(Closed) How much is too much for a sample dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I originally bought a sample dress (althoug I’m no longer planning on wearing it). It was a Blue by Enzoani and was originally $1375. They sold it to me for $1150, which was about 15% off.

It was still in pristine condition.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, I say get your dream! But 15% for a discontinued dress they can’t sell seems pretty sad. I got around 20% off for a sample but the dress was still in production and just featured in a photo shoot for the store… 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

honestly, I doubt you can get it for $600, and you don’t want to insult the store… $500 is about 30%… Perhaps offer $1050 which is just about 40%. or 50% since they can never sell another one as it’s discontinued…  but they will probably neg. higher. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I wouldnt pay that much for a 3 year old dress that has been tried on for 3 years. Have you checked out used dress websites or can you get a picture and have an etsy seller make you one?

Post # 9
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Wannabee

Hi!

If you are still looking for this dress, I have it (size 6). I wore it during my church wedding (wore a 2nd dress for the reception). It’s in great condition. I also fell in love with the dress on the first fitting. Contact me if you or any one else is interested.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@preppypeppytiff:

I wouldn’t pay that much for an old dress that has been tried on who knows how many times! I would negotiate more on the price, after all the dress has been sitting there for 3 years and no one bought it, they are probably dying to sell it already, and if they don’t agree to your price, you can always purchase it for how much they offer, but at least you would know you tried!

 

Good Luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think that is way too low.  My second dress is a sample and it was 60% off.  Only 15% off for a dress that’s been tried on and stretched out a million times?  Oh hell no!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got my sample dress for 50% off, I am not 100% certain (but pretty sure) that it is getting discontinued this year.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dress WASNT discontinued, but was a sample and I got it 50 percent off. The store just didn’t want to carry the designer any more (Aire Barcelona.) It was in really great condition, but it also wasn’t 3 years old. Personally, I wouldn’t spend that much on a sample.  You need to figure out what’s more important – your budget or having THE dress. I dont know much about all the designers but it seems like you could probably find a dress with a similar style for less. I’d try to negotiate with them first, though.

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