Post # 1
Ok, so this is what happenend to me…
I got married in September, and am expecting a baby in July. I decided I could use some extra money (really bad actually), so I made the decision to sell my Melissa Sweet Fiesole dress. I listed it on preownedweddingdresses.com, and this site. Within two days I got several emails, but this one email stood out. Now before I even continue, keep in mind this was a very hard decision for me to make. I cried over it, but I decided I wanted another bride to enjoy my dress as much as I. So anyway this one girl, Jenn, emailed me and said she was getting married, she was my age, she was so in love with this dress, but couldn’t afford a brand new one. I had the dress listed for 1200.00 (it cost 2300.00), but she offered me 900.00. Before I said yes, I communicated via email with her back and forth. She told me her wedding colors, asked to see my wedding pics, told me about her family and love of the dress. I finally decided she would be the one to wear my beautiful dress that I loved so much. Because I felt a connection with her, I sent her the bolero I wore (cost 200.00), the bracelet and neclkece also. The day I sent it she asked me if anyone else emailed me about the dress to forward the emails to her, in case the dress didn’t fit, so she could get her money back. I was fine with that, and when a couple of you awesome bees emailed me I did forward them to her.
WELL, did i get a suprise when she emailed me back, not realizing she was emailing me. She went on to say how she sold MY DRESS for 1500.00, and she owns a wedding dress store, and she regulary buys and sells wedding dresses, and on and on. She also asked if I would like her staff (yes I said staff), to possibly remake the dress for 700.00!!!! She totally lied to me. I feel so scammed. Not only did she make 600.00 off my dress, she isn’t getting married, her wedding colors aren’t blue and creme, she isn’t wearing my dress, etc, etc. I gave her all those extras!!!! I feel so horrible. She had promised me she would email me her wedding pics with her wearing my dress as soon as she got married!! I am sitting here in tears. I wish I had my dress back!! Part of the reason I was ok with selling it is I thought I had a connection with this girl who would be as happy in it as me! Now I don’t have any idea who has my dress.
Do I have a right to be upset? Was i wronged? Or should i just grow up?
Post # 3
You have every right to be upset! I’m extremely angry after reading that!
How dare she play you like that! that is so horrible!!!
Post # 4
Um, yes, I would be pissed too. I would post a review about the store….
unfortunately, I don’t think there’s any kind of “legal” implication, however, reviews sometimes (usually) hurt worse.
Post # 5
I think that is so wrong and you have every right to be upset! You thought you were helping out another bride and giving her a dress she loved. Instead you find out you got hustled by some woman so she could make a profit. You were incredibly wronged and I think you have every right to be upset. I don’t know exactly what you can do about it, but I wouldn’t ust let it go, you wouldn’t want her to do that to another bride would you?
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Ceremony, Cultural Hall Reception
I would be seriously peeved. I’m not sure that you can do much other than write her a nasty, nasty email. Also, if you connected with her through weddingbee, it might be good to “out” her so that other girls don’t get scammed!
I am so sorry that this happened to you!
Post # 7
OMG, this is soooo wrong. We get attached to our dresses and only let them go to make someone else feel special. That lady/store doing such a bad thing. think about it…karma..she will get hers, and hopefully someone is happy to have your dress. You have a right to be upset, but be happy that another bride out there is going to wear it on her special day!
Post # 8
oh my gosh she not only flat out LIED, but weaved an elaborate story about her family and the wedding and all kinds of bs. (i would leave a bad review, that is extremely shady business) that is wrong. i know you’re hurt, but just think about the girl who purchased it, you know she must be in love with it so i wouldnt worry about that part, i know that doesnt make you feel 100% better though.
Post # 9
Yeah, I’d be really mad. I’d definitely post a snarky review. That just shows bad character right there. She could have easily been upfront, that was a dishonest way to go about buying the dress. While it may not be illegal, it is immoral, and I think you have every right to be mad.
Post # 10
I am SO sorry this happened to you! I’d find out the name of her store, write bad reviews of her and it everywhere you can, and I might even call the BBB to report her scamming ways! Also, maybe write to the people who run preownedweddingdresses.com and tell them what happened. They might kick her off or post a warning about her scam!
The crappy stuff out of the way- Congratulations on the coming baby! 😀
Post # 11
this girls email is [email protected] When I searched her email address, she has tried to buy other brides dresses OFF THIS SITE. I have no problem with someone making money, but the issue is she lied and made this huge story up. Thanks for your kind words bees, but I really am so upset. It’s NOT about the money. I wish I had my dress back 🙁
Post # 12
I am so sorry this has happened. I must say though I am truly touched by your generosity! Though she lied I think what you were willing to do for someone else is remarkable and I am sorry this turned out so bad.
Post # 13
Wow, of all the low things to do…what a scumbag move on her part….and scumbag is being polite and ladylike…Im so sorry you had to go through this. Please know that good things do happen in life and this blood sucking, money hungry “BLEEP” isn’t the norm in this world….shame on her…Karma is a bitch….
Post # 14
WOW! That is wrong on so many levels. It’s sad to think someone could actually sleep after doing any kind of business that way. I’m going to tell myself she is a desperate, broke, lonely woman who is in dire need of money to feed herself and her 17 children…that helps me feel not so pissed that she did this to you. Like others have said, what goes around comes around. It’ll bite her one way or another. As for her staff making another one…I think I’d have a few choice words about what her and her staff can go do with their replica.
On a happier note…congrats on both your wedding and your baby! So exciting.
Post # 15
I just don’t get it… ok, it’s one thing to lie, but why come back and tell you about it? She’s a low, low human being.
Post # 16
WOW I’m so sorry about that!! So horrible, you didn’t deserve that treatment AT ALL. I would feel just the way you do, that is really hard. But you were being the good person you are & trying to do a nice thing. At the end of the day, you get to go on continuing to be that nice person, and she has to go on continuing to be that crazy, lying BIA–H! That is not the way to do business…
…and if it’s any consolation — KARMA!