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I was meaning more the stockx price tbh.

Although the import duty on the Lumiere experience I had was practically a shakedown.

FedEx helpfully paid it for me (removing the plan I had to just not pay it and have the goods returned.. worth a try I thought), delivered the good anyway then started sending me final reminders with debt collection threats.

I can't imagine that's legal, otherwise I could troll the **** out of people sending them stupid goods from overseas and saddling them with bills?

Anyway, lesson learned.
 
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Ah yeah I know I mean the stockx price with it calculated in. Seeing people buying blueprints for under $200 same with a few other pairs, when it turns into £250+ over here.

If I didn't care about the boxes etc it'd probably work out cheaper to fly over with an empty suitcase.

I've been stung a few times like that but usually expecting it, the "fees" they add are a joke also.
 
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No you're missing what I'm saying. It's built into the price. If you log out you can see what a pair is asking without the duty then you can work out the difference.

Sometimes dont realise you've been logged out everything looks mega cheap, then you log back in and everything is 30-40% more expensive suddenly.
 
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Oh I see.. Well tbh the way I use stockx is I bid what I'm prepared to pay and sometimes I win sometimes I don't but I don't think I've ever just clicked buy.

Which means I often "accidentally" buy trainers because someone takes my offer, like with the volt 90s yesterday, I put that offer up weeks, maybe even months ago.

My main issue now is a new shelving solution tbh, I remember when I had a custom unit for 28 pairs made 18 months ago it seemed luxurious, right now I think I'm probably 10-15 pairs over.
 
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Yeah 100%, guess the root of what im moaning at is region exclusive releases are annoying. Be almost worth just flying out to the states with an empty suitcase if I wasnt so worried about the boxes.

I started off with IKEA kallax with dividers and doors but they take up a fair bit of space for the amount they hold. I have a mix of those with these Billy bookcases with extra shelves to hold more pairs. They are definitely more space efficient and the doors are good for keeping dust out. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/billy-oxberg-bookcase-with-glass-doors-white-s69281804/

Won't take long before you fill whatever else you go for though I'm sure.
 
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No true, from memory you have room right? I set off filling a wall in our home office which is a converted loft so very little wall space.

I'm going to add shelves to our garden room/gym but I'm conflicted because firstly it's not in the house so I'm only in there about an hour a day then also in winter whilst it's entirely watertight and properly insulated etc it can get a little condensationy which we've handled fine with a dehumidifier and no sign of any moult or damp but it's just a worry for having thousands of pounds of trainers in there.

It sounds mental but we've already agreed the next house move includes a room I can use for it. I guess I'm at that point in life where some people buy a porsche so in that context it's not so mad.

Also, sure, go to the states with a suitcase. You'd still need to win the bloody raffles or deal with shockx
 
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Yeah I'm lucky to have a fair bit of room but my external office is now full to the brim and overflowing with boxes. It also gets to about 40 deg in the afternoon sun so the aircons often going flat out.

Considering something like a lined container or building a sealed lined room inside one of our sheds and fitting it with another air con.

I'd worry about the garden room unless you can cool it, the heat swings will destroy am1 soles pretty quickly. I've already had to deal with some older pairs outsoles peeling after letting it get hot for a few days. Bit worried about some of the older pairs missiles too, that I had before I got the Aircon fitted.

Direct sunlight is the other biggie to avoid. It's mad how quickly they can discolour and fade. My blinds are kept down all day.

Ha yeah I'm with you. We should be allowed our little eccentricities. Although I'll be honest after realising the value of what I had after spreadsheeting it all, it is fun dreaming about what car I could buy instead.

Even from stockx at 5 or 6 pairs I recon it would cover flights easy. There's £300 in duty just on the giraffe pair.
 
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ugh... well there's basically no direct sunlight but obviously the temperature swings. But it also does in the loft. I think I'll just have to accept that for now.
 
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Meanwhile...

I do love a special box/sole.

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Ha only 3 for me. Still annoyed they don't come in my size. Was hoping to use a pair of 2 for tradebait if they are EU exclusive but price seems to basically be at retail.
 
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You can get bigger sizes through stockx which seems a bit suss to me but there's no way there's any reps of them about.

I think my size (uk 9) is a women's 11? Not sure, I want to do some test buys to figure it out. Why on earth these are women's only I don't know.
 
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You can get bigger sizes through stockx which seems a bit suss to me but there's no way there's any reps of them about.

I think my size (uk 9) is a women's 11? Not sure, I want to do some test buys to figure it out. Why on earth these are women's only I don't know.

They have the same sizing as Nike, the biggest on StockX is women US 12 (UK 9.5)
 
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