How To Buy New
Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
Reveals Insider Secrets to Buying New Carpet at Wholesale Prices, How to
Choose, Where to Buy and What to Avoid!
In this free report, I
discuss the pros and cons you may encounter regarding buying new Carpet at near wholesale prices from
various sources including online and warehouse carpet re-sellers. Carpet re-sellers are mostly located
in, around or near Dalton, Georgia, the Carpet capital of the World!
true that anyone can buy new carpet at near- wholesale prices and save up to
70% on New Carpet. The trick is knowing how to do it without making costly
mistakes. Choosing new carpet may sound
easy and risk-free when you visit their websites or call them on the phone,
but there are many dangers, risks, hazards and pitfalls that you need to know
about... long before you consider embarking upon this potential money-saving
carpet- buying opportunity.
"If you don't
do your Carpet homework, you may end up very
unhappy with your purchase and lose or waste a lot of time & money."
If you really want to
save up to 70% on new carpet and are willing to invest the time and energy it
requires to learn the tricks of the trade, then I can surely help you. But
remember, buying carpet from a wholesale carpet outlet requires that you take
the time to do your carpet buying homework! Otherwise you will not save
time and money!
As an expert in the
field, I can teach you everything you need to know to avoid making common
homeowner mistakes and pitfalls... including how to select the right carpet to
meet your needs, goals and budget and also give you valuable tips and tricks to negotiating your best carpet deal.
These carpet sellers are called by many
different names but they all offer new carpet at discounted prices. Your
job is to make sure you by the right carpet at the right price and have it
installed properly. I can help you achieve that goal. These are the main three
types of carpet re-sellers.
Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers,
Flooring Discount Outlet Stores,
Discount Carpet and Flooring Warehouses
Best & Worst Places to Buy New Carpet
plan on adding my suggestions for those Dalton Georgia Carpet re-sellers whom I feel are
worthy of most homeowner considerations.
Please email me if this of interest to you.
If you are a Dalton Carpet Business, and you want to attract my readers and are
willing to treat them right, then please contact me.
How To Buy Carpet
There are plenty of
reputable carpet wholesalers and just as many not-so-good carpet wholesalers. But
even if you buy from an honest and reputable wholesaler, you still need to know how to do it
right. They are not in the business to educate you, and they won't tell you
everything you need to know.
They are in the
business to sell carpet, and they sell thousands of rolls of carpet every day, every month and every year. These
guys really move a ton of product daily and they don't have time to hold your hand every step
of the way. Did you get that? They don't have time to hold your hand every step
of the way!
must be aware of the following:
how to choose the right carpet for your needs, goals, lifestyle and budget.
able to determine your level of Carpet
Foot Traffic in your home.
Know exactly what
type, grade and style of carpet you are buying, (including quality,
full specifications, durability, warranty, fiber brand, fiber type, stain
the complete, exact and full terms
of the purchase contract, including return policies, your responsibilities and
promises. Every little detail must be written into the contract.
consumer rights, restrictions and responsibilities.
the wholesale carpet business operates.
their carpet delivery and return policies. Restocking fees and charges
the carpet installation process, the cost and independent contracting process.
you must do to prepare in advance, should you ever have a warranty claim.
You can save a lot of
money on new carpet if you do it right, but the key is to be well-informed. In this
report I explain the potential benefits and common pitfalls that you might encounter when
you buying carpet online from a Dalton Georgia Carpet outlet store.
You have a
lot to gain, and you have a lot to lose. Knowledge is power and I can help you
be a winner.
Carpet Wholesale: The
Road to Great Savings...
see those annoying pop-ups, banner and display ads that are shouting "Buy
Carpet Wholesale!" these type of ads are very common on the internet these days. Is it
really true that you can buy new carpet at wholesale prices? The answer is yes,
sort of. Well, maybe. It's quite possible. Let me explain...
The truth is, buying
carpet from an Online Source can be hazardous to your pocketbook if you don't
know what you are doing. On the other hand, you stand to save a ton of money if you
take the time to learn how to buy carpet wholesale "wisely". You
need to understand how the carpet business works before you can make it work in your favor.
