Thanks @RogerP . With different fits related to lasts, calf vs. shell, goyser, etc., it is always a relief to put on a perfectly fitting pair.
I have no issues with Ascot's eBay prices. They do have to include VAT and cover eBay fees. Sometimes the sales (and eBay promotions) do make the price very competitive, and there are some unique make-ups to get with a simple click. Sammy is also open to working deals directly via email.