(Closed) Nearly Newlywed — Buy a Used Dress w/ a Definite Buy-Back Program??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
2270 posts
Buzzing bee

that does sound great! you’re essentially borrowing the dress and being given a refund of 50% when you return the dress. cool!

Post # 4
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

How cool! Darling Husband and I haven’t watched that episode yet – totally looking forward to it! 🙂

Post # 6
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@futuremrsk18:  Sounds like a plan! 😀

Post # 7
Member
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I can’t really agree with paying them $3000 for a dress and then getting $1,500 for returning it. That’s the most expensive rental I have ever heard of. I can rent a luxury cabin for twice as long for about the same price. And you can’t alter it, I’m assuming.

Post # 8
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1155 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@honeybee1999:  No you can alter it. And it’s not a rental, you buy the dress with an option to sell it back, but you can just keep it.

Post # 9
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@futuremrsk18:  You know, I think the concept is good – and I love the layout of her website.  There’s a market out there for it, but it’s really tough when you’re pitching to that particular crowd of sharks who tend to be traditionalists when it comes to weddings – they definitely didn’t understand the idea of wearing a “used” dress!  We here at weddingbee definitely think differently!! 😀  Too bad.  But I’m definitely interested to follow her website and see if it takes flight!

Post # 11
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4049 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Just finished watching the episode! I thought about the Bee the whole time. I think there is definitely a market for it! It was sad to see so many of the sharks not buying into the idea, because I think so many brides would be thrilled to get the dress of their dreams used for a low rpice.

Post # 12
Member
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@valintine:  I see what you’re saying, but from the “renting” standpoint, I was looking at the big picure, which is that it’s essentially a rental, if you plan on returning it. If you return it, it becomes the equalvent of renting it. And it’s an expensive rental. Then, the dress is put back out on the market, and I’m assuming she’s putting it back out at her premium price again, or close to it. that means she’s really getting over.

I hope I made my point clearly this time. 

It’s like when we buy books for college courses. We pay $200 for the book new, $180 for it used. The bookstore will buy it back for $20. But the next student who buys the book again will pay $180. So what I’m saying? I couldn’t support a business trying to get over on me like that.  Just my own opinion, though.

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