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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by HansderHund, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. ace13x

    ace13x Senior member

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    Posting this here before trying the thrift thread. Anyone ever heard of a label called Roots? I'm pretty sure its not the Roots of olympic sporting wear. Its on a blazer I grabbed because it looked interesting. The AGWU label puts it between 68-76.

    Basically I'm wondering if it was a brand or a store label. I'll post a picture when I get a chance if anyone is interested.

  2. stiffrhythms

    stiffrhythms Well-Known Member

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    I see that label a lot, sometimes on jackets made by another maker (as in, "Made by Southwick for Roots" or whatever). I'm guessing it's an out of business menswear store that had a lot of store-branded garments? Of varying quality, but probably middle of the road mostly? This is all based on guesswork from seeing it around.

  3. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Front Range Freak
    The end of the saga, no doubt... I still half want to send her a rant via email (outside of e bay).

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  4. Sartoriamo

    Sartoriamo Senior member

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    Nov 29, 2010
    In a parallel universe
    Ran it up the flagpole just once for a very insistent guy in the neighborhood, and here's what happened: I met the guy at a 3rd party location, and he tried on (and bought) two suits and a sport coat. I went on to the 'Bay, pulled down the listings, and within about 5 minutes received a snippy note from eBay giving me a good scolding, and saying they'd let me off with it this time, and not to do it again. It's not exactly hard for them to flag eBay messages making off-platform purchase requests. Also, from your perspective, it takes far too much unproductive time. Bottom line: total PITA. Don't bother.

    I suppose if you run CL listings also (or other locally based platforms), you could reasonably ask such a person to check your CL listings. I have long suspected that people whose listings say "items are advertised for sale elsewhere and may be sold at any time" are running that kind of a deal. I do run some high-$$ items like cameras and Vuitton stuff (as well as bulky goods like furniture and bikes) on CL as well as the 'Bay, as I really HATE risking returns associated with big numbers. I prefer to have cash in hand. So that's one above-board workaround.

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