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I live on Sydney's North Shore with my partner and our pet dog. I enjoy time with family and friends, fitness and pizza!

Joined 09 October 2012   Sydney, NSW

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  • Affordable Plumbing Solutions
    Plumbing    Hornsby Heights, NSW

    Daniel from Affordable Pluming Solutions came to unblock a floor waste drain for us at our house in the Upper North Shore area. He was friendly, punctual and generally excellent to deal with. It turned out our drain was unblockable and because of this he charged us a discounted rate. He then provided us with various options to fix the problem, some which didn't involve more work (and so money!) for him. We have now found a solution and really feel Daniel went the extra mile to help us out. We will definitely get him back to fix our future pipe issues (which will be plentiful.... our hose needs some love).

  • Jax Complete Tiling
    Tiling    Ermington, NSW

    Jax didn't do any tiling work for me, but he was extremely good to deal with. He called me back within an hour of my message about a tiling job. He courteously informed me he is booked up until the new year and not quoting for new work currently. I expect this is an indication of how well regarded he is but in any event was very impressed by a very polite tradesperson giving me a courtesy call.

    I will certainly call him again if I have any tiling work in future.

  • John's Paint & Hardware
    Hardware Stores    Hornsby, NSW

    Thank you Nick! (Note: Nick now owns and runs John's Paint and Hardware. John sold the business some time ago). On the weekend we were painting the upstairs of a house (4 bed and a hallway) and it was a disaster. Paint was peeling of walls and skirting boards and ceilings.... My dad recommended we go to Johns Paint (as opposed to say Bunnigs) as they could provide expert advice. We took some big chips into Nick and he was able to tell us what was going on (exterior paint on unprimed walls and ceilings.... Water based paint atop oil paint on skirting, architraves and cupboard doors and oil based gloss on walls requiring a primer). He advised us what we needed to do to fix the various problems and then provides us with the materials. We may be prepping and painting for at least the next year but are so thankful to Nick for his help.

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  • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star  reviewed Rebel Sport
    Whilst this is one of the largest stores in the Westfield complex it is only moderately sized for a Rebel. Staff receive some incentive for every item purchased that they manage to tag with their identifying sticker. This makes for eager service, but don't expect expert advice. When it's busy it's hard to find someone to help, but they try to cater to self-service as much as possible. For example shoes of various sizes are stacked for customers to try and buy. Good for sales, good for browsing and an excellent returns policy. Just don't visit with very specialist requirements.
    • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star 
      cant recall) couldnt properly speak to the pros and cons of alternatives. I thought the assistant was helpful, I just didnt think the very specialised product knowledge was there.

      Overall I am very happy with the Rebel value proposition. I enjoy going to one stores and being able to buy most of my sporting requirments. This is reflected in my high star rating.

      2 months ago - 29/07/2014

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  • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star  reviewed Rebel Sport
    Whilst this is one of the largest stores in the Westfield complex it is only moderately sized for a Rebel. Staff receive some incentive for every item purchased that they manage to tag with their identifying sticker. This makes for eager service, but don't expect expert advice. When it's busy it's hard to find someone to help, but they try to cater to self-service as much as possible. For example shoes of various sizes are stacked for customers to try and buy. Good for sales, good for browsing and an excellent returns policy. Just don't visit with very specialist requirements.
    • R_E_V_I_E_W_E_R_1 Local Star 
      Hi Gareth,
      Thank you for your feedback. I have since revisited the Chatswood store as well as the Hornsby and Macquarie stores. I initially thought these two were larger than the Chatswood stores and have been doubting my size-evaluation following your comment. You are correct, the Chatswood store is large, I do however believe is 'feels' smaller because it is long and thin with 'isles' coming off the side. The Macquarie and Hornsby stores are squarer and I think they feel larger. Obviously I haven't compared them square-foot-to-square-foot.
      Regarding expert knowledge, I wouldn't expect Rebel staff would have in depth knowledge about such a diverse product range. I was not criticizing, I was trying to describe the nature of the stores and distinguish it from specialized outlets such as Athletes Foot (specialization in foot wear) or Lulu Lemon (specializing in womens gym wear). My specific reference experience was when buying running shoes, I felt that the assistant (whose name I...

      2 months ago - 29/07/2014

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  • dzwan  reviewed Workshop Espresso
    I tried this cafe for coffee after reading about from a very reputable website regarding good coffee. I try good coffee where ever I go, but to date, this was the very best. These guys know what they're doing. Their aim is clearly to make excellent coffee, and they do it very very well. I'd absolutely recommend this cafe.

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