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eBay and Craigslist: Pros and Cons to Selling and Oriental Rug or Persian Carpet

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 ebay Pros
 eBay Cons

 -High exposure

 -Sometimes costly listing & final value fees

 -Quick Sale with auction selection

 -shipping a large rug can be difficult to arrange

 -More convinient transaction
 -Highly competitive
 -Clean browsing  -Not good for used hand tufted rugs or machine made   rugs
 -Good for used "big brand" Machine mades  -Poor searchability
   -Cost for addl' images or Self-hosting for images
   -Buyer Beware
   -No Standards for Listing (no min. picture representation)!
   -No Independent Buyer/Seller Guidance

 Craigslist Pros


 Craigslist Cons


 -Free listing
 -Rural/suburban regions have lower search
 -Little need to ship
 -In home viewing/pick-up
 -Often can get higher $ for "lesser rugs"
 -Might need to "stand" on the rug for a while
 -Great for used rugs  -Need for higher level communication
   -Personal exposure
   -No Independent Buyer/Seller Guidance
   -No Standards for Listing (no min. picture representation)!
   -Buyer Beware
eBay and Craigslist: Combined Problems

Rug Rag Verification Solution

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 -Buyer Beware  -We have a process to authenticate items at hand
 -No Standards for pictures
 -Set Criteria and specific required photographs for Authentication
 -Sometimes Lower than expected Exposure  -We publish Verified Rugs to our Blog with a link back to your item!
 -Need for communication
 -We fill in many gaps which may occur in a listing before they're asked such as kpsi, origin, design, etc.
 -Need for Self Hosting Images
 -We upload all necessary images to Verifications!
 -No independent Guidance
 -We provide Keywords, A Rug Forum, and Q&A to give maximum benefit to your listing
 -May need to wait for a buyer

 -Rug Rag reinforces sellers facts about a rug, making purchasing decisions easier, and building consumer confidence.  Each item is reviewed by experts in the field as Independent Reviewers

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