I have seen many guides that inform you about dodgy sellers and fake items but not that many which sing the praises of a seller and product. I know that feedback allows you to give a small, basic 'reference' for other buyers but I feel that my experiences with one seller was SO great, I want to let everyone who uses eBay know. The seller is EFFORT 793. This seller is based in Shanghai, China and sells wedding dresses. I recently decided to get married and it was all a very last minute affair. From the first decision to marry to the actual wedding was a six week period to plan and organize everything. I saw the most beautiful wedding dress on eBay that was custom made to fit and was a VERY reasonable £14.99 with £60 P&P from China. I have seen wedding dresses in the UK that were very similar to the one I saw on eBay and they were £299 in the sales, reduced from £799. I decided that I wanted this dress and contacted EFFORT 793.
I explained the time scale and situation I was in and the seller promised that if I sent my measurements and payment immediately the dress would be here in time for my wedding. I sent everything off and spent the following two weeks 'harrassing' the seller as to when the dress would arrive and whether it has been made yet. EFFORT 793 was very patient with me and highly courteous and friendly during all communication. I must admit that I was more than worried about buying a custom made wedding dress over the internet and all the way from China with only four weeks to the wedding but I shouldn't have even broke a sweat.
My dress arrived a week before the wedding. More than enough time to have adjustments made or to even buy a new dress if it wasn't made properly. I needed none of these things. The dress was very well made, using beautiful fabrics and fit absolutely perfectly. When I first tried it on, I couldn't believe I was wearing a dress that only cost me £74.99. My mothers dress cost more!!! A beautiful touch from EFFORT 793 was that inside the package the dress came in was a lovely card wishing me a happy wedding and all the best for the future. I thought this was very considerate and a lovely personal touch from the seller.
I understand that MANY people would be dubious and not willing to buy an item such as a wedding dress on such a short time scale from China but I would like everyone to know that buying a dress from EFFORT 793 is more than worth it. In terms of price, craftmanship and personal attention. A great big thank you to EFFORT 793 for making me such a beautiful dress and making me feel like a princess on my special day.