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Finds from today...

 

Paul Smith Leather Sneakers (my size, probably keeping)

700

 J Press Blackwatch Plaid 3/2 Sportcoat (23" Chest, 25.5" Sleeve, 19" Shoulder Tagged 44R) Available

 

 

700

 

700

 

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Continuation to an eBay saga...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I received a question about some Prada shoes a couple of days ago and they asked if I shipped to Romania. I said I only shipped to Austria and Germany right now. They bought them without responding, paid and then asked if they were real.

I was hesitant but I decided I'd go through with the sale. The next day (yesterday), they sent a message asking what size the shoes were (again, shady). The listing clearly listed an American size along with an exact insole length. I sent a message saying please check the listing and compare it to your own shoes and I asked them to let me know that they're correct as I won't send them until I hear from them.

This morning, I got a message that asked when I was going to ship their shoes. I decided against it, called eBay and checked with them. They told me to refund their money, cancel the order and then block the buyer.

I sent a polite message to them explaining that I would not be completing the transaction. Their response?

I am going to sue you for discrimination. I sent you an address in Germany, why aren't you honest?

Looks like I dodged a crazy bullet.
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post


In conclusion, I processed Nat's real life nightmare into my dream and have realized I think about this hobby way too much. Hide your finds, protect your carts, shit's getting swiped.


Dang! At least it gets you thinking and keeps you on your toes! I had a tough time falling asleep last night thinking about the Loro Piana jacket. I need to let it go.....

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Originally Posted by Cotton Dockers View Post


Plus these LL Bean Signature Waxed Canvas Duck Boots (10d)
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All available (other than the square)

Please tell me these fit a little big (10.5 to 11-ish)! bounce2.gif

Anyway, today was the polar opposite of yesterday.


Been had Filson:



Alden for BB Shell wingtips







and some Brioni to finish off the day

post #43279 of 112929
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

lurker%5B1%5D.gif Didnt mean to start an off-topic debate about this thread. Was just putting it out there that it's ashame people have justify why they wont "give" something away that they find. That's all. A lot of people (mostly lurkers) will PM me and basically ask for things that I find.  That's all. Went to a thrift store today....$25 per suit and $15 per jacket....way too much for my pocket for some Champs RL (36S baldy%5B1%5D.gif) and also an old brooks brothers suit (nice blue pow pattern)

I know exactly what you mean and I thought that when I first read it as well. I have to be honest and say that I'm guilty of not posting some things because I feel I can't get give it away. The lurkers come out of the woodwork.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Continuation to an eBay saga... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I received a question about some Prada shoes a couple of days ago and they asked if I shipped to Romania. I said I only shipped to Austria and Germany right now. They bought them without responding, paid and then asked if they were real.
I was hesitant but I decided I'd go through with the sale. The next day (yesterday), they sent a message asking what size the shoes were (again, shady). The listing clearly listed an American size along with an exact insole length. I sent a message saying please check the listing and compare it to your own shoes and I asked them to let me know that they're correct as I won't send them until I hear from them.
This morning, I got a message that asked when I was going to ship their shoes. I decided against it, called eBay and checked with them. They told me to refund their money, cancel the order and then block the buyer.
I sent a polite message to them explaining that I would not be completing the transaction. Their response?
I am going to sue you for discrimination. I sent you an address in Germany, why aren't you honest?
Looks like I dodged a crazy bullet.

LOL good for you man!

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As always, mexicutioner more eloquently says exactly what I was trying to say. Exactly this.

Also, by the power vested in me by the state of Style, I authorize him to speak on my behalf in all future thread derailment actions

/s/
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

to jump into the fray:
you guys have to understand something: this thread is basically the SF version of the lawless wild wild west. international waters. kandahar town square. go and read the B&S rules, and the SF rules in general, then pick any 100 or so thrift thread posts at random. i'm sure at least 10-50 of those 100 random posts contained bannable (or at least timeout-able) content. i feel like there's an implied social contract within this thread: if your intent here is to just advertise your market-price wares, go do that in the B&S and follow ALL the B&S rules. the closer you get to just using this thread as your own personal profit-oriented selling thread (i'm not saying anyone here is actually doing that, i'm just setting up a strawman, so brianpore or anyone else, I AM NOT REFERRING TO YOU) then that kinda sucks for those of us in this thread who don't have much money to spend on gear, but it's also contrary to the SF rules.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post


I know exactly what you mean and I thought that when I first read it as well. I have to be honest and say that I'm guilty of not posting some things because I feel I can't get give it away. The lurkers come out of the woodwork.

 

Post it anyway... Just say no or quote them eBay prices.

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

As always, mexicutioner more eloquently says exactly what I was trying to say. Exactly this.
Also, by the power vested in me by the state of Style, I authorize him to speak on my behalf in all future thread derailment actions
/s/

 

Mexi, I think he just gave you power of attorney... Let's get a credit card in his name and hit up Vegas lol8[1].gif

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

LOL good for you man!

Thanks, I hate these types of situations.

Quick update:

I just received another message saying, in terrible German: I want you to send my shoes by German Post. If you don't, I'll make a complaint with eBay.at.
post #43285 of 112929
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Post it anyway... Just say no or quote them eBay prices.

I should, I once quoted someone cost + shipping from Austria and they said "yikes!" and that was it. satisfied.gif
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Wow, got another from him and it's in English!

Tomorow i will open a case on E-bay protection because you are not corect with me. I never told you something adversarial.
this mail it will be send on e-bay to profe that i am a good and reliable buyer and you are .............i don't know
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Wow, got another from him and it's in English!

Tomorow i will open a case on E-bay protection because you are not corect with me. I never told you something adversarial.
this mail it will be send on e-bay to profe that i am a good and reliable buyer and you are .............i don't know

Make sure when you speak with ebay on the phone to do 3 things. Ask them to put a note on your account via this issue BEFORE anything bad happens. Ask for the persons name/ID number so you can reference them if there is a problem and also ask for any reference number to the above mentioned "note" on your account.

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Handserhund, please send my shoes gerade jetzt I was going to wear them on my next big horse thievin' adventure and also to my younger brother miroslav's wedding.
post #43289 of 112929
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Make sure when you speak with ebay on the phone to do 3 things. Ask them to put a note on your account via this issue BEFORE anything bad happens. Ask for the persons name/ID number so you can reference them if there is a problem and also ask for any reference number to the above mentioned "note" on your account.


Brian, thank you for such detailed help! I'm on the phone now trying to get this done.
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

Handserhund, please send my shoes gerade jetzt I was going to wear them on my next big horse thievin' adventure and also to my younger brother miroslav's wedding.

Hahaha, I read that out to my wife in the other room and she cracked up.
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We talk a lot about finding a suit in one section and pants in the other, matching them up and completing a successful suit.  But what do you guys think about breaking up a suit? Let's say you find a great suit hanging there on the racks, you inspect the jacket and everything looks fine. But the pants are too short, or too slim, or they have a (repairable) hole/rip/wear.  Or, in the alternative, the pants fit fine but the arms on the jacket are too short.

 

Anyone think it is immoral (or just bad thrift mojo) to un-marry these items, thereby chumming more orphans into the thrifting waters? Is this a violation of the thrifting code?

 

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Or is everything fair game in love and thrift?

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