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michelangelo's rendering of the prophet isaiah. from the ceiling of the sistine chapel. (fun fact - it's also the basis for norman rockwell's rosie the riveter)

The depth of knowledge of the members here, and their helpful nature, never ceases to amaze! No way I would have ever found that googling! Thank you!
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When did Sammy use that label with the heart? If it was post-2013, could it be possible that they churned out some pieces from the Hickey Freeman factory (which they purchased that year)?
Adding to this... The Milburn model is the half canvas diffusion white label line. I REALLLLLY doubt that Sammy would sign off on that.
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I received my Dymo LabelWriter 4XL today. Unfortunately, it came after I'd finished packaging my weekend orders, but this thing is going to be a change for the better...

Now I just have to wait on the labels, which are on back order.

 

Dymo labels on back order you say? Never again for me!

 

 

 

(I'm good for oh, at least 5 years....)

 

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I was wondering if any of you guys could help me out with this decision. Now I don't have much experience selling Skeetz, I own about 20-25 but have only listed a few which weren't even mine but consigned. With that said, a customer messaged me and said he has between 50-60 Skeets, all the mainline, and is looking to get rid of them. The are all XL's and he wants 30 bucks a unit. Now I acted on gut reaction which is to message back saying that that deal leaves a very small profit margin per average sale price of each piece and he wont find a buyer at that price but if he's willing to budge a liittle I may be willing to make a deal. Seeing your guys success though, should I make an offer at 25 per (still a ludicrous price I think but whatever) or forget it cuz thats just too much initial cost to make it worth the time and money? Any advice wouldd be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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I was wondering if any of you guys could help me out with this decision. Now I don't have much experience selling Skeetz, I own about 20-25 but have only listed a few which weren't even mine but consigned. With that said, a customer messaged me and said he has between 50-60 Skeets, all the mainline, and is looking to get rid of them. The are all XL's and he wants 30 bucks a unit. Now I acted on gut reaction which is to message back saying that that deal leaves a very small profit margin per average sale price of each piece and he wont find a buyer at that price but if he's willing to budge a liittle I may be willing to make a deal. Seeing your guys success though, should I make an offer at 25 per (still a ludicrous price I think but whatever) or forget it cuz thats just too much initial cost to make it worth the time and money? Any advice wouldd be greatly appreciated. Thank you

 

I'd ask for some photos...if they're wild (and I mean WILD - bold, bright, busy, loud, embroidered, tie-dyed, etc), $25 per can get you double your money or more - but they really have to be out there.  Limited Ed fetch more.  If they more bland, then I'd pass.  I pass on the bland ones at thrift prices nowadays since they don't sell, and only grab the obnoxious ones.  That's only my personal opinion, YMMV.

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I was wondering if any of you guys could help me out with this decision. Now I don't have much experience selling Skeetz, I own about 20-25 but have only listed a few which weren't even mine but consigned. With that said, a customer messaged me and said he has between 50-60 Skeets, all the mainline, and is looking to get rid of them. The are all XL's and he wants 30 bucks a unit. Now I acted on gut reaction which is to message back saying that that deal leaves a very small profit margin per average sale price of each piece and he wont find a buyer at that price but if he's willing to budge a liittle I may be willing to make a deal. Seeing your guys success though, should I make an offer at 25 per (still a ludicrous price I think but whatever) or forget it cuz thats just too much initial cost to make it worth the time and money? Any advice wouldd be greatly appreciated. Thank you

For me that's too high. The market used to do 50 plus easy. I suppose you wouldn't lose money, but it really depends on patterns/materials as you know. Blindy buying I personally wouldn't do more then 15-20 per. It depends how much time you have I guess. Money/time might be more beneficial placed elsewhere. Another way to look at it would be listings would be super fast all same measurements. Your call. 

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post
 

I was wondering if any of you guys could help me out with this decision. Now I don't have much experience selling Skeetz, I own about 20-25 but have only listed a few which weren't even mine but consigned. With that said, a customer messaged me and said he has between 50-60 Skeets, all the mainline, and is looking to get rid of them. The are all XL's and he wants 30 bucks a unit. Now I acted on gut reaction which is to message back saying that that deal leaves a very small profit margin per average sale price of each piece and he wont find a buyer at that price but if he's willing to budge a liittle I may be willing to make a deal. Seeing your guys success though, should I make an offer at 25 per (still a ludicrous price I think but whatever) or forget it cuz thats just too much initial cost to make it worth the time and money? Any advice wouldd be greatly appreciated. Thank you

I'd ask for a quick pic of them. If they're all outrageous neon-green-tribal-hey-bruh-you-heard-the-new-Nickelback?-shiny-paisley shirts, $25/ea wouldn't be outrageous because you'd be able to double your money easily even though that's an assload of money going out right away. If they're subdued, plain shirts, stay away. I had a striped RG that I kept relisting a while back that I finally sold for about $8.

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You're good. Its the sellers job to get something that functions (electronics) to your door in the same condition that its sent in - which if they say it powers up and is good to go, you're fine.

Customs, depends on the carrier. FedEx you are fucked, that I know.

 

Winnar winnar kitten dinner.

