Advice for selling my dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Cyri:  I bought my dress pre-loved.

I don’t think you will have much problems with scammers. My advice for avoiding that would be to have thorough conversations with them on the phone/email before inviting them into your home.

I went to the lady’s home to try on the dress. It was kind of weird/awkward, but it would have been weirder to do it elsewhere. I think if you know the person is quite serious about buying the dress, it would be easier to let them into your home.

Post # 4
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Cyri:  I sold my gown online! Unfortunately though, I have to disagree with the above poster… I was contacted (and still am being contacted by scammers). 

I bought a dress new with tags, and changed my mind on it when I realized it was 3 sizes too big. I listed it on the following websites: OnceWed, Tradesy, eBay, The Knot Classifieds, The Bee Classifieds, and PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com.

Interestingly, the only site to charge a listing fee was PreOwned, and that’s the site I sold it on! I received A TON of scam emails from Craigslist, ans sadly, some from this site too. 

My advice is to be flexible on pricing, and to trust your gut. I received 70% of what I paid back on the resale, but I had to lower my price several times.

Good Luck!!!

Post # 6
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380 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Cyri:  The scams I received were all over the place! Most had very strange, foreign- sounding names. Many suggested bartering, or straight out started talking about sexual encounters. I wanted to slam my head off of the keyboard! I didn’t experience anyone coming to try on, and then not wanting the gown. Only one local person contacted me, and the rest were from across the US. 

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