Last year before Christmas they had 40% off all leather accessories sale. I think a BB SA already posted in few pages back the complete schedule of sales for the year which does not have this sale listed but it can still happen.
The back side of a few of the speedhooks on my Vass boots also dug into the tongue marking the leather, but nobody else will notice it but me. They're still VERY good value compare to other makes like EG, GG, St.C, etc.
FYI, I have bought every single pair of Vass in person in Budapest.