Edward Green - Winter Sale

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  1. Borrelli

    Borrelli Senior member

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    The selection is not bad this time but the prices keep climbing. Tax-free at 391 pounds is about a hundred pounds more than just a few years ago. Plus for shipping they are now charging 40 pounds, whereas it used to be 25 to 30 pounds. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I just found the e-mail I got two years ago and they had tax-free prices of GBP 290 for the sale. That's a GBP 84 price increase in two years time on the sales price.
     


  2. Wes Bourne

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    I just found the e-mail I got two years ago and they had tax-free prices of GBP 290 for the sale. That's some butthurt in two years time on the sales price.

    Fixed.
     


  3. jcriswel

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    I just found the e-mail I got two years ago and they had tax-free prices of GBP 290 for the sale. That's a GBP 84 price increase in two years time on the sales price.

    Wow, this makes me glad I bought my Edward Green shoes two years ago. I'm not a serious buyer this cycle so I didn't examine the pricing carefully. It did seem a bit steep. Now I'm curious about why their prices have increased so dramatically. Anyone have a guess?
     


  4. Texasmade

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    Wow, this makes me glad I bought my Edward Green shoes two years ago. I'm not a serious buyer this cycle so I didn't examine the pricing carefully. It did seem a bit steep. Now I'm curious about why their prices have increased so dramatically. Anyone have a guess?

    Keep up with John Lobb's ridiculous price increases.
     


  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Keep up with John Lobb's ridiculous price increases.

    the JL prestige at 1600 is NOT worth its retail at all.
     


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    There always seems to be confusion about EG widths. The width is the same in both (US and UK) sizings. However, EG's philosophy is that the shoes should be snug in width, like a slipper. So compared to the typical US fit, the shoes seem narrow at first.
     


  7. fritzl

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    As for love for EG shoes - as per a former comment - I still lurrv them - along with the other aforementioned names but you are right -there's much less interest in them on here and even less now on AAAC. Not sure why? Fads and fashions perhaps?

    probably the gemming factor counts in... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Bought those,made it easy for you?What size are you,11 US?

    Yes, usually US 11, obviously it varies due to last, maker, etc.
     


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    BEAULIEU DARK OAK 606 - £374.00 tax-free
    10.5 E UK

    Tempted. Must resist.


    606 is a great last.
     


  11. ThinkDerm

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    606 is a great last.

    how does it fit in relation to the 202?

    the pricing isnt great... but the shoe is
     


  12. kolecho

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    how does it fit in relation to the 202?

    the pricing isnt great... but the shoe is


    Longer, a tad narrower and lower instep.
     


  13. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Longer, a tad narrower and lower instep.
    glad I passed then... longer and narrower and lower instep are three for three [​IMG]

    i need shorter, wider, higher instep[​IMG]
     


  14. Leather man

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    The selection is not bad this time but the prices keep climbing. Tax-free at 391 pounds is about a hundred pounds more than just a few years ago. Plus for shipping they are now charging 40 pounds, whereas it used to be 25 to 30 pounds. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The price of sale shoes bothers me too. I bought a pair of Elmsleys in 2008 ( can't remember if it was the winter or summer sale of that year). So that's only 12 to 18 months ago and I paid £360 for them including VAT! That's a price rise of £100 in lets say to be generous 18months - that's one hell of a percentage!!

    Edward Green full price shoes have not increased in price by anywhere near that margin, rather they have gone up by approx 4 to 4.5% a year - pretty much in line with other makers.

    So, I would be very interested to know why their sale shoes have increased by nearly 33% in a short time but I doubt very much the shop would be in a position to give a straight answer - after all they need to defend the companies reputation.

    Whilst its a puzzle it's not a big deal for me because I rarely find anything in the sale in my size and end up ordering MTO and their full price shoes compare well against JL and now against G&G prices.
     


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    i need shorter, wider, higher instep[​IMG]

    then probably we should talk later this year. [​IMG]
     


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