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I don't know if this was already discussed, but I would like to know what is the best way to show a blazer or suit jacket in a picture on e-bay. Also if I should use a mannequin then what type and where to buy one. Thanks all!

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What is PTO?
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post #3843 of 17539

There is a lot of useful information within this thread itself!

 

I would recommend reading from the beginning and seeing if any of the topics discussed answers your guys questions.

 

I can guarantee you will walk away knowing more from the time you began to the time your done reading.

post #3844 of 17539
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It's the circle of ebay: wowniceshirt buys a Poole from me for $60, lists it at $250 OBO:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HENRY-POOLE-Savile-Row-Bespoke-Sky-Blue-Black-Houndstooth-Cashmere-Blazer-42L-/161055187262?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item257fa3213e

I added him to my blacklist - he flipped a suit purchased from me last month. I may not be able to command his prices, but I'm the one that had to flip through a hundred stafford suits to find one thing worth flipping, and I'm not interested in passing stuff to him so he can make 2-3x the profit.
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I added him to my blacklist - he flipped a suit purchased from me last month. I may not be able to command his prices, but I'm the one that had to flip through a hundred stafford suits to find one thing worth flipping, and I'm not interested in passing stuff to him so he can make 2-3x the profit.

He can flip from me all he wants. I'd do it to him if I had the chance. As long as I get my starting bid I double my money. Don't sweat it. Business is business......especially in the slow summer months.

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I added him to my blacklist - he flipped a suit purchased from me last month. I may not be able to command his prices, but I'm the one that had to flip through a hundred stafford suits to find one thing worth flipping, and I'm not interested in passing stuff to him so he can make 2-3x the profit.

He's willing to pay you your asking price for the item, don't see what is wrong with that.
post #3847 of 17539
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

It's the circle of ebay: wowniceshirt buys a Poole from me for $60, lists it at $250 OBO:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HENRY-POOLE-Savile-Row-Bespoke-Sky-Blue-Black-Houndstooth-Cashmere-Blazer-42L-/161055187262?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item257fa3213e

 

 

He picked up a 3 piece cashmere blend Pal Zileri suit from me for $51 + shipping and immediately listed it at over $300.  Good for him if he flipped it for that kind of profit.  I made 5x profit on it, I guess he wanted to try too.  Haven't had the heart to look and see if he did.  

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He's willing to pay you your asking price for the item, don't see what is wrong with that.

+1
post #3849 of 17539
Thanks for the advice guis. I've probably read over 2000 pages in the thrift thread by now, so I've gotten a good idea of what sells and what doesn't. (Also a damn lot of trial and error.) I'm still always confused when people do a BIN on John W. Nordstrom ties for $30 yet no bids on my nicer BB stuff. Do you think a mannequin would be a good investment for shirts/suits?
post #3850 of 17539
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He's willing to pay you your asking price for the item, don't see what is wrong with that.


this!

 

If he can get the prices he asking and you get the $ you want its cool.

I think with him is that he has a large inventory, feedback,  and is willing to wait for someone to buy.

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Thanks for the advice guis. I've probably read over 2000 pages in the thrift thread by now, so I've gotten a good idea of what sells and what doesn't. (Also a damn lot of trial and error.) I'm still always confused when people do a BIN on John W. Nordstrom ties for $30 yet no bids on my nicer BB stuff. Do you think a mannequin would be a good investment for shirts/suits?

Trial and error is a lot of it. You need to know your market. I sell both new and used thing and the buyers are very different for each category. Any time I invest in things for resale (new or used) there is a calculated risk. I'm better now than a year ago and I hope to be able to say the same next year.
post #3852 of 17539
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this!

If he can get the prices he asking and you get the $ you want its cool.
I think with him is that he has a large inventory, feedback,  and is willing to wait for someone to buy.

+1 I have no problem with his business model. He has the inventory in the capital To essentially thrift online. In fact mimicking his business model wouldn't be a bad idea. If you look at his sales history I'm sure he grosses about 50 K a month.
post #3853 of 17539
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He's willing to pay you your asking price for the item, don't see what is wrong with that.

post #3854 of 17539
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Originally Posted by JabbaTheSlut View Post
 
Do you have anything you use to maximize your exposure? (Besides getting on PTO. Happened to me once and it was my craziest views/watchers ever.) Do you do anything outside of eBay to drive more traffic your pages?
I'm going to try free shipping and 10 day THU-SUN auctions tosee how that goes this round.
I'm LambrechtClothiers on da Bay, and any comments/criticism to help an SF bro out would be much appreciated. Apologies in advance for the abundance of lower/mid tier stuff. Expect super baller/cool shit other than just ties to appear next week.

 

The best exposure is from forums like this and askandy. (aka your target buyers) Also, every ebay transaction you do is a chance to get a potential repeat customer.

 

Be careful with the Thurs-Sun auctions as most of sellers are doing them now . For e-Thrifters its fantastic but for sellers not so much.  But, I would do the free shipping.

 

On a side note there is a seller from Chicago who lists items (ties,shoes,suits) 70-80% of original retail price. The seller ends up selling over 20-30 items a month at those prices. Dont be afraid to ask more in BIN/BO if it does not sell then lower the price. You will be surprised how many buyers look for items in higer price ranges. 


Edited by chiron - 7/5/13 at 2:28pm
post #3855 of 17539
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

It's the circle of ebay: wowniceshirt buys a Poole from me for $60, lists it at $250 OBO:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HENRY-POOLE-Savile-Row-Bespoke-Sky-Blue-Black-Houndstooth-Cashmere-Blazer-42L-/161055187262?pt=US_CSA_MC_Blazers_Sport_Coats&hash=item257fa3213e

 

Same for me - bought a Luciano Barbera SC from me and relisted it at 3x the price.  I haven't bothered to check if it sold or not - don't want to know.  But it's a lesson in patience - as others have said - if you have a nice item and decent pics, don't under-sell your item, and wait for the right buyer to come along.

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