(Closed) Help-Should I sell my dress??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I list my dress for sale?
    Yes : (16 votes)
    59 %
    No : (11 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m afraid that the problem of trying to sell a dress for 5,000 on a preowned site is that those who can afford a 5,000 dress will not be looking for a preowned dress. I really think your going to have a difficult time selling it. 🙁

    Post # 4
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    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I dont think you’d have a hard time selling it… if you lowered the price!

    Post # 5
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I agree that it would be hard to sell a preowned dress for 5k..people who can afford to spend 5k will be looking at new dresses I’d imagine!

    Post # 6
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I agree with the pricing comments above!

    Post # 7
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Yah if I wanted to spend 5k I’d buy new, sorry!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It’s a gorgeous dress, but I agree with PP about lowering the price. I think a 50% reduction is pretty standard for a used dress.

    Post # 9
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    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think you’d be lucky to get any more than 3K for it. Most people looked for preowned wedding dresses are looking for a specific dress at a steal, so it would be a hard sell since it’s custom. And even though it’s custom (and very pretty) you can find dresses that look very similar at much cheaper prices.

    You can always give it a shot though, and see if anyone bites. I would use photos from your wedding though, and not the ones above- they are super unflattering!

    Post # 10
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    11356 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I must agree with the PPs. In all honesty, when I’ve looked at those pre-owned sites, I have been surprised to see that so many sellers seem to only want to “charge themselves” such a small percentage of the cost of the dress — for wearing it new, but they then are attempting to find someone else to pay for the majority of the cost dress — to wear it “used.”

    Although that may appeal to some brides who just could not otherwise afford their dream dresses, I agree with the bees above who have noted that most brides who have $5K budgets likely will want to enjoy the experience of purchasing a new gown.

    Post # 11
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    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The dress is absolutely gorgeous, but I wouldn’t spend the 5K on it. I agree with the other pp’s when they said that it should prob be at least 50% off.

    Post # 12
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    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    IF you want to sell it, you are honna have to drop at least 50% if not more! It’s an amazing gown and great quality but I’m thinking you’d have to go down to 1-2K! 

    Post # 13
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m definitely going to sell my Tahlia… I’m planning on listing it for $2.5k, which is a little less than half the price I paid

    Post # 14
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    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    You could always list it on a site and see what happens. If it doesn’t sell at the price you want, you could lower the price or take it off the market.

     

    Post # 15
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It’s a gorgeous dress, but for not a brand new wedding dress, the 5K is a little bit higher. However, you can try to sell it with that price, and see what happens. I ditto what PP said.

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