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post #29161 of 117831
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Originally Posted by darkmatter7 View Post



+1

I have ~200 items to ship him.  I don't have the time to sell any of it.  Between schoolwork, thrifting, and time with the girlfriend, I have absolutely no time.  Also, he has a lot more expertise at selling than me.  I tried to sell a few items on ebay, and had very poor results.  I've been watching his ebay listings, and they do well, and his pictures/descriptions are excellent.  In any case, I'm bringing in about 150 items per month, and have an eBay category selling limit of 25 per month... and it's surprisingly slow/difficult to sell in the B&S.

I post the stuff because this is a bragging thread.



So if someone offered you $150 for that suit based on what you posted how hard is that? I get what you are doing, and we all have time constraints (fulltime job, wife/kid in my case). But to me if you are taking time to post the pictures here, give it a few hours to see if you get any bites. If not ship it off and let your partner deal with it.
post #29162 of 117831
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

So if someone offered you $150 for that suit based on what you posted how hard is that? I get what you are doing, and we all have time constraints (fulltime job, wife/kid in my case). But to me if you are taking time to post the pictures here, give it a few hours to see if you get any bites. If not ship it off and let your partner deal with it.

Wasn't the whole point of this thread originally to post up pictures of cool stuff that was found while thrifting. Somewhere along the line it got perverted into a sales thread. DM is doing exactly what this thread was created for....bragging.

He's not posting sizes or measurements and certainly isn't throwing out if it is available or not. So to give him a rash of shit because he's not playing by some rule that doesn't exist is silly. Everyone go back and read the first post of this thread by J.

"I've been meaning to do this for a long time. I often get great stuff, and I want to brag and gloat to someone who will care, understand and/or appreciate it. But it's not worth starting a thread for each new item. I also want to hear about what other people got. It will be a journal of sorts."


Just my .02.


Btw...crappy camera phone pictures do not move merchandise on SF or eBay.
post #29163 of 117831
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

Hard work? The item is found and the pictures are taken. The majority of the work is done. Hell if I was still in college I would have had a nice business doing this.

lol. if you don't think selling stuff on ebay is hard work..... photographing, writing listings, measurements, shipping takes a MASSIVE amount of time even if you have it streamlined to perfection. i think people seriously seriously underestimate the amount of effort it takes to sell 30-100 items a week, even 10-20 can be a lot of work if you don't really know what you're doing.
post #29164 of 117831
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

In all seriousness why are you posting this stuff if you're not keeping it or offering it up to guys here first? Not sure what you paid for it, but if you're paying $15 - $30, and could move something like this easy for $75 - $200 shipped. You and cut out the middle man and recoup your money quicker.
If that is a 56 there are a dozen guys that would be all over that suit (myself included) if it measured out right.
Just my .02

I actually leave size 44-46 inch chests on the rack now, its hard to find people tht big on fashion forums. i see alot of nwt canali, or modern oxxford but pass on it since it doesn't move even when i do the $50 shipped suit things. id kill to get $100-200 for a suit i got at a thrift store

i generally pick up size 40 and under
post #29165 of 117831
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

lol. if you don't think selling stuff on ebay is hard work..... photographing, writing listings, measurements, shipping takes a MASSIVE amount of time even if you have it streamlined to perfection. i think people seriously seriously underestimate the amount of effort it takes to sell 30-100 items a week, even 10-20 can be a lot of work if you don't really know what you're doing.

+1
post #29166 of 117831
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post


Btw...crappy camera phone pictures do not move merchandise on SF or eBay.

I bought a really nice Nikon Coolpix P7000 off Best Buy.com a couple months back when they came out with the new model, Paid for it with money I made selling stuff with pictures I took with my old crappy digital camera.
post #29167 of 117831
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

lol. if you don't think selling stuff on ebay is hard work..... photographing, writing listings, measurements, shipping takes a MASSIVE amount of time even if you have it streamlined to perfection. i think people seriously seriously underestimate the amount of effort it takes to sell 30-100 items a week, even 10-20 can be a lot of work if you don't really know what you're doing.

Mainy, I'm not disagreeing with you. My whole point was if you can take a crappy phone picture, and make $50 - $75 after you back your costs out..why not do it? And I don't begrudge darkmatter on what he's doing. But he did mention how tight his funds were just the other day when he mentioned why he isn't picking up more stuff.
post #29168 of 117831
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

lol. if you don't think selling stuff on ebay is hard work..... photographing, writing listings, measurements, shipping takes a MASSIVE amount of time even if you have it streamlined to perfection. i think people seriously seriously underestimate the amount of effort it takes to sell 30-100 items a week, even 10-20 can be a lot of work if you don't really know what you're doing.

