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Visits to Turkish rug manufacturers

Fraud when purchasing rugs in Turkey

Tourists often are tempted into purchasing overpriced hand-made rugs when visiting Turkish rug factories. However, purchasing rugs in Turkey often turns out to be extortion, and the injured party wishes to withdraw from the purchase.

The rip-off always follows the same sceme

Hand-made rugs as alleged bargains

Hand-made rugs from Turkey have always been among the most beautiful and valuable rugs in the world. However, traditional crafts have now moved to new paths. In close cooperation with tour operators, a far more lucrative mass business has developed. Tour operators often lure tourists to Turkey with very attractive package holidays which then include excursions to Turkish rug manufacturers. In such cases, tourists are deliberately led to sales events for hand-made rugs, and induced with fraudulent intentions to purchase an overpriced souvenir.

Aggressive sales tactics during visits to Turkish rug manufacturers 

The process of this rip-off is always the same: First of all, the holidaymakers are shown how the hand-made rugs are produced. They can watch the carpet weavers working at the loom, and convince themselves of the quality of these luxury products. After the tour of the factory, they are then persuaded to buy the overpriced rugs with devious and aggressive sales tactics. Due to the persistent hard-sell methods, the tourists quickly feel forced to buy; purchases of rugs with values of tens of thousands of Euro are not uncommon.

Rescinding the purchase of a rug

After returning home, the souvenir from Turkey frequently turns out to be a fraud, as the rug was sold at an extortionate price. Tourists feel cheated and want to withdraw from the purchase or at least get a price reduction. However, from their homeland, it is difficult for cheated tourists to enforce their claims against Turkish merchants. They are not familiar with their consumer protection rights and are at a loss with regard to what to do with the hand-made rugs from Turkey.

Legal consultancy after the purchase of rugs in Turkey

gençer & coll. is a law firm represented in the European Union (Germany) and in Turkey, and therefore is the perfect contact to advise you of your consumer protection rights as a tourist in Turkey. We have a high success rate when it comes to enforcing price reductions and rescissions of overpriced rug purchases in Turkey. 

These dealers are known to us:

(often visited as part of package tours)

  • A-R Halıcılık Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • AC Kuyumculuk Mücevherat Kiymetlı Tas Tur. San. ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
  • Altınova Kuyumculuk
  • ARB Diamond
  • Argos Jewel Art
  • Avanos Halı (Sentez Tur. Tic. San. A.Ş.)
  • Batı Turizm A.Ş. - Denizli Halı
  • Batı Turizm Tekstil Ürünleri Kuyumculuk Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Bedastan Kuyumculuk
  • Bergama Halı - Halı Toplama ve Üretim Merkez
  • Bergama Halı - Halı Toplama ve Üretim Merkezi
  • Bufavento Jewels
  • Bufavento Jewels, Buffavento Jewels - (Lefkose, Nikosia, Nordzypern, KKTC)
  • Cadaro Side Jewellery
  • Cankurtaran Halı
  • Carpet Center
  • Carpet Center, KKTC Famagusta
  • Carpet Centre, Teppichzentrum, Magosa KKTC
  • Carpet Weavers Association
  • Carpet Weavers Center Denizli
  • Carpet Weavers Center Ürgüp
  • Çukurköy Halı - Halı Toplama ve Üretim Merkezi
  • D-Jewels - Altınova Kuyumculuk
  • DEMTAŞ Kuyumculuk Turizm Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.
  • DETAY Halıcılık Kuyumculuk Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Doğuş Halı
  • EKAO Halida Carpets Private Company, Heraklion, Crete Greece (Kreta Griechenland)
  • Galata Kuyumculuk Halıcılık
  • Galata Quality
  • Galeri
  • GÖRDES Carpet & Jewellery
  • GÖRDES Halı, Mücevherat, Turizm ve Ticaret Sanayi Ltd. Sti.
  • Hadosan Carpet
  • Halı İmalat
  • K-G Jewellery Center
  • Kyrenia Leather Limited (Ledergeschäft)
  • Ladik Halıcılık Kuyumculuk
  • Lykia Kuyum Halı Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Lykia Kuyum Halı Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi
  • Lykia Pazarlama Merkezi - A-R Halıcılık Turizm Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Magosa KKTC (Famagusta Nordzypern)
  • Matis Turizm Turistik Esya Paz. Tic. ve San. A.Ş.
  • MM Pasa Teppichhaus, Side / Manavgat
  • Pasha Port Carpets, Famagusta Cyprus
  • Perge Jewels - Sentalya Turizm Kuyumculuk Tekstil Ürünleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
  • Rainbow Mücevherat İnşaat Taahhüt Emlak Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.
  • Rom Diamonds - Antalya
  • Sentalya Turizm Kuyumculuk Tekstil Ürünleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Sentez Halı Turizm Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.
  • Sentez Turizm Tekstil Ürünleri Kuyumculuk Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • Simge Halıcılık
  • Storks Müceveher Mağazalar Zinciri
  • Sümer Jewellery Center
  • Tuğra Jewellery Altınova
  • Urartu Carpet & Kilims
  • Urartu Halıcılık ve Kuyumculuk
  • Ürgüp Halıcılık A.Ş.
  • Violla Jewellery & Leather - Rainbow Mücevherat İnşaat Taahhüt Emlak Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti.


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