Jump to content

Fishpond- actually got my order!

  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 tiggy2

Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

Not a hot special but thought others would e interested. I was hesitat to buy from fishpond as last time it took 5 months an lots of stuffing around to get my order.
2 weeks ago I ordered a bung of sylvanian families stuff as the price on the package deals was really good, I figured if they didn't arrive by Christmas I would save them for next years birthdays.
Arrived today faster less than 2 weeks!
Pleasantly surprised. Hope this means they have improved their processes.

#2 cinnabubble

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

I've been waiting six weeks for something I ordered in October. I should ship by 14 December. I will never be using them again.

#3 Carabosse

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

Oh that is good to hear as I ordered some SF packages about a week ago!! Crossing fingers original.gif Did you get the free TShirt? What size is it if you did original.gif

#4 shelly1

Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

I wont order with them again. They never seem to have stock. It isnt until I have paid and done the order that I get an "apology" email. Atleast they give me the option of a refund and it happens quickly

#5 Carabosse

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

I ordered 3 things and two have shipped and one has been picked and packed and about to be shipped (due here next week).

Seems they use many different suppliers and are trying to be a little Amazonesque. The items I ordered said they were from a 'local stockist'....I have heard of them using OS stockists as well. You can also sell your own stuff. This might explain why it's a bit pot luck?

Anyway will be crossing fingers until my stuff actually lands on my doorstep wink.gif The price was worth the risk for me!!

#6 tiggy2

Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Got the free tshirt in a size 7-8.

I will only use them if it doesn't read matter if it's late, but this time it worked out surprisingly well. My friend who also ordered SFs has received hers as well.

#7 Carabosse

Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

Did they ask what size you wanted? I couldn't see anywhere to request a size. I hope we get a 7-8 here original.gif Otherwise I might be turning it into a tote bag to keep the figures in LOL (my almost 8 year old is prob more a sz10 T-shirt but i imagined them sending a size 5 or 6 hehe) I got my Mum to make her order separately so my youngest can get a Tee too original.gif

#8 Oolia

Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

Ordered one book which was in stock. Seven weeks and I'm still waiting unsure.gif Don't think I'll be using them again!!!

#9 Spa Gonk

Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

I found something I would have liked to order for Christmas, but it clearly said they could not guarantee delivery.  Stuff I order from overseas arrives quicker than them!

I ordered something a while ago, and I got an estimated shipping date.  Two weeks after the expected date, they tell me they can't get the item, though they may relist in the future.  So all up it took them 6 weeks to tell me they did not have the item, but they took the money when I ordered.  I don't think I would use them except if it was a great price and I would not be disappointed if it did not turn up.  Very unreliable.

#10 kristin5

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

I ordered 2 items from them in October. 1 arrived sooner than expected, but the other is still to arrive and today Fishpond told me that it has been lost in the mail. So now I have to go through the rigmarole of getting a refund, and placing an order with someone else and hope it gets here before Christmas.

#11 lisacat

Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

I used them at the beginning of the year to get a uni book, it arrived really quickly.

I just ordered 6 books which were coming from 3 different places 2 of which were OS. I got them all within 3 weeks.

#12 Rubixx

Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

I will never ever use Fishpond ever again. I bought a Dermologica product from them which took months to arrive and when it did, it was expired so I returned it and they never processed my refund. I lost money to them. Highly not recommended...

#13 aliro

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

oh no, I wish I hadn't just read this.  I ordered a sylvanian family the other day, it's coming from an overseas supplier but said that delivery would be by the 22nd.  It was the same price as what I could get it from Toyworld, but I bought from fishpond because it meant I didn't have to try and find a time to get down there without DD.  Really hope it gets here before Christmas.

#14 Carabosse

Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

oh  no, I wish I hadn't just read this.  I ordered a sylvanian family the  other day, it's coming from an overseas supplier but said that delivery  would be by the 22nd.  It was the same price as what I could get it from  Toyworld, but I bought from fishpond because it meant I didn't have to  try and find a time to get down there without DD.  Really hope it gets  here before Christmas.

