(Closed) what do you think Bee's?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: give the salon my credit card info for an appointment?
    yes : (8 votes)
    20 %
    hell no : (33 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Like a dress salon? Uh… I would go elsewhere.  I cannot STAND bridal stores that act like they’re doing you some supreme favor by allowing you into their store so they can charge you thousands of dollars for some polyester and rhinestones.

    There must be plenty of places in your area that would love your business.

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Was not normal at the places I went. How did they reply when you said no?

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I have heard of this but not experienced it. Basically they will charge you a fee if you are a no show to your appointment. There is one store (I can’t remember which one but I vetoed them) here in Australia that you actually have to pay a fee to get in the door. If you buy a dress fromt hem the fee is deducted from your invoice but if you don’t well then you are out $50 (or whatever it was). Ridiculous.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I made appointments at some pretty high end places, and no one asked for my credit card. I wouldn’t trust that. It’s not a bar tab, for heaven’s sake. 

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I was required to give my CC info at one bridal salon and they told me specifically why.  Did they tell you why they requested it?  

    The bridal salon I went to apparently has had a lot of flaky brides in the past, they said they would charge my card X amount if I did not reschedule or cancel my appointment within a certain time frame.  This rule only applied to weekend appointments and I guess if a bride blew them off that hour appointment potential sale is lost. 

    I knew 100% I was making that appointment and thats the only reason I gave it to them.  They are a well respected bridal boutique open for over 30 years.  If it was a newer place or did not have a well established reputation I probably wouldn’t feel comfortable.  

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

     I’m always hesitant and start to wonder when places ask me for cc info, it just doesn’t sit right.  Seems like you made the right decision to stay away since you were feeling uneasy about it.

    Post # 11
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    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

     

    You have to give your credit card at Kleinfelds. But as for NYC-higher end/smaller boutiques like Saks, the Vera Wang flagship, Mark Ingram, and Gabriella didn’t. 

     

    It’s for insurance for them-if you don’t show up, then they will charge you-your appointment took up time which could have been a sale.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Two out of the three places I made appointments asked for my credit card. They will charge you if you don’t show up, but not if you call to cancel. I bought my dress at the second store we went to and just called 30 minutes before my third appointment to cancel and wasn’t charged.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @BrooklynWife:  Ditto, I was just going to say that Kleinfeld and Pronovias in NYC require a CC to hold an appt.  I think the charge is $50 if you don’t show.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would never, ever do this.

    Post # 16
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    3174 posts
    Sugar bee

    Nope I wouldn’t do that

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