Sun Blinds, Awnings and Canopies…Melbourne Style !
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8 Questions To Ask Yourself
Before You Get SUCKED Into Buying a Blind or Awning!
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Message or a Lifetime of REGRET!!
WHAT’S IT GONNA BE?
OK. so you made it here. YEAAY ! Is there a reason? What now? More pain as you keep Google (ing) and wasting more time as to whom to call for your next free measure and quote. Before you get happy typing away…here are a few gems to get you thinking…unless you lost that capacity as well with all the BS offers and junk available online. Reality check below only if you can handle the truth. CAN YOU?
If you are relying on GOOGLE reviews, we have some some bad news for you. Reviews aren’t always an honest indication or reflection of a product or the company.
As for GOOGLE itself and other social media giants, they’re not what they use to be. There are numerous examples (especially over the COVID-19 period in 2020) as to their fact checking, cancel culture, bias campaigns, privacy issues just to mention a few that are well documented. Didn’t the non tax paying Facebook threated the Australian Government???…need I say more??
So can we really trust any of them?? No!… I didn’t think so either.
As for reliabilty of reviews…what can I say…there is always someone out there who is misaligned, hard done by, not heard, disgruntled, or even worse a lonely issue riddled ‘serial NEGATIVE REVIEW nut’ who puts up negative reviews on anything and everything for all the wrong reasons to get extra points in some irrelevant online competition. Maybe they have other issues and want to be heard…who knows?
Read as many reviews from as many sources, even listen to friend who had experience with the company to get an overall idea. BE ON THE LOOKOUT. Pick up the phone, call the company direct. Make an appointment. Get them to your place for a FREE measure. See how quickly they respond. and how quickly can they be at your place. My experience has been tht unless you want to order 10 blinds all motorised with the latest bells and overpriced whistles, you wont see them around in a a hurry. If it is a small job, every excuse will be made not to come over. Red flags there, rather than relying on dodgy GOOGLE reviews. (Read Testimonials below)
Forget the ‘AS SEEN ON TV’ logos, fancy TV ads and radio ads, made up internet awards on their sites. Even worse, annoying radio ads that drive us all crazy. You need to look much deeper
Here are 8 things to look for:
1. Is it a caring family owned business, a franchise or a large conglomerate owned by foreign investors who are only interested in profit and shipping it overseas?
2. Are the people friendly, honest and easy going or are they pushy because of targets they have to meet? (Read Sharon’s Testimonial below)
3. Do their personnel arrive on time for a measure & quote/installation are polite, courteous, neat and tidy? (Read Maurice’s Testimonial)
4. Do you feel like a NUMBER when dealing with BIG companies or do they make you feel important? (Read Maureen’s Testimonial)
5. Do they offer Personal Service and advice, offering less expensive items over bells and whistles items not needed ?? (Read Keith’s Testimonial below)
6. Where do they source their materials for the manufacture of their blinds from and who stands behind their products?
7. Do they try to sell you top of the range items at all cost that you do not need or do they listen and advise best solutions for you? ( Read Susie’s Testimonial below)
8. Do they quote high ball prices first (to see if you will take the bait) then discount it by 50% – 80% to make it look like you’re getting a bargain.Would anyone believe that a $100K sports
car can be bought for $20K? If you do think that then try this. Place an order for 2 cars with a dealer and see what happens.You’re being had, don’t fall for it?.
BIG is not always better and in many cases can be more expensive. Companies that litter the Radio & TV with annoying ads, freebies and giveawaysmay not always tbe the best way to go. You know the saying: “The bigger the ad, the smaller the product”!
There is a huge number of smaller companies and operators that do not have huge budgets to splurge on TV and radio ads, but still offer a superior customer service and stand 100% behind their products.
Having an impressive showroom staffed by incompetent ‘teenagers’ or “indifferent staff” may not be the best way forward either in your choice of supplier. And let’s be honest, buying blinds is not like buying take away food you consume in one sitting. Experienced staff need to be there for advice and guidance. All adding to your costs.
With COVID-19 challenges in 2020, many business owners have decided to close their showrooms opting to simply operate remotely from home offices. Having a showroom adds to the cost of your blinds the same with expensive radio and TV ads.
Choosing an awnings or a blinds supplier comes down to only a few things.
Forget the fancy vans/cars (especially if the have not been washed), the caps/visors, embroidered shirts (even seniors bowls clubs have them – boring), coffee mugs and fridge magnets (old hat), slick website (images of perfect Million Dollar homes with Hollywood swimming pools and tennis courts – adding to further unbeliveability), laptop presentations (posing as tech savvy progressive company), the CLEARANCE SALES, the FREE INSTALLATIONS or any type of FREE gift if you buy NOW. (Used car dealer and furniture store old school tactics- old hat).
At the end of the day, someone has to pay for all that fancy stuff. And that someone is –YOU!
Look for Promptness, Punctuality, Reliability, Honesty, Integrity and no jobs not being too small or too big.
When you get this combination correct, the price will always be right!
FINAL WORD…CAN YOU HADLE THE TRUTH???
WOULD YOU pay $12 for a loaf of bread that is worth $4?. Even if Curtis Stone, Nigela, Manu and Jamie Oliver all baked it at the same time? Same goes with blinds and awnings. They are only worth so much 24hrs/365 days a year. NOT MORE and NOT LESS. PERIOD!!! Of course unless the Big expensive companies are now making blinds out of 22carat gold. Give me a break!
