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post #4231 of 14986
My best offer of $300 for these $499 brown captoes was accepted. I hope they fit (and that I don't get hammered with duty/taxes in addition to the $35 shipping fee they want; I just paid $124 in taxes to Fedex for a pair of EGs from GVH ).

post #4232 of 14986
I was considering an offer on those last night. Hope they work out for you.
post #4233 of 14986
Why so expensive for FedEx??? A CAN thing? Would it be cheaper to send them to someone in the US and have them bounce them across the border as a 'gift'?
post #4234 of 14986
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I just paid $124 in taxes to Fedex for a pair of EGs from GVH.

Ouch.

Nice captoes.
post #4235 of 14986
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Why so expensive for FedEx??? A CAN thing? Would it be cheaper to send them to someone in the US and have them bounce them across the border as a 'gift'?

Ouch is right Alan. It wasn't entirely unexpected though. I paid almost as much the last time I bought C&J monks from GVH. Fedex calculates duty (12% I think) given the goods are made in England and not the US + Canadian sales tax (14%) + their administration fee so it easily adds up to ~30% of the price. GVH will not, as a rule, mark shipments with a lower value. Doesn't matter if it's a gift, it's the assessed value (or the purchase price) that counts. I've had shipments marked with a low value and sometimes they open them up and check and assess duty/taxes if they see a brand new suit marked as $10. They'll usually assess it at $50-$100 though as they have no idea how much it cost or is really worth.
post #4236 of 14986
Man, that's awful. What ever happened to NAFTA?
post #4237 of 14986
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Man, that's awful. What ever happened to NAFTA?
Well, NAFTA doesn't apply to goods made outside the NAFTA sphere. This is why we are hammered 18% import duty on English shoes, for example. Even if they are RLPL sold through GVH, if they are made in England, Canada Customs can charge this duty, although we're often lucky if the parcel comes from the US since they often don't check the origins of the item. However, NAFTA doesn't exempt us from federal and provincial sales taxes--these are the ones mentioned by EL72 that add up to 14% (actually 13% in BC). So at the worst, we can be hit for 31%-32% of the declared value.

In addition, however, if the goods are shipped by Fedex or, worse, UPS, there may also be "brokerage" fees assessed for clearing the parcel at the border. That's why all savvy Canadian eBayers and others who buy online always request one of the USPS services, with which there are no such brokerage fees. Some sellers, however, insist on using Fedex (GVH) or UPS (STP). You should have seen the whack I took when I bought a couple of pairs of MTO EGs and they were shipped from England via UPS!
post #4238 of 14986
^^ Brown captoes ^^ look like tan sock FAMs to me but hard to tell. The sole looks like the one some European orange sock models so I'm confused. Anyones seen these or know? Are they goodyear welted? Brian...?
post #4239 of 14986
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^^ Brown captoes ^^ look like tan sock FAMs to me but hard to tell. The sole looks like the one some European orange sock models so I'm confused. Anyones seen these or know? Are they goodyear welted? Brian...?
EL72, are you referring to the brown captoes that you just purchased and displayed above? If so, I'd say that, from the picture, they definitely appear to be welted (and that would mean Goodyear welted, I imagine, at that price). They really look like nice shoes.
post #4240 of 14986
I won a pair of boots from the same seller and wanted a pair of oxfords just like EL72 but the seller has wised up and increased prices all round (600-675) and his counteroffers currently are close to his original BINs. I'm trying to get the second pair at the 'reduced' rate but no luck so far.
post #4241 of 14986
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I won a pair of boots from the same seller and wanted a pair of oxfords just like EL72 but the seller has wised up and increased prices all round (600-675) and his counteroffers currently are close to his original BINs. I'm trying to get the second pair at the 'reduced' rate but no luck so far.

Did you try these for $300? They are the ones I got (in your size I think) and listed for the same $499.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Authentic-New-Sa...QQcmdZViewItem
post #4242 of 14986
Nice EG for RLPL (Grant w/o medallion?) size 9

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pur...QQcmdZViewItem
post #4243 of 14986
Just won FAM for $385, http://images.marketworks.com/fullVi.../mcli07526.jpg I love the look, I needed a pair of HQ shoes that reflect my true personality and I think I finally found one. I know other guy won the same shoes for $300, but the seller didn't take my initial offer $300 for the shoes. When I offered $300 for the shoes, the seller countered at $485US. I am not entirely happy with the final price, but I would not get shoes like these in Toronto for ~$400CAD for sure.
post #4244 of 14986
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I won a pair of boots from the same seller and wanted a pair of oxfords just like EL72 but the seller has wised up and increased prices all round (600-675) and his counteroffers currently are close to his original BINs. I'm trying to get the second pair at the 'reduced' rate but no luck so far.

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Nice EG for RLPL (Grant w/o medallion?) size 9

http://cgi.ebay.com/Ralph-Lauren-Pur...QQcmdZViewItem

Are those 89 last? That's my favorite EG last. luckily, these don't feet me.. (just bought shoes ..)
post #4245 of 14986
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Man, that's awful. What ever happened to NAFTA?

Whatever happened to the good old Commonwealth? You'd think you'd get something out of having the queen on your money!
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