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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post

Can anyone help me out big style? I'm selling a bicycle wheel and someone is asking how much to ship to Tokyo Japan. Any chance one of you fellers could do me a solid and run the numbers?icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Without seeing what others have posted, there are some crazy-ass bicycle part collectors in Japan. A cardboard box--empty box, mind you--sold a few years back for $200 or so to a Japanese collector on eBay, with plenty of competing bids. It had once held Campagnolo Nuovo Record pedals. My cycling friends and I were all WTF--we'd all tossed jillions (well, maybe not jillions, but a lot) of those boxes back in the day. If you had asked the bike shop proprietor to sell you the box for $5 and keep the pedals, he would've damn near had a coronary. Point being, figure out the shipping rate, then double it--it sounds like you might have something, likely a hub or rim (and spokes aren't out of the question) that is setting some Nippon hearts afire. Would be interested in seeing a picture.
post #49787 of 113225
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Originally Posted by Friskydingo View Post

Your Goodwill boutique has recentish Burburry sport coats for $25? I have seen more than a few here in the Portland boutiques priced at $90 or more, with suits being $150 and up. I am now beginning to believe that the Goodwills around here are losing touch with reality.

The Portland Goodwills (if memory serves, Willamette is in the name) are a model for GW's across the country. Folks from GW's everywhere fly in to Portland for seminars on how to run thrift stores. Fortunately, at least for folks like me, they pick up on how to do it with varying degrees of success. Every GW and market is different, and thank God for that. Where I live, no one would shell out that kind of money for suits or sport coats. My fear is, they'll get it figured out at least enough to make true bargains hard to find.
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Here's the stuff I found this weekend.

 

Donegal Handwoven 42L from the other day

 

 

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Only hit a one place today and only had 20 minutes. Found a couple jackets. I'm confused by this one. It's Bally and seems well made. Reversible. But is this mens or women's? It fits me well... The buttons are the right side for men's with the gray out, women's with the tan side out. The gray is a flannel wool, the tan is fuzzy... Not sure what to call the fabric. Thoughts appreciated.

 

 

 

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Pretty cool Woolrich field jacket. The shell is a nylon / cotton blend that kinda looks like waxed cotton and is water resistant at least (maybe waterproof)

 

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Here's the NOS shooz I found the other day. Notice the bevelled pegged waist on the sole. Gotta be from the 50's or 60's. Cap? Thoughts?

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Found these nicely made cords the other day. Split curtain waist, nice construction, excellent fabric. Absolutely no tags except the size tag "36" and a "Dry Clean Only" tag. No idea who made them but they fit really well except needing to be hemmed. 

 

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Also this NWOT PRL cord shirt for me

 

post #49789 of 113225
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

The Portland Goodwills (if memory serves, Willamette is in the name) are a model for GW's across the country. Folks from GW's everywhere fly in to Portland for seminars on how to run thrift stores. Fortunately, at least for folks like me, they pick up on how to do it with varying degrees of success. Every GW and market is different, and thank God for that. Where I live, no one would shell out that kind of money for suits or sport coats. My fear is, they'll get it figured out at least enough to make true bargains hard to find.

Goodwill pricing at the boutiques is out of control, the suburban ones are steadily climbing, but the ruel locations still have very reasonable pricing. I see the same $60 stafford suits and $10 ties sit on the rack untill they are cycled out again.

I don't know where they come up with these prices, or who is buying it (not many people, apperantly). There are still plenty of things to pick up as stuff that the prices police miss, but it gets annoying some times.
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I thought it was bad that there's been a 15 year old HF suit sitting at the store I went to today at $49.99 for a couple months.
post #49791 of 113225
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Originally Posted by Friskydingo View Post

Goodwill pricing at the boutiques is out of control, the suburban ones are steadily climbing, but the ruel locations still have very reasonable pricing. I see the same $60 stafford suits and $10 ties sit on the rack untill they are cycled out again.
I don't know where they come up with these prices, or who is buying it (not many people, apperantly). There are still plenty of things to pick up as stuff that the prices police miss, but it gets annoying some times.

