how much bargaining power do I have?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

What I know about Davids, is that if they have a dress off the rack, they sell THAT to you, they only would order one if they didn’t have one on the rack or you insisted. They instead say “we will clean this one and sell it to you for the price listed”. It’s like any other dress you try on in a regular store. You get what you tried on, or if they dont have your size they can usually order one. Pretty much the traditional “off the rack” wedding gown theory doesn’t apply at Davids.

That being said, no you probably won’t be able to negotiate.

Post # 3
657 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

They don’t let you buy it off the rack unless its like in the clearance section. They will order a new dress in and you won’t get a deal.

Post # 5
2467 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

It doesn’t hurt to try, but I wouldn’t expect to save much!

Post # 6
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I had to buy the in-store sample, and I didn’t get a discount. Although, it was already in the big sale, so maybe that is why they didn’t discount it further. 

Post # 7
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You can buy it online for the same price and get it pretty quickly (usually around 1 week).  You can order from the store and it gets there in about a month.  I ordered the same dress I tried on. They didn’t even offer me the one off the rack.

Post # 9
896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Standard response on dress orders at DB is 3 months.  It takes about 3 weeks to a month, in reality, which is great.

I was told that unless there was a time crunch issue, they will not sell you floor models (except the clearance rack gowns,) and that they do not discount floor models.


Post # 10
6448 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

If they won’t lower the price I would rather buy the dress new. If your wedding date is correct you should have enough time to order from them as opposed to buying it off the rack.

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