(Closed) Selling your wedding dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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2097 posts
Buzzing bee

preownedweddingdresses.com is the big one. I sold my dress there. You have to be patient. Usually the reason people are willing to buy second hand is becuase they are looking for a specific dress at a lesser price. Or that is my theory, and turned out to be true for my buyer. If your dress isn’t one that’s popular, you might need to have an attractive price or be patient. Also helps if you live in a large area so that potential brides could come try it on… not necessary, but helps. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I didn’t sell the dress I was married in, but I had dress regret x2 so I did sell two dresses. I sold both of them on Ebay. One of them was sold within a week, and the other took almost a year (I actually JUST sold it this past week). I listed the dress that took longer at a buy it now price/ or best offer. I recieved lots of low offers, but eventually negotiated when someone placed a reasonable offer. 

I was able to get close to what I paid for the dresses, but only because I got them as samples so I didn’t pay even close to full price to begin with. Both dresses were never worn with tags and still went for only around $300. I mention this because I think a lot of people have a hard time selling their dress because it is over priced to be sold on ebay/craigslsit/tradesy etc. People are looking for a steal, and not to pay close to retail. If you cannot part with your dress for less than X amount of money, taking it to a bridal consignment shop might be a better option than selling it online. 

Post # 4
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6236 posts
Bee Keeper

Yes. Ebay. I bought it secondhand on preloved and sold it after the wedding on ebay. 

Bear in mind it was a 2k plus named designer gown with no alternations and I bought it for around £280 so it gives you an idea of depreciation. 

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