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pepe@meermin.es?

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

pepe@meermin.es?

I believe that should be the correct email.

As far as overcoming the language barrier, it might not hurt to mention that you understand it would be a special order with a surcharge. I think they just keep thinking you're asking about combinations they already produce.
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Thanks.  Yes, I noted that in my email I just sent to Pepe.

 

Thanks to everyone for the help.

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On the subject of the Austerity boot MTO. We have 5 firm notes of intent to order (myself included) with another couple waiting on confirmation of sizes so hopefully we should be go in the next 2-3 days. I'll keep it open with the blessing of the confirmed until Monday then collect the necessary details to complete the order
post #5076 of 11020

Just to update,

 

I emailed Pepe, and he said getting model 101198 in Olfe instead of Hiro is possible.

 

HOWEVER, it has to be made to Linea Maestro standards (260euro) PLUS the MTO charge (100euro).  The total cost to me would be $365 not including shipping or any other customs charges.  It would also be a very long wait time.

 

Should I just get the standard 101198 model in Hiro, or should I bite the bullet and pay the Pepe?  Eseentially, is it really worth the extra money to get it LM just because I want a different last?

 

Thanks again fellas!

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Just to update,

 

I emailed Pepe, and he said getting model 101198 in Olfe instead of Hiro is possible.

 

HOWEVER, it has to be made to Linea Maestro standards (260euro) PLUS the MTO charge (100euro).  The total cost to me would be $365 not including shipping or any other customs charges.  It would also be a very long wait time.

 

Should I just get the standard 101198 model in Hiro, or should I bite the bullet and pay the Pepe?  Eseentially, is it really worth the extra money to get it LM just because I want a different last?

 

Thanks again fellas!

 

What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge?  It would come to roughly $310 with shipping.  This is what I am considering doing.

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What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge?  It would come to roughly $310 with shipping.  This is what I am considering doing.

 

Yes, do ask that and please return once you've done it. It'll open up a range of alternatives.

 

Kind regards,

Johan.

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Sent.  I'll let everyone know what he says.

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It's just a standard order with no custom options of any sort.

Just so you know, I haven't been asked for payment yet either.

That's weird. I put in my first order about a month ago for the standard classic line dark brown calf double monks and dark brown suede chukkas and I received them just over a week later in DC.

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That's weird. I put in my first order about a month ago for the standard classic line dark brown calf double monks and dark brown suede chukkas and I received them just over a week later in DC.

 

It really depends whether they happen to have a pair already made in your size or if you order is catalyzing its production. If you received them that quickly, that meant you were ordering an in-stock item. As much as I wish I were, I am not.

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Does anyone know how the Rui last (shell longwings) compares to the AE Last 5? I wear 8.5D in the AE and plan on ordering the UK7.5.
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge?  It would come to roughly $310 with shipping.  This is what I am considering doing.

 

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Originally Posted by Silhouette View Post

 

Yes, do ask that and please return once you've done it. It'll open up a range of alternatives.

 

Kind regards,

Johan.

 

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Sent.  I'll let everyone know what he says.

 

Sounds like we may have the start of a group MTO if Pepe insists on the 100 euro MTO upcharge.

post #5084 of 11020

I've read through the entire thread and I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, just want to make sure of something before I order.

 

I'm located in Toronto and am looking to get two pairs and Luisa informed me they ship via Fedex and UPS to Canada.

 

Does anyone know which would be cheaper or has anyone asked for the brokerage fee-inclusive shipping upgrade?  

I know some people got dinged pretty badly for BROKERAGE fees, and would love to learn to avoid them and would even self-clear if someone knows how..

And it looks like duties are 18% on leather shoes, would HST be charged in addition to the 18%?

 

Thanks a lot

post #5085 of 11020

^You are probably aware that it will be a customs import duty and tax charge for the import, that will be about 1/3 of the purchase and shipping charges combined (HST included)

 

PS Brokerage amounts to $10-15, not quite a bad ding compared to 18% + 13%

PPS there is no "self-clearing" term in the customs brokerage parlance; wait, maybe it is... if you go to Spain, buy the shoes in person, import them and fail to declare them to customs upon return, or use your duty free annual import quota to claim the cost

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