Post # 1
OK I picked up a few sample and new gowns at phenomenal deals while I was shopping for my dress and have been reselling them and most of the time it goes ok but there are people out there that are just obnoxious. I am happy to answer emails and take more pictures but no I am not sending them to you for free and no do not offer me next to nothing and then when I am not willing to accept your $25 offer on a dress that originally cost well over $1000 do not send nasty grams!!!
Today a buyer was local and wanted to come to my house. I was not completely comfortable but said ok, but she could not try on the dress because it was new with tags and if she damaged it I was out of luck. She got really nasty and said some really ugly things and insinuated that my cat damaged the dress (she had wandered into the picture when I took the dress out of its bag in the guest room and put it on a mannequin on my bedroom so I could get a full picture of the train since my bedroom is bigger)
Ummmm really – you are trying to get a bargain but do you have to be nasty?
UGH rant over but really does it hurt people to be nice
Post # 3
There is no excuse for her behavior, but I would not buy a dress that I was not allowed to try on, regardless of if it was NWT or not.
Even on preownedweddingdresses.com, there is an understanding that the transaction doesn’t go through until the buyer has had a chance to try it on, even with $10K ballgowns.
If noone can try it on, you will likely lose a lot of buyers.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t buy a dress I couldn’t try on either. It won’t damage the dress to try it on. I would explain to her that if she damages the dress while trying it on, she will have to pay half the sale’s price or something.
Post # 5
@Miss Leopard: Actually on POWD it is at the discretition of the seller. I have sold 7 dresses all as final sales. 1 buyer did ask for a refund because she said I misrepresented the color. I sent her the receipt for the gown which showed the color and an email from the manufacturer that validated that the color that I listed it as was the correct color for that gown.
If you want to be able and try on gowns and still get a bargain you can always try consignment stores or samples sales at bridal shops. But most of the individuals that sell have no recourse if the dress is damaged and if you are offering 75-80% off already then there is a bit of a chance you have to take as the buyer 🙂
Post # 6
@futuremrsk18: trying on the dresses certainly can damage it. If the buyer is optimistic about their size or careless they can tear the dresses, makeup on the dress etc. Samples can get pretty beat up 🙂
Post # 7
Well, putting smiley faces after your statements doesn’t change my opinion. If I couldn’t try a dress on, I wouldn’t be interested in purchasing it.
POWD.com recommends using escrow.com so that the buyer receives the dress before she releases funds to the seller. This is so she can inspect in person, try on, etc.
If you are selling a dress privately, people wanting to try it on is par for the course, and I’d say potential damage from trying on is a risk you might have to take as a seller.
Post # 8
@Miss Leopard: ummm I am sorry my smiley face offended you – I am saying that for women that want the option of trying on a gown before buying it that there are better options but probably not quite as good a baragain.
WB is normally a place we can just come and vent and I have been on here a long time and was just grumbling.
Not sure if you have used POWD – I have bought and sold (7 dresses as posted earlier in the thread) and the one time we tried to use escrow.com the transaction would not go through and we switched to paypal and it was fine.
Anyways I was just venting and that was all
Thanks (sans smiley face of course)
Post # 9
honestly I would encourage someone to try on the gown at their local bridal shop and make sure their measurements match the dress.
It’s true that once people start trying on the dress, it’s now a sample and not NWT
I know people want to try before they buy, but when I’m paying for a dress advertised as NWT I don’t want one that 3 other people have tried to squeeze in to.