 

US $520 including shipping is a pretty good price for this, serviced / restored in Nov 2015, LED and speaker terminal upgrades, can't see any marks or missing paint on the face.  Just hope it arrives intact.  Lost patience trying to find one locally, craigslist, etc...and in this condition they typically go $700 - $850.

 

 

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Dymo labels on back order you say? Never again for me!

 

 

 

(I'm good for oh, at least 5 years....)

 

 

 

Nice... My order from CDW shipped out yesterday. That order should get me five months or more worth of labels.

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Wow, thanks so much guys for taking the time, I truly appreciate it.

 

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I'd ask for some photos...if they're wild (and I mean WILD - bold, bright, busy, loud, embroidered, tie-dyed, etc), $25 per can get you double your money or more - but they really have to be out there.  Limited Ed fetch more.  If they more bland, then I'd pass.  I pass on the bland ones at thrift prices nowadays since they don't sell, and only grab the obnoxious ones.  That's only my personal opinion, YMMV.

Some photos are key, shoulda asked if he had ay initially, don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks a bunch.

 

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For me that's too high. The market used to do 50 plus easy. I suppose you wouldn't lose money, but it really depends on patterns/materials as you know. Blindy buying I personally wouldn't do more then 15-20 per. It depends how much time you have I guess. Money/time might be more beneficial placed elsewhere. Another way to look at it would be listings would be super fast all same measurements. Your call. 

Yea, I was thinking the same numbers, since this is a blind wholesale purchase that a fair asking price would be around 18 bucks per unit (at most), but I don't think there's a shot to get him to that level. And excellent point abut the time factor which I totally didn't consider. I mean I have about 25 right now that I have't even considered listing cuz I've been so busy with other stuff that this investment might go directly to the shirt racks and hang for 6 months or something cuz I list zero of my own shirts cuz I don't have time, Thanks so much for your input and bringing that up.

 

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I'd ask for a quick pic of them. If they're all outrageous neon-green-tribal-hey-bruh-you-heard-the-new-Nickelback?-shiny-paisley shirts, $25/ea wouldn't be outrageous because you'd be able to double your money easily even though that's an assload of money going out right away. If they're subdued, plain shirts, stay away. I had a striped RG that I kept relisting a while back that I finally sold for about $8.

You your absolutely right, get a glimpse of what I'm purchasing and if they look like the ones that move, then make an offer. Thanks a lot for your input, means a lot and is greatly appreciated.

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When did Sammy use that label with the heart? If it was post-2013, could it be possible that they churned out some pieces from the Hickey Freeman factory (which they purchased that year)?


I think they started using the Cream colored label with the block print in the 2015 lines so that tag is earlier. The HF tag referring to the Milburn fit is current.

 

I did think the intent was to offer both products as separate though.

 

BTW, jefferyd left hardwick to go back to the combined company and will be working in Montreal and Rochester. He summarized his plan on his blog:

 

"I will be joining (or re-joining) the Luxury Mens Apparel Group, the company which owns Samuelsohn and Hickey Freeman in the new year, going back to work with a lot of the same people I have worked with over the years, plus a lot of new and fantastic ones. I will spend some time in Montreal, at Samuelsohn, before settling in Rochester at the Hickey Freeman factory"

 

Sure seems like both brands have so much value with their customers they'd be nuts to try to differentiate them in terms of quality. To a lot of people, Hickey Freeman is still an aspirational brand to wear. Sort of the suit equivalent of wearing Allen Edmonds.

 

When I'm asked about Samuelsohn, I describe them as hickey freeman quality with more style.

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Sure seems like both brands have so much value with their customers they'd be nuts to try to differentiate them in terms of quality. To a lot of people, Hickey Freeman is still an aspirational brand to wear. Sort of the suit equivalent of wearing Allen Edmonds.

 

When I'm asked about Samuelsohn, I describe them as hickey freeman quality with more style.

I agree with all this except I'd put Sammy a notch above Hickey in terms of quality. I think their stuff can hold it's own against most of the big Italian brands, and probably beat some of them. Love Sammy.

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Dymo labels on back order you say? Never again for me!

 

 

 

(I'm good for oh, at least 5 years....)

 


you mac guys going with the Dymo. The Java routine required for the ebay and paypal shipping doesn't work on the mac and I don't care how you set the Java security preferences. Some are now saying that you can set it up to print to a PDF that works with the standard dymo software and drivers, but I haven't tested it.

 

One that does seem to work is https://www.peninsula-group.com/mac-thermal-printer-driver/default.html . It cost 97 USD. I've downloaded the demo but never tried to make it work, but others say it does.

 

I hope to get reports back from you if you make this work because my dymo is sitting in a box waiting for me to find another week to spend on trying to make it work.

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I didn't get a response to a question a few posts ago, but I've been quoted on shipping a four pound coat internationally for $76 at the lowest by USPS. Is this right? I'm not familiar with international shipping, and my research is suggesting USPS is the cheapest option.

 

Thanks.

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Block this fucktard: seximd

 

I split shipping costs with him to return a jacket with no label, even though I didn't need to since he returned as "Doesn't Fit". Since he doesn't know his own measurements, he leaves negative feedback.

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