The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. AHS

    AHS Senior member

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    Congratulations to both of you. Acosby, when your regain consciousness, can you remind us of how much you paid for them / where / circumstances? I feel like I just witnessed a great moment in this thread's history. :slayer:

    As for my epic haul last weekend, I traded the Lobbs to a brother on this thread (and look forward to showing you what I received someday soon). And $399 for the Bontonis via eBay.

    But nothing... nothing.... compares to what you two pulled off today. And the cool thing is that I bet the buyer is thrilled, as well. :)

    AHS
     
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  2. horse's_ass

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    Last week, I had some boner offer me 1/5th of an asking price for an item. I shot him a reasonable counteroffer. This guy waits two days and then sends me an offer for 1/8th of my asking price. come on bro.
     
  3. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I would have ignored him if he didn't ask me why he wasn't able to bid on my auctions. I didn't go out of my way to be rude to the guy, but there has already been some previous back and forth (all professional in tone) re: the specific issue why I chose to block him over a year ago. I'm not angry or upset with him either - I'm just of the position that I do not want to do business with someone who does not seem to appreciate the value of the items I take the time and energy to find and prepare for sale. He wanted to know why and I politely told him why.

    @ Andro: I agree with you 100% re: burning bridges. You make perfect business sense and I've never been the kind of guy to cut my nose to spite my face. But again, I didn't shut him down after only one (or a few) lowball offers. There were multiple lowball offers (and like I told him, some were insultingly low) over the course of two years. All of which I responded to and politely declined while maintaining my appreciation of his interest. However, it just got to the point where enough was enough. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Either way, I know that all of you on here know what I'm talkin' about.
     
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    don't need to defend yourself to the interwebs, as Cam'ron once said... "Do your thing"
     
  5. horse's_ass

    horse's_ass Senior member

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    yo L

    what up

    i hit

    what else?

    plus dome

    say word
     
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    Just made myself a stiff drink to deal with the unbelievable stock dividend that just landed in my lap.

    :fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump::fistbump:

    Came here to brag, but it appears that everyone was already bragging for me (us). Thanks to Spoo for his clientele and countless thanks for his effortless handling of the receipt, repair, and listing of the shoes as well as dealing with any number of discerning customers asking specific details about them. These were a once in a lifetime find and are among the highest value sale pair of shoes in the past month on eBay, certainly the first or second highest priced used pair of shoes. I don't know what makes people covet certain brands and eras of brands over others, but I am thankful for their taste! I sorta knew what I had when I picked these up, but had no idea this would be the outcome. The dude with the Lobbs needs to send them to Spoo, no question about it. After this, I definitely have some other stuff that I would like to consign with him. The photos he takes and brand equity he has with his online persona are unparalleled. Thanks bro, you killed it.

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    For the record, y'all, I paid $10 for these and had them repaired for a total of ~$210, the cost of which Spoo and I split. After the final value fee, my take will be over $900. DM7, top that shit.
     
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    Still going through previous few weeks inventory. Santoni captoes. Not available, dibbed by a trading partner already.

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    Oh! and the no spring shoetrees that is found with it. It's an interesting screwed contraption.
     
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  8. Digmenow

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    I have one in acid wash. Not thrifted, unfortunately. Bought new back in the day.
     
  9. SpooPoker

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

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    This is the best part of all of that, but thanks man!
     
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  10. acosbysweater

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    Now I know what you mean when you once said "One find at a thrift store started this whole ball of wax". What was that find, exactly and how long did it take to get enough momentum to have a sustainable income? I don't see Gucci croc loafers falling from the sky here in Denver, but the amount of uber high end stuff that I find every couple weeks gives me hope that it could happen again.
     
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    Its true, that damn Emporio Armani jacket started it all. :) You never know where life takes you, and when one day can change your life.

    Today could have been your day.
     
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    Getting people to bid on this might be even more impressive than getting 2k+ for those shoes...
     
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    so you're saying I should have picked up that armani jacket I left on the rack in the SA next to a hickey freeman? Was a little put out that one of the better GW's I go through seemed to be picked over... still found a nice robert graham shirt (has mini's must be an omen for an expat) and an italian bobby jones polo... of course store before yeilded a coupke of silk polo ralph lauren shirts... never seem to find polo ties though... or so I thought til yesterday... went to a little thrift store that I wouldnt expect to find anything at... 2 polo ties (claim hand made)... brooks brothers... sulka... brioni... a rotating tie rack... and 3 tie clips (about time I found some)... left 2 or 3 stephano ricci ties on the rack and a set of douney and bourke braces... i'm guessing I should have picked them up... maybe tomorrow...
     
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    Yeah I found the Museum. The quality is decent as well.
     
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    Definitely grab the Riccis and the braces. Just going by labels and no pics, I would have left the Polo and BB ties and grabbed the Ricci ties.



    I'll be heading back tomorrow. Another member has dibs on the Corneliani ones, but the others are still up for grabs if they're still there. Oh, and that is one mind-blowing haul, Spoo! :slayer:
     
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