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The 40508HC is on trubalance @schmallo15 

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people don't like the practice of Alden's being flipped, nor do they like Alden raising prices. hrrrm wink.gif

seriously, IMO, they should just hike the price of Cigar 30%, Ravello and Whiskey 75%, and any other rare colors like #4 and #2 150%. price the rare things (in Alden world, anyways, Cigar is not rare for anyone else) to meet demand.

Nike employed a similar practice. Once they determined that resellers were just flipping models they wised and decided "why shouldn't we get that money?". Nest thing you know $220 jordans.
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Numero Ocho.





-Mike
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A new pickup just in from Shoemart: CXL Perf Captoes.


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Those are nice looking Bluchers Blasty.

-Mike
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Thx Dubsy. I also picked up these 962 Norwegians:


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Mahogany Shell AF2 today.

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Cigar chukkas on a Tuesdayyy
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price Ravello at $1,300 (or $1,400, or whatever it takes) and people stop flipping and probably some hoarding goes down as well. people will be much less likely to buy them and stash in a closet.

 

Why does Alden care if customers buy their shoes and stash them in a closet? The sale is made, they are paid. Not like Alden only gets paid once the shoes get worn.

 

Only people who want Ravello and can't find it care if people stash Ravello in their closet. Not Alden.

 

Edit: Before I get beat up on...My response would have been the same whether or not I may or may not have one pair of unworn Ravello in my closet. Geez! Get off my back, @JSO1 @mdubs @rydenfan @BenLeaman    :crackup::lol: 

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Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this but I figured I'd give a fellow Alden enthusiast a head's up before the broader Internet.

I'm on a preorder for Alden of Carmel's color 8 LWB on commando with antique edges, size 10.5D Barrie last. The shoes are set to arrive next month. I paid a small deposit (like $250) & am having second thoughts. Anyone interested in taking the spot? If not I'll purchase the shoes, reevaluate, and if not for me put up in the sale section. Thanks much.
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Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this but I figured I'd give a fellow Alden enthusiast a head's up before the broader Internet.

I'm on a preorder for Alden of Carmel's color 8 LWB on commando with antique edges, size 10.5D Barrie last. The shoes are set to arrive next month. I paid a small deposit (like $250) & am having second thoughts. Anyone interested in taking the spot? If not I'll purchase the shoes, reevaluate, and if not for me put up in the sale section. Thanks much.

Technically this is the wrong place, yes.

 

You can put the sale of the "spot" in the sale section. You may get more traffic.  

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Why does Alden care if customers buy their shoes and stash them in a closet? The sale is made, they are paid. Not like Alden only gets paid once the shoes get worn.

Couple thoughts:

1) As folks in the business of making shoes, they simply may prefer that their shoes get worn then stored away. Purely a preference, lots of folks who make things for a living derive pleasure from seeing those things actually used.

2) From a business POV, they may prefer that their shoes get worn so they need to get replaced faster (or resoled)

3) They may prefer that they / their retailers make all the money in the value chain, rather than the folks who sell for $1,200 on ebay
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Cigar chukkas on a Tuesdayyy Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Looking good!

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

Why does Alden care if customers buy their shoes and stash them in a closet? The sale is made, they are paid. Not like Alden only gets paid once the shoes get worn.

 

Only people who want Ravello and can't find it care if people stash Ravello in their closet. Not Alden.

 

Edit: Before I get beat up on...My response would have been the same whether or not I may or may not have one pair of unworn Ravello in my closet. Geez! Get off my back, @JSO1 @mdubs @rydenfan @BenLeaman    :crackup::lol: 

 

I agree with you - absolutely no incentive for Alden (or retailers) to care or do anything about people hoarding their Aldens. I think that's very different from the whole "buy-and-flip" issue. And I don't think your response would have been different if you didn't have those Ravello NSTs gathering dust...

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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post


Couple thoughts:

1) As folks in the business of making shoes, they simply may prefer that their shoes get worn then stored away. Purely a preference, lots of folks who make things for a living derive pleasure from seeing those things actually used.

2) From a business POV, they may prefer that their shoes get worn so they need to get replaced faster (or resoled)

3) They may prefer that they / their retailers make all the money in the value chain, rather than the folks who sell for $1,200 on ebay

1) Somewhat agree

2) Strongly agree

3) Agree. I didn't mention anything about flipping, though. My pair is still in my closet cause they are too pretty to crease. Not because I plan to sell them for a profit later.  

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

1) Somewhat agree

2) Strongly agree

3) Agree. I didn't mention anything about flipping, though. My pair is still in my closet cause they are too pretty to crease. Not because I plan to sell them for a profit later.  

 

Alden is certainly amused by their newfound popularity but seems to be doing very little to capitalize on it. Quite the enigmatic company.

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