Thanks to allaboutshoes,those AEs are just fantastic,especially the burgundy one,best color i've ever seen!jrd617 great tie,mat135ta absolutely great MOP buttons and of course SpooPoker awesomest PS and ties ever!
allaboutshoes: bought a pair of AE through his Allen Edmonds sale thread. Ended up taking WAY longer to get the shoes than expected/initially promised (took about 2 months rather than the initially stated 1-2 weeks, due to what I hear was an issue with the manufacturer), but did finally get them and quality is top notch. Communication was reasonably speedy and he did offer to refund my money when I asked about it after about 6 weeks--glad I held off though and the shoes finally arrived.
40 (!) letters exchanged, tagged photos demanded, same questions asked, constant look for discount. Unfulfilled promise of purchase. Disappearance. Sudden appearance and yet another discount request. I got to the point where I told the guy that even if I receive a smaller offer than his I would sell to it to another person.
This is my last message to him:
You know the condition of the watch from the pictures. We have discussed that and I agreed to lower the price due to the few scratches. Then I agreed to cover the cost of shipment. The agreed sum was 375 USD. I wrote to you twice that it is the watch and service book only. You wanted to make a purchase last week and then disappeared. Now you show up and raise the issue of the box referring to the description, rather then our correspondence and want more discount. I honestly do not see a point of lowering the price even by 1 buck taking into consideration all the letters I had to answer, all the pictures I had to take and unfulfilled purchase promise. So its either 375 USD or the watch will be sold on a side.
I just received the item that I purchased from sugarbutch: the item appeared exactly as described, and it arrived promptly. Thanks so much for making my first transaction here painless; I'm sure this will turn out to be the first of many purchases here!