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Bought a camera from them. The battery they supplied with it was faulty. They refused to acknowledge this or send me a new one. Avoid.
This company is a fraud, they were in the news for tax evasion and GST evasion. I bought a phone from them, after a month the phone restarted multiple time over the day out of no reason. I asked them to get it repaired, which they did and asked me wait for 4-6 weeks. And then after 6 weeks they said, the phone will take more time to be repaired, hence will give you a 80% refund for your usage and as per the market price.
Total fraud and scam!
I bought from Toby Deals 'au' because they offered me a cracker of a deal on a Oneplus Nord phone.....around AU$500.
There is always a downside risk when buying from an overseas supplier, which is that you will not get the consumer protection and service support levels that you would if you bought in Australia.....at a considerable premium.
It is a risk/benefit equation and when it works, it really works, and when it doesn't, it doesn't. As long as you are clear about that, you are therefore prepared to wear the potential problems, if and whe...n they occur. As it happened, Toby and co sent me the wrong conversion plug for the charger they supplied, which meant I had to get one here for a small extra outlay. I didn't mind as I still got the deal I wanted. The answer to Toby's critics is that it offers a very skinny price for a reason. And if things don't go well, you are not going to be consumer dutchessed like you would with an Australian retailer. If that is a problem, steer clear of them.
Would have got 5 stars, BUT - -
After reading lots of bad reports, bit the bullet and bought 2 x Samsung S20+ on 1st Dec. After 10 days of nothing, no updates on order, I sent 3 emails over 5 days, all for no response, this is why I give 4 stars, not 5. Then on 16th Dec, email indicating Order posted, 5 days later I had my 2 phones in perfect new condition. At $650 LESS per phone than the usual local shops, I feel great about Toby Deals, and would use again.
Total waste of time, unorganized!! Never received item
I ordered and paid for a phone, then waited and waited during this time I received 2x emails saying your order is being processed only to receive another email after a month saying Tobydeals is no longer in business and order has been cancelled and refunded, what a full waist of my time!!
Arrived as described, great price
My Mavic drone arrived safe n sound, quite a prolonged period between payment and dispatch but once the tracking number was provided it was a reasonable time frame ( Hong Kong to Australia) correspondence was generic but accurate.
Suggest paying with PayPal in case there is a drama.
$600 saving... happy camper!
Didn't deliver my product
I ordered an OnePlus 8T during the black friday at a super good rate.
After a month with no updates nor replies to my emails, I had to ask PayPal for a refund. What's worse is that I lost the black friday window to get a good deal from a decent store.
Scam internet company
Terrible communication. Had to get a refund from PayPal as I didn’t hear anything from Toby deals & toby deals didn’t respond to PayPal. Facebook reviews reflected that they are a scam company and pay for good reviews.
Sad to see them go.
5 star accuracy for all items ordered.
I've ordered 4 times from them, all of them had a quick turn around of 2-4 working days. Loved the cheap deals and quality products.
They were good, sorry to see them go.
I have put an order for a camera lens to Toby Deals AU on 16 December 2020. The deal was hard to pass, as they offered 35% off regular price. On 18 December, the order status changed to "shipped"., and I also got a tracking number. On 19 December, I could not login to my account on the tobydealsau.com website, as the whole website was taken down. On the front page, they exhibited the message: "Due to Covid, since 19 December 2020, we are closed down, and no longer conduct the business. For warranty issues, contact the email...".
So, my stuff w...as shipped a day before they closed for good. I was a little bit concerned. But the tracking showed the parcel reached Australia. On 23 December, I got the parcel. The lens looked brand-new, and no counterfeit. That's 7 days since I placed the order. I give the company the 5 stars out of 5. I consider their unbelievably cheap price the close-down sale. Sorry to see them go. As for the people who said: "I order the stuff early December, so that to receive it before the Xmas, but the parcel did not come, and they do not answer my emails", I will tell them the following. The cheap price means the low customer service. Apparently, they are an honest company, and they will eventually ship the product, even if they do not have it at the moment. Especially if you are buying a popular product such as the phone. Being a low-service seller, expect them to deliver the stuff anywhere between 2 weeks and 2 months. Do not expect them to answer the emails (promptly), especially of the kind: "A week has passed, where is my stuff ?" You pay the low price (which is important for you !), so do not expect the high service level. Amen.
Order arrived but not fully convinced
Ordered the new Samsung air buds as a gift for Christmas. Recieved order in Australia 2 days after it was shipped from Hong Kong (took 10 days to process however). Chinese writing all over the box but looks legit. Guess we will find out Christmas morning.
An absolute scam! Stay away from these operAtors!
They took my money including delivery insurance and then folded due to dubious COVID excuses. I can’t believe I fell for them!
They take your money and never respond
They said the product was in stock, I paid for express post 2 days later I was sent an email saying they could not supply my order, I have tried to get a response from theythem for a full refund and I have herd nothing for 10days now.
Order not received!
Same problem as others have faced. Placed an order on 10/12 on priority freight. Approached them couple of times inquiring the why the goods have not been sent yet. Today I noticed they are no longer in business. No response to any emails. I am wondering if Australian Consumer Law can help with this.
All good in the end
Ordered a Xiaomi Mi10T Pro 5G, 3 days after ordering I emailed enquiring about the order and when it would be shipped, 4 days later Tobydeals replied informing me that there was a delay in shipping but a few days after that I received another email informing me that the package was leaving the warehouse, then once it was dispatched it only took 5 days to ship from Hong Kong to me in Perth with me receiving shipping updates regularly by text message, (I paid for insured express delivery), nobody was at home the day it was delivered so Toll Freig...ht left the package at the BP express which is just near my house on my street and text me instructions on where and how to pick up, great phone at a awesome price, all in all I'm very satisfied with the product and the delivery service and I would definitely consider buying from Tobydeals again in the future.
Questions & Answers
I bought a Nikon camera and need this by end of December. I've sent email to them but no one response, I'm thinking to buy it from other store but I have put a dispute in Paypal, how do I escalate my dispute to get money back? The status in my dispute is waiting for seller's response, and the status of my order is "Paypal Reversed", what does this mean?
It is in the paypal resalute center you have to let paypal review the case.
I had the exact same status but they never actually reversed it. you need to make paypal do it.
I ordered a phone on 3rd of December and paid $25 extra for the express delivery which supposed to be delivered in 5 days but until now nothing ,sent 4 emails but no reply not even estimated time or anything at all ,the order number is TAUW380167782, any suggestion or help will be appreciated .
I emailed their support email but only got a response 4 days later.
They can be a bit slow with the dispatching and replying to emails but you will receive your phone.
Pls raise to PayPal asap. Toby deal closed business
If you paid by credit card company than raise with them
Where is my phone? TAUW380168383
It's on its way. Calm down. 9 days is nothing. These guys need at least two weeks to ship anything, despite the times quoted on their website. I ordered the same Xiaomi smartphone on the 24th of November, and it only just arrived today. Although initially it ships via a courier called DPEX, it'll be transferred to Toll once it enters Australia. You can then continue tracking it via the Toll website using the same tracking code Tobydeals provide shortly after dispatch (not your order number).
Thank you very much, they finally replied to me via email, saying that it's out of stock and they are sourcing it... Hopefully I'll get it eventually, thank you!
Toby deals are closed down (bankrupted ?) as of 19 December 2020. See if they shipped it before that, if not... you might have to get your money back.
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