(Closed) How easy is it to sell your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Were you able to sell your dress?
    Yes, it was super easy! : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Yes, but it took a long time and was hard. : (2 votes)
    25 %
    No, I thought I had sold it a few times, but it didn't work out. : (0 votes)
    No, I could not sell it at all. : (2 votes)
    25 %
    Other: I'll explain below. : (3 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you plan on selling it around 50% of what you paid, then I don’t think you’ll have a problem.  Did you have a lot of alterations done?  It’s better if you have it cleaned b/c it’ll save the buyer money.

    Post # 4
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I bought mine used and am now trying to sell it. I think it is easier if it hasn’t been altered at all and is a newer style.

    Post # 5
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Well, I’ve had the one I didn’t wear NWT/unaltered listed for about 5-6 months before I sold it. I got a LOT of “Is it still available” or very lowball offers. (i.e. 50% for NWT). I wouldn’t say it’s easy, nor super difficult, but does take a lot of patience. 

     I should add, I ironically had like 5 people ask to buy the one I did wear… which is a much older and traditional style…. but the hem is a bit torn and I planned on keeping it and using the lace and silk for a christening gown and other little projects, lol. 

    Post # 6
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve had two PM’s offering to buy my dress just from posting recaps.  No idea how much I could have got for it, since I’m not planning on selling it, so I didn’t enquire further.

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

    I sold three out of my four dresses, and not in the order I expected.

    #1 – Vera Wang bought as sample, older design, altered but not worn. I’d also put in a sweetheart modification and a bustle. Since I didn’t know the model name, it was a latte color, and it was the least popular of all my dresses when I posted pics on WB, I didn’t think it would sell at all. Surprisingly it got snapped right away ay 60% of what I paid, and I kept getting offers after. I’m guessing it was due to the Vera Wang name and the amazingly low price for the name.

    #2 – Used Lazaro, 2010 design. I thought this would be extremely popular but didn’t turn out to be the case. Tons of inquiries, no takers. I reduced the price three times before it sold at 40% of retail after 3.5 months. One problem was that it too short for most of the girls that were interested. Another might be that it was too new on the market and most people didn’t know about the dress yet. I kept getting offers for more than what I sold it for after the fact. In hindsight I should’ve been more patient.

    #3 – Oleg Cassini, never worn, never altered, price tag attached. Went to a local buyer at 60% of retail after four months. Also surprised me that it took so long to sell, I thought DB customers were price savy and would jump at a deal of paying $400 less than the store.

    #4 – Used Romona Keveza, 2010 design. Still unsold after six months. This is the one I’m dragging my feet on and have not reduced the price at all, because I guess I have an emotional attachment to it. It was my favorite of all four, very high quality, in pristine condition, and I spent $200 to get it dry cleaned. I just don’t have the heart to let it go to someone who’s lowballing. Probably will reduce the price once after New Year’s, and if it doesn’t sell I’ll just keep it.

    Post # 8
    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I sold one dress that was bought from DB. It had no alterations and was never worn. It took me about 2 months but I finally sold it.

    I purchased my dress from someone off Craigslist. It was great for me because I saved a ton of money. It was altered to fit her, but it surprisingly fit me like a glove! Also, she did not have it cleaned before selling it, that was all up to me.

    Post # 9
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I thought about it but am possibly planning on cutting it down to a cockatil length dress  – it’d totally rock.  it just hurts to think about chopping it up – and how much that’ll cost!

    Post # 10
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am trying to sell mine for 50% of what I paid and I am having NO luck at all. it is awful. I dont really care about the money…i just want it gone and stop taking up so much room! lol

    Good luck!

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