All the Sylvanian stuff I ordered from Fishpond was from a local supplier. Half turned up today and the rest shipped Friday. I ordered 10 days ago so not horrid (although crazy that amazon can ship faster laughing2.gif) My order said by the 7th so it has come in earlier than estimated.

I also had a query which they responded to very promptly and politely! Maybe it depends what you order. They use all different suppliers for different things.

Edited by Carabosse, 03 December 2012 - 03:59 PM.

#15 Feralmummacat

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

I was worried when I first read this thread as I had ordered a book for DH for Christmas on the 20 November.

They had said delivery between 3 to 14 December from the UK.

It arrived today so they were pretty spot on.

#16 bluecupcakes

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

Last year I ordered several Christmas presents from Fishpond, I ordered with plenty of time for them to arrive.  Only one arrived in time the rest I recieved in February.  I wouldn't use them again!

#17 JJ

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE (Carabosse @ 27/11/2012, 09:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seems they use many different suppliers and are trying to be a little Amazonesque. The items I ordered said they were from a 'local stockist'....I have heard of them using OS stockists as well. You can also sell your own stuff. This might explain why it's a bit pot luck?

Yeah, I think they're trying to be like Amazon. All the items I've been looking at recently have said that they will be shipped from US suppliers.

I ordered from them once probably about 6 years ago... I didn't have any issues then, but have mostly heard bad stuff about them since, so I'm another one who's hesitant to use them again.

#18 Carabosse

Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

I will admit their page is quite misleading re shipping times etc. They say they are fast but they are definitely NOT fast!!!

I did read a load of crap about them before ordering but the Sylvanian stuff is SO hard to come by at a good discount I couldn't resist. So far I give whoever supplies their Sylvanian stuff top marks but it has no relevance to any other product type you might purchase from them to be honest as each product comes from a different place and despite their claims they are NOT Amazon, not even close!!!!!!

#19 luey08

Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

I was hesitatnt ordering from them but I did receive my order within the time frame.  Although I have since found the item in a Toyworld for $33 less but those are the breaks I guess

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Newborn baby found in a nativity scene

Police are trying to trace a woman who abandoned a baby boy in the manger of a church nativity scene.

Life would be harder without my kids

The Humans of New York Facebook page is well known for sharing touching, real stories from one of the world's biggest cities – and it's just hit the heart of parents everywhere.

Mum dresses as Wonder Woman for last day of chemo

A Brisbane mum dressed up as a superhero to celebrate the end of her chemotherapy and created a moment her family will remember forever.

How a raisin can predict a toddler's IQ

All you need to assess a child's future intelligence is a plastic cup and a raisin, according to new research.

Former Hi-5 member's cannabis hope

Former Hi-5 star Tim Harding hopes a cannabis-derived drug will help control his daughter's epilepsy, which sees the four-year-old suffering between 50 and 100 seizures a day.

The top 5 reasons your toddler throws a tantrum

Whilst to the outside world little people may appear to have it easy, it's actually not always the case – just ask any toddler who's had their toast cut up the wrong way.

Glenn McGrath thought he'd lost his wife and baby

Australian cricket ledged Glen McGrath has spoken about the moment he thought he might lose his wife, Sara and their baby daughter, Madison.


Inside my Centrelink nightmare

Mother Bec Smith has been trying for months to access Centrelink payments. A "serious error" is preventing her.

Warnings over push for hourly childcare billing

Australia's peak childcare body has called for caution around the Turnbull government's push for childcare centres to charge parents by the hour, not by the day.

Cate Blanchett thought about adopting for years

Cate Blanchett says her recent adoption of a baby girl had nothing to do with wanting a daughter after having three sons.

Kate Walsh: 'I can't have kids'

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has revealed she is unable to have children because she has experienced early menopause.

