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If you've recently had a carpet fitted...

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Mykingdomforanickname Fri 28-Sep-18 15:21:10

Did you pay before fitting, after the job was completed or part before/part after? Just wanting to get a feel for what is usual...

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LikeARedBalloon Fri 28-Sep-18 15:25:28

Paid for carpet at the shop in full then paid fitters on the day in cash.

MissCherryCakeyBun Fri 28-Sep-18 23:54:09

Bought carpet online (underlay and vinyl too) got several fitters round to quote (whole house job) and went with the one we felt most confident with. He invoices us (7 day terms) we paid by bank transfer.
Saved over just over half on what carpetright and Tapi quotes us for identical carpet/underlay/vinyl

MissCherryCakeyBun Fri 28-Sep-18 23:55:49

We did pay in advance for the floor levelling compound as it was quite a big area and he had to order the stuff specially so we thought it showed faith by paying up front. From what I've seen Carpet fitters are the lowest paid of all the trades

ThankYouDebbie Sat 29-Sep-18 22:23:14

Fully paid and then had to wait about a month for it to be fitted 🙄

Soontobe60 Sat 29-Sep-18 22:26:57

Paid up front from John Lewis.

gothefcktosleep Sat 29-Sep-18 22:29:04

Paid Tapi guy who came to house for carpet. Then paid fitters on the day.

MirandaWest Sat 29-Sep-18 22:29:16

Used a local company. Carpets were fitted at two different times. Paid for each on the day (or possibly day after) each were fitted

Si1ver Sat 29-Sep-18 22:30:05

Paid a 50% deposit in the shop and the balance on the day.

PickAChew Sat 29-Sep-18 22:31:28

Another one who paid beforehand with John Lewis.

thismeansnothing Sat 29-Sep-18 22:33:44

Paid the fitters....then paid the balance at the shop a couple of days after it was fitted.

Local carpet shop

Tutlefru Sun 30-Sep-18 08:07:55

Paid on the day the job was completed.

Mykingdomforanickname Sun 30-Sep-18 13:29:08

Thanks all for your replies.

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EndOfDiscOne Wed 03-Oct-18 09:52:17

Regional chain - shop advertises free fitting - but basically takes the fitting cost off the carpet price and then you pay the fitters in cash on the day they show up.

Think we made their morning with a pretty much square room completely empty of furniture they ain't seen the ridiculous shapes in the rest of the rooms in the house

Babymamamama Wed 03-Oct-18 09:53:54

I paid a deposit of about 15 percent then the balance on completion. This was with a nice local business though not big awful chain...

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