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Best of the year would be this guy:

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

alright.

Everyone got it out of their system and move on.

Bartender has a new question for the patrons -

"Whats your best sale of 2015?"

And go.

 

I think I only had one sale that was over $1k in the past year, so that would have to be it - some watercolor paintings sold as a lot for $1,125 (that I bought at true thrift pricing).

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I think I only had one sale that was over $1k in the past year, so that would have to be it - some watercolor paintings sold as a lot for $1,125 (that I bought at true thrift pricing).

One of my spots has an unbelievable amount of framed, original artwork. Actual paintings signed by artists. I know there's gold to be had there but I haven't a clue where to even begin, are there any tells as far as knowing that it's a piece I should probably try my luck at? I.e. style, settings, themes, characteristics etc to look out for? I ask assuming you had to of seen something to know to pick up some watercolors that went for over a g.

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First year that my top three were not clothing items: Set of Bacarrat stems, huge ass Waterford set, original charcoal artwork (1.2k, 800, 5k, respectively, all three bought for a about 900)

Clothing best seller was an E Tautz sport coat for 450.

EDIT: Finding the artwork was a strange twist of picker's fate. I found it at a charity rummage sale and I knew the artist. I only knew the artist because in 2013 an English professor retired from Columbia, moved to Colorado and promptly died. He paid 16k to move all his books from NY and never lived to open a single box. I bought probably a third of those books at auction, mostly because he just had great taste. He also had a Stravinsky obsession. Stravinsky, I learned, stole this artist's wife while both worked for the Ballets Russes in Paris. Had it not been for buying a dozen dusty old books on Stravinsky I never would have known the name.
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Brioni cashmere overcoat.

Thrift price $19.99
Sold 24 bids at $3,210
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I think the highest priced item I sold all year was $325. It was that NWT Vivienne Westwood suit. Made about $225 on it so I'm not complaining.

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I forgot his name but i mailed it to some guy at the pentagon.
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Highest sale this year was $450 for a gorgeous custom isaia navy birdseye suit. I was heartbroken that it was a size too big for me. Would have taken the suit over the money any day if it fit.
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Batting way lower than most of you. Highest single item was $180 for a NWT Cucinelli toque. Best ROI was $100 for a cool Sulka heraldic tie I bought for a loonie (so like $0.16 USD).
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How do you guys store jackets and coats you're going to sell: Folded or hanging?
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I think this was mine. 

 

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How do you guys store jackets and coats you're going to sell: Folded or hanging?
Only fold them if you photograph them first. Buyers hate wrinkles. If you do ever fold them (even after photos), be sure to put a disclaimer in your listings about items needing pressing upon arrival. There are horror stories out there about wrinkles being grounds for a forced return.
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How do you guys store jackets and coats you're going to sell: Folded or hanging?

 

in a big ass pile in the corner of a spare bedroom.

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I think my biggest this year was a nwt Hartmann 5" belting leather brief. I think it was around $1350 or $1400. And it was marked as a "second". Most likely because of a few scuffs on it.
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Originally Posted by colco View Post
 

You can go away if you'd like.  I've decided to drink in  spoo's shit-ass dive bar until the bouncers through me out.  You don't like it you can fuck off. 


That moment has come.  Enjoy till the new year to cool off.  After that, you're welcome back.

 

The rest of you guys, be nice too. 

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