[Resolved] Harvey Normanlie to facilitate agreement

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Dear Complaints Board,
Is there an email address to contact the Harvey Norman head franchise office about a customer complaint? I have the following complaint regarding service from the Southlands - Kalgoorlie, Western Australia store.

I purchased a Panasonic 42inch Plasma Television from Harvey Norman on Saturday 15th of July. I was required to take the invoice to the warehouse at the rear of the store where the Storemen gave me the Television and accessories boxes. I travelled home then assembled and set-up the Television in my house. Just as I had finished two Harvey Norman Storemen arrived at my doorstep and told me that they had given me the wrong Television unit. They told me that the unit I was given was an older version of the same Television and they had bought around a newer version for me. They dismantled the Television I had purchased and then I had to assemble and set up the television they had bought to my house.

I have subsequently found out that they actually had given me a newer version of the television with HDTV and not an older version. So they lied to me, maybe to facilitate my agreement to give them back the television I had purchased. I can see why the Storemen were so eager to take the Television I had been originally given.

I was going to purchase a HDTV converter and new gas stove with hotplates from Harvey Norman next month but they have lost my business due to this situation with my Television purchase.


The complaint has been investigated and resolved to the customer's satisfaction.

  • Harvey Norman's response · Jul 14, 2016

    Hi Anitole,

    I sent you a PM requesting some more details. Very sorry to hear about the delays on your fridge repairs. We'll just need to grab your contact details so we can follow this up with the franchisee and store you purchased from. Please check your PM's when you get a chance.

    Kind regards,
    Karl - HN Customer Service Team

  • Updated by Troubledstaff · Apr 21, 2018

    Mcgraths Hill NSW 2763

  • Updated by JohnBeer · Jun 14, 2018

    already done

    Harvey Norman robbing thieving [censored] do not give cash back

  • Updated by Bubbles1234 · Oct 28, 2018

    I have taken the phone to the shop an they can't find a fault and I would like to get a refund for the phone today or I will be going higher

  • Updated by Mother Tereasa · Feb 27, 2020

    Shoutout to Mrs Bernie O'Brian


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    Tom Crilly Jul 03, 2008
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    I have tried also but cannot locate a point of contact to submit a complaint on line to Harvey Norman.

    This is unprofessional, unethical and an evasive form of trading.

    Not over yet by a long shot. I will write to every government and associated body until I get my complaint dealt with.

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    Terrence Jul 11, 2008
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    I face the similar problem as well. I could not locate any complaint hotline or email to express my dissastisfaction towards the services rendered at one of the outlet in Malaysia. However, there's a customer service email available at harvey norman singapore website, which is great.

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  • Mi
    Mike Jul 13, 2008
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    My parents bought an LCD TV from the Harvey Norman Store in Preston (Melbourne) last week. They were told by the salesman that in order to be able to operate their current DVD player they need to buy one of those video/audio cables as well. So he gave them the cables with gold plating that normally cost $190 for $160 (AUD). These cables can be found for two dollars and fifty cents in many stores around Melbourne and they function just fine. Finally, every DVD player is sold with one pair anyway.

    Unfortunately my parents don't have much knowledge about electric goods and they don't speak much English either, because they immigrated to Australia a few years back and they are very old. So based on trust they agreed to buy these cables, but the salesman also told them that they can be returned if they are not needed.

    Two days after the purchase, their new LCD was connected to the power plug, antenna, and the DVD player by my parents' friend who also happens to be a computer technician, and they found that the cables were not needed at all, so my mum asked me few days later to take them back to the store. When I went there together with my dad, the person who I was refered to talk to was very rude and unprofessional. I tried to explain that they did not fully understand what those cables were for and that they decided to purchase them believing that they would not be able to operate their dvd player with the new LCD TV. I also pointed out that my parents are pensioners and that similar cables can be purchased for two or three dollars. He said that if they could understand English to buy LCD than they understand English to buy cables worth $190. It did not take long to realize that this person is corrupt from every angle and that there is no reasonable talk with him, and I asked to talk to the manager, but he said that he was the manager. Than I said that I wanted to talk to the head manager, but he replied that he was the head manager. I said "there's got to be someone above you somewhere", but again I was given the same answer. At that point my dad decided to leave the cables with him and he started walking out of the store, and I followed him. On the way out we were walking through the furniture department and I noticed that the person that I was talking to had another salesman on the mobile phone who followed us outside pretending that he was going to buy a sausage from the little kiosk they had outside of the store, but what he was actually doing was taking our registration plates number for some reason.
    I believe that not only that they are violating CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION which is stated in The Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cwlth) by taking Unconscionable conduct (Sections 51AA and 51AB), but also the fact that they don't have complaints department tells you a lot about them. I wander if the government is aware of this.

