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Eat your heart out Spoo.

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WAFFLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

how can you capnwes? smack.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

There are several TJX (parent company) loss prevention folks listed on LinkedIn. If you're on LinkedIn, maybe send them a message with the details. These are the people whose job it is to care about theft, and they can get you in touch with the LP staff for your area.

http://www.linkedin.com/title/district+loss+prevention+manager/at-tjx/

Whoever said they would write a letter to corporate was dead-on right. Wouldn't be surprised if that resulted in a gift certificate as a token of appreciation. Any management that wouldn't act on this is either corrupt or incompetent, and higher-ups should be grateful when alerted to such people.
Edited by pnutpug - 7/5/13 at 8:25am
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Originally Posted by cakebug View Post

Here are some shots of what is going on at Marshalls re: theft of high-end items. 

 

Arrow jacket with label ripped off. Replaced with Armani label and tags.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Armani label poorly sewn on.

Original label removed.

 

 

 

 

$50 jacket returned for $400

 

Calvin Klein (I think) jacket with Zegna label.   This is the jacket I reported to Marshalls management a few weeks ago.  They put it back on the floor!  I couldn't believe it.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Zegna. Poorly sewn label on the wrong side.  Made in Indonesia .  Suspicious?

 

 

 

 

 

$100 jacket returned for $1000

 

 

Armani shirts with retagged prices.

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MSRP on both original tags has been scratched off.  These are just standard Amani Collezioni cotton dress shirts.

 

 

 

$150 shirts returned for $600 each.  There are at least 5 of these that I saw.

 

I notified management again today and the store manager basically dismissed me.   It's one thing if she doesn't care that someone is stealing thousands of dollars from her store, but I think it's pretty egregious to put what is essentially a counterfeit piece back on the floor after being notified.   I'll probably write a letter to corporate.

Could be going on internally at that store. Maybe she knows all about it.

+1 if you really want to be proactive call the main office ask for a district or regional manager for the store. I'm sure someone wants to know whats going on but more employees just dont care (at least by me).

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Originally Posted by YoungAmerican View Post

My mom's in town for the holiday weekend. Going thrifting tomorrow. That's how the f my family does it.

 

Mother's day in my family usually involves me taking my mom out on a 100+ mile thrifting journey. 

 

I'm going to try out some of Wisconsin's thrifts tomorrow. I'm hoping they don't know what Allen Edmonds are, but have plenty of them since they're made so close. My mom told me yesterday that my aunt used to work at Allen Edmonds in Wisconsin. She told me that my aunt's job was to reach her hand inside every shoe to make sure there were no nails sticking through the insole anywhere and she came home with cut up hands all the time. This was decades ago, I wonder if they still do it like that. 

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Found a cool merino wool Burberry Sweater with a hunting design.  Never seen anything like this.

 

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J.M. Weston Richelieu Cap Toe Oxfords.  After watching the video on their website, I'm obsessed with finding some in my size.

 

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Here's the video if anyone's interested

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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Hansderhund, I thrifted that exact Atkinson's tie last week, world wide thrift synergy. revolve.gif

cheers.gif Crazy!
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Originally Posted by cakebug View Post

Here are some shots of what is going on at Marshalls re: theft of high-end items. 

Arrow jacket with label ripped off. Replaced with Armani label and tags. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Armani label poorly sewn on.


Original label removed.










$50 jacket returned for $400

Calvin Klein (I think) jacket with Zegna label.   This is the jacket I reported to Marshalls management a few weeks ago.  They put it back on the floor!  I couldn't believe it. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Zegna. Poorly sewn label on the wrong side.  Made in Indonesia .  Suspicious?











$100 jacket returned for $1000

Armani shirts with retagged prices. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

MSRP on both original tags has been scratched off.  These are just standard Amani Collezioni cotton dress shirts.







$150 shirts returned for $600 each.  There are at least 5 of these that I saw.

I notified management again today and the store manager basically dismissed me.   It's one thing if she doesn't care that someone is stealing thousands of dollars from her store, but I think it's pretty egregious to put what is essentially a counterfeit piece back on the floor after being notified.   I'll probably write a letter to corporate.
same thing happened in jersey gardens nmlc, some guy bought tom ford, kiton, and cucinelli shirts and returned crap shirts with the tag sewn on, what he did was, he ripped off labels off kiton and tom ford ties and sew them onto the shirts, so essentially he kept the real shirts and returned the crappy ones for a refund, essentially stole the shirts and ruined the ties for everyone else. i pointed this out to the associates there. I came back a few weeks later and the were back on the floor, this time i spoke to a manager, i explained that some guy was ripping them off, and ppl were buying fake kiton and tom ford shirts from their lcnm store. I explained it was easy to look up who has returned these items and have them arrested, but she didnt seem to give a shit, so careful around the jersey gardens neiman, your shirt or tie may not be the real deal.
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i have my suspicions of a certain ebay seller who did the dirty deeds
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would tend to think these deals were done piecemeal and in cash vs credit

