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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. toscano_adottato

    toscano_adottato Senior member

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    There are many of us here who do trade/sell without any markup. We just aren't the most vocal on the thread. This conversation has been hashed and rehashed so many times, including once by your's truly, that it is almost as cliche as finding a Dior tie.

    The thread is what it is, not what it was and I doubt it was ever that at all. Accept it and move on.
     
  2. catside

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    True on all points.
     
  3. pnutpug

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    Amen. If you don't like it, start your own thread. As a relative newcomer, I've had mixed experiences, folks who are obviously out to make a buck and folks like me who do it as a hobby and don't post finds that often because brag-worthy finds are rare around here. But, it's a great resource, and I think, hope, it's OK to post a photo of something I picked up with the intent of flipping to ask questions about pedigree and other stuff to ensure an accurate eBay listing. And some truly great guys populate these environs: Eazy, Mainy, Klobber, Concealed, etc., etc., etc. I've left many out, but you know who you are, and you can always be counted on to educate even when there's no money to be made.

    The problem, maybe, is the label. This seems to be The Thrifting Thread, not necessarily the bragging thread. That's fine by me. I enjoy potpourri. And I think it polices itself well. If someone goes too far by, say, posting prices for their stuff, it's quickly reined in. If someone is posting Gap and Banana Republic and Sonoma, they, too, are quickly reined in.

    If Mister I Don't Like This has any constructive, workable suggestions as to improve the thread, he should state them. Otherwise, he should keep quiet.

    Lastly, niggardly ain't racist, Eazy. Plenty of others have made that mistake, so no worries. Stay cool, y'all.
     
  4. bytor13

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    So . . . What have y'all been up to? [​IMG]

    But, seriously: Everyone's been killing it lately! I've been too busy to do any thrifting, but I did get out this morning.

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    A big SHOUT OUT to TBEN for hooking me up with these! Unfortunately, they're not going to work, so let me know if they'd work for you.

    PRL by Corneliani wool/cashmere- about a 35x32 or so. I'll measure later.
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  5. 46n2

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    A nice Eton and a pair of Hiltl pants. I'd say it was worth 2 hours of my day.
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  6. Dolfan954

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    I am afraid to throw in my two cents mostly because everything has already been said, and far better than I could ever do.

    However, I still think I need to speak up. I have had nothing but incredible deals with people on here in my relatively short time. Both selling, and buying. Everyone has always been generous, honest and looking to help each other out. This is a thread to brag deals and help others learn about what they can be looking for. I often receive bonus items in the stuff I buy or trade and always pass on the goodwill. The members here are incredible.

    I would MUCH rather somebody post an awesome find and be upfront that they will be asking more than have someone blatantly omit an awesome score because they are worried they will be lowballed to death.

    I think most regulars give incredible deals to other regulars here. There will always be the extremists on both sides...those that are blatantly pure sellers and those who are blatantly pure purchasers whose names only appear in PM inboxes and nowhere to positively contribute to the forum. I would also say a LOT of the available items posted are available for trades. This way, it is a win-win and both parties walk away happy.

    This forum has helped me form an infinitely better wardrobe at a price I could actually afford. It has also spoiled me to the point that Marshall's items now look expensive.

    All of that to say that you guys must have good joo joo in your thrifting adventures lately. I think Florida is sucked dry. Hopefully the snow birds will be down soon and clean out their closets when they get to their beach houses. It has expanded my normal views though into the housewares, electronics...etc though around the stores to find SOMETHING that I want. I ALMOST bought a Pilates Reformer today, but the SA wanted 40 bucks for it and it wasn't a nice commercial one. I did pick up a pretty recent FoodSaver though and a Stetson Law coffee mug!!!
     
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    Very greedy of people to offer their items up at an agreed upon price in order to fuel the hobby and pay for their time, gasoline, other costs and, god forbid, maybe even a little something extra for themselves. I shudder at the thought. What has the world come to?
     
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    I sort of quit thrifting a few months ago, but stopped by today at the place where I found the size 12 John Lobbs and Bontonis in the spring. Same guy must have donated these Stefanobis.

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    Will need to post better photos later. Really nice condition. Color is a beautiful greenish blue.

