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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    16 bids w/ 9 days to go says you're in the minority. I predict they will end up over $1,000 (fact is, I was going to make this claim yesterday, when there was only 1 bid of $.01, but I didn't have the balls. 15 bids and $100 later, I guess they've descended....)

    When you present a reasonably good photo image, coupled with a highly embellished text that underscores exclusivity and desirabilty (doesn't hurt to mention the $5k retail price, either), you've got a formula guaranteed to bring 'em out of the woodwork.

    How about an actual prediction for how the auction will turn out: I say 32 bids at $1,550 final bid. I'm sure others here are better at figuring out the psychology of how these things evolve, but I figure there will be a number of bottom feeders hanging around 'til the bidding gets above several hundred dollars or so, after which they will fall away. That will leave the serious, core bidders who have already decided that they want the shoes and have a set number for how much they're willing to pay. I then imagine there might be 2 bidders left at the end, taking the auction up into the stratosphere; above $1,000.

    Any other predictions? Hey maybe we can turn this into a friendly competion, with one winner for total # of bids, and one for $ amount? The winners would receive...al pat on the back, or? Sound like fun? Sound stupid? At any rate, I've made my prediction, now its a game of waiting.

    Afterthought: To make it a fair playing field, anyone participating would have to cast their prediction by a certain date/time, say tomorrow (Sunday) by 10:00 p.m. EST.
     
  2. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Well-Known Member

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  3. marc37

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    l am extremely tempted to bid on those shoes. They only ship to the U.S though. Maybe someone could buy them on my behalf in the U.S and sell them to me. Would anyone consider helping me out?
     
  4. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    I'm bidding on the 8s. I really want them.
     
  5. marc37

    marc37 Well-Known Member

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    zjpj83: don't bid on the 8's, they are fakes. Leave those shoes to me. l want them too. Â [​IMG]
     
  6. Biggs

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    Text Here's another one for you reptilian-loving aficionados. [​IMG]
     
  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Lobb alligators currently listed are awesome, but not my size
     
  8. marc37

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    Don't think much of the Polo Ralph Lauren croc loafers. l hate the tassle. The Lobb alligator shoes are gr8 m8. [​IMG]
     
  9. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

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    The RLPLs are great-looking, classic shoes. Not sure I could pull them off, but think they're awesome.

    I think they'll go for around $995. I'll bet 1K is the threshold of pain, not $1,500...
     
  10. Phil

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    I think the reason people have misconceptions about alligator shoes is because of companies like Stacy Adams, et al. They make hideously designed shoes, 99.9% of the time with faux alligator, in garish colors. The RLPL's that are being offered are about as "old school" as you can get. Very popular in the 1930s, they are the pinnacle of sophistication and style. As has been mentioned, on the 89 last, in an extremely balanced looking shoe. George Cleverly thought side elastic gore slip ons were the absolute most comfortable and well designed shoe ever created. In some cases EG will put little leather strips over the elastic, but they look just great they way they are. I plan on bidding on the 11s', and I hope I win them.
     
  11. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Here is another auction for the same shoes. Â Of course, the seller is an eBay newbie from China with zero feedback who accepts only cash and money orders. Â I'm not sayin' that the seller is a fraud, but the wording of the auction looks awfully familiar . . .
     
  12. kabert

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    I saw those "from China" "no Paypal" shoes -- very suspicious. I was just about to place a bid on the ones in my size when I noticed these weren't from the Grapevinehill Ebay seller. Who, by the way now hs something like 120 RLPL shoes on EBay (many are casual shoes though, not made by EG), including several new monkstraps that he just posted.
     
  13. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Two more "sellers" from China have popped up on eBay. Â Kinda curious that such an exclusive shoe would be so available. Â [​IMG]
     
  14. kabert

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    I see the Chinese-based seller (who has zero Ebay feedback) now has the crocs all the way up to size 14 US...
     
  15. fkl118

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    Yes, but he's offering a full refund if not satisfied. Â Sounds good enough to me; I'll just go to my bank and withdraw 400 British pounds to mail to China in a brown envelope. Â Or maybe I should send my banking info so we can do a direct transfer. Â [​IMG]
     
  16. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    i can't even be bothered to report the listings
     
  17. Phil

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    sure, full refund, but if you send him cash or a money order, how do you know he will send it back? I dont trust this guy at all.
     
  18. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to run a scam by copying another seller's auctions, the least you can do is make an effort to change the item description.
     
  19. nightowl6261a

    nightowl6261a Well-Known Member

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    Do you really think it will do them any better than Zook, I can not believe the way they did Zook, he did alright with the talent he was given and the fact that Spurrier leaving hurt recruiting.
     
  20. drizzt3117

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    Umm, florida has pretty good talent with Fazon and Leak... Zook is just a bad coach IMO.
     

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