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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

 

that's a tempting strategy, but I see a few problems:

 

1. it assumes any potential buyer is going to see the auction within the week or whatever timeframe you specify. I've had auctions where they get relisted 3-4 times with no bids but then all of a sudden someone snatches it up. so starting at a penny and only running it for one week runs the risk that it ends super low (see #2) as opposed to it not selling one week, but then fetching a decent price later on.

 

2. it assumes that everything will get bid up to at least enough that it isn't a complete waste of time to deal with. for instance, if something gets only one bid and ends for literally one cent plus shipping then just the amount of time you spend shipping it is costing you more that what you are getting.

 

3. it takes away your ability to suggest a value. I find sometimes overpricing things but accepting offers yields a higher price. For instance, I've priced things at around $60 and had offers of $45 by people who think they are getting a good deal when similar items at auction only get bid up to $20-30.

 

I would say if you're dealing with something in relatively decent/high demand where you know the bids will exceed at least $100, then your strategy is a good one. For anything less than that, maybe not. I've stopped bothering with sub-$100 stuff for the most part since it's frankly easier and less time consuming to just donate those items.


If nicelynice is using Yahoo Japan, then he has the ability to cancel auctions and re-list them, I think. I've seen this happen many times on Y!J for listings that, presumably, didn't reach a high enough bid to satisfy the seller.

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Originally Posted by ChetB View Post

I gave up on selling everything myself and started sending clothes to a consignor. The convenience is awesome.


online consignor, or a local shop? convenience is tempting but I imagine the % cut is decent

Online. Yeah it's significant...40%. But I knew I'd never get around to selling everything myself and it's worth it to me not to deal with photos, measurements, answering questions, shipping, etc.
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Originally Posted by Bam!ChairDance View Post

Ok this Google Trends chart is pretty fun. Interesting that "slip ons" sees a steady decrease in search frequency until ~2013, when it begins to ascend along with "stan smiths". Huh

 

Pretty cool, didn't know you could do stuff like that

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Thanks for the tips guys!!  

 

 @snowmanxl def lemme know!  @Bam!ChairDance great tip man.  think i'm going to get those.  unfortunately i'm not baller enough for full price yohji ^_^;;;

 

i've tried looking for 2nd hand issey on yahoo jp but didnt find anything much.  

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Originally Posted by penanceroyaltea View Post

Thanks for the tips guys!!  

 @snowmanxl
 def lemme know!  @Bam!ChairDance
 great tip man.  think i'm going to get those.  unfortunately i'm not baller enough for full price yohji ^_^;;;

i've tried looking for 2nd hand issey on yahoo jp but didnt find anything much.  

It's worth a look for used Y's or even 'Coming Soon' - whilst both lines tended to be much 'safer' than Yohji Pour Homme, some odd pieces were more interesting and can be picked up relatively cheaply. I've got a pair of pinstripe Coming Soon pants that aren't far off what you're describing (although they're not highly tapered) and they have a semi-elasticated waist so could be worn oversize to get a looser leg.
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I get married in July and I have no idea what to wear frown.gif

I own one suit and I hate it. At this rate I'll end up wearing full geller richard suit.

What did SW&D folks wear to get married? I remember seeing some cool pics of @wormwood.
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dude you live in England and can't find a tailor?

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Ha yeah no problems finding a tailor - I'm near London / Cambridge so plenty of options. I guess I'm just having difficulties visualizing a suit I'd enjoy wearing as it's not an area I've had a lot of success with.
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Originally Posted by hennree View Post

I get married in July and I have no idea what to wear frown.gif

I own one suit and I hate it. At this rate I'll end up wearing full geller richard suit.

What did SW&D folks wear to get married? I remember seeing some cool pics of @wormwood.

Mine was some years back. I wore linen trousers, a linen double breasted jacket, white shirt with a dark brown silk scarf and a panama - but my wedding was very much a country wedding.

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dude you live in England and can't find a tailor?

Oddly tailors aren't easy to find in the UK outside of London and the very major cities. I get the impression that in the US most decent size towns have at least one, but over here they're pretty rare.
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need some rough idea of preferences, budget, general style etc...
if you want something reasonably traditional but not fusty then maybe kilgour or thom sweeney? (both do bespoke but also a pretty good OTR that looks like it'd work for your build).
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The Formosa tuxedo at NMWA that I own might end up being what I wear when I get married (though that's a ways off). Might get a shawl collar ivory jacket made in matching fabric by them too to wear with the tuxedo pants as a warm weather black tie as well.
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post

Mine was some years back. I wore linen trousers, a linen double breasted jacket, white shirt with a dark brown silk scarf and a panama - but my wedding was very much a country wedding.
Oddly tailors aren't easy to find in the UK outside of London and the very major cities. I get the impression that in the US most decent size towns have at least one, but over here they're pretty rare.

Yeah this. If there are any tailors in the city I live in, I wouldn't trust them biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by robinsongreen68 View Post

need some rough idea of preferences, budget, general style etc...
if you want something reasonably traditional but not fusty then maybe kilgour or thom sweeney? (both do bespoke but also a pretty good OTR that looks like it'd work for your build).

kilgour look good - I'm going to contact them, thanks.
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

The Formosa tuxedo at NMWA that I own might end up being what I wear when I get married (though that's a ways off). Might get a shawl collar ivory jacket made in matching fabric by them too to wear with the tuxedo pants as a warm weather black tie as well.

Damn, that tux looks nice. Smallest size 48R frown.gif
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Day or evening wedding? Mostly indoors or outdoors? There's a lot of good options for a summer wedding.
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I say wear the geller richard suit, then tell the groomsmen to buy geller richard suits, then in the invitations write that the expected attire is "loungey formal", then you all can spend the event prancing around in wool-acrylic glee. It's your wedding-- you set the terms!
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