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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. APK

    APK Senior member

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    I also like the people who PM you with low-ball offers phrased in a way that suggests they're doing you a favor by extending such an offer. A SW&D semi-regular often hit me up with such offers when I was listing more stuff in the B&S forum.
     
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    Dam looking at that coat as well, need to find something like that but in wool/cashmere and $600 still
     
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    "Look bro, I can do $25 for that. Take it or leave it."
     
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    Yeah I tend to get that from people asking for like a 40% discount on 4 items. Yeah I'm glad you want to buy multiples, saves me time and effort, but I already list stuff pretty cheap quit trying to fleece me.
     
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    I had a really vivid dream last night that the Nom de Guerre NYC shop put on a sample sale/going out of business sale on the estate of some manor. Super nice pieces were displayed all over the property, and I spent all day hunting for deals. I woke up feeling really happy/sad




    This is a sickness
     
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    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Kinda like a Last Year at Marienbad meets Nom de Guerre concept?
     
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    Sometimes I get the feeling that they think if they put a sense of urgency in their message, I'll accept the offer out of fear of missing out on such a great opportunity to give my stuff away.

    I don't mind some haggling, but when your first offer hacks away at an already reasonably priced item (not to mention people who want free shipping), my first instinct is to reply that I'd rather set fire to said item than accept such a ridiculous offer.
     
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    I would respond that way tbh. you have the item they want; therefore, you have the power. :devil:

    assuming there isn't an immediate need for money then you can afford to tell cheap-o's to lay off.
     
  9. APK

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    I just don't respond. I'm not going to be a dick, but I'm also not going to humor someone with some hollow response about how I "appreciate the offer" or some such nonsense.
     
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    a guy said that to me. I straight up said gtfo and dont bother.
     
  11. g transistor

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    My favorite response is "No." or "Nope."

    I find silence not satisfying enough.
     
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    a "lol" or ":lol:" is equally satisfying and imparts the real absurdity of the offer in question
     
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    I may take a pair of scissors (etc) to said item if such an offer finds me in the right disposition, I make a point of sending a picture afterward with an appropriate caption.

    I now own quite the collection of fallen grail items, from the lightly altered Helmut Lang metal toes derbies (punctured tongue - corkscrew) to the totally unrecognizable Dior "The End" t-shirt (industrial shredder).
     
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    I typically agree with this sentiment, but it also depends on the price and the length of time the item has been listed. APK, your prices are fantastic and I see no reason to haggle. I'd have already picked up some of your pieces at your asking prices if they were smaller sizes. But I do feel it's justified to ask for a lower price if the item has been sitting around for a while because of a high price. I've asked sellers if they would accept a 20% or so reduction on items that have been sitting around for months, and received seriously hostile replies, which I don't think is warranted.
     
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    Is there a reason retailers in the US like to ship Fedex or UPS vs USPS? USPS just seems to be cheaper and faster, especially for small items like shirts/scarves, is it a liability issue where the private companies would cover more if the package were lost or somethin?
     
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    many enter into agreements and can ship and discounted rates because of bulk orders, so it makes more sense to stick with one. otherwise other couriers are required to be 2x as much.
     
  17. g transistor

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    Ah, ok. Makes sense. I ordered from Project No 8 and they offered three different choices of shipping. USPS priority was 4 dollars cheaper than UPS ground and would arrive 3 days before UPS. I don't mind paying shipping cause I'm not paying tax, but $14 for a scarf from South Willard that will arrive in 5 days kinda sucks, especially since I've shipped from my place to Cali for $5 (light shirts and scarves)
     
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    I've seen this guy the couple of times I've been on TFS. What's the deal with the mask? I saw him wearing a shirt he "made" that had the Chanel logo plastered all over it. I get some pretty out there stuff, but I guess I just don't get it. Girlfriend gets a good laugh every time he posts though, she is on TFS a lot more than me.


    I agree completely, my boots are on the Leydon. I have a pair of redwing GTs and thats basically what the barrie last looks like, blobby and bulbous. Could be what Kent$ needs to not have tiny feet syndrome though...
     
  19. noob in 89

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    :satisfied:
     
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    Shahanshah, I was to reply earlier--where on Earth did you eat Somali food? Seems rather sardonic to have Somali restaurants, given what's going on right now in Somali territory...I don't want to seem cold, but if I think Somali and food now, I think Red Cross high-protein peanut paste (the stuff Prince William licked and scowled, and Kate refused to try)....

    I have difficulty eating hot/spicy food. I only went to an Ethiopian restaurant once, few years ago. All i remember was the giant spongy sour pancake and they put all these brightly colored "dishes"--small portions of them--all over the pancake. everything was so overcooked i couldn't recognize anything...and everything was very peppery. there was red, bright purple, bright green, brown, dark brown, orange....and the raw minced meat as well, which was also spicy. It rather turned me off. We chatted with the waiter afterwards--he spoke perfect English, he said he was Kenyan.
     
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