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

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

  1. impuntura

    impuntura Senior member

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    Regarding Savers and bins,everytime I have donated clothing to bin with a make a wish logo I eventually found my donation in the local value villages so thats the ones they use.
     


  2. Chotii

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    I know. I do know, though, if I get a negative, it's remarkable how few buyers apparently are able to see my listings for a while after that. I pay my fees, but eBay seems to ensure nobody sees what I have to sell. :p You'd think she'd want to avoid a neg. Seriously.
     


  3. Takai

    Takai Senior member

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    In general the way it works, at least in my area is the bins are owned by a third party company, or charity; Here, most of them are owned by Amvets. Amvets, which is a recognized charity, sells the donations by the truckload to either an individual store, or organization; Then Amvets uses the money to support their charity. There are other smaller charities that own bins, but Amvets hits most of the high end areas, so they are the ones several shop owners around here like to buy from.
     


  4. Nobleprofessor

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    Here are some more details about the Camera I have. The Nikon is a D40 and it has the NIKON DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55 lens.

    The Canon is Digital Rebel XT with the EFS 18-55 lens.

    Trying to decide which one to keep and which one to sell.
     


  5. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Please... Move the chatter. :)
     


  6. ATLjon

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  7. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Found a bag of Canon FD lenses yesterday. Paid up a bit, but there's some choice lenses in there.


    50mm f/1.4 SSC

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    FD 50mm f/3.5 Macro

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    FD 50mm f/1.4

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    Extension Tube FD 25

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    50mm f/1.8

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    And a few other things I've photographed so far...

    Patagonia Loulu Shoes in Walnut (14 D)

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    Smartwool Slippers (11)

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    RTBOC

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  8. TheNeedMachine

    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    The #'s on eyeglass frames are the size in mm. 66 is the width of the lenses. 140 is the length of the arms.
    No idea who made them - the size doesn't give any hints.
     


  9. glam922

    glam922 Well-Known Member

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    quick stop today and only 1 thing kopped:

    Cantarelli (my first) is a thing right? :happy:

    Anyway: brown sport coat, unlined, 2 patch pockets, double vent, 3 buttons, size 40US/50EU, hand finished collar.
    Looks like good stuff. it's in good condition but there are a few details here and there that prevent it from being in mint/pristine condition :/

    N/A for now. Considering keeping if for personal use.

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    the small defects:
    small rip: but fortunately it under the collar fold (right were the "made in Italy" label is stitched
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    the central seam in the back is ripped for 1.5 in....
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    2 buttons on the left sleeve cuff have a little knick.
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  10. AlexJ1100

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    I think Luxottica does Italian RL?
     


  11. rhyme

    rhyme Senior member

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    If this is your first DSLR then get the 3xxx series. Its user friendly and easy to operate. check slickdeals as it comes on sale quite a bit.
    If you want to learn to use your camera then keep the d40 and invest in glass.
     


  12. capnwes

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    Vintage Boho Embroidered Shearling

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  13. DanM

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    Is @jompso okay? Did we goad him into having a stroke?

    I haven't posted as much for reasons similar to eazye - that and lack of time. It's too bad we probably couldn't organize a First Annual Thrift Thread On-Topic Day, where all we post is pictures of amazing stuff we've thrifted, and the only text responses are either congratulations or inquiries into the availability of said items.
     


  14. vexco

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    I assume he was just drunk. Some off-topic stuff is fine, it's just been going too far in that direction lately.
     


  15. Spruce Moose

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    @DanM I find the support and help offered on here incredibly valuable and wouldn't want to lose it.

    Even the stuff that will never impact me, such as the lessons on Spoo's flag I enjoy to read and I'm sure others do as well. The arguments between members we could probably do without however

    Anyhow found my first pair of selvedge and the fit is amazing other than the length. My question is do you hem these to proper length or are they supposed to be longer to be rolled to show off the selvedge?

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