seanaussie Local Star

My name's Sean. I've lived in Sydney, Adelaide, Launceston & visited every state of Australia - that's why they call me seanaussie! So I've reviewed anywhere that either annoys me, amazes me or ably accepts me into their establishment! I hope my reviews help you as you travel around too.

Joined 04 March 2008 Modbury Heights, SA

  • Adiant Solutions Australia

    Mobility Aids Malaga, WA
    I'm sad to say that this company's products and customer service just don't match what their important products promise. After considerable research & energy to find a product, we purchased an S-911 bracelet ST (watch) from them to assist tracking a family member with health issues. Their website promised things such as 'state of the art software' and 'ease of use'. These words should never be used unless they're true.

    The positive feature of this watch is it does lock in as promised so it can't come off even if knocked (though it did take a full hour of fiddling with it when first gotten to make the locking mechanism work as it was not correctly fitted nor did it have good instructions).

    The negatives far outweigh this. To summarise

    * The whole system comes with appallingly few instructions either online, by email, in the box, or really any way. An email outlining several problems was semi-helpfully answered but it's shockingly clear that this product is made somewhere in the non-English speaking world, imported here and then left in the hands of people here. This company is Australian owned - but their products are not designed for the Australian audience.

    * Their tracking abilities are average at best - it regularly lost contact both inside and outside, and was frequently way out in terms of where it was showing it was & where it actually was. It regularly reported itself as being outside of a preset area when infact it just was sitting in exactly the same spot all the time, well inside the preset area.

    * The software and web based solutions lack any ease of use (once again it's clear they're not created by someone with a good grasp of the English language). It took several hours of setup to make any sense of it and even then it was never ever clear if it infact was doing what it was designed for.

    * Costs of the ongoing tracking options were not clearly outlined before purchase, and were very difficult to pry out of the company. For example, only after the watch sending several SMS' to advise (incorrectly) that the watch was out of range plus another several SMS stating (incorrectly) that it had been dropped, did we discover that each SMS costs per SMS.

    * The watch could not tell the time correctly. That's really a pretty basic thing for a watch. Enough said...

    I could go on but I hope this has helped you see this isn't really a good option. All up unfortunately this purchase of several hundred dollars was a waste of time and resources that - instead of creating peace of mind - created extra stress and should have been avoided. I really would love to give this business 5 stars. And if they'd even been able to offer half of what it looked like they would, I'd give them 6 stars. But instead they get half a star.
  • QBD The Bookshop

    Bookstores Adelaide, SA
    My only negative comment about this store is that I can't go in without buying something!! Having said that, if you're looking for a specific title or author this isn't the place to go. It's more where you go when you're buying that random present for someone you know a little and know what they like a little. Whether you're looking for something funny, cookbooks, novels or you don't even really know what you're looking for but know they like to read - you'll find something here in whatever price range you have. This store does move around from shop to shop, but when you find it then I'd certainly recommend going long as there's money in your wallet!
  • Australias Pizza House

    Takeaways Modbury, SA
    Really, there's no shortage of pizza shops in Modbury. It's true this one has been around for a while and they started out as being cheap. However since they franchised and added gourmet and other pizzas their price went up while quality went down. As a result, their gourmet pizzas aren't nice but are overpriced, and their cheap pizzas aren't cheap and also aren't all that nice. Not somewhere I go anymore.
  • Tropicana Fruit & Veg

    Supermarket & Grocery Stores Modbury, SA
    I love the fact that this store has such an open layout, it's easy to see where items are and what range they've got. What doesn't do it for me is their prices. Don't know if it's because they're in a big shopping centre or otherwise, but it's very rare to see a genuinely better price than one that could be found in the woolies across the way or the coles 2 minutes' walk away. Having said that, it's usually quicker to get through here and they do have a big range, so could be worth it if you just need fruit & veg.
  • Roger David

    Clothing Retailers Drummoyne, NSW
    I was really unimpressed with this Roger David vs most of the other outlets in this location. It seemed to me that they weren't really any different from their regular stores - same stock, same prices, but the only difference being that they didn't have the range other stores do because they're an 'outlet'. On the off chance I wanted to buy cheaply made men's clothing I'd go to one of their regular stores, not here. Or even better, I'd go to one of the other men's clothing outlet stores in the same location and end up with something that was a real bargain.
  • Ron Bennett

