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The Official RRL Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, May 21, 2009.

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  1. JosephD

    JosephD Well-Known Member

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    When can you get their jeans online for the best price?
     
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  2. Denim

    Denim Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried the Grenville pant?
     
  3. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Well-Known Member

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    Picked up a pair of low straight Seneca wash patchworks and some weirdo pincheck indigo selvage straight cut work pants for stupid cheap at a consignments store that equates RRL to polo.
     
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    Any chance of posting a pic of the work pants?

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  5. silverwarebandit

    silverwarebandit Well-Known Member

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    debating keeping or flipping on fleabay. I'm not sure how I feel about the fit.
     
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  6. deez nuts

    deez nuts Well-Known Member

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    someone was selling that navy cardigan with the cream indian head on the back a while ago... anyone recall who it was and the size?
     
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  7. ispace

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    Nice pants (though it looks like they might be women's based on the measurements on eBay). Why not get them tapered (on the inseam to preserve the selvedge) if you don't like the straight leg?
     
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  8. jamezism

    jamezism Active Member

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    Are there any ebay users that are commonly known in this thread as being deadbeat buyers or sellers on ebay? I'm getting increasingly frustrated by deadbeat bidders who don't pay for items so it would be helpful if I could add a few well known deadbeats to my blocklist. Was the username provided for the seller who complained about the weathered look of the pants a few pages back?
     
  9. hoit1981

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    ^ The latest issues I've had are with greekmystique - took something like 10 days to pay. I literally had to beg the guy in the end.

    pingping5156 was a complete douche who never paid.
     
  10. jamezism

    jamezism Active Member

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    Thanks. Maybe we should compile a blocklist for the help of fellow users. It seems like almost half of my auctions I have to open a non-paying bidder dispute these days. And that's with all the buyer requirement settings on. It's really frustrating.

    Recently user "[FONT=Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif]indelible23" who appears to be an SF member, didn't pay for 5 days then demanded I change the shipping price. [/FONT]They actually paid in the end
    but it was still annoying.

    mixgirls - claimed I sold a womans shirt as mans because it didn't fit her grandson and left me neg feedback because I wouldn't refund her.
    hunterforrest7707 - sold me a jacket as "mint" that was obviously used. When I returned it he claimed I damaged it and refused refund and cursed me out.
    garyflickinger01 - non paying bidder
    foxbear1245 - non paying bidder


    Ugh.
     
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  11. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's definitely got a lot worse recently. eBay seems to have removed the ability to leave negative feedback too which makes it very frustrating as a seller. Basically, there's nothing you can do if you get a non-paying, uncommunicative buyer except wait 8 days and relist. On top of that, the eBay fees suck - no wonder the founders wealth is 8.2 billion...
     
  12. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Well-Known Member

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    Ebay has gotten a lot cheaper to sell in recent years. 5 years ago it cost $2.70/week to list an item with BIN for $199. Now it's .02c. Multiply that by 500, or 1000.

    It's gotten very cheap to list a thousand items. Yes the FVF have gotten up from 6-9%, but it's better to pay more on items you sell than pay a little less on items that don't sell. So if you want $100 for a chinos, you can put them for $109 and you'll still find a buyer pretty quickly seeing how demand for RRL has soared in the last 24 months. Plus you can always work something out through Paypal, though against the rules, Ebay doesn't seem to be cracking down on that.

    I agree seller's should have some feedback recourse, that is one of my biggest gripes. However there are ways around it. You can leave a Pos. FB like "GOOD BUYER" and then leave a followup with something like "DEADBEAT BUYER BLOCK IMMEDIATELY" that won't violate ebay rules for feedback abuse. In the past there were vicious sellers with 20,000 feedback and if you negged them, they negged you out of spite and it didn't do anything to their 99.999% rating, but if you were a casual seller your fb would go from 100% to 80% so that wasn't very fair either.

    Another gripe I have is only 40-50% of people leave FB . People figure by leaving feedback it only makes the seller look good and don't care because it doesn't benefit them. Unless you give 70-80% off then they might actually want to leave feedback because they are so happy and want to express that happiness with everyone on ebay - but if they pay a fair market price, or retail price, they don't feel like they got a deal, they simply refuse to leave feedback, even after many emails asking for them.

    I want ebay to do away with feedback and just give you a +1pt for each sale with a comments section that people can leave personalized feedback. Or, buyers can leave feedback, but if they do not after 60 days, ebay will add a generic positive comment and value. I think by showing the community how much merchandise is actually moving, instead of just going by feedback, it will make buyers more willing to shop on the site.
     
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    Yeah wish stuff moved on this forum, stuff listed here for months sells within a week or less on eBay, kinda ridiculous
     
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  14. silverwarebandit

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    I'm liking some of the new stuff that's gone up. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. indigoeagle

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    Great colours.
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  16. Nemo004

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    HI Hoit, as the man who is an expert on all things RRL i was wondering whether you might be able to help. i am mad about this jacket, and was woondering if you knew whether it is possible to commission one of pieces, which are no longer in production, from RRL ? Alternatively whether they might allow you to contact the artisans who made the jacket and commission one. I am XXL so you see the problem. There is a medium version of this jacket for sale on ebay, but obviously it is too small. Hope you can help. [​IMG]
     
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    I definitely would not describe myself as an expert. There are other here who are much more familiar with the brand. As far as I'm aware it's pretty rare for RRL to make anything in size XXL. They do do it, but not for everything. For info on that particular jacket I would suggest getting in touch with Ralph Lauren customer service and seeing if they could give you any information on the manufacturer. I highly doubt you'll get anywhere, mainly because I doubt the average RL customer service rep will know anything about particular items other than measurements and which store you'd be able to find it in. Really, you would need to find someone who is very familiar with the inner workings of RRL development and design. If I were you, I would keep my eyes peeled for vintage XL RRL pieces which sometimes pop up on eBay. An XL vintage piece would be much larger than the current XL items due to the change in sizing that taken place over the past few years. in my opinion, an XL vintage item would be much closer to today's XXL size. Good luck!
     
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  19. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the Desert Defensive Chino looks interesting. 11.5 oz. selvedge (apparently). Nice details...

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  20. randomkoreandude

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    yeah thats my favorite. no 28s at the moment :(
     

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