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post #42226 of 115993
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 

Wes to the rescue! I sent him this:

 

Hi,

I don't know if there's a way for me to offer the item to the bidder before you. I'm sorry if there is; I haven't come across this issue before.

Might they be able to sell you a box at an LV store? Also, since you're in New York, you could probably buy a fake LV tie somewhere and just use the box. Or here are some listings that might help: (Wes' links)

This really is an exceptional tie for a great price; should I go ahead and ship it once your check clears?

 

 

 

 

His response?

 

Wow thats really helpful thanks so much. Yea def send it out

Boom! ....Nice!

 

And yes, you can do a second chance offer. On your seller page there should be a little drop down menu next to each transaction. You just select second chance offer and choose who you want to send it to. Unfortunately, a while back there were a lot of scams going around unvolving SCOs and people rarely accept them, unless they have bought from me before.

post #42227 of 115993

Found another vintage 3 pc tweed, with reversible vest.

 

I sold this same one a few months back for over $100,

 

Pics of the last one, I don't have the size yet, but it will be available. I know there was interest on the first one.

 

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post #42228 of 115993
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post


I saw an older woman with 30-40 ties in her cart the other day. I know they were not good ties since I had just looked at them. Mostly, Jones New York, Stafford and the like. I didn't ask but I thought that she had so many ties b/c: 1) she just got married and wanted to "spruce" up her new hubby, 2) she worked at a funeral home and they could be useful puzzled.gif . 3) reseller. I was actually glad she was taking them since I wouldn't have to look as so many dregs the next time.

 

Maybe she's making lots and lots of Easter eggs?

post #42229 of 115993
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

I saw an older woman with 30-40 ties in her cart the other day. I know they were not good ties since I had just looked at them. Mostly, Jones New York, Stafford and the like. I didn't ask but I thought that she had so many ties b/c: 1) she just got married and wanted to "spruce" up her new hubby, 2) she worked at a funeral home and they could be useful puzzled.gif . 3) reseller. I was actually glad she was taking them since I wouldn't have to look as so many dregs the next time.

Or she just read 50 shades of grey...
post #42230 of 115993

I saw my first hardcore menswear flipper today!

 

This dude (who was youngish) cleared out the ties (I spotted J. Garcia among the heap) and had a bunch of sportcoats in his cart. He left the Roswell Goodwill with two big bags.

 

I didn't find anything in his wake, so maybe he got some great stuff, but I'd like to hope that he didn't pick up anything amazing in my size.

post #42231 of 115993

Same here, hadn't really seen any flippers till the other day.

 

One I actually recognized, as he had walked into my friend's bar once wearing a short blue sequined dress (story for another day) and the other was a tatted up girl who seemed to be throwing anything and everything into her cart. At first I was like wtf did i miss in the shoe section (half of her cart was shoes) but it all looked to be sub par. Bless her for being a crap monger, dropped $100 on things that were mostly half off too.

 

They're like Plecostomus, cleaning away the algae that is Van Heusen.

post #42232 of 115993
I have run into a couple of pro's, a pair of ladies with a probable resale shop somewhere in the area. They literally take anything halfway towards decent. I did peek in one of their trolleys once shog[1].gif and could confirm they knew most of the halfway decent brands. Nothing Kiton level in there, but Thomas Pink, Turnbull Asser etc is on their radar. Anything made in Italy as well, even bullshit like Kirkland or some "xvxbdhsurfh" UOMO made in Italy lol8[1].giflol8[1].gif, I guess they are the reason why my two favorite thrifts in the North Bay area have become terrible for finds the last few months and now I avoid them.
post #42233 of 115993
Couple of flippers I have met around here knew their stuff. OTH they were OK with very low margins. I am eBay lazy so I don't mind most stuff they get. Unfortunately they know and pick stuff I would like to get for myself or folks here.
post #42234 of 115993
Ok, I've been meaning to.ask for awhile, and the discussion of looking in carts reminded me , has anyone actually had anyone take something from their.cart? I am paranoid about this...
post #42235 of 115993
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Same here, hadn't really seen any flippers till the other day.

