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Originally Posted by concealed View Post
 

This guy is so clueless, but he is sort of in my neck of the woods.  Shout out to our boy Spoo on the first item he identified.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zgWKplBwoI

 

 @SpooPoker

 

 

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And item #2 was the Levi's I just sold!

 

I started out watching that guy and still do. I like some of the stuff he does, his inventory organization method, and his method of research on eBay. I'm sure lots of people do it that way but that is where I learned it (Sort by highest dollar sold item, make note of the brands, rinse and repeat...). He went all in with an office space as well. I think he probably knows more than he lets on. He's been doing this for too long.

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Looking at a link to an item that was posted in the thrift thread got me thinking about an ethical question that I'd like to get some opinions on. Where do you guys stand on the practice of pinning the back of a shirt or sport coat in a listing photo? I know that it's very flattering for display purposes but some photos I see, I think to myself that there's no way that jacket has that cut or shape. I know that for different sizes some pinning will be necessary but where do you draw the line between displaying an item how it would look on a person with the same dimensions as the item and misrepresentation of the cut? I recently purchased a torso form and this has been on my mind.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:

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Pinning the back of a jacket or shirt is a common practice. It accentuates the contours of the jacket and provides a nice silhouette. It works best with certain sizes. As you get up into the 46+ size range, it starts to look too unnatural. I will also typically photograph 3 roll 2 sack-cut jackets with their natural shape. Since they are undarted, I find it best to list them without the use of any slimming tactic.

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

This guy is so clueless, but he is sort of in my neck of the woods.  Shout out to our boy Spoo on the first item he identified.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zgWKplBwoI

 @SpooPoker

that is very cool. I commented. Thanks for showing me that!
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

What the heck is a cable?

 

 

LOL. That should've been USB.

 

 

I used to use a wireless printer, but the wired laser printers are much more reliable at the price point. 

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Doesn't happen all the time, but...

 

It's annoying when "non-payment" cases are opened, with folks that actually negotiated with you, for a "best offer" price.  It's not like I accepted a one-off first offer from them, and then never heard back.  There was back-and-forth, and I accepted their offer. 

 

Then no response since.  No payment since.  Non-payment case just opened this morning. 

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Originally Posted by Dirt View Post

Looking at a link to an item that was posted in the thrift thread got me thinking about an ethical question that I'd like to get some opinions on. Where do you guys stand on the practice of pinning the back of a shirt or sport coat in a listing photo? I know that it's very flattering for display purposes but some photos I see, I think to myself that there's no way that jacket has that cut or shape. I know that for different sizes some pinning will be necessary but where do you draw the line between displaying an item how it would look on a person with the same dimensions as the item and misrepresentation of the cut? I recently purchased a torso form and this has been on my mind.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about:
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My mannequin is a size 40. For jackets 40 and smaller, I don't bother, obviously. For larger ones, I generally do use pins or a clip to give it some shape. It's not going to look "real" or give a true impression of the fit if it's just hanging there all baggy, so why not make it look a bit better?
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

+1 again, sooo much better. I wish I could thermal print my international labels also, PIA having to go hook up to the laser now.
The only ones you shouldn't be able to print are the international Priority Express where you need 4 copies in an envelope. The regular priority international I print to a pdf, take a snapshot of the label (the camera icon) and print the snapshot on a regular thermal label.
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Originally Posted by Dirt View Post

Looking at a link to an item that was posted in the thrift thread got me thinking about an ethical question that I'd like to get some opinions on. Where do you guys stand on the practice of pinning the back of a shirt or sport coat in a listing photo? I know that it's very flattering for display purposes but some photos I see, I think to myself that there's no way that jacket has that cut or shape. I know that for different sizes some pinning will be necessary but where do you draw the line between displaying an item how it would look on a person with the same dimensions as the item and misrepresentation of the cut? I recently purchased a torso form and this has been on my mind.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

My mannequin is a size 40. For jackets 40 and smaller, I don't bother, obviously. For larger ones, I generally do use pins or a clip to give it some shape. It's not going to look "real" or give a true impression of the fit if it's just hanging there all baggy, so why not make it look a bit better?

I agree that pinning a jacket is fine, especially if its size is noticeably larger than the mannequin. Every jacket that you see modeled on a person or a form has likely been pinned in some way, shape, or form. I don't see anything unethical, assuming that you are also supplying measurements for the garment. That said, it does open up the potential for a slew of returns.
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Originally Posted by FLW View Post

That said, it does open up the potential for a slew of returns.

This is my main concern. Thanks everyone for the replies, very helpful!
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

My mannequin is a size 40. For jackets 40 and smaller, I don't bother, obviously. For larger ones, I generally do use pins or a clip to give it some shape. It's not going to look "real" or give a true impression of the fit if it's just hanging there all baggy, so why not make it look a bit better?

+1
heres a sz 40 mannequin with jacket that has a 48" chest. It would look sloppy and not accurately represent the styling of the suit if It was not pinned at all. People's camera angle and lenses can make it look slimmer too. I think its industry standard to do this.

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lol. thought ya'll would also get a kick out of this

 

 

 

 

i have the process for $10 and $15 shirt listings down to the minute. lol i can't afford to offer more.  

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I'd suggest not bothering selling them if sleeves measurements are too much to ask.
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

I'd suggest not bothering selling them if sleeves measurements are too much to ask.

 

yeah i thought the same thing two months ago, needed money quick and was curious if firesale-d brooks brothers would sell with really minimal work. but i'm like 150 sold and no messages for returns so far. both the truzzi and borrelli i found got measurements, but for this nickel and dime stuff it seems to be enough. i could be ultimately wrong on that, will see.

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