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Edward Green/ Drake's Pop -Up Sale

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PhiloVance, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. fritzl

    fritzl Well-Known Member

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    i can hardly understand the concept of burnishing. each to his own. i'm with you on the natural developed "patina".
     
  2. Macallan

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    i. People like that go to the factory sale and take most of the shoes; people, who want to wear the shoes, miss out. At this pop-up sale, the first customer brought 45 pocket squares that they will sell on, do you think that is fair?

    ii. Shoes more expensive then Edward Green RRP and defect shoes being listed more expensive then perfect shoes at the Jermyn Street sale. Not everyone is based near London, Northampton or Manchester; eBay is a way for them to buy shoes. Even with eBay and PayPal charges, they can offer more competitive prices - they would sell more shoes and a lot quicker too.

    There is an eBay seller, it does not matter which one, that is selling RTW John Lobb crocodile shoes for £7.5k when a MTO G&G Deco with alligator leather costs £4.2k. The £7.5k shoes has always been relisted because no one is going to pay that crazy price.
     
  3. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    Fair? what is this, first grade? :facepalm:


    Nobody is forcing you to buy a pair of defective shoe for more than list price either. The shoes will either sell or they won't.


    Oh, and you "forgot" to figure in the upfront cost of having to purchse 45 squares or large number of shoes, with the risk that they will not sell.
     
  4. cwh812

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    +1. Totally agree. They got there before you to wait in line also.
     
  5. SpooPoker

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    +2, the early bird got the worm. Next time, get up earlier.
     
  6. HRoi

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    or offer the people ahead of you in line some fresh baked ex-lax brownies

    wait in line

    laugh as they run to the coffee shop next door

    ????

    profit!!
     
  7. jrd617

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    +3.
     
  8. SuitedDx

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    Capitalism at work. Personally can't argue with someone who is willing to wake up earlier or put in more effort then me. After a transaction, honestly it's his/per property so he/she can do whatever with the item(s) with whatever business model they see fit. How I see things, if I want something bad enough, I would buy it MSRP. If I wait for a sale, it's hit or miss. Getting another 1 or 2 shoes (or not) won't make too big a difference in my life. But for others, if it's part of their business, it's a different story.
     
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  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Back to EG... I want these shoes! :embar:

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    Who's going back to the pop-up sale tomorrow! Please PM as I have a couple of specific shoes in mind to pick up!
     
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  10. wisdom

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    Following on from my post earlier in the thread, here are pics of the slate Albemarle's I picked up. Having tried them on again at home after a day's walking they're definitely tighter than absolutely ideal but I'm hoping they'll give a touch due to the softness of the leather. Sorry for the blurry pics, I'm clearly not a photographer!

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  11. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    Now those are classics! I hope you're ready for a long-term relationships because those are keepers.
     
  12. HRoi

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    Lemme know if a 9.5/10 falls off the truck or something
     
  13. clbcs

    clbcs Active Member

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    I completely agree with Macallan

    Hoarders are the scum of the earth. In an emergency situation they would be selling bottles of water for £20 and people like you would be saying this is fine, just capitalism in action.

    A society with no values is a society full of assholes
     
  14. clbcs

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    Couldnt stay away on such a nice day so went back to buy another £295er

    Burgundy Malvern E82. If you look very very carefully you will see a little black spot on the side. That is the 'defect'.


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    Love you too Spoo
     
  15. LA Guy

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    Here is a different perspective. Not everyone has access to these sales. I benefit from a "jobber's" sales on Ebay. And I don't begrudge them the fruits of their labor. I am paying for a service. They got up. They waited in line. They bore the upfront cost and overhead. They got the best merchandise. I get to choose from that, and to buy what I like, often at my leisure.

    Your getting a that same pair for 1/2 of what I paid benefits me not at all. Why are your needs greater than mine?
     
  16. clbcs

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    Don't get me wrong, but who are you?

    I like to now who I am talking to, when it comes to such issues
     
  17. jerrybrowne

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    ^^^ Not sure why it matters, but he helps run this site.
     
  18. dieworkwear

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    Quoted for hilarity.
     
  19. clbcs

    clbcs Active Member

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    In that case

    I fully agree with him in whatever he has to say
     
  20. fritzl

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    oops, now clbcs will never learn that i'm not a vass dealer, bummer. nvm.
     

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