I paid $125 for this rug that is a little larger than 5’x8′ – and shipping was FREE! The jute rug beneath it is from Pottery Barn.

Welcome to the world of authentic vintage rugs you can actually afford! Keep scrolling for instructions on how to shop this eBay shop, there are a few things you should know!

Does it infuriate anyone else that rugs are SO ridiculously expensive?! Like, we walk on them. Dogs pee on them. Kids barf on them. I spill my wine on them. Yet quality rugs cost more than most people’s rent. I’m into saving money wherever I can, so when I found this online vintage rug shop on eBay, I about died.

I currently have NINE rugs from the e-carpet gallery eBay shop, and another one on the way. One of them is in James nursery (shown below on the left) and I’m absolutely obsessed with it. The other one (shown below on the right) was in our old bedroom at the condo but I think I’m putting it in my office at the new house! The rest are in my entry way, kitchen, living room, family room, bedroom, and the baby’s nursery. I’ll update with pics soon! None of the rugs I purchased were over $200, which means all of them put together is still cheaper than the typical price of one quality + authentic rug.

A couple rugs I’ve purchased at the e-carpet gallery eBay store!
And another…

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Here are 6 things you need to know about buying vintage rugs at this eBay store:

I’m going to make this as easy as possible for you and fill you in on all the details. Keep scrolling for rugs I’m loving that are currently on sale in the shop + some more photos of my newest rug!

1. You can buy authentic Turkish rugs here for an insanely discounted price, most of them are under $300

I have never paid more than $350 for any of the rugs I’ve purchased from here, and that was for a 9×11! All of my 5×8 rugs were around $150.

2. FREE SHIPPING!!! And you can return them for a full refund within 30 days of purchase

I’ve always experienced fast + free shipping when shopping here. No issues with tracking or lost orders, no shipping fees, no arrival delays. All of my rugs have arrived within a week of my order date. Also, if you can return the rug for a full discount within 30 days if you don’t like it!

3. All of the rugs are one of a kind so if you see something you like buy it right away because once it is gone it doesn’t come back

The rugs in this eBay store are coming from the E-Carpet Gallery WEBSITE (much more expensive). They pass along the rugs that don’t sell to the eBay store and sell them quickly at a discounted price. So, these are last chance rugs and they go fast! You have to be ready to pull the trigger if you see something you like.

4. You really have to dig + look at EVERY rug up close or else you might miss a good one

A lot of these rugs look ugly while you’re quickly scrolling through. However, if you see one that is in the color palette you are looking for click on it and take a closer look! All of the rugs have 2 product photos: a zoomed out photo of the whole rug, and a zoomed in photo of the coloring and material up close. Look at every rug you think you might like! 

5. The sizing is kind of funny

Pay close attention to the sizes and be sure to measure your space before purchasing. Since these are authentic one of a kind rugs that often get cut and resized, they don’t come in the cookie cutter 4×6, 5×8, 8×10 (etc.) sizes that we are used to.

6. If you see “color transition” in the title, click that rug!!!

These rugs that are described as “color transition” don’t look like anything special from far away but they are the BEST. They have the best texture and they’re worn in all the right places.

Also, don’t be afraid of the really distressed looking rugs – they look the best in real life. Think Soho House vibes. They look dingy and almost dirty online but in real life they look SO good. A friend of mine bought one that wasn’t distressed at all and she thought it looked too much like a grandma rug and returned it. There is a fine line between cool-vintage and grandma-rug. And in my opinion, the distressed-ness is what makes or breaks it!

Here are some rugs on sale right now that I’m loving – remember –  only one available of each and they sell fast!

 

 

 

7 Comments

  1. Such beautiful rugs! What a good deal too. I agree with you that I wouldn’t shy away from the dirtier looking rugs. They tend to look more authentic, and if they really are dirty, a good area rug cleaner will be able to clean them without damaging them (we use Chem-Dry for all of our vintage rugs and they always come back looking great.) Thanks for sharing all of these!

  2. i love rugs like these, esp turkish ones but every shop I go to is insanely priced, i cannot believe these finds! I bought one from ebay how you suggested and the quality is so so good. i love that every rug is completely unique. THANK YOU!!!!

  3. I had a question about this.

    Are the rugs thick and heavy? or are they thin? Looking at them now! Thank you for suggesting this site!

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  5. Am I missing something or did they raise their prices since you updated this post? They are all listed at $600+, and some are even over $3000. That doesn’t seem like a good deal at all.

    • Megan Reply

      Hi Breanne, yes they 100% raised their prices since yesterday and I’m FURIOUS about it. I have been shopping this site for 3+ years and have never seen their rugs priced this high. My guess is they noticed high volume traffic on the shop yesterday and raised them temporarily. Keep checking back as I’m confident they will go back down in the next week or two. I’M SO MAD!

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