(Closed) Priscilla of Boston-Dresses ruined.

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

omg that is awful!!!! Why????

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have a priscilla of boston gown so I’m hoping that what the CEO said is true bc I was thinking why didn’t they just donate them too? I bought my dress and found out they were going out of business a week later… Theyve been having all their samples on sale for months so maybe they were horribly damaged and nasty?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

That is so wasteful! I cannot believe it!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That is terrible.  If they are going out of business like this; who cares about their “good name” if dresses are used/ripped/etc ?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt that there were damages to the dresses that couldn’t be seen from further away, and that PoB did not feel that they were in reparable conditions. If they’ve donated tons of items before in the past, it just doesn’t make sense that they wouldn’t donate them now, unless there was really something wrong with them.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Doesn’t matter if the quality sucked, dresses can be salvaged or repurposed!! UGH.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

omg why!!  it would’ve made such a difference to so many people’s lives if they donated it!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Oh my gosh!! This makes me so sad! I would be one of those people grabbing dresses, there are people that would love to have those dresses and can’t afford them. Give them to charity. Someone who doesn’t have the money would be willing to live with a rip, if having no dress was the other option 🙁

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Because America believes in capitalism. The idea is that nobody should receive ANYTHING for free unless they pay/work for it. It’s real and it’s true. Those reasons they give are just lies.

My fiance works for a company (which shall remain unnamed but it starts with a B and ends with N) and they have to rip the front cover off of books that aren’t sold and publishers don’t want anymore. They do so because it’s more of a hassle shipping the books back. Which is fine.

But get this: his store manager pours WATER over all those books each time to ensure that nobody can steal them from the dumpster. The employees are also not allowed to really take more than 3 books home each time. Hearing this, I offered to collect the books and do a community project where kids can come and receive the books after they design their own covers. But the manager said no.

I can’t imagine how many books get wasted this way each year when so many families can’t afford them. It saddens and disgusts me. What is even more hypocritical is that I remember, a few years ago, this store held a drive to collect newly bought books for children, to which I donated. What a joke. Sh*t like this reminds me everyday there is something wrong with this country. But I’m just going to shut up now and step off the soap box.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The book thing is awful but I have to say clothes are a different situation. I donate bags of clothes each winter and summer but when I’m sorting through the closet I donate things that I feel are in good condition and trash things that are ratty.  People going through hard times should not be given spoiled/torn clothing, I believe there are a lot of good businesses and people out there that donate lots of NICE dresses for people to wear, no one should be given a soiled dirty dress to wear as their wedding dress.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

What a pathetic waste.  Those, at the very least, could have been cleaned in a washing machine and used to make funeral outfits for lost babies.  Just sick and wasteful.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsPom: Lol, you really believe that every single dress was soiled/dirty and not donatable? If they were, why bother going through all the effort of spray-painting them? Why not just leave them in the dumpster? If they at least donated them to charities, people could select ones that were salvageable and get rid of the rest that way. Don’t lie to yourself, it is just the same as my book example. Perhaps it was better only because paint does not dissolve the dresses like water does to ink on paper.

Edit

Sorry if I sound a bit harsh but I’m just really angered by this BS. I don’t mean to offend anyone.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Why do they have to let other people decide what’s useable and what’s not? I don’t dump my clothes I want to donate in a dumpster and make charities dig them out and go through them, I give them what I think is usable and put the rest in trash bags. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsPom: My point is that the company could have just left the dresses there, anywhere, untouched, un-spraypainted. People could have picked them up (which they did anyway) and make better use out of them. But now there are ugly, red splotches on everything.

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