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Quote: Originally Posted by dkzzzz I don't rent 6000 dollar apartments and I don't buy Kia. I am talking about real estate affordable to working stiff like me around 1/2 million and cars that don't suck like Lexus or Toyota. I thought most of us working stiffs don't dream about buying real estate in NYC. Or is that just me?
Quote: Originally Posted by Teger this is not true becuase most stores placed s/s orders before the crisis hit just be patient end of S/S sale should be insane. Retail sales numbers are
Quote: Originally Posted by holymadness While we're at it, PSAs should be banned, too, since they both reveal B&S profit margins and prevent sellers from cornering the market. After all, if someone knows they can buy RT cufflinks at TJ Maxx for $50, are they likely to spend $100 for them on the forum? I don't think so. Actually, banning PSA might not be a bad idea. That way, I might actually have a chance of buying some of these things at the...
Quote: Originally Posted by bdbb Ever tried to research old threads to get an idea of the typical price for an item? Once an item sells, most of the large sellers edit the price away to keep future buyers in the dark, whereas someone like me who only buys and sells occasionally will leave the selling price posted for the benefit of the community. Yeah, I hate when sellers remove the price or edit it to "$old". It would be very helpful if...
I'm looking into buying a tux for my upcoming wedding. I'm a size 38R. Looking for single-button, peaked lapel jacket. Prefer midnight blue, but black is fine. Please PM. Thank you.
Quote: Originally Posted by beasty You need to read what Knitteguy said carefully. Imagine you are a newbie looking to buy a classy mens shirt, an upgrade above RPLPL. X, a 'senior member' praise brand Y to the skies. Saying its Saville Row bespoke at Gap price. He then sells it 30% off retail. You being a newbie buy it because brand Y is never on sale according to X. Later on you discover brand Y has no value outside of what X said. I almost...
Quote: Originally Posted by knittieguy This is a fair point, but only if all information is available. Again, there's that assumption that if someone isn't posting the going rate in each sale thread, people will not know what the fair value is.
Quote: Originally Posted by holymadness How is that different from any other market, though? Every day I open the newspaper to another article about 'how to travel well on the cheap.' Do you think hoteliers and restauranteurs complain about freedom of the press as a result? No, they adjust their prices to remain competitive, or they justify keeping them high by pointing out the superiority of their product. Logic has nothing to do with it. Value is...
Quote: Originally Posted by holymadness I think it should be my right to explain why I don't want to pay your price: "since I've bought a few of these for $35 each, I feel $75 is too much." Quote: the idea that a third party should not be allowed access to information which might influence their purchasing decisions. I fail to see how what you FEEL should be the right price is valuable information for everyone else. ...
Quote: Originally Posted by tradernick We're talking about price but that's not the only situation that occurs. I have often seen a FS thread where the seller says 'This is from the _____ line' or whatever, and others come on and say 'Actually, no, that isn't from the line you mentioned, it's from their step-down line'. What you described is actual information. What the OP is strictly talking about (I think), is when a seller posts item X at...
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