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post #40306 of 51124
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Well shit. Eazy is my hero.

 

@eazye accomplishes more with one bicycle than most of us could manage with a truck and a forklift.

 

Rolling through the hood, cold tearing shit up

post #40307 of 51124
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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

^Blam!  Damn, that's good.  Dunno where y'all are scoring that art.  Make me feel better and tell me it wasn't sandwiched between JC Penney framed prints for $1.99

I've found plenty of choice pieces like that, but this one cost me several Tubmans.
post #40308 of 51124
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I've found plenty of choice pieces like that, but this one cost me several Tubmans.


That is a small price to pay when you can flip it in less than a day for a McKinley and a couple o' Benjamins.

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Serious question for someone considering getting into the game a bit (though likely through a consignor): what do you guys look for in terms of margin? I see the 10% rule mentioned occasionally, but I presume that's 10% of retail. Are you looking to buy something for less than 50% of what you can sell it for? 25%?

 

I ask because I see things every now and again (like 8 pairs of BB 1818 pants from the same donor at $5 a pop), but looking at sold listings I see prices around $15-$40. It might be worth it if I was selling on my own, but consignment costs would probably kill any margin that's there.

 

Feel free to PM if you don't want to clog the thread up and take away from the sick hauls getting posted, but I'm genuinely curious how tight of a margin you guys are willing to work with.

post #40310 of 51124
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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post


That is a small price to pay when you can flip it in less than a day for a McKinley and a couple o' Benjamins.

For sure. No complaints here. I had a good feeling about the print and it paid off. I'll be going back to that store and giving them a cash donation from this sale since it benefits animal shelters.
post #40311 of 51124
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Originally Posted by Quesjac View Post

Austin Reed. And agreed on the hand-rolling, no machine could be that inconsistent I'd hope. Austin Reed used to be pretty decent, I've got at least one grossa grenadine with their branding.

Thanks, Sir.

It was 75p so not too fussed either way, but worth money or not exactly worth it.
post #40312 of 51124
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Originally Posted by Chotii View Post

Have you checked the side seams inside and the front placket inside at the bottom for spare buttons? Sometimes there will be one.

Thanks, but yes, that's always the first place I check when there's a missing button.
post #40313 of 51124
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Originally Posted by Versace Guy View Post

It doesn't look as gaudy with the contrast cuff turned down. And this one is surprisingly slim fitted and doesn't look out of place when the rest of the outfit is muted. But I usually have to be in a vacation mindset, whether or not I am actually on vacation, to wear it during the day. Otherwise it's a night out shirt

I don't wear any of them because I usually keep it pretty low-key, but I appreciate the fabrics and color combining on some RG shirts. It's too bad douchey dudes give them a bad name, because, IMO, and in spite of being over-the-top, I think they're very well done.
post #40314 of 51124
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Originally Posted by infinidox View Post

Serious question for someone considering getting into the game a bit

There's a separate thread dedicated to the game (to keep this one more or less free from it):

http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions
post #40315 of 51124

Oxxford 42L 40% silk, 35% linen, 25% wool.  Appears never worn; found that Oxxford info card in the inside pocket.

 

 

 

 


 

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Brioni 56 (46) Silk/Wool/Linen

 

 

 

 

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Danner Boots, 10

Gucci loafers, 10

 

 

post #40316 of 51124
Fleece/Outdoor gear aficionados: can you tell me if this LL Bean Polartec zip-T is anything special? The tag is too faded for me to determine the size and where it was made.

post #40317 of 51124
On an ethrifting note, picked up a nice item that Linda classified as preowned but is NWT in her pics.

Does she do that often? I picked it up for a good price and am hoping it matches the pics.
post #40318 of 51124
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

On an ethrifting note, picked up a nice item that Linda classified as preowned but is NWT in her pics.

Does she do that often? I picked it up for a good price and am hoping it matches the pics.


Don't count on it (unless you see the entire price tag).  For some ungodly reason, she attaches one of those store style clear plastic tags onto the label of her items, making it appear as though there is a price tag on the other (unseen) end.  Not that this ever happened to me ...

post #40319 of 51124
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Originally Posted by Tyrone MacStiophain View Post

Fleece/Outdoor gear aficionados: can you tell me if this LL Bean Polartec zip-T is anything special? The tag is too faded for me to determine the size and where it was made.
 

 

I had a similar one and it was made in USA. The ink on the tag comes off very easily. I washed mine once before getting rid of it, nearly all of the lettering faded away. 

post #40320 of 51124
Speaking of Robert Graham, saw this bad boy at the rack. I would totally rock this if it was in my price range (currently $200). Love penguins
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