Post # 1
So, I need some help.
I bought a dress that was over budget (cardinal sin… I know, I know!) mostly because the bridal salon assured me that it was a couture designer, and therefore I’d have no trouble selling the dress. (Yeah, and I believed them) They also told me when I bought it that they could sell it for me on consignment. When I approached them to do that, they said, “oh. we don’t do that anymore.”
I have it posted various places, but not getting much action. I have also tried complaining to the Salon, but of course, that is falling on deaf ears. And it’s an amazing dress. After all was said and done it was about $10,000.
Bees, I need your help! How did you sell your dresses? What am I missing? What advice can you give me? Help!
Post # 3
@firefly2011: Have you considered posting it on ebay?
Post # 4
I’m not sure where you have posted it, and what information you included, but, as someone looking for used dresses, I can tell you what I want to see in a post.
1) The dress should be discounted at least 50%. If the dress is not in great condition, it should be discounted more.
2) Include pictures of yourself in the dress. If you only include pictures of the dress on a hanger, it’s really difficult to tell what a dress looks like.
3) Include your measurements- especially if the dress is altered. When people write, “I took in the dress in the bust/waist/hips,” but they don’t disclose what the new measurements are, it is impossible to know how large the dress is. Since most sellers do not accept returns, I would never buy a dress without knowing its size.
Post # 5
I sold one on ebay (you’ll need to price it lower) and I’ve bought one on recycledbride.com now tradesy and preownedweddingdresses.com also had posted on craigslist, here, weddingchannel, the knot, 100layers, and some others,
You’ll need patience, it can take months for just the right bride to come along.
Post # 6
I was a two dress bride and ended up selling my dress on Recycled Bride for exactly what I had paid for it. The dress however was unworn and purchased at a discount price. It took me about 8 months to sell it and I had it on multiple sites including ebay- it wasn’t easy! Be as detailed as possible, include many photos and be honest in your descriptions. Also, an offer to have it dry cleaned or shipped for free doesn’t hurt. Good Luck!