(Closed) Is 10% off a Sample a Good Deal?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I can definitely understand that this is probably difficult for you, but since you have already paid there’s not much that you can do. Salons are pretty “final sale” orientated and especially since everything is already paid for, I unfortunately think you are dealing with someone that took advantage of an excited bride. It’s not fair, and it’s not right, but I think it’s just one of those bad things in planning that you have to learn from and just accept that it happened. ๐Ÿ™

 

 

What I would do is go somewhere else for alterations, for sure. Bridal salon alterations are always overpriced, and it sounds like they won’t feel bad overcharging you for those as well. I’m so sorry that you’re dealing with this honey. I got a sample dress as well, but definitely got more than a 10% discount and it’s in great condition. ๐Ÿ™

 

 

On a positive note, you got your dream dress, yay!!! Even though you paid a bit more than you should have, it’s still your dress. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

 

 

Post # 4
Member
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Honestly, I don’t think that’s a good discount for a sample dress. Most trunk show discounts are 10% and with that you are getting a brand new dress ordered from the designer (I even got a 12% discount on my new dress simply because it was slightly over my budget). Unfortuntately there isn’t much you can do about it now :

I second the PP advice about going somewhere else for alterations. Try to find an independent seamstress in your area, they are way less expensive than bridal salons.

Post # 5
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@efrey4:  10% is more what I would expect to see being discounted at a trunk show — for new gowns!  

 

PP is right tho, you’ve already paid so there is nothing you can do.  Lesson learned is don’t let sales people push you around!

 

Are the alterations included in that price I hope?

Post # 6
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1548 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

10% is not enough of a discount to purchase the sample dress. I purchased a brand new dress at a trunk show and received 12.5% off. 

 

Unfortunately, because you’ve already put a deposit on the dress, I doubt there is much you can do. However, if they are including all of the alterations without a charge, it may end up working in your favor. Alterations can get very pricey, even on a brand new dress. 

 

Post # 7
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3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ack, sucks this has turned out to be such a negative experience for you…I agree with the others that unfortunately, you were coaxed into paying too much for your dress. Do you have the option to return it? If you’ve just paid a deposit, then maybe you can lose that and still come out better buying the same dress as a sample elsewhere cheaper. If you’ve already paid in full, I would get them to pay for alterations (which can often run into hundreds of dollars).

The other thing you could try is argue that the cost of repairs and cleaning is more than the 10% they gave you off the dress…I hope you can get a good resolution out of this!

Post # 8
Member
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would say 25%. 10% is nothing, especially when salons can mark up the dresses so much!

Post # 9
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought a sample in pristine condition that I was madly in love with.  I ran the numbers and I got it for 47% off. 

You are not getting a deal lady. Try for a better one, however I don’t really see them giving you a deep discount at this point. You might be better off taking your alerations elsewhere. 

Post # 10
Member
3230 posts
Sugar bee

The samples I was trying on were offered to me at 20% off and the salespeople were not at all pushy. I think it’s too late now though. You’ve already paid for it.

Post # 11
Member
339 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think that’s a very good deal either… I bought my sample for 50% off, it was 1000 and I got it for 500, and it was brand new, not a discontinued dress either. Maybe becasue it’s a Lazaro and a pricier designer dress? Mine was Private Label by G, not one of the priciest lines but was still amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
Member
339 posts
Helper bee

I don’t think that’s a very good deal either… I bought my sample for 50% off, it was 1000 and I got it for 500, and it was brand new, not a discontinued dress either. Maybe becasue it’s a Lazaro and a pricier designer dress? Mine was Private Label by G, not one of the priciest lines but was still amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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3076 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

First that dress is gorgeous! But i agree with everyone the discount was not enough :-/ maybe try to get them to lower the price more since it needs work and you will be going to a different seamstress.

Post # 14
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’d rather have a used dress for 50-60% off than a sample for 10% off. Samples can often be stretched out and damaged from all the on/off from trying them on over the year(s). I don’t think 10% off is good enough.

Post # 15
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1770 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Eek 10% doesn’t sound like enough of a discount! I bought a sample dress and it was 40% off.

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