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- Physical store
Terrible customer service and returns policy
Extremely disappointing that when I tried to return an unopened and unused product 2 days after purchasing it to be told no refunds can be given and store credit only would be provided. I do not understand why your online customers are provided with the option to return an item for a full refund but your in store customers are not provided with this same service.
OZtrail Tourer 9 Side Pole Kit
Brought this so I no longer have a pole in the middle of my canvas tent. Awesome more free space. Easy to put up, works well, happy with purchase, thanks
They suppress unfavourable reviews of their products
I'm not happy with two Darche tables I bought from Tentworld. It had one singe positive review on their website. However when I bought them they were different from description with false claims of impact resistant edges and heat resistant top.
When I submitted a review to reflect this on their website, they did not publish it, so other customers keep on getting duped.
This is not right.
Bad returns policy
I went in to tentworld just before Easter and bought a rechargeable camp shower head and ensuite tent, in an attempt to make camping slightly less grotty. When I opened the camp shower I was very disappointed to find that the box was missing several parts needed for the shower to operate. Obviously I didn't take the shower, or the ensuite which I bought for the sole purpose of showering, camping. As soon as I got back, I returned to tentworld asking to return the items, and whilst the staff were mostly kind and helpful, they informed me that th...ey could not give me a refund for the shower, only a store credit. Additionally they did not allow me to return the ensuite tent. Now I am stuck with an unopened, unused ensuite tent and a store credit that I have absolutely no interest in using. Whilst tentworld has great products and mostly helpful staff, their poor returns policy really makes it too much of a risk to shop there.
Excellent customer service.
I recently made a claim on the Coleman HWOD through Tentworld. They were straight onto it, asking for photos & a description of the fault. After contacting Coleman, they got back to me & shipped the replacement parts immediately. Fabulous service, all fixed in less than two weeks. Thanks Tentworld!
Customer service like the good ol' days
Dropped into Warana store to pick up a hydration pack to use for a mountain climb a few Sundays ago. Wanted black in colour, nothing to fancy and between 2L and 3L. Shop assistant understood loud and clear. CamelBak Classic was the winner. Next stop... Big Hill, Queenstown, NZ.
Fantastic customer service and great products
I've shopped at Tentworld several times now and the result is always the same, great products at a good price and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I arrived late Friday afternoon and had a pretty good idea of what I wanted. After browsing for a short time the staff were very quick to offer their assistance which was greatly appreciated, letting me know the options available. The new chair I bought has already been used a couple of times and is very comfortable and easy to carry, perfect for festivals/music events as the name suggests.
- Online store
Slow shipping and absolutely zero communication. Stock levels inaccurate.
Placed an online order before 10am. Website advertises same-day shipping on orders placed before 10am. All items ordered were in stock. No shipping confirmation received. Followed up the next day at 1pm. Still hasn't shipped. One of the items that was in stock is actually not in stock and I'm told there's was a "warehouse counting error". As I am told this information their website is still showing the item as in stock. No explanation as to why the order didn't ship the previous day. No explanation as to why no one bothered calling or emailing about the item not in stock. Absolutely useless. Very disappointing.
- Online store
Unable to follow simple consumer law
We bought a screen dome tent that had a fault in one of its poles. Contacted the company within the stated time frame to request to return the item for a refund. Informed we would have to pay for the return postage (@1/3rd of the cost of the tent), even though consumer law is clear that the return postage cost is to be born by the vendor. Since informing Tentworld of this there has been no correspondence from them at all. I wouldn't purchase anything on line from this business. They are clearly only interested in the bottom line and don't care about customer service/experience.
Great Customer Service
I have been into Tentworld @ Prospect in SA several times now. Nothing seems too much trouble for the people there. Brendon and Shaun even set a tent up for me to see before buying. They made the setup look easier than it was for my partner (as a gift). Gave me great advice on the right hiking style tent for my partner before showing me the Black Wolf Grasshopper 3 I ended up buying. I will build up my cache of camping stuff now over time......
Great service from Tentworld Brendale!
We just purchased a tent from Nathan and the team at Brendale Tentworld. We couldn't have been happier with the service we received. Nathan seemed very knowledgeable on the products and listened to our needs as a young family starting out in camping. At no time did we feel there was a hard sell just a genuine interest in helping us find what we were after. Thanks for all the help we will be back!
Thankyou Nathan and the team at Brendale for your excellent service. Honest information and great value for money. We went to buy a tent and was looking to buy top of the range. We had done a fair bit of research. The information and assistance we received from Nathan was invaluable and we ended up purchasing a fabulous tent and not top of the range. Very happy
Excellent customer service
I purchased a Zempire TM lite tent from Brendon. After setting it up it was too small. Shaun replaced it with a TL with no issues.
The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly.
