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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

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LOL.

 

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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Striking a balance is good. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I for one do not expect thrift guys here to find a Hermes Leather Jacket in mint shape and then gladly offer proxy. However, lets say that Hermes leather jacket is worth $1000 based on shape. Selling on eBay and once all fees considered, one would be looking at a take home of a shade under $900 probably in the 870 region. An offer of $750 from a homey here would, in context, be reasonable and reflect the value of the find.

Where valuations go a bit off the reservation are the slightly less desirable pieces, the likes of Kiton orphan jackets, older Kiton suits or sport coats, older Brioni etc etc... Here there should be wiggle room by all of us. If a fellow happens to find a super 200's super recent Kiton suit, again, the Hermes example holds firm. If it is an old mid - late 90's Kiton Blanc Blue orphan jacket sup 150's maybe 180's up for grabs, I have noticed that folks have this $400 expectation for something that may or may not hit that target on eBay - most likely it would hit low 300's. An offer from a homey here of $200 - $220 should be considered "fair game".

Trades have slowly fell off the radar - mainly because of one simple fact: There is a huge discrepancy between the finds of the few and the finds of the many. Only a few here actually strike it big time with desirable goods, most of us find stuff very occasionally and thus would be unable to have a significant trade list in the first place.

It's easy for me to agree with you in abstract -- and I absolutely do; your rationale is quite sound and your numbers are far more reasonable than I think most of us see.

But the Devil, as we all know, is in the details. And life is messily circumstantial.
post #63828 of 134365
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Originally Posted by Klobber View Post

Striking a balance is good. I for one do not expect thrift guys here to find a Hermes Leather Jacket in mint shape and then gladly offer proxy. However, lets say that Hermes leather jacket is worth $1000 based on shape. Selling on eBay and once all fees considered, one would be looking at a take home of a shade under $900 probably in the 870 region. An offer of $750 from a homey here would, in context, be reasonable and reflect the value of the find.

Where valuations go a bit off the reservation are the slightly less desirable pieces, the likes of Kiton orphan jackets, older Kiton suits or sport coats, older Brioni etc etc... Here there should be wiggle room by all of us. If a fellow happens to find a super 200's super recent Kiton suit, again, the Hermes example holds firm. If it is an old mid - late 90's Kiton Blanc Blue orphan jacket sup 150's maybe 180's up for grabs, I have noticed that folks have this $400 expectation for something that may or may not hit that target on eBay - most likely it would hit low 300's. An offer from a homey here of $200 - $220 should be considered "fair game".

Trades have slowly fell off the radar - mainly because of one simple fact: There is a huge discrepancy between the finds of the few and the finds of the many. Only a few here actually strike it big time with desirable goods, most of us find stuff very occasionally and thus would be unable to have a significant trade list in the first place.

I hope that everyone I've dealt with feels like I was fair, but it is hard to know sometimes what value something has, so when I'm asked how much for something I do struggle with the answer. I won't to hook people up, but I don't want to get screwed by someone taking advantage. A friend on here sold an item for a steal to a lurker who promptly flipped it on the bay, which isn't cool to me. I understand if something didn't work out or you accept something in a trade that isn't really what you're interested in, so you list it, but to blatantly treat the forum as a source for ebay monies is fucked up. Personally I like CapnWes' approach of offering his stuff up at 50% his BIN.

TL/DR it's tricky to estimate value sometimes and to determine a fair price/offer, but don't screw me.
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

First, welcome back Mex.
Second, and you know I love you brother, but did you have to throw a hand grenade in on your first post back?

I'm just gonna leave this here...








post #63830 of 134365
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

It's easy for me to agree with you in abstract -- and I absolutely do; your rationale is quite sound and your numbers are far more reasonable than I think most of us see.

But the Devil, as we all know, is in the details. And life is messily circumstantial.

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My response was more politically correct than responses a few months back regarding these pricing / valuation aspects. I am lenient on pricing despite being broke as fuck. At the end of the day it is a thrift find and I got it for cheap. I generally do not proxy though - I usually go double money unless I am dealing with a friend. On certain very rare pieces, I will go roughly half eBay valuation. Thats my kind of thing though, not suggesting others do this although would prefer a relaxed attitude to trading and pricing.

Piece out..............
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I'm just gonna leave this here...









You did that on purpose. drool.gif Available? crackup[1].giflol8[1].giffacepalm.gif
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post


You did that on purpose. drool.gif Available? crackup[1].giflol8[1].giffacepalm.gif

 

$10 seems fair to a thrift thread buddy right?  :D

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Originally Posted by Timmah View Post

$10 seems fair to a thrift thread buddy right?  biggrin.gif

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people should just send klobber shit for free, because he's awesome. i'm actually getting ready to send him something for free, so everybody should follow suit
post #63836 of 134365
Couple random things from tonight.

