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Old 2016-03-08, 06:16 PM
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Thumbs up Mattamy Design Centre Discounts

Hello everyone, just wanted to get everyones experience with the design centre and managing to wrangle any discounts? We are looking at spending a rather large chunk of money in upgrades (we will say it is more than 50k) and are wondering if they do any reductions or if we are better to shop around for after market options. I know we had some luck with getting discounts on the architectural upgrades but others have suggested this is the only place they budge. Has anyone managed to get any discounts during their shopping? Please share your experiences.
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Old 2016-03-08, 09:14 PM
WellThatsLovely WellThatsLovely is offline
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I found that the more you spent, the cheaper things got lol
...and if something didn't show up in the system, they just gave it to us for free. Our budget was $37k from the builder going in, but by day 3 we spent about 3x more just because it ended up costing the same overall and it was all done on closing.
I've always thought it was a waste of money getting upgrades through the builder but some things cost more, some cost less, it evens out in the end.
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Old 2016-03-18, 04:08 PM
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Wow, wish we had gotten discounts! All our prices were clearly laid out in the design book and nothing was negotiable.

Pretty much everything is cheaper after the fact but the hassle, etc. might not be worth it. Example:
-We paid about $12/sq ft for our hardwood through Mattamy. Could we have gotten almost any kind of hardwood installed for that price, yes! But we didn't have to worry about having it done later with all our furniture to contend with. But in hindsight, we probably should have saved some $ and had it done ourselves.
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