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What are some tips for selling a rug?

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To get a good price when selling a rug, clean it thoroughly before putting it up for sale. Rugs are heavy, and the extra delivery costs can dissuade buyers, but selling to a local dealer, setting up a yard sale or posting a classified ad can attract local buyers.

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Cleaning the rug with a steam cleaner is hygienic, and the fresh colors rejuvenate the appearance of the rug. In addition, it takes the burden off prospective buyers, which can help get a higher sale price.

For rare or antique rugs, online selling affords a wider audience to attract potential buyers, and expert dealers and auction houses often purchase such items for their own resale.

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