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Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Tyrone MacStiophain

    Tyrone MacStiophain Well-Known Member

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    Informal poll: how many of you try not to let clerks at the thrift stores know that you're a flipper, and why?
    I'm thinking about it because I just bought a pair of size 18.5 sneakers, which is about twice my size, and the checker asked, "so these fit you?!" I just said they're for a friend, which is my stock answer to questions like that, because I don't know if they're annoyed by flippers, or if they're going to get hip to the brands I sell, and start pricing them higher.
    OTOH, having a friend in each shop who knows what I do could be useful, or at least pleasant, so I wonder if I should just be honest about it.
    What do you all do?
     
  2. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I tell anyone with an ear that Im reselling. Honesty is always the best policy and its afforded me many, many discounts that I really dont think I would have received otherwise.
     
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  3. double00

    double00 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^

    imo the beating heart of thrifting is getting a bleeding, shrieking deal on somebody else's terms... regardless of whether i ultimately resell, wear, etc etc.

    along with that i really only buy what is interesting to me so if somebody asks if i resell my typical (and completely honest) answer is 'well i just think it's really fuggin cool'. and really i only ever figure out what to do with things after i own them. ymmv.
     
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