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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. Ken P

    Ken P Senior member

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    I had a 1938 tailcoat that just went for $30. Not bad if you're paying true thrift prices but I'm not sure I'd pick up again.
     
  2. Thrift Vader

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    1930's Tailcoat? and no profit?????? [​IMG] best be putting that shit up on Rakuten. - headed straight to Harajuku. [​IMG] oh, you think i'm joking? do your research. (no offense intended, point stands)



    (once had a member try to out "Fit" me while he was living in Tokyo, he wore a vintage tailcoat with a Top Hat. and looked like Dracula.-'nuff said.)
     
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  3. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Yeah, vintage tailcoats are a really hard sell. I've only picked up one (probably 15 years ago) because it was dated 1909 and in fantastic shape with silk covered buttons that had oak leaves embossed on them. I have no idea what happened to it, though.
     
  4. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Senior member

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    Rakuten customers don't know Ebay exists? The number of people here who regularly ship stuff to Japan would seem to indicate otherwise.
     
  5. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    LOL, one is bigger here, one is bigger there. you want to reach the eccentric types in Tokyo? first place they look is resell shops, second Rakuten,third Yahoo Japan,fourth Ebay. sure they know it exists, but actually, the market share is small. - not having a really reliable translater for ebay, you would need to rely on the customers english level. so the majority of potential customers will shop on the popular local sites with their native language.
     
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    Orgetorix Senior member

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    How difficult is it to get set up to sell on Rakuten?
     
  7. Thrift Vader

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    I would suggest looking at the Rakuten in english, and checking it out. and finding someone who can send you a sheet of keywords translated like a copy and paste table. [​IMG]
    then advertising on Rakuten via the Japanese channels after you learn how to navigate the site. relying on pics, and a few keywords.

    as a member who has not sold on either site until recently, this is the most information from a vendor's perspective i can help with. but i do shop on there...... [​IMG]


    ( typing a translation sheet of clothing keywords would be a huge pain in the A$$, so i might do it, for members whom i am familliar with. O is ok. if i do it. lol.)
     
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  8. DanM

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    Sounds like you could make some money creating a Rakuten beginners translation package and selling it here...
     
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  9. Thrift Vader

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    You mean I should sell an item on Rakuten, and Yahoo Japan. Then write up a translation, and "How to" in English. With a "cheat sheet" like table of up to 200 terms related to clothing for copy and pasting???

    And offer this as a pm only for sale item Just for members on this thread?


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    I think i will work on that over the next week or two. [​IMG]
    as always, known members who are interested in such information can let me know via pm.
     
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  10. HansderHund

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    Congratulations to @eazye on winning the thrift thread fit contest! He's won a free pocket square of his choice (I'll PM you with details, eazy)!

    There was a lot of interest in it, so if anyone else would like to sponsor another one, have at it! It always makes it fun with a prize at the end of it, so suggestions include ties, shirts, books, etc.
     
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    Thanks for sponsoring the contest Handserhund!
     
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  14. DanM

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    I'd certainly pay for a beginners guide for breaking into another market. Wouldn't need to be exhaustive, but enough to cover all the basic terminology and let potential buyers know that questions about items will get answered faster if asked in English. After all, lots of us dropped $50 on copies of Garagesale to speed up out listings on eBay.
     
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    Sorry, I missed this! It could be, but it doesn't quite look it....wish I could be of more help! I showed this picture to 4 other people and we couldn't confirm :confused:
    My pleasure, glad you guys had fun!
     
  16. TheNeedMachine

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    No problem, thanks for checking! I compared it to images online and it was "close, but not quite" in my eye as well.
     
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    some polo and and vintage bruce lee story shirt. Picked up that denim jacket cause it has good patches on it.
     
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  18. rms340

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    Not sure about selling, but @brad-t from the SWD side has a guide for buying from Japan that may be somewhat relevant to this topic.

    http://harajuju.net/Topic-Buying-From-Japan
     
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  19. PGRoadhouse

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    Re. tailcoat flipping: thanks for advice fellas - not sure that I want to brave Rakuten's mysterious waters just yet. I'll likely try to move it for 50 on the bay (it was true thrift) and if that doesn't work I'll hold onto it as a decorative or costume piece (it seems to be a 38-40 as it fits me quite well).
     
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    I am not much of a golfer, but I could not pass these up. True thrift. New Foot Joy DNA still in da box! They never even made it to the floor before being claimed. A guy became a little upset with me because I would not let him have them.

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