(Closed) Selling brand new unworn dress DRAMA!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 122
2041 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rizzlemethis:  Ugh, a terrible situation made even worse. I’m sorry you had to go through this, but kudos to you for doing the research and getting the REAL details. Good luck on finding your dress!

Post # 123
2585 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bklynbridetobe:  I think OP sent her that email because she never responded back to tell her she wasn’t interested In buying her dress any longer. can you believe the balls it takes to scold someone else for not wanting to get ripped off?  unbelievable! 

Post # 125
5879 posts
Bee Keeper

@Birdi:  Giiirrlllll. This thread keeps getting better and better.

Edit: I just see that OP posted now, I’m now reading her response.


Post # 128
486 posts
Helper bee

I can see both sides of this here but OP you clearly need to tone down your public reactions a bit.  On the one hand you posted about how dreadful your dress was and then you say it wasn’t that bad now you are trying to sell it.  By all means vent to your Fiance, Bridesmaid or Best Man or mum but try and remember that anyone can see this on the internet.  Just not a very clever way to do business – you are going to struggle to sell that dress now!

Post # 129
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Why not make her get a certified check from her bank? That way, it is guaranteed by the bank that the money is on hold for your transaction and you can verify with the bank the money is there. 

I’m with the PP’s that would want to try the dress on first. I know I certainly would want to make sure it fit me correctly (or at least close to it) before purchasing a dress that was altered to someone else’s measurements. 

If you aren’t comfortable with that, then just move on to the next person or use Ebay.

Post # 130
3338 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Blackie:  This.

Close the thread and be over it.

Post # 131
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OP, without getting into the back and forth between you and your potential buyer, as a seller, you take the risk that your property for sale may be damaged in part of the sales process. If you go to a grocery store, they don’t keep the pickles under lock and key for risk of a jar getting dropped. If you go to buy a car, they let you take it for a test drive. It’s reasonable to expect that someone interested in purchasing your dress would insist on trying it on before making the purchase, not just because the price point makes it a ” big” purchase, but due to the sentimental/emotional attachment brides form with their dresses.  If you’re unwilling to assume the risk of someone trying on your dress, or unable to furnish a suitable location for that to happen, perhaps you will have more success in finding a buyer if you cut the price. People would be more willing to buy sight unseen if the discount is big enough to justify the risk.

Post # 132
3380 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@deetroitwhat:  +50 This is going nowhere, fast. There’s even a thread about it in the WeddingBee section.


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