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Obtaining Designer Dresses On A Budget, Online
If you are fashion conscious and are regularly online you may think there
are few options on how to obtain designer dresses and other top quality products including clothes, footwear and jewellery.
In fact there are FOUR different ways you can find such goods, so lets look
at the ups and downs of each and see which ones are best for your needs, or
worth a try.
1. Buy New
Under this method you visit auction or retailers web sites, view products
and buy direct. Postage and delivery may be included in the price or extra.
Unless you buy direct from the makers own web sites or known national
retailers there is a risk of buying fake and imitation items, at what you
may seems as a bargain. A designer pair of shoes which retails for 0 USD
on offer as the "genuine" article for can only be fake.
Upside you get NEW, DOWNSIDE is you need MONEY (or credit) and you can
overspend far to easily to fuel your needs and desires. It's fine if you are
earning 100,000 a year but most are budget conscious and seek bargains and
ever lower prices.
2. Buy Used
Auction sites are the biggest source of used clothing and offer a vast range of
prices, quality and authentic goods - very much a "let the buyer we wary"
especially for big spenders who think they are getting bargains on designer
goods, but in reality have been tricked into deals where they pay over the
odds for fake or inferior goods.
Many auction sites have a vast stock of auction clothes offers, changing daily, but require
bidding, a task taking several days to see though, only to end up paying a
higher price than planned, or miss out to others, better prepared to pay
over the odds for unknown quality.
There is little "community spirit" you are either seller - wanting as much
as you can for your goods, or buyer wanting top quality, fast delivery as
cheap as possible.
3. Direct Swap - Exchange Clothes or Trade Clothes
Under this program you source similar quality and priced used goods and
TRADE with another member of the site. New sites of this type with little
goods to offer can be time wasting when you are seeking items which are just
Ideally you need to take the plunge and list YOUR item (usually free to
list) to let other web surfers know what you have on offer BUT more
importantly what you NEED before you will swap.
No money changes hands but deals rely on honesty of trading members who
simply BOTH agree to send the other their item, any difference in postage is
paid one to the other.
The upside is fraud is potentially nil as the fraudsters incentive MONEY
just does not exist, and listing costs are either low or based on a single
subscription payable monthly, quarterly or annually.
The downside is lack of variety, as it takes a long time for new sites to
build a stock of offers, many of which may be long since sold or disposed of
by other means, leading to frustration and time wasting for the web surfer.
4. Trade Designer Clothing And Wearable for points
A new breed of web site extends the strategy of the swap site and converts
goods on offer and traded to a POINTS VALUE.
In this method users can EARN points and build up a bank of points in
various ways, usually
A) free points on joining
B) trade YOUR goods with other members and rack up points based on the
points value for each trade
C) BUY points for real money to top up your points "bank" for a desirable
"purchase" you see on offer
D) refer new members to the site, and add bonus points
They can then SPEND their points and "BUY" goods on offer
Again as no money changes hands fraud is reduced, offering, potentially at
least a better quality of listed offers.
Postage needs to be paid from the "buyer" and this can be agreed prior to
trade with the "seller".
As new sites stock of offers can take time to build, but the concept seems
to offer many advantages especially for lower value goods where listing fees
on traditional auction sites can erode eventual sale prices. Potentially at
least this type of site seems to offer and rely on more "community spirit"
and could become a regular place to visit.
You are ultimately ruled by available MONEY - if you are rich you can and
will only BUY new from reputable stores and never, ever consider buying
another's cast offs. For the majority of folk money is always tight, yet the
need to be IN FASHION and LOOK GOOD with an ever changing wardrobe, so the
new breed of trading sites could be worth a look, and adding a few offers
may help boost them into tomorrows "must use" web sites.
Maurice S Clarke is founder of the online wearable goods trading web site
and lives in Rugby, UK. This article may be
freely copied and used on web sites or ezines provided the content and all
links remain intact.
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