While we are on the topic of purchasing AE shoes on eBay, has anyone purchased from dabondo1? He lists hundreds of AE's. They are all marked with "no warranty". Some of them are new with defects others are used. Where does he get them? I wonder if AE sources all of their warranty returns and factory thirds quality shoes for him to sell.
I trust him/her (I think i've gotten messages from multiple people - perhaps it's a married couple?) completely. I've bought several pair from him and sent one pair back. It was a pair of Strands about 2 or 3 years ago before he seemed to get so many "thirds," etc. They were used and it seemed as if the original owner wore them daily and didn't use shoe trees. (so the soles were curled). I had no trouble returning them. Going forward, I always ask him for more pictures if something is unclear and he's happy to oblige. Every other shoe i've purchased have been as or better than expected. He's also a fast shipper and, like someone else said, accepts reasonable offers.
I would agree. I've purchased a few pairs from him/her and all have been good experience. He even worked around an eBay payment issue (there was a problem with their website) to help me pay and also have the shoes shipped the same day as purchased. As for the reasonable offers, it seems as if the shoe has been listed for a while, he is generous on what he accepts - I would assume to move inventory quicker, as I found out by making an offer on a few pairs I wasn't entirely sure about (last, style, etc.) and got for a good deal.