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I have a Karastan Serapi style 729 5'9" x 9' wool rug I

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I have a Karastan Serapi style 729 5'9" x 9' wool rug I would like to sell. Not sure what to ask as the values seem all over the place. Can you help?

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Its in good shape, with fring intact and all, but it has one small spot that looks like it was burned maybe? My mom had it on the floor for years, but I don't know how old it is. The tags are all on it but I don't see much other info on them. The colors are red/pink/blue with floral pattern all over

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Sorry I don't know anything else about the rug. I am clearing out my mom's estate and found no paperwork for things like this.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I don't. I remember it being around my mom's house for many years, at least a decade but it could be older

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The Karastan Serapi style 729 5'9" x 9' wool rug has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $2***-**-****.00 if sold at an auction(a local auction ) it would sell for a little less,at around $1***-**-****.00 , if this were sold in a High End Antique Shop in a larger city it would sell for $2250.00 and up depending on the condition. If I were selling it I would list it for $2400.00
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is Offerup.com, Varagesale.com, Wanelo.com, www.decluttr.com, Bonanza.com, Ioffer.com and letgo.com.
You can also go to invaluable.com or liveauctioneers.com and search their directory for an auction house near you and consign to them.
There is also Amazon Market Place, and of course Ebay. You can also sell on Charish, where you consign items. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great! All sites can be sold from with pick up only option.
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If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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