The Official RRL Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whodini, May 21, 2009.

  1. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    If you're selling to Asia, above retail is not crazy. Forget about Asia, even ship to UK can be marked above US retail...
     


  2. stu00a

    stu00a Senior member

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    They might have to do things like Louis Vuitton, but since they already have their outlets they probably wont burn their all stuffs. Not many people know RRL, there was a rack in my local outlet with two whole rack with full of RRL jeans and shirts, only couple people were checking the rack and they dont seem interested. They want pony on their clothes not vintagefied clothings with rips and stains.
    And people are not buying all RRL from outlet, sometimes they buy from Barneys sale, etc.

    I dont know if other people loke it or not discussing aboit their business strategy, I always love this kind of discussion as well as clothing itself.
     


  3. deez nuts

    deez nuts Senior member

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    i actually prefer selling on SF vs eBay. i have had a few lowball offers on SF, but for the most part ppl are ready to buy when they contact you. on eBay, u have to deal with listing fees, then final value fees, and now they have some other fee on top of that. with SF, if the buyer trusts you, you can get them to send payment as a gift so there are no extraneous fees to deal with.
     


  4. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Senior member

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    I think there have been some spirited discussions before about their strategy. Seems to be an interesting topic.

    And you are right about the Polo vs. RRL at the outlets. Last time I was there, it was clear that everyone wants the pony, while the RRL rack gets neglected by the crowds. But the people in the know go in there and pick over the good RRL for ebay.
     


  5. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    god i just want a RRL leather belt in like 28 or 30. i know they are at outlets for sub 50 and every ahole on ebay is selling for 115+

    LAME!
     


  6. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    Too much speculation in this thread. First, there is 5000+ RRL items on ebay and the same amount this time last year.. and the year before that. It's summer so every kid with $50 bux is on ebay trying to flip a pair of jeans and this is the off season for clothing in general. Even if Double RL sells online it will still be profitable to sell on ebay because it can be found on discount at outlets. If you compare the Double RL sellers to the POLO, RL67, Purple Label and RLX sellers you will see that it's 100 to 1 and they make MORE profit selling the other labels then RRL simply because the average bloke has no idea what Double RL is. POLO is as accessible as it gets (tjmaxx has racks of it) and there is still lots of demand from it worldwide and on ebay. You should thank god that ebay sellers exist, since half the guys on this forum just discovered RRL a few months ago and wouldn't have known about it without Ebay since there are no online websites.

    causer, blue present, katerosev, the rl_store, hananasi and silvio all buy from outlets and all make $150-200,000 a year +. Small sellers can make $30-50,000 a year even if they have no clue what they are doing if they sell designer clothing and most of the time they can't even post listings with the correct measurements or proper grammar and don't forget the lulzy descriptions (this 24oz carpenter pant will keep you COMFORTABLE AND IN STYLE for years to come. everyone around you will wonder where you bought it..collectors item..only 10,000 made). Some of them pretend to be affiliated with PRL in some way when they're running a garage based business. There are some legit sellers on ebay who put a lot of time and effort into their listings and do actually own a real B&M store and sell lots of other trendy labels as well, so they deserve to be well compensated. You can tell the legit sellers from the shady ones just by looking at the listings and pictures and the way they respond (or lack of) to your questions.

    I have seen blue_present at my local stores. He travels the country and goes to all the Polo stores and buys 400-500+ items each time and he shops alone. His name is Kyle and he has been doing it for 10 years, he's pretty well known and respected among the outlets by management and staff and never gets restricted on PSR or banned. Recognized the dude from his stupid poses off ebay. 5'6'', goatee, well built.

