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I once bought seconds from AE and I was still hit with some bullshit from Fedex.
post #3632 of 4445
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

I once bought seconds from AE and I was still hit with some bullshit from Fedex.

So was I. I filled out a form, sent it to the CRA, and in a couple of weeks they mailed me a cheque. 

post #3633 of 4445

I think fedex charges a $30 brokerage fee and they charge tax on top of that.

post #3634 of 4445
You can cut your costs with Fedex by setting up an account with them. It costs nothing to do, and their charges are diminished. No brainer really.
post #3635 of 4445
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

Hello guys. Where can I find AE (or comparable quality) shoes under $250? I can wait for sales since I am planning to buy 3 or 4 pairs. Anywhere other than HR outlet?

 

What's your shoe size? I have a pair of black AE derbies in 7.5D that I'm intending on getting rid of.

But back on topic, the AE Shoebank is your best bet asides from buying used, like others have already said. Decent quality dress shoes don't tend to be in the price range and our dollar doesn't help.

Although if you go back to some posts on this thread around March or so, a local startup was promoting their blake-stitched shoes for around $275 or so. Perhaps give them a ring.

post #3636 of 4445
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post


Club Monaco is another option, though you could always wait for seconds sales and pray you don't get hit with fees at the border.

 

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Originally Posted by Spex View Post


That's true! I don't think you can beat the Shoebank then (but factor in $30 USD for shipping to Canada).

When do seconds usually go on sale? How much does it cost usually? Am I going to be better off buying from Dack's under current exchange rate (Cheaney makes their shoes for 350 CAD when on sale)?

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I did a MTO with Meermin (Classic line St James II) and it cost me $400 CAD after all the BS .....

post #3638 of 4445
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

 

When do seconds usually go on sale? How much does it cost usually? Am I going to be better off buying from Dack's under current exchange rate (Cheaney makes their shoes for 350 CAD when on sale)?

I think usually around  200-250 USD. Its been a few years since I've bought any so I'm not entirely sure.

post #3639 of 4445
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post
 

I think fedex charges a $30 brokerage fee and they charge tax on top of that.

It's called the 'advancement fee' and is only $10. However you can avoid it 

 

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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

You can cut your costs with Fedex by setting up an account with them. It costs nothing to do, and their charges are diminished. No brainer really.

Correct 

post #3640 of 4445
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Originally Posted by KaleidoscopicK View Post
 

 

What's your shoe size? I have a pair of black AE derbies in 7.5D that I'm intending on getting rid of.

But back on topic, the AE Shoebank is your best bet asides from buying used, like others have already said. Decent quality dress shoes don't tend to be in the price range and our dollar doesn't help.

Although if you go back to some posts on this thread around March or so, a local startup was promoting their blake-stitched shoes for around $275 or so. Perhaps give them a ring.

Want new shoes though. I did not find what you mentioned local startup unless you mean LodinG. Seems like the quality is slightly lower than AE priced at $300+, I'd better end up with Dack's shoes.

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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

Want new shoes though. I did not find what you mentioned local startup unless you mean LodinG. Seems like the quality is slightly lower than AE priced at $300+, I'd better end up with Dack's shoes.

 

My mistake, the posts were made in May. I had meant Philip Mercer. Blake-stitched shoes for $225 before HST.

 

If blake-stitched footwear is a no-go for you, then go with the option that you're most comfortable with.

post #3642 of 4445
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Originally Posted by KaleidoscopicK View Post

My mistake, the posts were made in May. I had meant Philip Mercer. Blake-stitched shoes for $225 before HST.

If blake-stitched footwear is a no-go for you, then go with the option that you're most comfortable with.

These don't look so bad. Has anyone tried them?
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Originally Posted by rwtc View Post
 

I did a MTO with Meermin (Classic line St James II) and it cost me $400 CAD after all the BS .....

What is your opinion on Meermin? They are better quality than AE? Some thread says they are cheaper than AE seconds on sale.....

post #3644 of 4445
In all honesty if you're looking to get that many pairs at once a trip to the States would be worth your while.
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Originally Posted by chiggyv View Post

In all honesty if you're looking to get that many pairs at once a trip to the States would be worth your while.

 

Agree with this.

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