The best online price by miles, speedy postage, no nonsense service. It's how I like to do business.
Review by Elefherios7 years ago
I bought an Ortlieb rack pack from rock and rescue - it arrived very swiftly and was much cheaper than the same bag almost everywhere else on the web. Bag itself is great, quality you'd expect from ortlieb.
Review by Fransisco7 years ago
I placed an order for some Magnum boots, then spent weeks and weeks chasing them, first i was told that there had been a small delay and that they would be in the post next day.Never ever heard from the company again.Must have written 10-20 emails, then phoned over and over again, always to an answer machine. I still have no idea if i was charged or not as i was in the misddle of clearing out old credit cards etc. this company stinks to high heaven.DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM you will get nothing but heartache and bother.If I could leave 0 stars I would.
Review by Ragnhildur Postica7 years ago
Rang twice to find out where it was, both times got answerphone said they would call back - didn't. Sent two emails, neither responded to. Finally when I got through was told had been dispatched yesterday - that was last Wednesday, now 6 days later got through after three attempts and told had been sent by Royal Mail recorded delivery, she would check with them and phone me right back - that was 7 hours ago. Still no idea whether R&R have sent anything, and lost faith in them - the delivery may or may not be their fault, the lack of response to phone calls or email totally is.
Review by Shifa Tonkes7 years ago
Ordered buffalo jacket 29th January, money taken within 48 hrs. Have sent emails which are unanswered and phone messages left which are never returned. Have spoken to [NAME REMOVED] who say that the reason these companies can exist is because people are not complaining. There is absolutely no customer service . Please do not order from this company as recent reviews would show they really do not care as long as they get your money. I didn't realise I was giving them an interest free loan !
Review by Funanani Asd7 years ago
It's been over three months since I ordered from Rock and Recue but I still feel compelled to detail how absolutely awful this company is. It's run by a complete and utter moron who thinks that dispatching an order weeks after the order was placed is perfectly acceptible. The customer service is also completely an utterly non existent. Don't be fooled by a reasonably professional looking website and a customer service number at the top of the site - it doesn't work - you will NEVER get thorugh to anybody! In the end, I had to threaten legal action like many others on here and this wasn't just an empty threat either - I've had success with this process in the past. However, shortly after the threat of legal action my order turned up. I'll never ever use this company again and yet I'm someone who spends a lot of money on outdoor equipment every year. Rock and Rescue, you're missing out on it you bunch of fools!
Review by Roshene Hüttmann7 years ago
I am having mega problems with this company. a month ago i ordered a jacket from them as they seemed resonably priced etc. the jacket did not say 'out of stock' so i went ahead and paid for it. The payment was taken from my account the day later and i was told that when the order was shipped my tracking ref would show this. Two weeks later it still hadnt changed and when i rang them, i was lucky to get through after about 15 calls, i was told it would be posted that day and there was a problem with Buffalo deliveries. i questioned as to why they took a payment for goods that they didnt have in stock nor labelled 'out of stock'
well the jacket didnt appear nor did my order ref change to despatched.
Today, a full month after i ordered it, i bombarded them with calls and emails, all of which got no reply untill i mentioned trading standards. i then recieved a voice mail stating it would be despatched today!!
Clearly i wasnt gonna fall for that one again so i rang them, less than 30 secs after they rang me and guess what, NO ANSWER!!
i contacted the consumer council and they gave me this advice," if goods prrchased are not delivered within 30 days of payment you can claim compensation for the inconvienience, this would be done through the courts'.
armed with this new information i emailed them and said i would be seeking compensation and also a refund etc etc and lo and behold i get an email stating i will be refunded!!
Isnt it amazing that this company have three phone depts yet every time you call ' all our agents are busy' yet as soon as you threaten legal action they can contact you back??
they are a complete waste of time and i will never use them again and nor will i advise any one else to.
They have a policy of taking your money and THEN they order your goods off the supplier. Hardly a good way to run a business.
A word of advice for others having the same problems, under the consumer protection distance selling regulations 200, if they havnt delivered within 30 days you can claim compensation.
Thankfully they haverefunded and it didnt come to that but if you are having the same problems send them an email quoting this and hopefully they will know that you wont be ripped off lightly.
My last bit of advice is STAY WELL AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY. A QUICK GOOGLE SEARCH WILL SHOW MANY MANY COMPLAINTS!
Review by KaraZorEl Fowling7 years ago
If I could give this no stars I would. Ordered my items first week of December for Christmas and on the 19th of Jan I still haven't got anything. Requested a full refund start of January and was told would get it and order would be canceled and now I don't have the item and no sign of the refund either. Avoid this company - waste of money and time.
Review by Izam7 years ago
Seemed like a good company, but i got very disappointed!
Ordered a Deuter backpack and some other items all was listed as in stock.
The next day, the money was already withdrawn from my account, so I thought the items was on their way.
A month later nothing had shown up, so i wrote them an email.
About 2! weeks after the email, i got one back explaining that they didn't had the backpack in stock and had been trying to contact me.
My email account is working, my phone is working, they could even had send me a letter in those 1.5 months, but I heard nothing..
Worst company ever, don't deal with them.
Review by Bamber7 years ago
Took the money then didn't supply the goods. Fobbed me off for a few weeks then took a while to provide the refund. They advised a refund might take upto 30 days!! Not sure they are aware of review sites like this. Please AVOID at all costs. You have been warned!!! No stars but I have to award 1 to 5
Review by Arren7 years ago
2 weeks and havent received my purchase, no explanation, no response to my email inquiries, no telephone number listed on their site. purchase price taken from my account.
