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post #91891 of 109422
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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

Not me, but the example that Wes and Spoo et al set gives me enough encouragement to think that if I were ever to lose my job, I could step it up and make enough to at least keep us off the streets. Maybe I could even make more than I am at my current job, but there's no way to know that unless I tried it, which I don't have the guts to do. And, long-run, my prospects are probably better in my current career.

This happened to me. I've been in sales for a long time. During the great slow-down, things got... slow. My income dropped to nearly nothing. I wasn't making enough money to cover the cost of gas, let alone my living expenses. I quit, and out of desperation, a new hobby and business were born. After a couple of months I started making better money than before things got rough.

I did it full time for a little over two years. I flipped everything I could get my hands on- furniture, electronics, clothes, bicycles, etc.

I've since moved on to other ventures but I look back on those days fondly.
post #91892 of 109422
Hey smile.gif I hope this is tge appropriate place to post this but I saw a similar pair a few pics up and thought you guys could help me I.d.these pants I bought for my husband:)
post #91893 of 109422
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Originally Posted by Ace_Face View Post

Thrift fit: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



1966 Omega Seamaster - Nataku
 

 

I've been lusting after one of these for three years.  If anyone sees one.......    (Especially with the seahorse embossed on the case back)

post #91894 of 109422
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Originally Posted by tben View Post

So how many of you plan on quitting your jobs to thrift full time?

In my current locality, it wouldn't work for me. My income potential at my day job is much greater than my potential thrift income (long term) and my job also provides my family health benefits.

My wife, however, is planning on taking over the majority of it within the next year. Once we pay off some big credit card bills and refi our house, we'll be in a perfect position to give it a go. I'm trying to get her to read the thread in its totality, as well as memorizing the label and nail pattern thread. She's pretty good at it already, but needs more of the threads' specialized knowledge.
post #91895 of 109422
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Originally Posted by okiemama View Post

Hey smile.gif I hope this is tge appropriate place to post this but I saw a similar pair a few pics up and thought you guys could help me I.d.these pants I bought for my husband:)

Sold a pair a few weeks ago....so did Spoo....but mine went for twice as much.:hide:

 

 

1965 German military pants. Great for outdoors/hunting. Some of the sturdiest pants I have ever come across.

post #91896 of 109422
Congrats, Wes! I wish you the best of luck and hope your business thrives. This [tweed] thrift/discount/trade fit is dedicated to you, since it's finally cold enough in Florida to wear layers.



RLPL tweed
RLBL cashmere shawl cardigan (from Gmmcl cheers.gif)
J. Crew micro gingham
Naked & Famous hemp selvage
Sulka shearling lined chukkas
Pantherella merino socks
Bradington Young chair
post #91897 of 109422
330
That lineup is sweet
post #91898 of 109422
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Originally Posted by Ian Erickson View Post

i was messing around all i meant is that he usually frequents resale and vintage shops since the thrift scene sucks in nyc apparently

I've had decent luck just outside NYC
post #91899 of 109422
I think 330 lives in a magazine or something. Off the hook fit pics.
post #91900 of 109422
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Sold a pair a few weeks ago....so did Spoo....but mine went for twice as much.peepwall%5B1%5D.gif


1965 German military pants. Great for outdoors/hunting. Some of the sturdiest pants I have ever come across.

oh cool thanks for the reply. I wonder how much mine are worth (depends on whos buying I know) I only paid .10 cents for these, at least I didnt get ripped off lol he will probably hate them since I like them so much hehe
post #91901 of 109422
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Originally Posted by okiemama View Post

Hey smile.gif I hope this is tge appropriate place to post this but I saw a similar pair a few pics up and thought you guys could help me I.d.these pants I bought for my husband:)

They're military pants. I literally typed the words into google.

post #91902 of 109422
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Also, this isn't a 'rari, but I would never ever ever kick it out of bed.

http://www.motortrend.com/future/concept_vehicles/1403_toyota_ft_1_concept_first_look/











I've owned two different models of Supras in the past (a MKII and MKIII), but I'm not really digging this car ...it seems overstyled. Hopefully my opinion will be swayed seeing it in person.

I wonder if it will run into the same issue the previous Supra ran into: the brand name limitation. It may outperform and be more reliable than other cars in it's price category, but at a certain price point, people more often than not will go for the "recognizable luxury" name. The supra wasn't discontinued because they got worried they were selling too many of them. This perhaps should have been released as a Lexus model, a little brother to the LFA or something.
post #91903 of 109422
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Originally Posted by okiemama View Post


oh cool thanks for the reply. I wonder how much mine are worth (depends on whos buying I know) I only paid .10 cents for these, at least I didnt get ripped off lol he will probably hate them since I like them so much hehe

That's a great deal. I got WAY more than that for mine. If he is an outdoors kinda guy, he should like them. They will last another 50 years too.

post #91904 of 109422
Need a briefcase/messenger bag please
post #91905 of 109422
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

You quit?!
Congratulations.

and here I thought he had just picked up a new bag hutch:

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