(Closed) Too the newlyweds selling stuff from the wedding…

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just sold my overlays and frames for table numbers, it was all in like-new condition, and I priced it all at 1/2 what I paid, and received that.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

depending on the condition and what was done, you might be able to sell them at 75% or full price on eBay. 

You’d be surprised at what people will pay for on ebay. 

personally, i’d try selling it at 75% since it is, technically, “used” and a lot of people might not be willing to pay full-price for something new. 

another thing to take into consideration is the colors and uniqueness of it.  if it’s really unique and hard-to-find, you could get away with selling it at full price without a problem. 

of course, I’m not a seller, so I can only guess at this….

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It really varied. Some things, like bridesmaid dresses, I sold at 90% off…and even then it took almost 18 months for someone to buy them. But some things I sold at full price, and two things I even sold for more than I paid (they were unique items). But overall I think most of my stuff sold for 50-70% off what I paid.

Post # 6
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572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’ve been married over 7 months and I have sold 1 thing!  I priced it way under because the person was buying other things but then didn’t end up taking them 🙁

I agree with 75% because you can always go down.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

I sold a couple of things, but we really haven’t sold much at all.  I thought I would recoup some money from selling the stuff off, but no dice.

Post # 8
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I sold my dress, all my centerpiece paraphenalia, and leftover invitations from a Brides kit. But no one wants my necklace or bridal headband, which makes me sad. And no one wants my dyed crinoline, which I bought from a bride here on Weddingbee. I was hoping to make a chain, but I guess purple isn’t in right now.

I sold my dress for less than I thought I’d get for it. I was tired of having it take up space in the closet, so I sold it for less than half what I paid. And I got an insane deal on it, so it was 1/3 of the cost most people pay. People REALLY tried to lowball me on all of it. I never bartered with a single person that I bought from. Maybe I’m just naive but I pay what people ask.  

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I sold everything except for my dress, and typically got between 50-70% of what I paid as well, except for the tablecloths which went for full price. It took about 8 months for everything to sell.

I think if your items are in good condition and you’re patient and persistent in advertising on kijiji/craigslist, you shouldn’t have a problem,  

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think kijiji is a website similar to craigslist, but specific to Canada.

I have two dresses listed for sale for the past month or so…I sold one this week, crossing fingers transaction goes smoothly and I’m not somehow scammed. Even though I’m using escrow.com I’m paranoid. Don’t think I would have the patience to try to sell anything other than the big ticket items,. People saying they’ll come to see the dress and never showing up, people trying to scam you, lowball you…It’s too much of a hassle.

The dress was an older model Vera Wang originally priced at $8400, I bought the sample for $2000, spent a ton on alterations and modifications, but never wore it. I listed it for $1500 and agreed to sell for $1200. So someone got the dress for 1/7 of original cost!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yes, kijiji is just like craigslist, but I didn’t know that it was only in Canada or I wouldn’t have suggested it, sorry.

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