10.11.2007

Buyer's Remorse

What is my problem? I've only owned the new rug for TWO DAYS and already, I want to return it. This is why I typically only shop at Target... I have to buy things and return them 7 times before I'm satisfied. I think I inherited this from my mom.

Here is the deal: I just vacuumed it for the first time, and it's a little like velcro. I had to try three different attachments on my vacuum AND change the bag before I found something that would clean it. Then I noticed that there are 5 blatent footprints tracking across it. Already! This rug is such a SOLID color that there is no camouflaging capability.

So what should I do? Pay the 80 bucks it will probably cost me to send it back? Or just live with it for a year until I can find something to replace it with?

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

11 comments:

Mom said...

Ask Carrie and Laura. Laura has it in her kitchen and Carrie in her living room. I know they both have upright vacumns and they both have some squares with a pattern in them.

That's a bummer! Sorry dear.

Janice said...

So sorry. I still love the color. When we built the house we are currently in, I walked into the carpet place and said, "Show me all of your carpets that are dirt colored." I have been super happy with it but that was after living in a tiny house with white carpet.

Anonymous said...

wow...i feel like it's happening to me...now i'm upset about the whole thing! what to do, what to do?

carrie said...

oh man!

My rug is easy to vaccum and it is the patchwork feel so it hides stuff pretty well.

I have a buyers remorse problem too. I actually prefer not to ever buy anything so I don't have to feel the pain that ALWAYS comes later. Maybe it is genetic?

Amanda said...

I have a similar Flor rug but some of the tiles are different colors and types of tiles. Some of them vacuum up just fine while others are more velvety and sticky. I think the bad ones are called Solid Ground (solidly sticky) or something like that. So annoying.

I usually buy stuff, leave the tag on it and just stare at it for bit before I'll commit to it. I'm a returner to.

dave said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

At first this may seem mean, but it is so funny to me. I could have told you this would happen well before you had even made up your mind on a rug. Carrie is the same way. I don't know how many times she asked me this morning which baby shower gift I like more. What she doesn't know is that I didn't really care.

Keep it. And don't worry about it. It is a done deal.

carrie said...

PO-Lese. How could I NOT know, when you said over and over again "I don't care!"

blanche said...

Carrie must have real buyers remorse issues, b/c she asked me a thousand times too.

carrie said...

so what did you decide to do with the rug?

sara said...

i called flor and they would have let me return it, but i would have had to pay shipping, and go and buy boxes because i had already recycled the boxes. plus the idea of dragging all those heavy tiles to the post office or UPS store was more than i could deal with. it just seems easier to keep it. but i liked that i had the option of returning it... for some reason that made me feel less bitter and more into keeping it.

it's a mental game, really.

Michemily said...

Even if I buy something totally worth buying, I still have remorse. Sometimes I return over and over, and other times I lose the receipt . . .