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post #70816 of 114833
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post



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). .

I suppose now would be a good time to tell some of my story - my wife and I both ended up without jobs a week before our daughter was born in 2008. The only job I could find (that paid a salary close to what we needed to make ends meet) required us to move to another city, paying both rent and a mortgage payments on the house we left behind for 3 years. After finally selling the old house, I started thrifting with the goal of dressing better for work, and hopefully climbing the corporate ladder. While being successful in that endeavor, I also discovered this forum and in the span of one summer of flipping, managed to save enough for a down payment on a new house (before you guys start thinking Cincy is amazing hunting grounds, we paid 3.5% down on a 75k house). So, thanks guys, for providing both inspiration and the knowledge to help reach some of my own goals.
post #70817 of 114833
You guys are awesome. Thanks for the nice words. And please keep telling your stories and your goals - its really interesting to hear them!

It is an F430 - red calipers, carbon fiber rear segment, carbon interior, carbon ceramic brake system, ipod integration, red contrast stitched seats, custom carbon fiber wheelcaps and scuderia badges as well. 3M clear bra on full hood. smile.gif Here she is this morning before her maiden voyage.

post #70818 of 114833
Spoo, that's epic!
Motivates me to no end.

If I didn't have so much competition in my area (well, just Wes, and he's a pal) I'd try to start flipping seriously.

But Wes is such a good guy, it'd be like stepping on his toes :-/ (and he always hooks me up)
post #70819 of 114833
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post


I suppose now would be a good time to tell some of my story - my wife and I both ended up without jobs a week before our daughter was born in 2008. The only job I could find (that paid a salary close to what we needed to make ends meet) required us to move to another city, paying both rent and a mortgage payments on the house we left behind for 3 years. After finally selling the old house, I started thrifting with the goal of dressing better for work, and hopefully climbing the corporate ladder. While being successful in that endeavor, I also discovered this forum and in the span of one summer of flipping, managed to save enough for a down payment on a new house (before you guys start thinking Cincy is amazing hunting grounds, we paid 3.5% down on a 75k house). So, thanks guys, for providing both inspiration and the knowledge to help reach some of my own goals.

Jesus!!!!!!!!!! I wish homes down here are going for that range! 1,000 square feet homes are going around 600K in my hood! WTF!!!??? baldy[1].gif

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ou guys are awesome. Thanks for the nice words. And please keep telling your stories and your goals - its really interesting to hear them!

It is an F430 - red calipers, carbon fiber rear segment, carbon interior, carbon ceramic brake system, ipod integration, red contrast stitched seats, custom carbon fiber wheelcaps and scuderia badges as well. 3M clear bra on full hood. smile.gif Here she is this morning before her maiden voyage.

 

What's the millage on that thing?

post #70820 of 114833
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You guys are awesome. Thanks for the nice words. And please keep telling your stories and your goals - its really interesting to hear them!

It is an F430 - red calipers, carbon fiber rear segment, carbon interior, carbon ceramic brake system, ipod integration, red contrast stitched seats, custom carbon fiber wheelcaps and scuderia badges as well. 3M clear bra on full hood. smile.gif Here she is this morning before her maiden voyage.

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Bring her out to Jersey and you can hit 65!!! mwink[1].gif

 

Congrats!

post #70821 of 114833
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

What's the millage on that thing?

Just over 10K.
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

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Bring her out to Jersey and you can hit 65!!! mwink%5B1%5D.gif

Congrats!

Got up to 140 this morning. smile.gif
post #70822 of 114833
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Jesus!!!!!!!!!! I wish homes down here are going for that range! 1,000 square feet homes are going around 600K in my hood! WTF!!!??? baldy%5B1%5D.gif
What's the millage on that thing?

2500 square feet, plus basement, at 75k. Definitely a fixer upper - needs a lot of updating. We benefitted from terrible pictures on the listing and the owners (children of former resident) being unable to agree on any repairs.
post #70823 of 114833
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

You guys are awesome. Thanks for the nice words. And please keep telling your stories and your goals - its really interesting to hear them!

It is an F430 - red calipers, carbon fiber rear segment, carbon interior, carbon ceramic brake system, ipod integration, red contrast stitched seats, custom carbon fiber wheelcaps and scuderia badges as well. 3M clear bra on full hood. smile.gif Here she is this morning before her maiden voyage.

CONGRATS!!!! 

 

Is it a scuderia or does it just have the badges?

post #70824 of 114833
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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

CONGRATS!!!! 

Is it a scuderia or does it just have the badges?

Not a scuderia - all 430s have the badges, scuderias have the stripes and the scuderia badge on the rear segment.
post #70825 of 114833
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Went back. These were actually at thrift prices. 



 



 


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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. 



 



 



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Brioni cream trousers 



 



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Orvis crazy dog shirt 



 



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



 



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



 



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



 



 



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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? 



 



 



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That Hand Tailored is the precursor to BB golden fleece. I don't think M. Greenfield had anything to do with it. They were all fully canvassed, if I remember correctly. Will not flip for much. It's one of those brands that ppl here appreciate though (like me).

Oh, Congrats Spoo! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #70826 of 114833
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


Not a scuderia - all 430s have the badges, scuderias have the stripes and the scuderia badge on the rear segment.

Ahh i see. I guess if it was a Scuderia it wouldn't even have a stereo to plug your ipod in to.

post #70827 of 114833
Congrats spoo that's a really nice car. My haul for the day has nothing on that car but it's not too bad, except for maybe the blue tie. It felt nice to me so I picked it.

Ermenegildo Zenda Faconnable and a Daniel Cremieux with a dress crock Lands End belt.
post #70828 of 114833
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Originally Posted by GM-H View Post

Ahh i see. I guess if it was a Scuderia it wouldn't even have a stereo to plug your ipod in to.

Correct, and that stereo thats stock is a piece of shit. Thats my next project.

But, lets get back to the finds yall.
post #70829 of 114833
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

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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 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


That Hand Tailored is the precursor to BB golden fleece. I don't think M. Greenfield had anything to do with it. They were all fully canvassed, if I remember correctly. Will not flip for much. It's one of those brands that ppl here appreciate though (like me).

Oh, Congrats Spoo! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I have to disagree. I have found a few "silver label" suits and they have all sold pretty well. As mentioned, they are usually made my M. Greenfield although others have made them. You can tell by the interior tag just like looking at a Isaia, Brioni, Kiton by the interior tag. It shows who made the suit. When in good shape I always pick these up to flip.

post #70830 of 114833
Were they really throwing those away out back at Marshalls?
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