Best ways to sell a wedding dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also want to sell my dress. I put it on oncewed but I only got one (serious) inquiry. I was stubborn and wouldnt take her offer. WHen I finally came to my senses she had found a dress. The other inquiry I got was some overseas scam. I was considering eBay but when I look at my dress I see it listed and no bids or anything. Ugh.

Post # 5
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@gelaine22:  I think that is the biggest problem. Brides attaching more value to their dress than it is worth.

@Soon2BeMrsS:  I looked at buying a dress secondhand because I personally think wedding dress prices are overinflated. The problem I found on the preowned wedding dress sites was that brides listed them at only $100-$300 off the retail price. Honestly I don’t care if it is in great condition and only been worn once for a few hours. It is a secondhand dress which means that the value decreases. Unfortunately they are also less desirable and most people who are looking into a secondhand dress are doing so because they are fugal or simply cannot afford to buy new. Most women want a new dress after all. I think if you set a realistic price (60% or less of the original price of the dress) then you increase you chances of selling.


Post # 6
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Soon2BeMrsS:  I bought a secondhand dress!  Was an awesome experience 🙂

It was listed on gumtree, which is an online classifieds in Australia.  But, that’s not how I directly found it. I was looking for a specific dress and didn’t want to pay full price,  so did a reverse google image search,  which found the ad. It was pure chance! Lucky for me, not something you could plan for. But, everything online you can think of is probably best. And definitely an appropriate price, many secondhand dresses take a long time to sell .(mine, in immaculate condition,  original, etcc was 1000 off -half price- and it had been listed for months and months). 

Oh yeah, absolutely use stock images, not just over the door pics. That’s the only reason I found the listing.

Post # 7
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Soon2BeMrsS:  I tried Ebay, Craigslist, WB and The Knot Classifieds without any luck.  Plus I was worried about the risk of sending it, someone not being happy with it and Paypal reversing their very expensive payment!  So I found a secondhand store within an hour drive from my house and took it there to avoid all of the hassle.

Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d stick it up on eBay, on the Buy Now Or Best Offer section!

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