The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by j, Mar 2, 2005.

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  1. thatguymj

    thatguymj Senior member

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    i see alan every other day,kiton every other month

    Wow, Kiton every month? I am thrifting at the wrooooong places!

    If anyone ever finds and kiton jackets in 40/41/42, I will GLADLY buy them from you.

    Cheers

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  2. frenchy

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    Wow, Kiton every month? I am thrifting at the wrooooong places!

    If anyone ever finds and kiton jackets in 40/41/42, I will GLADLY buy them from you.

    Cheers

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    yeah you and everybody else [​IMG]
     
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    yeah you and everybody else [​IMG]

    Do you only pick thrift stores? I've never met a professional that only thrifted. I picked yard sales/estate sales for years, in addition to working as a cosigner for an antique shop it was resnabley profitable, at least for an 19 year old kid.

    What's your best find? I once found a box of 4 Rembrandt etchings.
     
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    Found a pair of Ferragamo's today. But because of my amazing luck, they had no price tag! And of course if it's at a thrift store and isn't priced, they can't sell it until the next day after they price it. Fuck. [​IMG]
     
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    Picked up a nice Tom Ford SC today at Neiman Marcus Last Call for $388. Marked 65% off and they took an additional 30% off of that price too! They also had some nice Isaia and Brioni's on sale as well. I'm a dumbass as I should have purchased those as well! [​IMG] BUT, there's always tomorrow!
     
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    Photos of these alleged Kitons Frenchy, or it didnt happen.

    go back about 500 pages,of the ones i found and picked up anyway,a lot of it i leave behind (like the 40 short today).im emailing pics of the 4 Brionis to nataku shortly if you dont believe me.
    unless ist spectacular i leave some of the kitons behind,im not impressed with their suits.The cashmere sportcoats are very nice though.the suits...meh
    the best suit i have ever found is still a 190 wool Boss Selection tailored line with real Horn Buttons (the handmade in germany line) yeah yeah hugo Boss i know,but go check it out sometime (they have their own store www.boss-selection.com/main.php?L=en )
    as far as over all consitent quality i gotta go with RLPL or Tom Ford stuff (gasp)
     
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    aha too late i already quoted lol
     
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    Found a pair of Ferragamo's today. But because of my amazing luck, they had no price tag! And of course if it's at a thrift store and isn't priced, they can't sell it until the next day after they price it. Fuck. [​IMG]

    never happened to me, i always try to help them make up a nice fair price if there is no tag
     
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    What's your best find? I once found a box of 4 Rembrandt etchings.

    DUDE NICE! I would kill for that.
     
  11. frenchy

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    Do you only pick thrift stores? I've never met a professional that only thrifted. I picked yard sales/estate sales for years, in addition to working as a cosigner for an antique shop it was resnabley profitable, at least for an 19 year old kid.

    What's your best find? I once found a box of 4 Rembrandt etchings.


    my best find monetary wise or just closest to my heart? no Rembrandts here,hmm thats a a hard quetion will have to think on that one.
    as far as thrifting and being paid,i have two houses paid off in europe (france and poland on the baltic sea) and im only 36 so yeah frenchy is doing allright
     
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    never happened to me, i always try to help them make up a nice fair price if there is no tag

    It's policy for pretty much every chain thrift store around here. I used to work at one, there isn't any negotiating, it really sucks.
     
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    The Goodwill around here prices stuff on the spot if it's missing, but the Salvation Army used to be strict, depending on who was at the register. I could always convince them. If I knew I couldn't, I'd grab a price tag that I thought was fair off something else that I know nobody would care about and say it fell off. Worked every time. I don't do it anymore because I haven't run into the problem in at least 5 years. All the thrifts around here either give me a price at the register or have it priced in the back within minutes. The whole "it takes a day to price it" routine is BS in my opinion.
     
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    The Goodwill around here prices stuff on the spot if it's missing, but the Salvation Army used to be strict, depending on who was at the register. I could always convince them. If I knew I couldn't, I'd grab a price tag that I thought was fair off something else that I know nobody would care about and say it fell off. Worked every time. I don't do it anymore because I haven't run into the problem in at least 5 years. All the thrifts around here either give me a price at the register or have it priced in the back within minutes. The whole "it takes a day to price it" routine is BS in my opinion.

    It is bullshit, back when I worked at Salvation Army the only person who could price stuff on the spot was the Store Manager. But I was tired and hungry so I didn't feel like complaining and waiting to get it priced [​IMG]
     
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    Out here im pretty sure they google the going price of the item or set it to ebay prices:

    Becuase when i picked up the nintendo wii it was going for $90 on ebay and picked it up for that.

    but they also had an xbox 360 for $149.99 (red ring of death i even told them but they keep selling it as a working unit)

    thats a goodwill
     
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