Post # 1
Hi Bees! I went dress shopping and I think I’ve found the one! I don’t mind taking the floor sample, it fits me quite perfectly with little alterations. Obviously I’m not going to pay MSRP for it, but how much should I target it for? 50%? 75%? 25%? She told me it’s from Spring 2018 so the price is on the high end but according to the label’s website, it’s from Fall 2017.
What are some of the “keywords” I can use during negotiation?
Post # 2
I purchased a sample dress, undamaged at 50% of the original pricing. I would also tell them that this is not a spring 2018 dress but a fall 2017 just incase they try and haggle you on that bit, bring back up if needed but be polite when showing them your proof.
Post # 3
^ +1. also, show up with physical cash in hand if possible. that is always a big plus when negotiating!
Post # 4
I got my sample at 60% off. It was a few seasons old. I would mention cleaning costs and wear and tear. I agree with yaara cash in hand always puts you in a good negotiating position.
Post # 5
married2mydog : Is the floor sample actually for sale or are you offering to buy it?
If it is for sale and it needs to be cleaned (which I would do anyway) I start by offering 50% of what they’re selling it for. I would also provide proof that it’s a Fall 2017 dress.
Post # 6
sunnierdaysahead2 : My wedding is in less than three months so there’s no time to make a new one. However, since the dress fits me, the store offered to sell it to me.
Is 50% off too much to ask for a highly sought after label? They have a trunk show in a few days, would it matter? Tthe dress is a lot more approachable at this point. 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
50% seems a little high to ask for since it’s a style that the shop probably just received this summer. If it’s in good condition and has been in the shop less than a year, my shop would offer 10% off. Just giving you a ballpark of things to consider….good luck!
Post # 8
They offered 15% off for the sample dress and 10% for a brand new dress. With the extra cost of alteration, getting a new dress seems like a no brainer. However, I found a sample gown shop that sells gowns and I found a beautiful dress for 50% less including alteration of my initial dress budget. I feel great saving thousands of dollars.
Post # 9
married2mydog : what designer is this, if you don’t mind my asking?