(Closed) *Warning* Bees Trying to Make a Buck off other Bees :(

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh phew! I thought you were going to get mad at those of us who have etsy shops 🙂 I just posted my shop for the first time the other day, I didn’t want to give a bad impression!

I agree though, if you’ve noticed this behavior then that’s ridiciulous! I think most of us though do serious research before we buy anything wedding related, especially online. I don’t think these girls will be able to pull it off.

Post # 4
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think this makes a great reminder to do your used-goods shopping wisely and communicate well with your sellers to make sure you’re not being taken advantage of!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I flag their posts. I’ve had at least one classified deleted because of blatant dishonesty like that. As someone who has both sold and purchased dresses, I get really offended. Thanks for posting this.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with what you are saying, but I think that sometimes, not all of the time, some bees have paid more for an item(s) depending on where they are located. And maybe they just didn’t shop around before they bought. Before anyone makes a purchase, they should be doing their research to find out if the item(s) is offered somewhere else for less than what the seller bee is offering their item(s) for, then they can either offer a different price to the seller bee or they can move on. I am looking for a specific dress for a reception dress and there is a seller bee selling hers. Unfortuneatley it is the wrong color for me, but she did pay higher for her dress than she should have. What she paid is almost $200.00 more than what I can purchase it for new in the color that I want. It may be because the style was new when she purchased it and it is later in the season now, but I think in this case it is geographical. I must admit though that I have seen some pretty outrageous prices on some things and just with common sense, I would have to pass on those.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@noritake22: I think that’s a really good point, but personally, I have spend so much time scouring OnceWed and Preownedweddingdresses, that I can almost immediately spot the duplicates. They’ll have listed the dress for $1k in some places and then $800 in others. I get that as they lower their prices, the older listing might stay up, but I have actually found instances of the original seller’s posting being up and then the new seller using the first sellers pictures and everything, stating that they paid more than the original seller’s price and then charging $100 more (I assume to recoup the cost and cover shipping/paypal fees/their first shippnig). I understand that they bought a used dress and aren’t using it, but the fact is, they’re not going to get that money back and they shouldn’t be dishonest about it.

The one that made me mad enough to flag was a bee who actually posted on the boards talking about the great deal she got buying the store sample, and then she listed it in the classifieds for like 8x (yes 800%) of what she paid!!!! I also saw her posting on OnceWed (she did it all around the same time) where she even went so far as to list the original price as what it would have been retail and had that condition as new, even though it was a sample. I mean, that’s just blatantly trying to rip people off! Also, stupid…

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Amaryllis: That is really sad. I haven’t been that intense about looking for used items online. I tend not to trust the sellers anyway, but the one seller on here that I did talk to was honest about everything and did offer to send me a picture of the reciept for what she paid. I just alerted her to what price I found for new, so that when she actually lists her dress, she will have a starting point. If she wants to list it for half of what she paid, it will be close to the price of new here. I can’t believe the one you found sellig for 800% more. That would make me livid. I think that as more posts like yours are made, more and more brides will learn to do their research, at least we can hope they will. I know I have seen candy jars listed for way more than the retail price at Michaels or Joanns. And smart shoppers should just use coupons to get them for even less.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This actually ahppened to me. I bought a once used, twice owned dress for an ok price. I went back to the seller’s knot page and she had posted about her selling the used dress for what she paid and only lost $25 in shipping. She told me she had paid much more for it then she really did.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

what is NOHOJO-ized

Post # 15
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Worker bee

i buy stuff on sale all the time, and then resell it for more than I paid stating the RRP non sale price in the ad. who doesn’t?

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@foxi: I don’t!!!

 

@Comeonnow: There were similar posts to the shoe ones last night in regard to some gowns. I reported both of them. I just don’t get some people. It is too bad that there have to be people like that that ruin it for the honest sellers. I used to sell on eBay and I got so fed up with the scams and politics that I just stuck with my own websites.

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