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how much did you get per book? im really interested

laugh.gif Oh, not much at all. It's a funny story, but I compressed it; I basically had to repeat the process a couple times with each store, selling each one the other's $1 books. They really don't pay much at all, but since I know a lot about literature, as well as what each store would purchase (and their current inventory, since I spent so much time browsing), I was able to turn $50 into $350 in a couple of visits back and forth.

I've had what I'd consider some great book scores (for me -- a $350 William Burroughs book, some out of print David Foster Wallace first editions, etc.) though I always keep them for my greedy self.

It's getting a lot harder now that they seem to double check everything online. Still, occasionally one slips through. smile.gif
post #30227 of 112442
Some cool stuff I'm keeping for myself:

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent made in France smoking jacket:

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Yamaha mixing board. No idea if it works, but just couldn't pass it up. Need to get power adapter.

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Holland & Sherry buttons rescued from a Hong Kong tailor jacket. I mentioned these pages back. Went back for them, coat was on 50% tag, so I got the buttons for ~$3. I'm thinking about turning the sleeve buttons into cufflinks.

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Found these about 8 months ago. Was going to restore them and flip, but I have too many other projects at the moment. I'll let them go cheap here.

Freeman shoe company. No marked size. Measurements are:

Outsole length: 11.75"
Width: 4.25"

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I'm really overwhelmed by yall's kindness. I've been PM'ing with a couple of members and didn't realize there was such a response. I really want to express to all of you my gratitude for your offers and well-wishes. I shared this story thinking I might start a "pay it forward" thread, or at the very least hear some other stories y'all may have, but I didn't expect this. I'll get to each of you individually as soon as I'm able. Thank you all again.  

 

Maybe we can all find a way to pay it forward this weekend somehow cheers.gif

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nothing spectacular but extremelly cool in my opinion,found a EEl skin (!!!???!!!) attache case that im going to use as a laptop case,fits my 15 inch MB perfectly.

 

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post #30230 of 112442
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Some cool stuff I'm keeping for myself:
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent made in France smoking jacket:
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I don't care what the rest of you bitches say, that jacket kicks ASS!
post #30231 of 112442
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So glad the screen was not facing the wife. smile.gif

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Oddly enough, I had just opened this tab when my wife rolled over and asked me to turn the brightness down on the compy. Thanks for saving my life spoo!
post #30232 of 112442
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that's nice
would kop
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thank you,paid two bucks.its literally the thinnest and softest "leather" i have ever felt,imagine a sort of leather/silk hybrid...but its very durable
 

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that's nice
would kop


 

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The one and only time I ever found nice shoes was last summer. Picked up two pairs of Jimmy Choos and a pair of Louboutins for my wife. $50 each and included the dustbags. They were at a garage sale. The lady running the sale said "you should have been here when we opened. The women were jam packed in that closet and were fighting over purses and shoes". My wife just about cried. Wonder what we missed.

I can't ever imagine finding stuff like that in a thrift store, though. Insane....
post #30235 of 112442
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Originally Posted by valium View Post

thank you,paid two bucks.its literally the thinnest and softest "leather" i have ever felt,imagine a sort of leather/silk hybrid...but its very durable

$2???
i'll pay you $6! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

man
how do you guys find this stuff... seriously
i am so jelly
post #30236 of 112442
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Originally Posted by valium View Post

pussy
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flip them to SPOO for $120 smile.gif just kidding

Quit trolling bro. Even a reply to this post is trolling. As they say, NRN.
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Frenchy, stop confusing me!


That.
post #30237 of 112442

Weird, that was my first RG too, just got it a few weeks ago. Wonder if it's still in my room....shog[1].gif
 

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post #30238 of 112442
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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post

Frenchy, stop confusing me! Just change your name back to Frenchy, start fighting with Man of Lint again: I pine for the olden days!

ooof. I shudder to think. While at first I did miss him...it's been peaceful, mostly.
post #30239 of 112442
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Originally Posted by elev8rz View Post

I'm really overwhelmed by yall's kindness. I've been PM'ing with a couple of members and didn't realize there was such a response. I really want to express to all of you my gratitude for your offers and well-wishes. I shared this story thinking I might start a "pay it forward" thread, or at the very least hear some other stories y'all may have, but I didn't expect this. I'll get to each of you individually as soon as I'm able. Thank you all again.  

Maybe we can all find a way to pay it forward this weekend somehow cheers.gif

I'll add a big +1 to that.

My inventory of quality, black L/S dress shirts has doubled at virtually no cost to me thanks to the generosity of the folks of this thread. It's not like I couldn't pay for them but no one would accept my money. As soon as I get through this busy couple of weeks, I'll be paying it forward.


BTW...frenchy saved me from making a high dollar mistake with some skis a while back. I'm not sure if I said thanks back then but I am saying it now.
post #30240 of 112442
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

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The one and only time I ever found nice shoes was last summer. Picked up two pairs of Jimmy Choos and a pair of Louboutins for my wife. $50 each and included the dustbags. They were at a garage sale. The lady running the sale said "you should have been here when we opened. The women were jam packed in that closet and were fighting over purses and shoes". My wife just about cried. Wonder what we missed.
I can't ever imagine finding stuff like that in a thrift store, though. Insane....

IIRC you did all right at that sale as well laugh.gif



Why was frenchy banned again?
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