The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. lastdonb

    lastdonb Senior member

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    Speaking of the aforementioned 25 item limit, these are available and I don't want to list on ebay, rather pass on a good deal on nice stuff, will list on B&S for $50 or best offer (shipped) in a couple days if not claimed here.

    Carlo Palazzi 3-button, basic black suit with working surgeon cuffs, single pleat, cuffed. This is very nice and looks new, marked 45-46R drop 6, and measures out to pretty much that:

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    Can PM exact measurements if interested (forgot to bring them, will update later though



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    PTP 24, Slv 25.50, Shld 20.5, Lngth 31.50

    Pants 38 + 2 X 32 (1 3/8 cuff) outseam 43, flare 9, rise 12
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    One of the buttons on the sleeve is broken, otherwise in pristine conditon:

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  2. LooknGr8

    LooknGr8 Senior member

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    What's your story on getting roped in to listing this?

    I sold the contents of a machine shop at the behest of family friend. Their mother was in the main house, literally dying of bone cancer in her chair, sad sad story. I listed it all. These dudes from all over the country came to retrieve their winnings "as is, where is." I stood guard...helped them move these damn heavy machines out (like, tons) and sold a bunch of stuff on the side in the shop (drill bits, tools, etc) the bidders paid cash for and took the money up to her as it came in. I was the foreman, telling them in what order they were allowed to move the stuff, etc.

    Hell of a story, but a s#1tload of time and effort. Not worth it. But now I know what a machine rigger is, and how to sign them up to move a 2-ton Okuma lathe. Also, I got to witness a dude move a couple 1-ton iron bases to a particular machine (can't remember which) on to a trailer with basically a crow bar, a couple mop handles, and some stray metal dowels lying around...it was the most elegant process I'd ever seen.

    That is why I consign clothes to people here. It might not look like the best deal on paper at first, but these people earn every damn cent they get from the clothes you thrift and send to them. Hell if I'm getting back into that game and selling for myself again, ha!
     
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    finally hit something at Marshalls. Not a "grail" find, but pretty solid nonetheless.

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    I used to consign for people, but a few years ago PA passed a law that you have to have an auctioneer's license to sell things for other people on ebay. Total BS...all because some actual auction houses were pissed people could sell their stuff without them.
     
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    Why rent when you can own. I was excited about this with a wedding to attend in April but it's about a 44R (exact measurements available), Bill Blass evening wear, 100% wool tuxedo with shawl collar, might have been worn once only, the pants are around 34x32 but there is 4" of extra fabric in lenght and 2" at least in waist.

    Actual size in spoiler........Same B&S $50 or best offer (shipped):

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    Internet is really slow uploading, so rather move it here than on B&S, $50 or best offer (shipped):

    PTP 23, SLV 25+2, Shld 21, Length 32, Button at waist 22.50

    Pants, 34 + 2-3, X 32 + 4, Outseam 43, flare 9.25,

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  6. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    Sometimes I get Bill Blass and Bill Brasky mixed up.
     
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    "Bill Brasky is a son of a bitch"
     
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    So you understand his confusion.
     
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    Well, with all this recent talk about consignment with fellow thread members, I'll go ahead and ask it. How does it work? 50 / 50, 20 / 80 splits? I've been asked a couple of times in the past to sell a few items and have just done it for free as favors.

    Thanks! -M-
     
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    lastdonb Senior member

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    Speaking of that son of a bitch, he probably wore this when he was selling cattle or when he was pretending to be Wyatt Earp:

    Highland Frock Coat by WAH Maker in black size 42:

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    These run about $190 new....you can see the new retail listing here: http://www.westernemporium.com/store/000582W.php

    PTP 23, Slv 26, Lngth 40, shldr 20


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  11. Brianpore

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

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    There are endless possibilites, 50/50, 20/80, etc. But you also have to take into account all the other factors, price paid, shipping to consignee, ebay fees, paypal fees, shipping to buyer...then do you take the split from net or gross profits? I think everyone is different.
     
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    Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky went hunting? Well anyway, Brasky decides he's gonna hunt down all four members of the Banana Splits. He stalks and kills every one of them with a machete. They all beg for their lives, except Fleagul.

    I once saw him scissor kick Angela Lansberry.
     
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  14. lastdonb

    lastdonb Senior member

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    Man, uploads are slow, have to post each one by itself:

    The pattern and color on this one is great, vintage 3 roll 2 SC measures about a slim-40, (PTP 21, Slv 23, Shldr 18, Length 28) it's just a bit too tight on me, otherwise I would keep it (wife even said it looked good, just too tight)

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    Hey EBT, long time no hear!
    You posted some really good stuff early on.
     
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