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post #136 of 382
I read your original email as what I suspected it was: trying to get a phone call going because the emails become tedious. I dont think the tone is insulting or offensive, in my opinion.

I'm also not sure why it would matter to you that he spent x amount of money on the shoes. If someone cant reconcile the cost of repair because the value of the shoes is y, I'm not sure why that would matter to the person doing repairs. That should be something that the owner has resolved before deciding on repairs.

In the immortal words of Dirk Diggler, that is a YP (your problem), not an MP (my problem).


I'm from East Harlem, so maybe I'm just better at understanding the New York "atittude". LatinStyleLover said that you have a heavy New York accent, but you sound like most of my uncles to me.

Also, pretty funny that the $15.00 email fee was reported here as a serious charge.

Your response to the pretend business made me spit out my water nod[1].gif
post #137 of 382
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

I I'm from East Harlem, so maybe I'm just better at understanding the New York "atittude".

PV, would not have guessed you're from 'Spa-Ha' smile.gif
post #138 of 382
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

If this guy offered to pay me $5,000.00 for a pair of $3.00 taps....I wouldn't do it.

I read your email exchanges with him. I run a business, and I agree with you, there is a limit to tire kickers!nod[1].gif

Regards.
post #139 of 382
dsmivtr:

Hmmm. That could be a good thing or a bad thing shog[1].gif

My primary residence is in NJ now. But most of my family still lives there. Some are even duly elected representatives of the people there.

and please dont say spa-ha.
post #140 of 382
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Originally Posted by Shikar View Post

Talked to Nick on the phone today about my shoes in detail, he convinced me not to get the custom sock liner for extra money but just use a tongue pad, which he would put on the shoe gratis.
Since when does a business talk a customer out of spending money? ....Nick does, if its money he feel is being wasted! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gificon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Full JR resole and flush metal toe plate on Alden Whiskey NST, will take about a week to get done and then back to Houston.
Regards.

Atfer they come back, please post pics of the flush toe plates
post #141 of 382
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Atfer they come back, please post pics of the flush toe plates

I'm not sure if you are looking for specific shoes with the flush toe plates, but there are pictures earlier in this thread with the flush toe plates.
post #142 of 382
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Atfer they come back, please post pics of the flush toe plates

The pair he did for my dad:

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post #143 of 382
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

It sounds like you are cheap and picky. This is a horrible combo. I don't understand why you don't understand that asking for different things outside of a normal resole job is more expensive. If you really need to haggle over a $5 price increase you probably have no business wearing expensive shoes to begin with.
Cheap, fast, correct: Pick two.

Brah, I've written two posts on the subject where I've emphasized in plain english that the $5 difference didn't bother me, it was the $80 for a different welt and to a lesser extent the $40 for a double sole when I've seen him switch welts for free included in his all inclusive price, double sole probably too but I don't spot that as well nor have I really extensively looked at this guy's profile. He was upcharging me because he figured he could. Yeah I told him to "pretend" the welts needed replacement so I could get that charge waived but the reality is they do need to be replaced and no one else is getting charged for it.

I also told Nick as I explained in the thread I needed pictures as examples, I can't do that over the phone. His shit is not always flawless as seen in this thread.

Nick I'll let you resole these bad motherfuckers for your quoted $500 1080 desert storm welt, the $250 quad sole and the "I'm the out of touch prick with no communication skills and wish my keyboard was alphabetized" fee if you let me chuck them through your window instead of put them in your hands
post #144 of 382
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Originally Posted by PhiloVance View Post

dsmivtr:
Hmmm. That could be a good thing or a bad thing shog[1].gif
My primary residence is in NJ now. But most of my family still lives there. Some are even duly elected representatives of the people there.
and please dont say spa-ha.

One of my favorite restaurants is up in Spanish Harlem. I also run up there by via the East River. It's slowly changing especially with shops like Target up there now.

I know, I criged the first time I heard "Spa-Ha," argh...
post #145 of 382
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

See for yourself:
http://bnelsonshoes.com/orderform1.pdf

I know I'm wasting time here as we're not doing business but this doesn't prove that you weren't trying to make extra money off me that you weren't on anyone else. There's nothing in here about welt replacements or double sole charges. You were trying to hit me up for an extra $120. You don't have any emails from me where I contested the $5 difference between the website and your email quote, but don't act like I'm the dick because I raised question with you trying to charge me literally double what you're charging everyone else.
post #146 of 382
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Originally Posted by float View Post

I know I'm wasting time here as we're not doing business but this doesn't prove that you weren't trying to make extra money off me that you weren't on anyone else. There's nothing in here about welt replacements or double sole charges. You were trying to hit me up for an extra $120. You don't have any emails from me where I contested the $5 difference between the website and your email quote, but don't act like I'm the dick because I raised question with you trying to charge me literally double what you're charging everyone else.

I guess you didn't read post #134?
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I looked up the cost my dad paid for his re-sole with JR and new welt job and it is pretty much in line with what you are saying here. It is a custom job, not the normal re-sole that he offers on his site for a specific price. He also had recessed metal toe-taps put on at the same time.

I then followed with a picture of the work in post #142? Nick placed a new welt on those along with the JR and the recessed metal toe plates for right around $220. My dad paid for another pair of boots Nick repaired at the same time so I might be off by $5 or so! In any event, you were not going to be ripped off. That is what he charged my dad, too, and he was happy to pay it and very pleased with the results.

PS In the interest of absolute honesty I reviewed my dads email communications with Nick and found the estimate, minus the recessed toe-taps that were requested later. The total, less the recessed metal toe-taps, was $195.
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Best way to get these right is to remove everything and replace the welts add the JR's, leather base and, JR toplift.
That's the simplest way to explain. Cost would be $195.00.

Edited by LatinStyleLover - 7/20/12 at 2:30pm
post #147 of 382
Alright man. Your dad got charged for welts. Thank you. No one else mentioned it which is why I had a reason to be suspicious. I know there's some that have gotten them changed out without charge, just as his website description claims, so it sucks there's not more consistency and bends reasonable fellas like myself out of shape but that's just New York City baby. Love it or leave it..........whos got cobbler hook ups in the real big apple, San Francisco???
post #148 of 382
Talkin' 'bout the Big Apple when you ain't never had a bite.
You just burned your bridges with the last old-school cobbler in the States. At this point, send them to Alden.
Limit emails to 6. happy.gif
post #149 of 382
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Originally Posted by float View Post

whos got cobbler hook ups in the real big apple, San Francisco???

Cobblers might have some secret society like the Stonecutters:


The last time I was there I think I saw this symbol next to the Saphir jars:


Slight one you slight all rotflmao.gif
post #150 of 382
All joking aside if jolly ol saint Nick n I never patch things up that's understandable, but I know I wasn't wrong to doublecheck on his charges given what I've read on here. It's not fair business to charge someone more just because I made a bad first impression with my naivety asking if I could put trubalance on a pair of wingtips (thought it'd look cool). I can't be the first prospective customer to ask a dumb ass question. If I hadn't read that Alden only lays down the last the shoe originally came with I'd have already gone to them. It's just a standard ass pair of 903's. It's always black on black on black with the standard Aldens and just wanted to get a little level action in the heel and some new white stitching. I guess I'll start harassing Alden about it or ask for Alden harassment success stories in the Alden thread.
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