Ok this is driving me nuts…dress related but not my dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Milibee13: I don’t think it’s wrong for someone to try and sell a dress for what they want, if they own it. However, it’s shady that she’s inflated the retail price, but buyers should beware / do their homework. 

If it’s too out of line in terms of cost, it won’t sell. If it sells quickly, the original creator has way underpriced her work. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Milibee13:  Is she selling other items with it? Are you 100% sure she didnt pay that much for that dress?

It is her dress and she can do what she wants with it. Like the PP said if it is priced too high it will not sell. If it sells your dressmaker need to up her prices.

Post # 6
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1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Milibee13:  Yea that’s dodgy, selling it is fine but making money out of it doesn’t sit right with me – i’d actually be concerned that other brides will see it and think the designer charges much higher prices than she actually does.

Hopefully anyone looking at that dress on ebay does their homework!

If I was you i’d probably send an anonymous message to the seller asking why its so expensive lol

Post # 8
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Any chance at all that the seller is in another country and the currency is different? 

Post # 9
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7397 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Who cares? If the designer is selling them for less then anyone who does their research will find that out and she will be stuck with the dress and need to lower her price. If they don’t do their research then it is on them. 

And if someone decides to buy it at the price that it is for sale at then that is up to them. Each individual bride sets their own budget and puts their own value on the dress they want to buy. So if someone feels that the dress is worth $3000 to them and they are willing to pay for it what business is that of yours?

If you want to do your friend a favour then maybe talk to her about upping her own prices since the market seems willing to pay it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

That is kind of shady of the girl to do, but it could be possible that she upgraded fabrics and embelishments and did infact end up paying $6K for the dress.  I’m sure your friend makes beautiful gowns at $1,500 or under, but if everything is custom and a very high end client comes in and wants the best of the best it does seem plausible that your friend would charge extra for better fabric and more work…

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You just can’t right all the wrongs in the world. It’s way too tiring.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

The value for the dress is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. You can’t do anything about that, sorry. If someone is going to spend $3000 on eBay without researching the original designer, more power to the seller!

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