Just catching up, so bear with me...
Originally Posted by size 38R
what's red, tweed, Paul Smith, and double-breasted?
Originally Posted by Fueco
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I get a little peeved when I post something as available here and people respond expecting cost + shipping at whatever they'd be able to find at their local thrift shop. Sorry, but prices are higher here than in much of the country to begin with, and I don't only shop at thrift stores (this is the thrift/discount store thread after all!). And no, I don't care what you got XX for from someone else. The item isn't the same, and their cost was probably different.
I've only done a few trades, mostly I'm buying stuff from people here, but I never question the price, because even if it's 10x thrift, I'm not PM'ing someone on something I'm not absolutely in love with and would pay good $ for. Too bad that (some) people (may) just assume you're willing to give away what you worked hard to find. Hey, that winning $100 lottery ticket, I'll give you $2 for it, come on, that's TWICE what you paid for it.
Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Found an oxxford with a pattern but there's no pant size inside. How do I confirm that it's not an orphan?
I always buy Oxxford orphan pants, haven't gotten less than $65 for one on the bay (sorry Andro)
Originally Posted by HansderHund
Agree with ChetB, in all likelihood, it's real. Thrifting is the same here...small shops with limited selection but quiet. I grabbed a Harris Tweed cap the other day and one of the ladies commented that I always grab the quality stuff.
Side note about one of the stores I'm in often: I was checking out and they asked me if I'd be back before the holiday. I said it wasn't likely, but that I have a few weeks off at Christmas, so I'd be in soon after Christmas. She said "Well, let me give you your give now!" and handed me a gift bag of organic tea with a handwritten note and card. Of course I was shocked and said thank you, but she said that I'm one of their best customers and they couldn't even calculate how much I've spent over the last year and said they hope to see me more next year. Incredibly generous of them. It does, however, put me on a new level when a charity thrift store is giving me
I think I'm in the middle (appropo since I'm in the middle of the country) thrifts aren't exactly quiet, but not crazy and I may see 1-2 other serious tag checkers in a store at one time if that. Getting a gift from the prop of the store... that's awesome.
Originally Posted by tonylamer
Also, it's great to see the core group of hobbyists sticking around as the posts on which-$7-sportcoat-can-I-buy-for-$7-and-sell-for-$25 proliferate. While some of the stuff that we find is worth money, NOT doing it for the money makes it interesting. Canadians will get this reference
All the questions from noobs, while annoying, is not overwhelming. Not everyone is doing it, just a few, and they will learn or leave. That was me 9 months ago, I stuck around. If it was every other post, that would kill the thread, but it seems there's just one or 2 at a time so it's bearable.
Is that a legalized prostitution reference?
Originally Posted by Shoeluv
Only second time thrifting in last few months. Everything is available.
A&E forget the model
HAMPSTEAD - nice find!
Too many awesome finds to comment on, still on my self imposed thrift ban (did spend a couple hours with the wife yesterday at a store, confirming that she HATES thrift shopping) but then gave her back the PP debit card, so I'm on the wagon again. Good thing, I've cleared my backlog of 80+ ties, have 50 of them listed so far, going to tackle the mountain of pants today.
Pre-ban discount purchase came in this week, 85% off:
Edited by txwoodworker - 12/22/13 at 7:43am