The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. Brianpore

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    I found a Loro Piana shirt in the store room of one of my favourite op shops a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I'd go back today to see if they'd brought out any more shirts. Found two plain white Brioni shirts in my size.

    While I was there I also picked up some Zegna Sport casual pants and a pair of J. Crew chinos for my son.

    At another place I found a real bargain - a pair of NWOT black wool dress pants from a local firm called Rhodes and Beckett. It wasn't until I got them home that I saw the half inch rip in the front of the knee. :brick:
     


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    how should one go about building positive feedback? I need to make some quick cash and flipping seems like a nice way to do it on the side... but i have yet to have an ebay account.
     


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    You can only do that through making lots of sales and getting your buyers to really like your service. Or by buying lots of stuff and paying quickly.
     
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    +1
     


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    great finds.
     


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    I think that's some very good advice. And I don't have any experience selling there (yet), but I actually would still worry about it with a lower priced item, because if I'm trying to commit fraud, at least in my mind, a seller is less likely to take the time to try and get the money and/or item back. Then again, that's just me, and maybe fraudsters are looking for higher priced items so they can flip (see Nataku's shitty situation).

    And you're completely right on the B&S. Maybe I just came too late to the party, but I've had zero bites with quality items. C'est la vie.
     


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    No offense, but a brown odd jacket, a damaged mid-brand tweed, and used pajamas are not exactly hot items. I think your photos don't really help you either. The angles and blurriness make it difficult to get a sense of the item.
     


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    +1. I think the seller concerned needs to think about what he understands as 'quality' in comparison to what else gets offered here.
     


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    That's fair enough. And in retrospect, "quality" wasn't the best adjective for everything I have, although I disagree about the PRL blazer being less than a quality item. It's not Kiton, Brioni, etc., sure. But it's not trash, either. Thank you for the tips on the photos, though. I'm pretty new at all of this, so I think retaking them would be in order.

    In any case, picked up a pair of black AE Hillcrests today. Fit me like a glove. Had a lot of near hits, but, as usual, some flaw made me set them back.
     


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    One of my best recent finds at Goodwill:

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    ^^ Photos are everything when selling online. Let the buyer know exactly what they are getting in return for their bucks. Pictures are worth 1000 words. With that said, I need to work on this category too. My photos suck, as I'm using an ancient Kodak digital camera that washes out color, has no happy medium for lighting (makes natural lighting look so much darker and the flash whitewashes everything) and it's been dropped 50+ times. I have a nicer Lumix one, just keep forgetting to bring it with when I take my photos.
     


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