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    Default Re: THE SECRET OF MY HUMBLE SUCCESS....

    Quote Originally Posted by lilstrlett View Post
    No offense, but I think you're kind of materialistic. I know you said a lot of the things don't have a "name," but to me it doesn't matter how much you spend on things. What matters is if you love what you have. I have jewelery from thrift stores that are awesome and that no one else has, and don't care that it cost $2.
    I agree! I also agree with those who say you come across as very materialistic. But then you also admitted that and make no apologies for it. So to each his own.

    Your title says The Secret Of My Humble Success.....but we all know your not actually being humble....hmm?

    You are, of course, very lucky to have the things you do. But constantly posting about the value of your things is a turn off for me. Nothing personal. To each her own, too.
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    If you purchased a used LV for AU$1700 that retails NEW for AU$6400 that doesn't mean that the used LV is worth AU$6400. The used LV you purchased might have only cost AU$2100 when it was purchased new however many years ago.
    As we all know LV has several price increases a year. To know the accurate value of a LV item you need to look and see what the average price of the item is selling for, used in the condition that is closest to the one in question.
    I had a LV Cabas Piano in excellent condition that retails new for US $1070 but I was only able to sell it for US $400. So that means that my LV was only worth US $400-$500 not US $1070. The LV Cabas Piano was only $600 when it was first released not the current $1070 that it retails for today due to many price increases.

    I hope that all made sense.
    What I am trying to say is...just because an item retails new for a certain amount doesn't make the used item worth the same dollar amount.

    I guess I am not really materialistic, just like good quality, so I don't quite understand your way of thinking. As I said in my first post, "To each their own".

    Please don't attack me I am just trying to help you understand what so many of us are trying to say.

    Buying 2nd hand does not mean it is lower than a new item! I MAY KNOW THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING - BUT I ALSO KNOW THE VALUE OF EVERYTHING!
    A bisten hard case suitcase bought used for AU$1700- is in my opinion AU$6400- in value to me! Even though I did not pay the new price of AU$6400- Personally I still believe the item is worth the AU$6400-

    I see nothing inferrior in used/second hand items!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    If you purchased a used LV for AU$1700 that retails NEW for AU$6400 that doesn't mean that the used LV is worth AU$6400. The used LV you purchased might have only cost AU$2100 when it was purchased new however many years ago.
    As we all know LV has several price increases a year. To know the accurate value of a LV item you need to look and see what the average price of the item is selling for, used in the condition that is closest to the one in question.
    I had a LV Cabas Piano in excellent condition that retails new for US $1070 but I was only able to sell it for US $400. So that means that my LV was only worth US $400-$500 not US $1070. The LV Cabas Piano was only $600 when it was first released not the current $1070 that it retails for today due to many price increases.

    I hope that all made sense.
    What I am trying to say is...just because an item retails new for a certain amount doesn't make the used item worth the same dollar amount.

    I guess I am not really materialistic, just like good quality, so I don't quite understand your way of thinking. As I said in my first post, "To each their own".

    Please don't attack me I am just trying to help you understand what so many of us are trying to say.

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    Well, your wife damier alma is the first and only LV you paid retail price? All my LV bags i have, i paid in full price, but i'm not even in their vip list and I never even bother to ask. Because compare to those who really buy regularly, i'm NOWHERE CLOSE. What I was trying to say is, when you buy all the used LV bags, but you actually lied about that and make yourself sounds like you're LV big customer, that's something I can't agree. ZG is right about the used, new and resale value. I understand some ppl just can't afford, or think a new bag is overpriced, or ppl sell their old bags to fund for new bags. So i respect you on this, at least you didn't buy replica bags. (well, some ppl would do that when they cant afford one).

    Anyway, you keep throwing out the numbers of what you own, it's just over the top when i can see that you just repeating yourself, over and over. When you use the word humble, please mean it. :)
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    Default Re: THE SECRET OF MY HUMBLE SUCCESS....

    What said is basically - "somebody might know the price of everything but the value of nothing!"

    The used LV Bisten I quoted at AU$6400- new was purchased for AU$1700-
    I think it is worth AU$3000- on the used market - ie fashionphile site etc.

    I am not deluding myself to think I have a AU$6400- suitcase.... however I do believe I have $6400- worth of value!

    VALUE AND ACTUAL PRICE PAID are 2 different things.....


