The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    The only thing that could be in question is the shoulder measurement, but the chest is a 42.

    I've found that a lot of sellers on ebay measure the shoulders more narrow than they actually are, so its refreshing to see you not try and trick buyers :)

    19' on ebay means closer to 20" in my experience :laugh:
     


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    Please, don't tell me it was that RLPL Cashmere! That sucks. Sound like buyer's remorse to me.
     
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    Oh it was, but good news... Ebay just sided with ME!

    [​IMG]
     


  4. Brianpore

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

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    Having been though a few of these myself....there are positives and negatives for putting "actual" measurements on items. Per talking with numerious ebay dispute employees. Anytime you put a measurement you took, if if you say "for reference only" or "approximate" it gives the buyer a reason to say the item SNAD and will win the dispute. The only way to avoid this is to only leave the tag size as that can't be disputed as it's right there on the tag. This sucks as most people who know what they are looking for won't buy something with a tag only. It's a catch 22. I personally put measurements and take the risk. Only had 1% (just a guess) actually complain my measurements were not the same as theres and I just had to take the item back as to not get negative feedback. Not much you can really do.

    If he said the shoulders measured 20.75" and filed a dispute you would be SOL (so I've been told).

    WTF!!! Congrats. [​IMG] What was the reason?
     
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    That would explain the wider shoulders - seems like that's the case with RLPL.
    And very nice! Eff that buyer.

     
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    Huh...I sit here dumbfounded!
     


  7. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Senior member

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    EBAY: Based on information provided in the case, the item is not eligible for buyer protection programs. You don't need to do anything else. This won't be counted when we evaluate seller performance. Note: It may take up to 24 hours to update in your Seller Dashboard.

    I promise my next post will be about thrifting finds, sorry for off tracking the thread :nodding:
     


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    How the heck.... I'd like to make all my items "not eligible for buyer protection programs!" Congrats!

    Three stores today producing ZILCH. :brick:

    On the plus side, I got a job! :cool:
     


  9. Brianpore

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

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    Did he pay with something besides paypal? Seems like he wasnt eligible, not that you "won"? It dosnt really matter, just curious. But congrats!
     


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    Congrats! Did you wear a kickass thrifted outfit to the interview?
     


  11. Samuel Smith

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    you landed the job? congrats!

     


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    What the what? That happens? Tell us a story!
     


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    Nope, doesn't work. My only neg came when I sold a pair of Versace Jeans Couture Jeans with only the tag size... A size 32 in those is apparently around a 30" waist, which didn't fit the buyer, and I didn't feel like I should refund return shipping.
     


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    Yes, congrats!
     


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    Thanks guys!

    And my outfit to the interview was mostly, though not all, thrifted. No pics but here's what it was:

    Hickey-Freeman charcoal suit (thrifted)
    BB shirt (thrifted)
    Charvet tie (thrifted)
    Belt: BB (thrifted)

    RLPL socks (B&S)
    Underthings: Zegna & BB (NOT thrifted)
    Shoes: AE Soho... :embar: I need a new black captoe! (not thrifted - AE Shoe Bank seconds though)


    Just between you guys and myself, I think what sealed the deal wasn't clothes, but when he pulled out his phone to show me photos of his grandkids and I reciprocated with a photo of my kids out of my wallet. Pretty sure he was genuinely surprised at that one. ;)
     


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