Perhaps it is time to get rid of your rug. There are three main routes you can go about when it comes to selling your Persian or Oriental rug. We hope after reading this blog you are able to choose the right option for you and get the best offer possible for your fine rug.
Selling to a Rug Dealer
There are many rug dealers in Dallas that may be interested in purchasing your rug, however, Behnam Rugs cautions you when going about this route. Know your appraisal like the back of your hand. We recommend you get a verbal or written appraisal to be certain of your rug’s worth. You can share this with potential buyers. Many dealers may low-ball you and offer to buy your rug for a fraction of what it is actually worth. If you simply want to get rid of your rug, this might be the option for you.
Some rug dealers may be willing to work out a consignment deal with you, too. You may be able to put your old rug toward the purchase of a new rug if the dealer is interested in buying the rug you want to get rid of.
If you’d like to go the old “do it yourself” route, Craigslist is one option. You can handle the entire transaction yourself and pick the price you believe is fair. To get the best value for your rug, consider photographing the rug in a setting that includes furniture. Many buyers would not purchase a rug if was photographed only on its own, but a furniture setting might help them to envision the rug in their own home. Remember, people will very likely low-ball you on Craigslist. Be prepared for this. In addition, be careful meeting with strangers to sell your rug. Don’t be surprised if the buyer shows up with less money than you agreed to and tries to get the rug from you for even cheaper.
You can look up rugs similar to yours on eBay to see what people are selling for. Behnam Rugs advises against listing on eBay for a couple of reasons, though. Shipping a rug is no easy task. Physically, it can be exhausting. You will also have to make sure your rug is safe from rain and other water damage, not so careful mailmen, and you will need to make sure the package is insured, too.… Read the rest