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SpooPoker

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Another pair of sunglasses up for grabs, this time from Ralph Lauren's premier line, Purple Label.

Won't be sold to prima donnas, as these shades are meant for guys who reek of bourbon, gasoline, and last night's p***y.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Lauren-Purple-Label-Made-in-Italy-RL9752-Dark-Tortoise-Aviator-Sunglasses/362377479529?hash=item545f618569:g:jbwAAOSwPcBbPqV9
ummmm I think I have to end this listing early, as that was missing some important keywords.
 

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Question for you -

How many of you guys dont click in or buy or look through items that dont have a size on them, or dont have the time to check your measurements against those that are posted?
Rarely if ever do I click on an tem with no listed size in the listing title (I imagine this is tricky for you regarding eBay rules on descriptions for custom items that have no tagged size).

Anything that I click on I check measurements.

Hope that helps your market research!
No measurements are a deal breaker for me.
NEVER EVER EVER. FUKS ME OFF BEYOND BELIEF....
I scroll through all of your stuff so I don’t miss anything but I can see how a casual buyer would want a size listing.
I don’t bother with things that don’t have a size listing, unless it’s something I’m really interested in. In which case I’ll then attempt to find out the size.
I'm more inclined to click through something with a size listed, but if I'm really interested I'll click anyway. I always compare measurements (except when I don't and regret it later...)
scroll past. unless something else in the picture of the listing catches my eye.
If it has my size I click on it, if it doesn’t I have to really like it to click on it. I have a saved search for “big guys” and click everything with that designation.
If the item is interesting enough, I always check it out. The exceptions are IF a size is listed and it's WAY too big or too small.
If there is no reference size...I probably click half the time. Mostly if the item interests me. I prefer having a size listed in the description.
Thank you guys for the answers, and as mentioned, I assume that you and many others acted as you had.

Now let me preface this by saying I have/had no involvement in this and I did not request he do this, nor will I receive any revenue for it.

But for awhile now, a longtime forum friend @Lirum has been working on a project that uses LuxeSwap ebay listings. His program scans through Luxeswap listing descriptions, parses out the text measurements, and combines them in a database. The end effect is that his database of LuxeSwap listings become searchable by their measurements. He contacted me a few months ago and said he wanted to make an "app" of sorts to help buyers find their size easily. So I said sure! I dont want to speak for him but I think the end goal will be a weekly service which generates and sends out a digest of LuxeSwap listings that match his subscribers' measurements.

All this techie stuff is a bit beyond my grasp so Ill let @Lirum explain in depth better than I can. I will say this though, once he finished it and I sent him my measurements, the listings that came up in his search were all the items from my closet that I had up that week. Whoa.

I'll pass the mic to @Lirum explain the details - but again, I dont benefit financially from this in any way - this was all his project that he initiated and he is running. But its really freaking cool!!
 

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This is amazing. Can’t wait to see it in action!

Thanks, Spoo and Lirum! :slayer:
 

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Thank you @SpooPoker! Very excited to open this up.

I had this idea four years ago while selling my own stuff. But at the time, I was gearing up for college and didn't know how to code. I put it aside. Later, after I dropped out, I began teaching myself to code (what a single person can do with software >>> what a single person can do with chem engineering). In the fall of 2017, I took an online CS course that required a final project. Perfect! I thought that course had prepared me enough to prototype this idea and I budgeted 6 weeks to get it done. Yeah right.

But for the first time in my life, I didn't quit an overwhelming project. I didn't drop it. It's July, but I now have report generation ability now for Suits, Sportcoats, Casual and Dress Shirts, Coats/Jackets, Pants, and (sortof) Sweaters. My program takes in a set of measurements and tolerances, and returns the items that are within those measurements + tolerances.

These are sample measurements in a google sheets template I've made (getting one of these to me is described down below).

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With that, I can generate reports like these. Like the rest of this, they're a work in progress (ie, the included measurement criteria region lists criteria by ebay item category id instead of the name of that category; that needs to be fixed.)

This report uses my own measurements.
Measurement criteria used:

Ebay Item Category 3002:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21750, Tolerance: 500
shoulders: Measurement: 18500, Tolerance: 500
sleeve: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 1500
waist_flat: Measurement: 20500, Tolerance: 2000
length: Measurement: 30500, Tolerance: 750
Ebay Item Category 3001:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21750, Tolerance: 500
shoulders: Measurement: 18500, Tolerance: 500
sleeve: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 1500
waist_flat: Measurement: 15500, Tolerance: 1500
hips_flat: Measurement: 16000, Tolerance: 2000
inseam: Measurement: 31000, Tolerance: 3000
rise: Measurement: 10500, Tolerance: 1000
Ebay Item Category 57989:
waist_flat: Measurement: 15500, Tolerance: 1500
hips_flat: Measurement: 16000, Tolerance: 2000
inseam: Measurement: 31000, Tolerance: 3000
rise: Measurement: 10500, Tolerance: 1000
Ebay Item Category 57991:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21500, Tolerance: 750
shoulders: Measurement: 18250, Tolerance: 500
sleeve_long: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 500
Ebay Item Category 57990:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21500, Tolerance: 1000
shoulders: Measurement: 18250, Tolerance: 625
sleeve_long: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 625
Ebay Item Category 57988:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21750, Tolerance: 500
shoulders: Measurement: 18500, Tolerance: 750
sleeve: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 2250

Searched 336 items in total.
Found 9 matching items.

