Appalling online service!
I bought a lithium power station from a Tentworld store. When I unpacked it it wouldn't charge. When I contacted Tentworld help they advised dismantling it and disconnecting the battery to see if that would work. That's terrible advice to ask a customer to open an electrical device and repair it! Communication with Tentworld is appalling and I definitely wouldn't buy anything from them again!
Poor product, even worse customer service
Ordered 3 items in November last year, two of which were an Oztrail tent and also an Oztrail gazebo. Upon pitching the tent for the first time (on the trip itself - we live in a flat so are unable to pitch it here to inspect it) we found several holes on the ground of the inner fly, which let in water during the trip. Tentworld replaced this, however, upon pitching the replacement there were holes again on both the ground and mesh of the doorway. Tentworld not only refused to replace this clearly faulty product, but actually laid blame upon us,...indicating the damage was our fault on account of rocks and twigs (it was grass) and fire damage (there had been no lit fires - it was day time at Easter) respectively. As seasoned campers this was incredibly disappointing. Both this tent and Tentworld had positive reviews, therefore why the product has been faulty on two occasions is anyone's guess. Sadly I cannot say the same for the customer service department at Tentworld. We were offered a patchup kit, however having lost all faith in this supposedly excellent product, at this stage nothing less than a refund would have been acceptable. After writing a complaint letter we were then ignored until further prompting. To add insult to injury, the release button to extend the legs on the Ozworld gazebo we purchased became stuck on it's second use - to have use of the product we had to use a stick to support the frame. With this ongoing tent issue it felt like I could not request a replacement frame. Six months on, no resolution, $840 down. Two trips tainted with neither a tent or gazebo fit for purpose for the future. Certainly will not be using this brand or company again.
Terrible post-sale customer service
Purchased a self inflating mattress. Took it home, let it inflate, then deflated and packed it up.
Noticed that the mattress slowly self inflated again over 24 hours. Called the manufacturer and was told to return it to the store for and exchange.
Drove 1.5 hrs to the Adelaide store but staff refused to immediately exchange it because they had to “verify the fault”. We explained that we had driven 1.5 hours specifically to exchange it and didn’t want to make another unnecessary trip but they refused to help us out. Think about the logic for a m...
Do not buy from this store
Bought 2 RV Rhino Beds from the online store and they weren't what I was expecting and not what I was looking for. I called Tentworld and they said I have to ship them back to QLD. They are huge and would cost me a fortune to get back there. I could take them into the store for credit but I don't want credit. He treated it like it was a change of mind but I'm pretty sure you're allowed to take things back if they aren't right. I will never buy from them again and I will be telling everyone I know not to buy from them either. Absolutely ridiculous and I'm pretty sure illegal. I'll be writing to fair trade over these fools.
Return policies sucks
Bought an item online that I didn’t want anymore but you can only get a credit for it. I’ve been waiting to exchange my product for more than 20mins now but they can’t figure out how to do it. Waste of my time and won’t ever buy here anymore
Terrible,. Delaying refund. no response to follow up emails
There was an address error in the shipping. This was spotted by me a couple of days later. Contacted Tentworld headoffice and was told cant fix address (cant be redirected ) and parcel had to be returned and then reshipped. This is not true. I lodged a redirection myself with Couriers Please who confirmed and accepted my redirect. They then proceeded to ignore it and return the parcel back to QLD . I now have the notification to say goods have been returned to Tentworld but when I followed up regarding my refund, I was told that they havent g...ot the goods and I would just have to wait. A week later and there is No response from Tentworld to any follow up emails nor is there any refund. The small fixable problem of an address error was compounded by and made worse by Couriers Please shabby service. I shouldnt be held accountable for their mistake by having my refund held hostage. Couriers Please have advised that the goods have been returned. Tentworld not finding the parcel is not the customers issue,. its an issue between Tentworld and Couriers Please. Couriers Please can provide a POD - Tentworld could probably even log in and obtain one. I would like my refund and am going to escalate it to the Dept of Fair Trade and lodge a dispute with Paypal
- Physical store
no refund on faulty product!
