Originally Posted by carpetone
If you look around, you can find carpet that needs to get sold. I'll give you an immediate example.
When one of our sister stores was moving, they put a whole bunch of remnants on Kijiji, Craigslist, and advertised on their website that they were trying to sell entire remnants, some up to 12x50 for X number of dollars depending on quality and size.
People could pick up a sizable piece of carpet for anywhere between $20-$500 depending on those factors. Why? People hate to lug around big, heavy remnants when they relocate and would be happier to work with a customer to move the product. It's just a matter of keeping your ear to the ground.
If you rip out your own carpet and want to DIY or find a qualified installer willing to work with you on a sharper price, you can do it without breaking the bank.
If you put your mind to it, you can bargain-shop and get really nice items for a small amount. You have to be dedicated, take some time and check things out, though. The one thing you will not get cheaper with the same quality is labor. I stand behind that one!