Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Honestly probably not, if someone did pick it up for $550, they could probably sell them worn for that price. If you really like the shoes, it's worth the difference.
     


  2. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Final cut prices were anywhere between $490-$555 for majority of the shoes in NYC. eBay and PP charges about 14% from any transaction. So the profit may not be that great, especially if purchased on first cut.

    This is no different than the days of Daffy's and Incotex.

    At the end of the day, I don't give a shit if someone makes a profit or how much. Even at the prices on eBay they are still a few hundred below retail. The market will determine value. If you want it buy it, if not don't. We, on here, have an entitled mindset. I include myself in that on rare occasion.

    I've seen people ban eBay flippers for paying their asking price and then reselling it for more money. Obviously they didn't know their market and the flipper did.

    Anyway, clee, I hope you are able to get a pair.

    My offer still stands, St. Tropez and a beer or three for a pair of Antibes.
     


  3. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    I don't have a problem for people try to maximize their profit, I am just being a usual cheap ass. I like it enough, but not enough to want to be take to the cleaners. I know how much the guy will make exactly as I sell on eBay once a while as well. He can even sell for higher than retail to Japan, the more power to him, I don't have a problem when sellers tries to maximize their profits, someone else will buy it at those price, just not me.
     


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    Very, very well put, truth.
     


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    Just to be clear I don't have a problem with the ebay seller making massive profit, they can even sell above retail to Japan/Taiwan/South Korea for all I care. If he can do that, the more power to him. Just I personally won't be buying it.

    p.s. at those rate, don't think he took it at the first cut, 449 was the final cut, the first cut was close to 600 range, he would be losing money at that range.
     


  7. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    and off topic for people who're into EG (which most of us in here are), there are bunch EG for RLPL on DSW for sub 500, including some sweet tassle loafer
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    this here is an excellent post.
     


  9. JubeiSpiegel

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    I buy at MTO prices, so any discount on a pair I want (and fits) is good enough for me...
     


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    +1
     


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    yeeeee
     
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  12. KenRose

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    any of you wear your shoes indoors? I have had a problem with my gables and now new chelsea boots where I've worn them indoors to see how they fit before wearing them outside and have put triangular shaped punctures in my hardwood with every step from the nails in the heel. With the Gable's I just struck this up to a improper finished heel but now the same thing has occurred with the Burnham's.
    Will this stop once they have been worn down a bit or should I be looking to replace brand new heels?
     


  13. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    The opposite - as the heel wears down, the nails become more prominent. Can't speak for G&G, but that's my general experience.
     


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    wear on carpets
     


  15. in stitches

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    that is odd, i have never had that. maybe the nails just need to be filed down a tad. still, that is odd.
     


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