Canadian Appliance Source

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90 Ronson Drive Toronto ON M9W 1B6
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Peter from Oshawa
Peter from Oshawa
3 reviews Vaughan, ON
1/10

Fridge,Wall Oven-Microwave, Cooktop, Rangehood, Flue Extension cover, Washer & Dryer

We bought our Weber BBQ from this store a few years back and they gave us a good deal and good service at the time so we decided to use them again for the appliances for our new home.

We already knew what we wanted ahead of time so we went in with a list of model #'s and prices. We ended up saving about $2500 over retail pricing and the experience was straight forward and hassle-free. A preliminary delivery date was set and that was it. We placed the order with them 2 months before our new place closed.

A few weeks went by and I decided to call the salesman to see if there were any issues. He assured me that everything was on schedule. A week before delivery I called again to confirm the delivery date and to ensure there were no surprises. This time the salesman stated that the wall oven and range hood were on backorder. The wall oven was delayed until a week after the initial delivery date and the range hood wasn't supposed to arrive until mid-December yet we ordered these items 2 months in advance! This entire time we did not receive a single phone call advising us of this issue. Electrolux Canada stated that the range hood is a special order item. I came to find out that they did not order the items until 2 weeks prior to the delivery date. If they would have ordered the range hood when we went into the store we would have had it on the scheduled day of delivery.

Anyway, waiting until mid-December for the range hood was out of the question so we ordered it online from the U.S. instead. We received it in less that a week.

Their delivery department sent an e-mail the day before the scheduled delivery date and stated they would call before showing up. The day of the delivery we received no call but the truck did show up within the scheduled time window. Out of all the appliances we ordered we only received 3. The bill of lading showed that the washer and dryer were on the truck but in fact the washer was actually missing. They attributed this to a “glitch” in the system. The delivery guys were friendly and careful not to damage anything in the house. There was confusion with the invoice amount owing as well. I had to tell them what the outstanding amount was and stated that we would not pay for anything that wasn’t delivered. They had to call the office and confirm the amount owing not including the missing appliances.

I called the store the following Monday (they’re closed on Friday & Saturday) to find out what was going on with the missing washer and wall oven. They stated that the washer and wall oven would be delivered on Wednesday. I then told them to cancel the range hood since we managed to obtain one elsewhere.

Wednesday came and we received a call from the delivery guys in the Truck who were waiting outside the house. The sidewalks had been poured the day before so there was no access to the driveway for the truck to pull in. They were trying to convince us to have them come back when the driveway was accessible since they did not want to carry the appliances from the street. They were told this was not an option since the driveway would not be accessible for at least a week. They reluctantly unloaded the wall oven and dryer and brought it into the house. This delivery crew was different from the first crew. They had no regard for being careful with the floors and walls inside the house. Both of them were wearing heavy construction boots (with the cover booties) and did not seem to care about the wood floors. They had careless and ignorant attitudes and thought it was ok to drag the heavy boxes over smooth porcelain tiles in the kitchen. The hardwood floor installer that was there even had to tell them to be more careful. It seemed to fall on deaf ears though. The first delivery crew were a lot more attentive and professional. The second crew were more like a pair of high school part-timers.

Once again there was confusion about what was owing on the invoice. Yet once again I had to tell them what the amount was and they had to call the office (once again!!) to confirm.

In the end, we received all but one of the appliances. All were undamaged except for the fridge which had a slight dent at the side in the back (it wasn’t worth the trouble sending it back for a new one since it won’t be seen anyway) However, the nonsense and incompetence we had to go through was unacceptable. It seemed like once the salesman got his sale we were on our own. As stated before, not a single phone call was received from them to tell us there were issues with the order. We had to chase them.

Our previous appliance experience (with Home and Rural who are no longer in business) was flawless. This ordeal was a disorganized nightmare.

Needless to say we will never set foot in their store or purchase a single solitary item from them ever again. One would think that spending so much money at once would garner some professionalism and service but that does not appear to be the case here.

