WIBU/ in poor taste to sell these tights on Ebay?

(33 Posts)
CesareBorgiasUnicornMask Sun 01-May-16 13:07:24

I inherited from my grandma (who died nearly a decade ago) a large number of unopened unworn tights. Bought from the 70s onwards. Having finally concluded I'm unlikely ever to be slim enough or cool enough to pull them off myself, I'm ebaying most of them. All fine, until I found this pair, which obviously predate 2001! EBay them? Or is it a bit off? And if so would a charity shop have the same problem...? Seems a shame just to chuck them...

blackbunny Sun 01-May-16 13:11:27

A charity shop would almost certainly not accept them,but put them on eBay at a realistic price and I think they'd sell.

hownottofuckup Sun 01-May-16 13:12:57

I'd put them on ebay. If they don't sell charity shop.

thisisnotausername Sun 01-May-16 13:14:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Littleallovertheshop Sun 01-May-16 13:18:57

I wondered what could possibly be poor taste with regards to tights, but I see your point. Personally I'd just stick them up and see if anyone buys them.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sun 01-May-16 13:21:11

Pop a sticker over the name and lob them on with a description detailing pattern/size/denier. Job done.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 01-May-16 13:21:41

Just because something happened doesn't mean that these didnt exist.

Whitewashing and pretending these didnt exist is an insult to the buildings and their inhabitants.

What happened was awful- but it was and is an American icon.

Id consider donating these to museum. Theyre excellent evidence of how iconic these buildings were.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 01-May-16 13:21:50

I'd use a sharpie and black out twin towers and donate them to the charity shop.

AnyFucker Sun 01-May-16 13:22:54

Do you need a couple of quid that badly ?

Cantusethatname Sun 01-May-16 13:34:22

I think Jeremy is right and a museum might well be interested. Don't write on the packet or anything until you've had some expert advice.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 01-May-16 13:37:14

I googled and on eBay they are 99.99! Unsold.

AnyFucker Sun 01-May-16 13:39:49

Jeez ! Colour me stoopid. Mind you, I hate Antiques Roadshow and the like.

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 13:46:21

Oh no YANBU! Sell them. They're tights. Vintage ones with the name of a now gone landmark...the circumstances were of course tragic but that's gone now. Some collector might want them.

Make sure you put tags such as Twin Towers, Vintage Pantyhose Tights

So you catch anyone with a special interest in America where of course tights are pantyhose or hose.

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 13:47:16

Oh of course you must put World Trade Centre in there too!

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 13:48:35

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TWIN-TOWERS-rare-vintage-fashion-opaque-tights-PRETTY-POLLY-PP-NY-LEGS-50-denier/222099909521?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D36381%26meid%3Da5b7f1a703484e43bc80c694395e13f8%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D222028897845

Someone else had the same ones up but they never sold...MIGHT have been to do with the 99 pound starting price!!

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 13:50:34

Dame that pair was posted on Ebay in the past and went unsold. Nobody bought them.

JuxtapositionRecords Sun 01-May-16 13:53:25

Cover up the name, why?? Because 'Twin Towers' is an offensive word??

These tights were made before it happened. And they are just tights. Just sell them op.

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 13:59:41

A museum really would not want these at all. They're not directly related to the Twin Towers in any way shape or form. A museum with a specialist interest in the towers would want things directly from or related to the towers.

Ticket stubs, rare photographs of its construction etc.

Not a pair of random tights.

BillSykesDog Sun 01-May-16 14:03:29

I think you might be best off finding an antique dealer who specialises in vintage clothing.

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 14:22:34

An antiques dealer won't waste time on a pair of 1980s tights! grin The'y're worth a tenner at most.

OnlyLovers Sun 01-May-16 15:27:47

I agree that a cultural institution of some kind may well be interested in them.

MrsEvadneCake Sun 01-May-16 15:29:56

A fashion/ clothing museum might want them.

LovelyLungtch Sun 01-May-16 15:38:53

A dealer in vintage clothing would most certainly be interested in these. Monetary worth isn't what's important here, vintage anything is interesting to someone, somewhere. If you think I'm wrong, look on ebay under the word vintage .... You can buy an empty soap wrapper from the 80's .... Assorted unknown electric cables from around then too ... Practically anything you can think of really.

Trills Sun 01-May-16 15:40:56

I'd expect them to be a collector's item!

Random 80s tights might not be interesting but tights with "Twin Towers" on them certainly would be.

MattDillonsPants Sun 01-May-16 15:44:15

Lovely I worked in the vintage clothing line for many years...and until quite recently sold in my own store on Ebay and these are honestly, nothing special. I promise you.

Tights do attract a little interest in original packaging...either by collectors or vintage enthusiasts who want to wear originals...but even though they have the curiosity of the Twin Towers name, it's only a name...the brand and the product are both not related directly to the towers.

They're 1980s too. Not that desirable.

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