Jump to content

Purchasing from Kogan.com.au?
Anyone have any experience with them?


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 JJ98

Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

Hi,

Looking at buying an iphone, have found some at Kogan but  they are international stock.  Have been assured that the only difference is the adaptor and they do give you an Australian adaptor as well.  It also comes with a 12 month Kogan warranty.

So wondering if anyone has experience with Kogan? Is it a good or bad idea to buy an iphone through them?

All knowledge appreciated

TIA

JJ

#2 mmk

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

I bought my Samsung Galaxy S3 from there and I'm happy with it.  I'm not sure how different it would be to one from here though?  It got here quick enough and works fine.  They have free postage today too  wink.gif

#3 #YKG

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

Yep bought a tv they kept blowing up and they were shocking to deal with. Got a full refund and wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

( I had the tv a week before it blew up and had to fight to get replaced)

#4 Bomber girl

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

I got my iPad from them and have had no problems

Also a tv and tablet. Would recommend for sure

Edited by me3922, 09 November 2012 - 01:08 PM.


#5 imamumto3

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

my neighbour has bought several things fon them and love it.

#6 Hop1

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

I've bought a few things from them.  Kogan brand TVs which we've had no issues with.  

We did buy a (no name) tablet that we had problems with and needed to return under warranty after about 6 months.  They had the best customer service I think we've ever dealt with.  So quick to answer any questions.  They no longer stocked the one we bought so they gave us a credit (which was more then our original purchase price) towards anything else we wanted we chose a Samsung tablet which we are thrilled with.  We did need to work out how to change the language and also bought a power adaptor.  

I'd recommend them.

#7 BabeBlossom

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

We've bought a no name tv, great no problems.
We then got a media centre, nothing wrong with it but wasn't right for our needs. Returned with refund no problems.
DH has today received a Samsung Galaxy III from them, he just called me on it and seems quite happy.
DH is in IT and mad about all things electronic and loves their no name stuff and buying brands through them.

#8 Jupiter123

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

I just bought a Canon Lens from them... Smooth purchase, quick delivery. From order placement to receiving the Lens was 7 Days.

Plenty of packaging to stop the lens getting damaged as well.

I don't know about purchasing their own brand name products, but I would happily buy another Canon Lens from them.

#9 wombatwoman

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

Bought an iPad last year for Christmas from them, no probs
and fast delivery, would recommend.

#10 2puzzled

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

bought a new camera from them - reasonably fast service, great price and good communications from them. would do it again.


#11 iheartu

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

Bought a TV... Couldn't be happier! Especially for the price, and it was delivered more than a week earlier than advised.

Highly recommended original.gif

#12 Maple Leaf

Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

Bought a digital radio from them. It lasted 2 years, appears to have lost it's 'digital' capability now and can only tune in normal radio.
Not sure if I would use them again.


#13 The Old Feral

Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

I've had bad experiences with their own brand stuff being cheap and nasty but happily buy name brand things from them.

#14 ~ky~

Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

I've bought two Kogan tvs and they are fantastic. The customer service was also fantastic. They delivered them quickly to me despite the fact I am in WA.

#15 LucidDream

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

Another happy Kogan buyer here - I bought my new DSLR camera from them.  

I view grey import websites like Kogan as a calculated gamble.  Bascially they do their best to get it to you without any problems and a good price, but there is always a chance that the item will be faulty, in which case you will struggle to get it repaired.  You will have to have it sent o/s and it  will take a long time and lots of emails back and forth.  

However while that is fairly unlikely to happen with your purchase, if you buy quite a bit of technology online it will probably happen to you one day.  Even so, the savings on your other purchases would still make it worthwhile to buy from grey import websites.  That's my view anyway.

#16 Lynneghl

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

I bought DH an iphone from them a couple of months ago, everything was fine with the transaction, the power adapter has another attachment.  I was going to buy an ipad from them but after factoring the postage and handling it was cheaper to go down the road.
My brother has brought a lot from them and recommended them to me.

#17 *Caro*

Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:45 PM

DH bought an iPhone from them a while ago.  He was so impressed with the service and price that he has just ordered a coffee machine from them too.

#18 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

We bought our digital camera from there. The price and delivery time were great.

#19 SummerStar

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Go to whirlpool forums and google them. There's good and bad stories. iPhone should be ok as long as its not the 5 since the never delivered any of those to the many people who ordered and paid. But there's been cases where the phones they stock have been locked to carriers etc. I think an iPhone would be fine but they've stuffed people around pretty bad with warranty and things. They source the cheapest prices and so they have models etc from all over. I often consider buying from them then see another story full of things I just don't want to deal with if it happened to me.

Edited by SummerStar, 09 November 2012 - 10:44 PM.


#20 mumofsky

Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:54 PM

My kogan tv has had a lot of issues.

#21 weepingangel

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

I have only brought a brand item from them and found them great. Fast delivery, great price.

Edited by pukeko~ponga~tree, 10 November 2012 - 10:21 AM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Natural pain relief in the early stages of labour

While managing labour pains on your own can be daunting, there are a number of natural pain relief options to help you cope until you are admitted to hospital.

Chinese woman gives birth to quintuplets

After six years of trying for a baby, a couple’s dreams have come true many times over after the mum gave birth to quintuplets this week.

Five-year-old shoots nine-month-old brother dead

A nine-month-old baby boy died on Monday after he was shot in the head by his five-year-old brother in their grandfather's home.

