or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 4225

post #63361 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Google translate failed me on this one, I always call it a "Kommode" whether in German or English. Google said "chest of drawers," but I knew that wasn't right. I believe "sideboard" would be more accurate.

I would hate to dissuade you if you like it and sew. You're right though, if they know how to market it, they might know it's not worth it. Like I said, I'm happy to buy furniture that lacks value but is well made/interesting, but if it's for a flip, be wary.

Wow, you edited it after I quoted and I didn't realize it until mine posted. Well done, I've been bested. smile.gif
post #63362 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

Google translate failed me on this one, I always call it a "Kommode" whether in German or English. Google said "chest of drawers," but I knew that wasn't right. I believe "sideboard" would be more accurate.

I would hate to dissuade you if you like it and sew. You're right though, if they know how to market it, they might know it's not worth it. Like I said, I'm happy to buy furniture that lacks value but is well made/interesting, but if it's for a flip, be wary.

I don't particular care for it. I just like to buy things that I can use and sell when I get tired of them for at or over what I paid. Pass it is. Regarding kommode, perhaps night stand? A small table with drawers that goes next to your bed.
post #63363 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

I don't particular care for it. I just like to buy things that I can use and sell when I get tired of them for at or over what I paid. Pass it is. Regarding kommode, perhaps night stand? A small table with drawers that goes next to your bed.

The same word can be used for a few different things such as you said. I normally say Nachttisch for a bedside table, but I'd say Kommode for a dresser. I say Kleiderschrank for closet/wardrobe and Kommode for sideboards and things that would go under a TV. Weird. nod[1].gif
post #63364 of 114599
Nvm
Edited by plei89 - 2/16/13 at 6:44pm
post #63365 of 114599
I was thinking about this earlier, but I thought I'd mention it. For those of us that flip, make sure you're keeping in mind the return. I'm sure most people take a quick look at completed listings on ebay, but my rule is to find the average and subtract 20%. Ebay buyers are incredibly sensitive to things and a coat that sold well the week before might not sell well the following week if it's unseasonably warm. Another factor is the number of flaws your item has. I seem to be too excited when I find something to see all of the flaws until it's home (without being able to return it). I assume there is something that I'll miss and that will factor into what I expect to get out of it.

Example:
Item X will cost €20. Average completed listings say it sells for €40. Double the money, right? Wrong. Mine will be a bit different/have different viewers/flawed and will get €35. Factor in the fees for ebay and paypal and I can expect €29-30. Not such a great deal.
post #63366 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolanmjj View Post

BS today...went to Marshall's...found a 40L Ralph Lauren Rugby (yes, the Rugby brand that is no longer here) Made In Italy...2 roll 3 herringbone grey...perfect fit. $50. I go up and then they look at the price and decide it was a mistake and the manager says "well, it's supposed to be $159.99 but I'll give you a $10 discount for $150".

"No".

sigh.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

WTF...there would have been hell to pay if they pulled that crap. As mentioned, unless they are calling you a thief for switching the tags and calling the cops on you, they better damn sell it for the listed price. I'd bet my last dollar that went home with an employee for $50 that night.
Quote:
Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

ffffuuuu.gifThat sucks! So they "decided" it was a mistake, huh...
Quote:
Originally Posted by shadesofbeige View Post

FYI the Made in Italy Rugby suiting is done by Caruso, who makes RLBL, although with less handwork on Rugby. Very very good stuff for the price. 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fueco View Post

Remind
Remind them that, by law, they have to give you the marked price unless they can prove you altered the price tag.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post



Not sure whether this is universal, and will disclaim that I have NOT researched this. But I suspect you would have at least a plausible claim that they have to honor the tag price. It's the classic mistaken coupon situation: It's an offer to sell, and you've accepted. They can CANCEL that price, but only after giving you notice. You accepted their offer before they canceled. I'm sure one of you young bucks is going to tell me I'm wrong, and the UCC actually has some kind of exception on point, but at the very least, I would have made my dissatisfaction highly audible, and would definitely have asked for a manager and threatened to call the Better Business Bureau AND TJX customer service.



Dang...interesting. Worst part is it was the cashier who called up presumably the manager.

I thought about being abrasive but realized I had little to gain to pound down on some middle-aged man who's just a store manager at Marshalls. Or the high school cashier. Blazer had a weird chest pocket structure anyways. I was kind of hesitant to even try and purchase it but I figured $50 was nothing to lose...maybe next time (hopefully there is no next time for that situation).

