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post #25546 of 51293
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Originally Posted by ahk11 View Post
 

 

Same here, GSAR or TSAR would be the holy grail for me, I just haven't been able to bring myself to shell out for ebay prices. This'll do for now. I only wish it was the manual wind version. 

 

 

Call the company, they used to offer a great discount. I had a couple of buddies who took advantage of it, but I was on a Seiko Tuna and Omega Seamaster kick at the time and haven't checked if they still do.

post #25547 of 51293
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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post
 

My reasons work for me - I know they wouldn't work for you. There are some things I buy and try to sell because they're so damn cool. I get a huge amount of pleasure from researching them and then making them available to the one person out there who will appreciate them.  For me, it isn't just the money. I have to actually enjoy what I'm doing, or I'm going to hate doing it. My income is important to my family, but it's still a secondary income. I would surely make different choices if it were up to me to pay the mortgage and everything by myself.

 

I also know my limits. The coat was too damaged. :(

I do what I do specifically because I know I wouldn't be happy doing anything else in the fashion industry and I have tried. I have to control inventory, curate selection, control the business, and operate in a manner I deem necessary. I could have gone far less stressful and potentially far more lucrative routes otherwise but didn't. With that said pleasing 10 people with 10 things is better then waiting and waiting and hoping that you can potentially please just one, maybe, even if it takes 6 months or more. That is a losing investment. You are sacrificing your families second income source, your initial investment money, your time, and eating listing and relisting fees, just to potentially please some stranger out there 8 months down the road? I'm sorry, this just doesn't compute with me.

post #25548 of 51293

@ATLjon um... maybe.

 

i assume you figured out this is Doris Leeper. so i'm not sure what the question really is here?

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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post
 

My reasons work for me - I know they wouldn't work for you. There are some things I buy and try to sell because they're so damn cool. I get a huge amount of pleasure from researching them and then making them available to the one person out there who will appreciate them.  For me, it isn't just the money. I have to actually enjoy what I'm doing, or I'm going to hate doing it. My income is important to my family, but it's still a secondary income. I would surely make different choices if it were up to me to pay the mortgage and everything by myself.

 

I also know my limits. The coat was too damaged. :(

 

 

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Originally Posted by Jompso View Post
 

I do what I do specifically because I know I wouldn't be happy doing anything else in the fashion industry and I have tried. I have to control inventory, curate selection, control the business, and operate in a manner I deem necessary. I could have gone far less stressful and potentially far more lucrative routes otherwise but didn't. With that said pleasing 10 people with 10 things is better then waiting and waiting and hoping that you can potentially please just one, maybe, even if it takes 6 months or more. That is a losing investment. You are sacrificing your families second income source, your initial investment money, your time, and eating listing and relisting fees, just to potentially please some stranger out there 8 months down the road? I'm sorry, this just doesn't compute with me. If pleasing one person over 10 works for you, and that's what brings you pleasure in this 'hobby', then hell yeah, stay the course.

Fixed this for you.

post #25550 of 51293
75, sunny, and out thrifting? Ya got that right Bill.
post #25551 of 51293
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Originally Posted by Bahljs View Post
 

 

 

Fixed this for you.

Thank you. You fixed it. Especially the part where I was stating that i essentially have the same motives as her, and I do what I do for the same reasons and clarifying that I do this because its what I love to do yet still do not find the logic in her reasoning. You definitely fixed it. Next time try reading it if your going to involve yourself, and also comprehending whats being said.

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I'm having a dry spell...still. TOMORROW I will find some swish shiz.

On a completely unrelated note, does anyone know of a reputable art restorer? I've just bought myself a Japanese woodblock original that is a bit dirty with some foxing and I'm considering my options on cleaning.
post #25553 of 51293
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 

Is this anything?

 

 

 

 

Might be Doris Leeper.  Abstract Expressionist from Florida I believe.  Probably not worth a ton but a nice piece.

 

Did you buy it?

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Thank you. You fixed it. Especially the part where I was stating that i essentially have the same motives as her, and I do what I do for the same reasons and clarifying that I do this because its what I love to do yet still do not find the logic in her reasoning. You definitely fixed it. Next time try reading it if your going to involve yourself, and also comprehending whats being said.

That's what you meant up there? Shit :worship:

post #25555 of 51293

Guys: it's a nice piece marked at $20 but it's HUGE, so I don't know what I'd do with it.

post #25556 of 51293
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

https://www.therealreal.com/products/men/mens-shoes/boots/louis-vuitton-boot-6

These ones have flat laces. I much prefer the brown ones to be honest.

 

I actually like the black, but I definitely think through some flat black laces on yours and you're good to go. Great find. Also, maybe take future posts about the boots to a different thread as we have exhausted it here (as pointed out by others above).

post #25557 of 51293
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post
 

Guys: it's a nice piece marked at $20 but it's HUGE, so I don't know what I'd do with it.

probably worth at least two or three bills, I'd buy and ask @330CK how to ship.

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Right. I thought so. Sorry chaps! No more boot talk from me wink.gif
I'm loving that military watch!
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post #25560 of 51293
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Sort for the flash, I've cleaned the soles and replaced the laces. They looks alright?

 

You're going to have a hard time ever making those look good I'm afraid. Would sell them unless you're super confident in your ability to style them, which will be tough. Agreed with others on the laces. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post
 

Guys: it's a nice piece marked at $20 but it's HUGE, so I don't know what I'd do with it.

 

I know nothing about the artist but that looks awesome. I would be stoked to find that and hang it in my place.

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