Inverallan 3A Cardigan Group Order (CLOSED)

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  1. burningbright

    burningbright Senior member

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    Hmm.... I know you don't make the rules Zis, but having to pay $56 more does not seem that fair for having them go up only one size. It's not a lot of money, I know, but it's more the principle of the thing. If they're suddenly going to charge by size, why not knock 40% off of the $280 for a size 38 if they're suddenly going by this 20% more per size nonsense?

    I could honestly understand charging that much for a larger size like a 48-52 which would use closer to 20% more fabric, but paying 20% for maybe an extra 5 to 10% worth of fabric doesn't show a lot of integrity in my mind. [​IMG]

    I'll have to think about it but my initial reaction is not too happy with that 20% flat rate.
     


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    my order is in ... thanks zissou!!!
     


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    ^what size did you order?
     


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    I've just received word that the price increase is 20% for sizes 44 and larger.

    Unfortunate but makes sense: brings the price in line with the Inventory collab ($335).

    I'm actually going to drop by tomorrow to see how their 44 fits... whether the slightly longer sleeves and body they requisitioned bring the fit within reach for me. Not optimistic about how the oatmeal colour will look on me, however.
     


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    Unfortunate but makes sense: brings the price in line with the Inventory collab ($335).

    I'm actually going to drop by tomorrow to see how their 44 fits... whether the slightly longer sleeves and body they requisitioned bring the fit within reach for me. Not optimistic about how the oatmeal colour will look on me, however.


    Does it make sense? Even the small there is $335. It all seems so arbitrary to me.

    Definitely report back on the 44 fit though; I'd like to hear your input.
     


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    ^what size did you order?

    36 ... same as my shawl cardigan from inventory last year
     


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    Does it make sense? Even the small there is $335. It all seems so arbitrary to me.

    Definitely report back on the 44 fit though; I'd like to hear your input.


    Not saying it's fair, just observing that the markup erases the group order discount. I'll let you know how the Inventory one fits.
     


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    Hmm.... I know you don't make the rules Zis, but having to pay $56 more does not seem that fair for having them go up only one size. It's not a lot of money, I know, but it's more the principle of the thing. If they're suddenly going to charge by size, why not knock 40% off of the $280 for a size 38 if they're suddenly going by this 20% more per size nonsense?

    I could honestly understand charging that much for a larger size like a 48-52 which would use closer to 20% more fabric, but paying 20% for maybe an extra 5 to 10% worth of fabric doesn't show a lot of integrity in my mind. [​IMG]

    I'll have to think about it but my initial reaction is not too happy with that 20% flat rate.


    What do you want them to do? Charge a different price for every single size? There has to be a cutoff somewhere, and yours is it. That's the breaks.

    Also, do you understand what surface area is? A 44 is helluva lot more than 5% more yarn over a 36. I'm gonna guess 35-40% more.

    Anyways, if you are really that cheap, size down and put that shit on a frame for a week to stretch it out.
     


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    What do you want them to do? Charge a different price for every single size? There has to be a cutoff somewhere, and yours is it. That's the breaks.

    Also, do you understand what surface area is? A 44 is helluva lot more than 5% more yarn over a 36. I'm gonna guess 35-40% more.

    Anyways, if you are really that cheap, size down and put that shit on a frame for a week to stretch it out.


    Yes, I feel I have a pretty good grasp of surface area. My estimate of 5 to 10% more yarn was the difference between a 42 and a 44, not between a 36 and a 44, which is closer to your estimate. And I also stated that the price wasn't the issue, it was simply the principle of the matter.

    Obviously that's the breaks, but it doesn't mean I have to like it or play along with the notion that it's fair and/or reasonable.

    Anyway, I'm gonna drop it now to avoid anymore thread-crapping. If you need me, I'll be in my basement stretching the normal sized sweaters I had to purchase to make my fatty-sized sweaters. [​IMG]
     


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    So who has ordered already? What color choice?
    If I take a 38 in the Epaulet Heirloom Cardi (19" P2P) would it be safe to assume I would be a 38 in this one?
     


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    ^Quite TTS, I would say. I have a 39" chest and recently ordered a size 38 6A cardigan. It was really tight and short on me with an OCBD underneath. I just might go with a 42 this time, but at least a 40.
    ^edubs id say go tts so yeah 38. zissou's comment on his exp ... so assuming your epaulet 38 aint skin tight you shoudl be good to go dude color choices make this so freaking hard haha i ended up with clerical ... inspired by these pics [​IMG][​IMG] http://secondstage.blog.ocn.ne.jp/bl...ber-cardi.html
     


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    Hmm.... I know you don't make the rules Zis, but having to pay $56 more does not seem that fair for having them go up only one size. It's not a lot of money, I know, but it's more the principle of the thing. If they're suddenly going to charge by size, why not knock 40% off of the $280 for a size 38 if they're suddenly going by this 20% more per size nonsense?

    I could honestly understand charging that much for a larger size like a 48-52 which would use closer to 20% more fabric, but paying 20% for maybe an extra 5 to 10% worth of fabric doesn't show a lot of integrity in my mind. [​IMG]

    I'll have to think about it but my initial reaction is not too happy with that 20% flat rate.

    What can I say? I, and likely the shop, are just the messengers. Obviously, it would be more fair to charge, say, 5% more for each larger size, but apparently Inverallan does not do that. Compare it to Japanese prices (pretty much the only other sources) and it's still a deal. That said, it's not like you have to buy one and someone is gouging you.

    Not saying it's fair, just observing that the markup erases the group order discount.
    Only if you want oatmeal. If you want any other color, then there is still a huge discount over Japan.
     


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    Only if you want oatmeal. If you want any other color, then there is still a huge discount over Japan.
    True dat. Still wishing this project every success, can't wait to see the pics.
    i ended up with clerical ... inspired by these pics
    VERY nice
     


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    What can I say? I, and likely the shop, are just the messengers. Obviously, it would be more fair to charge, say, 5% more for each larger size, but apparently Inverallan does not do that. Compare it to Japanese prices (pretty much the only other sources) and it's still a deal. That said, it's not like you have to buy one and someone is gouging you.


    Only if you want oatmeal. If you want any other color, then there is still a huge discount over Japan.


    No, it's cool and you're right, it is still a deal when compared to the Rakuten shops. I just want the deal that everybody else on SF is getting. [​IMG]

    It's just frustrating when you make the effort to take care of yourself by staying in shape, eating well, etc., but still feel like you're getting stuck with the fat man's tax.

    By the way, is Inventory the shop you're working with?

    I'm debating between the light brown tweed (Gritstone?) and just breaking down and getting the Oatmeal one at Inventory. One I can get in 9 months and the other I can get in 9 days.
     


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