i think the says goes: "the road to hell is paved with good deeds"
as far as to where i get my stuff.. everywhere!! as i got bigger i was able to put out more money and buy in bulk.. I started with the thrift stores.. 99-2000 these were the days when u could walk into a salvation army or goodwill and buy shirts for 50 cents.. and you could find entire wardrobes.. walk out spending 10$ and turn it into $500+ on ebay.. they got smart.. shirts/pants/jackets.. they are no less then 5-10$ each there now.. at least thats here in vegas.. plus we have only 10~ish stores that are even big enough to shop. goodwill is hurting, the last few years they have closed a few of there locations.. I stop in them from time to time.. ties are pretty good.. they keep them at $2 and either a tie is mint or its trashed.. there is no in between. and u can sometimes find whole collections.. like 20 hermes ties or whatnot.. it happens.. Hotels.. no.. my used stuff comes in bulk from wholesellers.. connections i have found over time.. i have even used www.surplus.net
a few times.. i used to fear telling people where i got my stuff.. as they would do the same.. i had a few friends try on me... GOOD LUCK.. if u hold a full time job and list 400 items a week.. even 200 a week.. u wont have time.. plus there are so many designers out there you have to know what you are doing and what sells... can this be taught? a armani shirt size 14.5 X 32 is worthless on ebay.. yet a kiton shirt 14.5 X 32 will get you $$.. thats where research and trial and error comes in.. i have done this a long time.. plus.. i have learned.. when u deal with used stuff.. you are less common to come across fakes.. i look at ebay and see some of these knock off labels and wonder what in the world. how do they get away with this..
If i could sell my business... "parisvegas" and still do this as a hobby it would be the dream.. but how do u sell a business that you never know what you are going to get.. every month its a new adventure..