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NWT Brunello Cucinelli 3-button, roll 2 Sheppard Check Sportcoat 44R- PRICE DROP

post #1 of 21
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[b] NWT Brunello Cucinelli 3-button, roll 2 Sheppard Check Sportcoat 44R- PRICE DROP[b]
95% wool/5% Cashmere
Size Eu54
Chest: 23”
Shoulder: 20” across
Sleeve: 26” from shoulder
Length (bottom of collar): 31”

MSRP: $2495
My Price: SOLD
Cheapest on Styleforum!

This piece has been stocked by a few of the other SF resellers. I found this particular piece at steep discount, so I thought I would pass the savings along to fellow forum members.

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post #2 of 21
Now we're talking. Let the pricing war commence. Too bad it's not my size.
post #3 of 21
Good guy. My kind of seller.
old school sellers of the same cloth.
I'd take this if you had a 52r

I remember these were supposed to run small?
From your measurements looks like it runs true?
post #4 of 21
Damn.. I wish I got them that cheap.
post #5 of 21
Bravo. I wish more sellers here took the initiative to pass on greater savings to fellow SF's. One should be compensated for his efforts, yes, but isn't a 50% markup over cost on small ticket items, and say 10-20% on larger ticket items enough? Yet I have seen 100% markup in some instances, and this just doesn't seem the place for it. Ebay is the venue for professional sellers; I wish we could manage to get by with mere "gentlemanly" profits here. "It's what the market will bear" some of you will reply, yet why encourage that atmosphere here? I have only bought items in bulk for reselling on a forum once; it was for a line of high-end mens fragrances by a house that is hardly ever discounted, MPG, and I purchased a bunch at 60% off when Louis Boston stopped carrying the line. I sold the things for maybe $15 a bottle over my cost (I forget exactly) and it enabled me to pick up a few free bottles for myself, and made a lot of fragrance freaks very happy. That was enough for me. Enough ranting; sorry for the derail. Big Bump to a seller with his heart in the right place!
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by AJL View Post
Bravo. I wish more sellers here took the initiative to pass on greater savings to fellow SF's. One should be compensated for his efforts, yes, but isn't a 50% markup over cost on small ticket items, and say 10-20% on larger ticket items enough? Yet I have seen 100% markup in some instances, and this just doesn't seem the place for it. Ebay is the venue for professional sellers; I wish we could manage to get by with mere "gentlemanly" profits here.

"It's what the market will bear" some of you will reply, yet why encourage that atmosphere here? I have only bought items in bulk for reselling on a forum once; it was for a line of high-end mens fragrances by a house that is hardly ever discounted, MPG, and I purchased a bunch at 60% off when Louis Boston stopped carrying the line. I sold the things for maybe $15 a bottle over my cost (I forget exactly) and it enabled me to pick up a few free bottles for myself, and made a lot of fragrance freaks very happy. That was enough for me. Enough ranting; sorry for the derail.

Big Bump to a seller with his heart in the right place!


You are assuming that this seller is making less than the others simply because his price is lower. That may or may not be the case. This is not a dig at norcal, we are "virtual" friends but as a seller I have no issue with competition and as a buyer, if I want something and I think the price is fair, I do not care what percentage markup the seller is getting. Capping seller profits will lead to less, not more, merchandise being offered. Obviously as a seller I am biased but keep in mind that I have also purchased from pretty much every regular seller here, even when I may have had access to the same item. If people want to sell at cost or at 10x cost, that is their business, the market will dictate what a fair price is.
post #7 of 21
ed rarely says something of value - this is one of those times.

Take note.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by kronik View Post
ed rarely says anything these days - this is one of those times.

Take note.

Wise words.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by kronik View Post
ed rarely says something of value - this is one of those times.

