Shopping in the city

Shopping is easy from the “Shopping in the City” website. We are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and all year round. You can shop from the privacy and comfort of your own home anytime you wish to. No more hassle for finding a car park, or waiting in the long queues. You do not even need to carry your purchased item; we deliver them to your door step. And that is only because we from “Shopping in the City” love to shop like you do.

New Services have just been set up

To make your visit more pleasurable, Forest Hill Chase is proud to offer that little bit extra through our range of services and facilities.

Centre Management
Centre Management is located on Level 1, near Flight Centre. Our friendly staff will assist you with a range of services, including store information and directories, loan of wheelchairs and strollers, lost property and any other enquiries.

ANZ, Commonwealth and Westpac Banks have full service branches located in Mahoneys Road adjacent to Forest Hill Chase.  In addition to these branches Forest Hill Chase has a number of ATM’s from various banking facilities located in the centre.  Please refer to the Directory listing for locations.

Payments made easy
City of Whitehorse Payments and enquiries can be made at the City of Whitehorse Service Centre on Level 1.
Australia Post on Level 2 offers a variety of services including account payments for Ambulance Subscriptions , Gas, Water, Electricity and Telephone Accounts.

Medical Services
If you require medical attention or medical services, The Forest Chase Medical Centre is located opposite the centre at 63 Mahoneys Road.

Salvation Army Chaplains
Forest Hill Chase provides a Chaplain Service for all staff and visitors to the Centre, offering advice, referral or a listening ear on any life issue. Details are available from Centre Management on Level 1 or you can contact Ashley Davies JP. direct on 0408 346 555.  Ashley is also a registered JP and celebrant.

Waterworks Carwash
Leave your car for a wash and/or detail while you shop. Waterworks Carwash is located in the Basement Car Park at the Mahoneys Road end of the Centre. Telephone 9894 7995.

Baby care
Our new Baby Care Parenting Room, located on Level 1 near the Food Court, is now open. Alternate Baby Change facilities are located and Level 2, opposite Sportsgirl.

Strollers are available free of charge, however bookings are recommended by telephoning Centre Management on 9878 7777.

Highchairs are also available in the Food Court.

Facilities for Customers with Disabilities
All areas of Forest Hill Chase can be accessed by wheelchairs.
A number of motorised and push wheelchairs are available free of charge whilst shopping at Forest Hill Chase. Bookings are recommended by contacting Centre Management on 9878 7777.

Parking bays are available at most entrances and several lifts take customers to all levels of the centre.

Restroom facilities for the disabled are located on Level 1 next to Amcal and Myer and Level 2 opposite Sportsgirl.

Photo Booths
A photo booth is located on Level 3 at the top of the escalator.

Public Telephones
Public telephones are located throughout the Centre.  Locations can be found on the Directory page.

Phone Cards
Telstra phone cards are available from Australia Post, Coles, Priceline, Safeway and Forest Hill Lotteries.

Welcome to Centro Box Hill

Thank you for visiting the Centro Box Hill web site.

We hope you find this site a handy guide for stores you’re looking for, trading hours, what’s happening and discount coupons!

There are even links to every sort of public transport imaginable so you can quickly check out timetables and routes to Box Hill with a simple click of your mouse.

You can also register for E-Savers. E-Savers are exclusive offers and discounts from Centro Box Hill sent directly to your mobile phone or email. They’re free, instant and ideal for people on the go!

Shopping Guide For Box Hill Central’s Customers

Shop by brand

If you want to shop by brand, then there are a few things you need to keep in mind to help you get the best deal. First, it makes sense to make your purchases on a Wednesday because that is the day of the week when the best deals are available. Other than Wednesday, you should also try to make your purchases on a Thursday or Friday because that is when the vendors offer items on sale and at a discount.

Ask for promo codes

If you are planning to buy your items online, then be sure to speak to the customer service representative and ask him or her whether they can provide you with a promo code. Many times, they have access to certain deals that are otherwise hard to find.

