Originally Posted by rebel222
Sorry if I came off harsh. I agree. There is junk out there; however, there are also incredible deals. I do have an interest in vintage Florsheims. However, I'm not messing with this much longer.
I just strongly disagree with the statement that they are all old and worn out. The ratio of junk to good stuff is no different than any other used shoe. There are an equal proportion of worn out Aldens, AEs, or even EGs as there are to Vintage Florsheims.
My point is that there is junk in used shoes. Its no different with vintage Florsheims.
I never said they are "all" bad; I just said that, in my experience, enough are bad that I don't consider buying them on eBay to be a safe course of action. I'm speaking from a statistical standpoint and not an absolute standpoint. I don't deal in absolutes. I don't make "all" statements.
I don't doubt that there are incredible deals out there to be had, and if you're providing some of those deals, then more power to you. The world needs more sellers like you; that's for damned sure.
Nor, as I recall, did I make any particular statements about the ratio of junk-to-good Florsheims vs. any other brand. I simply talked about Florsheims as an example because someone else had brought it up. Had they spoken about Aldens, and had I a decent working experience base with buying used Aldens on eBay, I'd have chimed in about that market.