Post # 1
Hi bees! I would like to sell my dress because I have decided I want another one. The problem is that I need to sell it before I can get the new one because I don’t have enough money to keep both. I want to sell it for about 1500 it cost me 1600 from the 2012 Enzoani Blue line. it is a brand new dress but the bridal boutique won’t take returns. How long did it take you to sell your dress through craigslist, wedding bee classifieds, oncewed, or preowndedweddingdress.com??? Please tell me to see if I should post it. Thanks!
Post # 3
If you really need to sell it quickly, you’ll probably need to drop your price another few hundred dollars – otherwise what’s the incentive for a bride to buy it through you rather than a shop? I’d suggest $1200 max, and it still might take a bit.
Post # 4
It is a brand new, never worn dress, but I still think you will need to drop the price at least $200 more unfortunately, unless you’re willing to wait a while.
Post # 5
I agree, a $100 price drop wouldnt convince me to purchase your dress, especially since if I bought at a “trunk show” I’d get a 10% or $160 discount.
I think you realisticly need to start the dress at a 30% discount (just under 1200).
I too had dress regret but rather than try to sell my dress at a loss I just gave up the original deposit (which was still a hit).
Post # 6
I sold my brand new, never worn Alfred Sung for $300 on OnceWed… and it took me over a year to do it. I wanted the thing gone.
You really, really need to dop your price. I’d start at a MAX of $1200 and be willing to go even lower, personally. The faster you want it gone, the lower you’re going to have to go.
Post # 7
I sold mine within a month but I lost a few hundred dollars on it.
Post # 8
FYI… if you post it on Craigslist, only deal locally with cash. Read up on scams, because people have been known to fake e-mails that look like they’re from paypal saying there has been money deposited into your account. I listed my dress on Craigslist and I got immediate responses in broken english from people who wanted to buy it with a cashier’s check. I didn’t bother to respond. Recycledbride.com allows you to list your dress for free, and if it doesn’t sell you can upgrade your dress to be a “featured item” for $10/month. Oncewed is also free. Preownedweddingdresses has a one-time charge of $25, and it will be listed until it sells. Reducing the price by 10% or more bumps it back to the first page. I just listed a dress the other day and I haven’t sold it yet, but I’m not in a huge rush so I haven’t discounted it yet. I agree with the others, $100 isn’t enough of a discount to take a chance on a dress you can’t try on. Most people shopping on those sites are looking for a fantastic deal, or looking for a very specific dress. I am listing on every free site first, then if I haven’t sold it I will probably drop the price a bit and pay the extra to get it listed as a featured item and also on preownedweddingdresses. Also, when you list it be as descriptive as possible, and include pictures of yourself in the dress as well.
Post # 10
Even if you have all the time in the world, you will not get $1500 for a $1600 dress. Why would someone risk an online transaction from a stranger when they can get a guarantee and a brand new dress from a salon for $100 more? You’re going to need to drop 20% as a starting point, and expect people to offer you less.
Post # 11
Price it right and it’s going to go fast. That dress has been on your body and in your house–the value is immediately reduced by 25-30%. If you had actually worn it, the value would be down 50-75%.
The way you have it priced is not going to sell. I could go right now and get a cootie-free (i.e. not worn by anyone or in anyone’s house) dress for $100 more. I wouldn’t have to deal with a personal seller, I wouldn’t have to worry about you being honest rdg smoke/pet smells. I wouldn’t have to worry about you being honest rgd the condition of the dress–saving $100 is not worth all that hassle. If I had the budget for a $1500 dress then I could have the budget for a $1600 dress–I wouldn’t be looking for it on a preowned dress site. The women who are on there are looking for major discounts and are willing to take those risks to get the dress they want for a price they can afford. I bought my Wai Ching dress preowned for $300. That is a $2000 dress–I bought it within a few hours of it being posted–I was super lucky because the poster was *bombarded*. The same goes for furniture and other household things on craigslist. It’s been in your house–I don’t care how much you paid for it, it has your cooties and I have to deal with a person instead of an employee so I am out for a deal that is worth the effort.
In your shoes, I’d probably price it at $1000 and see how that works out. If it’s not gone in a week or two, drop it to $900 and keep going until it’s gone. Yes you’re going to lose a lot of money but that’s what happens when you buy something and change your mind.
Post # 12
I waited over a year and a half and still could not sell it. I ended up giving it to a friend in need of a dress but a very low budget. It went to an amazing gal! 😀
Post # 13
Ok, I’m not selling it, thanks for the comments.