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Hi guys:

 

I would like to introduce a new member to this forum. 

 

On the 4th, my wife and I met @Dimrain13 starting his thrifting/ebay odyssey. I ran into him again yesterday in a gw near my place.

 

This young man is an active-duty member of the USMC and is stationed at Camp Lajeune, NC. That's not something you do for the money, and he has opened an ebay store to supplement his income. 

 

I'm sure everyone will welcome him into the group here. 

 

Thanks,

 

jb

Welcome, Dimrain!

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Just started my first .99 auction for something. sort of nervous. 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261532241289?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

 

post #14133 of 17564

I'd be nervous about doing a .99 on an A&S because I feel like there's not enough recognition (but I may be wrong). I usually do it on Hermes or Kiton where I know people will be actively searching for those items

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You sure the chest is 26 inches? Seems farking huge for a 42, no? I'd expect 22 or maybe 23 at most.

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I have long advocated here for the use of photo light tents for eBay product photography. I don't think  my photos are the best on here, by far, but they're definitely better than decent, and all I'm suing for light are these (http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-150-Watt-Incandescent-Clamp-Light-CE-300PDQ/100354511) with 5 K daylight bulbs. I think the light tents I've used for reflecting and diffusing light have given me much better color clarity. The problem with them is, the ones that are big enough to hold a dress form can't support their own weight:

http://www.atlantis-france.com/247-235-large/cubelite-light-tent.jpg

 

I've had to prop them up with shower curtain tension rods.

 

I had to tear down my studio for the week because we've got a guest staying with us, so I've decided to take this opportunity to construct my own, more sturdy, light tent. The base will be ply wood, painted white and wrapped in a light nylon shower curtain (white). The frame will be 3/4" PVC piping. Total dimensions will 5'x4.5'x4' (would have gone 5'^3, but I couldn't get a base board that was 5'^3. I'm just starting the project. I hope to have it up and ready to go by the end of next weekend (realistically, I think I could have it finished in an afternoon, but with the guest coming today and entertaining them all week, it's not likely I'll get to work on it for any sustained period of time this week). The "walls" will be the same white, nylon shower curtain as the base will be wrapped in, which is pretty similar to the material my former light tent was made from. I'll try to take pictures as I go, and post here with the results if anyone is interested. 

 

Total cost so far for the whole thing (not including lights, which I already have, but including a couple tools like a staple gun and pvc cutter) is about $250. My hope is that it will be as or more effective as the tent, that it will be sturdier, and that it will be easy to break down into component pieces if we have a guest come stay with us again, and I have to turn my studio back into a bedroom temporarily. If those three things happen, I'll be happy, and consider it money well spent. My main concern is that the wall material (shower curtains, won't be effective diffusers for the light, but we'll see who that goes. I suppose I could always by a roll of real backdrop/diffusion paper if they don't work.

 

Wish me luck!

Well, I finished. Here are the pictures in stages. Overall, I'm happy, though I think I'm going to have to rethink my diffusion material. may need something slightly more substantial. Could be that a double layer would do the trick, but I'm not sure. We'll see. I'll do some experimenting and figure out what works best. However, it serves it's purposes: portrays accurate color, self contained, relatively easily disassembled for storage (when needed), and much sturdier.

 

Base painted (4'x4')

 

Base wrapped

 

Base with pvc frame base screwed in place

 

Frame assembled

 

Diffusion material and lights in place (moved that back high center light to the top so it shines down now. Total of 8 lights.

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yeah the chest and waist are huge. think I should end it and realist at 100 or something?

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You sure the chest is 26 inches? Seems farking huge for a 42, no? I'd expect 22 or maybe 23 at most.

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I don't know enough about that, but my gut says that weirdly sized items do better as BIN's since the likelihood of a few people competing over them is low.

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I don't know enough about that, but my gut says that weirdly sized items do better as BIN's since the likelihood of a few people competing over them is low.

yeah I guess you're right. I figured since its july it would be the most desirable time to buy a seersucker, but I guess not if its sizing is way off. 

 

How much would you guys price this at? I've looked at A&S a bit, and the hammer prices are all over the place. 

