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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post


Look pal, thanks for the fatherly advice, but you're way off the mark. This has nothing to do with not being able to afford the items. I've probably been shopping RL longer than you've been alive.

It's just that, in my opinion, resellers are the lowest of the low, along with ticket scalpers (and parasites and leeches). And like scalpers, they act like they're doing everyone a big favor by sucking up supply and then ripping people off. They should get out of the sewer and get a real job. Now run along, son.


Why don't you pay MSRP for once in your life and finally get what you want!

 

Instead of being a cheap ass and waiting for 3rd or 4th markdowns and 70% off clearance sales and fighting countless resellers both domestic and foreign who obviously have much more money than you and obviously know what they're doing in the fashion biz.

 

Here's a newsflash, about 98% of boutiques worldwide are not authorized resellers of name brand clothing or trademarked products, that's why they invented outlets stores specifically FOR resellers to buy mountains of past-season clothing and protected by the First Sale Doctrine for this very reason. Welcome to capitalism.

 

What's pathetic are the self righteous assholes who sit around picking their butthole for months on end only to realize nobody is waiting for them to come along and pick and choose what they want at a measly fraction of retail. So fork it over and pay $850 plus tax to Ralphy and make him a bigger billionaire or $700-800 on ebay because resellers sure as hell don't work for free, do you?  Or get your lazy ass to an RRL store and hunt shit down for yourself.

 

What do you do for a living? Probably just that, ripping people selling some shitty product or doing some bullshit service(s). Takes one to know one, pal!

post #13502 of 23682
Holy shit..
post #13503 of 23682
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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post

Look pal, thanks for the fatherly advice, but you're way off the mark. This has nothing to do with not being able to afford the items. I've probably been shopping RL longer than you've been alive.

It's just that, in my opinion, resellers are the lowest of the low, along with ticket scalpers (and parasites and leeches). And like scalpers, they act like they're doing everyone a big favor by sucking up supply and then ripping people off. They should get out of the sewer and get a real job. Now run along, son.

First of all, I didn't attack you, I attacked your statement so relax. People are allowed to disagree with you. You have THE SAME ACCESS as anyone else that lives in the U.S.A. If you can't do an in store purchase, do it over the phone or online. Simple as that. Some resellers suck ass, I completely agree. But I personally have resold items and I never mark them even close to retail. Also, I personally depend on some resellers because sometimes I miss an item and it pops up eBay. So RL SA's and even resellers are your friend. If you've been buying RL for SO long, I shouldn't have to be telling you any of this.
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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post

Look pal, thanks for the fatherly advice, but you're way off the mark. This has nothing to do with not being able to afford the items. I've probably been shopping RL longer than you've been alive.

It's just that, in my opinion, resellers are the lowest of the low, along with ticket scalpers (and parasites and leeches). And like scalpers, they act like they're doing everyone a big favor by sucking up supply and then ripping people off. They should get out of the sewer and get a real job. Now run along, son.


So by buying something thats been on sale for over a month and about to go to an outlet im somehow fucking over the rest of the world who is waiting in the wings to buy that item only to have me swoop in seconds before?. Ok bud. FYI I have SA's calling me to try to get rid of their merchandise half the time. I dont think I'm really doing anyone a favor in the end besides myself, but dont try to say im swooping in and buying something from under you. Things have been at around 60-75% off for three weeks now and just yesterday Melrose sold 10 pairs of Bowery boots to a Japanese reseller. If after three weeks of being on sale you missed the chance to get something then youre either A) not paying attention, and/or B) dont really want it that bad
post #13505 of 23682
I can assure you I don't make a living by 'selling some shitty product or doing some bullshit service.' Your excuses are your own, scalper.
post #13506 of 23682
I never said you "attacked" me. You simply don't understand what I'm trying to get across, which is that I find resellers distasteful. Now I see you're one yourself, which explains your defensive reaction. Look how turning up the soil makes the earthworms squirm!
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Earthworms are such an essential and integral part of the Circle of Life, thanks for the compliments!

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glad i clicked on this thread for the lulz, thanks oceansaway
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You guys just don't get it. This isn't about me missing out on a sale item. I'm just making a general statement on resellers. I think you guys are like used car salesmen and ticket scalpers. I hate to overuse the 'vulture' analogy, but it works well.
post #13510 of 23682
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Originally Posted by RRL CLOTHING View Post

Earthworms are such an essential and integral part of the Circle of Life, thanks for the compliments!

hahaha
post #13511 of 23682
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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post

You guys just don't get it. This isn't about me missing out on a sale item. I'm just making a general statement on resellers. I think you guys are like used car salesmen and ticket scalpers. I hate to overuse the 'vulture' analogy, but it works well.

I just fail to see how buying something that is priced to move and that the company wants gone is being a vulture. They literally encourage me to do it. Im not even talking about outlets here because most of what I buy is from the actual stores.
What about someone with a boutique home goods store that buys items wholesale out of a catalog and purchases from flea markets to fill their store. Are they reselling vultures too?
post #13512 of 23682
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

I just fail to see how buying something that is priced to move and that the company wants gone is being a vulture. They literally encourage me to do it. Im not even talking about outlets here because most of what I buy is from the actual stores.
What about someone with a boutique home goods store that buys items wholesale out of a catalog and purchases from flea markets to fill their store. Are they reselling vultures too?

I suppose this activity, reselling, has some economic value, as it bridges a gap between supply and demand that might otherwise end up as slack. That doesn't mean I have to like it, and I don't. Enough said for one evening.
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The funny thing is that you are one of many that came before you to complain about resellers. It occurs every few months. They sound an awful lot like this:

 

You guys just don't get it. I get it but none of you understand where I'm coming from.

It's not that I can't afford it, it's just that resellers get there first and buy all the good stuff.

I can afford anything I want. In fact...I can buy and sell you if I wanted to.

I've been wearing RRL way longer than any of you (aka: I prefer their early stuff).

 

For instance:

 

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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post

You guys just don't get it. This isn't about me missing out on a sale item.

 

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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post


How can I buy it on the third markdown before the resellers swoop in like vultures / scurry around like rats and snatch up every last item?

 

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Originally Posted by oceansaway View Post


This has nothing to do with not being able to afford the items. I've probably been shopping RL longer than you've been alive.
post #13514 of 23682
^Exactly.
Of course I understand what you're saying. I'm not slow. No, My occupation is not a RRL reseller. My nearest outlet that carries RRL is 2 hours away. In the event that I'm in the area, I wi stop in. If they have 20-30 RRL items, only an idiot would leave them there. Why not make some money? I know how to do it so I do it.

Like I said before, if the items don't sell in the store, they send them to outlets. Someone is going to buy them. SO, if you don't live near a boutique or outlet, like myself, eBay is the only place to pick up things that I've missed. Maybe there's an old item for a year ago that you didn't know existed, go on ebay, maybe a reseller has one for sale, and usually less than MSRP. I've gone as far as staying up until 3AM just to call the London store, going to the bank and doing a wire transfer, just because I really wanted that item. My point is, if you want it and you have the money, buy it or don't complain.
post #13515 of 23682
Kind of feel like this is my fault for mentioning it again, but I was just poking fun at Dave about it...nice avatar btw wink.gif

Edit: Just noticed the EW Jim one too, haha that brings back memories
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