***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. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    $750 after fees is $670 or so for the seller. Now if the seller searched 4-6 months for the shoe then it didn't fit him since he didn't get to try on first or bought them in the morning on a trip (with sales tax too) before his feet expanded then at $670 he is actually losing money.

    Not sure where this ridiculous entitlement comes from. And chances are he doesn't know about styleforum neither. And if he lists here he would still need money to cover PayPal fee, shipping (an if he has no experience then 15-45 minute post office wait) and countless lowball offers. $750 is a pretty damn fair price for the seller. The seller shouldn't have to lose money so you can pay retail price on a pair of shoes. Should I go into leathersoul and demand them to sell me those new plaza boots for $400?
     
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    Ravello plaza nsts boots sounds right.

    #4 brixton? That's awesome and crazy even in hypothetical world.

    Yes, cigar atom. You're only allowed one.

    Ravello plaza boots do look extra nice.

    Too bad alden is not asking us for ideas or advice.
     
  3. bespoken pa

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    The seller is entitled to what the market will dictate.
     
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    Before you call somebody entitled I would suggest doing more research. He is a style forum member and specifically lists style forum in the eBay listing. Thanks though
     
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    For lightly worn rare cordovan shoes (under 1 dozen times), I can typically sell on eBay for $150-200 below retail price. For a "tried on" shoe that is basically brand new otherwise, I can get up to $100 below MSRP, or maybe $50 below when lucky. I don't mind that too much given some retailers give $50 off of creased shoes. I have seen some new shoes sell at above MSRP, but it's pretty rare. However, I don't begrudge guys trying to sell at higher prices because at the end of the day it is difficult to make money selling Alden shoes online unless you are buying at thrift shops, recrafting and then selling. I mainly sell because I find that I don't get enough wear out of pairs, some pairs are redundant, etc. Makes this habit less expensive.

    Pricing all depends on what size the shoe is, the type of buyers that are in the market (actual buyers versus resellers, etc). My size on eBay has a decent selection of buyers who are buying for themselves and obvious Japanese resellers who are probably proxying or selling at some sort of store in Japan. Makes for a decent market. Styleforum is a good market as well, but sometimes it takes too much time (a lot of negotiating, responding to queries, etc).

    Speaking of eBay, someone is selling a color 9 8 PTB in my size at a decent price...
     
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    Super Duper rare... I may need to put in a huge bid to ward off the Japanese buyers
     
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    Where does it say SF?

    And either way just sounds like you guys are complaining over pretty unreasonable stuff
     
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    I can only speak for myself, it is okay for reasonable people to disagree. It is a philosophical difference no more no less.
     
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    Thanks RE, I figured somebody out there had one. Any pics? I was checking out the blue suede version, and an internet search revealed all the previous incarnations - I think LS first offered the plaza monk strap in 2008. Still not sure about the blue suede in combination with monk strap - might be great, might be a bit much.
    :cheers: Have a great weekend.
     
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    MrDV -
    Great question - and replies.
    I'd be happy if they'd just offer more #4 - an NST boot would be great, or perhaps a LWB.
    More 4!
     
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    Navy blue shell Leffot Naval Boot. Of course it will never happen. [​IMG]
     
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    Last I spoke with Alden DC they had cigar plain toe Barrie 8E 675$ or so plus a tax is also possible

    Is color 4 darker than Ravello?
     
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    +1 on Alden SFO service. I am lucky to be near enough this store to fit. As we all know Alden lasts are notoriously difficult to make sense of. My first ever Alden is the 990. Robert asked me my typical shoe size and brought out 4 pairs of 990s for me to try. He kept on asking me to wear different pairs and I every time he put a different shoe on, I kept asking him what size I was wearing. Every time we would say, "I'm not going to tell you. Just tell me which one you can walk out with today that feels great on your feet." Sure enough, what I ended up feeling comfortable with was totally unexpected, and I've never had a better fitting shoe.
     
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