Post # 1
I’m considering purchasing a gown from Tradesy – can anyone tell me about their experience? I’m comfortably within the size and measurements, and there are no returns, so I’m aware of the risks. I’m just wondering how it works exactly – for instance, i messaged ‘seller’ for additional information, but tradesy says that they guarantee authenticity – so how do they do that? Do they physically have the gown, does it ship from them, or the seller?
Hoping someone can clarify for me and share their (hopefully) positive stories!
Post # 2
I puchased my gown on Tradesy. The dress was shipped by the seller and arrived in three days in perfect condition. (it was brand new with tags). I believe Tradesy handles the payment and transaction. I am thinking they pay the seller after confirmation they shipped the dress. I am sure if you received the dress that was different from description, Tradesy will handle the case.
Post # 3
I purchased my gown on Tradesy! I talked to the seller and we negotiated a lower price, and then the seller lowered the price for a 24 hour period. The seller shipped it to me and it was a sample in brand new condition. No complaints!
Looking at the website, it seems that if you feel the item you bought was misrepresented you return the item directly to Tradesy and they determine it it was indeed misrepresented. However, when you buy normally the seller ships directly to you. I don’t think it is much different from Ebay, save that the two sites have different methods of resolving problems.
I have bought a lot of gowns online (it was my one crazy moment–and I sold them all at no loss), and I have yet to be burned. Most of the time the “fakes” are easy to spot, and authentic ads clearly authentic (multiple pictures of actual dress, picures of tags, etc.) The one time I did feel an item’s condition was misrepresented, the seller easily gave me a refund. Go for it!
Post # 4
I ended up finding my dress on preownedweddingdresses.com. I had looked on Tradesy as well but on pre-owned I found a local seller. One trick I used was to ask the sellers about the bustle and to send me a pic. I wanted to see a different photo than what was in the ad to prove they were actually in possession of the dress.