Woolworths Complaints Continued... (Page 7)

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Last week a purchased a chocolate cream cake x2 from woolies. It was the 5th of Jan, the sell by date was the 7th of Jan. When I got home I put them in the fridge. After entertaining my visitors with supper and decided to give them dessert, only to find out after taking a huge bite myself the cream off tasting off. I was so embarrassed..... I never expected this from woolies.

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Today 17th January 2013, while shopping at Woolworths Ashmore (Gold Coast) I wanted to purchase several bottles of Home brand Mineral Water. The shelf was completely bare of both mineral water and soda water (homebrand) I asked one of the staff members to please check if there was any stock out the back. The young staff member returned and informed me that there was, however it was still on a pallet and that he would have to speak to his manager which he did and when both of them re-entered the store the young staff member told me that they were unable to put the stock out until later that night and that I could come back tomorrow and it would be on the shelf. Obviously I was not happy.

During this fantastic shopping experience the so called manager who I beleive goes by the name David Brass did not once approach me to appologise, neither did he even attempt to retrieve the product. I then had to drive to the nearest IGA store to purchase the product. Woolworths Ashmore is always quite a busy store, is it too much to ask that the shelves be monitored and restocked when becoming low. We are always having problems at this store, it is about time you actually employed a manager that is customer orientated and who is focused on good customer service and takes pride in the appearence of the store. Please do something about this store.

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Woolworths is not selling products during Ramadan. I wanted to buy good South Australian Wall nuts from the QLD Underwood woolworths store like we have done for many months but they do not stock them at the moment so i asked the produce manager why and his reply to me was because it is the end of Ramadan, so i said what the hell has that got to do with buying a good Australian product, i want to support our farmers here in Australia, so he just shrugged his shoulders and walked off. As a result of that i will never shop their again and i will make sure alot of people are going to hear about this.

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To Woolworths, I wish to express my disgust with the saturation of your support to the idea of Halloween Day. My family made a visitation to one of your stores today and was shocked and scared by the over whelming visual horror of the grotesque marketing of Halloween. This was displayed by props and staff. Your decision to support this has lost myself and my families support of your business. We will no longer be using your stores to purchase our supplies, as we feel that our children and we should not be subjected to this disgusting behaviour.

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went to woolies in plaza coffsharbour bought a lynx item which had ticket saying 14.99 they charged 20.00 when i went to sort it out it took them 20 mins to sort out. the manager was rude tony was his name i think and the girl name kristy??? was on the service desk that day. was extremly rude saying i had the attitude i was upset cause it took so long there was no appology or ny thing i got a refund but that does not excuse the shitty customer service they provided that day just reminded me y i dont shop at woolworths. target has that same item for 13.95 wish i went there

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I purchased cigarettes from Woolworths Manly West Qld yesterday. Upon opening the first packet I realised I had been sold the wrong product. I attempted to return the unopened packets today for exchange for what I had requested, the staff called in the manager and I was refused point blank an exchange. I will also be reporting this to consumer affairs.
You have just lost another customer and I will be sure to tell everyone I know.

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i am a member at woolworth iv been working there for almost a year at first i was get 7 days a week that was great and comes Christmas and the store is trying to save money and guess who get no work casuals like me get NONE bit un fair dont you think i have to call different stores just so i can manage to to pay my bills and now there saying the say thing iam too expensive cause iam on casuals rates now i have no work over Christmas and can't afford any thing thanks to woolworths, iv put in for a transfer at a petrol station cause iam over 18 and yet there not guaranteeing me hours cuaze i still coast to much iv applied for part time and full time but than i still have to wait till some one leave before i can get that position also i would like to stay with company but how when iam not receiving any hours cauze iam over 18... and i COAST TO MUCH whats the use of having causal staff employees when your company CANT AFFORD THEM?

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Woolworths absolutely suck!! Online order delivered to wrong house, delivery driver dumps food on front stairs 2 houses up and forged a signature, woolies don't even offer to deliver the following day I had to go pick it up and I get home and something is missing from my order!!!

Speak with 4 diff woolies reps and not 1 apologises and only offers me a huge $15 credit and tells me a manger will call me first thing monday, that never happened I had to phone them to be told the last person i was talking to sent my msg to the wrong dept, finally a manager calls me this morning to rant n rave about human error and offer me a poxy $25 credit!!

I don't want credit dickhead cause I ain't shopping at woolies ever again!!! Anyone thinking of online shopping please do not use Woolworths!!! I want my $150 refunded to my card!!!

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I am, or was, a dedicated woolworths shopper, every week for 25 years. I am disgusted, revolted and feel absolutely sick about the product I received yesterday from woolworths Alice springs. We were having people over for dinner And didn't hadhave enough fish so we popped into woolies Annd picked up $20 worth of flathead. We got home, unwrapped it and got ready to cook. The smell of that fish stunk out the entire house, it was off, had yellow stuff growing in it and smelt so so badly. We returned it this morning and the staff just didn't care, the same fish is still in the deli window being sold, something that off could make people very very sick. Needless to say I will think twice about shopping there again, and word of mouth spreads far in this town.

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On Saturday the 6th October at around 1.15pm myself and my husband sat down to enjoy a meal at your woolworths coffee shop at Design quartes in JHB. the food was delicious as always but when paying the account strange events took place. firstly the lady seated to my left complained that the waiters were busy in their own little discussion and took forever to see that she wanted the bill. When informing my waiter that we were going to pay by credit card he informed us that we need to go inside as the machine was out of use. no problem but upon doing so the lady at the till asked if we were going to pay cash as her machine did not work, I aksed for the printed bill to see my total and she said that the total came to R210.00 again i asked her for the bill as i wanted to see if all was correct, she then said that the waiter would print it. my husband accopanied the waiter to the computer where only then did he enter the food that we ordered. my husband had to tell him what we had????? We own a restaurant and we know how the systems work. how could the waiter not have the table already opened on the computer?? PS the computers were working fine as when i insisted that i was going to pay with my credit card she put the transaction through!!! strange how the computer was working then !!!!

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On Thursday29 November 2012 around lunch time I exited woolworths check out I observed a staff member on the phone with about 8 persons waiting to be served cigerettes. I got on the end of the que staffperson then served 4 people then walked away leaving customers waiting in line. I have experienced this lady many years ago when a I asked her to put extra staff on the busy checkouts and was rudley shrugged off. Staff memer is long term been there many years does not wear a name tag is blond short and large. Can you train this peron how to do her job in a friendly happy mannor or perhaps put her on store room duties away from customers she is truly obnoxious.

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After many years of keeping quiet as a consumer I have finally decided to take action when things go wrong. I have tried to complain politely to the respective branches, but that is a whole story on its own. First I would like to say that your staffs attitude varies from branch to branch.

I travel for work with my hubby as this is all we can get, so I get to see many towns/countries, and branches of Woolworths. I have met some very polite and helpful staff and then there are the rotten apples. I think the worst attitude I've had from a Woolworths branch was in Eastgate in 2009. I was trying on shoes and I needed a pair of boots. I have a 'high arch' as does my husband and I was trying to get a staff member to help me.

When I had to explain that I needed a few sizes of the same shoe, she first rolled her eyes before assisting me. When that style could not accomodate my foot, I asked if she could recommend another wider style. She threw the boxes to the floor, had a chat to a mate, before taking 27 minutes to come back with another boot in one size, the shop wasn't busy, it was Tuesday morning just after opening time, in March.

I asked politely if I could try two other sizes to see which were more comfortable. She then told me the boot fits and I said yes, but maybe a bigger size would feel more comfortable as my foot is wider than most. She stood there for a few seconds then wandered off, I assumed to help me. She never came back. I walked around the shop and found another assistant who told me it wasn't her department.

I went to a cashier and asked if she could help but she told me to just look for someone on the floor. I approached the cosmetic counter and found two ladies chatting away. I waited ten minutes before they acknowledged me, then one slowly walked me through the shop to find help. She told me she would send someone to the shoe area, I must go and wait there.

An hour passed and nobody showed up. I eventually noticed the first assistant who had helped me. I approached her, trying to control my temper, and asked if she could kindly help me now with some different size boots in three styles. She said to me 'I thought you were finished'. She then turned to seek the boots. 42 minutes later she came back with one box and said they out of stock. I asked to speak to the manager and got told 'the manager not here today'. I asked to speak to the assistant manager. She asked why.

I said I have a complaint that she's not helping me well enough. She then said it's not her fault I have fat feet. My husband removed me from the shop before I killed her. I went to another shop to purchase boots. They were more than willing to help me, and gain my money, so I bought two pairs instead of one and a good pair of sports shoes.

In 2005 I purchased from the Pavillion, Westville branch, a full set of clothes from Woolworths for a new job, grateful I had one after being unemployed so long. I went to a final interview and was wearing a black pencil type skirt and a short sleeve embroidered shirt. As I got up to shake my new boss's hand, I bent over to pick up my hand bag only to hear a funny noise.

Realising that my skirt had just given up, up the back seam I asked to be shown to the ladies room. Luckily his female assistant was with him, and she took over and he left. The seam up the back of the skirt had given way - all the way to the waiste band - it was brand new, the first time I had worn it - and no, it wasn't too small for me. The assistant offered her help via me lending her scarf to tie around my waiste and then said, 'you should have invested in woolworths'. I said 'I did, and am I sorry!'.

The shirt I wore that day came undone by the third use. First the hems on the sleeve then the embroidery unravelled. I lost a button the first day I wore it. This is quite common with Woolworths clothes now.

A month later, I was wearing a pair of black high heel shoes, also purchased from Woolworths, Gateway. I climbed a staircase at my new job only to almost break my neck as the left hand heel broke clean off the shoe! It was only the second time I had worn the shoes. I took them back and got a credit, purchased a more 'sensible heel' shoe.

