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Old 02-14-06, 08:41 AM   #1
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800-588-2300...

...EMPIRE!!!!!!!

Anyone every used them for carpet? I was surprised at how few opinions I could find about them on the Internet.

We decided to go ahead and use them for two rooms I just finished in the basement (one being my new dedicated home theater, schwing!). Their prices were good and the salesguy that came to the house was very good. They give you one price per square yard, pad, installation and taxes included. No hidden costs.

My biggest complaint so far as that their color selection is not the best within each carpet category, but they do install next day and (in an obvious attempt to get you to pull the trigger without shopping around further) give you an additional 10% off if you choose to do so or an additional 5% if you choose to install within a week. Home Depot and Lowes need 4-6 weeks of lead time to install. I did look at one carpet store but they had very little I liked at the lower price points and wanted 2-3 weeks lead time.

We'll see how they do. The job in the HT is a little tricky due to the riser with an inset step.
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Old 02-14-06, 08:46 AM   #2
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...EMPIRE!!!!!!!
Today.

A guy at work is using them right now and says the manager looks exactly like the guy in the cartoon.



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Old 02-14-06, 08:47 AM   #3
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It's "Empire TODAY" now. The jingle just doesn't seem right with that extra word.
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Old 02-14-06, 08:47 AM   #4
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I called the phone number after reading the subject header, expecting them to quack like a duck or something. Instead, some guy tried to sell me carpet. I live in my car!
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Old 02-14-06, 08:48 AM   #5
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A guy at work is using them right now and says the manager looks exactly like the guy in the cartoon.
Cartoon? That was an actual guy for about 25 years.
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Old 02-14-06, 08:48 AM   #6
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that stupid commercial freaks me out
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Old 02-14-06, 08:52 AM   #7
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Cartoon? That was an actual guy for about 25 years.
He doesn't look like the actual guy. He looks like the cartoon.

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Old 02-14-06, 08:54 AM   #8
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These guerilla marketers are getting more and more active!
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Old 02-14-06, 09:00 AM   #9
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This is a national company? So I guess Mr. Empire travels the country "laying carpet"?
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Old 02-14-06, 09:42 AM   #10
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They seem to be a bit pricey for wood flooring.

A friend of mine called them for wood flooring and they quoted him $7,000+ and that was not even for real wood floors.

Home Depot wanted $3,700 for real hard wood installed.

So I guess it pays to shop around first then call them.
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Old 02-14-06, 09:46 AM   #11
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They seem to be a bit pricey for wood flooring.

A friend of mine called them for wood flooring and they quoted him $7,000+ and that was not even for real wood floors.

Home Depot wanted $3,700 for real hard wood installed.

So I guess it pays to shop around first then call them.
How many sq. ft? And what do you mean by 'not for real'? Laminate?
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Old 02-14-06, 09:48 AM   #12
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Catchy jingle.
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Old 02-14-06, 09:56 AM   #13
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How many sq. ft? And what do you mean by 'not for real'? Laminate?
I think that they wanted hard wood. The only hard wood that they had was 1/2" thick with a partical wood base, however Home Depot had the solid wood that was 1 1/4" thick.

As for Sq Ft .... hmmmm... I'd guess 350 SQ ft.
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Old 02-14-06, 10:08 AM   #14
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Professional Looking Hardwood Care Made Easy!

I have wood flooring in the kitchen, and I use Orange Glo® Hardwood Floor Cleaner. Out of all my home care products, this is the best. Easy as 1-2-3 and my floors are effectively clean without leaving a residue. I also like their unique, easy touch sprayer. And it's from the makers of OxiClean®, so you know it's good!

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Old 02-14-06, 10:23 AM   #15
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I used them for my basement. Not much of a selection but I didn't have to wait a week for the measurment and then another 3 weeks for the carpet like Home Depot wanted me to do (of and did I mention that I had to pay for that estimate). I got the sales person to come to my house and give me an estimate the day I called and carpet 2 days later. The price wasn't bad but the timeliness and convienence gave them a plus in my book.
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Old 02-14-06, 10:24 AM   #16
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You SUCK!!!!! now I have that horrible jingle stuck in my head.....
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Old 02-14-06, 10:40 AM   #17
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I have no clue what you all are talking about....must be an East coast thing.
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Old 02-14-06, 10:47 AM   #18
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I have no clue what you all are talking about....must be an East coast thing.
Chicago area, really. It's one of those classic examples of Chicagoland. There's even a commercial played in Wayne's World, set in Aurora.
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Old 02-14-06, 11:11 AM   #19
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I remember the days when the Empire jingle was simply "588-2300 ... EMPIRE!" None of that toll-free "800" garbage.

Now if someone could sing me the New Milford Refrigeration jingle, I'd be impressed.
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Old 02-14-06, 12:29 PM   #20
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Now if someone could sing me the New Milford Refrigeration jingle, I'd be impressed.

"And in the center of it all, is the Milford Plaza,"
"The Milford Plaza is the Lullaby of Old Broadway"

Ohhh you wanted Milford Refrigeration
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Old 02-14-06, 12:38 PM   #21
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It's 4801, it's 4801, it's 4801 ...

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Old 02-14-06, 01:21 PM   #22
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they are a national chain? i thought they were only in Chicago.
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Old 02-14-06, 01:28 PM   #23
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They're advertising here in Kansas.....
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Old 02-14-06, 01:34 PM   #24
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These guerilla marketers are getting more and more active!
I hate Guerilla marketers. All they say is "OOH-OOH-AHH-AHH!"
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Old 02-14-06, 05:48 PM   #25
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That damn number has been stuck in my head since I was a kid.

WGN never had the 800 part back then.
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