Menswear: You Know You're A Fashionista When...................................


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Hanto
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3157 posts since 30/11/09

7 Apr 2020 09:38
Crackajack wrote: Weird that MrP seem to have done an advertorial for Marrkt presumably?

Yeah it looks like it was the Pop Up they were due to do a couple of weeks ago.

I do think that they are definitely on to a good thing and will have better results than what would have happened with Superdenim, purely because of the competition on line getting ridiculous. The only I would say is that they should charge less commission for their new Marrkt Place idea. I feel like the effort involved to photograph the products before posting etc. justifies the commission, to an extent (I still think 35% is a lot), but if you are just posting a picture of jeans taken on the floor, then its not different that eBay with a more niche captive audience.
jplxx
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1829 posts since 3/11/09

7 Apr 2020 09:45
35%? That why everything is so dear on marrkt? How do you sell on it?
Crackajack
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7968 posts since 21/4/05

7 Apr 2020 11:18
It's a pretty clunky service but they have motivated buyers.

You email them via a form, list your items in a spreadsheet with a bit more detail if they are interested, post to them using a courier label. They set asking price.

They are also very slow to make payment, sold a few things and payment is weeks overdue
jplxx
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1829 posts since 3/11/09

posted 7 Apr 2020 11:22, edited 7 Apr 2020 11:22
No just better eBaying? Or grailed?
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

7 Apr 2020 11:32
I imagine it's a good platform for high-value niche items that don't need a quick sale.

Avoids scammy eBay buyers.
16simon
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598 posts since 21/4/11

7 Apr 2020 11:56
Not sure I'd want anyone holding high value items on a sale or return basis for me atm, too risky
Crackajack
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7968 posts since 21/4/05

7 Apr 2020 12:14
They make clear they don't own the items but yeah that is an issue. How would a seller get them back if they went under…

I think they under priced some bits but not having to deal with returns and seller q's is good of course. I'm jaded by the eBay thread on here.

I know a physical consignment shop that charged 50% so it's better than that.
andrew_
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609 posts since 23/1/10

7 Apr 2020 12:44

Enjoyed this.

I think I've also started to realise the difference between clothes I admire (for fabric, design…even cultural history) and clothes I'll actually wear.
Unsure if that's just getting older and more boring though? Still want to buy fruity stuff, just never feel comfortable wearing it.

I also need to stop finding something I like and then wanting to buy it in every colour it comes in.
Always just end up wearing the initial purchase. Currently have a yellow and green Patagonia Baggies bookmarked.
Probably need to just stick with black.
Hanto
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3157 posts since 30/11/09

7 Apr 2020 13:42
jplxx wrote: 35%? That why everything is so dear on marrkt? How do you sell on it?

I always am surprised at the prices having found the commission info out. I bought a Real McCoy's Deerskin vest, near enough mint, for £495 on there, bearing in mind it retails for about 118,000 yen /£1,300 here. That would mean the seller would have got about £320.

I looked to sell the Vibergs I had on there, which were brand new and cost $700 before taxes etc. They said they would sell easily for around £375, which would have given me £243, which would have been a huge loss.

As a buyer I think it's a great site, maybe not so much a seller. However the Real McCoy's stock level is really impressive and what I often go back to look for. They definitely have a niche there that saves time finding ebay/grailed/Yahoo auctions listings, which can be a minefield.
Crackajack
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7968 posts since 21/4/05

7 Apr 2020 14:04
Should have a sliding scale comission perhaps, or offer a seller discount. Doesn't seem much going up.
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

8 Apr 2020 07:44

I'm terrible for buying outfits for highly-specific yet completely hypothetical events.

E.g. If this group of people had a pre-wedding party at this place I'd probably like to wear this.
swede
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9865 posts since 21/3/09

8 Apr 2020 07:54
Laughing out loud
eazypz
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3371 posts since 16/4/10

8 Apr 2020 09:23
Pretty much what my mrs does Laughing out loud
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

21 Apr 2020 09:45
kid unknown wrote: That got rid of about 10% Laughing out loud

You shoulda stopped there Kid. Rotation is always the key.

With rotation good stuff never dies, it just gets older
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

24 Apr 2020 07:38
Doing a survey for a work project. If, while online shopping, you were shown a clear choice between your non-sustainable but cheap option, and a slightly more pricey but sustainably made option, would you lot opt to buy more sustainable products and pay the extra?
carl lewis
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23965 posts since 14/10/04

24 Apr 2020 07:49
Depends what it is?

Sustainable is the new carbon foot print gimmick big companies keep pushing
krisricey
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2198 posts since 24/3/12

24 Apr 2020 07:51
Could be anything. Example if you're about to buy 1kg of peanut butter doing your online groceries, but it flags up saying it contains palm oil (also offers an explanation for why palm oil is bad) and offers a similar product that is sustainably sourced, zero palm oil etc but costs maybe £2 more. Would you choose it or would you ignore it?

We would include other visual guilt triggers like a scale from 1-10, red to green etc
bertoni
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1485 posts since 29/9/11

posted 24 Apr 2020 08:04, edited 24 Apr 2020 08:04
I’d choose it. I already try and buy local….more expensive but at least you know working conditions are ok and you put money back into your own community. I’d rather pay more for something reliable and well made though I realise higher cost isn’t a guarantee of that.
swede
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9865 posts since 21/3/09

24 Apr 2020 08:11
peanut butter is probably one of the only things that I go out of my way to buy the "sustainable sourced" version of. saw some vid about deforestation and gorillas etc. #woke
Hanto
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3157 posts since 30/11/09

24 Apr 2020 08:12
krisricey wrote: Could be anything. Example if you're about to buy 1kg of peanut butter doing your online groceries, but it flags up saying it contains palm oil (also offers an explanation for why palm oil is bad) and offers a similar product that is sustainably sourced, zero palm oil etc but costs maybe £2 more. Would you choose it or would you ignore it?

We would include other visual guilt triggers like a scale from 1-10, red to green etc

I think I see it as a secondary benefit. With food, its sounds stupid but taste or the quality of the produce would be key. Where/how it was made would be an added benefit but would not be the key driver. It also depends on what you use it for. If I was making stir fry with peanut butter, for example, I would use a cheaper option as it would get lost in the other ingredients so is less critical. On the flip side, on toast, you may want something like Pic's.

With clothes, where it is made is more important to me. Part of it is that I am quite impressionable in that sense, but I would always opt for Made in US, Japan, Italy, Portugal etc. New Balance is good example. Again, if the source of the material is listed, it is beneficial to know, but I am not too sure it would make me pick an item specifically for that reason.

Having said that, I think depending on the demographic, you would get vary different answers. The company I work for does a lot of work with independent pet food manufacturers, for example, and pet owners are very hot on what they feed their animals, and will pay a premium for it.