Why curtains are so expensive?!!

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  1. samiam

    samiam Well-Known Member

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    Now I am looking for best price for curtains of our windows (PPOR).
    For one large window, it quoted as $2400- but of course there will be 40% discount (as sales season) but still....
    And got to wait 6-8 weeks :eek::eek:
     
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  2. Nemo30

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    $2400? I'd suggest just about anywhere else would be cheaper.
     
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  4. Marg4000

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    Are your windows standard size?
    We went to Curtain Wonderland, curtains for our 2400mm sliding door were around $240 on half price special.
    Of course, if you want custom made they will be much more expensive.
     
  5. qak

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    Curtain fabric can be very expensive - look how many metres of length you would need and you can work that out. Decorators will cost more in comparison to say Kresta or any of the more common curtain/blind places.
     
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    Quality one remembers for a long time, price only on the day

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  7. samiam

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    It wasn’t
    Not a standard size - about 200x 120cm maybe that’s why..keep looking for now...
     
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    To get the best price move to the UK or US and buy them there :p

    Seriously, if you think your quote was expensive try buying them in NZ :rolleyes:

     
  9. Angel

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    So the area to cover is 2 metres wide and has a drop of 120 cm. That is tiny!

    Was the price to include cutting standard curtains down shorter and hemming them? Lining? Curtain rod, fittings and installation? Give me 6 hours and eight metres of fabric......
     
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  10. qak

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    I agree ... gold plated fittings perhaps?
    Or measurements way out, surely no-one thinks that is a large window???
     
  11. datto

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    If the curtains are for a rental and if they're going in a bedroom, insist that the tenant doesn't place the bed too close to them.

    I finished up with some disgusting stains on mine.
     
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    Yew, @datto
     
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    Plumbing Leak or the fibro roof leaking ,are you self managing again ?..
     
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    Thats says more about your acts when you "tested" them. Polishing the curtain rod after finishing ;)
     
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  15. Paul@PFI

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    Many online window furnishing retailers at very good prices. They can cut down on costs by avoiding retail shops and having a single warehouse to service the country.

    Curtains | Blinds Online
     
  16. Blueskies

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    I've picked up cheap curtains for rentals at reject shop etc. I can remember paying $20 for one set!
     
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    Blinds online. Made to measure and very very reasonably priced!!!