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post #49921 of 112242
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Today was rough, I had to put down my 13 year old malamute. I'm gonna hit the thrifts tomorrow to try and cheer myself up.
 

 

:(  :(  :(

post #49922 of 112242

Just started thrifting recently. My first time e-bragging.

 

$24 - Allen Edmonds Woodstock

 

I passed on them the first time I saw them and then kicked myself later that night for not picking them up. Luckily when I went back the next day they were still there.

 

Does anyone know how to make the frilly things lay flat and not fray upwards?

 

 

 

 

 

 

$15 - Hickey Freeman 100% Wool made in Italy.

 

I don't know much about HF. What does sport mean? They are my size but the legs are very wide. If I got the legs slimmed would they look weird?

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by LBC Demon - 10/15/12 at 11:09pm
post #49923 of 112242
Quote:
Originally Posted by LBC Demon View Post

Just started thrifting recently. My first time e-bragging.

 

$24 - Allen Edmonds Woodstock

 

I passed on them the first time I saw them and then kicked myself later that night for not picking them up. Luckily when I went back the next day they were still there.

 

Does anyone know how to make the frilly things lay flat and not fray upwards?

 

 

 

 

 

 

$15 - Hickey Freeman 100% Wool made in Italy.

 

I don't know much about HF. What does sport mean? They are my size but the legs are very wide. If I got the legs slimmed would they look weird?

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE THE WOODSTOCKS. 

first pair I ever found was at G-will for $14.99. However they were also unworn. Very cool pair of shoes and I love the color pattern of yours. Very nice !

post #49924 of 112242
Quote:
Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Today was rough, I had to put down my 13 year old malamute. I'm gonna hit the thrifts tomorrow to try and cheer myself up.

 

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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Finally had a good shoe day for a grand total of $18 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifAll in Black

 

Aldan Monkstrap Shells

Aldan Perforated Cap Toe Shells

AE Graysen Loafers

 

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Originally Posted by chasd2 View Post

Normally don't thrift a bunch but after finding a Canali suit for $12 at GW and selling it on ebay for $150 I got the bug!

 

Latest find yesterday:

 

Brooks Bros. Corduroy Slacks ( fit great) $5.99

Hickey Freeman Blazer (perfect and fits) $3.24

Ralph Lauren Polo Oxford $3.99

2 pairs Zanieri Super 100 wool slacks (fit perfect) $4.99 ea.

 

All of his for a grand total of $25

 

THIS IS MORE ADDICTIVE THAN CRACK!!!!!!
 

 

Uhhh ohhhhh...We got ourselves another one!

 

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Originally Posted by datsunfan View Post


My condolences. My mom had to put my family's dog down today as well. Ours was a 16 year-old mutt from the Houston SPCA that we got when she was a puppy. They said she was a Golden Retriever/Collie mix. The DNA test we had done on her many years later revealed that she was mostly Boxer, with some Chihuahua, Italian Greyhound, and Parson Russell Terrier mixed in.

 

That's a interesting mix. I would love me an Italian Greyhound!

post #49925 of 112242
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

What a drag, and condolences--that was one mighty fine hound, and I'm glad I had the privilege of making her acquaintance when we hit the stores last summer. Do me a favor and pass on whatever tips there might be for dealing with that kind of loss. Our eldest of three dogs is nearing the end (it's the hip thing common to aging shepherd breeds) and much as we think we are prepared, we are not. When things looked bad a few weeks ago, we ended up putting her on some kind of performance-enhancing injections into the hindquarters. It's worked well, as $600 worth of drugs usually do, but it's only buying time. Can't bear to think about it.

No two ways around it, it fucking sucks, I haven't been able to sleep, hence why I'm on SF at 2:00am. Thanks all for the kind words fellas. On another note, nice article Pnutpug, although I think my spot just got blown up.......just kidding. It's not like you cant just Google where the thrift stores are in any given city. And Jesus Spoo, 500K a year? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Also @Randy, that shit made me laugh out loud, I needed it, thanks. nod[1].gif
post #49926 of 112242
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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.

