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post #86416 of 99236
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post

@@Patina, good luck with your auction. I think you might have overpriced your starting bid. $750 would have been my choice. You bring more people into the fold initially to get the competitive juices flowing. Then the bidding war begins. I could be way off, but I suppose we'll see soon enough. All the best...


Are you kidding.  $450 (I think that was TSM's price for these second shoes) is the price.  Not worth any more than that.

post #86417 of 99236
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

I agree on the TSM price start point.

However, he will likely find that they don't sell at that start price.

I have always had better luck starting off much lower, and spending the extra few dollars for a reserve if you are concerned.

 

On a better note, the little pup decided he wanted to compare feet sizes this morning...

And I had to show the second pic, because it is natural lighting in the shade this morning with no filters. This King is gorgeous in color...

 

Great looking shoes.  But as good as they look, they are only the second best looking feet in those pictures!

post #86418 of 99236
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There are profiteers in every hobby/community. Rubs me the wrong way too but if someone is stupid enough to pay $1200 for seconds then that's their problem.


Absolutely right.  We will see what happens.

post #86419 of 99236
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+1

 

I'd like to think is a SF regular wanted them and reached out they would likely get a different starting price


I think that is what is called wishful thinking.  If that were the case, he would not have bought them in the first place and I would have bought them.  And be wearing them to court tomorrow!

post #86420 of 99236
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Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post

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.


Most wear the same size on the barrie last )last the 975s are built on) as trublance (the last for your Indys).

post #86421 of 99236
Why are people so focused on a guy reselling a pair of shoes? Leave the guy alone. If he wants to spend his precious time buying and reselling a pair of shoes, let him do so. Total waste of time at my opportunity cost, but to each his own. Give the guy a break, he's the Gordon Gekko of SF.

Ravello horseshoe loves Anacott Steel.
post #86422 of 99236
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Why are people so focused on a guy reselling a pair of shoes? Leave the guy alone. If he wants to spend his precious time buying and reselling a pair of shoes, let him do so. Total waste of time at my opportunity cost, but to each his own. Give the guy a break, he's the Gordon Gekko of SF.

Ravello horseshoe loves Anacott Steel.


High larious!

post #86423 of 99236

Received my TSM seconds today, and both are going back.  The first were a pair of Need Supply's Gamble's Hill Indy.  Unfortunately, they had a huge scuff on the side of one boot, just like TSM's photo depicted.  It's a shame, as I really love the Indy shape on the Barrie.

 

The second pair were chukkas that TSM's email listed as tan suede, and TSM's photo appeared to show the same.  In person, however, they looked a lot like Leffot's marble suede chukka.  Way too light for me, especially considering the dime-sized scuff on the top of one of the toes. 

 

Disappointing all around, but a decent amount of money saved too.

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@@Patina, good luck with your auction. I think you might have overpriced your starting bid. $750 would have been my choice. You bring more people into the fold initially to get the competitive juices flowing. Then the bidding war begins. I could be way off, but I suppose we'll see soon enough. All the best...

Are you kidding.  $450 (I think that was TSM's price for these second shoes) is the price.  Not worth any more than that.

With all due respect my friend, it doesn't really matter what you think, it's what someone out there in ebayland is willing to pay for them. If a thoroughly used pair of #4 wingtip boots can go for $3 grand, who knows what these cigar medallion cap tie bluchers could pull. Without any significant blemish issues they might go for $750. But as someone pointed out, it is an odd size and they are 2nds and the seller won't take returns. Throw in a $1,200 starting bid and you're likely not to get any offers. I only said that $750 would have been a much more effective starting bid. $450 would probably be even better.

Like I said earlier, I don't buy Aldens for the purposes of flipping for a profit because it's not worth my time. In fact, I've never sold a pair of Alden shoes new or used. But this is America and entrepreneurialism finds it's way. Whether or not I like it, it's not my place to tell someone what they can or can't sell for whatever price they choose to do so.

Besides, why am I being targeted here? I'm not even the one selling the factory seconds.
post #86425 of 99236

^ Whenever someone says, "with all due respect," whatever comes next is gonna be good!  :lurk:

post #86426 of 99236
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


With all due respect my friend, it doesn't really matter what you think, it's what someone out there in ebayland is willing to pay for them. If a thoroughly used pair of #4 wingtip boots can go for $3 grand, who knows what these cigar medallion cap tie bluchers could pull. Without any significant blemish issues they might go for $750. But as someone pointed out, it is an odd size and they are 2nds and the seller won't take returns. Throw in a $1,200 starting bid and you're likely not to get any offers. I only said that $750 would have been a much more effective starting bid. $450 would probably be even better.

Like I said earlier, I don't buy Aldens for the purposes of flipping for a profit because it's not worth my time. In fact, I've never sold a pair of Alden shoes new or used. But this is America and entrepreneurialism finds it's way. Whether or not I like it, it's not my place to tell someone what they can or can't sell for whatever price they choose to do so.

Besides, why am I being targeted here? I'm not even the one selling the factory seconds.

 

 

I was not trying to "target" you -- not my intent at all, and I am sorry I left you with that impression.  I simply commented on your price opinion -- disagreeing with it -- just as someone else commented on your opinion, disagreeing with it as well. 

 

 

With all respect that is due to your opinion, my view on the price matters as much as yours -- not at all.  What matters is what someone decides to pay.  The market will determine the worth of these shoes. 

 

At this point, I think this very limited horse has been beat to death.  At this point, I agree with The Beebs that the Gordon Gecko of SF should be left to scheme for his riches in peace. 

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post
 

^ Whenever someone says, "with all due respect," whatever comes next is gonna be good!  :lurk:


 

No, what comes next is not going to be good.  It is going to be pissy. 
post #86428 of 99236
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

 Give the guy a break, he's the Gordon Gekko of SF.
 

 

With all due respect, as they say, Gordon Gekko was a ruthless money-making genius/psychopath villain.  I don't think he deserved to be given a break, nor would he give anyone else one.  In short, I do not think your comparison means what you think it means.  I do agree that this topic has been thoroughly pummeled to death already though.

 

EDIT:  I do realize you were being sarcastic but I think the Gekko comparison offends me.  Gekko could make a buck.


Edited by budapest12 - 7/10/14 at 3:52am
post #86429 of 99236
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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post
 

 

For sale: Like new Alden Ravello Day Tripper Boot, worn less than 300 times. Right boot only. Size 7D. Minor blood spotting on shaft and sole. $18,000. No returns. Pictures available upon request and overnight delivery of $900 certified check. Welfare losers need not inquire.

Buda, 

 

I have the day trippers, and as it happens, my left boot is quite bloody as well (story not available upon request).  I have been tempted to make the right boot match with more blood, but I have a crippling fear that it won't look legit enough if applied by hand.  I never thought to ask the forum if anyone has and is willing to part with their bloody right boot.  But alas, I wear a 9C.  So close, yet so far!  Otherwise, for such a rarity, your price and terms sound totally reasonable.  My search continues!

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