Selling my dress due to dress regret… how to price? Help!!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you go to preownedweddingdresses.com (I sold my dress there) and go to pricing calculator you can put in the specifics and it’ll tell you a fair price For the markEt. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Usually people price them at about 50-60% of retail for unaltered – if it’s been altered, I’d say somewhere around 40% of retail.  Most people want to wear heels so if it’s altered to 5’7″ height, you aren’t going to have a lot of takers.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t think the height thing will be an issue as the average height of a female in the US is 5’4! I agree with pp check out preownedweddingdresses.com.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Guess I am just a tall one.  I’m actually not wearing heels but I wouldn’t pay more than 50% for a dress that was altered at all. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

WeddingBelle890:  I wouldn’t base your pricing on how other people have listed their dresses. You should look at recent sales on ebay to get a sense of what buyers have actually been willing to pay for similar dresses. Most of the dresses on preownedweddingdresses.com are absurdly overpriced and sit on the site for ages without selling.

I agree with HannahGrace that 50% off or more is competitive pricing. Keep in mind that the buyer has to purchase your dress sight unseen, and it is not returnable if it doesn’t fit or they don’t like it. And a person who is willing to buy a pre-owned wedding dress is probably a serious bargain hunter. So you need to offer a significant discount to make it worth it for them.

Source: I bought my dress pre-owned on Tradesy. It originally retailed for nearly $3,000 and I paid $1,100 for the dress plus custom-made matching cathedral-length veil.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think for a brand new dress with only hem alterations is fair to be priced 10-20% lower then what you purchased it for….& of course allow people to make offers.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

WeddingBelle890: I’m really sorry the dress didn’t work out. Hopefully someone will snatch it up soon!

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