(Closed) Need to vent about selling dresses

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There is no excuse for her behavior, but I would not buy a dress that I was not allowed to try on, regardless of if it was NWT or not.

Even on preownedweddingdresses.com, there is an understanding that the transaction doesn’t go through until the buyer has had a chance to try it on, even with $10K ballgowns. 

If noone can try it on, you will likely lose a lot of buyers.

Post # 4
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wouldn’t buy a dress I couldn’t try on either.  It won’t damage the dress to try it on.  I would explain to her that if she damages the dress while trying it on, she will have to pay half the sale’s price or something. 

Post # 7
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Well, putting smiley faces after your statements doesn’t change my opinion. If I couldn’t try a dress on, I wouldn’t be interested in purchasing it. 

POWD.com recommends using escrow.com so that the buyer receives the dress before she releases funds to the seller. This is so she can inspect in person, try on, etc.

If you are selling a dress privately, people wanting to try it on is par for the course, and I’d say potential damage from trying on is a risk you might have to take as a seller.

Post # 9
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

honestly I would encourage someone  to try on the gown at their local bridal shop and make sure their measurements match the dress.


It’s true that once people start trying on the dress, it’s now a sample and not NWT


I know people want to try before they buy, but when I’m paying for a dress advertised as NWT I don’t want one that 3 other people have tried to squeeze in to.

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