Dear Internet, I Do Not Sell Shutters

I get an email similar to the one below about once a week:

Dear Sir/Madam
I would like to purchase Shutters from your shop.What types of them you have in the size and what would be the prices?What types of payments do you accept? looking forward to hear from you soon.
Craig Mike

and another

Dear Sir/Madam
Am Garry and i would like to order SHUTTERS   from you and would like to know the types and sizes you have in stock as well as the prices and the types of credit cards that you take for payment.Thank you and waiting to hear from you as soon as possible.
Regards, Garry


I also get a ton of comments on this post inquiring about shutters, which are firmly secured to our home, enough so that I’d like to respond.


Dear Craig, Garry, “Am Garry and I,” and other Internet friends looking to purchase shutters,

Thanks so much for your interest! I currently do not have a shutter shop. However, I have seen so much interest in this product that I would consider opening a shop if it can possibly feed my children, pay my bills, and buy me Starbucks.

Why do you see the term “shutters” so much on my site? Well, my blog is called “white house, black shutters” because we originally had a white house (now tan – big shocker! My dad joked that I’m living a lie…) and we have black shutters on our home. Blame it on google search terms. The types and sizes that I currently have are the following:

    • type: vinyl, some cracked near the top where you’d never see it
    • brand: Craigslist, freecycle, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore
    • color: hunter green, teal, brown, black, and burgundy vinyl, spray painted black.


    • price: if I’m tearing them off my house, leaving holes in the siding, and giving them to you, it will be $30 a pair (Home Depot’s going rate), plus an additional $30 to replace mine. Labor not included.
    • types of payment accepted: cash, check, any credit card, but I prefer paypal. You can send that payment to amheasley (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks so much for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Regards, Ann Marie


I’m sure this is some type of spam, but I just wanted to make it clear that at the current time I will not be offering any shutters for sale. I’ll let you know as SOON as I decide to open up shop. ;)

In the mean time, want to see how we paid $3 a shutter (with the cost of spray paint), saved almost $300 dollars, and some awesome before and afters? Check out this post.

Get any fun spam you feel like sharing? I’ve had some of these gems in my saved in my Outlook under “blog post fodder.” My only meanish anonymous comment is in there as well and I can’t wait to respond to that one.. ;)


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