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Open Letter To Harry Rosen regarding over-pricing

post #1 of 18
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Dear Harry, Larry and whomever else works there,
Would someone please be so kind as to justify the mark-up on the Allen Edmonds Dalton boots (and other product)?



Allen Edmonds Retail: $375.00 (US)
http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF0111_1_40000000001_-1

Harry Rosen Retail: $465.00 (CDN)
http://www.harryrosen.com/eng/products/footwear/boots/dalton_blucher_boot?78770449

How do you justfy a $90 mark-up in price?

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post #2 of 18
Welcome to Canada confused.gif
post #3 of 18
Harry also has the WORST collection of Designers (Allen Edmonds, Tom Ford excluded)

It's very geared towards the 45-60 year olds with too much money and no idea what they are looking for.

#rant
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Dear Harry, Larry and whomever else works there,
Would someone please be so kind as to justify the mark-up on the Allen Edmonds Dalton boots (and other product)?

Here you go

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capitalism
post #5 of 18
Rosen must be quivering in their boots - an open letter on SF!!
post #6 of 18
Damn Harry Rosen! Even Elwood Flynn in Saskatoon lowered his AE pricing to reflect changes in the US/Canada exchange rate. Make the trip. Elwood has the Dalton in stock.
post #7 of 18
Why do you guys call it a 90 dollar mark-up when the two currencies don't even exchange one for one? I guess it might be some time-honored North American practice, but it seems kinda odd.
post #8 of 18
I really miss those big-timer threads.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by Ivar View Post

Why do you guys call it a 90 dollar mark-up when the two currencies don't even exchange one for one? I guess it might be some time-honored North American practice, but it seems kinda odd.

Well, at the current exchange rate of $1CAN = $1.02 US and after the banks or credit card companies take their vig, it is a wash. Other stores in Canada have adjusted their AE pricing so I can see what people might be pissed that Harry hasn't.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

Here you go
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capitalism

I'm thinking that.

Instead of whining about the premium prices charged by high-markup prestige retailer, buy them from Amazon or something.
post #11 of 18
Whining of being screwed is part of our nature. Obviously one should find the best price that they are willing to pay whether locally or from across the globe. But on the other hand I can see why the OP is bothered because there is no benefit to him to develop a relationship with the bricks and mortar shop that he would prefer to use.

No different that people railing because an individual swoops in and snatches up sale priced RL or EG footwear before their end of the gets inside the door.

I don't care. Where I live all that I seek is located elsewhere so whatever Harry does makes no never mind to me.

But, sometimes it's good to review the principles of things and if nothing else, have a good rant over the injustice of it all.
post #12 of 18
Harry's sucks. Their SAs suck. Bloor carries Lanvin now though, which is nice. I only ever go there to browse though.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by DXB View Post

Harry's sucks. Their SAs suck. Bloor carries Lanvin now though, which is nice. I only ever go there to browse though.

this.

Yorkdale location to be specific. brutal sales staff
post #14 of 18
Definitely a place to check things out to purchase elsewhere.

+100 on their SA's being stunned except for a few.
post #15 of 18
I got a gift card and my home "SA" is at the Eaton Centre. They have a brand new location now that I've yet to visit. If AE is overpriced, think of the many lines of Hugo Boss they keep selling to the under 40s.
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