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@VanVeen:fistbump:

 

Well done.  ​

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I researched it quite a bit before purchasing, and paid less than a cup of coffee for it. Comfortable risking that much. The issue is that it's a niche item, so I might have to sit on it for a while.
I know this... I dieu. Too much wine.

Oh, when you stated "I have no idea what this thing is" it kinda gave off the impression that you had no idea real idea what it is, not that you researched it. Either way though, don't cop stuff just cuz it's NWT's in future cuz that doesn't always translate into high profits, and it's best to keep the limited space to stock piling the inventory your sitting on and waiting to sell for high, not waiting to find a buyer at all.

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Oh, when you stated "I have no idea what this thing is" it kinda gave off the impression that you had no idea real idea what it is, not that you researched it. Either way though, don't cop stuff just cuz it's NWT's in future cuz that doesn't always translate into high profits, and it's best to keep the limited space to stock piling the inventory your sitting on and waiting to sell for high, not waiting to find a buyer at all.

Yeah, that was a bit of hyperbole. I have to get over the emotional aspect, I realize this. Trying to force myself to stick to stuff I know will sell, but sometimes the little devil on my shoulder gets his way.
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I had a whole Broyhill Brasilia bedroom set I dumped on Craigslist when I moved for less than $200. (I paid less than $100 for it, so I guess that's not too bad.) Don't know how much that stuff fetches, but I wish I knew then what I know now.

I also have an anonymous Danish modern loveseat that needs to be fixed. (The back separated, and I either need to reupholster the cushions or just get new ones made.) No pics, but it's a really beautiful piece (except the vinyl cushions), like something Crate & Barrel would knock off and charge $1k+ for.

Do you have any recommendations for finding a good furniture repair shop that won't ruin vintage stuff?

200 for the whole set?
Thats bad...very bad .i sold just the tallboy dresser for 600 once.that set is gorgeous and quite rare not to mention heavy as fuck.
If you had both dressers and niggtstands you could have been looking at two grand easy.
As far as fixing look up the most popular shop in your city anf ask them they will suggest soneone for you thats how i found my guy
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

200 for the whole set?
Thats bad...very bad .i sold just the tallboy dresser for 600 once.that set is gorgeous and quite rare not to mention heavy as fuck.
If you had both dressers and niggtstands you could have been looking at two grand easy.
As far as fixing look up the most popular shop in your city anf ask them they will suggest soneone for you thats how i found my guy

Sorry, not the whole set... exaggerating again. I had 2 dressers and the bed/headboard I think. Oh well, that was 5 1/2 years ago now. As you said it was heavy as fuck and in the midst of the chaos of moving to a new city and moving in with my now-wife, I was just happy to have someone pick it up and not have to lift a finger.
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fwiw i think the little cheap lessons are well worth it. for some reason it helps me focus to have a couple bucks on the line lol. worst case scenario, redonate.

 

i also think it's a waste of time to sharpshoot homophones. lighten up fella.

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Yeah, that was a bit of hyperbole. I have to get over the emotional aspect, I realize this. Trying to force myself to stick to stuff I know will sell, but sometimes the little devil on my shoulder gets his way.

That little guy will learn to shut the fuck up more and more as you go a long. Doing this well isn't something easily learned, with time will come a more business minded, non emotional approach, just gotta get there.

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Yeah, I've only been doing this seriously for like 4-6 weeks, and I already feel like December 2015 Me was an idiot when I see something still sitting on the racks that I agonized over whether or not to buy, knowing that now it would be an immediate and decisive pass.

Takes a little bit of time/experience to realize that You Will Find Good Stuff (You Don't Have To Settle) ...

... unless you're lucky enough to find Isaia your first time out, that is.
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Frenchy, that drafting table is my favorite find in a long time

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It was in jest obviously. But hey, my bad for wasting your time.

 

 

 

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fwiw i think the little cheap lessons are well worth it. for some reason it helps me focus to have a couple bucks on the line lol. worst case scenario, redonate.

 

i also think it's a waste of time to sharpshoot homophones. lighten up fella.

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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Yeah, I've only been doing this seriously for like 4-6 weeks, and I already feel like December 2015 Me was an idiot when I see something still sitting on the racks that I agonized over whether or not to buy, knowing that now it would be an immediate and decisive pass.

Takes a little bit of time/experience to realize that You Will Find Good Stuff (You Don't Have To Settle) ...

... unless you're lucky enough to find Isaia your first time out, that is.

You will continue to look back at previous actions as being dumb the further a long you go. Whatever you did today is something that you 4 months down the road would have done differently. After my first 6 months I cleaned out all my racks of all my mistakes and it was fucking insane the amount I spent and the amount of shit I had that were stupid fucking thrifts.

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Too much business talk. I keep thinking I'm in the eBay thread.

Thrifted my dad's house today. He's 100% a clothes hoarder. Nothing crazy but the backseat of my car is filled with vintage overcoats, ties, bizarro vintage pills still in the bottles/boxes, and other weirdo shit he had lying around. Going back out for an entire day this spring to clean him out. He kept trying to get me to take more. Kept being like "you might like this one" and handing me a Ralph Marlin tie covered in alien heads or a shirt that says "the man (arrow pointing up)" "the legend (arrow pointing down". I don't know why he owns either of them and I don't know why he thought they'd be something I'd need. Lots of me being like "thaaaanks.......not too sure where I'd wear that though......"

Back seat:



(Note: I didn't steal from my dad. He called me let week and said he wanted me to come over and take whatever I wanted to help him clear out some room)
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Where's @TJGent87 ?

I'm here, reading everyday and gathering stuff to post, I like to post stuff after a week or so depending on how much stuff I have. Thanks for asking though

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bizarro vintage pills still in the bottles/boxes,

N/A? :devil:

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Sup, crüe...

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