Review by Giaco7 years ago
i ordered a pair of magnum 'safety' boots. when they arrived, they had no safety features at all. their reply was ''they are safety boots. all descriptions are supplied by magnum, not by us'' so i paid over £6 to send them back, they refused to refund postage, even though they are in breech of trading standards law.....3 and a half weeks later and no refund for the boots either! furious!!
Review by Mnik Silgen7 years ago
I placed an order on January 30th for a Deuter wash bag for my sons camping trip. This company proceded to take my money even though the item was out of stock, despite showing the item in stock on line. The company did not contact me to inform me that the item was out of stock.
I waited for two weeks before contacting them to ask about the whereabouts of my purchase. To be fair and at this point I did receive an e-mail to say that they did not have the product that I wanted in stock but that they had a similar item that they were willing to sell me minus 10%.
Unfortunately I was unable to take this option because the similar item was red with spots. Great for girls, not so good for boys. At this point in time I declined their offer and requested a refund.
On February 22nd I received an e-mail to say that a refund had been processed. My sons camping trip has since been and gone and it is now March 5th and I still have no refund!
I have e-mailed this company many times now to question where my money is.
Sadly I have no option but to ring the consumer council for advice on how to take this company to court regarding my money. I do not think they ever intend to reimburse me.
Please do not deal with this company. They have had my money for 5 weeks, which they should not have taken in the first place. Their business practice is criminal and I do intend to expose their criminality through the courts.
Review by Grizelda Ridgill8 years ago
product was as described at a good price, took quite a long time to be delivered (about 1 week).
Review by Cain8 years ago
As i write this review I have been waiting on my order for over 5 weeks!Despite my many calls, messages left and emails I have had no contact from anyone within this company. I find it highly unprofessional they were able able to take my payment just two days after I have placed my order when they clearly don't have my item in stock. This may of been forgivable if someone could of been bothered to respond to my attempts of contact to let me know what is going on. I am actually quite concerned now and feel the only option left for me is to contact trading standards. I notice a previous reviewer has had a very similar problem! This company obviously have little/ no consideration for their customers.
Review by Anastasio8 years ago
I ordered a basket for my daughters bike. Got an email saying they didn't have the one I wanted, but took the money from my account. Phone number doesn't exsist.
Review by Emfrck8 years ago
Great website, great service, enough said.
Review by Reanad Khattra8 years ago
The following is the last of many emails I sent to R&R to which I only received 2 replies. The refund was finally processed today.
Laura / Samantha
I am no longer interested how long this will take, as I have requested a refund. The reason for this is that I am off sick with a cold due to catching a cold from having no jacket for the last few weeks. I have now ordered from another supplier.
Incidentally, I am no business mogul, but can I suggest that the reason you are probably inundated with refund requests is as follows:
You do not reply to emails / calls. Why not?
because you do not fulfil the orders made online. Why not?
because your website software allows customers to order products which are no longer in stock.
Your long standing customer service problems (see web forums) all point to the same problem - lack of communication. A simple tweak of your website software, which is otherwise excellent would solve all of these long standing problems. Having located your business premises on Google Earth, I imagine that you would not physically have enough room to house a large enough customer service department for your current needs.
You may wish to pass this onto your manager for them to consider, as it would make your job a lot easier, but before you do, could you please be a sweetie and give me my money back today without fail.
Review by VWis Nicpon8 years ago
I had ordered a bike trailer with R&R and had no concerns, as their website looked excellent (lesson learned!). I waited for a few days for news on the delivery of my trailer, but nothing came. So I rang. Again and again. No-one ever answered and no-one responded to my voicemails. Likewise with email. Until I looked up the company to find that many others had had a similar experience to myself. The answer seemed to be to threaten to contact Companies House or Trading Standards, which I did. Like the other people, I got an email response within 15 minutes of sending, with R&R claiming they had emailed me 3 days ago to say that they were having problems getting the item from the USA. I asked for an immediate refund, which, thankfully, appeared in my account after 7 days. I have since ordered the same item from Tredz, who sourced the trailer from America and it was delivered within one week of the order being placed. I don't know what is going on with R&R, but I know it isn't right!
Review by MOlympia Wildisen8 years ago
Gave me false information about giving me a refund after ordering an item that was out of stock! I have had no reply to any of my multiple emails for 2 weeks!!
Review by RickKinnaman8 years ago
One month later I have finally received my refund, but not until I mentioned Trading Standards, who, by the way, are extremely helpful!
Rubbish communication, they don't answer the phone, don't reply to answerphone messages, or reply to emails. I really feel that if I hadn't emailed to say I was going to contact Trading Standards, I would still be waiting for my refund. Incidentally, once Trading Standards was mentioned, I received an email within 30 seconds!!!! And a refund within a couple of days.
Review by Zafarul8 years ago
Burley Bee trailure great for kids and for me to keep cycling.
Dueter 250 SQ look thin but are great for summer camping combinded with longjohns.
Review by Bimbo8 years ago
I was really impressed with the website and then the product and its pricing was great. The brand I went for is well known, so that was one of the reasons I chose this particular cycling backpack but the price was far cheaper than any of the other websites that I checked out. I would definitly look at rock and rescue for any future purchases of that nature.
Review by Lecette8 years ago
Found the site easy to use and the updates on delivery and order very helpful. Most of all given where I live the delivery was very quick.