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This just really angers me

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    "Knew to Zegna, Poo Poo head, Rmdber..." I am Crying from Laughter from the last Bunch of posts. [​IMG] Â [​IMG] Â [​IMG] .
     
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Again, my plea. Can we please publicize the website, if just for this express purpose? A google ad so that the site pops up first under searches for "mens clothing discussions", "Ebay frauds", "Ebay men's clothing" of something like that would probably suffice for the time being. Either that, or this will continue, and I'll become rich, rich, rich I say.
     
  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    That's actually a cool idea, LA Guy. Though I know there would be a lot of objections to such advertising.

    By the way, I actually think that Brandmaniac is making a lot of money. His current auctions seem to be averaging around $275 - $300. That's gotta be some decent percentage of profit per suit.
     
  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    LA Guy, it's actually not bad, so long as you don't try to be deceptive in your description. A friend of mine and I went to a few thrift stores, spent $50 on a pile of suits from the 80s, mostly by Boss and Armani, steamed them, sold them on eBay and came out with a $300 profit in total. Not bad... most of the auctions ended at about $80 - 90, with us having paid under $10 for each suit.
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Well, hardly anyone becomes rich by being honest. Or maybe that's just my left-leaning tendencies rearing there ugly heads. So their. POO-POO head.

    ...need to take the Ritalin... now.
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    SD, I agree that there is a market out there for true consignment. I recently sold two of my old suits that were a few years old but had hardly been worn. But I made it crystal clear that they were used.
     
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    I'm changing my handle to Poo Poo Head.
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    Brian, with all the mailing, etc., that sounds like alot of work for $300.
     
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    It took probably 5 or 6 hours of total work to do the whole thing. The suits were in near perfect condition when we bought them, the descriptions and photos took maybe 1 hour in total, and I did all the mailing within a 3-day period, and it was really quite easy with how automated eBay is. $300 for 5 or 6 hours of work would be quite a raise for me in my horrid work position [​IMG]
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    (Ow, this floor is hard...)

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    Why not do something independent of the forum for this purpose, like start a website or create a communal e-mail account to contact bidders?

    And Brian makes a good point in that while monitoring the frauds and deceptive sellers, we shouldn't be knee jerk everytime someone overpays, but I think there is a pretty recognizable difference between making a profit and being deceptive.
     
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    There is already a community for protection against fake Louis Vuittons. MyPoupette I believe.

    They have certified sellers that have to meet certain prerequisites, etc.
     
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    Dear God.

    Simply marvelous grammar, and spelling.
     
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    I also penned a note to him, and am considering reporting him to the Ebay authorities for misrepresenting his merchandise.

    koji
     
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    I have a few suits made from Zegna fabrics by my trusty local tailor. The label reads "Cloth by Ermenegildo Zegna" and the whole suit is lined with original lining supplied by the fabrics maker which also reads "Cloth by Ermenegildo Zegna". So they do have labels in English for the non-Italian speaking world.
     

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