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    Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

    Geez! I expect a bunch of you got this too . . . I'd have to shop 99 thousand thrifts and have 100 staff, lol . . . (current listings: $50K). :rotflmao:
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    Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

    Well FFS. The apocalypse is finally upon us . . . I'm genuinely shocked, as I have handled many pairs of these (and have them in my own wardrobe). That said, pictures are not the same as the build quality/materials evidenced by handling IRL, so time for me just to shut TF up on this subject...
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    Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

    Yeah, fair point, and I suppose not surprising. I guess I should have been more precise in my comment, which relates only to the US/European markets, and my own experience in them. I guess it had to happen eventually. I am not on Chinese social media, nor for that matter, on any US social apps...
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    Buying and Selling on eBay: Tips, Tricks, Problems & Questions

    Way behind the game here, but those are absolutely legit, and maybe the most comfortable shoes you will ever wear. On a side note, in 25 years of doing this I have never seen fugazi LP, except for a ghastly plastic Chinese camo jacket that has been listed constantly for 15 years but never...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Well, managed out dig out a bit yesterday – at least to the point of uncovering the loaded rack – by loading up another. It's going to take me a while to go through this, but here are a few from the second rack from a one-stopper a few days ago: The GianLuca suit is all cotton, which is...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Fair point, Purp. They are from the same consignor as these Zellis I posted a few weeks back: Came in to GW on the same day, but while I kopped the Zellis, I waited for these to come down in price, then grabbed them on half-price day . . . These are from David Eden. Beautiful cap toe crocs in...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Been a bit, gang, but I don't want y'all thinking I've been off my game. Nah, I've been in "gathering mode", getting ready for the scorching AZ summer that's just begun, and the need to stay inside in the AC taking pix and listing (my least favorite part). Already 108F yesterday. Sigh. And I...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Campagna stuff is amongst the best tailored clothing I have ever seen. Only found it twice in the wild in 20+ years. One of his main characteristics is what's called the "cugno al petto", a little stitched dart underneath the lapel, coming down from the shoulder seam a few inches, to tighten the...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Though I'd been attending auctions since I was a kid, one of the GWs in Madison was the first place I ever thrifted, a quarter century ago. I was on a speaking tour and needed a fresh blazer and slacks. My GF said, "Why don't we go shop at the GW?", and I was like "What, used clothing? Are you...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    It's been a while since I saw one of these, but there was a period in perhaps the 90s or early aughts when I saw shirts with both tags. In fact, I remember having a fight with a buyer I sold one to, who thought it was some kind of scam. A guy I knew back then who had a consignment store in...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    I bought one of these Lauren Writer's Chairs at auction last year and it flipped pretty quickly on the 'Bay for $5K. Even with the discoloration you'll get $3-4K, but I'd probably sling a few Ben Franklins at a leather restorer to make it mint and max out your yield. Great kop! Hard to believe...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    This kinda belongs in the eBay thread, but for now: one of the more important elements of good photography lighting is what's called the CRI, or "color rendering index" of the lights themselves. Back in the day, it took a while for me to figure this out, as my early attempts to use nice, cool...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Live. Local auction. I’ll post the rest later. Fifty bucks for this lot. $20 for this lot $20 apiece for these nice Audubon prints $40 for this Haven’t even started into the furniture yet Gonna be a long, fun day . . .
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    La Bourguignonne. Probably 1950s.
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Live! Well, it only took a decade, but the thrift does eventually provide…
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Dayum, not so sure about following that monster haul from Mr Wingtip, but hey, life goes on. My inventory acquisition is very patchy atm, as it's hit triple digits in Phx so my visits to auctions down there are now suspended until I acquire a cooling vest. I have loaded too many trailers with...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Can't help you with the model. 20 years ago I knew them all because they didn't have many, but they've got dozens now, and I don't think I've kopped any since I left New England a decade ago. Super-rare here. As regards keep or flip, it all comes down to what you need more: a few hundred...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Well, you might be crazy, but not because of that. I think some people are just that way. For me, there just came a time when something changed. I have no idea what it was, and heck, I wore t-shirts like everyone else as a teenager. But it started with me grabbing at collars, trying to get them...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Yes, guilty as charged, lol. Posted this many, many years ago, but will repeat for the newer folks: when I lived in New England, I was always on the search for the perfect winter sweater, and I found it in the form of Loro Piana's thick cotton crew neck. I can't wear wool or cashmere, as I am...
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    The Official Thrift / Discount Store Bragging Thread Part III (Sept 2018-)

    Papillon is/was a store in NJ somewhere (Hackensack?) that like Courtoue, Bernini, The Clotherie, Louis Boston and others got Italian designers to private-label/white label their products with the haberdasher's name/logo. A pretty common finding. So yeah, it's a private-label Brioni for the...

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