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So I have a lead on a 60s blackface fender princeton, basically my dream amp. If I end up winning, do any of you have any suggestions on shipping it? It would be from an out of state private seller, not ebay. 

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

So I have a lead on a 60s blackface fender princeton, basically my dream amp. If I end up winning, do any of you have any suggestions on shipping it? It would be from an out of state private seller, not ebay. 

Thanks!

sure... just give me the address and ill go pick it up for you wink.gif

but FedEx has done great for me. my dad has also shipped his steel guitars with them and never had a problem. (aside from the cost and the weight)
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princeton has that bias modulating tremolo. da shit!

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sure... just give me the address and ill go pick it up for you wink.gif

but FedEx has done great for me. my dad has also shipped his steel guitars with them and never had a problem. (aside from the cost and the weight)

 

Awesome! Yea I have both purchased and sold amps, fed ex has worked for me as well. The thing that would be different about this is its a guy who is not familiar with amps and packaging them. I suppose i could just give detailed instructions on how to package it. I've heard of other options like greyhound and possibly apps that are similar to a rideshare for shipping things like this. 

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princeton has that bias modulating tremolo. da shit!

 

yea it still has the pedal and original vinyl cover too! 

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One new store and one old store yesterday.  Came to the realization recently that my interest in fashion is more dependent on my interest in thrifting rather than the other way around.  I would have far less interest in quality construction and the history of and traditions of menswear if the thrift aspect was not there.  Pretty cool.

 

Nothing too special but thrifted my first respectable Italian brand so that made my happy.  An orphan but a nice solid brown.  Everything is available

 

Brown label Canali orphan, solid brown color. 52C/42S

 

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Versace Collection Brown silk/wool patterned SC.  Nothing too special but the pattern is pretty cool.  46R but measures more like a 44 with 27" arms O.o

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Green/Brown BB made in Italy lambswool tweed.  In great shape and love the color, woudl totally rock this in the fall.  Sadly a 46R

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Samuelsohn MTM Dark Navy Super 110s with ticket pocket, dual vents and working cuffs.  This one's really cool with a lot of customizations.  Was able to reunite with pants but the pants were messed up.  Maybe a bad decision but too cool to leave behind for $6.  Tagged 42L but a bit funky since it's MTM (20.25" shoulders)

 

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Nice southwick houndstooth SC.  Could someone confirm that the label is Recent/Current (pictures in spoiler)?  42R. Thanks!

 

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Hickey Freeman from '06 pinstripe suit with LP super 130's.  42S

 

 

This one was interesting.  NWT Polo golf but doesn't feel like golf pants with a herringbone weave.  Linen/Cotton blend.  Anybody when these are from?  Sadly too big, size 38.

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Originally Posted by joshmick View Post

Awesome! Yea I have both purchased and sold amps, fed ex has worked for me as well. The thing that would be different about this is its a guy who is not familiar with amps and packaging them. I suppose i could just give detailed instructions on how to package it. I've heard of other options like greyhound and possibly apps that are similar to a rideshare for shipping things like this. 

yea it still has the pedal and original vinyl cover too! 
I'd just give him detailed instructions, especially about protecting the tubes. Princetons aren't that big or heavy so shouldn't be too difficult to package.

I hope you win it - I've had a couple of Silverface Fenders (Twin and Musicmaster Bass amp - great for guitar) but never a Blackface.
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here's a link you can send him:

 

https://reverb.com/news/how-to-ship-an-amp

 

good luck bro!

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Thanks all!!!

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a very well-received pop for me:

 

vintage 1975 echecs li echiquier, 90 cm.

$3.99. 

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What's with Mariano Rubinacci and his Seinfeld-esque white shirts?  This thing has buttons on the women's side, but tagged size 48.  

 

 

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Been on a long vacation with the family. I was excited to see what it was like in Scotland and England. It really is quite different so far. Most of the US brands are absent at least at the stores I've been to in Edinburgh. Tons of thrifts everywhere but super small.

