What They Sell at Daffy's -- New Blog on Daffy's Menswear

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  1. musicguy

    musicguy Senior member

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    They were 50-60 when they cost 16.99. Now they're 40 bucks.

    I used to start at 75 for 40 dollar pairs. 90 for 60 dollar paris Say, around 10-15 for shipping... 15-25 profit per pair. I lowered them if they didn't sell. I sometimes made only 5 bucks a pair, but that was after I couldn't return them. Honestly it was a big hassle going to the shitty post office in Philly.

    Extra 15 for international. 5 dollars off each pair when buying more than one.

    But... supply and demand. If no one buys them they'll have to lower the prices.

    When I first started out I just added 5 bucks a pair after shipping. But that was for one offs to SF friends.
     
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    gyasih Senior member

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    The market will dictate the price. If it's too high, the prices will start to drop. At $90 or whatever, they are still cheaper than 99% of the places you'll find them. A year ago a bunch of the suits that I see listed on here were cheaper. I think everyone acknowledges things aren't the same.
     
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    I used to sell them years ago, but with the price increases it's just not worth the bother. Take pics, measurements, answer questions, negotiate with potential buyers, buyer flakes, finally a buyer pays, find out buyer lives outside US, tell him shipping will cost more.....:fu:
     


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    i should probably add that these are not slim fit. just measured my 34s and the leg opening is 8 inches. works for me though because i plan to wear them casually with trainers.

    the wife dragged me in to the city again so i took a look in some of the other locations. 57th st definitely the best selection, closely followed by 44th st. almost nothing in the others. did not see times square.
     
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    :(

    I really love my life here... but oh do I miss cheap awesome pants at Daffy's and the random slim fitting italian shirts. Guess it's time to get someone to make these kind of pants for me...
     
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    :lol: & :facepalm: at the "it takes too much effort" arguments.

    Yes it's really tough to set aside the hour or so it takes to take measurements on 10 pairs of pants, take 3-4 photos per pair, and then upload them. It's too much effort to answer PMs - oh, how those seconds/minutes add up! And if (more like when) they sell, they complain about the hour or so it takes to go to the post office to queue up and post them.

    "Too much effort" they cry!

    Assuming you sell just 5 pairs at a low-end $15 profit each, what sort of job allows anyone with zero qualifications save a bit of cash on hand and some spare time to make $75 over 2-3 hours? I went to medical school for 6 years and when I started out I barely made that hourly rate. And lest we forget - it's essentially a risk free proposition since if no one buys the seller can always return it.

    I'm almost embarrassed for the posters whenever these it's just too hard posts come up - how soft/entitled can people get?
     
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    typo, i meant 8 inches.

    yeah i hear you man. i am in NYC on a reasonably short term basis. have a feeling these threads will be heartbreaking when i leave! :-0
     


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    Prices are up on Incotex here on B&S for several reasons. First demand is greater as more people use SF and know Incotex. Daffys has raised their prices. Cotton as a commodity has increased a good bit over the last few years. Incotex are hard to find on sale at dept. stores or in the outlet stores; plus it takes time and luck to find them on sale so not a high odds bet.

    I think B&S is a very efficient market. People know how to find the good stuff and pay accordingly. Lastly B&S does take a lot of time, that's not whining just factual statement.
     


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    I appreciate the well thought out response on threads that deal with prices, mark-up, etc. No one forces a buyer to pay anything, he/she can move on or offer a lower price. The sense of entitlement around here and in society, in general, amazes me. People, stores, et al spend time, money and other non factored in costs to bring a product to market. Anything that makes it way on this forum is already well below retail and we should consider ourselves fortunate to have this place. It's not perfect but it is a hell of a lot better than most i-marketplaces.
     


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    1. It takes me more than "an hour or so" to take pictures and measurements of 10 pairs of pants. Maybe I'm slow.
    2. In your "an hour or so" you failed to include the time spent shopping for the pants and checking for which ones are defective.
    3. Daffy's accepts returns within 14 calendar days. For me that means that I need to sell within the first 10 days that I post them on B&S.
    4. You failed to consider that if I sell 10 pairs of pants, I may have to go to the post office 10 times as I ship daily and do not make buyers wait.
    5. As a doctor, you should be paying full price for pants and not looking for B&S bargains. :devil:
     
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  11. Brianpore

    Brianpore B&S (BS) ambassador-in-chief

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    [​IMG]You're joking, right? I sure hope so!
     


  12. Fred G. Unn

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    Lots of cotton Incotex at the Daffy's at Jersey Gardens Outlets. I picked up 5 pairs, all priced at $19.99. 5 pairs of Incotex for under $100!
     


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    Anyone been to Daffy's recently, how's the store stock of Mabitex/Incotex like?
     


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    Sadly, Mabitex haven't been seen in about a year -- the company from what I've been told is out of business. The Incotex stock was thinned out the first two weeks the merchandise came in, and most of it is gone at this point except for a few larger sizes or some pairs that have major imperfections. I don't expect much at Daffy's til the Fall merchandise comes out --- give it 2-4 weeks or so. But I've got weekly updates on the blog (yellowbaggers.blogspot.com) w/stuff that is semi-decent -- the good stuff has really come and gone at this point for Spring, but there are still a few things worth looking for if you've got some time on your hands.
     


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    Came there probably 3 times the last month or so. Zero, zilch, nada.

    I did score a few incotex/mabitex early spring. All were summer colors. I deeply regretted not picking up the red incotex (there were a few of them actually) that my wife said, "she couldn't imagine me wearing" :(

     


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