Post # 1
So I posted last night about contacting a seller on Once Wed. I don’t want to be too specific because I don’t want this person to think I am doubting her/find this post, but well, I am unsure. Here are the pictures on her posting:
Beautiful, right? Total steal — Says price paid was $3250 and she is letting it go for $950. It was a sample, and it was only used for these bridal pictures, not even a wedding. I guess the price is the first reason I am a little hesitant; even as a sample, that is a huge discount, no? It is obviously a really well known wedding designer. So anyway, I emailed her and asked for full length pictures and pictures of the back, and this was her entire reply:
“Hello, I have attached some alternate pictures. Please let me know if you have any questions!”
That’s it. Now, I realize even on here people post pictures from other sites, even when they are buying the real thing, but I am just hesitant due to the price. And if they were used for bridal portraits, why wouldn’t she just attach more pictures of herself? It says that it still has tags, so maybe I could ask her to send me a picture of the dress itself with tags? Any ideas? I tried googling the style numbers, and the only thing I can find is the oncewed posting!
Post # 3
If you’re unsure, I would definitely ask for more pics of the actual dress and of her in the dress. $950 is still $950–you want to make sure you’re getting what you’re paying for!
Post # 4
Exactly! I actually really love the dress itself, regardless of the designer. But if it is a reproduction, I don’t want to pay that much, obviously.
Post # 5
Hm. I agree that it’s a little sketchy.
A) If it was a sample I highly doubt she paid 3K. Unless it’s some super super expensive dress that’s like 10K originally!
B) If she has the dress why would she list a picture that clearly looks like a picture from a knockoff site.
Can you ask her if she has proof of purchase? Or where she purchased the sample from? Even if she threw out her receipt she should be able to call up the store or call her credit card for a statement. Something.
Or it’s possible she mislisted the original price she paid?
Post # 6
I replyed asking her to send pictures of the dress itself and of the tags, if she could. 🙂
Bees, I really hope this works out. I had actually been thinking about a sash like the one in the Your Dream Dress picture. This is the exact look I have sort of had in the back of my mind. Anyone who has seen my dress posts for like 3 of the 4 months I have posted here knows I have really been thinking about lace and sleeves. I am finding myself really, really liking this dress. But I am scared to pay so much money for something I’ve never seen! Eeek.
Post # 7
I think what probably happened was it was originally $3250, but since it was a sample she probably paid much less. So if she got 50% off and only paid $1625, and then is selling it for $950, it’s not such a big difference. I agree about asking for proof of purchase, or else having a contract saying you can return it within a week or something if it isn’t right. Also, see if you can tell how long it has been posted for. It may be that she has had to reduce to price because it wasn’t selling…
Post # 8
I actually laughed out loud when I saw her reply. That SCREAMS sketchy to me, but I’m interested to see how she’ll respond to your request. I really do hope it works out for you.
Post # 9
Thanks for the replies, ladies! The attachment didn’t work properly; she re-sent it and had normal pictures of it full length and pictures of the tags. I really think it is legit. She has been very friendly and accommodating; I am so excited.
Post # 10
though question, have you tried shopping on preownedweddingdresses.com ? that site and there rules make me feel very comfortable.. and when i postop my dress to sell i post pics of the actual tag, so maybe she can send you pics of the actual tag, and on preowned they reccomend using escrow.com which has a really cool way to make sure no one get srewed.. hope this helps
Post # 11
Has anyone sold on Oncewed? I know a lot of the dress selling sites require you to pay a fee – maybe it’s per photo that you post?
Post # 12
I agree with the other bees. I would ask for proof of purchase. A lot of the girls selling dresses on oncewed will provide you with the actual receipt from purchase. If she didnt wear the dress for her wedding she may not have alot of pictures of the dress. And if it was a sample dress it could have been as much as 75% off. I am sure she is quoting the actual price of the dress and not what she paid. Does she offer a return policy. Some girls will let you return the dress if it is not what you expected. I would proceed with caution. 950.00 is still alot of money.
Post # 13
If or when she gives you more pics make sure to try to negotiate the price; what could it hurt to try. that way you will walk away feeling better about it. Congrats and good luck 🙂
Post # 14
There is no way those close ups are of the same dress, the stitching is not refined and the fabric is different.
Post # 15
I think the last pic was from “Your Dream Dress” site which is a website that also lists samples in oncewed and preowned. She must have bought it from that site as a sample and got discounted from $3200 and therefore can sell it for $950.
I sold on oncewed before (I’m an indecisive bride and also sold my dress for the civil wedding) there’s not fee, preowned as a 25$ fee but either way if you pay by paypal your probably protected.
That dress is beautiful I was just looking at the other day:)