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Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. kcox68

    kcox68 Senior member

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    When did you get your double monks? I know Meermin was having some QC issues about a month ago but thought they were pretty well cleared up at this point. Maybe that's just wishful thinking since I got a pair in today and haven't had a chance to wear them, yet. I'll definitely post if they do end up having problems.
     
  2. AriGold

    AriGold Senior member

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    crack looks fine to me. just beat them up! meermins look better beat up :)
     
  3. Nolvadex

    Nolvadex Senior member

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    i dont have double monks. they appeared on my captoe oxfords
     
  4. newtoshoes

    newtoshoes Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to let you know that I finally received my shoes last week. Meermin apologized for the delay and they sent me the exchange pair via FedEx Express. I really hope that this was a singular issue. Seeing all those great pictures, I can barely resist ordering another pair soon. However, I will first need to check the current pair regarding possible squeaking or sole splitting issues (as this obviously has not been completely resolved so far).

    Best regards
     
  5. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    got hit with a $174.50 fee from fedex of which $168.00 is duty. The price of the shoe is marked at 448. It seems like their may been in error in calculating the duty (i hope), because 30% seems high.

    Exactly one year ago, I sent Meermin $532 for a pair of MTO jodphurs which were eventually exchanged for a pair of MTO double monks.
    Add the $168 and the CA use tax bill i got hit with ~ $50.

    Im looking at $750 for that pair of Meermin which is unfucking real
     
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  6. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Sorry to hear that man.Who do you deal with for those orders?Pepe,Sandro or Luisa?
     
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  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    what do you mean?
     
  8. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    wait until the State of California comes looking for the Governor's cut.....
     
  9. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ha, already included that in my assessment. kjbsfdajnkfdsabkjlfadskbfsadbjkfadsfad

    buy american, in another state and you might be better off

    meh
     
  10. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    you're right, i missed that on your list....
    I didn't get hit with any CA use tax bills but I did get a letter from state of CA saying they are aware I have been importing shoes and I owe the use tax.... due and payable by April 15!
     
  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ likewise. since i returned the jodphurs, i shoudnt have to pay use tax on them. it should be fun trying to prove that.
     
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  12. OzzyJones

    OzzyJones Senior member

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    Whoa!! Have they charged you for both pairs in that calculation? Puts VAT in perspective! Proxy anyone?
     
  13. coupas

    coupas Active Member

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    I would love an update on the museum calf MTO. Some pictures of the process?
     
  14. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    I recall the total fee being about 10% including the Fed Ex fee.

    If you check the site:

    http://dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff_current.asp

    This is the closest number I found (quick search) for duty description

    64035960 Footwear w/outer soles and uppers of leather, not cov. ankle, n/welt, for men, youths and boys (Begin Effect Date: 10/31/2012)

    Shows the fee of 8.5%
     
  15. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Yup. 8.5% is correct. FedEx fee is usually around $6 AFAIK.
     
  16. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    This bloody thread is now dominated by fees and duties comments. C'mon people, lets focus on the shoes.
     
  17. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ post pics, don't complain

    it's a fcking reality of buying shoes. Meermin is only attractive at the prices listed online. With duties and fees, use tax they are not worth the money, not in the states atleast
     
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  18. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    nvm wrong thread
     
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  19. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Thanks for the helps guys. Earlier in the day, I phoned FedEx with the number on the invoice. The invoice is on hold for 6 months while customs checks it out
     
  20. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    I thought that was pretty fcking obvious, Sherlock. Do you still need to flog the dead horse? None of the other shoe threads has this virus. Why should I not complain?
     

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