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Buying & Selling Info

Buying a Costume

BROWSE
Click on any of the tabs above to start browsing the list of used costumes for sale. When you find one you like, you can contact the seller directly by using any of the contact info provided. If the seller does not provide a mailing address or telephone number, you can click on the link to "Contact This Seller", fill out the email form, and your request will be forwarded to the seller.

GATHER INFORMATION
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Get as much information about the costume as possible, including measurements, history, "mileage", original designer, etc. By learning about the costume ahead of time, you reduce the possibility of unpleasant surprises after receiving it. If a costume isn't right for you, it is better to find out before time and money is spent shipping it back and forth.

MAKE AN AGREEMENT
Agreeing on a price for the costume is not enough. We strongly recommend that you write and sign a contract which clearly states ALL of the conditions of the sale, including price of the costume, seller's return policy (including any "restocking fees" for returned items), statements specifying who pays shipping and escrow fees, and an itemized list of any flaws or stains that the costume may have at the time of sale. You should both sign the contract and each have a copy.

Selling a Costume

ADVERTISE
Selling a costume is easy, and it's FREE!. Once you have a user account, just log in and navigate to the classified ads section. Under "Costumes", click on the link to "Add a Costume". Fill out the form, then click the "Submit" button, your ad will be posted instantly. If you wish to include a picture, you can upload one from your computer, or email it to us and we'll post it to the ad for you.

CONDUCT THE TRANSACTION
Once you find an interested party, the process of conducting the transaction is slightly more involved, assuming your buyer lives in another state or country. You will need to discuss the measurements and agree on a price, and then conduct the sale through a carrier service such as the US Postal Service or FedEx.

SHIP THE MERHANDISE
When sending merchandise through the mail, always use an official form of shipping such as registered or certified mail, and include either a return receipt, a delivery confirmation or a signature confirmation. Insurance is also highly recommended. When uninsured items are lost in the mail, the person who shipped the item is usually held responsible for the financial loss.

AVOID FRAUD

To avoid fraud, always use an escrow service. Believe it or not, the escrow process is quick and simple. In addition to providing a financial safety net, the escrow service can simplify the purchase by allowing the buyer to use a credit card directly (and securely) over the internet. For more detailed information about how escrow works, CLICK HERE.

You have the choice whether or not to use an escrow service. If you choose not to use the service, you do so at your own risk. Ballroomdancers.com and its owners shall not be held liable for any transactions which take place as a result of its free referral service.

SCAM ALERT

SELLERS! Beware of buyers who ask to purchase your merchandise using cashier's checks or wire transfer. CLICK HERE to read about the details and see an example.

 

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