The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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

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  1. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    I sold them for $100 shipped. This is the first time I've ever come across a pair of Alden's or anything in remotely as nice a shape as these were at the GW. I saw them in the window when I was walking up and just figured I'd take a look since they looked new. Once I saw they were Alden's I swooped them up right away.

    You sold them too cheap. Those would have brough at least double on e-bay. Especially in that condition.
     
  2. Mercuryman76

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    You sold them too cheap. Those would have brough at least double on e-bay. Especially in that condition.

    I considered selling them on ebay, but when I checked completed auctions most of the results came up in the $100-125 range. I figured after the ebay and paypal fees I'd be lucky to clear $100 on them through ebay.
     
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    You sold them too cheap. Those would have brough at least double on e-bay. Especially in that condition.

    Probably not.

    Non-shell tassels aren't in that high demand, you probably did alright selling them here and avoiding giving ebay a 20% cut.

    I'll hedge by saying that Aldens are so popular lately they might have gone for much more now.
     
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    (many months later) I just bought one of these too. It's pretty great, and in great shape. So I looked it up. Evidently "invented" by the same guy whose family started Costco. See here:
    http://community.seattletimes.nwsour...5&slug=2345913

    oh no - tainted by a Costco connection [​IMG]
     
  5. Tyrone MacStiophain

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    oh no - tainted by a Costco connection [​IMG]

    Yeah - true enough. But that family has donated some good money to the university where I work, so I'll grin and bear it.
     
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    Picked these Aldens up and sold them right away on the B&S.

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    These are nice!!
     
  7. AlanC

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    I sold them for $100 shipped.

    That's not unreasonable. You might have squeezed another $25-$30 out of them. Start with $140-$150 delivered with follow up price drops if they don't sell. You may have simply been after a quick flip, however, in which case everybody is happy.
     
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    I was pleased to find a pink linen PRL shirt in a local charity shop for the good price of £4.75. Hardly a massive haul, but a good little wardrobe addition.
     
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    are there any hat people in here? I have 3 mint hats i found. dress hats not like newspaper boy hats.
     
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    Zilch as usual lately... but a couple of interesting things:

    Did find a tennis racket today, a decent one for once, for one of the kids. Around here, decent sports equipment is pretty hard to find, so I've had an eye out for a few months.

    Interesting thing: I found a lime green Zegna Sport polo... and I SWEAR I saw the same exact polo last fall. It had a slight spot on it, even, that I remember. There was an orange one with it, and I know it was at the same store, so I do think it was the same one. Must have been somewhere in the back for months! Also saw several "Tyrwhitt" polos - look to be non-resaleable so I left them. Nice colors/patterns though, would have picked them up if a) my size and b) no bold "TYRWHITT" logo at the bottom...
     
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    b) no bold "TYRWHITT" logo at the bottom...
    whats the problem? you dont like being a walking advertisement!? [​IMG]
     
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    I picked up a pink patterned BB Makers spread collar dress shirt, a pair of H. H. Brown mocs with off road style tread and a Bruno Piattelli tie. I had to pass on a fitted BB 346 (would have been my first fitted BB) because it had STAPLE HOLES in the middle of the right front panel! Grr..

    Also passed on a Zenga tie that looked like it had a kitchen potholder print.

    I thought I was going to score a pair of AE split toes but after some study, I realized that the footbed liners had been removed (probably years ago) from their original shoes and placed in this pair. Bummer.
     
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    a Bruno Piattelli tie.

    saw these things in daffys a few days ago, anywhere between $10-$20... worth it? or for the trash can?
     
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    Everything here was thrifted except the shirt [​IMG]

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    Found the shoes yesterday, basically brand new Allen Edmond Byron's in my size. Would've preferred brown but still a good find for me!

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    saw these things in daffys a few days ago, anywhere between $10-$20... worth it? or for the trash can?
    It's not Manton-worthy and it's a bit to the wide side but it's gold paisley and I think I'll have a use for it down the line somewhere.
     
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