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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. Jompso

    Jompso Well-Known Member

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    The 13s Playoffs? And they look legit from here??...yesssiirr.
     
  2. impuntura

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    What's a realistic price?
     
  3. TheNeedMachine

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    Usually when Matthew blows into town, he grabs all the gold and zooms off in his Ferrari.
    I plan to hawk the sun lenses on ebay, further defraying my cost. I'll never get Lasik, and am hard on my glasses so need new ones every few years and by then they're too beat to resell...only useful as old spares just in case.
     
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  4. Darkadious

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    For whoever was asking about a decent camera for pictures. Assuming your phone camera is shit, you can get an iPhone SE used on craigslist for $300, no more than $325. Really good mobile camera and a great phone.

    The next step would be to grab an older DSLR body for $3-400 and drop another $80-120 on a lens. But really the SE will have very comparable pictures for eBay. You won't find much of a difference until you spend around $700 for a camera. I'm sure there are android phones that have comparable cameras if that's your thing.

    You can also use Adobe Lightroom and batch edit all of your photos if the colors are a little off or if you want to change the lighting. You can try it out for free, pay $10 a month, or pirate it. It's a great tool but probably more than most care to use.
     
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  5. impuntura

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    100% Pam Anderson.
     
  7. Jompso

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    Did you run the reference number?
     
  8. double00

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    pls explain?
     
  9. impuntura

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    How about the gold ones shit too?
     
  10. Darkadious

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    all silicone, baby.
     
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  11. Jompso

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    See if you can Google search the reference number on the tag of the Gold Dunks. Those new are worth a few hundred, so probably a few bucks used, however odds of being real, I have no clue.
     
  12. double00

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    yeah i know what the pam reference is thx

    just curious what he sees with those jordans. no worries, tho - i'll pick it up. osmotically.
     
  13. Principle

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    I'm sorry to say that this is bad advice. Lenses depreciate in value a lot less than camera bodies, and will do most of the heavy lifting for your images to look professional. That is to say, a lens that is taken care of will still be a good lens some time from now, meaning you would lose less money in the future if you sell all the photography gear.

    There is some technical reasoning for this, so to keep it short, I'll just say PM people for this extra information.

    In my experience, a decent wide angle lens 35 or less will do the trick. Especially if you shoot in really close quarters and can't back up. Older entry level DSLRs are perfect for the task because they're cheap, and you will be shooting low resolution photography anyway to stay within the eBay limits of image size. I have found exposure compensation to be immensely useful to tweaking exposure to accurately reflect color (there are brief guides on YouTube as to how to use this feature). This way your navy suit won't look charcoal or black, etc.

    Another question would be whether you would ever use this camera for anything else, because if not, it's harder to make a case for a DSLR.

    Im a hobbyist photographer, and I will concede that I don't spend as much time crafting beautiful eBay photography that some of the other members here. But I think you'd be making a mistake spending four hundred on a DSLR and one hundred on a lens.
     
  14. TheODGuy

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    Reference Tag is fake and neon green hologram is way off center and the 23 hologram is wrinkled.

    Legit reference tag: [​IMG]
     
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  15. Letric

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    The bottom soles of those seem pretty crudely shaped and cut to me... the red parts. Look how the edges are a bit dodgy. Also the inner web / spanning parts seem to be white or black on others, whereas its red on yours. Also notice the yellow Jordan logo... no black border around it on the ones below. Yours have that gap/border.

    Couple pics of others:

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    Not an expert on Jordans, nor do I know if these photos are of actual legit pieces... but they're worth comparing to those.
     
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  16. ilikethelights

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    Probably a sign I should keep going tonight right?

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  17. Jompso

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    Damn, I had them jumpoffs in the red colorway back in the day...guess my Jordan game isn't on point like it used to be.
     
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  19. Darkadious

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    Id disagree with this. I only know canon tech but all of their budget $100-$130 lenses will do more than enough for what needs to be done for eBay purposes. Definitely don't need to drop $300+ and even the budget ones only depreciate by 20-30 dollars.

    you can't really say a 35mm lens is appropriate without taking into account of the camera and shooting location. If you're using a crop sensor camera, which most budget camera bodies are, a 35mm lens can be a little too close quarters for a good amount of people depending on the size of their shooting location., which I imagine for most is a small room.

    I'm not really sure what you disagree with (aside the lens) because you say budget DSLRs are perfect for this which is essentially what I said.

    Lenses definitely do a lot of driving for the camera, but the camera has to be able to take advantage of the lens, too.
     
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  20. kbadgley84

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    Finally something worth a shit at Ross. My size too
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