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@RogerP

Stunning Valways! Looks like black grain shaft with Bordeaux calf uppers?
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@RogerP

Stunning Valways! Looks like black grain shaft with Bordeaux calf uppers?

 

 

Cheers my man.  Black grain over Oxblood.

post #19923 of 20242

Tri-Cognac

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post #19924 of 20242
Sooooo money, Roger!
post #19925 of 20242
No personal interest, but Slewfoot has some great Vass deals here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/529361/edward-and-vass-shoes-for-sale-size-10-5-ish-us/0_50
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Has anyone order Vass shoes through Ascot Shoes? I placed an order on June 11. On August 22, I received word that the boots would be completed in about 2 weeks. It is now September 20 and I have not received any additional updates, 14 weeks and 4 days out from my order date. I appreciate any insight.
post #19927 of 20242
@beargonefishing This is perfectly possible, the fault is not with Ascot Shoes. Most probably Vass is just still working on the shoes. With a piece by piece production of almost 4000 pairs a year, Vass is also unable to give a case by case update I'm afraid. My advise is to wait a little bit longer smile.gif!
post #19928 of 20242
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@beargonefishing This is perfectly possible, the fault is not with Ascot Shoes. Most probably Vass is just still working on the shoes. With a piece by piece production of almost 4000 pairs a year, Vass is also unable to give a case by case update I'm afraid. My advise is to wait a little bit longer smile.gif!

It was similar for me when I ordered with Ascot. Be patient and you'll get your shoes in no time. Ascot is very good about staying on top of things. If you're truly concerned, you can just send them an email. You should get a quick response.
post #19929 of 20242
14 weeks is not remotely out of line in my experience in ordering Vass shoes through many different retailers, Ascot included.
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I got a Q. regarding the Ascot shoes as well. Is there any logical explanation why their eBay Vass styles are so expensive? I have received a price list from Kuti and it appears that regular calf MTO styles ordered from the Budapest store are about 30% cheaper then any of Ascot prices .. 

post #19931 of 20242
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I got a Q. regarding the Ascot shoes as well. Is there any logical explanation why their eBay Vass styles are so expensive? I have received a price list from Kuti and it appears that regular calf MTO styles ordered from the Budapest store are about 30% cheaper then any of Ascot prices .. 

Why not ask them? I have purchased several shoes from Ascot, but never through their Ebay store. Oh, and prices direct from Vass will almost always be cheaper than through a retailer.
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Because I don't believe it would be polite to stick my nose in someones business directly by questioning him regarding his price policy. If they can profit from a 30% higher margin fine for them, it's just that I thought there may be some reason for this as I can't think of anyone who knows about Vass store that would pay a 30% higher price point especially if Vass is offering the VAT deduction or a 10% cash discount option as well .. 

post #19933 of 20242
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Because I don't believe it would be polite to stick my nose in someones business directly by questioning him regarding his price policy. If they can profit from a 30% higher margin fine for them, it's just that I thought there may be some reason for this as I can't think of anyone who knows about Vass store that would pay a 30% higher price point especially if Vass is offering the VAT deduction or a 10% cash discount option as well .. 

 

Ascot has "make and offer" on a lot of their listings.  I would message an offer if you are serious about a pair.  You never know.  

 

If you have the ability to deal with Vass direct, and reap the savings,  consider yourself one of the lucky ones.  

post #19934 of 20242
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Because I don't believe it would be polite to stick my nose in someones business directly by questioning him regarding his price policy. If they can profit from a 30% higher margin fine for them, it's just that I thought there may be some reason for this as I can't think of anyone who knows about Vass store that would pay a 30% higher price point especially if Vass is offering the VAT deduction or a 10% cash discount option as well .. 

 

Vass has a business model which from the beginning was supposed to work only with B2C, mainly through their own stores in Budapest. Then Vass wrote his book, got in at Isetan, internet came and so on, and Vass fame got bigger and bigger and a lot of retailers where interested to sell their shoes. But since they have set prices to have margins only for B2C, a retailer needs to add their margin which means that they will always be more expensive through someone else than Vass. Vass didn't want to change to a retailer price model, that would mean that they'd up their own prices to the ones retailers has, problem would mainly be that in Hungary the shoes would then be very expensive and they'd have a hard time selling there, so they just keep their own prices and margins as they have been. The price for Vass at retailers is still good though (it's mainly that it's very low when buying directly). And what retailers offer is in many cases RTW of the shelf that aren't available in the same way from Vass at distance, easy online card payment, a very good service, etc. The fact that Vass continue to sell more and more shoes themselves, and at the same time has an increasing number of retailers, seem to point to the fact that this models does work in their case.

post #19935 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

Because I don't believe it would be polite to stick my nose in someones business directly by questioning him regarding his price policy. If they can profit from a 30% higher margin fine for them, it's just that I thought there may be some reason for this as I can't think of anyone who knows about Vass store that would pay a 30% higher price point especially if Vass is offering the VAT deduction or a 10% cash discount option as well .. 

 

But you think forum members will be able to explain to you how they arrive at their pricing?

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