Appleseed

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Appleseed last won the day on November 10 2014

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  1. Wish that UK one was a M! Total steal-
  2. Surprising number up on UK eBay - guess I've just never noticed. NWT for £900 makes the Y!JP one look like a rip-off. Didn't realize resale on these had bottomed so much...
  3. SISP Leather jkt. over at Y!JP. 0 bids, less than a day to go. Forget what US retail was, $2,500? The later, hooded ver. was over $3k IIRC.
  4. ^ 5'-6" and wearing a size M Field jacket???
  5. Not asking for value to me marked down - just for VAT to be excluded from non-EU sale, which is absolutely done by other UK/EU retailers (Hanon, Firmament, etc.) Now, if the item is subject to US Duty/Customs upon import to the buyer, then that's fine and fair (and how the larger system is supposed to work itself out). P24's fall below the new $800 threshold, however - so absolutely should be win-win for said buyer (me). Not my problem or responsibility to address the retailer process for getting VAT refunded on their end. That's what mark-up and overhead covers...
  6. Asks the person w/ 'Arbitrage' as their occupation Obv. plenty of regulatory agencies play a role here, but, realistically, where are you going to turn as a consumer? Simplest solution is to vote w/ your wallet (cancel order / return if they refuse)... As far as I was concerned, their price is still totally competitive w/ most of the other retailers, inclusive of VAT.
  7. I don't know enough about e-commerce platforms to say whether that's BS or not - but nothing should keep them from refunding the VAT amount to the VISA/PayPal account.
  8. ^ Was checking P24 prices earlier today and still found them totally comparable w/ other stateside retailers (ex. Bodega, everyone is ranging between $700-750USD). Refusing to deduct the VAT for non-EU export is still a bitch move tho. w/o VAT, they'd be @ $615, which would beat everyone but Bodega. FWIW, I ended up ordering from 18Montrose w/ the idea that I'd 'discuss' when they open up on Monday...
  9. Minor changes to the top block too, newer models are adjusted in the seat (less material).
  10. QED
  11. What's not to 'get'? Some of us have been on this for 10+ years, and until fairly recently were reveling in the subculture unmolested. Now we 'get' to share all of that a bunch of new-jacks who don't seem to understand simple basics like the difference between hardshell vs. softshell (and fetishize pictorial narratives far more than any grown-ass person should)... Not meaning to pick on anyone; probably just showing my age more than anything else - but the Reddit-ing of this thread makes my head hurt sometimes. Nevermind the (sometimes) embarrassing association. And no - exposure is the antithesis of cool.
  12. ^ I'm super happy w/ mine, though having Cobra snaps on the full placket is overkill, IMO. Could have just gone w/ the collar and the rest being typ. press-stud buttons.
  13. This is correct - the SUSPENSOR harness also came w/ the other similarly system-ed jackets (S-J14, GT-J19). Only the S-J8 had that long ass keyboard pouch tho.
  14. Is this going to be comparable to the old Canvas Jean pant? Wasn't ltwt, but I've been hoping they'd re-issue for the last 5 (?) years. SuE's point about wearing the Gabriel up is the only way it looks ok. But, there shouldn't be notched lapels in a 'jean' jacket. Period.