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Agreed for me as well.

Also why I went with more fall oriented makeups. I figure there may be some additional wait with all these orders and now they can just show up whenever
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Yup. I have changed my approach to match yours.

 

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That's always been my approach.  Not to mention that up here in Canuckland, courier delivery is a near guarantee of getting hit with the full assessment of duties and taxes, with broker fees added as a cherry on top.  Better believe I can wait a week and a bit for postal delivery.

 

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Agreed for me as well.

Also why I went with more fall oriented makeups. I figure there may be some additional wait with all these orders and now they can just show up whenever


Yep, heck we're already waiting 4 to 6 months sometimes a bit more, eight days won't kill me. Yeah, and I think most of us who have been here for just a little while order our MTO shoes and boots based on the season or seasons after we anticipate getting them rather than what season it is currently. It just takes a bit of adjustment in the way you think, but once you have a bit of a decent rotation that's not that hard either.

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Yep, heck we're already waiting 4 to 6 months sometimes a bit more, eight days won't kill me. Yeah, and I think most of us who have been here for just a little while order our MTO shoes and boots based on the season or seasons after we anticipate getting them rather than what season it is currently. It just takes a bit of adjustment in the way you think, but once you have a bit of a decent rotation that's not that hard either.

With the prices as low as they were I just ordered what I wanted, seasons be damned.

The free shipping and no customs makes skoak a great deal even after the price increase.
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With the prices as low as they were I just ordered what I wanted, seasons be damned.

The free shipping and no customs makes skoak a great deal even after the price increase.

Absolutely, especially as my rotation has gotten even bigger the seasonal thing has gotten less important. But I have been doing it this way for a couple of years now and it's just worked out rather well. However your correct this was certainly a case of seasons be D***. However it just so happens that I wanted shoes and boots for fall and winter this time as well, and It is nice to be able to receive them an immediately place them in the wearing rotation.

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This is where I choose to save a bit of money. I have no problem waiting the 8 days to get my shoes via USPS, Besides I've got enough shoes and boots at this point that I no longer fear that I might have to barefoot while I wait. LOL

Not me, waiting a week + for delivery is so last century, like waiting for the pony express. When I purchase an item, especially a $1k+ pair of shoes, I expect to have them ASAP in my possession, not sitting in a postal sorting office. Shoes I have purchased in the past from G. Cleverley and Fosters have arrived the next day from Europe. Now that's what I call service.
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Not me, waiting a week + for delivery is so last century, like waiting for the pony express. When I purchase an item, especially a $1k+ pair of shoes, I expect to have them ASAP in my possession, not sitting in a postal sorting office. Shoes I have purchased in the past from G. Cleverley and Fosters have arrived the next day from Europe. Now that's what I call service.


Absolutely, different strokes for different folks. That's why I'm glad Skoak accommodated a wide variety of their customers and they've given us a number of different options.:thumbs-up: 

 

Heck even when I order things from Amazon or anywhere else on the internet where I buy most of my stuff I usually opt for the free delivery rather than something that will cost me more.

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You aren't a Prime member?? Best $99 a year by far
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Not me, waiting a week + for delivery is so last century, like waiting for the pony express. When I purchase an item, especially a $1k+ pair of shoes, I expect to have them ASAP in my possession, not sitting in a postal sorting office. Shoes I have purchased in the past from G. Cleverley and Fosters have arrived the next day from Europe. Now that's what I call service.

I can respect this 100%. Patience is not my strong suit and I would be lying if I said I didn't find the USPS wait agonizing. But the trade off is worth it to me
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You aren't a Prime member?? Best $99 a year by far


Nope, but then again I don't buy that many things from Amazon evey year.

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Nope, but then again I don't buy that many things from Amazon evey year.

Gotcha. With 2 little ones we buy EVERYTHING from Amazon

Except shoes wink.gif
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Gotcha. With 2 little ones we buy EVERYTHING from Amazon

Except shoes wink.gif

Kids are grown up,out of College, and on their own.

 

Empty nesters.:D

 

 

 

For my location, the Internet has put practically everything in the world at my fingertips to include shoes.


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My first pair of Carminas arrived yesterday......












Beautiful!  

 

@Leaves -- any thoughts on another order of these in the near future as I'd like to have you include my size next time?

 

Thanks.

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Beautiful!  

 

@Leaves -- any thoughts on another order of these in the near future as I'd like to have you include my size next time?

 

Thanks.

This model has been ordered for a restock. Please e-mail us (sales@skoaktiebolaget.se) to be placed on the waiting list for the time being.

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So we are ready to roll!

1- Macs
2- Alex
3- @Jazzmenco
4- @Pbayvip
5- @cowsgomoomoo
6- @andrel42
7- @Faster

I wil let @Leaves know and settle the details for the order.

Thanks gents!

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Dear Gents,

I am in the process of finalizing a GMTO for a Carmina model 80189 split toe derby on the Rain last.

Natur Burdeos calf (dark burgundy)
Single leather sole
Forest green lining.

Rain last is a more relaxed last that maintains the chiseled toe that shines particularly on this model.

The makeup is going to be similar to this










The only differences are going to be the last (allowing more comfort in the toe box but maintaining the chiseled toe) and the color of the lining.

We are currently 5 interested and need just one more:
1- Macs
2- Alex (a friend of mine)
3- @Jazzmenco

4- @Pbayvip

5- @cowsgomoomoo


Princing is going to be 3600 SEK (2880 SEK ex VAT), shipping 300 SEK worldwide (a little less in EU)
Expected delivery if we can close this quickly is June.

This is going to be the very first split toe derby from Carmina on the Rain last!

Thanks to all. 

Edited by badsha - 3/1/15 at 10:14am
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I can respect this 100%. Patience is not my strong suit and I would be lying if I said I didn't find the USPS wait agonizing. But the trade off is worth it to me

The USPS service is horrible, irresponsible and disorganized to say the least. Back in January I ordered 2 items from a company who only ships Royal Mail. Now they shipped the items separately, mailed the same day from London. The both packages cleared customs on the same day, and dispatched from the NYC sorting office. The one package arrived 2 days later, the other package was sent to Atlanta... Nowhere near my location. It then sat in the Atlanta sorting office for 3 days before being dispatched. Of course, it was a Friday so it then sat over the weekend, and 7 days after the first package arrived the second one showed-up. That's another reason I try to avoid dealing the USPS. I understand that European postal services are much more efficient than ours.
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