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Oi Polloi question

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by DGP, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. DGP

    DGP Well-Known Member

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    Is this an online only store or a B&M store too. Here is why I ask: I went to their site, and they have exactly what I want: Straight Sven, dry selvage, 32x34. However, that is the only size they have, and I'd say it's reasonable to assume that they only have one or two pairs. What I don't want is to get the last pair from a B&M store where everyone and their brother has been using them as the try-on pair, and they're all stretched, and no longer have that crisp, brand new feeling. I tried emailing them to ask them what their stock was like on that size, but they never got back to me. Experience would be helpful.
     
  2. tommib

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    I wouldn't worry about it, just order them and if they're crap send them back saying they've clearly been stretched out and I'm sure they'll refund you the postage as well. Looks like a good site to me. T
     
  3. DGP

    DGP Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it, just order them and if they're crap send them back saying they've clearly been stretched out and I'm sure they'll refund you the postage as well. Looks like a good site to me. T


    My only concern about that is that I couldn't even get them to answer a question by email, let alone respond to a return request.
     
  4. tommib

    tommib Well-Known Member

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    Do you live in the UK? You could try phoning them, they're based in Manchester. T
     
  5. DGP

    DGP Well-Known Member

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    Do you live in the UK? You could try phoning them, they're based in Manchester. T


    I live in the US, but I've been trying every website to find these jeans in my size. They are also cheaper when ordered from Europe.
     
  6. LA Guy

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    They answer the phone. Good stock and good guys too.
     
  7. Kent Wang

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    My only concern about that is that I couldn't even get them to answer a question by email, let alone respond to a return request.
    Like LA Guys says, use the telephone. If they don't process your return request then just dispute it through your credit card company.
     
  8. DGP

    DGP Well-Known Member

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    Like LA Guys says, use the telephone. If they don't process your return request then just dispute it through your credit card company.


    If they answer the phone, I'll just call before ordering, and ask how many they have, and if multiple ask them to grab a fresh one from the stock room. And, as much as I hate to waste the $ to call England, it's better than wasting it on shipping. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
     
  9. HEWSINATOR

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    I think you are worrying way too much. Not trying to be an ass or anything, but I think that there is nothing at all to worry about. When you buy jeans from a B&M, it is not like they only have one disly pair that get tried on and such. there is no "house" pair.
     
  10. DGP

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    I think you are worrying way too much. Not trying to be an ass or anything, but I think that there is nothing at all to worry about. When you buy jeans from a B&M, it is not like they only have one disly pair that get tried on and such. there is no "house" pair.


    True, but if they have a lot of inventory I can ask for one from the back, which I usually do. I also do mostly online shopping.
     
  11. Wade M

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    .....If it's any help, I'm going to the nudie shop in Sydney on Monday.....tell me what you were looking at paying, if you like if they're cheaper down here (inc postage), i'll buy you a pair then? (shipped on Tuesday)....If not, I'll let you know and u continue the path you're on.....just a thought....

    --WadeM
     
  12. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Well-Known Member

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    ozzy nudie prices + shipping to US = whoops if i'm not wrong, that is. but if you're going shopping could you help me keep an eye out for imperials? [​IMG]
     
  13. Wade M

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    tweedles....will do (and will report back if I find anything)...

    --WadeM
     
  14. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Well-Known Member

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    thanks mate.

    to take this thread to entirely new levels, i was watching Ned Kelly on HBO last night starring heath ledger and i have a sudden urge to hear some aussie accents right now. or irish. or anything.
     
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    Anyone from Canada got anything from Oi Polloi? They ship UPS international, just wondering how much 'll get fucked on customs.
     
  16. Froosh

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    Anyone from Canada got anything from Oi Polloi? They ship UPS international, just wondering how much 'll get fucked on customs.
    You're going to have to pay taxes and duties no matter what service you use (though Canada Post is pretty random). The problem is the brokerage fee, of which UPS charges a shitload.
     
  17. stinger70

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    Well in my experience, especially in england, shops that carry higher end fashion ONLY EVER have one pair of each size of denim, one size of each coat/sweater etc. They literally buy in one piece in each size and hang it out on display. Whatever you buy will have been tried on and handled by many people, and there is no way around that. Its not like h and m where they buy in a truckload of crap, these boutiques can only afford to buy in one piece of each and that is how they operate.
     
  18. canstyleace

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    In my experience getiing international (non-us) items in Canada,

    EMS/Airmail = ~20% of declared value + gst/hst/pst
    UPS/Fedex/DHL = ~20-30% of declared value + ~$40-50 brokerage fee + gst/hst/pst

    So your best bet is to ask for ems or airmail with a low declared value, under $40 will pass free of charge and anything above will be charged accordingly.
     
  19. Listi

    Listi Well-Known Member

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    UPS shipped to Canada is not worth it unless the item you're getting is at rock bottom prices and extremely expensive to start with. I ordered a Sterlingwear jacket, and it would have been FAR cheaper to PROXY it than to pay UPS prices. I had to pay $60 for a ~$150 item in brokerage fees, and there is nothing you can do to dispute it. Unless you're saving $400-500 in the first place, you're gonna get fucked, hard. Expect $40-60 increase in price, and then add original shipping and duties. I paid close to $250 for a $150 coat. I would never use UPS again on principle because they're horrible.
     
  20. stinger70

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    cant you guys ask them to mark the value down, or are the customs laws different over there? When i buy from the states or canada, they usually mark as gift with a cheap value, and it gets through customs and VAT.
     

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