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Ebay seller Parisvegas - just received my items

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by VMan, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    I'm convinced he has quite a few people working for him. They likely just raid the Las Vegas thrifts and get anything of decent quality.

    I doubt that. His start prices, and his final sale prices for that matter almost certainly indicate that his inventory is obtained at no cost.

    At the prices he sells his items for, I couldn't see him buying them even at Thrift store prices.
     


  2. James Bond

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    Still waiting on my stuff, I was hoping it would be here when I got home from work. Vegas to Nebraska is not that far.
     


  3. whacked

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    This is not good news, at all.

    I also bought a dozen things from parisvegas last Sunday, mostly for resale. They waited till Thursday to ship out the item, which irked me a bit since I was leaving the country in Friday and wouldn't actually receive the goods till I come back in mid-Jan. With the reports from VMan and others who have received their items, it seems like I won't be able to sleep peacefully for another month. [​IMG]
     


  4. LabelKing

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    Maybe he also gets the stuff from hotel Lost & Founds.
     


  5. arced

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    My guess, judging from how wrinkled the clothes are, is that he's buying bales of clothing from wholesalers. About 80-90% of the clothes that are donated never make it to the floor, but are baled up and sent abroad. The bales are graded by quality and the worst stuff is shipped to Africa (where there's a thriving re-sale market that's knocked out local clothing makers) and the better stuff goes to Latin America and other places. Judging by the prices, wrinkles, and treatment of it, that's my guess. I've seen his auctions for years, but it's only just struck me that that's what he's doing (if I'm correct).

    Off topic, but if you're interested in the global trade of used clothing, there's been a lot written on it -- "travels of a tee-shirt" or "salaula" are places to start.

    Still, I hope my stuff doesn't come from the "Grade D" bale...
     


  6. Nataku

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    Guess I've been lucky. I've bought from ParisVegas atleast 8 times in the past, this past Sunday making one more and I've only had one problem in the past. He seems to bag/seal his inventory after taking two pictures so he can't really take any more. This also prevents him from giving out measurements, hence the reason I've gotten several items that did not fit. I bought 8 things from his sale not yesterday, but the Sunday previous and one blazer had holes in the shoulder. Most likely moth holes. I paid $4.99 for it, so what the hell....I gave it to my brother who'll wear it regardless. The other 7 items are mint, including a gorgeous Victor Victoria linen jacket with bone buttons that I got for $6! I bought about 10 more things yesterday, hope this didn't jinx my luck! As for shipping, in the past they've always shipped out the day after the auction ended (Monday). I'm guessing since he had to much listed the past couple weeks, it left him overwhelmed and it took some time to get all the orders set to go. However, my order yesterday was shipped promptly today, according to Paypal.

    As for where he gets his stuff, I asked him once and got no reply. Most of the stuff he finds is really nice and I can't really see a lot of this stuff being from a thrift, let alone being given to him. His prices also made me think it can't be thrift stuff, as he gets a lot of nice, but obscure brands (many from Yoox) that end at his starting price with one bid, which makes one think he'd be losing out on $.
     


  7. Connemara

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    Maybe he also gets the stuff from hotel Lost & Founds.
    Shame on you, LK. No IG would dare stoop so low. Next you'll be telling me he sends his wife to do the dirty work.
     


  8. rnoldh

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    Shame on you, LK. No IG would dare stoop so low.

    Next you'll be telling me he sends his wife to do the dirty work.


    What is an IG?
     


  9. Dewey

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    From time to time, parked on various commercial properties, I see dumpsters designed to receive clothing. They often have the word "clothes" on the side and some vague symbol that suggests charity -- say, a picture of the planet. As in, "Give clothes to the planet." There's no specific claim that such things exist for charitable purposes. I often wonder who empties them, and these days, I bet, the best of all that stuff goes to ebay while the junk would be sold, I imagine, by the bale. Or donated to Goodwill for a tax write-off.

    That parisvegas knows a thing about clothes can be seen in the fact that he/she does not list junk brands. The stuff sold under that ebay idea looks to me like the "good stuff" skimmed off the top of a much larger quantity of items gathered at no cost.

    All that stuff looks abandoned to me: forgotten in a hotel, maybe, or thrown into a "charity"-looking dumpster, maybe. I don't know. I'm not surprised that it's not so much "NWT" or "mint" condition.

