(Closed) May have just sold dress….

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Be soooo careful of someone who offers more than your asking price. Why would anyone want to spend more?

This is often the sign of a scam. Proceed with caution

Post # 4
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

Nobody usually offers to pay more than you were asking. This smells like a scam sorry!

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would be careful with that person. People offering to give more than your asking price is a sign of a scam. I know with Craigslistyou get them a lot. It usually starts with I’m interested then the next email is something like I want to purchase and I can’t pick it up. But I’ll have someone else and give a bit more money.

Just be careful



Post # 7
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

If its too good to be true, it usually is. 

Post # 8
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I agree with the other ladies. Where are you selling this dress at?

Post # 10
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@NurseMandie:  I’ve bought and sold around a dozen dresses online and I’ve never had a legitimate buyer offer more than my asking price.  Please be very, very cautious.

Post # 11
11271 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@NurseMandie:  be careful with this one.  are they picking it up and paying cash?

Post # 13
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I sold via POWD.  Are you going to use PayPal?  That’s how I did it.  I never send anything until the money shows up in my account first.

However, I would also be cautious with this one!  Let us know how it goes!


Definitely if they want to pay more and you refund them X so they can have cash – that’s a major scam.


Google their email address too, or the first line of their email.  Scams usually are repetitve.

Post # 14
2587 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@sienna76:  I agree – Paypal is the best.


But be careful – I’ve had scammers send me fake Paypal notifications saying they’ve put the money in my account – always log in and check your balance directly on the website in these situations!

Post # 16
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ah!  I see they are throwing in the shipping costs. Did you state in the ad “Buyer to pay shipping” I am assuming?

Well you can do it a few ways. 

You can box up your dress and then go to the post office with the buyer’s address and get a true shipping fee.  Tell them that amount and they add it to your $750.  Then go back and ship it for real.  USPS.gov can give you an estimate if you know the box dimentions.  However I had shipped a big big box that was light and apparently that had a different fee.

I think $50 should cover pretty much most shipping options, but if they want it like tomorrow then that’s going to cost more than $50.

I have recently sold 4 gowns and 2 were the big poofy kind.  The most expensive shipping was $26 for slow mail (Priority USPS I blieve?), but up to $53 for Express Mail. 

You can ask your buyer which shipping they prefer, or you can just say, “I will ship it Prioirty which will take X-X days, is that OK?”  You’ll probably make a small profit shipping it the slowest way.

Do not send the gown until they PayPal the full amount to your PayPal account.  PayPal will protect the buyer more often should the seller be the flake.  I had a lady try to pay half, I send the gown, then she pays the rest.  I said no thanks, but then she paid up front.


Do you have a box ready to go? 

Let us know how it goes!

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