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post #52021 of 102695
There's a thrift shop near me that has had a Hermes shirt marked at $25 sitting there for months - frayed collar and loads of stains but it's Hermes! Also a couple RLPL shirts in bad enough shape that I wouldn't pick them up at 4.99 at $49.99. Sure, those are nice brands, and if new nice shirts, but their pricers need to take into account condition, and not just maker.
post #52022 of 102695
I've been seeing that over the last couple years, a store will drop a few ridiculous prices on items and they'll sit there. A few weeks/months later things will be back to normal. I try not to panic yet.
post #52023 of 102695
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Just one find today:


I know many Chipp tie patterns are puns (e.g., Santa with his pants down = "moon over the North Pole" and guy with a cat on his head = "pussy on the mind"). Can anyone "decode" this pattern?

 

Santa Takes a Break according to the man himself (no, not Santa): http://www.chipp2.com/blog/?m=200811.  A few of the other naughty Santa ties from Chipp: http://www.ivy-style.com/yule-be-cool-chipps-naughty-santa-ties.html

post #52024 of 102695
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post


short sleeve Burberry shirt= $49.99

Must be from the Westport, CT store. They've lost their minds
post #52025 of 102695
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post


short sleeve Burberry shirt= $49.99

 

I've noticed nearly all of the Goodwills in my area have been pricing things similarly. Most notably to me is the shoes. There is one just down the street from me that hasn't succumbed to the price gouging. The manager is a pretty awesome dude, he let's me know when they get Ray Bans that I may like in and he prices them at only $10.

post #52026 of 102695

Recently I bought a nice looking coat in a second-hand store, and there are no tears or stains on it. I hope it was a good purchase, I only paid ~40 USD...

 

Since I know many of you resell your thrifted objects, could I perhaps ask you what something like this would have for estimated value when sold on eBay? And if anyone would care to guess the MSRP I'd also be very grateful.

 

PS. I apologize for the photos, had to use my phone, but it's just the first picture that's a little blurry, the rest are better...

 

 

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post #52027 of 102695
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post


Must be from the Westport, CT store. They've lost their minds

I stop there occasionally, theres not much that costs less than $15 in there

post #52028 of 102695
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Originally Posted by potemkin_city_limits View Post


I was just thinking the same thing actually. Since they get everything for free you would think their main goal would be to get it sold as fast as possible to free up space for more new merchandise. Instead someone has decided that they don't like the idea of someone getting too much of a deal on something that was initially worth more money so it will sit there until someone comes along and decides they want it but wont pay $50 for it so they just rip the tag off, put it on and walk out of the store and now the Goodwill doesn't make anything on it.
They paid the same price for the Burberry shirt as they paid for their Old Navy shirts which is $0 so pricing them both at the exact same amount means they make the same amount of profit on them. It would make sense if their regular shirt price was $5 and they made that particular one cost $9 or something like that but asking $50 for it seems so ridiculous.


Yeah, it kills me that in the recent years Goodwill has started operating in a greedy way.

 

For $49.99, id rather shop at H&M, ZARA, or UNIQLO and get me a couple of shirts. The quality wouldnt be the same but it least it wouldnt be some used Burberry London shirt in a lame ass pattern that you could snipe on the 'bay for $10-$20.

 

Poor families, resellers, college students, the unemployed, and hipsters are the ones that shop at Goodwill NOT people who could drop $50 (pocket change) on a used shirt. I wonder when they'll understand that they're better off playing the volume game rather than the name game.

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Ok, first real thrift fit. (my previous being all blackwatch with blackwatch umbrella). Let me know what you think in general, and also in particular as what else I could wear with these pants given their odd color and weave (herringbone). These things are baller though, so i need some ideas. Stance is weird but natural lol, im a stocky dude. HF Blazer thrifted by me for 5, brioni shirt from my man CottonDockers, Pants Zanella Platinum unicorns thrifted by me for $4, shoes Church's consul custom grade Mercuryman via EazyE, not seen Baume and Mercier watch.

Thrift fit 1st edition (Click to show)

 

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next two are to try to better illustrate color.

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post #52030 of 102695
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post


Yeah, it kills me that in the recent years Goodwill has started operating in a greedy way.

 

For $49.99, id rather shop at H&M, ZARA, or UNIQLO and get me a couple of shirts. The quality wouldnt be the same but it least it wouldnt be some used Burberry London shirt in a lame ass pattern that you could snipe on the 'bay for $10-$20.

