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post #7231 of 14986
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
Well, according to that premise we should just write off eBay entirely.

If you're not going to trust a seller with that high a rating and that many transactions, with the vast majority of those transactions in shoes, then you can't trust anyones guarantee or anything on eBay for that matter.

Distinctive, you might just a well fold up your tent right now!

And where did I question whether AE made that shoe in polished cobbler?

i'm not saying you shouldn't buy them - i originally came out in favor of them being shell cordovan, although i'm backing off of that. and i'm also not saying you shouldn't buy shoes on ebay - i've bought most of my shoes on ebay.

i'm just pointing out that there's some very strong objective evidence that they are not shell cordovan. when that's present, you have to think about it and adjust your price accordingly if you can't confirm what it. despite whatever assurances the seller might give.

as it is, if i was interested in the shoes, and i'm not, i would have asked for the 4-digit shoe code - that would have cleared up the issue quickly since the leeds is currently being made. but a shot of the number is not available, the heel says calfskin, and the shoe looks very much like previous corrected grain shoes.
post #7232 of 14986
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Originally Posted by tonylumpkin View Post
And where did I question whether AE made that shoe in polished cobbler?

You never did. I just brought it up as another piece of evidence that the seller could be wrong.

If the Leeds wasn't available in burgundy polished cobbler, that would be a point in the sellers favor. As they were indeed available in burgundy polished cobbler, and indeed have the heel that burgundy polished cobbler shoes have, and the upper indeed looks similar to a known burgundy polished cobbler shoe, and the seller never listed the internal item number or posted a picture of tis number, a buyer is very well justified in avoiding the auction.

I do it frequently, and it saves me the hassle of dealing with returns.
post #7233 of 14986
If you are going to buy shoes from a seller with 100% feedback and perfect pictures/description, you can expect to pay top dollar. The interesting deals come where knowledge is not perfect. In these auctions the buyer is willing to take more risk for a bigger reward (ie lower price). Personally I think the person that bought these afforded himself a great risk/reward ratio.
post #7234 of 14986
Guys, the shoes are legit cordovan from an even more legit seller
post #7235 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
If you are going to buy shoes from a seller with 100% feedback and perfect pictures/description, you can expect to pay top dollar. The interesting deals come where knowledge is not perfect. In these auctions the buyer is willing to take more risk for a bigger reward (ie lower price).

Personally I think the person that bought these afforded himself a great risk/reward ratio.

yup, i'm not denying that. this is a case where the information is not perfect. many of my great purchases have been where i was able to bridge that gap.

assuming that they are indeed shell, the seller should have included a shot of the item code/numbering on the inside of the shoe, and pointed to the same number in the description on the official Allen Edmonds page. Had that been done, the final price probably would have been higher.
post #7236 of 14986
FWIW, they look like shell to me. Note the area around the laces. Obviously, the best thing to do would be to ask for the model number. Since the seller has spoken to the issue directly, though, and he has the feedback to back it up, I would be willing to gamble on them.
post #7237 of 14986
Calling all you small footed ones, someone has consigned 13 pairs of Lobbs (ranging from 5.5-7 in size) with low opening bids. It looks like a pretty good opportunity to pick some Lobbs up cheap because so many are going up at once (and they're all small sizes). I wish they were bigger:
<http://search.stores.ebay.com/isoldit-ny0116__Mens-Shoes_W0QQcatrefZC12QQfclZ4QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQftsZ1QQsacatZ63850QQsaselZ206543380QQsuZisolditny0116>

Of course, no relation to the isolditny store, just thought I'd post it...
post #7238 of 14986
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Originally Posted by AlanC View Post
FWIW, they look like shell to me. Note the area around the laces. Obviously, the best thing to do would be to ask for the model number. Since the seller has spoken to the issue directly, though, and he has the feedback to back it up, I would be willing to gamble on them.

My point exactly.
post #7239 of 14986
post #7240 of 14986
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post

Used, but barely. I have no taste for used shoes, but would consider these if they were my size. I imagine they'll go very high -- they've been listed for only 13 hours and have already gone from .99 to $127.50.
post #7241 of 14986
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Originally Posted by arced View Post
Calling all you small footed ones, someone has consigned 13 pairs of Lobbs (ranging from 5.5-7 in size) with low opening bids. It looks like a pretty good opportunity to pick some Lobbs up cheap because so many are going up at once (and they're all small sizes). I wish they were bigger:
<http://search.stores.ebay.com/isoldit-ny0116__Mens-Shoes_W0QQcatrefZC12QQfclZ4QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQftsZ1QQsacatZ63850QQsaselZ206543380QQsuZisolditny0116>

Of course, no relation to the isolditny store, just thought I'd post it...

Nice find! Here's the link again:

http://search.stores.ebay.com/isoldi...Zisolditny0116
post #7242 of 14986
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
That link didn't work for me, try this. http://search.stores.ebay.com/isoldi...543380QQsofpZ0 Great find for the small footed, although the boots sizes are missing their sizes and I think the interior measurements would indicate they are larger than the others. How would insole measurements of 10 1/8 and 11 convert to US size? Anyone know?
post #7243 of 14986
testoni black label...not sure why these don't get much play here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=006
post #7244 of 14986
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post

I might take the stretch limousine approach with these...cut two in half, add some converse canvas in-between, et voila, art is born.
post #7245 of 14986
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Originally Posted by vinouspleasure View Post
testoni black label...not sure why these don't get much play here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=006

3 or 4 years ago, the black label was testoni's top of the line and some models retailed for over $1000. Amedeo is now the top of the line and black label is mid level.
Some of the older black labels and today's Amedeo were the same in quality of construction. The current black label is not constructed as well as the older models. Also, many of their styles are kind of wild looking.
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