Post # 1
I just posted my second dress (never worn) for sale today on the classifieds here and pre-owned wedding dresses. I am still waiting on OnceWed to post my listing. I know I just did this like 7 hours ago, but I am already disappointed I didn’t immediately get responses. I have this sense that it will not sell. How long does it normally take, and at some point is it just not going to?
Post # 3
Oh it’s way too soon! Here are the stats the preownedweddingdresses.com lists:
“How long does it take a gown to sell? The length of time required for a gown to sell depends on the designer, style, price, age, condition and ultimately, if someone is looking for that style. The average selling time on the site is 70 days.
How many dresses are sold through http://www.PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com?On average, 40% of the wedding dresses listed on our site have sold through our site.”
I had three dresses listed for sale. I got the most number of inquiries within the first couple weeks of posting, but noone followed through. Two of them finally sold about two months after listing. I’m going to reduce the price on the third one in a couple weeks to move it up the listings. Sometimes it takes multiple price reductions before you can sell it.
An unworn dress will almost surely sell eventually, just depends on how low you’re willing to go. I had someone offer me $1000 below my listing price but I’m not that desparate yet 🙂 If it was still unsold after six months I’d take that offer.
Post # 4
wow i’m interested in this too cos i’d want to sell my dress once am done.. its not like am ever gonna get away with wearing a dress like that again
Post # 6
I would also do recyclebride (I dont think you listed it) And your local craigs list. You will get A LOT of scammers. It took me a few months and it sold for %45 off what i bought it for and it was brand new.
Post # 7
I posted my dress on Craigslist and never even got one response. About 3 weeks ago I posted in on recycledbride.com. There are about 30 people that have “liked” it but I haven’t received a single e-mail yet. I have lowered the price twice :/
Post # 8
How about e-bay? I know a lot of brides shy away from there? But I sold my never worn dress that had already been altered for the price that I paid for the dress originally. I did list it throwing in the slip and veil, so I ultimatley lost about $150 (because the slip was bought on e-bay used) for those two items. And I guess about $200 in alterations…but she paid the full $700 for the dress. It also only took one listing–so all said and done, it took less than a week to sell =)
Post # 9
It wasn’t a wedding gown, but I posted a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress on ebay and I had over 5 replies within 10 days.
Post # 10
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I added a listing on recycled bride and will look at yesbride. I was all set to do E-Bay and then saw they take 12%, so I will hold off on that for now.