Reviewer Photos & Videos
Poor Customer service unsatisfied with product
Went through ublinds for our rental property. Had the measure and quote and was happy with that so went ahead. Was advised within 2 1/2 weeks products were ready which was great and installer would be in contact within 24 hours. He did not contact me I had to contact him to follow up. Made a time with installer for a Saturday to install which he did not show up to. He did not ring to cancel the appointment I had to chase him up several times to find out why he hadn’t showed up. Made another time for installation which he attended late without a...phone call to advise us of but 2 blinds not measured correctly so had to be redone was advised would be done within the week. After several phone call to customer service the following week was advised installer would call to arrange a time which he did not. Had to call again the following week as still no phone call. Eventually have had the other blinds installed but am unhappy with how they look and even more unhappy with the customer service from this company. They always said they would call back or follow up and never did. Would not use again!
I waited 4 months for 3 blinds to be installed. Called multiple times to cancel the order and request a refund of deposit due to lack of service and never received a call back. Blinds were finally installed this week - extremely poor quality for the price and definitely poor service. I will be replacing them. It was a waste of money and time. Very disappointing.
Outdoor blinds service
Contacted service department re problems with my blinds told by service department “go online “ sent text to sales manager no reply from him sent email reply was they would have someone contact me and look at them that was over 2 weeks ago very disappointed in after sales service or lack there of seems once they have your money that’s it
Unreliable and poor quality
We received an extremely poor quality product and service from this company. I haven't seen incompetence at this level for a very long time and unfortunately it stems from the top down with a very rude director.
Months of delays and cancelled appointments. They organised times to be on site and missed them leaving other 3rd party companies disappointed. They have wasted days of our time and caused significant stress and still haven't installed the system correctly with the motor now on the wrong side despite being advised by the electrician. Embarrassing.
Should never have recommended an awning in such a dangerous and windy location just to get the work only to then tell us it's not a suitable location.
Do not touch them
On 18th Sept 2020 I ordered blinds and shutters from ublinds. The contract was that the blinds would take 3-4 weeks and the shutters 6-8 weeks to make.
On 5th Nov the blinds were installed. Please note I had to pay up front before the installation guy would install them. Now I know why. Incidentally the installation person said he was a contractor for ublinds and was only following instructions from them. I found out later this was a lie, he is employed directly by ublinds
I pointed out at installation that the panel blind was not blacko...ut as I had specified, there were at least 1cm gaps down each side of the blind. Installer stated he would contact their office and their representative to find a solution. This was a lie, he did no such thing. On the 10th November I rang their salesman and he said he would visit and find a solution for me. He said he would cut a slit in my skirting board in order to make the blind more blackout. How is this a solution? Incidentally this is still not fixed. On 22nd Dec 2020 my shutters were finally installed. Next day I realised two blades on one shutter were broken. I immediately rang ublinds and they sent their rep again. He promised it could be fixed by their permanent employee installer.
No after sales service - Melbourne. Still waiting for faulty blind to be fixed & missing parts.
UBlinds do not want to rectify shoddy installation- make excuses. Love to support Aust made but not rip off artists
Awful, awful experience with their company. Their support is terrible, they make guarantees they don't keep. Have been stuffing me around for months and I still do not have my product. They don't even communicate with their own installers, the whole thing is a massive crap show to be honest. Avoid at all costs.
Stay away from this company
Worst customer service ever. Installation cancelled with less than one hour notice, UBlinds then sent an installer that could not figure out which shutters belonged to which window. Another installer had to come and show him. We still await our main sliding door shutters to be installed as a box was ‘left at the warehouse’. Incredibly incompetent - I recommend if you are wanting shutters to use another company.
What a useless mob this u blinds are
GETTING A QUOTE:
Tried to get a Quote from this Company & do you think they were interested!!!!
Rang requesting Quote for Motorised Folding Arm Awning & was told someone would be in touch soon to arrange quote. Waited 3 weeks heard nothing, used online chat & was told i would be contacted within 24hrs waited 3 days nothing, rang & spoke to their receptionist when told of issue she took details & said she would get someone to call, when i mentioned that only 1 chance left she laughed.
I would not recommend this shody organisation for anything.
Terrible customer service
After seeing their advertisement in "MY Weekly PREVIEW distributed in all areas of the Sunshine Coast I decided to ring them about a quote on storm shutters for our patio. I suggested a day for the quote but this was not suitable and the salesman suggested Tuesday afternoon 27 October 2020. We made sure we were home, the time came and went and as of today 2 November we have heard nothing from them. I can see all the good reviews these people got but honestly what sort of company forgets about a possible client.
