New member here, [currently] in the Atlanta area. Have very recently started hitting the resale shops for men's clothes - some for me, mostly to flip. My best to date was a shirt purchased for $2.50, sold for $150.00. It was a Shag-designed limited edition made for Disneyland. Otherwise I've been picking up mainly sport coats and blazers but have yet to really list anything on eBay. I started out with vinyl records in the 90's and 00's, which sort of dried up so I moved on to other things. These days it's mostly rugs, vintage stereo speakers and the occasional odd and end...and now clothing. I've always been into vintage, just getting my feet wet with more current stuff. I'm approaching this the same way I did everything else - see what sells, try to make a few dollars, and whatever doesn't sell either keep or donate back into the pool.
Question for y'all: do people buy clothing on eBay "for parts or repair", like they do, say, electronics and whatnot? I ask because I picked up an Oxxford pure escorial sport coat this past weekend, which has 3 spots on it, and have already dropped it off at a local specialist cleaner to see if they can get the spots out (one on the collar, and two on the lower edge of the back). If the collar spot comes out and the other 2 don't, I figure someone might buy it anyway to shorten about an inch (to get rid of the material with the 2 spots on the bottom back) and have a perfectly good escoarial sport coat. It has the date & customer name tag in it - from 2005 - and my limited research tells me the original MSRP was about $3300...so the material alone has to be worth something, I would think.
Well, here's hoping for the best case scenario and all the spots come out. On the same trip I picked up a Halston tux jacket, a Lagerfeld, a Lauren by RL, and a few others - Marc Jacobs and so on...