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post #46486 of 114593
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

they have a new process where you can blink and move your eye and there are no repercussions and it is much safer

explain.

post #46487 of 114593
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Originally Posted by mrdeep2001 View Post

explain.

I dunno I heard an advertisment for it on the radio, I think it is called Z lasik

post #46488 of 114593
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


I would rock it by not rocking it at all. smile.gif
Though I suppose you can slit its wrists and shoot it with a shotgun and make it an awesome album cover for your thrift scrapbook.

yes lord spoo, worship.gif

post #46489 of 114593
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

they have a new process where you can blink and move your eye and there are no repercussions and it is much safer

This only happened a few months ago.

post #46490 of 114593
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

I love this book, one of my all time favorite music photo books in my collection (I'm a music photographer part time by night)

After looking through those pics, I've determined I live a very sheltered life. lookaround.gif
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There was a bunch more I should quote, lots of nice stuff, just too lazy after 150 posts in one day.

 

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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

 I robbed a zenga store today. Not really the best ties in the world, but at $8, whatever.

 

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Right side zegna is nice!

 

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Picked up these near mint French Shriner longwing's in shell, in my size! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

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
I would rock it by not rocking it at all. smile.gif

Though I suppose you can slit its wrists and shoot it with a shotgun and make it an awesome album cover for your thrift scrapbook.

Saw the writing on the wall before I even scrolled down to look at the reply lol8[1].gif

 

 

 

Saw these two tags...think this is actually the good Lanvin but let it and the 2nd tag just confused me lol

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post

My brag of the week - NWT Vineyard Vines tie for $1.30.


Nice!

I thrifted a similar tie (not NWT). About a year later, I walk into an Allen edmonds store to get some edge dressing and they're selling the same tie! Lesson: AE not that great in getting the latest stuff from VV.
post #46493 of 114593
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I think I may define my criteria as Kiton or better lol. I sold some 2011 Borrelli Super Sakellaridis shirts a few weeks ago for $50. I mean come on.

yeah, but on the flip side, you rocked a used 15 32/33 Borrelli that I was stalking for $94. FML.

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post

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/

Where the wimmin?
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Originally Posted by GHo View Post

After looking through those pics, I've determined I live a very sheltered life. lookaround.gif

Hahah. Decaying animal heads make trying to watch a band a little bit difficult... eek.gif
post #46496 of 114593
This:

http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10441-a-rolex-shows-up-at-goodwill.html

Let's face it, this is why we all do what we do. This one got spotted and culled, but that doesn't happen every time. The cash/Viagra/codeine we've found in pockets, the shell Aldens for three bucks, the infamous Gucci croc loafers. If it was easy, everyone would do it. So quit whining about markups and the good old days and go thrift an Omega or some RLPL or some Edward Greens. They're out there.
post #46497 of 114593
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

This:
http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10441-a-rolex-shows-up-at-goodwill.html
Let's face it, this is why we all do what we do. This one got spotted and culled, but that doesn't happen every time. The cash/Viagra/codeine we've found in pockets, the shell Aldens for three bucks, the infamous Gucci croc loafers. If it was easy, everyone would do it. So quit whining about markups and the good old days and go thrift an Omega or some RLPL or some Edward Greens. They're out there.

they are out there... just not in Des Moines! I have to thrift shirts, only because everything else is pretty much shit. When HSM is high end in your city, you've got problems. shog[1].gif
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Two tie finds at lunch. I'm probably keeping the Paul Stuart.

 

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Originally Posted by chiron View Post

I was running the numbers and the answer is yes... you can get a better deal on eBay. You Save : Time, Gas, Sales Tax and get ebay bucks!!! Its like going to 10 GW or Savers all at once!!!!



Tastes change ... what was selling 2 or 3 years ago may not be in now. You have thrifters buying "old" crap based on trends posts 2-3 years ago. Then wondering why it wont sell for what it did 2-3 years ago. Everything has a shelf-life and so do most brands. There are very few brands / styles that are timeless...


I would post pics of my finds but find the same things so its redundant. rimshot.gif

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

This:
http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10441-a-rolex-shows-up-at-goodwill.html
Let's face it, this is why we all do what we do. This one got spotted and culled, but that doesn't happen every time. The cash/Viagra/codeine we've found in pockets, the shell Aldens for three bucks, the infamous Gucci croc loafers. If it was easy, everyone would do it. So quit whining about markups and the good old days and go thrift an Omega or some RLPL or some Edward Greens. They're out there.

I've come to the realization that the only time I purchase items off of ebay, is when I want something bad and just can't wait to find it in a thrift. Case in point, I bought a pair of BB patchwork madras pants this summer because I couldn't wait to find them in a thrift. I know that one day I WILL find a pair, just like one day I will find something else I've been lusting after. I'm a firm believer that almost anything you've ever wanted, besides cars and such, can be found at a thrift, you just have to be there when it hits the floor.
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post


Something is wrong now on eBay, perhaps too many people peddling their wares and prices are driven rock bottom. It is now actually cheaper to kop on eBay all the high end gear that you want versus going out to get from a thrift. Only notable exception would be suiting / jackets / shoes, everything else is cheaper on eBay than actual thrift store. Bottom line, thrifting is becoming a joke what with markups in most GW's now and a cheap eBay...

 

I generally am ok with a $20 sale on a shirt for which I paid $5, as there might be two other shirts in the same selling cycle that go for $50 or $60.  Robert Graham, I'm looking at you.  With that, I also find several items for myself that absolutely can't be found on eBay, either because they aren't a searchable brand or are a SW&D item that if I did find on eBay would be selling at a fair market value and not at a steep discount.  Sure basic white dress shirt are suffering because, well, every company makes a basic white dress shirt.  

 

 

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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.
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
 
Where the hell are you finding Burzum and Mayhem OG presses?  Surely not in some record store in SF.  If your thrift store prices are seeing outrageous price hikes, I can only imagine what the metal bin in Amoeba looks like....
 

 

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

This:
http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10441-a-rolex-shows-up-at-goodwill.html
Let's face it, this is why we all do what we do. This one got spotted and culled, but that doesn't happen every time. The cash/Viagra/codeine we've found in pockets, the shell Aldens for three bucks, the infamous Gucci croc loafers. If it was easy, everyone would do it. So quit whining about markups and the good old days and go thrift an Omega or some RLPL or some Edward Greens. They're out there.
 

This.  Stop bitching and enjoy the hunt.  It's the gold rush...everyone is out there panning for easy money but only the people with eagle eyes and persistence are going to find the real treasure.  It worked for me and I sure hope it continues to do so.

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