By the way, when are you gonna auction off that old CHAMPION RUNNER tag
It's standard practice in our industry to make picture books of vintage styles/pieces for your pickers but I've found that labels are immensely useful as well. The tag isn't going anywhere for a long, long time. I may even keep the collection when I retire.
Rainbowgasoline's huge inventory is the result of massive eBay buying and reselling, it's the nature of the biz.
Kosher has some amazing stuff, but the whole speal about the stuff coming from his 20 year old personal collection, I find that to be a misleading way to present your items. After 1500 transactions it's time to admit you're a dealer..not a collector who is doing spring cleaning for two years straight.
Whoa! I had never even considered that.jimmyj wrote:90% of all the specialized vintage t-shirt stores on eBay do most of their buying on eBay with secondary private accounts.
"Unemployed bricklayer makes $8k a mo. at home in his underwear" Yeah that's the way to do it Jimmy! Don't gotta leave the housejimmyj wrote:90% of all the specialized vintage t-shirt stores on eBay do most of their buying on eBay with secondary private accounts. I did it. It's the way it has to be done, once you associate your account with rock tees.
I don't think I could do it that way. I need to get out, buy a coffee, visit the flea market, warehouse, estate sales, and thrift stores, get my exercise and networking done, all the while enjoying the lovely LA weather. So dull searching on eBay!
Check this out: http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-1980s-80s-B ... 0418752034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-HEAVY-METAL ... 0418749381" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
which he (or she) won in this auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0362033075" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Researching Koshercollectables is an unofficial guide to how to buy and sell vintage t-shirts on eBay.
KC's buying history is fascinating. They really should get a private account, however it wouldn't make their stuff any less awesome.
I don't know how Rainbow Gasoline does it. That business model seems pretty tough.
The business model of thrifting has a lot of wasted time built in, but I like the whole experience of going into the unknown and finding treasures in the stuff other people considered worthless. The thrill is in the hunt! It's such a great feeling to sift a thrift and stumble upon a great find. I always say, :Fuuuuuuuck yeah!" or "You're mine!" or "get in my belly!"
I love that feeling.
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