AE pricing

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  1. maufic

    maufic Senior member

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    I recently purchased a couple of pairs of AE's (my first) and I have to say I am very happy with both the styling and fit. I noticed on amazon that the Hale and the Soho can be had for roughly $180 and $214 respectively, two shoes that I think would work well for use as work dress shoes. My question is, is it common to find these shoes at these prices? I'm wondering if I should buy another pair now or will I be able to find them at the same price, say a year down the road?
     


  2. Lucky7

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    From my experience, you can find these shoes at discounts frequently. Someone on here always has a PSA posted, if there isn't one, just ask!
     


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    I've bought 5 pairs of AEs in some of the most elegant styles for under $175 each
     


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    You can get them pretty heavily discounted. I have 5 pairs of AE shoes. 3 of them I got for under 100, one for under 200, and one for around 260 but I needed those for a last minute job interview.
     


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    I just got the Soho's last Friday from Amazon. I paid $280 for mine, so you're at least getting a better deal than I did. Mine were 8Ds, which I mention because it seems like some sizes go for cheaper.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on some AE Drydens on Amazon, though these are through the Grapevinehill storefront, for $179. I would snatch them up while they're cheap, though I honestly don't know if $179 is the cheapest they can be had. A quick google search shows them cheapest at $149, but not for my size.
     


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    They get cheap when they are discontinuing a style. If you are in love with a particular new style & have a common size, you may never find them on discount.

    Also note that a lot of discounted AEs are seconds. There can be serious defects with these, though it seems that people who wear a lot of seconds are often happy & vocal about their perfection.
     


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    Also note that a lot of discounted AEs are seconds. There can be serious defects with these, though it seems that people who wear a lot of seconds are often happy & vocal about their perfection.

    I had not heard or seen this around here. How serious are the defects on the seconds? Now I'm having second thoughts about the Drydens...[​IMG]
     


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    I just got the Soho's last Friday from Amazon. I paid $280 for mine, so you're at least getting a better deal than I did. Mine were 8Ds, which I mention because it seems like some sizes go for cheaper.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on some AE Drydens on Amazon, though these are through the Grapevinehill storefront, for $179. I would snatch them up while they're cheap, though I honestly don't know if $179 is the cheapest they can be had. A quick google search shows them cheapest at $149, but not for my size.


    I'm an 8D as well, and I've had a hard time finding anything I'd want for much of a discount. Shoebuy.com usually has a 20% discount, which would bring most of their shoes down to $265 or so, but I haven't had a lot of lock.

    Ebay seems to always have the Burton and a few other styles, but for things like Park Avenues, some of the wingtips and other more standard shoes that they offer, I haven't had a ton of luck finding new shoes that I'm interested in with good discounts.
     


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    I bought my Evanston's brand new for $105 at a local mens clothing store that was marking down most everything in the store for 70% off. I didn't need them but at that price couldn't pass them up.
     


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    I bought my Evanston's brand new for $105 at a local mens clothing store that was marking down most everything in the store for 70% off. I didn't need them but at that price couldn't pass them up.

    That's a great price for a beautiful shoe. Wish that I could find deals like that in my local area, but none of my local men's stores carry Allen Edmonds. [​IMG]
     


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    I'm about to pull the trigger on some AE Drydens on Amazon, though these are through the Grapevinehill storefront, for $179. I would snatch them up while they're cheap, though I honestly don't know if $179 is the cheapest they can be had. A quick google search shows them cheapest at $149, but not for my size.

    If the Dyrdens are sold by grapevinehill you should check out there website directly. You can get 15% off all there shoes until the end of the month. They currenlty have a pair of brown Drydens in 8D for $152 including the 15% discount.
     


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    They probably go on sale once or twice a year. I got my soho's last year around spring/summer. I think I paid $160 or so from amazon.
     


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    Also note that a lot of discounted AEs are seconds. There can be serious defects with these, though it seems that people who wear a lot of seconds are often happy & vocal about their perfection.

    From what I have been told the seconds only have cosmetic defects, and most of the time the defects are marginal. There should be nothing that affects the durability or comfort of the shoe.
     


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    How about the AE Hale. Is $180 a good price for the Hale or has anyone seen a new pair for less?
     


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