Advantages Convenient, Good Offers, Good selection
Disadvantages Wait for fitting
We have recently moved into a house with a lounge/diner. When we went to view the house the vendor informed us that their dog had recently had puppies, all together now, awwwww. When we went back for our second viewing we picked up on the fact that the carpet was a bit grotty in the lounge. We went away, made an offer and eventually bought the house.Picking up the keys was really exciting, this was my first house, a real big step in life, we approached the house, with 2 cars loaded with stuff, after we had found the correct key and taken down the for sale sign we entered our new home. What greeted us was the unmistakable smell of dogs p*ss, and general doggy smells, eugh.
After living with the lounge carpet for a couple of weeks the decision was made that we should think about changing it. Money was an issue so we had to wait longer than we originally wanted to, however during the time while we were saving up we visited lots of carpet shops to see what we could afford.CarpetRight was situated right next to Allied Carpets and as such we were able to directly compare things, we decided to go to CarpetRight as their range appeared much better.
As you walk in the shop you are bombarded with carpet and flooring everywhere you look. There are carpet samples all over the walls, in neat little rectangles, carpet samples in book form dotted around within the first 10 metres of the store, and then there is what we were aiming for, the ‘on a roll’ section. The reason we were looking to buy carpet off a roll was primarily because of cost. Carpets on a roll can cost anything from around £4.99 a metre. The quality is nothing special, but this represents good value for money.We had visited the shop a number of times and thought we had decided on a carpet we both liked, on Good Friday we beat through the crowds, found a parking space and went to buy our new carpet. On looking around the store we were struck by some new signs, ‘What’s this’ we thought ‘50% off, this can’t be true!’ After ascertaining that CarpetRight did in fact have a massive sale on we decided to have another browse around, on the assumption that we would be able to get better carpet for around the same price. We found one and went to find the man, who had already clocked us looking and already asked if we wanted assistance.
The sales assistant was very helpful; he explained that over the Easter Bank Holiday they were adding another 10% off sale prices. ‘Woo Hoo’ we thought more savings. I specifically asked what the cost for fitting and delivery was, as we had got a cost for these from Allied Carpets who volunteered the information. Our fitting cost was just under £70 and delivery was £20. You pay for the carpet and delivery when you order, and pay for the fitting when the chaps come along with the carpet.Armed with the figures we went to ponder the prices and see whether we really could afford it (indecisive… moi?). We decided we could, and on Easter Monday we went back to close the deal. We had already decided that we needed underlay (the original was soaked in aforementioned Dog urine) but that we would use the same gripper rods.
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