In 1985, Empire Man was sitting high above the floor on a warehouse shelf. From that lofty location, he did this fun commercial for the 1986 holidays. The ad was simple and forthright; buy carpeting before the Christmas holidays and installment payments were not due until after the holidays when family finances were more stable. Customers got the same quality, the same 72-hour maximum delivery service, the same starting price of $6.95 per yard, and a free phone or Bissell shampooer with each order. At the end of the video, he claimed he was starting to like it up there.