These shoes started to seperate and landed up in a divorce as the inside padding came unstuck and the souls left home. In relation, I bought a 3/4 heel black pair of shoes from Main Street, Port Elizabeth branch in 1992 - I wore these shoes at least once, every week and they lasted me 9 years!!! Now that's quality!! Also about your shoes, you used to give 1/2 sizes, like size 3and1/2, now I either have to chose a 3 or 4 or 5, pending the bad cut of the shoe. What happened to the 1/2's.

Later in 2005, I tried on a dress in the shop, and made a note to the assistant in the department that the cut is wrong. She looked at me as if I was a mad. So I put the dress on came back to her, and showed her I couldn't lift my arms as it seemed the seam that stitched the sleeve to the dress was sewn on to long or deep. She went on to tell me that was the style? I wasn't the only one that complained.

In 2006 I purchased vests and undies for my father from a the Vryheid branch. I followed the instructions as per washing and keeping them good, but to my disappointment, the vests 'stretched' beyond shape within a month. I regret to say that the undies are not stocked anymore. They have a wide band of elastic at the waiste, with a cross over feature at the front, which is like a flap, enabling a man to whip it out instead of pushing the undies down.

These undies I was told, were 'obviously not popular and now are not stocked'. How true this is?

In 2008 I purchased bras for myself from Greenstone, Johannesburg branch. My size bra has not changed since I was married and as they have a 'no return' policy on underwear, I took an old bra with to make sure it was the same type, brand and size - although the price had increased. I asked for assistance too. When I got home and tried them on, I found that the bras seeemed very tight and small cupped.

On measuring them against the old ones, the material was less in the cup, and the sides were narrower. Before you say, yes but that's old it's stretched, in my 'hospital bag', I pulled out a Woolworths bra, same everything, still in it's packaging with receipt, and found that indeed, upon measuring up, the new bras have "shrunk".

In 2011, scared to purchase bras again from Woolworths but determined that the quality must have been checked, I purchased again. The bras are still not the right size. To prove it, I bought 3 different size bras and took them home to compare them. If anyone of your staff can show me the difference in size - I will eat them!!!

In 2012 I purchased new undies from the Phalaborwa branch. Again, I took a sample with and again I was disappointed. Only this time I've kept the receipts and underwear. The panties I bought started to come apart after the first wash. Now, I have never had domestic help, no one else washes my clothes, especially my underwear and I follow the instructions. By the second wash, the seams at the elastic edge had all but given away.

I bought eight (5) packs, allowing me to change underwear enough times even in bad weather when washing can't dry. The panties I bought in January this year, I'm sad to say lie in a heap in a box in my cupboard with their receipt. I used them three times.

Comparing these new panties with some from a purchase in 2006 is so funny I cry. The lack of quality can be seen a mile off. Thankfully I keep a 'hospital bag' for emergencies, and keep 'proof' of the decline of Woolworths merchandise.
My husband is furious as we are just starting to come right financially and he refers to Woolworths as disposable clothing.

He told me if I buy anything at Woolworths again, he will divorce me, unless you have given me a refund or gift card. I have to agree with him - what a waste of hard earned good money!!!

I'm happy to report that I buy good fitting bras at Pep stores and they have lasted, kept their shape and not 'shrunk'. I buy my panties at various outlets, I'm still testing the quality of different stores.

There are many more items of clothing I have bought over the years, but I must be honest, these of the ones that stick out the most. I will also admit that the quality started to decline around 2005 across your branches, and one could easily see and compare this when they found old and new items on the same shelf.

I feel sorry for those that have climbed up in their lives from poverty to a sustainable income only to be let down by the quality of woolworths. I know a lady who comes from such a background. Her main ambition in life was to shop at Woolworths when she made it to a decent income. She is also 37 years old, and she has just got her degree, after many years working and earning her way up and now is able to afford to shop at 'quality shops'.

She purchased some nightware and a winter coat, a week later she phoned me to tell me the lining in the coat had come undone, as had the sleeve stitching, two buttons had fallen off. She had bought it for her mother, as a thank you gift, who had worked three jobs, 16 hour days, 7 days a week, to keep her in school so she could go on to a better life. Sadly, her mother passed away and never really got to wear a good quality coat in winter.

I don't mind paying the price as long as the quality keeps up. Everyone who knows me knows, I only buy All Gold Tomato Sauce (all gold all gold tastes so good!!!) and Mrs Balls Chutney. As poor as I've been at times, these are things I don't compromise. And I can't complain, their quality has never disappointed me.

Woolworths, you can keep putting your prices up, but your customers are getting wise and angry and are going to keep leaving. - But don't worry, there is a sucker born everyday that will support your name; I'm just not one of them.

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Late December 2011 I bought two pairs of slacks as a part of my uniform for work, they cost R350.00 per pair. I immediately had to re-sew the hems. A week later a button fell off. A month later I had to return the one pair I had worn about 7 times as all the material had started to fray and was completely see-through, plus the seams had come undone. I returned both pairs of pants and was reimbursed. I took that money and bought a top as I couldnt find pants suitable for work as all the winter stock has been placed on the floors, despite the fact that we are experiencing searing heat in most parts of S.A. I wore the top twice, and the knit started unravelling. The sales lady who reimbursed me for this item R 180.00 put her finger right through the garment. So if I hadnt already learnt I took that money and bought two sleevless tops to be worn with my uniform. This purchase was made yesterday 26 Feb 2012. I have the one top on today.

The garment hasnt even gone into the wash yet, the lace bit at the bottom of the garment has come away from the main part of the top completely. It is rather embarrasing to be walking around work like this. It is ironic that I spent about three months motivating to my work place that they are better off adding Woolworths to their list of preferred suppliers so that we could purchase uniforms from your company rather then buying items form DBN companies. Our business is not heavy duty; mostly office based, requiring staff to be comfortable as well as look professional. My recent experience with Woolworths very poor qualitfy clothing proves otherwise. The inconvenience of having to make a double trips for each item bought especially if you live out of town is absolutely unacceptable!

I remember a time when one bought an item from Woolworths knowing that you were paying a little more but were assured of keeping the garment for years. I have items that are 15 years old and still look brilliant! I can assure you my company will not be dealing with Woolworths in the future. I personally will not put foot in your store to buy clothing again. Oh and on that note, it is attrocious that you allow women to try on undergarments (panties) in your store and then sell them to unsuspecting clients!! This is aparently against policy for all other stores. Pick n Pay wont even let you exchange a costume top!

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To whom it may concern.
I am not happy with the rewards as i am an interstate owner Driver. I always shop at Woolworhts or Safeways all around Australia lately i have picked
up work going from Sydney to Hobart, Which i still classe Hobart as Australia. When i was In Hobart i stoped at Woolworths on Sandy bay road and
done some shoping when i got to the cash regierter the store manger served me Nannette served me i went to give her my everyday rewards card only
to be told they are no good in Tasmanina this was such a disapointment i was under the understanding this could be used any werer in Austrtila so i left the store so dissapointed that when i need fuel i pulled up at a Woolworth Caltex filled up used my eeverydayrewards card no promblems why is this so or have i been told bulshite and sandy bay Woolworths did not wont to give me any points because i was out of town can you please look in to this for me and get back to me you can contact me buy email or buy phone 0410615775 thank you for your time

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Hi there, I have ordered online with Woolworths yesterday which came in today and I have paid $140 in total (Order Number:4900948). I ordered ORGANIC Oranges, however the oranges I have received were NOT organic (and I still paid for the organic ones). The strawberries were not fresh as we could even see the moulds on some of them. I also ordered MINI asparagus as I don't enjoy eating the large ones. However, even though I didnt tick the subscribe boxes, I received the large ones. This is very frustrating as this is not the first time I'm having troubles with Woolworths online. I spend my time and money choosing the best stuff for me and my family online and the results are very disappointing. I had to chuck the strawberries and the asparagus away and I believe this is not acceptable. I wish to hear from you and looking forward for a resolution for these problems. Regards.

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My wife ordered soup which was delivered to out table without a spoon. I asked the waiter where the spoon was, and he responded, "sorry sir, we have no spoons". There we were, sitting with a bowl of soup (not a mug) and not knowing what to do. Pathetic - that's the only way I can describe our experience at the Main Road, Sea Point Woolworths Cafe at 11h00 this morning. I was so taken aback that I approached the manager who apologised but confirmed they didn't have spoons. Minutes later, the waiter came out running and offered a teaspoon. Soup with a teaspoon? The "bread basket" we ordered was 3 slices toast, no butter and no jams, just 3 dry pieces of toast! The Red cappuccino came cold after I specifically requested it to be extra hot. After a long wait for sweetener, I found the waiter returning from the store as they had no sweetener at the restaurant. If it was April, I would swear it was an April fools joke. 

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I purchased 2 cooked chickens from your Springwood Store in Queensland witch had been advertised as buy 2 for $20.00. This promotion was advertised and also signage was on your hot chicken carousel. I always check my dockets though sometimes not for a few days. On checking my docket I noticed that I had been charged $10.50 for each chicken. I went back to the store with my docket and the young lady who I spoke to went and asked the ladies in the deli and they said they couldnt recall the promotion (must admit this was now about 2 weeks later).

I then said I was going to do some more shopping and If she could talk to the duty manager. When I returned I was told that all they could do was refund me $1 the difference between 2 for $20.00 and the $21.00 that I had paid. I then said that I might still have the paper at home but I had already binned it so I thought well there goes my proof so then binned my receipt. I stewed on it for a few more days so retrieved my receipt from the bin and am now voicing my displeasure of firstly been overcharged and secondly not been believed that I had been overcharged.