*le sigh*

Thought I'd become rich threatening SF, too. frown.gif

*buys a few Powerball tickets*
post #49927 of 112242
Randy, you are crazy. lol8[1].gif
post #49928 of 112242
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Randy, you are crazy. lol8[1].gif


You are a good sport!
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post

Develop a feel for labels, brands, materials and current styles. this is a helluva lot harder than it looks unless you work in the fashion industry, or are actually willing and able to put in the research.
Spend 10+ hours a week visiting filthy, reeking shops, populated by flashers in tights, 80 year old women with an odd fascination for ironing, and aggressive resellers. Some days, you are lucky - but usually you find things like a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a piece of sushi.
Note, unless you live in a mindlessly consumeristic city, you may be driving as many as 400 miles a week to make your rounds.
Then, take what you have found and launder it to remove signs of urine, sweat, and other biological hazards.
Now, you finally have an inventory, time to spend 40-50 hours photographing and listing items, as well as communicating with your potential customer base.
You pay a significant commission to your selling forum, and then you spend time packing, shipping ect. Hopefully you have protected yourself from consumer fraud. Hopefully.
Are you ready to start following that business model?
It sounds lovely in Spoo's article (congratulations Spoo!) but reality is - I can only think of a half-dozen cities where it's a viable full-time business. Even in those cities, you need a highly educated sense of taste.

Spoo is officially a middle man now. This article is good for him, because his business model depends on increased number of small producers who have limited access, means, time, reputation to access the market efficiently. All he has to do is to convince them he can produce gold, and he certainly does at times, especially for certain brands. He is the only winner. Mainy's business on the other hand may suffer with addition of even one or two flippers in Kansas City area which is a smaller market, relatively speaking. Even if they are not pros, if they buy one or two good stuff he loses money. Some of the better flippers here are relatively new but learned very quick. See DM7s first posts, and I have been here long enough to give you couple more examples. I do not mean to offend anyone. I was just surprised.
post #49929 of 112242

Fellow Camera dudes. I need some advice on a vintage 1962 Leica M3 I am looking to pick up for a flip up. I haven't handled one before and could use some pointers. PM me if you can help.


Edited by capnwes - 10/16/12 at 7:36am
post #49930 of 112242
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Originally Posted by Mercuryman76 View Post

Sorry man, I'll get back at you with those measurements. Shit's been cray for me the past few days.
All good.
post #49931 of 112242

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Edited by Brianpore - 10/16/12 at 9:48am
post #49932 of 112242
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post


Develop a feel for labels, brands, materials and current styles. this is a helluva lot harder than it looks unless you work in the fashion industry, or are actually willing and able to put in the research.
Spend 10+ hours a week visiting filthy, reeking shops, populated by flashers in tights, 80 year old women with an odd fascination for ironing, and aggressive resellers. Some days, you are lucky - but usually you find things like a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a piece of sushi.
Note, unless you live in a mindlessly consumeristic city, you may be driving as many as 400 miles a week to make your rounds.
Then, take what you have found and launder it to remove signs of urine, sweat, and other biological hazards.
Now, you finally have an inventory, time to spend 40-50 hours photographing and listing items, as well as communicating with your potential customer base.
You pay a significant commission to your selling forum, and then you spend time packing, shipping ect. Hopefully you have protected yourself from consumer fraud. Hopefully.
Are you ready to start following that business model?
It sounds lovely in Spoo's article (congratulations Spoo!) but reality is - I can only think of a half-dozen cities where it's a viable full-time business. Even in those cities, you need a highly educated sense of taste.

+1 lookaround.gif

 

 

Nice job Randy! rotflmao.gif

post #49933 of 112242
Guys, favor - let's not discuss details or financials please. While I'm extremely proud of what I've created, what's important is that anyone can do it in their own way. I posted it to hopefully inspire someone to get their entrepreneurial spirit up and take doing something they love and make it a success. It's within all of you to do the same. Cool?
post #49934 of 112242
post #49935 of 112242
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Guys, favor - let's not discuss details or financials please. While I'm extremely proud of what I've created, what's important is that anyone can do it in their own way. I posted it to hopefully inspire someone to get their entrepreneurial spirit up and take doing something they love and make it a success. It's within all of you to do the same. Cool?

+1000
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