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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by asturiano, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. HughJ

    HughJ Well-Known Member

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    Probably not what you want to hear, but goods from Spain will probably have duty on top of HST (or PST+GST depending on where you are). Depending on how rigid Customs is feeling, of course.
     
  2. dufferin1

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    Right...forgot that..wow, this is hurting. Calculated it out and it will be just over $100. I should have just sent them to my cousin in Germany and saved a bit.
     
  3. UnnamedPlayer

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    fucking awesome!
     
  4. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Great!!!
     
  5. chogall

    chogall Well-Known Member

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    Awesome.

    Personally I would prefer minimal finish by Meermin to preserve the original Ilcea Radica finishes so I can burnish and color myself. But guess it might not for everyone. Either way, please make sure the original Radica finish is preserved as much as possible?

    Last thing I need is second rate finishes like EG, G&G, or Berluti with cream paint job.
     
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  6. fox81

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    im hoping there is no extra finishing. it looks amazing as it is.

    do you think i can get a couch upholstered in that?
     
  7. Faustuses

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    That brings up an interesting point. For Canadians in the GTA, might it be possible to avoid some or all of these fees by sending the order to a USA address for pickup near the border? The service is already available as far as I have researched (I'm in Toronto, but have never used this service, nor purchased anything yet from Meermin). I would never agree to $137 in duties, so unless there is a workaround such as this, I may have to just forget about this value-per-dollar from Meermin.

    If anyone has some insight to offer us Canadians, I'm sure we're all really interested to know if this is a possiblity.
     
  8. laufer

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    Wonderful just as is. There is no need for extra finish. Wow.
     
  9. laufer

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    Brown hatch grain in longwing blucher would look awesome I think.
     
  10. OzzyJones

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    Terrorsquad, These are shaping up to be outstanding. For my part, I'm happy for them to take all the time they need to make sure these get the QC they deserve. No hurry!!
    (Well maybe a little bit of hurry!!)
     
  11. bboysdontcryy

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    Kudos to TS for managing to organize this museum calf order. From the pics, the leather certainly looks nice.

    Hatchgrain would def. be a second hot favourite.
     
  12. HughJ

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    I don't know if every UPS store does this, but I know of two near the Niagara bridges that receive shipments for $5 a pop (+$1 for every day they have to hold it). You have to call them to create a file and then you're good to go. They give you a "street address" so that it doesn't look sketchy to prospective sellers/shippers, and your goods go straight from the courier to a secure store, so it's actually better than getting dumped on someone's front porch. They give you a call when your stuff arrives and the rest is up to you.
     
  13. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 Well-Known Member

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    Just placed an order for the Dark Brown Captoes and Black Wholecuts (Classic Line). Let's see how long this takes...also picked up 2 of their belts.
     
  14. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Well-Known Member

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    After seeing that leather, I hate myself so much for having to get out of the group buy. I'm with fox81, I could use (but surely not afford) furniture in that stuff.
     
  15. HughJ

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    I just sent Terrorsquad a PM to the same effect. Deep regret.
     
  16. laufer

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    Well maybe you can turn your regrets into an opportunity. In case any of you are interested for second round only in plum museum calf color I am in :embar:
     
  17. Aieyric

    Aieyric Well-Known Member

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    Some pictures of my latest order from meermin

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  18. Faustuses

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    Good to hear that this is a somewhat standard practice. The site I linked seems to have a reputable history but is by no means a large company like UPS (as far as I can tell). Service fees are much smaller compared to the duties Canadian posters have been reporting, so as long as there's not much complication in bring the shoes over the border, this might just be a way to save some money and an excuse to go on a roadtrip to Niagara/Buffalo.

    Granted, you still might have to risk American duties.. but the odds are much better as our sampling has suggested.
     
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    those are ugly. only an idiot would order such a shoe :slayer:
     
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    :thumbs-up:
     
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