But anyways, I think I got my last laugh at another Marshall's today:



Excuse my dirty mirror...maybe I should thrift some Windex...and no this is not a shirt I would wear with it normally, just a mini fit pic...



Samuelsohn tie as well at Nordstrom Rack. Not a great steal, but the tie is such great quality I couldn't pass it up.

post #63367 of 114599
The lesser known Peter struggled under his brother's shadow, so he moved to Thailand to sell his wares.

post #63368 of 114599
my pebblegrain find yesterday sent me on a "Great vintage American shoes" Internet reading deep dive.

Which always ends up with an eBay tear searching for Nettleton's. Love those. Bought these, on a best offer I'm still feeling guilty about (especially if the seller's one of us, ha...but still way higher than I'd pay for anything at a thrift store FWIW).

Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2b
Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2b
Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2b
Processed By eBay with ImageMagick, R1.1.1.M2b

Hey wait, those f@ckers aren't mismatched are they?
post #63369 of 114599
First decent day in a while. Best part, all my size:



Woolrich jacket. Don't get the love that Pendleton does, but this fits me nicely and I like it. There were 2 other similar ones in M if anyone wants a proxy.

Filson sweater, Barba shirt (my first in the wild), Zegna wool tie, Andover shop tie, Florsheim V-cleats PTB.

Near misses: Brioni cashmere overcoat that fit my chest and shoulders perfectly, but was about 3" too short on my T-rex arms. Only about an inch to let out ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif
Edited by ocooney - 2/16/13 at 6:50pm
post #63370 of 114599
Pick Up advice:

I took a big gamble today and picked up a pair of brown suede boots by Martin Maison Margiela, the real deal (no H&M thing). Condition of leather is superb and soles are leather and lightly worn.

They probably retailed for 600-800 and I would imagine the SW&D folks would gladly offer up something desirable for me to trade - however this aspect I am unsure of.

Question:

If I paid &90, is this a good pickup? I picked them up not for myself but to perhaps use as trade kudos or worst case sell on eBay if nobody I know wants them.

Please let me know the truth in regards to "good pickup". You do not need to be nice about it, harsh words do not hurt my feelings etc... I want to know because this is a huge gamble for me and am twitching my fingers nervously - it is the not knowing that causes me grief.

================================================================================================

RANT COMING:

Well, thats it, I am never visiting large thrift stores again - the ones with huge amounts of merchandise. I worked my ass off going over racks and racks of stuff to come away completely empty handed. This is the third time this store has done that to me (although it is possible to come away with a haul, it just seems extremely rare). I pop to a very small out of the way Goodwill, and within 5 minutes I have a Ralph Lauren Purple Label Sport Coat reamed over my arm, 2 Ralph Lauren Black Label Shirts, Etro shirt, a Loro Piana Cashmere POW Sport Coat made for Nordstrom, and some blackwatch Zanellas that were not pleated beyond recognition. Overall, small thrift stores rule, the big ones suck.

Further Rant Points.

1. Why the fuck do people keep looking at me? Fuck off mind your own fucking business.

2. Leave my shit alone. I placed a basket down so obviously mine and some bearded asshole started helping himself while I was inspecting the racks (looking carefully at an Etro shirt wondering if it was worth taking snagged collar and all).

3. Do not cut out in front of me or lean over me (it is only polite manners because I never lean over someone else or deny them a spot). Some woman behind me stretched out her arm and pulled a Gucci leather jacket about 12 inches to my right. I was inspecting a Ralph Lauren Polo Bomber Leather jacket wondering whether worth a pick up - made in USA forced me to consider it before I reckoned it was too 1980's to peak anyone's interest. Fuck shit, I was 12 inches away from a Gucci leather jacket. baldy[1].gif
post #63371 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Pick Up advice:

I took a big gamble today and picked up a pair of brown suede boots by Martin Maison Margiela, the real deal (no H&M thing). Condition of leather is superb and soles are leather and lightly worn.

They probably retailed for 600-800 and I would imagine the SW&D folks would gladly offer up something desirable for me to trade - however this aspect I am unsure of.

Question:

If I paid &90, is this a good pickup? I picked them up not for myself but to perhaps use as trade kudos or worst case sell on eBay if nobody I know wants them.

