(Closed) Lost deposit or sell dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
15453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
23 posts
  • Wedding: November 2016

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
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Definitely take the loss on the deposit. I’ve been trying to sell my first dress for months with no luck.

Post # 5
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Wow I love that dress though 🙁

Post # 7
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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luvely:  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 # 10
429 posts
Helper bee

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
9385 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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!  

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