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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. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Even I knew those were church's :plain:

    What's a size 20? (Don't want it, just not familiar with that sizing)
     


  2. Chill Dude 22

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    I just picked up a pair of Church's tassel loafers, and I'm looking for a little help. I can't make heads or tails of the sizing. It looks like it says "110" so I'm not sure if they are a 10 or an 11. Any input would be appreciated. Also available if anyone is interested.
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  3. pnutpug

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    You're in the right here, but still, this is an example of why I prefer to do business outside eBay. I have so many clothes that it really doesn't matter whether I get it this week or next week. I generally try to get stuff out within three days, but I'm not perfect, and if you miss the mark by a day or two on eBay, get ready for crappy feedback from folks who must...have...it...right...now. It is especially heart-warming when I get "Where's my stuff?" messages four days after receiving payment from people who took two weeks to pay. Even outside eBay, people expect FedEx service for stuff they're getting for a song. I sold a couple shirts last Sunday. Shipped them Tuesday. On Thursday, sure enough, I had a PM from the buyer: Where are my shirts? Dude, you got two Robert Talbott dress shirts in perfect condition for $15, shipped, and I enclosed a third for free that I stumbled across while packing up the first two.

    Sorry for the rant. Guess I'm full of nervous energy waiting for post time at the Derby. Go, I'll Have Another.
     


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    Last post today, I swear, but...

    I just had someone buy one thing, then make a low, low offer on about three other items that were already heavily discounted. I said politely, three times, I didn't anticipate lowering the price unless I got really desperate....so the buyer asked me to hold off on shipping for a couple weeks to determine whether I would become desperate -- at which point I should mail him all four items at the super-lowball price. :eh:

    From now on, I'm just gonna say....no.
     
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    Ha. Clearly tell him to fuck off and ship the original item.

     


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    LOL, so he paid for the first item and told you hold off on shipping?
     


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    Yeah, on the off-chance I required a lengthy hospitalization or something, I guess...? :facepalm:
     


  8. darkmatter7

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    Thrifting is pretty much on hold. Just the occasional recent Isaia suit here and there.

    I'm posting some wares to the B&S though... [​IMG]
     


  9. VLSI

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    About annoying sellers...

    Seller: I saw you were interested in this shirt. The p2p measures X inches.
    Me: Too small sorry.
    Seller: Oh you know what, it actually measures closer to X+1 inches and is very stretchy.

    Sorry but I don't want to get stuck with the same sizing mistake you had :brick:

    Thrift addiction is getting bad. Was driving to Walmart to pick up some oil and happened past a goodwill... couldn't resist the urge to stop.

    Also, I'm one of those once a week shippers. Why does the post office staff the absolute SLOWEST guy to work on Saturday when they are busy? He just moves so slow, line almost out the door, and he never has any urgency. The one time I went during the weekday the woman that helped me was so much faster and more competent.
     
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    The post office doesnt have any money left to pay quality employees, since all those bastards steal the Tyvek sleeves!!!
     


  11. Klobber

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    Are Edward Green captoes worth picking up for $3? Dumb question, but there is a penny sized hole worn right through the sole. Leather in good condition though, just a hole to spoil the shoes. Looks like someone used it for target practice, but woulda figured a bullet would leave an exit wound on the leather as well. How does a hole go right through the sole?
     


  12. horse's_ass

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    buy your postage online:

    https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail-flat.htm

    print it out at home. then, just drop the packages off in the self-payment kiosk.

    it is cheaper and saves tooooons of time.

    you can even schedule at-home pickup to avoid having to go to the post office
     


  13. VLSI

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    Don't have a printer :confused: should thrift one...
     


  14. horse's_ass

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    well, if you consider that printing online saves you a minimum of .25 per package, plus probably 10-15 minutes of time, purchasing a printer will very rapidly pay for itself.
     


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    Easy fix. As long as one of your packages is shipped either priority or international, the mail carrier will pick it up at you house for free. Even up to 1/2 mile away( I think). Just go to www.USPS.Com to schedule a pickup. You may have to open an account (free) to do it. You can also order free supplies while you are there.
     


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