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post #496 of 585
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Wow thanks for the input guys! I'll check out the stores. But if all else fails, I'll follow Kevin and megara's advice and just buy online.

 

Kevin, may I know what's your preferred freight forwarder? And why on Black Friday? Do they have a promo?

Hi crank, I suggest you try My Shopping Box. It costs about $24 to ship shoes and they deliver it straight to your doorstep. Although, they charge a yearly subscription fee. . .If you buy a lot of stuff online, I think they're the most practical. 

post #497 of 585
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Hi crank, I suggest you try My Shopping Box. It costs about $24 to ship shoes and they deliver it straight to your doorstep. Although, they charge a yearly subscription fee. . .If you buy a lot of stuff online, I think they're the most practical. 

 

It's usually 1k to 1.5k pesos depending on the volume/weight of the box. They may be higher for boots.

 

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Wow thanks for the input guys! I'll check out the stores. But if all else fails, I'll follow Kevin and megara's advice and just buy online.

 

Kevin, may I know what's your preferred freight forwarder? And why on Black Friday? Do they have a promo?

 

Seriously, don't bother with Tod's or Santoni. Go straight to the brands menswear enthusiasts buy. Luxury brands have the worst price to value ratio.

 

I prefer My Shopping Box. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day when many brands/retailers give huge discounts.

post #498 of 585

Aryt! Thank you so much Megara and Kevin! :)

post #499 of 585

One last shoe-related question. How are glenmore shoes? Are they good?

post #500 of 585
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One last shoe-related question. How are glenmore shoes? Are they good?


My friend paid the down payment but upon seeing the final product decided not to pay the rest and left the shoe with them.

post #501 of 585

Can anyone recommend a good RTW brand for suits?

post #502 of 585

I got a Kingsmen RTW suit which is quite ok naman.

post #503 of 585

Guys, if you have tried ordering online na, question lang. May tax pa ba kayong binayaran pagdating ng item?

post #504 of 585
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Guys, if you have tried ordering online na, question lang. May tax pa ba kayong binayaran pagdating ng item?

If your item captures the attention of the customs instpector, yes.
post #505 of 585

Have you ever experienced it bro? I'm planning on purchasing an AE Strands online kasi eh.

post #506 of 585
Been buying stuff online since the 90's so yes, I've paid duties.
As much as possible I try to have things shipped via a freight forwarder or a friend's balikbayan box so as to avoid it, but sometimes you get a seller that will only ship to your Paypal or credit card address. Can't be helped.
post #507 of 585

Cranktrooper, MSB already includes custom clearance in their shipping fee. I've been wanting to send packages direct to manila but I'm really scared that I might be charged an exorbitant rate. . 

 

By the way, can I ask Cornell to make a half-canvassed jacket? They told me they only do fused but I've heard from this thread that they do make canvassed suits/jackets.  

 

Any help/thoughts will be deeply appreciated :thumbs-up: 

post #508 of 585

Well it looks like using a freight forwarder will be the best solution na talaga.

I'm tempted to buy from UK stores (shoehealer, pediwear). They offer free international delivery for orders above 150 and they waive the tax for non EU countries. Damn customs.

post #509 of 585

Good luck on the shoes Crank! 

post #510 of 585
If your freight forwarder receiving address is in the US, they will only entertain deliveries from within the US. If the online store is from outside the US, it will be hit with duties entering the US.

I've only used JAC, but I'm pretty sure this is how it would work with MSB as well.

For online stores shipping from outside the US, I just have stuff shipped directly here and hope the customs guy is lazy when I go to pick it up.
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