How To Buy New Carpet Wholesale
By Alan Fletcher - Carpet Expert and Consumer Advocate
30+ year Carpet Expert Reveals Insider Secrets to Buying New Carpet and Flooring products at near or below Wholesale Prices, How to Choose wisely, Where to Buy and What problems and Pitfalls homeowners need to avoid at all costs!
In this free report, I discuss the pros and cons homeowners may encounter when selecting new Carpet or flooring from various sources including online based warehouse carpet re-sellers. Most carpet re-sellers and wholesalers are located in, around or near Dalton, Georgia, which is the largest Carpet manufacturing capital in the world!
It's really true that anyone can buy new carpet at near- wholesale prices and save up to 70% on New Carpet. However, the trick is knowing how to do it without making costly mistakes. Choosing new carpet may sound easy and risk-free when you visit their websites or call them on the phone, but there are many dangers, risks, hazards and pitfalls that you need to know about... long before you consider embarking upon this potential money-saving carpet-buying opportunity.
"If you don't do your Carpet homework, you may end up very unhappy with your purchase and lose or waste a lot of time & money."
If you really want to save up to 70% on new carpet and are willing to invest the time and energy it requires to learn the tricks of the trade, then I can surely help you. But remember, buying carpet from a wholesale carpet outlet requires that you take the time to do your carpet buying homework!
As an expert in the field, I can teach you everything you need to know to avoid making common homeowner mistakes and pitfalls... including how to select the right carpet to meet your needs, goals and budget and also give you valuable tips and tricks to negotiating your best carpet deal.
These carpet sellers are called by many different names but they all offer new carpet at discounted prices. Your job is to make sure you by the right carpet at the right price and have it installed properly. I can help you achieve that goal. These are the main three types of carpet re-sellers.
I plan on adding my suggestions for those Dalton Georgia resellers whom I feel are worthy of consideration. Please email me if this of interest to you. Email: Alan@AbcCarpets.com
Georgia Carpet and Flooring Wholesalers,
Online Flooring Discount Outlet Stores,
Dalton Discount Carpet and Flooring Warehouses
How To Buy Carpet Wholesale Online
There are plenty of reputable carpet wholesalers and just as many not-so-good carpet wholesalers. But even if you buy from an honest and reputable wholesaler, you still need to know how to do it right. They are not in the business to educate you, and they won't tell you everything you need to know.
They are in the business to sell carpet, and they sell thousands of rolls of carpet every day, every month and every year. These guys really move a ton of product daily and they don't have time to hold your hand every step of the way. Did you get that? They don't have time to hold your hand every step of the way!
You must be aware of the following:
Know how to choose the right carpet for your needs, goals, lifestyle and budget.
Be able to determine your level of Carpet Foot Traffic in your home.
Know exactly what type, grade and style of carpet you are buying, (including quality, full specifications, durability, warranty, fiber brand, fiber type, stain resistance, etc)
Know the complete, exact and full terms of the purchase contract, including return policies, your responsibilities and warranty provisions.
Avoid verbal promises. Every little detail must be written into the contract.
Know your consumer rights, restrictions and responsibilities.
Understand how the wholesale carpet business operates.
Understand their carpet delivery and return policies. Restocking fees and charges
Understand the carpet installation process, the cost and independent contracting process.
What you must do to prepare in advance, should you ever have a warranty claim.
You can save a lot of money on new carpet if you do it right, but the key is to be well-informed. In this report I explain the potential benefits and common pitfalls that you might encounter when you buying carpet online from a Dalton Georgia Carpet outlet store. You have a lot to gain, and you have a lot to lose. Knowledge is power and I can help you be a winner.
Buying Carpet Wholesale: The Road to Great Savings...
Ever see those annoying pop-ups, banner and display ads that are shouting "Buy Carpet Wholesale!"these type of ads are very common on the internet these days. Is it really true that you can buy new carpet at wholesale prices? The answer is yes, sort of. Well, maybe. It's quite possible. Let me explain...