    AHS
     
  9. catside

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    Nice relapse.
     
  10. Randy

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    I clearly know nothing about Leica except to understand that it's a high-end brand. Regardless, this looked like a nice antique behind the thrift shop collector counter this morning where I bought it for $25. Does anybody know what it's worth?


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  11. Towers

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    Any of you regulars interested in some cheaney made longwings in a 12/12.5? Available for cost+ shipping in return for future consideration on something you find in my size.
     
  12. IRKSM

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    can people calm down about complaining about this thead, make a new one if you don't like it or get annoying posters like me banned...
    sorry about not shipping stuff yet guys shit has been hectic, turns out I have mono again, got rejected from priceton faster than I thought humanly possible, didn't get the tall person scholarhsip, missed my city comittee meeting, my dog is dying, I cussed out my journalism teacher and got saturday school, I am failing ap studio art, I have got a b on my last ap gov test and my parents grounded me so I am unable to go to an adolecents show and was rejected by the girl I like, so now I ranting to old dudes on the internet... basically white people problems
    anyway this is sort of a brag, got it super cheap on ebay

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  13. pnutpug

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    Love that watch, even if it is what it is. Growing up, my dad had a Seiko with an iridescent blue dial just like that. I've coveted one since, but haven't yet stumbled across it for the right price.
     
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    Anyway, I should clarify what I said earlier. I couldn't care less that this thread has turned capitalistic. What really got to me the past few months is having hooked up some people long ago and then contacting them recently only to either be ignored or quoted some ridiculous sum. That's what I find fucked up. I love this thread and will take it as is. It's the only thread I post in regularly anymore. And there certainly are some great people here and you all know who you are. :cheers:
     
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    That sucks but very funny - you've got a real way with words. Keep up the dispatches from teenland. :fonz:


    Ditto. And I saw one once in the window of a jewellery shop on the UWS in NYC. Too much but sparked a memory. But been keeping an eye out ever since.
     
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    Wow! This a pure grail find, especially for $25! Absolutely insane! Not an expert as I've never even seen a Leica in person, but it definitely looks older (pre 1965). Looks like it may be from the 50's or older due to the styling and metal lens cap. It's gotta be worth at least $300. Likely worth a lot more. Any model numbers?
     
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    I see where you coming from, I agree with a large part of the sentiment. To see a piece of old crap being peddled for near eBay value is one reason why I have become super selective in who I deal with - irrespective of the item and whom posts it. There are quite a few posters here whom have posted nice stuff but I do not bother even initializing contact. I know beforehand it would be a price that goes by the following formula: Best ever eBay price X 90% = price expected. There are some that go by: Price Expected = Best eBay auction final price (after an imaginary / hypothetical 50 way bidding war) + 0.5*eBay final value.

    I perfectly understand that there are very few whom would let a NWT Tom Ford suit go for the price of a cheese pizza and a stiff drink. I also expect that a person whom finds such a good item is not going to trade it for a set of venerable shirts with fraying threads and shot to shit collars. That is plain obvious.

    I have checked a poster's suit size and a nice item with very different size with word UNAVAILABLE yet junk is AVAILABLE. Yeah thanks for being open to offers or trades - very kind of you.

    There is a background element to this thread where a few of us like minded individuals pool together and either heads up trade or pass on at cost or cost + extra with the extra dependent on certain factors. eBay prices are well known here and even though I consider myself generous, I would not pass on a NWT Hermes suit I picked up for 50bucks for 50bucks + postage. There are one or two individuals I would actually do this at cost (friendship being more important that a few bucks), but in most cases I would feel inclined to at least milk a little for what its worth. People I deal with have a great deal of common sense, hence I would get an amount representing the find and the buyer getting a top deal he would not otherwise get. Win Win basically.

    Raises questions whether it is ethical to play favorites, but bottom line, we all have our friends and naturally some people we prefer to others. Way it goes....
     
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  20. highvoltorb

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    Ties and shoes today.

    Gieves & Hawkes, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Polo

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    I like all of them and they all work for me but if you think you like them more you can shoot me an offer because I'm poor and I need to pay for college.
     
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