The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 5869
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I sold one last week. You must need a brush up on searching ebay competed listings
Left the loakes too. They were probably as close to immaculate as possible for used shoes.
Might come grab both over lunch.
Edit: nope, I found a few of them. Some Harris tweed ones sold for 50, but it looks like what I had was a good find even at that price. Definitely coming back over lunch.
On that note does anyone want a pair of the size 10 loakes when I go back tomorrow?
If they're still there.
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If I wasn't currently looking for closet space to house my current 7 tweeds, I would totally ask for the proxy.
SeaJen: glad you liked!
Thrift blues: found an awesome Belvest db suit in Super 150s wool. Found 3 moth holes in the pants, and there were probably more I hadn't discovered.
It's not the brand, it's the style. Look up tweed hunting coat. You passed on $$$. Well, maybe just $$. But still worthwhile.
What about the loakes? I'd get them on condition alone, but they're just the $150 lower tier shoes. Goodyear welted though.
These, and check out all of the closed auction listings by other members of the forum. Please?
In related news, I found something you lost. Happy to return it because believe me, I don't need it.
My wife texted me to say that a box arrived for me today. She thinks it's my SS gift, but it could be a buyer's remorse return, so I won't get too excited yet. Anyone from Cincy on here?
Incidentally, she said that she has a playgroup with the kids when I get home so could I wait until she's home before opening!? Apparently the Secret Santa has peaked piqued her interest.
(Sorry, I know that's a huge d*ck move. I may or may not be a little OCD)
WHY WOULD YOU LEAVE LOAKE?
I mean, they're not Grenson or EG or anything, but those are really good shoes. At least AE quality, which should have been obvious from the construction.
This is what Spoo was talking about.
And that jacket -- SOMEONE on here wanted that badass motherf--. I'm not talking about Ebay dollars. Forget all that noise for a second. Someone HERE would have traded you cool stuff your size for that. Almost certainly.
Now, in fairness, you may have faced the dilemma I've often faced -- cool stuff that's overpriced. That's a much harder cost-benefit analysis to weigh. But if those were standard thrift prices, you should have kopped and then asked what else they had in the back.
Teachable moment over.
Stopped by a spot today and they had two pair of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes in the glass cabinet - 12 E - okay, but some scuffs - not paying $40. I politely decline and she says "Did you see the 30 other pair I just put out from the same donor?" Oh.. my... Zelli, Moreschi, Gucci, Mezlan, etc... Most of them were ostrich, but a few were croc or alligator.
Picked up two pair - Zelli Crocodile and an unmarked custom made horned back alligator from Italy.
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Hoping for a half-off shoes day in the near future.. :)
And exactly, it was 20 bucks. At the regular price I would have walked out with it. At 20, ebay listings showed many things selling for 30. That held me back. At that price, pink shirts are better... Same for the loakes they were probably 15 or so. I've seen them sell for 30 and then tons higher.
They also had a rl rugby sweater. It was 25. Same thing. Is that worth it at that price? I'm not sure. I know I'd grab it in a heartbeat for 5.
I did pick up 3 nwt bb makers ties for 3 bucks each.