One I actually recognized, as he had walked into my friend's bar once wearing a short blue sequined dress (story for another day) and the other was a tatted up girl who seemed to be throwing anything and everything into her cart. At first I was like wtf did i miss in the shoe section (half of her cart was shoes) but it all looked to be sub par. Bless her for being a crap monger, dropped $100 on things that were mostly half off too.

They're like Plecostomus, cleaning away the algae that is Van Heusen.

Well put. The cart-fillers I see are getting mall brands and are helping me out in a way, because some of that dreck just sits on the rack and I don't get new stuff to plow through until these algae-eaters come and make some damn space for it

PS I am collecting J Garcia and grateful dead ties for a friend (deadhead, incorrigible) for the sport of it. He loves them and I'm getting a lot of points for doing it. Love this headline: Jerry Garcia: The Man, the Myth, the Area Rug
post #42236 of 115993
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Ok, I've been meaning to.ask for awhile, and the discussion of looking in carts reminded me , has anyone actually had anyone take something from their.cart? I am paranoid about this...

I have had a secret stash swiped from a thrift before in San Diego. It was an AMVETS and they only take cash and my wallet was shy of paper. So I took the pile of clothes around my arm, dumped them on the floor by the uber long ladies dresses figuring that was a decent hiding place. It was a shitty hiding place and by the time I walked to the ATM and back to the dresses, it was gone. Looked around and saw nobody with an armful of clothes, went back to the rack to see if they were placed back, nope. I guess there was a black hole or portal to an undiscovered universe in that corner of the thrift store - I am convinced of it now. That portal also impaired my judgement, I bought a 100% fake Louis Vuitton bag that day for a sizeable $75.
post #42237 of 115993
every time someone on here posts to complain about "today i saw a flipper / today some pro flipper just cleaned everything out and didn't leave anything behind" i just imagine that there's some website called forumstyle.info with a "thrift boasting thread" where those guys are posting about "i was thrifting in jersey the other day and saw some sz 14 shirt dude who just cleaned everything out and left nothing behind" or "some tom ford-wearing dude in NYC just cleaned the racks of all the versace shirts and left nothing behind."

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they're heartless flippers who scoop everything up, but we're thrift thread regulars!
post #42238 of 115993
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Ok, I've been meaning to.ask for awhile, and the discussion of looking in carts reminded me , has anyone actually had anyone take something from their.cart? I am paranoid about this...

 

^^^ I sometimes have people pick stuff up out of my cart while I'm going through a bin or a rack because they "thought I worked there."  Once during the wintertime, a Russian lady offer to buy the coat off my back.  And I also went to a GW outlet store and saw a fistfight nearly break out when somebody got into someone else's cart.  Uniformed security had to be called in to break it up.  Sometime's you've just gotta pick your battles... puzzled.gif

post #42239 of 115993
Well my favorite usual spot has been quite the prude lately, not giving up anything really worthwhile, so I stopped at the Goodwill outlet to dumpster dive as I have never left there without at least something decent. And found...

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Dude must have skateboarded in them or had really heavy feet, as the soles are destroyed; however, at a princely sum of $2.97 with tax included, these will be my first experiment with B. Nelson recrafting.

Also left the store with these:

One Bianchi Lawman holster with belt and one Brauer Bros. Mfg. I can't make out the label on one of the belts, can anyone help me? Also hoping just the sight of these will enrage the anti-gun activists in thread and we can have another debate. stirpot.gif
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And the only thing a few other stores produced was this nwot long sleeve polo for EazyE's wife:
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post #42240 of 115993
First thrift pic ever.
Also first time playing with a PS. Have to get used to this because I have 2 coming from Spoo.

SC: Strellson, thrifted
Tie: Hardy Amies, thrifted
Shirt: CT, on sale
Pants: Borelli, on sale from Virtual Clotheshorse, so a double deal
Shoes: Tod's loafers, ebay

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