Moda Furniture — Dishonest sales practices
I just bought two rugs from Moda Furniture. They are closing their store on 23rd Street in Manhattan, and had advertisements for a huge sale. When I got to the store I was shown several rugs. The retail price of these rugs was stated to be $2,149 each. The salesman explained that they were closing the store, and therefore were selling all the rugs at 70% off. He offered me the rugs for around $650 each and mentioned that if I took them today, he would give me an additional $100 off each rug. Then he mentioned that if I bought two, he would give me the two rugs for $1000. But this offer was only valid today, they were closing for the day soon, and all sales were final. After giving me the full pitch, on how I would save over $3000, I was finally convinced to buy the rugs, for which delivery was offered.. within 5 blocks of their store.. for the low, low price of $100 each. Under pressure to make a decision, I decided to buy and the salesman suggested that I take the rugs in a taxi and save on the delivery fee. I now understand why he wanted them out of the store at that very moment.
After arriving home, I looked the rugs up on the web. They are Andy Warhol rugs, so they are not difficult to find. I found that they sell them at Macy's for $314, free delivery, and at almost any other store for $299, free delivery. I feel totally scammed. I believe honesty in retail is vital for any business to flourish. I now totally understand why the business is going under. From what I've seen on this website, many customers were pressured into buying under prices offered "today only", only to find that the sales price is actually a very steep mark up.
Don't buy from these people. They dont have a Manhattan markup. Its daylight robbery!