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post #70801 of 118913
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Those are a lock for the 2013 Cheapies.

But seriously, selvedge or not, why are you buying Abercrombie jeans in the first place?

Those were the first selvage I ever thrifted. A year ago? I modified them and threw them in the trash.
post #70802 of 118913
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Originally Posted by acosbysweater View Post

 

Fine pick-up.


Your size if you want 'em. Did pay $17 for them though.

post #70803 of 118913
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Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post


Speaking of...anyone else see Spoo's most recent Tumblr post yet? Holy Moses.

http://lacasuarina.tumblr.com/post/50675060201/hard-fucking-work-and-dedication-pays-off-more


OMG, did Spoo just thrifted a Ferrari???!!!

post #70804 of 118913
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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post


If you spend 50 to make 100, that's a 200% profit. Not bad. Especially for him picking up 3 pairs of nwot shoes.

Get a credit card and buy the items with it. list the items as soon as u get home. Get paid after a week auction and you have the money to pay the credit card off plus your profits.

 

I'm well fed on the credit card diet.  I started using those to buy high end bikes that I had planned on selling within a reasonable amount of time.  Turns out, like many of us, I am a hoarder.

 

Today I found a butcher stripe Loden Dager shirt (L) and some RRL selvage denim (31 x 34).  Pics later.

post #70805 of 118913
Any 46's interested in pure cashmere Chester Barrie or Sulka suits/jackets. 45 each I can cop for you.
post #70806 of 118913


I thrifted a Ferrari.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Many years ago,when I started flipping from thrifts and realized that you could make money in this thing of ours, I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great that I bought a jacket for $10 and sold it for $50. I used to use the money for extra stuff, like more clothes, and other stuff.

But then I read the book about the red paperclip and said Hmmm. Taking something thats treated as disposable and turning it into something so huge. Thats something. So, I started a plan. I would take every profit I made off of a thrifted item - nothing to do with LuxeSwap and anything from my business, but things that I found at thrifts and consignment shops and sold, and started a savings account for this. It took a long time, but finally, a dream has been realized. This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did. Countless hours of searching through Goodwills and Salvation Armys will be reincarnated as hours of enjoyment driving at extraordinarily high rates of speed. smile.gif

So to anyone who is reading this and has a dream that you never thought you could attain, something that you always wanted but never got or couldnt afford, Im here to tell you that with hard fucking work and dedication, some luck, some elbow grease, and some sacrifice, dreams can come true. Mine just did.

Now, Ive got a tach to redline, catch you guys in a bit.

Oh, and this is available.

post #70807 of 118913

Went back. These were actually at thrift prices. 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Custom made jacket made by Sartoria Ravazollo. The Loro Piana Cruise Line cashmere/silk fabric on this thing is the most insanely soft fabric I've ever felt. Crazy. An older lady in line with me just started rubbing it and asking what it was made out of. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Barbera cords 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Brioni cream trousers 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Orvis crazy dog shirt 

 

AppleMark

 

 

RLPL trousers

 

 

AppleMark

 

Jil Sander for uniqlo women's shirt, not sure if its worth much

 

AppleMark

 

 

Loro Piana purple dress shirt, store had tagged it "Lord Tiana" 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

And then I ran across this clothes rack hanging out near the dumpster behind Marshalls. I was gonna buy one today. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

And FYI, if any 46-48Rs are looking for a nice 3/2 sack suit, I left one with this label there. It was a staple pinstripe, and I THINK that the silver label is Martin Greenfield. Anyone know? 

 

 

AppleMark


Edited by dexconstruct - 5/17/13 at 5:55pm
post #70808 of 118913
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



I thrifted a Ferrari.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Many years ago,when I started flipping from thrifts and realized that you could make money in this thing of ours, I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great that I bought a jacket for $10 and sold it for $50. I used to use the money for extra stuff, like more clothes, and other stuff.

But then I read the book about the red paperclip and said Hmmm. Taking something thats treated as disposable and turning it into something so huge. Thats something. So, I started a plan. I would take every profit I made off of a thrifted item - nothing to do with LuxeSwap and anything from my business, but things that I found at thrifts and consignment shops and sold, and started a savings account for this. It took a long time, but finally, a dream has been realized. This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did. Countless hours of searching through Goodwills and Salvation Armys will be reincarnated as hours of enjoyment driving at extraordinarily high rates of speed. smile.gif

So to anyone who is reading this and has a dream that you never thought you could attain, something that you always wanted but never got or couldnt afford, Im here to tell you that with hard fucking work and dedication, some luck, some elbow grease, and some sacrifice, dreams can come true. Mine just did.

