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post #50686 of 115967
Have you ever had a thrift purchase that ends up costing more in money and trouble than it's worth?


At one of my favorite thrift stores, they had a two pairs of Rossignol skis - a youth and a standard 183. They are a bit older, and have some flaws in the paint, but they were really cheap. I knew I could take them to my local ski shop, and flip them for 5x to 10x of what I paid. I just had to make sure my 7 yr old didn't see them...

But my 7 yr old left his football in the backseat of my car - when he went to get the ball, he saw the skis.

He started planning our Christmas vacation, informing me that he will be on the bunny slope this year and ski jumping next year... I was going to tell him "those aren't our skis"... I really was. But somehow, I heard "You will ski jump only after a certified instructor tells me that you are ready" coming out of my mouth.

Do you think I can still get rid of them or am I doomed to be spending 100x to 1000x the cost of those skis to throw myself off a mountain with some sticks on my feet?
post #50687 of 115967

I think Mexi's point was that the word is SO incredibly outside of common parlance, that anyone who makes a point to say it instead of one of the...oh...5 billion more common synonyms, is just subtly being an asshat.  I have no thoughts on the matter, but I can at least see the point.

 

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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

NIGGARDLY, NIGGARDLY, NIGGARDLY!!!!!!!!!
There, I said it--a whole bunch of times. "Niggardly" is NOT a racist term. Has nothing to do with skin color, y'all can look it up, and please do. It means "miserly" or "overly cheap" or something to that effect. As an aficionado of the English language, I hate, and I mean truly hate, it when folks bastardize (you can look that up, too) the language. Not so many years ago, someone in government got fired for using the word "niggardly," and the Fourth Estate that was supposed to run herd on shit didn't figure out what the freakin' word meant until it was too late. The poor sap still ended up on the unemployment line. Again, and please, there are more than enough lawyers and academics who populate this thread. I happen to like the word "niggardly," although not as much as "nepenthe."
Peace.
post #50688 of 115967
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

dude do you really think that i wasn't 100% familiar with the dictionary definition of "niggardly" before i wrote my whiny, limousine-liberal elitist ultra-PC rant? or do you think that maybe i DID know what that word meant, yet i still consider it to be insensitive to use it? which one do you think is more likely?

So we can't use words that are totally unrelated in both meaning and origin because they sound similar to something else?
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Originally Posted by Vintage Leather View Post

Do you think I can still get rid of them or am I doomed to be spending 100x to 1000x the cost of those skis to throw myself off a mountain with some sticks on my feet?

Some things are worth more than the just the dollars you spend on them.
post #50689 of 115967
Good haul today - EG for RLPL plain toe with elastic side gussets in what I think is burnt pine; Berluti brogued loafers; two pair of burgundy Alden loafers - a full-strap and tassel loafer, I think both are cordovan; and a pair of tassel loafers from Grenson for Paul Stuart; and - the real shocker - all in my size (US 10), although its probably all going to eBay. Also found $1.00 ties from Polo Ralph Lauren, Hermes, and Turnbull & Asser, and a pair of PRL suspenders:









post #50690 of 115967
Well at least everyone learnt a new word today, mine being 'nepenthe'.
post #50691 of 115967

Hey bro, can you stop with all the find posting bullshit - can't you see we're trying to argue here?

 

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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Good haul today - EG for RLPL plain toe with elastic side gussets in what I think is burnt pine; Berluti brogued loafers; two pair of burgundy Alden loafers - a full-strap and tassel loafer, I think both are cordovan; and a pair of tassel loafers from Grenson for Paul Stuart; and - the real shocker - all in my size (US 10), although its probably all going to eBay. Also found $1.00 ties from Polo Ralph Lauren, Hermes, and Turnbull & Asser, and a pair of PRL suspenders:

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post #50692 of 115967
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Well at least everyone learnt a new word today, mine being 'nepenthe'.

It is "learned," ass-wipe.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

So we can't use words that are totally unrelated in both meaning and origin because they sound similar to something else?
Some things are worth more than the just the dollars you spend on them.

it's a free country, brother. i'm just saying, if you're going to use the word "niggardly" be a man about it. use it in real life. in person. right to the face black people. don't hide behind the anonymity of the internet. if you really think it's ok to use that word, then DO IT. let us know how your field research goes.
post #50694 of 115967
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

NIGGARDLY, NIGGARDLY, NIGGARDLY!!!!!!!!!
There, I said it--a whole bunch of times. "Niggardly" is NOT a racist term. Has nothing to do with skin color, y'all can look it up, and please do. It means "miserly" or "overly cheap" or something to that effect. As an aficionado of the English language, I hate, and I mean truly hate, it when folks bastardize (you can look that up, too) the language. Not so many years ago, someone in government got fired for using the word "niggardly," and the Fourth Estate that was supposed to run herd on shit didn't figure out what the freakin' word meant until it was too late. The poor sap still ended up on the unemployment line. Again, and please, there are more than enough lawyers and academics who populate this thread. I happen to like the word "niggardly," although not as much as "nepenthe."
Peace.