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My son an his friends were abused an threaten today by the sucurity guy on duty, I find this very disgusting an feel very racially discriminated for my child an his friends. The security guy was following them around in the store an one of the kids said to him we have money soo why are you watching us the security guy started yelling at the kid then my son tried too help his friend out an say dnt yell at him for nothing an the security guy got all up in his face an was screaming an yelling at my son, an even threatend too hit him with his battern..

The security guy also said that you brown kids are banned from here now, soo tonite I call the store too tell the manager on duty what had happend too my son an his friends an the manager said the security guy was doin his job soo tell me is that his job??? I'm very disappointed in the woolworths store in Port Augusta an will be taken further action unless, someone from this store follow ups on this very disturbed disgusting incident that happend today to my harmless innocent son who I must say is only 13yrs old.. Very disappointed an upset ATM :@

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We waited in line at the bottle neck entrance to the Woolworths fuel station in Verner street, Goulburn and we attempted to buy deisel in our 200 litre capacity tank which was on the tray of our 1 ton ute. This was after specifically shopping at Woolworths supermarket in the market place and having to wait in line for 15 minutes prior to being served, because not all check outs were in operation! WHY ? This seems to be a regular occurrence within this store. [THE SECOND COMPLAINT]

Well aware that the discount docket reads 150 litres per Woolworths customer. The attendant refused to turn the pump on because she claims she was not allowed to authorise such a large amount of fuel to be purchased! We told her we had done this before without any problems and would stop at 150 litres, but she was insistent and then she directed us to the Caltex fuel outlet in Sloane street, Goulburn.

Arriving there we realised there was no Woolworths attendant and eventually became aware of the swipe card method by which to gain fuel. {This was foreign} You need not be Einstein to figure out that this adventure, that started with grocery shopping, provoked a range of emotions already, and prevented us from taking advantage of the fuel discount offer!

Why was Woolworths not listening and the fuel offer not honoured ? After refusing us service, and re directing us, why did the attendant not inform us of the method of payment and that the fuel offer would not be honoured at Caltex ?

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I was driving to work about 10:12 pm Friday night 05.10.2012. I was heading northbound from Campbelltown on Campbelltown road. I noticed a heavy woolworths truck on my rear vision mirror coming up fast (woolworth's logos are on each side of the cargo trailer all in green colour-it's a delivery tuck). The truck was traveling on the left lane & was doing over the speed limit trying to overtake my vehicle. I was travelling at 80km/ph on the right lane as per speed limit sign. The left lane the truck was on was ending. The right lane I was on merges onto M5. The woolworths truck was next to my vehicle & was trying to cut me off but the truck is so long that if he merged on the lane I was on that I would've been crushed!! I had to take an evasive action by increasing my speed slightly to avoid getting crushed. His lane has ended on the left but tried to disregard my safety & life by arrogantly & dangerously attempting to run me off the road. I managed to remember the cargo trailer's plate which is the back plate number & the actual vehicle plate number which is at the front of the vehicle. I contacted the police to complain about this dangerous truck driver. The police officer I spoke to have assured me that police patrol will be alerted & my complaint was taken seriously. Cargo trailer: U96762 Vehicle plate: AW60GM. Please remember that you need to remind yur truck drivers to value other people's lives & drive safely & reponsively.

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I tried woolworths online shopping for the 1st time a few weeks ago, I received someone else's frozen food and someone else received mine, not a good first impression but the problem was rectified. A fe weeks after that I decided thatI would try the online shopping again, this time I received no frozen food at all, then I had to wait for delivery of my frozen food the next day. I sent an email of complaint to woolwoths online and received an email stating that someone would respond to my complaint within 24 hours, well that was a week ago and still no response. What a bad let down of the woolworths name. I am very disappointed, I will not ever again order my groceries through woolworths online, and after the lack of customer service, I now don't feel that woolworths deserves my business at all. Coles seem to be looking quite good at this time

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I am disgusted at the amount of money I pay for your so called fresh food, for it either to be shocking the day I buy it, or for it to look okay in the shop and then the next day it is rotten. Yesterday I bought a few bananas, and went to eat one today, only to find it was all mushy and rotten (even though it had been firm the day before). It took less than 24 hours for it to be rotten. This is not the first time. I buy lettuce very regularly, and every single time, the price is ridiculously high, and the lettuce is tiny!!! once you take away the bitter leaves of the lettuce, hardly anything is left. I cannot believe it costs that much for the tiny vegetable. Another fruit I am very displeased about is the apples. For months pink lady apples were terrible and bruised and flavourless! I decided to start buying granny smiths but then they began to have mould growing inside them, and I wouldn't find out until I cut it open. I have wasted so much money on your products and I am sick of this so called freshness. It is not fresh at all and Woolworths need to fix this. If you don't do anything about this, make a new slogan, because that is false advertising!

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Hiya, i was at the cherry st werribee store today and went to the deli to order shaved chicken meat and there was none left i asked the lady that was serving me (amy) if she could cut me some more she rolled her eyes and was very rude, i asked her im sorry if im making u work but aint that what ur here for and she rolled her eyes again.

I asked the other lady behined the counter how i go about complaining about how amy treated me and she just looked at me and told amy dont worry there was nothing i could do (so another rude person but prob the worst of all as she ignored me), i spend alot of money in ur store and thort it was appalling as i help pay their wages, i reported it to the store manager to my horror i pretty much got told it out of his hands, what kind of customer service are u providing, i will never step foot in a woolworths store again.

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I went to woolwoths sammy marks in pretoria on the 23/02/2012 where I was ill treated by their staff member. I was buying using my account where I was told that my signature was not the same as on the card. Immediately I gave the cashier my ID book,she then call their supervisor to comfirm, the name of the supervisor is Thabang he did took both my card and my ID to verify then after ±10 min he did come back and apologize.

While I was asking the supervisor what must I do because I don't want this to happen to me again,the lady called Tshepisi she did ask what was happening then Thabang did explain to her immediately she took my ID and my card at Thabang. She then start complaining that in their store they have a dispute where their Admin manager have to investigate and 2 of the staff member are involve. I did tell her that Thabang have already helped me she must bring my card back then she refuse.

She then told me that Thabang he doesn't know anything about terminals then I ask why did the cashier called her at the first place if he doesn't know anything. Then she kept on going on and on about their store disputes. The I immediately as to speak to the store manager,she then told me he was day off,she will call the admin manager,while we were still waiting for the manager she was still going on and on about the store procedure and the dispute of their store,she even mention that the food bank its her baby she need to check everything.

She then explain the story to the other staffmember in front of the customers,the othert staff member his name was also Thabang,then Thabang did ask her to keep quit all customer at the food bank where looking at us but she keep on going on and on. She then decided to go and check the admin manager. I did tell her that she have my ID yes can go and check on my detail and interview me or she can phone their fraud department.

The admin manager did come and I did explain how I was treated in front of other customers. She did call Tshepiso in but she did not even fill guilty of his ill treatment she gave in front of customers. The reason I an saying this is because I was labeled as a criminal as when I was in a taxi the other lady inside the taxi did ask me what happen in there store,she did hear staff members talking about my incident,were the same lady Tshepiso was telling his friend that they are coming from mamelodi I won't do anything to them.

The next time when I go shopping at this woolworths I will be yreated as a criminal. Maybe even when I go to other stores around pretoria CBD because this happen on the floor next to food court. I was humiliated by all this it have spoil my shopping around CBD.

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Friday 30 November 2012. I would like to bring to your attention my experience I had in Woolworths, Cape Gate store on Thursday 29 November, during my lunchtime. I slipped and landed on the floor in the centre of the Woolworths clothing section. When I wanted to get up using my hands, I noticed that the floor was wet. I looked around and noticed that the wet floorsign was not there.

Two of the staff were kind enough to help me up and were quite concerned. Another staff member Donovan suggested I complete a form and wanted to know If I needed a doctor and Woolworths would cover the costs. I declined at the time, as I was so embarrassed and was pressed for time. I headed towards the counter and while standing in the queue; I felt the pain in my leg. I asked the lady is she would please bring me a glass of water. She also brought me s piece of paper to write my name and phone number. Whilst in the queue I noticed 2 male Woolworths staff members chatting & looking at me.

They approached me, on my way out of the store, stopped me and asked me for my address, claiming to be the manager. He seemed more concerned about the procedures to follow than my well being. This is the lesson I have learnt. That when dealing with public and you experience a problem – What matter is …How quickly and efficiently you resolve the matter. If you haven’t ask yourself ten times a day….How can we do this better?

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Purchased a woolworths brand of creamy potato bacon & egg salad from your cessnock store 5/10. As I was eating it tonight I bit into something hard. As I spat it out, on my finger there was a foreign object, black in colour, with similar texture to that of a small piece of wood. I'm not sure what it is, I just thought I'd let whomever is responsible for that department aware of the problem as there may be similar complaints to mine. I should not find a foreign object in my food when eating food from woolworths brands. 

