Anyone here ever gone window shopping for windows?

@James72 (26829)
Australia
September 6, 2009 10:22am CST
How would you go about such a thing you reckon? Would you even NEED to go to a store that sells windows to window shop for windows? You wouldn't think so! I'm happy to have gotten that off my chest 'cos it's been bothering me for weeks now. Say whatever you like really, I don't mind! Lentils!
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@Wizzywig (7858)
6 Sep 09
Well, you could check them out online or in a brochure I guess but that wouldn't be window shopping would it? I s'pose we have because we've been to the showrooms for a browse to check out styles and prices and I'm sure there will be some where we didnt actually walk through the door... so, yes. Hmm, sooooo, you dont mind what I say.... anything I like..... can I say Purple Poo Pixies?? ...thanks
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@Wizzywig (7858)
6 Sep 09
But James..... surely you realise that I AM a Purple Poo Pixie!!! (Well, more of a lilac but that doesn't alliterate & there is the purple in my hair.... not purple poo of course, not thus far anyway)
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
Yes of course! But I can't be flying you all the way over here at a whim now can I?I had little choice but to try and source my own Purple Poo Pixies to fill the void! What a monumental failure THAT became! Thank God for Barbie.....
@Wizzywig (7858)
6 Sep 09
I dont think I've ever been flown at a whim.... - you could've, because I dont have to be in work till Tuesday lunchtime but I certainly couldn't compete with Barbie (Though I wouldn't want to be her with that Ken....)
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@sandymay16 (1617)
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
Hi, I've been doing window shopping for windows. One day I and my brother went on a window shopping for windows LOL We were looking for a french window. We hopped on the motorcycle and went to the city hardware store and looked for french windows. Then finding nothing, actually just looking at how it's done for the carpenter to make, we went window hunting at big houses we pass by. Then I went window shopping for windows with my cousin who is dreaming of her dream house. We also looked at doors and floor tiles, etc. It was fun.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
16 Sep 09
Hi sandymay Cool! I now have several people that've actually done this! lol. I'm yet to experience the true joys of window shopping for windows myself, but it's on my "bucket list". I tell you what though, you've certainly upped the ante with the window hunting angle! Now THIS sounds like fun! I'd love to hunt windows. What on earth would you use as camouflage wear so you can sneak up on 'em?
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@jheLaichie (4438)
• Philippines
6 Sep 09
oh... can i just look at my neighbors windows instead?! anyways, kidding aside! well we dont do some window shopping just for windows but we have our windows done of some carpentry works and all sorts. we are used to having our houses made. we do buy the doors but with the windows? nah! only if we like to have some grills on them those steel things, i dont know if that is what they are called. and many things too. that is the time we do window shopping for such things. jhelai
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
19 Sep 09
no I haven't. not because you put it like that but because I don't like looking through glass to see another glass I'd rather actually touch the glass I only have 5 senses I should use them all and not use one extensively if you know what I mean
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
21 Sep 09
Personally I like to add a sixth sense when it comes to window shopping for windows and that's "Cheek blowing". You can't look at glass and NOT press your face up against it and blow out the cheeks now can ya? I like the mark it leaves too. It's like my own unique "James woz here" statement that includes my DNA and everything!
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
22 Sep 09
I guess you can also put secret discount coupon that way.. only the ones with 6th sense will notice
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
22 Sep 09
Discount coupons for everybody would mean they'd lose too much money! I think it's a wise move on their part to only offer the coupons to 6th sensers! The bigger the cheek blow, the bigger the discount!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I wouldn't think so either. What good would it do, since it's such a shady operation. With all of the smoke screens and mirrors, how can you be sure that you're looking at what you think you are? Most of the time, when you think you are seeing clearly, you're actually looking at blinds. If you do happen to end up in a window store, you are best served if you bring a baseball with you, and let employees know that you know how to use it, and you are not afraid to do so.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
Perfect! I never considered the basebal bat as a suitable window shopping for windows accessory! I suppose a slingshot would be just as effective too yes? At least one of these would fit neatly into a carry bag! I wonder if Window Salespeople are transparent in the way they deal with prospective customers?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
6 Sep 09
They probably seem pretty transparent. At least until you look at them closely under the light. Then you realize that they only see things one way.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
lol. It's not really want you want in a window salesperson is it? I'd want someone with a bit of flair. Someone with a stained glass type of personality and all vibrant and alive! I'd much prefer to buy my windows from someone like that.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Lentils?..lol I have never went window shopping for windows before. If I did I would head over to our local Lowe's hardware store. My husband being a carpenter has shopped and priced windows for people. But If I was looking for windows I would probably do what I usually do and go look online to try to find what I like or what I want then try to find it in the local stores or as similar as I can get...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
9 Sep 09
Yep, lentils! You got a problem with lentils??? lol. Your Hub's being a carpenter means he gets to window shop for windows all the time then! Lucky fellow! I'd probably start looking online at first too if I needed new windows, but at some stage I'd wanna get on out there and windiw shop for windows as well. I just want to be able to say that I've done it!
