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Why Do Window Blinds Cost So Much?

I ordered some swatches and just checked the price. One starts at $220, the other starts at $295. I don't think my fucking windows themselves cost that much.

by Anonymousreply 1103/07/2013

Because that's what stupid people will pay.

by Anonymousreply 103/04/2013

Try Ikea or Home Depot/Lowe's. Custom sizes cost a lot more.

by Anonymousreply 203/04/2013

I'd like to know why mattresses are so expensive. Actually, all furniture in general is outrageous.

by Anonymousreply 303/04/2013

They're expensive because they're not made by slave labor in China, Bangadesh or India.

This is what dumb ass Americans don't realize: they crap they buy at Walmart, Ikea and Target comes with a hidden price tag and eventually Americans themselves will be paying that price.

by Anonymousreply 403/04/2013

I think my boss once said that his wife paid $10,000 for their blinds.

by Anonymousreply 503/04/2013

Anything that requires sewing will be expensive. It pretty much still needs to be done by hand. Binds require a lot of hand assembly as well. Also, you are not buying quilting cotton at $7.00 a yard. Most curtain fabric is 54"- 60" wide.

If you cannot understand the difference in complexity between a window and a blind then, you need to look less at the price tag and learn more about what you are buying.

by Anonymousreply 603/04/2013

Custom widow treatments can be expensive, but are worth it.

Having said that, if you are some slob with a $400 couch and eating off of folding dinner trays, then go for the $30 blinds at Lowe's.

by Anonymousreply 703/04/2013

I think my cheap landlord gets these plastic ones for about $10 per window.

by Anonymousreply 803/04/2013

If you touch them, they break.

by Anonymousreply 903/04/2013

They seem to have gone up 5x in price in the last few years

by Anonymousreply 1003/07/2013

I bought good Hunter Douglas ones 18 years ago and gulped at the (then) price of 200.00 each. They still look good, and the 3 times cords have broken (all done by kids) I took the blind to the store- paid 15.00-and they shipped the fixed blind to the house in a week.

Quality can be worth it.

by Anonymousreply 1103/07/2013
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