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post #7126 of 14986
Brooks Brother English made opera pumps. The guy isn't sure of the size but thinks they are a 12. Measurements are 12.5 by 3.75. Pretty narrow. Only $26 with less than 8 hours to go.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=160168077374
post #7127 of 14986
Saw this, AE McNeil, shell cordovan, seller says only worn once, has ZERO feedback

http://cgi.ebay.com/Allen-Edmonds-Ge...QQcmdZViewItem


I inquired about seeing picture of the sole. His reply is "sorry, can't do it"


Sorry can't do it? No wonder there is no bid.
post #7128 of 14986
Weird. I saw those when I was perusing eBay at work today and I figured I'd bid aggressively on them if I could see a picture of the sole and heel. If he really "can't" take another picture, I probably won't bid at all
post #7129 of 14986
^Note also he states explicitly 'no returns'. I'd steer clear.
post #7130 of 14986
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
^Note also he states explicitly 'no returns'. I'd steer clear.

or pay by paypal via a credit card and do a chargeback if they turn out not to be shell.
post #7131 of 14986
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Saw this, AE McNeil, shell cordovan, seller says only worn once, has ZERO feedback

http://cgi.ebay.com/Allen-Edmonds-Ge...QQcmdZViewItem


I inquired about seeing picture of the sole. His reply is "sorry, can't do it"


Sorry can't do it? No wonder there is no bid.

Looks like he relented and put up a picture of the sole -- but the sole doesn't have that "Genuine Shell Cordovan" stamp that you usually see on shell AEs.

I'm with AlanC - I'd stay away. No returns? That's just crazy talk.
post #7132 of 14986
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy View Post
or pay by paypal via a credit card and do a chargeback if they turn out not to be shell.

This shoe in that color is only offered in calf or shell (not corrected grain like with the black version) and these don't look to be calf. I'm certain they are shell. I'm much less certain that you will receive these if you win.
post #7133 of 14986
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Looks like he relented and put up a picture of the sole -- but the sole doesn't have that "Genuine Shell Cordovan" stamp that you usually see on shell AEs.

I'm with AlanC - I'd stay away. No returns? That's just crazy talk.

Did the seller replace all the pictures? I thought I looked at the auction yesterday, but the images don't look the same as I remember. The shoes pictured now look very much like shell.

As for the stamp, it's usually on the part of the sole that takes the most wear, so it's possible it's been obliterated. The heel looks correct for AE shell.
post #7134 of 14986
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
Saw this, AE McNeil, shell cordovan, seller says only worn once, has ZERO feedback

http://cgi.ebay.com/Allen-Edmonds-Ge...QQcmdZViewItem


I inquired about seeing picture of the sole. His reply is "sorry, can't do it"


Sorry can't do it? No wonder there is no bid.

That is one heck of amount of wear on the soles for wearing "only once" unless he never took them off for 5 or 6 days so it was one single wearing. Although I can't imagine sleeping in them would be too comfortable.

All in all, this whole auction seems a little off.
post #7135 of 14986
But, they're almost certainly shell. And almost certainly worn more than once, unless the seller is josepidal.
post #7136 of 14986
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But, they're almost certainly shell. And almost certainly worn more than once, unless the seller is josepidal.


I'm starting to think that most people on this board live/work in an area with cushioned streets and peoplemovers everywhere. When I wear a brand new pair of shoes for a full day they don't look much more worn than these. And if it's 3 wearings and not 1 does that really have an impact on the decision?
post #7137 of 14986
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I'm starting to think that most people on this board live/work in an area with cushioned streets and peoplemovers everywhere. When I wear a brand new pair of shoes for a full day they don't look much more worn than these.

the amount of wear depend on a number of things beyond just distance walked - including wear pattern and walking style, and body weight. A heavy person will grind their shoes down faster, all things equal.

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And if it's 3 wearings and not 1 does that really have an impact on the decision?

Goes to the seller's honesty/credibility. Very relevant. If he's willing to lie about this, what else is he lying about?
post #7138 of 14986
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Goes to the seller's honesty/credibility. Very relevant. If he's willing to lie about this, what else is he lying about?

That's it. They're not heavily worn shoes, regardless of the exact number. But it's a data point that goes into evaluating whether to bid. are there other "little things" he's not telling us? Etc.

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Originally Posted by Henry Boogers View Post
I'm starting to think that most people on this board live/work in an area with cushioned streets and peoplemovers everywhere. When I wear a brand new pair of shoes for a full day they don't look much more worn than these. And if it's 3 wearings and not 1 does that really have an impact on the decision?

I work in the city and most days walk close to three miles a day round trip getting to and from work. Soles get scraped up pretty fast. But here's a picture of the sole of a pair of AEs that I've worn, I don't know, maybe a dozen times (maybe less; more than 3 or 4, less than 20). The Rendenbach logo is still visible amid the scrapes.

post #7139 of 14986
I'm not sure how many emails he received to take a picture of the sole (I did send him one) but the fact that he did post one is a good enough sign for me. I'm not sure how high I'll snipe (but I doubt it will be enough to win the auction).
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post #7140 of 14986
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That's it. They're not heavily worn shoes, regardless of the exact number. But it's a data point that goes into evaluating whether to bid. are there other "little things" he's not telling us? Etc.

Meh. I don't read anything into what is at most a slight exaggeration of the lack of wear. On the other hand I wouldn't bid on these for other reasoons.
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