Hi, I need some advice..
I went gown shopping for the first time last week in Virgina Beach, where my sister lives (I am in New Jersey). I went in thinking I probably wouldn't purchase, since I thought it would be too much of a hassle to have the dress shipped to VA, I would have to pick it up, alterations, etc. I only went there so that my sister could be a part of the experience, she recently gave birth to twins and won't be able to make the trip to NJ for quite a while.
At the shop, I found THE dress, and the consultant informed me that if I paid with an out of state credit card, I would not have to pay sales tax. This would save me over $200. This shop doesn't do their own alterations, so I would have to find a different place for that service anyway. My thought was to have it sent there, and I will pick it up when I am inevitably in VA or my sister comes back, and have it altered here. Since the twins were born, we go down there a lot more often, and I am not worried about having to get down there to pick up the dress when it comes in next year.
Should I try to find the gown in NJ and tell them this, maybe they will knock off a few hundred to make up for the sales tax, or should I just buy it in Virginia? Any previous experiences would be great to hear!