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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

People were also working and making more money. Supply may be up but demand is also down.
More importantly, this kind of nostalgia is often the intro to devolving into one of our various thread-downs (what has this thread become, or the morals of thrifting, etc.). Let's not, but remember the times we did. biggrin.gif

hah, you beat me to the punch.

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post #46457 of 114744
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

thrifting is becoming a joke what with markups in most GW's now

What is the deal with this? I went into a GW the other day and they had a pair of Mezlan loafers priced at close to $200, Cole Haans for $50 and nothing else for less than $20. WTF
post #46458 of 114744
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


I remember back around 2004-ish when I could sell a used Thomas Pink shirt for $50+. Now I leave them unless they are my size. Last three or four I've had were very nice and didn't even break the $20 mark. baldy[1].gif
Also, records took a huge hit. I remember LPs that used to be in the $100s are now selling for $10-$15.

I was in elementary school in 2004 so needless to say I don't remember the "glory days" of thrifting although I still think there is money to be made off flipping, it's helping me fund my college education when there are really no other jobs available other than fast food and I can make what they make in a week in a day. Thrifting allows me not to work so I can focus on more important things like internships and school.

post #46459 of 114744
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Wow! Both of these are amazing finds!!
Nice find on Zep III. I had a copy years ago and it disappeared. Been trying to find a decently priced, nice copy (oxy-moron for this title) ever since. Note: Do not lend records to friends.
It's been slow here. I did, however have two finds today. Much better than coming out empty-handed like I have been the past few weeks.
- Charvet dress shirt. White w/ yellow and navy stripes. Spread collar. F/C. Size 42
- Cole Haan recent (cursive logo) light brown suede wing tips. My size - keepers.

My rule has always been very simple.

Do. Not. Touch. The. Vinyl.

I don't care who you are, there is no reason for any fingers other than my own to touch my records. I will play any song you like, just ask. If you try touching my records, you will be informed, directly, of The Rule. I have never had to explain it twice.
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What do you cats know of Simone Abbarchi? Found some info online, but would love to hear from the infinite well of wisdom that is this thread. All I know for sure is he makes a damn fine shirt, and I have 2 to make a small man happy. Retail? Flippability?

post #46461 of 114744
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I remember back around 2004-ish when I could sell a used Thomas Pink shirt for $50+. Now I leave them unless they are my size. Last three or four I've had were very nice and didn't even break the $20 mark. baldy[1].gif

I would imagine only the sea island cotton stuff is worth anything above 15bucks.

Ordinary records dont sell well, what you need to find is a niche market, like old skool heavy / thrash / death / black metal. It is awful music, but I sold a black metal record for $1.5K only 6 months ago. Music was by a band called Burzum, but people collect that shit, oh boy, do they collect and pay for it................. Another record was by a band called Mayhem, LP aptly called Deathcrush, limited to 1000. Sold that sucker around 8 months ago for a princely $900.

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Originally Posted by MarkThomas View Post

What is the deal with this? I went into a GW the other day and they had a pair of Mezlan loafers priced at close to $200, Cole Haans for $50 and nothing else for less than $20. WTF

I hear ya, had the misfortune to see a real bust up pair of AE's with a 70 tag attached ffffuuuu.gif. Markups are getting out of hand around here, even George shirts are more expensive in some thrifts than Walmart - and at Walmart they are new facepalm.gif
post #46462 of 114744
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Throat latch. It should line up with two buttons on each side, under the collar.
Thanks. I have a jacket with one and this does look similar, but my latch is up by the throat. This was down by the chest and I didn't see any buttons up higher. Maybe I just missed seeing them.
post #46463 of 114744
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

I was in elementary school in 2004 so needless to say I don't remember the "glory days" of thrifting although I still think there is money to be made off flipping, it's helping me fund my college education when there are really no other jobs available other than fast food and I can make what they make in a week in a day. Thrifting allows me not to work so I can focus on more important things like internships and school.


Yeah. eBay is still great, just nowhere near what it was before. Not complaining, just reminiscing, I guess. I'm living solely off of it right now as I was laid off earlier this year.

