Meermin Mallorca Shoes

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

  1. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge? It would come to roughly $310 with shipping. This is what I am considering doing.
     


  2. Silhouette

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    Yes, do ask that and please return once you've done it. It'll open up a range of alternatives.

    Kind regards,
    Johan.
     


  3. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Sent. I'll let everyone know what he says.
     


  4. ScootManSam

    ScootManSam Well-Known Member

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    That's weird. I put in my first order about a month ago for the standard classic line dark brown calf double monks and dark brown suede chukkas and I received them just over a week later in DC.
     


  5. TheSizzle

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    It really depends whether they happen to have a pair already made in your size or if you order is catalyzing its production. If you received them that quickly, that meant you were ordering an in-stock item. As much as I wish I were, I am not.
     
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    Does anyone know how the Rui last (shell longwings) compares to the AE Last 5? I wear 8.5D in the AE and plan on ordering the UK7.5.
     


  7. New Shoes1

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    Sounds like we may have the start of a group MTO if Pepe insists on the 100 euro MTO upcharge.
     


  8. hanjin

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    I've read through the entire thread and I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, just want to make sure of something before I order.

    I'm located in Toronto and am looking to get two pairs and Luisa informed me they ship via Fedex and UPS to Canada.

    Does anyone know which would be cheaper or has anyone asked for the brokerage fee-inclusive shipping upgrade?
    I know some people got dinged pretty badly for BROKERAGE fees, and would love to learn to avoid them and would even self-clear if someone knows how..
    And it looks like duties are 18% on leather shoes, would HST be charged in addition to the 18%?

    Thanks a lot
     


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    ^You are probably aware that it will be a customs import duty and tax charge for the import, that will be about 1/3 of the purchase and shipping charges combined (HST included)

    PS Brokerage amounts to $10-15, not quite a bad ding compared to 18% + 13%
    PPS there is no "self-clearing" term in the customs brokerage parlance; wait, maybe it is... if you go to Spain, buy the shoes in person, import them and fail to declare them to customs upon return, or use your duty free annual import quota to claim the cost
     
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  10. hanjin

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    thanks kwhunter
    I've read about self-clearing things that shipped from the states to avoid paying the brokerage fees, for some reason I just assumed it would translate to any other country--you learn something new everyday

    as a follow-up question, would it be cheaper to have them shipped to the states and brought over?
     


  11. pronxs

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    custom for the sake of custom?
     


  12. Al in Philly

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    EXCELLENT news gentlemen,

    Here is the email chain between Pepe and me. It appears that the adelaide is in production, just not online yet. I would assume there are other models that are in production, but not on the website.

    Start from the bottom.


    Good morning Sir,

    The pair you are requesting is already in production so you wouldn't need to pay for the MTO fee as we are going to introduce it shortly.


    Just let us know if you want to proceed an order or if you prefer just to wait until we offer it online.


    Thank you very much for your interest.


    Best regards,

    Pepe Albaladejo
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    www.meermin.es


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    El 04/04/2013, a las 16:36, Albert escribió:

    Thank you for your reply Pepe,

    Would it be possible to have a special order of model #102461 made in dark brown calf instead of black calf? Would the MTO cost still apply for this?

    Thank you again.

    Albert
     


  13. steffenbp11

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    ^ I might me tempted by that. Just bought the Classic collection whole cut in snuff suede with expected shipping next week :happy:
     


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    Molto bene! Applause.

    Kind regards,
    Johan.
     


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    Some progress pictures from Pepe on the MTO group buy


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