The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. odiv

    odiv Well-Known Member

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    Vintage Pringle of Scotland 100% cashmere cardigan, size 42, baby blue: $6. A little too small, but I couldn't leave it. Soon to go on B&S forum.
    Got pics?
     
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    Vintage Pringle of Scotland 100% cashmere cardigan, size 42, baby blue: $6. A little too small, but I couldn't leave it. Soon to go on B&S forum.

    For $6 what are you going to flip it for? [​IMG]
     
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    For $6 what are you going to flip it for? [​IMG]

    Not looking to get rich, just want to make it worth my while to take measurements, photos and mail it out. Otherwise, I might as well just give it to my wife to wear around the house.

    But this leads to an interesting question re: whether I should have just put it in B&S or at least not put what I paid for it in my post. Seems some people are annoyed when they buy an item for 10 times what the seller paid originally even if they are still getting a good deal.
     
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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    ^Generally I think it's unwise to post what you paid for things you intend to flip. People get too touchy about it.

    There's no reason you shouldn't make a reasonable profit for it. You spent the time finding it, plus (as you said) processing it for sale.
     
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    Not looking to get rich, just want to make it worth my while to take measurements, photos and mail it out. Otherwise, I might as well just give it to my wife to wear around the house.

    But this leads to an interesting question re: whether I should have just put it in B&S or at least not put what I paid for it in my post. Seems some people are annoyed when they buy an item for 10 times what the seller paid originally even if they are still getting a good deal.


    Trading is always easier, if you find the right person to trade to.
     
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    ^Generally I think it's unwise to post what you paid for things you intend to flip. People get too touchy about it. There's no reason you shouldn't make a reasonable profit for it. You spent the time finding it, plus (as you said) processing it for sale.
    yep... i've never understood the sense of entitlement on these forums with this kind of thing. if i take time out of my day to look through racks and racks of a thrift store and then take pictures, upload it somewhere, go through the trouble of selling and answering buyers' questions and shipping it out, why should i not be allowed to turn that into a profit? i didn't realize that was assumed as a free service around these parts lol... but you're right it's prob not wise to quote your original price and then post it on B&S a few weeks ago I sold a Gucci polo shirt on the bay and someone asked me how much I originally paid for it.... I didn't bother answering their question because I thought that was incredibly rude to ask.
     
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    Not looking to get rich, just want to make it worth my while to take measurements, photos and mail it out. Otherwise, I might as well just give it to my wife to wear around the house.

    But this leads to an interesting question re: whether I should have just put it in B&S or at least not put what I paid for it in my post. Seems some people are annoyed when they buy an item for 10 times what the seller paid originally even if they are still getting a good deal.


    What is the point of bragging thread, then?
    Maybe we should have an index for regular thrift prices for that year, and mention the price only if it is different than the standard otherwise just use an acronym for standard thrift price (STPr).
    See if this work:

    For 2010-11

    Pants 5-10
    Jackets 5-10
    shirts 2-6
    sweaters 5-10
    suits 8-15
    shoes 5-10
    Ties 2-8
    Outercoats 5-20
     
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    I picked up an american eagle outfitters shirt with no pocket and split yoke that fits amazing for $6 and just as I was leaving I saw what looked like a decent suit so I tried it on. It's 100% wool and made by Shipley, which I'm not terribly familiar with. Pants and jacket are in excellent shape and to my untrained eye (and feel) they fit like they were made specifically for me. My only issue is I'd like to get a little soft lining in the pants, is this possible? how much $? Please critique (suit has not been cleaned or pressed and the tie is crooked in my haste sorry). [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. potemkin_city_limits

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    I picked up an american eagle outfitters shirt with no pocket and split yoke that fits amazing for $6 and just as I was leaving I saw what looked like a decent suit so I tried it on.

    It's 100% wool and made by Shipley, which I'm not terribly familiar with. Pants and jacket are in excellent shape and to my untrained eye (and feel) they fit like they were made specifically for me.
    My only issue is I'd like to get a little soft lining in the pants, is this possible? how much $?

    Please critique (suit has not been cleaned or pressed and the tie is crooked in my haste sorry).

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Nice. I would say maybe slim those pants down a touch but other than that it looks good.
     
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    Nice. I would say maybe slim those pants down a touch but other than that it looks good.

    Return it. Shoulders on the jacket extend past your shoulder bones.
     
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    Return it. Shoulders on the jacket extend past your shoulder bones.

    Odd I didnt even notice that the first time I looked at the photos and now I totally see it.
     
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    What is the point of bragging thread, then?
    Maybe we should have an index for regular thrift prices for that year, and mention the price only if it is different than the standard otherwise just use an acronym for standard thrift price (STPr).
    See if this work:

    For 2010-11

    Pants 5-10
    Jackets 5-10
    shirts 2-6
    sweaters 5-10
    suits 8-15
    shoes 5-10
    Ties 2-8
    Outercoats 5-20


    wait wait what?!

    how are you getting away with payin those prices?

    pants $10-20
    suits $20-40
    shirts $8-15
    shoes $20-90 ($90 for some AE's )
    ties $5-8
    outercoat $35

    those are all the standard prices out here
     
  14. lynch_king

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    What is the point of bragging thread, then?
    Maybe we should have an index for regular thrift prices for that year, and mention the price only if it is different than the standard otherwise just use an acronym for standard thrift price (STPr).
    See if this work:

    For 2010-11

    Pants 5-10
    Jackets 5-10
    shirts 2-6
    sweaters 5-10
    suits 8-15
    shoes 5-10
    Ties 2-8
    Outercoats 5-20


    wait wait what?!

    how are you getting away with payin those prices?

    pants $10-20
    suits $20-40
    shirts $8-15
    shoes $20-90 ($90 for some AE's )
    ties $5-8
    outercoat $35

    those are all the standard prices out here
     
  15. Nataku

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    Wow - it's interesting to see how prices vary by area/city/region. Thrifts in my general area are much closer to catside's price list, give or take a couple bucks.
     
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