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Ordinary records dont sell well, what you need to find is a niche market, like old skool heavy / thrash / death / black metal. It is awful music, but I sold a black metal record for $1.5K only 6 months ago. Music was by a band called Burzum, but people collect that shit, oh boy, do they collect and pay for it................. Another record was by a band called Mayhem, LP aptly called Deathcrush, limited to 1000. Sold that sucker around 8 months ago for a princely $900.
I hear ya, had the misfortune to see a real bust up pair of AE's with a 70 tag attached ffffuuuu.gif. Markups are getting out of hand around here, even George shirts are more expensive in some thrifts than Walmart - and at Walmart they are new facepalm.gif

Wow - $900?!? Crazy! Yeah, my niche has always been late 60's and early 70's psych/prog/obscure rock. A lot of titles still command very high prices, but a lot have also dropped. How do I know? I used to scour eBay for deals 10+ years ago and could never afford this stuff. These days I'm constantly on eBay buying LPs I was never able to afford years back. This system works both ways. smile.gif
post #46464 of 114744
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

I would imagine only the sea island cotton stuff is worth anything above 15bucks.
Ordinary records dont sell well, what you need to find is a niche market, like old skool heavy / thrash / death / black metal. It is awful music, but I sold a black metal record for $1.5K only 6 months ago. Music was by a band called Burzum, but people collect that shit, oh boy, do they collect and pay for it................. Another record was by a band called Mayhem, LP aptly called Deathcrush, limited to 1000. Sold that sucker around 8 months ago for a princely $900.

Lol, Burzum is the music of a dude who calls himself Count Grishnackh. His "claim to fame" is that he murdered a member of fellow Norwegian metal band - the also mentioned Mayhem- and then went out and burned some churches. Rad dude.

The due that Grishnackh killed - he called himself Euronymous - has a ridiculous story associated with him, as well. Basically, one of the singers of Mayhem killed himself by slitting his wrists and then taking his head off with a shotgun. Euronymous found him and took a picture of the corpse. This picture became the cover of a Mayhem album (not the one you mentioned).

For a cool look at the current Norwegian metal scene, check out this photo series by Peter Beste:

http://www.peterbeste.com/home/index.php?/photography/black-metal-i/
post #46465 of 114744

hey spoo how would you rock this, I thrifted this d and g blazer a bit ago and decided it fit too nicely and was worth too little to flip but it's pinstriped are hard to work with

 

 

 

 

 

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post #46467 of 114744
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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

Lol, Burzum is the music of a dude who calls himself Count Grishnackh. His "claim to fame" is that he murdered a member of fellow Norwegian metal band - the also mentioned Mayhem- and then went out and burned some churches. Rad dude.
The due that Grishnackh killed - he called himself Euronymous - has a ridiculous story associated with him, as well. Basically, one of the singers of Mayhem killed himself by slitting his wrists and then taking his head off with a shotgun. Euronymous found him and took a picture of the corpse. This picture became the cover of a Mayhem album (not the one you mentioned).
For a cool look at the current Norwegian metal scene, check out this photo series by Peter Beste:
http://www.peterbeste.com/home/index.php?/photography/black-metal-i/

Yeah I saw that pic of dude with his brains shot out, sold that LP with that cover for $375. His nickname was dead, quite apt / ironic. Know next to nothing about that guy Count Grishnackh, I did read he killed that Mayhem guy for .... no reason .......

Black metal is crazy stuff, too noisy to be called music. I guess the Norwegians skipped out on the crazy punk scene in early 80's and went all punked up in the 90's. Difference is their punk music was not punk at all, it was some kind of goat licking hail to Odin weird fusion of thrash metal and Cradle of Filth screechy shit. Only band out of the collection I got that was tolerable was Bathory. They had that whole viking thing going on, it was pleasant and quite epic. I may invest in some cd's from this band when I get around to it.

I am with Nataku on musical tastes, nothing beats a bit of late 60's / early 70's music.

Currently investing my musical mind towards mid 80's - recent Neo Folk. Right now Death in June, Sol Invictus, Faun, and Darkwood (a wonderful German band) are my current musical obsessions. Also have a thing for Devil Doll, a weird prog band hailing from Slovenia that are simply marvelous.


I am also embarrassed to report I have been occasionally playing Nightwish - that girl can sure belt out them operatic vocals. She is quite hot also, in a goth chick kinda way... peepwall[1].gif
post #46468 of 114744
Speaking of black metal, anyone hear the most recent Judge John Hodgman podcast (produced by thrift thread poster YoungAmerican)? http://maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-73-gavelbangers-ball
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I've never been especially fond of the Norwegian stuff. Too, uh, dark. And, from a recording standpoint, it is all too lo-fi/muddy. Swedish metal, on the other hand...
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My brag of the week - NWT Vineyard Vines tie for $1.30.

 

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