One day back in August or September, the wife and I were hittin up the local Marshall’s and TJ Maxxes… For some reason, I thought it’d be a good idea to pick up these brand new boats on heavy discount: $13 – size 17 KD IV Creamsicles: $10 – size 17 Hyperdunk Elites: $3 –..
Category: Thrifty Finds
A guy named Oscar Romero just bought this hat from me. If you don’t know who the OG Oscar Romero is, google it…
Yesterday Toni and I went to the once-a-month Alameda Antique Market. Quite the spectacle. We walked for hours and hours and didn’t buy a single thing…I think I was just expecting more of a flea market than an antique market. I’ve been a fan of flea markets for as long as I can remember –..
My buddy put this together for me the other day as I was looking over his shoulder…a nice little (Warriors-colored) stamp to add to my ebay photos. I really need to learn some photoshop, though. Anyone know of any good resources out there?
Levi’s world headquarters is in SF. Right downtown by the Embarcadero. One of the first things I like to do when moving to a new place is seek out the Thrift shops. And every single thrift shop I’ve been to in San Francisco has quite a varied selection of Levi’s. And they’re all cheap. And..
If you haven’t checked out Big KRIT yet, I’d highly recommend him (again). Definitely my favorite *new* rapper since maybe K’naan. If you’ve been around me any time within the past 2 (almost 3) years and asked me about what I’m listening to, I’m sure I’ve told you about this dude. And I’m sure you’ve ignored..
Picked up for $39.99, sold a week later for $149.99 + shipping. Probably could have gotten more but these are the kinds of sales I love – fast and profitable.
I purchased a pair of NB M574WCB’s from ebay a few months ago, and when I got them I realized that the sole of one shoe was at least a half inch thicker than the sole of the other. I was pretty pissed off and bummed that I had had spent ebay cash on ebay..
When I first discovered ‘The Great Mall’ in Milpitas back in 1998 or 1999, they had the worst stores imaginable. I don’t know when they decided to smarten up and add some places that people actually wanted to shop at, but I’m glad they did. One Saturday a few months ago, I found myself in..
I had a bit of an obsession with runners back in 2005-2007…funny when you look at my collection now because I really don’t have any left – I sold them all. Anyway, I got these 3 pairs on discount…I don’t remember what they were all sold for, but as usual I probably made out OK…
There used to be this great little flea market near Alphabet City on the weekends in the LES. I think it took place in a school parking lot or something…but I always used to always find steals at this place. One day I found some OG Penny (Pippen) Foam Pros…size 11 or 12…in tip top..
Jordan hybrids. Why o why did anyone ever release these monstrosities? And why o why did I think I could make some money off of them? I think I bought each pair for around $20-30 and sold each pair for like $30-40…waste of time.
I love telling this story because it’s just so ridiculous and nobody ever believes me, but here goes… When I first moved to New York, I wasn’t up on the whole ‘pay ridiculous prices for limited shoes’ kind of thing. I mean, I figured people did it, I just didn’t know how many people were..
As I’ve said before, when I was in college, money was tight. I spent a great deal of my free time hustling and trying to figure out how to keep some cash in my pocket. Gas was only about $1.25-$1.50 at a time so I used to drive often to small jobs here and there…
Shortly after I discovered the joys of bidding on ebay back in 2000 – I discovered that I could SELL items too. Being a broke college student, I was always lookin for ways to make a buck. Back before the first internet bubble burst, there was a website called ‘hoopdreams’ and it was marketed as..
Somewhere around the year 2000, I kept hearing about this website ‘ebay’ and how you could find a lot of neat stuff on it for cheap. I used to collect rap CDs and would spend hours digging through CD stores trying to fill gaps in my collection. The first item I ever bought off ebay..