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Long wait for short runs of carpet

Harvey Norman has called today to say that there's insufficient carpet in stock in Australia from within the same dye run to complete our place in January.  They can do it from different dye runs, with the risk of a noticeable colour difference, or we can wait at least three months for another delivery from the USA. The salesman advised last week that there was 'just' sufficient stock and if we placed a deposit quickly we would get it.  We paid the deposit the next morning and nothing was said about being too late or different batches of carpet.
We're going to now wait the three or more months so we have a greater guarantee of matching colours, and we'll have to move our furniture (again!) in February or March so that it can happen.
We are now very disappointed with our experience with ordering carpets from Harvey Norman. Why is it tagged as 'in stock' in the store, when they have no more than short runs of left overs in their warehouse and a three month delay for new stock?

02/11/2010 Update: A Harvey Norman Flooring salesperson has advised that he thinks the carpet will already be 'on the water' because we chose from an 'in-stock' colour, and that we won't have to wait 10-12 weeks.

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