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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. Pierson v Post

    Pierson v Post Well-Known Member

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    I'm in too. I only had 6 items so I didn't bother submitting my picks.
    I could not find anything Rolex/Slazenger/Aston Martin, never saw a Cocktail shaker, bikini section was bare, [TWSS] and nothing at all Nintendo 64 (much less GoldenEye).
     
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  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    In the field! Can someone let me know if this is remotely the polo I'm looking for?

    Something's throwing me.

    Thanks...
     
  3. Dirt

    Dirt Well-Known Member

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    Noob, those are meh. If they are long sleeve in decent shape, maybe worth picking up.
     
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  4. futuremyth

    futuremyth Well-Known Member

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    John put together a great list, but I was just too busy to get out thrifting last week. I'll definitely try and play in the next one.

    I think the first time around with the hunts they may have been a bit longer (1.5-2 weeks?) and I think that helps participation-wise.
     
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  5. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Well-Known Member

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    I'm down to 1 serious day of thrifting a week, then lunch thrifts as I can fit them. I was excited to find about 2/3 of the first week, then couldn't find the rest before the deadline. Maybe extending the timeframe of the hunt to 2 weeks will help those who want to participate, but can't get out on the regular, find everything. Adding in the super awesome themed scavenger with bonus points will help set scores apart so you won't have to worry about tie breakers when 5-6 people find everything. Just a thought.
     
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  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, at $7 apiece, I'll probably leave them.

    Long sleeve, heavy duty construction, and pretty cool...just didn't recognize the label.
     
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  7. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting used to this.
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  8. JohnAAG

    JohnAAG Well-Known Member

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    No worries, all. I understand how life gets in the way of the fun stuff. And I'm sure the recent news about TheNeedMachine also claimed some of our attention, as it rightly should have.

    Regarding time, may I suggest just doing one hunt a month? It might keep people motivated if they knew there were only 12 of these a year instead of 20+. But I would personally stick with a 1 week or 10 day time limit, just to maintain the pressure and level of difficulty. Something like: last month's winner announces the hunt list on the 1st of the month, and all submissions must be posted by midnight on the 10th.

    I'm guessing many of us can only really afford to spend a day or two focused on the hunt anyway. If the time component is standardized it may make it easier for more people to plan and organize.

    Just my 2 cents. All the best!
    John
     
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  9. dahl5yankees

    dahl5yankees Well-Known Member

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    The good thing about Ebay being slow is you can score great e-thrifts like these Bontonis....

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  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    Glad someone here got em. Good deal.
     
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  11. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Run it. But those themed ones are really fun.
     
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  12. Nataku

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  13. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Well-Known Member

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    I love the days of finding something at every stop.

    Ooold PRL Boys western shirt
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    Anonymous reversible wild jacket thing for me
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    Nike USA from 02 and an old NJ Devils MIUSA
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    Levi's Orange Tab buckleback
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    Bootleg Tommy and a 93 Braves shirt with Ron Gant.
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    With this was Ralph, but still really gnarly.
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    Ammo Bag
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    Civilian never worn BDU
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    1970 ERDL Ripstop Jungle Jacket. Pretty sure it's from the same donor as the two sets a few weeks back.
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    And this was another "holy shit I have to hit this spot more often" moments. Half off, so it's been there 3-4 weeks.
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  14. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    @leftofthedial you dont sound like you miss your old job too much.
     
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  15. Fueco

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    No thrifting for me today...

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  16. leftofthedial

    leftofthedial Well-Known Member

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    Not for one second in the past three months have I missed it. Although the hustle can get stressful, it's been my happiest few months in a long, long time.
     
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  17. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Well-Known Member

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    @330CK or any other art guys...

    Found today. Seems to be solid bronze. It's about 5"x5" and weighs... 11 pounds. Dense does not begin to describe it. No stamp or any markings. Seems to be fairly aged due to the patina.

    Any guesses on whether this is anything?

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  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    way to seal the deal moo
     
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  19. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Well-Known Member

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    I entered the Goodwill today with renewed vigor, keeping my eyes peeled for Grace Jones and a striped Guess? t-shirt. Popped on a nwt Vince henley, calculated time, markdowns, fees, lowballs, and incessant questions....gently put it back.

    I'm digging the new in-shape Moo, though. *Mazel sauce* :fistbump:
     
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  20. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Well-Known Member

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    Am I right in thinking that these Aldens are shell? I'm not seeing the wrinkling you get with calf.

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