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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by securespark, 31 Dec 2018.

  1. securespark

    securespark

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    Just gone to Carpetright for a quote and they want 30 quid for delivery.......?
    Surely it comes with the fitter?

    They also want 1.89 for each metre of gripperrod (49p elsewhere on line) and 5 quid for each m2 of 6mm underlay (99p online).

    CR's 11mm underlay is 14 quid/m2 compared to 4.33 for 12mm Plushwalk, considered the best underlay around.

    I know everybody has to make a living, but those prices are very steep....

    To have a room 3.5m x 2.5m underlayed and carpeted in 11.99/m2 carpet (with 2m of gripperrod - the rest is OK) would cost us £252....

    Am I a miserable old fart?
     
  2. Tigercubrider

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    Can you provide your own underlay and gripper, and collect the carpet?
    I have bought two £50 bits of vinyl from CR and just picked them up a few days later
     
  3. nauseous

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    They're a business, they tend to like to make money. Tho i don't think they're doing very well atm.
    The 99p a sq mtr underlay will be carp.
     
  4. KenGMac

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    Just goes to show the cost of TV advertising, comes home when the firm advertising passes on their TV costs to the punter in the street?
     
  5. conny

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    I once played CarpetRight off against a rival called CarpetWorld. Both on the same trading estate, both selling the exactly the same carpet but CW was £1 cheaper per sq/mtr.
    Carpet was £24.99 metre in CR and £23.99 metre in CW. Got CR to reduce to £22.99 the went back to CW. They reduced by another £1 so went back to CR.
    This went on until it got down to £15.99 at CW with free underlay, free grippers and free fitting. CR threw their hand in at that saying they couldn't compete. So I got my carpet (22sq/mtrs) supplied and fitted completely for around £350 something, instead of the original lower price which was way over £600
    Being a good quality carpet at that price in the early 90's it was still going strong when I sold the house in 2013
     
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  6. Notch7

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    Yes :ROFLMAO:
     
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  7. securespark

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    Fair comment, I think every year that goes by I get more miserable!
    It goes without saying I get older too, and I've always been farty!
     
  8. Ian H

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    I got carpets last year, for exactly the same carpet with a better underlay we paid much less.

    Carpetright £2872.55
    Local Guy £2126.00

    Saving £746.55 :D
     
  9. HawkEye244

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    I experienced the same from Carpet Right, they will go bust within ten years.
     
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    Carpet Right have been close to going bust several times
     
  11. HawkEye244

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    So have hmv and look the inevitable has happened. It's just a matter of time for Carpet Right.
     
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  12. I wouldn't buy from CR.
     
  13. norseman

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    Not CR admittedly but on the subject of delivery charges, we've recently bought two swivel armchairs from Furniture Village - nice chairs but £50 for delivery?
    If I had a van & the warehouse (not the shop we ordered from) wasn't so far away I'd pick up the b....y things myself :mad:
     
  14. HawkEye244

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    Cost of keeping HGVs on the road and paying staff so they won't leave after 5 minutes passed onto you
     
  15. securespark

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    We ended up getting a bigger piece of better quality carpet, with a better quality underlay, for £72 less.
     
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