Shoe-nuts are a strange lot. Naturlaut had great success with the Japanese shoe-magazine, which sold for $ 180.00. Here someone copied him and did very well too: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....MEWA:IT
Taking into account this magazine has only come out recently and is available at every well-stocked French newsagent for, I believe, â‚¬ 6.90 (about $ 7.50).
Actually, I had a better offer than $180 off eBay --- the Kiton agent in one of the European countries (which shall remain unnamed) offered a bunch of new Kiton ties (for 2005) and cash for the magazine. I had no intention to make such quick cash initially. I purchased a number of copies from my recent Tokyo trip to give to friends (yes, Thracozaag, you are not yet forgotten), and I was merely selling my leftovers. They cost about US$15, and I thought if I could sell $30 I would be happy. I ended up earning a new pair of shoes just selling two copies of the magazine. This has got to be my brightest eBay moment.