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Originally Posted by imolazhp_ci View Post


well these are brand new, so first application. but i just brush 'em after each wear, and i figure i'll clean and reapply when water stops beading on them.

 

How obvious haha facepalm.gif

post #35597 of 94682
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Originally Posted by RyanAnderson View Post

I've finally decided to go with some #8 PTBs, now just trying to determine where to buy from. Is there any place to get these at a discount? They seem to be $625 everywhere I see them but I know they are one of the most common models available.

625 is the norm. Alden sf and Shoemart are very good choices.
post #35598 of 94682
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Originally Posted by mexicutioner View Post

gah. my size and i love that boot (i actually bought it in 9D to see if it would work, but it didn't so i sold it on B&S) but the shipping from AUS is just brutal. good luck with the sale dude!

Hi mate, thank you. Shipping from Aus is brutal, I know, however, we get charged $10 additionally that goes to US Customs for all parcels which only adds to the overall cost.

In any case, I'll PM you pics of the boots after I take them for you to make an informed decision.

P.S. Sorry to hear you bought a size that doesn't fit as well as you'd hoped.
post #35599 of 94682
Yeah, i always try to avoid UPS or Fedex on intl mail if possible. The post office may take a few extra days to a week, but at least there is usually no fee or import tax. Ups usually just sends a bill a few weeks after surprising you with an amount pretty much guaranteed.
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Does anybody have experience with returning Aldens to Sky Valet?

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

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Originally Posted by RyanAnderson View Post

I've finally decided to go with some #8 PTBs, now just trying to determine where to buy from. Is there any place to get these at a discount? They seem to be $625 everywhere I see them but I know they are one of the most common models available.

625 is the norm. Alden sf and Shoemart are very good choices.


You might try TSM seconds list to save some money (they go for $399).  I hear that the "flaws" usually aren't that noticeable.  You could also wait for an NRO discount.  While their service is terrible, if they have it in stock it shouldn't be a problem.

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Originally Posted by pelican View Post

Yeah, i always try to avoid UPS or Fedex on intl mail if possible. The post office may take a few extra days to a week, but at least there is usually no fee or import tax. Ups usually just sends a bill a few weeks after surprising you with an amount pretty much guaranteed.

It's sort of mysterious why UPS and FedEx charge extra when USPS and DHL don't. I've had things delivered within a week through a hand-off from foreign PS to USPS. Perfectly satisfactory. And DHL is as fast by any measure as UPS or FedEx. Too bad you don't get to choose your delivery method in most cases.
post #35603 of 94682
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Originally Posted by pelican View Post

Yeah, i always try to avoid UPS or Fedex on intl mail if possible. The post office may take a few extra days to a week, but at least there is usually no fee or import tax. Ups usually just sends a bill a few weeks after surprising you with an amount pretty much guaranteed.

It's sort of mysterious why UPS and FedEx charge extra when USPS and DHL don't. I've had things delivered within a week through a hand-off from foreign PS to USPS. Perfectly satisfactory. And DHL is as fast by any measure as UPS or FedEx. Too bad you don't get to choose your delivery method in most cases.

DHL will charge you but it seems to be randomly applied and their clearance fees are only around $12.
USPS packages can also get hit with customs/duty although it's rare and there's no clearance fee.
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Sorry for bad quality photo
Indy 403 First day! God! this boots is great!
post #35605 of 94682
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

DHL will charge you but it seems to be randomly applied and their clearance fees are only around $12.
USPS packages can also get hit with customs/duty although it's rare and there's no clearance fee.

So UPS and FedEx are just more consistent then, I suppose. Oh well. Ultimately, it's a cost of ordering something internationally that we have to accept, as long as it's accurate. Ideally it would be uniformly administered too, but there you go.
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Originally Posted by grendel View Post

Speaking of socks... The pics here usually have really nice argyle socks. What's a good place to get said socks (to wear with my Aldens, to keep this on topic)?

Check out Howardyount.com.
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I don't think I've ever had an import tax charge from the usps on anything under $1000. Might just be my luck though
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Sorry for bad quality photo
Indy 403 First day! God! this boots is great!

 

Those colors look good together! Nice shoes, btw! I expect mine in the mail today!

post #35609 of 94682
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Even if they're duty free (which they should be) UPS will likely ding you for their fees.
The last time I got charged from UPS, total was $58 for a pair of Tricker's.
That includes the customs and the UPS fees. I'm not sure of the breakdown of fees for UPS, but fedex charges $25 for clearance + $5 advancement fee.

 

WOW,

 

I got a door tag from UPS indicating that I owe $112.23. They must be tripping! I already paid 35 euro to have the aldens shipped to me from frans boone in the netherlands. No way I ever order aldens international again

post #35610 of 94682

My first pair of Alden´s!

 

 

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