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I'm sorry you had so much confusion with your experience and that it wasn't more similar to your first time shopping with us. I located your order number and discussed it with the salesman who personally dealt with you and the staff member who coordinated the delivery. I was able to clear up part of what went wrong in your case. It won't change your experience but at least you will hopefully receive a bit more clarity into why things didn't go as you had hoped. I think the first thing that complicated matters was that it was a special order. There are only a few retailers in the industry willing to take on special orders, whereas some won't make them available at all and others, like one of our big-box competitors, drops most of the commission when a sales rep sells a special order rather than pushing the customer to what they currently have in stock, sitting in their warehouses. And even those dealers that do purchase special orders from the manufacturer, do not order and pay the supplier for it until close to the actual delivery date. They don't want to be stuck with the special order sitting in their own warehouse if the customer cancels the order. So, I know just how annoying it must have been for you and and it's unfortunate that orders aren't placed earlier in this industry. It's one of the many quirks of the appliance industry. So, I do want to point out that because we're one of the few retailers that do take special orders we naturally assume more risk upon ourselves for when things go wrong with the manufacturers ability to supply the special order. However, we continue offering special orders to our customers because we receive hundreds of them each week and 99% of the time the entire process is smooth and uncomplicated. In some situations, such as yours, things don't work out quite as we had anticipated and we have to clean up the mess. For that I truly apologize and I hope we regain your patronage one day.

A second apology I'd like to offer is in regards to the delivery team. Throughout most of the year we are able to rely just on our personal delivery teams. As you noted, they have high standards and are very careful with our customers' property. But, there are certain weeks within the year, such as holiday weeks, where there are so many deliveries, that we have to hire a third-party delivery team. We're constantly trying to find the best companies to use and your feedback really helps us narrow the selection. We've asked, and the general feedback we've received over the years is that customers would rather have their appliances shipped earlier by a third-party team than wait until our personal (and more reliable) team can deliver it. So, again, I regret that you had a rough experience with the third-party delivery team and I can only offer you the knowledge that we're using your feedback constructively in regards to choosing delivery teams in the future.

If there's any other way we can make it up to you, please contact me at cs@canadianappliacesource.ca

Mark from Toronto
Mark from Toronto
5 reviews Toronto, ON
4/10

Fridge, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer

When I first walked in I thought this place was great. Large selection of higher quality items that many other retailers do not carry and fantastic prices. This is exactly what I was looking for. The sales team seemed helpful, but not overly pushy. I bought a 24 inch fridge, 18 inch dishwasher and a Samsung washer and dryer. I also purchased installation of the washer/dryer. At the time I was concerned that the washer/dryer might be too big for a condo laundry closet but I was assured it would be fine. Before delivery I did the measurements. I noticed that it was not wide enough, since the plumbing hookups were coming out of the wall too far. I had a plumber in to move this to accommodate it. I also noticed that the depth measurement of the appliances left me with about 5mm of extra space... I called Canadian appliance and asked a sales rep if this would be sufficient and if this measurement included hoses needed for hookup - he said yes. I came into the showroom to measure it myself... no it wasn't. I would need another 4 inches for the exhaust vent hose. I cut a hole in the drywall so that this could be brought in behind the stud. When delivery time came, I met the delivery team in the loading bay. I watched them take the appliances out of the truck and noticed they were extremely rough with everything. They brought everything upstairs and began installing the washer dryer. I wasn't sure if it was going to fit and asked them what they thought. He just said "It gonna be stickin out." I said we may need to cut into the wall a bit more and I was very aggressively asked "WHO!? WHO IS GUNNA PUT A HOLE IN DA WALL!?" I said I would. He laughs and walks away. I lined everything up and cut out the drywall where necessary. It still didn't work. They told me I needed a side vent kit. They left with the washer in the hallway and the dryer in the bathroom. I went back to Canadian appliance and spoke with the manager. The delivery team was hired out since their own employees were busy. My faith was somewhat restored. They told me to buy a 'space saver' and they would have their guys come out to install. They came and were reasonably polite but upon them cutting into more drywall I was told "This is extra you know - I'm doing renovations for you now". Long story short they still could not fit it - the stacking kit put the dryer 3 inches back from the washer. I go back to Canadian appliance and talk to the same manager. They show me a Maytag washer/dryer that stacks one on top of the other and should fit. The next delivery team comes and we managed to get it in, though it took some time (and I was reminded of this when one of them asked me if I was "trying to keep them there all day or what?!"). Besides all this, when the original delivery team delivered the fridge, they were so rough with it that they broke off a back leg. I found it in the loading bay and showed the manager. They ordered me a new one, but ordered the front leg. I explained that they sent the wrong part and they said another one would be sent (about 3 weeks ago - still have not received...). To their credit they did wave the restock fee for returning the Samsung washer/dryer and did not charge me for the second delivery. The Maytag system was cheaper too so I was given a refund for the difference. TL;DR: Great prices, excellent selection, reasonable sales staff service and helpful management team. Terrible third party delivery service and barely palatable in house delivery.

