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post #25471 of 30503
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I'm beginning to think you enjoy coming off as a dick.

I don't know that it would have sounded like a fucking kids cartoon had I not planted the seed. The inspiration was from British pub names. However I'll probably change to something more unique for SEO.

And personally, if I were trying to create a luxury image, I wouldn't drop four letter words all over my professional blog.

Definitely do not. I like to help people out. I've been around the block once or twice and just have some experience under my belt. I'm here to impart what knowledge I can because I've been in this industry, talking fashion in general, not just eBay, for quite a while. So if I see I can be of help I try to lend a hand. My suggestions do not have to be listened or adhered to, they are merely personal observations and opinions. You have the right to name, run, and conduct your business in any way you like, that is entirely up to you. I was giving you the perspective of a consumer in this market and was just merely being honest, you can take it how you will, but I made sure to be clear that I didn't wish to come off that way so I didn't want you to think it was stated in such a tone.
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Oh and my blog isn't kept up to date although I should be doing that. But it isn't connected to my store in anyway. I bullshit on there cuz it's what it's for, opinions, thrift finds, other stuff. Show some personality that has some edge, stuff that people don't just get bored with while looking at the same type of stuff. You can take a look at my ebay store and my blog and probably see a slight disparity. My business is conducted very professionally and taken very seriously. I've worked very hard on making sure this is conveyed quite evidently when visiting my store, and have spent a penny or two on it as well in the process. My image has been created and presence made. I'm not trying to create anything. I made my own brand and am merely building upon it. My feedback, knowledge, professionalism, inventory, and personally designed templates and storefront help aid in this. 

post #25473 of 30503

Best sale of the year?

 

French Creek unshorn shearling coat, $800. Too bad the lady returned it. :(

 

Second best:  Marquis German latex fetish outfit: skirt, top, collar: $350.

 

Third best? Hand-carved and -painted Saddleback briefcase I'd been offered $5 for because 'the painting ruined it':  $300.

Tied for third: a lot of 72 (!) samples of Tom Ford 'Black Orchid' perfume spritzers. I'd never heard of Tom Ford before. $300. 

 

4th: a really excellent NWT Eddie Bauer Polar Parka.

 

Most of what I sell is bread and butter, though.  What you guys call 'fodder'.  Sweaters I pick up for $5 and flip in a week or two for $35. I could do that all day.

post #25474 of 30503
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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.

$1300 for versace silk shirt. I paid around $7. 

post #25475 of 30503
Damn, the nice Etro linen shirt I picked up the other day has a small brown mark on one of the sleeves (rust?). Missed it in the store and hasn't come out with Vanish. Poo.
post #25476 of 30503
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Originally Posted by dazedstate View Post

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.

I remember that suit, it was lovely indeed

@futuremyth I'm around your numbers, my best sale was a Hugo Boss Loro Piana Suit for 187$...I'm small fish :embar:

post #25477 of 30503
Top three for me:

LP cashmere jacket:


Vicuna


LP Vest:


Here's to hoping I can step up my game going into next year! Nice top sales everyone!
post #25478 of 30503

Dang, wrong thread. Sorry.

post #25479 of 30503
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Originally Posted by bpk1 View Post

Top three for me:

LP cashmere jacket:


Vicuna


LP Vest:


Here's to hoping I can step up my game going into next year! Nice top sales everyone!
If you thrifted all three of those there's no game to step up.
post #25480 of 30503
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Originally Posted by the2ndhandman View Post

If you thrifted all three of those there's no game to step up.

Thrift stores for the first two, e-thrift on the third. There's always room to step up my game though icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #25481 of 30503
Positive feedback, but the buyer is correct that I didn't verify the date functions before selling this to him.




post #25482 of 30503
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Originally Posted by OolongT View Post

Positive feedback, but the buyer is correct that I didn't verify the date functions before selling this to him.





You have to wear the sweater backwards every other day, being sure to rotate it from left-to-right each time you turn it. If you're in the southern hemisphere, do the opposite and wear it frontwards every other day, and rotate right-to-left. Do not wear when standing at the magnetic north or south poles, because you will travel back or forward in time (respectively).
post #25483 of 30503
I came up with a new name for my eBay/Etsy store, but then I realized ONCE AGAIN my store is named after a children's character. It's called "Barney's Warehouse." No adult man would click on a store that sounds like it's an emporium for purple dinosaur memorabilia and CDs of annoying repetitive songs. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
post #25484 of 30503
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I came up with a new name for my eBay/Etsy store, but then I realized ONCE AGAIN my store is named after a children's character. It's called "Barney's Warehouse." No adult man would click on a store that sounds like it's an emporium for purple dinosaur memorabilia and CDs of annoying repetitive songs. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

 

Barney's Warehouse? Or you could call it something exotic like Nordstrom Rack or Neiman Marcus Last Call. :lol:

post #25485 of 30503
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I came up with a new name for my eBay/Etsy store, but then I realized ONCE AGAIN my store is named after a children's character. It's called "Barney's Warehouse." No adult man would click on a store that sounds like it's an emporium for purple dinosaur memorabilia and CDs of annoying repetitive songs. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

 

That's a tough situation.  Maybe trade out the kid's character with something more on topic, like "Men's". Or perhaps drop the Warehouse completely?

 

edit: actually, go with another Barney:  Stinson's Warehouse. 

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