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Everyone is allowed to have an opinion.   I totally support yours and my First Amendment Rights.  I also totally support an open,free,economy.  Selling shoes for 300% markup (if they sell) is no worse or better than selling a new PS4 for 2-3 times retail at Christmas.  We now have a generation that has disposable income thats used to instant gratification.  Instant everything!  As long as thats the trend, theres going to be people who cater to it.  I've seen purses sell for $10k, 20K and more that have less than $500 worth of material in them...why?  The name and rarity!

 

I don't necessarily agree that selling these shoes for 300% profit is right, but I don't see it as wrong either...provided someone is willing to pay for it.  What makes a 1st Class seat on a flight worth 2-3 times more?  Its not the food!  It could be the the additional space, but at the end of the day it's the status, the privilege, the service...plus you get there sooner than the guys at the back of the bus!

 

What makes it right to force someone who makes more money to support someone who's lazy and would rather stay on welfare than work?  I have no issue with support the needy, but what about the lazy?  

 

I see many here that see selling something for a 300% profit as being unethical, or taking advantage of a situation.  What about if I get in on a pre-order for an ultra rare Alden...let's say a #2 LWB and sell them for 300% more?  Does that make me wrong, or does it make me a business person?  I think MrDV said it well...We all overpay for Alden's.  Why...because they sell them faster they can make them!  Its not because of the quality, although I think its pretty decent most of the time.  Its really because of dumb butt addicts like us!  Its our fault this scenario exists!

 

See Ya,

Steve

 

Addicts like us, plus the internet.
Feel free to chime in with the number of pairs of Aldens you have acquired since November 2, 2008 relative to the same period preceding that.

Me?  Including the two pairs currently on pre-order: 10:1

post #86387 of 99195
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Originally Posted by totalair1 View Post


What makes it right to force someone who makes more money to support someone who's lazy and would rather stay on welfare than work?  I have no issue with support the needy, but what about the lazy?  



See Ya,
Steve

first, you're conflating the issue with this response. second, I find it obscene and offensive for you to cast a generalization of those on welfare as 'lazy.' Nobody chooses to be on welfare. you, sir, are a dick
post #86388 of 99195
Maybe I've come around on the free market.
post #86389 of 99195

Is anyone familiar with this navy calf Indy make-up on Commando (from the recent TSM list)?

 

 

It looks similar to the Bureau's make up (save for the calf vs. CXL, no speedhooks and commando vs. crepe sole) but the .

 

 

 

Also, I found that the leather on the TSM boot looks does not really look navy. I'd say it is dark black and green with the touch of blue in person, which I actually like a lot.

post #86390 of 99195
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Originally Posted by gaseousclay View Post

first, you're conflating the issue with this response. second, I find it obscene and offensive for you to cast a generalization of those on welfare as 'lazy.' Nobody chooses to be on welfare. you, sir, are a dick

You're pretty good at twisting words around. However I'm fine...seems you know a lot about Dick too.

I will say again...I have no problem supporting the needy, but the lazy not so much.

See Ya,
Steve
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Originally Posted by Alpina View Post

Addicts like us, plus the internet.

Feel free to chime in with the number of pairs of Aldens you have acquired since November 2, 2008 relative to the same period preceding that.
Me?  Including the two pairs currently on pre-order: 10:1

I
Honestly have not counted how many pairs I've bought. At least 20 plus pairs since 2012

See Ya,
Steve
post #86392 of 99195

king nst
argyles otc
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king nst
argyles otc

 

NST week for Mac.

Waiting to see what Thursday and Friday have to offer.

Looking good.

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USS Snuff
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-Mike

Wow so nice. Would love to get my hands on these with hidden eyelets!

Great shade of snuff! I actually prefer the eyelets as is. Wonderful shoe dubs!
post #86395 of 99195
With all due respect to the point of the argument being made re: inflated auction prices, the truly "needy" aren't in the running to purchase any sort of luxury goods, unless you're referring to people dishing out that cash instead of spending it on their own community. I don't see what's wrong with listing an auction at such a high price.

Personally, as a shoe geek, I'd love to pass it on to a fellow aficionado for a reasonable price so that person can enjoy it instead of me.
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NST week for Mac.
Waiting to see what Thursday and Friday have to offer.
Looking good.

nephew,
thank you
post #86397 of 99195
Hi folks,

I wear a 10E in Indy 404's (Kudu). Thinking about adding some shell, maybe a pair of 975's. Is the recco to stay the same size between these shoes? The Indy boots are definitely on the roomy side. All of my AE's are size 10's in E, EE, or EEE depending on last and calf or shell.
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king nst
argyles otc
Uncle, it might be the picture, but I believe that this colour #8 of your most recent NST posts is the most stunning version.
post #86399 of 99195
Just finished giving these a quick clean



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Just finished giving these a quick clean

Going to need the details on those laces
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