What is the average % off when buying a sample wedding gown?
Posted 05 December 2008 - 03:07 PM
I know this can vary quite a bit, but I wanted to get some feedback on what an average % off of the list price for sample bridal gowns?
Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:55 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:08 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:24 PM
| Originally Posted by IslamoradaBride |
My dress had a list price of $3,100 and I got it for $900. I personally would not pay more than 50 percent of the list price, unless it was a brand-new sample that had never been tried on. (And I'm not sure those exist, or would be for sale!)
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:30 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:45 PM
Posted 06 December 2008 - 02:28 AM
i went to a bridal salon that sold ONLY designer dresses and saw $4,000 Ulla Majia-Anna Maier gowns for $500. I also saw some Vera Wang for $1999 from $6,000. but there were old, tried on so many times, and often times Ivory instead of white. most are also discontinued.
the same store is having a $499, $999, $1499 special---meaning ALL gowns are priced with one of the three. FANTASTIC prices for gowns originally $5,000 and more!!!
i was offered a Monique Lhuillier gown that was discontinued from a previous season for 50% off---brand new and excellent condition.
rule of thumb for samples--- no less that 50% off the regular price and highest (i've seen) is 85% off. this was the trend when i looked at dresses. the selection i've looked at were designer gowns like Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Melissa Sweet, Reem Acra, etc. i'm not sure if the same percentages apply to non-designer gowns.
hope this helps!
Posted 07 December 2008 - 07:42 PM
I kind of feel I got ripped off if everyone else is getting 50% off :-( Oh well, I love it and I could not find a single store that carried it (in Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota or eBay) so they had me at their mercy!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:16 PM
| Originally Posted by paraisobeachbride2009 |
Supposedly, according to the lady who sold me my dress (which is a sample gown), mine had only been tried on a "few" times and she said it was "brand new" to the store...when I asked about getting some $$ knocked off, she said they couldn't...did I just get totally scammed??
I am in Edmonton as well - I bought a sample dress from a bridal store and was told EXACTLY the same thing... she finally moved to a measly 10% off!
Unfortunately, I pulled it out the other day (I have had it since August) and can clearly see that the dress has been tried on MANY more times than what the sales person had suggested... It is my own fault for not checking it over more closely when I picked it up... Fortunately, the areas that have suffered are more or less along the bottom of the dress that will be removed when hemmed...
I am still VERY happy with my dress and not too upset with what I paid... I wish though I had my head on my shoulders more when I actually bought it... instead it was in the clouds!!
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