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    M.O'Connell. Dec 02, 2008
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    I am having terrible problems with Harvery Norman - Bennetts Green, N.S.W.
    I purchased a 3 seater swing, as a gift, for my Son's new patio. I realized, upon seeing the patio, that the swing would be too big for the area.
    We did NOT open the box and I have the receipt, but when I tried to get a refund, the Manager told me - "we do not sell goods, to give refunds". He was quite rude to me and said that is their policy.
    I phoned H.N. head office and spoke to a lady there and explained the situation to her, she said she would ring the store and see what could be done and she would get the Manager to ring me back. I hadn't heard for several days, so I phoned this lady again. Once again, she said she would ring the store and get the Manager to call me. It was many days later, I eventually got a call from the Manager. He was very annoyed with me, I assume, because I had rung Head Office. He said, he would take the swing back, BUT there would be a 20% cancellation fee. That amounts to $99.00. I had also paid $45.00 delivery fee, but said I didn't expect to get that back. I told him, I thought $99.00 was "highway robbery" and that I was entitled to a full refund. He said I could think what I liked, but take it or leave it.
    I am so annoyed with his attiitude and I feel customers do NOT have any rights with Harvey Norman and I would advise anyone and everyone, to be very careful when buying anything from them.
    I cannot find anywhere either, to lodge a complaint with Harvey Norman, via email.
    Can anybody out there, suggest a way, in which I might get a FULL refund ??

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    Not Happy Jan 16, 2009

    I also had a bad experience with Harvey Norman at Rothwell. We had recently spent about $4000.00 with the store and decided we would use them for our new carpet (big mistake). When the time came to lay the carpet it was the wrong colour. We contacted Harvey Norman and all we got was sorry, they then told us they would get the right carpet express up from Sydney and would arrive within 1- 1 1/2 days this actually took 5 days. So in the mean time we were living in a house with all the furniture in a couple of spots and having to climb over furniture to get to bathrooms etc. and still all we got was sorry. Not once did Harvey Norman phone to let us know what was going on, we were the ones that had to phone them everyday to get and update. If they had of been honest in the first place and told us it would be up to 5 days before we could get our new carpet down at least we would have known were we stood. So much for customer service. We will never go back again and as for Harvey Norman not having a complaints dept, how bad is that, no wonder they get so much bad publicity.

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    phoenix Jan 30, 2009

    Interesting to note that Gerry Harvey is using the economic crisis as an excuse to close 10 stores in Australia. Its pretty clear that if they cared a hoot about their customers they might be able to stay in business. When times are tough preople take a whole lot less s**t from businesses and go where they are made welcome, served well, and are able to complain (and be heard) when things go wrong.

    I was a HN customer, but never again. Went to buy a camera. Had the money in my hand and knew which one I wanted. I waited for the single sales person at the camera counter to finish with a couple who were trying to walk away and kept saying to him there were people waiting. He didn't acknowledge me or the three others who had been waiting for close to 10 minutes. The couple he was serving were NOT buying and were trying to get away from him. Eventually he called another sale person over to help me. I stated what I wanted, but he made a pitch on another more expensive camera, telling me the one I wanted was no good. Half way through his pitch another emp0loyee approached him with some paper work. He then yelled for another sales person to serve me as he needed to pay attention to his paper work. On his way over another customer grabbed the third sales person's attention and he wandered off with them, leaving me unattended at the camera counter. Of course I walked out ... forever.

    I bought the camera I wanted from a small Kodak kiosk in a mall (a couple of dollars cheaper), great customer service, he opened the box, let me read the instructions, and play with the camera. Without solicitation I decide to buy all the accessories that went with the camera as well. Couldn't be happier. Love the camera.

    Stuff Harvey Norman!

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  • Ni
    Nicky Feb 10, 2009

    To the General Manager of Harvey Norman Malaysia,
    CC (Singapore)

    I like to express my highest disappointment in your company.
    My experience with Harvey Norman has been an expensive, substandard and most of all very frustrating one.
    One would think that an established company with a reputation of quality would also have the same in Customer Service.
    Sorry to say that it is not.

    I would like below to explain my ordeals with Harvey Norman.
    Depending your reply, for further action from my side.

    About 2.5 months ago I went to Ikano to buy a new Plasma, Radio, LCD screen, Fridge and Washer for our house.
    As we moved from Europe to Malaysia on the “Malaysia my second Home” plan of the government.
    We concluded that the sales persons in your establishment are only interested to make a sale so they get their commission.
    There are not at least interested in professional service.
    Ask a simple question : What is the difference between an LCD and a Plasma ? Non could answer me.
    (I also don’t know, but I feel as a customer I like somebody to explain it to me)
    As we then made our choice we wanted to buy the brackets for the wall.
    One sales person showed us the different brackets. He also informed us that the ones we choose were not available.(?) He even send us out the shop to go upstairs to another shop to buy them there and then come back to Harvey Norman.
    ( I don’t know what to think of that, I leave it to you)
    We were pushed so badly by the vendors to purchase, I only bought the LCD and the DVD player.
    People kept pushing us to choose. We wanted to look around first, compare on our own.
    We were simply not allowed.
    That was my first experience with Harvey Norman.

