Before you Buy a Rug Online
You've looked at the beautiful rug gallery online and now you're committed to buying just one (and maybe that cute throw rug!) But you're wondering, how what exactly happens when you click on the "buy rug" button on the site?
Many people wonder should they try to buy rugs online or not. You might think it's hard to say for sure what quality area rug you're getting. After all, you don't want to buy a rug and then be stuck with it. But hold on! Before you stay stuck in the old-fashioned way of buying a Persian rug and head off to the store, read on.
Online area rug vendors usually fall into one of two categories. Either they have a connected website/warehouse where you'll go to pick up the area rug that you just bought within days, or the rug you bought online will arrive at your door.
Before buying rugs online, find out what the online store's price guarantee is. Many will offer a "meet that price" or even a "10% less" guarantee. So if you buy a rug and you find a published price for the same rug cheaper somewhere else, you might be able to get 10% more off of the price for being a loyal customer to the discounting rug seller.
What is the rug store's return policy? What if you buy Chinese rug, get it home, and then discover that you really should have bought a different kind of area rug? Will the online rug store take it back? In all likelihood they will, but you need to verify their rug return policy. Many will give you up to 2 weeks with the area rug you bought to make sure you're happy with what you bought. If not, you can return the rug you bought for store credit or a full refund for the rug.
About the Author
Janine Jones is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia (she likes to call it NoVa). New to the freelance world, Janine used to work as an analyst / programmer for a beltway bandit before deciding to mix being a stay-at-home-mom with a writing career. These days, Janine tries to get a little work done when her two kids (ages 3 and 15 months) are otherwise occupied. Janine is hooked on area rugs of all kinds.