Hello ***. How may I help you?
12:12 pm***Your website was not responding while I was making online orders. I was finalising the last step on Paypal but receiving errors. When I got back, it’s out of stock.
unfortunately we are sold out
***Well, that’s a unfortunate, but your system is misleading and non-operative. Why your website mentioned “you CAN do backorder” but it’s not an option? Why your system still agreed to proceed to the Paypal for payments but end up with an error message?
You rated our customer service as bad.
***I could understand the server is over its capacity but your customer is feeling very bad when they pressed “Pay Now” but it mentioned that your system is no longer accepting backorder any more. Why wouldn’t your system mention that in an early stage?
We do appreciate your feedback if you could please send a message through this link it will be forwarded to the correct department – http://www.harveynorman.com.au/contact-us/
***I doubt with another question, are you human? It’s not a LiveChat anymore so I am forced to leave this chat. LiveChat is responding with automated message.
i am a real person
***Sam, I feel shame to leave you with negative feedback, I have no any other backorder option. Sorry, you are victim half-bot staff member. Have a NICE weekend.
The Harvey Norman LiveChat reply formula (Confidential) = unfortunately + real human + Copy/Paste
From my own experiences, if a iTunes gift card is sold out or out of stock, the store could still make printed out version of voucher. HN, please do not tell me you are running out of the paper!
If you insisted this deal is out of stock, why would you bother with saying you can make backorder of this offer? It’s misleading and cheating for your customers.
Overall, Harvey Norman got poorly designed website (not the worst for this one indeed), unreasonably trained / helpful LiveChat staff, plus misleading instructions for customers.
PS: After the deal was ended, it seems that HN is accepting the order again. HN, what’s your point for Sold Out? humours?