+1. Every Sunday I devote at least 3-4 hours into my listings. Photos, descriptions, measurements, etc and I've been doing this for almost 10 years. That time doesn't include packing and shipping each item individually. That itself can take up to an hour or more.
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

I actually leave size 44-46 inch chests on the rack now, its hard to find people tht big on fashion forums. i see alot of nwt canali, or modern oxxford but pass on it since it doesn't move even when i do the $50 shipped suit things. id kill to get $100-200 for a suit i got at a thrift store
i generally pick up size 40 and under

Wow, really? I myself an a 44 and I know about 20 guys on here that are my size. We literally battle over stuff sometimes. I'd kill for a recent Oxxford in my size (42-44 R). This isn't really a fashion forum where everyone is a 40 R and wears D&G. I actually think us medium to bigger guys make up a good chunk of this forum.
post #29169 of 117831
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

lol. if you don't think selling stuff on ebay is hard work..... photographing, writing listings, measurements, shipping takes a MASSIVE amount of time even if you have it streamlined to perfection. i think people seriously seriously underestimate the amount of effort it takes to sell 30-100 items a week, even 10-20 can be a lot of work if you don't really know what you're doing.

+10 fing02[1].gif It's a lot more work then it looks like to list massive amounts of items.
 

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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

I actually leave size 44-46 inch chests on the rack now, its hard to find people tht big on fashion forums. i see alot of nwt canali, or modern oxxford but pass on it since it doesn't move even when i do the $50 shipped suit things. id kill to get $100-200 for a suit i got at a thrift store
i generally pick up size 40 and under


 What!? baldy[1].gif  um... PM sent if your seriously leaving that shit behind

post #29170 of 117831
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Originally Posted by hmmurdock View Post
Btw...crappy camera phone pictures do not move merchandise on SF or eBay.


Yes they can

 

post #29171 of 117831
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post


I actually leave size 44-46 inch chests on the rack now, its hard to find people tht big on fashion forums. i see alot of nwt canali, or modern oxxford but pass on it since it doesn't move even when i do the $50 shipped suit things. id kill to get $100-200 for a suit i got at a thrift store
i generally pick up size 40 and under


Please add 42 and PM me biggrin.gif

 

post #29172 of 117831
Meant to post this Friday, but it's been a long weekend of drinking, soccer, and watching basketball. Picked up a J.Press (I think MTM) three piece navy blue chalk stripe suit. Size 38L. Fully canvassed. This sucker is HEAVY - definitely for the dead of winter. Available. Only condition issue is a small 2" rip in the lining - should be a quick, cheap fix at the tailor.

FYI - those spots in the first picture are just my shitty camera.

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Two days late getting these posted from Friday. Pics were a little rushed....and wrinkled.

 

Zegna Trofeo Birds Eye

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Samuelsohn Birds Eye

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Members Only SC

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HF Pin Stripe

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Avoca Irish Tweed

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Local Tailor 3 Peice Flannel

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Hanover Sheppard Sigs, Shell Longwings

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post #29174 of 117831
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Originally Posted by 951socal View Post

I actually leave size 44-46 inch chests on the rack now, its hard to find people tht big on fashion forums. i see alot of nwt canali, or modern oxxford but pass on it since it doesn't move even when i do the $50 shipped suit things. id kill to get $100-200 for a suit i got at a thrift store
i generally pick up size 40 and under

You really know how to hurt a guy, don't you. Seriously?! I'm always on the lookout for good 44-46 stuff.
post #29175 of 117831
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

lol. if you don't think selling stuff on ebay is hard work..... photographing, writing listings, measurements, shipping takes a MASSIVE amount of time even if you have it streamlined to perfection. i think people seriously seriously underestimate the amount of effort it takes to sell 30-100 items a week, even 10-20 can be a lot of work if you don't really know what you're doing.

+1. I know I did, and now I have stuff piling up everywhere because I can't keep up with it. And I'm averaging 2-3 hours less sleep a night. Nothing that's worth doing is easy.

If DM was a hoarder, would anyone care? Personally I don't want to chase him away, because he posts the sickest crap on the planet. Keep doing what you're doing, DM. [insert Citizen Kane clapping here]
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Wow, really? I myself an a 44 and I know about 20 guys on here that are my size. ... I'd kill for a recent Oxxford in my size (42-44 R). .... I actually think us medium to bigger guys make up a good chunk of this forum.

At a generous 42, +1. I may have a bigger gut than I'd like, but I'm by no means large. Just broad shouldered, with a rugby-player's build. 44 or even 46 is not that large. (This us Amur'ca, after all!)
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