Empire Carpet Informative - Be Careful When Empire Carpet Visits Your Home
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I need my carpet replaced in a portion of my home, so of course I contacted several companies including Empire Carpet. You are able to go online and schedule an individual to come out measure the area, show you samples, and give you a price....no big deal. Most of us would be willing to come in with those same measurements and see the samples.
Well a gentleman came out about 3 days after I scheduled the appointment. I wanted a few different prices. One price was of one room, another price consisted of two combine rooms and the third price would be a ball figure of the entire home......OMG!
I couldn't believe with the cheapest carpet and laminate at the supposedly 60% off my small townhouse was going to calls over $5600 to recarpet. But after much recalculating and phone calls the prices magically came down to $3600 and then again to $2600 if I agreed to pay cash and do the next day.
He expressed to me over and over this included all taxes and labor, padding, installation, and clean-up. I asked him who hires someone and doesn't expect labor, padding, and clean-up. He really promoted Empire Carpet as a company that offered something that most companies didn't. I explained to him it was up to the customer to ensure they got what they paid for and I felt he was peddling me a bunch of bull either the price was $2600 to start with or $5600 and non-negotiate this isn't a car dealership this carpet installation.
Needless to say, I asked him to leave and placed a phone a phone call to friend in the textile industry who install carpet. He was able to do my entire townhouse for less than $1300 and there was no haggling.....