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the actual retail of my gown is around $3k but I bought it used on ebay for $230.
Impressive! I am still hoping to run across my dress like that too (eBay, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, etc.).

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Impressive! I am still hoping to run across my dress like that too (eBay, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com, etc.).
it might be the only WR deal that comes out of this whole thing. I seem to be overbudget on everything else!

not sure where you live, but last December my local Saks had an amazing sample sale with couture gowns from around the US. I almost picked up a $10k Vera Wang for around $2k.

if I see anything about it I'll let everyone know.

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not sure where you live, but last December my local Saks had an amazing sample sale with couture gowns from around the US. I almost picked up a $10k Vera Wang for around $2k.
I live in Chicago, there's GOT to be something there! I'll keep an eye out - thanks for the tip.

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the actual retail of my gown is around $3k but I bought it used on ebay for $230.

Yeah, I love that you did that and that it worked out fine. Question, did you go try on the same dress at a store before you ordered it on e-bay?Sometimes things look so much different hanging up than they do actually on a person. I would be nervous to buy with out trying on.

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I live in Chicago, there's GOT to be something there! I'll keep an eye out - thanks for the tip.
ann where do you live in chicago? I'm in chicago as well I'm in wickerpark/bucktown area.

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Yeah, I love that you did that and that it worked out fine. Question, did you go try on the same dress at a store before you ordered it on e-bay?Sometimes things look so much different hanging up than they do actually on a person. I would be nervous to buy with out trying on.
No I had never seen the gown in person. I am a bit of an anomoly. I worked in a nicer salon in college so I've tried on hundreds of gowns. It really worked to my disadvantage because I am really picky about fabric and design, but simultaneously it would kill me to pay retail for a gown because I know how much they cost.

They shipped it to me, I tried it on and it fit perfectly. I knew I wouldn't find "the one" but I am very happy with the one that I ended up with.

ETA: I figured there wasn't much to lose even if the gown didn't fit or I hated it - it was only $230 and I'm sure I could re-sell it for that price.

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I hope you guys don't think I'm RUDE for asking! (I am just really overwhelmed with the dress buying process so I'm trying to gather as much info as possible before I veture out there!

 

Can you tell what a neurotic person I am?!?

 

Thank you all so much for your help!

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