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post #42271 of 115856
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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

+100000 ATLNOOB you know you dont own that rack right,i have actually karate kicked a few carts out of an aisle when people like you do it.  

WORD

carts / baskets are for pussies. sometimes i use those rolling baskets at savers, but i never START with one. always start empty handed, go back for reinforcements if you need them. Alanc has seen me in action and can attest to the fact that I weigh about 120lbs yet can carry 15 suits on one arm. People with carts drive me absolutely insane especially when they block aisles with them, i will straight up shove them out of my way
post #42272 of 115856
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Originally Posted by Evil Abed View Post

Any Varvatos lovers that wear a size 11 shoe around here? Been had Italian made brown Norwegian heritage chukkas, beautifully patina'd, Look to have barely been worn. Pics tomorrow in the sun.

You've got my attention, sir.
post #42273 of 115856
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i disagree with your premise

 

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Originally Posted by noobizor View Post


Patently false.

 

Not really sure how I made such an obvious misstatement.  Surely you guys don't think people buying Diesel and Seven jeans are content with just this piece of the puzzle.  If they saw this site, particularly this thread, and gave two shits about making money, they would analyze the hell out of their technique and adapt it to suck up even more valuable product.  This is especially true if their only task is to to put their purchases into a large box en route to bulk eBay consigners every week.  I mean, do you guys think the flippers haven't adapted their knowledge to increase profits?  What if they started buying all of the dumb Robert Graham shirts that we all cherish?  They aren't like 90% of the thrifters who are blind to brands and who pick up things that their uneducated minds think look cool...the flippers want to buy every valuable thing and wring the profits out of it.  They don't wear their purchases and generously trade with friends like us; they buy to resell. Period.

post #42274 of 115856
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post

WORD
carts / baskets are for pussies. sometimes i use those rolling baskets at savers, but i never START with one. always start empty handed, go back for reinforcements if you need them. Alanc has seen me in action and can attest to the fact that I weigh about 120lbs yet can carry 15 suits on one arm. People with carts drive me absolutely insane especially when they block aisles with them, i will straight up shove them out of my way

+1 for fuck the carts.

Also, does anyone else get a shocked look when you tell them you don't want the hangers? "YOU DONT WANT THE HANGERS?!"
post #42275 of 115856
They always take the hangers. And they attempt to rip off my buttons in the process of reclaiming their precious hangers baldy[1].gif
post #42276 of 115856
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Originally Posted by mainy View Post


WORD
carts / baskets are for pussies. sometimes i use those rolling baskets at savers, but i never START with one. always start empty handed, go back for reinforcements if you need them. Alanc has seen me in action and can attest to the fact that I weigh about 120lbs yet can carry 15 suits on one arm. People with carts drive me absolutely insane especially when they block aisles with them, i will straight up shove them out of my way


 

I never start with a cart - I end up with 2 or 3 shirts hanging off the front button of my own shirt (yes, I hang shirts on my shirt to keep my hands free), ties draped around my shoulders, 2 or 3 sport coats under one arm - it's when I finish a row I go grab a cart to alleviate the "rack neck" symptoms (neck cricked to one side from looking at labels).  Basket?  Whose shins are you gonna bark with a plastic basket?  Someone shoves my cart, I accidentally bruise up their shins with a heavy metal cart.

post #42277 of 115856
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

You're exactly the guy I love fucking with by pushing the cart aside and starting literally a few shirts in front of you working the same direction you're going.  I'm entirely serious about this.

