I have read back in this thread through 1/1/2015. I'm learning a lot here, and in fact discovered the concept of Shoebank, which I had never heard of before.
I have a few questions, but am not sure if they are best answered elsewhere, as I am sure they were already covered in one of the several thousand posts here. lol.
I am looking at Bourbon Mora 2.0 as my next purchase.
When looking at shoebank, they are available in three or four locations.
Had I not read this forum, I would think I would do one of the following:
E-mail each of the locations given, and ask them what their best pair of Mora 2.0's looks like, or what the defect is.
Then based on those responses, purchase said pair of shoes.
If they have an obvious flaw (I would want something only very minor, as I am a tad "particular"), return them via the same pre-paid shipping label that AE provides when I buy direct.
Do I understand the process correctly, or am I missing something? Anecdotally in my reading, I haven't seen that people are e-mailing multiple locations prior to ordering.
I'm wondering what I'm missing.
If there is another thread this should be addressed in, or another way to learn it, if one of the vets here can give me a heads-up, I'll comply happily.
Thanks in advance.
Welcome! So you started at 1/2015 and up to hear?
Thats a good way to start, however the quickest way is to call each location. If you'd like. However most of us here after we buy one or two pair from a SA will stick with ordering from that one person even if the shoe is at another location. Its a good symbiotic relationship.
For shoe bank returns you can use AE's prepaid label which will incure a $10 restocking fee, or you can use your own shipping method if its cheaper. Alternatively you can return to a local AE store and they ship it to the closest outlet.
However, if you are extremely particular you might be hit or miss with 2nds. Its great if a SA can go over the shoe with you on the phone but its not their responsibility to do so. Buying 2nds is just a game of chance and ones limit to defects is their own. At some point its better just to get 1sts which even then can be hit or miss.
Hope that helps.