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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. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Well-Known Member

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    If cheap. I've had several button sets go for $30-60, just takes awhile.
     
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  2. Lucan

    Lucan Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that a blazer and not an orphan with buttons like that?
     
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  3. thebuddahman

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    Well I must admit I wondered that too as it also had a ticket flap pocket. However it was navy worsted and looked quite formal. Should I assume it's a blazer? Cheap anyway at £6 and can run out to buy it if worth it. Thoughts?
     
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  4. Lucan

    Lucan Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for it, definitely think a blazer.
     
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  5. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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    Anyone care to guess on an age for this tuxedo jacket? @Orgetorix ?

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  6. namdaemun

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    Does anyone know how to re-print shipping labels off of USPS.com?

    I looked on google but cant figure it out.
     
  7. vexco

    vexco Well-Known Member

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    Log in, click on click-n-ship, shipping history tab right above the return address.
     
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  9. Fueco

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    Thanks. I'd narrowed it down to 49-62 based on the union tag. Cool stuff...


    I kind of wish I had the pants, because this thing fits me perfectly.


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  10. namdaemun

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    THANK YOU!
     
  11. Nickd

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    Definite blazer
     
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  12. Orgetorix

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    ^ Do not click this link
    Edit: the link that I was referring to has been removed.
     
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  14. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

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  15. Purplelabel

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    The one shoe I always look for, today I found them. In UK5.5... Sod it!!

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  16. futuremyth

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    I think he meant the tux is dated after 1949
     
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  17. Jompso

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    1. I find when one references the value or resale of goods and then the name Spoo, as being synonymous with Luxe Swap, an assumption purely on my behalf, yes, a stretch no, but my apologies for misinterpreting your meaning there.
    2. Price guides are worthless...Is this a statement you truly believe? You truly believe the fact that investing your money into, and collecting something that you believe is worth money but actually doesn't have any true value and nothing exists to give you any sort of rough estimate on anything other than like 6 or 7 pieces total, a good way to be dropping large sums of money? Cuz to me, that kinda sounds like the same think as blindly thrifting, or investing in stocks that you know nothing about nor their value, sitting town at a table in Vegas for a game you have no clue how to play, or whatever else metaphor you wish to equate to blindly throwing loads of money at shit that literally is valued based upon the naivety of the high school er who is purchasing the good.
    3. No, those guitars were and are purchased as long term investments, they are like art, vintage bottles of French Wine, Honus Wagner Cards, or anything else that appreciates with age. All those aforementioned items have easily found and highly detailed and documented reference guides stating their estimate values in multiple conditions, ages, previous sales prices if a multiple (Honus Wagner for example), as well as historians and professional specialists whose profession it is to simply attach a value to goods.... similar to how our economy works and such.
    4. If your purchasing random vintage polo pieces thinking that they are valuable simply because they are vintage polo or whatever, which is what I am specifically referencing, than you are purchasing items that are not exactly worthless, yet have no true value either...I will wrap this point up breifly at the end cuz it's all that matters here...
    5. Your right, don't listen to me, or what I do. I was trying to rip the band aid off fast for everyone because this trend is starting to catch momentum and as someone who knows how the market actually works, taught to me buy someone who makes their living off of this exact market, in extreme detail, I was trying to be of help to those that do not have the advantage of being able to list their items with the luxe swap brand attached to their auction, because Spoo's shit? It will go and it will go high, no doubt about it. Others need to know that in no way should they base their expectations of this small sample size.
    6. Sorry, your sarcasm was super penetrating, I do not know how I missed it. My apologies for doubting your knowledge of Doc Martins.

    THE POINT: Your personal working knowledge of how the retail industry works, how merchandise sourcing works, how buying inventory and what mark up percentages are necessary to add to items based off their wholesale rate to keep your business above ground etc.. I have zero clue on. Well versed or novice, I do not know and make zero assumptions. What I do know is this, that store did not purchase any of those pieces when they were first released, they have all been sourced within the last year or so. Their real estate isn't cheap. Their markup percentage above purchase price must be at least 2.5x but this number is extremely doubtful, I'd guess closer to 3x. Now where do you think they bought these items? Cuz there isn't some Vtg Polo Showroom in The Fashion District or in NY, no buy planners filling seasonal purchase plans based on what's going to be available to purchase based off what they saw at Magic/Project in Vegas that quarter. Nope, there getting them from the same damn places you and everyone else is, then marking them the fuck and taking advantage of people, and making bank. And this isn't shit I read once on some web site and am filling in the blanks...I have a degree with Honors in this exact field, Retail Buying, and was previously employed as an Assistant Buyer at the most expensive boutique in the country. But by all means, do you homie, how and what you do with your money is none of my business and I do not care. Was only trying to shed some light on an issue and hopefully save a few people a couple bucks....Now though, everyone go nuts, kids college funds, 401ks, savings accounts, take out mortgages, sell fucking kidneys...JUST GET THAT VTG POLO BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.
     
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  18. HansderHund

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    Just a few quick recent finds... Couple more pairs of Peccary gloves. The dark brown seem to be rarely worn or NOS. Both fit brilliantly. [​IMG]
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    Grabbed these at the flea market on the cheap. I did a package price and took a gamble on the one I didn't know (not a coin guy). Was happy to find out I may be able to get more than my money back on the Barber half-dollar. If anyone has any other relevant info, I'm all ears! I'm trying to create a mental list of special coins I should buy and their prices. Kennedy half-dollars from 1964 are already on my hunt-list. [​IMG]
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    Missoni [​IMG]
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    Regent. This is one of my favorite brands. German and lots of hand stitching. Their recent stuff is really modern. I've referred to it as the German version of Oxxford. [​IMG]
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    Lock & Co. [​IMG]
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    I've always looked for Clubmasters and finally found a pair. Unfortunately, when I brought them home, I realized the frame/arm had broken-off. Pretty sure glue would hold, but it was a disappointment. [​IMG]
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  19. dadjeans

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    Somewhere between 1955 and 1962. It's after Goodall-Sanford / Burlington Mills sold the Palm Beach name and tailoring business in 1955. That's when the "Tailored by Palm Beach Company" tagline starts to appear on labels and in advertisements.
     
  20. Jompso

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    Oh and for the record, I am only losing money here, I could take this money, buy shoes and return them for cash, so this isn't a sales pitch to make a profit; just sorta feel like hookin' somebody up with a lil early holiday gift...I did mention that the discount is absurd yea? K well it is. PM if u wish.

    Edit: I decided to add an additional secret discount bonus to the stickie, only the winner will see this and know if they qualify or not, nothing to do with your guess, makes the total possible extra discount now $40.
     
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