Take note.

start giving your girlfriend analingus (and having her reciprocate), trust me, you'll thank me. That is it for my wise words of this evening.
post #10 of 21
Yeah, I agree with Ed, too. Selling is inherently a risky proposition. I've found some great deals, marked them up minimally, then ended up taking a bath. The goal is to come out ahead overall, and you can't count on getting that 15 percent markup every time. So some items get marked up more than others, depending on what I think I can get out of 'em. Also, there are times I choose to part with an item if and only if I can get a decent premium for it. Maybe I want to put the money toward another purchase, or maybe I just like the item enough to keep it if it doesn't move. That's my prerogative as a seller. And your prerogative, as a buyer, is to tell me my price is too high by not paying it.
post #11 of 21
Well said, Doc.

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Yeah, I agree with Ed, too. Selling is inherently a risky proposition. I've found some great deals, marked them up minimally, then ended up taking a bath. The goal is to come out ahead overall, and you can't count on getting that 15 percent markup every time. So some items get marked up more than others, depending on what I think I can get out of 'em.

Also, there are times I choose to part with an item if and only if I can get a decent premium for it. Maybe I want to put the money toward another purchase, or maybe I just like the item enough to keep it if it doesn't move. That's my prerogative as a seller. And your prerogative, as a buyer, is to tell me my price is too high by not paying it.
post #12 of 21
Selling is not all that risky if you buy from a store with a decent return policy, which seems to be largely the case. While I understand and to an extent sympathize with the capitalist principles underlying item resale, I think the forum is better served by a 'pay it forward' mentality than one of strict profit motive. I have personally been prompted to resell items for less than I think I could have reasonably asked for because of the deals that I've received from other members, and the memory of the appreciation I felt for them. As a bonus, a modest markup is good business for sellers like gregaz and amerikajinda, who deal in volume and whose listings I never feel a need to haggle over because I feel I might not be getting a fair price.
post #13 of 21
I find the idealism of what you're saying appealing, but think anyone who expects a "pay it forward" mentality in a sales environment is in for disappointment. Ralph doesn't do it for charity, and I don't see why forumites should be expected to do so. Also, I suspect many of our buyers underestimate how much work is required of selling in bulk. Our regular sellers, like Ed, put far more work into shopping and buying and photographing and shipping than do the guys who sell an item here and there from their closets. I'm a small-time seller myself, but I don't do it for free, and wouldn't do it at all if I didn't find it financially worthwhile. Suggesting that I can return stuff is nice in theory, but that's only feasible if I sell an item or two at a time. I don't want to be the guy walking in with 20 returns. Yet everyone loves the sales extravaganzas. These conversations often focus on how sellers aren't doing what's best for their fellow forumites, but I don't see anyone suggesting that all buyers should have to pass along good deals to partake of the good deals. It's often a case of "I deserve to benefit from your time and effort, and I should get to tell you what you should get for it, even if I can't be bothered myself."
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by holymadness View Post
Selling is not all that risky if you buy from a store with a decent return policy, which seems to be largely the case. While I understand and to an extent sympathize with the capitalist principles underlying item resale, I think the forum is better served by a 'pay it forward' mentality than one of strict profit motive. I have personally been prompted to resell items for less than I think I could have reasonably asked for because of the deals that I've received from other members, and the memory of the appreciation I felt for them. As a bonus, a modest markup is good business for sellers like gregaz and amerikajinda, who deal in volume and whose listings I never feel a need to haggle over because I feel I might not be getting a fair price.

How would you "pay it forward?" You don't sell anything. This goes for most people.
post #15 of 21
I sold a pair of BB Peal & Co. chukkas at a loss in January. I plan to have another sale thread in April where items will be sold more or less at cost. Unfortunately, I don't live in a place where I have access to the bargains that make B&S tick. Maybe I'm not significant enough to make much of a difference on my own, but the principle ought to work if the numbers are sufficient. In any case, it is hard not to feel some ill will towards those who are selling an identical item for 50-100% more than the next guy, so I don't think they're doing themselves any favours in the long run.
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