Simonton 5500 - Is this a good price?

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Simonton 5500 - Is this a good price?

#1 Post by njy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:54 pm

I got a quote for $2900(windows only) for 9 Simonton 5500 windows with the following specs:

contoured grids
double strength glass
half screens

The average size is about 30x60.

Also, I got a quote on Harvey Classics for $2100 for the same.

Are Simonton 5500's that much better than the Harvey Classics?

Thanks

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#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:29 pm

Did he steal them off the back of a truck? :shock:

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#3 Post by njy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:33 pm

The Simonton price is from a contractor and the Harvey price is directly from Harvey.

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#4 Post by randy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:37 pm

:shock: Is that an installed price?

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#5 Post by njy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:41 pm

No, I'm asking about windows only.

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#6 Post by randy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:50 pm

I'm not familiar with Harvey windows, but the performance numbers listed on their site look pretty decent.

Simonton's 5500 is a good choice for DIY.

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#7 Post by njy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:59 pm

I'm just wondering if the Simonton 5500 should be over $300 a window? Seems high or is this a normal price?

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#8 Post by EcoStar Remodeling » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:05 pm

High compared to what?

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#9 Post by njy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Compared to nothing, is this a normal price for the Simonton 5500's? The guy giving me the price is claiming that they are his cost.

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#10 Post by Windows on Washington » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:25 pm

Could very well be his cost on those units.

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#11 Post by EcoStar Remodeling » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:34 pm

Could be below his cost. I'm sure he's not making any money at that price.

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#12 Post by njy » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:41 pm

Ok thanks guys, I guess I have to try to decide if the Simontons are worth that much more than the Harvey Classics unless you guys have any other suggestions.

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#13 Post by Wally » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:46 pm

I was quoted $275 for the Simonton 5500 with Low-E and argon gas, but I believe it is single strength.

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#14 Post by HomeSealed » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:21 am

Sounds good... Cost is hard to determine as his true cost will include his time spent on your dealings, shipping and receiving the product, as well as all of his other cost of doing business/overhead expenses like rent, marketing, etc. If he sold them merely for what he paid the manufacturer, he'd be losing money.

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#15 Post by njy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:43 pm

I went out to a couple different places today and was able to find them for just under $2400 so now he is going to see if his supplier will match the price, if not he will use the place I found. It pays to shop around thats for sure.

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