In my typical wheeler dealer lifestyle, I first went to the Hunter Douglas dealer at Plaza Las Americas. To try to see if a better price was available I then went to the one at Plaza Nichupte. There was a factory promotion in effect of 30% off the list prices. Both dealers told me that they could not sell for less than the HD published list prices. I already knew that the dealer paid for the installation costs out of their commission, so I suggested if they installed them for free, it would be a good deal for both of us. They declined, so I went back to PLA and tried to get free installation. I failed there as well even after using the old "isn't some profit better than none" logic, which fell on deaf ears, which I had already tried on the PN dealer. So now I had burnt bridges at both of those dealers. Knowing exactly what I wanted I then went to a third dealer, Galeazzi, which is on Coba, a block to the right of La Creperia. There I met Alejandra, who by the way speaks perfect English and used to live in Orlando. The first thing I did was ask what the installation cost per window. She looked at me like I was nuts (maybe I am) and she said "with Hunter Douglas products, installation is part of the price. I told her what I wanted, complete with measurments. She started writing the prices down, took off the 30% promotion, which by the way they run it like a month, don't for a month, etc. etc. Next she did some math and took off some more money. I was watching her write and since I knew where we would end up. I was keeping up fine until then, with my upside down reading. When I asked what she was doing, she explained (this I already knew) that all prices in Mexico are inclusive of IVA. Then, here comes the big surprise. The Hunter Douglas list prices (including taxes) are for all of Mexico. Well, all of Mexico, except at least Cancun and maybe all of QR, has an IVA rate of 15% while here, as we all know, it is 10%. So this wonderful Alejandra was taking off 1/3 of the taxes, that let me remind you, the PLA dealer and the Nichupte dealer, were surely going to pocket, in my opinion. BOTTOM LINE IS THAT I SAVE A COUPLE THOUSAND PESOS and I did not try to negotiate even one peso with Alejandra. The correct tax rate and not getting jammed for installation was a wonderful savings. I probably won't, but I probably should, go back to the other 2 dealers and tell them what they already know, that to me this seems like they are crooks. And both of these owners/managers had the chance to make some profit, rather than none, and both chose to make NONE. ABOUT THE INSTALLATION - Two guys came, right on time and left my place clean and looking good. The lady next door, one floor up, is grateful not to see me prancing around in my undies anymore, and she can no longer monitor the porno on my TV. SERVICE AFTER THE SALE - After the guys left, and I had signed off on the work, I noticed that the "puller" or whatever it is called, on two windows with identical dimensions, were reversed. I made an appointment for today to get this changed. Alejandra confirmed the appointment yesterday, called again today to say the guy was running a few minutes late and asked if it was a problem for me. I am betting she will call me later to follow up and make sure today's work was to my satisfaction. BOTTOM LINE - Hunter Douglas is more affordable than you may think and the quality is supurb. I recommend this firm without any hesitation. If you are considering new blinds, you can reach Alejandra at 884-8174.