I purchased a faulty product for $89.99, I returned it and was offered the same. I no longer trusted that product and was offered something else but at a price of $170. This was out of my range. I asked for a refund and was refused. I was offered a credit. I don't need anything else. Again I asked for a refund so I could purchase the item elsewhere,and was refused. Customer service unacceptable. I am taking this further to the consumer ombudsman.
- Online store
Five Star Customer Service!
I bought the Fiesta compact gazebo prior to Christmas, to be used for the first time on Christmas Day. Unfortunately the clips jammed, and we were unable to use the gazebo at Christmas. I emailed Tentworld a few days later, and they responded promptly, letting me know the steps to be taken to return the item to QLD. They also contacted me by phone, which they asked if was ok first. I told them that I was going on holidays, so I wouldn't be able to return the gazebo until I returned from holidays. They said that was fine, and to make contact on ...my return. They arranged a courier to pickup the gazebo from my home, then notified me when it arrived, and asked if I would prefer a refund or replacement? I chose a replacement, and asked if it could arrive at my home in Sydney, in time for us to take it away for the Australia Day long weekend? Tentworld said they would try, but couldn't make any promises. Sure enough, the gazebo arrived 30 minutes prior to us leaving, and we were able to use our replacement gazebo on Australia Day, and all was good. I highly recommend the team at Tentworld, and would purchase from them again.
- Physical store
Definitely do not purchase anything from the TENTWORLD stores.
The Tentworld stores have been in business long enough to know about the Qld Consumer Laws that are in place to help protect the consumer but they blatantly disregard these laws. If you return something within a reasonable time frame because the item was faulty or it didn't do as the product description said it would then you are entitled to a full refund but not according to Tentworld. At best they will give you an in store credit. Watch this space...
Delivery not within timeframe, customer service quote their rules, unable to listen to what the real issue is
Expected delivery 2-4 days, I confirmed with courier on the Thursday it would be there by the Friday and they said yes. Did not arrive until Monday by which time too late. Tentworld keep saying estimated, however when someone's write 2-4 days then that is what is expected. Furthermore an agreement with their courier company that it would arrive by Friday constitutes an agreement. As a result I lost money by it not being there. Have spoken with ACCC and Consumer Affairs. Off to VCAT next as the advice I have is that although they stated estimate...d, it is not easily read on a mobile phone and by saying2-4 days a consumer means mi-leading. It should have been stated at the check out. All I was trying to do was my first market stall to help my kids with selling their items.
Extrimely bad service.
Extrimely bad service. I did order from Sydney and got used, scratch oztrail table with sink paking a soft plastic bag for $79.99. Refaind unposible. Nobody not coming. Used my time, used my money.
Courier took ten days to deliver good then damaged it
We ordered a table and chairs from Tent World courier attempted delivery then when I selected redelivery it took ten days then they didn't follow instructions and threw the product over a fence and damaged it. Then tent world expect me to carry the 10kg package to a post office to have it returned to them when the reason I did online shopping was that me and my husband work all day and cant get to the shops. Then they suggested we sit at home all day so their courier can come get it . No words except don't order on line from them its too much drama
- Online store
Never use Tentworld
Purchased a Coleman gold series 10 person tent from Tentworld. We are on an 8 week holiday, we previously to buying contacted there store in Ferntree Gully and they recommended this tent for our purpose. The fly ripped at the top of the tent after 4 weeks. Contacted Tentworld and they will not honour warranty as they said the tent is not a permanent structure and should not be used for 4 weeks continuously even though this is the tent they recommended for this purpose. Totally dissatisfied with Tentworld and will never recommend or buy from them again
- Online store
They Use a Courier that Doesn't Deliver
Tentworld uses a courier that doesn't deliver. The Courier just leaves a card even if you're at home waiting, then dumps the goods at a shop about a km away. Tentworld demanded I should waste my time picking it up, refused to correct the failed delivery. It's been returned to them and I'm still waiting on a refund. They have advised they'll charge me for the delivery that didn't happen. Purchase goods from companies that don't use Courier Please.
Unable to honour warranty
Purchased an $1800 tent from these guys and gave them 2 opportunities to fix the issues, in the end they blamed supplier and suppliers blamed them and we ended up with a leaky tent and an explanation that broken zippers and faulty stitching is general wear and tear.
The tent was used maximum of 6 times!
Any reputable business would never leave their clients losing out because if their issues with the supplier.
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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