EBAY BUYERS: Would you buy used clothing?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 13, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    You should have seen his face.... my partner.. when I told him I bought a used pair of Levi's on EBAY...

    His comment... "You.. you, mister, everything has to look just right, Mr. Ralph Lauren, bought used jeans?"

    The reality is, I've now bought 4 pairs of Levi's off of Ebay in the last year... all "preowned" 3 of the 4 looked new, the other, I'd call very good. 3 of the 4 are really awesome.. they fit me great (and my bf is right, there is a lot of room for me to condemn them to the "heap". The one that I haven't worn much actually fits me really well, they are just a little loose in places I like them tight.

    Many of jeans and other used items I wouldn't probably buy. I've never bought a used shirt on there before... but the jeans were a good investment.
    I got a pair of tan 550's that are amazing. I love them and they were $12.00 plus shipping. And I don't think I'm taking my "cheapness" to a new level.
    I like prudent expenditures.

    So.. would you buy used clothes?
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    No, but I've thought of trying to sell some of my ripped up well-farmed jeans, as an experiment. Just haven't made the effort yet.
    You can buy a brand new pair of BDUs for $12, on-line if you're into that look or just want to go cheap. There is a used clothing store in the "gay triangle" in pdx, that the younger guys seem to go nuts over.
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    Of course. There's some very rare finds on ebay.

    -If they are out of country I won't buy.
    -I won't buy if there's no return policy.
    -I know enough about designer labels to not be ripped off by a fake.

    Recently I got a 1980s Dior cardigan for like $8.00.
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidOf course. There's some very rare finds on ebay.

    -If they are out of country I won't buy.
    -I won't buy if there's no return policy.
    -I know enough about designer labels to not be ripped off by a fake.

    Recently I got a 1980s Dior cardigan for like $8.00.


    amazing...

    i also buy pre-used clothing. only high quality things i buy. Few weeks ago i found some zara pants for 3 $ haha
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    No, I wouldn't buy used clothing on the internet, trousers especially.
    Past clothes shopping experiences have shown what a disaster I can be without the shop fitting room.
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    Apr 13, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    I can afford to buy any brand of clothing I want, but almost everything in my closet was purchased used. Why?

    1. Vintage clothing tends to be unique. When fashion trends appear, millions of the same shirt or pants hit the stores at the same time, which seems like some weird kind of demand to wear the uniform everyone else is wearing. I have no desire to look like a clone.

    2. There is only one thing that's better than recycling, and that's REUSING. Buying used clothing is a very green and responsible thing to do.

    3. You save to TON of money!
  • Webster666

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    Apr 13, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    I've bought used leather and used Levi's, but not on line.
    I need to try them on.
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    Apr 13, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    I love to buy from thrift stores [Goodwill is my favorite!] but like some of the other guys said, I would not buy from ebay -- I want to try on everything first. I've bought clothes at Goodwill that still had the tag on them icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    Only used shirts, sweaters, and jackets- but never jeans, pants, shorts, or shoes.

    Oh- and not from ebay- thrift stores only because I hate waiting for shipping and not everything 'fits' like a 'small' 'medium' or 'large.'
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    Apr 14, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    Loves me some vintage! 80's Dior is cheap on ebay. I got a fully lined, full length belted black Dior trench coat for like 100 bucks. EBAY I LOVE YOU.
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    No, cause I have to physically see them, touch them, maybe even try them on. Not to say I wouldn't elsewhere. I've found and bought excellent stuff at Goodwill.
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    Ive actually bought a fair amount of clothes on Ebay
    The only issue ive ever had.... is i wear a small and most the smalls these days are ~38-40 chest though they're listed at 34-36... so, the shirts are sometimes a lil big.
    I just ask for armpit to armpit dimensions and its all good.

    If someone bitched about me buyin clothes on Ebay id just ask em to fork over the extra cash and ill just buy name brand from the store for 4x the price

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh yea ... the BIGGEST problem with buyin from Ebay: Watch for the fucking shipping cost. Some people will sell a shirt for 4-8$ then want 18$ shipping .... ohhh hellllll no
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    I don't think I would ever...
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Apr 14, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    When you can get a this season $268 Robert Graham Shirt for $65 (shipping included) because someone decided they didn't look good in blue - yes I buy pre-owned on Ebay!

    You need to know that a lot of the NWT stuff on Ebay is Hot. But it still looks great.
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    Apr 14, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Yes. I collect viintage 70s shirts and Ebay is one of the best places to find them.
  • TrentGrad

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    Apr 14, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    deltalimen saidOf course. There's some very rare finds on ebay.

    -If they are out of country I won't buy.
    -I won't buy if there's no return policy.
    -I know enough about designer labels to not be ripped off by a fake.

    Recently I got a 1980s Dior cardigan for like $8.00.


    Di...or??? ;)
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    Apr 14, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I have bought clothing of eBay before, but not in a very long time. eBay has changed for the worse. I have bought really cool items in hip upscale vintage stores here in L.A. The best deal was this handsome navy blue suede leather jacket by Gucci for $200.00 excellent condition. Probably retailed for $1,500 + brand new.
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    Apr 14, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    I haven't, but I would if I ever stopped and thought about it before needing to go shopping.
  • grnranger99

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    Apr 15, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    Early last year I was able to buy a new Kiton suit for less than $500 on e-bay. Had to have it tailored since it was new. I also bought several new Gucci, Armani and Zegna shirts for less than $20 a piece including shipping. This was back when the economy was at a low and it was before X-mas so I guess no one was buying anything on E-bay.
    I have also purchased Armani, true religion, Hugo Boss and Brioni clothing at different Goodwill store around here. Some still had their tags from Saks on them.
    Funny, I can not tell the designer clothing from off the rack clothes, but I certainly love the deals
    Give me a comfortable pair of jeans and a worn out t-shirt any day and I'm the happiest guy in the world
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    Apr 15, 2011 12:04 AM GMT
    why not! wash it or have it dry cleaned. If it is sizing that concerns you then don't buy! Goodwill is amazing too. I am not affraid! that is why we have soap and hot water!
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    Apr 15, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    yeah i bought used clothing before at the salvation army. lol you would be surprise how much of is new and designer brand there. my favorite piece of use clothing I have is this leather biker jacket. I dont wear it often, but its nice and was a steal!
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    Apr 15, 2011 12:29 AM GMT
    Hell yes I would! Bought a $1200 Zegna sportcoat originally sold at Neiman Marcus for $55......

    And a $1495 Burberry trenchcoat for $120

  • barriehomeboy

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    Apr 15, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    So when you try on a pair of new jeans in the store, how many men have tried them on before? How many of their skin cells are clinging to you hairy legs when you discard them ?
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    Apr 23, 2012 1:32 AM GMT
    I found this site that some kid is selling his workout gear and undies,
    guysundies.webs.com/
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    Apr 23, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    I rarely buy pre-owned clothing online due to the risk of size not being right.
    I do buy pre-owned clothing almost exclusively, but at Crossroads Trading Company or some other place where I can actually shop the racks and try stuff on.
    The pricing is phenomenal, and it also feels good knowing that I'm not creating the demand for "new stuff", but rather I'm fueling local economy by recycling perfectly good fashions.