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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

Pretty good day. Zegna orphan 50R. tore up that thrift store to find the pants to no avail. Tried the women's. the dressing rooms, mens pants and nothing:
the above is available since it's a little too small for me. Double vented.

That is quite a recent item as well (last 5 years). Good find.

It is impossible to say whether the pants even came with the jacket - i.e. original owner bust the pants, hence decided to get rid of the jacket.

If owner got rid of both pants and jacket together, a lot can happen. A Donation Only centre could have distributed them to a different store - it happens.

Optimistically, you are unlikely to find the pants even if they appear in the same store. An oxymoron of terms, but in my experience a good pair of pants will dissapear from the racks faster than you can say blueberry pancakes. A pair of pants like that will dissapear on day one or day two it hits the racks, even if that thrift store does not attract many professional flippers.

Chances are the pants and suit came out together and were:
1) Separated by store workers, and someone bought the pants.
2) Kept together, but a guy could not fit the jacket, but the pants were OK, so he swiped them mad.gif

If the jacket was priced as a sport coat (i.e. approx half of that of a suit), then they were separated by the store, and chances are someone bought the spare pants. There is a remote chance the thrift store could have them out in the back, but it is a remote chance given the turnabout rate of most thrift stores.

A pessimistic note to an otherwise excellent find.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

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I would wear that and I would act like I owned the place as well wink.gif

I used to have an Etro jacket similar to that one lol8[1].gif. Wish I still had it, but a cigar made holes too big to reweave / patch.

Put it on and do a PIC for WAYWRN. The conservatives will throw a fit, but the ones with eyes for details or unusual pieces would certainly consider it a historical moment and your street cred will go up a few more notches smile.gif
Edited by Klobber - 11/11/11 at 8:41pm
post #19382 of 118292
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

IMO if its a nice, good condition and the buttons arnt crap, Harris Tweed's sell on eBay decently (if its a 36S send me a PM), but just dont expect to make $80 flipping it unless you want to sit on it for months. Take your quick $20-40 and be happy. When I pick them up they are $3-7 and you really can't lose money flipping a nice Harris Tweed in that price range.
ebay just scares the ever-loving crap out of me, what with some of the rampant fraud people on this forum have seen. people in this thread, especially, often find great pieces, and I'd hate to have to even deal with half of what nataku has been going through.


eBay dosent scare me, but it does suck and the fees suck big time! Unfortunately I have had little to no luck selling stuff on the forum since we switch over to this new format so 95% of the things I have sold have been though ebay. I would say 1:20 items I have some kind of problem, but just bite the bullet and take the hit, usually just getting stuck for shipping. If you follow the ebay/paypal rules to the "t" then I have never really had any fraud problems. Also only ship to confirmed address, use tracing, signatures and insurance when needed, etc. I also don't accept offers (as i do mostly BINOBO from people with 0 or lower feedback and check feedback history both for them and what they left before accepting offers. Again, just my opinion but if the Tweeds are nice and you want to flip them for a few bucks they are better then most of the crap you will find thrifting and I dont see much issue with fraud to flip a $40 jacket.

 

 

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I found a Loro Piana shirt in the store room of one of my favourite op shops a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I'd go back today to see if they'd brought out any more shirts. Found two plain white Brioni shirts in my size.

While I was there I also picked up some Zegna Sport casual pants and a pair of J. Crew chinos for my son.

At another place I found a real bargain - a pair of NWOT black wool dress pants from a local firm called Rhodes and Beckett. It wasn't until I got them home that I saw the half inch rip in the front of the knee. baldy[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post



eBay dosent scare me, but it does suck and the fees suck big time! Unfortunately I have had little to no luck selling stuff on the forum since we switch over to this new format so 95% of the things I have sold have been though ebay. I would say 1:20 items I have some kind of problem, but just bite the bullet and take the hit, usually just getting stuck for shipping. If you follow the ebay/paypal rules to the "t" then I have never really had any fraud problems. Also only ship to confirmed address, use tracing, signatures and insurance when needed, etc. I also don't accept offers (as i do mostly BINOBO from people with 0 or lower feedback and check feedback history both for them and what they left before accepting offers. Again, just my opinion but if the Tweeds are nice and you want to flip them for a few bucks they are better then most of the crap you will find thrifting and I dont see much issue with fraud to flip a $40 jacket.


how should one go about building positive feedback? I need to make some quick cash and flipping seems like a nice way to do it on the side... but i have yet to have an ebay account.
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post

how should one go about building positive feedback? I need to make some quick cash and flipping seems like a nice way to do it on the side... but i have yet to have an ebay account.

You can only do that through making lots of sales and getting your buyers to really like your service. Or by buying lots of stuff and paying quickly.
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Originally Posted by woolnotmutton View Post



the quanlity back then was just unbelievable,  just looking at the discoloration of the tag, I would say this coat is probably from that era... Must have been kept really well.

