Redi Shade 3003236 36-by-64-Inch Room Darkening Vinyl Shade with Cord, Dove

Price: $14.99

  • Dove colored vinyl shade features easy corded lift
  • Easy to install with out nails, screws or brackets–simply peel and stick
  • Room darkening shade provides light blocking and shadow-proof privacy
  • Washable and durable
  • Available in 36-inch and 48-inch widths with 72-inch length

Redi Shade 3003236 36-by-64-Inch Room Darkening Vinyl Shade with Cord, Dove

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C. Nolt-Helms December 30, 2009 at 12:14 am

I ordered 4 of these blinds–all in one order! Each shade is in a plastic box and each of those measures about 2″ X 1-1/2″ X ~38-1/2″

However, EACH SHADE of the four I ordered was shipped to me in its own 12″ x 17-3/4 X 40″ BOX–Yes, that would be a 1 foot x 1-1/2 ft x 40 inch BOX for each smaller than 2 inch by 2 inch blind!! Then, of course, to them fit each box is stuffed with a huge amount of crumbled paper so the shade doesn’t move around! I was shocked to come home and find a huge stack of boxes by my front door and appalled to find ONE SHADE in each box–shipped on the same day!!

I am shocked and appalled that Amazon would permit this kind of flagrantly wasteful shipping practice! I read in a review that they had shipped blinds independently to a previous buyer, but I guess I’d hoped they addressed the issue. Apparently, they have not! This is a flagrant abuse of the environment for who knows what reason, but I will not order any more of these blinds–even if I like them–given their wasteful shipping practices! I would encourage others not to purchase these blinds unless you can get a commitment to batch-ship orders of more than one blind!

Rating: 1 / 5

A. Cipriano December 30, 2009 at 1:09 am

Product is excellent for temporary room darkening (or even more permanent if you are careful about installing and perhaps enhancing with minimal window treatment. ) However, please be warned about the packaging. Each of 5 shades came in its own box that was HUGE and loaded with paper. Completely unnecessary as all five could have fit in ONE box 1/3 of the size. It took me 45 minutes to unpack and get rid of all the packaging so I could leave the house (the five boxes completely blocked my entryway. ) I was LIVID and will NEVER order these from Amazon again. I do want more and will go through another retailer. This is obviously the work of a disgruntled or zero-IQ employee that is trying to ruin Amazon’s otherwise great track record. I had read another review mentioning this, but trust me NOTHing can prepare you for the insanity of this packaging. And, to make matters worse, one of the shades was bent! Completely ridiculous. Bottom line: buy these, but NOT FROM AMAZON
Rating: 3 / 5

Jennifer Mosser December 30, 2009 at 2:04 am

I bought these shades for my new home with 30+ windows and until I knew what to do with the window dressings, these work just fine. I like how easy they are to install and how good they look. They are a little tricky to cut with the tool they provide; you need to cut them to size with a hack sawish type tool. . . I used a like ginsu knife (one that cuts through anything) and it seemed to cut o. k. They have 2 draw strings in the middle to pull them up and let down, so to pull them up evenly on both sides, you have to grab the strings in the middle and levvel them. Inexpensive solution until you know what you want to do. . . .
Rating: 5 / 5

Timothy Brady December 30, 2009 at 2:55 am

i looked everywhere to find just what i needed and there it was the thing that i needed
it was so easy to put up , it does what it says, it darkens .
Rating: 5 / 5

T. Platt December 30, 2009 at 3:39 am

Recently purchased these shades for some of my windows until we are ready for more permanent blinds and they are great. They look decent and open and close very easily. I bought more time than I expected until I need to buy “real” blinds.
Rating: 5 / 5

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