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Taxi Driver?

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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?

Sorry....I take responsibility for that derail. I already deleted my post, and asked those who quoted it to delete the financial details in the quotes.

post #49938 of 117930
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Taxi Driver?

Hm. Never heard of it. Thank you, though.

I have also a real US Army shirt that supposedly belonged to a 'known' person. Anyway to tell?
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It has been maddeningly slow here lately...drag!! I did find this heavy wool canvassed Daks suit, I haven't seen the name come up much, but it seems to be high quality and a quick eBay search showed some success. Available 

 

 

 

 

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Across Chest - 24"

Shoulder to Cuff - 24"
Across Shoulders - 19"
BOC - 31" - Center Vent 
 
Pants 
Waist 19.5"
Inseam - 28"
Outseam - 40"

 

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I'd be interested in hearing opinions on the top 10 thrifting cities, from a resale standpoint, of course.

LA
NYC
San Francisco
DC/surrounding
Chicago
Atlanta
San Diego
Miami

etc.

I questioned putting Miami on there, mostly because of the poor taste in clothing, warm weather limits the diversity of items, although you do have access to the surrounding areas like Fort Laud, Palm Beach, etc., I'm sure there are others I am forgetting.
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I'd be interested in hearing opinions on the top 10 thrifting cities, from a resale standpoint, of course.
LA
NYC
San Francisco
DC/surrounding
Chicago
Atlanta
San Diego
Miami
etc.
I questioned putting Miami on there, mostly because of the poor taste in clothing, warm weather limits the diversity of items, although you do have access to the surrounding areas like Fort Laud, Palm Beach, etc., I'm sure there are others I am forgetting.

 

LA

Dallas

SF

NYC

Chicago

Boston

 

in that order

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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

To all those inspired: your results will DEFINITELY vary:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251150823027?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649

I have to at least set the minimum at what I paid. Nice jacket, it probably would have fit me too.


Its odd too how I don't get paid by a bidder for a $27 item and then relist it and sell it for $42!?!???
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I normally do set a starting bid of what I paid for items that I'm sure won't go for much....but I was pretty certain that a really nice recent mainline BB silk blend SC would go for way more than that so I set the starting bid low to draw in bids and attention.  Obviously it's rare that this sort of thing happens, but it really stings when it does - especially when it's for something that is obviously really nice.

 

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I have to at least set the minimum at what I paid. Nice jacket, it probably would have fit me too.
Its odd too how I don't get paid by a bidder for a $27 item and then relist it and sell it for $42!?!???
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I'm sorry, man.  My condolences.

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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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 


 

 

 

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LOL, eazye, thanks, glad something positive was salvaged from my research...

 

mjt, Chet, and Spoo  biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by catside View Post

You are a good sport!
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.

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prof catside, takin 'em to school. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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don't forget about taxes, that [[ REDACTED ]] gets reduced by 95% thanks to ob*m*c*re

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post #49947 of 117930
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Originally Posted by matty long legs View Post


+1000


i'm really enjoying the hunt for things for me and other people. and we all can't be a Spoo or DM7.  but to sell something to get back some of what you spent, makes this at the least, a hobby that won't send you broke. and sometimes it might hurt to part with something, but tomorrow is another opportunity.smile.gif

 

Today's thrift:  Hermes shirt. n/a. a gift for a friend.

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Originally Posted by catside View Post

You are a good sport!
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.

As the author of the piece in question, I profited most directly. I had some reservations at first regarding blowing up honey holes, etc., but I've come to realize that thrifting at the elite level is a LOT of work. You really have to love it to do it, and you have to have a knack. Further, the volume of stuff that comes in precludes, I think, most thrift stores from figuring out the grails and pricing accordingly. There's just too much stuff coming in and the need to get it processed and on the floor quickly gets in the way of picking and choosing with any kind of precision, especially when the stores barely pay minimum wage and have high turnover. We all have stories about scoring Oxxford suits for $3 that were right next to Staffords priced at $30, and we have all seen flippers leave behind gold as they push groaning shopping carts to the register. Add to that the widespread refusal to wear used clothing-- there are lots of folks who would rather wear brand-new Faded Glory than gently used Purple Label. In short, I think it is presumptuous to believe that we can have any kind of effect on how thrifts operate. There is a reason that thrifts have evolved the way that they have, and it has nothing to do with EazyE or Mainy or Spoo. We are gleaners, not Mother Earth, and our harvests have nothing to do with planting season.

On a side note, I was on the radio today and one of the hosts complimented me on my navy Dobbs fedora. Where'd you get it, he asked. Goodwill, I answered. He and the others in the studio all laughed, thinking that I had made a joke. I just kept smiling.
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Originally Posted by catside View Post


You are a good sport!
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 CAPNWES's 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.

I think there are even some Christian Dior ties I posted somewhere back there. peepwall[1].gif

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post


As the author of the piece in question, I profited most directly. I had some reservations at first regarding blowing up honey holes, etc., but I've come to realize that thrifting at the elite level is a LOT of work. You really have to love it to do it, and you have to have a knack. Further, the volume of stuff that comes in precludes, I think, most thrift stores from figuring out the grails and pricing accordingly. There's just too much stuff coming in and the need to get it processed and on the floor quickly gets in the way of picking and choosing with any kind of precision, especially when the stores barely pay minimum wage and have high turnover. We all have stories about scoring Oxxford suits for $3 that were right next to Staffords priced at $30, and we have all seen flippers leave behind gold as they push groaning shopping carts to the register. Add to that the widespread refusal to wear used clothing-- there are lots of folks who would rather wear brand-new Faded Glory than gently used Purple Label. In short, I think it is presumptuous to believe that we can have any kind of effect on how thrifts operate. There is a reason that thrifts have evolved the way that they have, and it has nothing to do with EazyE or Mainy or Spoo. We are gleaners, not Mother Earth, and our harvests have nothing to do with planting season.
On a side note, I was on the radio today and one of the hosts complimented me on my navy Dobbs fedora. Where'd you get it, he asked. Goodwill, I answered. He and the others in the studio all laughed, thinking that I had made a joke. I just kept smiling.

 

All thrifting shit aside, nice article man.

 

 

On a side note, holy jesus PTO's round-up is a Spoo and Typhoid Jones show today.

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