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eBay Seller Sent Me Totally Messed Up Alden's!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Hoping Man of Lint / other shoe experts can help me solve this mystery.



    I ordered a pair of "first quality" Alden loafers of the Bay. Color was supposed to be "cognac."

    Got them today, but each shoe is a different shade of light brown. What could have caused this discoloration?


    Here's what I thought I was getting:

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    What I got:

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    Second quality heels
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  2. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    I don't see anything wrong with the heels. The discoloration is caused by one of the shoes being a display and exposed to more UV lights than the other. the discoloration is a pain to correct. They should provide you a refund.
     
  3. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Thanks Rebel.

    My other theory was that some sort of renovator or polish stripper was applied. On the lighter shoe, the dark stains around the tassel look like they could be the residue leftover from the polish?
     
  4. yywwyy

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    Lol clever seller even reversed the shoes in the photo to make that less noticeable.
     
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Heels are honestly not a huge deal. All of the AE seconds I've seen had have had uneven heels like the ones in my picture.

    Two tone shoes on the other hand :fu:

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  6. McPryon

    McPryon Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I was thinking of using BIN on an auction using what looks like the same picture as those...size 12?
     
  7. MyOtherLife

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    I agree with Rebel on the UC exposure. Probably a store display pair. I have a question...did the seller fairly state that there were defects of any kind? Do you still have the Ebay link? Also, Spoo and others will have better advice where to take it from here if you are considering return.
     
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  9. BullionBro

    BullionBro Well-Known Member

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    It comes with a return policy. Just return them if you are not happy.
     
  10. jrd617

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    I never denied this and will probably do that now that I have a better sense it was UV damage

    I wanted to see if I could strip the polish off the darker shoe and start over with some darker Saphir pomandier etc
     
  11. rebel222

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    I've tried to get shoes with UV mismatch issues back to normal. I have a fair amount of experience with dyeing shoes, and outside of completely dyeing them a new color, it doesn't work.
     
  12. CBrown85

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    Wear those bitches with pride, mo'fuckah. Walk the walk.
     
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    I enjoy reading the wisdom of those who spit, curse, mumble, can't pull up their pants, live off of the good graces of others and can't be bothered to construct graceful sentences..
     
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  14. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Senior member

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    shut up
     
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  15. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Why would anyone expect to purchase first-quality Aldens from ebay?
     
  16. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    I would expect when it does explicitly say "first quality"....

    These are like... third quality
     
  17. apropos

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    "First quality Alden" is more or less an oxymoron anyway so... really it's a moot point.
     
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    This...this and this^^^^
     
  19. Quadcammer

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    LOL
     
  20. Laurens

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    Put the darker shoe in front of a window that receives (direct) sunlight, once in a while compare the two shoes. Once they match, you are rolling.

    It will take some time...but from my experience with return policy's this would be considerably quicker.
     

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