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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes View Post
    If I was still a broke college kid with a ton of time and hustle I would probably try to buy like $50 worth and flip them for $5 or $6 a piece, but nowadays I'd rather some other nerd find them and be excited like me. Then again, there were legit hundreds in a gigantic cardboard box. Maybe I should go offer them $50 for the whole box and do something fun with them...
    Fuse them together and make a belt out of some....or a jacket, hahaha.

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    MegaStrap!

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    You can find large lots of these for cheap on Alibaba. I would guess that Clockwork Synergy and several other suppliers buy from the same few manufacturers.


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    Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).

    Ninety-nine percent of eBay menswear sellers, or about a zillion people, have a "smoke-free, pet-free home," according to carlitos' extensive research.

    What are the odds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    this one is 100% mine. so happy to have it. wore the shell in some serious rain we had here on boston yesterday...




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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    wow.

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    I discovered thrifting thirty-five years ago and haven't brought a new item of clothing since (with the exception of underwear and socks). I practice buying a level of quality I could not afford if I paid retail prices. Here are two examples: The top is a Peerless Couture silk & cashmere blazer with horn buttons, Bemberg lining and half canvas construction. New price over $600.00. I paid $32.00 on eBay. The blue blazer is by Daniel Cremieux (I love the testeful brown buttons) and would cost over $300 at Dillards. I paid $22.00 on eBay. At these prices I have eliminated clothing as a major expense while still collecting a quality wardrobe! Plus, I learned how to do my own alterations saving even more in the process!
    Buy cheap... wear well... SplurgeFrugal.com

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    Stopped by the thrift store yesterday. Apparently, someone, my size must have dropped off a few items because I picked up three pieces of outerwear:

    1. A surprisingly nice wool blend, tweed blazer by Gap.
    2. Another surprisingly nice wool blend grey peacoat by Merona.
    3. A cotton unstructured navy blazer by J. Crew.

    $35 for all three.

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    I usually pick up just for personal use now, unless I find something amazing. Top 3 in the last month:

    1: NWT Todd Snyder cable sweater (TJ Maxx for $40)
    2: Suit Supply double breasted car coat in amazing shape (Buffalo Exchange for $40)
    3: Barely used Buck Mason raw jeans ($9 at Goodwill)

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    Todd Snyder at TJ Maxx? Dude.

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