Selling Your Dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you ever sell your dress?
    Yes - I got the price I wanted and it sold in no time at all! : (1 votes)
    11 %
    Yes - I got the price I wanted but took forever to sell : (1 votes)
    11 %
    Yes - I didn't get the price I wanted but it sold in no time at all! : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Yes - I didn't get the price I wanted and it took forever to sell : (1 votes)
    11 %
    Still trying to sell it - I'll just give it more time : (1 votes)
    11 %
    Still trying to sell it - maybe I'll lower my price : (2 votes)
    22 %
    Still trying to sell it - I might give up soon and just donate it : (1 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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.

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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 # 8
    Member
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @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
    Member
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    By “forever” it really only took about 9 months. Just make sure the dress is listed during pre-wedding/post-engagement season. 

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