    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    If you purchased a used LV for AU$1700 that retails NEW for AU$6400 that doesn't mean that the used LV is worth AU$6400. The used LV you purchased might have only cost AU$2100 when it was purchased new however many years ago.
    As we all know LV has several price increases a year. To know the accurate value of a LV item you need to look and see what the average price of the item is selling for, used in the condition that is closest to the one in question.
    I had a LV Cabas Piano in excellent condition that retails new for US $1070 but I was only able to sell it for US $400. So that means that my LV was only worth US $400-$500 not US $1070. The LV Cabas Piano was only $600 when it was first released not the current $1070 that it retails for today due to many price increases.

    I hope that all made sense.
    What I am trying to say is...just because an item retails new for a certain amount doesn't make the used item worth the same dollar amount.

    I guess I am not really materialistic, just like good quality, so I don't quite understand your way of thinking. As I said in my first post, "To each their own".

    Please don't attack me I am just trying to help you understand what so many of us are trying to say.

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    If you read my original posting you would appreciate the importance of MARGINS and % of new price. If you are serious about being a WHEELER DEALER the margins are crucial.

    The reason I mention the margins is so you can learn the % to look for in a good deal.

    If you have no idea what % an item is worth 2nd hand..... you have no idea what a good deal is.

    Obviously very few people can appreciate the honesty I go to to help my fellow memebers.... most people think I am just showing off.... WHEN INFACT I AM NOT!

    My original piece was very humble.... I shared many personal details.... ie. I was broke a few years ago after divorce.... ie. advice how to wheel and deal..... ie. details about my lack of financial resources at times.....

    It might be best if I do not post for a while..... obviously I have been misquoted, taken out of context and ridiculed......

    Please don't ask me to post again if you are going to attack me.

    Quote Originally Posted by milwifenjapan View Post
    I agree! I also agree with those who say you come across as very materialistic. But then you also admitted that and make no apologies for it. So to each his own.

    Your title says The Secret Of My Humble Success.....but we all know your not actually being humble....hmm?

    You are, of course, very lucky to have the things you do. But constantly posting about the value of your things is a turn off for me. Nothing personal. To each her own, too.

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    Default Re: THE SECRET OF MY HUMBLE SUCCESS....

    I honestly am not trying to attack you at all.

    I think we can agree that everyone reads things differently here on the internet, so it can all be easily misinterpreted, which may be the case here.

    I truly meant no ill will towards you.
    You can put your boots in the oven,
    but that don't make em biscuits...

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    Default Re: THE SECRET OF MY HUMBLE SUCCESS....

    Yeah I agree, I think this has gotten a little overboard! Misinterpretation is very common online especially if you dont have inflection, tone, non-verbal cues to help you understand the message, so you basically 'fill in the blanks' as you read.

    I know the 'plastic beads and untrained eye' comment might be offensive to some, and clearly it was to some. But i dont think it was Archie's intention to offend or brag. I guess some people are more direct and self-disclose more than others can tolerate, which end up offending people. So while Archie sees it as being an honest comment and perhaps even trust this community, leading to him being so direct, others might see it as an attack on their taste and preferences.

    I thought the post was rather interesting, to be honest. And some useful tips too on how to purchase used items and start a collection without breaking one's bank account. When I first read the post, I frankly thought if Archie didnt state the retail price and resale price, then you wont know how much of a bargain you can get or how much you can save or earn! I didnt see it as bragging, I just felt, it is necessary in this particular context (cant say it is necessary to state the price all the time in other of his posts or in a different context though :P).

    And the topic is specifically about how he (Archie) managed to start his collection from scratch and the process of wheeling and dealing. So yes, if you wish to start your own collection, then you need to have "an eye" (trained eye) out for the things you are purchasing to make sure you dont get cheated. And by telling you his background, I see it more as a form of encouragement - that you too can start a collection if you are interested, even from scratch.

    I dont think it was his intention to be rude or a show-off (cant say the same about some of the more angry posts Archie posted a few weeks ago! heh ). But yeah, people interpret things differently and that is also why the world is such an interesting and diverse place :)
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    Default Re: THE SECRET OF MY HUMBLE SUCCESS....

    I thought I know jade-jadeite and nephrite.
    Recently I spotted an interesting 'jadeite' necklace on Malleries sold by Fehrman collection.
    WOW,it is old alright,it is old plastic so I called them and they insisted it is genuine jadeite and relisted the item after I returned it.
    Waiting for the next sucker,but they offer free shipping so every time a buyer returns the item,they lose shipping money.
    what a great way to punish a pair of crooks.
    Take a look,it is still there on their website.
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