Saturday, January 26, 2008

Selling a Persian Nahavand and a Couple of Area Rugs

It was Saturday and I went to work at 11:00 am. We are open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. I was again busy with fixing the price tags on the new area rugs we received two days ago. All our items have price tags, so we do not have to tell the prices to the customers from the top of our heads. In my opinion, customers do not trust a dealer if he/she just tells the price without looking at the tag, or if there is no tag. All our rugs must have a clear price tag with the rug number, size and other related information. We are very strict about this.

A couple came in today. The husband had stopped by few days ago and had checked some of the Persian hand knotted rugs and area rugs, but wanted to come back with his wife. They both showed up today and checked everything, from area rugs, hand made rugs, antique rugs and more. The husband was very flexible and left everything up to her wife. She did not knew what she wanted at first. Later, she showed us a photos of the rug they had at their house. They needed another rug to match with their existing rug which had red and blue. Finally, they bought two area rugs and a 5 x 8 Persian hand knotted dated and signed Nahavand rug. They paid with check and left.

A rug dealer also visited us and gave us a deposit for a rug he had with us for color fixing and a dye job. Another customer came in and brought a hand knotted Pakistani rug for repair. This rug is severely damaged by rats in a storage. Another customer came in and bought a pictorial rug we had. I was busy with tagging and pricing until we closed down around 6:00 pm. We were supposed to work until 4:00 pm!!

Khosrow Sobhe

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