Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thrift Store - Thomas Pink Dress Shirts

Thomas Pink is a retail clothing company that started in England in the early 1980s. I have never heard of the Thomas Pink brand until I was browsing the rack at the local Thrift Store and saw this big Pink label inside of a mens dress shirt. The label instantly made me think that this was an expensive shirt. So I purchased it and went home and did some research on it. Men's Pink Dress shirts in the checker pattern sell for $40.00 and up in excellent used condition. The first shirt I purchased has a small rip in the top of the inside collar so I kept it for myself, and it's a great shirt that I get lots of compliments on. I have seen several Thomas Pink shirts since.

John Paul

Friday, March 27, 2009

What's Your eBay Temptation?

We all do it every once in a while. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Run an eBay search for items we probably are not going to buy anytime in the near future, but we feel like looking at them anyway. It's just like window shopping on 5th avenue during the holidays. For me it is a nice little break from constantly selling items on eBay and rarely buying.

What's your eBay search weakness? I would say mine is searching for rare Range Rovers especially a 1997 Defender 90 Wagon. I am a Land Rover nut and I have wanted this truck which was only available in the US in 1994 1995 and 1997 in limited production. See the thing is the price is about the same now on a used one as it was on a new over 12 years ago in 1997.

John Paul

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thrift Store - Lacoste Shirts

I come across at least one Lacoste shirt almost every time I go Thrift Store shopping and today I found 3. They are usually selling between $2.99-$4.99 at Thrift stores and sometimes you can get them half off those prices. I have sold used Lacoste polo shirts on eBay with great success even if they are not in perfect condition. The key to selling Lacoste Polo Shirts is to make sure they are 100% Authentic. There are a lot of fakes out there, but everyone I have sold is authentic because I know what to look for.

Here is how to tell if your Lacoste shirt is legit.

- A genuine Lacoste crocodile should be very detailed & tightly stitched. You should see teeth and claws.
-On men’s polos, the crocodile is on the left hand side, between the bottom button and the placket.
-Solid Lacoste Polos have 2 Mother of Pearl buttons. The buttons have two holes in them and are threaded horizontally. Some of the striped Lacoste polos may have 3 buttons. Make sure there is nothing written on the buttons.
-The tag on the inside of the shirt towards the top collar will be sized in numbers on the top left. Either US sizing (4, 5, 6, 7, etc.) or European sizing (40, 42, 44 etc.) The tag will never be M, L, XL.

-The croc on the tag should also be detailed. You should be able to see the whites in the eyes.
OK you are now ready to go find some Pre-Owned Lacoste shirts. Just make sure to save some for me.
John Paul

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thrift Store Jeans

With my eBay sales way down lately, I have been depending on Amazon sales to help me make it through these tough times. Looking for new ways to find products to sell on eBay and bring back the excitement of no reserve auctions. I have started hitting the thrift stores and am amazed at the deals to be had.

The best selling items so far have been lightly used Jeans. I am amazed by the high end designer jeans that I have found. The key is making sure the jeans are 100% authentic. I have included some resources below to help you in that process, but first off lets look at the brands that are worth buying that I have found multiple quantities at thrift stores..

  • Paige Premium Denim
  • Citizens of Humanity
  • 7 for all Mankind (do not get them confused with seven jeans)
  • True Religion
  • Rag & Bone

Other brands if you can get them at a really good price are (Lucky Brand, Diesel, Hollister, and Maternity Jeans)

Resources for helping to Authenticate Jeans

John Paul

Monday, March 23, 2009

Auction Bump Websites..

I see these Auction Bump websites showing up everywhere these days. It's basically free advertising for your eBay auctions. You upload an image, add your auction title, & item number and it stays on the website until it is bumped off. Are these auction bump websites really worth the time?

I know it is free advertising which can never hurt, but I feel that everyone going to these sites just wants to bump there own auctions and get the heck out of there, or is that just me who does that.

Speaking of free advertising check out this adorable Rothschild Girls Coat that I just listed.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Going Old School..Puma Yo MTV Raps Collection!!!!

I just received a group of Puma Yo MTV Raps!!! T-Shirts.
These shirts are great and were limited to certain boutiques.
Check them out ---> Puma Yo MTV Raps Collection

Ed Lover & Doctor Dre ~ MC Shan ~ Big Daddy Kane ~ Doug E Fresh

Thursday, March 5, 2009 BOGO Sale

With a little patience (there are 1000's of products on sale) you can search around for there Buy One Get One 1/2 Price Sale to find some products to sell on eBay U.K.
Items that sell well on eBay U.K. include name brands like Eucerin & Neutrogena. Products that do well are baby products, oral hygiene care, and dry skin products.

Here's a good way to earn some extra incentives while buying from
Sign up for Swagbucks by clicking the link below.

Search & Win

Swagbucks is a search engine that offers you the chance to win cool prizes from every time you search. Swagbuck's search engine gets its results from Google, so you are not missing out on anything.
Once you join Swagbucks click on the Shop & Earn link on the left side of there homepage. Find the link from there Featured Shops. You will earn 1 Swag Buck for every $5.00 you spend. In addition to the Swag Bucks, you can also earn dollars. Drugstore Dollars accumulate every quarter and then you have 1 month to spend them.

John Paul

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