(Closed) Who has sold their 'never been worn' wedding dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’d try to exchange.

You’re probably going to take a decent-sized hit if you sell it on Craigs/Ebay/whatever.

One caveeat, though: If it were me, I’d think twice before buying from someone with the handle “Raised On Robbery” 😀

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I ended up selling one on the bee and did end up losing a good chunk of money. But I wanted to sell it quick so I didn’t mind. If they will let you exchange it, I say do that.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@raisedonrobbery:  I’d try anyway. Unless it’s a plus-sized dress and you’re like a 2, they should be able to take it in a few sizes without it mattering much. More than that, and they will probably have to take the dress apart and then reassemble it, but as long as they know what they’re doing, this isn’t a big deal. It may be a few hundred dollars, but if the dress you get is $400 vs. $2,000, say, you’ll still come out ahead.

Being as petite as you are, you’re probably going to have to get just about anything altered.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I did — it was a size too small but was a ‘final sale’ – paid $99 for it, sold it for $85 on eBay.  Not too much of a hit, thankfully.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did, dress regret struck and I ended up buying a new one. I paid 1000 for it, sold it for 800. Only took a couple of weeks because it was a new design so there weren’t many out there being sold used.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper

i sold mine. i had dress regret with my first dress and i had bought it in NYC on a whim, so it would be too difficult to go back and exchange. Plus i bought it because it was the best dress in the store – i knew there was no other dress in the store i wanted to exchange ot for  The price it sold for was $1600 and i sold it for $1200. I initially tried to sell it for $1400, but there were no takers. When i put it to $1200, i still got some ridiculous people trying to get me to sell it for $700 or $800, but finally someone accepted my asking price.  I was lucky in a sense that the dress i ended up wearing just under $1200, so i was able to use the money i got back to buy it and didn’t have to output anymore money.

Overall, I found it was alot easier to sell a never worn dress than a used and altered one (as i sold my wedding dress that i wore after my wedding).

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@raisedonrobbery:  I have 3 “dress regrets” – well, actually there are so few gowns to try on in real life in my area that I had to buy 3 of them online.  So let’s just say 3 that didn’t work out.

All three gowns I got for really good prices, new with tags.  The prices were such a deal that I am reselling them at those prices which should entice another bride like it did me.  I am not out to make any money.

One dress sold on RecycledBride.com, one has an interested buyer on WB, no takers on the 3rd.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@raisedonrobbery:  I lost about 500 on the dress I sold but it sold within a month.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I sold my “dress regret” dress about 3 weeks ago. I had it on ebay and PWD for almost 3 months! Yikes. But it was a Priscilla of Boston dress I got at when the store was closing- I paid $300 and sold it for $600. Good Luck!

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