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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. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    ^^^ You could always take the time to cut out letters from magazines and ratchet up the creepy-factor of your notes? [​IMG]

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    ^^^ You wouldn't even have to spell out "Thank You." In retrospect, it would me much creepier with random words.
     
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    concealed Senior member

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    I tend to send a hand written note, unless I am in the process of mailing out 30-40 < $20 items. I am not sure if it has any effect though.
     


  3. Brianpore

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

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    +1 on the 1 in 100 buyer being a dumb ass, did not read the title or description, I want to return it, i.e., "I did not realize it was a short sleeve shirt when I bought it. . ."

    I do like the note and and I have included something extra sometimes, especially for the large purchase. I bought a load of cd's about a year ago, and occasionally I include one for a large $ sale. I have found that it has no effect and I have never received a thank you. So I will probably now discontinue it for sellable items. May be a great way to get rid of some dead stock though. . . [​IMG]
     


  5. Typhoid Jones

    Typhoid Jones Senior member

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    ^^^ I have never included a freebie with any outgoing packages in the past, but I was thinking about doing something nice for a couple of return customers from eBay and my Etsy shop out of appreciation for their business. I'll keep you all posted, lol.
     


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    I have thrown around the idea of adding something to the pakage too. I had quotes for pricing for small custom made pin/button which had the phrase "Vintage Shoes Have Sole" and my domain name to put in any shoe shipment. Also found a customizable shoe horn, could put store domain name and logo on it. I received only one of the samples of a cheap ass shoe horn, but the one I wanted never showed up. Still working on that idea.

    Another idea is keeping a stock of new shoe laces, and not only replacing the worn out laces in the shoe, but throwing in an extra pair. I do the "My Store Reward" program where buyers get 2% for signing up and 5% for return visit purchases.

    Then as a "secret lottery" I automatically refund 50% of the sale price to every 500th feedback I receive. Was considering bumping it up to every 100th, but neither of the two buyers even thanked me for the surprise rebate.

    My latest idea is providing a small sack of cedar chips/shavings with each suit or jacket. I have a huge cedar log outside and it would be simple to do.
     
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    I had a seller here on SF include an extra shirt: I bought a Robert Graham signature jacket (super nice) and a Robert Graham signature shirt from him... And the seller threw in an R&G shirt in my size (Graham's diffusion subbrand; totally unexpected; incredible gesture; I am now a loyal acolyte forever). [​IMG]

    Randy

    P.S. While I'm proclaiming goodness, let me shout out to capnwes, wizardswears, and grendel as stellar sellers. Thank you very much for sustaining my buying binge with incredible goods shipped quickly and with good cheer. Seriously, thanks!
     
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  8. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I don't sell nearly as many vintage shoes as you do, but some time ago, I decided to keep my eyes out for vintage shoe lace lots on eBay. I ended up buying a few lots for > $5 and ended up with a ton of vintage shoe laces in mostly black or brown and a mix of sizes and styles (waxed, unwaxed, semi-wide cotton, black ribbon, and a number of really cool brown waxed laces with metal brass tips that I ended up keeping for myself, lol). I only use them to replace messed up laces on vintage shoes, though.

    Your other freebie ideas are REALLY cool. I never thought of buttons or shoe horns mainly because I don't really sell a lot of shoes, but the button idea is something to think about for the future. I would also mention that going through all the effort or expense to source new shoe horns might be equally served by getting a hold of a number of vintage metal shoe horns or kitschey plastic advertisement ones from the 1960s. If a bought a pair of vintage 1960s Florsheims, I would be happy to open the box and find a vintage 1960s Florsheim shoe horn in there with them, lol.

    Good input re: my original posting! Thanks!
    -M-
     


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    I hope?

    What happens with your freebie if the item gets returned?
     


  10. FaceOfBoh

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    Here is this weekend's GW shirt haul (five shirts, everything's relative). :satisfied:

    Three Eton shirts. These are really nice shirts though I can't say I'd pay retail for them. Super nice condition. Available.
    Two are 17/43 and the third (black label) is 15.75/40.
    Anyone know's what's up with the black label? See spoiler. Why use a black label and dark grey lettering? I had to hold it in direct sunlight and I still couldn't read it all. Does it signify anything? Seems to say 80 years of (sty?)ling. Maybe it was an anniversary thing.

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    1 Brooks Bros. (18-34) Available
    and 1 Burberry (not available).

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    And speaking of labels, what's up with this? I thought content was supposed to add up to 100%.

    Says 60% Cashmere.
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    PM me if you want better pictures and/or measurements.
     


  11. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I think the other 40% consists of Gypsy tears.
     


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    I wouldn't wipe my ass with a hand-written note.[​IMG]
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Neither would I, unless the situation were really dire.
     


  14. Typhoid Jones

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    ^^^ I use post cards with a semi-glossy finish. I'm not sure you would get the results you wanted even if you were to try. [​IMG]
     


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    Well, you couldn't wipe your ass with a post card. You could take a shit on your living room floor and push it around with the postcard, however.
     


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