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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post

There's nothing wrong with sniping and eBay likes it too. I use it all the time, it simply turns in my max bid 5 seconds before auction end and either I get it or I don't. I feel good because I decided in advance what my max bid was. The great thing is I can forget about it and it bids for. As a rule I buy much cheaper, and win far more often. The software I use is senile and they are owned by eBay.

See ya,
Steve

Yeah, it's not going away. I usually don't have the time to watch auctions at the last seconds. I just set my max bid and walk away. I don't know if it makes a difference if I do that with 10 days left or 10 seconds left. I just find it a bummer when I lose at the last second.
post #52952 of 122416
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

patrick_b must clean his camera lens with reno because every one of his photos looks amazing.
that shine gets a blue ribbon.

Alcibiades, what the hell dude? pace yourself. that looks like 4 or 5 new pairs in the last few days. they all look awesome, I can see why you had to take them all home.

The thing is the only pairs I was really looking for was the BB wingtip and maybe the full straps (I needed some dressy color 8). The Leffot boots and the NSTs were just outstanding models that were available on my size at the store I happeed visited. I went to a Citishoes to investigate a model that I ended up not buying. I'm going to slow down and also sell a few models that get little wear... At this point I know which types of models get the most wear and why so I can focus my buying a bit more. One of the best things about Alden shoes is good resale value.
Edited by Alcibiades - 6/9/13 at 9:20pm
post #52953 of 122416
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

A little shell shoe care this evening. The cigar PTB's have yet to see any product, just the brush. The burgundy AE's were in need of some Renovateur. It was fully dark by the time I finished so I had to break out the flash. I shot the flash straight up (with nothing to bounce off) and I was surprised at how well they came out given the late hour.

AE Macneil and Leeds are about a year old and the cigar PTB just a couple of weeks old.





What a great shot! The color of those AEs in pretty awesome! It makes me want a pair of Leeds, and I'm not much of an AE guy.
post #52954 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Yeah, it's not going away. I usually don't have the time to watch auctions at the last seconds. I just set my max bid and walk away. I don't know if it makes a difference if I do that with 10 days left or 10 seconds left. I just find it a bummer when I lose at the last second.

Worse in my situation: I placed a bid, seller cancels the bid saying the shoes were damaged... a few days later, the exact same shoes show up here on SF with a happy new owner! In addition to snipers, there are also the backdoor transactions that are annoying.
post #52955 of 122416
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

A little shell shoe care this evening. The cigar PTB's have yet to see any product, just the brush. The burgundy AE's were in need of some Renovateur. It was fully dark by the time I finished so I had to break out the flash. I shot the flash straight up (with nothing to bounce off) and I was surprised at how well the image came out given the late hour.

AE Macneil and Leeds are about a year old and the cigar PTB just a couple of weeks old. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




Always have had difficulty sizing with the AE's 7 last; however, I do like how the shoes age and maybe should rethink a boot in their burgundy shell... My Aldens need domestic friends.
post #52956 of 122416
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Always have had difficulty sizing with the AE's 7 last; however, I do like how the shoes age and maybe should rethink a boot in their burgundy shell... My Aldens need domestic friends.

AE's 7 last is far from perfect for me. I use a leather insole and they work well. W/o the insole, the Macneil would never have worked. In retrospect, a Barrie LWB would likely fit me better. However, the Leeds #1 last fits like it was made for my foot.
post #52957 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Yeah, it's not going away. I usually don't have the time to watch auctions at the last seconds. I just set my max bid and walk away. I don't know if it makes a difference if I do that with 10 days left or 10 seconds left. I just find it a bummer when I lose at the last second.

I understand your pain...it happens to me too. The question I have to ask myself is:did I bid too low, or did the winner bid too high? I set my max bid and win the majority of the time. What really frustrates me is when I miss out on a buy it now item that I'm looking for, but you can't be on your computer all the time. Those #4 boots went for a high price, and the thing we've got to remember, though it sold for a few $ more than our max bid...we don't know what their max bid was? Until the next rare one comes along, I'm happy to keep hunting and hope I can take home a trophy next time!

See Ya,
Steve
post #52958 of 122416
whiskey nst
cashmere otc

post #52959 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

whiskey nst
cashmere otc

Beautiful shoes Uncle. Have a great day in them.
post #52960 of 122416

#8-alpine saddles

 

 

post #52961 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

whiskey nst
cashmere otc

 

uncle, wow. those look great.

post #52962 of 122416
Photos like Macs are why I took the plunge on the NSTs
post #52963 of 122416
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

whiskey nst
cashmere otc

Beautiful shoes Uncle...your whiskey photos are what swayed me to get some whiskey models.  I have the Whiskey NSTon Barrie and Aberdeen.  Love them both.!

 

See Ya,

Steve

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

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In my dreams I have a pair like this!  Very nice!

 

 

See Ya,

Steve

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