The truth is, buying carpet from an Online Source can be hazardous to your pocketbook if you don't know what you are doing. On the other hand, you stand to save a ton of money if you take the time to learn how to buy carpet wholesale "wisely". You need to understand how the carpet business works before you can make it work in your favor.
Buying Carpet Wholesale is NOT for Everyone.
You have to be able to spend a lot of time talking to salespeople, investigating and researching, comparing prices and products, interviewing carpet installers and preparing your home for the final event of having your carpet installed. It truly is a major event that requires making lots of phone calls, sending and receiving emails, ordering samples and keeping track of all the details.
It can be mind-boggling and it's too much work for some people, and I don't want you to think it will be a quick and easy task. It takes time to work out all the details, it could take weeks before you get the whole job done. If you try to do it too fast, you could end up unhappy with the end results. You don't want that. But you do want to save a ton of money right?
What is Discounted or Second-Grade Carpet?
Giant carpet manufacturers like Mohawk and Shaw make thousands of rolls of carpet every month. They have strict manufacturing specifications they must adhere to.
If they make a roll of carpet that doesn't pass their quality control, they will sell it as "seconds".
Any carpet outlet store or retail carpet dealer can buy these "second grade" rolls of carpet at a significant discount.
These rolls of carpet have something wrong with them. It could be a color streaking problem or the dye was off- color. There could be missing tufts or other surface defects. The backing could be defective. You may never know why the manufacturer sold it as second-grade goods.
Sometimes Carpet makers will discontinue a certain style or color and sell off all they have in stock to make room for a new style or color. In this case, there may not be anything physically wrong with the carpet, but the discounted price won't be quite as attractive as those carpets with an obvious manufacturing defect.
The manufacturer will sell these rolls of carpet to a carpet outlet store for what they feel it's worth, and trust me, they know how to place an accurate value on a roll of carpet. Consumers cannot buy carpet directly from the carpet manufacturer, they must buy from an authorized carpet dealer, online retailer or discount reseller.
How to Buy Carpet at a Discount
Competition in the discount carpet business is fierce, so in order to compete for your business, wholesale carpet outlets advertise heavily and they use the internet to attract customers from all over the world.
There are literally hundreds of carpet outlet and reseller stores in the state of Georgia, with billboards lined up all the way down the interstate highways. They have detailed websites with photos descriptions of their products, detailed installation information, customer testimonials, free price quotes and everything else you might need to know about buying carpet or other flooring products from them. These are fast-paced businesses that sell tons of discounted carpet and flooring materials every month.
Sounds good so far, right? Not so fast! There are a few ground rules you need to be aware of before you start shopping for discounted carpet. First, I never recommend buying carpet from any online source that does not have a physical location and a good reputation, as verifiable through the local Better Business Bureau. Some Dalton Georgia carpet sellers are well-known for having national media attention, but that doesn't mean you should let your guard down.
Second, Don't believe everything a carpet salesperson tells you. No matter what questions you might ask, they might just tell you what you want to hear. "Sure, we can do that for you, no problem!" If promises are made, no matter how insignificant, get it in writing before you sign on the dotted line.
Carpet Wholesalers: The Fine Print Can Catch You Off-Guard!
Dalton carpet outlet stores also sell roll goods other than carpet, such as vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and area rugs at deep discounts. Many items they feature are seconds, close-outs, roll ends, specials, cabin-grade wood products, promotional carpets, Ceramic tile, Luxury tiles, carpet tiles, vinyl tiles, vinyl planks, Laminate flooring and many other types of floor coverings.
Regardless of what type of material you buy, you need to be absolutely sure about your choices because there are NO RETURNS on any discounted or second grade products or goods. Period.
