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post #181 of 216
I'm very happy with mine, I think both colours are great, if I didn't already own shoes in Mahogany grain I would have had a hard time choosing. Like Carl I think the the shoe version is a fine choice too, but the boots are a little different in style, which is nice.

Very comfortable from the first wear, the only very minor criticism is that I would have preferred speed hooks for the last three eyelets to make them slightly easier to take on and off.

The leather quality seems really good - I''ve been impressed with Cheaneys leather quality recently, especially the grain.
post #182 of 216
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post


The prices on Cheaney's website are already VAT free

 

On the T&C page, they did say that non EU prices are VAT free whereas EU countries are VAT inclusive.  Here's the problem.  Take this nice double buckle listed at 350 GBP: http://www.cheaney.co.uk/collections-c2/130th-anniversary-collection-c38/cheaney-freeman-burnished-double-buckle-boot-in-mocha-calf-leather-p441 but listed as $595 after it geolocated me in the US.   The math should work out like:

 

350 GBP

" - " 20% VAT

" * " 1.31 GBP to USD ratio

=  $366

 

Since Cheaney also states that shipping worldwide is free over 150 GBP, we in the US are basically paying a premium of 62.5% if we are paying $595

 

That seems like an absurd amount of "taxes and fees" ...


Edited by ultramantaro - 8/29/16 at 2:25pm
post #183 of 216

Love these from the Imperial range.....

post #184 of 216
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Originally Posted by ultramantaro View Post

On the T&C page, they did say that non EU prices are VAT free whereas EU countries are VAT inclusive.  Here's the problem.  Take this nice double buckle listed at 350 GBP: http://www.cheaney.co.uk/collections-c2/130th-anniversary-collection-c38/cheaney-freeman-burnished-double-buckle-boot-in-mocha-calf-leather-p441 but listed as $595 after it geolocated me in the US.   The math should work out like:

350 GBP
" - " 20% VAT
" * " 1.31 GBP to USD ratio
=  $366

Since Cheaney also states that shipping worldwide is free over 150 GBP, we in the US are basically paying a premium of 62.5% if we are paying $595

That seems like an absurd amount of "taxes and fees" ...

That's ridiculous. Why don't you email them?

BTW, on my PC, the price shown is £310 and clearly stated as ex-VAT. Either they charge a handling fee for taking the VAT off, or differential pricing:


Edited by Chowkin - 8/29/16 at 4:58pm
post #185 of 216
They changed terms for US customers some time last year.
April last year, I ordered from Cheaney and was charged in GBP. They took off VAT and delivered via FedEx. I had to pay 8.5% customs. This was before they raised the duty free amount to $800.
December last year I ordered and was charged in USD. They shipped DDP via FedEx so no additional taxes.
post #186 of 216

@Chowkin  assuming you are being geolocated in Hong Kong the price you see is somewhat accurate (not fully as the VAT deduction is only about 12 %)  but you are still paying a more accurate price.  Clearly this isn't reflected for US pricing.  


Edited by ultramantaro - 8/30/16 at 11:46am
post #187 of 216
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Originally Posted by ultramantaro View Post

On the T&C page, they did say that non EU prices are VAT free whereas EU countries are VAT inclusive.  Here's the problem.  Take this nice double buckle listed at 350 GBP: http://www.cheaney.co.uk/collections-c2/130th-anniversary-collection-c38/cheaney-freeman-burnished-double-buckle-boot-in-mocha-calf-leather-p441 but listed as $595 after it geolocated me in the US.   The math should work out like:

350 GBP
" - " 20% VAT
" * " 1.31 GBP to USD ratio
=  $366

Since Cheaney also states that shipping worldwide is free over 150 GBP, we in the US are basically paying a premium of 62.5% if we are paying $595

That seems like an absurd amount of "taxes and fees" ...

Same goes for their Euro prices, also way overpriced if you just convert de GBP prices to EUR.

For instance: Their Brixworth Balmoral Boot is 385 UKP and 575 EUR on their site. Converting 385 UKP to EUR comes at about 450 EUR.

I don't have a clue why they are using these conversion tricks but it keeps me away from buying from them.
post #188 of 216
Thanks Carl and Nickd, they are in my bucket list, and yes, Cheaney is excellent value, I own several shoes made by them (for their own brand and others) and always satisfied.
post #189 of 216
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Originally Posted by ultramantaro View Post
 

does anyone know if there's a way to pay in GBP and delivered to the US on Cheaney's own site?  I tried a couple of routes but it finally defaulted to USD, which unfortunately is a premium based on exchange rate and VAT deduction.  

 

Hi ultramantaro

 

Happy to help on this thread or via private message. We have good stock of the styles we advertise on our website, and there are more due in very soon including some MTOs.

 

Although I should add that we currently do not stock these I can't resist posting a pic of these Cheaney Spitfires which I purchased for myself. They are based on an older style last which fits wonderfully. I wear these virtually all of the time when not in work attire. I have never had shoes made in goatskin before but the grain looks wonderful with the 'black cherry' finish.  You also get some dog tags and a little leaflet explaining the history behind the range...cmp3.10.3.3Lq3 0xbe0d4537

 

Great to see this thread becoming more active.

 

Mike

Pediwear

post #190 of 216

It's finally veldtschoen weather here in Finland. The Pennines are perfect for the job.

 

post #191 of 216
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It's finally veldtschoen weather here in Finland. The Pennines are perfect for the job.

 

Hi from Hong Kong!!! Viva veldtschoen!  

post #192 of 216

Your shoes look Great! Viva veldtschoen!

post #193 of 216
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Hi from Hong Kong!!! Viva veldtschoen!  


Boots are looking good. We just had our first snow fall of the season, so I hope I will have lots of customers wanting our Cheaney Veldtscheon...

post #194 of 216
Cheaney 'Bristol' bought from their factory shop around 6 months ago. My favourite shoes ever. Real lookers on their 205 last and so comfortable. I understand they were only available from the factory shop and not promoted online. Now discontinued. I've bought a few other pairs of Cheaney shoes lately.


Edited by Northants bloke - 11/16/16 at 2:25pm
post #195 of 216
Cheaney 'Wimbledon' in black I bought 2016 in Cheaney's early summer sale online. I prefer to buy in person but needed these in a hurry for a trip. They are also made from the 205 last. I think they are Sleek but not as comfy as the Bristol. smile.gif

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