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post #21376 of 51779
Gents, here is today's outfit:


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Details:
- French blue cotton suit by Deer Style (waist patch pockets, mid-brown buffalo horn buttons);
- Blue and white bengal striped shirt by Deer Style;
- Brown grenadine tie by Tie Rack;
- Brown glen plaid silk pocket square by Herringbone;
- Beechnut C&J Drummonds.
post #21377 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

This is my current wallet. It's not for everyone, but I love it.

http://www.noahlambert.com/

Nice dose it have space for credit card ??

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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

 

 

Here is a simple question, why should I pay $38 to ship something that weighs 500g from U.S.A to Melbourne?

 

If the wallet did cost $120 and shipping was $10 that would be differnet, becasue I wouldn;t pay $120 for that wallet, or any wallet.

 

Your argument is flawed in that you ARE looking at the total price.

I am looking at what is a reasonable price to charge for shipping an item, any item, from one country to another.

Noah explains his reasons for the shipping cost thought you may be interested.

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

I think by default you have to consider total cost as suppliers like to screw around with their shipping cost to appeal to our value perceptions, so we've never even really got an idea of the actual split between item price and shipping cost.

 

In your case Unnamed player, $38 is clearly quite high for shipping compared to normal shipping cost from the $US, so chances are the supplier has just shifted some product cost to delivery cost.

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post


I just received (yet another) vintage brown window pane checked IVY tweed sport coat from USA. Postage =$18 USA.
Having shipped stuff back and forward to USA since the old days of exchanging bootleg music tapes I can say the USA postal "system" is weird and inefficient. I used to have stuff get to LA from here quicker than it would ship from LA to say Colorado.
For some reason USA post offices are hard to access, they aren't in all suburbs, and involve long times in queues and crazy paper work. Therefore many USA people prefer to ship using Fedex, DHL etc and this involves extra fees. In addition many prefer to ship with a higher insured service with tracking. (I'm not clear what real, as opposed to imagined, benefit tracking offers.) But thats the preference. Sometimes with individuals asking them to ship plain old UPS without insurance etc is the way to go.
* I think one reason / difference is that for ordinary letters etc the USA postie will also pick up mail to send from your home letter box - that s what those funny little flag arms on USA home letter boxes are for - too signal to postie to pickup mail. So a parcel post involves a lot more work than posting a "normal" letter. I think this is still the case but may have changed.

Thanks for your input.

 

 

To save any argument as to why shipping cost what it dose I decided to send Noah of  http://noah@noahlambert.com an email simpiy asking why the shipping would be $38 for such a small Item and to me his reply is most acceptable.

 

Here's the deal:

When I launched the Uni-Fold wallet in august of last year I offered free shipping on all orders, including international orders. I was using United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class International and at $6.94 USD it was a cost I could easily just absorb into the $90.00 USD price of the wallet.

Things were going smoothly and I began thinking to myself, "Wow, all of these other retailers are just downright ripping people off on international shipping. I'm shipping wallets all over the world for under $7.00!!! How can they get away with charging so much more?"

Then the problems began. Orders began getting lost. Some boxes would get returned to me weeks later empty. No tracking whatsoever. It was a nightmare and I had a lot of very upset folks all over the world. So then I began using USPS Priority International and again I just absorbed the cost of postage even though it was more then double at $13.25 USD. Things got a little better but many packages were still being lost and there was still no tracking. Also, please keep in mind that unlike many retailers, I always offer an immediate refund to any customer who's package does not arrive in a timely manner. As you can imagine, this kind of customer service can get very expensive very fast.

I had find another way. FedEx and UPS are both over $80.00 USD for an 8 oz. box so they were not even considered. I finally settled on USPS Express International EMS. The cost is high and at $38.00 USD it is just too expensive for me to give away for free. USPS Express offers tracking the whole way and wallets arrive in Australia and most other countries in 3-5 days. I know it is hideously expensive but I assure you I have spent hours and hours trying to figure out a cheaper alternative that is reliable enough for me to use and I just do not have a better solution.

I would rather explain the shipping cost than have to tell you that the wallet you've been patiently waiting for has been lost at sea.

Hope that helps.

If you have any other questions please let me know.

Thanks again,

Noah 

post #21378 of 51779
email from Noah at  http://www.noahlambert.com/
 
Here's the deal:
 
When I launched the Uni-Fold wallet in august of last year I offered free shipping on all orders, including international orders. I was using United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class International and at $6.94 USD it was a cost I could easily just absorb into the $90.00 USD price of the wallet.
 
Things were going smoothly and I began thinking to myself, "Wow, all of these other retailers are just downright ripping people off on international shipping. I'm shipping wallets all over the world for under $7.00!!! How can they get away with charging so much more?"
 
Then the problems began. Orders began getting lost. Some boxes would get returned to me weeks later empty. No tracking whatsoever. It was a nightmare and I had a lot of very upset folks all over the world. So then I began using USPS Priority International and again I just absorbed the cost of postage even though it was more then double at $13.25 USD. Things got a little better but many packages were still being lost and there was still no tracking. Also, please keep in mind that unlike many retailers, I always offer an immediate refund to any customer who's package does not arrive in a timely manner. As you can imagine, this kind of customer service can get very expensive very fast.
 
