Looking for a carpet cleaning sale? If you are, you might be surprised to find out that carpet cleaning sales are not all they are cracked up to be. In most cases, that sale price isn’t a sales price at all. Sound funny? Keep reading and find out why that discount might not be all it is cracked up to be.
Sales discounts are taken off of inflated prices.
Most companies that run sales are generally always running sales. You just do not realize this because you only shop for a carpet cleaner once every year or two. They inflate their price to unusually high levels in order to offer huge discounts. One company that operates in Dallas and Atlanta, for example, always offers a 40 percent off discount. They never stop the sale meaning that the sale price is their regular price.
Sales have hidden charges.
Read the fine print on those coupons and find out about extra prices. Many companies will offer you a hugely discounted sales price, but then will hit you with hidden fees. Some of the most common fees are for pre-conditioning or for dual process cleaning methods. If the coupon says that there may be charges for heavy soiling, you can be assured that you will find those charges on your bill.
So what should you do?
In general, I would recommend avoiding sales and coupon gimmicks. Most legitimate companies do not offer huge discounts. Instead, they set their prices at a reasonable level. One that lets them pay the bills and make a reasonable profit.