    Clothing Retailers Drummoyne, NSW
    This isn't the type of store I would have thought I'd find modern fashionable clothing in - they're more well known for business/suit attire in a more formal way. However this outlet had a great range that actually made it hard to choose, especially when the price was great. Maybe I was just lucky the day I went, but certainly came out with just what I was looking for in a jacket in just the right style and colour and at the price I was hoping to pay.
    Staff member was helpful in terms of finding what I was looking for although he favoured the more formal end of things style-wise so I didn't so much take his opinion on what looked good. Certainly worth a visit to see if your experience matches mine.
  • Oxford

    Clothing Retailers Drummoyne, NSW
    Oxford is one of my favourite places to browse for fashion though I can't often stomach their prices. This outlet store is the answer to my problems - it's got a great range and yet prices are at least 1/3rd cheaper than in their regular stores. Store is well laid out but (as I'd expect) sizes are only what they've got in store so it's not the place to go if you've got a specific piece of clothing in mind. But if you want something stylish, modern and fashionable at a better than in store price then here's your place.

    Travel Agents Milton, QLD
    I've booked through wotif literally dozens of times, and have never been unhappy at all with the quality of rooms and have always paid the best price available. I've especially found this site great when I need time away at a set time but aren't so worried about where I go. The mass of options available and the chance to narrow them down by pretty much every choice I might want possible makes for a certainty that I'll find something great every time. I'll keep using them and look forward to a stack of great memories from that.
  • Webjet

    Travel Agents Melbourne, VIC
    This site is fair for comparing airfares - though there's a stack of other sites you can use to do exactly the same thing, especially domestically. It's a waste of my money to book through though - why charge three lots of fees just for a simple booking?? The only time it's worth it is if you've found a specific international fare here that you can't find elsewhere, and to their credit they do make searching easier than some other sites - though I've yet to find something that I couldn't get elsewhere cheaper.
    And as for hotels/car hire/the other services they try to flog off, their prices are absolutely ridiculously high, 5 minutes on the web would find them cheaper anywhere else (especially when considering they also still charge those 3 lots of fees). Really can't think of any good idea to use this site.
  • Dance FX

    Costumes & Formal Wear Windsor Gardens, SA
    If you're looking for something like a white leotard or that other essential piece of dance wear in a specific size that you can't find anywhere, look no further. Called them, got friendly service, stock was in, and I spent all of 30 seconds in store to pay for it. Well priced given what it was & I'd be back.
  • Changes Health & Fitness

    Gyms & Fitness Centres Modbury North, SA
    The one thing that could change here is their opening hours/class times. Found that when I work late or can't make it to a class it's hard to find an alternative, especially on weekends. Other than that it's a friendly helpful place to exercise.

    Car Rental Camberwell, VIC
    When it comes to car rental comparison sites, there's one main thing I look for - the best value. Have to say this site is comparative in terms of price, gives a good range, is easy to use and navigate - just used it to look up a few dates ahead and they are about the same price as the other car rental comparison sites price-wise (they beat the others by 35 cents to be exact!). Not likely to find a fantastic bargain anywhere different, though I've actually found that better prices can be found by using frequent flyer program/airline special codes direct on the rental companies' sites. This site is great to find the rental company that's likely to be cheapest and I'd sometimes book through them but only where they do end up cheaper than direct.
  • Flinders Private Hospital

    Hospitals Bedford Park, SA
    A family member has spent a reasonable amount of time in both this hospital & Flinders Public (literally next door), and I must say this is their choice of the 2 hands down. The atmosphere is much more relaxed, staff have time for patients, and there's a lot more scope for private rooms etc.
    Having said that, a lot of treatment/scans etc still have to be done next door at the public hospital and so there can be more going back and forth than at other private hospitals where it can all be done in house - and if the drs here don't want to treat a patient they'll still end up in the public hospital as there's not lots of choice in specialists etc and some facilities just aren't available here. This was disappointing and dimmed my view of the hospital.
  • Golden Grove Auto Electrical

    Vehicle Electrical Repairs Golden Grove, SA
    A trusted mechanic recommended this business to me when I had specific electrical problems with the car - and I'm glad they did. They were able to pinpoint exactly what needed doing, explain it to me, and source the parts - all at a very reasonable and honest cost. I had complete confidence that whatever electrical problem I might have I'd have the same experience given the confidence the staff had, and the huge range of work I could see going on. Only negative was the work did take a bit longer than I'd hoped for and their workshop isn't really the neatest or cleanest - but these are minor given the quality of work done. I'll be back next time I need something electrical done on a car.
  • Aspen Medical

