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post #871 of 1776

I'm not a huge fan of loafers but those are fantastic!

 

I do hope that maybe someone on SF was able to pick up those JL Rothleys I wrote about earlier (at Neimans here in Atlanta for $550).  I had two members contact me but each decided not to go through with the deal I offered (I did mark them up $125 for my trouble -- putting them at a still astounding price of $625 since they retail for $1600).  My pair cost me $710 because I bought them before the last round of mark downs and I'm too much of a wuss to go to my SA and ask for an "adjustment".  I went to the sale again after work last night and those puppies were gone so somebody snatched up. 

post #872 of 1776
$125 for you trouble?
That is certainly not friendly, community pricing.
I would have walked on that deal just on principle.
Not that you aren't entitled to ask for whatever you so choose.
But good SF samaritan, no.

Also, that would make them $675. Seems to me you were a bit sore about the price you paid and wanted to make back most of the difference which I completely understand. That 'too early to the sale party' is obnoxious.

$125 for your 'trouble' and you were back there last night for free.
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post #873 of 1776
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

$125 for you trouble?
That is certainly not friendly, community pricing.
I would have walked on that deal just on principle.
Not that you aren't entitled to ask for whatever you so choose.
But good SF samaritan, no.

Also, that would make them $675. Seems to me you were a bit sore about the price you paid and wanted to make back most of the difference which I completely understand. That 'too early to the sale party' is obnoxious.

$125 for your 'trouble' and you were back there last night for free.
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youre not worth the trouble as are most picky, frugal members. i would have charged more. I proxy for free for members who have done the same and/or have been around long enough or have contributed something to the forum
post #874 of 1776
Namor, I will keep this in mind icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #875 of 1776

I do remember I guy from this thread who posted the same thing about the sale of JL shoes in NY, and asked 50 USD for his favor when I contacted him. It sound reasonable, but he never replied to me. Must be there were no shoes left in my size, which somehow are always the one who sells out first - UK9E..

post #876 of 1776
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Originally Posted by pwhinson View Post

I'm not a huge fan of loafers but those are fantastic!

I do hope that maybe someone on SF was able to pick up those JL Rothleys I wrote about earlier (at Neimans here in Atlanta for $550).  I had two members contact me but each decided not to go through with the deal I offered (I did mark them up $125 for my trouble -- putting them at a still astounding price of $625 since they retail for $1600).  My pair cost me $710 because I bought them before the last round of mark downs and I'm too much of a wuss to go to my SA and ask for an "adjustment".  I went to the sale again after work last night and those puppies were gone so somebody snatched up. 

Did they have alot of sizes left?
post #877 of 1776
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

$125 for you trouble?
That is certainly not friendly, community pricing.
I would have walked on that deal just on principle.
Not that you aren't entitled to ask for whatever you so choose.
But good SF samaritan, no.

Also, that would make them $675. Seems to me you were a bit sore about the price you paid and wanted to make back most of the difference which I completely understand. That 'too early to the sale party' is obnoxious.

$125 for your 'trouble' and you were back there last night for free.
Brilliant

youre not worth the trouble as are most picky, frugal members. i would have charged more. I proxy for free for members who have done the same and/or have been around long enough or have contributed something to the forum

+1 as to proxying for free if the circumstances warrant it.

I too would have charged more than $125 under the circumstances as they were.
post #878 of 1776
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Originally Posted by gambit50 View Post

$125 for you trouble?
That is certainly not friendly, community pricing.
I would have walked on that deal just on principle.
Not that you aren't entitled to ask for whatever you so choose.
But good SF samaritan, no.

Also, that would make them $675. Seems to me you were a bit sore about the price you paid and wanted to make back most of the difference which I completely understand. That 'too early to the sale party' is obnoxious.

$125 for your 'trouble' and you were back there last night for free.
Brilliant

 

Wowser that is one self-righteous and indignant post, and I think most here are thinking that you sir, are the one with the problem. I didn't know this was a community willing to go to great lengths to do "favors" for strangers. See how far that attitude gets you in the marketplace section of this forum.

