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Common Carpet Scams - How To Avoid Carpet Scams

By Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert & Consumer Advocate


Carpet Measuring Scams


There are dozens of ways that carpet retailers can take advantage of you. One common Carpet Scam is to OVER-MEASURE or to charge you for more MATERIAL than you actually need. This scam allows retailers to overcharge you by hundreds of dollars and is very easy for them to get away with it. 


How would you know if you are being over-measured? Learn more about Carpet Measuring Scams


In-Stock Carpet - Rolls of Carpet displayed on the showroom floor


Buying carpet off the showroom floor can be a costly mistake. When you see rolls and rolls of carpet displayed in a warehouse type of carpet retailer, those rolls of carpet may be defective or deemed "SECOND-GRADE MATERIALS". What grade of carpet should I buy?


In this case, you may be buying a carpet that has visible or invisible flaws or defects. Once installed in your home, those flaws or defects may become noticeable weeks or even months later. You may not have any recourse if this happens and you may end up with a carpet that does not last as long as you had hoped. 

There is no manufacturer's warranty on "second grade carpet". 


You only get a manufacturer's warranty when you buy "FIRST-GRADE" materials and order your carpet from an authorized dealer. You can save money buying second-grade carpet if you know what to look out for. 


In my ebook, I explain to you exactly what you need to know to save the most money and help you protect yourself from this common carpet scam and many others. How to Buy Carpet Wholesale



Buying Carpet To Meet Your Needs, Goals or Lifestyle


It's not easy to select the right carpet that will MEET YOUR NEEDS, GOALS AND LIFESTYLE. If you rely solely on the advice of a carpet salesperson to make that choice, you may be making a huge financial mistake. 


There are many factors that determine what carpet will work best for you. Read more on my website and I will provide you with the knowledge you need to make informed choices. Carpet Specifications - Fiber type, Face weight, pile density, tuft twist





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It's getting harder to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer these days! That's why I have created my own special list of hand-picked carpet retailers who I believe are reputable, locally owned, give free estimates, offer fair prices, have knowledgeable staff, provide honest measuring and hire qualified installers.  See who I recommend near you

















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