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"My eBay Lesson" (or "I'm Finally Getting My Dress")

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#1 laura b

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    Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:40 AM

    So, I found a Divina Sposa dress that I fell in love with (online, didn't try it on). This is the dress:
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    Now, I am not one to pay $2K for a dress that I'm going to wear once. I mean, I balk at paying more than $20 for any item of clothing (except running shoes). That being said, I went to trusty old eBay and found a company who would make a knock-off for on the cheap. I researched them and found that people seemed pretty happy with their dresses. So I ordered one.
    This was Feb. 16. I requested they take pictures before they send the dress and also that they remove the flower that is on the dress.
    March 12 I wrote again just generally asking when the dress would be ready, and they said 20-25 days. On April 6th I wrote again and they said 7 more days. Ten days later I wrote again and they said it was being "checked" and would ship on Saturday. I reminded them to send me pictures.
    I got an email on Friday saying my dress had been shipped. No pictures. While I was happy that I would actually soon have it in my hot little hands, I was also really worried that it was going to look like a patchwork Frankenstein dress. I emailed them inquiring about the pictures.
    They sent me pictures last night. Here they are:
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    So. It doesn't look as Raggedy Ann as I thought it might. It's also not the color I thought it would be. AND they left the flower on (grrr). But all in all, it's okay for a $70 dress. I don't know. What do you guys think? Should I keep shopping?

    #2 MelissaH

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      Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:59 AM

      I would wait until it gets to you and see how you feel about it once you've tried it on and everything...

      #3 tob1kanobe

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        Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:02 AM

        I think the dress is amazing and the copy looks really good from the pictures they sent. The dress is arriving in a couple days (right?) and I would wait and try it on --- even if it is identical to the original but you don't feel magical keep looking but from this side of the computer screen it looks gorgeous...I dont think you will know until it arrives...maybe start looking online for some back-up off the rack options just in case
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        #4 RaydensMama

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          Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:42 AM

          I think it looks just like it in the pictures! I think youll have to wait to see it though. I wouldnt start looking for something else until youve seen it close up! Hope it comes back ok!

          #5 Jessica

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            Posted 21 April 2007 - 08:58 AM

            i agree, wait until it arrives and try it on first before you get disappointed. $70 is super cheap!!! so it's not a big waste if it turns out to be something you didn't want and you can always resell it. The only thing I would be concerned about is the actual quality (loose thread, material, etc) which you can investigate when it arrives. i also paid $70 on ebay for my dress and was way hapy with it. it was abridal store sample so it had some missing buttons, but other than that it was awesome and if i decide to trash it, i won't feel guilty!

            was the seller based in china? i ask because when searching for wedding dresses on ebay, there were lots of great ones, but they were all in china, and despite the decent feedback, i was still sketchy because most of the feedback were from the same people with low feedback and in china as well.

            let us know how it turns out!

            #6 LCBride2007


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              Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:00 AM

              i agree - wait until you can try it on. the color may just be off in the picture - hopefully it's closer to what you were expecting. also, you cna probably have some minor alterations (flower removed) for relatively cheap, and still come out with a great dress at an awesome price!

              #7 *JillD*

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                Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:04 PM

                laura, I'm glad you finally got some pictures, I think it looks like a pretty good copy for $70, but I guess you really have to try it on to see how you feel in it. I had bid on a dress from the same dressmaker on ebay and it was a really pretty dress, but I ended up finding a bridal store sample and got a sweet deal on it, so I felt a little more comfortable with that.

                I hope you love it when it gets here!

                #8 TammyB

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                  Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:34 PM

                  WOW great find.. I say take pictures of you in the dress when you get it and we'll let you know how it looks (shh I already know it's going to look good, but at least this way it doesn't sound like I'm a total picture whore)

                  #9 Sarah


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                    Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:55 PM

                    I agree with the other girls Laura. Wait to decide until you get it. Take some pics and if you're game, ask us for our honest opinion. Most of us will give that to you- good or bad...

                    #10 tvt

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                      Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:03 PM

                      I agree with the others. Wait until you get it and then POST PICS of you in it! You know we love pics! But, for the record, I still think it looks great!

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