The prices are insane. 12 to 15 pounds per shirt. Lots of store brands like Zara and Topman.

Had to buy a windbreaker in the states for the trip. I just love finding minty things I can sell when I return.



After six stores I left a ton of old ripped up Barbour, YSL, Trywhitt,and Polos on the shelf. I found these on the last stop:





Will be in London later this month if anyone wants to meet up
I will never complain about thrift prices in the US again !

This was a great read, thanks smile.gif

So now you know how hard it is for us, we can expect to get double the thumbs yeah? wink.gif
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If anybody is a 42_44L and interested in these 10 astor and blacks LMK. They appear to be celebrity owned. There cheap.



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Lardini, right? There is a local store that has three of them right now. But they want $32.50 each and I can't bring myself to pay that much for a suit. I am too spoiled with cheap shit around here.

 

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If think if you could be able to temporarily disregard this (misplaced) sense of principal hat is standing in the way of you and good money, I have a tad bit of advice. Of course, only advice, you do with it what you please. If you have access to basic suits from the 1818 collection, regardless of model, and they even are comprised of premium fabrics, and are Italy/Lardini manufactured, you should head on down to this store, go over to this rack, pick each one of these suits off the rack, one by one, pay for them, take them home, take about 12-15 quality photos of each one and list them, being sure to emphasize the Estrado wool and certainly Italian origin, Lardini manufacturing. Now to be clear, I'm not barking orders or telling you what you should or should not do with your own hard earned money, however, what I can tell you, is if you follow my step by step guide, from obtaining the merchandise. all the way to listing it for sale, I can tell you, that without fail, you will move each one, individually, for a minimum of $175, as high as $240. Now, perhaps not worth the effort to you or whatever, your call. However, speaking as someone who used to work in the industry, as someone who worked directly with the process of buying inventory wholesale seasonally, as well as itemizing and setting retail price rates, dictated by the Powers that be, specifically for a boutique that is known country wide to have the highest mark up percentage of anyone....and they fucking did...all through school we worked with industry averages of 2.2-2.5 x wholesale price, their goods were being set to sell at well above 3x wholesale price, and sometimes way higher. I mention this because at one of, if not, the most expensive boutique in the country. is content with a 3-4x the items purchase price, as their profit off retail for the good, and you buying those suits and selling them and the market bottom, has you at a 5+x purchase to resale rate..I mean, I figure if it's good enough for them.....believe my points been made. With that information my friend, you do with what you please, just thought I'd maybe lend a helping hand.

 

I mean personally, the price tag is of little concern to me, the important aspect that is to be focused on, is if this investment, regardless of price, will result in a worthwile profit, and a quick turnover rate. If I can sell the thing in a week, I don't give a shit if it cost a grand if I can see 3.5-4 back in 7 days. I feel like some let the fact that since it's a thrift, based on prcinpal, they won't purchase a good because it shouldn't be priced at a certain point. The only person who is loosing with this mentality/belief is you. Cuz if your passing purely because of some falsely placed sense of integirty or principal, then your just loosing fucking money and someone who likes to make that shit, is just gonna come in right after you, buy it, and get paid. My 2 cents, of course, you do you, I'll do me, just some thoughts by Jompso.....and of course this sentiment is strictly in reference to thrifting for profit, spend what you want or don't want on yourself, I obviously could care less.


Edited by Jompso - 7/19/16 at 3:12pm
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^Agreed. BB 1818 stuff with good fabrics sell quickly for me and do better than many brands we all salivate over.
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+2!

 

suits in my neck of the woods are typically around 25 anyways (with a few exceptions). i usually just scrutinize quality/flavor in the racks. if it's a boss fabric and a good maker and of course excellent condition then yes.

 

BB i won't consider except for lardini and greenfield or it were like a killer vintage boater or madras or something.

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