#1 MENSWEAR Loewe Madrid Mocha Brown Chèvre Suede Leather Coat Blazer Jacket NR
chest_flat: 21250
sleeve: 24500
shoulders: 17750
length: 29500
J. Crew Loro Piana S120s Solid Charcoal Grey Ludlow Jacket Sport Coat 40 R NR
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 26000
shoulders: 18250
waist_flat: 19500
length: 30000
#1 MENSWEAR Engineered Garments Cotton Linen Navy Jacquard Paisley Long Coat S
chest_flat: 21500
sleeve: 24750
shoulders: 18500
length: 35750
LNWT $1098 John Varvatos Italy Cashmere Mix Blackened Pewter Leather End Coat 52
chest_flat: 22250
sleeve: 25500
shoulders: 19000
length: 30500
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Italy 100% Linen Cantarelli Slubby Sand Jacket 40 R
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 25000
shoulders: 18500
waist_flat: 20250
length: 30500
#1 MENSWEAR Polo Ralph Lauren Sapphire Blue Velvet Smoking Dinner Jacket M NR
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 26250
shoulders: 18750
waist_flat: 20500
length: 31250
Vintage SUMMER Brooks Brothers Lemon Banana Yellow Tattersall Plaid Jacket 41 R
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 23500
shoulders: 18000
waist_flat: 20500
length: 30000
#1 MENSWEAR Polo Ralph Lauren Italy 100% Silk Pearl Shantung Smoking Jacket 40 R
chest_flat: 21500
sleeve: 25250
shoulders: 18500
waist_flat: 19500
length: 31000
SUMMER Polo Ralph Lauren Made in USA Silky Blue Cream Maxi Plaid Jacket 40 R NR
chest_flat: 21750
sleeve: 24750
shoulders: 18750
waist_flat: 20000
length: 30000

This is another report using my measurements, but the search range is wider (the tolerances have been multiplied by 1.4). You can see that the report includes 12 items instead of the previous 9.
Measurement criteria used:

Ebay Item Category 3002:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21750, Tolerance: 700
shoulders: Measurement: 18500, Tolerance: 700
sleeve: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 2100
waist_flat: Measurement: 20500, Tolerance: 2800
length: Measurement: 30500, Tolerance: 1050
Ebay Item Category 3001:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21750, Tolerance: 700
shoulders: Measurement: 18500, Tolerance: 700
sleeve: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 2100
waist_flat: Measurement: 15500, Tolerance: 2100
hips_flat: Measurement: 16000, Tolerance: 2800
inseam: Measurement: 31000, Tolerance: 4200
rise: Measurement: 10500, Tolerance: 1400
Ebay Item Category 57989:
waist_flat: Measurement: 15500, Tolerance: 2100
hips_flat: Measurement: 16000, Tolerance: 2800
inseam: Measurement: 31000, Tolerance: 4200
rise: Measurement: 10500, Tolerance: 1400
Ebay Item Category 57991:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21500, Tolerance: 1050
shoulders: Measurement: 18250, Tolerance: 700
sleeve_long: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 700
Ebay Item Category 57990:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21500, Tolerance: 1400
shoulders: Measurement: 18250, Tolerance: 875
sleeve_long: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 875
Ebay Item Category 57988:
chest_flat: Measurement: 21750, Tolerance: 700
shoulders: Measurement: 18500, Tolerance: 1050
sleeve: Measurement: 25000, Tolerance: 3150

Searched 336 items in total.
Found 12 matching items.

