Why is Choosing Carpet so Confusing?
By Alan J
Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
Unscrupulous Carpet retailers
are fully aware that most consumers don't know much about selecting the right
carpet. They also don't want to take the time to educate you, and they certainly
want you to ask too many questions. What do they want? They just want you to
come in and write a check for the full amount without shopping anywhere else. Here are just a few of the ways that you
could become a victim of a carpet scam by an UNSCRUPULOUS carpet retailer.
Not honest or fair: doing things that are wrong, dishonest, or illegal.
don't ask us any questions about your carpet purchase. We don't want you
to know anything about what you are buying"
Unscrupulous Carpet retailers
can very easily overcharge you for
materials and labor. This can easily add hundreds to the cost of your new carpet. You would
never know you were over charged unless you know the trick to safeguarding
yourself from this common type of scam.
Unscrupulous Carpet salespeople
often recommend unsuitable
products. There are always sales contests and other promotions where
salespeople can will a trip if they sell enough of a certain type of product.
What they suggest you buy may not be what you need. Buy the wrong carpet and you
are throwing your hard-earned money away. When your new carpet start looking
worn out and matted down, you'll find that the warranty does not cover that type
of damage. When you call the carpet dealer to complain they will not help you.
often fail to provide easy-to-understand, clear and complete product information.
They want you to buy their products based on their well-advertised brand name. Some mills won't even tell you any specifics about
their products even if you call the manufacturer directly. They just won't
tell you. Why not? They don't want you to
have an easy time comparison shopping. They don't want you to shop around. You
need to learn how to overcome this.
Carpet Manufacturers make it easy for Larger carpet retailers to implement a private-labeling
system to discourage and prevent you from easy comparison
shopping. This means you will see different style or color names and numbers on the
exact same carpets at offered by competing carpet retailers. What does this mean
to you? If you find a carpet you like at one carpet retailer, you can't just
call around to see what the same exact carpet might cost at other nearby carpet
retailers. Why do they use private labeling? Once again, they don't want you to
have an easy time comparison shopping and they don't want you to shop around
for the best price. I can help you avoid this scam.
Unscrupulous carpet retailers
often fail to disclose second-grade or defective material information
to you. Retailers often buy second-grade materials and sell them to you off the
showroom floor. They may not tell you that there is something wrong with the
carpet. In most cases, you won't see the defect until after the carpet
has been installed. There are no refunds on discounted, second-grade carpets. You must not fall for this type of carpet scam, I can show you the secret
to getting a good deal on first-quality carpet.
"I'm sorry that you are unhappy with your
carpet but your carpet warranty clearly states that it does not cover
matting, crushing, fading, or anything else that may have gone wrong with
Manufacturers and retailers fail to provide readily available, clear and
concise, easy to understand warranty and claims information. Good luck trying to
make a claim, they make it very hard to do. Read the fine print of any carpet
warranty and you will see what I mean. Did you keep your sales receipt with
the carpet, pad and installation prices separated? Did you have your carpets
cleaned regularly and keep all your receipts? No? Sorry your claim is
denied. What do you need to know to protect your investment? I reveal the secrets to
carpet warranty claims in my ebook.
Manufacturers fail to provide true-to-life carpet wear rating values and
information that should be readily available to you based on various
and diverse types of consumer applications, instead of the current rating values
based on a typical "family of four" scenario. How to avoid the
manufacturer's flawed carpet rating system trap.
remember, not all carpet stores are unscrupulous. There are plenty of reputable
carpet dealers to buy from, but it's difficult to tell the good ones from the bad
ones. That's why I have created my Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory.
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