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yeah the chest and waist are huge. think I should end it and realist at 100 or something?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Yorker View Post
 

yeah I guess you're right. I figured since its july it would be the most desirable time to buy a seersucker, but I guess not if its sizing is way off. 

 

How much would you guys price this at? I've looked at A&S a bit, and the hammer prices are all over the place. 

I can encourage you to certainly end that item and get the facts right.  That sizing is away off for a 42, even the waist is really big for a 42...that sounds closer to a 49-50L if that chest is accurate at 26 Pit to Pit.

 

Also, if you keep the listing going as a 42R/L you are going to get a SNAD case because of the sizing not fitting anyone.  There is no size tag, so people will have to go based off your judgement of measurements and sizing, which is a sticky area, and a very very easy win for a buyer.  Double check everything, than once all that is correct, you can decide about the auction or BIN listing!   Hope this helps, just want to save you a huuuge hassle in the long run.

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I can encourage you to certainly end that item and get the facts right.  That sizing is away off for a 42, even the waist is really big for a 42...that sounds closer to a 49-50L if that chest is accurate at 26 Pit to Pit.

 

Also, if you keep the listing going as a 42R/L you are going to get a SNAD case because of the sizing not fitting anyone.  There is no size tag, so people will have to go based off your judgement of measurements and sizing, which is a sticky area, and a very very easy win for a buyer.  Double check everything, than once all that is correct, you can decide about the auction or BIN listing!   Hope this helps, just want to save you a huuuge hassle in the long run.

Thanks for the reply. I always thought the sizing had more to do with the shoulder width than the chest, and being at 19 inches I figured 42 was a close bet. If sizing has to do with the chest as a primary factor rather than secondary, I thought wrong.

I ended the listing,  

(EDIT)

 

double checked measurements: chest 25, waist 25.5 (ugh) 19.75 shoulder (wtf i suck) . Im putting this listing at 48/50, seems like a solid bet. 

 

thanks for the help. also changed to best offer. 


Edited by Yorker - 7/13/14 at 5:57pm
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Thanks for the reply. I always thought the sizing had more to do with the shoulder width than the chest, and being at 19 inches I figured 42 was a close bet. If sizing has to do with the chest as a primary factor rather than secondary, I thought wrong.

I ended the listing, double checked measurements: chest 25, waist 25.5 (ugh)

with a 25 chest would you still say its a 50L? 

 

thanks for the help. 

I'll admit those shoulders do seem a bit narrow for the size, but again its bespoke so... 25 chest with that BOC, I'd put that around a 48L.  Its not uncommon to find larger jackets having the same size if not bigger waist measurement.  After all, us bigger guys (me included) are big for a reason, which usually includes a gut.  And to say that, its also common (sometimes) to find larger jackets (big chest) to have 2-3 inches smaller measurement in the waist, because of a significant athletic build.

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Thanks for the reply. I always thought the sizing had more to do with the shoulder width than the chest, and being at 19 inches I figured 42 was a close bet. If sizing has to do with the chest as a primary factor rather than secondary, I thought wrong.
I ended the listing,  
(EDIT)

double checked measurements: chest 25, waist 25.5 (ugh) 19.75 shoulder (wtf i suck) . Im putting this listing at 48/50, seems like a solid bet. 


thanks for the help. also changed to best offer. 

That was yours...? I bid on it, then it got another right after mine, then ended. Heh, oh well - was for flippery if ended cheap so agreed - best to figure out the size and probably relist as BINOBO.
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The SNAD thing was why I was commenting on the size like that.


I didn't think it fit and someone would file something since it was advertised completely wrong. Glad we saved you here.

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I bought a couple NIB/NWT Vineyard Vines ties from my girl Linda.  For NWT/NIB do you all still do the standard tie a knot picture, or would that violate some of the crisp newness?

 

@Yorker There's some debate based on the AskAndy thread, but my rule of thumb for non-tagged SC's is the chest measurement doubled minus 2" = jacket size. 


Edited by cdgreg - 7/13/14 at 7:00pm
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my most expensive sale in a while. Ladies belt and buckle. Brought $256. Pales next to $800 sets of buttons and $330 red plaid suits, but I'll take it on my $1.62 investment. 

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