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^ I learned my lesson, I'm keeping my mouth shut... smile.gif
Lol @ bdavro23
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It makes even less sense if it is a worldwide policy that affects non us countries. Esp those with no retailer presence locally.

 

Another case in point. Recently, Carmina opened a Singapore store and read the prices are at SGD 700 - 900 which is around EUR 450 - 550. You can buy them VAT free at low EUR 300 range from the Carmina eshop with free shipping. Carmina retail prices in the US are also around the USD 500+ range similar to the SGD ones.

 

Disclaimer: I don't buy much EG, only have 2 pairs. No real plans to add more.

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Lol @ bdavro23

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I did enjoy your comments & agree with big chunk of it but it was funny and serious all rolled in one.
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Yea.... Seems to be just to support premiums for the U.S. Companies who don't want to lower prices due to ex-vat, and the strong dollar. Blows for us, increased profit for them.
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I would
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Someone must be lobbying hard this side of the Atlantic...

I would guess Leffot, speaking of ridiculously inflated margins.

Didn't we all try to blame Leffot when Alfred Sargent stopped allowing internet sales to the US and it turned out to be some one else?
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I don't get that. Why are the US retailers charging more? Do retailers in the US have to pay VAT and individual customers don't? Are US retailers pocketing the difference in currency rates without lowering the prices? I'm trying to understand the justification but there seems like there isn't any...

Honestly, this just seems like a money grab for me. That price increase to cover VAT doesn't go to the government but in EG's pockets. It reminds me of the boston tea party...

Well if your bringing large amounts of inventory I am sure they have to declare it and theres a huge amount of overheard to cover that. Therefore they have to raise their overall price of the shoe they sell in the states. I hope nothing changes but I can only imagine thats the case.
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Well if your bringing large amounts of inventory I am sure they have to declare it and theres a huge amount of overheard to cover that. Therefore they have to raise their overall price of the shoe they sell in the states. I hope nothing changes but I can only imagine thats the case.

 

wait - you mean US retailers have been sneaking in inventory un-declared?

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wait - you mean US retailers have been sneaking in inventory un-declared?

No I mean in order to bring that much inventory they declare it and they must have some huge fines/fees to pay and then they pass that to the customer by charging how much they do.
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No I mean in order to bring that much inventory they declare it and they must have some huge fines/fees to pay and then they pass that to the customer by charging how much they do.
Makes lot of sense now if they force US customers to pay higher price regardless were they buy the shoe. Meaning same US price in states or over seas. Win win situation for US retailers.
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Didn't we all try to blame Leffot when Alfred Sargent stopped allowing internet sales to the US and it turned out to be some one else?

I wasn't privy to that AS discussion, but in light of Leffot's price differential, I wouldn't be surprised if they were the culprit. EG isn't stocked by many retailers who move much volume. It definitely won't make me look kindly on the culprit.

Out of curiosity, who was the AS culprit?
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Didn't we all try to blame Leffot when Alfred Sargent stopped allowing internet sales to the US and it turned out to be some one else?

I wasn't privy to that AS discussion, but in light of Leffot's price differential, I wouldn't be surprised if they were the culprit. EG isn't stocked by many retailers who move much volume. It definitely won't make me look kindly on the culprit.

Out of curiosity, who was the AS culprit?

Rider.
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Makes lot of sense now if they force US customers to pay higher price regardless were they buy the shoe. Meaning same US price in states or over seas. Win win situation for US retailers.

Actually you'll end up paying more over seas than at a us retailer since you have to pay duties on top of the price increase so that kind of justification doesn't hold much water. Stop the music and turn on the lights. Looks like the party is over.

I don't get why there's all the pressure on us customers now. The no more usps shipping thing too.who is out to get us?
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Speculation is just that--speculation. Let's wait to hear from Leaves.
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Actually you'll end up paying more over seas than at a us retailer since you have to pay duties on top of the price increase so that kind of justification doesn't hold much water. Stop the music and turn on the lights. Looks like the party is over.

I don't get why there's all the pressure on us customers now. The no more usps shipping thing too.who is out to get us?
You are absolutely right iron more way to force people to shop in US & more profit for the retailers.
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