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post #17071 of 19279
@cypi2

You brought up a valid and relevant point; 10,000 words ago. I had a similar experience a few months ago where i lost about $40 on a refund exchange. And now youve inspired me to hijack the John Lobb thread and submit the posters to my drivel. And I wont email the retailer because that happens to be the best way of resolving this. Of course ill be doing it all out of principle
post #17072 of 19279

as long as we're trying to speak of honor and ethics....I have to wonder how much cypi2 paid to society in rightfully owed taxes...and... I would guess that had the tax charges been overlooked or not charged correctly, such a princilpled guy would  voluntarily fil out the correct paperwork and send in the amount owed in full, right? It's not the money...it's the principle of the thing...paying your share and paying what's owed...correct? Surely someone so steadfast in their beliefs would realise that this "ethical dilemma"  of sorts cuts both ways .I understand... He has a point...I agree...Carmina Customer service bites...This is hardly anything new...Ok... There are a few QC issues that pop up now and again...so...what were you expecting? An error was made...carmoina has cr**py Customer service...and that's what you're dealing with...My issues took about 2 months and cost me quit a bit in taxes (because here in Switzerland...there is no such thing as the "VAT discount" ....my last shipment netted me a bill in the mail the next day for $200).....but I guess I'm Lucky because I don't remember ever having a currency exchange issue....that would be pretty major to me compared with the paltry things I have had to chase down and correct...things like stores sending me the wrong size entirelly...specialty shoe stores that can't convert sizes & lasts but have assured me anyways that things would fit....damaged goods arriving...shipments held up in customs...fedex not billing correctly....forgotten items in the shipment...forgotten items on the invoice requiring repeated payment processes. Out of stock items after the the order had been made (as was your case). Heck...One time Fedex left about $1'000 Worth of shell cordovan belts outside my doorstep and they got swiped...now that was an adventure...stick to your guns my friend...a conversion error amongst 3 parties and 6 transactions, is the gravest of agressions.


Edited by justonemore - 2/26/16 at 8:26am
post #17073 of 19279
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

@cypi2



You brought up a valid and relevant point; 10,000 words ago. I had a similar experience a few months ago where i lost about $40 on a refund exchange. And now youve inspired me to hijack the John Lobb thread and submit the posters to my drivel. And I wont email the retailer because that happens to be the best way of resolving this. Of course ill be doing it all out of principle

I had to get a refund, contacted them resolved immediately. Dunno why all this fuss.
post #17074 of 19279
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post


I had to get a refund, contacted them resolved immediately. Dunno why all this fuss.


I agree that that was your experience...I also agree that others (including myself) have had the opposite experince....But...I too am not quite sure as to why all the fuss...The point was made to the community... the point was taken by the community, the point was pondered by the community and commented on...what more can we actually do or say in the matter? Good luck Buddy...I hope it works out...sometimes things go your way, sometimes they don't....If all else fails I suppose you can hire a lawyer and see what your options are for a transatlantic lawsuit...if that fails as well perhaps you can find a few other peole that have had this issue and file a class action? Would there be anything more American that that?


Edited by justonemore - 2/26/16 at 7:11am
post #17075 of 19279
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

It's obviously not a grand conspiracy on Carmina's fault, just sloppy forex processing.

That said, Carmina refunded you the exact amount you sent them. And your $2 was taken by a middle man.

So they didn't make a $2 profit off of the transaction. The real issue is that you should get a credit card that offers better foreign transaction rates. I'm in the same boat as well and don't get the most bang for my buck from my card.

And it's great that Herring never had that issue. But like I mentioned before, i got hit with a forex penalty from Drake's.

Exactly correct.

As for the supposed principle, well, we wouldn't be having this conversation if it was a difference of 2 cents instead of 2 bucks. But the "principle" would still be the same.
post #17076 of 19279
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

@cypi2

You brought up a valid and relevant point; 10,000 words ago. I had a similar experience a few months ago where i lost about $40 on a refund exchange. And now youve inspired me to hijack the John Lobb thread and submit the posters to my drivel. And I wont email the retailer because that happens to be the best way of resolving this. Of course ill be doing it all out of principle

Bingo. Give that man a ceeegar!

Didn't he declare he was leaving the thread 5000 words ago? Not that I had put much stock in that.
post #17077 of 19279
One last kick for the dead horse (cordovan pun!):

Did the forex surcharge for paying in USD exceed $2.63? Because that...makes all of this null and void given the surfeit of non-FX fee cards.
post #17078 of 19279
I have bought few Carmina direct never had issue but that's not a lot to go buy.
post #17079 of 19279

Anyone else notice how much rep is raining down during this conversation?  :slayer:

 

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My first post on this ended with the question:  "has this happened to you too?"

 

Namor, justonemore and vmss answered, and it seems this is fairly common.  I guess I've just been lucky it did not happen to me before although I received many refunds involving forex. 

 

That made me think this was Carmina's way of doing business.  

post #17081 of 19279
This is boring me. Please stop
post #17082 of 19279

So the going rate for likes is $2.63 per like?

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This is boring me. Please stop

Boring? Or amazing???
post #17084 of 19279
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Boring? Or amazing???

Ugh you caught me there!
post #17085 of 19279

Enough already.  Geesh!

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