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Write up of late:-

 

(1) I went shopping with a friend who was looking for some shirts for casual friday.  I was amazed at the BS service we got. 

 

In TM Lewin we asked for one of the shirts advertised on the site.  I showed the page on my phone to the girl in the store who says "oh yes this is it" and hands him this shirt. 

 

When we told her it wasn't it, she simply answered "oh its online only" and walked away. 

 

Similar deal at Uniqlo.  He bought a pair of chinos and after paying the money and receiving a receipt I brought up the free alterations service.  There was no way the man behind the counter would have mentioned it had I not said anything. 

 

(2) I noticed that Muji has a decent suit brush for $16. 

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So whose getting up at 3am tomorrow?
That was a great result! Liverpool thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
post #65793 of 67946
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That was a great result! Liverpool thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.


Fuck please don't tell me I sold my clothes to a bindipper.

 

I would have donated if I knew you were so poor off.

post #65794 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Write up of late:-

(1) I went shopping with a friend who was looking for some shirts for casual friday.  I was amazed at the BS service we got. 

In TM Lewin we asked for one of the shirts advertised on the site.  I showed the page on my phone to the girl in the store who says "oh yes this is it" and hands him this shirt. 

When we told her it wasn't it, she simply answered "oh its online only" and walked away. 

Similar deal at Uniqlo.  He bought a pair of chinos and after paying the money and receiving a receipt I brought up the free alterations service.  There was no way the man behind the counter would have mentioned it had I not said anything. 

(2) I noticed that Muji has a decent suit brush for $16. 
Bro you expect way too much from Australian retail.
post #65795 of 67946
The yin to that yang...

Went into the MJ Bale sale store in DFO South Wharf to pick up some staple shirts ($40, cheap at twice the price) and ended up with a nice windowpane suit to go with it for the princely sum of $250 as well. Bargainwin.

Anyway, the young guy who seems to manage the store (ginger dude, well dressed) offers impeccably good service. That's the second time I've gone in, and he's gone out of his way to help. Place is packed all the time too with mewling cabbages coming rolling out of fuckin Witcheryman or wherever and looking for godknowswhat, and still he keeps his cool.

Happy to recommend that young man.
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The yin to that yang...

Went into the MJ Bale sale store in DFO South Wharf to pick up some staple shirts ($40, cheap at twice the price) and ended up with a nice windowpane suit to go with it for the princely sum of $250 as well. Bargainwin.

Anyway, the young guy who seems to manage the store (ginger dude, well dressed) offers impeccably good service. That's the second time I've gone in, and he's gone out of his way to help. Place is packed all the time too with mewling cabbages coming rolling out of fuckin Witcheryman or wherever and looking for godknowswhat, and still he keeps his cool.

Happy to recommend that young man.
I already have a missus but thanks for the recommendation. They also offloading jackets for 159-199 each. Worth a look. Slim pickings for my sz36 though. And even worse if after a DB jacket. I was hoping the sz 38 db is a short drop 8 but bah no it isn't.
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That was a great result! Liverpool thrashed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
I know I recorded the best bit

post #65798 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post
 

Write up of late:-

 

(1) I showed the page on my phone to the girl in the store who says "oh yes this is it" and hands him this shirt. 

 

When we told her it wasn't it, she simply answered "oh its online only" and walked away.

 

Was she good looking? Not being sexist, I'm just curious. She is probably one of their highest selling employees.

 

My friend used to work at Watches of Switzerland and I'd go in and visit. There was a tall pretty Chinese girl with legs that just did not end, they went on and on and she knew it. She spoke Mandarin which helped, but she knew virtually nothing about watches. She was hard to beat on monthly sales - men just loved to buy from her.

 

I went to Henry Bucks on Friday and I found the service outstanding. They had plenty of people walking around to help, they weren't pushy and they knew the names of the brands they were selling. I remember Bucks being full of grease, but that isn't the case any more.

post #65799 of 67946
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Spent the day at Byron Bay to take the edge off things....

Met one of Ernesto's relatives at a hippy shop, no lie... Same village on the east side ...

What the what?!
post #65800 of 67946
While on the skills of sales staff this was in the SMH recently http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/david-jones-store--invests-in-more-staff-for-oldstyle-service-20151029-gklsq4.html
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While on the skills of sales staff this was in the SMH recently http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/david-jones-store--invests-in-more-staff-for-oldstyle-service-20151029-gklsq4.html

What a total load of sh#t.

It's all about sales, not service.

My recent experiences with staff at DJs has actually been excellent. 'Old fashioned' service still does exist.
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What a total load of sh#t.

It's all about sales, not service.

My recent experiences with staff at DJs has actually been excellent. 'Old fashioned' service still does exist.

DJ's used to have great service in the Sydney stores, now you have to wander around for ages to find someone willing to assist and then most of the time, in menswear they don't know what your talking about. Pleated trousers? No idea.
post #65803 of 67946
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

DJ's used to have great service in the Sydney stores, now you have to wander around for ages to find someone willing to assist and then most of the time, in menswear they don't know what your talking about. Pleated trousers? No idea.

No surprise the two experiences I had were with middle aged female assistants.

One went the extra mile trying to find something for me (admittedly I was a bit insistent, but she was nice about it), the second was a very helpful woman in the home wares section in a suburban store.

You're on your own in menswear. Couple of the blokes in the Canali concession in Melbourne are nice to chat to.

In fact, might shoot them a note suggesting that in menswear they have the self service checkout like they do in the supermarket.
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

No surprise the two experiences I had were with middle aged female assistants.

One went the extra mile trying to find something for me (admittedly I was a bit insistent, but she was nice about it), the second was a very helpful woman in the home wares section in a suburban store.

You're on your own in menswear. Couple of the blokes in the Canali concession in Melbourne are nice to chat to.

In fact, might shoot them a note suggesting that in menswear they have the self service checkout like they do in the supermarket.

ROFL made my day.
post #65805 of 67946
LOL the machine saying "please take your items" would be more polite and useful than most of the clock-watchers that populate DJs.
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