- Verified customer
Stay away from these people. I wish I had a look at the reviews before I called them. The only reason I called them was because they are local to me. They charged me $490 plus GST of $50 for a 7 minute job which was to change a fuse. They made me sign to the call our fee which was $50 and said I signed to pay $490. I was alone at home and was intimidated into paying this exorbitant amount. I am contacting any authority possible to let everyone know that they are low grade scammers and nothing else.
****** Beware Do Not Use This Company ******
I only joined website to write up this review, STAY CLEAR of this company, if I could give it a negative 10 I would have. Long story short, a friend of mine showed me what they paid for labour only ($372 ) Sydney metro residential property, replace x2 coach lights with an Oyster type, clear access, 2m height, the friend has supplied the lights as well, even at their so called $50 service/call out fee, how on earth do you get to $372 this is robbery, for about 30-60min work tops. I told my friend never to use this company again and I would be warning others about them.
If anybody also finds any other social media platform they are on please share so I can also warn others.
These guys charged an elderly lady $600 for a "Diagnostic Test" to tell her downlights need to be replaced. They then quoted $120 per downlight (20 of them). Called another electrician, no test needed, who supplied the same downlights for $40 each plus $250 labour!!!!! Stay away from these guys.
They said they charge $50 for quote if I don't accept. First mistake was to accept this. The quote was way too much but I was sucked in because I had committed to pay $50 if I didn't accept. Then when he presented the final account at completion he added GST to the figure that he quoted me. I wish I had refused to pay but I was a softy.
DO NOT DEAL WITH THERE PEOPLE
My mum was stung for nearly $1000 by these rorters when her power cut out because the fuse tripped, despite the fact that she lives on the pension in a Department of Housing flat. I told her she should have called me first but being nearly 80 she panicked and called in the 'professionals'. I spoke to them and the Department of Housing and was given short shrift by both.
- Verified customer
Don't Deal With Them
No Power for 12 hours. No known electrician.
Charged $195 call out, had to sign agreement before work started then charged $612 + GST for a less than $30 mains power switch. Argued the case. Rang owner. Refused to negotiate. NEVER AGAIN will I use tradesman that is not referred to me by someone else and looking at this site! Call me naive but I can't believe there are people out there like this. How do these people sleep at night....sad really (:
Charged a call out fee of $45.00. We told them the problem was 3 lights not working in connecting rooms, i.e. bathroom, landing and bedroom. Before doing anything, they said they had to carry out a standard diagnostic to find fault, which cost $490.00 plus GST. They quoted us 3 prices ranging from $1,600.00 to nearly $4,000.00 to carry out work which they said was essential. They are very persistent. After dismantling wiring to the lights, charged us $500.00 to replace small section of wiring and if we did not give them the go ahead to do...this, they were going to leave wiring exposed and switch off the power to upstairs lights because of a "SAFETY ISSUE". All up we paid $1,040.00 for a job which should not have cost more than say $200.00 If you let them in and they say they want to run any kind of diagnostic, JUST SLAM THE DOOR IN THEIR FACE. DON'T LET THEM IN.
I recently also got caught out by this company. Overcharged by 300% for a simple job.
I had taken time off work etc to wait for them It was after the I had signed the quote sheet did they unveil the over the top quote - although it was unclear how much over the top it was.
Later I discovered 300%. Yes they prey on the vulnerable and those that are unaware.
If you have been caught out you should report them to Fair Trading - once there is the track record they will be seriously dealt with and can lose there trading license. But Fair Trading need formal complaints to act.
Reporting them here is good -- but if you really want to make a difference then Fair Trading is where you who should go.
This company needs to be stopped
Absolutely disgraceful company charged a pensioner $558 to change 2 Fluro tubes 2 transformers and 2 lamp holders what a joke you ought to be ashamed of yourselfs for taking advantage of a elderly man who couldn't do this job himself, it took your company 10 mins in total to carry out this work and you charge him this amount ... unbelievable
WARNING: DO NOT USE [Name Removed] and his boss are the absolutele worste electricians ever. [Name Removed] came into our house undid all the wiring and all the power plugs and left. Then he said that he would have to rewire the house for $8k.
Meanwhile we got another opinion and we got our issue fixed for $2k - no rewiring needed.
Him and his boss are both a joke - contact the ACCC if you have any issues with them, I have opened a case against them.
- Verified customer
So, sorry we got this company
Based on other postings these guys have a track record of ripping off unsuspecting people.
Requested for electrical services to be provided by Universal Electrical Services of the repair of a power point, replacement of a hard wired smoke alarm and replacement of a light sensor. Shortly after arriving the electrician advised my wife that in addition to these jobs the power board would need to be to have work done on the circuit breakers as they were not legal. This significantly concerned my wife. The quote provided contained limited details o...
Called them to get a quote for 2 power points and 2 lights (one of which I already have) to be installed in my garage and agreed to meet their electrician at 7:30 am the following working day. Before going to the garage to assess the job, he asked me to sign a form which indicated a $75 call out fee and a $55 per half hour fee.
Bleary at that time of the day, I signed the form unthinkingly. My error.
What followed was astonishing: the man spent 5 minutes working out a quote, then told me my switchboard would have to be upgraded for aroun...d $2000 and then to do the job I had requested, a further $1700 was quoted. I objected to the absurdity of this quote and was immediately told I had to pay $143 for the quote, which I did under protest. But here's the crunch, they actually did not even give me a written quote.
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