A recent find on ebay (one of many sellers):
Seen above, condition is noted as "Good" with "low pile". They tell us
to see the picture, so let's take a look... We'll get to the "value"
in a minute.
We drew the arrow on the image above, including the text on it too... as you can see, the rug does not have a "low pile" but is actually THREADBARE. There is a huge difference, and the latter severly affects the value of a rug. Especially when it's been colored with markers as seen above. If you don't know, don't buy. If you wish to know before buying, take it to our Forum!
Seen below is the "Certificate of Authenticity" provided by the seller. They have no problem stating the "EST. VALUE" which is FAR above what any reputable dealer would state, but also omits important information regarding the poor condition of the rug! The statement of value between $2,700 and $3,400 may reflect a rug in NEW condition. However, this is a very deceiving practice.
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