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Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

such a rip off!!!

I bought a "sample" of some tile, online, that  I was interested in for a bathroom floor---paid $5 for the sample plus $5 shipping  and tax $  to get it------was a tiny 2 x2 inch piece!!  What a huge rip off !!! I can see the colors and part of the pattern and can barely feel the surface but not much help otherwise-----not much help but good lesson learned. Dumb me !!!!

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Registered: ‎07-26-2015

Re: such a rip off!!!

That is pricey for just one sample...they should at least included 2 for that price and shipping. Are you able to return? 

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Re: such a rip off!!!

@wagirl.   I think I'd contact the company by email (look for "contact us") and tell them you feel ripped off and will be buying tile but not from them.  They clearly took advantage of you.

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Re: such a rip off!!!

That probably is sample size.  Are there no good local flooring stores?  You can take home the full size tile.

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Re: such a rip off!!!

gc--yes there are lots of tile places around me--and really---it's going to be months before I even get to worry about the hard surfaces---but saw this pattern and it was what I wanted so I jumped on a sample---prob normal size for samples too----just alot of $$ for one piece---won't do that again!

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Registered: ‎03-15-2010

Re: such a rip off!!!

You did get ripped off.  If it is a reputatable company I would contact them, it not let it go as a learning lesson to not buy from them.

I have gotten tile, HW floor, etc samples that were PLENTLY large and most sent free.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: such a rip off!!!

It's gotten to be largely a rip off kind of world... I agree, that's not fair. Before, contacting them, though, I'd make sure the size of the sample was not disclosed somewhere... Even if it was, it's still lousy, but if it was disclosed, they're just going to point that out. Either way, if I did contact them, I'd make sure they know they're out of the running as a tile supplier for my floor...


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