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Not to burst your bubble, btw. Still a beautiful jacket.

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Originally Posted by Zacharrrr View Post


I think they go for about 100€ on avg on ebay

Thanks for your insight koala, I really appreaciate it.
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Originally Posted by Zacharrrr View Post
 


I think they go for about 100€ on avg on ebay

 

Thanks for your insight koala, I really appreaciate it.

 

I realize that sounded somewhat facetious, but my point was that generally (unless it's something big ticket or you have a lot of product and market knowledge) you wouldn't want to buy something for more than a third of what you think you can sell it for.


Edited by Lirum - 11/24/13 at 6:19pm
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^that's a reasonable answer.  Plus you have no idea what condition it's really in, with those crappy pics, so you may never be able to unload it.  Without a reasonable expectation of a big return, I wouldn't have gambled that much on it.  I bought a coat that had a chance of being a bomber shearling for <$60, it came in, wasn't shearling, was pretty much not even worth trying to sell, went in the donate pile.  Rolled the dice, lost.

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What do y'all do when:

You buy a NWT item at, say, Marshalls, for ~ 1/7th original price and you're sure it'll sell for more than paid, so you list (and relist) it a few times and no one has any interest in it whatsoever...and it's too late to return, and doesn't fit you (nor anyone you know so can't gift it)?

Sell at a loss, assuming anyone will even want it then?

Donate to GW?  ...And if so - can I claim the price I paid for tax purposes, or only the price my local GW charges since they are flat-rate, though they might tag it as special price?

I have no problem redonating thrifted items, but I've gotten stuck with a few NWT items from discount stores that are past return date...and not my size...just seems like a waste of $ on my part.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

What do y'all do when:
You buy a NWT item at, say, Marshalls, for ~ 1/7th original price and you're sure it'll sell for more than paid, so you list (and relist) it a few times and no one has any interest in it whatsoever...and it's too late to return, and doesn't fit you (nor anyone you know so can't gift it)?
Sell at a loss, assuming anyone will even want it then?
Donate to GW?  ...And if so - can I claim the price I paid for tax purposes, or only the price my local GW charges since they are flat-rate, though they might tag it as special price?
I have no problem redonating thrifted items, but I've gotten stuck with a few NWT items from discount stores that are past return date...and not my size...just seems like a waste of $ on my part.

Run it at no reserve and take whatever you can recoup.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
or luxeswap it, y'know
post #7161 of 16968
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

What do y'all do when:

You buy a NWT item at, say, Marshalls, for ~ 1/7th original price and you're sure it'll sell for more than paid, so you list (and relist) it a few times and no one has any interest in it whatsoever...and it's too late to return, and doesn't fit you (nor anyone you know so can't gift it)?

Sell at a loss, assuming anyone will even want it then?

Donate to GW?  ...And if so - can I claim the price I paid for tax purposes, or only the price my local GW charges since they are flat-rate, though they might tag it as special price?

I have no problem redonating thrifted items, but I've gotten stuck with a few NWT items from discount stores that are past return date...and not my size...just seems like a waste of $ on my part.

Just curious, what is this item you cant sell? What are the numbers you are talking about?

post #7162 of 16968
Fortune cookie say "Always return before time is up."
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Is a club shirt a casual or dress shirt? Do you list it under both categories?  I have an Eton french cuff shirt that is not something that you would wear to the office, but it's not a casual shirt.  It's black with a mylar thread running through it.

 

Alt, you can write off what you paid for the shirt, but why not just try to make what you can off it.  It sucked last week when I had a ton of stuff go for $9.99, but I'm glad it's gone.

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Run it at no reserve and take whatever you can recoup. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
or luxeswap it, y'know

 

NWT originally about $100, been listed for $19.99 no reserve and no interest.  Not a LuxeSwap brand/item really.  

 

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Just curious, what is this item you cant sell? What are the numbers you are talking about?

 

This one is a shirt, tho I've got 2 or 3 same boat items.  Not gonna lose much if I donate - just hate to lose anything...though in the grand scheme I'm still way ahead on 99% of the rest.  I'm not in crisis mode or anything - just wondering what other folks do.

 

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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Fortune cookie say "Always return before time is up."

 

Totally would have, but was over-confident.  Lesson learned, and wasn't an expensive one.  I've made a couple way more expensive mistakes - worst was refunding the wrong buyer on a return (who of course kept it) and had to refund the right buyer as well.  That sucked.  

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That looks pretty damn good!
Very nice.
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Very nice.

 

Thanks!

 

Wasn't posting the setup to brag though, just trying to redonate info/ideas to this thread. @bboowwyy PMed me pictures of his photo setup awhile ago, and that really helped. I truly find it incredible how generous the members of this thread are with information; I grew up in forums, and maybe it's because the average age is rather older than what I've experienced before but the community here is literally exceptional. 

post #7167 of 16968

I was thinking of building a couple of vertical light stands like that. Right now, I just cut the shadow with iPhoto shadow tool. I like the effect you're getting. 

post #7168 of 16968

ok friends, trying to post a tie. Struggling with what to call this pattern. 

 

 

I would call it "heraldic" but my wife said WTF does that mean. 

 

Suggestions?

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Floral Mosaic
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Floral Mosaic

very good sir. Thanks much. 

 

I'm wracking my brain coming up with intaglio engraving on currency, and other greek inspired carving.....

 

so simple.

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