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post #87796 of 109053
Maybe not everyone is after blind haphazard consumption (raison d'être of this forum)

it's pretty obvious atelier's demise was written in the books as soon as the idea was conceived, just a matter of when. Now the vultures can delightfully ravage it's rotting corpse till the last bit of flesh is consumed
post #87797 of 109053
One hopes you mean "delightedly" biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by zapatiste View Post

blind haphazard consumption

post #87798 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post

Pissed off Buttero marked up their "limited edition" burgundy sneakers 400 fucking % over the regular price:

http://www.buttero.it/en/SNEAKERS-IN-SHELL-CORDOVAN-LEATHER---LIMITED-EDITION.html?RwDet=true&articoli_ID=184&language=1

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

Cordovan is more expensive and harder to work with. Goddamnit you got me to click the button.
Hard to avoid clicking as out of a single page there are probably 15 blocked at least.

And a standard CP costs maybe $40 to make? Buttero maybe a bit more but one sheet of shell is now $400? Can't see buttero buying shell in bulk
post #87799 of 109053
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post

One hopes you mean "delightedly" biggrin.gif

Was hoping to impart a sense of of charming pleasure here, as ultimately i'm sure a few others might also be glad, in some ironic sense, for a death blow to the intersection of authenticity-seeking and dark design. it was a pseudo-facade for the "we knew of it first" existentialists.

It must shutte up thine eyes from delightfully seeing sin
post #87800 of 109053

I figured out why I don't think CPs will work for me. The number gimmick as awful as it is on its own aesthetically, whether real or not reminds me of bowling shoes you rent. Like the bowling alley tags them with a number so people can't steal them nor would want to being too ugly to wear outside. I understand some people here enjoy the homeless look, the dirty laundry look, the insufferable teenage girl look, the Williamsburg wannabe battyboy look, and now the bowling alley look, but someone's gotta say no to this shit.

 

Buttero should accommodate the non-1%ers and offer a burgundy in their regular leather at normal price. 

post #87801 of 109053
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post

This is incredibly annoying. Especially if you have to click through to the item page to see that it's sold out.

imho, the only decent reason to keep sold out stuff on a site is when it could get restocked and that way people can click to be alerted if they get more.

once something will certainly not ever be back in store (production for item has ended and its past the return date for all the people who bought previously) i think they should remove that stuff. ymmv.
post #87802 of 109053
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Most importantly, you have to be able to tell a customer how it is likely to fit him or her.  That is the fantasy you have to be able to create.  This is the best use of the chat features of online stores.  

I am surprised there are no shopping sites that let you input your measurements into your account and then tell you in plain language whether an item in a particular size is likely to fit you or not, e.g. "This seems like a perfect fit," "This could be slightly loose," etc. There are probably drawbacks to this like negative messaging or customers putting in the wrong measurements though.
post #87803 of 109053

It's probably best to let the customer impulse buy then return shipping at their own expense or store credit only. 

 

Then you have to take layering in account, the type of fit you want, etc.

 

If you go to that level, you might as well advise customers what to wear not just by measurement, but their skin tone, facial shape, etc. go all the way.

post #87804 of 109053
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782 View Post


This is incredibly annoying. Especially if you have to click through to the item page to see that it's sold out.

Well, the better sites clearly mark the items "sold out", or even immediately put the items at the end of the deck.  The second is actually more of a development challenge than you might think though - sorta like putting things in alphabetical order.  For one user, easy.  For 100K users, or even 10K users, turns into a huge memory grind.

post #87805 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post
 

 

Markup's definitely not the same then. I take back what I said about Fedex express as well. USPS is the best method, and I've shipped and received thousands of packages all over the world. My theory is that UPS and Fedex being low hourly employees don't really care about doing a good job, or losing their job, unlike salaried USPS employees. My experience is shared by others as well, USPS is also by far the cheapest way to mail even with the dramatic price increases over the past year.

 

 

People who routinely ship items of value rarely use USPS because it's much more difficult to recover funds from them for insured packages. Also, USPS only insures up to $50 and extra insurance is expensive, UPS gives you up to $500 standard.

 

I've shipped many thousands of items over the years and one out of a couple thousand shipments have issues... I do use USPS normal or priority mail for less expensive items. USPS, UPS and Fedex have all been fine.

post #87806 of 109053
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

I am surprised there are no shopping sites that let you input your measurements into your account and then tell you in plain language whether an item in a particular size is likely to fit you or not, e.g. "This seems like a perfect fit," "This could be slightly loose," etc. There are probably drawbacks to this like negative messaging or customers putting in the wrong measurements though.

Really easy for the human being to do.  Essentially impossible to automate.  This is why live chats, especially when manned by an actual SA (and this does happen), are much more useful.  As usual, people are cheaper than machines when it comes to complex tasks.  Unluckily, humans are often willfully lazy, stupid, and rude. 

post #87807 of 109053
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post


imho, the only decent reason to keep sold out stuff on a site is when it could get restocked and that way people can click to be alerted if they get more.

once something will certainly not ever be back in store (production for item has ended and its past the return date for all the people who bought previously) i think they should remove that stuff. ymmv.

You lose tons of search hits if you do this.  There is a reason that pretty much every store (there are exceptions, but I disagree with their reasoning, which is the same as yours), even if a sold out item is not on the actual site, it's searchable.  You are no longer just a store, you are a information bank.  Think of the site less as a newspaper, and more... a library, or an information treasure trove.

post #87808 of 109053
That is a fair point. Well said.
post #87809 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post
 

I figured out why I don't think CPs will work for me. The number gimmick as awful as it is on its own aesthetically, whether real or not reminds me of bowling shoes you rent. Like the bowling alley tags them with a number so people can't steal them nor would want to being too ugly to wear outside. I understand some people here enjoy the homeless look, the dirty laundry look, the insufferable teenage girl look, the Williamsburg wannabe battyboy look, and now the bowling alley look, but someone's gotta say no to this shit.

 

Buttero should accommodate the non-1%ers and offer a burgundy in their regular leather at normal price. 

Dude, Buttero's and Common Projects have very different looks.  I have lots of both, and like both.  Also, the gold writing wears off, quickly, particularly on their smooth leather models, unless you are one of those rare people who seem to walk on water.  Also, this particular topic is getting tiresome.  You don't like the CP branding.  Fine.  We've gone through this about a billion times now.  Let's just move along.  There are many, much more  interesting discussions to have.  (btw, what a is a battyboy?)

post #87810 of 109053

Well now we're getting somewhere. No one ever mentioned the numbers wear off, I assumed they were 'letterpressed' on. Do you think it would be easy to scrape them off new with a sharp knife without mangling the leather?

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