Retail was probably closer to 900-1000 honestly. They should be 300+ on B&S
post #63372 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Pick Up advice:

I took a big gamble today and picked up a pair of brown suede boots by Martin Maison Margiela, the real deal (no H&M thing). Condition of leather is superb and soles are leather and lightly worn.

They probably retailed for 600-800 and I would imagine the SW&D folks would gladly offer up something desirable for me to trade - however this aspect I am unsure of.

Question:

If I paid &90, is this a good pickup? I picked them up not for myself but to perhaps use as trade kudos or worst case sell on eBay if nobody I know wants them.

Please let me know the truth in regards to "good pickup". You do not need to be nice about it, harsh words do not hurt my feelings etc... I want to know because this is a huge gamble for me and am twitching my fingers nervously - it is the not knowing that causes me grief.

================================================================================================ Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
RANT COMING:

Well, thats it, I am never visiting large thrift stores again - the ones with huge amounts of merchandise. I worked my ass off going over racks and racks of stuff to come away completely empty handed. This is the third time this store has done that to me (although it is possible to come away with a haul, it just seems extremely rare). I pop to a very small out of the way Goodwill, and within 5 minutes I have a Ralph Lauren Purple Label Sport Coat reamed over my arm, 2 Ralph Lauren Black Label Shirts, Etro shirt, a Loro Piana Cashmere POW Sport Coat made for Nordstrom, and some blackwatch Zanellas that were not pleated beyond recognition. Overall, small thrift stores rule, the big ones suck.

Further Rant Points.

1. Why the fuck do people keep looking at me? Fuck off mind your own fucking business.

2. Leave my shit alone. I placed a basket down so fucking obviously mine and some bearded asshole started helping himself while I was inspecting the racks (looking carefully at an Etro shirt wondering if it was worth taking snagged collar and all).

3. Do not cut out in front of me or lean over me (it is only fucking polite manners because I never lean over someone else or deny them a spot). Some woman behind me stretched out her arm and pulled a Gucci leather jacket about 12 inches to my right. I was inspecting a Ralph Lauren Polo Bomber Leather jacket wondering whether worth a pick up - made in USA forced me to consider it before I reckoned it was too 1980's to peak anyone's interest. Fuck shit, I was 12 inches away from a Gucci leather jacket. baldy[1].gif

I love reading things you write. Seriously, whenever I see Bill the Butcher, I prepare myself for something great.
post #63373 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

You take some good detail pix nod[1].gif

Well thanky! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #63374 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

RANT COMING: (Click to show)

Well, thats it, I am never visiting large thrift stores again - the ones with huge amounts of merchandise. I worked my ass off going over racks and racks of stuff to come away completely empty handed. This is the third time this store has done that to me (although it is possible to come away with a haul, it just seems extremely rare). I pop to a very small out of the way Goodwill, and within 5 minutes I have a Ralph Lauren Purple Label Sport Coat reamed over my arm, 2 Ralph Lauren Black Label Shirts, Etro shirt, a Loro Piana Cashmere POW Sport Coat made for Nordstrom, and some blackwatch Zanellas that were not pleated beyond recognition. Overall, small thrift stores rule, the big ones suck.

Further Rant Points.

1. Why the fuck do people keep looking at me? Fuck off mind your own fucking business.

2. Leave my shit alone. I placed a basket down so obviously mine and some bearded asshole started helping himself while I was inspecting the racks (looking carefully at an Etro shirt wondering if it was worth taking snagged collar and all).

3. Do not cut out in front of me or lean over me (it is only polite manners because I never lean over someone else or deny them a spot). Some woman behind me stretched out her arm and pulled a Gucci leather jacket about 12 inches to my right. I was inspecting a Ralph Lauren Polo Bomber Leather jacket wondering whether worth a pick up - made in USA forced me to consider it before I reckoned it was too 1980's to peak anyone's interest. Fuck shit, I was 12 inches away from a Gucci leather jacket. baldy[1].gif

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I love reading things you write. Seriously, whenever I see Bill the Butcher, I prepare myself for something great.

 

I have nothing to add. nod[1].gif

post #63375 of 114599
Quote:
Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

I love reading things you write. Seriously, whenever I see Bill the Butcher, I prepare myself for something great.

You are one of the resident cool dudes here, lots of love here for you nod[1].gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Retail was probably closer to 900-1000 honestly. They should be 300+ on B&S

Thanks buddy fing02[1].gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The official thrift/discount store bragging thread