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Originally Posted by concealed View Post

would tend to think these deals were done piecemeal and in cash vs credit
they know the skus and can see on camera when transactions occured
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Originally Posted by eddievddr10 View Post

same thing happened in jersey gardens nmlc, some guy bought tom ford, kiton, and cucinelli shirts and returned crap shirts with the tag sewn on, what he did was, he ripped off labels off kiton and tom ford ties and sew them onto the shirts, so essentially he kept the real shirts and returned the crappy ones for a refund, essentially stole the shirts and ruined the ties for everyone else. i pointed this out to the associates there. I came back a few weeks later and the were back on the floor, this time i spoke to a manager, i explained that some guy was ripping them off, and ppl were buying fake kiton and tom ford shirts from their lcnm store. I explained it was easy to look up who has returned these items and have them arrested, but she didnt seem to give a shit, so careful around the jersey gardens neiman, your shirt or tie may not be the real deal.

Just a thought, but if haberdasheries actually existed anymore and hired sales associates who knew t-shirts from tuxes and paid them what their knowledge was worth, then this sort of thing would not happen. Instead, we live in a world where labels are everything, as anyone who has sold anything on eBay well knows. And so it is not surprising that no one cares when it is reported. The only thing that is worth it to the store is the label, and since that was returned, there is no harm done. And most customers wouldn't care, either. All they want is that label. So, in a weird way, I have a grudging admiration for the thief. He is beating the retailers at their own game.

There is an utterly amazing old-school Mackinaw coat, classic black-and-red buffalo plaid, at the local Salvation Army that I would buy in a heartbeat if it fit me. Not only that, it has a down liner and is in true NWOT condition. I have never seen anything like that with a down liner, and they only want $26. So why don't I buy it? A, because it's a tad snug, and B, because it is made by Eddie Bauer. Now, anyone who has dealt with old-school Eddie Bauer (Nat, are you listening?) knows what I'm talking about when I say that there was once upon a time when no one did down better than EB. It's a way-better coat than anything you could get from Filson today. But is also impossible to flip because it has the EB label. It would be unethical if I were to tear out the EB label and sew in a Filson label and flip it for $75 on a BIN, but I would actually be doing the buyer a favor. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes through the cycle and ends up at 59 cents. At that point, I'll buy it.
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Originally Posted by pnutpug View Post

Just a thought, but if haberdasheries actually existed anymore and hired sales associates who knew t-shirts from tuxes and paid them what their knowledge was worth, then this sort of thing would not happen. Instead, we live in a world where labels are everything, as anyone who has sold anything on eBay well knows. And so it is not surprising that no one cares when it is reported. The only thing that is worth it to the store is the label, and since that was returned, there is no harm done. And most customers wouldn't care, either. All they want is that label. So, in a weird way, I have a grudging admiration for the thief. He is beating the retailers at their own game.

There is an utterly amazing old-school Mackinaw coat, classic black-and-red buffalo plaid, at the local Salvation Army that I would buy in a heartbeat if it fit me. Not only that, it has a down liner and is in true NWOT condition. I have never seen anything like that with a down liner, and they only want $26. So why don't I buy it? A, because it's a tad snug, and B, because it is made by Eddie Bauer. Now, anyone who has dealt with old-school Eddie Bauer (Nat, are you listening?) knows what I'm talking about when I say there was once upon a time no one who did down better than EB. It's a way-better coat than anything you could get from Filson today. But is also impossible to flip because it has the EB label. It would be unethical if I were to tear out the EB label and sew in a Filson label and flip it for $75 on a BIN, but I would actually be doing the buyer a favor. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes through the cycle and ends up at 59 cents. At that point, I'll buy it.
true, the associates knew nothing, i actually had to find (which was hard since this guy ripped of like 20 kiton and tom ford shirts just from what i saw) a real kiton shirt and point out the label (white) versus a tie (black) and the buttons and detailing before she thought i was sane. its kind of sad that ppl working do not know what they are selling, in the woodbury store they have the knowledge because they have a salesman, so it wouldnt fly in that store.
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Today's finds:
Minty AE Walden strap loafers, in my hard to find narrow size!
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Vintage LL Bean mid boots in my size.....

to go with the full length pair I found at the same store a few months back.

Vintage NWT PRL cotton canvas "work pant". I've only ever seen this dry clean tag on the Corneliani versions, but I cant imagine them making work pants.
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Is it winter yet? Thanks Capt'n. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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And an early birthday present to myself. I actually found this yesterday but didn't grab it on account of it being higher than normal thrift prices. I ended up kicking myself for the rest of the day so I went back this morning and it was still there. This is the good shit right here!
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