On Saturday I had two quotes for shutters. Well, it was truly an eye opening experience and quite hilarious when I think about it now.
Jay, from Bosetti arrived on time and was very professional and organised. He showed me a sample of the shutters and blinds that he could supply. He asked us what we required and advised us on what the best options for our windows would be. He then measured all the windows so that he could give us a precise costing. I was very impressed with the quality of his shutters and since receiving his quote, I am quite happy with the price as well.
However, on the other end of the scale I asked Eshutters for a quote as well. The consultants arrived with a sample that at first glance looked very inferior in quality compared to the Bosetti sample. In fact the sample was dirty and scratched. They proceeded to measure the windows but I could tell there was no precision or attention to detail. The price they quoted was almost the same as Bosetti's and this line almost made me faint, "I won't guarantee that you will be happy with the shutters but I can guarantee that it's cheap". I think he told me that about 4 times and each time it made things so much clearer for me. I knew I was definitely NOT going to use Eshutters. In fact when they left, Princess S and I had a good laugh. She said it looked cheap, felt cheap and was presented cheaply.
So, I guess you know who I'll be going with...