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post #11221 of 57994

I’ll probably pick up a few sweaters from J Crew anyway. It’s annoying what they’ve done, but I’m curious about the quality.

post #11222 of 57994

Whoa! What's with the delivery charges from AFPOS?

 

I've just been enticed into a pair of Loake Aldwych's from their sale, along with a pair of shoe trees and they want 52 quid for delivery!!!

 

So, it's still cheaper than buying the shoes from anywhere else, but man that's a steep delivery charge, considering most other UK places manage to ship shoes and trees for 20 quid...

 

/rant

post #11223 of 57994
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Originally Posted by maplefuturist View Post

I’ll probably pick up a few sweaters from J Crew anyway. It’s annoying what they’ve done, but I’m curious about the quality.

The quality is not amazing but not that bad either - I would say on par with Country Road.

As for the prices - that's a load of rubbish - I can't believe the price rise!!!

In reference to 3sixteen - I'm very keen to try the SL-100X to replace my pair of APC New Standards which have had 2 years of solid wear and are blowing in the crotch BUT I would not say that they are HIGH rise...they seem very similar in cut to the New Standard...
post #11224 of 57994
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

Whoa! What's with the delivery charges from AFPOS?

I've just been enticed into a pair of Loake Aldwych's from their sale, along with a pair of shoe trees and they want 52 quid for delivery!!!

So, it's still cheaper than buying the shoes from anywhere else, but man that's a steep delivery charge, considering most other UK places manage to ship shoes and trees for 20 quid...

/rant

My shoes from AFPOS were about 20GBP, maybe it's the way their shipping the shoe trees?
post #11225 of 57994

Yep, I had the same experience. Good price on the shoes, outrageous price for the shipping. I've not been back.

post #11226 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Jimbosaurus View Post


My shoes from AFPOS were about 20GBP, maybe it's the way their shipping the shoe trees?


I wish, but on checking it was GBP42 for the shoes only... Still a major ouch! (on general principal!)

post #11227 of 57994
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


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I just liked your comment, because it was marvelous.

post #11228 of 57994
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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post



I wish, but on checking it was GBP42 for the shoes only... Still a major ouch! (on general principal!)

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Originally Posted by eightace View Post

Yep, I had the same experience. Good price on the shoes, outrageous price for the shipping. I've not been back.

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Originally Posted by smeggett View Post

Whoa! What's with the delivery charges from AFPOS?

 

I've just been enticed into a pair of Loake Aldwych's from their sale, along with a pair of shoe trees and they want 52 quid for delivery!!!

 

So, it's still cheaper than buying the shoes from anywhere else, but man that's a steep delivery charge, considering most other UK places manage to ship shoes and trees for 20 quid...

 

/rant


I think you guys are honestly just having a whinge and veering in to having your cake and eating territory (though I hate that saying). Not sure if any of you have had to ship shoes back to England that are wrong, but I got stung with a run of bad luck that saw me ship 3 wrong pair in a row back, they cost $70 each time with NO trees. That's about 46 quid. so even if they make a few extra quid on top that still only covers packing charges etc on top.

Vendors will likely never lose out on shipping unless they have have super high profit margins, which I doubt AFPOS would selling mostly seconds and run outs. If your getting charged 20 quid for postage just count yourself lucky and if your being charged full price bear in mind your still getting a very good deal on the shoes tha are likely not available in Australia at all.
post #11229 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Charlie's Wardrobe View Post

I think you guys are honestly just having a whinge and veering in to having your cake and eating territory (though I hate that saying). Not sure if any of you have had to ship shoes back to England that are wrong, but I got stung with a run of bad luck that saw me ship 3 wrong pair in a row back, they cost $70 each time with NO trees. That's about 46 quid. so even if they make a few extra quid on top that still only covers packing charges etc on top.
Vendors will likely never lose out on shipping unless they have have super high profit margins, which I doubt AFPOS would selling mostly seconds and run outs. If your getting charged 20 quid for postage just count yourself lucky and if your being charged full price bear in mind your still getting a very good deal on the shoes tha are likely not available in Australia at all.

Just had a look at my last invoice it was 28GBP for shipping. they were only loafers though so maybe it's weight based?
post #11230 of 57994

Had a look at my last invoice and shipping worked out to 43GBP with 28GBP for the shoes alone and 15GBP for the additional stuff I ordered. This is for stuff that's due to arrive the day after tommorrow (yay!). Their page says £18.00 - £29.00 for a pair of shoes so maybe you should ask Julian why it was more in your case if you only ordered shoes.

post #11231 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Had a look at my last invoice and shipping worked out to 43GBP with 28GBP for the shoes alone and 15GBP for the additional stuff I ordered. This is for stuff that's due to arrive the day after tommorrow (yay!). Their page says £18.00 - £29.00 for a pair of shoes so maybe you should ask Julian why it was more in your case if you only ordered shoes.



I should have mentioned I did look at their shipping charges page and noted the GBP18 to 29 range which was the foundation for my mini-rant at the GBP42 price for a single pair of shoes.

 

It's since occurred to me that I can get the same shoes full price from another retailer including free shoe trees and GBP20 shipping for about 13 quid cheaper, so methinks I'll take my business there.

 

Enjoy your stuff when it gets here!

 

post #11232 of 57994
post #11233 of 57994
Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

In line with many global brands, the price of our products varies, depending on where an item is purchased. Our pricing takes into account the costs of doing business internationally, which vary significantly country to country. Most importantly, J. Crew prides itself on always offering the highest quality and craftsmanship in our products and our prices are reflective of the value we deliver, in the context of each local market. We are, however, offering free shipping through April 30th, 2012 for any international order.

I apologize for the inconvenience that this causes. If there’s anything else I can assist you with, or you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Best,
Lluvia
434-385-5775 ext. 63191

--Original Message--
From: anthony.ollevou@gmail.com
Date: 3/23/2012 1:35:18 AM
To: contactus@jcrew.com
Subject: Price Discrepancy

Good Day

Could you please inform me of the huge price discrepancies between the US quoted price and the Australian price on your clothing for example the Cashmere cable sweater is US 249 and on the Australian page its OZ 345.

If you factor in the currency change that is over $100Oz difference and on top of that you have to pay shipping. So could you please explain the disparity?

thanks
post #11234 of 57994
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
In line with many global brands, the price of our products varies, depending on where an item is purchased. Our pricing takes into account the costs of doing business internationally, which vary significantly country to country.

Yes, there's all that extra cost involved in setting up a specific store front to display your arbitrarily inflated prices... What a joke. They already had all the infrastructure in place to 'do business' and ship internationally and were doing so to selected countries, so there are no additional costs that justify those increases other than higher shipping, which after the initial period they will no doubt be charging for anyway. Just the usual what-do-we-think-we-can-get-away-with pricing.
post #11235 of 57994
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

A bit more fuel for the Australian price premium fire: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/australia-pays-for-cost-of-business-20120323-1vpn2.html

And, as usual, the utter cluelessness displayed in the comments makes me despair for the future of the country. I must stop reading them. I wonder how people so apparently ignorant of almost everything somehow have complete confidence in their opinions.
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