    (FYI : We ended up in another shop that day were I purchased over RM13.800 of house hold items)

    However that same day I went next door to the furniture department to find my wife and she found one feather topper which she liked.
    I was told by “a sales person” that there was no stock but it would come in soon.
    After waiting one week I called IKANO HN and was informed there was still no stock.
    When I called the other Harvey Norman in the AEON building they actually told me that they would send one King size feather topper to IKANO. I would be able to pick it up that same Saturday. (I was so happy)
    I live in Bentong close to Raub, so a trip to KL is a long drive down.
    Saturday I drove down to IKANO and was told by Mr Mohm. Firdaus (Sales Consultant) that there was no way AEON would send it. There was no stock.
    (I have tried to find out who it was at AEON that told the topper would be there but everybody there seem to have amnesia)
    No need to say that I was distressed again….
    Mr Firdaus said I was to give a deposit first and then they would order.
    I gave 100 RM deposit and the topper was ordered. That was January 31.
    After receiving a call that the topper had arrived we drove again to IKANO to pick it up.
    On February 6, Mr Firdaus came with the topper enclosed in Plastic.
    I asked him specifically if he had checked the topper.
    He told me not to worry that he personally had opened the item and checked it.
    There was no need to open the plastic as it was hard to get it back inside, that what I was told.
    Trusting this Sales Consultant (As his card indicates) I took the item home.
    At home we opened up the topper and a foul smell filled my bedroom within minutes. I was so bad that my younger daughter almost had to vomit.
    The topper also had a burn mark on it.
    I immediately called to Mr Firdaus who became arrogant in his answers and to why I was upset.
    He was just plain rude.
    I felt like I was committing a crime. I did not appreciate that call at al.
    I then asked for a Manager.
    Simply speaking, I was told, that in the weekend there was NEVER A MANAGER PRESENT !
    When I asked around I finally spoke to Dariel Kong. (Bedding supervisor)
    At that time I simply wanted a refund, my trust in Harvey Norman was totally gone.
    Mr Dariel said if came the next day I would get a refund.
    As I Arrived on Saturday February 7, Mr Dariel came to see me.
    I showed them the topper and asked them to smell it. They all agreed it smelled very bad.
    He there and then explained that the feather topper would normally smell like that and that the procedure was to air it out before you use it. (!!?!??)
    I was shocked ……
    That is when I actually questioned the capability of your Sales Consultants.
    Neither Mr Firdaus of even Mr Darian told me to air the topper at any time when the product was sold or even the evening before when I reported the foul smell.
    I asked Mr Darian why he did not inform me yesterday evening on the phone and got no reply.
    I confronted Mr Firdaus (Who should not even be a Sales Person) directly about it and he said he forgot to inform me.
    Then came the moment of truth.
    I was refunded only RM799, the RM100 that I gave as a deposit I have to wait another 4 weeks before I can get it. (Hopefully)

    So sorry, but whomever I meet I will tell about my fantastic experience with Harvey Norman first hand.
    I cannot accept this “service” at all.

    I’m curious to find out what you, as a General Manager, can reply to me.
    All documents are in my possession. Originals in the store.

    My 4 trips to IKANO will not be forgotten easily.

    Nikolas Cassimon

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    olivier anthoo Jun 09, 2009

    so my complain is that harvey norman was a big name but wothout resources i have leftr my laptop there to repair and everytime i go there they told me next week next week .They just think that people dont have things to do. So the only thing they says its that am really sorry you have to wait but .We cant wait if we have things to do that they block us so am thats not there problem if you loss your job because i need my laptop to work Because a Dj cant work without his laptop it like we give a car without a key so

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    Peter Lincoln Dec 13, 2009

    [email protected]

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    J.Mac Mar 28, 2010

    Bought an Accer computer bundle from lismore Harvey Norman store, 1 speaker didnt work, they are very basic cheap 20_30 $ value decided to take back to Harvey Norman Jan they rang Accer yes speakers will arive 5 working days direct to my house, they kept speakers, which they tested by the way. At least a month later after calling H.N couple times plus going in 30km drive no one knows anything, told to call Accer direct...couldnt get through so used the web adress the phone message kept telling me to do, mind you they will get back in 4 working hours. Two wks later they email what are the numbers so sent the same numbers they already have yesterday, 4 working hours they will get back to me, after 6 working hours today I rang them, No record of my complaint is found but will send speakers straight out, but I have to go back to H.N find my broken speakers and send back (no cost)!!! to them every time I spoke to somone I was asked if I tested the speakers on another computer. So still waiting for my speakers 2 months after I first took them back, why couldnt H.N just give me another set that day ? and save every one money and hassle it would have been cheaper and easier to buy new ones...

