Buying a wedding dress from China
After reading your helpful comments on here, I decided to ask the seller I've been thinking about buying from for a couple of fabric swatches so I could be sure the color was as I'd hoped.
I asked for 3 different red samples, and a sample of the ivory and white satin the dress would be made from. They were willing enough to send me the swatches but wanted over 32 dollars for postage. Seemed a bit drastic to me for 5 tiny samples and I told the seller so. They replied to say that they'd re-listed the dress (during our communications the dress I was interested in had been bought, but I'd had my eye on the dress for the better part of a year and I knew they made them again and again) and to feel free to buy. I told them thank you, but I don't think I'll buy the dress because the postage for the samples is too expensive and without samples I couldn't know the colors were right for me.
Seems to me that it should not be so expensive to post some tiny scraps of satin. I bought a dress for my daughter from China before on Ebay and the postage was only around 8 euro.