(Closed) Going out of business: Pros vs. Cons

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would.  A big salon in my town is going out of business, and I am kicking myself for already being married, LOL.  They are selling everything at 75% off.  Shoes, veils, jewelry, etc. 

Post # 4
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852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Pros:
great prices
access to designers you may not have been able to afford

Cons:
quality of dress – inspect every bit of it before you buy it
seller motivation – what if they scam you? If they aren’t in business anymore, they have no one to answer to. Make sure you trust the shop owner. Read store reviews.
Services normall offered with purchase of dress – pressing, alterations, etc. If this is important to you, realize that they probably won’t provide them. Of course, you can always find someone else to alter/press your dress, so I don’t see it as a huge con

I’d still think it would be worth it just to check it out and see what kind of deals are available. I mean, if you find your dream dress for $200, and your budget was originally $1k, then it’s defintely worth it since you can always use the difference to fix any defects, or get it pressed or altered.

 

Post # 5
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if you’re okay with getting a sample, you’ll be able to get a great deal. the only possible con is that you won’t be able to return anything, but i don’t think most bridal shops offer returns anyway. if need be, you could always sell it.

Post # 6
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would! You could potentially find something you love for a lot less. I agree to inspect the dress fully and make sure you are fully satisfied. I would also love to know which store this is…since I am from MA and would also consider checking this store out!

 

Post # 8
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1037 posts
Bumble bee

@MapleMoose: I bought the most beautiful sample dress.  It was 75% off and I don’t regreat buying it one bit.  The shop I bought it from are holding it for me.  I have no worries about this as they are a clothing shop also.  Couldn’t believe the bargain I got!!

Post # 9
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

@MapleMoose: I’ll see you there 😉 Thanks for the heads up! I think because we won’t be ordering anything through them but just buying what they have in stock it will work out well.

Post # 10
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

Bride’s Choice also carries over 200 bridal gowns that are priced
to sell right off the rack at huge discounts.

Clearance Bridal Gowns: $299

Including gowns from:
Alfred Angelo
Bianchi
Demetrios
Impression
Maggie Sottero
Mon Cheri
Mori Lee
Private Labels by G
Signature Collection
Symphony Bridals
and many more

That alone is worth the trip!

Post # 11
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I would only buy accessories from a store going out of business, but i wouldnt buy an actual wedding dress. There are too many what ifs and the dress is way too important to take chances with.

Post # 13
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14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought my dress on sale, completely off the rack, at a 25-50% off sale at a local boutique. It had been tried on a couple of times, but the hem was clean and it fit fine. It was a Maggie Sottero so i wasn’t concerned with alterations (didn’t need ’em!). I walked out the store with my dress at a great steal and didn’t have to worry about it shipping in or anything like that.  I don’t know how you couldn’t pass it up, but I know i hadn’t expected to visit a store with a sale that day…and i wasn’t intending to buy a dress. But I took advantage of the situation. Worked out great =]

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