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    BETTY SEYMOUR-SMITH May 16, 2010


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  • Au
    audrey1 Jun 19, 2010

    We had an experieince with Harvey Norman Goulburn NSW, whereby we put an airconditioner on layby, the cost being $539.00, we put down a deposit of $200.00. After a couple of months we decided to pick it up, so I went into the store on a Saturday, with my money to pay the remainder of the unit off. There were virtually no customers the salesman even commented how quiet it was. I gave him my reciept and he took it, processed it and gave it back to me saying 'proceed to the loading dock and they will give you the unit'. I thought it strange that he had not asked for the remainder of the money but proceeded as i thought they might take it from me at the loading dock. When I got to the loading dock, i rang the bell and waited and waited for someone. Finally a guy came out and had the unit with him, and loaded it into the back of my car. I never said anything, and he never said anything, he certainly never asked for the money I owed. So i went home with the unit. I told my husband what happened and he didnt say very much. I tried to set up the unit and there were parts missing so then I had to go back to the shop and ask them for the missing parts. They STILL never asked for the outstanding monies. So I went home and we set up the unit. It was going to be given to someone else anyways but we wanted to make sure it worked. Well after a month or so a letter arrived in the mail stating that they had just noticed that the balance had not been paid. We were not going to be pressured to pay for something that THEY did, and if their sales people cannot operate effectively, its not our problem. Anyway the Manager a Cherie Stanton started to harrass my husband over the phone repeatedly, so I wrote to her explaining what had happened and they we should not be held responsible for her staff not doing their job! After another 3 or 4 weeks she sends a registered letter stating that the unit had not been paid for. So my husband got very cross, rang her, demanded that we get back our original $200.00 deposit and that they could have their unit back but we were not paying a cent for it. Initially she said 'no' that they dont do that, and he said 'too bad, I want my money back', and guess what, she did. He told her that it was harrassment to call him so many times, and incredibly unprofessional. She backed off when he fronted up to the shop with the unit and then proceeded to call him 'darl' which is again incredibly unprofessional. We will NEVER shop in a Harvey Norman again, and we will tell as many people as we can, to not shop there as well. The really are cowboys!

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  • La
    Lane Jackson Jun 24, 2010


    I have just been in to Harvey Norman to look at a computer and am totally discusted with the sales pitch. Free an Xbox with any Laptop or Pc over $750. They said that if we didn't want the Xbox they would reduce the price if we took the XBox the price would stay the same so the salesman said he would give us a top of the line power board worth $299.95 so with negotiations he said he would do the computer for $2175 and with extended warranty of
    an extra 4 years the price would be $2450. This we agreed on when we go in the car and had a good look at the docket when we were on our way home the computer including the 4 year warranty was $2175 and they had charged us for the power board. So the computer is the same cost with no deductions and no Xbox. There is no where
    on their website to make a complaint. So as far as I am concerned Gerry Harvey is full of s...t about bargaining with the sales people and should not get on TV advertising such. Mr Harvey should stick by his word.
    The company website should be done so that complaints can be lodged and check by the company.

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    Bek879 Jul 14, 2010
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    I bought an accessories pack for an ipod at Harvey Normans Hervey bay approx 2 wks ago, They sell them for $59.95 and gave me a discount to $54 at the time i thought this was a little pricy but purchased it anyway. Last night while shopping at big w i found the exact item for $7.48 their everyday price and Leading edge electronics have them for $20. When i rang the local store i spoke to the manager and was told that that was the RRP and that they have there 7 day policy and because it was now 2 weeks they wouldnt do anything to help me with the price difference. How can a store justify a price 8 times more than Big W when they are both large companies. Not happy and will deffinately not be shopping there again. Maybe i should contact the company who made the product and check with them about the RRP

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  • Ve
    very cross Aug 08, 2010

    we just bought a whirlppol washer and dryer from HN Hoppers Crossing. NOT a sensor as we were told, NOT made in Aus as we were told. Terrible service, doesnt know her goods. didnt advise us of the FREE year supply of Omo being offered when buying whilrpool goods. NONE of the staff knew the truth abouth the dryer, we had to go to whirlpool and on line appliances to get this info. we were finally offered an extra yr on warranty as recompense.

