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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. eckblk

    eckblk Senior member

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    The different leathers aren't the same prices- I think bison and horse are the least expensive from Guidi. I'm not sure if calf aka "baby calf" would cost a premium.

    *expect about a 60-80usd fee from UPS- it's on the SZ Guidi thread.
     
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    sure that may variate, but afaik pnp has always had best pricing and im pretty sure you confirmed that to me too.

    side note: calf aka "baby calf" is usually the most common and cheapest surprised there is an up-charge for it
     
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    I'm not sure if there is a upcharge or not- PnP, Lazzari, and INK are going to be your best bet for you guys trying to shave off every dollar. Keep in mind PnP's vat discount is closer to 14-15% with the percentage PayPal will charge you to change your currency. I think it's 2.5%.

    That being said 1108usd is a steal for an 988 boot from a US based store- easy to return and no customs/fast delivery. The same boot would run 1300-1400usd at A, HLorenzo or any other US store.

    I can go into the dollar vs euro (& yen) stuff but- Chomeo is much more qualified for this discussion. :) It'a all yours bro.
     
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    awzum guidi courtesy of ln-cc

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    Finally workwear x ninja comes to fruition!
     
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    any idea how to wear these? the sole looks pretty weak.

    could i get away with just putting taps on the back/front or would i have to vibram the sole? seems like that would ruin the intended profile...
     
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    lulz
     
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    you''ll be posting fit pics soon enough. you or teger
     
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    WTF


    DOUBLE WTF
     
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    i'm not sure about being "more qualified" E. :happy: you've gone through so many pairs of boots so that we all can benefit from your experience with guidi, augusta, ma, av fields and of course carpes - it's scary to count them!

    Sinnedk - E is right buddy. you may save on VAT buying from PNP but chances that you get hit with customs is high. i'm not certain as it varies; but I can tell from personal experience the following: ~$78 for a RO leather and ~$98 for a $300 pair of jeans (on sale). so if you calculate the percentage, it's pretty steep for the pair of jeans - much more than VAT discount. i've called up UPS or Fedex to find out but couldn't do anything. i can't say that the customs for leather shoes and boots are the same but i'm sure you can look it up.

    as for paypal and exchange rate, it's not uncommon for paypal to charge a higher exchange rate from Euro to USD than the market. whether or not it's in fees like E described above, it is what Paypal charge bro and we'll just have to eat it.

    i hate the customs surprises so i would recommend buying locally if the price is close to oversea sellers. let us know your experience with PNP. Luigi is great to deal with and I'm a fan!
     
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    I send Hide 41,600 yen yesterday via paypal and was charged 515.48 :fu:
     
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    so here is the deal, i have a credit card that has no foreign conversion fee, last week i sent a payment in euro and selected my credit card to get charged X amount in euro, my credit card dealt with the conversion fees, and it ended up being 15e less, idk how that happened but i am not lying,

    also i never got hit with any customs fee so far, crossing fingers!
     
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    that's it E? that's a great deal for that boots!
     
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    LOL- that's only half bro.

    SinnedK- I just pm'ed but I'm going to post this here too incase anybody else is wondering.

    Go to paypal select send payment, select euro and put in 1000eu, click update and 1368.31usd will appear. The wholesale exchange rate shows 1332.78usd is equal to 1000euro. You can check it at xe.com.
     
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    or choose the other option like the one below and the credit card converts fee for you

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    if you have a credit card w/no foreign conversion fee then it will be to your advantage, sorry guys i am not putting my credit card statement online
     
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    ^^ ooh i haven't seen this one. this could be better as typically your cc rate is based on the market rate that day which is typically better than the local rate. Thanks boss!
     
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    ^^

    SinnedK- where is it? I can't find it at all.
     
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    Gentlemen, i am as always just trying to help,

    my set up on paypal was credit card instead of instant transfer, if anyone needs me to write out directions just in case, i can lmk
     

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