Home Depot Informative - Boycott Home Depot
As a 30 year flooring professional, I urge every consumer to not buy flooring/carpet from any of the big box stores, nation wide chains or large local chains. If you shop a little harder and deal with the small "family owned" stores, you may pay a little bit more, but I am confident you will receive far superior service, and receive a bit of flooring education as well. As a small business owner, I bend over backwards to help educate my clients on what would be the best product for their individual needs, and ensure a world class installation with a lifetime installation warranty.
And your money stays in the local community. Too many consumers are strictly price driven, I say " you get what you pay for ", " buyer beware ".