(Closed) How do I sell a dress

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

if it won’t sell, consider dropping the price. that usually gets things moving! and make sure you have a lot of pictures.

Post # 4
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just looked at your classifieds post- I think you’ve priced it too high, unfortunately. Even though it isn’t used, you list that it was off the rack, which means it was probably a sample that was tried on before. Samples get pretty beaten up in the store. 

Also, you haven’t priced it that far from the original price. I know that it seems like a big difference ($150 off) but truth be told, if this were a dress I wanted to purchase, and I knew that for only $150 more i could get a brand new dress ordered for me, I would shell out the extra cash. 

I know that’s not what you want to hear, but it’s the truth. 

Post # 5
1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I agree with tinylittlebird, the price is pretty high especially since that dress is on sale for $450 on the DB website right now. Someone could pay just $75 more to order it brand new and in their size, and not have to take on the risk of purchasing from an unknown party.


Post # 6
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

With dresses, unfortunatley, I think it’s hit or miss…I have been previously engaged, and the wedding was cancelled last minute, so I already had the dress and all accessories–and the dress was altered! I put it on E-bay and it sold the first time that I listed it. I can’t remember what I ended up selling it for, but I remember that I gave away the veil and crinoline slip with it for free. The tags were still on the dress, I think original price was somewhere around $900 (I got the dress on sale, so I didn’t pay that much), and maybe it sold for somewhere around $600-$700. Know that you probably aren’t going to get what you paid for the dress, and you may end up negotiating the price–I would look on E-bay to see if the exact dress (not a replica) is selling, and see what it is being priced at…and go from there for cost. In the end, I think I took a hit on price, considering the price I paid to have the dress altered and I threw the veil and crinoline in for free–but I knew that it would be easier to offload the total package vs. trying to sell each piece individually.

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