Selling Wedding Dress at Yard Sale

Our apartment complex is having a HUGE yard sale this coming Saturday and I want to sell my wedding dress since I honestly haven't had the time to try to sell it elsewhere and frankly I just want to get rid of it!! (keeping the veil though!!)

My question.. I haven't had the time to get it dry-cleaned because every place I went to want way to much!!! and I can't afford it!! $$$$ So I am just going to sell it as is..

Question 1: Is that tacky to sell it without being dry cleaned? I looked at it and it looks fine!! no stains

Question 2: What can I do (if anything) to freshen it up a bit? I was thinking of throwing it in the dryer on delicate (no heat) with some dryel sheets

It is a 700 dollar dress I was thinking of knocking the price to $200 and see what happens

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Liam: 6 years old
Colin: 3 years old
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
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I don't know if you'd get that much for it at a yard sale. Some of the people at the yard sales are such hard core bargain hunters that they may not want to pay that much.

Have you tried posting it on Craig's List with a a pic?
It wouldn't hurt to try the yard sale, but you probably won't get top dollar for it that way. You could also try ebay. Either way, I would just disclose that it needs to be dry cleaned.

Good luck.
It wouldn't hurt to try the yard sale, but you probably won't get top dollar for it that way. You could also try ebay. Either way, I would just disclose that it needs to be dry cleaned.

Good luck.
Originally Posted by Resume Writer
That's what I was going to say to. I don't think it's tacky at all and I would just be ready to deal a little. You could always take offers on it and then get the names of people who make an offer and there phone number of course and then after a certin time call whoever made the best offer.







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I've been too busy to sell some good stuff on ebay that I don't want to haggle w/ consigning [turned into a hassle] & doing the garage sale thing.
There are folks out there that will do this for you & seems to me to be a win/win situation, ya know?
Maybe something like that?
I think I'd not do the yard sale thing b/c as hubby says, they are not gonna wanna pay much & if I want to give my stuff away, I will donate it...jmo & g/l & I agree w/ Resume Writer
Craig's List is the way to go. I'd try CL first, then Ebay.
Yard sale people probably aren't going to want to spend $200 on a dress. And, even if they do, they're going to want to at least try it on first. Do you really want sweaty-unshowered-Saturday-morning-yard-salers yanking themselves into your dress over their shorts and tube-tops?
Craig's List is the way to go. I'd try CL first, then Ebay.
Originally Posted by medussa
I have had much better experiences with Craig's List lately vs. Ebay. In my city the ads are free and online within 15 minutes of me sending it in. The things that I've listed have gone very quickly with the buyers picking it up in a day or so.

I've even used it to give away stuff cluttering up my garage that my garbage service will not haul away - they are very picky .

Co-signing on RCW's yard sale comments - your dress could get grimy and even damaged this way.

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