***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. totalair1

    totalair1 Senior member

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    Let's be honest...it's not like shell wallets are cheap either. $425.00 for a 1 piece shell belt is not over the top expensive. Specially when compared to an ostrich, alligator or other exotic belt some of which are over $1,000. IMHO...a 1 piece shell belt is pretty rare.

    See Ya,
    Steve
     
  2. SuitedDx

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    I'd just read the fine print of B&S since I believe you cannot charge the PayPal fees. As a seller, you should otherwise be able to charge as high/low as you want. But however rare an item is, others might not see the benefit of buying at cost in B&S since it can be done directly with reputable stores. Granted the whiskey LWB is rare, it falls on demand.

    My experience is it is hard to move brand new items anywhere close to cost. Good luck with the sale though!
     
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    +1 on the TSM observation. When they do have a sale Alden is usually excluded. The other retailer I've seen that have discounted price is Alden of SFO. They have a section in the store for the discounted shoes. Presumably these are the models being obsoleted. They don't advertise the prices online though. You may have to call them to ask directly.
     
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    Looking very stylish and comfortable Don L.
     
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    the brooks brothers perforated captoe shoe what last is it on? i know brooks brothers have their own lasts.
     
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    ReppTiePrepster Senior member

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    You can sell your item for whatever you desire. Quick question though: If they are brand new in box and you want to recoup what you paid, why not just return them? If they are not in returnable shape, than you will have difficulty selling them at your original cost. Best of luck my friend!
     
  8. MrDV

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    ravello lhs arrived today from tsm factory seconds
    I believe they were deemed seconds due to the marbled shell on the left shoe
    I don't mind it for the discount.
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    I really like my "tiger maple ravello loafers"
     
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    TactileOne Senior member

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    Lucky you! They look great.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    thanks uncle.
    thanks for the kind words blue.
    beautiful ptbs uncle.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    thanks tactileone, I do feel lucky. Its my first time finding a gem on the seconds list. I called within a couple of minutes of receiving the seconds email.
     
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    Waterloo 360T Well-Known Member

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    Cigar LWB at my daughter's Judo class.
     
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    kwhitelaw Senior member

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    that same marbled effect was on the NSTs I got from theshoemart. I returned them, as I wasn't comfortable at the first quality price


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    Super great score MrDV. They look awesome. Wear them in the best of health my friend.
     
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    If you want/think you can get $785 for them, price them at $785.
    People on this forum are going to bitch and moan about prices no matter what. It's what we do here.
    Of course people are also free to not buy them at that price.

    It probably would have helped if in your listing you said you were trying to recover your costs and that's why they're priced the way they are and just left it at that.
    People do that all the time.

    And it's spelled "gouging".
     
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