I did complain to the building service center about the main door stiffness. But they are saying this is normal and they will monitor. But what I think is that if anyone of you also think that it is stiff, should complain to them. So that collectively they will look into the matter seriously.
Bare in mind that we are paying for the HDB. We should get what it supposed to be.
If you are buying your bathroom or kitchen accessories from HOE KEE. Use a calculator to count the prices to ensure that they are right before you go.
I just had a very bad experience with them.
The sales person promise to give us a discount for each items.
The receipts printed with prices of individual items different from what is shown on the price tag cos price tag shown after GST but receipt is before GST. All items add up then calculate amt of GST in total below the receipt. Similar to normal invoices used for business transactions between companies.
I did not check on the price of individual items with GST is correct with price tag plus discount cos my mental calculation are not super good. Troublesome to get a calculator from them to count too cos I bought in total 6 items. There is also a queue behind us waiting to pay. I just check to ensure that price of individual items are below the price stated on price tag.
When I reach home, I got a calculator out to count since I'm having a rest after carrying so many heavy things. I was shocked that the price of individual items after I add in GST is the original price without discount given at all.
I called them up and they ask me to go back to the shop immediately (I stay quite far from the shop and I don't drive). I had no choice but to went down again. I suggested that they should have their receipts printed with GST for individual items. They can have they own backend accounting system to calculate price without and with GST for they own accounting records. They need to make things clear to customers.
The cashier told me it has been their practice and no customers had complain to them. If I'm not happy, I can complain to CASE.
Felt sorry for your mishap... during my days of walking in and out of stores... my experience grows... When you walk in stores (Especiallys those in Jalan Besar and Geylang) The first thing I ask, does the price include GST? If the salesman says no... then I would ask him to give me best price in GST... If you do not, they will do the calculation first and add in the GST later. My experience happens in Jalan Besar, I ask the salesman to jot down the items I need and proceed on to the calculation... after calculation and bargining we got a pleasant figure and I thought we have a good bargain... but when we are about to close the deal... the GST kicks in. I am very thick skin to tell the guy, I will consider and shall come back. When over to the next shop, I did the same and the GST kicks in as well. Lastly I decided to change my tactics and ask first... boss... no point you discount $20 for a $300 item and kick in GST later. The man replies... no lah... GST I place in one... then ok lor.. I negotiate and eventually we got the things we want at the price being jotted down by him. The things we have is almost the same from the previous 2 stores.
Got my aircon piping in already. The people from Best Tech is quite professional. They came in explained to me that they have done a few units here and how the piping should be routed. The routing is very long infact (When I see how it ran across my house... I am thinking how lucky that I did not order my furnitures... new measurements and calculation is needed hahahaha The routing done on the ground rather than hidden in the L-BOX and Ceiling. Patrick was kind and went there to help to supervise. Solid services from both Best Tech and Ho Bee.
Anyone here taking HDB bank loan already collected keys? Didn't receive any letter from HDB ask me get ready the loan leh. So when I receive letter don't think it will be for collecting keys. Most likely ask me go get bank loan.
Nichiyobi, I will taking bank loan & still not yet receive any letter from HDB for settling the balances payment. Did call HDB 3 days ago and the officer say Blk 487 will only be ready on Jul09, status just like what we see if log in to MY HDB lor.
Nichiyobi, yes, I already sign the loan agreement with the Bank. The only HDB document I bring to Bank is the one which I print out from 'MY HDB' website. That print out will show the unit I bought, the outstanding balances payment & the status of the flat. U will need to submit your latest CPF contribution history for a certain period too.
hi all, i went to the Seahorse outlet at sembawang shopping centre this afternoon n was attended by a rude and attitude service staff. i wanted to buy a foldable mattress which has an expensive type n a cheap type. so i ask wat is e difference. then the guy staff reply me 1 is cheap n the other is ex loh. i was damm angry n pissed off with his answer n i just walked out of e shop.
Nichiyobi, I loan less than $100K from Maybank. The promotion rate had ended since last month. They took less than 3 weeks to approve the loan. They do offer renovation loan too, but I dun need it. If you loan more than $100K, you can approach more banks to ask for more details.
Btw, any Blk 487 residents here, had receive any letter from HDB regarding the balances payment? As we need to settle the balances payment before proceed to get the key of the house. Thanks.
My kitchen cabinet is completed except for the solid surface. I think it looked fantastic in terms of the work Ho Bee team have done. It was really great. As I am doing an L-Shape kitchen... There was like a 10~15 cm space gap. The contractors did not ignore it, instead, they made a pull out shelf for bottles. I am very happy... they did not consult me or anything and they just go ahead and make it. It's really awesome. Now I have no worries about where to place those bottles. So I strongly recommend Ho Bee for those who needs a contractor.
i got the info frm 1 contractor from showroom in other blk. the worker of 487 told them final inspection had completed on last wed, key are expected to release by 10/Jul. cant assure news is confirm, but at least got an ideal of the timing. hopfully everything went as wat told. haha..
Actually this part i am confused. Are we suppose to get the bank loan ready before HDB inform us? Or they will send letter to us inform us in advance to get ready all the loan documents? The flow of the process is totally like non of HDB biz since they already know we going for bank.
Finn >> Thanks. Will check out your previous posts.
To all >> I have also been stopped by a few contractors. Some even follow me up to my unit while some stalked me and started knocking at my door while some even attempted to open my main door themselves. Luckily I locked it after my first encounter with one who opened my main door and came into my house himself. I find that this is totally unacceptable. This is definitely touting, which is illegal. So frustrating. Totally fed up. Cannot even have some peace to inspect my unit. Haiz...
Nichiyobi, hmm, I proceed to get bank loan first as advise by the HDB Officer lor. I also thought I must get the letter from HDB for balances payment before proceed to get bank loan. But the officer say I should proceed to bank first, as bank also need time to approve the loan agreement which quite true lor.
I have the same experience too. We even have sembawanger who stay in other blocks (for more then 5yrs) came knocking at our doors requesting to view our unit and commented that ours is bigger then their cos their unit is only 80+sq fit and how the shipyard affected them initially etc etc...... About 2 encounters leh in each day we visited our hse. Really feel like our unit is a showflat.
Now, as we have finish renovation, we have people knocking at our doors for installing security feature at the gate, buy locks and asking whether need curtains etc etc...
Sian! Can't even have a peace of mind to clean up my house.
Want to put a ''Do not Disturb'' sign ourside my door liao.
It's definately feels sucky being nice. Those silly ambushed contractors seems to have poor memory... I told one uncle like at least 5 times and everytime I went to my flat... they will still ask me the same question. But now that 490 have taken their keys... there is alot of more peace now... for 490ers... just keep praying 487ers take their keys fast.... hahahaha