Staff at a posh shop were floored when they were asked for a refund — on a rug Michael Jackson bought three years ago.
Members of the Beat It star’s entourage turned up at the West London store with the £15,000 carpet still neatly rolled and unused.
They said Jacko had personally picked out the lavish 12ft by 9ft silk and wool floor covering after spotting it on the shop website in 2009 and aides had come in to pay for it.
The singer had intended to place it in his dressing room at the O2 Arena for his final concert dates — but died before he ever had a chance to use it.
Staff at The Rug Company in exclusive Holland Park were amazed when aides returned with it asking if they could have their money back.
A Rug Company insider said: “Michael personally chose the rug so it would complement his concert dressing room. But the tour was scrapped.”
Amazingly, despite the long time gap staff DID give back the money.
The insider added: “The rug was sold with a lifetime guarantee and as it was unused and in immaculate condition we paid a full refund.”
The firm, which also supplies Madonna with rugs for her tours, has since put Jacko’s back on sale.