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    very cross Aug 08, 2010

    sorry poor typing i cut my finger (above)

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  • Ke
    kerrycastleman Oct 02, 2010

    Very Cross, (more very found out that your a thief)

    What kind of moran are you . sorry should say thief
    you took goods by false pretences
    never once asking do i owe you money. The sales guy could have been new. And just a genuine mistake made. And I bet when the store did a stocktake then and only then did they realise a mistake was done.
    Of course the manager was right to call you repeatedly and your answer was to say F you to them. They were professional to give you every opertunity to pay for goods you stole (and you admited you knew you were stealing at the time) your a [censor] .
    and then say that you will never shop there again
    Hell man you are a conman who found that when the law was on Harveys side you brought the goods back.
    parts missing my [censor]
    your brian cells are missing if you think this is a genuine complaint.
    We dont live in a Robin Hood world you are not stealing to feed the poor except stealing period.

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    Flaneuse0 Aug 13, 2017

    @kerrycastleman I agree. Harvey Norman should have taken them to court. She admits in her complaint that she knew she had not paid and thought she would be dishonest and try and get away with it. How can people think like that? What a [censor]. And what is worse, she is so stupid she does not get it.

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    Cali_2010 Nov 10, 2010

    What the hell is Kerrycastleman talking about??? Where did very cross say they stole anything?

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    Cali_2010 Nov 10, 2010

    Oh ok sorry Kerry you meant to put s*** on audrey1 . Yeah she is a moran.

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  • Ja
    Jan Woods Nov 30, 2010

    We paid cash for a 65 inch Plasma Panasonic TV from Harvey Norman Rockhampton 30/01/09 invoice 463399
    plus extra 48 mths warranty. 22/11/10 I phoned HN Rocky to say that the previous night the TV stopped working i.e. sound/picture/nothing and spoke to ?Mark who told me he wasn't expected to know everything about the 30 so TV's in the shop as he was a salesman not a repairer. I explained our tv goes through the blue-ray set [also from HN] and, although he said he understood what I meant it was obvious he didn't so I asked to speak to the manager but he said he wasn't there so I asked for someone else and he said he knows as much as they would. I said we had extra-warranty and he said nothing to do with HN. Lost for words, I asked for Panasonic's number and I phoned Sydney and spoke to Dani who was most helpful and shocked at how HN staff treated me. She went through steps to try and sort it out with me and said it sounds like the TV not the blue-ray set and gave me the 'extra-warranty' phone number which I rang and spoke to a helpful Renae who also said HN should know about extra warranty and should have contacted them direct if possible. She said she phoned Matthews TV repairs in Rocky and the boss would phone me back in 48 hours which he didn't. So I phoned and left a message which he got but didn't bother to reply. So I phoned again next day and the boss said he didn't have 2 men to collect and take it to his workshop [Zilzie is on the Cap Coast 45 kms from Rocky 35 mins by car and many people travel to work in Rocky.
    He said he would try and get an extra man by the end of the week then said he didn't know where to find the man he uses for this. The end of the week came and went so today 30/11/10 I rang Matthews again and spoke to a lady who said she would arrange collection today until she saw we lived at Zilzie so asked us to get a man [we are two females] to help if only one employee could come by the end of this week. I am not so sure about that because they said they still can't find a man to help collect.
    I asked if someone could travel down to try and fix it but she said they don't do that. Back to HN - we have spent heaps of $$$$ at HN in Rocky and next time we will look elsewhere. We note Gerry Harvey recently spoke on TV ? ACA and was saying they can't sell tv's and if they do they sell way below cost. No wonder with the poor post-purchase service. Perhaps a brand new replacement instead of trying to get someone to collect and repair it would be quicker - and less stressful for us. Hoping for a favourable response. Thank you. Jan Woods, 16 Reef Street, Zilzie 4710

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    Jan Woods Nov 30, 2010

    Re the above 65" Panasonic complaint I posted yesterday. You said that an email had been forwarded to me, but as yet I have not received it - nor is it in the spam box. Could you re-send it and also I would like to know how my complaint will be handled. Thank you

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  • Al
    Alan Murray Dec 03, 2010
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    The continual barrage of the unending shouting, bell-ringing, hooter-blowing that Harvey Norman blasts at us in our living rooms ensures that we will never buy a thing from them. Sick to death of their intelligence-insulting bellowing, and others are too.

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  • Tj
    t james Jan 17, 2011

    additonal to this complaint - Harvey Norman eventually agreed to replace the camera.
    So In the end all was well - but could have saved a lot of stress by doing that in the first place.

