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#1 lilmisssunshine

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    Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:53 PM

    I have been on other websites and have seen warnings for girls selling or buying wedding gowns online. Apparently girls selling their dresses have received bad or stolen checks and usually the purchasers are men from overseas. That being said, I am a very intelligent woman and would like to think I would never fall victim to such a scam. I also would not purchase a dress online from anywhere outside the USA or Canada. I am however wondering how is everyone else going about this process? Are you writting/accepting checks? Not everyone has paypal as an option. Does anyone have any advice about what to do or not do when buying a dress (used or new) online. Does anyone have bad experiences they might want to share to help others so they can avoid problems/scams? Thanks.
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    #2 syl1115

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      Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:56 PM

      I only use paypal. If they cannot pay or accept payment using paypal, then I don't do business with them. I don't trust people enough to use personal checks for payments of any kind. I have purchased from vendors overseas and have had no problems.
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      #3 KAMAY11

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        Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:12 PM

        Paypal is the only way to go....personal cheques are too flaky!
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        #4 Jenleopard

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          Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:51 PM

          I totally agree with you ladies!!!

          Stick with Paypal! You are protected that way! :)

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 05 September 2008 - 05:22 PM

            Who doesn't have paypal available to them? You can link your account to a credit card (great for buyer's protection) or a checking account.
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            #6 jamisoncollette

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              Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:00 PM

              I agree, only paypal. I bought two dresses online and used paypal. I didn't end up using either of them but they were just as described.

              #7 heather007

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                Posted 06 September 2008 - 11:37 PM

                I totally agree- paypal is the only way to go.

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