@meliss: Thanks! It was just a positive experience overall! I posted on wedding bee classifieds, preownedweddingdresses.com, oncewed.com and I did run an ebay posting for 10 days (with a few watchers but no bids).
I actually had two dresses for sale on all these sites (the one I actually wore and the other a 2007 La Sposa sample dress that I bought way too early and changed my mind about) and as fate would have it – they BOTH sold today! The sample dress buyer came from oncewed.com.
It’s just easier for me to break down the experience in bullets, so here goes!
–OnceWed: It’s free which is rad. You can’t post many pictures and personally, I don’t have much fun perusing this site. It’s awkward when you want to make changes to your posting, you can’t narrow down on a search by many options, and if you do choose to look, say, at one particular designer, you can’t see that many dresses on one page so you just have to keep clicking… and clicking. Annoying. But, it’s free! I did get a lot of inquiries from this site which is a plus.
–Wedding Bee Classifieds: I heart wedding bee but I didn’t get any inquiries. 🙁 I think there is an art or science that I just don’t know about when posting here. I’m sure I could’ve attracted more attention if I just know what those secrets are. I think it would be great if weddingbee classifieds was more robust and searchable. hint, hint. 🙂
–eBay: Ran the postings but no bites. You have to pay. For me, it was time consuming to create the postings and the bridal section on eBay just seems like a big ol’ mess.
–PreOwnedWeddingDresses: Highest fee ($25) but definitely my favorite site! Heck, I check it every day myself just because I love bridal! The site just feels more elegant than the rest. The tips and articles are great on their blog. The pictures are large and the overall style is lovely. Also, back when I created this thread, I contacted them for some advice and pricing suggestions. Josie was soooooo helpful and shared some great tips and insights. Love that. I also sold a pair of Haute Bride earrings on this site, too!
Oh, and I did post on partypop but nothing happened. That site is like a bridal feeding frenzy! I want this, I have that… but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
I never did end up doing a craigslist posting, but I’m sure it works, too.
Can anyone else share their experiences?