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Also, I'm not sure about you guys (especially not since I usually buy furniture and misc. stuff from when people die, not usually clothes or shoes), but buying that amount of stuff, I'd want to be pretty sure that I would at least quadruple my investment (meaning buying the shoes for $10/ea, given a fairly safe bet of $50 a pop).
There's always stuff that doesn't move, and having money just lying around also costs (seeing that it could be invested in something that gives more payback).

Edit: Just realized it sounds like I'm totally stating the obvious here, seeing how experienced many of you are. I was just curious to hear about your reasoning.
Edited by OliT - 7/18/13 at 10:17am
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If you we're not a kid in the early 80s you probably won't care. $2
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Another Sulka, more of a burgundy in real life.
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IMPORTANT, I NEED THE HELP OF THE COMMUNITY: Do any of you guys know of any retailers who might be willing to buy them from me in bulk? Given the volume of shoes it would be ideal to sling 125 of them to a retailer, and then list the other 50. They don't have boxes, but if there are future purchases i'll make sure they keep them.
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If you are going to sell it to a retailer, I'd imagine you would need some paperwork showing you didn't just pick them up from a warehouse someone forgot to lock. And I'm not sure about tax stuff, doing it like that.I mean, if they sell well on Ebay, put them out in batches and then just keep pitching them out. Oh, and I would think to stay with the pretty conservative stuff that doesn't look too off even if it takes a while to sell.

Yeah, I wouldn't even try to sell them to a retailer. That is downright sketchy. I would open an eBay store. List every item/in every size you have. Sit back and ship your orders while they roll in. Listing wouldn't even be that hard considering you are buying multiple sizes in the same style. That means you only need one really good set of pictures!

Would move the discussion to the Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions, but +1 on jut listing them all. I started with 600 Bobby Jone shirts, picture, list and wait, and wait, and wait. Set a fair price and just wait for the order to roll in over time. Toss them on sale every now and then when sales slow down if you want to get rid of some.

 

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If you we're not a kid in the early 80s you probably won't care. $2

FTFY - Late 80's and loved it!

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Just out of curiosity, how many of you have actually sought recently dead people's families/called people you could ID from their donations and gotten stuff out of it?

I just go straight to the graveyard and dig 'em up. Everyone gets buried in their best suit, so if I like what I see at the thrift, I go straight to the source.
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FTFY - Late 80's and loved it!

The sound drives bystanders batty before too long, though.
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I went to the holy land of Wisconsin in search for some shoes. I hit about 7 stores all within an hour of the AE factory. Some stores knew what they had. I wasn't about to pay $30 for size 14 A Manchesters. I think I did alright though. Everything is available unless noted.



You guys ever find shoes with mold on them? These had to have been sitting in someone's basement for decades. Hardly worn really. Spoilered because it's actually disgusting.


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They cleaned up alright though. Saphir never ceases to amaze me. The basement patina looks surprisingly great. They're J&M Aristocrafts. Size 9.5 C/A


AE Auburn 8 EE


AE Wingham 8 D


AE Grayson 9 C


AE Dickson 12 C These are late 60's or early 70's (thanks Wes). I think they look much better than the more recent version.


AE Cameron N/A


AE Walden 11.5 D


My first shells! J&M Aristocraft 9.5 C/A


AE Cody N/A




Some shirts as well:

Takumi Japan M I had never heard of this brand before but it was darted and had some other cool details so I googled it in the store. Found one website that had one of their shirts retail for $220 so I picked it up. It fits me but I don't know if I can pull it off. Anyone know anything about this brand?


BB Madras SS M


Theory L


Polo script label FC shirt with MOPs N/A


Working compass cufflinks to go with it.


Non Clothing Finds

I bought this broken guitar for $30 thinking that a ~$10 fix could net me $100 profit. (Or I could just add to my collection.) I've spoiled some pictures of the frustrating restoration process if anyone is interested.


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Missing the nut and strings.


Ordered a replacement nut on eBay. It didn't fit at first. Had to file the wood down to get it into place.


Other than that there are a few scratches and dings, but nothing major. The electronics were all tangled up but that was an easy fix. What I didn't anticipate in the store was that one of the tuning machines ended up being broken. The wood is stripped where it connects on the back so the post won't turn after a certain amount of pressure from when the string is applied. The whole post starts to come out when you turn it enough. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet.

You guys post your Jazz records finds sometimes. I like my vinyl modern, limited edition, blue, and with a free t-shirt. I'm thinking next year they'll do some sort of 10th anniversary for it and this will be worth a lot more. Already go between $60-80 on the bay.

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Sorry for such a long post!
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I bought this broken guitar for $30 thinking that a ~$10 fix could net me $100 profit. (Or I could just add to my collection.) I've spoiled some pictures of the frustrating restoration process if anyone is interested.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Missing the nut and strings.


Ordered a replacement nut on eBay. It didn't fit at first. Had to file the wood down to get it into place.


Other than that there are a few scratches and dings, but nothing major. The electronics were all tangled up but that was an easy fix. What I didn't anticipate in the store was that one of the tuning machines ended up being broken. The wood is stripped where it connects on the back so the post won't turn after a certain amount of pressure from when the string is applied. The whole post starts to come out when you turn it enough. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet.

I have a friend who is a luthier--repairs exclusively--and it seems as if fixing guitars is never as simple as it might seem. Then again, he's a perfectionist who deals mainly with Martin and Strat level stuff.
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nice, I bought a '73 guild with a cracked neck for 20 bucks at a thrift shop and sold it for $150. Obviously, it was probably worth more than that, but that is also a lot of work to fix.
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I have a friend who is a luthier--repairs exclusively--and it seems as if fixing guitars is never as simple as it might seem. Then again, he's a perfectionist who deals mainly with Martin Taylor and Strat level stuff.

FTFY nest.gif

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That is blasphemy. D28 is THE dreadnaught to have, not some taylor cut away church leader guitar! :)
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Found this Charvet tie 80% silk 20% camel??? Never seen camel in a tie before.

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That is blasphemy. D28 is THE dreadnaught to have, not some taylor cut away church leader guitar! smile.gif

When I have the money I think I'll go Martin. For now my Breedlove is just fine. I had the choice between a mid level Breedlove and a low end Martin and Taylor and the Breedlove won by a long shot.
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Found this Charvet tie 80% silk 20% camel??? Never seen camel in a tie before.


That is so cool.
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Ive heard great things about those breedlove guitars. Im not a huge fan of the looks, but if it sings, then who cares! I currently have an old guild mahoganey acoustic. It's been serving me really well for the last 8 years. It's a bear to play, but it sounds great.
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Found this Charvet tie 80% silk 20% camel??? Never seen camel in a tie before.

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This is drool worthy

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