Post # 1
Hey ladies! I am selling a dress online to another bee using Weddingbee Classified. I was wondering if any of you bees knew a good way to transfer the dress/money as to protect me (the seller) and her (the buyer)? I don’t want to send my dress off without having any type of assurance that I will receive payment, & I don’t want her to have to send her money without being sure I will send her a dress! Help! If u know of a secure way please let me know!
Post # 3
A lot of people use Paypal so I’m sure people can tell you about their experiences.
I sold one dress locally for cash and used Escrow.com for the other two. It is the most secure method for both the buyer and the seller in my experience. They explain on their site in detail how the process works. They receive the funds from the seller, clear it, give you the ok to ship the dress, you ship and give them the tracking number, buyer receives and has 1-3 days (as specified in your agreement) to inspect and accept, and then funds are transferred to you. If they want to return they’re responsible for shipping and escrow.com fees (see below). I even sold one of my dresses to a buyer in Hong Kong safely. The owner of the site POWD.com once told me she has never seen a scammer that agrees to use escrow.com. The only few minor negatives:
– They take a 3.5% commission of the sales price as Escrow fees
– Buyer has a chance to return within the inspection period (but you can deny the return and go through a legal remediation process)
– They only accept wire transfers for wedding dresses, no credit cards