The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    Found a dozen BB tab collar shirts, all 16.5x36. Like this (except my tabs have snaps instead of buttons and are must-iron):

    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCat..._VigLink_Brooks+Brothers+Product+Catalog#null

    Not sure what the market is for these, but they are staple colors, some white, some blue, in perfect condition and freshly laundered. My best haul in awhile--it's been dry.

    And I concur with others: I like reading Valium's posts.
     


  2. Madroaster

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    I passed up some of those tonight, NWT, but they don't seem to sell very well. Mistake?
     


  3. VLSI

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    I'll let you know once I list them :tounge:

    They're obviously some of the most god-awful jeans to ever grace the racks, but some reason they cost a ton new. Hoping I can at least get a little something for them.

    Just browsed ebay again... not going for a lot, but we'll see how I do I guess.
     
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  4. ruben

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    It's been months since I've found anything decent in my size.

    As for interesting stuff: did find a mint condition pair of Loro Piana black cords (size EU 54, which I think is a 36), that were really nice, and a pair of RRL jeans (40x27)
    Nothing great, but two labels that I've only come across a couple times in years of doing this.


    As for furniture:
    There's an odd dining room table at one of the local shops, the whole thing is fairly Danish modern looking, the legs very much so.
    But here's the odd thing, it's oak (not the usual teak, or stained beech) It's a really odd looking thing, I' thinking about buying it once they reduce the price.


    Wow nice one, may I ask how much?

    I found one a year or so back, but the thrift store was asking $750 for it.




    Thought I'd ask here: has had experience getting ebay feedback reversed for "feedback extortion" .

    I'm pretty proud of my 100% rating, and last week some international buyer gave me a completely false, negative feedback without contacting me, and then asked me for a refund to remove it.

    He was a huge problem from the get-go, I thin he regreted the purchase and is trying to get out of it, he asked for a refund after 3 days because he thought "international ships within in 3 days", meant "arrives in 3 days".
     


  5. Beck

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    Came across a Willis & Geiger Wool Tie, Made In England with Nataku. Has anyone else ever heard of them making ties before? I can't find anything on google or ebay.
     


  6. darkmatter7

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    I think it's time for me to defend myself a bit. The doubting and accusing hasn't bothered me before now. I've taken it in stride, and at at times have found it funny. I just figured that I know what I've found, where I've found it, and how I've found it.

    Recent posts have been inflammatory, and disrespectful. This forum is a community that I value, and part of a hobby that I enjoy, and I'd like to keep it that way.

    As for the origin of my finds, here are the stats (the amount of times that I have bought from each):
    Garage Sales: 2
    Estate Sales: 1
    Consignment Shops: 0
    Discount Stores: 0
    The rest of the items have come from true thrift stores (Goodwill, Salvation Army, and smaller local stores)

    When buying from Garage and Estate sales, the prices have been very similar to thrift stores.

    The most I have paid for a single item by a large margin was the Chanel Boutique piece that I found. It was $69.99.

    As for connections I have, or people on the inside giving me tips to large hauls, there are none. I am very friendly to any employees that I get the chance to talk to, but I don't do this expecting any favors. I just find it nice to walk into a familiar store with familiar employees. Several times (3-4) these employees have given me Senior or Military discounts (usually 10%), however, I didn't ask for this.

    Finding large hauls has either resulted from the pure volume of stores that I visit, or in some cases by doing a bit of thinking and legwork.

    For instance: These Marc Jacobs jackets came from a large chain. This chain uses a central distribution network in such a way that all donations get processed through a single warehouse, then shipped off to various stores in the area. I first found a small number of the jackets at one of these stores. I knew which stores would possibly have more jackets based on several previous orphans that I had matched between stores. I found a few more jackets at other stores. By looking at some price tags, I determined when these stores would be getting a new shipment. I arrived at the largest of the stores 15 minutes before they opened, and picked up a bunch more jackets from that shipment.

    Hopefully someone will find that helpful!

    Now Valium, I'm speaking directly to you. Before now, the only times that I have quoted you, or referenced you, has been to congratulate you on a find. There is always a fair share of bickering in this thread, but until now it has maintained maturity and respect. Several of your posts show neither.

    Quite a few prominent veterans on here have come to my defense from time to time. I appreciate it. It's not the amazing finds, or ebay bickering that keeps this thread alive and kicking: It's you guys who maintain a friendly, helpful, and complimentary community here.
     
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  7. mexicutioner

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    everyone's always trying to bring down the guy on top. keep doin your thing, you've obviously put more thought and effort into this than almost anyone else.
     


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    What is this poast about? Explain.
     


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    You are the one bringing up the name Frenchy all the time. You type like him. You agitate others exactly like him.
    Where does all this rage come from? What are you referring to? Why all the profane language and hostility?
    Scroll back and provide evidence of these charges. There isn't any.
    I've never attacked you but I certainly will place you on ignore. :)



    Quoted for further evidence. Keep it up Frenchie. You've been banned for this type of behaviour once already.
    I enjoy this thread. I don't care if people flip or not. It doesn't affect my life in the least. I am happy for them.
    Why you come to this forum to troll is beyond anyones comprehension. No friends offline?
    Don't bother with a response. I have no choice but to place you on ignore.
    You can use your tricks to create new accounts all you like but your behaviour will always give you away.
    Really..give it a rest.
     
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  10. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Thats clear extortion and you can get it removed, Im pretty sure. Call an agent and explain.

    But, you will likely get a paypal dispute next, heads up.
     


  11. Brianpore

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

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  12. catside

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    I urge valium to stay. Many here enjoy his finds. If frenchy comes back, two of you in the same forum will be epic. :crackup:
     


  13. capnwes

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    Congrats on that Hasselblad! I sold vintage cameras and typewriters for years on ebay, and never came across one in the wild. I knew they had to be out there. Amazing! ...For those of you who don't know cameras, that's easily worth $1,200-1,500. Maybe more depending on condition.
     
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    Yes you did pal. :) Was not a problem as you can see. Turns out there are smaller dudes than you.
     


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