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Ugh. For all my time on this thread, I just barely tonight visited FransBoone for the first time.

They have both the Paratrooper Boot in #8 (Grant) and the PT Boot in Cigar (Barrie?) available in my size. decisions.gif HALP!!

If any of y'all with 20+ collections going, how about we spread the love here...? biggrin.gif I'll pm all of you my paypal account. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have collected enough duties so as to fund dem boots.

Let's go with the Titanic buddy system: you jump, I jump, ok?

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post #46187 of 79343
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Let's go with the Titanic buddy system: you jump, I jump, ok?

Ok, but you first.LOL

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What'd they charge for shipping? 25 euros right?  I think under the current exchange rate they'd be ~$750 shipped (no customs)

I don't know, I'm just saying what mine cost about 3 months ago. AND I was charged an additional $121 for duties and customs. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining Frans has great customer service and was very helpful, I just want people to be aware of the potential total cost which for me all total was about $940.


Edited by shaunw - 3/19/13 at 6:40am
post #46189 of 79343
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ah really? do they go fast or just not enough supply in those colors?


seems like #8 is easily available from what I can see. Does that become more eggplant looking with time?
If you do go #8, get the unlined version from Brooks Brothers.  If you have a corporate discount, you might be able to get them 30%.  Not sure if that sale is still going on.  You'd have to order them online though, they won't discount them in store.

I do have a corp card but I thought that is only 15% discount?
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Bonus points if you know the following line from Boyz n the Hood: "You got some rock? You got some blow? I'll..."

"...I'll s--k your d--k!"

Uttered by none other than Chris Rock's Oscar worthy performance as Pookie, IIRC.
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The way I keep my devious Alden habit under wraps is with the paypal mastercard. You can use the mastercard just like any other regular credit card but the funds come from your paypal account and there is no bill. I deal with a decent amount of cash at work with travel, reimbursements, etc. so whenever I get cash I go get a greendot card and use it to transfer funds to my paypal account. From there I just have the shoes shipped to my office and it's done.

 

Of course my wife is aware of the overabundance of shoes/boots in my clauset. She just doesn't know exactly when a new pair shows up.

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I had their business card on my desk for a while at my job when I was living there.  Pretty sure it was listed on there, but could be wrong.  Let me know what you find out.

Edit:  If he says he doesn't, ask if he ever did.

Edit Edit:  Also, not sure if he does the mail-order thing, but maybe.

...Maybe he should start, not a lot of demand for expensive shoes in PGH.

I spoke to the nettelton shop today , the gentleman on the phone advised me that he hasn't carried vass for 15 years. You were correct though he did carry them at one time and he definitely still carries Alden.
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"...I'll s--k your d--k!"

Uttered by none other than Chris Rock's Oscar worthy performance as Pookie, IIRC.

believe Pookie (Chris Rock) was New Jack City...

post #46194 of 79343
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I do have a corp card but I thought that is only 15% discount?

They are/were having a corporate discount sale where it was increased to 30%.  Not sure if it is still going on.

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I spoke to the nettelton shop today , the gentleman on the phone advised me that he hasn't carried vass for 15 years. You were correct though he did carry them at one time and he definitely still carries Alden.

 

Thanks for reporting back.  Although I was kind of right I was also kind of wrong, as I thought he carried them way more recently than that.

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believe Pookie (Chris Rock) was New Jack City...

Right you are. I often get my crackheads mixed up.
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believe Pookie (Chris Rock) was New Jack City...

+1 pookie was from New Jack City, can't believe chris rock didn't get a best supporting actor nod for that one. Perhaps if he was wearing Indy boots, although conversely if he were wearing Indy boots he likely would have sold them. What a deal that would ve been.
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I do have a corp card but I thought that is only 15% discount?
They are/were having a corporate discount sale where it was increased to 30%.  Not sure if it is still going on.

It was just that one day last week.
I think they usually do it more than once a year though.
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What'd they charge for shipping? 25 euros right?  I think under the current exchange rate they'd be ~$750 shipped (no customs)
I don't know, I'm just saying what mine cost about 3 months ago. AND I was charged an additional $121 for duties and customs. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining Frans has great customer service and was very helpful, I just want people to be aware of the potential total cost which for me all total was about $940.

So you did file the protest form, right?
https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/919/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvc2lkL2FGQTUqeWxs/~/refund-%28drawback%29-of-duty-paid-for-imported-goods-if-exporting-or-returning-the
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Yeah just buy them now man, FransBoone service is top notch, really should buy the brass jumper but he said shell is lighter #8 which I don't like
Barneys sales always has a few pairs, Malford did as well, Leather soul comes out to a bit more but they have some still on sale now, Lobb store in South Coast Plaza has 40% off sales, etc.

when does lobb have 40% off sales at south coast?

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