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Two Dresses from Ebay

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#1 Rkiss

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    Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:58 PM

    I found two dresses on ebay. Has anyone purchased a dress using ebay?
    I like the idea of the shorter one for a beach wedding but the longer one is nice as well. Just wanted feedback from anyone who has had success (or not) when buying a dress from ebay.

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    #2 *JillD*

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      Posted 24 April 2007 - 06:20 PM

      I bought mine from ebay, but it was from a bridal shop that was selling a sample that was no longer going to be sold in the US, so I got a great deal on it.

      A couple of girls have ordered from a dressmaker on ebay, I'm sure they'll chime in with they're experiences.

      #3 Shelley

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        Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:00 PM

        I was going to b/c I wanted an Alfred Angelo dress and I found a couple distributors on eBay so I knew exactly what dress I was going to get. I researched some by reading through their reviews, and one had just horrible reviews. There were a ton of brides complaining about lack of communication and their dresses not arriving in time - which sounded like too big of a nightmare to deal with. I found another distributor that had glowing reviews but she wouldn't mark it as a gift so I'd end up paying a lot in shipping and then add customs on to that. I found a woman here in Vic that runs a bridal shop out of her home. She is in direct contact with distributors so she just ordered me my dress and I didn't get dinged with any customs and shipping was super cheap. So I don't know how much help I can be b/c I never ended up ordering from eBay, but I do suggest you are aware of their shipping charges, and that you thoroughly go through their reviews.

        #4 Jessica

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          Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:05 PM

          I bought my dress from Ebay. It was a bridal shop sample and was really in pretty good condition. Only needed some minor repairs (buttons on the back) and was worth it at ony $70.

          I saw a lot of nice dresses on ebay. The only sellers I was hesitant about buying from were the "made to size" dresses from sellers in China. Something about it just seemed sketchy, but I don't know, they could be great!

          #5 BayBug

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            Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:26 PM

            I am too scared to buy off ebay. What if the dress doesn't fit? What if it turns out not looking good on me?

            #6 Rkiss

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              Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:38 PM

              Thanks ladies,
              I totally forgot about the duty charges. It is difficult being in Canada when you see all the great stuff in the US. I would love to order from some US sites, especially for the OOT items but the conversion and duty doesn't make it worth it. Someone on the forum should start this as a business for us Canadians!
              I appreciate your comments. Not sure if I will order or not, the short dress was only $40.00, almost worth getting and checking it out!

              #7 *JillD*

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                Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:11 PM

                thats kind of what I thought about ordering off of ebay, for the price I was going to pay, it wouldn't be a huge investment if I hated it.

                Laura started a thread about the dress she got on ebay from one of the dressmakers in china, she hasn't posted pics of her in it yet, you might want to chat a little with her.

                Also, if you search around on ebay you can find dresses being sold from bridal shops, or I saw some from brides that changed there mind or never wore there dresses and you can get a nice dress for not much money.

                #8 cheese_diva

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                  Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:46 PM

                  I also bought a sample dress from a bridal store in Northern CA. It has one loose sequin, but other than that, perfect! I knew it would fit because I tried the same dress on at a salon here.. I was soo close to paying $679, the cheapest I could find anywhere and ended up getting it for $225 including shipping.
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                  #9 NABUMBAH

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                    Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:45 AM

                    I bought my gown on ebay. It was a Monique Lhuillier, and i got it at a complete steal of a price. very pleased

                    #10 TammyB

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                      Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:55 AM

                      Out of the two you posted, I actually like the shorter one more, not sure what it is about the longer one, but it doesn't do anything for me. For the price it's worth trying it out.

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