Carpet Wholesale is NOT for Everyone
You have to be able
to spend a lot of time talking to salespeople, investigating and researching,
comparing prices and products, interviewing carpet installers and preparing your
home for the final event of having your carpet installed. It truly is a major
event that requires making lots of phone calls, sending and receiving emails,
ordering samples and keeping track of all the details.
It can be mind-boggling
and it's too much work for some people, and I don't want you to think it will be
a quick and easy task. It takes time to work out all the details, it could take
weeks before you get the whole job done. If you try to do it too fast, you could
end up unhappy with the end results. You don't want that. But you do want to
save a ton of money... right?
is Discounted or Second-Grade Carpet?
manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw make thousands of rolls of carpet every
month. They have strict manufacturing specifications they must adhere to.
they make a roll of carpet that doesn't pass their quality control, they will sell it as
Any carpet outlet store or retail carpet dealer can
buy these "second grade" rolls of carpet at a significant discount.
These rolls of
carpet have something wrong with them. It could be a color streaking problem or
the dye was off- color. There could be missing tufts or other surface defects.
The backing could be defective. You may never know why the manufacturer sold it as
makers will discontinue a certain style or color and sell off all they have in
stock to make room for a new style or color. In this case, there may not be
anything physically wrong with the carpet, but the discounted price won't be
attractive as those carpets with an obvious manufacturing defect.
manufacturer will sell these rolls of carpet to a
carpet outlet store for what they feel it's worth, and trust me, they know how to
place an accurate value on a roll of
carpet. Consumers cannot buy carpet directly from the carpet manufacturer, they
must buy from an authorized carpet dealer, online retailer or discount reseller.
to Buy Carpet at a Discount
in the discount carpet business is fierce, so in order to compete for your business,
wholesale carpet outlets advertise heavily and they use the internet to attract customers
from all over the world.
There are literally hundreds of carpet outlet
and reseller stores in
the state of Georgia, with billboards lined up all the way down the interstate
highways. They have detailed websites with photos descriptions of their
products, detailed installation information, customer testimonials, free price
quotes and everything else you might need to know about buying carpet or other
flooring products from them. These are fast-paced businesses that sell tons
of discounted carpet and flooring materials every month.
Sounds good so far,
right? Not so fast! There are a few ground rules you need to be aware of before
you start shopping for discounted carpet. First, I never
recommend buying carpet from any online source that does not have a physical
location and a good reputation, as verifiable through the local Better Business
Bureau. Some Dalton Georgia carpet sellers are well-known for
having national media attention, but that doesn't mean you should let your
Second, Don't believe everything a carpet salesperson tells you. No
matter what questions you might ask, they might just tell you what you want to
hear. "Sure, we can do that for you, no problem!" If promises are
made, no matter how insignificant, get it in writing before you sign on the
Wholesalers Have Limits:
"Fine Print" Can Catch You Off-Guard!
stores also sell products other than carpet, such as vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and
area rugs...all at deep discounts.
Many items they feature are seconds,
close-outs, roll ends, specials, cabin-grade wood products, promotional
Ceramic tile, Luxury vinyl tiles, carpet tiles, vinyl tiles, vinyl planks,
Laminate flooring and many other types of floor coverings you may want to
of what type of material you buy, you need to be absolutely sure about your
choices because there are usually NO RETURNS on any discounted
or second grade products or special offer goods. Period.
if you order "First
Quality Goods" and are unsatisfied (for any good reason), you can return your carpet
or flooring materials as long
you bought the full roll (more than 30 yards) and the material is uncut.
Still, there is a substantial re-stocking fee imposed of at least 15% and the
customer is usually responsible for all return shipping costs. If the
product is defective, the return shipping costs may be covered by the seller or
orders may be returned with a re-stocking fee of up to 70% and the customer
is responsible for all return shipping costs. This makes it almost
impossible for you to win. Yikes!
