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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 18, 2015.

  1. Bahljs

    Bahljs Distinguished Member

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    I've always wanted to do this but I feel they'd look at me weird... has this worked for anyone else (I'm talking personal use)
     


  2. drlivingston

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    Absolutely...
     


  3. Bahljs

    Bahljs Distinguished Member

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    I have to quote this. Brings me back to a few months ago where I messaged a seller a BIN price for something very similar, and he came back with this...

    Dear bahljs,

    What would you be willing to pay? usually I get strong bidders from Japan on these but I would consider your offer. Les

    I then proceed to offer him a very fair, market price.

    Below is the listing and the price I got them for [​IMG]

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Florsheim-I...PzXkPnEG%2FRrGTCAa6EU%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
     
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    I do this all the time. I have one spot I hit daily that I walk in and they just bring me a box of ties and I hang them for them. And get first look of course
     


  5. JackFlash

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    I agree and follow the same practices. Machine wash cold, turning shirts and stuff inside out, hang drying, and ironing on reasonable heat can get you a lot of bang for your buck. Wool garments get a brushing and then get hung up; dry clean very sparingly.
     


  6. Bahljs

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    How'd you approach them? I feel the approach will make or break it.
     


  7. Cj52racers

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    Lol, damn that's a good buy!

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    Edit.. On ties. Well after going in everyday for a month or so I just told the manager I was looking for ties and would gladly help them hang them up if I could take a look. So now if they have ties they just bring them out when I come in and I hang them
     
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    I always though the rest of you had problems with ties... I'm set to photograph 23 of them which were all found this week.

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    Haven't gotten around to checking on his thread for the past 3 days. Impressive finds everyone and Spoo, that Loro is mind-blowing. Also, just throwing in my 2cents on the whole spreadsheets thing, I just keep track of: Item purchased, price purchased for, fees, profit, profit %, and date sold. Nothing advanced but enough that I have a handle on how I'm doing.
     


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    Really slow around here lately. One stop today:

    Alan Paine 100% cashmere v-neck LS sweater. Size 40, available.

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  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    +1 to offering to help. Once the staff knows you and you are polite (key) I see them taking racks out and I put everything away. Also put hangers back, have them off the hangers at checkout, Etc
     


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    +2. I take shit off hangers etc, and more than once the employee has whipped out a coupon and given me a discount for helping them.
     


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    Synergy! I popped on the very same tie last night!
     


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