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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 2:35 pm

Friends, hi...

Moving apartments in our same complex...one company GB marketing, is quoting $1100 more for a US manufactured roller blind, vs Remaco, a Korean sourced product. Both are Singapore based companies. The fitout is all custom made.

Has anyone any suggestions, recommendations, or any intel on dealing with either company? Any other suggestions would be gratefully appreciated - we are tenants and paying for the new blinds out of our own pocket, so I know some will say go with the cheaper quote, however we also know that because they are custom built then we cannot just take them with us, so there is, to my way of thinking, the opportunity to re-sell to the landlord if we leave the new apartment.

Many thanks in advance, Mr. P

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 4:01 pm

Do you have to get blinds? Can you get lovely fabric to use as curtains and take it with you? Or what about IKEA for blinds? Or something more like a chick blind?

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 4:35 pm

R.N.T - thanks - we want roller blinds as they work with the interior design of the place. We're moving from the same floor-plan to the same floor-plan - just a different floor in the same complex. Our current place has roller blinds, but the "new" place has hideous window curtains. Hence, we thought we would source them locally and ask for opinions.

What's a "chick blind" - I've never heard of them.

Best regards, Mr. P

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Post by road.not.taken » Wed, 03 Feb 2010 6:06 pm

Never heard of 'em?!? Singapore is full of chick blinds... They are the ubiquitous bamboo roller shade that can be a variety of natural colors (although all our exterior ones are black and white) and lined with fabric. Shop keepers have them with info painted on them:

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Post by sierra2469alpha » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 9:09 am

Coolthanks-learned something today at least! Never knew they were called that.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 04 Feb 2010 9:45 am

I had 'em on my black & white as well, but, out of curiosity, I asked my wife about 'em (she lived for over 50 years in black & whites) and she had never hear them called that either, even while the British were still in them. So I guess I learned something new today as well. :-k
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Window Roller Blinds

Post by frank06 » Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:17 pm

Hi Mr P.

Happen to saw your post, just wondering if you still looking for roller blinds?

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