I ended up paying less than $150 for this 8' by 10' Oriental-pattern carpet -- not to mention that Overstock ships practically free of charge -- so I definitely got my money's worth. If I'd paid what Overstock says the "full retail" or "compare to" price for this rug is, I wouldn't be quite so pleased. It's soft and plush and exactly as advertised, but the pattern is just a little indistinct. The Lyndhurst line of rugs that Overstock carries are slightly more expensive than the Carolines, but the clarity of the pattern and general worksmanship are much more high-end. Just in case anyone's wavering between the two. That said, I bought this (in the sage color) to go in a guest bedroom, where the center medallion pattern is mostly obscured by the bed, and that works out nicely because the most attractive part of this rug by far is the border pattern. The color was true to the picture and all in all, the rug is a lovely finishing touch to the room.