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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    He could have had the pants hemmed to shorts. Some frat bro would eat that shit up.

    Nice blatant for profit advertising dm7. Put it in the B&S, doesn't belong here.
     


  2. darkmatter7

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    You guys are impossible to please....

    Don't you see I'm trying to clothe the entire medium build thrifting thread in Turnbull & Asser?

    But no really... People ask for a deal, and I'm finally in a position to do so. If you don't like it, don't buy it.
     


  3. Brianpore

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

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    At least the prices are a good deal if your size. I would buy 10 of them in a heartbeat.

    I do BIN OBO and wait till someone makes a fair offer. It's not usually about the price but just finding the right person to buy what you are selling at a fair price...
     


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    what position(s) were you in before that prevented you from giving people a deal?
     
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  5. darkmatter7

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    Positions in which I had obligations to other people on hauls.

    Positions in which people asked for $50 RLPL suits.

    Positions in which I was flailing in school and personal life because I was overwhelmed by this business and didn't have time to sell/ship myself.

    Positions in which I was broke and unable to pay postage to ship out stuff.
     


  6. Brianpore

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

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    mexicutioner Senior member

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    :spew:

    COFFEE. ON. KEYBOARD.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I think he's doing right by the members of this thread by offering T&A's for $20 - $25 / shirt. If they were my size, I'd buy a bag.

    [insert "Citizen Kane" slow clap meme here]
     


  9. ruben

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    I thrifted a licensed G&H sportcoat about a year or so ago. It had been hanging in my local store forever, and was reduced to 99 cents.

    It was my size so I hung onto it for a bit, but ultimately listed it on ebay.

    The pattern wasn't particularly nice, I mentioned (and underlined) that it was licensed in the listing, and started it at 99 cents. To my surprise it ended up going for over $120.




    Are you guys using fixed price listings? I generally feel for decent stuff auctions are a better way to go.

    Just based on my ebay saved search rss feeds, fixed price stuff seems to never sell.

    Most fixed priced listing seem to be either:
    a)way overpriced stuff the seller seems to hop to sucked some infrequent buyer into BIN-ing (like the people who list HSM suits for $99 and old BB and Burberry jackets $200.
    b)NWT stuff priced at just under the retail price, like that Simon Pegg-looking asshole who poses in his PRL sportcoats that no one ever buys.

    both types like to mention the "retail" pirc in their titles
     


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    I am sorry to hear that. Good luck.
     
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  11. mexicutioner

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    a word of unsolicited advice: you deal in volume. other guys might find their once in a lifetime high end $4k+ Kiton / G&H / Brioni / whatever suit, list it on B&S or ebay BIN for $500-800, and then wait patiently (for months, likely) for that one buyer in that one size looking for that one pattern to pull the trigger. when that happens, our little thrifter is thrilled, and the months wait (and the accompanying extra clutter) was worth it.

    given the volume of stuff you find, you do not have the luxury of time. all of these $4k retail suits are theoretically worth $400+, but likely only after a long wait, hassle, soul-crushing clutter, and (very likely) a huge chunk taken out for your consignment partners and ebay fees. other guys have the luxury of waiting for that one chance to knock one out of the park, but you need to focus on hitting triples and doubles ALL THE FUCKING TIME. i suspect that if you had instituted a well-known "cost +$100" or "cost + $150" policy for suits, "cost + $75" or so for SC's in conjunction with "no PMs unless it's to let me know that you sent me the money via paypal" policy, etc or something similar for thrift thread regulars, your finds would be flying out the door with little to no hassle on your part, and you would likely have a huge cash surplus right now, with no cut taken off the top by ebay, consignment partner cuts, shipping huge boxes to consignment partners, etc.

    given that i am too cheap to even pay cost + $100 for a suit, i don't have a dog in this fight, so believe me when i say this advice doesn't have any ulterior motive on my part. i know from very personal experience what it's like to work my ass off to pay for undergrad only to have my grades suffer, and i don't want to see anyone go through that.
     
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    I am not really sure how this works? You get paid then you ship.....

    As for all B&S post in the Thrift Thread I really don't agree with. In the past I have been done the same thing and got punished for it. Multiple times...

    Big fan of DM7, but just because he finds these crazy finds doesn't mean he should be able to do whatever he wants. Follow the rules like the rest of us. Just my two cents...
     


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    I only do auctions with BIN option.

    On a side note, I vote that you are no longer aloud to post around lunch time. A grilled reuben is my absolute favorite sandwich and everytime I see your avatar, I feel the need to eat one right away. This juice fast is already hard enough without the constant temptation.[​IMG]
     


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    i know that feel!

    plus paypal holds money when transferring so you're like stuck
     


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    I assumed he was referring to the cost of shipping his hauls out to his consigners in large, heavy boxes.
     


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