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I went into a woolworths store in sandton to return a cellphone that i bought on wednesday, i stood at the cellphone counter for more than 45minutes without any help, then i decided to go into the food market with my helper to get few things which i paid for, then back to the cellphone counter and made to wait another 40min, whilst the consultant was trying to get hold of a manager to authorise the exchange, as if that was not enough, my daughter started crying for her bottle, which i left few blocks from woolies, whilst i stood at the cellphone counter waiting to be assisted, i also had a chance to go men's dept to get a jacket for my cousin sister and put it on top of my trolley of paid things amongst other things that my helper was still going to pay as soon as we knew how much credit was still left on my account, after the cellphone transaction, but because my child started crying, i left the counter to get my child her formula, and even told the consultant exactly where i was going, and who i was, after stepping few blocks outside woolies, two guards came running after me telling me to go back to the store as i was under arrest of stealing together with my helper, i mean really now, i left my cellphone at the counter, my helper still in the store, my account card still in the store, but yet i was stealing, well i wanted to see where all that will end up, they called the police and we were detained together with my two year old, i was treated like a real criminal without any explanation given to me, neither any evidence proofing that i was stealing from them. well now that they got what they wanted, i wonder what are they going to say now, because i am certainly going to make sure the whole world knows exactly how they treat their customers, for crying out loud, i owe the bloody store R6000 and yet they want to come and tell me that am stealing from them, i also phoned their customer service line to lay and complaint, but up to now none of these incompetent managers have called me, nor show me their footage which proofs according to their records that i was guilty as charged, well woolies must embrace themselves for a good fight, because i plan to spend every little cent on them, for the way they humiliated me and the trauma they caused my two year old daughter. They better be on the lookout as am going to drag this pathetic brand through the worst they have ever experienced. Disgusted, humiliated and most definately closing my account with them, they dont deserve to have any customers, because afterall they practice racism in their stores any way.

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I don't think that's very professional and wouldn't u like to improve your business to be the best. And Secondly, trying to buy a lighter at your macqurie pk outlet proved to be very difficult because your staff couldn't keep up with business (even though they have time to stand there talking to each other). And after going up to a register and asking if I could buy a lighter there, they decided to laugh at me and say I'll have to line up for cigarettes, I told them I don't want any tobacco I just need a lighter. I dont see the reason to line up half an hour for a lighter just because your staff is Imcompetant.

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During September 2012, I took a jacket wich I had purchased in July 2012, which the seams were loosing to Woolworths. I was told that the jacket would be sent to the technical department. I had received no contact from Woolworths and called them myself to be told that there was no error and that I could collect my jacket. I called the headoffice and was informed that under the reference i was given no jacket was given to them. I contacted Woolworths again as was told that they would see to it. I have now again contacted them and awaiting a response as to what has happened. I have never received this type of service ever from Woolworths and am very disapointed.

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I have been a loyal woolworths shopper for several years spending at least $200.00 per week. Lately I have been throwing out quite a bit of produce as it has not been lasting more then 2 days. Last week it was strawberries and peaches. Yesteday I purchased what was called living basil. It still had the root attached and instuctions were to place in glass of water on window sill.

This morning it is completley dead. I know I can go back to the store and have these things replaced but I shouldn't have to. I shop mainly at Woolworths Mona Vale however yesterday I shopped at the new Woolworths at Manly Vale so t doesn't seem to matter where I shop.

My daughter shops at Woolworths Frenchs Forest and is having the same problems. Unless there is an improvement I will be changing to another supermarket.

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I'm upset because every time i go to Woolworths I see that the items I buy are the same price but they are smaller. The bakery, the choc cake is half the size now and is the same price, it is disguisting to see I hate going to Woolworths and see the items smaller, but seem to be the same price. In the bakery, the choc cake is half the size, and yet the same price is on them, I think this is terrible and disgusting. Went to Coles and the choc cake was not half like in woolworths, so I would prefer to shop at Coles instead of Woolworths.

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Someone from woolworths credit card division contacted me on the 26th June 2013 to advise that I pre-qualify for a Gold Woolworths credit card because I was such a good payer on my store card. I advised that I accepted, he did a credit check on me and approved me for R29500 on the credit card. I received an sms on the 3 July 2013 to say my credit card is ready for collection. I went in with my required documents (my ID is on my maiden surname and proof of address on maiden surname but my credit card was approved on married surname of which I took marriage certificate with as well) which was approved in store and my credit card was open and made available to me. I used approximately R9000 on the credit card and went into a Pick n Pay 2 weeks later and the card wouldn’t work, I phoned into the credit card division and was told that my card was blocked because my fica documentation wasn’t correct.

My question is, how can Woolworths/Absa approve me with a credit card without validating my Fica documentation first? And how can they block my card after providing me with the credit? According to the consumer protection act I am In all right to not pay that credit card and service fees for a service I do not have? I have an Absa credit card which is also on my married surname and have no issues with that so I don’t understand and I have a woolworths store card which is also on my married surname?

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I have been a customer in your Mirrabooka store for over 20 years and in the past 12 months the standard has gone down hill. The meat department is absolutely disgusting there is never any stock on the shelf even if its in the brochure. When I have asked for the meat I would like I am told that the truck has not arrived. Some of the cuts of meat I wouldn't even feed to a dog. I shop the same time and day every week by 9.30 in the morning and you would expect the shelves to be stocked. Do you only supply people that shop after lunch? Not good enough....... For your fresh bread department I shouldn't have to ask for stock but again I have too because its never on the shelf and most shelves are empty. I like shopping in your stores because I can find everything I need and sometimes the unusual items. But I am finding I have to start shopping elsewhere which I find quite sad.

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I went to the woolworths branch in kerk street to exchange my son's boxers.. I understand that your policy states yhst underwear can not be exchanged but exceptions csn be made especial when you can see thst there is no ways thst that those could have been worn. I was referred to a supervisor/Manager (Pacience Ledumo)and I explained to her that my x took our son for shopping and the bought 2 of those 3sets boxer shorts of the same colour and socks which are not his size and that all I wanted was to get a different colour of the boxer shorts and the correct size of socks.

The lady advised that she can see that those were not opened but they need to be consistent in a sence that they cant exchange for one person and not do for the next which I do not agree with as situations and circumstances are different. I could not speak to the store manager ss I was advised he is on leave. All I want isto exchange which to me seems reasonable since I have explained my reasons. I hope someone will be able to make a decision.

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When there is nil completion Woolworth's treat customers second rate. I only shop at George Town Woolworths when I'm desperate because they rate GT customers second class. Last night I wanted one lemon but there was only a pack of 6 for $7.00 available. This is only one example, they don't have much variety because there is no completion in G T. I travel to Launceston to get my weekly groceries at COLES because they are friendlier and very helpful, Woolworths should take a leaf out off their book.

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Woolworths have now redone the isles in the Fruit and Veg Isles. Where as before the fruit used to be in the front isles and the vegetables at the back, Woolworths have now mixed up the Isles so that they are intermingled. Whoever came up with this stupid idea obviously does not do the shopping. It has now become very time consuming to find items. I will now be shopping at Coles as I haven't the time to go up and down isles looking for what I want.

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Being 1 of 2 main food stores in the main town area of Alice springs , I used to regularly shop at the woolworths store, as their deli and fruit and veg was 1st class and the store made an market day event every Saturday , 2 years ago. I rarely go there now , only if there is something I really need. On 2 seep rate occasions in one rare week that I go that store, the first being on the 24th January, Unfortunately I was in a que that stretched from the self service registers all the way down to the cosmetic section.i went to complain to the desk and query why do you have only 3 registers open and the self service registers open at 11am on a Saturday morning , with a que like this.

Wowever 2 customers were already venting their disappointment to the front end supervisor,(Indian lady). Who I thought walked off to do something about the issue, but walked away and did not return for the 20 mims we were all waiting! The second incident was on Sunday the 1st February, when I went to the deli at about 4.30p.m., when I was served ,I asked if there was any more roast beef . The deli assistant said that it was to busy to slice some. I said to her there was only 3 including myself at the counter , how was that busy?I asked , please could you slice some. She said again, that it was to busy to slice today.

I have been in Alice springs for a few years. And can appreciate the difficulty in getting good staff and staff that can provide a level of acceptable customer service. You want to monitor the level of service and how and what the staff do and don't do in this store, as the level of service and standards , particularly in the deli and fruit and veg are the worst ,I have seen , in the 5 years I have been shopping (less and less ) there.

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I have been a customer at Dianella, W.A store since it was first opened, and at the moment will be very glad when Coles will soon take over the IGA store . Firstly, why can't more than one checkout be opened when there is a queue - this seems to be the norm Australia wide. My main complaint is the quality of the meat - I buy Lamb Steaks - tasteless and not tender as lamb should be, but the Scotch fillet steak which we had for dinner tonight was absolutely tasteless and tough. The wording on the back of the package goes.. We Aussies are passionate about our food which is grown by Aussie farmers and supposed to be top quality meat etc. a laugh!! The mince hasn't even got the taste as it has in years gone by . It's no wonder there is now a queue at the Butcher Shop,which I will be joining, until Coles opens and then I'll see what their meat is like, otherwise back to the Butchers.

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I bought shoes at Sandton city branch on Thursday 22 January 2015, Friday morning I realised at work the shoes are too big that's when I decided to exchange them at Wood mead branch. I explained my issues to Tshepo (cashier) he called manager Dumisane who was so rude to me telling me I must go where I bought the shoes I was so disappointed by the service provided by the manager I even left those shoes with Tshepo (cashier) worth R799. 00 I am not willing to pay those shoes up until I get the right size.

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On 22/01/15 I 'bought midnight beauty seedless grapes' from Woolworths store in Croydon (store Id 3216). There was no price tag at the shelf where we picked up the grapes... At the self-scan counter I was surprised to find that the grapes were priced $8.98/kg. I walked back to the shelf to check the price again, when I found that the price was not displayed at the shelf, I asked the attendant if the price was correct.. She assured me that the grapes were indeed $8.98/kg. by this time my husband had finished scanning all the items and we didn't bother about returning the extravagantly expensive grapes (we paid $9.74 for 1.085 kg grapes).

Next day my husband happened to go to the same store again to buy something else. He was shocked to find that the same 'midnight beauty seedless grapes' has a display stating 'was $2.89 now selling @ $1.89/kg '. He called me immediately to find out if I still had the receipt from previous night's purchase. Fortunately I still had the receipt in my wallet. When we questioned the staff at the customer service about the price difference, she said it was the fault of the scanning machine and refunded the extra money charged for the purchase (it was a refund of about $8.00).

