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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. 330CK

    330CK Well-Known Member

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    Cool piece, but only buy for yourself. It won't be a quick flip and its a pain to ship.

    If you do decide to try, get the proper packing materials from U-Line, or budget $100+ for a pack+ship place.
     
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  2. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Latest stop... Ugly Etro, Gustin, Nudie.

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  3. ChetB

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    I'll pay the $100 shipping + fee if you'll proxy @ATLjon . Moving into a new place next week and would love something like that.

    More of a hassle than I'd want to deal with if I were in your shoes though :)
     
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  4. Van Veen

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    That's not the case where I live. This is the first fur I've seem, which is why I took the risk. I will easily make my money back if I need to unload it ASAP. Top end is about 6.75X what I paid for it based on comparable sold items, and I could unload it very quickly for 2-2.5X. That said, I probably won't buy one again, unless miraculously this is a quick sell.


    Furriers advertise restyling services. I assume this is a popular option for inherited furs since literally every place I looked at last night makes a big deal out it on their website.
     
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  5. Chotii

    Chotii Well-Known Member

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    Bicycle shops often have very large, very sturdy boxes suitable for shipping large pictures. Sure, the postage stinks, but that's the buyer's problem - if they want it, they'll pay. Masking tape in a hash design over the glass, cardboard sheet layers front and back (I get mine at CostCo - they just recycle those things) interspersed with bubble wrap and/or packing peanuts. Don't forget that Greyhound also ships parcels, often for less than anyone else. The buyer just has to pick up at the nearest Greyhound station. I've only shipped framed artwork a few times, but they've always arrived with intact glass and very happy buyers.
     
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  6. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    Been too lazy to post all my recent find.

    But finally found some gucci cheasleas in my size!
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    Nothing beats conditioning your shoes while watching American horror stories.

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    I really hate posting on mobile.
     
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  7. Nobleprofessor

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    Someone broke into my law office last night. There is a back door to the outside in my office. When I moved in, I bought the super duty ultra jiggle proof mega secure deadbolt. And by golly, that thing worked. It was still locked on the floor amid the splinters of the door frame. So, the lesson here is if the door frame is old cheap wood, it doesn't matter how sturdy your dead bolt is.

    They got my wife's laptop and I had a bowl full of change on my desk and my wife had a little box full of change. They got a camera too. I'm sure there were other things too, that I haven't found. it was a mess.

    They must NOT have been thrifters because they didn't touch of my thrift finds. Of course, its a lot easier to pawn a laptop than it is an Oxxford Cashmere Overcoat.

    I'm taking all the stuff home now.

    The door now has a new frame, triple re-inforced with 2 X 4 and anchored with six inch lag screws!
     
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  8. Fueco

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  9. dappercanadian

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    Being a law firm, I would look into your files more so than anything else to see if something is missing.
     
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  10. dukedishin

    dukedishin Well-Known Member

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    Sorry man, that's terrible.
     
  11. drlivingston

    drlivingston Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. They just took some obvious items to make it appear to be petty theft. While the real item of interest to them was a certain file or document.
     
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  12. SpooPoker

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    Nobleprofessor i am very sorry to hear that. Some people suck. Any leads on suspects?
     
  13. the2ndhandman

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    @fueco
    Nice that ain't a cheap jacket.
     
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  14. ATLjon

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    I can get back there on Saturday, but it might still be there. We'll see how much of a hassle I feel like dealing with.

    This is an aspirational listing, right?

    http://www.bonanza.com/items/like/155016105/The-Romantics-Concert-Tour-T-Shirt-Vintage-In-Heat-1983

    I know this one is:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ROM...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
     
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  15. AlexJ1100

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    Will go quite well with the navy tux for my wedding. Not thrifted but they were on sale during the winter clearance. #StillBraggin

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  16. Principle

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  17. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    People really sucks, sometimes. I hope your insurance will cover everything.

    That is an epic find!
     
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  18. jumpman1231

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    Noble that's a terrible deal. That can't be that common over there can it? Makes U think it would be more of a specific hunt then a random break in no?
     
  19. Denton

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    Hell of a day today...popped two very important cherries. All available except Levi's Capital E (me), Cuci (pending), and RRL (Nataku). Do have identical 32x30 RRL coming on trade from Nataku...

    First, Brunello Cucinelli 90 wool/10 cash v-neck 52EU...a few small holes front left hip area :(
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    Ledbury shirt 18, nice herringbone.. Haven't seen this brand before...
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    Hugo Boss STRATUS 44L overcoat...Slovenia bleh but does well on eBay
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    BELTS

    Dooney & Bourke wool & leather & Coach NYC Glove tanned
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    TIES

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    Altea, liked the pattern for my rotation
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    Popped my denim cherry! RRL dark wash 36x32
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    Diesel made in Italy...36x32
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    Levi's Capital E Hesher, going to keep these...
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    Zegna Sport 36x32
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    Anyone familar with Orlando? Seems Barney's New York sold these. Bought a corduroy blazer, seems nice, made in Italy.
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    Linen Incotex, awesome...approx. 32x31 flat-front.
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    Atlanta Thrashers jersey, flipped to my brother :D
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    P&S Florida Popeline l/s
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    Polo Sport sweater. Large
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    Dr. Koffer New York, waffled on this
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    Bills Khakis fodder
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    EPIC 1958 Snoopy hat
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    And some Volvo load bars for $10
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  20. Nobleprofessor

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    I did. The cops fingerprinted lots of stuff and there was nothing on the file cabinets and nothing was missing. The laptop had nothing stored on it and was used to access a network drive that is password protected. The cop got lots of fingerprints that were fresh. The burglar even took a whiz, he was nice enough to lift the seat and flush! The handle to flush had a nice full print.

    We now have a monitored alarm on the building too.
     
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