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Skoaktiebolaget – Carmina, John Lobb, Enzo Bonafè, Carlos Santos, Saint Crispin’s, Rubinacci – Offi

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. MrCar

    MrCar New Member

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    I am also interested in this shoe.
     
  2. djdanniedee

    djdanniedee Well-Known Member

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    Never got hit with duties when ordering from Skoat until now. Postman came with a $170CAD bill for the fox suede chelseas... ouch!!!! Definitely took some excitement out of getting the boots... especially after waiting 2 weeks for them =(
     
  3. member2000r

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    I have a etrusco wholecut so am not enthusiastic about A but want B!
     
  4. wklq76a

    wklq76a Well-Known Member

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    Ouch! Did you go with FedEx or your local postal service?
     
  5. djdanniedee

    djdanniedee Well-Known Member

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    Local postal service. The 4 times before that i ordered from Skoat were fine. They just delivered and that was it. Knew something was up when customs held the package for 4 days
     
  6. emidyl

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    ouch, and I've been hearing that it's usually never caught with canpost. Was contemplating an order too...
    chalk it up to law of averages I guess, or otherwise about what you would have paid at Leatherfoot if they carried the same.
     
  7. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Well-Known Member

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    Canadian here as well, has Skoaktiebolaget changed their courier?
     
  8. Steel28

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    As far as I know they didn't. Might have to ship my EG Galway to US now. Canada Post loves me and I can see their happy faces once they see $1000+ EG lol
     
  9. BrooksLauren77

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    So they still ship with the Swedish government's post? It doesn't eliminate the risk of duties but does reduce if I read right.
     
  10. Steel28

    Steel28 Well-Known Member

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    correct
     
  11. RogerP

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    Bummer. I feel your pain.
     
  12. emidyl

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    they're still using their "post" IIRC which is then dispatched to Canpost. I think until we hear of more frequent duty/HST charges we should assume that dj's last delivery was random.
    Maybe Roger can chime in, last I heard he had been safe for last 10 deliveries or so?? No sure about recent though.
     
  13. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Well-Known Member

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    I've read other cases of getting hit with duties and such with USPS and other gubment postal service deliveries, so it's really a matter of rolling the dice.
     
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  14. ecwy

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    Got hit for customs for the Polo Suede boot as well. First time for any national post service.
     
  15. gyasih

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    @Leaves, how much longer for the Shanklin? The weather finally broke in NYC, it was 50 today.
     
  16. emidyl

    emidyl Well-Known Member

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    here's to hoping it isn't a beginning trend...
     
  17. patliean1

    patliean1 Well-Known Member

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    Are you in Canada or US?
     
  18. ecwy

    ecwy Well-Known Member

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    Nope.. I'm in Asia
     
  19. BrooksLauren77

    BrooksLauren77 Well-Known Member

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    They're onto us!!! [​IMG]
     
  20. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    ^^ For the US and Canada we ship with Posten (government operated carrier) by default. FedEx is priority only.

    Canada has an import tax and GST, adds up to about the same amount as Swedish VAT (25%). So you are paying about the same amount as an EU zone resident, if you are hit by customs.

    US clients only pay an 8.5% import tax, no sales tax AFAIK, so you are still paying way less than a brick and mortar store client or EU client, if you are hit by taxes.
     
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