Found your dream wedding dress and definitely know you want to sell it? Consider pre-sale.
Pre-sale means listing a gown for sale before it is worn by the original owner. Here’s how it works: Once a seller has purchased her dress, she lists it as a pre-sale. Just like a regular listing, she provides images, a rich description, the dress’ measurements and other details – including the date the dress will be available. Prospective buyers contact the seller, and just like a regular transaction, discussion payment terms and other details. Once the dress becomes available, the seller confirms the dress’ condition and the transaction proceeds.
The benefits? A seller can find a buyer sooner, and have confidence that her dress will be sold once she’s worn it. (Which can really help justify that budget-stretching dress). For a buyer, the advantage is knowing the dress she really wants will definitely be available, in her size, on a specific date. (Which is perfect when you have your heart set on that one and only jaw-dropping dress).
Sometimes buyers and sellers agree on a small deposit to confirm each party’s intent. But pre-sales can be negotiated without any money changing hands until the dress becomes available.