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Just now, Devilsguy said:

TJF is now on r/hockeyjerseys.

One more reason I shouldn't even bother ever looking there anymore.

So I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand the love for this guy?

congrats twitter, 99% of what he finds sre close out jerseys. 

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13 minutes ago, Phil the Thrill said:

So I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand the love for this guy?

congrats twitter, 99% of what he finds sre close out jerseys. 

I don't get it either. I mean all he does is sit on eBay all day long. Are people really that lazy nowadays? I got blasted by his followers once for stating this. Someone even tried to tell me that the guy has probably 'set up an API so that he sees all the good deals first'. Excuse me?

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If it wasn’t for him, I’d also have one of those 2018 East MICs on my way. But instead, he needs to publicly announce every steal. 

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1 hour ago, Phil the Thrill said:

If it wasn’t for him, I’d also have one of those 2018 East MICs on my way. But instead, he needs to publicly announce every steal. 

True, but like 99.9% of the stuff he posts is just garbage to feed the Thrift Store crowd.....

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9 minutes ago, KB67 said:

True, but like 99.9% of the stuff he posts is just garbage to feed the Thrift Store crowd.....

Well it does match the subreddit... quantity over quality.

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12 minutes ago, Phil the Thrill said:

Well it does match the subreddit... quantity over quality.

It used to be different.

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TJF is a 20 year old college kid who considers $30 poorly customized Reebok replicas in size small to be "steals."  He appeals to high school and college kids who seemingly don't know how to use the search feature on eBay.

It's not hard to see why a subreddit inhabited mostly by that kind of crowd loves him.

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For those who don't follow him, this is the kind of junk he posts

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Phil the Thrill said:

Who’s “mentor” is barely even into the hobby and is more about flipping/aggressively selling his stuff. 

Who's his mentor?

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55 minutes ago, perthisthereason said:

It used to be different.

Was it better?

I don't think I have actually posted in that subreddit, but I have been lurking there for a couple years now.  Very first post I looked at was a guy who posted his entire jersey collection that was about 20-25 jerseys deep.  Half were replicas and half were knockoffs.

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On 6/17/2019 at 10:23 PM, Devilsguy said:

Who's his mentor?

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1 hour ago, Devilsguy said:

Was it better?

I don't think I have actually posted in that subreddit, but I have been lurking there for a couple years now.  Very first post I looked at was a guy who posted his entire jersey collection that was about 20-25 jerseys deep.  Half were replicas and half were knockoffs.

I started following it in '16 when there were only around 3,5k users subscribed, and it was actually possible to see nice and rare jerseys posted frequently, whereas now it's just one $20 grail after another. Which is absolutely fine. Don't get me wrong, if that's all you can afford, go for it. The thing that pisses me off, though, is that the recent influx of new users brought the whole 'Reddit culture' to the place. I don't need this 'oof ouch owie', 'F', and 'this week my dog died, I was diagnosed with cancer, and became homeless, but receiving this jersey brought tears to my eyes' stuff.

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On 6/17/2019 at 7:54 PM, Phil the Thrill said:

If it wasn’t for him, I’d also have one of those 2018 East MICs on my way. But instead, he needs to publicly announce every steal. 

This x 1000. 

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It was brought to my attention that TJF actually highlighted one of my jerseys. He stayed the details incorrectly and by the time I saw it, I had already changed the price, but I’m not sure if that was before or after his post. 

It did nothing and I still got only one bid from an IJ member. 

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I'm still blown away by how he is that revered.  I mean all he is doing is using the search feature.  These guys don't know how to use it?  The jerseys he is finding are typically a dime a dozen.

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1 hour ago, Devilsguy said:

I'm still blown away by how he is that revered.  I mean all he is doing is using the search feature.  These guys don't know how to use it?  The jerseys he is finding are typically a dime a dozen.

Are you really that surprised?  Look at the millions of YouTube "personalities" that post the dumbest things, but still make thousands of dollars per month because of the number of subscribers that help bring in ad revenue.

 

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This reminds me of that time I used to post all the sweet sweet goodness on ebay in the Deals and Steals thread and everyone hated me for giving away their secret finds...good times :D

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Don't worry, Slim.  We'll find new reasons to hate you! 🤣🤣🤣

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9 minutes ago, jsh139 said:

Don't worry, Slim.  We'll find new reasons to hate you! 🤣🤣🤣

Stuck up, self important author. 

;) 

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Bruh.

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Hey I'm back after being away for a couple weeks.  I moved this past Friday as my wife and I decided to upgrade.  For those wondering, I am actually slightly closer now to Meigray than I was before lol.

Also I got into it with TJF a week or so back on twitter.  He then reached out to me privately and we talked for a bit.  After talking to him my opinion has changed a bit to where he is actually a nice guy who seems to be doing it largely as a labor of love.  He actually reads this forum but is a little hesistant to join due to expecting a less than warm welcome from us.  I think he should as 1) he hates knockoffs and 2) will provide some convo here since let's face it; it's kind of quite around here these days.  Any thoughts on this?

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The more the merrier, I say.

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48 minutes ago, Devilsguy said:

Hey I'm back after being away for a couple weeks.  I moved this past Friday as my wife and I decided to upgrade.  For those wondering, I am actually slightly closer now to Meigray than I was before lol.

He now lives in a corner of their basement rather than in a trailer in their parking lot. 

49 minutes ago, Devilsguy said:

Also I got into it with TJF a week or so back on twitter.  He then reached out to me privately and we talked for a bit.  After talking to him my opinion has changed a bit to where he is actually a nice guy who seems to be doing it largely as a labor of love.  He actually reads this forum but is a little hesistant to join due to expecting a less than warm welcome from us.  I think he should as 1) he hates knockoffs and 2) will provide some convo here since let's face it; it's kind of quite around here these days.  Any thoughts on this?

I think a lot of people are making a big deal about him because he “finds” replica jerseys for people and there is a perceived notion that as such, his activities are stupid. I disagree. Just as I feel there’s a place here for me, who collects authentics and not game worn, there’s a place for a guy who collects replicas. 

I think the other part is, people don’t like when people find a jersey they are after on eBay and then publicize it, because it means more competition for the jersey. But honestly, there’s enough of us that an eBay listing isn’t usually going to fly under the radar. 

Those things being said, more members, especially people who are going to talk and participate rather than just lurk around, makes the site better. I say bring on TJF. 

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I hope he joins. Although discussions here can go off the rails sometimes, there's a lot to be learned about the hobby from our group. 

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