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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. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Dinner was at La Fondue in Saratoga... It's super-pricey ($300 for the meal we had), but the Groupon made it fairly reasonably for a special occasion (this wasn't a special occasion, but the Groupon was set to expire in two weeks, so we had to act!). I guess we could call it a celebration of the life of my wife's dad, who passed away on the 3rd at the age of 87.


    Bottle of sparkling wine (Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut)

    First course, salad:
    I had the spinach salad with Sweet & Sour Bleu Cheese dressing (Spinach, feta cheese, sunflower seeds,
    tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers, carrots)


    Second course, fondue:
    We had the bacon/cajun fondue (Cheddar, Beer, Bacon, Shrimp, Spices)

    Third Course, Fondue Bourguignon:
    Table-grilled sampler consisting of ALL of the following:
    Garden Vegetable

    Wild Turkey

    Texas Wild Boar

    Chicken

    Buffalo

    Alligator Tail

    Swiss Chicken


    Shrimp Japonaise

    Filet Mignon

    Chicken Japonaise


    Kangaroo

    Colossal Shrimp

    Teriyaki Sirloin


    Tiger Blue Shrimp

    Antelope

    Spiced Fish


    Tuna Saku

    Kobe Flat Iron

    Pacific Catch


    Pacific White Shrimp

    Snow Crab Legs

    Polynesian Chicken


    Sea Scallops

    3 Lobster Tails

    Fondue Chinoise Cheddar


    Venison

    Fondue Chinoise Swiss


    Canadian Elk

    Fourth Course, dessert:
    Chocolate Fondue: The Decadent One (Milk & Dark Chocolates, Espresso, Kahlua, Creme)
     
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  2. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    On a thrifting/flipping related tangent......


    As of this morning, my student loan is
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    and every penny was from thrifting proceeds.



    So I officially got that monkey off my back
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    But as the late, great George Carlin put it,
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    Therefore.....
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    So.....
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  3. Fueco

    Fueco Senior member

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    Congratz Wes!

    I'm about six months away from the same thing, and also mostly from flipping.
     
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    We talkin' 6 figures Cap? Very Impressive man. Congratulations.
     
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    Thanks!

    Only 5 figures, but I saved myself about $50K in interest....which would have made it 6 figures.
     
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  6. Reigningchamp

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    Damn Wes. Thats impressive. Mind me asking how long it took when fully focused? Thinking about starting the same process.
     
  7. woodchuck312

    woodchuck312 Senior member

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    Paid my wifes 4Runner off with other peoples clothes in December. This year the goal is my own student loan. Congrats Wes!!!
     
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    capnwes Senior member

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    2 years, 7 months, and 29 days total, but I've only been making $1000-1500/week payments for the last 6 months or so.
     
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  9. Fueco

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    Nice dude, get it done!

    Not bad! I'm hoping for less than two years total. I graduated in September 2012 with something like $86k in loans. To be fair, we paid half of it off with stock options. I'm hoping to pay it off some time this summer and then pay off our van as well. After all that's done, everything goes into a down payment fund for a new house. At that point, I'll also be getting a new car, so I'm hoping for something plug in hybrid from Subaru to come around by then.
     
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    arnathor Senior member

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    Intriguing! How does one get into stock options, layman here!
     
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    Education fund investments allow for school expenses. Example being a 529 plan.
     
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    Pardon the poor quality photos and noob question - I am not very versed in SW&D

    Are these anything special? I noticed the big-E, but they are modern and non-selvage.

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    They were super cheap, so I am not concerned if I picked up a dud, I am just curious!
     
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    work for a corporation, do well, have them grant u options, ??????, profit.
     
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    My wife puts a certain percentage of her income into stock options. The stock has gone up considerably since she started. If only we'd been putting in the amount per month then that we do now!
     
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    That's not an option, that's a share purchase program. Still a smart way to save (especially if they match a percentage or offer a discount).
     
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    Shakiest hands of allll time. But yah, its Big E, but I don't know if that's as significant as it is for denim.
     
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  17. Fueco

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    Sorry, I forgot to add that she also had some options from the previous job. That was where them money had come from. Those options were an annual 'signing bonus'.
     
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    Made in USA is a plus
    But weird the inner label should also be capital no?
     
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  19. arnathor

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    You were making $1000 a week from flipping clothes!? Goddamn.
     
  20. Fueco

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    A few recent finds... I've got a lot of catching up to do!


    Cloudveil Primaloft insulated hoody (L)

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    Polo Ralph Lauren 60/40 w/Navajo trim (L)

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    John Varvatos Star USA Peaked Lapel Blazer (42)

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    Rag + Bone Sahel Jacket (42)

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    Uniqlo kid's down/synthetic puffer vest

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    Banana Republic safari vest

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    Redneck waistcoat

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    Rag + Bone wool sweater (M)

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    skeet

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