(Closed) Used Dress — how to tell if it’s legit (big pictures, sorry)?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 5
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 7
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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 # 10
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
494 posts
Helper bee

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
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

There is no way those close ups are of the same dress, the stitching is not refined and the fabric is different.

Post # 15
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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:)

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