 

It was my impression that we share a hobby and are passionate about that hobby and we sound the alarm when we run across things like sales that seem to be too good to be true, but actually are true. Which is what I did, even going to the trouble of providing the name of my sales associate. Frankly I didn't understand why no one just called the Atlanta store, bought them, and had them shipped.  Or maybe that's exactly what happened.  If I really wanted to make money on the deal I probably would have bought both pair for $550 and sold them for far more on ebay. But I'm lazy. Not to mention a "bad" SF "community" member.  I bow to your beneficent, albeit strangely resentful, sense of altruism.  HOWEVER I would remind you that when people make money, it is not a bad or evil thing. Rather its absolutely necessary if you're going to indulge in the world of $1600 shoes. Assuming you also want to eat and pay your mortgage in addition to just admiring your fine shoes. Oh and BTW its 90 minutes round trip to Neiman's for me and I do consider my TIME valuable, in addition to my shoes.

post #879 of 1776
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Did they have alot of sizes left?

They had an UK8E and a UK10E.  But alas they had vanished last night. I did pick up a Brioni jacket though at 70% off though. Neiman's doesn't really sell Lobb in their stores very much or so I'm told. That is certainly the case in the Atlanta store which only has a few dress shoes of any kind (mostly Ferragamo and they had one Grenson).  In Atlanta most of the real estate devoted to men's shoes is given over to $1500 rhinestone encrusted sneakers.  I am completely serious.  But horrified.

post #880 of 1776
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Originally Posted by Nikola View Post

I do remember I guy from this thread who posted the same thing about the sale of JL shoes in NY, and asked 50 USD for his favor when I contacted him. It sound reasonable, but he never replied to me. Must be there were no shoes left in my size, which somehow are always the one who sells out first - UK9E..

Me, alas, they did not have your size.
post #881 of 1776

Did anyone have experience with their Factory Shop and Rejected shoes? I found shoes there notoriously hard to find, there is no my size in preferred model for couple of month .. I am starting to think that they are either saving the shoes for visitors who decide to come straight to their Factory store, or they are already having the long list of old customer who always get it before me ..

Also, price of a rejected shoe is 440 GBP (730 USD) for non- prestige line .. The same model in their store is 695 GBP, not much of a discount either for a Reject.

The Prestige line, like Philipp II is around 600 GBP (around 1,000 USD) and in store is 940 GBP ..

Would really like to hear your experience .. I did read somewhere on SF that they do not end up with much rejects like before, but with those prices, and waiting period, I am wondering is it worth waiting that long ..

post #882 of 1776
Factory reject discount is not impressive outside of the factory sale days.

Even then, good luck fighting against guys like Susan, George, or Kyle; they are professional eBay sellers. And they even earn enough to fund G&G and bespoke England.
post #883 of 1776

By factory store, are you referring to the one in Northampton?

post #884 of 1776
Of course. There's no John Lobb outlets at suburban America hell.
post #885 of 1776

Yes, I am referring to the Northampton Factory Shop in the United Kingdom, where the Rejects are sold.

It is so frustrating lately, If you believe me, I am using both the phone and e-mail to contact them, and all I get is a disappointment.

Chogall, you just might be right, for example, I found out that they are having Double Monk shoe for 440 GBP, and tomorrow I saw the same pair on ebay for 589 GBP, I thought- what the heck ..

Who would buy a Rejected shoe for that kind of money from a reseller when you can buy it in a Boutique as a firsts for only 100 gbp more, not to mention nice discounts when they happen, not much of a sense, but guess there are a lot of sheeps in this world..

I really wanted to buy at least 5 pair of Rejected shoes, so it maked sense saving more than 1.250 GBP or 2.000 USD on all of them, but with this tempo of shoe arrival, I couldn't equip myself not in a next 3 years ..

 

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