However, if you order First Quality Goods and are unsatisfied (for any good reason), you can return your carpet or flooring materials as long you bought the full roll (more than 30 yards) and the packaging is unopened and uncut. Still, there is a substantial re-stocking fee imposed of at least 15% and the customer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
Special orders may be returned with a re-stock fee of up to 70% and the customer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
Return Shipping Could Cost You Hundreds
What can go wrong? Everything or anything! The wrong color, the wrong style, you may order a 45-ounce carpet and a 38-ounce carpet shows up. It could be an honest mistake or it could be the old bait and switch routine. If the carpet you ordered is not what you receive then you can send it back right? Not always!
Mistakes do happen and sometimes carpet has defects that are unforeseen. If there is a problem it is your responsibility to prove it, then get authorization to return it and then pay a shipping company to return the carpet at your expense. If the discrepancy is found to be in your favor then you may receive a refund. Who is the person responsible for making this determination? This is where it can get sticky. This is where their fine print can come back to bite you. Did you read it?
Shipping a roll of carpet back to the vendor can cost you hundreds of dollars and be very difficult and time consuming for you. Just because you paid $80 to have the carpet shipped to you does not mean that it will only cost you $80 to ship it back. These carpet sellers have a special arrangement with the shipping company, but you don't. It could easily cost you hundreds to ship a roll of carpet back to where it came from!
You are also responsible for getting the roll of carpet wrapped up properly and put back on the delivery truck. The trucking company does not show up with a forklift to move your carpet from your garage into the back of their truck. The truck driver will not lift a finger to help you, as it is not his job.
When the shipping truck (carrier) arrives, it is your responsibility to put the roll of carpet out of your garage (assuming that's where it is) and into the back of the delivery truck. Not an easy task when most rolls of carpet weigh in at over 500 ponds or more and the deck of the delivery truck is over four feet high.
Essentially, you buy it, you own it. This is where these carpet resellers have you over a barrel. They know that once you figure out what a huge amount of physical effort it's going to take for you to load up the carpet into the delivery truck and how much money it's going to cost for you to ship the carpet back, and also pay the restocking fee...you will decide to forget returning it and live with your defective carpet.
Maybe you can sell the roll of carpet in your local newspaper or on Craigslist. This is a very common nightmare that many unsuspecting consumers go through every day. You don't want this to happen to you!
How to Buy New Carpet at Wholesale Prices... Wisely!
On the other hand, if you are willing to take the time... you can save a ton of money if you know exactly what you are doing and do all your carpet homework. Let me explain how the entire carpet buying process works when you choose to buy from a Georgia carpet wholesaler.
Buying Locally: The Safer and Easier Way to Buy New Carpet!
If you've ever been inside a local retail Carpet showroom no doubt you've seen the racks of carpet samples. Read through my website to learn how to choose the right carpet and then visit one of my preferred carpet dealers. Take your time. Take a few samples home, settle on a carpet grade, style and color you like, get several estimates and then place your order with the local carpet retailer you like the best. You will pay more buying locally but in the long run you will save time, trouble and headaches!
What to expect when buying locally: Once you place your order, the manufacturer will ship your carpet to the local retailer where you bought it or to a local receiving business. On the day of installation, their installers will load up your new carpet and padding into their van and bring it to your home and install it. You need to be ready when they arrive. Print out my free Before You Buy Carpet Checklist to see what you need to do before, during and after you new carpet is installed.
You can usually get the whole job done in about two or three weeks from start to finish. Your local carpet retailer will take care of all the details, including installation so you can sit back and relax until they come out to install your new carpet. Buying locally is much less stressful less risky too.
Less worries, but you do end up paying a little more for the good service you will enjoy. When you buy from a Dalton Carpet Warehouse or wholesaler, you can save a lot of money, but it takes a lot more time and effort, and there is certainly a lot more risk involved. If you have the time to do a lot of research, then buying from a Dalton Georgia Carpet Reseller may be the way to go!
It's hard to find an honest and reputable carpet dealer! That's why I have created a 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. Don't take chances... See who I recommend near you!