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The Home Depot, Inc. Message Board

  • phil_mccrakkin phil_mccrakkin Aug 31, 2013 6:49 PM Flag

    I took away three flooring jobs from HD today

    That was somewhat of a personal best. Gawd, they are expensive. $2800 to install laminate in five rectangular rooms. They were advertising a $397 whole house install. $2400 of this was extras.

    This cost didn't include any materials whatsoever.

    Sixty cents a square foot to tear out carpet. OMG. A dollar foot to install simple quarter round. The list of add-ons was as long as Wilt Chamberlain's leg. Too bad for them, it was a simple job. No furniture, no closets, no steps, no backlays, nothing.

    Ripping off unsuspecting customers ... that is the power of the Home Depot.

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    • I don't see why this bashing of HD's contractors is even a topic of discussion. I see HD's primary business and selling products (not services) to consumers. Hiring a contractor is always a liability. If you go to HD for such a thing and expect it to be cheaper than hiring a contractor yourself YOU ARE STUPID!

      HD is now the middle man and they will be taking a cut of the profits. There is NO WAY that you should get it cheaper doing it that way. They are merely a job broker. If you want quality work done you hire quality contractors. END OF STORY

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      • Well, they advertise a $397 whole house installation for laminate. Do you not think that a 700% markup on the install is a little over the top?

        You are not making sense at all.

        Home Depot promotes a $397 whole house installation. Suddenly the price jumps to $2800 and you are basically saying that Home Depot is not complicit in the matter even though they (Home Depot,) did the original estimate?

        IMO, this is a way of luring in unsuspecting people and shaking them down for every nickel they have. It's borderline criminal.

    • We do a double torsion spring change in our area for 145 bucks + tax, parts and labor. Other rip-off companies are charging up to 700 bucks for the same job. Too many companies out there have no conscience and that will bring a deadly payback in the end.

      These Market people who run up oil and commodity prices to stuff their own pockets are in the same sinking boat....

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