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Buying Home Furnishings: Beating the Home Furnishings Experts at their own Game
Buying Home Furnishings Beating the Home Furnishings Experts at their own Game Author:Patricia M. Williams Who can be a decorator? — Anyone. No professional training, background or experience is required for an individual to set up business as a decorator. — Is Grand Rapids furniture really best? — Not necessarily. Fine furniture is made in many areas. In recent years High Point, North Carolina has emerged as the nation's furniture capital, producing... more » furniture of both top and bottom quality.
What is a spiff and how can it hurt you?
A spiff is a reward- money, prizes, points- given a salesperson for selling a specific item. It hurts the consumer because the salesperson will pressure him to buy that item. And it may, according to the government, lead to dishonest sales tactics.
Why do you need a sample of carpet and pad you choose?
To prevent the dealer from switching carpets. Dishonest dealers may sell you- and charge you for- a fine grade of carpet, but deliver a lesser grade.
Does king-size really off the most room for the individual sleeper?
No. Little, old-fashioned twin does. A twin bed gives the sleeper a width of 39 inches (as oppese to king-sized 38), and long-twin give extra length.« less