(Closed) Why do they think its worth so much in resale value?!

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@azure6700: Haha! I think most of these are two-dress brides that changed their minds, just don’t want to admit that they found something better and make the dress in question seem like second-choice. I would think that it would be difficult to camouflage a used dress as brand-new, unaltered one; at least I would hope not.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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@azure6700:  The interesting thing is that wedding dresses put on eBay rarely sell at all, and if they do, they tend to sell for much less than their original price.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the used-dress price is a hard one with lots of variations.  Some people are attached to their dress and don’t really want to sell it and others really do need to sell it and get some of their money back.  

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was watching a dress on ebay the other day, more out of curiosity about what it would go for more then anything.  The starting bid was 99 cents but in the desciption the seller had said she wanted serious bidders only and it would not sell for under $2000.  I think from memory she had paid $2,500 new.  I remember thinking how can you say it wont sell for less then $2000 when ebay in Australia no longer has reserves.

Quite a few people put bids in and it got up to $950.  The seller closed the auction 5 minites before it was due to finsih and relisted the item straight away doing the exact same thing.  She ended up closing that auction as well but didn’t relist it.  Left me thinking if you want $2000 why not just put that as the starting bid, and is what she doing really within ebay trading policies?

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@meliss: I hear you girl! I have an unused, unaltered dress (with the pricetag still on it!) from a previous engagement that fell through, and I can’t get someone to buy it for $500! How frustrating!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@Beelieve: Good luck! I finally sold one of my dresses for $1200 today (Vera Wang bought as a sample for $2000 and never worn), pending clearing of funds. Of course right after she sends the money, I get an email from another bride offering $1500 for it. Figures!

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