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post #19936 of 20260
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

 

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

Yes, and one of them just did. Thank you. 

 

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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post
 

 

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 #19937 of 20260
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post
 

 

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.  

 

I always contact they directly.  And the price I am quoted is always less than their ebay store.  If I were consumed with curiosity as to why their listed ebay prices are higher than the transaction price when I contact them directly and order a pair or purchase a pair in stock, I'd just ask them.  I am not infrequently bemused by the fact that when someone has a question about a retailer, the LAST person they want to ask is the retailer.  Because it would be too intrusive to make a private inquiry, apparently, but not the least bit intrusive to discuss it publicly.

post #19938 of 20260
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post
 

Thank you. 

 

 

You're welcome.

post #19939 of 20260
EBay prices are higher because Ebay gets paid for any listing that closes from a sale.
post #19940 of 20260
We would like to take this opportunity to three unique, beautiful group made to orders we have set up!

Sourcing the different kinds of leather was not an easy feat, but when we combine these beautifal leathers with the great skill of the artisans at Vass, it's a recipe for success!

Group Made To Order 1:

A Balmoral boot, with Inca Grain shaft and deep blue Anilveau Calf icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Note: the model pictured is not a sample, and is not made from the leathers described. It only gives an idea of the model, not of the colors or leathers that will be used!



Price: 720 EUR incl. VAT / 700 USD excl. VAT for non-EU members
Shipping to EU and US included, worldwide shipping is extra
Includes shoe trees, bags and box.
As a courtesy to all Styleforum members we include saphir wax and a polishing cloth.

Minimum # of participants is 6 people per model.




Group Made To Order 2:

The classic 'French Oxford' with genuine Buffalo leather and suede icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Note: the model pictured is not a sample, and is not made from the leathers described. It only gives an idea of the model, not of the colors or leathers that will be used!



Price: 720 EUR incl. VAT / 700 USD excl. VAT for non-EU members
Shipping to EU and US included, worldwide shipping is extra
Includes shoe trees, bags and box.
As a courtesy to all Styleforum members we include saphir wax and a polishing cloth.

This model comes with 3 PIECE SHOE TREES!

Minimum # of participants is 6 people per model.




Group Made To Order 3:

The hugely popular 'Valway' Boot, in a deep 9231 Anilvea calf and Inca 6120 shaft. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. The Anilveay takes a great shine, and you can burnish and antique it to give it a great deep and warm look.

Note: the model pictured is not a sample, and is not made from the leathers described. It only gives an idea of the model, not of the colors or leathers that will be used!



Price: 720 EUR incl. VAT / 700 USD excl. VAT for non-EU members
Shipping to EU and US included, worldwide shipping is extra
Includes shoe trees, bags and box.
As a courtesy to all Styleforum members we include saphir wax and a polishing cloth.

Minimum # of participants is 6 people per model.




As for the 'rules' of the GMTO:

Many of the leathers used for these GMTO's come from a European leather merchant that we sourced ourself. They provide some of the best shoemakers, within Europe and outside. The only downside is that there is a minimum order value for the leather that equals enough leather for around 20 pairs of shoes.

Does this mean every model has to reach 20 participants? No, of course not. As a retailer we don't mind taking some leather in stock, since we can make it in something beautiful through Vass, our belt maker or any other of our artisans.

It would be nice if we could reach 20 participants in total but even that is not entirely neccesary smile.gif!
Edited by Notch - 9/21/16 at 2:38pm
post #19941 of 20260
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Originally Posted by beargonefishing View Post

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.

Their EBay prices include UK VAT @ 20%. If you are outside the euro zone, contact them and they will adjust the price to take off VAT. But they do this outside EBay via a direct invoice, as according to them EBay does not have the ability to adjust for VAT. I have bought form them a couple of times and paid prices with VAT removed from the eBay price.
post #19942 of 20260
Has anyone found the need to downsize loafers from their normal choice? Variations depending on material?
post #19943 of 20260
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Originally Posted by Poshak Man View Post


Their EBay prices include UK VAT @ 20%. If you are outside the euro zone, contact them and they will adjust the price to take off VAT. But they do this outside EBay via a direct invoice, as according to them EBay does not have the ability to adjust for VAT. I have bought form them a couple of times and paid prices with VAT removed from the eBay price.

 

yep, their vat-deducted sales are off-ebay

post #19944 of 20260
F last monk Chukkas. Indoor / outdoor:



post #19945 of 20260
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Originally Posted by Notch View Post



Group Made To Order 3:

The hugely popular 'Valway' Boot, in a deep 9231 Anilvea calf and Inca 6120 shaft. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. The Anilveay takes a great shine, and you can burnish and antique it to give it a great deep and warm look.

Note: the model pictured is not a sample, and is not made from the leathers described. It only gives an idea of the model, not of the colors or leathers that will be used!



Price: 720 EUR incl. VAT / 700 USD excl. VAT for non-EU members
Shipping to EU and US included, worldwide shipping is extra
Includes shoe trees, bags and box.
As a courtesy to all Styleforum members we include saphir wax and a polishing cloth.

Minimum # of participants is 6 people per model.
 

 

 

Selfishly I hope people join this one.  I've already confirmed my participation and would really like this to happen!

post #19946 of 20260
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

F last monk Chukkas. Indoor / outdoor:
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Really like how those turned out, and are wearing in nicely.  What's in the cup?

post #19947 of 20260
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

F last monk Chukkas. Indoor / outdoor:




I cannot, for the life of me, figure these boots out. I don't like chukkas or monkstraps, but I really want a pair of these. You have excellent taste, and foresight.
post #19948 of 20260
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post #19949 of 20260
^^^ Nice. Red cognac?
post #19950 of 20260

I've always wondered, is Vass' "goyser welt", construction wise, similar to "conventional" norvegese?

There's what seems to be a visible ? welt running part way up the uppers similar to what appears on a stormwelt. And the uppers do not seem to be turned outwards, or at least it isn't obvious.

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