The Vintage Buyers and Sellers Quiz.
I am a very lucky person. I am often asked H.D.Y.G.T.F.A.J.? (or, How Did You Get That Awesome F****g Job?) There are many perks to dealing in the vintage world aside from the clothing and the experiences. There are also countless people I meet and get to know personally. We discuss what’s cool and what’s not in whatever corner of the world they may live. I learn interesting bits of this and that – almost always things I would never expect from even less likely suspects. Vintage dealers are a global network of treasure hunters. Vintage buyers are another sort of category, both good and, well, kind of just as good, sometimes. If you’re a seller, then this quiz is for you as a sort of customer to seller training exercise. I will chuckle to myself, assuming that you’re doing the same while reading this.
So you want to buy some vintage clothing? No problem! Here’s a short pop quiz on what ‘vintage’ clothing actually means.
1.Every Pair of 1980’s Denim Will Fit Me.
C. Sometimes with a coat hanger.
D. They will if you take them to a tailor.
2. Do you have any 1970’s Arena Rock Tour Tees For Five Bucks Each In Bulk?
C. OH! Finally someone is going to buy these!
3. I Can’t Take Any Pieces That Have Any Marks Or Wear. And They Must Be All 1960’s Party Pieces. Is that cool?
A. Sure! Got Tons In The Back.
C. Sounds like a lame party.
4. Your Price Tag Says $100. Would You Take $15? I Can Pay With Cash.
A. Sorry, We Only Take Bitcoin.
B. You Mean Like, Real-Money-Type-Cash?
C. Yes, Thank You!
D. The Price Tag Says $100.
5. I Bought This (Leather Jacket, Dress, Jumpsuit) On Friday Night (It’s Now Monday Morning), Can I Return It?
B. Do You Have Your Receipt?
C. Would You Like Store Credit?
D. Dude, I Was Standing Next To You At The Bar While You Were Wearing It Friday Night.