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Audiophile question, new set of Brodmann VC-7 Speakers for $1k a good deal? I know its a lot less than retail but can't really find much info on them.
Please tell me you are now in the possession of said items and that you just realized I was your thriftmas exchange buddy this year?!?! I didn’t even sign up but I’m sooooo excited for this generous gift!
 

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Please tell me you are now in the possession of said items and that you just realized I was your thriftmas exchange buddy this year?!?! I didn’t even sign up but I’m sooooo excited for this generous gift!
Still working out details, originally was told they were vc7, turns out they are vc2-iw, one set is perfect, one set has some cosmetic issues on one speaker but if they are in walls I would assume it'll be hidden.
 

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@Tweets I’d be ecstatic with either/both sets. ;)
That’s an awesome score, no matter which specific model. I try to avoid looking at local classified site lately as I have entirely too much audio stuff already. But the grails I’m missing out will begin haunting me now.
 

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Picked up these 'Patong Bootery' Thailand derbies recently for £5.00. Anyone able to assist on the skin please? My instinct and research says Lizard, but the feel is throwing me off. I've never handled lizard before, but after a once over with bick4 the skin feels almost synthetic (think plastic or cheap bookbinder leather). It feels greasy, as if it didn't absorb much of the conditioner at all. I tried emailing the makers but the email bounced back. I know that Thailand is a hub for exotic skins, shoe makers and tanneries, and the Patong Bootery seemingly specialised in real exotic leather goods. Does Lizard just feel cheap or am I stuck with fake skin? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Happy to provide more photos if needed - and I apologise for the crappy lighting.

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Recently purchased 70 DSNT ties for £58.50. After sorting only 59 are sellable. The seller specified that the majority are TM Lewin, Roderick Charles and similar cheapy brands, but a few really surprised me!
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Already sold this Ferragamo for £40.
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Barba 7-Fold, new (with a couple loose threads) with plastic Barba tie cover / plastic bag
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A standard Thomas PINK tie was a great addition to the bundle, but this one is a 7-fold, making it considerably more rare, as PINK produced small amounts. Only ever seen one or two for sale on eBay.
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Picked up these Jeffrey West Chelsea boots in my size for for £4.00 The shop owner threw in a Quattro Italian-made cashmere women's jacket, a brand new Nintendo switch Mario Kart 8 case and some plastic shoe trees in for free. They could use some love and pigment, but the structure itself is great. No tears, rips or holes.
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Picked up 3 Anderson & Shepphard ties from my usual tie eBayer, but sadly they're all trashed. The seller is a real scumbag, but has been a great source for me in the past. Any attempts to complain are usually met with snark or, as experienced by some members on this forum, a block. Hopefully I can get them dry cleaned after Christmas.
 

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Picked up these 'Patong Bootery' Thailand derbies recently for £5.00. Anyone able to assist on the skin please? My instinct and research says Lizard, but the feel is throwing me off. I've never handled lizard before, but after a once over with bick4 the skin feels almost synthetic (think plastic or cheap bookbinder leather). It feels greasy, as if it didn't absorb much of the conditioner at all. I tried emailing the makers but the email bounced back. I know that Thailand is a hub for exotic skins, shoe makers and tanneries, and the Patong Bootery seemingly specialised in real exotic leather goods. Does Lizard just feel cheap or am I stuck with fake skin? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Happy to provide more photos if needed - and I apologise for the crappy lighting.

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As an actual contribution rather than request...

Recently purchased 70 DSNT ties for £58.50. After sorting only 59 are sellable. The seller specified that the majority are TM Lewin, Roderick Charles and similar cheapy brands, but a few really surprised me!
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Already sold this Ferragamo for £40.
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Barba 7-Fold, new (with a couple loose threads) with plastic Barba tie cover / plastic bag
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A standard Thomas PINK tie was a great addition to the bundle, but this one is a 7-fold, making it considerably more rare, as PINK produced small amounts. Only ever seen one or two for sale on eBay.
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Picked up these Jeffrey West Chelsea boots in my size for for £4.00 The shop owner threw in a Quattro Italian-made cashmere women's jacket, a brand new Nintendo switch Mario Kart 8 case and some plastic shoe trees in for free. They could use some love and pigment, but the structure itself is great. No tears, rips or holes.
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Picked up 3 Anderson & Shepphard ties from my usual tie eBayer, but sadly they're all trashed. The seller is a real scumbag, but has been a great source for me in the past. Any attempts to complain are usually met with snark or, as experienced by some members on this forum, a block. Hopefully I can get them dry cleaned after Christmas.
Ok I'll be the one to ask. What is "DSNT"???
 

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Ok I'll be the one to ask. What is "DSNT"???
I personally thought it meant Deadstock no tags, but thinking it through now how can something be deadstock if it has no tags? Guess what I meant to say was new without tags (NWOT).
 

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I personally thought it meant Deadstock no tags, but thinking it through now how can something be deadstock if it has no tags? Guess what I meant to say was new without tags (NWOT).
It is possible, I bought about 6000 ties a couple years ago, all Deadstock, and all NWOT. I technically can't really sell them as NWT since, although they are brand new direct from the manufacturer, the stock had never been price-tagged for sale at the retail level.
 

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I personally thought it meant Deadstock no tags, but thinking it through now how can something be deadstock if it has no tags? Guess what I meant to say was new without tags (NWOT).
Thank you, it was driving me bonkers (granted that's a short drive these days) and google wasn't helping.
 

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It is possible, I bought about 6000 ties a couple years ago, all Deadstock, and all NWOT. I technically can't really sell them as NWT since, although they are brand new direct from the manufacturer, the stock had never been price-tagged for sale at the retail level.
That's an interesting point. I believe the person I purchased these from ran a store, so there's a good chance they were overstock that came from the suppliers / manufacturer but have never priced. Just to be safe I've gone back and changed the listings. Plus, I was one of the only person on eBay using the DSNT term in my titles so I'm willing to bet most wouldn't know what it actually meant!
 

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@F-4C Yeah I know the ebay seller you’re referring to. He actually unblocked me at some point, so I was able to snag this A&S (Drakes) tie that he must’ve accidentally set as BIN. Fair play to him, he sent it to me, and with free postage, and it was in perfect condition.
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