Post # 1
So I took some bloggers advice and I found my dress online about one thousand dollars cheaper BUT there is a problem…….
The woman selling the dress first off wants a money order by December with half down and the rest by March before she sends the dress…… She stays states away and will be moving across seas days before the wedding which takes place across seas….. She will try to have her mom or a family member bring the dress back to the states and mail it to me, if not I may be looking at 200 more to receieve it from across seas…..
Should I trust her !??!?! Should I put my foot down to use the paypal on preownedweddingdresses.com ?? she seems to not trust the paypal on the website but I am worried about I’m bascially sending cash for a dress I dont know if it exist : ( we talked for hours about who we are on the phone, but I just dont know !!!
Post # 4
Never ever ever send a money order to someone. That is how most people are scammed!
Post # 5
Don’t do it. If she insists on a money order, say that you will only do so for the full sale price and in person upon receipt of the dress. A legit seller should have no problem with that, though you’d have to agree to meet somewhere in the middle. I don’t know how far away she is, so that could be a problem, but if she doesn’t trust online sites like paypal, she’ll have to suck it up.
Also, consider that sending a money order is basically the same as sending cash — you cannot retract it and you have no one to file a claim with should you not receive the dress.
Post # 6
I dont know about me going to Switzerland to get the dress lol, but right now she is in kentucky…. but not for long, she is getting married across seas and not returning back to the states ….
Post # 7
I really would give up on that dress. The seller seems fishy to me.
Post # 8
Agree with MissAsB, it sounds like one excuse after the other to force your hand and make it seem like you have to agree to her terms or you don’t get the dress.
Post # 9
: ( Thanks ladies, bad as I want the dress and is hoping its legit, I’m not willing to waste money taking the risk : (
Post # 10
I would never use any other method than escrow.com for buying a dress. Paypal is also recommended by others, but I think escrow.com just has better protection for both buyer and seller if something goes wrong, and the rules are very clear. Only caveat is the 3.25% commission they charge but it’s worth it to me for peace of mind.
Post # 11
This is totally a scam! Always be wary with the ‘overseas’ excuse… and there’s no reason to not trust paypal. I bet once you put in your first deposit, you’ll never hear from her again.
Post # 12
Totally agree, don’t do it!
Post # 13
Don’t do it her way. Used online dress places (like Oncewed, preownedweddingdresses) suggest using Escrow.com. It’s all logged transactions. You wire the money to Escrow.com, with a fee. She recieves notification and then she sends the dress. Once you recieve the dress, then you let Escrow.com know, and they release the funds to her.
It’s also used for other transactions like people who buy cars on Ebay and stuff, so it’s reputable and it works! This is the safest way.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2011 - Laurel Rock Farms, PA
NO WAY!!!!! SCAM ALL THE WAY!