Post # 1
I am on an EXTREMELY quick time schedule to find and decide on a dress. In most cases, I either have to pay for rush service to order one OR buy a sample dress off the rack. Two questions……..if I decide to go with the sample dress, how much should I expect it to be discounted? There’s one that I’m favoring, but the salon has offered to discount only about 10%. Does this seem like very little? I’m looking at couture dresses and that doesn’t seem like much of a discount to me.
Also, if I choose to order one and rush the order, are you obligated to pay additional for the rushed service or is this negotiable? I ask this only because the first salon was charging $200 extra for rush and the second salon never mentioned an additional charge…..just said that my decision needed to be made by the end of the week for it to make it in time for the rushed option.
I’d appreciate any input……….fast! Thanks!
Post # 3
For when do you need the dress?
Also where do you live? There is a store in Los Angeles where they sell sample dresses.
324 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90036
Post # 4
I need the dress by early September 09…….hence, the pressure. If I have to order one, I need to do it this week and rush it. I really like one of the samples that I’ve tried on of one style and I am able to buy the sample, but they’re BARELY offering much of a discount. The dress is $3000 and they’re offering $350 off for the sample. Is it me, or does this seem like nothing?
Post # 5
Have you tried online? It all depends when the dress came out.
Post # 6
I have only attended 2 sample sales, but both of them had their samples at 50% off (one of these stores was Vera Wang). 10% seems like a pretty small amount to me.
Post # 7
I haven’t actually gone to a sample sale. One of the dresses that I’m considering would be available for me to buy the sample……..just because I’m under the gun to decide on a dress in time. I don’t have the time to actually wait for a sample sale. I’m not sure if that makes a difference on the amount of discount or not. I’m figuring that although it’s not an actual "sample sale", why couldn’t they discount it more? They’ll eventually sell it as a sample and they can turn around and order another sample to replace it now……and still be making money on both. Just my thoughts….but I may be off base.