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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. habitant

    habitant Senior member

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    How could you not find something on amazon??? Records, books, games, toothpaste.....
     
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  2. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    I can find stuff but it's all shit that I'd just be buying because I have a gift card, if it was $100 cash I wouldn't use it on Amazon.
     
  3. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    The only guess I can hazard is that the increased cost of the gift card does not exceed the savings on a given item that one is planning to buy on Amazon vs. another retailer. If you're buying something that's $150 everywhere except Amazon where it's $100 and you buy a gift card for $105 you've saved $45.
     
  4. Grintricha

    Grintricha Senior member

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    an isolated black tie do has highlighted my lack of black smartish shoes, I have grey and brown but no black, so have borrowed some from a mate

    if i could find some exciting ones that I could wear with jeans I'd buy a nice pair (trickers, cheaneys etc.), but it has highlighted how I just cannot get excited by black shoes, I quite like some of the really dark burgundy but they aren't really black tie stuff

    not sure I need an answer but just sharing
     
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  5. habitant

    habitant Senior member

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    That still doesn't make sense because you could use cash or credit and save 5$
     
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  6. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

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    Good point. OK I'm back to having no clue.
     
  7. baltimoron

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    Do you attend black tie events regularly? If you do, I see merit in getting shoes specifically for black tie occasions. I think approaching this wanting to cover both the formal and casual ends here is likely to end up covering neither.
     
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    Maybe it's a way to get cashback from your credit card, people trying to game the system the. Maybe reselling once again.

    Sounds too complicated for a few bucks though
     
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  9. Nik Telford

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    The only thing I can think of is money laundering. Using a stolen credit card to make the purchase so that they can then buy whatever they want off amazon. Bitcoin laundering comes to mind as well but I would that by the time the money is in your paypal you wouldn't have to buy gift cards to make purchases.
     
  10. accordion

    accordion Senior member

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    First time this happened to me:

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  11. flowcharts

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    No need to censor the guy's name, it's good to know who we need to avoid
     
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  12. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Whatever happened to Isaac Reina? Seems like way fewer stockists very limited selection.

    Also WTF: Anti Social Social Club x Mastermind coming?
     
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  13. King Calder

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    On GCs: not sure about Amazon but foreigners (China, for example) will buy American iTunes GCs at a premium to be able to access to US Apple store and, similarly, US Apple store prices. Amazon might be similar in that regard.
     
  14. momentoftruth

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    I don't think Amazon is restricted though. At least, I've bought from foreign Amazon stores with my US CC, but it's possible the reverse isn't possible
     
  15. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    I'm Canadian and i've bought from US Amazon lots, don't think I've bought from UK or elsewhere though.
     
  16. g transistor

    g transistor Senior member

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    Still lowballed you by $1
     
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  17. habitant

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    At that point I usually reply with 'at this point I'd rather burn it than sell it to you'
     
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  18. e0d9n0b5

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    i usually just get people who ghost after i accept their offer
     
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    Just saw a cool fit of this on insta but dude is really slim!!@thekoromo I think
     
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  20. Grintricha

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    Thanks this makes sense, annoying as it is because no I don't. Hmm choices choices!
     

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