(Closed) Please help! Sold a Scam Dress!!!

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Did you pay with a credit card? If so, you could dispute the charge. I’d then go online and see if you can find a used versuon of the dress in your size. That way, it’s already been made, and will be in your hands way, way sooner.

Post # 5
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve read stories like this about bees having similar problems at places like that. That is COMPLETELY a scam. I would bring in the picture and ask the lady to explain.

Post # 6
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Are you sure it’s actually the Maggie? It might just be a very similar design marked up.

Post # 7
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That sounds like fraud. The fact that they demanded 100% upfront is fishy. Check out this thread, a lot of people gave the OP good ideas: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/i-feel-like-i-got-screwed-what-would-you-do#axzz2LUkHt2mA

One thing that seems to scare these people is if you threaten writing reviews everywhere, contacting the local newspaper and newsstation, and mention a lawyer. If you paid by credit card, you can also file a dispute with your CC company.

Btw, there’s nothing wrong with your paragraphs.

Post # 9
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

oh yeah total scam… 🙁

Did it really not have a tag or could you tell there used to be one?  Maybe threaten to report them to Maggie and the BBB if they don’t give you your $ back.  I’m so sorry.  BOOOO!   

Post # 11
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t have anything productive to say but GO GET ‘EM!

Post # 12
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Thorns-n-Roses:  I am so sorry! I have been scammed before and it is horrible. Definitely a humiliating experience. I hope you get your money back!

Post # 13
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

They falsely represented the product they were selling you and I think that is grounds for some kind of action.  

Post # 14
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Sorry :(. First off, I would calmly go back into the store & try on the dress you got again. Can you bring your phone in your pocket when you try on the dress? Take a photo in the dressing room with your phone’s camera & look where the label might be & take a photo of the cut out tag (might be hard to find). Take a photo of the dress itself. I’m sure you could sneak it! Or maybe bring your bridesmaids or mom who just “happen” to take a photo of it! Tell them the situation, but only if they can act cool at first.

THEN (after you’ve changed back into your clothes) talk to the shop about the photos & the Maggie dress & ask if it was a mistake. Then say you want to cancel your order. If they give you any grief, bring up the label being cut out. If they don’t refund you, dispute the charges as you were sold the wrong dress. Go into your bank & talk to them about the situation if the bridal shop refuses to fully refund you… I hope you paid by credit card! I wouldn’t even take a discount, I refuse to do business with shady places!!

If it is the exact same dress (not a replica, made very simliar, etc), I would review your experience on Yelp & other places AFTER you get a refund. Don’t slam them (they could say its slander) but just post your experience. I would also contact Maggie & tell them what happened too, but ONLY if you are 100% sure with proof that they did that.

Post # 15
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m going to play devil’s advocate for a minute here. Up until you saw that pin you thought that dress was worth $3000. In theory, you were willing to pay that much because you thought the dress was worth that much, not because it was supposedly marked down and such a great “deal”. So even if you aren’t able to get your money back, you will still end up with a dress you love for a price you were willing to pay. So it could be worse. And maybe they were just copying the Maggie design and they really do make it. I dunno. But. All that being said. I totally get how much it sucks to know you could have gotten it for much cheaper and I totally think you are within your rights to dispute the charge and if you can get your money back you totally should. And see if you can get the Maggie for a better price.

Post # 16
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Thorns-n-Roses:  It’s good that you’re taking your Fiance. Any other witnesses you could get would be great too.

I think it’s much more likely that you could sue them than they could sue you. They deceived you – and to the tune of $3000! If they still don’t budge, mention the tags and let them know you’re reporting them to the BBB and telling everyone in the area about their shady business practices. Tell them soon, everyone will be shopping in the other dress boutique.

But hopefully it won’t come to that. I’m crossing my fingers that it will work out for you!

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