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Originally Posted by Patrologia View Post

Ultimately, post whatever you want to - but if you take up that much screen space/bandwidth with J.C. Penny licensed stuff, don't be surprised if people complain a little.

Noted.

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

That's a lot of effort to essentially pay for feedback. And I'm not sure that the return on investment is there either. There's no feedback minimum to become a powerseller by the way, just a certain number of transactions/dollar sales.
I have a feeling this is very true.
The great thing about buying this stuff is you can see how well it does/doesn't sell and adjust your future purchases accordingly. When in doubt, use the ebay app on your phone in store. Take note of percent items sold, not just the final hammer price on the 1 in 100 that did sell.
Also, if you haven't already, subscribe to this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/309281/buying-and-selling-on-ebay-tips-tricks-problems-questions
Much better place for ebay talk.

We'll see how it works out, if I get burned and all of this stuff is taking up closet space 2 months from now, lesson learned.
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Ok now that the DM7 dust has settled I can post my finds. 

 

AE Park Ave's & AE Sanfords,  first time grabbing shoes...I guess these are OK..uhoh.gif

 

 

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I found some shoes yesterday and none of them fit me so they're all available.

 

Allen Edmonds Manchester 11 D

 

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Church's Custom Grade Captoes - I think it says 11.5 C, but it's hard to read the handwriting. Custom Grade is up there in quality correct?

 

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Salvadore Ferragamo Kiltie Loafers- 10 D A little more worn than the other two

 

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Duck Hunt
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

This is about half of the stuff I grabbed yesterday....


 

 

 

oooohhhhh .... 38 S Belvest, huh?

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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Other than the dior ties, you can probably sell everything. Just not for margins that I would be happy with. I think some Valentino stuff may actually be worth money, but since I don't know the difference, I pass on it all. And actually, the burberrys jacket/pants you can probably trick someone into buying, but it's not the "good" stuff.

 

Valentino's Tailoring line is made by Isaia and is really good quality. I made a good chunk of change selling a sport coat from that line a while ago, but I listed the brand as Isaia because Valentino does not appear to move on Ebay at all. I think the ladies like it a lot more than the gents.

 

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My main concern right now is selling accurately described quantity and acquiring some feedback. If I began by only listing the highest quality items, I have a feeling it would take me far too long to accumulate enough feedback to get things moving. I'd also suspect that there are plenty of buyers out there that will make no distinction between various lines within a brand - and are only looking for a name. However, I take my own opinion here with a grain of salt since I am new to this. As far as margins, it's going to vary between items, but I feel comfortable with what I paid. None of these were purchased from boutique thrift stores, all were from GW's, so it was a cheap haul.

 

"If I began by only listing the highest quality items, I have a feeling it would take me far too long to accumulate enough feedback to get things moving"


With the exception of brands such as Oxxford, high quality items are what is desirable to most Ebay buyers. Things will 'get moving' as soon as you have something to sell that someone wants to buy. Sure some people might be hesitant to buy from you in the beginning and a few items might go for less than others could get for them, but that's better than the $0.50 profit (or loss) you'd get with something old and shitty.

 

"I'd also suspect that there are plenty of buyers out there that will make no distinction between various lines within a brand - and are only looking for a name."

 

You only have to look at Ebay completed listings for brands such as Lanvin, Dior and YSL to see that's not entirely true. Sure some items sneak by, going for say $50 for a suit or sport coat. But many, many others sit there at their $14.99 opening bids, not moving. If you're looking to sell vintage, you'd probably have better luck on Etsy.

 

The other thing to consider, if you really want to stick around for the long haul, is building client base. Feedback is great, but if all of your feedback is for crap stuff, what does it say? If all you want is feedback, go to Goodwill, buy every tie that isn't stained or damaged, and put them all up for $0.01 opening bid.

 

Or look at a guy like Spoo, who's made a name and built a loyal client base over the years by selling good stuff that people want (and some horribly gaudy shit, but gaudy shit that people still want). And see how many of his auctions are featured on the most recent PTO Ebay listings, and how much his items tend to sell for.

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Suited, the other thing to think about is that if you're just starting out on eBay you're gonna have selling limits in categories like men's clothing... Something like 20 items per 30 days for the first 3 months. 

 

Went and hit a couple places today. I'm just gonna assume that Mox and Henry Boogers are sucking everything up, because it's been pretty dry out there. Pics of the one thing I got today and the stuff I got yesterday later. Might be able to hit one more spot today, but it's been pretty disappointing so far. 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Suited, the other thing to think about is that if you're just starting out on eBay you're gonna have selling limits in categories like men's clothing... Something like 20 items per 30 days for the first 3 months. 

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Originally Posted by caseyfud View Post


no such thing as a pretty nice dockers jacket. you're gonna want to read a few hundred pages of this thread before you go out again.

 

Well I thought it was decent, I'll get a picture posted later today.  It's not formal or dress wear by any means, but it still looks good with dark slacks or jeans.  

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The goodwills are cheap... but cash only ffffuuuu.gif

 

I did actually find a shop in Cary called the Men's Kloset, they have a small selection of nicer clothes, suits and such.  Not much in my size, but I will keep checking back regularly.

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Originally Posted by Jeff M View Post

I did actually find a shop in Cary called the Men's Kloset, they have a small selection of nicer clothes, suits and such.  Not much in my size, but I will keep checking back regularly.

Well I'm not generally concerned with my size. I'll check it out. How are prices? Any decent brand selection?
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A few pics of what I got yesterday.

Here are those shells I asked about. Still no clue what they are other than "Genuine Shell Cordovan" as marked on the sole. Now I need to immerse them in a vat of Venetian Creme or Lexol and see what they look like.


Some cool cufflinks:


And last a tie bar. It says sterling, but nowhere says 925. Is it supposed to be sterling silver, or does it mean something else? It looks brighter than most of the silver I've seen before, so I'm skeptical.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post


Well I'm not generally concerned with my size. I'll check it out. How are prices? Any decent brand selection?

 

Prices seemed to be decent, less than $50 for the couple suit jackets I looked at.  I didn't really pay attention to brands, I just kind of browsed by what I thought looked good, and I didn't have more than a few minutes to spare in the shop.  Next time I go I will be sure to look at the labels more carefully though, from what I have seen around the forum a lot of folks just flip most of what they buy, so I might try that.  I'll stop by again later this week and I'll let you know what I find, I will have a lot more time to spend in the store so I can actually take a good look around.

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Very dry here, but I did manage to find a couple things. 

Brown Unicorns, unfortunately not my size:

 

 

 

Authenticity check on this? Its not a printed tie, so I think I have the correct label here. (not available)

 

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Originally Posted by ahk11 View Post

Authenticity check on this? Its not a printed tie, so I think I have the correct label here. (not available)

Looks real based on this:
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From one of spoo's current auctions
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Sterling is .925 but it doesn't have to say it. It could say either or both. Silver is usually real white looking when polished. Thats a nice clip though. Something I wouldn't flip unless it was like georg jensen or cartier because ebay tends to only give you scrap price on metals unless its an antique or a real popular brand
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