    The whole set-up looks like someone's get-rich-quick scheme. It's probably working. I doubt anyone feels bad about lying about condition or overlooking faults. It would be easy enough to rationalize such deceit by thinking that people "get what they pay for."

    The stuff that looks to have been left at the dry cleaners or the alterations tailor is not so wrinkled. And it's often listed as "just professionally cleaned!"
     


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    I was thinking it was left in hotels, or else was from some auction of lost luggage. I bought a Barneys sweater a few months ago....was in good condition, but was not a men's size medium, rather a woman's [​IMG] Am now awaiting one pair of incotex trousers and a Polo pocket square....we'll see what happens.
     


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    From time to time, parked on various commercial properties, I see dumpsters designed to receive clothing. They often have the word "clothes" on the side and some vague symbol that suggests charity -- say, a picture of the planet. As in, "Give clothes to the planet." There's no specific claim that such things exist for charitable purposes. I often wonder who empties them, and these days, I bet, the best of all that stuff goes to ebay while the junk would be sold, I imagine, by the bale. Or donated to Goodwill for a tax write-off.

    That parisvegas knows a thing about clothes can be seen in the fact that he/she does not list junk brands. The stuff sold under that ebay idea looks to me like the "good stuff" skimmed off the top of a much larger quantity of items gathered at no cost.

    All that stuff looks abandoned to me: forgotten in a hotel, maybe, or thrown into a "charity"-looking dumpster, maybe. I don't know. I'm not surprised that it's not so much "NWT" or "mint" condition.

    The whole set-up looks like someone's get-rich-quick scheme. It's probably working. I doubt anyone feels bad about lying about condition or overlooking faults. It would be easy enough to rationalize such deceit by thinking that people "get what they pay for."

    The stuff that looks to have been left at the dry cleaners or the alterations tailor is not so wrinkled. And it's often listed as "just professionally cleaned!"


    Classy operation, clearly! [​IMG]
     


  12. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Senior member

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    From time to time, parked on various commercial properties, I see dumpsters designed to receive clothing. They often have the word "clothes" on the side and some vague symbol that suggests charity -- say, a picture of the planet. As in, "Give clothes to the planet." There's no specific claim that such things exist for charitable purposes. I often wonder who empties them, and these days, I bet, the best of all that stuff goes to ebay while the junk would be sold, I imagine, by the bale. Or donated to Goodwill for a tax write-off.

    That parisvegas knows a thing about clothes can be seen in the fact that he/she does not list junk brands. The stuff sold under that ebay idea looks to me like the "good stuff" skimmed off the top of a much larger quantity of items gathered at no cost.

    All that stuff looks abandoned to me: forgotten in a hotel, maybe, or thrown into a "charity"-looking dumpster, maybe. I don't know. I'm not surprised that it's not so much "NWT" or "mint" condition.

    The whole set-up looks like someone's get-rich-quick scheme. It's probably working. I doubt anyone feels bad about lying about condition or overlooking faults. It would be easy enough to rationalize such deceit by thinking that people "get what they pay for."

    The stuff that looks to have been left at the dry cleaners or the alterations tailor is not so wrinkled. And it's often listed as "just professionally cleaned!"



    I know of a gentleman locally who runs several donation sites such as this. They are sanatized, bailed, and exported to China at a decent profit.
     


  13. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    What is an IG?

    Internet Gentleman, often found in the best hotels, private clubs, bespoke operations. At least in their minds. Also, found at the lost and found bins of the aforementioned places.
     


  14. mainy

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    I know of a gentleman locally who runs several donation sites such as this. They are sanatized, bailed, and exported to China at a decent profit.

    Ah, like the ever popular "charity" thrift store with ambiguous owners. Maybe you don't know the type, but there are so many of those here in the midwest. A big, "Jesus Loves You" on the window, signs asking for donations... but paid employees that can't tell you where the money goes, only that they have a boss.

    I think... there are a lot of for profit companies masquerading as charities in America today.
     


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    Internet Gentleman, often found in the best hotels, private clubs, bespoke operations. At least in their minds. Also, found at the lost and found bins of the aforementioned places.

    [​IMG]
     


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