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Well, I'm taking a chance on a couple pair of Bullock & Jones this week. Wish me luck.

http://bit.ly/1foiW1l
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Well, I'm taking a chance on a couple pair of Bullock & Jones this week. Wish me luck.

http://bit.ly/1foiW1l

Good luck!
post #9768 of 15360
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Some of the items are solid brands, but the item might have had a defect I missed in the store, thus it never sold at a Buy It Now price. In terms of the items that I'm auctioning because the brand sucks for resale, see below.

Brands that I bought when I first started that I now pass on:
-Bullock & Jones
-Maus and Hoffman
-Faconnable

There are always exceptions. For example, I once found a nwt Faconnable shirt in a nice pattern. I did pick that up, but 99% of the time I will pass on these brands, even though they are pricey at full retail, and considered decent quality by certain standards.

Keep an eye out for Faconnable suits. The Made in Italy ones are made by Caruso.
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Keep an eye out for Faconnable suits. The Made in Italy ones are made by Caruso.

I thought Cantarelli?

post #9770 of 15360
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post

I thought Cantarelli?

Not anymore. Keep an eye out for the Made in Italy models.

Zegna makes some of their suits as well, but they're not Made in Italy.
post #9771 of 15360
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You are thinking right.

Okay, forget the donation bit; has anyone approached a drycleaner with the intention of consiging (or just taking if they are throwing it out or driving it to a savers, etc.) saleable abandoned clothing? Luck?
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Keep an eye out for Faconnable suits. The Made in Italy ones are made by Caruso.

Forgot to mention this - I sometimes pick up the sport coats and suits, depending on the price, and I've done decent with them. Don't think I've found a full suit yet.
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Anything I need to be aware of shipping to:

 

APO, AE - 09630?

 

Google tells me it is a relay-address for Army Europe. 

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Originally Posted by SCoNE View Post
 

Anything I need to be aware of shipping to:

 

APO, AE - 09630?

 

Google tells me it is a relay-address for Army Europe. 

I've done a few APO's...with no problem..just make sure you print out / fill out the customs form required for it...if you print via eBay, it will direct you to the correct one.  From there is pretty straight forward.  And, don't forget to sign it.

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I've done a few APO's...with no problem..just make sure you print out / fill out the customs form required for it...if you print via eBay, it will direct you to the correct one.  From there is pretty straight forward.  And, don't forget to sign it.

Hmm..  just printed the label and no customs form produced..  Might contact the seller as he seems to buy a lot through ebay (shady amounts, actually).  

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Hmm..  just printed the label and no customs form produced..  Might contact the seller as he seems to buy a lot through ebay (shady amounts, actually).  

I ship to the US military bases all the time.  There is a link on the label page to be redirected to the customs label. It does not print automatically. You can't ship without it, it will come back.

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I ship to the US military bases all the time.  There is a link on the label page to be redirected to the customs label. It does not print automatically. You can't ship without it, it will come back.

Really? Ive been sending APO/AE packages for years and have never printed a customs label... never once came back.
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Really? Ive been sending APO/AE packages for years and have never printed a customs label... never once came back.

Mine only recently started coming back. Maybe the last 3 months or so. Before that, never a problem.

 

EDIT....they came back from my local Post Office the next day saying they wouldn't ship without it.

post #9779 of 15360
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Heres a dumb question, I saw Brian's post on shipping pants on page 3, where he put the pants into an envelope, than into another envelope. Is that nessecary for shirts? I'm from canada, and I have to pay for the canada post equivalent to those envelopes.

 

Can I just throw my folded shirt into a bubble mailer, and ship it out, whilst having the whole outer taped for reinforcements.

I put everything in a clear poly bag before I put it into the shipping box/bag. Ties are in a 6x9, shirts, pants and normal sports coats are in a 12x15, and I've got 18x24 to cover coats and heavier items. it makes stuff slide into boxes much easier and looks good when you're unpacking it. I've been shipping ties in DVD boxes, but I don't like it and am looking for a better solution. I'm wondering how Brooks Brothers packages a tie when its ordered online.

 

Mostly Following the lead of txwoodworker, everything I photo and measure gets folded and bagged/marked upon completing the measurements. If it is something I'm sure I will ship a specific way, I go ahead an package it. Otherwise I wait for final packaging. 

 

Except Shoes. Shoes I wrap individually in packing paper and place in a USPS Shoe box. I don't put them in plastic. Tape it shut, weigh it and note all the particulars on the box I will need when I sell it. I've gotten shoes from others wrapped in tyvex envelopes and loose in the box, I've also gotten them with bubble wrap. They all work. I've recently changed from offering free shipping on shoes to having ebay calculate it. I found that in my case, I would get more watchers and bids on things with a lower price + shipping than I was getting with Free shipping, even though the price plus shipping is actually higher. A low end shoe listing for me started at $44 with shipping included and I'm starting at $39 now plus calculated shipping and getting more hits. 

post #9780 of 15360
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I have always gone with HP's, which last about 2 years for me.  At the price (about $120 +/-), they are pretty much disposable - currently have the Photosmart 6520 all-in-one with wireless capabilities.  I keep buying the HP's because I always have inks left over from the last one, which have fit the newer models, thus saving myself $ on inks...if it weren't for that probably would have looked at other brands when shopping.  It's a good all-in-one for everyday use.  If I were printing more shipping labels I'd look at a separate thermal printer, but for my volume it's fine.

Honestly, if you're buying low end printers, the ink cartridge might cost more than replacing the printer. 

 

Its about the ink. I need to research who has the cheapest ink or start re-filling the ones I have.

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