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Empire Today - Salesman doubled the price

On April 16, 2010 I called Empire Carpet to schedule a free in-home estimate. Tilal Osman, Sales Representative came to my home on April 19, 2010 and measured the basement area that we wanted carpeted. I explained that we wouldn't do it for about a month, since were getting our basement waterproofed first. We picked the carpet, and he gave me a quote of $1900. I was ready to sign the contract then, but he said, "why don't you think about it overnight, then call me in a day or two and I'll bring the contract to you." He didn't give me anything in writing. I called the next day, but he didn't return my call. Over the next month, I called a couple of time, but he said that he'll wait to come till a few days we want it installed. I called him again on May 25th, and set up for him to come on May 27th. Tilal Osman came to my house and asked for the paper quote that he gave me. I explained that he hadn't given me anything in writing. I told him the quote he told me. He said that when he came there was a special going on and the price that he said was only if I signed that night (quite contrary from what he said on April 19th). He went back downstairs to measure again. He came up, and told me that it would be $3200. I explained that this was much higher than what he originally quoted me. He said, "It's so big, there is no way we could do it for that price." I asked him to leave. He kept arguing with me, and wouldn't leave until I threatened to call the police.
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Empire Today - Tried to Scam Me!

Empire Carpet rep came to give me an estimate. For a 12 by 14 bedroom and a 10by 5 closet, they gave me an estimate of $5400 to install ceramic tile!!!!! I QUICKLY showed the lil rep the way to the door. Told him that he couldn't tell me anything else!!!!! He started the number talk with "What is your budget for this project?"! I told him that he didn't need to know that! When he gave me the price, I gave him a few words and showed him to the door! I even carried ALL of his samples to the car!!!!! Basically told him to get to stepping!!!! I can buy the tile myself and find someone to install it!!!!!!
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Empire Today - Empire Carpet. Stay away from them!

In oct. of 09' I bought carpeting from these people. The Salesman who came out for the "free" estimate TOTALLY mislead their product, and we ended up going with the more expensive carpet/padding that was not included with the deal. Also, we have a 1 yr warranty. The padding we chose as was explained to us, was totally leakproof, so nothing could get under the padding...NOT TRUE. Amongst a lot of other things that were not true. To make a long story short, I hired an attorney and will let you all know and please please please stay away from these misleading, dishonest, very rude, non accomidating people. Thanks!
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Empire Today - Scheduled an appointment twice and Empire was a no show.

I scheduled an appointment to get an estimate for wood laminate flooring. Empire scheduled me between 3:00-6:00pm. I waited until 8:00pm and they never showed up. I submitted an email to Empire web site stating my disappointment with their service. I received a call the very next morning from a supervisor. She was very apologetic and explained the there was some confusion with the scheduling. She told me if I would give Empire another chance they would show me that they are professionals. She would also give me a discount. So I agreed to schedule another appointment. She scheduled me for this Friday between the hours of 6:00-8:00 pm. I rushed home after work and waited until 8:15 and no one called me to say that they were unable to meet me. They were again a no show. I will not recommend Empire to anyone.
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Empire Today - Empiretoday does not support their products and support fraud

I called this company to replace carpets for food flooring in my condo. They sent an agent who provided me with an estimate along with a telphone numberfor a contactor who will do the job. The job was done by the person Eric Comrie as subcontractor to empiretoday. Faults in the flooring occurred and Eric could not be reached neither by phone nor by email(tony@empire.ca). When called empiretoday, they said, we have pulled out of canada and cannot help u. I will not do any business with this company ever. I had to hire and pay for another contractor to fix their mess.
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Empire Today - Empire Flooring Free Home Estimate--Worst experience I have ever had.

I HAD AN EMPIRE CARPET REPRESENTATIVE COME TO MY HOME TO DO AN ESTIMATE ON WOOD FLOORING AND NEVER HAVE I BEEN MORE DISRESPECTED IN MY LIFE ONLY TO NOT EVEN RECIEVE AN ESTIMATE ON THE COSTS OF DOING MY HOME. I AM A YOUNG HOMEOWNER WHO WAS REPEATEDLY ASKED WHERE THE OWNER OF MY HOME WAS, HE REFERED TO ME AS PRETTY LADY AND TOLD ME WHAT WE WOULD BE DOING IF I WAS IN NEW ORLEANS WITH HIM, HE WASHED HIS FACE IN MY KITCHEN SINK AND USED MY BATHROOM, HE TOLD ME THAT I SHOULDN'T GET WOOD FLOORING THAT IT WAS *** BECAUSE I SHOULDNT PUT ANYMORE MONEY INTO MY HOUSE BECAUSE I COULD NEVER CONVINCE HIM TO BUY IT OR ANYONE ELSE. I SHOULD HAVE KICKED HIM OUT OF MY HOUSE LONG BEFORE BUT AFTER 2 HOURS OF THIS I JUST WANTED TO GET MY QUOTE. HE CONTINUED TO HAGGLE ME ABOUT MAKING A DECISION "TODAY" RATHER THAN DISCUSSING THEIR FLOORING,WARRANTIES AND FINANCING, ETC. WHEN I TOLD HIM THAT I WAS NOT RUSHING INTO A DECISION TODAY HE GAVE ME A BOGUS QUOTE AND WOULD NO LONGER SPEAK WITH ME. HE TOLD ME FOR MY CONDO THAT IT WOULD BE $6,000 WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR 3 DIFFERENT QUOTES 2 BEING LAMINATE THE 3RD BEING HARDWOOD (BUT FOR SOME REASON IT WAS THE SAME PRICE FOR ALL 3). HE THEN WALKED OUT OF MY HOUSE DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTIONS WHICH I WAS ASKING HIM AS HE WAS WALKING OUT OF MY HOUSE. I DON'T KNOW IF HE THOUGHT HE WAS WASTING HIS TIME OR IF HE WAS UPSET ABOUT THE FACT THAT I, A YOUNG FEMALE, AM SUCCESSFUL BUT HE IS AN *** BECAUSE I AM GETTING WOOD FLOORING DONE IN MY HOME, NOT TO MENTION I WORK IN THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY AND COULD HAVE REFERRED EMPIRE OUT BUT IN NO WAY WILL I EVER REFER THEM TO ANY OF MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY. I CANNOT IMAGINE WHY ANYONE WOULD HIRE THIS MAN TO WORK AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THEIR COMPANY.
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Empire Today - Fraudulent Quote – Square Footage Outrageous

