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Posted by ksoxgrl
Tue, Jun 8, 10 at 11:05
|I just read Colleen's posting about Smith & Noble and to stay away from them. Any opinions about Blinds.com? I've received some swatches for some Graber skylight cell shades and was wondering what people's experiences have been if they've used them. Would welcome advice and other sites as well and if you think it's better to actually go to Home Depot or other place in person for these. Any favorite brands, Levelor, etc. Thanks!|
|Last year I bought custom blinds for 17 windows. I went to Penneys when they had one of their "super" sales. Not only were the treatments on discount but many of the brands had free upgrades for top/down/bottum/up and cordless options. The prices were beating what I could get online plus I opened a charge account and got 20% off and a year to pay interest free. Plus they added on all those coupons they normally have. They don't do the best job advertising their specials so you might be better off going to the store in person and talking to the clerks - they can tell you when deals are coming. |
We went with Levelor roman shades TDBU, Levelor solar shades and Bali cellular cordless TDBU and are very happy with all of our treatments. We bought when the economy was very soft so the turnaround time was very quick.
I notice that this year the incentives are not quite as good so I am waiting for another free upgrade promotion because I have a dozen more windows to finish.
Also, I have never bought from them but the Shade Store is part of Robert Allen. If you buy any fabric from their Robert Allen store you become eligible for a 25% discount from the Shade store. I bought from the Robert Allen outlet (just a 1 1/2 yards!) and now I get the discount.
|Thanks Skyedog. I guess I could check Penney's out. These are for skylights which require track systems. Does Penney's deal in these as well as regular blinds/shades?|
|I've purchased from yourblinds.com, Lowes, and a local/mobile WT business. |
As mentioned above, it's hard to beat JCP prices but I've found them lacking in choices of fabric and blind colors.
Who I decide to go with usually comes down to which store has the color I'm needing. I've found that not everyone carries all colors that are available, especially when I'm trying to match painted trim or wood cabinets!
For something like Roman Shades, I use references from my local fabric store or I go directly to a shop that does WT & upholstery.
Here is a link that might be useful: blinds, etc.
|I used Blinds.com for my Bali TDBU cellular shades in our MB. The price was better than JCP and Lowes at the time (free upgrade for TDBU). I was very impressed with the service and fast delivery.|
|Bedelia, glad to hear you had a good experience with Blinds.com. I ordered some swatches from them but not all of them came in. The prices seem good. I'm just nervious about picking a color that I haven't seen in person. I just ordered more swatches of the same Graber line from Yourblinds.com. Hopefully all of the swatch colors will come in and I can decide on who to go with. Thanks.|
|Anybody have feedback on blindschalet.com and selectblinds.com? I ordered samples from both of them and am thisclose to ordering roman shades and cellular shades from both of these companies.|
|Blindschalet.com was excellent. I ordered 6 faux wood 2" white blinds for our family room and they are perfect. My husband installed them and said it was very easy. I'd highly recommend them.|
|I recently ordered woven wood shades from selectblinds.com. I was very impressed by their customer service. I had questions and called their direct line and received excellent answers. The samples I requested online came the next day. The order came in perfectly filled and the quality appears excellent. |
I've often posted responses to questions re Smith & Noble - they had a nice product, but their customer service was abysmal.
|I've used JustBlinds.com twice. Very happy with them.|
Here is a link that might be useful: JustBlinds.com
|I purchased the Blinds.com's deluxe 2" wood blinds for my front hall, family room, kitchen, master bedroom, exercise room, and 4 more bedrooms over a year ago, and I've been very pleased. When I called to ask questions, the people I talked to were very helpful and pleasant. I placed 3 separate orders over the period of a few months, and all orders were delivered when promised. I haven't had any problems at all with the blinds.|
|Thanks for all of your reassuring replies on ordering on-line and for the great resources too!|
|Hi ksoxgrl! |
Were you the one that was going to try the Barkwood panels from JCP? Did they work out for you? Pics?
I still love mine:)
|Hi luvnlife....yes it was I who ordered Barkwood panels from JCP! I tried them but the color & texture just didn't look good in the room, it killed me to return them at that great price. I tried to figure out a way to use them outdoors on my screened porch but I then chickened out thinking they'd get moldy and fall apart out there. Ugh. I'm going to end up purchasing panels from either Pottery Barn (pricey I know but I love their linen panels) or possibly Ballards or Country Curtains. I'm waiting until we finish painting the room before I decide on a color. Possibly the chestnut or linen color from PB. Thanks for remembering me though!!!! I promise to post pics when the room is done...currently painting DD room at the moment. :)|
|Aww shoot that's too bad....Look forward to seeing what you choose:)|
|I echo ksoxgrl - thanks so much for all the feedback!!|
|I have gotten all of my blinds from justblinds.com. Excellent quality. I highly recommend.|
|I just ordered 2" faux wood blinds from starblinds.com. I got their name off of this forum. I have received one blind already and it is perfect. I was unsure of the color since I didn't have time to order swatches and I emailed their customer service and they promptly answered my questions. What I ordered is exactly what I got and it came quickly. I ordered their Hunter Douglas just before the deadline of when they couldn't sell them online anymore.|
|Another Justblinds.com repeat customer here. Great service, great prices, great product. (Not affiliated in any way) |
|I have been using Selectblinds.com for a while and have been really happy with them. My last order for 2 cellular blinds, I placed online Memorial weekend and received them the following Wed. Because we have 2 cats and our 5 year old grandson, I got the cordless and they were really cheap and look great.|
|I have had good exp with both Lowes and JCP with window treatments & would recommend both. I was a repeat customer of SelectBlinds.com but the last time I ordered, several of the real wood blinds warped. They had very bad customer service so I will not use them again.|
|I have been a repeat customer of http://www.selectblinds.com for many years. Once I did have a problem with some blinds that came damaged, but they were really great about taking care of it when I called in to customer service. They even gave me a free $20 credit towards their one of their other stores http://www.bedding.com. I have been happy with my experiences with that company.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Great blinds company to order from
|I have ordered 5 natural woven shades (lined) from blinds galore.com and they were perfect. Would not hesitate to order again from them.|
|I've done my last two homes with selectblinds.com. Loved them. I had one issue where a valance was slightly damaged so they sent a new one - no questions asked. Otherwise, everything we have order has met our expectation. We've have wood blinds, honeycomb, blackout, cordless and top/down bottom/up from selectblinds.|
|I recently ordered blinds from www.globalblinds.com and their quality for the price was really great, checked prices vs. local places like jcp and lowe's but still came out cheaper. plus they had a whole sections on their website for installation also.|
Here is a link that might be useful: How to Install
|I had good luck with Steves blinds. We bought their own brand, though they carry many major lines. Learned about them here on GW.|
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