    Medical Centres Deakin, ACT
    This company has facilitated the flu vaccinations at my workplace over the last 2 years. Nurse is prompt and efficient but not unfriendly - a definite bonus given that everyone I know is just a little scared of a jab! The couple of questions I had about the vaccine were easily answered and the vaccine was given without any hassles at all, I was out of the room in less than 5 minutes. The best part of it all? Anyone who had a vaccine was given a lollipop - that hasn't happened since I was 5 years old and it's the little things like this that make the difference!
  • Hungry Jack's

    Takeaways Darlington, SA
    I love the outdoor area here - and the big glass windows so you can clearly see to the play area. Although it wasn't a super busy HJ's, it did seem to be that I waited longer than I would have thought for my meal (including waiting for a staff member to serve me), but the food was hot (not always a given at fast food places!) and freshly prepared and certainly tasty. Even ordered a coffee from here which I wouldn't normally do at a HJ's and despite it being about 6,000 degrees too hot, it tasted OK. Certainly wouldn't avoid here, would even drop by again.
  • Avoca Hotel

    Pubs & Bars Clarence Gardens, SA
    There's some great things about this pub. First up, their choice of seating/dining options - you can choose outside (where it's actually warm even on a winters day thanks to the strip heaters), inside with a view or inside where they'll serve you at the table. Secondly their drink service is really quick and there's a great range of choices for drinks, friendly bar staff. I also loved the decor and just the 'feel' of the place. Food-wise I loved (really loved) the curry, delicious and very filling with the roti, presented in a really appealing manner - I'd go back just for that. Schnitzel was huge and chips were very more-ish.
    There were some negatives. I don't like the TAB/betting area being right next to the nicer bistro area, it looks tacky and takes away from the family friendliness in my mind. We were also disappointed that they got 2 steak orders mixed up - one was Medium & the other Medium-Well Done and they swapped the 2 around, by the time the diners realised it was really too late to change around but neither really enjoyed their steak, and that's a pretty easy problem they could have fixed with a simple tag on the steak.
    In the 'middle' was the rest of the food, the salt & pepper squid was chewy but tasty, and one diner was told they couldn't swap their chips for a salad without paying more (??). Kids meals were generously sized and reasonably priced. Prices overall were fair though a little on the high side in my mind.
    All up it's a good place to go for a nice time out with friends but I don't know that I'd make it my regular haunt unless I had some more $ and could be sure all the meals were going to be received as ordered.
  • Bupa

    Insurance Adelaide, SA
    It's hard to beat this. Over $100,000 of medical bills in 2004 over a 3 month period - covered. More than that again from 2013-2015 - covered. Letalone all the bits and pieces covered in between & over many years of insurance with them. Never a single question asked about whether it was overkill, nor was any question about whether something was covered not taken seriously. Excellent coverage that is more than value-for-money when these figures are taken into account. Hopsital cover? Yes. Cover for procedures? Yes. Cover for dental? Yes. Cover for specialists? Yes. You get the picture. Absolutely completely impressed, and have complete trust in them.
  • Repatriation General Hospital

    Hospitals Daw Park, SA
    Here's a hospital that doesn't look like a hospital! It looks like a sprawling group of buildings - some new, some old - on a big block of land. Parking is scattered throughout, so if you're visiting someone make sure you ask where they're closest too. I spent 15 minutes following from sign to sign to sign to sign so as to find where I was looking for!
    Having said that, the facilities inside the wards are great, and the staff are valuable. I especially love the way the wards are laid out on the inside with views out onto the grounds and/or open air areas actually on the inside of the ward so patients can have time in the open air rather than being locked into an airless ward. The cafe on-site has a fairly good range of foods for visitors and their prices are reasonable too.
    If I have to go to hospital, here's somewhere I wouldn't mind being.
  • Australian War Graves

    Community Service/Non-Profit Pasadena, SA
    Nestled in amongst the Centennial Park Cemetery, this memorial is a special place to remember those who served and made our country who we are. What I especially like about this is it remembers every South Australian who served & has since died - not just people who died in the war. Each has a plaque describing who they served with and their name. My teenage daughter and I spent a lot of time walking through here contemplating who these people were and what they did, and visiting the plaque of a family member who was a POW. One helpful area they'd set up was an alphabetical listing of all names and this made finding his plaque very easy.
    My only wondering is if the inside area could be made a little more attractive - it's got a nice set of water features (and outside has some really attractive emblems) but perhaps a display or two about the wars or those who served would make it more meaningful and entrancing.