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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    First Class International (under 4 lbs) about $30
    Priority International - about $45 with tracking
     
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    At least $50-$75, you need to send via EMS express to get a tracking number, so that you can protect yourself.

    Not to worry, the Japanese are used to paying this price, and if he has good feedback, I would jump on this.

    EDIT: CAP, you are obviously more experienced than I, but I had someone from Russia claim non-shipment way back in the day and lost out on $250, because all I had was the customs sheet, not a tracking number.
     
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    Oh, he was probably just appologizing for the delay of payment. Should be fine. Good luck.
     


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    Thanks all.







     


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

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    Ebay scammers are few and far between. I've never experienced one even with ~1,000 transactions. The more common problem is people who abuse buyer protection, and you'll know when that is happening. I can't believe I'm joining in on the ebay talk...
     


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    Haven't had any problems (knock on wood), but I get tracking on every package no matter how I ship it.


    Registered? What do you mean?
     


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

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    Registered? What do you mean?



    Its about $12 extra at the post office, but still cheaper then shipping Express Mail but is much slower. Here is the link with all the info.

    http://faq.usps.com/eCustomer/iq/us..._usps6436]&varset(source)=sourceType:embedded


    General Information
    Registered Mail[​IMG] (International) is a service that allows you to register your international mail for additional protection and security. Features of this service include:
    • A mailing receipt is issued by office of mailing, and a record of delivery is maintained at the office of destination (the recipient's signature is not required)
    • Registered Mail provides the sender with a mailing receipt, and upon request, electronic verification that an article was delivered, or that an attempt at delivery was made
    • Registered Mail is handled separately from all other mail, and records are kept by registry number
    • Return receipts and Restricted Delivery may be added. (Check for availability by Calculating Postage)
    • Padded envelopes are accepted for International Registered Mail items.
    Notes:
    • Not available to all countries
    • Must be presented to a retail employee or rural carrier
    • Registered Mail service can be purchased for items that weigh up to 4 pounds
     


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    I am not sure it was a scam, but since I had no backup to prove the package arrived, I lost the buyer protection case

    I will have to give the priority international a shot, since I always charge $50 for international shipping, and it probably cuts down on international buyers (customs forms = [​IMG])
     
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    Ah...I see. It must be purchased at the P.O. (not available for online purchase). I avoid the P.O. like the plague, by purchasing labels online and utilizing free USPS pickup.

    However thanks for the info, I will probably do this when I sell a hight ticket item overseas.
     
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    A couple shoes from yesterday.
    First up, a pair of old Allen Edmonds, these don't even have a model name on the insoles. Anybody seen these before?
    [​IMG]
    Florehseim pebble grain longwings.[​IMG]
    Minnatonka double deer driving mocs, look to be unworn. Does this mean they are double ply deer skin?
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Also, three pairs of trees.
     


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    Check here...it takes a while to look at them all, but it's a good resource to find the manufacturing date ranges, names...etc. You can verify it by the nuber code on the side wall.
    http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs
     


  13. Samuel Smith

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    damn! when I came across this lot I thought [​IMG]
    this was about a 1/4 of the rack - there were some nice pieces and some very awful ones. Most about 20$ a go though :/. If anyone sees a particular pattern they like I can get measurements





    [​IMG]



    Also (I know nothing about Member's Only) came across ~30 members only jackets in every colour possible. They dont have much flip value but if someone is looking for this particular jacket, I'm your man.


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     


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    Bought this from an op shop, a pair of churches, fitted by RM Morsytt, edinburgh,
    Would anyone have any information on this pair, any info will be really appreciated!

    [​IMG]

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    Actually, I was thinking drugs. But maybe that's just me....

    These are funny. My guy asked for a quote on shipping to Singapore, which I provided, he bid, then I invoiced him with the EXACT same shipping I quoted (which, BTW, was $5 less than cost) and he said shipping was too high and asked me to cancel. I did. I also blocked him. *sigh*

    I've used "The Method" a few times on shirts with real MOP buttons (Zegna, Borrelli, et al.). Maybe the vinegar soak I use is too dilute or too short, but I've never really had a problem. I was concerned about this too initially, so I tried it out on a sacrificial lamb with real MOP buttons the first time. No issue. But I'm also not convinced that step does much, so I agree you can skip it.


    Do I recall correctly one or more of you like to "mate" your hangers with your suits? If so, I have at least one Oxxford and one PRL wooden hanger (the thin kind; not the ones with the massive shoulders) that I'm not really doing much of anything with. PM me if interested.
     


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