(Closed) How long did it take to sell your dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3613 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh it’s way too soon! Here are the stats the preownedweddingdresses.com lists:

“How long does it take a gown to sell? The length of time required for a gown to sell depends on the designer, style, price, age, condition and ultimately, if someone is looking for that style. The average selling time on the site is 70 days.
How many dresses are sold through http://www.PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com?On average, 40% of the wedding dresses listed on our site have sold through our site.”

I had three dresses listed for sale. I got the most number of inquiries within the first couple weeks of posting, but noone followed through. Two of them finally sold about two months after listing. I’m going to reduce the price on the third one in a couple weeks to move it up the listings. Sometimes it takes multiple price reductions before you can sell it.

An unworn dress will almost surely sell eventually, just depends on how low you’re willing to go. I had someone offer me $1000 below my listing price but I’m not that desparate yet 🙂 If it was still unsold after six months I’d take that offer.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

wow i’m interested in this too cos i’d want to sell my dress once am done.. its not like am ever gonna get away with wearing a dress like that again

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

Four months.

Post # 6
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would also do recyclebride (I dont think you listed it) And your local craigs list. You will get A LOT of scammers. It took me a few months and it sold for %45 off what i bought it for and it was brand new.

Post # 7
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I posted my dress on Craigslist and never even got one response.  About 3 weeks ago I posted in on recycledbride.com.  There are about 30 people that have “liked” it but I haven’t received a single e-mail yet.  I have lowered the price twice :/

Post # 8
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How about e-bay? I know a lot of brides shy away from there? But I sold my never worn dress that had already been altered for the price that I paid for the dress originally. I did list it throwing in the slip and veil, so I ultimatley lost about $150 (because the slip was bought on e-bay used) for those two items. And I guess about $200 in alterations…but she paid the full $700 for the dress. It also only took one listing–so all said and done, it took less than a week to sell =)

Post # 9
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It wasn’t a wedding gown, but I posted a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress on ebay and I had over 5 replies within 10 days. 

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