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#1 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 4:04:12 PM(UTC)
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Hello and thank you for this great forum. I purchased a rug last night without knowing anything about it from a rug store out here in N. California. I must have had sucker written all over my face as I walked into the store at 7:00 pm right before they were going to close. The rug is from Pakistan via Afghanistan because they have a port for ships......according to the owner. It is extremely thin and almost no pile. Seems to be hand made and it looks to be 11x11 knots so maybe 122 KPSI.
It was listed at $12k marked down to $8600 and he came down to $4300. Did I get ripped off? It's too late now but I would like to know how bad if at all because I am in the market for another rug as well. I probably should have negotiated more but my intention was only to look and possibly spend 1k max probably for a machine rug. Don't know how to post pics and would greatly appreciated any response as well as posting the pics.

Thank you again for this great forum. I am a newbie to rugs but I find this artistry addicting.

RugHead
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#2 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 4:10:57 PM(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:11:21 PM(UTC)
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welcome to the forum - just a couple things to know. we always ask photos be posted to the thread - not a link. Also, the size of the rug will help consider the relative 'value' for you. The numbers game the seller put this carpet through is a very bad, exploiting practice
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#4 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 6:45:54 PM(UTC)
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thx for your reply....the rug is 8'6 x 11'7
the picture link is in reply #2
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#5 Posted : Saturday, December 28, 2013 8:40:25 PM(UTC)
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RugPro wrote:
welcome to the forum - just a couple things to know. we always ask photos be posted to the thread - not a link. Also, the size of the rug will help consider the relative 'value' for you. The numbers game the seller put this carpet through is a very bad, exploiting practice


Sorry I don't know how to post the pics unless the photos were to big and i have to do them 1 by 1. The insert icon did not open up a box to insert a jpg.

thx in advance.
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#6 Posted : Monday, December 30, 2013 10:36:48 AM(UTC)
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Post pics by check marking the attach files to the post underneath the text box. Then hit post after you type in your text. You will then get a screen that will allow you to browse and upload photos from your computer. Hope this helps.
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#7 Posted : Monday, December 30, 2013 1:21:20 PM(UTC)
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orion wrote:
Post pics by check marking the attach files to the post underneath the text box. Then hit post after you type in your text. You will then get a screen that will allow you to browse and upload photos from your computer. Hope this helps.




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#8 Posted : Monday, December 30, 2013 1:22:46 PM(UTC)
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orion wrote:
Post pics by check marking the attach files to the post underneath the text box. Then hit post after you type in your text. You will then get a screen that will allow you to browse and upload photos from your computer. Hope this helps.



I can not get that far.....
1.Ive tried attaching files to original post and i get an error....Maximum length exceeded....Does that mean file is too large?

2.Ive also tried to post another by clicking on the icon that resembles a mountain and nothing opens up. I've enclosed my photobucket link but i guess that is frowned upon. Sorry, i am not computer savy.
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#9 Posted : Monday, December 30, 2013 4:13:01 PM(UTC)
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Rughead wrote:
orion wrote:
Post pics by check marking the attach files to the post underneath the text box. Then hit post after you type in your text. You will then get a screen that will allow you to browse and upload photos from your computer. Hope this helps.



I can not get that far.....
1.Ive tried attaching files to original post and i get an error....Maximum length exceeded....Does that mean file is too large?

2.Ive also tried to post another by clicking on the icon that resembles a mountain and nothing opens up. I've enclosed my photobucket link but i guess that is frowned upon. Sorry, i am not computer savy.



Thank you everyone for your patience....I realized the files were too large. They are finally in the first post. Thx again.

RH
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:08:40 AM(UTC)
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You did not get ripped off. However, this practice of playing with the numbers so much is widely frowned upon by reputable sellers.
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#11 Posted : Thursday, January 2, 2014 5:22:18 AM(UTC)
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Would second that, the initial prices were way off but as a retail piece it's probably a normal price for that size and type of rug (Chobi 'Ziegler').
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