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I could toss my entire collection and begin again with just those and die a happy man.
post #39902 of 114518
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

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Also, if anyone knows a pimp, or someone flamboyant in any size between XL - XXXXXXL (srs), please let me know!

I hope you plan on giving a XXXXXXL thrift fit picture.
post #39903 of 114518
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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post


I have some NWT Patagonia shorts tagged 36....I can measure them and see if they run small?


Yes ..Please do sir. Thx ! Length too please. LMK

post #39904 of 114518
Had a pretty great audio pick up today. Pioneer HPM-60 speakers, fully functional, well cared for, cabinets in good condition too. $20 for the pair. Looks like they sell for around 150-250 on the bay/craigslist, best part is they sound amazing.
post #39905 of 114518

Ok I need some help with one of these cause its driving me nuts. I'm about to pass out, and have a few things i'll add tomorrow, but nothing really great today, just quite a few items that will make decent money on the 'bay. SHOES: IMG_1326.JPGIMG_1327.JPG Royal Imperial obviously 9D, get at me.

Any insight into these would be helpful, I don't think they're anything incredible, but not knowing what they are bugs the shit out of me. I've tried googling the last, style # and looking through nail patterns, no dice. IMG_1331.JPGIMG_1330.JPGIMG_1329.JPGIMG_1328.JPG (this is seriously as good as its going to get for the insole). All I can read is made in england, it looks like Fish/tish towards the beginning of the line of text abovve made in england. Also, above that its somewhat hard to discern but there is a crown of some sort, but I don't think these are trickers. I know one of the shoe geniuses on here can help me.

Lastly, I'll put a pic up tomorrow, but to all the audiophiles, what do you know about the Kenwood KR 7400? I could only find a few for sale online and 1 on ebay, the avg. price was ~$150, what are your thoughts on value and quality. Thanks homies!


Edited by Jpmorris - 6/24/12 at 12:33am
post #39906 of 114518
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Originally Posted by Greg613 View Post

I hope you plan on giving a XXXXXXL thrift fit picture.

We did go out for Mexican afterwards. It may work. smile.gif

The pit to pit on it is roughly 34"
post #39907 of 114518
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Lastly, I'll put a pic up tomorrow, but to all the audiophiles, what do you know about the Kenwood KR 7400? I could only find a few for sale online and 1 on ebay, the avg. price was ~$150, what are your thoughts on value and quality. Thanks homies!

Could not find a thing on Audiogon. If it's this and it's cheap I think it would be worth picking up:

http://www.oaktreevintage.com/web_photos/hi-fi/Kenwood_KR-7400_collage.jpg
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

Had a pretty great audio pick up today. Pioneer HPM-60 speakers, fully functional, well cared for, cabinets in good condition too. $20 for the pair. Looks like they sell for around 150-250 on the bay/craigslist, best part is they sound amazing.

Mainy, nothing on the HPM 60's....but they did list an HPM 100:

Pioneer HPM-100 released 1977, pr, 12in woof New $600.00 :

Used Prices:

Avg Used $310.00
$410.00 High
$170.00 Low
Last Jan 11 $300.00

The thing I have found about Audiogon is their Blue Book only picks up vintage models that people have a strong desire for, which tend to be the top of the line ones. Doesn't mean the model below it sucked.
post #39908 of 114518

Hey guys!  

 

My wife's out of town for work this weekend and a quiet breakfast alone got me thinking about my little hobby, lol.

 

I was just wondering how many of you include a freebie with some of the stuff you sell on eBay or Etsy?  I usually hand-write a thank you note on a postcard and include that with every outgoing package (I have a relative who has been buying me really nice stationary, card / postcard sets, etc. for years, so I literally have hundreds of really cool MoMa-type and other kitschey stuff like that).  

