Are you looking to buy for your own home, or to resell? Herat Oriental in Alexandria VA is willing to work with cleaners looking to sell rugs. Barry O'Connell would be a great resource to answer your questions.
I get some out of a second hand store... look through them and pic out decent ones. Orientals mostly.
Take to the shop and pit clean and make them all purty...and sell them!
My cost for the rugs...free. I sell them for the cleaning bill, usually.
I took one to an appraiser and he valued 600 bucks... pretty good for a free rug.
I agree with Herat as a source for rugs to resell. I got very good value there. Come up for the Rug Lover Tour in 3 weeks and pick out some rugs personally.
106 South Early St
Alexandria, VA 22304
703 370-3902 [email protected] www.heratorientalrugs.com
For one or two rugs for yourself, Mark Keshishian will be honest about the value of any rugs you are interested in. Not necessarily great bargains, but fair prices and no 400% inflated price before they offer you 50% off.
4507 Stanford St, Chevy Chase MD 20815
301 654-4044 [email protected] www.orientalcarpets.net
Would not hurt to mention my name or Barry O'Connel