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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos. - Page 6278post #94156 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:21pmpost #94157 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:29pmQuote:Originally Posted by Bbombers85
Leffot does the same thing. Most stuff is offered up on their site (I like their 20% upfront policy as opposed to AOM 100%), but there are certain makeups that go to their regulars - most of whom are heavy hitting clientele. Guys who drop $10K+ a year on shoes and/or go to trunk shows and order, etc. there's nothing wrong with it. Their consistent base should have that access. Not justifying AOM here, just saying it's not abnormal.
Of course - and I'm totally alright with giving perks to those heavy hitting customers. For example, I would never complain about Mac being offered a shoe/boot over others. This whole scenario with AOM doesn't seem like that type of situation though. I think I've beaten this dead horse enough. I just don't care for that kind of customer service.post #94158 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:40pmpost #94159 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:45pm
Man, this Indy has really grown on me. You know what they say about those stock models...
Don't know how much longer I can hold out.
Doesn't help that I picked these up from the 'Crew after deliberating for a many weeks (Thanks @gosheik )
Which laces do you guys like better?post #94160 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:47pmpost #94161 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:47pmpost #94162 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:47pmpost #94163 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:49pmpost #94164 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:50pmpost #94165 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:54pmpost #94166 of 12241610/21/14 at 5:55pmpost #94167 of 12241610/21/14 at 6:01pmpost #94168 of 12241610/21/14 at 6:02pmQuote:Originally Posted by thams
Of course - and I'm totally alright with giving perks to those heavy hitting customers. For example, I would never complain about Mac being offered a shoe/boot over others. This whole scenario with AOM doesn't seem like that type of situation though. I think I've beaten this dead horse enough. I just don't care for that kind of customer service.
Where do you draw the line? It's okay that Mac gets first dibs because he has bought hundreds of shoes over the years, what about the guy who has bought 15 pairs in the last year? What about the guy who has bought 2?
Is there an arbitrary line that one must cross in order to be "in the know"? Or should they do what Leffot does and throw up a pic of a Cigar Indy and Ravello Daytripper on instagram and call it a day?
I really have no dog in the fight, I just don't think there is a way of doing this without making some people mad.post #94169 of 12241610/21/14 at 6:03pmpost #94170 of 12241610/21/14 at 6:03pmQuote:Originally Posted by tifosi
Quote:C'mon man. You knew that I was joking, right? You weren't even the first to spill it.Originally Posted by rydenfan
I was not the first to spill it...but come on. To be added to the super secret list you need to call them and add you to the email list. That is not really that secret. and BTW, they were also calling customers for the last two weeks and the email that went out today was obviously spots available after everyone else said yay or no, so again not really that secretive...
Sorry. We're still cool, right?
You guys are just too hilarious!
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