 

Also, I was looking at some of the stuff you guys have listed on eBay and was wondering what you consider a good sales / total items listed percentage?  (Ex. 20 things listed, 5 things sold.)  I know that selling everything you list is the goal, but that's not always possible unless you start everything at $9.99 or so.  First, I stagger my starting prices depending on the item and based on how much preparation went into getting it ready for sale (dry cleaning, repairs, laundering, etc.), so I believe that I cannot go the $9.99 across the board route.  And second, I neither have the inventory / storage capabilities nor the regular traffic and existing network of regular customers that some of you guys have and I'm just trying to figure out a better way to do things.

 

Thanks smile.gif

post #39909 of 114518
I don't even include in an invoice, but a hand written note sounds like a great idea. Minimal effort to make people happy. I sell almost 100% but I start items at 4.99 or 9.99 almost exclusively, except things I go BINOBO on. I figure if it's not worth my time to hold out with fixed price listing, I'll just move the inventory since I'm always picking up new things. I actually recently sold two Zegna ties. One I started at 19.99 because I really liked it, the other at 9.99. The 19.99 sold but died pretty much right at starting price while the other enticed a bidding war. For auctions, my experience has so far been that you actually do better starting it low (YMMV of course).
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^^^ I never do the BINOBO.  I usually run straight 7 or 10 day auctions ending on Sunday nights (unless there is a free listing day like there was last Tuesday and I then I relist all my unsold stuff on those days).  It's not like I have a lot of stuff going on at any one time either, so most of what I'm going on about is really just small potatoes.  shog[1].gif

post #39911 of 114518
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Originally Posted by rayxlui View Post

And for the other stuff, the Oxxford, Isaia, Belvest, Poole are in my size 38/40, but I'm not 100% sure if I want to keep them.
The Canali is 52EU, the Zegna 15milmil15 is 56EU, the shirts are mostly my size, but the Zegna shirts are 16.5, grey Gucci is 17. Shoes are:
Alden = 10.5
Florsheim = 9
AE = 8
RLPL = 9
Brooks Brothers shells = 10
Gucci = 8
AE = 11
Harris dal 1913 = 9.5
Bally = 13
Patek looks legit, but I'll have to get it checked. Vuitton is pretty fake I think.

I'm 38S, so let me know if the jackets become available please!

post #39912 of 114518
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


We did go out for Mexican afterwards. It may work. smile.gif
The pit to pit on it is roughly 34"

 

Could be a record! Never seen anything near that size! Maybe we need a Boone & Crockett type record book for thrifting?

wow.gif Amazing that some store, or even a warehouse, buyer could order that many +9 standard deviation units. . . Way to the right side of the decimal point! 

post #39913 of 114518
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Ok I need some help with one of these cause its driving me nuts. I'm about to pass out, and have a few things i'll add tomorrow, but nothing really great today, just quite a few items t

Any insight into these would be helpful, I don't think they're anything incredible, but not knowing what they are bugs the shit out of me. I've tried googling the last, style # and looking through nail patterns, no dice. IMG_1331.JPGIMG_1330.JPGIMG_1329.JPGIMG_1328.JPG (this is seriously as good as its going to get for the insole). All I can read is made in england, it looks like Fish/tish towards the beginning of the line of text abovve made in england. Also, above that its somewhat hard to discern but there is a crown of some sort, but I don't think these are trickers. I know one of the shoe geniuses on here can help me.

 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm thinking these are nothing to get excited about.  When you see "genuine leather" and "man-made materials," I think that's a sign of lower quality.

 

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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

Hey guys!  

 

My wife's out of town for work this weekend and a quiet breakfast alone got me thinking about my little hobby, lol.

 

I was just wondering how many of you include a freebie with some of the stuff you sell on eBay or Etsy?  I usually hand-write a thank you note on a postcard and include that with every outgoing package (I have a relative who has been buying me really nice stationary, card / postcard sets, etc. for years, so I literally have hundreds of really cool MoMa-type and other kitschey stuff like that).  

