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post #54046 of 94196
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello lhs arrived today from tsm factory seconds

I believe they were deemed seconds due to the marbled shell on the left shoe

I don't mind it for the discount.

 

 

 

I really like my "tiger maple ravello loafers"

 

look great!  what size what last?  Will be interested to compare to your TB & Barrie size

post #54047 of 94196
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I know that I am breaking rules, but it is in order to be respectful and not the contrary,

I had posted my Whiskey LWB (new in box) on Marketplace and charged the actual charge that appeared on my credit card upon purchase. (Actually a couple dollars less at $785. This morning I saw some members reply and I had questions:

Is it considered gauging to charge the taxes and shipping costs that you incur for a pair of shoes/boots when you re-sell on Style Forum?

I am somewhat new to this forum, but have been a lurker for a while.

Can a senior member give me some input on this?

I had listed them for $785, which was just short of my credit card charge upon purchasing, but after reading this forum's take on the pricing today, I felt like I was taking advantage of my fellow Alden enthusiasts and that's the last thing that I want to do.

I have since droopped the price on Whiskey LWB to regular retail. $695

Is it considered gauging to charge the taxes and shipping costs that you incur for a pair of shoes/boots when you re-sell on Style Forum?

I want to play by the rules and be fair and I figured selling rare Alden Whiskey Long Wing Bluchers and only adding the actual costs that I incurred would be fair.

I repeat: Can a senior member give me some input on this?

They are currently listed at $695, which was done because Ibfelt bad and have no clue what I'm doing. I've listed plenty on Ebay/Paypal, but nothing here yet although I have plenty of great stuff. Want to do it right going forward.

Thx.

In my opinion...you should be able to "try" to get back your investment, or even make a profit. It's a free market out there, it does not matter what you paid, nor how much you ask. I see people selling J Crew sale shoes and boots all the time for more than they paid, I see used shoes and boots selling for close to retail in rare make ups and colors and they sell! Value is a free market on this forum, eBay and just about anywhere other than a retail store. I would ignore any remarks that complain about price. I agree you need to be careful about charging extra for Paypal, just state your price and that's it. Either they sell, or they don't. I feel your best bet to cover your costs is to sell on eBay, a much larger market than this forum. Nice shoes, I also agree it best to return them if possible. If you can't, just make sure you use real good photos are buyers to see. Keep in mind Whiskey is a rare color, but you need a buyer who wants that size and has an addiction to feed. Good Luck!

Now...anybody got Ravello in size 13D or larger? I will pay above retail for gun boats, boots, LHS, or just about anything else in Ravello in my size! How about anything at all in color #4 in my size? Please!!!!!

See Ya,
Steve

See Ya,
Steve
post #54048 of 94196
^ Uh-oh, Steve appears to the Jonesing for Ravello! Quick, somebody find this man some rare shell STAT!
post #54049 of 94196
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Originally Posted by hoit1981 View Post

^ Uh-oh, Steve appears to the Jonesing for Ravello! Quick, somebody find this man some rare shell STAT!

So who's not jonesing for Ravello. I'll take a pair or NSTs in 11, and a pair of LHS in 11.

post #54050 of 94196
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello lhs arrived today from tsm factory seconds
I believe they were deemed seconds due to the marbled shell on the left shoe
I don't mind it for the discount. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






I really like my "tiger maple ravello loafers"

I wouldn't mind those shoes at all. Great looking and with a little bit of character already built in.
post #54051 of 94196
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Originally Posted by kwhitelaw View Post

that same marbled effect was on the NSTs I got from theshoemart. I returned them, as I wasn't comfortable at the first quality price 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

yes, very similar to mine. I may have returned the lhs if they were at full retail.

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Originally Posted by BeSpiffington View Post


Super great score MrDV. They look awesome. Wear them in the best of health my friend.

thank you be.

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Originally Posted by dusttruffle View Post

 

look great!  what size what last?  Will be interested to compare to your TB & Barrie size

van last. these were only available on my barrie size. they fit snug like barrie boots feel on me before I break them in. I do not have any tb last shoes.