I had find another way. FedEx and UPS are both over $80.00 USD for an 8 oz. box so they were not even considered. I finally settled on USPS Express International EMS. The cost is high and at $38.00 USD it is just too expensive for me to give away for free. USPS Express offers tracking the whole way and wallets arrive in Australia and most other countries in 3-5 days. I know it is hideously expensive but I assure you I have spent hours and hours trying to figure out a cheaper alternative that is reliable enough for me to use and I just do not have a better solution.
 
I would rather explain the shipping cost than have to tell you that the wallet you've been patiently waiting for has been lost at sea.
 
Hope that helps.
 
If you have any other questions please let me know.
 
Thanks again,
 
Noah
post #21379 of 51779

Tried taking photos today, got distracted and busy at work. Will try again tomorrow!

post #21380 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Gents, here is today's outfit:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Details:
- French blue cotton suit by Deer Style (waist patch pockets, mid-brown buffalo horn buttons);
- Blue and white bengal striped shirt by Deer Style;
- Brown grenadine tie by Tie Rack;
- Brown glen plaid silk pocket square by Herringbone;
- Beechnut C&J Drummonds.

 

 

 

love the outfit, in particular the shoes.

post #21381 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

love the outfit, in particular the shoes.

 

+1, I wonder why C&J ever stopped making the Drummond in that colour.

post #21382 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by sliq View Post

 

love the outfit, in particular the shoes.

 

Is it just my computer, or does his suit go from dark navy to bright blue?


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 11/15/12 at 12:14am
post #21383 of 51779

Just the lighting, Michael. I see the same thing.

post #21384 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilmour View Post

Nice dose it have space for credit card ??

Noah explains his reasons for the shipping cost thought you may be interested.

Thanks for your input.

 

 

To save any argument as to why shipping cost what it dose I decided to send Noah of  http://noah@noahlambert.com an email simpiy asking why the shipping would be $38 for such a small Item and to me his reply is most acceptable.

 

Here's the deal:When I launched the Uni-Fold wallet in august of last year I offered free shipping on all orders, including international orders. I was using United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class International and at $6.94 USD it was a cost I could easily just absorb into the $90.00 USD price of the wallet.Things were going smoothly and I began thinking to myself, "Wow, all of these other retailers are just downright ripping people off on international shipping. I'm shipping wallets all over the world for under $7.00!!! How can they get away with charging so much more?"Then the problems began. Orders began getting lost. Some boxes would get returned to me weeks later empty. No tracking whatsoever. It was a nightmare and I had a lot of very upset folks all over the world. So then I began using USPS Priority International and again I just absorbed the cost of postage even though it was more then double at $13.25 USD. Things got a little better but many packages were still being lost and there was still no tracking. Also, please keep in mind that unlike many retailers, I always offer an immediate refund to any customer who's package does not arrive in a timely manner. As you can imagine, this kind of customer service can get very expensive very fast.I had find another way. FedEx and UPS are both over $80.00 USD for an 8 oz. box so they were not even considered. I finally settled on USPS Express International EMS. The cost is high and at $38.00 USD it is just too expensive for me to give away for free. USPS Express offers tracking the whole way and wallets arrive in Australia and most other countries in 3-5 days. I know it is hideously expensive but I assure you I have spent hours and hours trying to figure out a cheaper alternative that is reliable enough for me to use and I just do not have a better solution.I would rather explain the shipping cost than have to tell you that the wallet you've been patiently waiting for has been lost at sea.Hope that helps.If you have any other questions please let me know.Thanks again,

Noah 

 

Thanks for posting this. It seems to me that if you're willing to take the risk that the wallet might not arrive, then acknowledge it in writing and get him to ship it via USPS First Class International.

post #21385 of 51779
My Movember mo will get a good workout tomorrow. Got a party on with a 'Somewhere in South America' theme, and I'm going to go as Pablo Escobar.

Aviators, shirt collar over suit lapels, and bags of icing sugar inside a briefcase. LOL.
post #21386 of 51779

Anyone looking for coloured laces tried http://maxlaces.com.au/?

post #21387 of 51779
If you get in touch with Allen Edmonds direct (via their web site) and liaise with Tina in Customer Service, they will ship to Australia. Not the cheapest of exercises but they will do it.
post #21388 of 51779
What do AE charge to ship direct?

I used to buy from endless.com which was excellent with their endless coupons and free shipping.

Now I am not sure - there is a seller in the sales section of SF who sells discounted AEs for about $270 for the common models, and he charges $45 shipping to Aus.
post #21389 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by scruffy View Post

If you get in touch with Allen Edmonds direct (via their web site) and liaise with Tina in Customer Service, they will ship to Australia. Not the cheapest of exercises but they will do it.

Cheers for the info mate, shame about the shipping by the sounds of it, are there any other alternatives to acquire them at a descent price to Aus?
post #21390 of 51779
Quote:
Originally Posted by Osiris2012 View Post

Cheers for the info mate, shame about the shipping by the sounds of it, are there any other alternatives to acquire them at a descent price to Aus?

I just added a pair of strands to my cart on amazon, got a quote of 263+$14 shipping. Very reasonable.
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