(Closed) Has anyone successfully sold their dress….

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The dress is yours, and I am almost positive that you will lose your money if you leave it with the store. I don’t think most would resell it. You’d be better off posting it in the classifieds here, on OnceWed, RecycledBride, or Preownedweddingdresses.com. This is a pretty common thing. You will still lose money since even though it is “new,” it’s still not being ordered to the specifics of the bride buying it, but you should be able to get back some of your money. Good luck.

Post # 5
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3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@NatDawn: Ask your store. Maybe it’s different where you live. I have heard of salons selling dresses that brides have canceled, but I know the bride loses her deposit. I don’t know if they would give you a refund or not. They’re the only people who can confirm that, so you need to ask them. I was just sharing my experiences on the matter, but how would I know if they will do that or not?

Post # 7
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Unless it’s really nice people that own the store, they would probably sell their own sample or a brand new dress before selling yours. You already paid them for your dress, so they have no incentive to try and push yours. Sucks, but it’s true. Unfortunately you will probably lose money either way but these are the options I can think of 1. Pick it up and try to sell it yourself for 10-20% off what you paid for 2. Put on your charms and try to work a deal with the store where they sell your sample in the store and and keep a portion of the sale as a “commission”.

Post # 8
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404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I haven’t sold a wedding dress, but I’ve successful sold bridesmaid/prom dresses on craigslist, which were used. I’m sure you could easily sell it with the style numbers, it’s new with tags, unaltered, etc- but you will not get full price for it. If people want to pay full price, they will go to the store.

Post # 9
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7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i think even if the store did sell it for you, you certainly would not get all your money back – i think they would keep some.

i say you pick it up, advertise it on those websites a PP mentioned and sell it yourself. the fact that the dress is brand new with tags on it and never worn will be a huge advantage.  i myself regretted the first dress i bought, so i advertised everywhere online and sold it within a month!  i ultimately sold it through preownedweddingdress.com.  but i had gotten inquiries through several other websites.  i offered a 25% of the original price and offered to pay the shipping (which was only $15), so it ended being very easy to sell.  i was tempted once or twice to sell to someone who wanted to pay much less, but held out because i realized there was no rush and i finally did sell it for my asking price!

another piece of advice, beware of scammers! i specifically advertised i would only accept paypal or cash if it was local and one person insisted on paying by check! of course i did not sell to them.

so in sum, i had a positive experience selling online and i would recommend you do this – that way you have no need to worry about your dress being tried on multiple times either.

Post # 10
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3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I should also add I successfully sold three dresses on prownedweddingdresses.com. One was brand new with tags on, one was brand new but altered & hemmed. I sold them both at 40% off. I sold my used dress at 60% off.

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