My question is how does such a thing happen and customer is overcharged 8 times? Does the Woolworths store know how many customers bought those overpriced grapes that day and never realised they paid 8 times the correct price? How often does this happen at Woolworths? It is impossible to check the correct price of every item from the grocery trolley . Woolworths should track all the sales for those overpriced grapes and refund the money to the customers. Very annoyed about this lapse from such a reputed retail giant..!!!

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Unable to get Cougar and Cola from Woolworth liquor department Derby WA, I have been given 3 different excuses. Cougar and Cola was popular and always sold out. It's my favorite liquor and I wish they had it in stock. Please bring this back!

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I will never buy fruit and vegetables from Woolworths again. I am sick of throwing out rotten avocados. No more! Does anyone else shop their and find the quality of their food to be going down lately? I would be curious if you had the same response!

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In December 2014 I made a payment towards my credit card and I usually pay R1 000 every month. I have now received a statement for January and the installment is R2 000. when I called them to inquire about this , I was told that in December I made an early payment therefore what I paid was not taken into account for December. they have now charged me an overdue fee because of that. I refuse to pay the r2 000 as I did pay my account and I am not in arrears. Apparently they do not cater for advance payment when it comes to credit card. I was never informed about this and I need this to be rectified ASAP.

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To the Hierarchy of Woolworths management, I'm a loyal customer who shops at the end of the day after work and I find it excessively inconvenient when I purchase items and the express lane at Woolworths Chester Hill is unopened due to in sufficient staffing. What is the point of having an express lane when it is un staffed? How come Woolworths doesn't hire staff when they are needed. Every time I go there it is an on going scenario, same situation where the staff there simply say use the self service lane or wait behind the heavy trolleyed shoppers. How inconvenient is that when every second counts? I don't want to use automated or self service, I want a person to serve me. I am un satisfied with the customer service to a degree that a lot of my friends and colleagues agree with me. I hope this matter resolves quickly

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Good day. I would like to bring it under your attention that I have bought a Woolworths food product without any expiry (or best before date) on the item. On Thursday, 15th of January 2015, I bought the Slimmer's Choice - Chicken & Brocolli Bake, from the Woolworths Food store at the Engen garage in Gardens, Cape Town. There was no best before or sell before date on the product. I have put the meal in the microwave today as per the sleeve and was hesitant to taste it since there is no date on it. The cheesy sauce in the meal tasted sour and was definitely off . There is a number on the sleeve: 11120115. I have taken photos in case you need proof that there is no date on the item. Can you please help me understand why there is no date on this food item and what you will be doing in future to prevent it from happening again.

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To whom it may concern, Woolworths are advertising Australian prawns at a discounted price for Easter unfortunately, I have had two unpalatable experiences with Australian prawns which I purchased from two different Woolworths stores…the prawns were bought about four years ago…too afraid to buy since then.

My complaint is; the prawns are too salty…my Aunty also bought prawns from East of Perth, Belmont area (I live North of Perth) and had to throw them away, too salty.

I am annoyed because I am a weekly shopper at Woolworths and am unable to take advantage of Woolworths Australian prawns when on special.
Prawns are the only seafood that is inedible at Woolworths…salmon, lobster, and other sea food is fine.

Kindest regards,
Lesley.

 

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We are a two car family and share the reward saver card for fuel discounts. i used to be able to get an original receipt that would indicate the expiry date of an existing “voucher”. This has happened for many months. The other day I requested a receipt before any input by service centre attendant, and still got a duplicate receipt with the original suppressed.
I would like to know the purpose of this. If it is to keep the customer “in the dark” about remaining “vouchers” , then I will go back to the original method of getting the voucher on my shopping docket.

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Normally if a pruduct I buy is unsatisfactory I either throw it away or never buy that product again. However this seems to be happening more frequently especially with Woolworths Home Brand. Many named brands that you used to stock seem now to be unavailable. It wouldn’t be a problem if your Home Brand was of equal quality

Woolworths Home Brand Fishfingers – absolutely tasteless, appeared to be some form of mash inside the crumbs that was a grey colour. No sign of any fish flakes whatsoever. Will definately not buy again.

Woolworths Home Brand Pizza – a cheaper product than McCann or similar but you seem to have forgotten the topping. We had to add cheese, ham etc to try and make it edible. Very poor quality and will definately not buy again.

Woolworths Broad Beans – please bring back Birds Eye. Your product is inferior and a strange muddy green colour. I bought two bags and had to throw both away.

Today I cooked a piece of Shoulder Pork (1.9kg) that was purchased at Woolworths Dural. There waws so much fat which had obviously been added to make up the weight. After having the pork for dinner (for two people) there is about 250g left. I intend to return the product to Woolworths tomorrow

This is really just a small sample of my gripe against Woolworths. You’re making massive profits so why are you trying to rip off customers. Maybe you have such a huge market share that you are becoming blase and as a result quality is suffering. I’m thinking of shopping at Aldi’s instead.

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when if ever will it be possible to buy a packet of unbroken biscuits every time I buy a packet from woollies they are always broken this means that no matter the product they are damaged goods and that’s not good enough do woollies care seemingly not as nothing changes I would like a reply to this complaint however knowing the disregard woollies has for its customers and its products if I do get a reply the shock I would get will probably require a crash team to be in attendance

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We bought some mince from Woolworths Beenleigh on 25th march 2014, this mince had a used by date of the 27th march 2014. We cooked the mince on the date of purchase and noticed a rather foul smell emanating from the mince. After trying the mince once cooked the smell and taste was still not right. We believe this product may have been already out of date.

This has cost us an entire meals worth of products as we had bolognaise that night so we used sauce pasta and cheese for this meal. Feeding 2 adults and 5 children is expensive enough without having to throw out an entire meals worth of food because the product is not edible.

We anticipate that woolworths will respond to this matter.

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For the last month there has been no Home Delivery at Bankstown Woolworths.. Many elderly people from Bankstown Community are affected by this change and cannot do their weekly and fortnightly shopping because it is too heavy for them to carry the groceries. This has been the main topic of discussion among the seniors. Why did the Bankstown Woolworth manager let go of the previous delivery person before rehiring a replacement. It seems to me that it would be an indication of his management skills to preform a basic management task. The manager “Tony” assured us we would only need to wait maximum a week for a replacement driver but it’s now going on the third week since it was bought to his attention.

We cannot do our shopping because the manager is not competent enough to resolve this basic issue.. We have been loyal customers and all we ask is that Woolworth provides a delivery services for the most vulnerable who can’t carry heavy groceries.

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I bought a pair of size 13 school shoes at Festival mall in July 2013. I could not understand why the one shoe after six months are torn in the front. Just to discover that one shoe is a size 12 and the other one a size 13. How did something like this happen as the cashiers at Woolworths check everyting thoroughly? The size 13 is still in a good condition.

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I would like to inform you that I have had some very unpleasant shopping experiences in Woolworths Supermarket at Wynnum Plaza, Wynnum West. Usually I prefer to check out with the self service machines as I can use up some coins. Recently the machines have failed to count my money correctly when I put it in on three separate occasions. On the first occasion when I asked for help, the store manager (Deb) told me that as she can’t tell how much money in coins I put in, she was unable to help me.

The second time I put in a $20 note which did not register and had to argue with your manager to get my money back. The third time it did not register my coins, and again when I asked for help, the store manger (Deb) told me that she was unable to check the machine as it only gets reconciled once a month and if I have trouble with them then I shouldn’t use them. I find this both extraordinary and unacceptable! Normally businesses count their money each day and if this was done and there was a discrepancy, then that would account for my money. If the machines are only reconciled at the end of every month then it would be very difficult to attribute any excess money to me as it may happen to others.

I have also experienced poor customer service on other occasions when I have asked about products on special but the shelf is empty. In this instance when I asked your staff for assistance, they ignored me. I am Asian and feel victimised, prejudiced and very unwelcome in their store.

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For the past two to three years, I have been buying uniform for staff at Woolworth Alberton branch and I never had any problem. However, this year things seems to have changed. This afterI requested the branch management to sign a declaration of interest form (which is a pre-requisite for for all suppliers rendering a service to the company I am working for). The declaration letter only serve the purpose of confirming that Woolworth is independant and has no business interests in the company that I am working for. The branch management indicated that they could not help me because they are not allowed to sign such documents, which I find strange considering that the letter does not bind Woolworth to anything, but just need a declataion to be made. Please help me in sorting this problem, out because I have R8,414.00 to spend, which I will forfeit if I do not get any resolution to this matter soon.

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On the 7th and 8th of April I noticed packets of chips advertised for $2.00. These were on the end of a stand facing the rear of the store. On both sides of that stand they also had chips, so one would think that all the chips there (front and 2 sides), would all be the same price. But when I got home I realised I was charged $2.50. On inquiring I was told they were not on special. As many people don’t check their dockets (I do, as I often found errors in their favor), they would not be aware of Woolworths misleading tactics.
This would be a good case for “The Checkout” program on ABC

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One teller was available and I waited in the queue for a few minutes when i was approached by a staff member who asked if i am paying by card or cash because they only accept cards. When i answered that i am paying by cash he asked if i don’t have a card. I then couldn’t pay for my goods and left the store.

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I’ve been having this problem for the last 3 months. My family and I only drink woolworths milk for as long as I can remember and I have never had this problem until lately.the customer service consultant at woolworths gateway(umhlanga) think that the solution is an apology and a refund! But the problem has NOT even been addressed because I just opened 2 bottles of milk and guess what? Its spoilt again!! I thought that just maybe the problem was sorted but I was wrong, I dread to think if I had given it to my 6 year old in his cereal this morning. Now have 19 bottles of milk expiry date 13/07/2013 and I won’t even bother opening the rest! Having to carry all those bottles back to the store will surely make me look stupid!I can’t imagine having to have my coffee with any other brtand of milk, if this problem is not seriously addressed URGENTLY!

