Finds and Deals - Leather Jacket Edition

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Stunning. Best part is that this is pretty much the jacket I spec'd as my last LW, down to every last detail, including the A-2 style epaulets. I truly would get it instantly, alas...
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  2. JMax

    JMax I'll Lock Up

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    Those import charges are ghastly. I think the seller will deal. The jacket has been for sale for awhile and I recall he has lowered his asking price a bit. It may make it all more digestible. But then again, probably not. Damn.
     
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  3. Marc mndt

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    Not to forget PayPal currency conversion fees, which are always...on the high side.
     
  4. Monitor

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    Whatever I do at this point, I absolutely have to add $150 minimum for anything from the US. Shipping is no longer possible under $70-80 while import charges are unavoidable.

    That and this is just import tax, there's also another taxation of some sort they add here, which isn't shown on eBay so that's another %15 on the price. I literally no longer browse US eBay.
     
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  5. JMax

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    Nuts. The starting point is so high that even having it proxied is not worth it. That's a shame.
     
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  6. Marc mndt

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    Me neither. Most of the stuff I find on eBay is already overpriced. And if I do find something that looks like a deal, all these indirect costs will spoil the party.

    Edit: I wonder why shipping to Europe has to be so expensive. If I ship something from europe to the US, I pay €29 if its under 2kg. €49 2-5 kg.
     
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  7. dannyk

    dannyk One Too Many

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    That’s why I keep saying I really only like to deal here or some FB groups I’m in. With all the fees and shipping eBay is more or less a scam these days. I did just get a good deal on something we all know it’s not impossible; but it just makes me appreciate this space much more.
     
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  8. antoine p

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    Sold a few pairs of shoes via ebay to international buyers (Japan, Canada) a month or so ago and was surprised to find USPS shipping costs increased for 2021. Both were expensive to ship. Shoes were somewhat heavy, new in box so double boxed, I anticipated a high price, but it was higher.
     
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  9. tmitchell59

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    I have not seen this label. I assume a retail store and not the maker. A rather odd police jacket. I've never seen another quite like it. The pockets, the placement of them, the length, the belt loops. I thought it was too odd for consideration given the price. I'm now thinking it could be made Monarch of Milwaukee. The back has the look

    I keep looking and hoping it will fit me.

    This one I will fit and I do want. Notice it is Chrome Tanned Cowhide! I have three others all Chrome Tanned Steerhide! Hope I get to see the difference.

    Looking very good. I agree, these are as nice as you will find, new or old. There are many vintage jackets I would say the same about.
     
  10. Marc mndt

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  11. JMax

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  12. Jumper

    Jumper One of the Regulars

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  13. Monitor

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  14. Claybertrand

    Claybertrand Practically Family

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    "Feels like an Arby's night..."
     
  15. technovox

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  16. Robbie79

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    Not a real find but could be a perfect Summer jacket (fit would be perfect for me) and despite the ongoing discussions I think this Himel Avro is a cool white-black Shinki HH jacket and for sure not everyone's taste.

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  17. torfjord

    torfjord One Too Many

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    It's stunning! If I had the funds I wouldn't hesitate one second.
     
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  18. dannyk

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    100% agreed.
     
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  19. JMax

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    This is the Himel I would get. Beautiful. Wearable art. My concern is that if I wear it on my blacked out white bike, with my black and white helmet, it may be too matchy matchy. Though I do have murdered out helmets to offset it all. The things I think about.

    BTW, there is no link to the sale, are you keeping it to yourself? I certainly would lol.
     
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