I fell for the 'Empire Today' advertised promotion ("buy 1 rm, get 2 free"). Of course, when the salesman showed up, he explained that this applied to a lower grade of product than we had desired.
But, that was not the major issue. After selecting carpet for 4 rooms, the unscrupulous salesman came up with a $ amount that sounded semi-reasonable to us (of course, we hadn't shopped around), though the paperwork he provided us did not specify sq. footage. Well, bottom line is, he ordered so much extra carpet for us that there was enough left over to carpet another room!
The installers were willing to install it for us at the cost of extra padding. We agreed, but asked them to come back in 2 weeks to install. 2 weeks went by and the installer called to say his partner actually installed the extra carpet in his own home!
I didn't even know how to go about complaining to Empire Today and figured they'd only give me the runaround. So instead, I am warning everyone I can to stay far, far away from this ripoff company.