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post #23431 of 115969

Some of the thrift stores in my area don't take returns, per se, but they do offer exchanges for store credit. This applies only to clothing and excludes accessories such as belts, shoes, ties, etc. I don't think that it's necessarily "oily" since the charities essentially keep the money to benefit their cause, the buyer just exchanges one piece of clothing for another, and the clothing was freely donated. Just my two cents. -M-

post #23432 of 115969
You know I've always thought of GW as a charity, but didn't really check them out. They blare their PSAs where you're shopping there how they give the least well off a chance etc. The employees I see there look like people just getting off welfare, prison, mentally challenged, tatoos and they seem to work slower. My GW does not take returns on clothing.

Others that I'm pretty sure are for profit have primarily Hispanic people working bringing stuff out and really moving and working hard. When you glance in the back at their processing area, its like an assembly line back there, a lot of activity. Either they're hard workers naturally, or have a tough boss cracking the whip. Maybe both.
post #23433 of 115969
I've had some big misses lately:
Southwick 3 pieces suit- burn holes in the back of pants and jacket
RLPL SUIT- never see RLPL in my area jacket looked like it had been worn in a pie eating contest. Couldn't find pants.
Chester Barrie SC from 1961- might go get it and see if some dry cleaning wizardy can be done to it. No major staining but it just looked tinted from decades of neglect.
Oxxford cashwool topcoat- outer part of the coat wasn't to bad but the lining was a mess in areas. size 42 navy blue if someone wants me to pick it up for them. I doubt its going anywhere.

Paging Nataku, have you ever seen one of these? Colors are pretty cool. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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A mint Charvet shirt that is to small for me and monogrammed but I had to have in my possession Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Royal Tweed Shoes size 9 1/2-worn but I thought someone on here might want for the $8 I paid for them + shipping Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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A Pendelton leprechaun coat and a Harris Tweed ( some of you guys get alot of these I rarely see them) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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2x Charles Tyrwhitt slim fit 16/34, ?, Peter Millar, BNWT J Crew Corduroy Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #23434 of 115969

What's the sole like on those shoes?

 

That Pendelton is pretty sweet. Size?
 

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A Pendelton leprechaun coat and a Harris Tweed ( some of you guys get alot of these I rarely see them) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #23435 of 115969
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Paging Nataku, have you ever seen one of these? Colors are pretty cool. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Wow - nice score! Gore-Tex too. Never heard of that company before - looks to be one of the many small Calif-based makers that existed during the late 70's to early 80's and then disappeared. I love those colors!

Also, that shirt is by Ingram. I've seen them before - nothing to really write home about but nicer than your average thrift-store shirt.. Worth picking up if it fits and you like it. Made in Italy. I think I've seen them on Yoox before. Actual retail is around $200.
post #23436 of 115969
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Post photos MP. Lots and lots of photos.
Gloverall made duffle coats for a lot of comapnies over a lot of decades.

Here you go.

After taking a bit closer look while taking the pictures, I discovered that the hood is adjustable which is a nice touch and made the hood a bit less bulky looking when I have it up. I also found one small rip in one of the exterior seams (the last picture) but I should be able to put a couple stitches in that without a problem and keep it from getting any worse... now I just need to dig out my box of thread and see if I have something that will match. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the purchase.

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post #23437 of 115969
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Originally Posted by mistermidwester View Post

I've seen several posts in here lately were people are mentioning returning stuff to thrift stores. Do people actually do that? Seriously?
Seems pretty oily to me to buy a bunch of stuff, then check the internet to see if it's worth anything before returning it to a thrift store. WTF?

Well ive never really considered it that way. I'm in most of the stores so often buying things thaton the rare instances I do have to return them, Ive never gotten a strange look. I agree doing it consistently is pretty weird, but if people are interested in proxying stuff but the deal doesn't work out, I'm not just going to keep a bunch of stuff I can't wear. The other instances I return isif there's a stain or something im worried may get too small after a wash. I'll clean them, and if they don't work then hell, at least they got some clean shirts.
post #23438 of 115969
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

You know I've always thought of GW as a charity, but didn't really check them out. They blare their PSAs where you're shopping there how they give the least well off a chance etc. The employees I see there look like people just getting off welfare, prison, mentally challenged, tatoos and they seem to work slower. My GW does not take returns on clothing.
Others that I'm pretty sure are for profit have primarily Hispanic people working bringing stuff out and really moving and working hard. When you glance in the back at their processing area, its like an assembly line back there, a lot of activity. Either they're hard workers naturally, or have a tough boss cracking the whip. Maybe both.

GW is a charity. They spend the money on work programs etc. Very useful. Secular. Same thing with SA, substance abuse programs, temporary housing etc. Not secular I think. Savers and Value whatever are the same thing and give a portion to various charities, but they are for profit.

My favorite is St Vincent de Paul which I never find anything and not secular. But I still go there in a monthly circuit. It's run by old ladies from the affiliated church and money goes directly to the food bank which is next door. I look at their wares and donate couple of dollars, chat etc.
post #23439 of 115969

The Goodwills in AZ will accept returns with the original tag and receipt, then you get a debit card for store credit. Have only returned one item, a sport coat from Ralph Lauren that upon getting home realized I had the almost identical pattern in HSM Gold Trumpeter SC. Took the SC back wearing the HSM one and the clerk laughed and asked if I needed store credit.....Then she told me a story of a lady she waited on that just before she paid for a couple items, exclaimed that she thought she had donated them!

post #23440 of 115969
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Originally Posted by mistermidwester View Post

I've seen several posts in here lately were people are mentioning returning stuff to thrift stores. Do people actually do that? Seriously?
Seems pretty oily to me to buy a bunch of stuff, then check the internet to see if it's worth anything before returning it to a thrift store. WTF?

I dont think you're going to have much luck thrifting for profit if you need to ask SF how much each item is worth.
post #23441 of 115969
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Originally Posted by Wrenkin View Post


$400 Retail.


That's not them.  There was no leather on the bottom, just cheap feeling rubber.

post #23442 of 115969
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Thought I would throw one out for the Versace experts out there. 100% silk solid navy double breasted 4X1 suit. Tagged 42 (52) R. Definitely looked a bit dated and had triple pleats. I usually wear 40R and was just a tad tight on me.

I just realized somehow I deleted the pic of the suit . baldy[1].gif
post #23443 of 115969
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post

cheap feeling rubber.

you mean crepe sole?
post #23444 of 115969
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post

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Thought I would throw one out for the Versace experts out there. 100% silk solid navy double breasted 4X1 suit. Tagged 42 (52) R. Definitely looked a bit dated and had triple pleats. I usually wear 40R and was just a tad tight on me.
I just realized somehow I deleted the pic of the suit . baldy[1].gif

Hard to get a reply if to don't signal him correctly.

 

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post #23445 of 115969
^^^ Oh make no bones about it, that suit is likely authentic. Reason it may look dated is that it is dated, most likely a 1990's model.
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