(Closed) Advice on selling a dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Did you post pictures?  Make sure to mention no alterations were made to dress.  I had really good luck when selling my dress.  It was never worn, never been altered and I posted pictures of the dress both on the hanger and what the stock photo looked like so people could see what it would look like on a person.  Also I’d post what the original price was and not mention that you got it on sale.  That might help people think they are getting a great deal (which they are).

Other than that I say be patient maybe, sometimes its really hard to sell a dress no matter what the price is.  Keep a positive outlook and I’m sure one day someone will see your dress and think “OMG that’s my dress!”

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Did you come back to anyone with an offer?

They say: 400?

You say: 600?

They say: Sure!

Then it’s not your problem anymore!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Half of the price you paid is the most I would expect.  Your dress despite having tags is not new because it is a sample, people will be wary of that because samples may have had a rough life or easy life and because they cannot see it in person they have to take the sellers word for the condition.

Used dresses are hard to sell, not impossible, you need to embrace the idea that you won’t make your money back and decide what you bottom line is.  Price accordingly and hope that it catches someone’s eye.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Amayansong:  I was never able to sell mine even though it was a popular design (Maggie Sottero with pickups back in 2007) and I eventually dropped the price to $100.  Ultimately, I threw it away after I got divorced and tired of dragging the dang thing around.  Might want to consider dropping it to a really low price or donating to a good cause.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Amayansong:  See right there, you only paid 850, so don’t even think about getting more than 425.  It is a sample, and therefore used.  If you lower your price to half what you paid, market it as a sample with tags and unaltered you may have some luck.  Don’t even think about what it sells for new, as soon as you take it out of the store it is not new and no one will pay like it is new.

Of course you are free to ask what you want, you may even get it eventually, but you will more than likely not get it or have to wait a long time. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

not to steal your thread lol but i’m having the same issue. I’ve had mine for sale for over 2 months and the only thing I have gotten is SPAM from craigslist lol

 

Mine is not a sample though, it was purcahsed new by me, you can still buy it in bridal stores and the designer still has it up on their site.

I only paid $615 for it and currently i’m asking $400, but I’m willing to go down to $300-$250 just to get it to a new home (sadly) tough expensive lesson learned for sure.

 

I have not tried ebay though, did you get any bids ? i’m assuming you had a reserve on it…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

Link to your dress??

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - South Bonson Pier & Community Centre

Pretty… But not my style. =(

Good luck!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Put in the style name so that it turns up when people search for that dress

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