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post #13531 of 20101
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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 #13532 of 20101
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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.
post #13533 of 20101

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 #13534 of 20101
^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 #13535 of 20101
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
post #13536 of 20101
I like cake.
post #13537 of 20101
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post

I like cake.
yea thats whats up
post #13538 of 20101
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Originally Posted by DRCLARK16 View Post

yea thats whats up

Oh, can we talk about RRL now?

I returned the "work" shirt that I purchased on line as it fit huge in the body. I kept the "western" shirt and even ordered another one as it fit much better.

Do all the work shirts fit like tents?
post #13539 of 20101
Thats cool never tried on any of the rtl work shirts was it jus not slim at all or could u have went down a size
post #13540 of 20101
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Originally Posted by DRCLARK16 View Post

Thats cool never tried on any of the rtl work shirts was it jus not slim at all or could u have went down a size

I'm a 44 chest with a 17 neck and my shoulders are 19.5". Going down a size would make the arms, shoulders and neck too small.
post #13541 of 20101
I'm a 44 with 16.5 neck 6'1"and have found that most RRL's shirts in a large fit me very well. And do give me a nice slim fit.

For example this one:
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13370285&cp=11588650.12337574&ab=ln_men_cs2_sale&view=15&pg=3&parentPage=family

The XL's tend to be too large for me. Although the sizing can be all over the place. Some of the cuts of their shirts are not very good and would not work for me in either the L or XL.
post #13542 of 20101

Hi Dave_SFU , please tell me more about the fit of the cafe racer jacket you tried... I  use the XS on RRL sweaters, sweatshirts and shirts,S on t-shirts... do you think I need the XS or S size for this jacket?... I called Ralph Lauren to ask for the measures: XS (armpit to armpit 18", shoulders 17,5") and the S (armpit to armpit 20", shoulders 18")...i dont know what to do...I need advise....Thanks 

post #13543 of 20101
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Originally Posted by Dave_SFU View Post

I tried on the moto jacket yesterday in Chicago while hanging out with Dastig. Fit is TTS and slim and the jacket is amazing. He told me they already sold a bunch of them at full price but if one is around still when they go on sale I might grab one

Hi Dave_SFU , please tell me more about the fit of the cafe racer jacket you tried... I  use the XS on RRL sweaters, sweatshirts and shirts,S on t-shirts... do you think I need the XS or S size for this jacket?... I called Ralph Lauren to ask for the measures: XS (armpit to armpit 18", shoulders 17,5") and the S (armpit to armpit 20", shoulders 18")...i dont know what to do...I need advise....Thanks 

post #13544 of 20101
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Originally Posted by Nopike343 View Post

I'm a 44 with 16.5 neck 6'1"and have found that most RRL's shirts in a large fit me very well. And do give me a nice slim fit.

For example this one:
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=13370285&cp=11588650.12337574&ab=ln_men_cs2_sale&view=15&pg=3&parentPage=family

The XL's tend to be too large for me. Although the sizing can be all over the place. Some of the cuts of their shirts are not very good and would not work for me in either the L or XL.

So it must have been just that particular work shirt and not their work shirts in general.
post #13545 of 20101
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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.

 

Capitalism and $upply & Demand are hallmarks of the US economy while generalizations about a group are usually just uniformed opinion. Maybe your just a Communist...anyway.

 

  R

 

P.S.Sans the bitching and name calling but thru positive posts on SF and polite discourse via PM with a few re-sellers I able to score several very sweet deals on a few items that originally slipped my grasp. Thnaks to those re-sellers....you know who you are!

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