    There is no 5 per customer PSR rule. If a manager restricts you can write to corporate and get the royal treatment. This is how sellers like the ones listed above are able to buy 1000s of items a month from the clearance section. Of course if there is a 5 per person rule you can always bring friends and family, or come at different times of the day but if you want to argue about it, there are ways to get results without the need of relying on semantics. I have never heard of a manager not allowing the purchase PSR at all or banning someone for buying PSR. There is no grounds for a ban, unless you tried to shoplift or smell really bad or start fights with customers. There are laws for consumers they have to follow. They can try to implement a limit but they can't prevent you from purchasing. The WORST they can say is "5 tops 5 bottoms, see you again tomorrow, have a nice day" If you get hostile treatment contact corporate immediately with the name of the manager (usually Loss Prevention is above the Store Manager.) Some sellers have family members and friends in high places at factory stores and they hoard it for them and will alert them to new arrivals and then receive compensation. I know this happens personally.

    As for the salty scrubs in this thread complaining about resellers, go sleep outside a polo outlet yourself and invest a hundred thousand in merch and then see how easy it is to find and sell these items while dealing with ebay's bullshit policies. If you live near an outlet that's great for you, so hook it up (I'm tired of members talking about "spotting 100s of items at outlets" but when someone asks for a proxy they just DISAPPEAR), the rest of the world doesn't have access to Double RL. hell, if you put your mind to it you might even put other sellers out of business and start shitting money yourself. Better yet, go buy RRL at MSRP so there won't be that much overstock at the end of the season to pass down to outlets then there will be no more "seedy vultures" buying it for resale. In fact, i'd rather see Double RL selling for decent change on ebay then for $60 for a $400 item or $300 for a $1800 jacket. If everyone keeps asking for reasonable prices and discounts, the label will die. If you can't afford RRL go buy some POLO or CHAPS. You reap what you sow. It's people who flip it for chump change make RRL look cheap and ubiquitous. The ones who try to sell it at MSRP (Here's looking at you, blue_present) keep the label exclusive even though you all see them as douchebags. This thread used to be cool, until everyone started talking about outlets all the time and price gouging. Cry me a river.

    /rant.
     
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  7. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    There are 433,000 polo items on ebay. Do you think they care? NO.
     


  8. grundletaint

    grundletaint Senior member

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    hmmm....familiar....hate.......snark......filtering.....into thread.....



    :embar:
     


  9. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    You think I'm someone else? I'm not, just do an IP check. I'm just an old time lurker who used to check back into this thread once every few months before it exploded with hate and animosity towards resellers. Figured I'd say a few words..

    hey grundleholes, how are your mauro pants? did you ever win that contest?
     
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  10. stu00a

    stu00a Senior member

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    how do you know so much about PSR sellers? who are you really?
     


  11. osadolor619

    osadolor619 Senior member

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    Thats the thing. I know how much these things go for in the outlets, that's why I'm so hesitant most of the times. Jeans I've paid $13.50-$50 but when I see them posted for like $150-$250, I'm disgusted.
     


  12. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    This is starting to sound like the :foo: 's Hermes wallet thread, which I found the time to read through somehow... or that guy who got banned for all the ignorant stuff he was spouting on about in this thread.
     


  13. hoit1981

    hoit1981 Senior member

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    I like that you think I'm bitching but really I'm not. In fact, I don't really see anyone bitching in this thread except you (and what a long winded bitch it was). If anything, I think some of us that contribute to this thread are a little envious of the people that have such easy access to RRL at outlets - I don't resent them for it though. If, as you suggest, they want to spend $100,000 on stock and try to sell it for 10x that on eBay then good for them - I'll continue to buy from RRL stores (when I can) and the awesome sellers on SF. A+ for the holier-than-thou speech though :). Just out of interest, do you have an eBay store?
     


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    saved for posterity
     


  15. RRL CLOTHING

    RRL CLOTHING Senior member

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    But the MSRP of said item is $290-380. You what disgusts me? That Ralph Lauren makes a RRL chino or trouser in China then asks an arm and a leg for it. It's pretty much the same quality/fit and material/construction as the Rugby version for $59. Or is it okay for him to own 70 ferraris and $670 million in assets, I guess that doesn't disgust you?
     


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