'Is that baby yours?'

She is my daughter. I gave birth to her. I nurse her. But she doesn't have any of my genes.

Episiotomy in childbirth: not just 'a little snip'

Episiotomies have a place in maternity care – and can occasionally save lives – but should not be performed routinely.

Toddler aggression not caused by language delays after all: study

The logic was that children who don’t have the language to fully express themselves will lash out when they’re misunderstood. Not anymore.

Why we chose to adopt a child with Down sydrome

Everyone in foster care (and really in life) has something that makes them more vulnerable. We just know what our son's is.

Object of desire

Curvy mums make clever babies

Scientists appear to have discovered why women have evolved to have more curves than men – shapely thighs and bottoms lead to healthier babies.

'We'll make sure they know how much she loved them'

A first-time mum will never get to hold her four newborns, dying shortly after giving birth to the quadruplets.

The baby names NZ knocked back in 2014

A New Zealander has tried to name their baby Senior Constable but didn't get away with it - and numbering children is also a no-no.

How can you go into labour without knowing you're pregnant?

For most of us, the idea that a woman could carry a child to full-term without knowing she is pregnant is mind-boggling.

Will you get to the hospital in time?

Worrying your baby will be delivered by the roadside is a common concern for many mothers-to-be. So how likely are you to be caught short?

Video: Funny 'Lips Are Moving' parody just for mums

Meghan Trainor's song 'Lips Are Moving' was already a hit, but now it's been turned into a hilarious parody that is set to be very popular with frustrated mums everywhere.

Out with the clutter

Decluttering by the numbers: take the 30-day challenge

Forget the 5:2 diet - Twitter's 30-day declutter challenge will have your house back in shape in no time (well, a month).

Parents, don't be too hard on yourselves

We need to stop damning parents of today, and embrace their appetite for knowledge instead.

Is my baby normal?

There are chubby Buddha babies and there are thin, smaller babies. Neither are right or wrong, they are all 'normal'.

When an older sibling starts school

When one child goes to ‘big school’ and leaves the other behind, it can cause deep upset. Here's how to make the transition easier.

Stray cat saves abandoned baby

They say dogs are man's best friend, but one cat has proven felines can be just as devoted to their human companions.

How strangers are helping a mum's wish come true after her death

A mum of five, Liz Marquez wanted to breastfeed her premmie son for a year. So when she passed away suddenly, her friends - and strangers - stepped in to help.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Stars help save choking babies

It's an important lesson to learn, but one that busy new mums and dads might overlook until it's too late.

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel pregnant

Actress Zooey Deschanel is expecting her first child with her producer boyfriend Jacob Pechenik.

16 times 'dad reflexes' saved the day

Of course, in some cases they may be the ones who actually got their child into a precarious position in the first place, but we'll ignore that for now.

Couple's 'non-traditional' pregnancy announcement goes viral

Knowing you are not the father of your pregnant wife's baby would usually indicate a rocky relationship ahead for traditional parents.

The trials and tribulations of identical triplet newborns

Pip Donnelly is still playing spot the difference with her newborn identical triplets, Isabelle, Georgina and Frankie.

Win an Octonauts prize pack

To celebrate the launch of Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield, a spectacular underwater adventure live on stage, we are giving away an amazing Octonauts prize pack to one lucky fan.

Earthquake baby thriving five years on

Jenny Alexis is lucky to be alive after spending four days buried in the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, but now she's a thriving five year old.

Please don't say I'm lucky because I was adopted

On the one hand I was having a regular life with friends and sports and sleepovers and school. But I was also always wondering: Did my mother love me? What was wrong with me?

An open letter to non-parents who offer advice on child-rearing

Kitty, when you’re the parent of my child you’re welcome to wade in with an opinion – but until then, I’d prefer you to have a supportive ear and a glass of wine ready.

Couple arrested over baby gun video

A US couple faces charges after investigators say they found mobile phone videos showing the woman's 12-month-old daughter putting a handgun in her mouth.

NSW Health dumps 10-year limit on frozen embryos

A 10-year time limit on storing frozen embryos that were created with donor sperm has been dropped by the NSW government.

How my happy-go-lucky husband became a monster

Sharan Nicholson-Rogers watched her husband change from a happy-go-lucky police officer into an unpredictable man prone to violent and emotional outbursts.

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes, too

Dads-to-be experience hormonal changes in line with their pregnant partners, a new study shows.

'They were just doing their job': mum of toddler killed in police chase gone wrong

"They were just doing their job. I feel so sorry for them. It is all just too sad."

Miscarriages to be formally recognised by NSW government

Women who miscarry will be able to obtain an optional "recognition of loss" certificate as a formal recognition of their often heartbreaking loss.

Cafe cubby house 'too noisy' for neighbours

Teenage parties, domestic disputes, or raucous late night pubs are the things that usually come to mind when you think neighbourhood noise complaints.

Dad films baby playing with snake

Most parents would not consider a snake an appropriate playmate for their baby, but a US dad who filmed his daughter playing with a python has defended himself against criticism.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

Win with The Boxtrolls

To celebrate the release of The Boxtrolls on 3D Blu-ray, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet, we're giving you the chance to win a Boxtroll stationary package and DVD.

 

School Term 1

Get after-school care sorted

Wait lists too long at OSHC? Use www.findababysitter.com.au to meet local nannies now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.