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

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

  1. freehand

    freehand Senior member

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    Here's my fuck up from yesterday:

    BB Golden Fleece blazer, 42R

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    So it's a fuck up because I probably paid too much for it (£25) and it's missing a cuff button, which I didn't spot. It also has a very tiny hole on the back, which I didn't spot. Otherwise it's in fantastic condition! So what's my best course of action here: flip as it is, find another button, sell the buttons separately and burn the jacket with fire? If someone here wants it, it is yours.

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    Some things that aren't fuck ups:

    E-thrifted this Aqua 5 that someone kindly posted on the Desiderata thread. Fits great, in great shape including zip out lining:

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    These are ties
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    Pop on this Sean O'Flynn shirt. Maybe unworn. 18" collar though - big lads get at me.

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    Nice Canali, 15 3/4
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    My favourite find yesterday:

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    Has some great wear! Will need to dig out @capnwes 's post on restoring a briefcase. Also, one of the little springs has gone in one of the locks meaning it doesn't do that nice "snap" open. But I love it.

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  2. HansderHund

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    I know, right? I got a bevy of PMs as a result. I'll get to you everyone in the order that they PMed as soon as I decide whether I'm going to keep it, which was my original intent, or trade it out!


    That's the one! I'm assuming you found it the same way I did and I was sure it was another forum bidder I was against. Sorry about that, one of us could have gotten it for around opening bid I'm sure! I actually sent the seller a message asking if she'd do a BIN on both, but she turned me down to let them ride. Ironically, my offer would have been more than she got which is why I gave up on the bidding, I was a little bitter and didn't want to push the price up further :D
     
  3. Jompso

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    Really? This whole time Im sittin here thinkin we had such a good thing goin, me and you......honestly though, I don't know what I ever did to you but I guess it left a mark. I stay out of your business, I don't comment and I don't approach you in negative fashions, I have zero ill will towards you man, I respect your gind, I do oppose the idea of puttin down others with rebuttals after they have spent all day out in the feild spending their hard earned money and then posting shit they are proud of just to be shown up, this is something that I don't understand....but thats between you, yourslef, and them, your all good with me man, but as wel all are, you are freee to feel as you wish. Best of luck to ya in the field.....oh and with rebuttal challenges and stuff, maybe you challenge me once, I mean I too have a camera, and also a few pics, and the best of all, the fact that what I have posted on this thread is probably less or 10% tops of what I have in the adjacent room, all very readily accesble.... but hey I mean I've only been at this for a year and a month...take gamble with a fellow, quite formidable, professional..... and maybe see why doing shit like that to people is something that doesn't make this thread and whole thing fun for any/everyone.. The thumbs up button works great to show people you like what they've grabbed and it also makes them happy too because people are appluading their ability, their knowledge, their hustle, and it makes all the driving and the money spent and everything worth it cuz they receive positive reinforcement from people, that it was a good day spent and they made some great finds and investments, whether for themselves or to make a buck.....Just thought I would try and put that into perspective...but hey, you choose whichever road you please, it's a free world, I'd play it safe though, I could possibly still technically be referred to as a rookie in this game, while your like a decade or so deep in it, meaning you must have a cache of pics longer then a decade of doing this non stop, I only got 8-9 months tops of actual quality...the first 3 were purely learning and pulling mostly shit...but after those rough few months, shit kinda clicked for me pretty fast and believe it or not, but I do alright...., so lets both choose the road where we just chill out and stop this behavior and move on like adults, while acknowledging and respecting the fact that we both know what were doing and aren't too bad either, like professionals do
     
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  4. Jompso

    Jompso Senior member

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    First research lil jon, his affinity for the word skeet, and it's subsequent definition, which will most likely not be found in Websters....Then take the garments themselves into consideration, factoring in the fact that none of us would be caught dead in them and all the uses they could have that would be better than wearing them that treats them like the true pieces of shit they are...you now know why they are called skeet rags....but People like to be our skeet rags, ebay had to close that specific section for legal purpsoes so we have to be post them with all other shirts now, but their true identity and best usage still remains. (ebay did close that sectioin with dudes posting sweaty socks for like 500 bucks and shit, most likely for legal reasons, but that part was a joke that I quickly realized you would probably not catch)
     
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  5. mrcmcklwht

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    Ok, one funny fail, I've posted this before but maybe someone hasn't seen it. Bought some NWT Levi's cords

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  6. Woofa

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    Blues, in the past week or so I have had to leave Brioni three times. All in separate stores on separate days. First two were older ties with stains, never would have given them a second look if not for the brand so no big loss but I did leave a sportscoat behind for the first time. Killed me to do it but there was too much damage in more than one spot, did not have the cool blazer buttons and did not fit me to keep for a fun beater. I must have spent ten minutes carrying that things around the store going back and forth. Were I to sell directly I still probably would have bought it for $10 and just tried to double my money but as I only trade or sell through SPOO, it just was not worth anything to me (stopped there yesterday and it was gone so someone decided to take the plunge.)
    When I have found it, I have been pretty lucky that the higher level stuff has usually been in at least good condition.
     
  7. impuntura

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    This is why,because you are long winded and make everything about you.I agreed with you ,but also made a side remark that I don't like doing so about a topic totally unrelated to you (Takai) yet you couldn't resist typing an essay.here is what happens next,you will type up another wall of persecution complex drivel,how you're done etc etc.
    Then your gonna come back later after you took your meds ,rubbed one out ,or whatever calms you down...
    Apologize and do the thing over again in a week.rinse and repeat
     
  8. impuntura

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    Also if you really wanna know my opinion,and you really are gonna lose it on this one
    I dont believe for a min those are thrift finds,my estimation is 25% true thrift,25% ebay (proven) and 50% consignment store (or somebody is consigning with you and ur posting some rich dudes swag.yes you will deny and you have a right.but ive been doing this for a long time so i have an opinion.yes u live in LaLa land but toronto is no slouch with over 5 million people in the GTA and over 100000 known millionaires so gimme a break.
    I wont respond to anything else so dont bother.
    Thanks and have a great day.
     
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    Big shout out to @SpooPoker for an awesome trade! Insanely fast shipping, incredibly well packed, and exactly as described!
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  10. Cj52racers

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    Levi's: Americas Favorite Jeans since before America
     
  11. marc roberto

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    That blazer looks fantastic! Nice!
     
  12. Bahljs

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    I'm mostly excited about capitalizing on one's spelling mistakes [​IMG]
    Judging by the mere 3 pics, they seem in great condition.
    Will post pics of the clean up!

    Guys, Church's for $0.99
     
  13. Jompso

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    FO. SHO.
     
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  15. mrcmcklwht

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