(Closed) Spotting a scammer when reselling a dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would try preownedweddingdresses.com. That is the sitecI sold a dress on, and all of the inquiries I got seemed legit. It was a $25 fee, but it was worth it bc I sold it stress-free.

Post # 4
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3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@discokitty:  Neither are legit. 

Post # 5
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1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

NO its not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used to be a big part of a mommy board where we sold stuff and people would buy stuff via paypal from you (which you think is secure) via credit card and do a charge back!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think the only way around it is to send it with delivery confirmation because that is proof it was delivered (or signed parcel but that is pricey)….they can still do the charge back but then you will have to ofight it thorugh paypal claims=hotmess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also….delivery confirmation cannot be done to an over seas address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have had the exact same issue for month now trying to sell mine, they are probably the same aholes that have been contacting me lol,

 

 And darn right GO BLUE!!!!! lol

 

Post # 6
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1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@OtterHalf:  can you comment on your experience/dress etc?  I have a dress by a less than popular designer…I’m only asking $350 (retail was $620+tax)…ive considered that site but dont want to part with the $25 unless its really worth it.

Post # 7
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506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@discokitty:  1st one obviously not, 2nd one is also not, if they make payment by paypal, you need to organise shipping by yourself with tracking reference. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@beautifulmama28:  I just sold my other dress on preownedweddingdresses.com

It was a site that I used a lot when I was shopping for a dress, so I figured it would be a good place to start. I got 9 inquiries, and all were legit. It was easy to use and so worth the $25. You don’t have to worry about your listing expiring or re-listing it on sites like Craigslist or eBay. Your listing stays active until you sell your dress.

Post # 10
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1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Miss Leopard:  ok thank you!  So the $25 covers it the entire time its on there?

I have it listed on craigslist and here I think right now…thats it. I get the scam text and emails from CL, so frustrating lol. I’d eat the $25 to get it out the door, it needsa new home/bride to love and I’m tired of dealing with it.

Post # 11
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@beautifulmama28:  Yup the $25 is for the whole time. And everytime you drop your price by more than 10%, they put it on the homepage listings that come up first. it was a really good experience for me. I had to take a HUGE loss on my brand new dress to sell it, but that doesn’t have anything to do with the website. That’s just my sucky luck. The site is also searchable by designer and size, etc. which makes it easy for people to find your dress.

Post # 12
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506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Miss Leopard:  You still can do paypal, but make sure you have proof that goods have been delivered. I think it’s pretty safe because they always do the validation for the new account, but expect to give them tons of paper to prove your identification when withdraw amount more than $1000. 

They can arrange pick up but cash on pick up only.

 

Good luck! 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Miss Leopard:  yes, that is a huge plus. I really wish WB would change their for sale /classifieds board…I have a difficult time finding anything in it personally.

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