This old ass LL Bean shirt is pretty cool. It has a game pocket across the lower back, never seen anything like that on a shirt. I know we've talked about it before, but how old is this label? Size s.

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top L-R: very recent land's end chambray,Orvis shirt jacket XL
bottom L-R: Sulka 34/17 (my first), FF Zanella Todd pants, 36

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post #63837 of 134365
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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post


The signal to noise ratio is way out of whack now. All threads take tangents but the tangents here are exacerbated by noobs posting junk, experienced members who should know better posting junk and then the interesting finds getting lost in the shuffle.

It remind me of a philosophical question that this thread raises. If you read any other the other threads on SF, a common theme is the lament that men don't dress well as a rule these days. Business casual, poorly fitting suits, no coherency in creating outfits....you've read all the critiques made by the board luminaries. So if we decry the state of mens' dressing skills and yet purchase ugly ass shitstain ties to flip on Ebay just because they are Brioni, Zegna or, God forbid, Robert Talbot Estate, are we all just enablers? Pushers of crap to unwitting masses who see the name and assume the tie must be awesome because it says 'Made in Italy" even though the print looks like a clown with whooping cough sneezed his face paint on the silk?

Many of you are resellers, Do you feel any obligation to leave behind the butt ugly Brioni tie because you think the world would be a better place without it mucking up the landscape? Or, instead, do you just know that a sucker is born any moment and push the sale for the filthy lucre. I know Spoo doesn't give a shit and has essentially said as much. But what about the rest of you? When you thrift to flip, would you buy a fugly tie made by a known maker just to flip it when you know that the buyer is going to look terrible wearing it and you have trafficked in an item that degrades the sartorial discourse?

 

wait so you leave Robert Graham?  Pretty much everyone on here buys these shirts with a gleeful fist pump and we refer to them as "skeet blankets"  to each other while listing them with $100 buy it nows.  I don't feel this forum is StyleAdvocate, we aren't spreading the good word of the fashion Bible to the infidels.  If I have a chance to make a dollar, I have no qualms about how ugly / dated I personally feel the item is.

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Found the most universally compatible wool tie today. It's 4" wide but it's raw versatility makes up for it.

 

 

 

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Then there were these two.....any ideas on the era of these? 1940's maybe?

 

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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Is this the Gitman I'm looking for? 3 seem unworn. There are three other solid blues not pictured, Gitman Gold, NWT and NWOT.



At $10 a pop, I'll probably grab just the green one.

Yes, one of them, though the Vintage line is the most sought after. I'd buy them if they fit. Very recent and the two that are in my closet are nice and slim fitting.

Thanks, Nat. Agreed, they are cut nicely. I got one for myself and may go back for one of the three identical red plaids. If anybody wants a proxy on a NWT 16.5 33 Gitman Gold (light blue, OCBD or pinpoint OCBD, can't remember) let me know. Or one of the red plaids...size medium, fits about like a 16 34.5.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Well I knew it existed....just had been a personal goal to find one. Still looking for a diamond weave...the last one in the guide I haven't yet found.



A Guide to Weaves and Designs (2).pdf 2226k .pdf file

PDF saved, thats awesome. I always need adjectives. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Aidan K View Post

Seems like an excessive raise size, he probably thought it looked weak. biggrin.gif His play obviously didnt cover him in glory either...

It was 3am, I was a few beers in, and the MFer was checkraising me all night. I knew I had him beat, and just wanted to get him to fold.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Spoo...I think there's one in Bethlehem PA....what's that, like 1.25 hour drive down 78....might be worth the trip if you love it that much... 

Yah, true - though, the fun is the southern accents, really.
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post


On that note....you know how hard it is to find a decent batch of grits up here?....or any batch of grits for that matter.

Waffle House, Bethlehem PA!

Hey, what can I say. People like that suit.
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Originally Posted by HansderHund View Post

One category that seems to consistently get comments though, and it happens to be one of my favorite "categories" in this thread, are the vintage pieces. Things that are old get a lot of love here.

Anyway, not a complaint or a rant, but something I've noticed. Am I alone in that??

I know you saw my thread of course, but youre not alone. I get happy when I find something flippable, but really excited when I find something awesome and old.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Average Cost $10
Average Sale $80
Ebay Fee $8
Paypal $4
Shipping $6
Profit $52

Do this once a week $52 x 52 = $2,700.

Not too shabby for 1 item and most of us can find one item a week.

Now imagine if you can find 15.
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Originally Posted by toscano_adottato View Post

I know Spoo doesn't give a shit and has essentially said as much. But what about the rest of you? When you thrift to flip, would you buy a fugly tie made by a known maker just to flip it when you know that the buyer is going to look terrible wearing it and you have trafficked in an item that degrades the sartorial discourse?







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