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I bought my 6 year old boy some brown boots for winter at woolies and he wore them twice only but already they are peeling off on the the top. Those boots cost R270.00 and they are the new arrivals for this winter at woolies. I am disappointed because i don’t go anywhere else to buy my kids some clothes. My account is forever up todate but today i have to understand that my R270 is gone in just 2 days.

I want to return the boots since i have the slip still. How am i going to get help!!!

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Hello, I have been a loyal customer of your Woolworths store at The Pines – Doncaster East. Great lay out and lovely staff. HOWEVER .. 8 of the last 10 times I have been in to shop over this summer period .. and the last being 2pm Friday Feb 22nd – the wait time to be served has been well over 10 minutes.

Last Thursday nearly 20 minutes! Just one register was open for normal service, one register for 15 items or less one poor staff member at the self serve section and one lady at the cigerette counter!

The staff were apologetic – and it is not their fault is it the fault of the manager in charge of resourcing/rostering!

The stores reputation is taking a hammering amongst the community – I can tell you that for a fact .. and next will be social media unless you improve it.

Surely your revenue is down on last year due to this – its no good reducing your costs .. Coles will beat you with their service and inflict further pain. All we wantis good service – partiularly in this side of town where we dont put up with things for long.

I look forward to a speedy response.

Anthony

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I made an order on the 8th of February ( order no: 5487706) for a woolworths online delivery. The time I was allocated was between 5-8. 8 was the latest time I could have anything delivered as I started work at 8.30. The driver was over an hour later than 8 and arrived at quarter past 9 in the evening with melted prawns and fish. I rang up at 7 to ask when the food would be delivered and I was told 7.45! I called up again at 9 and spoke to the manager to express my frustration. This is unnacceptable. I was an hour late for work and had to pay a fine as well as not being able to eat dinner before going and having to buy dinner elsewhere. We had to throw the fish away as we couldn’t put it back in the freezer and had no time to eat it. I was told by the manager we would get a refund for the frozen goods but we haven’t and it has now been 2 weeks. This is extremely poor service from woolworths, it is clear that they don’t care about customer satisfaction and ensuring that their customers return. A refund on the frozen food (which we still haven’t received) is simply not good enough to resolve this matter. I spent over $300 on the order and expect to receive the service I pay for and I have received not even a fraction of it.

Honey

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Hi, i placed an order for a washing machine and fridge freezer on friday 8th feb 2013 online. i selected the delivery option of “within 6 working days” and as our new house is not available until 22nd feb 2013, i asked for it to be delivered to my mums address. i paid with my card and left it at that.

quite satisfied that the items would be delivered within the week to my mums address. the following morning, to which i placed the order, i woke up to an email from woolworths to say that they were “confirming your order for delivery on thursday 23rd march 2013″ this is NOT within six working days its not even within the same month…if i had been told this before i had paid for the items i would not have purchased them as this date is far to far away and no good to me! i called the contact number on the website (0844..)

which cost me on my mobile… i told the lady on the phone that this was no good. i asked her why the option was within six days and thrn the items werent going to be delivered for over a month…she didnt particularly seem phased by the time.scale hut said she would try and get an earlier delivery date. she said the order had already been processed and she couldnt change it.

i asked her why it was being processed already as it apparantly wasnt due to be delivered for over a month..she didnt answer the question and informed me that she could cancel it and put the other through again over the phone to ensure i got the correct delivery date as there was one available earlier. i asked her how long the refund would take to get into my bank account.

she told me two days. i would have to wait until then as the costs ment i am out of pocket by over 500 pounds!! After speaking to my partner about this he suggested we buy the items on our credit fard and just pay the money off

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I bought a bunch of what looked like good bananas on mon.7-1-13 at the Ermington branch of Woolworths and they were absolutely awful. They were black on the inside (not outside )and tasted chalky without any flavour.I was unable to eat them ,so just wasted money.iInow remember why I NEVER buy fruit and vegetables at a super market.It is time our super markets shaped up and stop serving us crappy food.

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Woolworths shopping trolleys are some of the worst I have encountered. I have a very sore foot and a bad back and these trolleys are almost impossible to push around. Yesterday I tried out three trolleys before thinking I had a decent one, only to find part way round, that it kept veering towards the shelves. I was absolutely frustrated and exhausted by the time I reached the registers, I am sorry to say I let fly at the poor girl there, I do know it’s not her fault, and am sorry for that. I think Woolworths need to lift their game regarding the repairs and servicing of trolleys, they certainly charge enough for our groceries, particularly when they don’t look after their customers. I for one will be spending more time at Aldi’s and Coles where I have had better trolleys. Shame on you Woolworths.

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I have been a Woolworths shopper for many many years. Slowly over the last couple of years I have been disenchanted with initially the meat and then the fruit and vegetables, so much so, that I have found myself buying those products from independents in the same area. I shop at Victoria Point in Queensland. Over this Christmas period while doing my normal weekly shop and rather than making another trip elsewhere, I bought some lady finger bananas. Typically, as I had found previously, they soon became over ripe in a matter of days. Roughly a week later doing the same thing, I though I would give Woolworth’s bananas another chance. These lady fingers, even after 4 days at home, were still as hard as a rock and you could have thrown then against the wall and damaged the wall. I am afraid that the fruit. veges and meat will remain with the independents from now on.

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Today at around 3:30 i went to woolworths caltex in eaton and the lady on the counter was rude and lacked all the manners that are integral part of customer service. She was ok with other customers but she didnt greet when i entered the shop for payment and never said thanks while i was leaving. She discriminated me being from asia and i feel extremely offended for this act. I have never come across such a racist during my stay at Australia but today I am very sorry to mention but I personally experienced racism and discrimination at woolworths caltex eaton. I request a strong action over the matter and example should be set so that such ridiculous minded people mend their ways and refraining from earning bad repute for such a big brand like woolworths.

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I am absolutely appalled at your service 3 times I have phoned and been on hold an hour which has no doubt cost me a fortune when my bill comes in just to be cut off my poor daughter has not been able to play with her Xmas percent which is broke and all I am trying to do is return it I want someone to call me over this matter as I want to log an official complaint,as soon as my account is paid I will be cancelling this account, 07946739441

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I had a $15 off everyday rewards voucher to be used between 17-24 Dec for a bill over $150. I spent $203.09 on the 24 Dec. I forgot to give it to the checkout assistant at the time of the transaction, then remembered as I was putting the final bags in the trolley. The assistant told me to take it to the service desk & they will fix it up. When I got there I was told it couldn’t be corrected!!

I find it poor that a company as large as Woolworths couldn’t correct something so simple. I would spend over $20 000 a year at Woolworths and after this experience I am seriously thinking about whether I will continue shopping there.

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I write to report a couple of incidents that occurred last year at Dapto Woolworths. The first occurred when I was in the isle looking at underwear with my daughter A female night packer (the packer) wearing glasses was standing nearby also. Later on, while I was waiting at the checkout, the packer was waiting on the exit side of the checkout with a group of co-workers. I am informed by my daughter and her boyfriend, who were also on the exit side of the checkout, that the packer said to them that I had changed my underwear in the isle with new ones from the shelf, and shuved the old ones under the isle shelf. I believe the packer also asserted that this had occurred on multiple occassions without me having paid for the underwear. Statements from witnesses have been made

The second occurred after I received assistance in finding gravy beef from deli worker. After paying for the gravy beef at the counter a female superviser approched me and said words to the effect of ” I just received a phone call from the deli informing me you stole meat” After I explained that that was false, she went somewere and and came back telling me every thing was fine. These matters were reported to the Woolworths Support Office and it was suggested that I contact the Woolworths manager for an appointment. I did as suggested and faxed him a letter together with my complaint, but there was no response.

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I write to complain of a forced bagcheck that occured between late Nov & early Dec 2011 at Dapto Woolworths.
The facts and circumstances are that a female superviser asked to check a bag I was holding. The bag was a backpack packed with the kids pre-school cloths. I refused to open it while explaining my rights under the Bagcheck Guidlines. The superviser became agitated and begun arguing – demanding that I open the bag while co-workers blocked the exits. Eventually a male male night manager or something came and told me to open the bag. With the exits blocked by staff members and security guards, I had no choice but to open the bag. No stolen items were found.
Fair Trading has made an attempt to resolve the matter, but the Woolworths manger denies any breach took place based on signs of entry to do with bagchecks. However, that has nothing to do with Forced Bagchecks .
In view of the above, I seek to have the matter resolved with the scandalous Prohibiting Entry Notices issued against my wife and I revoked, otherwise Ill seek legal action to sue.

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I recently was trying to take up a online offer from 14/12/12 for 66% off canvas prints which was valid till 18/12/12 but your server was having issues and I was unable to create canvas on your site from 14/12/12 till 18/12/12. On approximately 15th or 16th December I called both woolworths online and woolworths photo department at George street to report the problem and no one was able to assist and all I got was hang ups by woolworths online operators and promises of phone calls back to help resolve within 24 to 48 hours.

I continued to try and log onto woolworths site and create canvas about 8 times a day every day until finally on the 18/12/12 I was able to log on and created 6 canvas prints when I finally got a call back from a male rep from woolworths online to try and help me resolve the issue. I advised him that after 5 days I’ve finally been able to get on and have created 6 of them but advised him due to offer expirying today at midnight I’m not going to be able to complete all canvas prints that I was after. He asked me to relax and advised that it would be fine and I would be able to get same offer at later date and to ensure this he would need to create a log to guarantee me that I would get this offer at later date. I went through all issues with him and he created log and provided me with log number.

