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post #40276 of 124422
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

 Did you make sure to get your card stamped?

 

I would return the ties...


Edited by chiron - 6/27/12 at 5:26am
post #40277 of 124422
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

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Wow wow wow. I knew this was going to be special at first glance, but DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN.
post #40278 of 124422

Damn dude you better check back over the next few days for those pants!

 

And PM'ed....

 

 

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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

So, after the eBay shenanigans, I took some time off from thrifting, and this thread. Still browsed it a little here and there just so no grail pieces from trading partners would slip through without notice. First day back today and...
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best. day. ever.
Not my most expensive finds ever, nor rarest or oddest patterns, but a few first-time finds. The best part being that everything I loved fits me nearly perfectly. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Scoured the store for the pants. At least I finally have an excuse to use some buttons I've harvested.
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Again, no pants. But still awesome.
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All the jackets have surgeon's cuffs, but the sleeves fit perfectly. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif The Su Misura seem to be MTM, as there is a name and date (one made in '09, one in '10). I'll definitely be back to the store to see anymore of this guy's clothing ends up there.
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Pearl Izumi long-sleeve jersey
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Won an auction for this while I was out today, too. Little higher than thrift prices, but I think it's awesome. Vintage, nearly antique, Deuter rucksack:
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This stuff is all available:
These seemed like really good quality. Being made in Romania, I figured they were some sort of Incotex iteration.
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Also found Park Ave.s in 9.5D. Available. Pretty good condition, don't seem to be worn much. I'll get pictures tomorrow. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Also found a Miele cooktop for a good friend of mine that just bought a house with his girlfriend. Made a great housewarming gift. Similar to this, but an older model:
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Edited by mrdeep2001 - 6/27/12 at 5:32am
post #40279 of 124422
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

here's what i managed to grab today. everything is available but for sale not trade, unless you have some cool streetwear in slim size small or XS Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 



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ridiculous Bottino (some store in philly I think) two tone shoes... hand made in spain, blake stitched, had to pick them up for the price. 9.5M

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alden for brooks brothers shell cordovan ptb. pics make these look beat but they just need to be cleaned up. best find of day IMO. 9 D

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church's custom grade brown monkstrap. previous owner was nice enough to have them resoled / reheeled AND keep shoe trees in them. 8 F

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recent dark green brooks brothers corduroy harrington jacket. size small. damn this thing is nice i wish it was small enough for me frown.gif

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another brand off my thrift bucket list... made in france no less

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scotch and soda wool cardigan... xl

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hugo boss slim fit made in italy Medium, paul & shark made in italy XL x2

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wah maker shirt for ebay, dead mint willis & geiger shirt, ditto for the prada shirt which is size 39

decent day all around, no suits / sportcoats though

 

 

 

 

Now I know why none of your amazing stuff ever fits me.....because it usually fits you it seems angry.gif

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

no exciting stories like last night to share. 

 

but out of curiousity: how do you heavy hitters (brian, cap, the like) keep track of inventory, sales, profits, targets etc. 

 

I built a very rudimentary excel file at the beginning of my thrifting tendencies that I have since outgrown and after my wedding I would like to build something that gives daily, weekly, monthly information. 

 

please note that I am not asking for your spreadsheet template although that would be incredibly kind :D but more digging for gems that I might not uncover otherwise.

 

my main goal would be to include line items that I didnt fully anticipate at the outset ie insertion fees, FVF, shipping charged to customer and actual shipping cost and be able to break down profit margins by item, week etc. 

 

I figure that I owe it to myself to be able to quantify my results :D

 

I just use a detailed excel spreasheet. Its super simple, as I don't take into account the insertion fees, FVF, but do take into account ebay fees, paypal fees, my initial cost and shipping. I dont care what I make per week/month, etc, but if I did, I would just use a different color for week 1 then week 2 and add another row in to label the date of the week.  I can send you mine, but it's prob what you already had for the most part and want to get something more advanced.

 

Spoo or mainy, might chip in their thoughts, but odds say they have something set up for business like quickbooks (never used it so not sure if it would work for that...??)

post #40280 of 124422
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

I guess I'm the only one who would have been pissed he asked me to run errands for him. Especially to pick him up skoal. Classy.  

 

+1.  Ric Flair would have to drive a Harrier jump jet or own a portal gun or something.  If I was with my wife it would be a polite: "No thank you, and good day, sir!"

 

edit: @ 330CK: AWESOME HAUL!!!  (You have officially made me sick with greenest envy...  made all the worse because we are about the same size.  worship.gif)

post #40281 of 124422
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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

So, after the eBay shenanigans, I took some time off from thrifting, and this thread. Still browsed it a little here and there just so no grail pieces from trading partners would slip through without notice. First day back today and...

 

That Cucinelli!!!

 

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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

 Did you make sure to get your card stamped?

 

I would return the ties...

 

I'd keep the Canali, and the Chanel if it's real...

post #40282 of 124422
Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of etsy, for finds of a certain age?
Are the browsers there more discerning?