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


I wouldn't mind those shoes at all. Great looking and with a little bit of character already built in.

thanks for the kind words fc.

post #54052 of 94196
Quote:
Originally Posted by augustwest View Post

I know that I am breaking rules, but it is in order to be respectful and not the contrary,

I had posted my Whiskey LWB (new in box) on Marketplace and charged the actual charge that appeared on my credit card upon purchase. (Actually a couple dollars less at $785. This morning I saw some members reply and I had questions:

Is it considered gauging to charge the taxes and shipping costs that you incur for a pair of shoes/boots when you re-sell on Style Forum?

I am somewhat new to this forum, but have been a lurker for a while.

Can a senior member give me some input on this?

I had listed them for $785, which was just short of my credit card charge upon purchasing, but after reading this forum's take on the pricing today, I felt like I was taking advantage of my fellow Alden enthusiasts and that's the last thing that I want to do.

I have since droopped the price on Whiskey LWB to regular retail. $695

Is it considered gauging to charge the taxes and shipping costs that you incur for a pair of shoes/boots when you re-sell on Style Forum?

I want to play by the rules and be fair and I figured selling rare Alden Whiskey Long Wing Bluchers and only adding the actual costs that I incurred would be fair.

I repeat: Can a senior member give me some input on this?

They are currently listed at $695, which was done because Ibfelt bad and have no clue what I'm doing. I've listed plenty on Ebay/Paypal, but nothing here yet although I have plenty of great stuff. Want to do it right going forward.

Thx.

You ask what you want for them my man. Recoup your cost if you can, if not get as close as possible. Market will dictate if they sell at your asking price or not. I woudn't worry about what others say.

Ebay is a viable avenue to sell your shoes, however, you are going to pay $70-80 in fees so if you can find a buyer here its definitely worth a try first.
Cheers
post #54053 of 94196
I went to leffot this week and saw color 4 for the first time(it was steven's personal stock nothing or sale) uncle mac was right I believe there are better colors out there. It is still number 1 on my grail list though. I have to saw as well that color 8 naval boot looked amazing in person congrats to those who kopped a pair. Madison also had a cool suade indy boot with a red brick sole.
post #54054 of 94196
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Originally Posted by Don L View Post

Cigar LHS




nephew,
good looking combo
good day for cigar
whiskey wednesday
post #54055 of 94196
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

 

van last. these were only available on my barrie size. they fit snug like barrie boots feel on me before I break them in. I do not have any tb last shoes.

 

 

interesting that you can take the same size in barrie as van (i heard that mentioned before but didnt know how it would be with LHS) - how does the forefoot width and the heel width compare with barrie shoes?  i *think* i heard that the van is a bit boxy with a slightly narrower forefoot and a slightly wider heel than barrie.  Loafers are such a pain to get fitted (or at least have been for me) ... 

post #54056 of 94196
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Originally Posted by dahl5yankees View Post

Does anyone know if Aldens ever go on sale at
Shoe Mart?

in the old days they ran sales of 10% off on alden's in January and july . presently "no"
post #54057 of 94196
I've always wished that my Whiskey LWBs were a shade darker. The batch of whiskey these came from must have been a pretty light batch. The lightness has limited my wearing them a bit.

I got a little daring tonight (no actual whiskey involved) and put some Kiwi wax paste on them.

At first I went for the mid tan, but then I got the dark tan out in a bold step! Gasp!

I like 'em....they are more like Honey than Whiskey now.
Here are some before and after shots.



post #54058 of 94196
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

ravello lhs arrived today from tsm factory seconds
I believe they were deemed seconds due to the marbled shell on the left shoe
I don't mind it for the discount.







I really like my "tiger maple ravello loafers"

nephew,
wear your lhs in good health
post #54059 of 94196
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

thanks uncle.
thanks for the kind words blue.
beautiful ptbs uncle.

nephew,
thank you
post #54060 of 94196
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Originally Posted by mcarthur View Post

in the old days they ran sales of 10% off on alden's in January and july . presently "no"

You can get about 10% off by shopping instore at Sherman Bros. I'd imagine you might get the same discount over the phone, most likely if you have established a relationship with a salesman. Of course they only stock the very standard models in #8 and black shell.
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