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
9 Sep 09
No, no problem with lentils..now if you'd said beets..now that would be a problem..I am with beets like you are with rhubarb.. So you have a bucket list? Things you want to do and accomplish before you meet your maker? Now that would be a good discussion..titled. What's on your bucket list? So what's on your list of top ten things to do before you bite the dust, fall off your perch, give up the ghost, pop your clogs, or you guessed it, "kick the bucket"? 1. Run away for a day and join the circus. 2. Take a trip on the Orient Express. 3. Walk on water. 4. Build a tree fort with all the accessories. 5. Write a letter to everyone whom I love. 6. Visit the North Pole and see Santa's workshop. 7. Name a star. 8. Talk to a politician in Pig Latin. 9. Be in two places at once. 10. Compose a song. I found this list at a a website about a bucket list.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
13 Sep 09
Now THAT'S a bucket list! Personally I decided to start with a lunchbox list and then work my way up to a bucket list once I get more savvy with the concept. I have just the one item on the lunchbox list so far..... 1. Survive today! So far so good.....
@dawnald (84213)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Sep 09
Yes I have! Well it was Richard's thing really, but I went. Lovely double pane windows for the front of the house. And then we moved...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Sep 09
You went to Richard's thing? Lucky Richard! Oh hang on, I completely misread that line..... New windows and THEN you move? Dare to be different yes? At least you can put "have window shopped for windows" on your CV now.
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@dawnald (84213)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Sep 09
Richard wishes... Yes and what an exciting addition to the resume it is too!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Sep 09
I've interviewed countless people before and I'd certainly be impressed if I saw that on a CV! Cancels out an MBA I reckon.
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• United States
7 Sep 09
i replaced half my windows about 10 years ago-i just called a company to come give me an estimate.i can't just walk into a store,all mine have to be custom because it's an old victorian house,with no seeming rhyme or reason to the building. 4 of the downstairs ones were 36x83,so the chances of home depot even having one that size are slim.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
What happened to the other half then? lol. I have mixed emotions here actually. Part of me is thinking how wonderful it must be to live in an Old Victorian style house, yet the other part of me is saddened that you were unable to experience the undoubtable joys of window shopping for windows! So you called a company and they came over with windows? Me, I just order pizza!
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• United States
7 Sep 09
LOL the other half are still the old ones.i have over 30,couldn't afford to do but the worst first.(so bad,the lock was holding them together) pretty much,after they measured them out. ..and then we ordered pizza.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
Ah, so you're a mix-and-matcher? Marvellous! It adds character I reckon! I'm happy to see that pizza entered into the equation too. Pizza goes with pretty much any occasion I reckon and new "old" windows for half the house is as good an occasion as any! When you end up doing the second half of the house, you'll get to order more pizza as well. Everybody wins!
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@riyasam (16567)
• India
7 Sep 09
i was thinking of lentils recently,donot ask me why because i myself donot know ,maybe because lentils are not so common here and i get a craving for the uncommon things!amd shopping for windows in window shopping!!what a delightful idea!i am sure other window shopping lovers would agree with me thay shopping for windows is also welcome idea as long as it is window shopping!!
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
Heya Mable! Why were you thinking of lentils recently then? Of course window shopping for windows sounds delightful 'cos the word "shopping" is in there! I'd be surprised if most women even noticed any of the other words?
@riyasam (16567)
• India
7 Sep 09
ok,here goes,but remember curiosity killed........................i was thinking of some nutritious food to give to my kids and lentils popped in my mind!you have high-lighted one of the specialities of us ladies-to ignore the unwanted otherwise how do you think we put up with men{joking}
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
It's a specialty is it? I would've thought it to be more of a survival instinct? So you;re thinking of feeding the kids lentils are you? Have they threatened to leave home yet?
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@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
6 Sep 09
Hahaha....may be, when I design my own house,I would. I have had for window sills,blinds, curtains but not windows!!! But trust me my father has,several tmes. He is acivil engineer. BTW, have you put off your clown dress or not?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
I'm wearing my clown clothes right now actually! I find that this costume relaxes me and especially when I'm daydreaming about window shopping for windows! I think the window accessories get ALL the attention and it's quite biased when you think about it. It's the window that forms the foundation for all that crap, but it rarely gets the limelight. Viva la windows!
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
6 Sep 09
That's the way of theworld James...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
So the entire world is against windows now? How sad.
@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
6 Sep 09
Window shopping for windows sounds like something I would do, somehow . I am not sure why, but I figure it would be one of those odd things that only a few people can come up with. I consider myself lucky to be a part of that select group that would seriously consider doing such things . Ah... how boring the world would be without it
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
It sounds like fun doesn't it! Door shopping for doors just sounds stupid really, so it's far better to focus on windows anyway. Then again, I suppose you could go door-to-door looking at doors yes? How are the membership levels in that select group of yours going by the way? Is it still just you or did someone else finally show up?
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
6 Sep 09
Shhhhht, James! I can't have any competition of you standard! . Unless you are looking for stocks, we can share the community if you are willing to put in some of your super duper inane powers .
