14 December 2009

Buying Curtains

I remember I spent RM500 back in the year 2000 for a simple curtain which was made a by a local shop. No doubt the fabric is nice but it is rather too expensive for just One medium size window.

While walking at Serikin, I saw many Indonesians selling beautiful curtains. Although the material is not as good as mine, but they are still worth buying. I was amazed by the design and simplicity of the curtains. I saw many people buying the curtains.

The best part is that, we can always bargain the price with the sellers. They are willing to negotiate with the price. But since my intention to go there was not to buy a curtain, i didn't bring any home.

I am sure that, during festive seasons, many people will come here to buy the curtains. I should thank the Indonesians for providing us more choices of curtains and give us more bargaining power. If we buy in our local stores, it is really hard to bargain and we really lose our power to bargain.

We all know that consumers have the right to exercise their bargaining power right? So, why not use it now? If the local stores cannot give us good prices, then we opt to other places right? Hehehe.

16 Reptozian Messages:

Mei Teng said...

I have never bought curtains in my entire life! :)

The ones I use at home were sewn by a relative.

Ms Tikot said...

Curtain kat Serikin kacak2 oi... murah gik ya. hehehe

Emillia said...

I heard about this too, that the curtains they are selling are nice and cheaper... but I never bought curtains there... neither my mom...

http://amieyalen.com

manglish said...

sooooooooo many to choose from :)

eugene said...

Well bro, sometimes we cant equate price with quality, taste and our desire,you know?

but as long as you are satisfied with what you buy,then that's most satifying lio.

take care now bro, and have a great week ahead

Hazel said...

expensive thing will always the best but not many can afford it

Daniel Chiam said...

You cant bargain when you go into a local supermarket and buy stuff, lol. New curtain for new year and new luck? haha

ladyviral said...

I never bought curtains before... I am not a curtain person :P. I prefer blinds... venetian blinds especially ^_^.

lina said...

which reminds me, I need to update my curtains. I've been using the same ones for 4 years!
Sure not cheap to get curtains for the whole house

Merryn said...

my curtains will last me forever.. lol.. i dun change curtains yearly like some ppl do. i'll change it when it rots some day :D

rainfield61 said...

I remember a song.

A room at the top of the stairs.

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wenn said...

i don't hv many curtains..only 2 sets..

Rose Belle said...

I heard that you should always bargain the prices lower when you shop in any Asian flea markets. Is that true? I've never bargain simply because that's the practice where I live. I think the store will call security and toss you out :).

Ayie said...

I just put up a curtain in the living room today...it's getting too cold now so that can help yield the cold. 500 is pricey!

Diane AZ said...

I like the colors of the curtains in your photos. How great that you can bargain for better prices. Because they are so expensive here, I have one pair of curtains the rest of the windows have blinds.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Curtains are so simple to make that we should bargain. If they cannot give us a good price we can make our own.