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post #51736 of 114524
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I just, hopefully, gave myself a bit of good thrifting karma. I picked up a pretty worn pair of Gucci loafers, and while the inside was a bit less than perfect and there were a few scuffs and dings and the soles were pretty worn, they would still fetch some money on ebay. But I saw a duder with his cart piled high with suits. So, instead of paying for the shoes, I gave them to him. He seemed a bit confused that I would do that. Hopefully this kind gesture (or was it? see below) will pay dividends.


below:

I can't be the only completely hopeless hypocrite here, right? I saw that the guy was likely a flipper, and I couldn't hide my disgust. I gave him the shoes the shoes as I sign that I knew what he was doing, and that I disapproved of his actions. But wait a second ... wasn't I going to do the same thing? Didn't I just sell some things on ebay? My cart is never piled high (mostly because I never find anything of worth in that kind of quantity), but I should definitely lump myself into the same category as that guy. I started thrifting in order to dress better, but I also am fond of money, so I'm at a loss.

But perhaps I'm just a bit bored at work.


Oh, I did pick up some good records for a change. None are in minty condition, but I'll be putting these in my collection, so a bit of album cover scuff is fine.

Aretha: Young, Gifted and Black
Herbie: Man Child
Weil: Deutsche Grammophon recording of Seven Deadly Sins
Stockholm Phil doing Mahler's sixth

I love flippers and I hate them. Actually, everyone I know who seriously thrifts also flips. Most are great people - willing to pass on a great deal if it isn't one of their specialties, hard working and with a strong sense of style.

That being said, there are some people who are so nasty and aggressive when they are thrifting, they make it a bad experience for everyone. I don't like it if:
1) if you complain to the manager of the store because someone else got something nice.
2) you physically shove my mother
3) you call the employees of the store stupid

The volume sellers confuse me, but... I can deal with them. Unless they are in line in front of me.
post #51737 of 114524
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

International buyers shop through them, you ship to them, they ship to buyer at what I assume is a cheaper bulk rate. I deal with them all the time. They have dozens of usernames, one for each country they ship to.

Good enough for me. Thanks!!
post #51738 of 114524
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Originally Posted by DeadBoy View Post


You sure about this? I picked up a Brioni for Harry Rosen once that I could swear was OTR.

Maybe they carry it at the yorkville location but I've never seen it anywhere else and they only list in on their website in the 'tailored' catalog.
post #51739 of 114524
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Originally Posted by Samuel Smith View Post


Good enough for me. Thanks!!

Just make sure you right the listing number on the box, they will also send a link to input the specific tracing info. It's quite a system they have going.

post #51740 of 114524
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

International buyers shop through them, you ship to them, they ship to buyer at what I assume is a cheaper bulk rate. I deal with them all the time. They have dozens of usernames, one for each country they ship to.

 

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Just make sure you right the listing number on the box, they will also send a link to input the specific tracing info. It's quite a system they have going.

 

I believe it is a service owned by Yahoo Japan...you don't want to ship overseas?  Too bad, they require you to abide by their policies and you still have to deal with the annoyance of communicating with a non english speaking buyer.  Also, what if the buyer claims to not have gotten your item despite you sending it with tracking the the US address of Shop Airlines?  Who knows? You're screwed! Bravo!

post #51741 of 114524
not to do too much ebay talk, but i closed a transaction outside of ebay. as in, someone made me an offer via msg and i told them to e-mail me. we arranged paypal payment as well as shipping. i'm guessing this is not okay by ebay's tos, but i'm honestly not sure. i started reading the tos but it is too damn boring.
post #51742 of 114524
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post

not to do too much ebay talk, but i closed a transaction outside of ebay. as in, someone made me an offer via msg and i told them to e-mail me. we arranged paypal payment as well as shipping. i'm guessing this is not okay by ebay's tos, but i'm honestly not sure. i started reading the tos but it is too damn boring.

