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Anyone else think that Savers rides that line pretty closely/ They don't put out bins or anything, but they're 100% for profit. They make substantial donations to charities, but their primary business model is profit based; they're not a qualified non-profit (at least I don't think so).
If you live in the NY metro area, skip it. Not just because you're my competition, because prices are getting out of hand, competition is absurd and the reward (by which I mean finding cool stuff) on time investment is at an all time low. Better bet is to trade with people here.
I think Eazy beat me to it and has it right. The tone and tenor of treating that aspect of the coin was different -- a necessary evil and a much more subtle, subdued, gentlemen's discussion. It's more the focus now. It can sometimes be tolerable, but often more appropriate for the ebay thread (though of course there's a gray area). And as I've observed before, the thread is a living breathing thing that will evolve. It just is. But I too prefer some of the previous iterations.
I've never not honored a sale; it's reportable. But it's up to you what you do. As others say, you may want to contact him and see if you can generate an IOU, without being too jerky about it. That being said, my personal opinion is he's being kind of an ass even asking you to cancel. That's the bitch of the free market.



I thought I quoted TJGent, but I guess not: HOLY CRAP! Congrats. Always nice to flip the jacket open to see that label, isn't it?

Regarding Savers and bins,everytime I have donated clothing to bin with a make a wish logo I eventually found my donation in the local value villages so thats the ones they use.
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I bought a lot of 6 pair of shoes for the buy it now of $400. They were all high dollar croc/gator. But, the seller messaged me and said she wouldn't sell them. She said she decided later it was too cheap and she listed them individually. Of course I raised hell and called ebay and they said they couldn't make her sell them to me. The contract nonsense they say is meaningless. There is no enforcement mechanism through ebay.

 

I know. I do know, though, if I get a negative, it's remarkable how few buyers apparently are able to see my listings for a while after that. I pay my fees, but eBay seems to ensure nobody sees what I have to sell. :P You'd think she'd want to avoid a neg. Seriously.

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Regarding Savers and bins,everytime I have donated clothing to bin with a make a wish logo I eventually found my donation in the local value villages so thats the ones they use.

In general the way it works, at least in my area is the bins are owned by a third party company, or charity; Here, most of them are owned by Amvets. Amvets, which is a recognized charity, sells the donations by the truckload to either an individual store, or organization; Then Amvets uses the money to support their charity. There are other smaller charities that own bins, but Amvets hits most of the high end areas, so they are the ones several shop owners around here like to buy from.

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Nikon D3100 is around $300 all day long and i would rather it buy it online because its an electronic item and i would need some sort of warranty in case it goes dead in a week or two. I am guessing the $600+ had expensive lens combos

 

If i recall right D40 was among the last bodies that had a built in auto motor. Its a good camera, i would suggest you keep it and invest in decent glass instead.

 

Here are some more details about the Camera I have.  The Nikon is a D40 and it has the NIKON DX  AF-S Nikkor 18-55 lens.  

 

The Canon is Digital Rebel XT with the EFS 18-55 lens.  

 

Trying to decide which one to keep and which one to sell.    

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I love you both but wrong thread. smile.gif

 

 

Please... Move the chatter. :)

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A Ralph kinda day. The book is HEAVY.

 

Glasses say 66L 140. Any ideas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't know if this is the first edition, but mine sure is: http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12319362&utm_source=CSE&utm_medium=Google_PLA&utm_campaign=CA&utm_content=Home-Stationery&CAWELAID=120209620000679138&CAGPSPN=pla&gclid=CJaMnsrQ6sgCFUUdgQodAVgFEA

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Found a bag of Canon FD lenses yesterday. Paid up a bit, but there's some choice lenses in there.

 

 

50mm f/1.4 SSC

 

 

 

FD 50mm f/3.5 Macro

 

 

FD 50mm f/1.4

 

 

 

Extension Tube FD 25

 

 

 

Extender FD2x-B

 

 

 

50mm f/1.8

 

 

 

And a few other things I've photographed so far...

 

Patagonia Loulu Shoes in Walnut (14 D)

 

 

 

Smartwool Slippers (11)

 

 

 

RTBOC

 

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A Ralph kinda day. The book is HEAVY.

 

Glasses say 66L 140. Any ideas?

 

 

 

The #'s on eyeglass frames are the size in mm.  66 is the width of the lenses.  140 is the length of the arms. 

No idea who made them - the size doesn't give any hints.

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quick stop today and only 1 thing kopped:

Cantarelli (my first) is a thing right? happy.gif

Anyway: brown sport coat, unlined, 2 patch pockets, double vent, 3 buttons, size 40US/50EU, hand finished collar.
Looks like good stuff. it's in good condition but there are a few details here and there that prevent it from being in mint/pristine condition :/

N/A for now. Considering keeping if for personal use.










the small defects: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
small rip: but fortunately it under the collar fold (right were the "made in Italy" label is stitched

the central seam in the back is ripped for 1.5 in....

2 buttons on the left sleeve cuff have a little knick.
post #18925 of 57540
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I love you both but wrong thread. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

 

Please... Move the chatter. :)

 

:D

 

 

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Originally Posted by TheNeedMachine View Post
 

 

The #'s on eyeglass frames are the size in mm.  66 is the width of the lenses.  140 is the length of the arms. 

No idea who made them - the size doesn't give any hints.

 

I think Luxottica does Italian RL?

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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

 

Here are some more details about the Camera I have.  The Nikon is a D40 and it has the NIKON DX  AF-S Nikkor 18-55 lens.  

 

The Canon is Digital Rebel XT with the EFS 18-55 lens.  

 

Trying to decide which one to keep and which one to sell.    

If this is your first DSLR then get the 3xxx series. Its user friendly and easy to operate. check slickdeals as it comes on sale quite a bit.

If you want to learn to use your camera then keep the d40 and invest in glass.

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Vintage Boho Embroidered Shearling

 

 

 

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VEROURERS APPROACH RULING MADE AWARE , THE FINALIZED RESULT ID YOU CONDUCT PURE LOVES BALLADS IN HER LIVES?Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
HOLY SHIT. TOTAL IS 8. 8 GRAILS ON THE FIRST DAY. II WAS ACTUALLY TOLD THAT WAS THE BEST THING TO DO ANYWAY, GET THE GRAILS ON YOUR FIRST DAY YOU DON YHAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT AGAIN EVER, SO IMGOD

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dude, you ok? It's 530am and you're typing gibberish. I'm genuinely concerned for you.

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@Jompso
 what?

Is @jompso okay? Did we goad him into having a stroke?

I haven't posted as much for reasons similar to eazye - that and lack of time. It's too bad we probably couldn't organize a First Annual Thrift Thread On-Topic Day, where all we post is pictures of amazing stuff we've thrifted, and the only text responses are either congratulations or inquiries into the availability of said items.
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Is @jompso okay? Did we goad him into having a stroke?

I haven't posted as much for reasons similar to eazye - that and lack of time. It's too bad we probably couldn't organize a First Annual Thrift Thread On-Topic Day, where all we post is pictures of amazing stuff we've thrifted, and the only text responses are either congratulations or inquiries into the availability of said items.

 

I assume he was just drunk. Some off-topic stuff is fine, it's just been going too far in that direction lately.

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@DanM I find the support and help offered on here incredibly valuable and wouldn't want to lose it.

Even the stuff that will never impact me, such as the lessons on Spoo's flag I enjoy to read and I'm sure others do as well. The arguments between members we could probably do without however

Anyhow found my first pair of selvedge and the fit is amazing other than the length. My question is do you hem these to proper length or are they supposed to be longer to be rolled to show off the selvedge?

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