Originally Posted by GMMcL
Let me say at the outset that I still cherish the tradition on this threak of not posting prices. But if you people are going to start...
That's not the tradition - it is the break from tradition.
Originally Posted by sparrow
I think once price is involved it will detract from finds.
Wrong - the brag is in what you found at the price you paid. I can post five NWT $2500 Brioni suits as a "brag" for which I paid $500 each (but you'd never know that). How is that a "Thrift / Discount Store Brag"?
Originally Posted by ChetB
See the very first post of the thread. Sharing prices is encouraged. A Brioni suit at 5 bucks is much more brag worthy than the same at 100 bucks.
Was going to say the same...when I first started on this forum I got all sorts of heat for posting prices paid; I argued that the thread starter (and SF honcho) had done the same...the point of the brag being what you got at the price you paid, but it has strayed from that and now price paid is a closely-guarded secret because the majority of folks here flip their stuff on ebay...and what I am writing right now will be indexed and show up on page 1 of Google by tomorrow if I posted a "new with tags FW14 runway Tom Ford leather and shearling jacket, only paid $10 at Goodwill!" and someone saw it on eBay and Googled it.
On the flip-side (pun intended), I think the majority of stuff posted here does really come from thrift/charity shops and is indeed brag-worthy...but obviously a lot is not thrifted, and comes from close-out sales, end-of-season clearances, outlets, etc (I mean, who thrifts scores of NWT Belvest? no one).
Eh, old argument, I'm obviously on one side but still don't post paid prices any longer.