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post #3691 of 10184
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Originally Posted by Tirailleur1 View Post

So I am yet to recieve my shoes and Luisa keeps saying they will ship next wee even though she has been saying saying this since the last 3 weeks.

 

Lol my Fed-Ex tracking has been on "initiated - shipment info sent to fexex" for 2 weeks now with no further action; I've sort of just accepted I'll get them when they get here; better than my Alden debacle at least. Bummer you won't have them for your trip, though.

post #3692 of 10184
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

hmm, thats odd, luisa has been on point with the timing of the shipments for me.
what did you order?
I don't think I ordered anything crazy.
http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1922

http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1924

I would just like them to be upfront with me. If I knew I wasnt going to get them immediately I would have bougght something else. Like I said I don't want to sound like a spoilt american throwing hia toys out the pram but I can only go by their words and if they give me an expected delivery time I should expect that.
post #3693 of 10184
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 

I think this only applies to their RTW collection and not MTO. All the MTO's group buys I have handled (Meermin,Vass etc) have requested 100% payment upfront before they even start work on the shoe.

 

 

 

Yup, this is how Meermin operates actually. I think Chogall's answer already explains this.

 

With regards to this particular MTO group buy, bear in mind that:

a) Meermin will be sourcing the leather specially for this MTO (which Ilcea will need 8 weeks to make); and

b) the number of people participating in the MTO group buy (45) with a  long waiting list (20 in case people drop out).

 

All I know is that for other MTO group buys with other brands, the number of people is only between 6-15 people and they use the same leather they have been using for all their shoes. This is not the case for this MTO .

 

I also honestly don't think Meermin will take the risk of people pulling out when the shoes are ready as they not only have to pay Ilcea for the leather but also the fact that since this is a MTO, I dont think they will be able to sell the shoes to other people with someone else's initials imprinted in the shoe and on the sole of the shoe. 

 

But this is just my opinion and I stand to be corrected on the facts smile.gif

 

I'd be willing, not happy, to pay 50% upfront and the rest when the shoe is ready.

 

Isn't that a fairer option?

post #3694 of 10184
The PDF someone posted in this thread recently with the options/terms on the MTO program says that payment is half up front and half when the shoes are ready.
post #3695 of 10184
For me it´s ok to pay 100% up front. It´s the same amount of money so i rather take care of it right away.
post #3696 of 10184
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I'd be willing, not happy, to pay 50% upfront and the rest when the shoe is ready.

Isn't that a fairer option?

Cash flow issue? foo.gif
post #3697 of 10184
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Originally Posted by Frank the sheep View Post

For me it´s ok to pay 100% up front. It´s the same amount of money so i rather take care of it right away.

Cash flow !!!
post #3698 of 10184
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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

The PDF someone posted in this thread recently with the options/terms on the MTO program says that payment is half up front and half when the shoes are ready.

Nice find!
post #3699 of 10184
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Originally Posted by prozach1576 View Post

The PDF someone posted in this thread recently with the options/terms on the MTO program says that payment is half up front and half when the shoes are ready.


I posted that.  But, prior to receiving that PDF which dated in August, Meermin asked for 100% up front for my MTO orders in late May with specialized pattern.  Everything went perfectly fine for my order and Pepe is very helpful along the way.  But I am not a high maintenance client and not a financially capable

 

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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

 

I'd be willing, not happy, to pay 50% upfront and the rest when the shoe is ready.

 

Isn't that a fairer option?

 

Eh, if you are not even happy to pay 50% up front, save the makers the trouble and not not consider getting any MTO or bespoke items at all.

 

Given that Meermin would have to carry significant risks in sourcing Ilcea Radica calf leathers and producing various and potentially odd lasts/sizes in a non-stock specialized pattern, I believe it is acceptable for them to collect 100% up front at a price that's already discounted

post #3700 of 10184
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post

 

I think this only applies to their RTW collection and not MTO. All the MTO's group buys I have handled (Meermin,Vass etc) have requested 100% payment upfront before they even start work on the shoe.

 

 

 

Yup, this is how Meermin operates actually. I think Chogall's answer already explains this.

 

With regards to this particular MTO group buy, bear in mind that:

a) Meermin will be sourcing the leather specially for this MTO (which Ilcea will need 8 weeks to make); and

b) the number of people participating in the MTO group buy (45) with a  long waiting list (20 in case people drop out).

 

All I know is that for other MTO group buys with other brands, the number of people is only between 6-15 people and they use the same leather they have been using for all their shoes. This is not the case for this MTO .

 

I also honestly don't think Meermin will take the risk of people pulling out when the shoes are ready as they not only have to pay Ilcea for the leather but also the fact that since this is a MTO, I dont think they will be able to sell the shoes to other people with someone else's initials imprinted in the shoe and on the sole of the shoe. 

 

But this is just my opinion and I stand to be corrected on the facts smile.gif

 

Yup,

 

People really need to realize that

1) Meermin will be responsible to source and stock Ilcea Radica calf

2) Meermin will have to produce a new specialized pattern with details similar to JL Philips II

3) Potentially odd sizes/lasts with custom names/details that's non-stock in nature, with no good outlet such as Tricker's eBay shop or JL/EG semiannual sales.

post #3701 of 10184

If you're unhappy to pay 100% up front, just opt out. There are plenty of others who want in.

post #3702 of 10184
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Yup,

People really need to realize that
1) Meermin will be responsible to source and stock Ilcea Radica calf
2) Meermin will have to produce a new specialized pattern with details similar to JL Philips II
3) Potentially odd sizes/lasts with custom names/details that's non-stock in nature, with no good outlet such as Tricker's eBay shop or JL/EG semiannual sales.

Yeah I completely agree that it's reasonable to ask for 100% up front, I was just pointing out what I'd read in that PDF.
post #3703 of 10184
I just received my Linea Maesto 10165 in black calf from Meermin. The shoes arrived in about a week and they are beautiful. Luisa and Sandro were incredibly helpful and charming. Since I purchased in stock, the shoes cost me around 328 US Dollars. I think that's an amazing bargain for footwear of this quality. Photos will follow once I am done treating and polishing.
post #3704 of 10184
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Originally Posted by enofile View Post

I just received my Linea Maesto 10165 in black calf from Meermin. The shoes arrived in about a week and they are beautiful. Luisa and Sandro were incredibly helpful and charming. Since I purchased in stock, the shoes cost me around 328 US Dollars. I think that's an amazing bargain for footwear of this quality. Photos will follow once I am done treating and polishing.

just wait till you get the tariff
post #3705 of 10184
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post


I posted that.  But, prior to receiving that PDF which dated in August, Meermin asked for 100% up front for my MTO orders in late May with specialized pattern.  Everything went perfectly fine for my order and Pepe is very helpful along the way.  But I am not a high maintenance client and not a financially capable

 

 

Eh, if you are not even happy to pay 50% up front, save the makers the trouble and not not consider getting any MTO or bespoke items at all.

 

Given that Meermin would have to carry significant risks in sourcing Ilcea Radica calf leathers and producing various and potentially odd lasts/sizes in a non-stock specialized pattern, I believe it is acceptable for them to collect 100% up front at a price that's already discounted

True.

 

I mean they definitely need 13,500 euro up front, to complete 45 pairs of shoes.

 

Fuck, with that kind of money they will boost Spain's GDP by 5%, and here I was thinking that in these uncertain economic times manufacturers would be chasing

business.

 

It has worked though, because I will fork out the full amount up front and wait patiently, for over 5 months, for the shoes to be delivered.

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