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

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

  1. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Does it have any tags/maker?

    I've found vests are 1 size down or usually an 1/2"-1" smaller then the jacket in the chest. So a 22" jacket would be 44" = size 42. A 22" vest would be 44" and more like a size 43 made for a size 44 suit. Just my experience though.
     


  2. sn0wman

    sn0wman Senior member

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    Thanks! And I agree completely. Think I'd prefer a light grey background, but was just working with what I had. I'm not going to be able to do that for everything as it takes a while to set it up -- plus I still need to do interior shots of labels. Probably only higher end coats. BTW, the green coat is a recent Brooks Brothers 1818.

    Cropped off the head as others suggested:

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  3. txwoodworker

    txwoodworker Senior member

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    Yup, cropped is better. The lighting is great, but it's sunlight based on you saying you had a power line to contend with. Works if you have sunny days and have the schedule that will allow you to photograph at the same time, although even the time of year will affect your shots. I would love a lighting setup that was as friendly to color and contrast as sunlight.
     


  4. DanM

    DanM Senior member

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    Cross posting here, as it's really more an ebay question than thrifting:

     


  5. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    I have not sold any H&S and don't know the going rate for more average sizes, but, I will relate my own experience in a similar vein: about a year ago I picked up something like 15 Zegna shirts in a very large size - I think they were 4XB or 5XB. After I had already bought them I posted them on the brag thread (before this thread existed) and the consensus was I would be holding onto them for a while. Which I did...and then a guy came along and bought all the ones I had listed and asked if I had any more, which I did but had not listed yet - he bought those as well sight-unseen. eBay really is a patience game, and if you have a nice item in great condition for a good price, a buyer will come along eventually. That said, in the future I probably would not buy up the entire stock of something I was unsure of, and it worked out for me in the end but it did take relisting a few times until the buyer happened to find me.

    My tuppence...
     


  6. Evil Abed

    Evil Abed Senior member

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    I'm no Spoo, but I'm pleased with the results of this sale.[​IMG]
     


  7. Koala-T

    Koala-T Senior member

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    Yeah, my feeling would be that you will sit on them for a while, but you will likely get a good price eventually, maybe even better than you would for something in the sweet spot.
     


  8. jebarne

    jebarne Senior member

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    Great job. Great pics. Great price. I think any of us would be thrilled with this result. I have a brioni sc with polo buttons that I'd be happy to sell for that.
     


  9. SpecialK2k12

    SpecialK2k12 Senior member

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    Hey thanks for the tips everyone!
     


  10. TheWGP

    TheWGP Senior member

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    Hmm, so I picked this up on a bit of a vintage kick and thought it looked cool - what do you guys think? My problem is I can't figure out how the heck to list it - I don't even know what keywords at all to use except I guess trad hipster euc? It's got bellows pockets, action back, faux belted back... I was halfway looking for a hidden game pocket :lol: As best as I can tell from the union tag I think it dates from the late 1960's?

    Thanks for any ideas / keywords / thoughts on this!

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    WESOME 60s Gray Twill Wool Vintage Jacket Action Belted Back Bellows Pockets
     


  12. Orgetorix

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  13. TheWGP

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    Well, yeah, but I keep thinking there's a name for this kind of thing... but maybe I can't see the forest for the trees, huh?
     


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    I usually call them a half norfolk jacket
     


  15. TheWGP

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    Ooooh, that's perfect. I knew there was something tickling the back of my mind somewhere. Thanks!
     


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