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Stetson Playboy

Discussion in 'Hats' started by besdor, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

  2. It's great to see that vintage fedoras like this one are again fetching good prices for their sellers! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap


    The box is great too.


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  3. This just isn't fair. :mad: My hat size as well.
     
  4. "Minty" seemed an accurrate description!
     
  5. Dreispitz

    Dreispitz One Too Many

    And why is that? All the other beauties are all fetching prices beyond the bounderies: OR Stetsons and their equivalents, espetially when being one hundreds, or so :D

    Whithout this forum ..... who would know? Would I ever have bid over 300 USD for a Stetson Playboy? I do not think so!

    I am glad this forum exists! Hats are back :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  6. Jimmy the Lid's making news again... :D
     
  7. I hope he'll buy my 'off-to-eBay-they-go' fedoras :D

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  8. As far as 'fetching' prices go, however, it is still all over the road. Recently a Lounger bought a as-new Stetson Whippet in the very desirable size of 7-5/8 for $40. Then, there's this Playboy which went high but is an absolutely stunning and rare hat to find. A very informed buy.
     
  9. Yes, but that's because the silly seller prevented a typical bidding war by making his/her auction a "Buy-It-Now" deal -- and at a low price.

    If the seller had not done so, the hat would have almost certainly been bid up to $300 +.



    'Lucky' eBay sellers offer good photos and descriptions (with easily searchable "buzzwords") for valuable, desirable things ... and start them off at very low opening bid prices. No "Buy-It-Now" option, ever.


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  10. Lefty

    Lefty I'll Lock Up

    I pretty much chalk-up any really nice hat that goes over about $325 to JtL. The odds seem to run in my favor. :p
     
  11. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

    And I thought Douglas spent a lot on hats!! 370.00 for a vintage hat is a lot of money but when you compare what a new hat costs today and the quality that it is made of, perhaps 370 isnt a lot after all.


    Steven
    www.bencrafthats.com
     
  12. That's kinda my thinking on it, too, Steven. If a new garden-variety Borsalino is worth, what? something pushing 300 bucks? then $370 for that old Playboy, in that condition, and in that size, is a relative bargain. Not that I would pay that much for it, because I'm confident I could find a lower price on a comparable hat, and because I ain't made of money. And because I already own many, many old hats, including a very nice, very clean Playboy for which I paid less than $100, if memory serves. But if you got the scratch, well, $370 ain't all that much, and at least you'd have something good to show for it.
     

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