My work is having a formal event, and many of us girls are purchasing our gowns from eBay.
Some things to consider....
Postage! One girl was crowing about how her dress only cost her $1.47 at Auction...postage? $60!
Where is it coming from? While many people have successfully purchased items from China, you have to be a bit more savy, and get the insurance, and understand it may take a long time to arrive. Use sellers your friends can recommend.
I chose to purchase my frock from an Australian seller, and while I paid about $20 more than some of my colleagues, it gave me peace of mind. One girl who bought a frock from China has still not received it, after several weeks.
Don't forget that you are taking a risk...weigh up if it is an acceptable risk or not, and what you can do to mitigate the risk.
When to Buy from Home
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9 May 2010
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