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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Well-Known Member

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    I ask myself that question all the time. When you make daily purchases with your credit card, you are paying the transaction fees. It's factored into the price. If Walmart/Target/Giant offered a discount for cash, I'd pay cash. They don't; so I use my CC.

    Anyhow, did I mention I went to Alden of DC this weekend? The staff is very polite and friendly. I recommend dropping in if you're in the area. They have a cut away shoe which shows the different layers of construction.

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  2. dukerules

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    I do a fair amount of buying and selling of reasonably expensive watches. For anything over a couple of thousand dollars, paypal fees are going to be significant, which is why most of us either do bankwire only (still has risks for a seller), or simply state that a price is the net price to the seller (in other words, the buyer pays the paypal fees as well).
     
  3. PhiPsi32

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    Well, 4% of 2k is $80. Doesn't sound too bad to me for a single transaction. If you were doing tens of thousands of dollars a year, then, yes, 4% would be onerous. But that's why vendors sign up for a merchant account. Transaction fees drop to around 1.5%.
     
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    The seller's handle is wetblujob . . . what else do you need to know?
     
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    look dudes, its clear that they're not going to read your PMs, you just can't solicit gift payments in your listing because they site's paypal account might get suspended. just do your shit in PM..
     
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    LoL!!!! I never saw that

    Actually, that is what the medic corps in Hanoi called some cocktail with Vodka and Chinese rice wine if I remember right
     
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    Ye, I see you have a couple of beauties which I was very tempted to have a go at.

    Trouble with Barrie last is, downsizing also means going wider in my case, and the "D" is always a bitch. I have to size down from a 10"E" to a 9.5 EE.

    Tried a "D" in the 9.5 and the length was okay. When I finally broke the bastards in, my wide feet has distorted the shape of the boots that they really looked too crappy to wear anywhere except on fishing trips.

    I might make that eBay guy an offer.

    Do you have any other Aldens you might consider selling?
     
  10. Mr. Six

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    Looks like the #4 wingtip boots are back up at The Shoe Mart, sizes 8.5-11.
     
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    considering they dont actually have any of them in stock, its just to get on a list but still better than not being on the site at all
     
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    Ravello or Whiskey LWB, anyone have any suggestions one way or the other?
     
  14. WhoKnewI

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    Definitely Ravello.
     
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    Just my two cents...

    I'd go for ravello. It I wanted a light LWB, I'd go for natural chromexcel.
     
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    Ravello works with more clothing.

    Whiskey has more impact though...

    :satisfied:
     
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    Whiskey. Can't really go wrong with either choice, and don't forget about cigar
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    Here's a whiskey vs. ravello comparison pic.
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    That pic makes me think a whiskey LWB looks untouchable. I like the contrast, and had been planning on a ravello captoe.
     
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    Not to disparage Whiskey, but I have a friend who knows nothing about mens shoes tell me Whiskey sorta doesn't look like leather compared to Ravello. She thought it was vinyl or something and said that Ravello looks more like 'leather' according to her. Just food for thought.

    I would probably still get Whiskey though only if I already had some others.
     
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    Both... multiple times
     
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