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@van veen
I hang everything on rolling racks as people do get upset if it comes wrinkled.I only fold shirts and denim and put them in large sealed tubs by brand or categories. Dress pants are stored the same but rolled up like a sleeping bag so they stay flat throughout without causing creases or lines. You could do the same with suit jackets if space for rolling racks isn't available but it's far better than folding.
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What about laying flat in a large Rubbermaid tub without folding? Space for rolling racks is an issue.
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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.

 

If I can decipher the name (or happen to already know it, which would be rare), and let google do the walking, I'll pick it up for a flip if there's enough meat on dem bones.  If I personally like it and the price is good enough that I would keep it for price paid if I never figure out who the artist is, I pick it up.  Otherwise, I don't spend a lot of time on it.  @330CK has more experience with it than I do.

 

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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.

 

Nice...I just raised the BIN price on my NWT 3" belting leather brief, knowing you were able to get that kind of coin for it.
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How do you guys store jackets and coats you're going to sell: Folded or hanging?
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@van veen
I hang everything on rolling racks as people do get upset if it comes wrinkled.I only fold shirts and denim and put them in large sealed tubs by brand or categories. Dress pants are stored the same but rolled up like a sleeping bag so they stay flat throughout without causing creases or lines. You could do the same with suit jackets if space for rolling racks isn't available but it's far better than folding.

+1. Rolling racks are absolutely essential. If you don't have room, make room, I had to before I got an office, but you can't store these types of garments any other way. I actuallly even went to bed bath and got a few boxes of those 50 black felt hangers that are super skinny and have rolling racks just dedicated to shirts too to keep them hanging also. I store my pants and sweaters the same way, neatly and in large containers. Hanging your stuff also allows gravity to naturally remove some of the wrinkling there might be in the garment from the shop or whatever if you don't have a steamer too, so they look better for photos. I've never heard of these stories of people wanting returns because an item is wrinkled, I'd tell them to get F'd but I don't accept returns. Eitherway photos sell your stuff, not the shit you say about it, so keeping it looking the best is your most advantageous endeavor.

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What about laying flat in a large Rubbermaid tub without folding? Space for rolling racks is an issue.

The only way to safely lay garments flat without them folding is to have plastic wrap, like what your clothes come in from the cleaners, on each garment or in btween each. This for some reason stops creases and wrinkles from forming. But I didn't have a living rrom for like 6 months because of rolling racks. If your gonna do this you gotta make some sacrifices. I had just gotten a brand new custom made leather sofa along with a brand new 55 inch Samsung LED too, and I couldn't use either for 6 months. 

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What about laying flat in a large Rubbermaid tub without folding? Space for rolling racks is an issue.

I tried the huge rubbermaid tub early on and trust me, it sucks. What happens when you sell something at the bottom of the tub? You have to pull everything out or wrinkle up everything trying to slide the item out.

If you don't have space for racks, do you have a spare closet for hanging? If space is really that limited, you may just be limited on how much you can take.
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Well, my only option is in the basement, but it's damp and I'm worried about clothes picking up a mildewy smell. I could move some of my own stuff out of my closets. Fold my dress shirts instead of hanging to make room for jackets. That's probably the best option. Married couple in 1 bedroom apartment = not much storage.
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Best way to sale new low end blazers? 

 

I was at a local thrift super sale a few weekends ago where everything in the store was $3.  They normally don't have much in suits / jackets, but just as I walked in they rolled out a bunch of brand new blazers still with tags on them from Men's warehouse.  Some have "sample" written on the inside, but most don't.  They were all 42r my exact size and the wife and I was on our way to a party so I tried on a few and just decided to take them all and sale the duplicate coats or maybe give them away. 

 

I have about 10-12 jackets I want to sale, but can't find much on them online.  I don't know if they ever made full production or what, but they are all nice looking and 100% wool.  Should I try and sale them in a lot, auction, buy it now, or set a price?  Also what's a good way to ship a suit jacket.  I've sold things on ebay before, but never clothes.  Do I just include 42r or should I also measure each jacket?  Is there a sticky on how to measure and what to measure? 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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^^Search the name brands on ebay, Men's Warehouse is a stepping stone to real menswear, there is a large audience for it and you will do relatively well, especially with tags at $3ea.  Don't sell suits as a group, sell them individually, find a good price for them list them as buy it now and let them roll.

Ship in a USPS supplied priority box, either RRA or Medium Flat Rate.

 

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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. 

Well played.

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Do I just include 42r or should I also measure each jacket?  Is there a sticky on how to measure and what to measure? 


http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/clothing/style-tips/how-to-measure-a-jacket/
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Well, my only option is in the basement, but it's damp and I'm worried about clothes picking up a mildewy smell. I could move some of my own stuff out of my closets. Fold my dress shirts instead of hanging to make room for jackets. That's probably the best option. Married couple in 1 bedroom apartment = not much storage.
Try and see if there's a cheap storage unit facility around you. You don't need a huge one. @impuntura has one ask him how it works for him.
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That would be a huge pain to deal with. How would he get his work done with his items in a storage locker? Continually transport what he needs and doesnt and then need to go to the locker everytime he needs to reference an item or answer a specific question for a buyer? The idea would help out but the practicality isn't there, it wouldn't work, he needs, as I'm sure you do and I know I do, everything located in the same place. This is the only way to conduct business as efficiently and smoothly as necessary. @impuntura needs lockers cuz clothes are only part of his gig, he thrifts a lot of high end furniture and stuff and needs a location to store before he finds the right buyers. When thrifting furniture you have to keep a locker for a multitude of reasons, but regardless of the reasons, clothes and furniture are two different worlds in how you need to approach selling them. He consigns his clothing hauls and deals furniture directly. So he doesn't need access to his stuff constantly cuz he doesn't have active listings. Having on going auctions requires close proximity to goods, measuring, shipping, photographing, answering questions, organization, etc.. A locker throws a wrench in all of that.

 

Go with the basement is my vote. You can try your closests but you will grow out of them quick and need another solution. So I wouldn't even bother, it would be a lot of work for just a temporary solution that you will need to figure out once none of your clothes are in your closet and its all inventory and you have no more room for stuff. Do the basement, it's your best option.

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If you do go the basement route, invest in a decent dehumidifier and some neutral Febreze air spray to keep the musty smell to a minimum. 

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It could be practical depending on how much inventory you plan on having I think. If your like @letric allot of its not for sale immediately and there's tons of backlog stuff. You could keep that stuff there in the locker and work on small groups of stuff at home that isn't sitting around very long before it's sold and not taking up every inch of the place. You could keep different seasons of clothing in storage as well. Yes if you have 500 to 1000 items for sale all the time it would be a burden. I won't go more than say a week or so by the time I get it to the time it's for sale. I don't like having backlogs of stuff personaly. It really depends I think on how big you want your operation to be and how much stuff you plan on having at one time. Just a thought.
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Bought some nothing-special wool OTC socks for $9 shipped. Came with a hand-written thank you note, on nice card stock, explaining that eBay is helping pay tuition for the seller's two sons.

Went back and cleared out the rest of her stock.

Never doubt the personal touch
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