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  • Mc
    mcm11 Mar 15, 2011
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    We ordered some furniture from Harvey Norman at the end of year sales of 2010. The told us it would be delivered from 6 to 8 weeks. When it didn't, we went to enquire about it. The sales person who just happened to be the acting manager was incredibly rude and aggressive to us, and told us then, that the normal waiting period was 8 to 10 weeks, and that the manufacturer wasn't back to work till the second week of January - a fact they didn't reveal to us when ordering the furniture-, and as a result our furniture would not be delivered till the first week of March. We're in the middle of March, I have just called to find out where our furniture is, and I'm now being told that it'll be mid April now, because now, apparently the manufacturers didn't start back at work till the 20th of January! The worse thing of all is that despite of all of this being their fault, they won't let us cancel the order. These people are totally miss leading their costumers to commit to a purchase without revealing important information which may influence their decision, such as waiting periods, etc. The most frustrating thing is getting different information ever time you enquire. We ordered furniture from other places such as Bev Mark, s Beds, Sortino and Leather Republic, and all of those people have delivered earlier than what they had estimated, and not only that, they have been most helpful and polite. I will never, ever, ever in a million years purchase anything from Harvey Norman again, that is for sure.

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  • An
    Annon1 Apr 12, 2011

    Issues with Harvey Norman Wiley Park.
    Ordered a table and chair setting in July of 2010. They told us it was in stock and to call them two weeks prior to organise delivery. We explained that as we hadn't moved into our house yet we wouldn't require the furniture until October, they said this was fine. Phoned and organised delivery and was informed that they could only deliver to our area on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a little inconvenient as it required taking time off work but went along with it anyway. Thursday our goods are delivered I open the boxes and they have delivered the wrong table and chairs. Phoned Harvey Norman back right away and explained that they had dropped off the wrong goods. Lady on the phone was very rude and kept asking if i was sure it was the wrong stuff! After repeatedly telling them that it wasn't what i had ordered I was told the delivery driver would return to pick up the incorrect goods and drop off correct ones. This NEVER happened. I phoned them after waiting hours and was told that they didn't actually have our table and chairs and that we would have to wait until late April. I told them this wasn't good enough and that I wanted a refund. After going back and forward for days they finally agreed but told me they could only pick up the goods on a Tuesday or Thursday. I told them it wasn't my problem and if this was the case I would leave the stuff outside and they could pick it up, funny how they then organised to pick them up on a Saturday. Think I would have learnt my lesson but went to Harvey Norman Auburn a few weeks later and ordered some leather lounges. I was told they would be delivered in 2 weeks. 2 weeks has now turned into 4 and I'm at the end of my rope! Being a large chain I thought I'd be dealing with professionals not LIARS! NEVER AGAIN DEALING WITH HARVEY NORMAN

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  • Ap
    apuharmi Jun 13, 2011
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    I find it astounding than any company executive, whether
    Harvey Norman, or advertising company CEO, seriously expects that loud, screeching, annoying, far too frequent
    ads, are going to cause numb-brains to rush into their
    stores, throwing money at them. Some customers can think.
    Even if their staff were normal, courteous, helpful
    people, the annoying (always muted) ads would definately
    preclude me from ever buying anything from them.
    Let's hope they go out of business and get out of town!

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    apuharmi Jun 13, 2011
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    Totally agree Alan. What the idiots don't seem to
    understand, is that their annoying crap is being
    avoided, by almost everyone, in many ways. The mute
    button is most often used, programmes are pre-recorded
    on Tivo type units and fast-forwarded over, commercial
    channels are being avoided by many and some, like our
    family, have a great collection of dvd's (years worth!)
    so we can forget TV entirely. Problem is there are SOME
    very good shows on TV, which ads try to spoil.

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    April2011 Jun 23, 2011

    Three months ago I purchase a 65T Navman from Harvey Norman in Auburn. Last week it stopped working. This morning I returned it to the store to be replaced.

    After being served by a polite and courteous staff member at the service and repairs desk I asked to speak to the Manager. I asked the Manager at the time for a replacement as I use the Navman everyday for work. He said to me that it was store policy not to return it if the returning timeframe was unreasonable. I stated that three months is a reasonable timeframe. The Manager laughed at me and said that three months was not reasonable and that 14 days is reasonable. I disagree, I believe a product worth $245 should last a lot longer than three months and two weeks is not a reasonable timeframe to return broken items.

    I have always respected Harvey Norman and believed them to be a reputable franchise store. However, after being belittled by the Harvey Norman Manager in Auburn this morning and have them refuse to replace my item I have changed by mind. I thought Harvey Norman would value their customers, they obviously do not and are about making money and not respecting customers.

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    Nicole West Jul 27, 2011
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    I ordered a lounge chair from Harvey Norman and was told it would take 6 - 8 weeks to arrive in Hobart. I have now been waiting 17 weeks and not so much as a phone call or a sorry from the sales department at Harvey Norman. Extremely disappointing.

