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Bought a carpet from the ??Australian lady married to a Turk and their daughter They have a number... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Sydney, Australia
Mr & Mrs

Thieves, conmen do not deal with them. They sound good but remember the old saying that if it... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Mark S
Mandurah and Peel Region, Australia
via mobile
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6 Jul 2016
11 Jan 2016
“Mr & Mrs”
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KiliccilarCadessi Nuruosmaniye Sokak Gate 21, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Bought a carpet from the ??Australian lady married to a Turk and their daughter They have a number of carpet shops in the Mian Bazzar in Instantbul They had some DEAL where they would buy the rug for double the price when they came to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank 57Mal
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Thieves, conmen do not deal with them. They sound good but remember the old saying that if it sounds to good to be true it probably is.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 December 2015

We got taken in by a guide who was very good with accents. Spotted that we were from Australia and 'introduced us' to Ali Demiz who owns Caravan Rugs Gallery. Turns out he is on commission. We were made to feel at ease by the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Tourist803837
Reviewed 3 September 2015

They will give you the "evil eye" if you don't buy from them. They will pressure you into purchasing a very expensive carpet that you won't really use and say that they will give you free shipping which is not a great deal. But the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Ria Iestin C
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Listen to all the previous reviewers. I also trusted these people but for some crazy insane reason I gave them A LOT of my hard earn money for two rugs and a third one which they gave me in the last four hours of my...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank X292EHchrisg
Reviewed 19 June 2015

We got a rug each from them several years ago & as I go there every year still could not on sell my rug as promised. I have been there every year since to no avail. Now the area has been shut down for repairs...More

Date of experience: June 2015
5  Thank Joy J
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Do not deal with this merchant : the other reviewers are right... once they have you money, do not expect to hear from them again. I am initiating legal support in Istanbul to recover my funds. Not what you want to result from an otherwise...More

Date of experience: January 2015
10  Thank APad_from_Perth
Reviewed 11 May 2015

We happened upon this shop and were invited inside to, "drink pomegranate tea & meet the owner whom married an Australian lady, no pressure to buy a rug" we were told. Admittedly, we did have a nice visit with the daughter & father, drinking &...More

Date of experience: June 2014
6  Thank angela s
Reviewed 16 November 2014

The Grand Bazaar is a one-of-a-kind experience that is not to be missed when visiting Istanbul. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous dealers and you must be careful. The owner of this shop and his daughter spoke excellent English and were very friendly. We bought a...More

Date of experience: December 2013
14  Thank JMB_JAB
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Response from X292EHchrisg | Reviewed this property |
I did answer your email but I'm not sure it went through. Yes I got two carpets surprise but too embarrassed to have them valued. It's now 12 months and I guess I can say goodbye to the promise. Never trust anyone, I am a... More