DON’T BE FOOLED: HOW TO AVOID SHUTTER BUYING SCAMSApril 1, 2014 3:55 am
Happy April Fools Day everyone. Hopefully you were the one dishing out the pranks today and not being fooled by them!
I want to spend a moment talking about being fooled. Too many companies stretch the truth to get business. It’s not right, but it happens. I’ve seen shutter companies that advertise shutters for $9.99 per square foot, only to find out that their price is really double that (or more) when you look deeper. Some companies reduce their published price by not including important elements you need–like a frame. Some tell you they offer the same products as other manufacturers, when they are not certified or licensed to do so. Here’s how to avoid shutter buying scams.
One shutter company advertised an unbelievable low price. A customer had them come to her home for a quote. Then she called Sunburst. While our advertised price per square foot was significantly higher than theirs, the final bids were very similar. We helped the customer determine the reasoning and discovered that the low-priced shutter company quoted the job at more than twice the actual square footage. When the customer called that shutter company about their calculation, their answer was “we calculate square footage different than other companies.”
At Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions, we pride ourselves on being totally honest with our customers. Fooling the customer is not only dishonest, but it can destroy a business. Total honesty is the only way to build a business. We know that and our people are exceptional at providing an accurate quote at the appropriate price without any games or gimicks. We couldn’t be in business this long – since 1978 – by using dishonest business practices.
So if you’re thinking of adding shutters to your home, please give us a call. We’ll give you honest answers to your questions and an accurate quote. No shutter scams. We’d rather lose your business than win it dishonestly. Sunburst is the one to trust for all your window treatment needs.