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

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

  1. SpooPoker

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

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    Takai, Im sure.


    do you have a quarter million on you right now?
     


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    Popcorn!
     


  3. highvoltorb

    highvoltorb Senior member

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    My aunt buys shitty ties by the hundreds organizes them into colors. She takes 5 of them and sews them into small handbags which she sells (well) at craft shows for $50-$60 a pop.
     


  4. drlivingston

    drlivingston Senior member

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    Oddly enough, it's actually been done many, many times. I had a group of old ladies who would buy my reject ties for $1 each. It was an amazing deal while it lasted. I was paying $.25 for them in bulk from a local charity thrift. Then making $.75 profit per tie (usually in groups of 100-200 per transaction). It was a win-win for all parties involved. Then, they started working exclusively with wool and fucked up the economy...

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    TheNeedMachine Senior member

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    My mom made one out of silk ties. Just the top - the backing was some other fabric. Said it was a huge pain - ironing out the folds, trimming them down to usable pieces due to how the silk had to be sewn. Then she gave it to her sister before I saw the finished product.
     


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    I wish I had the sewing talent to do a quilt like that. Super cool. Even have a decent sewing machine!
     


  7. highvoltorb

    highvoltorb Senior member

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    Shoulda never let weezy in on that song. Jesus his verse is horrible...


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    Anyone know the story behind these shirts? Didn't think I was going to pay $15 for it, but it seemed well made so I did an ebay search in the store. Turns out these things sell for like 60-80% of their retail value used. I just want to know why. Their website doesn't tell me much.
     
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  8. Takai

    Takai Senior member

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    I am more of a full leather hide on the bed for winter type person. Either that, or Native american blankets.
     


  9. Shanejosephxxx

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    I'm pretty sure this is a thing? I always forget. Staple navy blue crew neck sweater. No other tags but feels like wool. [​IMG]
     


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    Yepp - worth picking up if no holes/issues, imo.
     


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    Dave didn't get into tattoos until about 1990.. Total DM nerd here haha.

     


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    "XX-Large -- Trim Fit"

    Nice.
     


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    ^ sick pattern matching bruh

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    Long time alden pop, are these shell?

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    Also, what makes these shoes weigh a ton and a half?
     


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