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    Kigla Sep 14, 2011
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    I am absolutely fed up to the eyeballs of Harvey Norman Advertisements. Our mute button is starting to wear out from everyone diving over to press it. It's saturation at its worst and it insults most people's intelligence with the repetitiveness. Can something be done about it.

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    Kate Winslow Oct 02, 2011

    Don't know why anyone would ever shop at Harvey Norman. Their furniture is cheap and dated looking and way overpriced. I even got kicked out of the furniture section for having a tiny dog in my jumper but they will let sticky fingered, snotty nosed, out of control kids in the store and would never dare say a word.

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    elizabeth black Aug 17, 2012
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    I bought a laptop from Harvey Norman & was Hearst into buying a bag, norton protection. When i got it home no lead to charge, they said i had to by an other one.ripped of again. Let it slid . Went back a week later wanted to by T.V. camcorder D.V.D. player & camera & pap per shredder. Each department i went to was totally ignored . Staff were just standing around talking. I tried to approach them & they just walked away. how rude. so i just walked out. Had a couple off grand to spend. they lost my money.this was in Traralgon vic gippsland.

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    aussie.mesh Mar 26, 2013
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    I want to lodge a complaint against one of your manager named Patrick at Harvey Norman, Osborne Park in WA. I went there to buy electronics (TV and home theatre) and I didn't receive the service I was expecting. The guy who served me was literally rude, even my wife felt the same but I thought that let it go. Then I went to cancel the installation service which was too high and he didn't even tell me how much it would have been cost me. Then finally I got a refund of $323 yesterday but instead of refunding me they charged back my card for the same amount. I went there today to fix this up and he used ill language saying "your bank screwed it up" when I asked him not to use this sort of language he told me that he is going to call the police. Now I am going through my bank to put a dispute about this transaction and then I am going to cancel my purchase at Harvey Norman, Osborne Park. I am going to do this only in one condition and that is a written apology from your so called electrical department manager PATRICK. If I don't hear from you guys then I think I have to go through Consumer affairs or Office of Fair Trading. I hope you take this complain seriously because I think he doesn't have any skills to be a manager. I work myself in Customer Service and I am a manager but I know how to talk to my customers. You should send him to a people skills course and ask him to get communication skills. Hope to hear from you soon

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    Esbj Feb 23, 2014

    Harvey norman rothwell your customer service is
    Nothing short of disgraceful, today my children and myself were insulted with personal
    Comments by a staff assistant called Valerie, she not only got up in my face and hurled abusive and derogatory comments at me she followed my family around the shop intimidating my kids. The manager on duty was made aware of her behavior and had nothing much to say about it, to be honest he seemed scared of her he was not in the slightest bit apologetic.
    Harvey Norman are these the type of people you employ ??
    Are these your standards you set for employees to follow ??
    Harvey Norman ROTHWELL you should be ashamed.

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    Sam. D Apr 20, 2014
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    I too have serious issues with Harvey Norman Rothwell, particularly with the staff member Valerie. I purchased a lounge suite from the store at the beginning of November 2013, despite being told at the time it would be a 12-14 week wait for the lounge suite to be delivered (this time frame was also written on my receipt) it took 5 months for the lounge suite to be delivered. Upon making a complaint about the waiting time and after being given every excuse under the sun, I was given a $150 refund. I went into the store recently to collect my refund and unfortunately was required to deal with Valerie. During the process she yelled at me and more or less called me an idiot. She continued to be abusive until I left the store. Absolutely disgusting behaviour.

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    Up you Jun 13, 2014
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    Purchased TV from Harvey Norman LISMORE NSW years ago and found out later it having the wrong remote because it being floor stock. Paid around $1500.00 at the time but they could not give a stuff.
    Had bought GPS and went back to store to purchase an optional lead. Was told by salesman there was no lead to connect to my GPS. I did persist and explained what the lead was used for and was approached by a saleslady this time and was basically told the same thing as before. I persisted again and then was handed a cheap looking lead that was not packaged and was told I could have it for free. By this time I became very annoyed but kept my cool and told this saleslady that this lead was not the correct type and would not be able to use it. She confirmed that the manager also advised it was the correct lead for my GPS.I had said to her that he was wrong also and explained several times what type of lead I needed and it was obvious they just wanted to get rid of me. She had told me I would have to speak to the manager but he was busy at the moment. I live 46km from Lismore and was not going to waste my time or fuel so waited around ten minutes for the manager to attend to my request. He finally came over to me and I explained again the lead I needed and being fairly thick he had told me that the lead I was given for free was the right lead. I explained that the lead I was given was a 3.5 mm plug and the lead that I required had a different plug and that the socket on my GPS was an input and not an output socket. He then raised his voice at me in front of other customers and said that nobody had told him about the type of lead that I needed. I had enough of playing their game and returned the abuse and told him that he and the other staff will not bloody listen and if he did not know what type of lead I needed to look on the Internet or their product books and he might have an idea. He went back of shop for a while and came out saying that he found the type of lead I needed and he could order it for $50.00 I then agreed. They worked hard for their $50.00.
    5 years or so later I had purchased 3 laptops and going by the salesman i was getting a higher then normal product for my money. About 14 months later I had discovered that the laptops I had purchased were not that good and the retail price from other sellers were $599.00. I had paid $1299.00 each and bought 3 laptops.
    Lessen learnt, Don't trust Harvey Norman that you are getting exceptional value for money spent. I had purchased products with the wrong remote then abused by the manager later on and then, not just a bit but severely robbed by these thugs. Never again. UP YOURS GERRY.

