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Old 06-28-2013, 01:24 PM   #16
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Why all the hostility directed at Trailer?

She asked a question and even anticipated the response, but asked it anyway. And you guys jump all over her because she can't afford to replace the carpet? She hopes she can rent it out, maybe she can, maybe she can't. By all means point out to her that renting the place in that condition may be difficult, but don't stoop to calling her a slum landlord.

That isn't the type of support the DIY chatroom was built upon. We are supposed to be trying to help people.

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #17
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

Why all the hostility directed at Trailer?

She asked a question and even anticipated the response, but asked it anyway. And you guys jump all over her because she can't afford to replace the carpet?
I don't see anyone "jumping all over" her, I see frustrated responses repeating the same "dump it it cant be fixed" suggestions and getting the same "what if we..." reply back. There's just only one way you can tell someone they need a NEW carpet, when they continue going on about the bargain rent and how the rest of the house is nice, and how potential renters have walked thru and commented how nice the house looks, I don't know how anyone can word their same response- the carpet CANT be fixed, and then try to convince the OP that first impressions count and that the first thing people will see is the carpet when they walk in.

It was made worse by the OP saying she knows the carpet is

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It was poor quality to start with and over the last thirteen years its had multiple dogs whizzing on it, i didnt figure there was much we could do to save it.
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I know it cannot be saved. Ive said that twice. I KNOW.
And that she knows it's beyond hope, so why are we arguing over this now?
Pretty much everyone has agreed the carpet is landfill bait.

Only suggestion I have now is goodwill or a garage sale to pick up something cheap that's better.

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