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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. hennree

    hennree Senior member

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    Thats my worst nightmare - ive been with Ryan Air a couple of times and only take hand luggage for that reason :(
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Didn't know about that brand, but I might have to get a couple pieces.
     
  3. spacepope

    spacepope Senior member

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    So I recently listed my MA+ leather aviator for sale on gr@iled. I received a message from a user in Japan asking if I could ship overseas and if they could get a discount. Later that day I received the exact same message from a different user. I don't respond to the second user, but they eventually buy the jacket for the full price. Both users have no feedback (though they have bought and sold on gr@iled) and I assume are the same person. The whole thing just seems kinda sketchy, especially because the listing has been copied over on yahoo japan.

    Styleforum, am I a mark?
     
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  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Someone in Japan has just flipped your jacket and send it back to the us.
     
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  5. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Probably. I've been getting 1-2 mesages per week for the last 2 months on there from suspect users. I just report them and the grailed guys email me back and verify if it's a legit user or not. So far it's been some kind of bot or scammer every time.
     
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  6. RXS09

    RXS09 Senior member

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    I would keep the jacket and relist it, honestly. It could just be someone trying to resell, but the whole thing is very odd
     
  7. VitaTimH

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    @ Grailed / eBay sellers: Have you ever been asked to ship to a forwarding service? I googled a bit and the consensus seems to be that it's generally a legitimate practice, but my scam alert is ringing in my head especially with the zero grailed feedback.

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    I'm trying to confirm if the address he provided is Paypal verified because it seems then I can just send and forget as long as I have tracking and take pictures and whatnot.

    Thoughts appreciated!
     
  8. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    I've done it twice, just reconfirm 100x and check the shipping address. It's usually a business address and depending on the forward mailing service Google may bring up the actual business website upon address search. If it's legitimate the buyer usually don't fuss. I always judge by how the conversation takes place.
     
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  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    It's a pretty cool brand. I was told that it's named after the date of the end of the WWII and the beginning of Woodstock. I remember that there was some pretty excellent knits, but not that much beyond that.
     
  10. VitaTimH

    VitaTimH Senior member

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    Thanks, that does give a bit of peace of mind. Personally I thought the conversation (and the transaction as a whole) went a little *too* smoothly. Combined with the fact that he didn't say he was using a forwarding service til we had ironed out all the details, it struck me as fishy. Though I admit I'm very paranoid as a seller, I film myself sealing and dropping off nearly everything I sell.
     
  11. habitant

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    I normally don't care for Rick Owens, but I really like these particular boots and think they will definitely go with what I normally wear. Anyone have any information on them?

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  12. ShoutOutsFoMyBo

    ShoutOutsFoMyBo Senior member

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    i want the soles on those to be a little thicker. as they are now they look like some kind of thing by clarks or camper.
     
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  13. NaTionS

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    I sold something on ebay once where the buyer had me ship to a forwarding service and went smoothly. I googled the address and it seemed like a legit forwarding service based in LA, the buyer also had it as a paypal confirmed address.
     
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  14. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Providing the address is paypal verified there's no problem. I've sold to forwarding companies before and bought using zenmarket on numerous occasions.As a buyer it's really frustrating when sellers pull transactions because they won't ship to a forwarding service.
     
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  15. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Damn that sucks bows hope you get your shit back. This is my worst nightmare so I never take good clothes period.

    I wonder if they end up in some lost luggage heaven somewhere.
     
  16. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    I always try to pack small and carry on everything - even when they ask if I want to 'check a bag for free!'
     
  17. bows1

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    I got it back! Woohoo, had to drive back to the airport in Brussels this AM but everything is there. So lucky I thought everything was gone forever.

    Thanks for the wellwishes everyone, and Fuck RyanAir!
     
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  18. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Great result. Ryan Air regularly appears in 'worst airline' charts. To be fair though, I was informed by someone who works in the industry, that it doesn't treat it's employees much better than the passengers,
     
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  19. sinnedk

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    Its awful, RyanAir nickel and dimes you for everything. Seating areas are tiny to fit more passengers and I heard that they skimp on gas when i was in Ireland. People over there are still shocked that ryan air has not had some major accident.
     
  20. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    They closed their terminal in Denmark last year, after the workers union came after them.
     

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