Post # 1
I have fallen in love with a pair of designer shoes that cost almost as much as a dress. However I can’t justify the cost for a shoe that most will get used on the weekends. I have seen some of these shoes being sold preowned on the internet and wonder if it would be worth it. I looked into the new sshoes but in addition to the cost I would be on a waitlist since they are soldout in my size in every store that I have checked online. Bees would you take the chance on shoes from eBay or would you pass on the designer shoes and purchase a different pair?
Post # 2
If you are absolutely certain you want these shoes and they will fit you, go for it. Ebay is fine, if they look different than how they were advertised on the site, you have options for dealing with that.
I ordered two totally different pairs of cute shoes for my wedding and neither fit me very well. So be cautious. If you can go try them on anywhere first, i would recommend it. So you know you can break them in and wear them as long as you would like.
I am still trying to figure out what I am going to do. One pair is too big, even with pads at the heel. One pair is too small and I’m trying to stretch them out and wear them but I might just buy another pair, IN PERSON, somewhere to make sure I have a back up. Good luck!!!
Post # 3
delphinia: I’ve bought quite a few pairs of designer shoes on eBay, and they’ve been genuine. You do need to know what to look for, though, as I’ve seen plenty of fakes.
My tips would be to make sure they have several photos from different angles (inc the sole if advertised as worn) rather than just stock photos, make sure it’s a design that actually exists, check feedback, and if the price is too good to be true, they’re probably fake.
I’ve had some great bargains, but most have been ‘well loved’, and I do know what I’m looking for as I said.
Post # 4
I bought my wedding shoes off eBay! I had to-they were discontinued Jimmy Choos and couldn’t find them anywhere else. They were half price, brand new, and totally authentic! Do it!
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard
As long as you know you have tried that brands shoe size on and know that is the exact one you want then YES! Go for it.
I bought my wedding dress off ebay!! I had tried the dress on at David’s Bridal and knew exactly what size I wanted then I was looking for it on preowned sites and came across it on ebay, brand new, tags still on it, never worn, (cancelled wedding) and saved hundreds of dollars.
p.s. – even if they say they do not have a return policy…they HAVE to take them back if you don’t want them within I think 7 or 14 days Ebay policy.
Post # 6
If you’re certain they’re a preowned pair and not knockoffs. That I feel would be sketchy.
Post # 7
Absolutely! Matter of fact, i purchased my ceremony shoes off ebay and i stalked my reception shoes on there but had no luck.
Post # 8
It depends on if you have time to get something else if they’re a disaster. Remember, you can always sell them again after the wedding, or if they don’t fit. I’ve bought shoes at thrift stores, but not on eBay, but my main concern would be being unable to try them on. So, if you have time to start over after they arrive, go for it. If it’ll be tight, either pick something else, or have back up shoes.
I got my hat for my ceremony off ebay, and it worked out great.
Post # 9
Thank you all for the great advice. The shoes I am stalking have several photos from different angles and have a circular mark on the sole so that I couldn’t take them back to a department store. The price is better than new but still not inexpensive so I suspect that they are genuine and the seller has a 99% rating. I am still nervous about it but the shoes just really appeal to me. So wish me luck and thank you again.
Post # 10
delphinia: I am actually the opposite!! I find everything I want on websites and then check eBay,groupon, and Internet searches to see if I can find them cheaper. I love buying from eBay but will never buy clothes/shoes outside of the U.S. The foreign vendors never seem to fit me well.
Post # 11
I fell in love with a pair of purple Manolo Hangisi pumps… $975. Was NOT going to do it. That’s literally almost as much as my dress!! Found a knockoff pair on Ebay that (hallelujah) look the same and (I won’t say they fit the same) are not a horrible fit. It’s just a chance you take. Like a PP said…I think there’s a 7-14 day return window no matter what, per Ebay policy.
Post # 12
I order from Ebay regularly, including shoes. But fit for shoes can vary so widely from one person to the next I only buy shoes that are returnable unless it’s a brand I’m POSITIVE about the fit. If they are very expensive, I wouldn’t buy without the option to return.