Shipping... Could Cost You Hundreds
carpet you ordered is not what you expected. What can go
wrong? Everything or anything! The wrong color, the wrong style, you may order a
45-ounce carpet and a 38-ounce carpet shows up. It could be an honest
mistake or it could be the old bait and
switch routine. If the carpet you ordered is not what you receive then you
can send it back right? Not always!
it comes to Carpet Warranties...
are considered responsible until your Carpet is proven to be Defective!
carpet from an online source is tricky to say the least! Mistakes do happen and sometimes
the carpet you order has manufacturing defects that are often unforeseen. If you find that there is a problem with your carpet, then it is your responsibility to prove it,
to get it inspected, and finally to get
authorization to return it. Often you may have to pay a shipping company to return the carpet at your expense
until the final determination has been settled.
the carpet discrepancy is found to be in your favor then you may receive a refund. Who
is the person responsible for making this determination? This is where it can
get sticky. This is where their fine print can come back to bite you in the..... Did you
read all the fine print?
Shipping a roll
of carpet back to the vendor can cost you hundreds of dollars and can be very
difficult and time consuming for you. Just because you paid $80 to have the
carpet shipped to you does not mean that it will only cost you $80 to ship
it back. These carpet sellers have a special arrangement with their local shipping company,
don't. It could easily cost you hundreds to ship a roll of
carpet back to where it came from!
You are also
responsible for getting the roll of carpet wrapped up properly and put back
on the delivery truck. The trucking company does not show up with a forklift
to move your carpet from your garage into the back of their truck. The truck driver
will not lift a finger to help you, as it is not his job. YOU have to
When the shipping
truck (carrier) arrives, it is your responsibility to put the roll of carpet
out of your garage (assuming that's where it is) and into the back of the
delivery truck. Not an easy task when most rolls of carpet weigh in at over
500 ponds or more and the rear deck of the delivery truck is over four
if you buy it... then you
own it. This is where these carpet resellers have you over a barrel. They know that once you figure out what
a huge amount of physical effort it's
going to take for you to load up the carpet into the delivery truck and how much
money it's going to cost for you to ship the
carpet back, and also pay the restocking fee...you will decide to forget
returning it and live with your defective
Maybe you can sell
the roll of carpet in your local newspaper or on Craigslist. This is a very common nightmare that
so many unsuspecting consumers go
through each and every day. You don't want this to happen to you!
to Buy New Carpet at Wholesale Prices... Wisely!
On the other hand,
if you are willing to take the time... you can save a ton of money if you know exactly what you are doing and do all
your carpet homework.
Let me explain how the entire carpet buying process works
when you choose to buy from a Georgia carpet wholesaler.
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New Carpet Locally: The
Safer and Easier Way to Buy New Carpet!
If you've ever been
inside a local retail Carpet showroom no doubt you've seen the racks of carpet samples.
Read through my website to learn how to choose the right carpet and then visit
one of my preferred carpet dealers. Take your time.
Take a few samples home, settle on a carpet grade, style and color you like, get
several estimates and then place your order with the local carpet retailer you
like the best. You will pay more buying locally but in the long run you
will save time, trouble and headaches!
to expect when buying locally: Once you place your order, the manufacturer
will ship your carpet to the local retailer where you bought it or to a local receiving
business. On the day of installation, their installers will
load up your new carpet and padding into their van and bring it to your home and install
it. You need to be ready when they arrive.
Print out my free Before
You Buy Carpet Checklist to see what you need to do before, during and after
you new carpet is installed.
You can usually get the whole job done
in about two or three weeks from start to finish. Your local carpet retailer will take care of all the details,
including installation so you can sit back and relax
until they come out to install your new carpet. Buying locally is much less
stressful less risky too.
worries, but you do end
up paying a little more for the good service you will enjoy. When you buy from
a Dalton Carpet Warehouse or wholesaler, you can save a lot of money, but it takes a
lot more time and effort, and there is certainly a lot more risk involved. If
you have the time to do a lot of research, then buying from a Dalton Georgia
Carpet Reseller may be the way to go!