Buying a Costume
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
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
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.
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.
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.