I shopped all over Raleigh and online and found the lowest price on real hardwood at Home Depot. The "total" price at some other places was almost double the Home Depot price. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and did way more than they had to do to help me with a small problem of finding the perfect curved trim that would match the existing floor. They even called the Home Depot credit company and got me 12 months no interest on the materials and installation.
Pros: low price, great staff
Cons: lead time to install