Post # 1
So I may be in the market to sell my dress.
There’s nothing wrong with it, I’ve never worn it, I just bought it prematurely without really looking to see what’s out there.
Have any of you sold your dress? New or pre-loved? How was your experience? Did it take a while? Did you get the price you wanted?
I’d love to sell it for what I bought it for (which was disounted becasue the consultant took my hesitance as price related), but does anyone get what they asked for?
Help is appreciated!
Post # 3
@JackiBean: For some reason the poll isn’t working for me, so I didn’t vote.
I bought a dress four years ago and a couple of months ago I finally took it to a consignment shop for bridal gowns. We bought the dress for $1800. I was thrilled when they called and said… they sold it and we were getting $1200 for it!! The dress was unaltered and not worn. I would try putting it in a consignment shop and see how it does! At the least you could take it in and ask them how much they think you could get for it.
Post # 4
@iadornyou: Thank you! Consignment is definitely an option I hadn’t really looked into yet.
My hope is that if this new dress works out (have to wait until the trunk show in October to put it on), then I can sell my current dress to help pay for the new one.
Post # 6
I knocked $250 off (about 25%) of what I paid for my first unworn dress. It sold in about 2-3 weeks on Kijiji. Works for me!
Post # 7
@Pinkmoon: Thanks! I’ll try that first, maybe. I’ve never heard of Kijiji before.
Post # 8
@JackiBean: Yes I sold my unaltered/unworn dress on POWD.com and had a good experience. I posted about it here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/selling-a-dress-on-preownedweddingdressescom-and-so-annoyed-with-scammers#axzz2Vve1pq2z
You probably can’t sell the dress for the exact price you paid, but maybe knock off the tax so it’s a little discounted. I bought my dress for $663 (incl. tax and shipping) and sold the dress for $600, and buyer paid additional shipping.
I would look at other sellers’ prices too and price my dress accoridngly. Also, be VERY careful about who you entertain. I got a lot of inquiries but not all of them sounded legit. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions!
Post # 9
By “forever” it really only took about 9 months. Just make sure the dress is listed during pre-wedding/post-engagement season.