I had to replace the carpet in the hallways/staircase of a three story three family in Boston. I had used Empire before, so gave them a call and got an estimate. The price was $4.53 per sq. ft. installed. To say that the salesperson was incompetent would be generous. He had to measure everything three times, could not do simple calculations. He made so many mistakes on the order crossing things out two and three times that it was unreadable. He told me that I had to put down a third of the total cost because it was a special order and would take 10-14 days to get the carpet. Then in the next breath said that it could be installed the next day. Came up with an estimate of $3,692 based and 774.26 sq ft. I said that seemed high. He said: no, and that this was a big area. I asked if there was an additional labor charges since this was a staircase. He re-iterated: no, it's a flat fee. I agreed to remove and dispose of the old carpet to save $200. He called the office and the lowered price for $3,001 was agreed upon. When I ripped up the carpet I looked at them and concluded that there was no way that this was close to 800 sq ft. I measured it and came out with 304 sq ft. I am an architect with 30 yrs experience and an expert in this area. I had a third person measure it and he came up with 305 sq ft. Granted it was a staircase with more waste than normal, but over150%. I called the office and complained. A manager came out and first he said was that in the order was written for 680 sq. ft., not the original 774.26 sq. ft. that the basis for the quote. He also confirmed that the price included installation and that there was not a separate labor charge. When I asked why there was no adjustment and that the price still reflected the original 774.26 sq. ft. he had no answer. He also confirmed that it was in stock. No one has ever explained why I had put up $1,000 deposit instead of the standard $25. A question that remains unanswered to this day. He measured and came up with 502 sq. ft. Not sure how using the same equation they came up with three different sizes for the same square footage of floor space. He told me that he would give me a $500 credit. I said OK and the installation was scheduled for the next day. I really didn't have much of a choice, as I stood to lose the $1,000 deposit. The installers arrived with the work order where the price was still $3,001. There also was a note to call after the work was done. When I told them that this is not the right price, they called to the office before they started, but the manager didn't want to talk. I took the phone and reminded that we agreed to lower price by at least $500. He answered that he would discuss the final price after installation. The installers installed and I called to manager again. This time, he said the bill was $2,800. I reminded him again that he had agreed to a $500 credit from the $3001. He denied that he had ever having agreed to that. Among the scrap was a single piece 12ft x 6ft =72 sq.ft and I tried to get a credit for it. I tried to pay for 430 sq ft instead the 502 sq. ft. (502-72=430), the amount actually installed plus waste. He said: no. So I said that I would pay for every sq in that was in the truck. I took out my calculator and computed: $4.53 x 502 sq.ft + 5% (taxes)= $2,387.76. He said: no, that $2,601 was the best he could do. I reminded him that the contract was for $4.53 per sq. ft. for 502 sq.ft. not for 545 sq.ft. (There was a total 502 sq. ft. of carpet in the truck). I still questioned the 58% waste (based on 502 sq, ft., not the 545 sq. ft. that I was charged for), but have decided to drop it He pretty much demanded the new higher price even though he could offer no explanation as to how he came to that price. He also told me that I had to pay it since it had already been installed even hough the new higher price had never been discussed. So, I paid $2, 601. Very expensive carpet for the 305 sq. ft. of floor space!
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Empire Today - Do Not Trust Empireday Carpet.

The Agent never showed up to provide us the estimate even though we re-scheduled 3 different times on 3 different days. They really pissed me off on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday nights. I will not trust their carpetting services even they offer me free of cost. I called back each time to the call center and they tried to contact Agent and left him messages but he never showed up at the address and he never bothered to call me. I gave them 3 chances but too bad, they really need to find agents/sales people who are really reliable and responisble. I will never rrecommend to anyone.
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Empire Today - Empire Carpets denied ever coming to my house

A salesman from Empire Carpets came out on Saturday to measure for carpet. I wanted an expensive carpet and he told me he couldn't give me an estimate on the spot but would call me no later than Tuesday. When he didn't call I called him and he didn't remember me and denied ever coming to my house! Fortunately a friend had stopped by while he was here so I knew I hadn't imagined it. I called his supervisor who agreed it was very strange and he would get back to me, I'm still waiting a month later. I found another company (CC Carpet) that did a great job.
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Empire today, never again

I am throughly pissed off at Empire carpet, I had them come to give me an estimate which the estimate started at $1800.00 After dickering got the price down to $1000.00, which included moving furniture and hauling away the old carpet , if they could do the job at that price why try to gouge the consumer. I chose them to do the job, on the morning of the installation I received a call from the installer advising me that he had no helper and asking if I could dispose of old carpet. I called the salesman and also the company to ask them about it since I had paid for it.I told them I could not dispose of the carpet(which made the installer unhappy) and that one person could not handle the furniture and my husband wasn't suppose to be lifting which he had to help to maintain the condition of my furniture. also on the last room the install stated the carpet had *** in which he had told them about in the am. there were scratches on my wood trim in many places Never again will I call them.
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