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Last September I made the mistake of trusting a local business in Florida and buying three Persian oriental rugs from Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery here in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Amini came to my home with a dozen or so Persian rugs and displayed them. He left three of the rugs with me so I could decide which ones I liked, along with an invoice. While writing his invoice he asked me "if he should use a fictional out-of-state address" so I would not have to pay sales tax on the rugs! That was the first time alarm bells went off. I told him that he should itemize each rug and be sure to add the "full sales tax" as he totaled his invoice. The next day I stopped at his store on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale and gave him a check for the total amount before my next overseas trip that same day. I later realized that he never itemized the price of each... (more)

Avoid Amini Rug Gallery and Nader Amini If You Are Shopping For a Persian Rug

My lengthy text messages with Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who has a long list of Better Business Bureau complaint cases, lawsuits, and newspaper articles about his unethical business practices around the country. I never received a phone call back after being told he was in meetings for several days. Related Blog Post: So You Want To Buy A Persian Rug Last September I made the mistake of trusting a local business in Florida and buying three Persian oriental rugs from Nader Amini, the owner of Amini Rug Gallery her... (more)

Most Wanted Persian Rug Dealer in America Sued By IRS

According to "Court Filings and Court Records" updated daily, "Department of Revenue vs. Alireza Amini Moghaddam" in Milwaukee County, [Case Number 2013TW000700] state files a lawsuit against Amini Rug Gallery on March 21, 2013 for tax warrant. Related Posts: So You Want To Buy A Persian Rug Avoid Amini Rug Gallery To Buy A Persian Rug In court documents, defendant's address was entered as1521 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2345, which houses Amini Rug Gallery owned by Maryam and Nader Amini. According to Florida Department of State, refreshed on December 13, 2012 ... (more)

Art Collectors Beginning to Hone in on 19th Century Oriental Rugs

Jan David Winitz, president/founder of Claremont Rug Company, today said that certain types of antique Oriental rugs are experiencing a significant upsurge in attention among collectors and investors. Globally-recognized as the world's leading dealer of art level 19th century carpets from the "Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving," Winitz says that inquiries for the "best of the best" pieces have become a staple of his interaction with clients. "The rug world has evolved dramatically since we opened Claremont in 1980," he said. "Collectible antique rugs which were available then ... (more)

NW Rugs Offers a Handpicked Selection of Genuine Antique Rugs from Asia

The popularity of handmade Persian and Oriental rugs is a direct result of their versatility as decor items, as well as the immense skill and craftsmanship it takes to create them. Many homeowners who seek genuine antique rugs from the Middle East and Persia have a hard time finding them due to the popularity of reproductions, as well as the unlikelihood of an antique rug being in presentable condition due to excessive aging and wear. However, more and more homeowners who seek one-of-a-kind antique rugs are turning to NW Rugs, a premier rug dealer with six warehouse sized locatio... (more)

Exposing Hidden Health Hazards in the Area Rug Cleaning Industry

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With medical costs on the rise, Americans are more concerned about healthy living than ever. Yet, an invisible threat exists; it's called indoor air pollution. The associated health risks have been among the most overlooked of problems in modern society. "Your carpet probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat." -Phillip Tierno, Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, NYU [Men's Health]. Numerous government and private health institutions have discussed... (more)