Originally Posted by qhall
Interestingly enough there is a a retailer of the AE strand here in my small city in the middle of Canada. The 100$ over the AE web site price the local retailer had was fair, once I add in shipping and border taxes its likely a wash. BUT...
The local retailer did not have my size and if i have to order them in i may as well try and find a deal. I swear I did a search and didnt find much for sources that were cheap.
Any one have a tip ?
I'm also in Canada, and recently purchased and received a pair of Bayfield boots from the AE website. Here is a breakdown of the the fees I paid:
- Shipping: $45 (to ship $450 worth of boots and shoe care products)
- HST (payable to UPS upon delivery)
- Brokerage Fees: None (brokerage fees are included in the UPS shipping charges)
- Duties: None (since they are made in the USA)
As you can see, the only price differences between buying them at your local retailer vs. AE would be Shipping and HST/GST. I suppose the rest would depend on if you prefer in-store service.