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lol... Yes, it's absolutely a hoax. However, who knew that there was such a great market for that drab brown stuff? I have seen numerous UPS uniform pieces at our local thrifts.

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The pride and joy of America.  The wonderfully efficient USPS:

 

 

This sport coat has been to Europe twice as many times as I have.

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Edited by Thrift Vader - 11/19/15 at 9:25am
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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post
 

The pride and joy of America.  The wonderfully efficient USPS:

 

 

This sport coat has been to Europe twice as many times as I have.

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I am looking for some advice on listing. Thrifting and selling is not my regular job. Im a lawyer and I have several cases that I have been writing big checks for expenses in the last few months. A lot has been going out and I'll eventually get this money back, but I need to supplement my income now with more eBay stuff. I have way too much stuff to list and not enough time. I'm still sending consignment stuff, but I need to list some stuff of my own.

Because we are approaching Christmas I'm trying to be as efficient as possible in my listings to maximize the listings and maximize the revenue.

I have the typical stuff we all have, but I'm wondering how to prioritize the listings. In other words, which things do I list now?

Here's a sampling of what I have:

Suits (all price ranges)
ties
Dress Shirts
Blazers
SCs
Shoes
Pendleton stuff
A few trench coats
A few Overcoats/Topcoats
Some cool Porsche Diecast models in display boxes (I'm thinking gifts for Christmas)
Cashmere scarves
Cashmere Sweaters
Knick Knack things like Waterford Crystal things
Henkle knives
Antiguey Collectable things
High Dollar China sets
Jewelry Boxes
Cheaper watches (think Timex/Seiko)

And more I can't think of now.
post #24651 of 30504

I deal almost primarilly with clothing, so without addressing the other odds and ends....

 

I start with tailored clothing. In the fall/winter months in the following orders. Focusing on the seasonally appropriate items first, as they will typically bring more activity now.

 

Outerwear

Suits

Sport Coats, Jacket, Blazers

Pants  

Shirts

 

Next Footwear

 

Boots

Dress Shoes

Casual Shoes

 

Then fill in with Accessories

 

Scarves

Hats

Ties

Belts

Etc.

 

I slip things to the front of the order for high dollar items, that I know will be a definite year round sell.

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

I am looking for some advice on listing. Thrifting and selling is not my regular job. Im a lawyer and I have several cases that I have been writing big checks for expenses in the last few months. A lot has been going out and I'll eventually get this money back, but I need to supplement my income now with more eBay stuff. I have way too much stuff to list and not enough time. I'm still sending consignment stuff, but I need to list some stuff of my own.

Because we are approaching Christmas I'm trying to be as efficient as possible in my listings to maximize the listings and maximize the revenue.

I have the typical stuff we all have, but I'm wondering how to prioritize the listings. In other words, which things do I list now?

Here's a sampling of what I have:

Suits (all price ranges)
ties
Dress Shirts
Blazers
SCs
Shoes
Pendleton stuff
A few trench coats
A few Overcoats/Topcoats
Some cool Porsche Diecast models in display boxes (I'm thinking gifts for Christmas)
Cashmere scarves
Cashmere Sweaters
Knick Knack things like Waterford Crystal things
Henkle knives
Antiguey Collectable things
High Dollar China sets
Jewelry Boxes
Cheaper watches (think Timex/Seiko)

And more I can't think of now.

This is what I would do:

 

Sweaters and Scarves

Pendletons

Coats

Ties

 

Then maybe suits/blazers, then the rest. Suits will sell slower imho unless you are underpricing.

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Originally Posted by classicthrifter View Post
 

This is what I would do:

 

Sweaters and Scarves

Pendletons

Coats

Ties

 

Then maybe suits/blazers, then the rest. Suits will sell slower imho unless you are underpricing.


Oh, and no more browsing styleforum until you have 20 things listed!

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Regardless of whatever I have in inventory, you can rest assured that listing dress shirts will always be at the bottom of my priority list.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post

I am looking for some advice on listing. Thrifting and selling is not my regular job. Im a lawyer and I have several cases that I have been writing big checks for expenses in the last few months. A lot has been going out and I'll eventually get this money back, but I need to supplement my income now with more eBay stuff. I have way too much stuff to list and not enough time. I'm still sending consignment stuff, but I need to list some stuff of my own.

Because we are approaching Christmas I'm trying to be as efficient as possible in my listings to maximize the listings and maximize the revenue.

I have the typical stuff we all have, but I'm wondering how to prioritize the listings. In other words, which things do I list now?

Here's a sampling of what I have:

Suits (all price ranges)
ties
Dress Shirts
Blazers
SCs
Shoes
Pendleton stuff
A few trench coats
A few Overcoats/Topcoats
Some cool Porsche Diecast models in display boxes (I'm thinking gifts for Christmas)
Cashmere scarves
Cashmere Sweaters
Knick Knack things like Waterford Crystal things
Henkle knives
Antiguey Collectable things
High Dollar China sets
Jewelry Boxes
Cheaper watches (think Timex/Seiko)

And more I can't think of now.

 

 

I prioritize by what I think will sell quickest and for the highest profit.

 

 

For me, that's outerwear, then sport coats, then shoes, then ties and shirts.

 

I also group things based on how I will position the studio lights to shoot the pics. Then I can streamline that process as well. I'm shooting shirts right now...

post #24656 of 30504

This time of year, outerwear is at the top of the list. It takes up a lot of room, they usually bring solid returns and your window for selling them is about 3-4 months. 

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I Sell Swag.

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post
 

 

For me, that's outerwear, then sport coats, then shoes, then ties and shirts.

 

This has likely been covered before so, if so, I apologize for the redundancy.

 

Who here either 1. Doesn't sell/flip shirts or 2. Has a distinct line as far as what they'll flip when it comes to shirts?

I never have a ton of luck with shirts, unless they're something very unique (like some Lilly Pulitzer and Robert Graham) or next to brand new. Just curious what other peoples personal rules/standards were.

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Originally Posted by AlexJ1100 View Post
 

 

This has likely been covered before so, if so, I apologize for the redundancy.

 

Who here either 1. Doesn't sell/flip shirts or 2. Has a distinct line as far as what they'll flip when it comes to shirts?

I never have a ton of luck with shirts, unless they're something very unique (like some Lilly Pulitzer and Robert Graham) or next to brand new. Just curious what other peoples personal rules/standards were.


Shirts suck. They have to be ironed. They require too many measurements. They often have pit and neckline stains. They don't offer much profit margin. Oh, and did I mention that shirts suck?

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+1 I made the mistake that most of us make when we first get into thrifting and picked up tons of low to mid tier shirts (BB, Talbott, Canali, Zegna etc) and greatly regretted it. It took me forever to sell it all and the margins were crap. I still pick up high end and the occasional interesting mid tier but nothing like I used to.
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