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I think these are a decent score from what I researched

 

AE Imperials from the 50's-60's in shell?

 

 

Much better!

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Any more info on them? They are about a half size to big but still comfortable
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Can I play the epic finds game today?

paid up no doubt, as these fuckers googled Hermes - but thankfully did not know how to look up the model - nor a 140cm instead of a 90cm. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif And a discount today to boot.


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Can I play the epic finds game today?
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paid up no doubt, as these fuckers googled Hermes - but thankfully did not know how to look up the model - nor a 140cm instead of a 90cm. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif And a discount today to boot.



My dad had that book, it was a favorite of mine as a kid.
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It's not THE Snow Beach piece but I'm leaning toward the mortgage payment end of the spectrum

Where are you guys living that this is a mortgage payment? Do you have any idea how much my mortgage payment is out here? lol8[1].gif
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If the intentions for the clothing is the same for both parties involved, or you thrift the same stuff, or both earn a sizable or more living from thrifting, it can be tricky. I didn't know how I was gonna handle it with the 2.5 days I did out here when @Cj52racers
 was here, cuz we're both about the ROI and those margins, but I found the easiest fix to the solution and that's just if someone has an excellent stop, you let the other one take the reigns until they catch up. Like roughly 4 stops into our first day I pulled 2 3 piece TF suits, a silk TF blazer, 2 TF slacks, Brioni Wool/silk blend suit, and a Helmut Lang Italy overcoat pure cashmere that was actually found by Chris but it would take up too much room in his bag, so he passed it. So with that score I was needless to say, feeling fairly content, so I then just fell back and played the wall and just sorta thrifted his wake or sections I don't really hit that hard, the rest of the time, and suddenly he's literally pulling gucci suits off racks before I have 2 feet in the shop, and I think we got his expenses covered in full by about mid day, the first day, on the route I planned. Someone does good, let the other guy try and catch you, otherwise I wouldn't be able to do that shit, no way.

Well when I walked up to @jamesmkeart with 9 Etro shirts in my arms, he said he hopes I get [sick]... But after a while, I think he didn't care, and was more stoked I found some sweet shit, instead of some other asshole finding them. There's more than enough good stuff to go around. It all evens out in the long run. Being greedy is bad karma.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Can I play the epic finds game today?

paid up no doubt, as these fuckers googled Hermes - but thankfully did not know how to look up the model - nor a 140cm instead of a 90cm. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif And a discount today to boot.

Is LA the only city that has thrifts actually utilize technology to find out the value of the things they have and then mark them up? 

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Well when I walked up to @jamesmkeart with 9 Etro shirts in my arms, he said he hopes I get AIDS... But after a while, I think he didn't care, and was more stoked I found some sweet shit, instead of some other asshole finding them. There's more than enough good stuff to go around. It all evens out in the long run. Being greedy is bad karma.

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Is LA the only city that has thrifts actually utilize technology to find out the value of the things they have and then mark them up? 

We have some that try, which is how we end up with PRL gator belts with sterling buckles priced at $800. This is also a store that goes through and pulls items that don't sell at half off and reprices them the next week with the new color tags so they don't go down to $0.49 on Sundays.

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Well when I walked up to @jamesmkeart with 9 Etro shirts in my arms, he said he hopes I get sick... But after a while, I think he didn't care, and was more stoked I found some sweet shit, instead of some other asshole finding them. There's more than enough good stuff to go around. It all evens out in the long run. Being greedy is bad karma.

I edited your post to remove a certain word and replaced it (bolded) - while I get the sentiment, for the betterment of the thread, I wanted to keep it less sensitive.
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Faribo Lap Blanket





Synergy as I am underneath this exact blanket right now
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We have some that try, which is how we end up with PRL gator belts with sterling buckles priced at $800. This is also a store that goes through and pulls items that don't sell at half off and reprices them the next week with the new color tags so they don't go down to $0.49 on Sundays.

Sounds like shit that happens here. There's one thrift that hoards all the good shit for 3 separate weekends throughout the year, and they hold a "Designer Event" and they use that as an excuse/cover to then put out all the shit they are aware of that has value and mark blazers for a hundred bucks or something (a brooks brothers solid black cashmere blazer, $100 last time they had the event, I passed...Burberry London Trench with Wool lining $295...although I've come close to double that number with a vtg trench, passed on principle). Thankfully though they don't try to expand their knowledge and things fall through the cracks, under which I am patiently awaiting their arrival.....but there's places that can have suits in the hundreds here, it's fucking crazy....the only other place I've heard of that has it like some of the shit that happens down here, is San Fran, which is possibly worse.

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Where are you guys living that this is a mortgage payment? Do you have any idea how much my mortgage payment is out here? lol8[1].gif

Chicago Burbs.

 

I straight up thrifted my house from the previous owner who was underwater and the bank was ready to forgive his loan balance (short sale)  paid 60K for it and spent another $30k gutting and renovating it.  Recent appraisal is at $180-190k.

 

CA real estate is nuts. Missed my chance to buy during the RE bubble

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Chicago Burbs.

 

I straight up thrifted my house from the previous owner who was underwater and the bank was ready to forgive his loan balance (short sale)  paid 60K for it and spent another $30k gutting and renovating it.  Recent appraisal is at $180-190k.

 

CA real estate is nuts. Missed my chance to buy during the RE bubble

Yes.

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Oh boy, the thought of passing by that snow beach and not knowing what it was. Good thing you got it. 

 

Sleeves shortened or not it's money. I suppose if you can let the sleeves down, all the better.

 

That thing could be torn and have dog shit smeared on it and you'd still get hundreds for it.

 

I used up all my Polo thrift karma a few years ago. Found a crest knit turtleneck and it's been a wrap since then. 


Edited by Mr G from SD - 2/4/16 at 6:18pm
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