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Andrea in York
Andrea in York
10 reviews York, ON

First Review

6/10

Fridge purchase

I couldn't get out to the store so I had to purchase directly on the phone. The phone call took less than 15 minutes and the fridge was delivered 2 days later during the three hour window they gave us. Also had better deals than some other big box companies. Only problem is that the hinge is one the wrong side! I didn't realize this until today because I wasn't home when they delivered it but hopefully they rectify this problem asap

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Ian from Toronto
Ian from Toronto
2 reviews Old Toronto, ON
8/10

Fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave

Good prices and very knowledgeable sales people. Angelo found us exactly what we needed within our budget. Fulfillment is a bit lacking. They were closed for half of September for holidays and every time I'd call for an update on delivery it was like it was the first time they'd heard from me. They don't seem to keep any notes or records of communications. The delivery guys were great - helpful, friendly and very courteous. They gave me a 4 hour window for delivery and they called me an hour before they arrived.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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DW from Brampton
DW from Brampton
15 reviews Mississauga, ON
7/10

KitchenAid KECC506RBL Cooktop

I looked around for a good deal on a KitchenAid 30" cooktop and I stumbled upon the Canadian Appliance Source website. It advertised a "Brand New Never Opened" cooktop for $499.00.

This price is the best deal that I could find anywhere because it cost hundreds less than the cheapest model that I could find anywhere. Although this model is discontinued, it never bothered me because I was simply looking for the cheapest price possible as this unit is going to be installed at my rental property.

The unit was in stock and it was ready for me to pick up from their warehouse very quickly. So I was rather pleased.

The strange quirks that I discovered after I placed my order was that my purchase is a Final Sale and any cancellations prior to delivery or pick up carries a 25% re-stocking fee. This information was not mentioned on the website page. And this may be a huge turn off for many consumers. For example, if I was purchasing appliances for my home; these restrictions would be a red flag for me. But then again, that is just me.

You can see for yourself: http://www.canadianappliance.ca/product/KitchenAid_KECC506RBL_Cooktops_KitchenAid_KECC506RBL.html

But like I said, I was looking for a "No Frills" bargain anyways. So as long as the product worked and it was cheap. I am happy with that.

Now I can see why the reviews for this company has been UP and Down. I believe that it all depends on what you are looking for. If you are looking for the best and cheapest deals around, then this is your place.

But if you are looking for no hassle returns, or precision delivery schedules like Costco or Best Buy etc.....then you may be disappointed. Maybe I said....

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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Subbu from Etobicoke
Subbu from Etobicoke
1 review Etobicoke, ON
0/10

Range - JCBP630STSS

Poor service. The sales person was rushing to finalize the deal. He was not telling whether the product is available or Not (I was there to purchase a GE electric stove, it was a old model).
I tried calling to know the "Order Status" , the phone# was always engaged.
Please be aware of restocking fee..25%. I will not go this store again.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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monica doe from Toronto
monica doe from Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
0/10

Terrible service

Ordered a dryer online and they gave no indication about their delivery hours. When they called to confirm the delivery they told me that they only deliver between 9-5 Monday - Friday. So if I want to order from them I have to take time off work. I asked them to cancel the order since they couldn't accommodate my schedule and they informed me there was a 25% "restocking fee". 25% Wow. So much for getting a good deal. I guess I learned my lesson.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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leon wieler from Winnipeg
leon wieler from Winnipeg
1 review Winnipeg, MB
10/10

bosch dishwasher

made my purchase via phone and received order promptly. Interior had water in it so i thought it was used. Checked on line and all dishwashers are tested this way. was happy again. dishwasher works excellent at a good price.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Nick from Old Toronto
Nick from Old Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
0/10

Washer / Dryer

I ordered a washer and dryer al
most three weeks ago, sales person at Canadian Appliance assured me it would take one to two weeks to deliver. On Thursday they call me to arrange a delivery for Saturday afternoon, Saturday late morning they call to say sorry they don’t deliver on Saturdays as the warehouse is closed, now I must wait until TUesday next week. I’m not convinced about this company, they offer a great deal take your money and then fail to meet any of the promises they made. Lets hope they improve from here on, I’m not holding my breath.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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With well over hundreds of household appliances shipped daily, fully stocked showroom, and a mega warehouse to keep our inventory fully stocked, we are currently one of the largest retail suppliers of household appliance throughout Canada. Our success has been built on a simple principle: take care of every customer ...
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