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post #121 of 186
I had contacted Hughes maybe 6 months ago? His initial response was speedy and I was optimistic about getting a wallet from him. But as communication became more laggy / infrequent, I became more and more doubtful that he would deliver on his promise. I wasn't willing to throw away a couple hundred dollars and potentially never receive my commission so ultimately decided against it (especially when you consider how fraught with danger sending animal skins thru customs could be). I figured based on the excuses he had already given me that Hughes could just say that he sent it and that it was confiscated at customs. While his products are beautiful, I just couldn't bring myself to go thru with it based on my apprehension. I think you have to trust your gut in these situations and saving money isn't saving money if you never get your goods.
post #122 of 186
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

I had contacted Hughes maybe 6 months ago? His initial response was speedy and I was optimistic about getting a wallet from him. But as communication became more laggy / infrequent, I became more and more doubtful that he would deliver on his promise. I wasn't willing to throw away a couple hundred dollars and potentially never receive my commission so ultimately decided against it (especially when you consider how fraught with danger sending animal skins thru customs could be). I figured based on the excuses he had already given me that Hughes could just say that he sent it and that it was confiscated at customs. While his products are beautiful, I just couldn't bring myself to go thru with it based on my apprehension. I think you have to trust your gut in these situations and saving money isn't saving money if you never get your goods.

Would this mean that you paid Hughes, and never received your product?

post #123 of 186
I think it's plain as day that, from deepitm's post, that he decided not to go ahead with the purchase.
post #124 of 186
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I think it's plain as day that, from deepitm's post, that he decided not to go ahead with the purchase.

 

 

oh well I had second thoughts about hughes but hopefully he'll be available to us soon.


Edited by SnowKING - 4/25/13 at 5:29pm
post #125 of 186
No I didn't pay. The whole point of my post is that I was too hesitant to pay for fear of potential lack of delivery. I certainly don't think Hughes is trying to fleece people. I think it's just a different standard of communication, customer service, and logistics than we are used to in this day and age.
post #126 of 186
He obviously likes to craft things for customers. He obviously cannot handle the volume of the new business. The reasonable thing to do would be to increase the price for his products and thus make customer volume more manageable, instead of going awol.
post #127 of 186

I hope hes available next month...

 

I could be more happy to order a belt, wallet, and a couple of watch straps from him.

post #128 of 186
I think he's already increased the prices.

He isn't out to fleece anybody. I've purchased quite a number of straps, and a case from him. Takes long, but he delivers. Of course, if you're in the States, you'd need to have it shipped via courier so they help you clear customs. I posted a while back even with DHL, I had to jump through hoops to get a belt I purchased from Brioni from the Wildlife department in California.
post #129 of 186
This is tree-hugging CA, no problems in Tri-State area on the East Coast.
As for price, he still has way more customers willing to order than he is able to accommodate, short of opening his own factory he still needs to raise prices to weed out the riff raff.
post #130 of 186
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I think he's already increased the prices.

He isn't out to fleece anybody. I've purchased quite a number of straps, and a case from him. Takes long, but he delivers. Of course, if you're in the States, you'd need to have it shipped via courier so they help you clear customs. I posted a while back even with DHL, I had to jump through hoops to get a belt I purchased from Brioni from the Wildlife department in California.

I guess with a high demand.

post #131 of 186

Hughes been updating his tumblr lately. 

 

Beautiful watch straps he created.

post #132 of 186

anyone been in contact with hughes lately?

post #133 of 186
SnowKING your posts are so bad. Come on, at least make an effort to contribute something of worth to the forum.
post #134 of 186
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

I think he's already increased the prices.

He isn't out to fleece anybody. I've purchased quite a number of straps, and a case from him. Takes long, but he delivers. Of course, if you're in the States, you'd need to have it shipped via courier so they help you clear customs. I posted a while back even with DHL, I had to jump through hoops to get a belt I purchased from Brioni from the Wildlife department in California.

 

So a permit import and export by u.s fish and wildlife service must be filled out for any exotic leather coming from a different country? or would it be better to save down costs and declare as embossed leather goods?  

 

I've never actually bought any exotics out of country so your help is greatly appreciated and I apologize for the bad posts made on this forum. I did actually got in contact with hughes, slow reples though but mostly because he checks his phone very less often and lots of incoming mail.


Edited by SnowKING - 5/16/13 at 6:51pm
post #135 of 186

For anyone that looks to buy from Hughes, he's still available. I finally got in contact with him after these weeks.

 

I just wanted to know whether or not did you have hughes declared as embossed leather goods or paid the permit import and export by u.s fish and wild life CITES?

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