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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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  • Amp Centre Pharmacy
    Chemists    Sydney, NSW

    Surprisingly large range and good prices for a small pharmacy in a very corporate part of the world.

    I will be back frequently when I run out of swish


  • LJ Hooker
    Real Estate Agents    Pymble, NSW

    My partner and I rented a flat managed by LJ Hooker Pymble for two and a half years and we were always surprised by the poor level of service. For example, if I was ever unsure about the rent (aka that I had paid on time) who ever I spoke to seemed genuinely confused by their ledgers... We are also quite sure that they never turned up to the inspections that they scheduled when we weren't home. When it came time to move out we gave notice, the property management acknowledged receipt and then I heard nothing more from them. A week prior to leaving I called to confirm final rent balance and when we should return the keys and they said they hadn't received our notice? We also thought the way they handled our bond was unprofessional. They sited a few minor cleaning issues, we responded saying we would clean as required and asked to schedule a time. No response but a few weeks later the bond was returned to our account. We assumed they must only care about their landlords and not their tenants, the landlords are the ones who pay them after all. This theory fell flat as we now have a rental property and LJ Hooker never responded to our inquiry about property management. Now I have no idea who they look after or how they are even still in business.

  • Cafe Chocolat Amp Plaza
    Cafes    Sydney, NSW

    A colleague took me here. She raves about it. I don't really love working either that colleague and I should really have declined to go here. There are so many better options.

    The redeeming feature is that they are quick and cheap. For me that makes no difference but some people will drink anything to save a few cents.

    I think the coffee here is burnt (both espresso shot,which is over extracted and the milk), the staff are obnoxious (especially one of the people who is the management who I see smoking just outside the main door to the food court ) , they don't have pay-pass and make using eftpos seem like a ridiculous notion, and they shut ridiculously early.

    I hope that I can avoid ever being cajoled to come back here by anyone.

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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.

      3 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...

      3 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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