Top-Down, Bottom-Up Shades Price Survey

Posted October 5th, 2010 in Purchase by BLINDFinder

As we’ve discussed in our guide to ordering blinds online, price is just one component to focus on when selecting a window treatments vendor. However, price is often a critical factor… after all, you’re most likely purchasing online in order to save money. To this end, we have scoured the web for the best prices available. Below is a chart depicting the results of this survey. We plan to do these surveys on a regular basis varying the focus each time. Today the focus is on the highly versatile window treatment, the top-down, bottom-up shade.

*House brand taken as least expensive vendor brand option
Shade Prices Quoted for 36″ x 60″
Vendor Graber Crystal Pleat 3/8″ Bali 3/8″ Blackout Levelor Accordia 9/16″ House Brand*
Blinds.com $128 $160 $146 $93
BlindsGalore.com $126.40 $151.20 $123.20 $102.40
JustBlinds.com N/A N/A N/A $87
SelectBlinds.com N/A N/A N/A $80.96

As a sidebar, all prices listed exclude current promotions requiring coupon codes, as we felt this skewed the results. Also, the survey doesn’t factor in price matching programs, which can get you a lower price, but can be difficult to get the vendor to act on. For more information on individual vendors and their price matching programs check out our review of online window treatment vendors.

Routeless Blinds Price Survey – January 2010

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in Purchase by BLINDFinder

As we’ve discussed in our guide to ordering blinds online, price is just one component to focus on when selecting a window treatments vendor. However, price is often a critical factor… after all, you’re most likely purchasing online in order to save money. To this end, we have scoured the web for the best prices available. Below is a chart depicting the results of this survey. In this edition of the price survey, we focus on routeless blinds (also known as no-holes and deLight blinds, click the previous link for more information on this type of window treatment). Survey date was 1/21/10.

*House brand prices taken as least expensive cellular blackout option.
Window Treatment Prices Quoted for 36″ x 60″
Vendor Graber Lake Forest No-Holes Hunter Douglas Country Wood deLight House Brand* Real Wood Routeless House Brand* Faux Wood Routeless
Blinds.com $92 $161 $94 $68
BlindsGalore.com $85.14 $189 $94.05 $61.38
JustBlinds.com N/A N/A $88.80 $58.80
SelectBlinds.com N/A N/A $70.22 $44.52

As a sidebar, all prices listed include current promotions (except those requiring a coupon code at checkout). For more information on individual vendors and their price matching programs check out our review of online window treatment vendors.