 

Poor families, resellers, college students, the unemployed, and hipsters are the ones that shop at Goodwill NOT people who could drop $50 (pocket change) on a used shirt. I wonder when they'll understand that they're better off playing the volume game rather than the name game.

 

personally, i have no qualms with thrifts charging ~ebay prices.  $50 on a shitty burberry is obviously excessive, but $20 isn't rediculous.  although this would obviously be bad for me, i don't think the stores should be obligated to offer all clothes for $6 a piece. obviously this scale pricing will never happen due to the sheer volume they deal with and the research required to appropriately price everything. 

post #52031 of 102695
guys - anyone familiar with this tag? it's in a Polo RL suit.

post #52032 of 102695
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Originally Posted by ilikethelights View Post

I've been seeing that over the last couple years, a store will drop a few ridiculous prices on items and they'll sit there. A few weeks/months later things will be back to normal. I try not to panic yet.
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post


Yeah, it kills me that in the recent years Goodwill has started operating in a greedy way.

For $49.99, id rather shop at H&M, ZARA, or UNIQLO and get me a couple of shirts. The quality wouldnt be the same but it least it wouldnt be some used Burberry London shirt in a lame ass pattern that you could snipe on the 'bay for $10-$20.

Poor families, resellers, college students, the unemployed, and hipsters are the ones that shop at Goodwill NOT people who could drop $50 (pocket change) on a used shirt. I wonder when they'll understand that they're better off playing the volume game rather than the name game.
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post


Morons.

I wonder how long that'll sit there.

I also wonder how long it'll be before they have to start hiring Loss Prevention and start spending a shitload of money to combat theft. This sort of pricing can only attract thieves and trust me, Thrift Stores are such an easy target.

This particular store has it's ups and downs, but more downs. I remember when they opened. It was a gold mine and nobody even knew it was there. Scored a ton of great stuff. Sadly, everyone in the state seems to know about it now. They net the most money out of all the metro area Goodwill stores. It's in a wealthy area and a lot of rich folks shop there and spend ridiculous amounts of money on stuff they could get on eBay for cheaper. I've seen stuff in the silent auction get double or triple eBay prices. Constantly see new Mercedes, BMWs, Lexus', etc in the parking lot. Hell, I saw a new-ish Austin Martin in the parking lot last month.

I've heard they have since hired full time workers to pick out the nice stuff and either set it aside to be repriced or for it to disappear completely to go to their boutique store. Seriously kills the "thrill of the hunt". Why hunt for treasure when there is no treasure? This store puts out far too much garbage for the area it's located in, so we all know something is up.

Also, this was the store that I spotted the manager literally inside a brand new Porsche SUV in the donation drive-through. All you could see were his ankles sticking out out back door. He'd carefully set aside boxes and bags in a far corner, not the regular big rolling bins. Never seen a manager handle donations before, ever. Always had the workers hired for that position to do that. He's since disappeared; haven't seen him in over a month. Wonder if he got canned.....
post #52033 of 102695
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Originally Posted by Jpmorris View Post

Ok, first real thrift fit. (my previous being all blackwatch with blackwatch umbrella). Let me know what you think in general, and also in particular as what else I could wear with these pants given their odd color and weave (herringbone). These things are baller though, so i need some ideas. Stance is weird but natural lol, im a stocky dude. HF Blazer thrifted by me for 5, brioni shirt from my man CottonDockers, Pants Zanella Platinum unicorns thrifted by me for $4, shoes Church's consul custom grade Mercuryman via EazyE, not seen Baume and Mercier watch. Thrift fit 1st edition (Click to show)





next two are to try to better illustrate color.




tbh, not the jp I had pictured in my mind. Better, much better!
post #52034 of 102695
Update on my ridiculous coat. I am going to pass on the fox fur coat and get this instead:
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It's a 50/50 cashmere/wool Aquascutum with some sort of legit fur collar. Pictures when it arrives.
post #52035 of 102695
Did my standard run. Grabbed some very nice, like-new PRL pants for myself (not available) along with an Aquascutum tie and a Hickey Freeman size L white/grey sweater (both available).

PRL pants (not available) (Click to show)
Aquascutum tie (Click to show)

Hickey Freeman sweater (Click to show)


I swear either I have magical pants powers... Or people just don't check the pants as often. Along with the PRL, passed over some nice BB pants (hole in the leg), Zanellas with a slightly beat up waist, some brown HF pants I debated grabbing but didn't, and a mess of other lesser PRL pants. Usually there's a reason not to buy them, but pants are easily the thing I've bought the most of thusfar (and I never see this level of quality-makers-but-damaged stuff for shirts/suits/etc).
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