me can't help and go to the supplier direct. Should have done in first place as Outback Equipment model seems to be to take margin and that's it!
Just cancelled order purchased over a month ago.
Last contact over two weeks ago apologized for delay and said goods would be dispatched within 5 days.
Tried phoning but automated system hangs up on you.
As a previously satisfied customer very disappointed
Steer Well Clear of This Mob
I placed an order and received notification of dispatch nearly a week later and still waiting for item to arrive. I should have read previous reviews before I placed order.... I won’t get caught again and will spread the word through our off road networks to steer well clear of this mob.
Dont deal with them
Ordered and paid for suburban Nautilus on demand water heater with remote, door and vent and was told all were in stock well after several emails which were not answered and phone calls where I was told lies I put in the hand of PayPal to get refund, the product finally all arrived 6 weeks later. Will not deal with this unscrupulous company again
Aramex Couriers are a Disaster
These guys use Aramex (formerly Fastway). I have 3 orders with them now and all are 3 to 4 weeks since ordering and still not here and I'm based in Suburban Perth. Will never buy anything from them again. And Outback don't want to know about it. The Perth couriers blame the Brisbane Couriers and so on
Questions & Answers
Hi, after reading these reviews it appears this is the only avenue that I may actually get some return correspondence. I've already tried two other ways with no success after waiting 4 full business days. Below is the message I emailed you after getting no response from the "contact us" option on your website:
Hi, I've ordered an item from your website, then checked my emails and discovered a 5% off voucher for subscribing to receive promotions etc, which I did before I made the purchase. While the item was still on special, I did a test run to see if I could add the coupon code and it worked fine (which I have screenshots of). I'm just wondering if you can offer a retrospective discount? I did message you through the "contact us" section of website immediately after payment but still Haven't heard back. My invoice number is N262249
Our apologies for the wait.
I've escalated this to our customer service team and someone will be in touch shortly if not already.
I'd recommend you spending more money elsewhere. Even though things are in stock on website doesn't mean you'll get them. And for forbid you have to do a warranty claim, you will get shafted. Look at ...all the reviews recently on Google, Facebook and here before purchasing. Wish I did
Where is my order?
I've taken your query to our customer service team and someone should be in touch with you shortly.
I ordered and paid for a Baintech BTPP12-320 on 8th July 2020 from your website. I have checked numerous times since the 8th as to where my item is and it is still showing no tracking. I had sent an online enquiry through your messaging system on 15th July which got no response from you. So today (16th July) I rang the 1300 number and after being on hold for quite a while, I had to leave a "call back". A rep rang back at 2:42pm & after I provided my Invoice number (N241852) he advised that you were waiting for a back order of this particular item, and that he would ring me back ASAP with an expected delivery date. I couldn't believe you did not have the customer service skills and courtesy to advise me of this before I had to call you 8 days after my order. And then to make matters worse, a check of your eBay site at 2:53pm and your own website at 3:00pm, shows that this exact item is currently for sale (I have screen dumps of both of these checks which I will provide to the ACCC if a satisfactory and speedy solution to this situation is not forthcoming). So, why am I being lied too about the back order? I want my item ... and I want it now, as I cannot travel in my caravan without it.
Typical! Your silence is deafening and I still have not received a call advising when my paid-for item will be sent to me. Also, both your main website (https://www.outbackequipment.com.au/?rf=kw%...3Fkw%3Dbaintech%26rf%3Dkw&sortby=highest_price) and your eBay website (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Baintech-Power-Supply-12-Volt-320-Watt-25-Amp-Unit-Portable-Caravan-Camping-4X4/283542444303?hash=item420472590f:g:vVkAAOSwnV9e6WzN) STILL have the exact item for sale. You have until 11:00am tomorrow (Saturday 18th July 2020) to provide definitive information as to why I have been lied about stock on hand, and when my item will be sent to me. Failure to do so by Outback Equipment (AUST) Pty Ltd (ABN: 736 009 731 08; Address: 2/24 Lensworth St, Coopers Plains QLD 4108) by the stated date and time WILL result in me submitting a formal complaint to the ACCC and seriously considering commencing civil court action in the Burnie Magistrates Court. The ball is in your court.
Our apologies for the lack of communication. ...I have had a word with our customer service team and they have informed me that the item you ordered is expected to arrive in our warehouse this afternoon and will be dispatched on Monday with express shipping. We have been inundated during this unprecedented time and operating at limited capacity. As a result this has made communicating with our customers in a timely manner very difficult for which we are very regretful. Normally items are identified as being in stock as we generally have few issues with supply for items we cannot keep on hand in our warehouse due to our extensive catalogue. That is unless the supplier lets us know that they are out of stock. However, with the current state of events, supply chains have struggled with consistent communication and prompt shipping. For this we deeply apologise and are working to get back on top of the workload to avoid situations of this nature down the track. I believe a customer service member will also be in touch with you through email to update you on the status of your order.
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