#1 MENSWEAR Loewe Madrid Mocha Brown Chèvre Suede Leather Coat Blazer Jacket NR
chest_flat: 21250
sleeve: 24500
shoulders: 17750
length: 29500
J. Crew Loro Piana S120s Solid Charcoal Grey Ludlow Jacket Sport Coat 40 L NR
chest_flat: 21500
sleeve: 26750
shoulders: 18500
waist_flat: 19000
length: 31000
J. Crew Loro Piana S120s Solid Charcoal Grey Ludlow Jacket Sport Coat 40 R NR
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 26000
shoulders: 18250
waist_flat: 19500
length: 30000
#1 MENSWEAR Engineered Garments Cotton Linen Navy Jacquard Paisley Long Coat S
chest_flat: 21500
sleeve: 24750
shoulders: 18500
length: 35750
RARE Original 1960s East West Musical Instruments Bellbottom Suede Leather Pants
waist_flat: 16000
hips_flat: 18500
inseam: 32250
cuff_height: 0
cuff_width: 12000
rise: 11000
LNWT $1098 John Varvatos Italy Cashmere Mix Blackened Pewter Leather End Coat 52
chest_flat: 22250
sleeve: 25500
shoulders: 19000
length: 30500
Ralph Lauren Purple Label Italy 100% Linen Cantarelli Slubby Sand Jacket 40 R
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 25000
shoulders: 18500
waist_flat: 20250
length: 30500
#1 MENSWEAR Polo Ralph Lauren Black Velvet Frogged Shawl Dinner Smoking Jacket M
chest_flat: 21500
sleeve: 26250
shoulders: 19000
waist_flat: 19000
length: 29500
#1 MENSWEAR Polo Ralph Lauren Sapphire Blue Velvet Smoking Dinner Jacket M NR
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 26250
shoulders: 18750
waist_flat: 20500
length: 31250
Vintage SUMMER Brooks Brothers Lemon Banana Yellow Tattersall Plaid Jacket 41 R
chest_flat: 22000
sleeve: 23500
shoulders: 18000
waist_flat: 20500
length: 30000
#1 MENSWEAR Polo Ralph Lauren Italy 100% Silk Pearl Shantung Smoking Jacket 40 R
chest_flat: 21500
sleeve: 25250
shoulders: 18500
waist_flat: 19500
length: 31000
SUMMER Polo Ralph Lauren Made in USA Silky Blue Cream Maxi Plaid Jacket 40 R NR
chest_flat: 21750
sleeve: 24750
shoulders: 18750
waist_flat: 20000
length: 30000

I would send something very much like this to your email address weekly. My goal is that each email contains 3-9 items matching your measurements. The whole point of this is an email with real meat in it and no noise. I want you to open an email, click 3-9 links, place some snipe bids, and receive a package from Spoo two weeks later with some dope clothing.

A big plus is my program doesn't care that at item's size is untagged. Spoo lists tons of killer untagged stuff and it's all unsearchable if you're sorting his listings by size. Additionally, rarer/dope custom stuff tends to be untagged anyways. These items tend to go under the radar for other potential buyers. So in addition to saving time, using my service allows you to know about and win dope shit for under-the-radar prices.

You save time, you save money, Spoo gets more sales, and I get paid.

But it's still quite early. I need users to put this thing through it's paces. I need users who care enough to criticize and who are invested enough to offer feedback (for instance, that pair of vtg bellbottems in sample report 2 shouldn't be there. It's a BIN listing, not an auction. I'm not sure how it got in.).

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It's $15/mo for this first round of users, which is capped at 5 people (I will add you to a waiting list if you aren't one of the first 5. That waiting list is how I'll know who to contact first when I open it up again).

The deliverables I can promise to this initial round of beta users right now are these:
- One initial report once you're signed up.
- Every Friday, you will be emailed a digest. You will be emailed even if I don't have matching items for you on that week.
- That list will pull from Luxeswap auction listings for items in ebay categories: dress shirts, casual shirts, sportcoats, suits, coats & jackets, and pants.
- At least three rejiggerings of your measurements per week, upon request.
- Access. (If you want that.) I need your feedback more than you need me, to be honest. So I'll be noting suggestions you make.

Oh, and a final thing: Right now there's no recurring payment mechanism. The upside is that cancelling is easy: don't send me money next month through paypal. So if I do a shit job, or, if I do a good job but it's ultimately something that doesn't make your shopping process better, backing out is painless.

Signup process is below:

There's no website to signup at yet. You'll be paying to my personal paypal address. The measurement input process uses Google Sheets.

Steps:
1. Open up this Google Sheet (click for link).
2. In the top left, click File -> Make a copy. (This will require you to sign in to a Google account)
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3. In that new copied sheet, fill in your measurements (green hue'd fields will auto fill based on my assumptions. You are free and encouraged to overwrite those with your own measurements).
4. Save that filled in sheet as a PDF. File -> Download as -> PDF Document
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5. Message me here on SF with the email address you wish me to send reports to. Include that downloaded PDF document to the message.
6. I will reply to that message with my personal Paypal address.
7. Send me $15 on Paypal.

Once you have messaged me your measurements and paid, I will email you a report. The weekly reports after that will come to your email address once per week on Friday. Modifications to your measurements profile can happen throughout the week. Like I mentioned earlier, you're entitled to at least three modifications where I'll work with you tune your profile/results.
 
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Lirum, that’s insanely awesome.
 

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Its been such a quality week of arrivals....
Lots of this for the No Man Walks Alone collab too - see all that Schneider? :slayer:

and if anyone is looking for Yeezy Butters, or Yeezy 500 desert rats, Im inbound on full size runs. Not confirmed yet but should have in hand in about 2 weeks!

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What time do the listings begin?
 

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