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#1 1elephant

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    Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

    those of you who saw my slideshow know how dirty it got during the ttd - we went into the pool, the ocean, and ended with a lovely walk down an extremely dirty cobblestone path. in hindsight, i should have done the ocean last, but whatever.

    so i just got my dress back from the cleaners. even though i asked them not to, they preserved and boxed the dress. from what i can tell, the whole thing is clean except the very end of the train, which is a beautiful shade of gray. all of the design is embroidered, and the end of the train is embroidered as well, making it much more difficult to clean.

    it was made for me - hollow to toe measurement, taken in a bit on the sides...would fit any girl that's a size 0-4, provided they were 5'1"ish or shorter.

    so the questions are:
    1) would you buy this dress knowing that it was a bit dirty even after it was cleaned?
    2) if so, how much should i charge? after fittings, bustle and the slip, the total was $700, but just the dress w/o fittings/bustle/slip came to $500.
    3) should i take it out of the box to make sure that's the only place where it's still dirty? i won't be able to get it back in after.

    #2 Janet

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      Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:35 PM

      Just being honest, I don't think I'd buy it. Sorry

      #3 cheese_diva

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        Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:35 PM

        I wouldn't buy a dirty dress. Did they charge you for preserving it? I thought that was pretty pricey?
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        #4 nikkianddean

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          Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:37 PM

          I rpobably woulf not buy a dirty dress either...do you think it would cost too much to get the dress dyed a darker color and then sell it? I don't know if it would even be worth it at that point...
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          #5 ErinB

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            Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:38 PM

            Honestly, I would have to get a great deal on the dress to buy it. I'd say $200 with the slip, possibly the veil if you want to make it a full package.

            You might have a hard time finding a petite bride to sell it to. If you decided to do that, try Craig's List or something that doesn't charge you like E-Bay and their listing fee.

            Can you call the cleaner and ask what didn't come clean or if they would re-box it for you. I think if you are going to sell it, you need to disclose any flaws. IMHO.

            #6 Alyssa

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              Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:41 PM

              Lauren, i wouldn't buy a dirty dress unless it was just for the TTD or something but it would have to be a really good deal. can you take pics of the damage so we can give a more realistic opinion?

              #7 Kat81

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                Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:41 PM

                I might buy it as a TTD but I wouldn't pay much for it. I just bought a dress from Ann for 100 bucks for a TTD.

                #8 Bride010101

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                  Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:57 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Kat81
                  I might buy it as a TTD but I wouldn't pay much for it. I just bought a dress from Ann for 100 bucks for a TTD.
                  I have to agree. If it was a TTD I would buy it being a bit dirty... but it would have to be for a good price. My goal is to find one under $100 (including shipping) which seems pretty reasonable on ebay (even for new dresses).

                  #9 MsShelley

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                    Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:58 PM

                    I also agree that I wouldn't buy it for my wedding dress, definitely a TTD if it was already dirty...

                    #10 LCBride2007

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                      Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:10 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Kat81
                      I might buy it as a TTD but I wouldn't pay much for it. I just bought a dress from Ann for 100 bucks for a TTD.
                      and it should arrive tomorrow!




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