Bad customer service
I went to visit the Nunawading store today with my kids, after browsing some of the sofas online. The salesperson at this store did not greet me as I walked in, which was pretty standard at all the other furniture stores that I previously visited. There were no other customers in the store at the time either, so she wasnt busy serving anyone else. She then proceeded to give my children and I judgmental stares as my children went around the store with me to test out some sofas. Admittedly, one of my kids ran to one of the sofas, which I quickly ...addressed and reminded him to walk in the store. This salesperson looked up at glared at both of us. I found the shopping experience here to be very disappointing and I was interested in purchasing one of the lounge suites but the lack of customer service, as well as the unwelcoming vibe was enough to make me walk out.
Different customer experiences
What a great experience at the Nunawading store on Friday. The consultant was helpful but not intrusive and was very patient, showing us many potential options. We have requested a quote and we are keen to place an order. There was a buffet that we wished to see which was not on the floor at Nunawading so we drove to Richmond yesterday. The first consultant we saw was very pleasant and then left us to have a good look around which was great.
However, one of the pieces we would like to order is an extending dining table. We wanted to "test" ope...ning it and closing it again to make sure we could both manage it easily (we had been shown how to do this at Nunawading two days prior) and I have had similar extending tables in the past. Sadly, another consultant came over and made us feel like naughty children for touching the furniture without the consultant present! She kept an eye on us for the rest of our time in the store (which was cut short as I felt so uncomfortable). We are both professionals in our 60s; I'm a qualified interior designer. We really didn't appreciate her rather condescending tone. We are considering spending several thousand dollars with Urban Rhythm and we need to be really sure of our decision. We wanted to be given plenty of time to discuss the options together, on our own, and to ask questions of the consultant(s) when we were ready. Needless to say, should we decide proceed, we shall be ordering from Nunawading.
Human Error times two
I happily purchased two dining chairs - more than I would ordinarily pay . Two weeks later I picked them up from the depot - got them home, wrong colour. I emailed and they were prompt and helpful, extending apologies for 'human error'. Six weeks later I received a call saying replacement chairs were ready. Convenient for me ,I could do the swap at the Nunawading store. Carried two chairs into the Centre, up narrow escalator and into store. Replacement chairs were wrong again. Same colour wrong. Staff were apologetic. I hauled the wrong chair...s down the escalator and back to car. Was told that the right chairs would be ready next week. I agreed to another swap at the Nunawading store. I'm a little dubious now. I suspect next week's chairs might be right chairs, but floor stock. I was going to buy two more chairs in a different colour, but I now think I might purchase more dining chairs elsewhere. August 4th 2019 Update: Very unimpressed Very unimpressed with Urban Rhythm. After twice getting seat colours wrong (distinctly different colours from the colour ordered), I now have floor stock. The chair sticks to the floor indicating that sticky pads have been removed. They did give me two clearance scatter cushions but that doesn't compensate for floor stock when I paid full amount for the chairs.
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