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
Consider it done! Super duper inanity rays are being transported from my brain into the universe as we speak. Try not to stand too close to a poodle though 'cos yappy dogs sap the power!
@Sandra1952 (6051)
• Spain
15 Oct 09
Window shopping for windows is not just a way to pass a Saturday afternoon, it can be a life changing experience. Suppose the exact window you want is encased in concrete in somebody else's house? You would feel deprived if you couldn't have that window. Such deprivation could lead to all sorts of psychological problems, which could ruin your life. It's safer to get the sales rep to call around to your home with sample windows. When he tells you they'll make up the window to your specifications, you're back in the driving seat again. All thoughts of window shopping for windows will disappear over the horizon.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Oct 09
Heya Sandra! Sorry for the late reply, but I've been traveling for work..... I agree with you that window shopping for windows can be a life changing experience and I'm imoressed that you're able to look deep into the essence of something like this. The psychological ramifications are far more serious than people realise too, yes! I can see Freudians in the future asking - "So, tell me about your windows....." rather than asking about the patients Mother and that's a horrifying thought! I wonder what the average therapy hours per week are for a Windows Sales Rep?
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• Spain
26 Oct 09
Hello, James. Window therapy is of course in its infancy, so we can only speculate as to the future. Personally, I can see that the reps must have a clear perspective on what they're selling - otherwise, they'd need a microfibre cloth, wouldn't they?
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
27 Oct 09
Yes, I do agree with the points you've raised here Sandra and from what I've been able to ascertain so far about desirable Window Sales Rep traits, the number one requirement is transparency in all they do. I believe they receive their first cloth when they graduate from Window Selling College and their cloth becomes smaller for every year they serve in the industry. If you ever go window shopping for windows, seek out the rep with a postage stamp sized microfibre cloth 'cos they're likely to be the most experienced.
@savak03 (6692)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Window shopping went out of style a long time ago. Everybody has gotten so busy that now they don't even look at things before they buy them let alone watch them in a store window for awhile until they make up their mind.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
Even window shopping for actual windows has gone out of style too? How terrible! We're all affected by the economic downturn globally, but I never thought that the windows would end up feeling the pinch as well. They must feel very much unloved at the moment.
@savak03 (6692)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Good morning James! Someone here on the lot told me the other day that I was from the wrong country to use sarcasm. I wonder which country they thought had the right?
@p1kef1sh (45696)
6 Sep 09
I have done that thing. A couple of years ago we wanted to replace our windows and we did go round to the window shops, window shopping. Eventually we found what we wanted and then they came to us. Chick peas!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
Chick peas? I think this is what lentils wanna be when they grow up! So we finally have someone that's been window shopping for windows before! Here he comes to save the daaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Mr Pike is on his waaaaaaaaaaaaaay...... You didn't happen to stumble across anything windowy in the style of Provincial Italy meets Clockwork Orange did you?
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
6 Sep 09
"Fava, Fava is that you? Muva, is that man my Fava?" (I overheard this line from a street play being performed by a group of Lima Beans outside a train station in Peru)
@PeacefulWmn9 (10422)
• United States
6 Sep 09
No, James, I wouldn't window shop for windows even at a window shop. I'd make them bring me samples, right to my home, sort of like the vacuum sales people do. They could throw them on the floor and against the walls and such to prove their sturdiness. Or try to set fire to them, to prove their safety features. Hm, now I am sitting here trying to picture a window display full of various windows in the big front window of a window store. Would they be full size? Miniatures? Decorated? Framed? Draped or naked? Hm. Karen
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• United States
12 Sep 09
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
7 Sep 09
You could if you wanted to, but then if you did get to buy the window, would you not have a window that you bought after having window shoppped from a store that sells windows. Carrots
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
This sounds like a bizarre alternative to "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck....." Yes, I would if I could, but the question is if I should? Turnips!
@soooobored (1187)
• United States
7 Sep 09
LOL!! I just did this today, I swear!! I'm in the habit lately of going to Home Depot or Loews and planning my perfect house... today I was pricing windows!! Oh, and PS, I even found a front door I really like
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Sep 09
Hahahahahahahahaha yes, I psychicly knew you had and wrote this discussion just for YOU! LMAO t's pretty impressive that you managed to get a door into the mix as well. I'm all for diversity! Hang on, you didn't see any front door's with little windows in 'em did you? I love those!
@squaretile (3831)
• Singapore
20 Jan 10
Well, I haven't gone window shopping for windows per se, but I have shopped for windows through a catalogue! There are few stores that sell windows, and those that do usually have a huge workshop and not much of a viewing space. Usually in my country, they have salespersons who travel with a pretty good catalogue, and some samples of how thick the grills are and what materials the finishings are made of.
@Theresaaiza (10528)
• Australia
8 Jan 10
Although I am not contented with the windows of our house, I don't think I'd have to bother replacing it for now. Window shopping for windows isn;t that necessary right now so I don't have the same preddicament as you, James. Sorry, can't help.