The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

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

  1. sashae

    sashae Senior member

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    Well, my problem is that I have /very/ little time to be doing this -- you and so many others in this thread make a real business at this, and are so generous with your knowledge -- I'm purely a dilettante out to fund my own clothing purchases and help find my friends cool stuff. The time value of money on this one didn't pay off, and my thoughts are that a real hardcore LP consumer is going to stare at this and say ....nah.

    I've got an externally immaculate Kiton cashmere dark green windowpane jacket in my closet in the office that I had drycleaned and tuned up by an incredible cleaner, but there's a good amount of lining wear on one the pockets internally. If I were keeping it, Kiton'd happily reline it for me with original fabric and I'd be golden. Instead, I'm stuck with a jacket that I've got $80 into that is going to be a much harder sell on eBay/less profitable item. I'd rather not repeat that with the leather. Minor stuff like repairing/replacing buttons (I like sewing), laundering (no problem with that either) I'll do, but the Kiton jacket is a reminder to me that yeah... you gotta be judicious.
     
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    Might get a couple bills here. 22 k gold plated sunglasses:


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  3. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    you then would have taken the time necessary to do everything to list it and then you would have recieved a number around 150 bucks for it, Gross-ebay and paypal = a net profit of jack shit....your time is money so all that time spent and everything plus gas spent driving and all factors included, if your content on profits that are about 2/3s of your COG, your not in the right business...cuz thats time that could otherwise be used making real money on actual items in good condition that have profit margins that make sense to work for. Sometimes a moth hits a Brioni suit, or a cashmere, or a kiton suit, and it doesn't just snack, it has 3 big and 2 small meals on that thing and then you gotta look at that and realize that you have to leave it after being so happy you have found it. People who have this ability are the people who can sustain constetent and unwavering success...those who make poor thrift decisions wind up with quarterly lossess and a pile of donations.... you gotta be smart man, LP or Merona, if it aint worth the margin then dont make the initial investment no matter what.
     
  4. sashae

    sashae Senior member

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    Anyway, I ended up with a few goodies -- been having a great tie run the last couple weeks...

    T&A, Charvet, Peter Elliot, T&A, Seigo Katsuragawa
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  5. Jompso

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    Your thoughts are spot on. People who want LP leather want it to look clean and sharp as fuck, not raggedy and miscolored. Youleft behind something that had an extremely high retail cost, then was subjected to horrific care, resulting in a garment with zero market. Trust me. The decision was smart and it was the right one. Someone else is going to not be able to hold back and is gonna make that purchase and they're gonna have to face the fact that they just flat out fucked up by gettin hyped on a label and not displaying any business acumen. Big investments are saved for products you know are going to reap big rewards. They are also saved for thsoe who know the products they are buying back and forth, specifically, the consumer who is going to be resonsible for them acheiving what their goal is in the first place. If you don't know what the brand market desires than you shouldn't be buying it. There's zero demand for a raggidy LP I don't care that its cashmere lined or not. Nobody wants that. Dont doubt the decision you made for a second. When your thrifitng and you come across something that you are going to have to spent 3.5 times what it costs, just to hopefully make it sellable and make aprofit, you put that shit back on the rack and you move on. I'lll reweave a little moth hole here or there if it's on a gorgeous suit that I know I can get 400 bucks for, cuz thats 35 bucks plus original cost...call it 70 bucks original COG, this includes repairs. You turn around and you sell this item for 400 bucks. Shit in that ballpark, makes sense, small repair that doesn't cost me much, taking a small gamble for a profitt exceeding 3 times original cost and repairs.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    No, this is!

     
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    Honestly just give us a shot so we can see how fake it turned out being and we can put this to rest....that or crack open your piggy bank and go buy yourself one so dirty it up a little...your options have been supplied, take one road or the other cuz it will never ever stop.
     
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    Case. And. Point. and this shit aint even leather.....everyone who thought the LP should have been purchased, click here first, then call both your leather guy and your tailor tomorrow and learn how much stuff costs, its not recommended, its a fucking necessity.
     
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    Uh oh I believe my sense of humor was lost in Internet translation
     
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    @330CK and @HansderHund pulling the cool shit, as always.
     
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    Small find on the way home. Sidi and Nike cycling shoes, Nikes marked at 11.5 and it looks like the Sidis are the same.

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    I'm mostly white and I'd still wear those.
     

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