Carmina black captoe -- calf or shell cordovan?

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  1. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    I placed an order yesterday. They accept both credit card and paypal (minor tip: when going through the payment page, I had to disable popups in my browser).

    I also ordered a different pair through the armoury last week, so I'd be happy to report back on how the two experiences compare/contrast.
     


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    Thanks, very cool...........would love to hear back on how your experiences compare.

    Also, pics are a must :D
     


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    LaymanX Senior member

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    Does anyone know when they'll start offering more selection on their e-boutique? It seems very limited when compared to their full offering.
     


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    gyasih Senior member

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    Don't know the answer to your question, but they put a lot more than they originally had listed.
     


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    Great to hear that the Armoury offers PayPal as a payment option.

    For those who have questions about the Armoury, they have their own thread with tons of info. The Armoury Official Affiliate Thread
     


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    Hi, is VAT deducted for delivery outside of the EU? I noted that the list prices are VAT inclusive. How are the shipping charges like?
     


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    bullswin Senior member

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    ^^ hst and Cuttingboard -- some clarification/answers are on the first page of this thread.

    - the paypal option I mentioned related to my purchase experience through Carmina's site. I don't recall the payment options via The Armoury.

    - VAT is excluded if you first create an account on Carmina's "e-boutique" site (see screen shots and discussion on first page of this thread).

    Cheers.
     


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    bullswin Senior member

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    Here's an update... my experience through Carmina's website turned out great. While they didn't ship my order during the holiday week, they shipped it out this past Monday and it arrived Wednesday. I was also pleasantly surprised by their customer service. When I emailed ([email protected]) a few days after placing my order to ask about a status/update, Betty quickly responded. She then proactively emailed a few days later to let me know the shoes had shipped. Oh, and the delivery was by DHL and there were no custom/duty fees upon delivery. So, my total cost (shoes + shipping) was just over $390. Here are a few pics... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    awesome!

    Thanks for the update............this is exactly what I was hoping to learn. Just to be clear, you created an account and ordered via the website with a credit card? Were you hit with any extra fees from your CC company due to this being a foreign transaction?

    I will definitely place an order in the near future :slayer:
     
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  10. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

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    Yes, you have all those details correct. I created an account and ordered via the website with a credit card.

    Regarding extra fees from my CC company, I don't know (if there's anything, I think they'll post it at the end of my current billing cycle).

    Oh, and one important thing I should have noted regarding Carmina's lasts and fit -- the Forest last is good for someone with a low instep (fortunately, that's me). For anyone with anything more than a low instep, I'm pretty sure that near the instep/lacing area, it would feel too tight/pinched.
     


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    In terms of creating an account - they had a section where you had to write your NIF/ CIF number; not sure what that was so I gave up....
     


  12. bullswin

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    Here's what I inputted for various fields when creating my account:

    "Last Name" = my last name
    "Name / Surname" = my last name
    "Nif / Cif" = I left blank
    "Province" = my state
    "C.P." = my zip code

    Their website could be far more user friendly. I was equally confused when first going through the process.
     


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    hobo style Well-Known Member

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    Yikes. Looks like someone has been having some fun with Carmina's website. Got this after clicking on the Manufacturing Process link:


    [​IMG]
     


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    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    To those who have been in the shop, do they have any narrower offerings or more narrow lasts. I've got a layover in Paris on Thursday, and am hoping to stick my head in the door for soldes.
     


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