SO BEWARE. BEWARE BEWARE
I bought a shade, they had no display of so my only option was to open it and see what it was like. Absolutely "not" what i wanted so when I went to return it, in new condition in its packing a couple of days later,they wouldn't refund my money, this is there policy because it was opened
SO BEWARE. FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO SHOP THAT HAS A BETTER RETURN POLICY. I don't think I would shop there again!!!!!
- Physical store
Worst customer service!
If I could rate a negative star review I would. I went to the Tweed Heads store to look at a product I saw online, to see if it suited my needs. They didn't have it in stock but I was advised that it was in their warehouse. I ordered the product and paid, as instructed, by the sales person. When it arrived I collected the same and found it wasn't suitable. I returned to the store to find something better suited. A young fella helped me to find the right product but when it came to exchanging the products I was told I couldn't return my first or...der as it was a SPECIAL order. I'm a pensioner and I really couldn't afford both products but they wouldn't budge! They even sell Darche products in-store, so the return wouldn't have been out of place. Terrible company and shocking service. Unbelievably disappointed!
Horrible customer service, refused return, tried to gaslight me, had to go directly through manufact
Purchased a 12v fan from these guys. Tried it on 3 different battery sources including one in their own store and it kept cutting out. Guy named luke comes out and brings a 14v 300 dollar battery pack and it starts working, then tells me it's my fault. Now I have to submit a claim to get my money back. Rude place run by poor management that does not take responsibility for their products.
Follow up: I spoke to the manufacturer and they have acknowledged that in future models of this fan, they have removed the cutoff feature as it appeared to...be problematic despite the fan, overall, being okay for most people. This means that they would have certainly acknowledged the return and warranty, and are sending me a replacement with the new model. This is further evidence that you, Tentworld, the retailer, have absolutely failed to provide the service you are supposed to, and I am glad I have shared this experience publicly so that other people know to shop elsewhere, like Snowys.com.au
Poor customer support and questionable regard for consumer rights
I bought a tent. Within 6 months a zip to the door failed. Tentworld refused to replace or repair the product while advising me that perhaps I could repair it myself. I suggested that they (having sold the product to me) should perhaps have a responsibility to make an effort to rectify the problem. They simply refused.
Terrible. Worst experience I've had after having troubles with a product I brought.
I brought a waeco cf 50l for my 30th birthday. Had dramas with it straight away (within 2 weeks)
Called tentworld to tell them the problems, was given the run around noting happens until another 2 calls. Had to take it to a service agent which it has been there for 2.5 weeks apparently needs a
New control board which it dumbfounded me how a new fridge can need this. I have an upcoming trip I can't take my fridge on And I really need it. I'm so annoyed with the customer service and the whole experience.
I should have bought a engel and not from tentworld!!
- 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.
- 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.
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!
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.
Online store is neglectful of customers
I purchased an inflatable bed from Tentworld only to have the wrong item sent. Even after sending the item back with tracking via Aus post i still have to wait weeks for them to receive it back and then send me the correct item.
I did not make the mistake and they are doing nothing to fulfil the purchase contract made to them. The only resort i have left is to contact my financial institution to try and get my money back.
Thanks for the heartache Tentworld. I will never use you again and neither will anyone i speak to be recommended to use you. At least Snowys know how to treat a customer.
- Physical store
Disappointing customer service
Purchased a gazebo online and it arrived promptly. Only used the Gazebo once and noticed one of the metal clips was broken and stuck in the frame of the gazebo. No problem, these things happen. However upon contacting tentworld they agreed to look at the gazebo and offered for it to be picked up but this is not possible as we had a market that weekend. We drove it 50 mins to the closest store. The people at the store could not give a straight answer if it would be repaired or replaced. They agreed for a solution before market day. Got a call th...e next day saying they spoke to head office and would repair it but not supply a courier, come on! Said it was not possible. Really disappointed we had to make two lots of two round trips to repair an under warranty near new faulty product. Even willing to meet halfway was not accepted. Very disappointed with the customer service.
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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