(Closed) Do I have a right to be upset?…long

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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17 posts
Newbee

So I’m relatively new on weddingbee, so I’m not sure if this could be a possibility?  Would you be able to report her to an admin, so here name could be not blacklisted but seller’s beware?

Post # 18
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

You have absolutely every right to be upset. I am so, so sorry this happened to you! I would feel the exact same way you do, and I think you a perfectly justified in your feelings. What a horrible thing to do.

Post # 19
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1354 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That is actually fraud, which is illegal. I would print out her emails, scan them, and fax them to preownedweddingdresses.com first. I would then let her know that you put in a complaint. I would then figure out which state she lives in, and file a small claims against her. But let her know what you are doing. Be utterly serious about this. It is in fact illegal to contract under false pretenses (use that phrase). Don’t tell her it probably won’t be worth your while to follow up, but at the least do this. It should scare her and you might get the $300 difference.

If she has a physical shop, I would also lodge a complaint about her with the Better Business Bureau or with the Secretary of State, who usually handles fraud claims against state businesses.

Post # 20
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2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That really sucks. Reading this made me angry too. I wondered about some of these people posting on some boards “I have 5 of that dress in stock” etc but without a physical store or a website. Guess that’s why they don’t advertise their inventory or how they came to acquire it. Hopefully your dress will still end up in the hands of a grateful bride who loves it as much, even though someone else profited from it.

Post # 22
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2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yup, that’s exactly who I was thinking of in my post above…She’s contacted me for some dresses before and few months back I had referred someone to her looking for a used Lazaro, I feel bad now Frown

Post # 23
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3340 posts
Sugar bee

That’s really aweful!!  I would be very upset if this happened to me!  When I googled the e-mail I found a WB classified response with her username: mslk116.  She has only EVER replied or posted to this site on the classifieds and in response to other classifieds.

Please ladies, if you are selling things on WB, check their profile!  If they have been posting on a lot of classifieds, you can get an idea that they are a business and not actually having their own wedding.

Post # 24
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1431 posts
Bumble bee

Wow that is really awful.  Can you forward me your emails with her?   We’ll look into shutting down her account, and also contacting her to learn more.

If someone is preying on brides on our site, the full wrath of Weddingbee shall fall upon them..

Post # 25
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638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yay Mr. Bee for stepping up for a wronged bee! 😀 Yet another reason I LOVE Wedding Bee!

Post # 26
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290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

that is just awful! could you at least get the bolero and jewelry back?

Post # 28
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1431 posts
Bumble bee

It’s gonna be tough – you kinda willingly gave all that stuff to her, so it’ll be tough to show a breach of contact  (especially since there was no formal contract).

But in terms of making sure this doesn’t happen again, I’m pretty sure we can find a solution which will help on that front.  I’ll write you more about that privately…

Post # 29
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2002

Totally was deception and you certainly have a right to feel slighted. but messing with her business and trying to get her blacklisted is petty. people can learn, but that is her business. hopefully there is a solution to help her see her lack of ethics without trying to destroy her income. There’s always a possibility that she is a single mom with a child that is dependant on the income.

Post # 30
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2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Lea1013 – Assuming that this is an honest post and you’re not affiliated with Abigailava Wedding…I think many of us would respectfully disagree. Exposing this person is the least Susan can do. I don’t care whatever this person’s situation is, there’s no excuse for conducting dishonest, unethical business practices. If she’s lying and cheating to get her “supply”, that is not a legit business, it’s a scam artist. I’m very glad I found about this because I had considered buying a dress from her. God knows what else she would’ve lied about, maybe sell me one of her “staff’s creations” instead of an original? We need to be concerned about protecting unsuspecting buyers and sellers who are the victims here, not the shady middleman.

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