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post #286 of 463
I ordered a pair of EG Westminsters from EoM last Spring and they arrived by DHL with no fees. I'm hoping the C&J Tetburys they just shipped also escape fees (incidentally, I ordered on Sunday and the boots shipped on Monday).
post #287 of 463
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I've received 4 pairs of shoes via Royal Mail.  All were delivered inside of a week to Canada.  All were trackable, so that I could see the daily progress of the shipment.  All came through with no customs / duties / taxes charged.  And of course, all came through with no brokerage fees.

If a package sent by Royal Mail was rejected by customs, it almost certainly had nothing to do with the method by which it was sent and everything to do with the fact that the person shipping the goods did not fill out the forms properly.  Which seems likely in the case above, given that the vendor doesn't often use Royal Mail for international shipments.  But it's not rocket science to get those forms right.

The fact that DHL screwed up in your favor sounds good at first blush, but is in reality yet another example of DHL screwing up.  I'd rather not play the DHL screwing up lottery. Particularly when we are talking about shoes in the $1k region.

I was in no way disparaging Royal Mail, in fact I prefer it which was why I asked for it in the first place. I apologise that I wasn't clear. I was merely pointing out that Edwards of Manchester doesn't seem to be very good at using it. The best mailing system ever devised by man is useless if the user doesn't know how to use it. I've never had anything rejected by customs before so it was a novel experience. I don't know how they botched it, as you said it shouldn't be rocket science. They probably missed a form or something.

I almost always get hit with taxes though customs/duties is hit or miss using either Royal Mail or USPS. Which vendors did you order those four shoes from?
post #288 of 463
Trouble brewing?

According to BBC, Royal Mail will be privatizing

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24058989
post #289 of 463

Just received my MTO Dovers from the January sale, we'll see if I get hit with any duties on this shipment.  I escaped having to pay on my last pair from EOM that were shipped in January of this year.

post #290 of 463
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Just received my MTO Dovers from the January sale, we'll see if I get hit with any duties on this shipment.  I escaped having to pay on my last pair from EOM that were shipped in January of this year.

 

They have Dovers in stock??

post #291 of 463

Is the sep2013 code dead?  I can't get it to apply.

post #292 of 463
Yesterday was the last day.
post #293 of 463
To continue the discussion on duties:

I posted previously that Peter Johnston has the cheapest C&J handgrades on the net AND they use Royal Mail:

"Just to follow up on this, shipping is over £10 cheaper than C&J when ordering from Peter Johnston (both Royal Mail). So unless someone can correct me, the cheapest new handgrades can be found at PJ. Unless you visit the C&J location that sells seconds."

The savings come out to about $70 - $100 compared to other sites.

PJ uses Royal Mail, so you might not get hit with duties.

http://www.peter-johnston.co.uk/delivery-returns


Edit: The C&J shoes just disappeared from the site (???????)
post #294 of 463
^the shoes were probably taken off because C&J found out that they were being sold at less than recommended retail price...
post #295 of 463
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They have Dovers in stock??

 

Nope, they were MTO.

post #296 of 463
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

^the shoes were probably taken off because C&J found out that they were being sold at less than recommended retail price...

It's a vicious circle - people on here are good to inform us of the best deals out there but on the flip side there are some manufacturers that surf around such as C&J who have showed more of an online presence recently. If the above was a result of them finding out that a retailer was being competitive in the market and then them being threatened because of this then this is a big shame for us the consumer. Just my 2 cents....
post #297 of 463
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It's a vicious circle - people on here are good to inform us of the best deals out there but on the flip side there are some manufacturers that surf around such as C&J who have showed more of an online presence recently. If the above was a result of them finding out that a retailer was being competitive in the market and then them being threatened because of this then this is a big shame for us the consumer. Just my 2 cents....

 



Peter is predominately a bespoke tailor and an excellent one at that. I have three suits of his and numerous shirts. He also has a ready to wear business which I think sells only in Japan and the States. I’m fairly sure that he mentioned to me recently that he was getting out of the “retail” business and concentrating on his bespoke customers and RTW lines abroad, which I expect is why he has taken the C&J shoes off the website. For what it’s worth I’ve brought 3 pairs of him, though in person rather than on the net.

If you are ever in Edinburgh or get the chance to be get a suit of him, go for it you wont be disappointed.
post #298 of 463
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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

It's a vicious circle - people on here are good to inform us of the best deals out there but on the flip side there are some manufacturers that surf around such as C&J who have showed more of an online presence recently. If the above was a result of them finding out that a retailer was being competitive in the market and then them being threatened because of this then this is a big shame for us the consumer. Just my 2 cents....

Not a shame at all. You just give a business to somebody else. I think C&J does not fully understand retailing. A retailer has to move a stock, a retailer has to rotate clothing stock often to attract customers to come as often as possible. A cost of space in major cities is ridiculously high. A retailer cannot afford to keep the same stock until it sells at full price.
I have C&J shoes and they are well built but I think they are overpriced. I have seen C&J swatch book and I was amazed at their offerings. I mean there must have been over 100 different kinds of colors. However if you enter into C&J shop you will find only black and brown mostly. If you want something else you would need to go through C&J MTO process which is ridiculously expensive.

Anyways I would suggest to give a try to G&G or EG.

I have a couple C&J hand-grades, I would say that C&J hand-grades are expensive at a full price. I think AS Exclusive line shoes are better value.
post #299 of 463
Hi guys, has anyone received their EG orders from the recent sales? It has been more than 2 weeks and apparently they are still waiting for EG to send them my trees to go with the shoes they supposedly have in stock. Was told EG would send last week but no news from them thus far and not very responsive from their side. Are they really having problems with EG?
post #300 of 463
Haven't heard back but then again they're a very small shop. So if one of their staff was absent I imagine it would impact their operations a bit.
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