He advised me that at a later date once created other canvas I would need to call up and provide log number and they would have to provide me with a manual code to get the 66% off as per the original offer. The second part was he said let’s stay on the line and make sure that your able to complete your checkout with 6 canvas that are there now with the code that was valid with offer untill midnight that day. 4 of them worked fine with the code provided and other 2 canvas needed staff to give me manual code for as your system started to play up again which they did.

Once this was completed and I was happy with result of completing part of order and being promised extra time to complete rest due to system being down for 5 days I asked to speak to supervisor in regards to having previous staff hanging up on me and receiving poor service. Supervisor provided me with a further discount code of 20% off valid for 1 year as compensation.

On 24/12/12 I called woolworths online to get manual code for 66% off for rest of canvas that I was ready to complete and spoke with Beth whom advised had no employee number and she advised me that this was fine once looking up my account but advised me that canvas items would need to be in my checkout online before code could be provided so as I do not have Internet at home I drove 40 minutes to a Internet cafe on 31/12/12 and created new 4 canvas’s and put them in my checkout which took 2 hours to complete and called back up and spoke to Beth on 2/1/13 again whom advised will not do now and placed me on hold and went to speak to manager with same result even after seeing log created. I asked to stay on hold to speak to supervisor and was advised that I couldn’t and I couldn’t hold as had other calls. I even asked to speak with Nother representative which was declined and Beth then hung up on me.

I ask that you guys stick to your word and provide me with manual code for 66% off canvas as per promise and original offer and also that you train all staff involved with customer service skills and also reprimand staff that hung up on me. My items are in my checkout now and it took a lot of effort from me to travel to Internet cafe and create canvas as per request from your staff.

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Woolworths – Macquarie Fields, Sydney. I am a loyal Everyday Rewards customer who On the 17/12/12 at 6:25pm I purchased a $29.00 Vodaphone Recharge voucher from 1 of the self serve registers, I got one of the staff girls to help me as I was having trouble. The girl helped me and left me to collect the receipt printing out, as I grabbed the piece of paper that came out (thinking it was my Recharge voucher), without looking at it I popped it straight in my wallet and left as I am 6 months pregnant and I was with my 18 month old daughter who was crying in the trolley. It was 10:30pm when I thought I better recharge my credit as I had a hospital appointment the next day, I pulled out my voucher I had a at look for the 12 digit recharge pin and it was nowhere.

I had a closer look at the paper and it was just a receipt showing that I purchased a Virgin recharge not Vodaphone. There was no voucher attached anywhere under the receipt. It was too late to call Macquarie fields Woolworths as it was closed by then. I then went to see them at 7am the next day, and I spoke to the morning Manager there Michelle, she was no help at all, she asked me if I can wait or come back later as she will need to call the night manager that was on the night before to see if someone had left my voucher behind the counter etc, etc, and also she will need to print off some report off the register to prove I had purchased my voucher from where I said I did. As I had an hospital appointment at 7:30am I couldnt wait around so I told her I will be back after my appointment.

I returned to see her at 12:30pm Michelle was on her lunch break, lucky for me she was just on her way back from her break, I waited for about 20mins and Michelle came to me a bunch of paperwork showing that I had purchased a voucher from there, yes but I didnt get a voucher I only got a receipt! she then said if I can bring the Virgin voucher back she can cancel it and reissue me with a Vodaphone Voucher otherwise there is nothing else they can do. I told her numerous times that I never left with a voucher I only had a receipt! she then said she will need to go and see another store manager, I dont know who coz he/she never came and showed there face, they just hid behind the walls and just told Michelle to tell me there is nothing else they could do, so basically I paid for nothing!

Michelle made no effort to help me, she just gave me the run around, made me wait, come back, and still nothing! Thanks alot Woolworths, Thanks for nothing! I deserve some sort of compensation for all my travel and time leaving my daughter with my Mother so I can try and go and get my credit and public transport reimbursment for travelling to and from Woolworths 2 different times a day, but most of all a refund for $26.10 that I paid for my Vodaphone recharge I never left the store with.

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I was shopping at umina woolies on sat 29-12-12 at abt 6:15 there were 2 big registers open plus 3 items regusters & 3 self checkouts opened & at least 30people lined up at items & self checkouts & 4 at normal registers as i am a local & its holiday time i feel that to stand in a lineup for more than 5mins i find very annoying & the young at self checkouts never appologised for the wait but was too busy swinging her keys around while customers where getting annoyed with the wait because 2 self checkouts were closed apparently due to crashing all we asked as customers is to be informed of what wait was all about but the young wasnt even intetested in her job i will never shop at that store again to incompotent staff members ….

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Since the 28 Nov 12 until 1 Jan 13 Woolworths in SA has been offering 2 for 1 at BWS for Matua Marlborough Sav Blanc. On 2 occasions I presented the dockets to two separate BWS outlets, to be told that they don’t have any of the wine in stock. On both occasions I left without purchase. This is a blatant case of misadvertising to get customers to visit BWS in the expectation that they will buy other product. It also shows the lack of Woolworths commitment to honouring company commitments (The dockets do not suggest the offer is while stocks last). I have better success with these type of offers with Wollworths’ competition and will be using them in future. I shall look on these offers with much suspicion and distrust in the future. In a time when trust is a rarefied comodity in retailing, Wollworths management should taks a careful look at their fraudulent promotions.

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I recently shopped at Woolworth Nightcliff in Darwin nt, I was extremely disappointed and angry in the customer service I received, I was there to ask for a refund on two item I ha brought which I was charged wrong for I receive emails from you and I know that if a customer is charger wrong they then get the whole amount of the item refunded to them which I was not.

The ladies at the service desk continued to argue with me and tell me I was wrong.! They. Then only refunded one amount of part of the item. I am upset as I have received shocking customer service and was not even helped correctly in the end. I will NOT be shopping at woolworths Nightcliff again because of those two ladies!.

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This is a genuine complaint, I do not go out of my way to winge about trivial things.but I am so frustrated and appalled in the quality of produce and lac of staff care and more so knowledge or experience in the dayly preparation in your fruit and vegetable section not to mention disgusting state of shelving in the meat department I worked at this store glenhuntly for six years. So I have seen the care for your customers and the quality dissappear it has no baring on the fact that this store is being refurbished that will not change the quality of produce provided I have shopped at this store for twenty years each time I walk through the produce department I feel sick in the guts with the crap overripe Rotherham and withered mess that you provide your customers with. Yesterday I filmed with my iPhone the wrinkled up yellow potatoes rostering tomates, lettuce with slime apples with spots and the mess on the meat department shelf inc dried blood on rusty shelving with paint lifting.i am posting it on YouTube under the heading woolworths glenhuntly and sending a copy to Coles new world elsternwick who put your staff to shame and a copy to the health department and consumer affairs because you make me sick your staff are lazy dirty and have no commitment providing your shoppers with quality I would be speaking for eighty percent of the shoppers at your store. My name is David baker my contact number is 0419755046.

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I purchased a pack of Chistmas Mince Pies this morning as a treat for my colleagues. When opened, they were pale and tasted dreadful. We had to hunt for the filling and the pastry was really disgusting. What a disappointment! Although – why was I disappointed? The hot cross buns I purchased at Easter were as insipid and doughy as these pies. I am 61 years old and have supported Woolworths always but I will not be purchasing anything again. I’m wasting my hard-earned cash. This is not my only complaint as I have had bas service and clothing incorrectly sized during the last two years. What has happened to good old Wollies where you got value for money?

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Well I have never seen this happen before in my life, about noon yesterday Woolworths Mowbray store (Nth Tasmania)ran out of shopping bags. I got to the checkout and its taking ages to get through and the girl is very apologetic and when its my turn im told they have run out of bags and are using garbage bags off the shelf to pack peoples groceries, what a shammozzle I feel so sorry for your staff as they were great under such duress and improvising best they could.

It was just an awful experience I should have just dumped my trolley and gone home, packing the shopping into garbage bags was just a disaster, not only me but others in the car park had groceries going everywhere as we were trying to transfer the bags to our cars and the flimsy bags broke and dumped the contents on the ground. Why couldnt they have used all teh available green bags ?

I know they may have an excuse but the other launceston store was out as well so to me the management and procurment leaders employed at woollies may need to think about a career change – It was a bit like the pub with no beer story gee if I turned up at the bottle shop and they said sorry we don’t have any cartons to put your beer in we can put 24 cans in garbage bags for you what do you think would happen !

you know there’s a new Coles being built across the road and after today I cant wait for it to open even though I have never been a coles fan. And you know this doesn’t even start to describe the problems I had when I got home trying to unload the stuff.
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On Monday the 5th of march i went into woolworths at bateau bay bay village I was In the dairy department when I slipped on some water in the middle of the isle I was lucky I didn’t fall to the floor but was quite concerned that this may happen to someone else so I approached a gentlemen in the isle who was a senior and told him that he required a wet floor sign in that part.

he just looked at me and said there is paper towel there when I looked backed there was paper towel over the whole isle that clearly wasn’t doing anything I am disgusted at this response I am 3 months pregnant and classed as a high risk pregnancy due to previous miscarries if I had in fact fallen to the floor I would have no doubt that is possibly could have caused another miscarry I understand that there was water.

but I am not happy at the fact that the whole store including the meat department had paper towel shoved over leaking water but not one wet floor sign I am so angry that I will never shop at a woolworths store again I will now be going to Coles. I am not upset about the water I am upset at the response of the team member and at the fact it was obvious that there was a freezer and no signs to warn customers of the slip

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I believe one buys ‘supposedly’ good quality at a higher value than competitors for a reason. I bought milk, 2×6 pack of low fat long life milk and a 6 pack of full cream early Feb 2012 so that the milk can last me longer. A first, I received promotional mail saying 1.5l milk on sale, instead, only to find it was 1l bottles in a six pack on sale at the Potchefstroom mooiriver branch. Nonetheless i bought the 3 six packs though disappointed but later discovered it was at selected stores only.

