The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    i don't get all this hate for "flippers." aren't there a lot of flippers IN GENERAL here?

    maybe i don't understand the distinction. aren't nataku, brianpore, mainy, everyone on LookinGR8's ebayer list, etc. "flippers"?
     
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  2. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I'm sorry to be the one to tell you guys this, but...

    You are all flippers.
    :laugh:


    Srsly, when these mom-daughter teams see you flipping through racks at light speed, they are thinking the same thing.


    :hide:
     
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  3. catside

    catside Senior member

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    ^ This
     
  4. 951socal

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    im not. i don't even have an ebay listing

    but i tend to pick up clothes for job interviews or working out. i pick up alot of underarmour, lacoste, the north face and american eagle/abercrombie for my personal use.

    and in the rare chances i do have to sell something i don't make any money on it haha, but i don't mind

    im losing less money than going to the mall and donating everything and every cent counts right now
     
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    Yeah, I was joking. :)
     
  6. mexicutioner

    mexicutioner Senior member

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    in case anyone is wondering, this is a good dude. hook him up people! :fonz:
     
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    I flipped a pair of Jhane Barnes shirts for $30-ish as a lot. Worth it if you're not finding a lot else and just want some flip fodder.
     
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    i appreciate that! :slayer:

    im vouching for mexicutioner here, one of the best users of this forum.
    sf menswear is one of the most friendly places on the web due to people like him.
     
  9. Kid Nickels

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    :facepalm: who buys that shite? I don't know what's worse.. Jhane Barnes or Robert Graham. :uhoh:
     
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    I like to think of us as "cherry pickers" who rescue Kiton and Brioni suits from the possibly terrible fate of being purchased by a high-schooler to wear to a school dance, wear to a wild after-party where it'll get beer and vomit and who knows what else spilled on it and then thrown away because it was only a "$10 Goodwill suit". We take pride in seeing that rescued item find a new home where it'll be appreciated for what it is. Well, that's what I think of us (including myself) as. We're very selective about what we buy.

    These people I'm referring to sucked up anything of remote value. They had two carts piled high. Everything from Thomas Pink shirts to Pottery Barn crib sets to cookware. I know you've all seen them. Then they try to get a discount on their way out because they "bought so much". I have nothing against someone trying to make a buck or two, but leave some for the rest of us for crying out loud. I've left very nice stuff behind including Brioni suits, Zegna jackets, etc because I want to keep the hobby fun for others. It's no fun showing up to a completely picked store only to see someone pushing two carts stacked high with everything in the store that they could make $20 or more profit on.

    Just needed to clear that up. :)
     
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    This is the Goodwill by the mall, right? Shit. Might as well stay away.
     
  12. SpooPoker

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

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    What Brioni suits and Zegna jackets you find that only make you a twunny? :confused:

    ;)
     
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    Actually I usually pass on pieces with the Brioni "Roman Style" label.
     
  14. AndroFan

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    For the love of god, why?!?!

     
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    Found something tonight, no idea what the hell I bought. Need to channel the spirit of valium. Hopefully he still lurks. Pics to come.

    Also bought a van heusen :bigstar:
     
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