Originally Posted by A Harris
Well, I wouldn't be surprised if that jacket cost the guy who ordered it close to 10K, so if you look at it that way...
I think that for the money, they should unbutton the bottom button for free though.
Hello A Harris, I would agree that the retail cost was close to 10K if it was a sport coat. If it was an orphaned suit coat that changes the equation. And I don't want to start up the very old thread of "What is a sport coat vs. a suit coat"
But, if in fact this was the jacket from a suit, then it fetched a very good price for the seller of 15% of retail. You, yourself, have some of the nicest and best quality stuff on Ebay. How often do you get 15% of retail for an orphaned suit coat? And by that, I mean something that makes some sort of sense. Like a solid Black Oxxford coat that is the coat from a Black suit. Say, it was a nice Oxxford suit. Like a Super 150's that retailed for $4000. Then the orphaned(and used) Black coat would have to fetch $600 to get 15% of retail. Possible but difficult!
Having said all that. Do you remember the SF member(I forget his name) that was buying orphaned suit coats at Barney's Warehouse Sale, and selling them on Ebay. I seem to remember him getting about $1500 for an orphaned pin-striped Kiton Cashmere suit coat.
I guess that is what makes Ebay interesting as a seller. You just never know!