When i opened my second bottle of milk out of the 12 low fat milk pack,in the last week of Feb, i found out it was spoilt. I called in the customer services no. and tried to report the matter. The lady assisting me told me what kind of info was needed so i asked her to give me a call back at 13h30 but she never did. The following Day i called in again and Cindy was very helpful and apologised on behalf of the previous call centre agent and Woolworths Stores. I gave her the information she needed and she promised the matter will be resolved within 7 days, which i did not have a problem with.

Then on monday, the 5th of March, i received an sms saying i should go collect my gift card worth of R150. I feel it is so impersonal and rude of Woolworths to do that without apologising. I immediately called Woolworths customer services to try and understand how do they do that and guess who i got on the call…the very same Akhona who did not return my call. I tried to explain my concern and frustration and she plainly told me she will not entertain my arguement. A cherry on top, when i reminded her that she never returned my call, she did not even bother to apologise!

I wonder why do we keep unconsiderate and unsympathetic people on customer services! Place people like her in other divisions, they are not doing you any good and will chase customer away, like i feel i want nothing to do with your store at the moment. You sell good quality stuff to be honest but such behavior from staff is not acceptable. I was willing to let this go as we all make mistakes both as individuals and companies but this service sucked. The 1 thing i know for sure now is that Woolworths can also be sure of one loyal customer lost!

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Hello, For the first time ever I took Woolworths advertising to heart and planned our Xmas fare around the exciting special menu and products – punted in the magazine. Imagine my huge disappoitment and frustration when I got to the Sandton store only to find ….firstly staff didnt really know what I was talking about and secondly after being pretty persistent and finding someone who did have a clue….. to be told “Sorry No Stock” Out wonderful Xmas meal deteriorated into one or two items that I finally located at the Hyde Park store – where staff were again clueless.

I have spent a fair bit with Wollies – not all of which is visible because I dont always have my card on me and felt pretty aggrieved. Lets say loyalty has slipped quite a bit. Im finding Spar a lot more helpful and friendly …….. and its a shame really cause the one or 2 products I did manage to get gave me a taste of what we had missed. You should have visited the store earlier I hear you say ………… and/or we didnt realize the items would be so popular and under ordered……excuses really….not reasons.

When going into redeem the Herald Sun voucher Woolwoths Eastwood Street outlet. What a disappointment it was to have only 4 legs available to purchase all priced between$45-$66 range.On enquiring if there was other legs available the answer was a big NO. Registered disappointment with Manager and told No Rain Checks, but there was a new supply coming tomorrow 24th Jan still no good to take advantage of $10 saving. My feeling was on this promotional gimmick that there was only going to have large legs available.

Cant say it was a rip off because I made no purchase at that extremely inflated price.

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I went to the Deli department at Ballina Fair Woolworths and was served by the rudest person I have ever had to deal with first the fact I wanted a quarter of of BBQ chicken (why do you advertise to sell as a quarter if the staff resent having to cut) then god forbid I wanted some seafood and that did not go down well . Got to the checkout and discovered that instead of marking my two items chicken and seafood both chicken . I was not going back to Deli as staff sooooo rude so the nice lady at the service desk checked and said it was cheaper anyway.

I will never ever set foot in Ballina Fair Woolies again and will tell all my friends what a shocking place to shop it is .

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I am a pensioner residing in the Lower South Coast KZN and where we do not have many shopping options. I have always been an avid Woolworths supporter but am getting very disillusioned by the poor standard of food items available to us at the Shelley Beach branch.
Yesterday was a good example – Your full cream milk has as little cream as your low fat and fat free versions. Are you trying to save by dispensing inferior products into Full Cream bottles? I think YES. The fat free Sweet Thai Chilli cream cheese container was only 2/3 full – again, are Woolworths stealing from the public? YES

Worst case was your chocolate cream cake!! This delicious looking item has supposedly a layer of cream in the middle throughout. We happened to open the cake up and there is only about 15 mm of actual tasteless cream on the outer circumference of the cake – nothing on the inside at all. Come on you Woolworths guys, is there no Quality Control or is Shelley Beach just a poor relation being supplied with second rate products. I hope someone at WW has the courage to address these complaints of mine.

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I’m very disappointed about the service from Woolworths financial service, I’ve send an email on the 2nd of November 2011 No respond from them, I have lost my instore card, and went to one of the branches to request a temporary card I was told Woolies don’t do temp card anymore I must wait for 6weeks for a new card, I was very angry and disgusted, then I ask when did this new rule or policy began, did you inform customer’s if yes what method was used as I receive my statement very month why I did not receive such communication, its inconvenient for me, and need to use my card, preferred Store is Menlyn.

Please send my request and approval of my Temp Card, every case there must be exception. Maybe because I used to work for Woolworths that’s why my complain is not consider.

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I went to woolworths Maponya mall yesterday with my sister inlaw who is over 8 months pregnant we purchased a few items left and we got home she realised she left her phone in the woolworths trolley we were using. We called the phone it was still ringing so we hurried back to the parking area trying to locate the trolley. We were told that the trolleys had been taken in we got there and found that they were letting the last few customers out and but the security gaurd Mxolisi was there he was not helpful at all was not intrested in trying to hear what we were telling him.

Some other gentle man called Vusi who also works for woolworths was going out to either lock the doors we explained our issue and he listened let us in, Mxolisi was shouting at him for letting us in and continued to make an ass out of himself in our presence. We got to the trolley and when we called it we could hear that the cellphone was in one of the trolleys and we managed to find it. This really tarnished my image of woolworths don’t the security gaurds who work for woolworths get proper training inregards to customer service.

Had he handled the issue differently if he thought we were going in to try shop he could have found someone to escourt us to go look for the phone. We would like to also thank Vusi for assisting us to find phone.

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AFter phoning Woolworths financial services durring the last 4 weeks spending almost 20 hours on the phone with vsrious peopla and departments not 1 person is able to give me the balance of my woolworths credit card. I have not received a statement in over 3 years. I have not received a call sms email or postal letter regarding my account. I have been told i have been handed over and this information reflects ob my credit record now but no collections agency used by Woolworths has any record of my account. I have laid 3 complaints to woolowrths customer service department via there constants emails as you are not able to call them directly apparently.

No on is able to help or even knkows how to help me or who I can call. Everytime some ones says they will phone me back they never do. I am so frustrated by this disgusting service I have received. I am handed over but no one can tell my why or even how much i owe to set this account in order for it to be removed? Logically thinking how on earth can Wooloworth – who is a financia services company not be able to give my something as simply as an outstanding balance?? It is insane and I trully have no words to discribe the incompetence of this company.

They shoul dbe bane from provding financial services to anyone as they have no service abilites.

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On the 25th 07/2011 I walked to Maponya Mall to find one of my brothers a birthday present. As usual I walked to Woolworths Store. I then got fascinated by this jacket for R599 witch I thought he would like I then paid for it with my bank debit Card. The next day I took the present to my brother but the guy never liked the jacket then on the 27th I took back the disliked jacket to the same store in Maponya Mall. I then explained to the lady behind the counter as per my reason for being in the store she then pulled the pack from my hand in a very rude manner without saying a word back to me she left with the item.

Within 3to 5min she came back with another lady whom approached me to say No we cannot except the item I then immediately said to HER but I got the cash payment receipt .she the turned around to say the item is no more in a resalable condition I then demanded some clarity to that she then said no the is cigarettes in the pockets I then said please give them to me No she could . she then turned around to say no she had to go get her manager as she couldn’t give me anything the manager guy by the name of Tebogo very arrogant said to me the jacket has some Odor smell under the arms I then disputed that as I know for the fact that the jacket was never been abused in any way since I was under the same roof with my brother.

I was driven to frustration as I felt being treated like a shop lifter by store stuff and they Manager I was left with no choice but to dump them with the jacket with my receipt. I then called the customer service on the same day to lay my complain up till today I never had from Woolworths.

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Have you noticed how majority of staff at woolworths petrol are unhappy due to moral problems and lack of training. Workers are expected to work by themselves with minimum training and when they ask for help are told they should know. Quite simply the whole woolworths petrol systems relies on bare minimum staff to keep prices down, this is okay but there should be some way that there is a better support for staff. Staff are overworked, put up with numerous customer complaints as they are the frontline of the business, they work for minimum wage and the amount of people suffering from work related issues is numerous.

So much for a family orientated business woolworths markets itself on. They cannot even look after own staff.

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I went into Woolworths in Jean avenue Centurion. Bought a few things like I always do. Went to the cashier, she scanned the items. I gave her my standard bank card. She swiped it 3 times and said it was declined. I said I would draw the money but for some odd reason none of the ATM’s worked, I guessed standard bank must be off line. So I drove to the next place, to see if I could draw money. Due to me not be able to buy it there I went to another store to buy the things I needed. To my surprise it went off from my account. So now what?

I was humiliated in front of a whole store, I didn’t took my items home as my card was declined 3 times according to the cashier, so I paid for what exactly?

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Woolworths call centres are a waste of time and money!! For 2 days I have been calling, faxing and emailing. Emails don’t get responded to and calls don’t get returned. Every time you call you get through to a different person who you then have to explain the whole sob story again to or leave a message for the 5 other people who you originally spoke who never return calls. In-between this you get cut off after holding 20 min!! I find it ridiculous that the very same documents that FNB will accept to change details they will not!!! Woolworths spend less money on your adverts and more on your call centres and training up your staff!!! Your service is PATHETIC!!!

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