The price is right? Loom band dress drops to £500

A Prestatyn mum will re-list the now infamous dress on eBay with an opening bid of £500.

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Buyer pulls out of £170k deal for loom band dress

The buyer of a loom band dress who bid £170,000 on eBay has pulled out of the deal.

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The loom band dress has made headlines all over the world. Credit: Geoff Abbott

Helen Wright from Prestatyn and Kathryn Burnand from Wrexham made the dress from 20,000 loom bands, but an email arrived on Monday saying the deal was off.

The woman, who lives in Surrey, said she couldn't afford the £170,100 price tag plus £7 postage.

The dress is believed to be the first of its kind and captured the world's attention.

Helen, her daughter Sian and Kathryn appeared on ITV Wales News, the One Show, Newsround, and their story was told in newspapers as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

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The dress will now be offered to those who bid over £150k. Credit: ITV News

Helen, who works as a barmaid in Archies in Prestatyn said they had really enjoyed the the "whirlwind" and still thought anything over £50 would be a bonus. They now have a guide from eBay helping them with another bidder.

"We don't have to take the next highest bidder and Ebay said we should look at all the bidders' feedback before deciding. We have one chance of offering it to a bidder from the last auction then we can go for a relisting. I've whittled it down to six buyers who all put in bids over the £150,000 mark.

– Helen Wright

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Loom band dress maker: Online bids have gone 'crazy'

An online auction for a dress made from loom bands ends tonight, with bids already exceeding £170,000.

The woman behind the creation says enthusiasm for the dress has gone 'crazy'.

The dress cost £47 to make, and Helen Wright says that any money made will be 'a bonus'.

Bidding on the online auction website ends at 5.15pm.

You can see our full interview with Helen on Wales at Six tonight on ITV.

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Is this loom band dress worth £170,000?

The loom craze seems to have gone a bit loony as this dress made out of loom bands on Ebay is attracting bids of almost £170,000.

The loom band dress is up for sale on ebay. Credit: ebay

But who would buy it? It's only for those who will fit a size four and six.

There have been 137 bids so far.

The seller, helenwright72 from Prestatyn in Denbighshire, describes the dress as 'Multi-coloured, made from loom bands. Picture shows my daughter wearing it (approx size 4/6).'

There are only four days left to bid.

The child's loom band dress that could cost you £170k Credit: ebay