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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

the impact of me placing them in the closet.

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post #42332 of 125282
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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

actually no,you own the spot immediately in front of you and thats it...but i digress.

how about the douche that  decides to  take off whatever jacket he is wearing ,put it on the suits rack and try on jackets right in the aisle.and when you try to move their stuff they ask you why you are touching their shit.

i have actually picked up peoples stuff and flung it across to the next side/aisle with them looking in disbelief.once in awhile someones says something and i tell them the fucking changeroom is over there!!!!!!!!!  

This must be why some members here carry guns to the thrifts, lol.

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post


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?!

This.

That is one of the stores on my circuit as well.
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 And hey - I thought ATLjon was strictly ITP?!

 

 

I work in Roswell. As far north as I've gone is that new John's Creek Goodwill that never really has anything.

 

There are a TON of lurkers out there who live at the Buckhead Goodwill; I thought I was relatively safe way out here. I think I'm going to start taking my lunch breaks at 10:30 to beat those guys to the punch. I'll be stuck in a Starbucks today, though; I'm on deadline and decided to watch that new pickers show narrated by Fred Willard last night instead of writing 700 words about a trombonist.

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 

 

I work in Roswell. As far north as I've gone is that new John's Creek Goodwill that never really has anything.

 

There are a TON of lurkers out there who live at the Buckhead Goodwill; I thought I was relatively safe way out here. I think I'm going to start taking my lunch breaks at 10:30 to beat those guys to the punch. I'll be stuck in a Starbucks today, though; I'm on deadline and decided to watch that new pickers show narrated by Fred Willard last night instead of writing 700 words about a trombonist.

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Originally Posted by jkidd41011 View Post

I seriously considered doing a modified thrift fit yesterday. Had a navy BB suit acquired from pnutpug off AAAC, a Ben Silver button down from Grendel, and a Zegna ties from GMMcL. Thought it looked pretty good.

I would've liked seeing that suit in action. It was one of my nicer acquistions, this being the sticks and all.
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

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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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

Target had their big box of 24 wood suit hangars on sale yesterday at 6 bucks for the box.  I bought 2 boxes - 48 new wood suit hangars for $12 could not be beat around these parts. 

 

^^^ I forgot to mention it during my last OKC / Dallas report from the field series, but I did find a big thrift store in Dallas that regularly sells wooden suit and coat hangers for .25 each.  The best part was that the majority of them were vintage.  I picked up about a dozen branded hangers there - mostly Oxxford.  I find this funny because I prefer vintage Oxxford hangers for all my suits even though I don't actually own an Oxxford suit for myself... yet.  I suppose I'm just preparing myself for the inevitable. On a side note, I also prefer vintage Florsheim adjustable wooden shoe trees (the kind that have that little metal "Florsheim" logo embedded in the wooded heel knob and marked size 4) even though I don't actually own a pair of Florsheim shoes for myself either.  

 

Either way, I already mentioned that many thrift stores in the OKC area use vintage wooden suit hangers to display their blankets, linens, and such. AND they sometimes throw them in for free if you just ask (that's how I got the NICEST Oxxford wooden suit hanger with flared shoulders and a trouser bar).

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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

im imagining you driving around a desk with wheels like Conan used to on Late show

 

^^^ lol8[1].gif

 

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The vast majority of people in this country do. It's not so much a luxury as it is the standard.

 

^^^ When my wife and I moved to Boston 5 years ago, I checked out the cost and feasibility of garage parking, renting an outside parking space, and street parking,  Bringing our cars became more of a hassle than a convenience for a variety of reasons.  Her company provided free parking AT THE AIRPORT, but it would have cost us approximately $500 per mo. per car for garage parking or renting outside parking spaces - an outside, deeded parking space in our neighborhood sold for $250,000 recently!  And street parking was not consistently available or secure - not to mention a nightmare during snowstorms and street cleaning (I saw a Porsche literally get buried from December to February during the winter of 2008 - 2009). 

 

Therefore, private transportation is a luxury (at least for us ATM).  smile.gif

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Man, am I ever glad I turned in when I did last night.

 

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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post
^^^ When my wife and I moved to Boston 5 years ago, I checked out the cost and feasibility of garage parking, renting an outside parking space, and street parking,  Bringing our cars became more of a hassle than a convenience for a variety of reasons.  Her company provided free parking AT THE AIRPORT, but it would have cost us approximately $500 per mo. per car for garage parking or renting outside parking spaces - an outside, deeded parking space in our neighborhood sold for $250,000 recently!  And street parking was not consistently available or secure - not to mention a nightmare during snowstorms and street cleaning (I saw a Porsche literally get buried from December to February during the winter of 2008 - 2009). 