And does anyone use consignment stores?

I guess like anything, I suppose there's a value chain at work here:
Free / Dumpster diving (no disrespect intended, I've done it)
Thrift stores
Discount stores
Consignment
Retail

And online, like bricks & mortar, is just another mode for each link.
post #40283 of 124422
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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of etsy, for finds of a certain age?
Are the browsers there more discerning?
And does anyone use consignment stores?
I guess like anything, I suppose there's a value chain at work here:
Free / Dumpster diving (no disrespect intended, I've done it)
Thrift stores
Discount stores
Consignment
Retail
And online, like bricks & mortar, is just another mode for each link.

 

Typhoid joins is our resident Etsy expert, I believe he does quite well on there.  It seems to be ideal for the Trad/Take Ivy crew, but for most menswear, eBay seems to be the better avenue, net of fees.

 

Consignment stores are pretty popular, and according to Frenchy all of DM7's finds come from them devil.gif

 

There are definitely different levels of consignment store

 

The heirarchy in my mind is:

 

normal thrift store -> cheap consignment store -> Fairfield County, CT Goodwills -> eBay -> SF (B&S) ->  boutique consignment store -> discount store (TJMaxx/Marshall's) -> Retail

post #40284 of 124422
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

That Cucinelli!!!

 

 

I'd keep the Canali, and the Chanel if it's real...

Leave the gun, take the Canali.

 

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Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of etsy, for finds of a certain age?
Are the browsers there more discerning?
And does anyone use consignment stores?
I guess like anything, I suppose there's a value chain at work here:
Free / Dumpster diving (no disrespect intended, I've done it)
Thrift stores
Discount stores
Consignment
Retail
And online, like bricks & mortar, is just another mode for each link.

Typhoid's your man!

post #40285 of 124422
Quote:
Originally Posted by FaceOfBoh View Post

Does anyone have any thoughts on the merits of etsy, for finds of a certain age?
Are the browsers there more discerning?
And does anyone use consignment stores?
I guess like anything, I suppose there's a value chain at work here:
Free / Dumpster diving (no disrespect intended, I've done it)
Thrift stores
Discount stores
Consignment
Retail
And online, like bricks & mortar, is just another mode for each link.

 

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

Typhoid joins is our resident Etsy expert, I believe he does quite well on there.  It seems to be ideal for the Trad/Take Ivy crew, but for most menswear, eBay seems to be the better avenue, net of fees.

 

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Originally Posted by bytor13 View Post

Typhoid's your man!

 

^^^ LOL.  Thanks guys!  worship.gif

 

@ FaceOfBoh: If you have any specific questions re: Etsy that you think I could help you with, just PM me and I'll try to answer them as best I can. smile.gif

post #40286 of 124422

NOT AVAILABLE:
 

PRL seersucker - It's a boy's size 20, but fits me.

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Vivienne Westwood

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Also, some unbragworthy s/s madras and linen finds.

 

AVAILABLE:
Zanella dark brown, tagged 38, double pleated/cuffs - NATCH, waist = 19.5, inseam = 31

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RRL linen vest, tagged M

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And a treat for those with more latitude than longitude . . .

 

Samuelsohn charcoal pinstripe, working cuffs, side vented, measures to a 43S

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The pants lining has some stains I missed. peepwall[1].gif

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Samuelsohn orphaned (I believe) jacket - should work as a blazer for someone, side vented, working cuffs, 43S

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post #40287 of 124422
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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

There are definitely different levels of consignment store

 

The heirarchy in my mind is:

 

normal thrift store -> cheap consignment store -> Fairfield County, CT Goodwills -> eBay -> SF (B&S) ->  boutique consignment store -> discount store (TJMaxx/Marshall's) -> Retail

 

Some folks might have luck at Bonanza, an often-overlooked alternative to eBay.  Their listing tools are as robust, always free to list (no cap at 50 items), fees are lower, multiple buyer payment options, you can import your eBay feedback to give buyers peace of mind, and they send your listings to Google and Bing.  Many folks cross-post between eBay and Bonanza, since Bonanza is always free to list but has lower viewership.  I've sold a few things there but never took the time to really get into it as a true alternative.  

post #40288 of 124422

haha i know EXACTLY what you mean...i saw things too.

which one in Toronto where you at?

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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post

 

Damn, that's awesome!

 

No thrift finds as of late. My only brag is going to the recent VV 50% off sale and coming out alive. I saw... things.

post #40289 of 124422
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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

 Did you make sure to get your card stamped?

 

I would return the ties...

Yeah, I know those Chanel ties looked funny. The tag was cheaply made. You think I would be able to get $25 to $30 for the Made in Mexico John Varvatos SC on ebay? I'm gonna go exchange about 1/3 of my find today. Hopefully I'll find something worthy to exchange. There was a $20 Versace shirt...if push comes to shove...

post #40290 of 124422
Yea the varvatos will pull that, they can go $25 and up.
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