We tried to get a quote 4 weeks ago and sales consultant on golf coast refused to get back to us we waited for 4 weeks for her to reply and she could not be bothered. I called head office and the owner of the company and started screaming down the phone at me. I said can I explain what occurred he kept yelling (major anger management issues) no how dare u ring and complain about our sales rep not getting back to u. I said I am entitled to call and say I am unhappy with the service he still kept ranting I said can u calm down he was so over p...rotective of his sales rep for some reason. Was not professional, no empathy and non apologetic. I said in a calm manor please disregard I would not even go through your company the way u are behaving. A friend of mine has just experienced a similar issue with u blind where the owner will attack current client verbally. Stay away friends were told 8 week turn around they are still waiting 20 weeks down the track. She received some of her order and blinds were either smashed or fell off wall
Absolutely poor salesmanship
1st contact, total lack of interest. Difficult to get appt for quote, late arrival. Rude from the moment we started quote. So much more expensive, with 50% discount. Definite decline.
Inflated Prices to make you think you are getting a good deal
The "normal" price per square meter when on sale is $700 - yet the price when no discount offered $333 per square meter. Spoke to several staff members including state manager and all extremely rude.
Still waiting for my Installation
We paid for our deposit for our blinds and shutters on the 19 Dec 2019.
Our Shutter has been installed since but we still waiting for our Blinds and Curtains.
We where told 3-6weeks from time of deposit.
This is honestly the worst service i have ever experienced.
I email the person that originally gave us the quote and he always says that he will pass this on to the operations team.
Im done and will NEVER EVER USE them again.
I dont recommend them at all. Service is absolutely disgusting. I will be contacting them again next week.
Still waiting..... and no-one ever calls me with an update
I booked and paid for plantation shutters on 7 Feb and was advised there would be a 6 - 8 week wait until delivery. I advised the shutters were for my house that I was putting on the market for sale. It is now almost 8 weeks later and after ringing them every week for the last 3 weeks I have been advised that they will not be delivered until 27 April, 11 weeks after I ordered them and long after my house goes on the market.
Not once did anyone ever call me with an update, or apologise for the delay. Coronavirus seems to be a convenient excuse at the moment for poor customer service. When I asked to escalate my issue to someone else I was told to go on the website and complete a form. Not good enough.
We have ordered shutters in July 2019 and still waiting on one to be fixed this is 2nd time this shutter hasbroken. I am not happy at all with U.Blinds.
We had our house fitted with blinds and shutters just under 2 years ago and one of the chains on a blind has broken. After ringing to ask to have a new chain I was told there would be a $180 call out fee.!! Seriously I spent $5,000 with you and you are asking me to pay $180 for someone to connect a new chain probably 5 mins work. I am very happy with the product and the blinds look lovely as do the shutters but Im sorry I wont be recommending you guys . I would probably consider a small fee and wait until a fitter was in my area but to me a new cord is going to cost $180 . Sorry thats a rip off.
Very disappointed with this company
We have had nothing but trouble with this company it has taken five months for the installation of some blinds and Verdis hades. Last year it took five months to have some Louvres installed. Will never use them again and I would not recommend them.
As a return customer I am very disappointed with the service I received from U Blinds. Told blinds would be ready in 3-4 weeks , actually took 5 weeks and then only had half the blinds needed. Had to wait another 2 weeks for it to be finished. Numerous phone calls to office- promised they would call back. Very lucky to get a call back. Only redeemer factor the fitter Brendan did a great job.
Won’t be using this company again.
Shocking customer service
I have used UBlinds a number of times and have been very happy in the past. This time a whole different experience. The guy came out to quote 1 blind and told me it will be ready in 2 - 3 weeks . I said 3 weeks at the latest as I’m going overseas. It’s now been a month, I leave for overseas Monday . I have called messaged and finally this morning someone rang me back with a bunch of lies. If there is one thing I hate it’s being lied to. Especially when they told me installer spoke with my father to schedule a time . How sad considering my father died ten years ago. Hopefully the installer turns up next Friday as my daughter will be here for it not me.
Questions & Answers
Shutters ordered & 50% deposit paid on March 18, 2020 for our apartment on Chevron Island. Rep Kerry Knight said Shutters were in stock but in containers & expected installation in 6-8 weeks. 4 weeks already gone bye & we have been unable to contact anyone to get an update. Please respond
I have a quote from your Brisbane office NS125790. I would like someone to write to me on email as i'm travelling and have no phone, regarding setting up an instalment date. Nigel was the guy I dealt with.
Regards Alan Cooper Carindale 4152
Why use a Review site rather than contacting them directly?
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.