Courts is one of the largest furniture, electronics and IT retailers in Southeast Asia. Courts boasts of the largest selection of home furnishings, domestic appliances, home entertainment solutions and the latest in digital technology products. It offers consumers a hassle-free in-house payment option that aims to make consumers' dream lifestyle more affordable through the means of installment plans.
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Recently went to the Tampines Megastore to get a set of sofa and was served really well by this sales assistant. My mom couldn't decide on the color, and she was with us throughout, taking different fabric swatches and placing them at the sofa for us to have a clearer view on the color combination.
They have a wide variety of different electronic products, from clothing steamer to a GPS system, they have it all. They also have this 'lowest price guaranteed' thing going on in all of their stores where you can just show them a lower price that is being offered for the same item. And they will quote that amount for you. Quite a good marketing strategy, alongside with their interest free instalment plans, they have indeed garnered alot of support from the public.
One quirky thing would be that, there were only about 15 computer chairs available. Quite a funny sight though because the chairs weren't exactly pretty looking, and for a huge place like Megastore to not have a computer chair that I prefer is quite weird.
Over the years, I can say that I can actually see Courts improving. It used to be this cold, unfriendly store, but bit by bit, it's becoming more friendlier. It isn't as friendly and warm as IKEA, but then you can't always get what you want.
They have a wide range of products, from electricals to furnitures, so it's basically a one-stop shop for your home needs. My parents love Courts for some reason, and we'd always visit their huge Tampines outlet, which would take them hours, until closing time most times.
One thing I do not like about Courts, however, is their constant sales. It's sale after sale after sale. Like, it's come to the point where I don't think people would even care if they miss a certain sale, because a new one would come right up.
High quantity of products, but quality-wise?
I enjoy patronizing Courts because they offer an array of useful products like TVs, laptops, electrical appliances etc. Almost always, I will be awed by the crazy high definition large TVs being displayed for sale. Prices can be crazy high too. Besides the televisions, I like to play around with the demo products displayed around the store.
Recently, I bought a Sony Vaio laptop during one of the sales Courts had. I bought it for a thousand and two, which my mom finds it reasonable. However, after 2 weeks of usage, the laptop seems to lag already even though I have hardly installed any programs. I'm questioning the quality of products Courts provides its customers now.
The good and the bad - Courts has both
I liked shopping at Courts Megamall, for there are always lots to see. Essentially, you can furbish your whole brand new house just by shopping at Courts alone, making shopping less of a hassle and that's the plus point.
On the other hand, on 2 occasions, the delivery services from Courts when I purchased something bulky were horrendous (the first being a sofa set and the second being a washing machine). They arrived more than an hour late, despite having made several calls to the company to request for them to expedite as I'm rushing to go out. Courts would definitely got a higher rating from me if not due to their shockingly late delivery services which I've encountered.
Also, Courts is probably not the place I would go for if I'm looking for a laptop / desktop purchase, unless I need the zero percent installment via credit cards. I probably can get a better deal for them elsewhere.
One stop household retailer
Courts sells everything that you need in your household. It ranges from electronics, to furnitures, to appliances, etc.
Though most of their items are sold at fixed prices, you can still get a great deal if you're lucky as they do have hourly promotions or weekend roadshows. What I like about Courts is that they carry a wide variety of different brands and designs for their furnitures, bed, electrical appliances, electronic gadgets etc. This allows consumers to have more choices to see what suits their household best.
Courts have got a no-interest installment scheme which allows customers to pay in installments without any additional charge. This is great especially for those who are buy many items but are unable to foot out a huge sum of money at one go.
Courts has gone a long way to where it is today. I remembered five years ago when I had to buy quite a number of electronic items for my new house. The prices at Courts were not as competitive as what some electronic neighbourhood stores quoted in online forums. Today, they have improved in their pricing. Nowadays, when I shop at Courts, I know I can get my goods at reasonable prices.
They have also introduced flexi-instalment schemes which is hugely successful for those buyers who can't make the full payment during purchase.
And did I say, they have just been listed in SGX too? Way to go, Courts. ;)
The go-to furniture and electronics retailer
I have visited Courts for many years; since I was a kid in fact. I remember when the Ang Mo Kio branch first opened, and there was a ball pit located on one of the floors - endless joy for me!
They do have a wide range of furniture and electrical appliances. Many a trip in my younger days ended up with my parents either buying a puree blender or something of that equivalent. However, even today, I noted that although an affordable place for many young couples looking to spruce up their homes, be wary of their salespeople. Pushy and often rude, many are mercenaries looking towards their commissions, and would not hesitate to recommend something you do not need just for extra cash in their pay check.
Don't buy something you don't need. Resist the peer pressure, and you'll be fine.
There's good, there's bad
My mum has bought for me a super single bed (with mattress) from Courts. I can say that it's pretty comfortable and lasting as well. However, I find their furniture really expensive. Courts has their own television show where they advertise their furniture and it always appeals to me that the furniture is really cheap or at least, reasonable. However, each time I go there, I'm always disappointed by their prices. I feel that their furniture, especially the sofas are way too over-priced.
Despite that being said, their electronic gadgets/devices are really cheap, especially when there's sales. My dad bought a printer which has the photocopying function at less than a hundred dollar. Although it is a great deal but the printer somehow doesn't function really well now, it's only less than half a year since my dad bought it.
Almost a one stop shop
Personally I think this is a great place to get just about anything. They sell household items such as furniture and electronics which makes it really convenient.
Last year when I was re-furnishing my room I decided to just head there because I couldn't find anything I like particularly at Ikea and Courts was nearby. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised. Courts carried a lot of brands so it was quite easy to find a bed and sofa that I liked. Along with that, I decided to check out the electronics department. It wasn't too shabby but it didn't impress me too much. I was looking for another lens for my DSLR but they didn't carry the specific lens I wanted. However, I did manage to get a digital camera that I liked a lot though.
In conclusion, I don't think Courts is extraordinary or a place I can't live without because products they carry are not exclusive to them and are available anywhere else. However, I do appreciate the fact that it's very convenient because they have a lot of different things ranging from furniture to electronics.
Abysmal service at many outlets.
I usually visit the COURTS outlets at Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio and Funan. I'm normally approached by their salespeople within minutes, which is good. However, when I begin to ask in-depth questions about the hardware I'm looking at, they usually do not know much, if not anything at all.
On quite a few occasions, I've had the experience. of having salespeople actually shying away from my enquiries and pretending to be suddenly busy! I find this level of service to be totally unacceptable.