Originally Posted by ScottW
When you guys flip NWT items, do you remove the price tag from the store where you bought it, or leave it on? Item in question is a NWT skeeter that was marked 50% off retail at NMLC, then was red-dot clearanced (ink on the price tag) for an another 50% off, so 25% of MSRP. It just sold at BIN for 2x what I paid. In this case, do y'all remove the NMLC tag (leaving only the RG rag showing MSRP) as a way to prevent any possible resentment on the part of the buyer, or do you leave it on? I am new in such matters, as my only sold items to date have been used and thrifted.
You get to choose which tags stay on the item and which are removed. Engineer it so that the buyer sees that he has a good deal. Of course the item is the item, and its value is its value. So the price tag should not matter but some buyers will get their panties in a wad if you make "too much profit". A childish concept, that.
Going a step further, the current Brooks Brothers Custom Tailored line (made by Southwick) always has a manufacturer's tag inside the inner right chest pocket. This has some indecipherable (to me) numbers on it, but it also usually has a size. This size is quite often not the size of the jacket, going by measurements. A jacket which measures as a 44R by comparison to other jackets may have an inner tag with 46L on it, for example.
These are MTM items and I am guessing that the fabric pieces are laser cut by a computerized system. I also suppose that based upon the measurements a decision is made to start with a particular standard size and then alter every measurement from that baseline starting point. Maybe the shoulder is the key measurement. So this guy is a bit big in the shoulders and the 46 is chosen as the starting point. But he is a little narrower in the chest so the jacket is built with a chest size for a 44. What we have here is a custom item which is going to be a perfect fit for someone but does not exactly conform to certain standard classifications of size.
And that is why we on SF are such sticklers for measurements on suit, blazer and sport coat jackets.
And yet I took a return on SF a few months ago on a Custom Tailored BB suit. Paraphrasing the buyer's message from memory "The suit fits perfectly but I see that it is not a 42R, but is instead a 44L which has been altered to the measurements of a 42R so I am returning it because you misrepresented the size."
At that point I changed my policy. If an item is on my rack I own it and I will decide which labels and tags stay and which ones go.
TLDR: Remove or leave labels on to give the information which you want to give. Giving too much information can confuse or anger some buyers.