Selling Your Old Rugs
Have your rug professionally cleaned.
Please note that Tufenkian does not buy rugs via the Tufenkian Outlet site or our Portland Outlet Store, however we do have some helpful hints to pass on if you have rugs that you want to sell. Before you begin, have your rug cleaned if it has been more than one
year since you purchased it or if it obviously needs a cleaning. We will
be updating our records to refer high quality cleaning companies to
you and we list a few we can recommend at the links below:
San Fransisco Bay Area
New York, New Yor
Locate your Receipt or Statement of Value:
If you purchased directly from a Tufenkian Artisan Carpets Showroom and the carpets were imported by Tufenkian from Nepal or Armenia you may wish to contact us for an updated statement of value. Please call our NJ office at 201.221.1055 X335
Obtain a Professional Appraisal:
For Non-Tufenkian Brand rugs that do not have any original paperwork it is helpful to contact a rug appraiser in your area. The appraiser would also be your first guide to know what you need to do next. To find an appraiser near you we suggest you try the Oriental Rug Retailers of America.
Use a Consignment Store:
Look for an reputable consignment store in your area that is known for selling handmade carpets.
This option allows you to post your listing for free; attach a photo and description of your rug. The buyer usually picks up the rug and you don’t pay a percentage or commission.
Donate your old handmade rug to a charity auction. Check with your tax adviser and the Internal Revenue Service to see how to go about this process and what you can claim for artwork.