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post #2806 of 14986
For you Italian shoe guys:

I think these high end Sutor M's. are an incredible value:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Borrelli-Shoes-N...QQcmdZViewItem
post #2807 of 14986
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He's almost certainly basing the retail price on the price on the box in one of the pictures.

I think a lot of ebay sellers use the retail price as an anchoring mechanism (behavioral finance) to persuade buyers that they're getting a great deal. If you think about it, the boots wouldn't be on ebay if they were flying off the shelves at the retail price. Either there is something the matter with the shoe, e.g., store return with scuffs (doesn't seem to be the case in this instance), or the retail price was so high that some store was left holding product they could no longer move.

No offense, but you seem to be overthinking this a little... A seller would be remiss if they knew the original retail and did not list it in the auction. The retail price is very relevant, in fact it is the most important factor in determining fair market value from a reseller. Also, assuming that an item is somehow damaged or undesireable just because it did not sell at retail would be a big mistake. As someone with much personal experience in this area, I can tell you that it is often the very best items from stores that end up with discounters!
post #2808 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Soph
For you Italian shoe guys:

I think these high end Sutor M's. are an incredible value:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Borrelli-Shoes-N...QQcmdZViewItem

Yeah, Lance at VCH has these but not in my size . This guy had a pair of 10.5's but some joker did a "buy it now" just as I had found the listing
post #2809 of 14986
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Originally Posted by edmorel
Yeah, Lance at VCH has these but not in my size . This guy had a pair of 10.5's but some joker did a "buy it now" just as I had found the listing

And unless that guy put his own Price tag on them they were originally $1,500+ plus.
post #2810 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris
No offense, but you seem to be overthinking this a little... A seller would be remiss if they knew the original retail and did not list it in the auction. The retail price is very relevant, in fact it is the most important factor in determining fair market value from a reseller. Also, assuming that an item is somehow damaged or undesireable just because it did not sell at retail would be a big mistake. As someone with much personal experience in this area, I can tell you that it is often the very best items from stores that end up with discounters!

No offense taken. If I were the seller I'd include the retail price too.

But as a buyer you should understand why it's being put there and that is to persuade you to buy under the idea that somehow it's a great deal at the current price because it retailed for $1500 or whatever. It's a known behavioral finance trick that pays dividends to the seller. As I said, if they were flying off the shelves at $1500 none would appear on ebay -- unless you think sellers are doing such for philanthropy. As a buyer, you should ignore that info and simply ask what is it worth to you and is the price fair.

For the record, I buy full retail and I buy deep discount (i.e., ebay) depending on the items.
post #2811 of 14986
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Originally Posted by billiebob
These remind me of the Brooks brothers boots a page back...They must be ooold. Could they really be 11B?

http://tinyurl.com/y7r5a6

I purchased a pair of 9B Calumets on ebay recently, so those certainly could be a B width as well. Those look to be very nice shoes, likely in the mold of older Florsheims or J&M, perhaps a half-step below.
post #2812 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris
As he said, those are almost certainly a British 7, which means US 7.5 - 8.

Thanks for the reminder on the sizing. Those familar with Santonis, do you know how the width corresponds to US sizing? I generally wear between a 7.5 and an 8. The deciding factor is usually the width as I usually find narrower shoes uncomfortable because they tend to bind at the small toe. Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
post #2813 of 14986
They (Santoni's) look to be a UK F/ US E width. Sounds like they would perfect for you, a bit on the large side if anything!
post #2814 of 14986
The coveted Allen-Edmonds Bancroft. In my size but not my price range.



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Hello, yes I also ship to USA. It would cost you 15 EUR or 33 EUR (insured). Sorry, but I don't accept PAYPAL. But have a look at my feedback. It's all possitive...
post #2815 of 14986
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Originally Posted by A Harris
They (Santoni's) look to be a UK F/ US E width. Sounds like they would perfect for you, a bit on the large side if anything!

Thanks!
post #2816 of 14986
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Originally Posted by edmorel
Yeah, Lance at VCH has these but not in my size . This guy had a pair of 10.5's but some joker did a "buy it now" just as I had found the listing

Sorry Ed but this is too funny. I posted a link this seller's stuff a few days ago in this thread.

Then Soph starts a new thread asking about suede wingtips where I posted a photo of the 10.5 Borrellis remembering he had bought those shoes in brown before and was probably considering the suede ones.

Now he posts a link to the other pair in 9.5. Hmmmmm.... I wonder who that joker is...??
post #2817 of 14986
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Originally Posted by nerdykarim
The coveted Allen-Edmonds Bancroft. In my size but not my price range.

not shell cordovan, however
post #2818 of 14986
Tramezza Filosofo Blk Monk 8D Starting bid $225

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

Tramezza Pebble grain double monks 8E $200 starting bid

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1

Santonis "gently used" blk 11D, cheap, for now . .

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1
post #2819 of 14986
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Originally Posted by EL72
Sorry Ed but this is too funny. I posted a link this seller's stuff a few days ago in this thread.

Then Soph starts a new thread asking about suede wingtips where I posted a photo of the 10.5 Borrellis remembering he had bought those shoes in brown before and was probably considering the suede ones.

Now he posts a link to the other pair in 9.5. Hmmmmm.... I wonder who that joker is...??


Who me?

I really do think they are a great buy


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Originally Posted by Leaveitothexperts

Santonis "gently used" blk 11D, cheap, for now . .

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ADME:B:SS:US:1


I think this is a great looking shoe especially in brown. And it's easily had for under $150...which is a great value buy. Now if Santoni would makes shoes styled like this to FAM/Limied Edition quality they would get some more respect.
post #2820 of 14986
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Originally Posted by EL72
Sorry Ed but this is too funny. I posted a link this seller's stuff a few days ago in this thread.

Then Soph starts a new thread asking about suede wingtips where I posted a photo of the 10.5 Borrellis remembering he had bought those shoes in brown before and was probably considering the suede ones.

Now he posts a link to the other pair in 9.5. Hmmmmm.... I wonder who that joker is...??

Note to self:

Put Soph on sh*tlist
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