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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. Window

    Window Senior member

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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

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  2. dport86

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    ^paid $120 plus shipping on ebay for a NOS pair of pebbled brown Royal Imperials. nice find
     
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    I found a pair of burgandy shell longwings a while ago...but they nowhere near as nice (the inner footbed lining seems to be missing). Probably going on ebay if I ever stop being lazy...they are really big (like 13-13.5) too

    What is the significance of the v clean? That extra metal triangle has never made sense to me.
     
  5. mystillwater

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    What is the significance of the v clean? That extra metal triangle has never made sense to me.

    well... it's almost killed me a few times. pivot the wrong way on the wrong surface (marble) and you'll bite it hard. it eats up my hardwood floors too.
     
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    well... it's almost killed me a few times. pivot the wrong way on the wrong surface (marble) and you'll bite it hard. it eats up my hardwood floors too.

    Charming as the v-cleat might be, it's quite lethal (both to floors and to the shoe owner). Some choose to replace the heel altogether.

    I have a pair of the v-cleat longwings with the original heel and I don't wear them often--mostly because they're blk pebblegrains, but also because I've slipped and 'windmilled' in them several times on sidewalks.
     
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    I decided to go back and buy them, what do you think?

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    I have a thrifted pair of longwings in just about every color but I have never seen any in that great of condition. Outstanding!
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words on the longwings! I wish they fit me, anyways I put them on eBay for $99 does that sound reasonible?
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words on the longwings! I wish they fit me, anyways I put them on eBay for $99 does that sound reasonible?

    you might be better off listing them at .99 and let the bidding run it up. sometimes they go for well over $100. especially when they're pristine like those.
     
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    ^^ +1. Low starting bids attract more bidders. That's how I work for some reason too. I'll "watch" something at $5, but ignore the one at $75, even though I know both are high dollar items. I'll end up getting caught in a bidding frenzy on the $5 one usually.
     
  11. mystillwater

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    can somebody finbd a Kiton or a bespoke wardrobe or something so we can end this 2-page longwing-lust-fest :)
     
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    ^^Man, you're in such a prime area too - I can't believe you haven't been finding anything! I'm going to hit a few shops tomorrow but it's probably going to turn out to be another wasted $8 in gas and 2 hours of my time. Still, you never know! I haven't found anything worth mentioning in over a month. It's pretty depressing around here.
     
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    ^^ +1. Low starting bids attract more bidders. That's how I work for some reason too. I'll "watch" something at $5, but ignore the one at $75, even though I know both are high dollar items. I'll end up getting caught in a bidding frenzy on the $5 one usually.

    You have to watch out pricing things too low. I had some pretty nice ties and I thought I was being smart starting my bidding at a dime. Yep, they all sold for a dime a piece. Most were bought by one person who wanted me to combine shipping. I really lost money on that one.

    Now I at least start bidding at about what I paid for things. That way I won't lose any money. Didn't Ebay used to show what price auctions started at? That would be a helpful tool.

    Chad
     
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    Had a pretty good night tonite. I spent more than usual, $92.Nothing really pic worthy but got some staples:
    Brooks Brothers blue 100% linen SC
    Zegna suit, it's solid black but after recently attending a funeral and realizing I didn't own a decent black suit I figured I should grab it. It fits well, no alterations required except maybe a bit of waist suppression.
    Canali solid navy suit. I need to lengthen the pants a touch but otherwise a very good fit.
     
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    Can I ask some of you to be on the lookout for really small suits? I'm a 34 jacket, and 30 waist. I figure if there are people thrifting all over the place they're bound to find something that fits me! I have hard luck.. I'm kinda joking. But it would be really sweet if anyone were to remember my pathetic size, and therefore, situation. [​IMG] The smallest I've ever found is 38 that fits like a 36. I hate spending money on getting shoulders fixed. Costs a fortune and most tailor around here won't touch 'em.
     
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    Some fun ties lately: [​IMG] The one on the left is cotton batik, the middle one is Indian silk, the one on the right is cotton. [​IMG] These are silk, from Yamato of Japan. [​IMG] I think these are from the early 50s. The one on the left is Sulka, and has a fascinating texture. These were all found in New York City.
     
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    You have to watch out pricing things too low. I had some pretty nice ties and I thought I was being smart starting my bidding at a dime. Yep, they all sold for a dime a piece. Most were bought by one person who wanted me to combine shipping. I really lost money on that one.

    Now I at least start bidding at about what I paid for things. That way I won't lose any money. Didn't Ebay used to show what price auctions started at? That would be a helpful tool.

    Chad



    Yeah - I don't really ever start stuff too low, like .99. I do like you do and start it at what I paid, that way I at least get my money back. Plus, I've ended up selling stuff for a couple bucks and it just isn't worth it.
     
  19. mack11211

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    Yeah - I don't really ever start stuff too low, like .99. I do like you do and start it at what I paid, that way I at least get my money back. Plus, I've ended up selling stuff for a couple bucks and it just isn't worth it.

    The fizz that was in the ebay market a few years ago is gone.

    Bidding wars occur almost never.

    Many noses pressed against the glass.

    Those who bid often bid in the final moments. And even those who bid don't bid very aggressively.

    In most cases, start the bidding at a price you can accept. Then if you get one bid, you're happy enough.

    PS If you want to see opening bids of closed auctions, go to the listing page and check the bidding history of the item.
     
  20. Steve Smith

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    I agree that the price should be set at an acceptable level. Ebay is nothing like it used to be. Five years ago you could put a $1 start price on an item with a value of $50 and expect to get from $40 to $70. Now, that won't work. BIN may be the best way to go.
     
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