 

Also, I was looking at some of the stuff you guys have listed on eBay and was wondering what you consider a good sales / total items listed percentage?  (Ex. 20 things listed, 5 things sold.)  I know that selling everything you list is the goal, but that's not always possible unless you start everything at $9.99 or so.  First, I stagger my starting prices depending on the item and based on how much preparation went into getting it ready for sale (dry cleaning, repairs, laundering, etc.), so I believe that I cannot go the $9.99 across the board route.  And second, I neither have the inventory / storage capabilities nor the regular traffic and existing network of regular customers that some of you guys have and I'm just trying to figure out a better way to do things.

 

Thanks smile.gif

 

A hand-written note does sound like a good idea, especially on high-dollar sales.  There have been a few times in the past when I was selling lower-dollar items like Zanella slacks or Brooks Brothers shirts, and I decided to throw in an addition pair of slacks or shirt for free.  The buyers never sent a message and just left cookie cutter feedback, so I decided I wouldn't do that again.  

 

I think its way too tough to name a good sales / total listings %.  It all depends on your listing style.  I'm sure Spoo's is 100%, but Brianpore's is more like 20%.  My % is closely correlated to my frustration with the clutter in my apartment laugh.gif

post #39914 of 114518
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Originally Posted by ick578 View Post

A hand-written note does sound like a good idea, especially on high-dollar sales.  There have been a few times in the past when I was selling lower-dollar items like Zanella slacks or Brooks Brothers shirts, and I decided to throw in an addition pair of slacks or shirt for free.  The buyers never sent a message and just left cookie cutter feedback, so I decided I wouldn't do that again.  

 

I think its way too tough to name a good sales / total listings %.  It all depends on your listing style.  I'm sure Spoo's is 100%, but Brianpore's is more like 20%.  My % is closely correlated to my frustration with the clutter in my apartment laugh.gif

 

^^^ The hand written postcard is something that I've found that buyers really seem to appreciate.  I hardly ever get returns (but I think that has more to do with my long-winded descriptions that offer extra details, extra measurements, and otherwise ancillary information that most people could care less about, lol).  The last two returns I got were totally my fault because I just hit the "sell something similar" button and forgot to change "NWT" to "Pre-Owned" in the drop down menu in the top part of the item description for one of them and the other had to do with me misreading the US equivalent of a EUR shirt size on one of those online size conversion charts.  Both customers mentioned that they liked the post cards and that the items themselves were great, but just not as described.  I was very polite and accepted the returns of course and paid for all shipping charges. In effect, I made the buyers whole again by putting them back in their original position as if they had never purchased the items in the first place. Other than those, I haven't had the misfortune of having to deal with frivolous returns [knock on wood].  That's not to say that I haven't had to deal with them in the past.

 

Bottom line: A hand-written thank-you note DOES seem to be a good thing to include with outgoing packages (I include one with everything from polyester ties to Gianluca Isaia suits).  

post #39915 of 114518
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

 

^^^ The hand written postcard is something that I've found that buyers really seem to appreciate.  I hardly ever get returns (but I think that has more to do with my long-winded descriptions that offer extra details, extra measurements, and otherwise ancillary information that most people could care less about, lol).  The last two returns I got were totally my fault because I just hit the "sell something similar" button and forgot to change "NWT" to "Pre-Owned" in the drop down menu in the top part of the item description for one of them and the other had to do with me misreading the US equivalent of a EUR shirt size on one of those online size conversion charts.  Both customers mentioned that they liked the post cards and that the items themselves were great, but just not as described.  I was very polite and accepted the returns of course and paid for all shipping charges. In effect, I made the buyers whole again by putting them back in their original position as if they had never purchased the items in the first place. Other than those, I haven't had the misfortune of having to deal with frivolous returns [knock on wood].  That's not to say that I haven't had to deal with them in the past.

 

Bottom line: A hand-written thank-you note DOES seem to be a good thing to include with outgoing packages (I include one with everything from polyester ties to Gianluca Isaia suits).  

 

You haven't seen my handwriting though lol8[1].gif

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