Originally Posted by marc roberto
I have some new shoes with the price written in permanent marker on the bottom, the soles are leather, do I use paint thinner for that too or is there something better?
Permanent marker on leather soles? Yikes, haven't been faced with that one before. Are you sure it's permanent marker (Sharpie etc), and not grease pen (a la Goodwill) or silver pen (Marshalls)? Either way, on leather soles and no matter what the pen was, I have never been able to remove a pen mark without leaving some sort of trace, since the leather tends to soak up whatever liquid remover was used (Clorox Clean-Up, Goo Gone, etc - even plain water). On top of that, new leather soles usually have some sort of coating applied that will start to come right off on first wearing, or when some sort of cleaner is applied. Dried in the sun mostly returned it to normal, but not 100%, in my experience. Some online tips.
Originally Posted by MJMcRibb
Totally agree with you on the bundle. I have a few stores around me that do $0.25 tags on Sundays. While buying one and selling for $15 doesn't seem too appealing, buying 4 for a buck and making $50-60 profit does. I pick up a lot of PRL shirts as well but tend to stay away from any without the logo, as they never seem to sell anywhere near as well as those with the pony.
Ditto that - definitely the PRL's with a pony; multi-color pony/rider even better. I'll grab a non-pony if it's a really unique design / style / fabric, but those eBay listings with the pony's all lined up in a close-up shot do sell well. Takes a lot of time to "save up" enough of the same size to have a bundled sale, and takes up room on my racks, but worth it to do every few months and then clear them out. Same for Brooks Brothers polo's with the sheep logo, though they are found far less often for me in sale-able condition.
Bundled ties also do decent for me if I toss in 1 or 2 nice names even if they are older ties, i.e.: an ugly Ferragamo and an uglier Charvet, along with some BB's, Boss Italy, PRL etc.