Originally Posted by dkzzzz
I am curious how Factory store prices of C & J EG and JL compare to each other?
Is there significant difference in price? I would expect so especially in a case of C&J overstocks. Please shed some light.
I was in Northants in November. Trickers and C&J were about Â£150 for shoes. Tricker boots (like the lovely pair of chepstow keeping my feet warm now were about Â£190. Couldn't tell you about Lobb, as they were randomly closed.
FWIW, the man at Trickers - who is worth a detour just to talk to - suggested that obb and EG had got wise to the bargain hunters and were charging fasirly top dollar for what is essentially a day out for shoe fetishists. This may of course be complete bollocks, looking at the JL prices quoted in this thread.
I was also interetsed to note the C&J shop had a staff memo lying around saying no handgrades in small sizes were to be sold in the factory shop, because they use them for January Sale stock in London.
Before anyone shouts, I can't say I have an issue with that. All my bigtimer shoes have been seconds, and what they count as a fault in Northampton is less abuse than they get before I have walker to the end of the road in the things.