The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. woolnotmutton

    woolnotmutton Senior member

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    nice plants on the back :p
     


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    OK, this is my experience on this side of the pond, bearing in mind that we have different holidays over here, we enjoy an "extra" day on 26 December called "Boxing Day".

    Christmas day this year is on a Sunday, so I'm arranging that none of my auctions end on the Friday or Saturday, simply because people will be either too drunk or too busy for eBay. Most of my auctions are scheduled to end at 8.00pm UK time and previous experience has shown me that by 8.00pm on Christmas Day & Boxing Day, people are sick & tired of family, old movies on TV etc etc, they may also have had a little tipple with their Christmas lunch and are feeling merry. They escape to the safety of the WWW and many to the eBay environment, to spend the money they may have either received for Christmas or have left over from their shopping. In my experience sales and prices realised actually rise on Christmas day & Boxing day.

    Similarly, I won't have any auctions ending on New Year's Eve or the Friday prior but will schedule them to end on 1 January 2012 and beyond. Sales continue well throughout January but nose-dive in February, when people get their Christmas credit card bills through the door. February is usually a write-off sales-wise unless I drastically reduce my prices.

    Some more personal rules that I generally follow are:

    Most auction listings are for 5 days. Ten days is too long to wait and most eBayer buyers and browsers are on there every day, so the majority of my listings are for five days only.

    Auctions ending on a Wednesday usually attract lower prices than auctions ending on Tuesday or Thursday.

    Sunday evening-ending auctions usually realise the best prices

    If an item hasn't sold on auction first time, list once more and then if it doesn't sell the 2nd time, put it in my shop on a "BiN Make Me An Offer" "Good 'til Completed" basis, automatically set to reject offers below what I consider a minimum and automatically accept anything above what I consider a good price. They can sit there forever, I've usually forgotten about them and moved on to other things. I regularly have sales on fixed price items and that also attracts attention.

    Unless I am entirely confident that an item will sell well, never start an auction at 99p - that may be the price it finally sells for.

    In many ways eBay is recession-proof. Although I have noticed many items don't get the prices I was getting a couple of years ago, I just increase my activity to compensate

    That's just my two-pennorth, take from it what you wish
     


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    +1 :lol:
     


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    codhead Senior member

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    A little more eBay tomfoolery:

    FROM A PET & SMOKE-FREE HOME

    [​IMG]
     


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    Hey Mainy,
    Interested in chukkas. What size are they?
     


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    Those pants are hot. PM me measurements and price if you're planning to sell plese


    I would chop a bit of my foot off to make these fit!!!!


     


  7. AndroFan

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    Wow, absolutely sage advice. Thanks a lot for all of this!!

     


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    Went this morning... Not much but I did get an awesome Woolrich red and black plaid field coat with patch pockets, hand-warmer pockets, and 2 huge game pockets in the back that could hold a couple ducks, a couple bottles of wine, etc.

    It's a 42, which might fit me. Not sure if I want to keep it or flip it.
     


  9. MattR

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    The description on the Woolrich site makes it look really great. I'd keep it, if it were me, but I like that type of stuff.
     
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    Also, I saw a vintage adding machine that looked a lot like this, only with a wider print head and in better condition:

    [​IMG]

    Are these worth picking up and flipping? It looked really cool, and if I had more room in my place I'd have gotten it just as a decoration.
     


  11. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    Yeah, it's pretty cool, and very heavy. I didn't try it on, but I may keep it if it fits. That would be an awesome coat for sneaking booze into a football game ;)

    If anyone is a 42 and interested let me know and I'll if I don't keep it it'll be up for grabs.
     


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    That's no adding machine, that's a comptometer

    Probably make £40 GBP with a following wind on eBay
     


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    Yeap, I am listing them on ebay
     


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