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At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if retailers started to sell shell boots only to known customers or otherwise sell them randomly by drawing of lots. Pretty insane demand.
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Which basically states anyone this happened to is shit out of luck.
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I stand corrected. I feel like my original point still stands though - Gilt and Myhabit are def. operating at a different scale than Viberg is, and to expect the same level of tech is unreasonable.

 

True, if the tech was developed in-house—it's not. These are off-the-shelf systems we're talking about, so scale of retailer's operations is irrelevant.

 

What other shell have you guys seen on Viberg's tumblr/IG? They've done:

 

Brandy

Color 8

Navy

Black

 

And I know Alden is getting whiskey and cigar shells, so lighter shades seem more available from Horween. Probably no teaser until Brandy is shipping in September.

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At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if retailers started to sell shell boots only to known customers or otherwise sell them randomly by drawing of lots. Pretty insane demand.

Which equals.... "Hey, I wonder if we can get $1500 for the next run".
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if retailers started to sell shell boots only to known customers or otherwise sell them randomly by drawing of lots. Pretty insane demand.

 

I believe Leather Soul has been doing this for a while; not 100% sure, but I keep reading they call their repeat customers first. I don't think anyone has cracked this "code," though. Mob rule, baby!

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These points regarding locking carts are valid but the fact remains that the first 15-20 people to add the boots to their carts would have depleted the supply and, as here, this would have gone down in about 10 seconds or less. Many who had the boots in cart - only to have them disappear - never would have been able to add them in the first place. Though perhaps the point is that this would have lowered the disappointment a bit. Either way, it sucks to be super quick on the draw and still lose out.
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Originally Posted by solographik View Post

I stand corrected. I feel like my original point still stands though - Gilt and Myhabit are def. operating at a different scale than Viberg is, and to expect the same level of tech is unreasonable.

In general I do agree with you, Viberg online doesn't need such a feature 99% of their sales, but it does detract from the overall shopping experience, and possibly any sort of "high-end" retail image they may be pursuing. But, imo as it was, still much more egalitarian than the "lists" that some of the Alden retailers uses to allot their rare shells releases - haha.
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I think I am arriving at a point where exotic shell chasing has become tiresome. Call EG and save the hassle and time and still get an amazing boot. I will be satisfied with calf viberg. No idea why calf has become a second class citizen. Shell is a wonderful material, but there are others.
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I think I am arriving at a point where exotic shell chasing has become tiresome. Call EG and save the hassle and time and still get an amazing boot. I will be satisfied with calf viberg. No idea why calf has become a second class citizen. Shell is a wonderful material, but there are others.
Or call them and get an amazing Mahogany CC Dover...(eh hem). wink.gif
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

I think I am arriving at a point where exotic shell chasing has become tiresome. Call EG and save the hassle and time and still get an amazing boot. I will be satisfied with calf viberg. No idea why calf has become a second class citizen. Shell is a wonderful material, but there are others.

I think we're caught in some bizarro echo chamber. Let me know when you find the exit, I'll be right behind ya...after I grab my two pairs of grails! shog[1].gif
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It was always tiresome! I'll be done when I get what I want... Reserving the right to want more later.
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no Lost fans in this thread...

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why didnt viberg charge $2000?
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no Lost fans in this thread...
No. I figured that was another StarWars reference! LMAO.
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why didnt viberg charge $2000?
Cause it would have taken 60sec. to sell out.
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