Tooting Life – Carpetright watch

Because Him Indoors and I are incredibly classy, we moved into a flat opposite a Carpetright warehouse just over a year ago. Shortly after we moved, we needed some carpet for our room, because the existing one was a rather unattractive slug grey, 5mm thick and covered in questionable stains.

I remember feeling happy that Carpetright were doing a 70% off sale at the time. However, since then I have noticed a suspicious similarity between the posters that get stuck up in the window each week.

Tuesday is ‘new poster day’ at Carpetright, which must be very exciting for them. Here we have three sales posters from different weeks, advertising ‘CARPET MADNESS!’, ‘MEGA CARPET DEALS’ and right now, most exciting of all, they are holding a ‘SPECTACULAR’.

In fact, I haven’t yet seen the window unadorned by an offer of ‘LINOLEUM INSANITY!’, ‘LAMINATE LUNACY’, ‘PRICE AVALANCHE!’ or some such nonsense, and the offer never changes.

I’ve got a good mind to write to Panorama. Or get a life. One of the two.

Author: Rachel Wheeley

Comedian, podcaster, based in London, UK

2 thoughts on “Tooting Life – Carpetright watch”

  1. Dear Rach. As I am responsible for ensuring Carpetright’s prices are fair (and legal) I can give you a full response. The three offers shown in the posters are different. The first is one of our “Carpet Madness” promotions where we have an offer which covers all our ranges. The other two are more limited offers because they are only for specific ranges (in these cases, Crossley and Masterweave). You may be aware that prices have to be established for 28 days before they can be discounted and so we have a system of offering different sections of our stock at a discount in rotation. Yes, you will always find the best deals at Carpetright; and, yes, we will always do our best to shout about it in and around our stores and in our advertising. I’m sorry you’re having to look at it every day, but I hope the carpet you bought from us is giving you great service and making your home look even more classy than ever! Sorry I did not see your post until now, but I hope this removes your suspicions. Richard Renouf Head of Consumer Affairs Carpetright plc

  2. Hi

    We have been totally mis sold by the tooting branch. We paid 1000 pounds for a carpet for 3 bedrooms. We told the sales person Tyrone that we required the landing done too but wanted to wait until we had finished painting it. He told us no problem. 6 weeks later we called to say we were ready only to be told the stock had just discontinued and we couldnt get a carpet to match. The sales manager Alex lied to us, told us it had just happened. When we called the manufacturer is had discontinued 2 years ago.

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