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Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. KaleidoscopicK

    KaleidoscopicK Well-Known Member

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    I always wonder how to go about placing offers on Grailed, as I imagine that sellers feel jaded with prospective buyers given the "race to the bottom" mentality.

    I've been pruning my manga, anime and video game collections for three years now (to finance my clothing purchases) through eBay/Kijiji/Craigslist and my second favourite type of buyer is the one who sends a quasi-lowball offer but actually responds to my counteroffer. That indicates to me that not only do they show real interest in an item, but they know how to bargain and are used to the process. This may sound weird, but I can respect that. Of course, most people want a bargain, and everybody has a threshold as to what price they're willing to compromise at.

    I haven't shopped at Grailed yet as I'm more inclined to go about that kind of bargaining process but I'm concerned that people will write me off for being a lowballer and not even bother sending me a counteroffer.

    On a similar train of thought, I wonder what the split is between the people who price their stuff higher than they think it'll sell at to create a wiggle room for offers, and the people who sell it at or near the lowest price they're willing to let it go at and will allow one counteroffer at most.
     
  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    its one thing to offer a bit lower than what you requested, its another to offer something like 25% of the requested bid.
     
  3. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Well-Known Member

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    I just price my stuff above what I want/expect and leave it, bump every 7 days, after the first month I'll delete it and re-list it.
    If, after some time, I feel like I've priced it too high then I'll drop it, but usually I'm just waiting on offers to negotiate.
     
  4. Meis

    Meis Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the specifics here, but from past experience- they're all offering around the same because grailed has a restriction set up so that you can't offer less than 60% (I think) of the current price. They're only all offering about the same because they're unable to send you even shittier offers...

    Also, grailed is kind of random. I'll occasionally have stuff sell quickly at decent prices and other (just as nice) stuff sit there for ages at rediculously low prices (same goes for stuff I'm watching or things I would buy if I didn't already own).

    Also grailed occasionally moves stuff from regular grailed into basic for like no apparent reason.
     
  5. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    SLP stuff sold at close to asking within 48 hrs. I priced pretty low relative to what I saw. Could've probably held out longer if I wanted to, but I'd rather get it done than deal with annoying people.

    I've had 3 or 4 people offer $100 on my silk Margiela bomber though.
     
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  6. acularw

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    I'm torn between two pairs of boots. They are obviously quite different but hoping SF'ers can help! I have wanted a pair of Chelsea boots for years, and almost got some RM Williams, but never pulled the trigger. The Epaulet Chelseas are so well done they are pretty hard to resist. On the other hand, the Padrone side zips are really sleek and about $100 less (albeit used and from Japan so no returns). Either of these would be worn for both casual and work outfits (biz casual).

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    Epaulet Chelsea

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  7. Zassiliss

    Zassiliss Well-Known Member

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    Definitely like the Epaulet ones more.
     
  8. speaknoevil

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    Anyone know a company that sells a feather necklace similar to this?
     
  9. nicelynice

    nicelynice Well-Known Member

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    Goros? Or are you asking for another brand?
     
  10. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    Goros takahashi I think
     
  11. click here

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    So is it better to use grailed or ebay these days? Got some stuff I want to sell
     
  12. sinnedk

    sinnedk Well-Known Member

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    Honestly just use both. With eBay you lose 10% + 3% PayPal so total of 13% and grailed its approx 10% so just mark up items appropriately.

    Grailed is such a shit show but once you reach an acceptable price things do sell

    Best is to sell to other members on SF with a good deal.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Is it just me, or do I not see the sashiko duster?

    First time at a real computer for days, and thought that maybe it was just a website to mobile error (which happen frequently.)

    Cheers.

    Fok.
     
  14. dieworkwear

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    Yea, I think that's slated for SS17 since it was at the last round of tradeshows. Surprised some of the pieces are already up, but maybe they're one of those brands that dont follow your typical seasonal release schedule (one full collection out; one full collection in type thing)
     
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  15. LA Guy

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    That sorta sucks. That said, loving that leather rider jacket. Really wish that there were zippers on the hip pockets... I wonder how difficult it would be to add those, and also about the hardiness of those leathers. I don't think that I've ever handled yak leather.
     
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    Yea, I don't know. There's supposed to be at least one US stockist, but I don't know if they're carrying that jacket. I really like that piece, although the price is a touch high.
     
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    I have the sand suede versions. Can confirm, they're nice, comfortable, and a good value. Just a head's up, the last is not sleek
     
  19. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    I have the same, and imo, the shape is much nicer in person than in the product photos. Definitely not very sleek, but not nearly as chunky as MR Williams or the like either.
     
  20. jet

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    Those are ugly.
     
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