(Closed) ugh, i hate dress scammers…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always get replies from craigslist items, always the same “Is this still for sale?” I think they do that just to get my real email address. scammers suck and they are so stupid.

Post # 5
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have had people ask to be friends on facebook, want my phone numbers, can they return it if they do not like it (ummm not Macy’s here), for me to take 1000000 pictures and then say they do not want to buy online, I had one lady say I had to sell her a dress for $50 with shipping included because she needed it and that was her budget.

It takes lots of patience to deal with the crap!!!

The worst is the people that you correspond so many emails with and then they say no – ummmm do not waste my time then with 100 emails.

Post # 6
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3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I get wary when they don’t ask specific questions about the condition of the dress or ask for more pics at least.  When they come right back with wanting to buy it knowing so little about it… what bride wouldn’t want all the details before making such a big purchase?  I always make phone contact at some point before finalizing.

Post # 7
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@danicalifornia: Depending on how old the post is saying something for sale, I always ask that question first, so I’m not sure that’s all that suspicious.

 

@jjmomma: I agree though, who wouldn’t ask for lots of details about something like that?

Post # 9
Member
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ve sold three dresses so far and it takes time (sometimes several months) to get legit interest.  I had to weed through so many scams and people who changed their minds.  I get really nervous when I decide to go ahead b/c in the back of my mind I’m wondering if there’s some way to scam me, like PayPal chargebacks or something.  It’s great when it all works out and the other bride is thrilled!  I finally started writing back to the obvious scammers (My daughter is fighting for her country in Iraq and I am to purchase this beautiful gown of which we are negotiating, and if you will please remove the listing so I will have my agent pick it up).  I actually replied, “Sorry, I don’t do scams.” I haven’t gotten many scams since then.

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