Of course it's against their policies, you circumvented their taste of the action.

post #51743 of 114524
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Originally Posted by dubcbadass View Post

not to do too much ebay talk, but i closed a transaction outside of ebay. as in, someone made me an offer via msg and i told them to e-mail me. we arranged paypal payment as well as shipping. i'm guessing this is not okay by ebay's tos, but i'm honestly not sure. i started reading the tos but it is too damn boring.


yea - against their T&C's.  I mean it saves some fees but you lose all protection.  Just don't make a habit of it ... it'll get ya in the long run!

post #51744 of 114524

After a completely shit early morning experience...

Details of said un-thrift related bullshit (Click to show)

Visited my parents last night and gathered some stuff to take up to my apartment. Started loading up my car in the driveway early this morning, taking a few trips from the house out through the garage to my car in the driveway.

Went in for one more bag and as I came out of the house into the garage a few minutes later, I was startled to see a guy standing a few feet away closing the door of my m
other's car. I screamed bloody murder, dropped what I had in my hands and yelled get out of here at the top of my lungs while I chased him out of the garage. I screamed drop everything, and he actually dropped my mom's wallet on the way down the block.


Called the police immediately (figured it made more sense to get them on the way instead of continuing to give chase) and was transferred 3 times (had to describe the event 3 times as well) before actually getting the right police department. Finally arrived about 10 minutes later.

As far as we can tell, he got away with very little, ignored all the tools and other items in the garage, ignored the stuff in my car (the back was opened and full of stuff). Just wanted cash.

Needless to say, it will be a while before I sleep again. A Liam Neeson movie night followed by some random fist fights might help quell this rage.

 

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Deets (Click to show)

 

Erhmagerhd erhstra ferhberk

 

Leather surrounded brass snaps

 

Check one off the list! Too bad it isn't smaller... I'm sure someone small would have dug this. Now I may have to keep it. Though as Macklemore said, smells like R. Kelly's sheets.

 

post #51745 of 114524
Not to digress too much, but I just got an email from PP (my favorite company) regarding changes to TOS. In short, unless I send some sort of letter via snail mail by Dec. 1, I lose my right to sue PP or join in any class-action lawsuit and must instead submit to arbitration, which has, as I understand things, no right of appeal. My gut reaction is, I should spring for a stamp and opt out. Here's an article on Forbes I found regarding this:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2012/10/23/paypal-what-you-need-to-know-about-fine-print/

Almost all of us here use PP. I have trouble believing that they would do this unless it shielded them from legal action and made them more impervious to anti-trust laws than they already are. I'd be interested in what others might think or know.
post #51746 of 114524
Decent day today.

- LPs. The Beatles Past Masters (UK Pressing) was a pleasant surprise.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



- J. Hilburn flat front slim charcoal trousers (keepers). I found a pair of J. Hilburn FF cotton trousers earlier this year in my size too, I think they're from the same donor. Really nice!





- Vintage Class 5 parka. Sz M. Available.





- Nudie Grim Tims. 33 x 34. Available



- A. Testoni Black Label loafers. 9 D Available






Alexander McQueen t-shirt





Two wacky shirts from Jean Paul Gaultier










Not pictured but all keepers: Cool vintage logo Banana Republic pocket t-shirt, NWOT Zegna Sport red zip polo, 2 NWOT Borrelli for Neiman Marcus blue stripe dress shirts.
post #51747 of 114524
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Canali sc, boss bomber jacket, prl surcingle and the kiton.
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Would love for this to go to someone here, its in great shape aside from the armpits of the lining needint a reattach and a small mend needed on the rear right pants pocket.

Also found some boss cords and some canali khakis not pictured.
post #51748 of 114524
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

 

I think that needs to go to ebay.

 

Nice score!

post #51749 of 114524
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Originally Posted by ATLjon View Post

I think that needs to go to ebay.

Nice score!
I would rather get a kiton's worth of swag in my size wink.gif, plus keeping it in the family so to speak.
post #51750 of 114524
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

I would rather get a kiton's worth of swag in my size wink.gif, plus keeping it in the family so to speak.

a man after mine own heart. might be preferable to take this to the trading thread, but you should let everyone know your sizes and preferences and whatnot.

(also, that suit would probably fit me...)

EDIT: listen to klobber
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