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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

sweet, a couple more things I'll be asking for shortly

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Damn, and I just told my staff to reply to you ASAP. baldy[1].gif

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post #40877 of 87696
Nubuck Pitt boot in 10.5C gone and the 10.5 chocolate suede plaza semi-brogue also sold. Unlucky that of the 8 pair you actually sold, my two wants were gone. I would have helped your ratio - 1 email, 2 pairs gone.
post #40878 of 87696
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Sorry, forgot to mention why I am selling them so cheap...because like I said, even at those crazy prices, people are still asking for more discount. We answered about 150 emails yesterday about the sale and only sold 8 pairs. If I was having the same sale on sizes 8-9, we would have sold about 300 pairs easy.

If you had some E widths, I'd have bought some! smile.gif I tried to talk myself into some 11.5D barrie when I'm an 11E, but decided it probably wouldn't work. Looks like you might have sold those pairs anyway...
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Originally Posted by scb View Post

If you had some E widths, I'd have bought some! smile.gif I tried to talk myself into some 11.5D barrie when I'm an 11E, but decided it probably wouldn't work. Looks like you might have sold those pairs anyway...

Same here. All the plaza shoes offered are awesome...but i need an 11.5E in the plaza ffffuuuu.gif
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Damn, and I just told my staff to reply to you ASAP. baldy[1].gif

will is the man!

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I for one think LS is a great store and have always been treated exceptionally well.  I think it's sad, people never fail to amaze me.  LS decides to have a sale to move old inventory and people complain.  These shoe companies must be ripping us off, they must make $500 profit off every pair of shoes, how can they sell them so low?  These are Brick and Mortar stores they have to pay rent which by the way is incredibly expensive in Hawaii.  If LS stopped ordering larger sizes to accommodate the few they wouldn't have to sell stagnate inventory at a loss. So I suggest they stop ordering larger size shoes since they are not selling.  At least people can complain about that instead of thinking LS is ripping the customer.  The last thing LS needs to do is post a comment to explain why they are having a sale.  Leather Soul keep up the great work.  I for one love shopping at your store don't change a thing. 

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Thanks, Tom.  I think it's also easy to focus so closely on the dollars and cents that you lose sight of the less tangible benefits.  I've always received superior customer service at LSW & LSBH.  That should be worth something too.

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Originally Posted by millerbk View Post

I for one think LS is a great store and have always been treated exceptionally well.  I think it's sad, people never fail to amaze me.  LS decides to have a sale to move old inventory and people complain.  These shoe companies must be ripping us off, they must make $500 profit off every pair of shoes, how can they sell them so low?  These are Brick and Mortar stores they have to pay rent which by the way is incredibly expensive in Hawaii.  If LS stopped ordering larger sizes to accommodate the few they wouldn't have to sell stagnate inventory at a loss. So I suggest they stop ordering larger size shoes since they are not selling.  At least people can complain about that instead of thinking LS is ripping the customer.  The last thing LS needs to do is post a comment to explain why they are having a sale.  Leather Soul keep up the great work.  I for one love shopping at your store don't change a thing. 

I never said it was Leather Soul, so learn to read... it is Alden in general along with others, since all the dealers sell them for same price give or take a few dollars. It was nothing against Leather Soul, just to repeat myself. Retailers can get RedWing for $100.00 brand new 1st quality but they retail for $300.00 plus.
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Originally Posted by LeatherSOUL View Post

Sorry, forgot to mention why I am selling them so cheap...because like I said, even at those crazy prices, people are still asking for more discount. We answered about 150 emails yesterday about the sale and only sold 8 pairs. If I was having the same sale on sizes 8-9, we would have sold about 300 pairs easy.

Yep - makes sense. Some will never understand economic realities. And I don't even get to benefit from the sale ....

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


The BB PTBs are on the m58 last which is sleeker than the barrie and does not have the 360 welt.  It's a more refined, dressier looking PTB than the 990s.  I still love my 990 and 9901.

Agatine eyelets make them decidedly less dressy, imo.
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How do I order from said sale? I have the big feets
post #40887 of 87696
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

dingdingding... coming from a previous career at the retail level, I can respect markups.. also am well aware of reductions from time to time to not only free up more buying power but also move possible stagnant product..

that all being said, answer the info@leathersoul... email that I sent lol. curious what inventory is avail in my sizes

Perhaps LS could post on this forum the availability of discounted shoes/sizes and prices - it would hopefully save them many email replies. biggrin.gif
post #40888 of 87696
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

How do I order from said sale? I have the big feets

call; don't email
post #40889 of 87696
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post


I never said it was Leather Soul, so learn to read... it is Alden in general along with others, since all the dealers sell them for same price give or take a few dollars. It was nothing against Leather Soul, just to repeat myself. Retailers can get RedWing for $100.00 brand new 1st quality but they retail for $300.00 plus.

 

Your comment juxtaposed against the LS sale seemed to be what steered you to your conclusion regarding Alden shoe mark ups.  Probably because you wouldn't think that a retailer would sell product below cost.

 

The real question is what is Alden's total cost of goods sold?  How much are they making a pair?

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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

 

Your comment juxtaposed against the LS sale seemed to be what steered you to your conclusion regarding Alden shoe mark ups.  Probably because you wouldn't think that a retailer would sell product below cost.

 

The real question is what is Alden's total cost of goods sold?  How much are they making a pair?

They are a Union factory, aren't they?  So probably less than we would otherwise assume, but probably still a nice margin.

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