Now, Ive got a tach to redline, catch you guys in a bit.

Oh, and this is available.


Way to go, bro. Something for us all to aspire to.
post #70809 of 118913
+100! Way to go, Spoo! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Have fun!
post #70810 of 118913
In the field. Found a lanvin but really old I think single vent patch pockets. Worth picking up?
post #70811 of 118913
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

In the field. Found a lanvin but really old I think single vent patch pockets. Worth picking up? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Nope but are you trolling us, bro? puzzled.gif

post #70812 of 118913
Quote:
Originally Posted by dexconstruct View Post

Went back. These were actually at thrift prices. 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Custom made jacket made by Sartoria Ravazollo. The Loro Piana Cruise Line cashmere/silk fabric on this thing is the most insanely soft fabric I've ever felt. Crazy. An older lady in line with me just started rubbing it and asking what it was made out of. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

 

Barbera cords 

 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Brioni cream trousers 

 

AppleMark

 

AppleMark

 

Orvis crazy dog shirt 

 

AppleMark

 

 

RLPL trousers

 

 

AppleMark

 

Jil Sander for uniqlo women's shirt, not sure if its worth much

 

AppleMark

 

 

Loro Piana purple dress shirt, store had tagged it "Lord Tiana" 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

 

 

And then I ran across this hanging out near the dumpster behind Marshalls. I was gonna buy one today. 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

AppleMark

 

And FYI, if any 46-48Rs are looking for a nice 3/2 sack suit, I left one with this label there. It was a staple pinstripe, and I THINK that the silver label is Martin Greenfield. Anyone know? 

 

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

Brb, dumpster diving behind Marshall's.

post #70813 of 118913
Nice Spoo! I have a similar goal. Not getting a Ferrari, but rather paying off my student loans and mortgage in the next five years. Thanks for the inspiration and motivation!
Edited by capnwes - 5/17/13 at 6:16pm
post #70814 of 118913
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChetBakerSings View Post

Speaking of...anyone else see Spoo's most recent Tumblr post yet? Holy Moses.

http://lacasuarina.tumblr.com/post/50675060201/hard-fucking-work-and-dedication-pays-off-more

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post



I thrifted a Ferrari.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Many years ago,when I started flipping from thrifts and realized that you could make money in this thing of ours, I thought it was awesome. I thought it was great that I bought a jacket for $10 and sold it for $50. I used to use the money for extra stuff, like more clothes, and other stuff.

But then I read the book about the red paperclip and said Hmmm. Taking something thats treated as disposable and turning it into something so huge. Thats something. So, I started a plan. I would take every profit I made off of a thrifted item - nothing to do with LuxeSwap and anything from my business, but things that I found at thrifts and consignment shops and sold, and started a savings account for this. It took a long time, but finally, a dream has been realized. This car was born of things that nobody else wanted. Things that people discarded. I wanted to be able to say I thrifted a Ferrari. And I did. Countless hours of searching through Goodwills and Salvation Armys will be reincarnated as hours of enjoyment driving at extraordinarily high rates of speed. smile.gif

So to anyone who is reading this and has a dream that you never thought you could attain, something that you always wanted but never got or couldnt afford, Im here to tell you that with hard fucking work and dedication, some luck, some elbow grease, and some sacrifice, dreams can come true. Mine just did.

Now, Ive got a tach to redline, catch you guys in a bit.

Oh, and this is available.


Quote:
Originally Posted by DanM View Post

Way to go, bro. Something for us all to aspire to.

Dammit DanM! Beat me to it!

Seriously, Spoo. Nice work. My "Ferrrari" is to pay back my student and mortgage loans (starting with my parents, who made both possible in so many tangible and intangible ways). I doubt I will ever be capable of the kinds of volumes or numbers you achieve. But as impressive as those numbers and volumers are, more impressive is how generous you've remained -- you didn't let the goal consume your perspective, you hooked guys up along the way, and you've been equally generous with advice and knowledge. Good for you; you deserve it. (And you can tell Mrs Spoo I said that. If she can hear you over the roar of the engine). .
post #70815 of 118913

Man... Spoo, you're wrecking my vibe!

 

Totally kills my excitement for the gt3 I just bought... 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I wish

 

Is that an f430?

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