Thursday, September 18, 2003

Carpet magic - 1999-05-03 - Business First of Buffalo: "Carpet magic
Tom Hartley
Business First
What's up: A.S. Tiftickjian's Oriental Rugs is a 100-year-old family business that sells primarily new and antique hand-made wool rugs from India, Pakistan and China. It also wholesales older rugs of 40 to 100 years old, and provides appraisal, cleaning, and repair services. It also leases Oriental rugs. The most popular area rug sizes range from 2-by-3 feet to 12-by-18 feet. Prices range from $40 to several thousands of dollars. "

Oriental rugs cover new ground - 2001-08-20 - The Business Review (Albany): "EXCLUSIVE REPORTS
Oriental rugs cover new ground
A move from niche to mainstream
Robin Wood
The Business Review
Turab Jafri, owner of Jafri Oriental Rugs & Gallery Ltd., just returned from a buying trip to Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan and India. He travels to the area three or four times a year to buy handmade Oriental rugs for his store in Albany. "

Rolling up the rugs - 2003-08-25 - New Mexico Business Weekly: "ENTERPRISE
Small Business Strategies
Rolling up the rugs
Closing the doors after 24 years in business, this Oriental rug dealer had to plan carefully
Eileen Garvin
NMBW Managing Editor
When Sharon Schenck decided to close her business, she knew it wasn't going to happen overnight.

Her lease was up and Schenck, president of Santa Fe Oriental Rugs Inc., who has been selling rugs in the City Different for 24 years, decided not to renew it. "

Going, going, going: What's up with liquidator sales?: "Going, going, going: What's up with liquidator sales?
John Ewoldt, Star Tribune

Published May 8, 2003JE08

'Going out of business' sales are rarely what they seem. Bargain shoppers are attracted to the ads like moths to a flame. But despite teasers such as 'prices dramatically reduced,' 'owner's loss is your gain' and 'doors closing soon FOREVER,' consumers often get burned without even knowing it."

Golden Age Carpets Closing Sale!: "
Golden Age (formerly Persian Mercantile) is a well established company with thousands of satisfied customers throughout California and the U.S. We're listed on the Internet�s Trusted Resource Dealer List (www.spongobongo.com), and our owner, Leon Mayeri, frequently contributes to rug discussion boards and is well-known throughout the industry. Accordingly, it is very safe to do business with our company, even if you do not have the opportunity to visit our store."