+1
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Originally Posted by California Dreamer View Post

I found a Loro Piana shirt in the store room of one of my favourite op shops a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I'd go back today to see if they'd brought out any more shirts. Found two plain white Brioni shirts in my size.
While I was there I also picked up some Zegna Sport casual pants and a pair of J. Crew chinos for my son.
At another place I found a real bargain - a pair of NWOT black wool dress pants from a local firm called Rhodes and Beckett. It wasn't until I got them home that I saw the half inch rip in the front of the knee. baldy[1].gif


great finds.

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post



eBay dosent scare me, but it does suck and the fees suck big time! Unfortunately I have had little to no luck selling stuff on the forum since we switch over to this new format so 95% of the things I have sold have been though ebay. I would say 1:20 items I have some kind of problem, but just bite the bullet and take the hit, usually just getting stuck for shipping. If you follow the ebay/paypal rules to the "t" then I have never really had any fraud problems. Also only ship to confirmed address, use tracing, signatures and insurance when needed, etc. I also don't accept offers (as i do mostly BINOBO from people with 0 or lower feedback and check feedback history both for them and what they left before accepting offers. Again, just my opinion but if the Tweeds are nice and you want to flip them for a few bucks they are better then most of the crap you will find thrifting and I dont see much issue with fraud to flip a $40 jacket.


I think that's some very good advice. And I don't have any experience selling there (yet), but I actually would still worry about it with a lower priced item, because if I'm trying to commit fraud, at least in my mind, a seller is less likely to take the time to try and get the money and/or item back. Then again, that's just me, and maybe fraudsters are looking for higher priced items so they can flip (see Nataku's shitty situation).

And you're completely right on the B&S. Maybe I just came too late to the party, but I've had zero bites with quality items. C'est la vie.
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Originally Posted by MattR View Post

Maybe I just came too late to the party, but I've had zero bites with quality items. C'est la vie.

No offense, but a brown odd jacket, a damaged mid-brand tweed, and used pajamas are not exactly hot items. I think your photos don't really help you either. The angles and blurriness make it difficult to get a sense of the item.
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

eBay dosent scare me, but it does suck and the fees suck big time! Unfortunately I have had little to no luck selling stuff on the forum since we switch over to this new format so 95% of the things I have sold have been though ebay. I would say 1:20 items I have some kind of problem, but just bite the bullet and take the hit, usually just getting stuck for shipping. If you follow the ebay/paypal rules to the "t" then I have never really had any fraud problems. Also only ship to confirmed address, use tracing, signatures and insurance when needed, etc. I also don't accept offers (as i do mostly BINOBO from people with 0 or lower feedback and check feedback history both for them and what they left before accepting offers. Again, just my opinion but if the Tweeds are nice and you want to flip them for a few bucks they are better then most of the crap you will find thrifting and I dont see much issue with fraud to flip a $40 jacket.
how should one go about building positive feedback? I need to make some quick cash and flipping seems like a nice way to do it on the side... but i have yet to have an ebay account.


If you just want quick pos feedback, but the cheapest things you can and pay right away, 99 cent things with free shipping, etc, but it takes time. If you sell you'll only get feedback from 1/2 the people anyway. I have close to 1000 transactions on ebay with 370 feedback and I also buy stuff so say 300 of 900 leave feedback, closer to 30% then 50%

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Originally Posted by nohio View Post


No offense, but a brown odd jacket, a damaged mid-brand tweed, and used pajamas are not exactly hot items. I think your photos don't really help you either. The angles and blurriness make it difficult to get a sense of the item.


 

+1. I think the seller concerned needs to think about what he understands as 'quality' in comparison to what else gets offered here.

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post #19393 of 118292
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Originally Posted by nohio View Post

No offense, but a brown odd jacket, a damaged mid-brand tweed, and used pajamas are not exactly hot items. I think your photos don't really help you either. The angles and blurriness make it difficult to get a sense of the item.
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post



 
+1. I think the seller concerned needs to think about what he understands as 'quality' in comparison to what else gets offered here.

That's fair enough. And in retrospect, "quality" wasn't the best adjective for everything I have, although I disagree about the PRL blazer being less than a quality item. It's not Kiton, Brioni, etc., sure. But it's not trash, either. Thank you for the tips on the photos, though. I'm pretty new at all of this, so I think retaking them would be in order.

In any case, picked up a pair of black AE Hillcrests today. Fit me like a glove. Had a lot of near hits, but, as usual, some flaw made me set them back.
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One of my best recent finds at Goodwill:

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^^ Photos are everything when selling online. Let the buyer know exactly what they are getting in return for their bucks. Pictures are worth 1000 words. With that said, I need to work on this category too. My photos suck, as I'm using an ancient Kodak digital camera that washes out color, has no happy medium for lighting (makes natural lighting look so much darker and the flash whitewashes everything) and it's been dropped 50+ times. I have a nicer Lumix one, just keep forgetting to bring it with when I take my photos.
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