*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
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.
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.
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.