7 Bellevue Street, Tempe
(02) 9519 1513


Mon - Fri 9am - 5:30pm
Sat 8:30am - 3:45pm

User Rating: 2 (17 votes)

Reviews of Salvos Tempe


"Years ago they sold clothes by the kg regardless of the brand. They served two needs by providing affordable cheap items to the community, while raising money for charity. They only fulfil the need to raise money for charity now. The need to help people buy affordable used clothes (that was donated to them for free) has long gone."


"Don’t waste you’re time going to this Salvos. It would have to be the most expensive charity shop in Australia! "


"There is no goodwill at Salvos Tempe, just a company willing to take your good money. The Salvos at Tempe/ St Peter’s is extremely over priced. I do not understand why they need to be greedy and mark the prices at retail cost or even sometimes higher than retail when they have been donated those items for FREE! For a religious organisation this is not only a sin but shameful. NOTE - Salvos Stores and SALVOS online are part of the Salvation Army group charity but they run and function very differently, for starters they are a ‘FOR PROFIT’ business, the revenue from your donated items goes into Salvation Army programs ie it goes into their trust account and then that’s how they pay all the staff… SELL AND BUY YOUR STUFF ONLINE YOURSELF, they wasted far too much time going online anyway. Stuff em."


"I recently bought an Ecosa Mattress from the Salvation Army Store at St Peters Tempe, two differnt staff members told me the $400 Ecosa mattress was excess stock donated to the orginisation and was not a used mattress. THIS IS A LIE - The Ecosa website specifically states that if you are not happy with their Ecosa Mattress product you can get a full refund and your mattress will be given to a charity to then be GIVEN TO A PERSON IN NEED - NOT to on sell it to the public as a 'new' mattress! To me that means that person is getting it for FREE, but no that person is paying for a USED mattress that still cost me $400! I've now had so many issues with Salvos Online and Salvos St Peters Tempe - they do NOT care about the customer and only care about making as much money as possible to fund their own salaries. Unethical and Criminal - ILL TAKE MY MONEY ELSEWHERE. Article from the ABC - Salvos Managment comment on 'used mattresses" "We tend to have that general rule of if I wouldn't buy it or I wouldn't be happy with my friends or family buying it, we won't actually sell it," he said. "If there is a little bit damage then we'll absolutely look at it, but mattresses and couches that have been used and stained, we certainly can't sell those." "


"The prices at this OP Shop are outrageous!! What's happened to the ethos of the Salvation Army? This store is geared towards the elite.. the well paid. $195 for a woollen blanket that has been DONATED? Sheesh! I'm appalled and disgusted that people in REAL need have simply been OUTPRICED. I can shop and buy NEW items that this "business" is charging for second hand. As I said.. it's a business.. no charity heart here. "


"I was almost embarrassed for the staff to have to sell furniture at such unreasonable prices, $360 for one single dining chair, used and fabric needed reupholstering, I have seen them for free on gumtree, not to mention the prices of clothing, may be designer but years old, please stop embarrassing the charity, I was a loyal customer but no more, "


"Totally agree with other comments?...everything is way overpriced,example,record at this store $12..same record in better condition $3...crystal elephant (been there for 6mth or so )$28...same one at salvo warringah $11 ETC...IF YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF!KEEP SHOPPING HERE!! BETTER BARGAINS ELSEWHERE "


"An expensive store, unfortunately. I have bought some good furniture there that was reasonably priced, but the clothes, books and bric-a-brac are far too expensive for those of us on a budget. "


"quality is poor but prices kep going up, one can find the odd bargain but usually stuff is overpriced"


"I agree this so called charity shop is charging too much. I pointed out that their second hand plastic potted plants for which they were asking $12 were available new at Ikea for about $5.00 they weren't even interested. I used to give stuff to Vinnies thinking that those less fortunate would get something cheap and Vinnies would make money for their good causes , now I donate elsewhere.."


"COME ON GUYS...... people who aren't well off need to shop at op shops as they can't afford retail. What are these prices? Very less than charitable.Too expensive. Get a grip and stopping ripping people off. "


"Laughable to say the least. I usually don't bag Op Shops, but felt the need to this time. Rude, uppity Staff, over inflated prices etc. Seriously a JOKE "


"This store is a complete joke. This is not an op shop - more like a rip-off shop. How do they justify some of their pricing when it is more expensive than the items brought brand new. They have so much stuff and running out of spaces - this explains a lot - No one in their right mind would buy your kindly donated goods at these whatever-number-pops-out-of-my-head prices. You are in Tempe, not Vaucluse - maybe you should check out the prices in op shop in more affluent areas, that would be educational. Even prices in antique shops are better than the crap piling up in this store. "


"I don't even know where to start, everything from extremely rude staff to ripping me off $300, this is most disgusting behavior I have ever witnessed from a so called charity. I ordered a bed for close to $300 they never told me the delivery was going to be $70!! when I live down the street!! after finding out about this I asked for a refund which the establishment accepted! after going through 30 minute ordeal of a staff member processing a basic refund I have now found out that they never refunded me in the first place! they have literally stole $300 from me.. to top that off! I called up as soon as I mentioned my name they hung up on me and refused to answer any of my calls! this is literally THEFT. as it wasn't even legally a refund I requested as I never received the good in the first place! what this store has done is HIGHLY ILLEGAL. I've put all of this to the bank and they have confirmed that it is illigal.. now I have bills to pay and no food for 45 days until the bank process my claim. I could potentially become homeless and not be able to start my uni course. this has put huge stress on my life. I'm astonished that a "charity" could do this to someone and simply not care. The government needs to look into the way this charity is being run and needs to take appropriate action to make sure it is closed down and they cannot do this to anyone else. I will not rest until I have this story to every blog and every news out let in this country. DISGRACEFUL."


"I am not a very rich person and I am discuted with the prices in the Tempe salvos store. The prices they charge are shocking and all there stock they receive free. The salvos store at Rockdale is half the price as it's Tempe store. How can they justify this. They aren't helping people but ripping them off. You have to have a good paying job to be able to afford anything from that store. I for one find this disgraceful and the store pricing should be reviewed "


"The truck driver who collects donations for St Peters Salvos doesn't worry about ordinary good manners, so if you're donating, don't expect any. And even though he lowers himself to accept your offering, he'll still show his distaste for whatever it is you're giving. Don't expect a 'thank you' or any other acknowledgement - all he'll do is grudgingly admit he's prepared to take your stuff away. You might feel very bad at this stage, embarrassed about your ratty old junk that you stupidly thought was good, solid furniture. Remember, though, it's not about you. Either the driver has been presented with ratty old junk so often that he now can't tell the difference, or he's just got that sort of personality. But it can make me feel bad to have people look at my stuff as if it's rubbish and they're doing me a favour by taking it away, so I'm putting my stuff on ebay or freecycle in future. "