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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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