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NEW! Custom Search Tool
Monday, Dec. 5: FOR THOSE OF YOU who’ve been lobbying us to offer a more powerful and sophisticated search on our site, lobby no longer. Our Advanced Search page alllows you to combine mulitple search criteria into a single search, so you now have the option to look for a red dress with a 24″-26″ inch waist designed by Gavin Doherty all at once. Even better, you can also restrict your results to a particular distance from where you live, in the event you only want to locate dresses that you can see and try on in person before buying. Click Advanced Search to try it out now and let us know what you think!

New Feedback Tools for Sellers
Monday, August 31: Due to popular demand, we’ve added a few tools for our sellers to help manage the feedback comments on their dress listings. Although the concept behind visitor feedback was to provide constructive criticism to sellers to help them refine their listings and increase their chances of selling, some comments have been…well, let’s say a bit harsh. So now every seller, when logged into his or her Control Panel, has the ability to remove individual comments from his or her listings (just click the Trash icon to the right of the comment), or to block the option of getting feedback entirely (go to Change Your Account Settings at the bottom and set “Block feedback on listings” to Y). Any questions, you know where to find us.

Sellers! Text IDEXCHANGE to 41411 for instant stats!
WE’VE BEEN working on this one for a while, but we think it’s one of the most innovative features to come along in quite some time. By simply adding your cellphone number to your user profile, you can access instant, up-to-date stats on your listing(s) just by texting IDEXCHANGE to 41411. There is no charge for this service, although standard text messaging rates apply (sorry, this feature only works in the U.S. at present). Even my 15-yr. old daughter, who happens to be selling a few of her dresses at the moment, was wowed by this one, so we must be doing something right! Log into your Control Panel from the Current Sellers bar above, and proceed down to the “Change your account settings” link to get started. Be sure to enter your cell number as 10 digits (area code + phone number only) and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how this works.

Now our listings can come to you!
WE’RE PLEASED to announce that The Irish Dancing Exchange now offers three unique email alerts to keep both buyers and sellers up to date on our listings. We’ve got notifications for the newest additions, the most popular listings, and even the least expensive dresses for the budget-conscious. You can choose to subscribe to any or all of the alerts, and you can unsubscribe at any time with just a single click. To start your subscription, just click the “Free E-Mail Alert Service” graphic below the “Just Added” dress box at right.

Some words of wisdom
WE JUST came across a very helpful and interesting weblog (aka “blog”) called We Love Irish Dancing. Written by a newspaper designer, wife and mother of three (one of whom is a 9-year old dancer), the blog features a very thorough and honest discussion entitled “Gently used solo dresses—How To!,” which we feel should be recommended reading for all our visitors that have questions or concerns about buying a pre-owned dress online.

First-time visitor?
Welcome! If you’re in the market for a pre-owned dress, you can start searching right away using any of our five search options at left. Sellers can begin by creating an account and then logging in to create their listings. For best results, you’ll want to have your dress measurements and a clear photo or two of the dress handy. Our About page contains some general information about this site, and the Help/FAQs section provides a comprehensive directory of tips, hints and FAQs (frequently-asked questions) to help you along the way.