Very disappointed with Dometic
We bought a Dometic Porta Potti from Tentworld.
We filled the top up with water and it was leaking.
Took it to Tentworld and were told that we had to take it up with Dometic.
We took it to the Dometic Service Center and they told us that they have no idea how long it would take.
We have been waiting two weeks and we have only now received a replacement water tank, and it looks old and second hand with all the marks on it, dust in the joints and water around the cap.
Very disappointed with Dometic's so-called after sales service.
- Online store
Delivered wrong item
Ordered an item. Incorrect item was delivered by courier. Was repeatedly told I had to be home 9-5 on a day for courier to pick up said item to be returned. Ridiculous to ask me to stay home for a day because of their mistake! Went back and forth like this for a while. Offered a partial refund if I kept wrong item. Asked to speak to a manager who then called me said they will forfeit incorrect item to me and refund me fully. Was very apologetic. But I still won't be getting the correct item which turns out wasn't actually in stock. So if you have a business address or somewhere you are 9-5 to receive order, otherwise bear in mind my situation.
Good service but need to step up there game
Ordered a tent and a sleeping bag - both in stock on the website. After 3 days I called as hadn't received notification of dispatch. Advised that the sleeping bag was on back order and the tent would be dispatched shortly. Ordered 20/9, dispatched from the warehouse on the 25/9. I have been unlucky with public holidays but still waiting for delivery of the tent now on the 2/10. We set off camping tomorrow, at this stage without a tent! I thought that 2 weeks would have been enough time to get the tent, and it would have been if not for the lag ...in dispatch. Not used to companies taking days to pack an order tbh. The customer service when I have spoken with them has been great and the prices were good, I just wouldn't buy again unless I didn't need the item for a while! Disappointing.
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
- Online store
Exactly what we needed for our future trips
I wasn't sure that these sleeping bags would be any good because they appeared too cheap, but they've worked out great and have kept us toasty warm even in -3 temps under the tent. The delivery was fast and packaged well.
- Physical store
My Preferred Camping Gear Source
I compare prices before buying camping gear and nearly always come back to Tentworld. It has consistently cheaper prices on the gear I'm after and generally carries the brands I want too. I usually drop into the store for hands-on inspection and come away with the chosen article, but for this purchase the local store had none in stock so I ordered online. It was delivered within 3 business days.
Great tent and great service and delivery time
Great service and delivery timeframe. Very pleased and surprised it was delivered so quickly. Would like to thank this company
I received my item but it took a month.
I ordered a replacement tap for my water jug. Being a very small item and apparently in stock, i thought it would only take a few days to arrive, but it took over a month.
I was very impressed with the wide selection of items that tentworld stock. I would definitely order off tentworld again.
Good service, good products, good after sale services and easy to use website. Very competitive prices and free shipping to anywhere in Australia.
Thank you tentworld
- Online store
Great little Heater
The only criticism is the delay due to item being out of stock. The price was excellent and worth the wait, overall good service and product. Thank you.
Great fridge, well packed.
Only minor criticism, is the 1-2 day delay for it to ship. Took a week to get to Melbourne.
Refund policy a bit tough
The article I purcahsed was under-powered for my needs. This wasn't considered a satisfactory basis for a refund, because as I had to open the packaging to test it and this voided Tentworld's refund policy, so I guess I'm dissappointed..
- Online store
12v fan for camping should be good
Had to wait on back order. Consequently the fan did not arrive until winter!!! Will be using it once summer arrives.
Good fast efficient service. The person who took the order knew exactly what to do and the goods were dispatched with a minimum of fuss.
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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