Pathetic customer service and products
After walking into the store looking to buy a cheap tent was talked into a much more expensive so called best quality unit to have to return it 3 times and still have faults and after asking for a store credit or refund as the product if far from the quality promised get put through weeks of dead ends to be told bad luck and be insulted by management to me and my young family. Even head office is a joke and only worried about taking every dollar you can spend and doesn't care a bit about the customer satisfaction or the quality of what they sell. Shop elsewhere!
Great Service always from Tweed Heads Tentworld
The Tweed Heads staff are amazing and very helpful, they are always willing to go the extra mile and know their products. My son needed his gazebo repaired and the staff their sourced the parts for him within 5 working days, as it's close to Christmas and many companies are closing they were still able to deliver the goods. I thoroughly recommend Tentworld Tweed Heads for all your camping and outdoor needs. Thank you
Bought an Oztrail swag off them which was half the price of any of the competitors in Canberra. On top of this it only took 2 days to be delivered even over the Christmas period. Very happy.
I purchased a Oztent RV4 from Sean at tentworld Prospect SA after getting the tent home and setting it up in my garage I realised that it was not going to be big enough for my needs .I rang Sean to see if I would be able to return the tent and upgrade to the RV5 , Sean agreed to swap it out with no fuss .more than happy with the tent and customer service .
Great Day Looking for camping gear.
Went to a couple of shops but next time won't bother because Tentworld had everything we needed. The staff at the Fyshwick store were friendly and very helpful, the prices were cheaper than anywhere else.
Terrible Customer Service
3:30 on a Sunday afternoon, Windsor store. Late I know but, a willing customer I was. Went in to buy a tent and accessories. 3 ppl on staff, didn't see any other customers. We were left alone downstairs browsing. Only saw one customer and staff come down together in that time. Eventually, someone comes down and asks us if we need anything. I replied I would like to be sold some camping equipment and have some questions.I was curtly told I best know what I'm after as in two minutes time the staff don't get paid anymore.I know it was late on a Sunday but it was pretty damn rude. The fact that they ignored us for the time, didn't seem busy, no offer to help and were curt at the end simply makes me want to spend my money somewhere else.
great service one very happy customer
Thank you Tentworld for the friendly knowledgeable staff, who have helped make our family adventures comfortable and fun. My wife loves the ensuite shower tent (ps, so do i) and for the great stock of camping paraphernalia which keeps our old camper trailer ready for adventure ;-)
Questions & Answers
Can you tell me ! Does tent world have a member Card
That you scan with your purchase !
( receive points / discounts ???
Hi Jo, sorry at this time we do not currently run a membership rewards program. Kind Regards, Tentworld team.
Hey Tentworld can you explain to me why you think it’s ok to ask a customer who received a damaged product from your warehouse to destroy the damaged product and sent photographic evidence that it has been destroyed to the point it is no longer able to be used before you send a replacement? Not very ethical if you ask me!
Hi TC123, we agree with you that it's very wasteful and we'd much prefer that things could be repaired than destroyed when they have faults. This would be much better for the environment, and is something that we try to do as much as we can. We are constantly pushing for our suppliers to develop products that are easily repairable & serviceable rather than disposable items. Sadly, in our current economic environment the costs of repairs are often not practical or are too inconvenient for our customers. Many of our suppliers require us to return the goods to them so they can inspect them to take notes on what failed in their items for future upgrades. After inspection, they typically will then destroy them whilst salvaging as many parts from it as practical. However, in some cases where there is no practical salvage possible, and our suppliers do not need to physically inspect the goods prior to destroying them in some instances we offer the option of destroying the goods themselves at their own home - rather than having to arrange the return of the goods to us. This is offered as a convenience to our customers to be able to destroy it themselves, rather than going through the hassle of arranging to get the goods back to us. Sadly, whilst delivering items is very easy - arranging couriers to collect from residential homes is still very very frustrating - so we try to avoid putting our customers through this if we can. This does also reduce our carbon footprint slightly, because ultimately if the goods are being destroyed in your home - they would be destroyed upon their return to the supplier but a whole lot less fuel has gone into producing the same end result. We are fortunate some of our suppliers allow us to offer this to our customers. This need to return the goods prior to replacement is typical from any retail store before theyre replaced. The act of destroying & us then replacing is mimicing that in-store experience without the hassle of having to arrange for it to be returned to us. I hope that this explains this better. If you have anymore questions please feel free. Kind Regards, Tentworld team.
It would just end up another piece of garbage in a landfill I would suggest letting us donate the slightly damaged product to charity and sending a replacement ASAP this not only satisfies your customer it also lowers waste and your “carbon footprint” I don’t think I am being unreasonable
Additionally, how is it convenient for the customer to have to destroy something? As a customer one should expect to receive an undamaged product, it is understandable that these things happen however when they do I believe it is the responsibility of the seller to promptly issue a replacement. Don’t you agree?
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