Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. thatoneguy

    thatoneguy Senior member

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    there was some study that was posted on here showing that jeans that have not been washed for over a year have no more bacteria on them then jeans that were washed yesterday
     
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    Wow why the hell am I not in NYC right now
     
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    Feel like my threshold for "who gives a shit" impulse purchases has risen way out of proportion to my actual income. Used to be, if I was browsing SF or eBay or whatever and saw something cool for $50, I'd hesitate and consider it--that money could be saved and used to fund bigger purchases, or non-clothing pursuits. Eventually reached a point where I'd just click buy for cool items under $50. I mean, who gives a shit, it's probably cool. It might fit. Now I find myself doing that with crap (ties, sneakers, what have you) that's near or above $100.

    Any other impulse buy cost thresholds?
     
  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    anyone can tell me about Lars Anderson ? is this wool piece warm and worth getting ?
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    Nice. Thanks!
     
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    I'm gonna have to call shenanigans.


    :lol:
     
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    Yeah mine is like 200 dollars. Especially if the item is second hand. Trust me this is a problem.
     
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    hows wrong weather in terms of customs? specifically ordering from canada or usa?
     
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    ^ Fedex hit me with $153 in customs fees on a ~$560 purchase. So Fedex basically charged me the VAT. lol.

    On a related note, I just got my package of Gyakusou stuff from Sneakersnstuff. UPS hit me with $201.01 in brokerage fees on a $500 order. I wish I didn't miss out on TBS's drop. Fuck.
     
  11. GoldenTribe

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    ^ Boycott couriers. They fuckin deserve it, and it's typically cheaper to get something through an international proxy than let the godawful subhuman CHUD mongoloids of FedEx/UPS/DHL levy their ridiculous imaginary fees.

    I had to pay $95 in duties on a $200 pair of shoes once, and I resolved never to let it happen again.
     
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    ugh. so whos going to proxy :D
     
  13. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    duties is a tax, not a fee that the couriers keep.

    Although some of them charge a levy/processing fee on top of that - which really does piss me off.
     
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    Are brokerage fees based on the declared value of the item(s)? So if the value is marked $0, there's no fee? If so, that makes no sense. Why should they get paid more to deliver the same package valued at $1000 compared to one valued at $0?
     
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    That is precisely what I'm talking about. There is no way for Canada Post to charge more than 13% (equiv. to Ontario HST) on the value of a package AFAIK, but brokers get to make up all kinds of shit. I've seen them charge regular duties, handling fees, brokerage fees, and then add them all up and put another 13%(?) tax on top! It is the very definition of outrageous.
     
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