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post #14401 of 23672
Hello,

Any experience for those stateside (NYC specifically) on returning a pair of shoes to skoak? I dropped by fedex and they quoted me over 200 bucks. I fainted.

frown.gif any help would be sincerely appreciated.

Best,
B
post #14402 of 23672
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Originally Posted by dRm0j0 View Post

Hello,

Any experience for those stateside (NYC specifically) on returning a pair of shoes to skoak? I dropped by fedex and they quoted me over 200 bucks. I fainted.

frown.gif any help would be sincerely appreciated.

Best,
B

Just use our USPS service around $50-60
post #14403 of 23672
200? Were you trying to do it first class express overnight or something?
post #14404 of 23672
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Just use our USPS service around $50-60
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post #14405 of 23672
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

200? Were you trying to do it first class express overnight or something?
That's fedex normal shipping price give or take from 160 to 200$ in general & this is not over night lol
post #14406 of 23672
Wow. Do people actually use FedEx for that stuff? Seems like pretty easy price disparity to spot.
post #14407 of 23672
Well if you have a Fedex account, the rates would be much lower. But for the one-off average joe shipment, $175-$200 is about right. USPS might sit in customs in Spain for a month or so, but Carmina shouldn't hold that against you with their return window.
post #14408 of 23672
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post


That's fedex normal shipping price give or take from 160 to 200$ in general & this is not over night lol

 

 

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Originally Posted by laufer View Post


Just use our USPS service around $50-60

 

 

Yep, FedEx is expensive international.  I have shipped a set of four tires across the US via FedEx for less than $200 compared to similar price for shoes to Europe.

 

As noted already, USPS medium flat rate box will do.  You will have to fill out a customs form, but no big deal.  Do note that USPS, unlike UPS or FedEx, will not immediately give you a receipt confirming that they took possession of your shipment.  They want you to leave it on a counter - that anyone can reach - to be picked up later.  I am always wary that a box will "disappear," but so far no problems.

 

Also note that if you are ever shipping shoes internationally to a buyer, it actually pays to use ebay's international shipping.  I shipped shoe trees to Hong Kong via eaby for like $15 and they got there in about a week.  Of course, I had to broker the final sale through ebay, but the savings in shipping more than made up for the 10% commission ebay takes.

post #14409 of 23672
Thanks for the input guys. I'll ask the guys @ USPS tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be at least a reasonable quote. My lord, such punishment for getting the wrong size haha. 
 
Long story short, sized up half a size from Simpson -> Uetam because the toe box was a bit too snug. Somehow with just a half size increase, I can fit 2 fingers in the heel on the Uetam but literally can barely fit a paper clip in the simpson's. No idea why that's the case. Bummers lol
post #14410 of 23672

If it's too expensive to return you may end up losing less money trying to sell them here or on eBay.  That way you only lose $25-40 you paid for shipping and not the additional $50-60 you'll spend shipping them back.  

post #14411 of 23672
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If it's too expensive to return you may end up losing less money trying to sell them here or on eBay.  That way you only lose $25-40 you paid for shipping and not the additional $50-60 you'll spend shipping them back.  

You grossly overestimate how much return you'd get on B&S or ebay. 

post #14412 of 23672
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What shoes and size are they ?
post #14413 of 23672
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Originally Posted by dRm0j0 View Post

Hello,

Any experience for those stateside (NYC specifically) on returning a pair of shoes to skoak? I dropped by fedex and they quoted me over 200 bucks. I fainted.

frown.gif any help would be sincerely appreciated.

Best,
B

Use usps. I returned a pair to carmina and it was $65 with tracking. The pair arrived in Spain in 4 days, sat in customs for about 3 weeks but finally made their way to store. Before using usps I checked with fedex and they quoted me $195
post #14414 of 23672
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What shoes and size are they ?

 

Carmina Polo Suede String Loafers UK7.5. I'll let it go at cost and eat the shipping if anybody is interested. 

 

 

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Use usps. I returned a pair to carmina and it was $65 with tracking. The pair arrived in Spain in 4 days, sat in customs for about 3 weeks but finally made their way to store. Before using usps I checked with fedex and they quoted me $195

 

Thanks golfinz, I'll check in with USPS. Is shipping to Sweden more or less same price as shipping back to Carmina in Spain?

post #14415 of 23672
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Thanks golfinz, I'll check in with USPS. Is shipping to Sweden more or less same price as shipping back to Carmina in Spain?

I shipped back to Skoak for about $40 using USPS.

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