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post #14611 of 18195
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

What's your mark up on thrifted goods as a percentage?

The amount you pay for something in a thrift store should have ZERO correlation to the percentage markup you sell it for.

 

Here it comes.... someone saying you have to make 3x or 5x your money to make it worth your time etc etc etc. As an in general question, buy items for cheap you know you can sell for a lot. There is no set percentage as the cost basis varies between $1 for a tie and $10 for a tie. I'm going to sell that same tie for $40 or $50 no matter if I pay $1 or $10. Im just happier when I can find it for $1

 

Now if you ask, how much should you make on each item...that is a different question

 

 

PS - Just because I was curious after the post above.... Just this month for items I thrifted and sold.

 

Avg Price - $13.43

Avg Net Profit (after all fees) - $49.78


Edited by Brianpore - 7/26/14 at 8:40pm
post #14612 of 18195
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

What's your mark up on thrifted goods as a percentage?


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Best way to determine price is to see what similar items have sold for on eBay. Search item and filter by "Completed" and "Sold" items.

post #14613 of 18195

Just stumbled across an effect that I don't think I've seen before.  Charvet Place Vendome - based on the angle you're looking the hue changes pretty dramatically.  It's not as noticeable when laid flat, but any fold or angle has a pretty distinct effect.  Is there a name for this?  Thanks!

 

"Normal"

 

Effect:

post #14614 of 18195

Cool tie!

 

Speaking of ties, I have listed two PRL knit ties. Not sure if you can see it, but there seems to be a very faint ridge running down the middle of the brown one. I've examined it carefully, and there's no damage/pulls, that's just how the tie is sewn at the back. Is this normal? I've never handled knit ties before so I'm not sure.

 

post #14615 of 18195
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

The amount you pay for something in a thrift store should have ZERO correlation to the percentage markup you sell it for.

Here it comes.... someone saying you have to make 3x or 5x your money to make it worth your time etc etc etc. As an in general question, buy items for cheap you know you can sell for a lot. There is no set percentage as the cost basis varies between $1 for a tie and $10 for a tie. I'm going to sell that same tie for $40 or $50 no matter if I pay $1 or $10. Im just happier when I can find it for $1

Now if you ask, how much should you make on each item...that is a different question


PS - Just because I was curious after the post above.... Just this month for items I thrifted and sold.

Avg Price - $13.43
Avg Net Profit (after all fees) - $49.78

I pretty much agree. I don't have a formula, but if I did it would incorporate the price I paid for each item, but would put a heavier weight on profit to work ratio. Ties are nice because they don't require much of an investment, but also because they're pretty easy to shoot, compared to putting a suit on a mannequin, shooting all the angles, noticing the fucking cat hairs in the photos, lint brushing the suit, re-shooting etc.
post #14616 of 18195
From Wikipedia:

Iridescence is the property of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells, as well as certain minerals.

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Originally Posted by cdgreg View Post

Just stumbled across an effect that I don't think I've seen before.  Charvet Place Vendome - based on the angle you're looking the hue changes pretty dramatically.  It's not as noticeable when laid flat, but any fold or angle has a pretty distinct effect.  Is there a name for this?  Thanks!

"Normal"



Effect:

post #14617 of 18195
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Originally Posted by 1ofTheCoolKids View Post

From Wikipedia:

Iridescence is the property of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Examples of iridescence include soap bubbles, butterfly wings and sea shells, as well as certain minerals.

 

Thank you! 

post #14618 of 18195
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Originally Posted by rhz5001 View Post
 

 

Tiny you say?!? Japanese buyer you say!?

 

What do you think these will go for haha

 

 

those would maybe fit japanese GAYisha...

 

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post #14619 of 18195
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Originally Posted by FlorianQC View Post
 

 

those would maybe fit japanese GAYisha...

 

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Dude. Really?

post #14620 of 18195
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post


I pretty much agree. I don't have a formula, but if I did it would incorporate the price I paid for each item, but would put a heavier weight on profit to work ratio. Ties are nice because they don't require much of an investment, but also because they're pretty easy to shoot, compared to putting a suit on a mannequin, shooting all the angles, noticing the fucking cat hairs in the photos, lint brushing the suit, re-shooting etc.

well that's why your cat looked like he did something awful... she just rubbed herself on your suits xD

post #14621 of 18195
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Originally Posted by Reosymes View Post
 


Dude. Really?

Sounded funny in my brain :)

post #14622 of 18195
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

the 5 nail and v-cleat would usually always be on the "Royal Imperial" line vs the "Imperial". But sometimes they're on the mainline imperial too. 

 

In the 60s/70s, this was considered one of the best built shoes anywhere. When my dad passed away in October, I was cleaning out his stuff and he had 2 pair of black and one pair of brown florsheim wingtips that he got in the mid-60s. I had no idea he still had them. 

 

When you run across great classic shoes like this, there's always a market. you'll probably get 20 pms on the forum wanting them. I always use this guy for ideas in how to list great classic shoes: http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/new-florsheim-imperial-full-brogue-derby-budapester-brown-circa-1985-445d

 

 Longwings. Budapesters. Full Brogue. Double Leather Soles.

 

That said, great shoe, great condition, desirable look. Still, I haven't seen people getting those prices. unless the absolute right buyer comes along, I would guess $75 to $100. 

 

EDIT: just saw the other replies. Just want to add that I buy every pair of pebbled leather longwings I find unless destroyed somehow or crazy expensive. I have them right now from Mason, Dexter, Wright, Florsheim, Hanover, Bostonian and maybe a couple more. As I clean them up, I always put them up on the forum for trade to see if someone wants them before they go to ebay.

Big thanks for all the details (I didn't know this website).

 

Looks like I can ask for 150-200 with OBO : http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_odkw=florsheim+budapester&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0&_nkw=florsheim+budapester&_sacat=0

 

Most of eBay pairs have Vcleat though

post #14623 of 18195
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Originally Posted by FlorianQC View Post

those would maybe fit japanese GAYisha...

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Please take a break from posting.
post #14624 of 18195
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Originally Posted by FlorianQC View Post

Sounded funny in my brain smile.gif

It's not about whether the joke's funny or not so much as gay jokes being outdated and offensive. That being said, it also doesn't make much sense. Since you're a non-native English speaker I could see this being a case of putting your foot in your mouth without realizing it.
post #14625 of 18195

Can anyone help explain this? These Alden's look like they would be a 4.5 C/E (which doesn't make sense to begin with) They actually fit like a size 7 which there's a 7 on the right. 

 

 

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