...and of course:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Dear lord Klobber, 1000 miles of thrifting?! I can see how you might be burned out after that. Some amazing finds there, congrats.
I'm not even going to try following that act, but I've been looking for a messenger/briefcase bag for FOREVER, and I finally found a pretty decent one. It's by Jack Georges (I hadn't heard of it, but ebay seems to suggest it's not too bad). At $12.74 after discount, it was on the higher end of thrift prices I've paid, but it is in excellent condition (the inside looks completely unused, and it still has the loose inspection tag inside it), and has a really cool soft raised grain leather. Now I just need a comparable black one and I'm good to go! Also found some brown leather Sperry Topsiders in my size in pretty good shape for $7 (also not cheap, but another item I've been looking for for awhile).
Don't worry about it you win some you lose some, although thrifting for popular asian counterfeit brands is always a risk.
Klobber that is outstanding sir, I was just wondering what was this fortune that you spent? No need to get into individuals, just the entire lot. This way we can tell you if you will come out on top.