So before you get sucked into the hype that BIG is BETTER and want ato deal with: a NO BS, NO HASSLE, NO FUSS, straight shooting, tell it like it is, integrity plus, reliable company available for you 7 days a week (now that’s a mouthful) , call us at Suncrest Outdoor Blinds on 03-9753-5221
At the end of the day, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, RELIBILITY, PROMPTNESS should always come first. And finally the price which will always outweigh anything else. Just ask me..I’m Serge Blanko from Suncrest Outdoor Blinds.
MY PARTING SHOT – if you are easily offended, have no sense of humour, easily led by fancy ads and hype, have a need for sunshine to be constantly blown up your backside…don’t bother. We deal with real everyday honest hardworking people. You must be the kind of person with plenty of money to burn. Were are not interested, go elsewhere.
You see my late farther said to me...”Son, Life is too short to put up with people’s BS”. All the Best. Serge
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What Others Say About Us
More testimonials available upon request
10 April 2021
Suncrest Outdoor Blinds is a first class operation. We did the usual shop around for quotes and found that many providers promised the world but then failed to even get back to us in a timely way. Suncrest was different. Not only did they promise, they delivered. Timely, quality product with excellent customer service, including where necessary on a weekend. Our only disappointment was that we can only rate them as five stars rather than much higher! Highly recommended and much thanks to Vlad, Aaron, Josh, Ange and Adam for a great experience and a great product.
Maurice – OLINDA
17th March 2021 Dear Vlad / Suncrest Blinds,
I wanted to write to let you know that our sun blinds that we ordered through Suncrest Blinds are truly fantastic!
I wished to have blinds on my son’s windows prior to Christmas 2020 and Suncrest Blinds delivered when no one else could, thank you!
Vlad this is the second time you quoted me my sun blinds and both times we received incredible service from you and the company. I would truly recommend you Vlad as a wonderful sales person that is also honest and reliable. The sun blinds have been a blessing with the hot days we have been receiving.
Suncrest Blinds said they would deliver good quality blinds and they did, I am truly grateful.
Kind regards Sharon Dyer – Berwick
5th March 2021
Excellent Work! Professional Installation! All around amazing Team!
Thanks to Vlad, Aaron, Josh and Ange, I’ve got my amazing folding arm motorised awning installed, and I love it!
My outdoor space was completely exposed to the sun, all year round, and really I just avoided it during the summer months. I did some research, and was trying to decide on the best option for some form of cover. I didn’t like the idea of a permanent structure, because in winter I would appreciate some sunlight coming through!
I phoned Suncrest Outdoor blinds and spoke with Vlad. I told him what I was looking for, and he agreed to do an in home, no obligation quote. I was extremely impressed with Vlad!
He was on time, and gave a professional, honest assessment of my space, and suggested the folding arm awning. He even advised me on the best options, with a fantastic price!
A few weeks later, I got the call that my awning was ready to be installed! Aaron and Josh showed up, on time, and did an amazing job of installing the awning. They were extremely professional and did their job with experienced precision!
Vlad also came, to make sure I was happy with the job! The first demonstration of the motorisation was mesmerising, It was even better than I hoped for – 10 stars!!!
Next Ange came and completed the electrical work. Again, excellent, professional workmanship was on display! Needless to say, I was extremely pleased with the final result!. Vlad then again came over for a final inspection, and just to make sure I was happy with everything.
The Team at Suncrest Outdoor Blinds, have been amazing from start to finish, and I highly recommend them. It is definitely true, that no job is too small for them, to give that amazing personalised service! Thanks guys for a job well done!
Keith – Ferntree Gully
gailw634 – 11 Mar 2021
Very happy with the service from Suncrest Outdoor blinds. Had new outdoor blinds fitted late January, very happy with them. Installers friendly and efficient. Vlad very helpful.
Gail – Ringwood North
rolfes – 17 Feb 2021
I found suncrest to be professional and prompt with their installation of our blinds. I would recommend them to anyone wishing to install their blinds.
Rolfe & Gayle – Ferntree Gully
susiea235 – 08 Feb 2021
I would highly recommend Suncrest for your outdoor blinds. They were very efficient and helpful when deciding on the best outdoor blind for my outdoor area. They provided me the best and cheaper one for my area and looks great and couldn’t be happier.
Vlad and the team are really great to deal with and recommend them highly. Susie – Rowville
To Vlad and Staff at Suncrest Outdoor Blinds,
Thanks To Vlad, Josh and Aaron for doing such a great job installing our Zip Blinds.They look amazing and we are very happy with them. We will be doing more business with Suncrest in the near future and we highly recommed them.
Doug and Helen Harry – Ferntree Gully
“Recently purchased large outdoor fabric sun blind for my west facing window. Rang company after finding leaflet in letterbox. Could not have at a better time as had been completely ignored at a factory showroom and walked out dejected. Spoke to Vlad and he called in on way home and measured my blind for me, treated me respectfully , made suggestions as to colours for Pelmet and blind to match my black eaves. Quoted price and gave a seniors discount as well to which I agreed!
Quick delivery time. Fitter arrived another expert guy who really knew his job and very efficient. Agreed with Vlad’s measuring as it was a tight spot. Blind was good quality and really looks very modern and trendy.
I’m very impressed with Suncrest Outdoor Blind company especially Vlad. They really Excel on Promptness, Efficiency, Quality and Respectability. Would defy anyone to get a better company. Thank you so much” .
Maureen 0’Sughrue -CROYDON
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