And then when you find that Kiton shirt, show the guy you just barged out the way and say "check out this awesome shirt, I am now 150bucks richer than you"!
post #42278 of 115856

But...but...I do want the hangers. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


+1 for fuck the carts.
Also, does anyone else get a shocked look when you tell them you don't want the hangers? "YOU DONT WANT THE HANGERS?!"
post #42279 of 115856

thats exactly why i dont shove them,i karate kick the shit out of that cart so it goes flying.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post


 

I never start with a cart - I end up with 2 or 3 shirts hanging off the front button of my own shirt (yes, I hang shirts on my shirt to keep my hands free), ties draped around my shoulders, 2 or 3 sport coats under one arm - it's when I finish a row I go grab a cart to alleviate the "rack neck" symptoms (neck cricked to one side from looking at labels).  Basket?  Whose shins are you gonna bark with a plastic basket?  Someone shoves my cart, I accidentally bruise up their shins with a heavy metal cart.

post #42280 of 115856
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

+1 for fuck the carts.
Also, does anyone else get a shocked look when you tell them you don't want the hangers? "YOU DONT WANT THE HANGERS?!"

Psh. I often have to wait behind some middle-aged menopausal housewife belligerently berating the cashier about why she can't have the hangers, who then promises to call the corporate office and have them fired.
post #42281 of 115856

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this was not a thrift find but traded up through thrift finds.

anyway its available,brand new never used,i think it retails $400 pus taxes.

but what i really would like to do is trade for a Maratac Pilot watch (i know long shot but you never know)   

 

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post #42282 of 115856
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

But...but...I do want the hangers. 


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Originally Posted by 330CK View Post

Psh. I often have to wait behind some middle-aged menopausal housewife belligerently berating the cashier about why she can't have the hangers, who then promises to call the corporate office and have them fired.

You really want the hangers? confused.gif
post #42283 of 115856
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You really want the hangers? confused.gif

No. I wish the people that did would just shut up so I could hurry and hit the next thrift.
post #42284 of 115856
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

You're exactly the guy I love fucking with by pushing the cart aside and starting literally a few shirts in front of you working the same direction you're going.  I'm entirely serious about this.

 

 

Fine by me.  I skip the rest and start on the other side, different rack, different section, whatever.  It's all for the taking, first-come, new stuff all day every day.  Times like that I check sections I usually skip - vinyl rekkids, housewares, electronics, rugs.  Has paid off a few times, but usually not.

 

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


I also had this one guy that kept jumping in the rack right in front of me intentionally... It made me mad until he started grabbing junk. It's funny how often I assume everyone else in the store is a legitimate flipper until I see them grabbing mall brand whatever.

 

I saw that here last weekend - dude had 3 carts - THREE CARTS - loaded to the top with shirts, pants, you name it.  It was 1/2-off day at a local indie thrift place (not just 1/2 off a certain color, but 1/2 off everything if you have the right coupon).  Then he went off into a corner and painstakingly looked everything over for damage.  I was all kinds of pissed off at this hoarder, until I looked at what he left behind on an empty rack in the back - all Stafford, Van Heusen, CK, Izod etc.  I should not have been worried - I was working the racks right behind him and grabbed a Robert Graham he passed on.

 

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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

+100000 ATLNOOB you know you dont own that rack right,i have actually karate kicked a few carts out of an aisle when people like you do it.  

 

I do not own that rack - I own one side each of two opposing racks - one left and one right - and you can wait your turn.  Not like there's much to find up here in hillbilly town anyway; y'all would be kind to leave it for me...though I read with some dismay a few pages back about a pro flipper at the Roswell GW store (I believe ATLjon posted it)...wasn't me (not "youngish" and I rarely get out on a weekday), but that is one GW on my bi-weekly route.  I like to think that these folks are the people with perpetual yard sales / resale shops who buy anything with the color of the week in decent shape and a name-brand label, and make 2 or 3 bucks per item - volume sales.  And hey - I thought ATLjon was strictly ITP?!

post #42285 of 115856

I mean yeah...if you're talking the branded wooden suit hangers (J. Press, BB, Samuelsohn, Zegna, etc.), or even the nice unbranded ones.  I actually only ask on rare occasion (when I know that they give them away anyhow...I'm always short on suit/jacket hangers), and always offer to buy them first...but I've had them offered to me very frequently and I never turn them down when that happens. 

 

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You really want the hangers? confused.gif
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