 

Therefore, private transportation is a luxury (at least for us ATM).  smile.gif

 

Sweet! The feasibility of the automobile in 21st century post-industrial America... the latest chapter in Thrift Thread Solves The World's Problems. I'll start re-reading Jeff Rubin to prepare.

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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

 

^^^ When my wife and I moved to Boston 5 years ago, I checked out the cost and feasibility of garage parking, renting an outside parking space, and street parking,  Bringing our cars became more of a hassle than a convenience for a variety of reasons.  Her company provided free parking AT THE AIRPORT, but it would have cost us approximately $500 per mo. per car for garage parking or renting outside parking spaces - an outside, deeded parking space in our neighborhood sold for $250,000 recently!  And street parking was not consistently available or secure - not to mention a nightmare during snowstorms and street cleaning (I saw a Porsche literally get buried from December to February during the winter of 2008 - 2009). 

 

Therefore, private transportation is a luxury (at least for us ATM).  smile.gif

 

I can relate, although you could always try your luck in those Back Bay only, neighborhood parking spots

 

Or.... been had Zipcar?

 

My father is an executive for the MBTA, so you wont hear me bashing them :)

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

 

I can relate, although you could always try your luck in those Back Bay only, neighborhood parking spots

 

Or.... been had Zipcar?

 

My father is an executive for the MBTA, so you wont hear me bashing them :)

 

^^^ We considered Backbay parking, but there was something about time restraints during certain hours on certain streets that was a deal breaker when coupled with the frightening efficiency of the meter maids in the area.  I didn't know about it at the time, but after living here for a few years I have seen the aftermath of literally dozens of car break-ins along Comm. Ave.  Sometimes there are three or four cars in a row that have had their windows smashed.  (Maybe by thieves or maybe by drunk people after a Sox game...  who really knows?)

 

I have in fact been had Zipcar.

 

I don't have any problems with the MBTA.  I had public transportation in mind when I was looking at places to live.  I specifically chose a place near an underground T station (to avoid waiting for the train in bad weather) where 3 lines converge (to minimize waiting) and near a main bus route (to easily get across the river to Cambridge).  And the fact that Boston is a walking city also helps.  smile.gif

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Saw a guy yesterday trying on shirts, right on the sales floor. He easily weighed 300 pounds and was of average height. He wasn't wearing a t-shirt. One of the most brazen, disgusting things I have witnessed in any retail setting.
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That feel when you go to a thrift to pick up something you saw the last time, which you left then because you had to make up your mind about it and get the money, and it's gone. confused.gif

 

Let's just hope that the store put it away because it hadn't sell, I've seen it in the store for quite some time but never really thought about it, I guess my sense of style has changed. It might be a good thing though, because...

 

I am going to New York City (North America for the first time) this autumn (and I need all the money I can get)!

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I try on suit jackets in the middle of aisles, however, I don't use a cart so I see no problem with this. Nothing to push into me or push over except for me. I don't see a problem with this and why someone would get aggressive for someone trying something on in an aisle. Granted, I don't try on shirts without an undershirt or anything and I am not overweight and disgusting.

 

The used to have for rent or whatever at college. I was unfamiliar with the concept but it seemed rather expensive.

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because you usually have to take off whatever you are wearing ,like let's say a jacket or winter coat and drape it over ten suits that now someone else can't look at because you are too lazy to go to the fitting room.also why should I have to maneuver around you when im trying to shop,arms flailing etc when trying on 4 or more sport coats.I have been hit in the shoulder and back on separate occasions because some moron didn't see me standing behind him when he puts his arms into the coat. hey why go to the bathroom to relieve yourself,just do it in the aisle or into one of those baskets.
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Originally Posted by frenchytoo View Post

because you usually have to take off whatever you are wearing ,like let's say a jacket or winter coat and drape it over ten suits that now someone else can't look at because you are too lazy to go to the fitting room.also why should I have to maneuver around you when im trying to shop,arms flailing etc when trying on 4 or more sport coats.I have been hit in the shoulder and back on separate occasions because some moron didn't see me standing behind him when he puts his arms into the coat. hey why go to the bathroom to relieve yourself,just do it in the aisle or into one of those baskets.

I can see how these are comparable? puzzled.gif But you have a point. The aisles are huge in the stores I go to though, if they weren't, I would probably go into the fitting room. It is annoying (lazy to) though if you are only trying on one jacket to move across the store to try it on in the fitting room.

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