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post #4231 of 12515
Seems like they charge in Euros. Just got a quote for $450 euros, not including shipping.
post #4232 of 12515
Is that for shell cordovan or calf?
post #4233 of 12515
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Is that for shell cordovan or calf?

I assume calf. Shell MTO runs I think around 700 Euros? G, good luck with the order!
post #4234 of 12515
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

Is that for shell cordovan or calf?

calf

they qouted fellow member Knowledge is King

shoes 420
trees 30
shipping 30

this is ex Vat. dunno if they use the daily conversion rate to the €, though.

actually no idea about the upcharge for shell. i guess € 150 - 200.
post #4235 of 12515
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post


Do you think going to Budapest is the best option for placing an order?
Do you know/ recommend which hotels are close to the Vass shop?

I was in Budapest in August and stayed at http://www.tripadvisor.se/Hotel_Review-g274887-d1146424-Reviews-Gerloczy_Rooms_de_Lux-Budapest.html which happened to be located on the same street at the 2 Vass shops. We were very happy with the hotel but it's all subjective. 

 

When I was at Vass they didnt actually have a lot to offer in my size from the stocks (?) + you should visit both stores as they have . Just a heads up that you might actually leave without finding anything unless you go bespoke. The sizes are a bit tricky imho as I tried on shoes on the same last & size but depending on the pair i tried on they could be: to small, perfect, to big.

post #4236 of 12515
Fritz is 100% correct. They gave me a shipping range. 3-piece trees are 60 euro.
post #4237 of 12515
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

great report from justin. I exchanged a few pm's with him. he's a nice guy.
a little blasphemic input:
as much as I love Vass, as an Austrian I'm always torn with the extensive offer from Viennese shoemakers, which are flying under the sf radar. keep the faith.
additional, I have a sweet spot for discovering small workshops on the countryside and other projects with heart and soul. so many options to chose from...
ps: English shoes don't do it for me. no way.

Would you share some of the Austrian shoe makers details with us. I like to explore other unknown (to me) makers sas well.
post #4238 of 12515
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post

Would you share some of the Austrian shoe makers details with us. I like to explore other unknown (to me) makers sas well.

sure. click
post #4239 of 12515
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Originally Posted by NiceToHave View Post

The sizes are a bit tricky imho as I tried on shoes on the same last & size but depending on the pair i tried on they could be: to small, perfect, to big.

rule of thumb: different models have a different geometry, if you mean that.

e.g. a wing tip feels different than a halfbrogue or a norweger.
post #4240 of 12515
Received a response from Vass.

My price included VAT.

Summary of my email from them:
  1. Ship at lower declared value, but wouldn't be VAT free
  2. Ship with VATdeducted, but needs to go through custom process (not sure what is meant by that)
  3. They would only use FedEx because they have had bad experience with Post.
post #4241 of 12515
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Received a response from Vass.
My price included VAT.
Summary of my email from them:
  1. Ship at lower declared value, but wouldn't be VAT free
  2. Ship with VATdeducted, but needs to go through custom process (not sure what is meant by that)
  3. They would only use FedEx because they have had bad experience with Post.

with regards to option 2, i imagine you're having the shoes delivered to outside the EU? if so then by going through customs and declaring that the item has been definitively exported they can effectively zero rate the sale (since they know where it's going and who the buyer is), so no VAT. had they charged VAT they should be able to refund it to you and claim it back on their own VAT returns (can you tell i work with indirect taxes? :p)

post #4242 of 12515
^^#2 is the normal process, they would deduct VAT. I think it would be a wash, as I would incur the FedEx charge.

I only hoped to miss the FedEx charge, as some people have said Vass is/was willing to work with them on this.

Thanks
post #4243 of 12515
Anyone have a pair of the 3-eyelet london on the f-last in black? Could you please post a picture of the top view biggrin.gif
post #4244 of 12515
I don't mind paying taxes and duties, but I hate paying the "brokerage" fees
post #4245 of 12515
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I don't mind paying taxes and duties, but I hate paying the "brokerage" fees

You don't have to pay brokerage if you did it yourself. It's a simple process that can be done by fax and email. Just let any carrier know that you will do your own brokerage with customs. The carrier must provide you the paperwork and you will take this to customs completed. Customs will do thier bit and send back to you which you will send to carrier, at which time they will release the shipment.

Brokerage is a huge F.....service scam that carriers enter and subtly try to let on that is part of mandatory customs clearing. It's the equivalent of a store clerk charging you a brokerage fee to fill out a purchase request.
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