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post #3511 of 6648
STP has a bunch of them in stock again (all 2nds). However, it seems that my previous order using a 35% off coupon was an error as their exclusions include Wolverine. Coupons no longer work on them. The 8.5 Browns I ordered that were cancelled due to stock are now back in stock, can't get it for the same price anymore though. Too bad, was really eager to pick those up.

*edit* customer service made an exception for me and price corrected it once I ordered. Don't forget to order through the phone app for free shipping.
Edited by who8mahrice - 6/25/13 at 7:03pm
post #3512 of 6648

I think STP was surprised by the success of the sale and are now getting a bit money hungry. I used that 35% off coupon and free shipping through the app, cost me about $141AUD (plus international transaction fee) for the shoes + $40 shipping to Australia through Comgateway.

I would not pay anymore than that. They are very nice, but for seconds $150 or so is about the absolute most I would pay.

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post #3514 of 6648
Buying those STPs is like playing Russian roulette. Some of them shouldn't even be sold at any price.

The manufacturing must be pretty lax to keep producing seconds like these.
post #3515 of 6648

I would have been extremely unimpressed if I had something like the big cuts in the toe or upper part, especially since it would not be possible to return them. My pair though I really cannot fault, the minor blemishes would have occured after a few wears anyway and after using the KIWI Dubbin the boot has come up great. They do kind of seem more like the Rust colour than brown to me though. Kinda dissapointing the way STP just stuff them in a generic box with no documents or cloth etc as well but overall very impressed because these boots cost $400+ in Australia and only stocked in a few stores. 

post #3516 of 6648

Mate, it takes balls to use a freight forwarder with these deals, should anything go wrong, you are out AUD80 both ways to return them. Not such a good deal then. The mystic and lure of American made goods is still very strong, judging how well and expensive brands like quoddy, RW, Aldens sell across the pond and in japan.

 

For the prices they charge down under for retail, I'd rather get a home brand like RM Williams. 

post #3517 of 6648
It never ceases to amaze me what people will call good when they "save" a few bucks on such a "great deal".
post #3518 of 6648

I got my 1000 mile boots and the only blemish was a little gouge in the leather on the back of the boot. I'm sure I'll do worse things to them while I'm sitting at my desk at work.

post #3519 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

It never ceases to amaze me what people will call good when they "save" a few bucks on such a "great deal".

"Save" = ~60% off = GREAT DEAL. Oh, you sell them too. I see why you're hating.
post #3520 of 6648
I think there was a wide, wide range on the quality of boots that came out of the deal, and it's unfair to take a hardline stance on either way. For example, no one would be surprised, looking at the pair of Addisons I got, (in a style and color I'd wanted for a while) that I'd consider them in exceptional quality, with nary a blemish on them, and that for me, the deal was absolutely great.

However, I doubt Crane's was referring to people like me, who got a great pair of boots at a great price. He might be peeved at Wolverine and/or STP for the unfair competition, but that's certainly fair. I know that plenty of vendors were super-pissed at Allen Edmonds when they put the shell versions on super-cheap clearance earlier this year, and I thought that was fair as well.

That said, along with Crane's, I'm shocked anyone would have looked at some of the damaged goods people are getting and consider them good or even acceptable at the price. For example, the boots up above with the big slice on the stitching, or people posting on reddit with holes in the side of the leather, those are unacceptable at just about any price, let alone $150. So, I as well am surprised at what people will consider "good" when they save (more than) a few bucks on this deal.

Also, the 12" Sophia's I got for my GF went over super-well, she loves 'em and is planning on wearing them forever and always.
post #3521 of 6648
You're really snarky for someone whose business thrives on the readers of this thread, Crane.
post #3522 of 6648
You're really snarky for someone whose business thrives on the readers of this thread, Crane.
post #3523 of 6648
Seriously. The boots were an awesome deal regardless.

If you didn't like the boots your got because of a defect then just send them back.
post #3524 of 6648
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Originally Posted by lmaozedong View Post

You're really snarky for someone whose business thrives on the readers of this thread, Crane.

Snarky? Bet on it. I say what needs to be said and I don't ever mince words. What I know about these "seconds" that you have no clue about explains the reason why some boots look like there's not a thing wrong with them while others are trash that should be burned. Since I only sell first quality boots do you really think I care about making comments about a massive release of seconds? Do you know what market dilution is? Do you know what this looks like to the general public as far as how the brand is perceived? Didn't think so. How do you think the brand will be perceived once the "these are junk boots stories start cropping up without mentioning that they're seconds"? While we're on the subject of a thriving business you can save it. These boots make up a very small part of our overall business.
post #3525 of 6648
Easy, tiger.
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