Originally Posted by aldenwear
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster @@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.