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post #2596 of 2751
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Hi Guys,

Good news - we have a batch of the Damascus buckles in the country making their way through customs. First dibs to people who've already put their name down, second dibs to SF members if there are some left. Watch this space! This is the first batch we've been able to get fopr a long time, we have them made in Japan by a very good knife maker who is very very busy and so very very slow..



For the Baranil lovers, quick photo from last week..



Charlie

Hi All,

Buckles have just cleared UK customs so we should physically have them in the next couple of days. Watch this space :-)

Charlie
post #2597 of 2751
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Hi Guys,

More restocking, we've just taken delivery of a big batch of our Parisian buckles just before the French summer shut down, not everything we wanted, but most of the buckles are now back in stock, in particular the Aspley and Mornington belts where we'd run out entirely. The stock levels on the website are right, so get them while you can, next delivery wont be till mid Sept! Great time to buy with the Pound so weak against the dollar!

The Aspley and Baranil Aspley




The Mornington






Charlie
post #2598 of 2751
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Hi All,

Damascus buckles here! They have literally just arrived so heres a quick snap




By our reckoning we have 9 remaining after those that are reserved. Over the next few days we'll photograph each buckle, the people who have reserved buckles get first pick (we'll email/PM) in the order they joined the list and then SF members not already on the waiting list get next pick over a couple of days, then we'll put the remainder on the website.

The price will be £260 (including 20% VAT, deductable for you lucky non Europeans) made into one of our single layer bridle leather belts, or also available on any of our Lined and Raised style belts for a subsidised upcharge of £160 inc VAT. As with everything a 10% Styleforum discount is available (SF10% is the coupon for those who done know)!

Anyone not already on the list drop me a line and I can add you, and we'll be in touch with people who've reserved one

Charlie
post #2599 of 2751
@equus leather
Charlie,
Forgot to ask. What size are the actual buckles? I.e. 32 vs 36mm
Thanks
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@equus leather
Charlie,
Forgot to ask. What size are the actual buckles? I.e. 32 vs 36mm
Thanks

They're 32mm, which has always been our most popular width

Charlie
post #2601 of 2751
so for lined and raised, £160 inc VAT - 20% - 10% = 115 pound upcharge for lined and raised? sweet. glad I am on the list! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Have to put in for my swatch request.
post #2602 of 2751
Did not realize there was also an SF code on top of VAT deduction. These belts are quite a bargain for wgat you actually get
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so for lined and raised, £160 inc VAT - 20% - 10% = 115 pound upcharge for lined and raised? sweet. glad I am on the list! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Have to put in for my swatch request.

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Did not realize there was also an SF code on top of VAT deduction. These belts are quite a bargain for wgat you actually get

Yes - probably I should put the price up :-)

The maths for non EU types is

Simple belt £260 inc VAT/1.2 = £216.66, less 10% for SF members, so £195

Calf L&R is £348 inc VAT, buckle is an extra £160, so £508 /1.2 = £423.33, less 10% is £381

Bridle L&R is £300 inc VAT, buckle is an extra £160, so £460 /1.2 = £383.33, less 10% is £343.99

Clear as mud?

Charlie
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post



Yes - probably I should put the price up :-)

The maths for non EU types is

Simple belt £260 inc VAT/1.2 = £216.66, less 10% for SF members, so £195

Calf L&R is £348 inc VAT, buckle is an extra £160, so £508 /1.2 = £423.33, less 10% is £381

Bridle L&R is £300 inc VAT, buckle is an extra £160, so £460 /1.2 = £383.33, less 10% is £343.99

Clear as mud?

Charlie

 

Very clear... hahaha

I meant even in general its like having a constant 30% off sale for the non eu customers. Cant complain about that for hand made items.

I am sure the customers in the EU dont quite have the same perspective

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Very clear... hahaha
I meant even in general its like having a constant 30% off sale for the non eu customers. Cant complain about that for hand made items.
I am sure the customers in the EU dont quite have the same perspective

Yup. Its a pain for the EU people, and we could level the playing field by charging VAT for everyone, but it really doesnt benefit anyone other than the tax man who wouldn't appreciate our largess! To be fair its where people buy big ticket items it makes a big difference, shipping levels it up for smaller purchases. The real killer for you guys who think in $ is the exchange rate, it was $1.66 to the £ last year, its $1.30 now - big saving right there..

In the meantime, hopefully the quality you get means where ever your shopping from you get great value when you look at the cost per year
post #2606 of 2751

And us Europeans get double shafted given that the USA customers save VAT and dont pay any import taxes whereas if we stomach the terrible exchange rates and excessive shipping charges to buy something from the USA we then have to pay a minimum of 20% tax to bring it into the country on the fully landed cost.

post #2607 of 2751
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And us Europeans get double shafted given that the USA customers save VAT and dont pay any import taxes whereas if we stomach the terrible exchange rates and excessive shipping charges to buy something from the USA we then have to pay a minimum of 20% tax to bring it into the country on the fully landed cost.

Yes! Historically the exchange rate kept it all a bit fairer, but not now. Given how much we import from France the €/£ rate is a now real killer, and presumably we'll have to pay VAT on imports at some point. Fair to say its a good time to be buying from the States!
post #2608 of 2751
Charlie, to my understanding, the removal of VAT is x 0.8, not divided by 1.2. There is a difference
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Charlie, to my understanding, the removal of VAT is x 0.8, not divided by 1.2. There is a difference

There is definitley a difference. You have a thing that costs say £100, you add 20% VAT and you get to £120. 80% of £120 is £96, you end up deducting 20% of both the net price and the VAT if you do it that way. Dividing by £120 by 1.2 takes you back you your original £100. Boring things learnt in retail..

Charlie
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Anyways mathematics lessons aside

I did just place place an order for one of Bakers of Colyton Belts.

With all the discounts and reasonable shipping it came out to less than 100USD.

I honestly did not realize how much of value these are esp with the exchange rate.

Should also be on the list for a damascus buckle so expect more orders from me Charlie :-)

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