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Anyone with vintage US shoe makers, specifically Florsheim?

From most accounts they fit very true to size, but others say a tad wide.

So, I'm an 11D on Brannock but some seem to think I'd get away with an 11C shoe.
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Because I have heard so much about it, I recently purchased a tie from @drlivingston. I will just say that everything you heard about his packaging is understated. This was a Charles Hill tie that I was on the fence about and will probably never be wear, but bought so I could see his packaging.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Okay, this is a very nice box and the silver elastic is a nice touch

 

 

Sealed envelope with tissue papered tie below

 

Hand written note with ridiculous calligraphy

 

Just perfect tissue paper, tie even had a nice little bow around it (I got bored and stopped photographing and realized I have a truly empty life)

post #27858 of 30469
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Because I have heard so much about it, I recently purchased a tie from @drlivingston. I will just say that everything you heard about his packaging is understated. This was a Charles Hill tie that I was on the fence about and will probably never be wear, but bought so I could see his packaging.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Okay, this is a very nice box and the silver elastic is a nice touch

 

 

Sealed envelope with tissue papered tie below

 

Hand written note with ridiculous calligraphy

 

Just perfect tissue paper, tie even had a nice little bow around it (I got bored and stopped photographing and realized I have a truly empty life)

You should leave negative feedback like "Handwriting a little too good and it was packaged so well, it took me an extra 10 seconds to open it."

post #27859 of 30469
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Because I have heard so much about it, I recently purchased a tie from @drlivingston. I will just say that everything you heard about his packaging is understated. This was a Charles Hill tie that I was on the fence about and will probably never be wear, but bought so I could see his packaging.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Okay, this is a very nice box and the silver elastic is a nice touch

 

 

Sealed envelope with tissue papered tie below

 

Hand written note with ridiculous calligraphy

 

Just perfect tissue paper, tie even had a nice little bow around it (I got bored and stopped photographing and realized I have a truly empty life)


I feel like such a whore... However, I am flattered that you paid money just to see my package. :lol:

post #27860 of 30469
LOL



I swear, you can't make up some of the shit people come up with.

post #27861 of 30469
Had a guy lowball me $5-10-15 on a suit I have listed for $75. Doesn't really bother me, but I find it funny that he came back and made the 2nd and 3rd low balls after I rejected the first. Need to set up auto decline on my garage sale templates.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Had a guy lowball me $5-10-15 on a suit I have listed for $75. Doesn't really bother me, but I find it funny that he came back and made the 2nd and 3rd low balls after I rejected the first. Need to set up auto decline on my garage sale templates.
This move always kills me. That, and the super lowball offer submitted 10-15 minutes before the listing ends. How do they imagine this playing out on my end? That I suddenly think my item is overpriced by $65? Or that I scramble for my phone, frantically trying to accept their offer, relieved to have made $15 today?
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I've been getting a rash of people messaging me asking me to sell an item to them for a low ball amount shipped, like $5 shipped for a tie I had listed at $24.99. One of these people happened to be a seller and I immediately low balled them with the same offer on a $2k Nardin watch they had up.
post #27864 of 30469
I understand them trying it once, if you don't ask, you don't get and all that, but the repeated offers just piss you off.

The flip side of that is the sellers who put something up for best offer, and then refuse to take offers!
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Because I have heard so much about it, I recently purchased a tie from @drlivingston. I will just say that everything you heard about his packaging is understated. This was a Charles Hill tie that I was on the fence about and will probably never be wear, but bought so I could see his packaging.

 


Beautiful, thanks for sharing

post #27866 of 30469
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Originally Posted by mco543 View Post

I've been getting a rash of people messaging me asking me to sell an item to them for a low ball amount shipped, like $5 shipped for a tie I had listed at $24.99. One of these people happened to be a seller and I immediately low balled them with the same offer on a $2k Nardin watch they had up.
This made my day. Good move.
post #27867 of 30469
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

Anyone with vintage US shoe makers, specifically Florsheim?

From most accounts they fit very true to size, but others say a tad wide.

So, I'm an 11D on Brannock but some seem to think I'd get away with an 11C shoe.


I have florsheims and an 11D consistently fits like an 11M in other shoes.

post #27868 of 30469

While not approaching the elegance of the Dr. Livingston packaging, here is what my process is.


 

Warning: Spoiler! Tie Packaging (Click to show)

I use this box. I had been using the 3x3x6 as recommended by Wes. I went to the 3x4x6 because some belts just didn't fit and I only wanted to stock one box size. These come from Uline.

 

 

Every one of my items gets an inventory number. I print these on labels. When I measure something, I attach the label until it is photographed. This number is key to my process and goes into custom label field AND it prints out on the postage label.

 

When I photo the item, I remove the label and attach it to the shipping box.

 

Once the pictures are taken I fold the tie as you see with the tip folded in as advised by Brianpore.

It gets folded in half and placed in a 6 x 9 plastic bag. The bag is also from uline.

 

Once its in the bag, I carefully place it in the box and seal it up.

 

Once I tape the box closed, the inventory number attached, I still take a moment to write it on the side in case the label falls off or if, as I occasionally do, I forget to update the inventory number when I'm cloning listings. Just an extra layer of protection.

 

When done, I weigh all the boxes and place them on my tie rack. These always weigh either 4 or 5 ounces and go first class. with the 3x3x6 box, it was almost always 4 ounces, so it does cost a bit more for this box.

 

As I said, I place these on my tie rack. This is actually a CD rack I picked up at GW for $5. I have two of these.

 

You can just make out the side of the black one beside it. All accessories are placed there.

 

When the item sells, I print the label, pull the box, and its done. The Custom Label and the pre-packaging was suggested by txwoodworker and its great because you only handle an item once.

 


I keep thinking I will get hang tags like spoo and Snoogz, and I would stick the inventory number on the back of that hang tag, but I never get around to it.

post #27869 of 30469
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

When the item sells, I print the label, pull the box, and its done. The Custom Label and the pre-packaging was suggested by txwoodworker and its great because you only handle an item once.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


How do you get the custom label to print on the shipping label like that? When I try it, all I can get is the auction number to print, which is useless.

EDIT: Figured it out. Label preferences on the bulk shipping screen.
Edited by Van Veen - 5/20/16 at 9:41am
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The only thing I will say is that when you print out a single label, it reverts to the auction number from ebay and ignores your preference. Not a crisis since its only one number, but a glitch none-the-less.

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