Hah ha. It was the DC budget director. Created a community uproar and the poor sap got fired even after trying really hard to tell people he didn't say that n word but this n word. I got the word out of my vocabulary since then. Yet at times I hear it used by some young guns in meetings; always notice a twinkle in their eyes. They carefully watch who will tick. They always get a tweedy stare from me a la " I know what you are doing kid and my eyes are on you!'. That usually takes care of it. Languages are alive. They survive by being bastardized. Old William S. was the biggest bastardizer, may he rest in peace.
Edited by catside - 10/21/12 at 7:32am
post #50695 of 115967
Quote:
Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

NIGGARDLY, NIGGARDLY, NIGGARDLY!!!!!!!!!
There, I said it--a whole bunch of times. "Niggardly" is NOT a racist term. Has nothing to do with skin color, y'all can look it up, and please do. It means "miserly" or "overly cheap" or something to that effect. As an aficionado of the English language, I hate, and I mean truly hate, it when folks bastardize (you can look that up, too) the language. Not so many years ago, someone in government got fired for using the word "niggardly," and the Fourth Estate that was supposed to run herd on shit didn't figure out what the freakin' word meant until it was too late. The poor sap still ended up on the unemployment line. Again, and please, there are more than enough lawyers and academics who populate this thread. I happen to like the word "niggardly," although not as much as "nepenthe."
Peace.

 

Technically, you didn't say it, you wrote it. LOL JKJK What you typed makes sense.

 

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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

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say some brown ferragamos yesterday in that same size and style they were pretty beat up so I will give you a 10% discount how does $200 sound? lol8%5B1%5D.gif

 

anyway I remember people posting pics of their set ups a while ago, I have been thrifting on and off for a couple months and here is the out come (ps I made that closet +1 to workworking skillz thanks grandpa)

 

almost all the clothes here are thrifted, mix of gucci, gant, RRL, burberry, BB, pendleton, supreme, apc, boring zara and j crew and lots of non noteworthy vintage

 

 

here is my tie drawer, you can't see a lot of them because it extends pretty far back, mostly no name vintage but some rl bb nothing special though all pretty basic

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watches in a cigar box in my tie drawer, seiko, timex, bulova, casio, O & S

 

 

 

and my shoes, a mix of loafers, sneakers, chukkas and way in back my made in doc martens I got for $10 for when I really need to kick the shit out of someone

pants drawer, selvage denim apc, gap, j crew vintage levis, some chinos and black and white jeans

 

on the side there is a hat rack go giants

 

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and on the other side there is a scarf and belt rack

 

 

 

in season jacket hang right next to it

vintage swedish army, vintage leather, vintage tiger stipe, levis denim, supreme windbreaker

 

 

 

 

Woa! Whatever happened to the sterotypical messy teenager?

 

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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

What? No. This is the bragging thread. Post here no matter what you plan to do with it.

 

Since I'm posting on this now, here's what I do:

 

If you're a regular and PM me about something I'll either do cost + shipping + a little gas money, or, if it's higher value, I'll figure what I think I can get on eBay and divide by 2. For some regulars rather than try to figure out a trade right away I've just shipped stuff off and we figured it out later. However, I also get several lurkers who don't post here PM'ing me expecting the same kind of deal, and I don't really see the point of offering super low prices to people who don't contribute to the community.

 

Haha, yes, corrections, if you don't want your stuff go cheap on here but still want to brag, post them along with a big "N/A"!

post #50696 of 115967
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

It is "learned," ass-wipe.

Not sure if serious.
post #50697 of 115967
So I know I've been part of it, but turns out there's a whole forum for this!

http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/

Let's take this there, and get back to the thrifting here.
post #50698 of 115967
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Originally Posted by AndroFan View Post

Hey bro, can you stop with all the find posting bullshit - can't you see we're trying to argue here?

Sorry - won't happen again!
post #50699 of 115967
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

So, I dont know when I am going to have the time to take pics, and I know text posts are no fun, but for now its all I can muster. Local event in .0001% status wealth had a "flea market" at a fair that had fill-a-bag for $30. I got 2 garbage bags for $60 and took home : Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
4x Stubbs and Wootton needlepoint embroidered loafers
2x Bass brick sole suede PTBs
1x Bass black Weejun penny (with pennies still inside)
2x Brooks Brothers mocha and chocolate suede brick sole PTBs
Ralph Lauren made in Italy chestnut handstitched loafers
NWT $1550 Celine floral printed skirt from 2 seasons ago
black double turn lock Coach mens briefcase
4x JCrew tailored fit 2 ply cotton shirts
1x Hermes striped button down with silver bullet buttons
Kiton 7 fold tie
Bergdorf Goodman alligator belt
Davide Cenci trench coat with zip out removable lining
Banana Republic cotton/poly essential Mac raincoat
NWT Holland and Sherry heavy woven tie
Allen Edmonds Randolph loafers
Noname handmade in Brazil tassel kiltie shoes
PRL emerald green wide wale corduroys
Polo Ralph Lauren white true buckskin bucks with brick soles
Tods womens Gommini driving loafers
Previously thought to be NWT but was just drycleaned and folded Tom Ford white tuxedo shirt
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Wow - crazy haul, Spoo! That event sounds like a goldmine!
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post


in season jacket hang right next to it
vintage swedish army, vintage leather, vintage tiger stipe, levis denim, supreme windbreaker


Whoa! Is that an M65 tiger stripe jacket? Of not, care to share deets on it?
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

Good haul today - EG for RLPL plain toe with elastic side gussets in what I think is burnt pine; Berluti brogued loafers; two pair of burgundy Alden loafers - a full-strap and tassel loafer, I think both are cordovan; and a pair of tassel loafers from Grenson for Paul Stuart; and - the real shocker - all in my size (US 10), although its probably all going to eBay. Also found $1.00 ties from Polo Ralph Lauren, Hermes, and Turnbull & Asser, and a pair of PRL suspenders:

Wow!! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

What's with all the insane shoe hauls lately? Seems to be raining lots of high-end footwear.
post #50700 of 115967
alright back to everyone not despising each other (at least not outwardly).

second shoe pickup of the day: JV star USA (not mainline) oxfords. slightly higher than thrift prices and not the highest end yadda yadda, but these shoes (in black) always get compliments from females.

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