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jnicktem
11-07-2011, 04:27 PM
Hey all. I have this great Tony Nowak jacket (I love his work), but it just doesn't sit right on me. Which is fine since it was never made for me, but it was a gift from Arnold Schwarzenegger to some of the crew who worked on the movie "End of Days." As some may know, Arnold and Tony Nowak were friends.

This jacket is brand new, having only been worn to try on (both by me and its previous owner). It is an interesting leather, very rough. It also has the words "Have a HELL of a time!" embroidered on the front, and the "End of Days" logo printed on the back. It has 3 pockets, two on the outside, and one on the inside. Next to the inside pocket is a piece of leather that has "Happy Holidays/ Love, Arnold" embroidered on it. It is a size Large (I would say around a 42 Reg).

Here are some pics:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/jnicktem/For%20Sale/IMG_1579.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/jnicktem/For%20Sale/IMG_1580.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/jnicktem/For%20Sale/IMG_1583.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/jnicktem/For%20Sale/IMG_1586.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/jnicktem/For%20Sale/IMG_1587.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y257/jnicktem/For%20Sale/IMG_1588.jpg

I am asking for $100 plus shipping for this jacket.

Raider S
11-07-2011, 05:39 PM
A good price for an interesting item. Someone will be getting a deal if it's their size.

jnicktem
11-07-2011, 07:26 PM
SOLD

RCSignals
11-07-2011, 08:26 PM
I'm not surprised. That one was very tempting. A great deal.

bendingoak
11-07-2011, 10:49 PM
Son of a bitch.


This is what I get for not making the staff meetings.

jnicktem
11-08-2011, 03:37 AM
Sorry about that John.

bendingoak
11-08-2011, 04:46 AM
That's ok buddy. Might have been to small anyway.

jnicktem
11-08-2011, 04:49 AM
Yeah, it might have been. If I remember right you were selling a Wested in a size 46... so this would have been too small.

jnicktem
12-09-2011, 05:11 PM
Don't you just love it when you think you sold something to someone you thought would appreciate it, and then a week later find it on eBay for 4 times the amount you sold it for?

RCSignals
12-09-2011, 08:34 PM
Don't you just love it when you think you sold something to someone you thought would appreciate it, and then a week later find it on eBay for 4 times the amount you sold it for?




That deserves a link here....

jnicktem
12-09-2011, 08:52 PM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/260908206586?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1287

RCSignals
12-09-2011, 10:27 PM
Sorry to see that. If he gave a line of how much he'd cherish it, that would make it worse. His description is clear he only wants to cash in on it. Cashing in you could have done yourself had you not been a good guy and wanted to pass it along to someone who would have appreciated it without gouging.

John would have loved it, fit or not.

jnicktem
12-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Last I heard from him he said he was "thrilled to death" by it. I wish I could have sold it to John, I know that he would have really appreciated the jacket.

RCSignals
12-09-2011, 10:42 PM
Thrilled to death by the dollar signs that danced before his eyes. :D

If only John had been more on the ball..... ;)

Kevin Anderson
12-10-2011, 12:34 AM
Did the buyer promise you he'd love it forever and never part with it?
People buy and sell stuff all the time. You sold it really cheap Nick, and the guy (or girl) saw the opportunity to make some dollars.
Frankly, the price he's asking is what I though it would be worth, and not unreasonable.
Bitching about a sale after the fact is pretty weak imo. Remind me never to buy anything from you guys if i'm not "allowed" to sell it or
profit from it.

jnicktem
12-10-2011, 12:44 AM
You're missing the point. I could have sold it on eBay and made more money from it. But I wanted to sell it on one of these forums because I thought someone in the community would appreciate it for what it is. To take something like that, and IMMEDIATELY turn around and put it on eBay for 4 times the amount you paid for it is pretty much a slap in the face to me. I gave him a deal because he seemed like a guy who would appreciate owning the jacket.

Kevin Anderson
12-10-2011, 12:52 AM
Did he say he wouldn't sell it though? Did you sell it to him on the condition that he wouldn't sell it?
It's nice that people sometimes sell these things on forums to like-minded individuals rather than just slapping them on Ebay,
but once it's sold, it's sold. It's a slap in the face to the new owner, if you like, to have you the seller suddenly imposing
conditions AFTER the sale.

jnicktem
12-10-2011, 01:08 AM
Why does it have to be a condition? And how is it a slap in his face since he will probably make a lot of money on something that I lost money on so he could have a good deal?

Kevin Anderson
12-10-2011, 01:18 AM
Are you mad because you didn't sell it for more?
Because that's what it sounds like!

RCSignals
12-10-2011, 01:25 AM
Kevin, while you are correct, there is an aspect to this I understand from Nicks point of view.
When a buyer represents themselves as genuinely grateful for such a jacket, as something they cherish, it is slightly dishonest to turn right around and sell it like this. The representation in the auction is such that they intend to make big dollars selling a valuable unique item. Completely different from what they represented buying it.
Now if they presented the auction differently, such as perhaps they were letting a cherished item go because of needing money for Christmas, their collecting interests had changed or similar, it may be different.
It was misrepresentation. It's similar to selling a vintage car that is completely original to someone who says they love it as is, are happy to have found such a complete original car, and then find out the next day they've cut it apart and made a custom Hot Rod of it. Misrepresentation, verging on dishonesty.

bendingoak
12-10-2011, 01:31 AM
Sorry to read this guys. If I had jumped on it I could have given it to my nephew as a gift. He would have cherished it.

jnicktem
12-10-2011, 01:33 AM
RC- you hit the nail right on the head. He went on and on about how much he loves Tony's work and how awesome the jacket was.

And John- if I knew you were interested in it I would have just given it to you. You're a good friend and I know with you and your family it would have been greatly appreciated.

Kevin Anderson
12-10-2011, 01:48 AM
Oh well, live and learn I guess.
Let's see if it sells now. It's not a really nice jacket to look at imo, but for a collectable piece, it's fantastic.

RCSignals
12-10-2011, 01:50 AM
I agree Kevin, as it is it is a collector piece and probably not a broad buying audience for it.

Topper
12-14-2011, 09:31 AM
Maybe some find this interesting.

The End of Days jacket is the same leather Tony used for my X-1 jacket.
http://www.fortuneandglory.org/index.php?topic=2192.0
It's calfskin. Really something special. From the pictures some might think it's suede leather but it isn't.

Here some pics Tony send me once.
End of Days Jacket next to the leather he used for my X-1 jacket.

http://s3.imgimg.de/uploads/IMG234934eb52fcJPG.jpg
http://s3.imgimg.de/uploads/IMG2351b49e2b15JPG.jpg
http://s3.imgimg.de/uploads/IMG23533cbe4befJPG.jpg
http://s3.imgimg.de/uploads/IMG2355510b6b88JPG.jpg

Tony didn't make the photos by himself. I believe some guy who visited him took them and then send it to him.

Regards

Topper