The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. cpmac7

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    how much would the forum say that these thrifted ties are worth per, considering that they are not new from a retail shop, but thrifted, even if in like-new condition?

    These ties were not owned by Berlusconi, but made by the tens of thousands to be given out by gifts amongst his administration to others.

    I am curious, as the owner wants $125 per tie - I think that is very high - am I missing something?

    (Ignore the fact the seller purchased these ties at $1 per tie)

    Thanks! =)


    Well they are certainly worth more than $20, like you asked. I have only sold one in the past and gotten $80 for it. I do not feel $125 is too out of line.
     
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    I'd say that if they're in perfect shape, they're worth $75-100 without the Burlesconi impremateur. An extra $25 for a tie given as a gift by the Prime Minister of Italy sounds reasonable to me.
     
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    Crikey, I was going to list mine for $40 (in decent but not perfect condition) but I never got round to it...
     
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    how much would the forum say that these thrifted ties are worth per, considering that they are not new from a retail shop, but thrifted, even if in like-new condition?

    These ties were not owned by Berlusconi, but made by the tens of thousands to be given out by gifts amongst his administration to others.

    I am curious, as the owner wants $125 per tie - I think that is very high - am I missing something?

    (Ignore the fact the seller purchased these ties at $1 per tie)

    Thanks! =)


    The only problem with this thread and the selling of items in the other section is people forget that there has to be a range of profit if one is to sell something. Should it be 100% or 15%, who knows but there is a fine line in between. If this tie or ties are worth $100+ to someone they will sell, if not expect to see drops or movement to the bay. I'd cough up $50 for the last one but not so much for the other two....
     
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    The value of an item is unrelated to the price the person who owns it pays for it. The value of the item is determined by the market.
     
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    Wait, don't the buyer and the seller both post in this thread? Just seems a little awkward...
     
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    The value of an item is unrelated to the price the person who owns it pays for it. The value of the item is determined by the market.

    Right? If i paid a dollar for something thats worth 100, i'm not going to sell it for 2 dollars and double my money, i'm gonna try to get what the fucking thing is worth. The time and gas i have invested in going on a 200 mile thrift store loop, means i'm allowed to make some money.

    BTW found another Kiton dress shirt in my size yesterday as well as some other cool stuff which i will take pics of tonight or tomorrow and post.
     
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    The value of an item is unrelated to the price the person who owns it pays for it. The value of the item is determined by the market.

    +100

    Couldnt have been said any better. If you find a kiton suit for $20 at the thrift store, you arent going to resell it for $40.
     
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    Picked up a 46L Brooks Brothers suit for $7 today. Also found 4 BB Makers ties on the low. Lastly, I picked up a Lanvin tie and a Canali tie as well.
     
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    The only problem with this thread and the selling of items in the other section is people forget that there has to be a range of profit if one is to sell something. Should it be 100% or 15%, who knows but there is a fine line in between. If this tie or ties are worth $100+ to someone they will sell, if not expect to see drops or movement to the bay. I'd cough up $50 for the last one but not so much for the other two....
    I agree - I think something like $35 for the middle one is fair, maybe $40. Definitely not $125, but that's just me.

    The value of an item is unrelated to the price the person who owns it pays for it. The value of the item is determined by the market.
    Yeah, but SF is typically viewed as a community, and members pass along sales and saving often. I have done so in the past and will in the future.

    This was not at all to put anything on the seller - was just asking a simple question. I hope the seller gets whatever he wants.

    I personally don't value the tie at $125, but I don't value many ties at >$100, c'est la vie.
     
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    If you're passing along deals for significantly less than their market value, thank you. If you're just charging a market rate, that's cool too.
     
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    If you're passing along deals for significantly less than their market value, thank you. If you're just charging a market rate, that's cool too.

    In my opinion, it really depends on the item. If it's a really rare piece that you're selling, then I can understand the high sticker price. But again, this is all based on demand.
     
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    Yeah, but SF is typically viewed as a community, and members pass along sales and saving often. I have done so in the past and will in the future.



    I do this a lot. Pick stuff up to sell cheap to someone who will appreciate it. Other stuff, however, I need to make market value on to help pay bills.
     
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    I do this a lot. Pick stuff up to sell cheap to someone who will appreciate it. Other stuff, however, I need to make market value on to help pay bills.

    Hey, is all that stuff from your eBay listings thrifted?!?!?!
     
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