Antonio Meccariello Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by goodlensboy, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ThunderMarch

    ThunderMarch Senior member

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    Transferwise doesn't work for Antonio.
    You can do either direct bank transfer, or personally, I use WorldFirst.
    WorldFirst works something like TW, but their rates aren't as good. There is also a minimum transaction amount, depending on where you are.
     


  2. RogerP

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    Oustanding shoes. Truly.

    But dude needs to crawl out of the stone age for payment options. Last time I walked into my bank and asked to do a wire transfer, they looked at me like I was crazy. Had to call some old lady from the back to deal with it. Not kidding. And that was years ago. And I'll never understand why wire transfers take DAYS to clear. I mean, do electrons travel extra SLOWLY in this medium? I'm accustomed to making my purchases in a matter of seconds and having them confirmed - at the outside - in a matter of minutes. Standing in line for a wire transfer feels like the equivalent of strapping a small scroll to the leg of a pigeon and flinging it aloft to flutter away. Quaint, but time-consuming, tedious and possibly smelly.

    Please fix this.

    /rant.
     


  3. ecwy

    ecwy Senior member

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    I'm sure you can do wire transfers online easily nowadays via Internet Banking. Of course, whether you know how to fill up the required details yourself is another matter.

    Wire transfers take days to clear because the banking system is not the same in USA and Europe. YOu need to convert USD -> EUR for which a clearing bank is required. You also need to check if the person sending and receiving money are on Sanction lists etc. It is really not as simple as you think.
     


  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    If I gave you the idea that I think wire transfers are simple, then I was communicating very poorly. I think they are ridiculously convoluted and time consuming. But once all the archaic ceremonies have been observed; the runes cast, and the funds sent, it still doesn't make much sense to me that it takes several days to register at the other end of the "wire".
     


  5. bamboo

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    I did wire transfer. From Hong Kong it is quite straight forward. We can do it online banking, but finding Antonio's bank on the list was not that easy. He uses some small cooperative organization. I understand from/to US is quite different and wire transfer is not that common in US.
     


  6. ThunderMarch

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    A taste of what's to come....

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  8. nyarkies

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    I remember doing my first wire transfer to Antonio. I did it though online banking. The IBAN number he gave couldn't be recognized by my bank. He said it was correct. I just ended up googling it some way and got it to work. Of course, once that was done, the information was already saved in my account. Still, the whole process was a hassle.
     


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    Well, managed to get to his workshop by his taxi contact, wasn't easy though. But time and effort well spent- nearly 2 hours there. When I arrived he was whatsapping ThunderMarch. Anyway had a good detailed discussion, got my feet measured for test shoes and an Argentum and got a pair of Decurion. So that's going to be 3 pairs in all. Nice to talk to him and learn.
     


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