Post # 1
Hi guys, would like to get your opinion on a time sensitive matter!
I put down a $200 deposit on a Mori Lee 1862 Ivory dress size 4 because it was a great deal and the lady said it was the last day to make the decision since she was moving her shop.
I will be putting down the rest of the money in 2 days because had the same dress in White but was a bigger size.
I am having dress regret though because I don’t think it flatters my smaller chest and know of another (albeit more expensive) dress that I felt great in.
My question is, should I bite the $200 deposit or put down the rest $450 and try to sell it? That’s originally why I decided to get the dress because if anything I thought I might try to sell it.
I’m getting worried though about how succesful I’d be at that and then I’d be out $650 instead of $200?
Advice please! Thanks so much in advance!
Post # 2
If I was sure that was not the dress I wanted, I’d just lose the deposit. I wouldn’t chance trying to sell it. The likelyhood that you sell on your own and for more than $450 to make up for more than the lost deposit + the headache of selling just doesn’t seem worth the effort to me.
Post # 3
I looked up the dress and its very pretty and classic sillhoutte. If you know in your heart that you dont want it for whatever reason, its better to take the loss of $200 and move on. Why spend $650 to try and sell with added stress? Many brides end up having to sell their dress 50% off so you will lose more than $200. Also to be honest, if I knew a dress i’m interested was in the $600-700, I rather spend the money on a NEW dress, rather than buy it used from someone else without trying it on.
Post # 4
Definitely take the loss on the deposit. I’ve been trying to sell my first dress for months with no luck.
Post # 5
Wow I love that dress though 🙁
Post # 6
It really is a beautiful dress though and at $650 I thought it was a great deal especially compared to the retail of $1198. It was a mistake to have bought it thinking I might be able to sell it.
I’m really loving this dress though, it is pretty much the original price of the first dress $1199.
Stella York 5838:
I think this fit and flare suited my body better than the mermaid type.
Post # 7
Most bridal shops let you put the deposit towards another dress if you change your mind as long as you still buy a dress from them. Do they have any other dresses you like or that they can order for you that you tried on at a different store? Can you talk to the salesperson/owner and see if they can do that for you?
Post # 8
Would it be worth is to be post on preownedweddingdresses for $25 to see if there is any interested before I meet the seller on Sunday?
Post # 9
This was an unusual situation in that she had already moved her dress inventory to another store and specially brought a select few gowns I could try on at her friend’s store front. I did ask her if maybe I could use the deposit toward a gown but she hasn’t responded– I don’t think she will be very receptive to that idea 🙁
Post # 10
I would just take the loss, otherwise you’ll have to go through the hassle of trying to sell it. Maybe she’ll let you use that deposit towards something else?
Post # 11
It’s hard to say… just doing a quick search (because I wanted to see the dress) it looks like it sells for $700+ used, so you might actually make a profit if you buy it for $650 if it’s in pristine condition. There is of course more hassel and uncertainty.. plus a small size will be harder to sell (sizes 8+ sell much better, since more women feel they will safely fit into the dress).
If I were further along in my dress trying process, and if it was a size 8+, I’d be tempted to buy it off of you for $650 + shipping, as an FYI. Maybe if she wont let you exchange it for another dress, ask if you can at least get a bigger size.
Whatever you choose–good luck!
Post # 12
That’s why I was actually considering getting the size 8 in white because it would be easier to sell than a size 4. Would you be interested? I can ask for the size 8 instead and that also would come with the shoulder coverlet that creates the keyhole back. Let me know!
Post # 13
These are just the pictures of the coverlet in case you were interested 🙂