I’ve been on a bit of a selling craze lately to try to raise cash for paying off debts. I’ve tried my luck at a recent car boot sale and made around £70 profit which I was very pleased about!
I’ve not had a great deal of luck with selling on Ebay though and I may need to have a huge rant about that in a future post! Not only do the fees seem to be a lot more than what they used to be, but I can’t seem to actually sell anything for more than 99p at the moment!
The things I used to sell a lot of like baby clothes, toys, my old clothes or electronic gadgets for example, don’t really seem to be selling that well these days. Maybe it’s because everyone is on a budget? Or maybe my stuff is just extraordinarily old!
I’ve been racking my brains to think of what I can sell of any worth that I no longer use. After selling my wedding shoes which just about crippled me on that day and to be quite honest I was glad to see the back of them, yes, it has crossed my mind about selling my beloved wedding dress!
But I just don’t think I can do it…
I know I’ll never wear it again and it is gathering dust in my wardrobe and will probably end up with moth eaten holes in it, but I just can’t…
Firstly, my wonderful parents who are not well off actually gave me £600 to put towards the dress and came with me when I chose it. I wasn’t expecting anything from them at all but they insisted on helping me fund my wedding dress. It really meant a lot to me that they saved up to help me with something that I’d be dreaming about since I was around 6 years old! Seeing my Mum and Dad’s faces when I tried on my dress was just the highlight of wedding planning for me. It made their day and mine too!
Secondly, how much would I really get for it on Ebay anyway? This lace fishtail dress by Maggie Sottero cost £1200 and I’ve seen dresses like this go for £200-300 before on an Ebay auction. That’s a lot of money to me, but I just don’t think it’s enough to make me part with my wedding dress.
Thirdly, because I’m a procrastinator, I didn’t actually get my wedding dress dry cleaned after the big day. I really meant to, but we got pregnant with my daughter soon after and then I completely forgot about getting it done. For anyone who is getting married, you’d be surprised at how dirty your wedding dress can get! Particularly if you’re wearing a floor length dress. Just going outside for photos turns the underneath of the dress a different colour! Getting a wedding dress dry cleaned can cost up to £100 so that’s half the profit gone already. That’s even if it can be cleaned after all this time.
Fourthly, I just love the dress, it’s so special to me and reminds me of what a wonderful wedding we had with all our friends and family. Photos are obviously great but the real deal is the real deal. There is also the slight hope that my daughter might find a use it one day even if it means taking the dress apart to make into a shiny brand new one for her!
So back to the drawing board, I need to think of other things to sell of any worth!
Would you sell your wedding dress or not? What wouldn’t you be able to part with?
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