- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Ladies I just felt the need to write a random post feel free to debate me on this but from with what I have experienced I feel its better to get this all out in one post instead of many.
With ebay, etsy, paypal, and other online dress shops it seems that many brides (including myself) automatically feel that they will have protection because of the sites promise or paypal. I would like to let you know that its NOT a 100% guarantee.
If you go with a seller or an online shop you should be ready to trust that companies work. If you don’t you will have a disappointment.
Ebay for one promises to cover you, they do not cover custom items such as dresses (its too hard to prove). Also because sometimes we are going exactly off an image, how can they prove they didn’t get it right. Your only hope is that there is some kind of damage to the item. Thats your only hope of receiving a refund for an item. Therefore, you should love your ebay seller.
Also on a side note ebay ratings mean nothing! Ok! Because a seller can have negative reviews but once they work it out with the customer then they won’t be allowed to place a negative review. Also some custom dresses aren’t checked out via ebay, the seller will send an invoice via paypal.
Now Paypal, this option seemingly covers us through any internet source. However, back to custom dresses, they are hard to prove. Different colors, wrong sizes, wrong shapes and styles, etc.
Also please remember all of this needs to be done under a 45day time frame to be recognized by paypal. Well, a dress is hard to make and some vendors will take up to 60days or 90 days. So its still a risk.
I don’t want you ladies to feel that there isn’t a risk once you use ebay, paypal, or etsy. We automatically feel a sense of safety but I am here to say please read up on your sellers and talk extensively about your dress. It avoids disappointment.
So happy shopping and happy reading. There are plenty of great vendors that follow their work and protect their customers. Many that have respectablitly. Once you weed out the rats I am sure you will feel safe and excited about not needing that protection. You will hopefully feel reasured that your dress will be as you had hoped.
I hope all ladies considering custom/replica/inspriation styles/my own design straight out of my head will have only positive experiences and receive the dress you deserve on your wedding night.