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Ravello boot w/ medallion on plaza last or Cigar atom blucher sans medallion.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I can't really tell what the edge trim color is.

He will have to get an extra $100 on eBay to cover their fees. It should be interesting to see what they go for, probably $850-$900.

I am still bitter I lost the #4 Chukkas. Been 3 months and still not over it...

I lost out on some #4 saddles from LS about a month ago. Opening bid was $399 and I figured I'd have to fork out about $500. Ended up maxing my bid at $615. ThT one still stings as well. At least these shoes are new and price/motives aside, you must admit its a beautiful shoe.
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Sellers market for sure.
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post

What would you gentlemen order if alden offered a one-time-only special order?

Really, really tough question. Ultimately cigar is my favorite though so I think it would be cigar NST boot on Plaza last with bind eyelets and a commando sole.
Close behind it would probably be a closed heel captoe boot like the J Crew version, but in Ravello
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Ravello straight tip captoe boot, plaza last, all eyelets, dark edge trim
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I get needing to sell them but drives me crazy when people look to turn a profit from it. So not my style...

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I would image that is the only reason they bought them as well. Quite possibly...

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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

We are purists. I can see why given someone's potential situation they could seek to maximize their profit. I agree though it feels similar to shelling out three times the ticket value for a nfl game to some hustler who could care less about the team.

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Could have sold them here and saved a lot of eBay fees. At cost I would have bought them

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

I think we all would have...

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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I can't really tell what the edge trim color is.

He will have to get an extra $100 on eBay to cover their fees. It should be interesting to see what they go for, probably $850-$900.

I am still bitter I lost the #4 Chukkas. Been 3 months and still not over it...

$750 after fees is $670 or so for the seller. Now if the seller searched 4-6 months for the shoe then it didn't fit him since he didn't get to try on first or bought them in the morning on a trip (with sales tax too) before his feet expanded then at $670 he is actually losing money.

Not sure where this ridiculous entitlement comes from. And chances are he doesn't know about styleforum neither. And if he lists here he would still need money to cover PayPal fee, shipping (an if he has no experience then 15-45 minute post office wait) and countless lowball offers. $750 is a pretty damn fair price for the seller. The seller shouldn't have to lose money so you can pay retail price on a pair of shoes. Should I go into leathersoul and demand them to sell me those new plaza boots for $400?
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

That is tough. I'd probably do a ravello plaza NST boot. I'd settle for the same in a blucher if I was somehow restricted to shoes.
Ravello plaza nsts boots sounds right.
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Either #4 brixton plaza or #4 indy barrie. Altough the ravello plaza nst is close behind.
#4 brixton? That's awesome and crazy even in hypothetical world.
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Originally Posted by Joshua Lee View Post

Ravello boot w/ medallion on plaza last or Cigar atom blucher sans medallion.
Yes, cigar atom. You're only allowed one.
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Ravello straight tip captoe boot, plaza last, all eyelets, dark edge trim
Ravello plaza boots do look extra nice.

Too bad alden is not asking us for ideas or advice.
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The seller is entitled to what the market will dictate.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post






$750 after fees is $670 or so for the seller. Now if the seller searched 4-6 months for the shoe then it didn't fit him since he didn't get to try on first or bought them in the morning on a trip (with sales tax too) before his feet expanded then at $670 he is actually losing money.

Not sure where this ridiculous entitlement comes from. And chances are he doesn't know about styleforum neither. And if he lists here he would still need money to cover PayPal fee, shipping (an if he has no experience then 15-45 minute post office wait) and countless lowball offers. $750 is a pretty damn fair price for the seller. The seller shouldn't have to lose money so you can pay retail price on a pair of shoes. Should I go into leathersoul and demand them to sell me those new plaza boots for $400?

Before you call somebody entitled I would suggest doing more research. He is a style forum member and specifically lists style forum in the eBay listing. Thanks though
post #58975 of 86679
For lightly worn rare cordovan shoes (under 1 dozen times), I can typically sell on eBay for $150-200 below retail price. For a "tried on" shoe that is basically brand new otherwise, I can get up to $100 below MSRP, or maybe $50 below when lucky. I don't mind that too much given some retailers give $50 off of creased shoes. I have seen some new shoes sell at above MSRP, but it's pretty rare. However, I don't begrudge guys trying to sell at higher prices because at the end of the day it is difficult to make money selling Alden shoes online unless you are buying at thrift shops, recrafting and then selling. I mainly sell because I find that I don't get enough wear out of pairs, some pairs are redundant, etc. Makes this habit less expensive.

Pricing all depends on what size the shoe is, the type of buyers that are in the market (actual buyers versus resellers, etc). My size on eBay has a decent selection of buyers who are buying for themselves and obvious Japanese resellers who are probably proxying or selling at some sort of store in Japan. Makes for a decent market. Styleforum is a good market as well, but sometimes it takes too much time (a lot of negotiating, responding to queries, etc).

Speaking of eBay, someone is selling a color 9 8 PTB in my size at a decent price...
Edited by Alcibiades - 8/30/13 at 2:36pm
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Whoa color 9!!!!
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post

Whoa color 9!!!!

Super Duper rare... I may need to put in a huge bid to ward off the Japanese buyers
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Before you call somebody entitled I would suggest doing more research. He is a style forum member and specifically lists style forum in the eBay listing. Thanks though

Where does it say SF?

And either way just sounds like you guys are complaining over pretty unreasonable stuff
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I can only speak for myself, it is okay for reasonable people to disagree. It is a philosophical difference no more no less.
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Originally Posted by REguy View Post

I have the LS Plaza monk in #8. I'm a TTS 10.25. I generally wear a 10D Barrie (but have a couple pairs of 9.5s that fit well) and a 10.5D in the Plaza. Perhaps it was due to them being shell, but a 10D in this fit perfectly. I have a couple other pairs of the same monk in calf and they're 10.5s. Hope this helps. It's a fantastic shoe which I think looks better on the Plaza than the Aberdeen.
Thanks RE, I figured somebody out there had one. Any pics? I was checking out the blue suede version, and an internet search revealed all the previous incarnations - I think LS first offered the plaza monk strap in 2008. Still not sure about the blue suede in combination with monk strap - might be great, might be a bit much.
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