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Winning At Goodwill Part 2 ($800 Pair Of Jeans)


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#16 jasonluckydog

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:37 PM

I do all my research before buying anything thank you smart phone.

#17 j2sgam

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Man, a dollar's a dollar.. I work for a living, get that money however you can... Said it before, way to be JLD...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

Among the investors in BH S&B Holdings are Steve Shore and Barry Prevor, who co-founded Steve & Barry's in 1988. The two childhood friends from Long Island, N.Y., initially found success by licensing college and university logos and selling T-shirts and all other items at under $10.

http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/sarah-jessica-parker-still-bitten-steve-barrys-104478

They must have changed up since I went last time, which has been YEARS.

#19 g5jamz

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:57 PM

Those jeans look like something Lloyd Christmas would wear.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

I go thrifting everyday. My best find recently was at Value Village the other day. I got a pair of RayBan sunglasses from the 80s in perfect condition for .75 cents. They are worth atleast $100

#21 Phinisher

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

Once upon a time there was a real connoisseur of jeans, Hidehiko Yamane – as expert and demanding as only certain Japanese “otaku” can be. He soon realized that quality denim, the original, was impossible to find on the market. During one of his trips looking for vintage pieces, he came across a 1950s American loom capable of weaving forty metres of a “selvedge” denim a day. Yamane had an idea: why not make exceptional jeans for connoisseurs like himself? So the Evisu adventure began. He originally called his jeans Evis, after the Buddhist god of prosperity, and they were made in Osaka from pure American cotton. He personally painted his famous seagull logo on each article, a long and expensive process that only produced a dozen jeans a day.

"Rolls Royce of Jeans", the EVISU brand was founded in 1991 in Osaka, Japan by Hidehiko Yamane.

Yamane-san was trained as a tailor and his love for vintage jeans



Plan on selling these ASAP I'm going to do a BIN for $450 free shipping


Awesome story.

#22 chris999

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

good luck with that.


no poo. I wouldnt pay $450 a pair of jeans, even if jesus had worn them himself. Much less $800 new...

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Awesome finds JLD... My wife keeps saying we should quit going with trendy buys for ourselves and the kids clothes and start shopping at Goodwill and Salvation Army... She says the Duggars (with the 19 kids or whatever) do that and how they're debt free blah, blah, blah.

But two things get in my way:
1)I have a slight complex because my parents didn't buy me nice clothes growing up although they had the money. My dad made a solid middle class income but made us live like we were in the poverty bracket with nothing to show for it (he didn't save either).

2) I have mentioned some of my slightly OCD paranoias elsewhere on the board, but I always think of how much disgusting stuff someone may have done in those used clothes. F a prostitute through the zipper, sharted their pants, had crabs... LOL, I just have a hard time getting around that.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

I used to work as a lose prevention officer for goodwill. Employees tend to buy most of the good stuff before it gets to da shelves. Like $3,000 watch for $100 and etc.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

I go to goodwill or go yardsaleing. I usually find good deals on stuff. Hell, that is where we got everything for our baby. I found this lady doing a moving sale, she was selling all of her baby stuff, I picked out swings, seats, small crib, a ton of clothes, bottles, etc, and she told me $50! It was easily $100's new.
I am also a big craigslister.
Last week I bought 2 nice kayaks with 2 brand new paddles for $220.
I am going to relist them separately on CL and sell each for $250. That's a $280 profit! (but the pack rat in me wants to keep them and use them, I live 1/4 from lowcountry rivers.)

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

I go to goodwill or go yardsaleing. I usually find good deals on stuff. Hell, that is where we got everything for our baby. I found this lady doing a moving sale, she was selling all of her baby stuff, I picked out swings, seats, small crib, a ton of clothes, bottles, etc, and she told me $50! It was easily $100's new.
I am also a big craigslister.
Last week I bought 2 nice kayaks with 2 brand new paddles for $220.
I am going to relist them separately on CL and sell each for $250. That's a $280 profit! (but the pack rat in me wants to keep them and use them, I live 1/4 from lowcountry rivers.)


If you lived in New Orleans, you would keep them.

Anyway, keep posting the values of random stuff...I'm always coming in contact with it. Love Pickers/Pawn Stars...so I''m learning.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:08 AM

I'm thinkin there's a few huddlers that are on craigslist...if you know what I mean?!

#28 charlotte49er

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

No I'm no knocking it, it just amazes me what people throw out.

Those jeans are hideous though. I hope u plan on selling those to some moron instead of wearing them.


I was thinking the same thing. Who on earth would pay $800 for those jeans?? I wouldn't pay $8!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

I miss Steve and Barry's. They took ours out and put in a fuging Roses :(