Carpet Salespeople - Be Careful Who You
Alan Fletcher - Consumer Advocate
Blindly Trust the Advice From Carpet Salespeople!
are a lot of helpful and knowledgeable carpet and flooring salespeople who will
take the time help you
make wise and informed choices. However, there are many more who are not
experienced or knowledgeable enough to help you make wise and informed
choices. How can you tell the difference?
salespeople are paid on commission. This means they make their paycheck based
on the amount of sales they make during their pay period. No sale means no
pay. Some flooring salespeople are so desperate to make a sale that they might say or do
whatever it takes to close the sale.
because they work at a carpet store doesn't automatically mean they are
qualified to help you select the right carpet for your needs, goals and
Salespeople are hired because they are really good at closing the sale,
because they know a lot about the carpet and
flooring products they sell.
of carpet salespeople who initially ask you how much you have to spend on
of carpet salespeople who don't ask you 20 questions about your specific
carpet needs and goals.
of carpet salespeople that applaud every carpet choice you make. Get
several estimates and bids.
of carpet salespeople who expect you to buy right now, and say the sales
price is only honored today.
buy from any carpet salesperson who pressures you or strong-arms you into
buy from any carpet salesperson who you feel is not sufficiently
knowledgeable, honest or trustworthy.
automatically assume that any carpet salesperson you encounter is
sufficiently knowledgeable about the products they sell. Many carpet
salespeople are not trained about the products they sell, have little or
no "hands on" experience and perhaps even worse,
they often don't really care if you choose wisely.
What they really care about
is "closing the sale" and making as much profit from your purchase
as possible. This advice is not just about carpet or flooring, but in any
situation where you need to make a purchase of significant cost or expense.
From re-roofing your home, to buying a new home appliance... You need to do
your homework and make sure you know exactly what you get for your hard-earned
Never allow any salesperson to make your carpet choices for you!
can't be held liable for your carpet selection no matter what they may have
told you or product they may have suggested.
If you agree to buy a certain
type or grade of carpet...even if the
salesperson tells you it would be a good choice for you... YOU are
still solely responsible for the choice you make and any future outcome. You cannot go
back and blame the salesperson for advising you wrongly!
avoid this common consumer mistake, take the time to learn as much about
buying carpet as you can - long before you make any final carpet choices! Get
several bids or estimates and compare them side by side. My website
has dozens of useful pages and information to help you make wise and informed
In the hand-selected flooring stores I personally recommend
in my directory, the salespeople are knowledgeable about the products
they offer. I am confident they will go the extra mile to help you select the
correct flooring product to meet your needs, lifestyle and goals. Even
so, I suggest you verify the facts and make choices based on more than just
the advice of one salesperson.
Now let me be clear... there are
plenty of honest, hardworking and trustworthy salespeople out there, but there
are pushy salespeople out there too. The important thing is for you to make
sure you make wise and informed carpet buying choices.
Check out my Preferred
Carpet Dealers to see who I recommend near you.