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"Carpet One? Olies?," in the Carpet Q&A forum, begins: "I am in the need for some carpet and possible vinyl flooring. which place is better for price and quality?..."

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Old March 22, 2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Carpet One? Olies?


I am in the need for some carpet and possible vinyl flooring. which place is better for price and quality?

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Old March 22, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Your location would help.

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Old March 23, 2012, 09:52 AM   #3
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Im in Charlotte North Caroilina. But my question is which store typically has a beter value?

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Old March 23, 2012, 10:42 AM   #4
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Is "Olies" the correct name, including punctuation? Many people are familiar with Carpet One (we even have Carpet One members), but if Olies is a small regional chain, there may not be enough of us here to give you an accurate comparison.

And what do you mean by "better value?" Are you shopping price? If so, most here will tell you not to. You can easily compare products even when stores use a private labeling policy. But you can't necessarily say that the expertise or customer service is comparable because then you are talking individuals. It's possible to have a very high degree of knowledge and experience, or just the opposite, no matter what store a person works at.

I have a feeling the questions you ask are similar to asking "what store is better, Home Depot or Lowe's?" The products they carry come from the same manufacturers, but in some cases are labeled differently. Customer service policies are nearly identical. It boils down to what you can expect to get from the individual employee. I've met some that are pretty sharp, others who, wellll, just aren't.

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Old March 23, 2012, 05:21 PM   #5
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I live in the Northeast, and we have Ollies. It is a bargain outlet that carries all kinds of closeout, surplus and salvage merchandise. They also carry carpet, vinyl, and laminate. Almost all of their flooring is low quality, and their pad is way over priced. If you want to feel comfortable buying flooring, try a Mom and Pop local flooring store!
Is this the place? http://www.olliesbargainoutlet.com/

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Old March 23, 2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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I don't know anything about Ollies, but I know that Carpet One's generally have a good reputation.

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Old March 23, 2012, 08:26 PM   #7
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I live in Charlotte, NC. Ollies lol. Junk . Are you looking at warners on N. Sardis rd. I work for many designers and what is it you are looking for. Maybe I can help you.

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I don't know Ollies but our carpet one here in Tulsa is terrible. They pay their installers (if you can call them that) $2.97 a yard new construction. The highest rate they pay is on Berber pattern occupied at a whopping $4.05 a yard!!!

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Most of our clients here of us from word of mouth from friends and neighbors. Thats where I would start.

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