The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. AndroFan

    AndroFan Senior member

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    Small ball is also boring as faruuuk, and the reason I'm wasted and/or passed out by the 4th inning, and then security has to escort me out for "inappropriate remarks."

    Wait. What were we talking about?

     


  2. pnutpug

    pnutpug Senior member

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    Of course I would be ecstatic. Anyone would. But it is not 90 times anyone's normal profit--it is not possible to say what anyone makes on any one item because item costs and sale amounts fluctuate greatly. If you made $20 on an item that cost you $1, then you did better than Spoo and acosbysweater.

    I'm not sure I grasp your point about opportunity cost. Let's say I have $300 to spend. Would I be better off thrifting ten widgets for $3 apiece that I can re-sell for $90 apiece, or would I be better off buying one big widget that I can resell for $3,000? Therein lies the concept of opportunity cost. If I deplete my capital on the big widget, my opportunity cost is $6,000.
     


  3. pnutpug

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    I think we were talking about inability to do math.
     


  4. mexicutioner

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    90 times your net profit.

    normally, you're making $10 per item. he made $900 one one item. that's 90 times your net per-item profit. in order to make yourself happy, you're focusing on margin rather than net profit.

    to use a dick-swinging analogy, you're bragging about the fact that you go from 0.5" flaccid to a mighty 3" saying "hey everyone, i have a 6x multiplier, which is way better than acosbysweater's 12 inch monster dong, which doesn't grow at nearly such an astonishing rate!"

    re: opportunity cost: if you're happier thrifting for 3-5 weeks to make $900 than making that same amount on one item, then you don't value your time all that much.

    speaking of valuing one's time: later dudes!
     
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    Does Goodwill sell call girls in your town?

    Sorry, couldn't resist...
     


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    The home runs are what keep me going. The small dollar items are the things that keep the lights on until I knock something out of the park :foo:
     


  8. SpooPoker

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

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    Totally available, bro. Come at me.



    Knock em out the park, Rick. :lol:

    (and a big +1)
     


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    Any Slick Rick reference is +100.
     


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    there's lies, damn lies, and statistics...

    if i take my profit and divide it by the minimum wage... I get to pay someone how many hours to do my thrifting for me? hey it's more coverage... it's also as good a measureing stick as % or xtimes profit

    We should all just be happy for them both.... "the boy done good..." we should all hope for such a week...
     


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    Try posting them here. That guy knows his stuff and will have an answer for you.
     


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    Defintely not vintage since its the little E and not selvedge from your description.
    It's probably from the made in USA line (not LVC, or whatever its called now)
    retail is about $198.00 so you did a pretty good job
     


  13. Brianpore

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

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    I dont get it...why are you bitching in the "bragging" thread about someone bragging. The point here is to brag and $2400 loafers are bragging. Sorry your all butt sore and jealous [​IMG]

    Mexicutioner, hit the freaking nail on the head and even explained it in terms that most of you dick swingers can understand. It is not about the multiplier but about the net profit, as any one in business knows that [​IMG]. You can be doing millions/billions a year in sales (gross), but if you run your business like crap your not going to make any money (aka GM).

    Yes, he is not going to be able to repeat this (well Spoo might be able to, but we don't know Spoo's costs basis so you dont know what he is netting on these items), but that is not even the point. This is part of the bragging thread as it is something we all (I assume you are here for a reason which is not bitching), enjoy doing and sharing with each other. I see absolutely NO reason why you are even bringing up basic economics (which you dont really have a leg to stand on to start with if you know what your talking about), in regards to them selling a kick ass pair of rare loafers for more then 4x anyone thought they would go for.

    [​IMG]About to accept an ebay offer on this jacket, but would rather see it go to a forum member $55 shipped Brooks Brothers 100% Worsted Wool Brown Check Blazer Tagged 45R (prob fit a 46R)
     
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    Found a really nice messenger bag made by Gabahn in NYC. Couldn't find much about the company so it may be a vintage piece:
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    Holy shit those golf shoes are sweet.
     


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