Each year teenagers across the country spend billions of dollars on prom dresses, with many individual dresses costing around $500. The only downside to that beautiful dress is that it gets worn once, and while it may be a special occasion, you may be missing those dollars you spent on that one-time only dress. Thankfully, you can sell your prom dress and recoup some of the money. Here are five tips on how to sell your prom dress for top dollar.
Get the Dress Professionally Cleaned
First of all, you need to have the dress professionally cleaned. Chances are you were dancing the night away and no one wants pit stains on their dress. It will cost a bit of money to get the dress professionally cleaned, but this will help ensure you get the best price when selling.
Take Excellent Pictures and Write a Great Description
If you're hoping to sell your prom dress for top dollar, you need great pictures. This means using a high-quality digital camera to snap shots of the front and back of the dress as well as more detailed pictures of the special features of the dress. You also need to write a great description. This includes all the measurements, the exact color, what condition the dress is in, etc.
Market the Dress to the Wedding Crowd
If you're selling your prom dress a month or so after the prom, why not market the dress to the wedding crowd. Many prom dresses make great wedding party dresses. Someone having a small wedding on a budget would love to score a great deal and you're just the person to offer that deal.
Post the Listing on Numerous Selling Sites
This can be tricky, but to get maximum exposure, list your prom dress on as many sites as possible. For example, you might list it on Yardsellr, eBay and Facebook yard sale pages. However, as soon as the dress sales, you need to remove your listings from the other sites.
Connect With Buyers Who Want Prom Dresses
Last, but not least, there are a number of websites online where you can connect with people who want to purchase prom dresses. A quick online search for "sell prom dress" will reveal several companies who will hook you up with buyers.
Your prom dress doesn't have to set in the closet gathering dust. There are a number of things you can do to ensure that it sells for top dollar.