(Closed) How to sell my dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would do weddingbee classifieds and oncewed.com

Preownedweddingdresses.com is great however I believe you need to pay a fee to use it.

Post # 4
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You could try a consignment shop.  Also, how about listing it on preownedweddingdresses.com?  I think people can sell dresses there.  What about ebay? How about listing it for sale here on the bee? 

Post # 5
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

try this site and the sites that other bees are listing.  i see the same dresses on craigslist over and over.  depending on the designer and style of dress you have, it may take a while.

some tips: make sure you post really good pictures.  and list it for a reasonable amount.  just because you paid $2000 for it and had $500 in alterations, you can’t expect to get $1900 for it.  you should expect to sell a used dress for less than half what you paid and no one cares about how much you paid to alter it.  if anything, an unaltered dress is prob worth more than an altered one.

Post # 7
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

that sounds reasonable for everything.  also keep in mind that dry cleaning a dress also cost money so maybe folks are factoring that in to the price. 

good luck and be persistent.

Post # 9
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@bride21: Can you put your own measurements in there?

Post # 10
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3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My guess would be that you’re not getting any interest because you don’t have all the info that you mentioned above… those are valid and neccessary pieces of information that anyone buying the dress would have to know.  Use your measurements, your height and, if you wore heels, include the height of your heels.  I’ve sold several gowns online and you have provide as much info as possible.  Be as specific as you can be, and you might even mention the store that you purchased from (if it wasn’t a bridal salon). 

 

If you have to… you can use a piece of string to measure yourself at bust, waist and hips, and then lay the string on a tape measure (I’m talking the kind used for construction, that isn’t flexible).  It’s not as accurate, but it’s better than nothing, especially if you didn’t alter your gown to fit you precisely.

Post # 13
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3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Is your dress a wedding gown from a bridal salon or a dress from another type of store? 

 

Post # 15
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3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Wedding Message Boards.  Almost all online wedding message boards have a “for sale” section of some kind.  Use them!  For items that area typically used for weddings, they are your most likely source of buyers.  Here are some links:

Other Wedding-Specific Places.  You may want to check out this Wall Street Journal article, which compares the effectiveness of several of the places to sell wedding dresses.  Here are some other links to wedding-specific places to sell other items:

You might also want to check out this article, which contains some tips on designing your listing, etc.

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