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Argggghhhhhh .... does anyone need a wedding dress? <<sobs!!!>&gt;

(34 Posts)
DisenchantedPlusBump Fri 08-Aug-08 17:09:36

Dress is going to go unsold for the 4th time angry

Every time Ive put the bloody price down.


hanaflower Fri 08-Aug-08 17:18:16

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Flibbertyjibbet Fri 08-Aug-08 17:32:46

As someone who isn't married and won't be getting married, I can say quite detachedly -

I wouldn't buy anything with marks on where the seller says 'these will come out if you dry clean it'.

Get it dry cleaned first before selling, then take it to a bridal dress agency.

BTW, isn't this dress listed on MN classifieds saying you bought it in a sale for £450?

I have given up buying clothes on ebay as you can't try them on. BUT I do often visit dress agencies. What area are you, someone on mumsnet will know an agency near you.

You need to be realistic about the dress price though and accept that what you paid for it/RRp is nothing to do with what it might be worth second hand.

I don't think many people would want to buy a wedding dress without trying it on, esp a dirty dress, sorry.

DisenchantedPlusBump Fri 08-Aug-08 17:39:02

Im not going to dryclean it when Ive been quoted £40 for the service, I may as well give the dress away.

Yes it was bought for £450, thats why Im only asking £99 minus ebay fees, minus paypal fees,

if you went into a Madeline Gardner shop it WOULD be £2000 today.

I think considering this (and it includes a handmade stole) its a bargain.

DisenchantedPlusBump Fri 08-Aug-08 17:56:08

I guess ill just relist even cheaper,

blueshoes Fri 08-Aug-08 20:27:01

For the price you are asking, the buyer would at least want to try it out first. I think there is a limit to which a person is prepared to pay for a dress without trying, maybe £30-40?

I do think you are better off selling it to a bridal shop.

If you want to use eBay, perhaps list at at an auction for a much lower price, set a £50+ reserve and see if that attracts more attention. Did you get many watchers on your previous listings? That is a good indication of the general attractiveness of the listing.

Flibbertyjibbet Fri 08-Aug-08 20:35:48

Why don't you take it to a bridal shop and ask them what it might fetch if it was dry cleaned. Then you will at least have an idea if its worth it.
No trying on + dirt = low price
No trying on + clean = chance of a more reasonable price.
Trying on in dress agency + clean = prob a def sale for decent price (less agency commission).

I buy from dress agencies, so surely my experience as a buyer of 2nd hand clothes must count for something?

Would YOU pay £100 for a dirty item of clothing that you couldn't try on? If not then please don't expect the rest of us to.

lindseyfox Sat 09-Aug-08 12:30:41

i had a dress bnwt and it was in dress agency for 8mths and never sold (was £350 new) and sold on ebay recently for £1.70

nicolamumof3 Sat 09-Aug-08 12:46:53

I would pay £100 for s/hand wedding dress (getting married next July) if a) it had been dry cleaned, and b) I could try on.

ruddynorah Sat 09-Aug-08 12:54:05

do people usually put up a pic of thself wearing the dress? is that not a bit off putting? you have a pic of model wearing it so that's enough surely?

hanaflower Sun 10-Aug-08 17:03:03

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SparklyGothKat Sun 10-Aug-08 17:09:47

ER there is pics of the actual dress with Disenchanted in it!!

hanaflower Sun 10-Aug-08 17:12:12

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SpandexIsMyEnemy Sun 10-Aug-08 17:13:45

it is lovely but tbh i'd expect it dry cleaned.

I want to list mine on ebay as well - but it's dry cleaned and will specify that they can come and try it on - I wouldn't want to spend that much money on a dress n find it didn't fit (esp as mine's been professionally altered)

kormachameleon Sun 10-Aug-08 17:16:45

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poshtottie Sun 10-Aug-08 18:13:48

It costs approx £75 upwards to have a dress dry cleaned. I think this would put a buyer off.

kormachameleon Sun 10-Aug-08 18:16:41

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poshtottie Sun 10-Aug-08 18:18:27

I agree.

lubyluby Sun 10-Aug-08 18:24:27

what a gorgeous dress, if i was the right size and getting married i would have been tempted at that price, but i'v ebeen married for 11 years and time ahs taken it stoll and i'm an 18 now shock

fab dress, stunning on, i hope someoen gets a lovely dress at a great price.

the dress agency sound slike it might be a better idea though.

Califrau Sun 10-Aug-08 18:27:58

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Lauriefairycake Sun 10-Aug-08 18:32:17

I've been married twice, had both wedding dresses dropped off at dry cleaners the next day by my best woman and lots of marks remained - and this was a proper wedding dress service (@£55)and they warned me it would happen - hardly ever do they get spotless.

I would get it cleaned and then be honest about what marks remained (with pics) and offer a return service (minus p&p) and for them to try on at yours

tis a lovely dress smile

themildmanneredjanitor Sun 10-Aug-08 18:36:40

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expatinscotland Sun 10-Aug-08 18:42:59

i would not buy a dress on Ebay and especially one that hadn't been cleaned.

the way things are going on there these days, people are weary.

i would also get rid of hte photo of your wearing it.

higgle Mon 11-Aug-08 18:31:02

I think part of the problem may be that you have some negative feedback - and have generally responded with some impolite comments about those who have left it. The dress looks lovely but I'd hesitate to buy from someone with feedback like that.

ninedragons Tue 12-Aug-08 08:33:19

Could you at least try to sponge out the stains? Agree with everyone who says they wouldn't buy a dirty dress. I might at 5 quid thinking if I didn't like it, it could go in a dress-up box, but not 100. Not cleaned also suggests that not only would it have mud around the hem, it could arrive reeking of cigarettes or sweat. Too much of a gamble, unfortunately.

You could try putting buy it now or best offer, but I also agree with higgle - it is going to be hard to shift with negative feedback. There are millions of second-hand wedding dresses out there and being perfectly honest, if I were looking I would move straight on from a seller with recent negative feedback.

You may do better with a card in your local Post Office or corner shop.

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