Originally Posted by lee_44106
I do hope all the B&S sellers make a profit, but it just puzzles me to see people selling items that span the whole spectrum of sizes, as if items were purchased specifically to resale. It's good if they sold, but I have no sympathy if they don't. You assume the risk for the potential financial gain.
Well, sure. When I talk about stuff not moving, the point is that if it happens frequently enough, the bargains will dry up. I only have so much space to store items, so much time to devote to selling and so much money to sink into it. Lately stuff hasn't moved, so I -- and some other sellers -- are offering less. I don't want sympathy, just pointing out cause and effect. As for the spectrum of sizes, it only makes sense that sellers buy items that aren't their size for resale. I don't have much incentive to offer up the best items in 38R and 9D. The vast majority of stuff I buy in my size, I keep. But what people here want most are NWT items at great prices -- a quarter of retail or less. When I find such items, I'm happy to pass along the bargain, and I try to keep my prices pretty low. I still sell my Polo trou for about $40 less than what seems like the going market rate. But, at the same time, I do expect some reward for my time and effort. Folks who buy and sell, in my mind, make it possible for many people to get bargains they might not otherwise. I don't begrudge Ed if he's making a small profit while saving me hundreds of bucks.