The Worst Places to Buy Carpets

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been discussing the best places that you can go to purchase carpets.

We have talked about everything from mom and pop local retailers to online flooring retailers to shop at home retailers.

All of these places are amazing options for finding your ideal carpet at the best price.

But if you are unable (or unwilling) to take advantage of any of these options, what do you do?

While we cannot make recommendations for you based on your location, we can tell you the absolute worst places to buy carpet.

Ready? Let’s begin.

1. 800 Carpet Dealers

If you have ever had the displeasure of buying a cheap trinket over an 800 number, then you probably know to avoid anything you purchase over the phone.

800 carpet dealers are by far one of the worst places that you can invest in a several hundred or several thousand dollar project.

You are basically asked to purchase expensive carpet without ever really seeing it.

Sound sketchy?

Well, it is.

2. Franchised Carpet Retailers

If you want to get ripped off and buy a carpet that should have been several hundred dollars cheaper only to find a year later that you actually invested in a low quality piece of junk…

Then have we got a deal for you!

Franchised carpet retailers have very low overhead compared to other stores because they have significantly more buying power than other, smaller companies.

Yet in spite of this, they still use private labels to prevent price comparison and enable them to increase prices on low quality carpet.


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