Consumers

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BLIND, AWNING AND SHUTTER SUPPLIER

DO'S

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Always check that the blinds, Awnings or Shutters you intend to purchase are manufactured by a BMAA member.

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Inspect samples of the product.

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Get a quote and listen carefully to the advice. Ask about the consultants experience.

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Discuss your requirements with your supplier. Think about insulation, privacy and design.

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Check the length of product warranty. Consider if the company will be able to support the warranty.

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Check the companies website and any consumer comments.

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Get two quotes and that installation is included.

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Check the brand of the product being offered.

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Check if the product is Australian made.

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Check the delivery time.

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Be aware of your consumer rights. BMAA members will always support legitimate consumer rights.

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Check that your quote includes GST.

DON'TS

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Never deal with unregistered businesses.

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Never accept unrealistic prices or large discounts. They are usually false.

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If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

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Never accept an unwritten quote.

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Be wary of aggressive sales techniques. They inevitably hide a nasty surprise.

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Be careful about paying large deposits without proper written documentation.

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Check your payment obligations. Never pay 100% in advance. Pay a realistic deposit.