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post #41071 of 49347
Matches:

So I changed my desitination country to USA but kept the price in pounds and the boots went from 60% off to 70% off.

This is great for some but will infuriate a lot of customers in the UK if they get wind.

They must be crunching data to come up with such marketing.

I am not to fussed, they stock very few brands that are of interest to me.
post #41072 of 49347
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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post


is there a min. spend to get free shipping?

 

No, there's a code on the site banner that gives free shipping and returns for anything to the US.

post #41073 of 49347
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

No, there's a code on the site banner that gives free shipping and returns for anything to the US.

Have to give Matches 10 out of 10 for roling out all the stops.

I just wished they stocked a few more brands I like.
post #41074 of 49347
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

They aren't? They were the cheapest for a few things I've ordered, and their discounts generally seem pretty good. Obviously it takes some time for things to drop, but the % off is the same as the other popular discounters. And +1 on the boxes, those are great.

And it's free 3 day shipping, too. I get stuff from them in half the time it takes Barney's Warehouse to deliver.

I get stuff next day in NJ...I feel guilty when I only order one item
post #41075 of 49347
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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post

Where are you ordering from? I haven't ordered from the USA site before, but as far as I'm concerned if it says free returns that's what I expect. They add the duties on at point of Sale, if it's returned you will get those back, but you won't get back the hefty shipping fee.

Next time I may just ship it for free to a friend in NYC.

From Belgium.

Tbh, the shipping fee in my case (for 2 shirts) was $66.55, so I think that potential loss in itself will keep stopping me from ordering things of which I can't be certain that I will like them/they will fit. I'm ok with sinking 10 euros into shipping costs to try things out but 66 USD... too much.

I think the most I ever spent on non-recoverable shipping fees to try sth out was sth like 20-30 euros (on a US order).
post #41076 of 49347
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Originally Posted by il_colonnello View Post

From Belgium.

Tbh, the shipping fee in my case (for 2 shirts) was $66.55, so I think that potential loss in itself will keep stopping me from ordering things of which I can't be certain that I will like them/they will fit. I'm ok with sinking 10 euros into shipping costs to try things out but 66 USD... too much.

I think the most I ever spent on non-recoverable shipping fees to try sth out was sth like 20-30 euros (on a US order).

I see it as part of the items price. Of course if you're not 100% sure about what you're ordering it's risky.

UNIONMADE charge $60 for shipping - I still ordered a couple of items from their warehouse sale. One of the items didn't work out, but I was able to sell on eBay without a loss. The other item was an item that retailed at £400 and ended up costing me just over £100 (including the shipping). You will be hard pushed to find anyone in the US who will ship something tracked to Europe for less than $40.
post #41077 of 49347
We ship all international orders for $39.95. They cost us a lot more to ship (as others here have noticed when trying not to ship internationally) but we keep it simple with one flat rate
post #41078 of 49347
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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post


I see it as part of the items price. Of course if you're not 100% sure about what you're ordering it's risky.

UNIONMADE charge $60 for shipping - I still ordered a couple of items from their warehouse sale. One of the items didn't work out, but I was able to sell on eBay without a loss. The other item was an item that retailed at £400 and ended up costing me just over £100 (including the shipping). You will be hard pushed to find anyone in the US who will ship something tracked to Europe for less than $40.

Did you get hit by the UK customs from Unionmode?

post #41079 of 49347
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Originally Posted by Dingusberry View Post

Did you get hit by the UK customs from Unionmode?

Yes I got hit. I was charged something like £15 which was paid to the Postman in cash.

I believe UnionMade mark the items for customs at the trade value not the retail value. Whatever they did I could not see as it was not shown on the package, but the duties I had to pay were a lot less than I expected.

Both Barneys and MP add the duties at point of sale. It takes the guess work out - and I think you avoid the handling charge that way.

Ordering from the States is only really financially viable when the discounts are heavy.

The only time I will order something from the US at full retail is when it's not available here, or is sold out here. ROY jeans for example - which are only available from SelfEdge. They offer free shipping.
post #41080 of 49347
Its stupid to watch somethigg all season and when it hits 30-50 you are not happy and want it to drop to 70 and cry about it here when its gone.

The foolproof way:

If its popular item thats selling well during off sale season e.g some sizes are low stock or something, when it hits 30 jump on it right away and be happy you saved 30% which is $30 for every $100

If not just keep checkibg everyday and if your size says low stock last one etc then jump on it straight away if not then wait till 50 and you better be quick when its 50 because it will sell quick some people shop based on price not design.

70% is for when you are shopping for the price, i dont think ive ever gotten skmething that high discount that ive watched for a season, you night be lucky if you find something you liked on Barneys warehouse or sormthing.

Its very simple you either truly want it or you dont give two shits about it
post #41081 of 49347
Depends what it is.

I generally feel a 30% discount is lame.

But then some brands rarely go beyond this at Sale, as they can put stock into their Outlet Stores.

I wanted a pair of Edward Green shoes from the MP Sale. They've gone to 30% but still cost over £500. They've now sold out of my size. I'm not going to cry over them because £500 is way over the limit I want to pay for a pair of shoes. Yes I would really like them, but they'd had to be at least 50% off before I would consider purchasing. 50% off usually does it for me, 70% is just good fortune.
post #41082 of 49347
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Originally Posted by needhelp123 View Post

70% is for when you are shopping for the price, i dont think ive ever gotten skmething that high discount that ive watched for a season, you night be lucky if you find something you liked on Barneys warehouse or sormthing.

There's always cool stuff that makes it to 70% at The Corner. Sometimes I wonder if their clientele actually enjoys owning clothes.
post #41083 of 49347
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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post


I see it as part of the items price. Of course if you're not 100% sure about what you're ordering it's risky.

UNIONMADE charge $60 for shipping - I still ordered a couple of items from their warehouse sale. One of the items didn't work out, but I was able to sell on eBay without a loss. The other item was an item that retailed at £400 and ended up costing me just over £100 (including the shipping). You will be hard pushed to find anyone in the US who will ship something tracked to Europe for less than $40.


That assumes that you place no value on your time.  For me (who values their time highly) selling something on ebay is expensive.  I would have to sell for quite a bit more than I paid to break even.

post #41084 of 49347
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Originally Posted by Fulton View Post


That assumes that you place no value on your time.  For me (who values their time highly) selling something on ebay is expensive.  I would have to sell for quite a bit more than I paid to break even.

Oh boy!

If your time is so valuable what on earth are you doing wasting it on a fashion forum.

There's always the charity bag, that'll save you some time, you high earning professional.
post #41085 of 49347
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Originally Posted by ike_hiking_boots View Post


Oh boy!

If your time is so valuable what on earth are you doing wasting it on a fashion forum.

There's always the charity bag, that'll save you some time, you high earning professional.


Hey settle down.  Not rich, just old.  As you get older time takes on more relevance.

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