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    Mintyscribe22 Jun 24, 2014

    I cant believe some of the comments and complaints here. Seriously...some of u really need to understand that the world doesnt revolve around ur petulance. Someone bought a navman and after 3 months when it stops working, they expect to just walk in and have it replaced? How can the retailer be certain that it wasnt dropped in the dishwater? It needs to be EXAMINED. If its repairable, then thats the retailers only obligation and only if no evidence is found indicating negligence by the customer. Its a retailers right to explore the possibilities before simply handing over a new one in exchange for one that may have been mistreated. As for the original poster with the wrong TV delivered, perhaps they took this action in light of the times when wrong items are delivered and the customer simply refuses to return them or let the retailer exchange them? I see the customer allowed them to change it over when they believed it was an older model, but the question remains: would the customer have allowed the changeover if theyd believed it was better than what they purchased? Yes...these things do happen. Customers often refuse to allow retailers to correct mistakes that have benefited the customer. There is a mindset that says its bad luck for the retailer in that situation, and an attitude that can quickly turn feral when retailers attempt to exchange the goods for the correct ones.

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    Tschudy Apr 10, 2015

    I wished I read this blogs before using Harvy Norman . I also had issues but could not be bothered to type . No HN for me

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    Seerat Jul 02, 2015

    I ordered a Brand New Samsung Fridge from Harvey Norman Midland and I was told by the Sales rep I will be getting a brand new unit so have to wait for couple of weeks to get the delivery.
    Delivery was scheduled today.
    My wife was at home and she called me when they came for delivery.
    We were shocked when we saw them bringing the fridge on trolley and without any box and packaging and without any cover on it.
    When my wife asked the delivery man about the box he told her that it's a brand new unit and they delivered new units without any box packaging so that customer can see any damages or dents on the outer body.He than very cleverly again gave a theory that to check if it's a new unit or old one just check any water in the pipe.
    They were again again and tried to convince us that it's a brand new unit.
    They were very cleverly telling lie to us making us fool.
    It sounds fishy to me and I checked with the Samsung Australia sending them the pic and they advised me that it is a Display unit as it's having stickers on it.
    I was very shocked as paying for a brand new unit and waiting for weeks I am getting a old unit saying it's a new one.
    I was being ripped .
    It seems to be a scam and when I called the Harvey Norman and after explaining everything I was told by the guy that the delivery man must have unpacked the unit before bringing in home.
    And then he put me on hold saying he will check it and the phone got disconnected .
    It was completely fraud and I even tried to call Acc but couldn't connect then I again called Harvey Norman and I was told that they are looking into it and will give me a call.
    After this suspicious activity my wife checked the fridge and found dust on the unit as it was sure a old unit.
    Also the delivery man just gave us a manual pack in hand saying it's with the fridge .Was it a joke it should be a brand new packed unit.
    Later I got a call from a man named Jack he told me that it's a Display unit and they don't know how this happen and he told me that they can get me a new unit but it will take couple of weeks and by that time I can keep this unit but he told me to take care of this unit as they will take it back.
    I don't know is it kind of joke or it was done intentionally to give me a old unit
    Everyone one seems to involve in this scam as why Driver told us lie twice it's a new unit .
    He should have known while loading it.
    Why again I was given couple of more weeks saying they will get a new one.
    I already waited weeks for this.
    I don't have any faith on Harvey Norman and it doesn't seems to be a mistake .
    I just want to advise that I don't want to use this old unit just take it back .
    They tried their best to make us fool selling a display unit saying it's a new one.
    Not at all happy with this .
    Didn't expect this from Harvey Norman.
    You can call me any time
    Please take this seriously

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    Serve well Jul 09, 2015
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    This is shocking. Thanks for sharing. Harvey Norman do not encourage customers to speak up, thus an email address is difficult to locate. Use their website but say you want it to go to the manager of the manager of the store you are talking about. I am finding more and more that Harvey Norman is not respecting customers and their Australian Consumer Law rights. I know so many consumers who will not shop there because of websites like this which tell what they are really like.

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