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@jompso

There's one in Atwater that I don't suggest you bother visiting
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Are these common facilities or more like main hubs spread out in the suburbs of random cities across the country? Or is there most likely one within driving range from me that I've been totally oblivious to?

I think one per city? This is the only one I could find on Google maps and supposedly services rejects from all the other gw in the area. Its literally bins after bins after bins and they roll out new ones after every hour(?)
post #37383 of 50998
I went to one in Minnesota once and it was such a weird experience. Felt like something out of The Walking Dead, people like zombies just grabbing junk indiscriminately from conveyor belts and taking it back to their hoards around the room.
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I think one per city? This is the only one I could find on Google maps and supposedly services rejects from all the other gw in the area. Its literally bins after bins after bins and they roll out new ones after every hour(?)

 

They are not everywhere. I've been to the one in the Denver area, but San Jose did not have one. There is one in Burlingame (closer to SF), but I never checked it out.

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I went to one in Minnesota once and it was such a weird experience. Felt like something out of The Walking Dead, people like zombies just grabbing junk indiscriminately from conveyor belts and taking it back to their hoards around the room.

 

 

Definitely a different breed of thrifters there...

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Best done as a team, cart watcher and shit grabber.  If you had a highly efficient listing system and weren't worried about your overall store quality,  I would see it being worth it because you will get tons of fodder for pennies.

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so @TheNeedMachine tipped me off to this live auction that was going down in Jersey from a seemingly obsessed menswear hoarder. I drove down in the morning to see what it was all about. They had probably 900 jackets and suits, 250 outerwear pieces, thousands of shirts, pants and sweaters, and a few hundred ties. Every auction started between 10-25 bucks for the most part. I scoped out the room and there were only guys who came down to shop for themselves. They tried all the stuff on and when it didnt fit them, they left. Leaving me and a handful of Russian dudes to be the only real interested parties in the room. It was crazy because they did most every auction individually (shit took like 7 hours) and they started with like 100 NIB Brioni shirts and the Russian dudes were bidding up to $150 per shirt for some dated point collar jams. I was scared that the suit and coat action would be out of control but the first auction was a Kiton suit and starting bid was $25 and I bid…and then…crickets. Nobody outbid me. OK….. That continued for the rest of the day, I let them have all the shirts and I took most all the quality suits. About 70% of them were bespoke (sadly not savile row) so not really too flippable. I was already exhausted and couldnt sit there for another 5 hours while they did the sweaters and ties, but I probably could have got 200 Brioni ties for like 8 bucks each if I did. INSANE. Took me 4 hours to drive home in rush hour traffic but it was so worth it. On average everything came to under $40 or so per piece, including the buyers premium. The only pieces I paid in the low 3 digits for were the NWT Brioni leather and the NWT Brioni shearling. Best wins were the Kiton suit at 25, NWT Cifonelli leather at 35, NWT Cifonelli suede at 30, and the LP jacket at 20. Uncontested bids. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
































































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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

so @TheNeedMachine tipped me off to this live auction that was going down in Jersey from a seemingly obsessed menswear hoarder. I drove down in the morning to see what it was all about. They had probably 900 jackets and suits, 250 outerwear pieces, thousands of shirts, pants and sweaters, and a few hundred ties. Every auction started between 10-25 bucks for the most part. I scoped out the room and there were only guys who came down to shop for themselves. They tried all the stuff on and when it didnt fit them, they left. Leaving me and a handful of Russian dudes to be the only real interested parties in the room. It was crazy because they did most every auction individually (shit took like 7 hours) and they started with like 100 NIB Brioni shirts and the Russian dudes were bidding up to $150 per shirt for some dated point collar jams. I was scared that the suit and coat action would be out of control but the first auction was a Kiton suit and starting bid was $25 and I bid…and then…crickets. Nobody outbid me. OK….. That continued for the rest of the day, I let them have all the shirts and I took most all the quality suits. About 70% of them were bespoke (sadly not savile row) so not really too flippable. I was already exhausted and couldnt sit there for another 5 hours while they did the sweaters and ties, but I probably could have got 200 Brioni ties for like 8 bucks each if I did. INSANE. Took me 4 hours to drive home in rush hour traffic but it was so worth it. On average everything came to under $40 or so per piece, including the buyers premium. The only pieces I paid in the low 3 digits for were the NWT Brioni leather and the NWT Brioni shearling. Best wins were the Kiton suit at 25, NWT Cifonelli leather at 35, NWT Cifonelli suede at 30, and the LP jacket at 20. Uncontested bids. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
































































You're annoying...:slayer:Love you Spoo!

post #37389 of 50998
Brioni shearling....damn.
Also you better shoot one of those Kitons down to NeedMachine as a thank you.
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PS I has a sad that nobody got the Dieter Sprockets touch my monkey reference.
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PS I has a sad that nobody got the Dieter Sprockets touch my monkey reference.

i got that shit
i gave you a thumb
now we dance
post #37392 of 50998

Ya'll use auctionzip or do you find there's a website that suits auction hunting better? 

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Well, not as good a day
as going to an auction down in Jersey....RLPL golf shirt, is it fake? Matches up with 2 others I have thrifted, so I have either 3 authentic or 3 stripper augmentations. Also a Corneliani Donegal silk cashmere tweed that I am going to introduce to that "odd" pair of trousers that have not made it into the rotation in five years.
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Guys in Los Angeles; hit up Nordstrom Rack today. They're doing their "clear the racks" event. I just checked out the Topanga location and nabbed a Canali Kei sportcoat ($1,600 retail) for $98.98, and a Samuelsohn "Soft" sportcoat for $164.25 ($1,100 retail). I'm going to try out a couple more locations soon, but the one I checked out had A LOT of great clearance items, I was just in a bit of a hurry, so I had to run.

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Jesus Christ..... That situation looks like my nightmare...I have never seen this before, are these common across the country?


I've been to the one in Palm Beach....I'll never go back LOL.

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