The parasite that could boost fertility

The Tsimane women of Bolivia are often revered as among the most fertile in the world - on average having 10 children in their lifetimes -- but some are even more fertile than others.

Family may sue cousin over genetics

A Melbourne couple is suing the Royal Children's Hospital for failing to diagnose a genetic disorder in their first child - an error they allege caused them to have another child with severe disabilities.

Strange things mums have done in labour

While most women in labour focus on the upcoming birth of their baby, some women do more interesting things.

Michael Clarke reveals baby's name

When Michael Clarke said he was wrapped around the finger of his little princess, he wasn't joking.

The logistics of breastfeeding twins

Our life is more or less divided into neat four hour parcels of time and it's hard to get much of anything done in the time between feeds.

How to stop people ruining Christmas

We can make a conscious effort about how we react to those curly Christmas day scenarios that can send us up the wall, or should we say chimney.

Lots of formula offers for desperate mum

The mum who was down to her last three tins of baby formula said she had received hundreds of calls and offers to send her formula.

Surviving breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Cot sheet brands for the nursery

With so many awesome cot sheet options these days, we thought we'd put together a list of go-to brands for you to seek out for your baby's bed.


What's hot on EB

How I survived breast cancer while pregnant

It was last thing Rebecca O'Donnell expected at 30 weeks' pregnant. One morning, while putting on her bra, she felt a pea-sized lump in her right breast.

Grieving father's letter to Bataclan terrorists: "...this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free"

A grieving father whose wife was killed in the attacks on the Bataclan Theatre last weekend has written an open letter to her killers.

5 challenges of motherhood - and how to see them differently

Despite the smiles, the sloppy kisses and the pure magic children bring to our lives, it's hard to deny that motherhood can be tough.

4 challenges of being a new dad - and how to face them

Becoming a parent is challenging – and that applies to both mums and dads.

My battle against antenatal and postnatal depression

I was five months pregnant when I realised I needed help.

Children swapped at birth will not be returned to biological parents

A boy and girl accidentally swapped on the day they were born will stay with the families who have raised them, a South African court has ruled.

A quarter of men believe they get 'man periods'

A British study has revealed one in four men believe they have a monthly cycle.

Baby deposit

How much do you need to save for a 'baby deposit'?

It's fairly straightforward to calculate a house deposit, but how much money do you need to save up for a baby?

Dad's beautiful note to his wife, a nurse

To anyone else it might just look like a picture of a mum having a nap with her toddler.

'I was a complete schmuck': Mike Baird opens up about his wife's postnatal depression

When his wife Kerryn was not well following the birth of their daughter, NSW Premier Mike Baird buried himself in his work.

Mum's desperate plea as whooping cough alert issued

A desperate mother has shared a heart-breaking video of her baby struggling to cope with a coughing fit caused by pertussis.

Coffee could help you live longer

New US research found people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease.

The joy and dread of playdates

To live vicariously through your child is to rediscover anxieties you thought dead and buried.

Sick baby could die without scarce special formula, mum says

Lizzie Cann is down to her last three tins of a special formula in short supply.

Adorable toddler's strop foiled by squeaky shoes

We're probably all familiar with the pouty bottom lip and tightly crossed arms of a tot mid-strop.

More sex during World Cup created more baby boys

More sex during South Africa's World Cup meant a disproportionately high number of boys were born nine months later, a new study has found.

Win one of two ABC Shop prize packs in time for Christmas

What a boon it would be to have your toddler's Christmas gifts covered this year. We have two awesome ABC Shop prize packs to give away to two lucky winners.

Do fitness challenges really work?

Fitness challenges aren't new. There's Michelle Bridges 12WBT and a bunch of other programs if you really want to lose weight.

What are pregnant women Googling?

Pregnancy is a huge change for any woman, so it's natural we'll have questions - and turn to Google to ask them.



Can't decide?

Check out the Essential Baby Names section for some inspiration

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.