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post #57226 of 102547

So I said "what the hell" and found out the email address of the guy who donated those dozen Ascot Chang shirts that fit me perfectly. Two days ago sent him a friendly (but carefully written email) saying that if had more shirts, jackets, or shirts that he was planning to donate, please let me know and I'd buy them from him. I told my wife what I'd done and she was Not Too Pleased. (Made a note of that for the future.) This morning I got a short but friendly reply back from the guy: "Hi - yes - funny email. I will  keep your information and let you know if anything comes up.  Happy Holidays."

 

Nataku, thanks for the encouragement. I didn't score an armful of Isaias but nothing embarrassing happened, either. I did get some satisfaction telling my wife, "Hey, I got a nice reply from that guy who donated the shirts", and hearing her shout "NO WAY!"

post #57227 of 102547
Anyone want me to pick up this medium cotton Polo sweater for $13?
post #57228 of 102547
Alright dudes, nominations period for the 2012 Cheapies has begun.

Click here to nominate your find(s).

here are the rules:
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Rules:
1. Nominate one item per submission. You can do multiple submissions but don't go overboard, we all have lives.
2. Item must have been found AND posted in the thrift bragging thread in 2012.
3. Include your SF username, a brief description, and a link to the brag post.

The judges will pick the top nominations for Find of the Year and put it out to a vote to everyone.

The judges will also be awarding Honorable Mention awards, so don't be afraid to submit. Be creative!

Thanks to Spoo, DM7 and DaveSmith for volunteering to be judges.

edit: there will likely be prizes...



just to be clear: DM7 IS ONE OF THE JUDGES. HE WILL BE SILENTLY JUDGING YOU AND LAUGHING AT YOUR FINDS. BUT HE WILL NOT BE COMPETING WITH YOU GUYS.



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Edited by mexicutioner - 12/13/12 at 11:44am
post #57229 of 102547
quick brag: Z Zegna unstructured and 1/4 lined wool jacket. on its way to Concealed.



post #57230 of 102547
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

Alright dudes, nominations period for the 2012 Cheapies has begun.
Click here to nominate your find(s).
here are the rules:
http://bit.ly/12b8dCE
Thanks to Spoo, DM7 and DaveSmith for volunteering to be judges.
edit: there will likely be prizes...
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Are we talking craziest flips? Or just the sheer quality of an item? I have a submission but I believe it will be trampled by a casual monday DM7 day peepwall[1].gif

 

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post #57231 of 102547
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Are we talking craziest flips? Or just the sheer quality of an item? I have a submission but I believe it will be trampled by a casual monday DM7 day

i left it open-ended on purpose. flips are good, but so are rare things, so are vintage things, so are staple items in your size that you ended up using all the time.

just to be clear: DM7 IS ONE OF THE JUDGES. HE WILL BE SILENTLY JUDGING YOU AND LAUGHING AT YOUR FINDS. BUT HE WILL NOT BE COMPETING WITH YOU GUYS.
Edited by mexicutioner - 12/13/12 at 12:01pm
post #57232 of 102547

You oughta toss in an All-Stars round with Spoo, DM7, Eddie, and Andro as the competitors. 

post #57233 of 102547
$3.99 find...


post #57234 of 102547
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You oughta toss in an All-Stars round with Spoo, DM7, Eddie, and Andro as the competitors. 


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$3.99 find...
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NICE!! I would shave my chest and never wear a shirt under that if I had it...lol. 

post #57236 of 102547
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You oughta toss in an All-Stars round with Spoo, DM7, Eddie, and Andro as the competitors. 


you could probably throw your name in there as well.
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you could probably throw your name in there as well.

Not a chance! I am but a minion. 

post #57238 of 102547
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Not a chance! I am but a minion. 


I really like your pictures by the way. What kind of camera do you use? Also, light box??

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Things are getting ugly here. Found out that a lot of the stores I frequent will not only be pulling items aside for their boutique store. It used to come from one single store. Not only that, but they will have more "picker shoppers" out there grabbing stuff too. Come on.....
Not only that, but one of the few really good stores is doing some serious hoarding. Just scraps are hitting the floor. Today I also witnessed a regular customer getting treated very rudely there by whom I believe is the new processing manager and an employee (cracking jokes about them publicly). Employees in general at this store are pretty rude. They don't acknowledge your presence, they push and shove and are just overall unpleasant. It seems that the better the customer you are, the worse you get treated. frown.gif
I did manage to scavenge one nice item from a store I've almost stopped going to.


Is this the same store where the employees pull out stuff for a friend/person paying them to do so?
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I really like your pictures by the way. What kind of camera do you use? Also, light box??

Thanks!  

 

I use a Nikon D40, just recently purchased for cheap $$ and trades from Dustinhimself (Dustinmyself).

 

The light box is a professional CVS (color viewing station) unit, thrifted for free. It is actually my submission for the 2012 Cheapie awards.

Here are some pics of it...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/9006/the-official-thrift-discount-store-bragging-thread/41450_50#post_5582384

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