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Who has been lucky enough to complete a trade with @R01gt? If you haven't, you're missing out. I just traded him some ebay fodder for a St. Andrews sportcoat, and he tossed in another SC in my size! Incredible. The items came packaged well in a large flat rate box.

 

He's a first-class, top-drawer gentleman. Do business with him. You won't regret it.

 

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Had a good morning.  No pics yet, but thrifted shells in my size (5th pair found in 3 weeks, but the first I've ever found for me), black leather chukkas from Barney's (also my size), a couple pars of Zanellas that don't have ridiculous numbers of pleats for myself, and a pretty cool vintage Banana Republic made in USA work shirt.  Oh, and some stuff for feebay.  Now to see if I can hit my cool of prepping 50 listings in a day.

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Originally Posted by highvoltorb View Post

Whenever I feel bad about seeking profit from Goodwill I remember how I have $80K in student loan debt and how I'm actually a pretty good candidate for some charity.

I never feel bad about seeking profit. As long as its legal (and some legal stuff I wouldn't do) and I'm straight with a buyer. 

 

Take away profit, the world stops in-place.

 

I hear people say "I really don't work for the money, I love what I do", but every single time a company decides to stop paying them, they go somewhere else where they get paid. So it is for the money for 99.9% of us. 

 

Even the non-profits. Its about money. the couple who own the eastern NC GW franchise - $800K a year. I'm one of the few who don't care they make that much. I look at how they've grown GW in this area and if I were a board member, I would pay them. 

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You, @Cotton Dockers, @SpooPoker, and anyone else?

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Originally Posted by size 38R View Post


who is exploiting charity?     Goodwill?  or those who seek to profit from Goodwill?        who is the vulture?     

I've seen Goodwill's corporate workers driving brand new Lexus's, Audi's and BMW's. As someone who's brother worked for Goodwill and who is friends with many of the employees at the stores, I hear first hand that a lot of the profits are going to pay for the higher-up's $50k cars and $500,000+ houses. Not only that but I also hear about how they treat their employees. I never feel bad about turning a profit from them.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


I've seen Goodwill's corporate workers driving brand new Lexus's, Audi's and BMW's. As someone who's brother worked for Goodwill and who is friends with many of the employees at the stores, I hear first hand that a lot of the profits are going to pay for the higher-up's $50k cars and $500,000+ houses. Not only that but I also hear about how they treat their employees. I never feel bad about turning a profit from them.


Mistreating American workers is fucking Un-American! 

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Finally found a really, really nice pair of non blobby looking Chelsea boots in my size. I thought it was a lost cause, as every other pair I've found in my size looked like shit when worn. Pics later
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This is a vintage Swedish military jacket from 1942 that I found in a vintage shop today. It was priced ~ $250, so I passed on it. I really liked the model though, so I'm thinking on going back and getting it, even though it's a bit overpriced. What do you guys think?
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Check eBay first though to see how out-of-line that price is. You may be able to get one there for a way better price. With that said, it's is a great looking jacket. $250 sounds steep but I suppose it is true vintage and not a replica so it has a lot of character. Also, I'd imagine a replica from a Japanese or American heritage/throw back label charging at least double that for a reproduction. Personally if it were my size I'd check eBay first, then try to bargain with the store owner accordingly.
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Good idea! the USP for this jacket is the patina it's gained by actually being worn and used in military training (Sweden hasn't been in war as a country for the last 200 years or so).

Edit: Found it.
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Mint condition! bounce2.gifbounce2.gifbounce2.gif
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 


Mistreating American workers is fucking Un-American! 

 

Not really. It has been done since the dawn of the country... till unions started stepping in. Even that's going to the wayside now since people are making decisions counter to their self interest.

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250 is nothing for a good leather jacket, especially one that has is anywhere near that old if the leather is in good condition.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

250 is nothing for a good leather jacket, especially one that has is anywhere near that old if the leather is in good condition.

I think that's probably canvas.

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Mint condition! bounce2.gifbounce2.gifbounce2.gif

For the uninitiated, is that a watch winder?

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I think that's probably canvas.
For the uninitiated, is that a watch winder?

Correct. This one is programmable to vary rotation frequency to avoid over-winding the movement.
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