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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. tben

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    ^^I had absolutely no idea that stuff was collectable. I believe two of the shirts were V2 and the other was Versus. They were absolutely hideous. If I recall correctly, V2 was a line that came out in the early to mid 90's, in the U.S. at least, but after that I haven't a clue. My knowledge is limited but growing and Versace isn't something I usually come across so I am not forced to really know a lot about it. As far as the Barbera sweater, I will measure it but I am not sure you'd be interested as it is a unique color and style. I really only picked it up because it was extremely cheap. If you want, I could pm you some pictures.
     
  2. Nataku

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    Grab it. There is a huge market for these. I got scammed out of a Polo cashmere turtleneck bear sweater for $800. Scammer turned around and sold it for $1500.
     
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    Yeah, I read that earlier on this thread but I had no idea he or she turned around and sold it, that's horrible! I am going through a similar situation right now, but not for that amount of money. The buyer filed a charge-back today, even though he purchased the item from me a month and a half ago. I provided paypal with my post office receipt that matched the confirmed address that paypal had/has on file for this particular buyer. In addition, I provided tracking/delivery confirmation as well as a highlighted copy from eBay where the buyer is commending me for being a great seller and giving me a 5 star recommendation...with exclamation points. I feel your pain, and I wish there was something else that could be done to limit this from happening.

    The item isn't a sweater a though. It is only a turtleneck with the bear skiing or something on it. And if there is a market for this even though it is not a sweater, how would I go about listing this item, if you don't mind me asking.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah, at this point I'm just gonna take the hit. Sucks you're going through the same thing. Wish a better alternative to eBay/Paypal would pop up!

    As for the turtleneck, I'm sure it still has the same collectible value if the bear is large. Don't quote me on that, though. I know the shirts with the little bear patch aren't desirable, though.
     
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    Just PM a single picture of sweater with color / style. I like unusual stuff, gaudy patterns, etc. I can make a quick judgement.

    Versus and V2 were diffusion labels, I dont think they are anywhere near as collectable as Gianni Versace Couture stuff (naturally the Gianni stuff was high end tailored and super expensive). Perhaps you could make a few bucks on them, but Gianni stuff was and still is high dollar. Spoo would know the market better though, I could be completely off base regarding accuracy of my information.


    Why did the buyer file a chargeback, what was his pathetic excuse?
     
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    no theyre at the rack, the 1/2 off will only be on the calf players shoe at the main stores.



    BTW NAT, if the seller resold the sweater for 1500, cant you show that to ebay and get your money back? Also can you pm me all the people you have on your blocked bidder list so i can add them to mine?
     
  7. noob in 89

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    Should've bought the sweater back, then claimed you never received it...

    Where did this evil woman sell it, anyways? Ebay again?
     
  8. Nataku

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    I've tried everyone from Paypal to eBay to the local PD. They all say it's a lost cause. :fu:

    Yeah, she sold it on eBay again under a different user name. Wish I could have bought it back, but bythe time the auction was found, it had already ended. The only way of getting my money back now is to buy something from her and pull the same thing. Thing is, I don't exactly have $200+ "play" with right now.
     
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    Post the story on 4Chan, along with her personal information, ebay aliases, and the like, and see what happens. Just...don't tell anyone I said that.. ;)

    - poof! -
     
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    I live in San Francisco. It's not what it once was, but great things still manage to surface from time to time.
     
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    And you would need a new / proxy eBay account with a different address.

    Maybe some of us can put together a little fund and one of us form an account, bid on one of her expensive sweaters, file with Paypal, and then send you the sweater. You hang tight for a month or two, and resell it making sure you block her and her cronies from bidding. Job done.
     
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    Yeah....that was such a shitty thing to pull, I feel this thread needs to regroup like Voltron and get Nataku's sweater back.

    !
     
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    Unfortunately there are some less than honest people operating on eBay and there seems little that an honest seller can do except "suck the mop", as we say in England. I know that I miss out on sales because I will only ship via tracked/signed-for methods, even then I've lost out.

    One of my other passions is sea fishing, we eat a lot of fish in our house. I sold a reel on eBay, it was shipped and signed-for, everything seemed OK. I then got a "not as described" notice and immediately asked for the reel to be sent back and I would refund. What I received was nothing like what I sent out, from a well-cared for piece of engineering, this reel had morphed into something more resembling a coffee grinder. The buyer had obviously owned the same model reel and just swapped it out for free. Neither eBay or PayPal would accept my side of the story and ended up losing a great reel and getting a pile of junk in return. That's why I now security mark (and photograph the mark) any high-value item I sell on the bay. I have had one person try it on since and when I e-mailed him a photograph of the security mark on the item and asked if that was what he would be sending back, he immediately closed the dispute case.
     
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    ^^ That security mark is a great idea that I will definitely be implementing in my future projected higher-dollar auctions.
     
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    codhead...how is the security mark done? That sound like a great idea. Also with as many people that sell on eBay here, we really need to start a movement to get the seller some rights back. It's so tilted to the buyer it's not even funny. What ever happened to caveat emptor? Granted you shouldn't be out screwing buyer either.

    A good eBay story...my son is into Jurassic Park (has been since age 2). I won a jeep and some figures (the jeep said missing parts, no big deal since he plays with them). Paid for it Thursday of last week and I got Monday. Note from the seller inside that he had some other loose JP smalls so he threw them in. My son is going nuts looking at all this stuff. I send the guy a message back thanking him for the quick shipment and extras because of how much it meant to my son. Also I said it reminded me of when I first started using eBay of how it seemed buyer and sellers helped each other out. The Seller e-mails me back and said my message made his day.
     
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    One other thing I've determined on our charity shop expeditions is to avoid large towns or cities, most of the stuff in them is "designer" knock-offs from Thailand or Turkey. We prefer to search out the charity shops in smaller towns and villages in the more affluent areas, that's where the quality garments are to be found. We'll often go out of our way just to hit one small shop and are rarely disappointed. Also in the lead up to Christmas, many charities hold jumble sales (I think you call them rummage sales), again there's usually enough high-quality "country-wear" to make any trip worthwhile
     
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    Can you send me pics? :D
     
  18. codhead

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    I use a UV security pen and then take a photograph with a blacklight for illumination. I've also thought of sewing a discreet tag, somewhere out of the way, like the bottom of a top or breast pocket, or inside seam material. It may seem a bother but if the article is valuable enough, it does save some aggravation later.
     
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    Freaking Awesome! You've strengthened my resolve. Are you thinking of flipping? :lol:

    The private party is what I'm hoping for. The '93 I posted showed up on CL and was obviously a similar pickup by the dealer. I remain upbeat as my search continues.

    Oh and Klobber? In keeping with the automotive theme of this post...

    [​IMG]
     
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    this is fantastic. do you mention the security tag in your ebay posts? it's something i would definitely consider doing, just throw it on a care tag, so it doesn't affect someone's view of the item.
     
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