Carpet Salespeople - Be Careful Who You
Alan Fletcher - Consumer Advocate
Blindly Trust the Advice From Carpet Salespeople!
are a lot of helpful and knowledgeable carpet and flooring salespeople who will
take the time help you
make wise and informed choices.
However, there are many more
salespeople who are not very experienced or knowledgeable enough to help you make wise and informed
How can you tell the difference?
salespeople are paid on commission. This means they make their paycheck based
on the amount of sales they make during their pay period. No sales means no
pay. Some flooring salespeople are so desperate to make a sale that they might say or do
whatever it takes to close the sale.
because they work at a carpet store doesn't automatically mean they are
qualified to help you select the right carpet for your needs, goals and
Salespeople are hired because they are really good at closing the sale,
because they know a lot about the carpet and
flooring products they sell.
of carpet salespeople who initially ask you how much you have to spend on
of carpet salespeople who don't ask you 20 questions about your specific
carpet needs and goals.
of carpet salespeople that applaud every carpet choice you make. Get
several estimates and bids.
of carpet salespeople who expect you to buy right now, and say the sale
price is only honored today.
buy from any carpet salesperson who pressures you or strong-arms you into
buy from any carpet salesperson who you feel is not sufficiently
knowledgeable, honest or trustworthy.
automatically assume that the carpet salespeople you encounter are sufficiently knowledgeable about the products they sell. Many carpet
salespeople are not well trained about the products they sell, they have little or
no "hands on" experience and perhaps even worse,
they often don't really care if you choose wisely.
What they really care about
is "closing the sale" and making as much profit from your purchase
as possible. This advice is not just about carpet or flooring, but in any
situation where you need to make a purchase of significant cost or expense.
From re-roofing your home, to buying a new home appliance... You need to do
your homework and make sure you know exactly what you get for your hard-earned
Never allow any salesperson to make your carpet choices for you!
can't be held liable for your carpet selection no matter what they may have
told you or products they may have suggested or recommended.
If you agree to buy a certain
type or grade of carpet...even if the
salesperson tells you it would be a good choice for you... YOU are
still solely responsible for the choice you make and any future outcome. You cannot go
back and blame the salesperson for giving you BAD advice.
avoid this common consumer mistake, take the time to learn as much about
buying carpet as you can - long before you make any final carpet choices! Get
several bids or estimates and compare them side by side. My website
has dozens of useful pages and information to help you make wise and informed
carpet choices. Learn
all about Carpet
out the hand-picked carpet retailers I recommend
in my Preferred Carpet Dealer Directory, their salespeople are
more knowledgeable about the products
they offer and I am confident they will go the extra mile to help you select the
correct flooring product to meet your needs, lifestyle and goals. Even
so, I suggest you verify all the facts and make your choices based on more than just
the advice of any one carpet salesperson.
Now let me be clear... there are
plenty of honest, hardworking and trustworthy carpet salespeople out there, but there
are also lots of pushy salespeople out there too. The important thing is for you to make
sure you make wise and informed carpet buying choices.
more than one estimate and compare apples to apples. This is especially true
when considering the Carpet Fiber. You cannot compare a Nylon carpet to
a Polyester carpet, or a Smartstrand fiber to a Nylon fiber. These are totally
different products with different characteristics. Learn more
about Carpet Fibers
Check out my
List of Preferred
Carpet Dealers to see who I recommend near you.