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Universal Electrical Services

Universal Electrical Services

1.0 from 24 reviews

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Yolande

YolandeSydney, NSW

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Beware

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We paid this company $2975.00 to upgrade our switchboard and consumer mains to find out 6 years later they did not actually do the work. 2 electricians later to find out the truth..our house could have burnt down. Do not use them.

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  • Verified customer

Scammers

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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 ******

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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 people are scammers - do not go near them

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I would not even give them 1 star but I can't give any less...they charged for a quote which was exorbitant anyway.


What a rip off

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Worse company for the job. I don't know why they are still in business. They charged my parents almost $2k for changing a switch from wall to another. I hope the close up soon. There office in Narriabeen NSW 2101.


Be Careful

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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.


Terrible

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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


Extremely overpriced

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They were nice enough, and did a good job, but really $1700 for 3 hours worth of work to replace a single cable with easy access, totally over priced.

DonPolski

DonPolskiSydney

Bad

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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

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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 (:


Terrible

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Keep them Honest

Keep them HonestSydney

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Exorbitant Charges

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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.


corella

corellaSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Terrible

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Misquoted on a repair job, a simple job becomes a full house rewiring job costing $6000, another contractor quoted $600. [name removed] is a lying piece of crap.


This company needs to be stopped

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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

Terrible

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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.

Terrible

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This electrical company wanted to charge nearly $800 to replace a light fitting and fix the switch. They also charge high call out fees and 1/2 hourly fees. Very expensive company. I do not recommend at all.


Jack

JackGlenwood

STAY AWAY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE

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Safety Switch replaced yesterday . 638.00 AU$. Got 3 quotes today. Same job same switch all between 180 and 250 AU$. Going to Fair Trading . Maybe media can help stop this SHONKS .


David

DavidBexley

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

I regret too!

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Just unbelievable! Very bad, money grabber, you don't know how much to pay at end! No professional work at all!!!!

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David
David

I have been charged nearly $1500 by this service for replacing fuse to restore the light for my house:


  • Verified customer

So, sorry we got this company

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Terrible

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