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post #13741 of 18184
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Or find a proxy shipper.

Or find a proxy shipper.

hmmm yeah that's a very good idea but... for an item this cheap? Because if after it ships to Canada for 30$ (I can imagine it's at LEAST that because of the weight - I just had someone on the bragging thread send me a pair of shoes for 18$...) it would be more expensive than my Amazon deal... And USD = 1.05 CAD for me

 

The good question is more : which item is the best?! I know shit about photography honestly :s

post #13742 of 18184
Hey F-QC,

Just ship the parcel to the an address in the States and head down to pick it up. In Toronto, plenty of folks ship to US ADDRESS in Buffalo NY whom charge US$3--20/package to use their service. I'd be surprised if there is nothing similar just outside the QC border.

Alternatively, head to Cdn Tire and score 2 of these work lights to do the same job.

post #13743 of 18184
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Originally Posted by FlorianQC View Post
 

 

I don't even have access to this listing because I'm quite sure they only ship to the US. That's the problem with this type of equipment. US companies won't ship or the cost will be CRAZYASS.

I just have to find a Canadian company I guess... The 2 softboxes for 69.99$ seem nice right?

Theirs: 2 soft boxes, 3 diffuser options included. Each holds 5 compact fluorescents, 6500K, I forget the output. each bulb has its own switch. 

 

That said, worse case, the 2 you've identified will work fine and look like the 2 I have for front lighting now. 

 

I calculated that Wes' set up is like 28000 lumens or something like that. I don't see any specs for the bulbs that this includes so they're likely 5000 or 6500K, and probably 40-45W. I don't see the lumen output. Ask the seller to give you those specs because If you have to upgrade bulbs, that can be costly. 

 

Price seems good if the lights are 6500K, 45W. 

post #13744 of 18184
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Originally Posted by 6up View Post

Hey F-QC,

Just ship the parcel to the an address in the States and head down to pick it up. In Toronto, plenty of folks ship to US ADDRESS in Buffalo NY whom charge US$3--20/package to use their service. I'd be surprised if there is nothing similar just outside the QC border.

Alternatively, head to Cdn Tire and score 2 of these work lights to do the same job.

I used a variation for about 6 months. worked fine. however, I had to spend more time futzing with color and now almost zero since I put in better lighting. 

post #13745 of 18184
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post
 

Theirs: 2 soft boxes, 3 diffuser options included. Each holds 5 compact fluorescents, 6500K, I forget the output. each bulb has its own switch. 

 

That said, worse case, the 2 you've identified will work fine and look like the 2 I have for front lighting now. 

 

I calculated that Wes' set up is like 28000 lumens or something like that. I don't see any specs for the bulbs that this includes so they're likely 5000 or 6500K, and probably 40-45W. I don't see the lumen output. Ask the seller to give you those specs because If you have to upgrade bulbs, that can be costly. 

 

Price seems good if the lights are 6500K, 45W. 

The Amazon item does not include bulbs ^^

post #13746 of 18184
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Originally Posted by 6up View Post

Hey F-QC,

Just ship the parcel to the an address in the States and head down to pick it up. In Toronto, plenty of folks ship to US ADDRESS in Buffalo NY whom charge US$3--20/package to use their service. I'd be surprised if there is nothing similar just outside the QC border.

Alternatively, head to Cdn Tire and score 2 of these work lights to do the same job.

 

MMMhhhh US border is 100kms from here so that would not be a cost-effective solution when you factor in all the costs!

post #13747 of 18184
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

What would you guys do in this situation - bought some new without box alden boots and they came with this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Quick brushing did not remove it and seller did not disclose. I knew shoe was from J. Crew outlet so some wear expected but is this something you would ask for something back / return? Price was relatively cheap so I would like to keep

I would ask to be compensated for the cost of the suede eraser.
post #13748 of 18184
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I would ask to be compensated for the cost of the suede eraser.

But be aware if you try to clean them and it doesn't come out, you won't be able to return them because they'll no longer be in the same condition you rceceived them in.
post #13749 of 18184
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I would ask to be compensated for the cost of the suede eraser.

I kind of think that's overkill. he's going to need a suede eraser anyway if he keeps the shoes, and if he's one of us, he likely already has one.

post #13750 of 18184
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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I kind of think that's overkill. he's going to need a suede eraser anyway if he keeps the shoes, and if he's one of us, he likely already has one.

Eh, if I have to go out and buy something because the seller didn't disclose an imperfection, I would expect to be compensated for it.
post #13751 of 18184
this sport coat is getting 0 love and i think its party due to the main image. its totally dark compared to the actual color of the jacket.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251565064683?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

the second image actually shows the colors pretty accurately. i take photos with a camera phone so that is a reason the quality is lacking.

would anyone care to assist with some post-processing to help make the colors in the first, main pic more accurate?
post #13752 of 18184
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Suede eraser.

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

I would ask to be compensated for the cost of the suede eraser.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

But be aware if you try to clean them and it doesn't come out, you won't be able to return them because they'll no longer be in the same condition you rceceived them in.

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Originally Posted by Koala-T View Post

I kind of think that's overkill. he's going to need a suede eraser anyway if he keeps the shoes, and if he's one of us, he likely already has one.

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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Eh, if I have to go out and buy something because the seller didn't disclose an imperfection, I would expect to be compensated for it.

Yeah main reason is that it's an outlet shoe so you would expect seller to disclose if there is a stain. And stain is pretty deep, eraser probably would not remove it and I'd have to shampoo most likely. Rest of shoe is perfect though so by alden standards pretty good
post #13753 of 18184
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Originally Posted by FlorianQC View Post
 

 

I don't even have access to this listing because I'm quite sure they only ship to the US. That's the problem with this type of equipment. US companies won't ship or the cost will be CRAZYASS.

I just have to find a Canadian company I guess... The 2 softboxes for 69.99$ seem nice right?

I recently bought this for $71 shipped but i live in the US - Refurbed without the arm for boom stand but that's ok.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/331222150337?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

 

 

As the might Cap'n suggested find a proxy.

post #13754 of 18184

Flip brag! That didn't take long. BIN must have been too low!

post #13755 of 18184

 

Pic too small - can't see price or what it is - Zegna Quindici yes?

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