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post #44371 of 113222
A GW that's not well-managed is my idea of prime real estate.

One I go to tries to be well-managed but their criteria is a little off: Nunn Bush, Clarks and Rockports in the glass case but quality footwear (when it appears) out on the floor. Same with ties: Calvin Klein = $14.99 but all sorts of hidden gems for $3.99.
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

If your Goodwill isn't winnowing the profitable cream before it reaches the sales floor, then it is, likely, not a well-managed Goodwill.


I thought I had it rough because all shirts at $5.99 (although all jackets are $6.99). I gotta keep remembering that any "true" thrift price is a fantastic deal off retail.
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Goodwills in Southern CT are ruthless with their menswear pricing.  Any decent shirt (Th. Pink, Tyrwhitt, Canali, Etro) is $24.99+, worth it for you, not worth it to flip.
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Turns out austin104 and wild1erica live about 10 miles apart. Judging from the timeline of the opened unpaid item case and the timing / language of their messages, they most likely know each other and are working together to harrass me. This is probably not going to turn out so good.

For anyone who was following this story, austin104 left me a positive feedback last night. smile.gif Didn't see that coming.

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

Goodwills in Southern CT are ruthless with their menswear pricing.  Any decent shirt (Th. Pink, Tyrwhitt, Canali, Etro) is $24.99+, worth it for you, not worth it to flip.

 

Meh, barely even worth it for you. CT shirts are $35 new. 

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Meh, barely even worth it for you. CT shirts are $35 new. 

I took CT to mean Connecticut, not Charles Tyrwhitt, but I could be wrong.
post #44375 of 113222

Not bragging, more of a lol8[1].gif - Picked these up in a "grab bag" that I saw a recent Zegna in (been posted before). Playing around with new camera shots.

 

 Who wants the 1st one.. Free if you rock out a thrift pic! grendel for casual Friday?

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

 

Meh, barely even worth it for you. CT shirts are $35 new. 

 

Yeah, I was giving an example of price gouging.  I think some of the nicer CT shirts are much more than that, but many of the ugly ones get marked down to $35.  Either way, I was referring to Canali, etc, for personal purchase.

 

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I took CT to mean Connecticut, not Charles Tyrwhitt, but I could be wrong.

 

CT is Connecticut, i said Tyrwhitt as well though!

 

Although Southern Charles Tyrwhitt sounds like an interesting location

post #44377 of 113222
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

They are all getting more sophisticated in trying to skim the cream and increase the prices. It seems interesting what they select as items that they feel are high value items. 
I have noticed an increase in shoppers in thrifts, both men and women, but the women seem to still focus on the kids and women's clothing. SO FAR. . . 
They are doing it here.

Fortunately, the local GW still, pretty much, has standard pricing--all shirts cost the same, all trousers cost the same, etc. While there is some boutique pricing, they miss the mark by a wide margin--it's mainly NWT stuff. I think it's a tacit recognition that they just don't have the skill/knowledge to recognize gems, and so the only surefire method is to go by whether there is a price tag.

I don't have a problem with GW trying to maximize prices because the money goes to do good things, but then again, I'm not dealing with what is happening in other places. The recent blitz of stores in Chicago with Eazy was eye opening. Almost every place we hit was a for-profit, and prices were low. I think that speaks volumes.
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Originally Posted by mjt73106 View Post

They are all getting more sophisticated in trying to skim the cream and increase the prices. It seems interesting what they select as items that they feel are high value items. 
I have noticed an increase in shoppers in thrifts, both men and women, but the women seem to still focus on the kids and women's clothing. SO FAR. . . 
They are doing it here.

Fortunately, the local GW still, pretty much, has standard pricing--all shirts cost the same, all trousers cost the same, etc. While there is some boutique pricing, they miss the mark by a wide margin--it's mainly NWT stuff. I think it's a tacit recognition that they just don't have the skill/knowledge to recognize gems, and so the only surefire method is to go by whether there is a price tag.

I don't have a problem with GW trying to maximize prices because the money goes to do good things, but then again, I'm not dealing with what is happening in other places. The recent blitz of stores in Chicago with Eazy was eye opening. Almost every place we hit was a for-profit, and prices were low. I think that speaks volumes.

 

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baldy[1].gif Here we go ...

 

 

 

Picked up a few (3) custom SCs last night, the quality is superb, pick stitched, surgeon cuffs, luxurious fabric, yada yada.

One donor, all made in HK by Pete' Fashions. Anyone familiar with them?

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baldy%5B1%5D.gif Here we go ...



Picked up a few (3) custom SCs last night, the quality is superb, pick stitched, surgeon cuffs, luxurious fabric, yada yada.
One donor, all made in HK by Pete' Fashions. Anyone familiar with them?

Nope, but pics would sure make for a great morning sly.gif
post #44381 of 113222
Lots of woman check out menswear but few walk away with armfuls of clothes. I presume a lot pick up stuff for their husbands or boyfriends.

Trends:
1. Thrift stores are getting busier.
2. People of both sexes are getting more clued up to the flipping avenue.
3. There has been a radical increase in young people thrifting (college age to low 30's).
4. Woman used to outnumber men around 2/1, now it is getting closer to even.
5. The vehicles have improved in the parking lot. See lots of trucks / BMW's now!

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you know what to do 


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I've seen lots of middle aged women filling carts full of nice MC, presumably to flip as a side summer job.  Who knows if they're mothers or single ladder-climbing strivers.  I think people are catching on to the profitability of being a good flipper and the summer is a convenient time to try their luck.  I think people that aren't die hards are less reluctant to hit the stores in the winter because they're busier and due to the possibility of inclement weather.  The quality of clothing increasing towards fall and winter goes without question, however.

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What do you do in the event the MOM is single, super hot, and gave you a nice smile?
post #44382 of 113222
He gives her an all-access ticket to the Frenchy Gun Show.
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He gives her an all-access ticket to the Frenchy Gun Show.

Yeah, I got your teak right here.
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Nope, but pics would sure make for a great morning sly.gif

Sorry, It got too late last night for too many pics...Other than those I grabbed:

 

Harris Tweed Raglan Top Coat for Fall Tweed Sale

Loden Frey Top Coat (Cashmere?) for Fall Sale

 

Super Extra Tall Sumer Weight Blue and White Pincord Suit 44XL

Measures:

Jacket-

Chest 46"

Sleeves 27"

Length 34"

 

Pants-

Waist 40"

Inseam 34.5"

 

20 more pairs of cufflinks

 

 

 

I have some pics taken, but nothing spectacular yet.

 

Picked up 3 Nicer HSM SCs

 

46R

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46R

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48L

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Danna Karan SC 42R

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post #44385 of 113222
Wow, that Donna Karen looks fantastic.
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