Yeah, stay cool. As Eazy sez, there is a fuck-load of rich people, or heirs of rich people (which makes them rich people), donating shit, too much shit for the 99 percent to keep up with--if the 99 percent could even recognize it. They cannot. And why? Because the 1 percent won't pay a decent wage to the 78 percent, or whatever it is, to stand guard at the donation intake to say, hey, this is RLPL, this is the Big H, this is whatever is worth a lot to you and I and the other 32 percent or whatever it is, and so let's sell it for what it is actually worth. In other words, what goes around comes around: By paying barely minimum wage, they lose out (if it was me running thrift stores, I'd pay bounties to folks who plucked grails from the bins, but what do I know). Part of me says, if the Lords Of The Thrift Stores ran shit right, we'd all be screwed. The other part says, there's just so much shit, no one can keep up.
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Insanity Wolf - Leave at 5am in a minivan return at midnight with a kiton-mobile

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Originally Posted by horse's_ass View Post


LOL, DM is live blogging his hauls.

 

Forever Alone - haul coverage should begin sometime between noon and 5 PM PST, via text Still time to PM me with a phone number to send deets + pics to

 

 

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If anyone spots a size 42 - 44 L or R chesterfeild that's double breasted get at me.
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post #49796 of 113225
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

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Here's the NOS shooz I found the other day. Notice the bevelled pegged waist on the sole. Gotta be from the 50's or 60's. Cap? Thoughts?
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Those shoes were 50s or very early 60s made by Alden I believe. I had a similar pair.
post #49797 of 113225
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Speaking of retarded goodwill prices, this is what a local GW is charging, $29 bucks for some beat to shit ck creation, and $50-75 stafford suits are not uncommon:

 

Lets hope they haven't discovered Kiton yet and they price that at $5.99.

post #49798 of 113225
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Lets hope they haven't discovered Kiton yet and they price that at $5.99.

How much will you pay me to keep the Goodwill ignorant?

I will systematically contact every Goodwill in America to enlighten them of their pricing follies unless I am handsomely compensated by StyleForum to maintain my silence. wink.gif
post #49799 of 113225
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Originally Posted by Pawz View Post


How much will you pay me to keep the Goodwill ignorant?
I will systematically contact every Goodwill in America to enlighten them of their pricing follies unless I am handsomely compensated by StyleForum to maintain my silence. wink.gif

I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you keep your mouth shut, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

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Thanks NOVA for leaving me some stuff this weekend. Only was able to stop at one store

 

 

SINCE WE THRIFTED THIS THE NIGHT BEFORE (Click to show)

My buddy's drunk ass sister backed the neighbor's jacked up F350 into my wife's car. The girl didn't have insurance and didn't have permission to be driving the neighbor's truck. The worst part is, I have known her since we were kids and she didn't even apologize to me or my wife...or help clean up the mess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My wife and I took 3 of our best friends along for their first thrift store experience. They all left with stuff, and had a great time...don't worry they aren't into the stuff we are into, and don't really have time to go regularly.  

 

Alden Full Strap 681 for Brooks Brothers 12 C

 

Alden Tassel 660 9 D

 

Brooks Brothers Houndstooth SC 48R 

 

 

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Brooks Brothers 3/2 Blue and Brass 36S (sorry guys, I totally forgot I didn't show this before and it already got bids overnight)

 

 

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Neiman Marcus Harris Tweed 44R

 

 

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Gant Harris Tweed Brown Herringbone 42R

 

 

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Vintage Glen Plaid Tweed 42R

 

 

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Old Label Hickey Freeman Wool/Mohair Blue and Brass 42R

 

 

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Thick and Heavy Irish Tweed Coat 42R

 

 

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JAB Harris Tweed 44R

 

 

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Vintage Lord Baltimore Tweed 36R

 

 

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I think I showed this one already

Lounge Tweed 46R

 

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Salvatore Ferragamo Suede Monk Cap Toe 9.5 D

 

 

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Southwick Herringbone Tweed 3/2 42L

 

 

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Velvet Brass Button Smoking Coat 38S

 

 

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Edited by capnwes - 10/15/12 at 7:15am
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