Saturday, April 12, 2014

Are Oriental Rugs Negotiable?

First of all, lets take a look at the definition of the word negotiable. Straight from Google: "open to discussion or modification".  Actually almost anything is negotiable if one thinks about it.  Will all rug dealers negotiate?
The answer is no.  If there is a sign on the wall that say, "All rug prices are firm. We do not negotiate!" I think that statement is pretty clear.

Here are some factors that may influence a dealer's willingness to negotiate or hold firm to the indicated price on the tag.

Is this rug irreplaceable?
Is the rug store or gallery currently offering a special or sale?
How has their business been going recently?
How is the economy doing?  How is the real estate market doing?

How popular is that particular rug type or that specific rug?
On some rugs but not all, how long has a piece been in one's inventory?  This point is debatable as sometimes a rug is extraordinary but it's in the wrong size for all those that have shown interest in it.

Additional questions that could influence a dealer's willingness to work with the person in front them are:

How many rugs has this client purchased?
How many rugs is the client purchasing today?
Is the client paying with a credit card or a check? Guess which one most dealers prefer? :)
Has this client referred others?

Does the client want to take the rugs on approval (which is fine and always expected) or for someone with more rug buying experience, are they ready and willing to make a straight out purchase?

There is no harm in asking a merchant, "Do you have any rugs you're willing to make a deal on?" Here and there, you may be pleasantly surprised as everyone has different tastes and an unusual rug that did not "fly out the door" just might be to your liking.  

Hopefully this information will be of use.
If you are considering a purchase, come see me or give me a call. Contact info for my gallery is on the front page of my site.
Paradise Oriental Rugs

The UnderCoverRugLover 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Persian Rugs for Sale! Tribal Rugs and Gabbeh Rugs Still Available!

Yes, we are offering 15% off your first purchase I still have many beautiful Persian rugs for sale.  It will be 4 years since the inception of the Persian rug embargo.  Here are a few exquisite pieces from my shop that I consider the best of the best.  Have a look. We are in Sebastopol, CA, about an hour north of San Francisco but do ship all over the US. If you have any interest and would like some prices, give us a call: 707-823-3355  Penny Krieger, aka the undercoverruglover
Paradise Oriental Rugs web site. 

                                             4 x 10 gallery size Persian Lori runner

Persian Bijar, 10 x 14
Tree of Life design with Cypress and Willow

                                             5'1" x 6'4" Persian Khamseh

                                             5 x 8 Bijar, Garrus design

To view my complete collection I invite you to the gallery pages of my site featuring many Persian rugs.