(Closed) purchase a used dress then sell it???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I find the used lazaro and sell it? Or purchase a cheaper dress
    Buy the used Lazaro, and in turn sell it paying anywhere from $500-$1,000 costs to wear it : (16 votes)
    73 %
    Buy the $1400 Maggie Sottero Mia and keep it : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Buy the $1400 Maggie Sottero Mia and sell it for $700 being out almost as much as the Lazaro : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Keep looking at options : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would buy the dress you can afford without selling it. You will probably be able to sell it after the wedding, but I wouldn’t bank on it.

    ETA: You have a year until your wedding. So before you commit, I would wait a little bit to see if better listings come up. The popular dresses have new listings pop up pretty frequently.

    Post # 4
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I purchased my dress with the intention of selling it after the wedding but NOT needing the money.  I lucked out and the dress I fell in love with ended up being discontinued, so I paid WAAAAY less for it.  

    I have NO daughters and as my child-bearing days are behind me I will not ever have a daughter.  I can see no reason to keep my dress.  Honestly, if I could have found a place to rent my dress I would have done that.  

    I say this to say buy what you love & can afford, sell if you can BUT only if you are certain that you will not regret that decision.  

    Post # 6
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @asscherlover:  <- This.

    You never know if you can sell your dress, so I would not buy it unless you can afford it without selling it.

    Post # 7
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d adjust any estimate on what you’d get by re-selling down quite a bit; you lose a good chunk of value with any item (but especially a wedding dress) the more times it’s been sold.  So if your resale as the first owner would be $2500, your resale as the second owner is probably going to be more like $1000-1500.

    Post # 8
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    what if something happens during the wedding and ruins the dress? Someone steps on it and rips it, someone spills food or drink on it, etc. I wouldn’t buy it with the guarantee you will recoup money on it.

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