(Closed) Request for advice – selling a gown online?

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I bought my dress online and loved it. I was just looking to get an idea of what I liked when I found “the one”. There were a few things that helped me choose the buyer or rather, feel better about giving this buyer money since I already loved the dress.

First, it was never worn, had the tags, and was from a non smoking home. I checked the seller’s reviews and read the ad thoroughly. She had a great history and positive feedback. She provided a great description and several details that really helped a first-time buyer: measurements, the fact that bridal sizes run smaller, and that it will most likely need to alterations. The pictures had it on a dress form, so I could imagine what it would look like on me instead of just lying on a bed or on some stranger that doesn’t have my body type. She also had a close up of detail, a side view, a train view, a full gown shot and more. She had enough essential pics that I could easily see the dress from any angle I wanted to. Pictures from the designer’s original ad can be good, but I liked knowing that the dress I was looking at was the one I was getting.

Post # 4
38 posts
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, I recently bid on a dress on eBay (and lost :[ ). I have been obsessing over a Maggie Sottero gown that was recently discontinued. I’ve also shopped around on Craigslist occasionally. (I’m only halfheartedly looking at this point, daydreaming really, because my boyfriend and I are almost, but not quite yet, engaged.) So, if I were you, I’d give it a shot!!

Post # 5
55 posts
Worker bee
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  • 11 years ago

my fiance actually tried to sell a dress for me on ebay (it was custom made but they didn’t follow my design and i was unhappy with it..other than that, no problem) but it didn’t sell :/  he’s actually quite the avid ebay seller too..but did a lot of research on how wedding dresses sell on ebay and he said most of them don’t sell (and on ebay, it costs money to list things, and the higher your base price is, the more money they charge.  not like it’s a ridiculous amount of money, but if you keep relisting it, it does add up).  so right now i have an extra dress on my hands that i don’t know what to do with it either.

Post # 6
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I would recommend that you keep your Carolina Herrera dress until you find another. It would be awful to have sold that dress only to discover that you didn’t find another dress you liked more.

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