Since I'm probably at least partially responsible for sending you over here from WAYWRN, I feel I should chime in. It was a bit of an obvious question, but Spoo's reaction is likely as much to do with the fact that this is a MAJOR perennial debate in these parts. Plenty of folks buy exclusively for themselves or to trade, and not to profit. Others fall on the capitalistic side of things. And most of us fall somewhere in the middle -- trading and hooking thread members up when we can, keeping what we can justify and selling the rest to create a slush fund to facilitate our addiction habit hobby.
Haha, I've posted on here before, but sadly haven't found any stuff this amazing. The best I've found was a few BB shirts/ties and a nice J Crew houndstooth blazer.
Anyway, I'm not judging what people are doing at all. I was just curious when I saw so many people with so much different size stuff. I'm friends with a few people that own vintage stores and they often pick up things from GW as well.
I'd definitely support people who were buying things to resell to forum-ers for price+reasonable cost of find+shipping. I think it's fair.
I asked my question more because I see so many good pairs of shoes sit with the same buyer for months that I could wrap my head around people buying for reselling on ebay. Then again, if you have a decent following/subscriber base on ebay and have good measurements up then I'm sure stuff moves.
I certainly wouldn't mind picking stuff up from forum-ers once I know what fits me.
Thanks for the response!