Negotiate a better price

When shopping by brand, keep in mind that a sale price is not always the best price. So, it makes sense to shop around. Make sure you have the item number and model number of a product and then check the price at different places to see which one is offering you the best price.

Look for price match guarantees

When you see a sales advertisement, you may notice the ad says the item on sale is available in limited quantities. If you are trying to buy a product that is hard to find, then ask the seller if they will hold the item for you. Also, there are many vendors that offer a price match guarantee. It pays to buy from these vendors as if you can show them a lower price, they will be forced into offering you that or a better price.

Negotiate a better price

When you see the price tag, keep in mind that sometimes the price is not negotiable but there is no harm in trying to negotiate a better price. Of course, there are items that have fixed prices but if you come across a store that is selling items that are cosmetically not in good shape, there is no harm in haggling for a lower price.

Patience pays

Also, it makes sense to wait until you really do need an item. By waiting a little bit, you may be able to buy the item at a discounted price when a sale is on. This is especially the case when shopping for electronic items. When new models are released, the old ones are often sold at a discounted price. So, waiting a bit makes sense as you never know when you will be able to buy an older model for a lower price.

Look for coupon codes

Also, it makes sense to hunt around for a coupon code. If you are Internet-savvy, then you can look for a coupon at a site like eBay. If you are shopping online then look for an online store and search the internet to see if there are any coupon codes available for that store.

Finally, if you are the type of buyer who normally buys from a store, you should expand your horizons by looking for alternatives. The more you look around, the easier it becomes for you to find a store that is selling an item you need at a price you are willing to pay.

Local shopping in Box Hill

How To Choose Essential Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances are a very important part of your kitchen. So, when you are going to add them, you need to learn how to invest your money wisely. The first thing you need to do is decide on your budget. Once you know how much you are willing to spend, you can then research the appliances according to their shape and size as well as price.

Which ranges are best for you?

If you are planning on buying ranges, there are several options available including the classic oven-cooktop which works well with most kitchens. Before you pick a range, you need to look at its price tag and second, you need to check whether it fits in available space in your kitchen. If you are planning on buying an oven, then you can choose between different types including double ovens and wall ovens as well as warming drawers. Finally, make sure you also take a close look at the steam oven.

How to choose a cooktop

Cooktops are an appliance that provides benefits like the flexibility of cooking. You can choose between the electric and gas options. Refrigerators are also important kitchen appliances that you need to choose with care. The first thing you need to do is look at the amount of space that is free in your kitchen to accommodate the refrigerator. Second, you need to look at the refrigerator size, which should be large enough to accommodate all the food you plan on putting in the fridge. Third, you need to choose between the counter-depth and full-depth as well as built-in fridges.

Microwaves are an essential kitchen appliance

Every kitchen can do with a microwave. This is not one of the more glamorous kitchen appliances, but it is something that every kitchen needs. You can pick the built-in model or you can opt for the countertop version. Keep in mind a microwave takes up quite a bit of space. So, you want to be extra careful about which one you buy though it is safe to go with a convection microwave.

Choose your dishwashers wisely

Dishwashers are kitchen appliances that serve a very important purpose. When choosing these kitchen appliances, you need to pick one that is easy to load and which is easy to install at different heights. Ideally, go with one that can take care of small loads and if in doubt, then go with the traditional dishwasher which is equipped with doors that can be pulled downwards. Also, go with one that is built from stainless steel and it is also safe to choose an economy-sized dishwasher.

Pick a suitable sink

Finally, when choosing your kitchen appliances, you want to take a close look at sinks. Though many people give it just a passing thought, the fact is they are important to the way your kitchen functions. There are several options available including the under-mount sink, which usually needs to be installed before the countertops. Sinks are available in many depths and shapes as well as sizes and colors. Normally, you should go with one that is built from stainless steel though you can also go with one that is made of enameled cast iron or even composite acrylic.